Proposed Collection; Comment Request, 44944-44945 [2015-18427]

Download as PDF 44944 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 144 / Tuesday, July 28, 2015 / Notices (vi) Sales Commission, Fee, etc., Paid, Offered, or Agreed to be Paid: None (vii) Sensitivity of Technology Contained in the Defense Article or Defense Services proposed to be sold: See Attached Annex (viii) Date Report Delivered to Congress: 21 JULY 2015 *As defined in Section 47(6) of the Arms Export Control Act. POLICY JUSTIFICATION asabaliauskas on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Lebanon—TOW 2A Missiles The Government of Lebanon has requested possible sale of One thousand (1000) BGM–71E–4B–RF Tubelaunched, Optically-tracked, Wirelessguided (TOW) 2A Anti-Armor RadioFrequency missiles, five hundred (500) BGM–71–H–1–RF TOW Bunker Buster Radio Frequency (RF) missiles, fifty (50) M220A2 TOW launchers, containers, spare and repair parts, support equipment, publications and technical documentation, personnel training and training equipment, U.S. Government and contractor logistics and technical support services, and other related elements of program and logistics support. The estimated cost is $245 million. This proposed sale will enhance the foreign policy and national security of the United States by helping to improve the security of a friendly country that has been and continues to be an important force for political stability and economic progress in the Middle East. The proposed sale of TOW missiles will improve Lebanon’s capability to meet current and future threats and provide greater security for its critical infrastructure. Lebanon will use the enhanced capability to strengthen its homeland defense. Lebanon will have no difficulty absorbing these missiles into its armed forces. The proposed sale of this equipment and support will not alter the basic military balance in the region. The principal contractor will be The Raytheon Company in Andover, Massachusetts. There are no known offset agreements proposed in connection with this potential sale. Implementation of this proposed sale will not require the assignment of any additional U.S. Government or contractor representatives to Lebanon. There will be no adverse impact on U.S. defense readiness as a result of this proposed sale. VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:17 Jul 27, 2015 Jkt 235001 Transmittal No. 15–40 Notice of Proposed Issuance of Letter of Offer Pursuant to Section 36(b)(1) of the Arms Export Control Act, as amended authorized for release and export to Lebanon. [FR Doc. 2015–18432 Filed 7–27–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 5001–06–P Annex Item No. vii DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE (vii) Sensitivity of Technology: 1. The TOW 2A Radio-Frequency (RF) missile (BGM–71E–4B–RF) is a direct attack missile designed to defeat targets such as armored vehicles and reinforced urban structures. The TOW 2A RF missile can be launched from the same launcher platforms as the existing wireguided TOW 2A missile without modification to the launcher. The TOW 2A missile (both wire & RF) contains two tracker beacons (xenon and thermal) for the launcher to track and guide the missile in flight. Guidance commands from the launcher are provided to the missile by an RF link contained within the missile case. The hardware, software, and technical publications provided with the sale are Unclassified. 2. The TOW Bunker Buster (BB) Radio Frequency (RF) missile (BGM–71H–1– RF) is used to defeat field fortifications, bunkers, and urban structures. The TOW BB Aero RF missile can be launched from the same launcher platforms as the existing wire-guided TOW 2A missiles without modification to the launcher. The TOW BB missile (both wired and RF) contains two tracker beacons (xenon and thermal) for the launcher to track and guide the missile in flight. Guidance commands from the launcher are provided to the missile by an RF link contained within the missile case. The hardware, software, and technical publications provided with the sale are Unclassified. 3. If a technologically advanced adversary were to obtain knowledge of the specific hardware and software elements, the information could be used to develop countermeasures which might reduce weapon system effectiveness or be used in the development of a system with similar or advanced capabilities. 4. A determination has been made that the Government of Lebanon can provide substantially the same degree of protection for the technology being released as the U.S. Government. The sale is necessary in furtherance of the U.S. foreign policy and national security objectives as outlined in the Policy Justification of the notification. 5. All defense articles and services listed in this transmittal have been Department of the Navy PO 00000 Frm 00021 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 [Docket ID: USN–2015–0005] Proposed Collection; Comment Request AGENCY: Department of Navy (DON), DoD. ACTION: Notice. In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA), Cost Engineering and Industrial Analysis Group (SEA 05C) announces a proposed public information collection and seeks public comment on the provisions thereof. Comments are invited on: (a) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information shall have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden of the proposed information collection; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) ways to minimize the burden of the information collection on respondents, including through the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. DATES: Consideration will be given to all comments received by September 28, 2015. SUMMARY: You may submit comments, identified by docket number and title, by any of the following methods: • Federal eRulemaking Portal: https:// www.regulations.gov. Follow the instructions for submitting comments. • Mail: Department of Defense, Office of the Deputy Chief Management Officer, Directorate of Oversight and Compliance, Regulatory and Audit Matters Office, 9010 Defense Pentagon, Washington, DC 20301–9010. Instructions: All submissions received must include the agency name, docket number and title for this Federal Register document. The general policy for comments and other submissions from members of the public is to make these submissions available for public viewing on the Internet at https:// www.regulations.gov as they are received without change, including any personal identifiers or contact information. ADDRESSES: E:\FR\FM\28JYN1.SGM 28JYN1 asabaliauskas on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 144 / Tuesday, July 28, 2015 / Notices Any associated form(s) for this collection may be located within this same electronic docket and downloaded for review/testing. Follow the instructions at https:// www.regulations.gov for submitting comments. Please submit comments on any given form identified by docket number, form number, and title. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: To request more information on this proposed information collection or to obtain a copy of the proposal and associated collection instruments, please write to the Naval Sea Systems Command (SEA 05C), 1333 Isaac Hull Avenue SE., STOP 1340, Washington Navy Yard, ATTN: Denitra Carter, Washington, DC 20376–1340, at (202) 781–5069. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title; Associated Form; and OMB Number: Facilities Available for the Construction or Repair of Ships; Standard Form 17; OMB Control Number 0703–0006. Needs and Uses: This information collection is part of a joint effort between the Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) and the U.S. Maritime Administration (MARAD), to maintain a working data set on active U.S. Shipyards. The information collected is required by the Merchant Marine Act of 1936 as amended and is critical in providing both organizations with a comprehensive list of U.S. commercial shipyards and their capabilities and capacities. These shipyards play a crucial role in national defense, the economy and the U.S. transportation infrastructure and as such, are of considerable interest to the U.S. Government. The data collected is used to assess the capabilities and capacities of U.S. commercial shipyards in the areas of ship repair and ship construction. The data is also used to monitor employment numbers for labor forecasting for future build projects as well as providing information on the ability to raise labor to meet national industrial mobilization requirements during times of national emergency. The data collected is the main source of information on these shipyards and is used to these ends. Affected Public: Business or other for profit. Annual Burden Hours: 800. Number of Respondents: 200. Responses per Respondent: 1. Average Burden per Response: 4 hours. Frequency: Annual. Respondents are businesses involved in shipbuilding and/or ship repair who provide NAVSEA and MARAD with VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:17 Jul 27, 2015 Jkt 235001 information and a list of facilities available for the construction or repair of ships that is utilized in a database for assessing the production capacity of the individual shipyards. Dated: July 23, 2015. Aaron Siegel, Alternate OSD Federal Register Liaison Officer, Department of Defense. [FR Doc. 2015–18427 Filed 7–27–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3810–FF–P DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION [Docket No.: ED–2015–ICCD–0096] Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Program for International Student Assessment 2012 (PISA:2012) Validation Study 2015 Field Test and Main Study Additional Module Amendment Institute of Education Science (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 August 27, 2015. ADDRESSES: To access and review all the documents related to the information collection listed in this notice, please use https://wwww.regulations.gov by searching the Docket ID number ED– 2015–ICCD–0096. Comments submitted in response to this notice should be submitted electronically through the Federal eRulemaking Portal at https:// www.regulations.gov by selecting the Docket ID number or via postal mail, commercial delivery, or hand delivery. Please note that comments submitted by fax or email and those submitted after the comment period will not be accepted. 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, Room 2E103, Washington, DC 20202–4537. 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 SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00022 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 44945 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: Program for International Student Assessment 2012 (PISA:2012) Validation Study 2015 Field Test and Main Study Additional Module Amendment. OMB Control Number: 1850–0911. Type of Review: A revision of an existing information collection. Respondents/Affected Public: Individuals. Total Estimated Number of Annual Responses: 6,620. Total Estimated Number of Annual Burden Hours: 2,347. Abstract: PISA (Program for International Student Assessment) is an international assessment of 15-year-olds designed to evaluate, at the end of compulsory education, how well students are prepared for the challenges of further education and the workforce (OMB# 1850–0755). To date, in the United States, PISA has been administered only as a cross-sectional study, and thus it has not been possible to evaluate how well it assesses key competencies of 15-year-olds for their later success. NCES proposes to conduct a follow-up study with students who participated in PISA 2012 to learn how performance on PISA relates to subsequent outcomes and skills of young adults. The follow-up study— referred to in materials to potential respondents as the PISA Young Adult E:\FR\FM\28JYN1.SGM 28JYN1

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[Federal Register Volume 80, Number 144 (Tuesday, July 28, 2015)]
[Notices]
[Pages 44944-44945]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2015-18427]


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DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE

Department of the Navy

[Docket ID: USN-2015-0005]


Proposed Collection; Comment Request

AGENCY: Department of Navy (DON), DoD.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the 
Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA), Cost Engineering and Industrial 
Analysis Group (SEA 05C) announces a proposed public information 
collection and seeks public comment on the provisions thereof. Comments 
are invited on: (a) Whether the proposed collection of information is 
necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, 
including whether the information shall have practical utility; (b) the 
accuracy of the agency's estimate of the burden of the proposed 
information collection; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and 
clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) ways to minimize 
the burden of the information collection on respondents, including 
through the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of 
information technology.

DATES: Consideration will be given to all comments received by 
September 28, 2015.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments, identified by docket number and 
title, by any of the following methods:
     Federal eRulemaking Portal: https://www.regulations.gov. 
Follow the instructions for submitting comments.
     Mail: Department of Defense, Office of the Deputy Chief 
Management Officer, Directorate of Oversight and Compliance, Regulatory 
and Audit Matters Office, 9010 Defense Pentagon, Washington, DC 20301-
9010.
    Instructions: All submissions received must include the agency 
name, docket number and title for this Federal Register document. The 
general policy for comments and other submissions from members of the 
public is to make these submissions available for public viewing on the 
Internet at https://www.regulations.gov as they are received without 
change, including any personal identifiers or contact information.

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    Any associated form(s) for this collection may be located within 
this same electronic docket and downloaded for review/testing. Follow 
the instructions at https://www.regulations.gov for submitting comments. 
Please submit comments on any given form identified by docket number, 
form number, and title.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: To request more information on this 
proposed information collection or to obtain a copy of the proposal and 
associated collection instruments, please write to the Naval Sea 
Systems Command (SEA 05C), 1333 Isaac Hull Avenue SE., STOP 1340, 
Washington Navy Yard, ATTN: Denitra Carter, Washington, DC 20376-1340, 
at (202) 781-5069.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:
    Title; Associated Form; and OMB Number: Facilities Available for 
the Construction or Repair of Ships; Standard Form 17; OMB Control 
Number 0703-0006.
    Needs and Uses: This information collection is part of a joint 
effort between the Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) and the U.S. 
Maritime Administration (MARAD), to maintain a working data set on 
active U.S. Shipyards. The information collected is required by the 
Merchant Marine Act of 1936 as amended and is critical in providing 
both organizations with a comprehensive list of U.S. commercial 
shipyards and their capabilities and capacities. These shipyards play a 
crucial role in national defense, the economy and the U.S. 
transportation infrastructure and as such, are of considerable interest 
to the U.S. Government. The data collected is used to assess the 
capabilities and capacities of U.S. commercial shipyards in the areas 
of ship repair and ship construction. The data is also used to monitor 
employment numbers for labor forecasting for future build projects as 
well as providing information on the ability to raise labor to meet 
national industrial mobilization requirements during times of national 
emergency. The data collected is the main source of information on 
these shipyards and is used to these ends.
    Affected Public: Business or other for profit.
    Annual Burden Hours: 800.
    Number of Respondents: 200.
    Responses per Respondent: 1.
    Average Burden per Response: 4 hours.
    Frequency: Annual.
    Respondents are businesses involved in shipbuilding and/or ship 
repair who provide NAVSEA and MARAD with information and a list of 
facilities available for the construction or repair of ships that is 
utilized in a database for assessing the production capacity of the 
individual shipyards.

    Dated: July 23, 2015.
Aaron Siegel,
Alternate OSD Federal Register Liaison Officer, Department of Defense.
[FR Doc. 2015-18427 Filed 7-27-15; 8:45 am]
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