Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; High School Longitudinal Study of 2009 (HSLS:09) Second Follow-Up Field Test and Main Study Panel Maintenance 2015, 68879-68880 [2014-27381]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 223 / Wednesday, November 19, 2014 / Notices mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES This information collection also documents an estimate of the annual public burden as it relates to the application process for federal student aid. The Applicant Burden Model (ABM), measures applicant burden through an assessment of the activities each applicant conducts in conjunction with other applicant characteristics and in terms of burden, the average applicant’s experience. Key determinants of the ABM include: D The total number of applicants that will potentially apply for federal student aid; D How the applicant chooses to complete and submit the FAFSA (e.g., by paper or electronically via FOTW); D How the applicant chooses to submit any corrections and/or updates (e.g., the paper SAR or electronically via FOTW Corrections); D The type of SAR document the applicant receives (eSAR, SAR acknowledgment, or paper SAR); D The formula applied to determine the applicant’s EFC (full need analysis formula, Simplified Needs Test or Automatic Zero); and D The average amount of time involved in preparing to complete the application. The ABM is largely driven by the number of potential applicants for the application cycle. The total application projection for 2015–2016 is based upon two factors—estimates of the total enrollment in all degree-granting institutions and the percentage change in FAFSA submissions for the last completed or almost completed application cycle. The ABM is also based on the application options available to students and parents. The Department accounts for each application component based on Web trending tools, survey information, and other Department data sources. For 2015–2016, the Department is reporting a net burden decrease of 2,081,212 hours. In response to the 60-day comment period, the Department has made some changes to the application explained in the 2015–2016 Federal Student Aid Application Comments Tracking Summary. We project that these changes will not substantively impact burden. Dated: November 14, 2014. Stephanie Valentine, Acting Director, Information Collection Clearance Division, Privacy, Information and Records Management Services, Office of Management. [FR Doc. 2014–27393 Filed 11–18–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4000–01–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:16 Nov 18, 2014 Jkt 235001 DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION [Docket No. ED–2014–ICCD–0151] Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; High School Longitudinal Study of 2009 (HSLS:09) Second Follow-Up Field Test and Main Study Panel Maintenance 2015 Institute of Education Sciences/ National Center for Education Statistics (IES), Department of Education (ED). ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. chapter 3501 et seq.), ED is proposing a revision of an existing information collection. DATES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before January 20, 2015. ADDRESSES: Comments submitted in response to this notice should be submitted electronically through the Federal eRulemaking Portal at http:// www.regulations.gov by selecting Docket ID number ED–2014–ICCD–0151 or via postal mail, commercial delivery, or hand delivery. If the regulations.gov site is not available to the public for any reason, ED will temporarily accept comments at ICDocketMgr@ed.gov. Please note that comments submitted by fax or email and those submitted after the comment period will not be accepted; ED will ONLY accept comments during the comment period in this mailbox when the regulations.gov site is not available. Written requests for information or comments submitted by postal mail or delivery should be addressed to the Director of the Information Collection Clearance Division, U.S. Department of Education, 400 Maryland Avenue SW., LBJ, Mailstop L–OM–2–2E319, Room 2E105, Washington, DC 20202. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For specific questions related to collection activities, please contact Kashka Kubzdela, 202–502–7411. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Department of Education (ED), in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA) (44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)), provides the general public and Federal agencies with an opportunity to comment on proposed, revised, and continuing collections of information. This helps the Department assess the impact of its information collection requirements and minimize the public’s reporting burden. It also helps the public understand the Department’s information collection requirements and provide the requested SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00038 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 68879 data in the desired format. ED is soliciting comments on the proposed information collection request (ICR) that is described below. The Department of Education is especially interested in public comment addressing the following issues: (1) Is this collection necessary to the proper functions of the Department; (2) will this information be processed and used in a timely manner; (3) is the estimate of burden accurate; (4) how might the Department enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (5) how might the Department minimize the burden of this collection on the respondents, including through the use of information technology. Please note that written comments received in response to this notice will be considered public records. Title of Collection: High School Longitudinal Study of 2009 (HSLS:09) Second Follow-up Field Test and Main Study Panel Maintenance 2015. OMB Control Number: 1850–0852. Type of Review: A revision of an existing information collection. Respondents/Affected Public: Individuals or Households. Total Estimated Number of Annual Responses: 5,417. Total Estimated Number of Annual Burden Hours: 808. Abstract: The High School Longitudinal Study of 2009 (HSLS:09) is a nationally representative, longitudinal study of more than 20,000 9th graders in 944 schools in 2009 who are being followed through their secondary and postsecondary years. The study focuses on understanding students’ trajectories from the beginning of high school into postsecondary education or the workforce and beyond. What students decide to pursue when, why, and how are crucial questions for HSLS:09, especially, but not solely, in regards to science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) courses, majors, and careers. To date, HSLS:09 measured math achievement gains in the first 3 years of high school and, like past studies, surveyed students, their parents, school administrators, school counselors, and teachers. After the initial 2009 data collection, the main study students were re-surveyed in 2012 when most were high school 11thgraders, and again in 2013 when most had just graduated from high school. The second follow-up data collection will take place in early 2016, and will consist of a survey, postsecondary transcript collection, financial aid records collection, and file matching to extant data sources. The second followup focuses on postsecondary attendance patterns, field of study selection E:\FR\FM\19NON1.SGM 19NON1 68880 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 223 / Wednesday, November 19, 2014 / Notices processes with particular emphasis on STEM, the postsecondary academic and social experience, education financing, employment history including instances of unemployment and underemployment, job characteristics including income and benefits, job values, family formation, and civic engagement. The HSLS:09 data elements are designed to support research that speaks to the underlying dynamics and education processes that influence student achievement, growth, and personal development over time. This request is to conduct the HSLS:09 Second Follow-up Field Test data collections (April–August 2015) and main study panel maintenance. The field test will inform the survey and data collection procedures for the 2016 main study. Dated: November 14, 2014. Stephanie Valentine, Acting Director, Information Collection Clearance Division Privacy, Information and Records Management Services Office of Management. [FR Doc. 2014–27381 Filed 11–18–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4000–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Project No. 2246–067] mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Yuba County Water Agency; Notice of Application Accepted for Filing, Soliciting Comments, Motions To Intervene, and Protests Take notice that the following hydroelectric application has been filed with the Commission and is available for public inspection: a. Type of Application: Application for Temporary Variance of Minimum Flow Requirement. b. Project No.: 2246–067. c. Date Filed: November 10, 2014. d. Applicant: Yuba County Water Agency (licensee). e. Name of Project: Yuba River Project. f. Location: North Yuba River, Middle Yuba River, and Oregon Creek in Yuba, Nevada, and Sierra counties, CA. g. Filed Pursuant to: Federal Power Act, 16 U.S.C. 791(a)–825(r). h. Applicant Contact: Mr. Curt Aikens, General Manager, Yuba County Water Agency, 1200 F Street, Marysville, CA 95901–4740, (530) 741– 5015. i. FERC Contact: Mr. John Aedo, (415) 369–3335, or john.aedo@ferc.gov. j. Deadline for filing comments, motions to intervene, protests, and VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:16 Nov 18, 2014 Jkt 235001 recommendations is 30 days from the issuance date of this notice by the Commission (December 12, 2014). The Commission strongly encourages electronic filing. Please file motions to intervene, protests, comments, or recommendations using the Commission’s eFiling system at http:// www.ferc.gov/docs-filing/efiling.asp. Commenters can submit brief comments up to 6,000 characters, without prior registration, using the eComment system at http://www.ferc.gov/docs-filing/ ecomment.asp. You must include your name and contact information at the end of your comments. For assistance, please contact FERC Online Support at FERCOnlineSupport@ferc.gov, (866) 208–3676 (toll free), or (202) 502–8659 (TTY). In lieu of electronic filing, please send a paper copy to: Secretary, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, 888 First Street, NE., Washington, DC 20426. Please include the project number (P– 2246–067) on any comments, motions to intervene, protests, or recommendations filed. k. Description of Request: The licensee requests a temporary variance of the minimum flow requirements in the lower Yuba River below Englebright Dam, which requires a minimum flow of 600 cubic feet per second (cfs) from October 16 through December 31 and from January 16 through March 31. In order to conserve water resources during the current drought and make best biological use of a limited water supply, the licensee proposes to instead, release 550 cfs from December 1 to 31, 2014 and from January 16 through March 31, 2015. In addition, the licensee requests that minimum flow compliance during this period be based on a 5-day running average of average daily streamflows, with instantaneous flows never less than 90 percent of the specified 550 cfs minimum flow and never less than 550 cfs for more than 48 hours. l. Locations of the Application: A copy of the application is available for inspection and reproduction at the Commission’s Public Reference Room, located at 888 First Street, NE., Room 2A, Washington, DC 20426, or by calling (202) 502–8371. This filing may also be viewed on the Commission’s Web site at http://www.ferc.gov/docs-filing/ elibrary.asp. Enter the docket number excluding the last three digits in the docket number field to access the document. You may also register online at http://www.ferc.gov/docs-filing/ esubscription.asp to be notified via email of new filings and issuances related to this or other pending projects. For assistance, call 1–866–208- 3676 or email FERCOnlineSupport@ferc.gov, for PO 00000 Frm 00039 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 TTY, call (202) 502–8659. A copy is also available for inspection and reproduction at the address in item (h) above. m. Individuals desiring to be included on the Commission’s mailing list should so indicate by writing to the Secretary of the Commission. n. Comments, Protests, or Motions to Intervene: Anyone may submit comments, a protest, or a motion to intervene in accordance with the requirements of Rules of Practice and Procedure, 18 CFR 385.210, .211, .214. In determining the appropriate action to take, the Commission will consider all protests or other comments filed, but only those who file a motion to intervene in accordance with the Commission’s Rules may become a party to the proceeding. Any comments, protests, or motions to intervene must be received on or before the specified comment date for the particular application. o. Filing and Service of Responsive Documents: Any filing must (1) bear in all capital letters the title ‘‘COMMENTS’’, ‘‘PROTEST’’, or ‘‘MOTION TO INTERVENE’’ as applicable; (2) set forth in the heading the name of the applicant and the project number of the application to which the filing responds; (3) furnish the name, address, and telephone number of the person protesting or intervening; and (4) otherwise comply with the requirements of 18 CFR 385.2001 through 385.2005. All comments, motions to intervene, or protests must set forth their evidentiary basis and otherwise comply with the requirements of 18 CFR 4.34(b). All comments, motions to intervene, or protests should relate to project works which are the subject of the license surrender. Agencies may obtain copies of the application directly from the applicant. A copy of any protest or motion to intervene must be served upon each representative of the applicant specified in the particular application. If an intervener files comments or documents with the Commission relating to the merits of an issue that may affect the responsibilities of a particular resource agency, they must also serve a copy of the document on that resource agency. A copy of all other filings in reference to this application must be accompanied by proof of service on all persons listed in the service list prepared by the Commission in this proceeding, in accordance with 18 CFR 4.34(b) and 385.2010. E:\FR\FM\19NON1.SGM 19NON1

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[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 223 (Wednesday, November 19, 2014)]
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DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

[Docket No. ED-2014-ICCD-0151]


Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; High 
School Longitudinal Study of 2009 (HSLS:09) Second Follow-Up Field Test 
and Main Study Panel Maintenance 2015

AGENCY: Institute of Education Sciences/National Center for Education 
Statistics (IES), Department of Education (ED).

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 
U.S.C. chapter 3501 et seq.), ED is proposing a revision of an existing 
information collection.

DATES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before 
January 20, 2015.

ADDRESSES: Comments submitted in response to this notice should be 
submitted electronically through the Federal eRulemaking Portal at 
http://www.regulations.gov by selecting Docket ID number ED-2014-ICCD-
0151 or via postal mail, commercial delivery, or hand delivery. If the 
regulations.gov site is not available to the public for any reason, ED 
will temporarily accept comments at ICDocketMgr@ed.gov. Please note 
that comments submitted by fax or email and those submitted after the 
comment period will not be accepted; ED will ONLY accept comments 
during the comment period in this mailbox when the regulations.gov site 
is not available. Written requests for information or comments 
submitted by postal mail or delivery should be addressed to the 
Director of the Information Collection Clearance Division, U.S. 
Department of Education, 400 Maryland Avenue SW., LBJ, Mailstop L-OM-2-
2E319, Room 2E105, Washington, DC 20202.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For specific questions related to 
collection activities, please contact Kashka Kubzdela, 202-502-7411.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Department of Education (ED), in 
accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA) (44 U.S.C. 
3506(c)(2)(A)), provides the general public and Federal agencies with 
an opportunity to comment on proposed, revised, and continuing 
collections of information. This helps the Department assess the impact 
of its information collection requirements and minimize the public's 
reporting burden. It also helps the public understand the Department's 
information collection requirements and provide the requested data in 
the desired format. ED is soliciting comments on the proposed 
information collection request (ICR) that is described below. The 
Department of Education is especially interested in public comment 
addressing the following issues: (1) Is this collection necessary to 
the proper functions of the Department; (2) will this information be 
processed and used in a timely manner; (3) is the estimate of burden 
accurate; (4) how might the Department enhance the quality, utility, 
and clarity of the information to be collected; and (5) how might the 
Department minimize the burden of this collection on the respondents, 
including through the use of information technology. Please note that 
written comments received in response to this notice will be considered 
public records.
    Title of Collection: High School Longitudinal Study of 2009 
(HSLS:09) Second Follow-up Field Test and Main Study Panel Maintenance 
2015.
    OMB Control Number: 1850-0852.
    Type of Review: A revision of an existing information collection.
    Respondents/Affected Public: Individuals or Households.
    Total Estimated Number of Annual Responses: 5,417.
    Total Estimated Number of Annual Burden Hours: 808.
    Abstract: The High School Longitudinal Study of 2009 (HSLS:09) is a 
nationally representative, longitudinal study of more than 20,000 9th 
graders in 944 schools in 2009 who are being followed through their 
secondary and postsecondary years. The study focuses on understanding 
students' trajectories from the beginning of high school into 
postsecondary education or the workforce and beyond. What students 
decide to pursue when, why, and how are crucial questions for HSLS:09, 
especially, but not solely, in regards to science, technology, 
engineering, and math (STEM) courses, majors, and careers. To date, 
HSLS:09 measured math achievement gains in the first 3 years of high 
school and, like past studies, surveyed students, their parents, school 
administrators, school counselors, and teachers. After the initial 2009 
data collection, the main study students were re-surveyed in 2012 when 
most were high school 11th-graders, and again in 2013 when most had 
just graduated from high school. The second follow-up data collection 
will take place in early 2016, and will consist of a survey, 
postsecondary transcript collection, financial aid records collection, 
and file matching to extant data sources. The second follow-up focuses 
on postsecondary attendance patterns, field of study selection

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processes with particular emphasis on STEM, the postsecondary academic 
and social experience, education financing, employment history 
including instances of unemployment and underemployment, job 
characteristics including income and benefits, job values, family 
formation, and civic engagement. The HSLS:09 data elements are designed 
to support research that speaks to the underlying dynamics and 
education processes that influence student achievement, growth, and 
personal development over time. This request is to conduct the HSLS:09 
Second Follow-up Field Test data collections (April-August 2015) and 
main study panel maintenance. The field test will inform the survey and 
data collection procedures for the 2016 main study.

    Dated: November 14, 2014.
Stephanie Valentine,
Acting Director, Information Collection Clearance Division Privacy, 
Information and Records Management Services Office of Management.
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