Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; Comment Request; National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) 2017-2019, 13781-13782 [2016-05840]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 50 / Tuesday, March 15, 2016 / Notices RECORD ACCESS PROCEDURES: ACTION: Delete entry and replace with ‘‘Individuals seeking access to records about themselves contained in this system of records should address written inquiries to the Chief, FOIA Service Center, Defense Health Agency Privacy and Civil Liberties Office, 7700 Arlington Boulevard, Suite 5101, Falls Church, VA 22042–5101. Written requests for information should include the individual’s full name, home address, home phone number, and SSN/DoD ID number, the identifier of this system of records notice, and signature. If requesting information about a legally incompetent person, the request must be made by the legal guardian or person with legal authority to make decisions on behalf of the individual. Written proof of that status may be required before any records will be provided. 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ADDRESSES: To access and review all the documents related to the information collection listed in this notice, please use http://www.regulations.gov by searching the Docket ID number ED– 2015–ICCD–0139. Comments submitted in response to this notice should be submitted electronically through the Federal eRulemaking Portal at http:// 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 2E–105, Washington, DC 20202–4537. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For specific questions related to collection activities, please contact Kashka Kubzdela at kashka.kubzdela@ed.gov. 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 SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00011 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 13781 of information technology. Please note that written comments received in response to this notice will be considered public records. Title of Collection: National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) 2017–2019. OMB Control Number: 1850–NEW (previously 1850–0790). Type of Review: A new information collection. Respondents/Affected Public: Individuals or Households. Total Estimated Number of Annual Responses: 865,522. Total Estimated Number of Annual Burden Hours: 420,684. Abstract: This information collection is a revision to information collection 1850–0790; however, the Department is requesting a new OMB control number in place of the old number. The National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), conducted by the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), is a federally authorized survey of student achievement at grades 4, 8, and 12 in various subject areas, such as mathematics, reading, writing, science, U.S. history, civics, geography, economics, technology and engineering literacy (TEL), and the arts. The National Assessment of Educational Progress Authorization Act (Pub. L. 107–279 title III, section 303) requires the assessment to collect data on specified student groups and characteristics, including information organized by race/ethnicity, gender, socio-economic status, disability, and limited English proficiency. It requires fair and accurate presentation of achievement data and permits the collection of background, noncognitive, or descriptive information that is related to academic achievement and aids in fair reporting of results. The intent of the law is to provide representative sample data on student achievement for the nation, the states, and subpopulations of students and to monitor progress over time. The nature of NAEP is that burden alternates from a relatively low burden in national-level administration years to a substantial burden increase in state-level administration years when the sample has to allow for estimates for individual states and some of the large urban districts. This submission requests OMB’s approval for main NAEP assessments in 2017, 2018, and 2019, including operational, pilot, and special studies. The NAEP results will be reported to the public through the Nation’s Report Card as well as other online NAEP tools. Please note that all of the documents in this information E:\FR\FM\15MRN1.SGM 15MRN1 13782 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 50 / Tuesday, March 15, 2016 / Notices collection have been updated since the 60 day public comment period. Dated: March 10, 2016. Stephanie Valentine, Acting Director, Information Collection Clearance Division, Privacy, Information and Records Management Services, Office of Management. [FR Doc. 2016–05840 Filed 3–14–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4000–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Docket No. IC15–7–000] Commission Information Collection Activities (FERC–915); Comment Request Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Energy. ACTION: Comment request. AGENCY: In compliance with the requirements of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, 44 U.S.C. 3507(a)(1)(D), the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (Commission or FERC) is submitting its information collection FERC–915 (Public Utility Market-Based Rate Authorization Holders—Records Retention Requirements) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review of the information collection requirements. Any interested person may file comments directly with OMB and should address a copy of those comments to the Commission as explained below. The Commission previously issued a 60-day notice (80 FR 28264, 5/18/2015) and a 30-day notice (80 FR 52469, 8/28/2015) in the Federal Register requesting public comments. The Commission received no comments on the FERC–915 in response to its previous notices. The Commission is SUMMARY: issuing this notice to clarify the burden and cost (not related to burden) for the FERC–915 information collection. The Commission is requesting comment on these clarifications. DATES: Comments on the collection of information are due by March 25, 2016. ADDRESSES: Comments filed with OMB, identified by the OMB Control No. 1902–0250 or collection number (FERC– 915), should be sent via email to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs: oira_submission@omb.gov. Attention: Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Desk Officer. The Desk Officer may also be reached via telephone at 202–395–0710. A copy of the comments should also be sent to the Commission, in Docket No. IC15–7–000, by either of the following methods: • eFiling at Commission’s Web site: http://www.ferc.gov/docs-filing/ efiling.asp. • Mail/Hand Delivery/Courier: Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Secretary of the Commission, 888 First Street NE., Washington, DC 20426. Instructions: All submissions must be formatted and filed in accordance with submission guidelines at: http:// www.ferc.gov/help/submissionguide.asp. For user assistance contact FERC Online Support by email at ferconlinesupport@ferc.gov, or by phone at: (866) 208–3676 (toll-free), or (202) 502–8659 for TTY. Docket: Users interested in receiving automatic notification of activity in this docket or in viewing/downloading comments and issuances in this docket may do so at http://www.ferc.gov/docsfiling/docs-filing.asp. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ellen Brown may be reached by email at DataClearance@FERC.gov, by telephone at (202) 502–8663, and by fax at (202) 273–0873. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: FERC–915, Public Utility Market-Based Rate Authorization Holders—Records Retention Requirements. OMB Control No.: 1902–0250. Type of Request: Three-year extension of the FERC–915 information collection requirements with no changes to the reporting requirements. Abstract: The Commission has the regulatory responsibility under section 205 of the Federal Power Act (FPA) to ensure that wholesale sales of electricity are just and reasonable and provided in a non-discriminatory manner. The Commission uses the information maintained by the respondents under FERC–915 to monitor the entities’ sales, ensure that the prices are just and reasonable, maintain the integrity of the wholesale jurisdictional sales markets, and ensure that the entities comply with the requirements of the FPA and any orders authorizing market-based rate sales. FERC–915 information collection requirements are contained in 18 Code of Federal Regulations part 35.41(d). The purpose of this notice is to clarify the burden and cost (not related to burden). Commission staff discovered that burden in the 60 and 30-day notices was incorrectly presented. Specifically, labor costs (for 1,955 burden hours) associated with electronic record retention/storage cost ($27,370) was not included in the burden table (but was presented elsewhere in the notices). Additionally, the electronic record storage cost should be $29,814 (rather than $13,191). These clarifications are provided in the ‘‘Estimate of Annual Burden.’’ Type of Respondents: Public Utility Market-Based Rate Authorization Holders. Estimate of Annual Burden 1: The Commission estimates the total Public Reporting Burden for this information collection as: FERC–915—PUBLIC UTILITY MARKET-BASED RATE AUTHORIZATION HOLDERS—RECORD RETENTION REQUIREMENTS 2 Annual number of responses per respondent Total number of responses Average burden & cost per response Total annual burden hours & total annual cost Cost per respondent ($) (1) asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Number of respondents (2) (1)*(2) = (3) (4) (3)*(4) = (5) (5) ÷ (1) Electric Utilities with Market-Based Rate Authority (paper storage) 3. Electric Utilities with Market-Based Rate Authority (electronic storage) 4. 1,955 VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:40 Mar 14, 2016 Jkt 238001 1,955 1 hr.; $30.66 ....... 1,955 1 The Commission defines burden as the total time, effort, or financial resources expended by persons to generate, maintain, retain, or disclose or 1 51 1,955 0.5 hr.; $14 6 ....... provide information to or for a Federal agency. For further explanation of what is included in the PO 00000 Frm 00012 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 1,955 hrs.; $59,940. 977.5 hrs.; $27,370. $30.66 $14 information collection burden, reference 5 Code of Federal Regulations 1320.3. E:\FR\FM\15MRN1.SGM 15MRN1

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DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

[Docket No.: ED-2015-ICCD-0139]


Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the 
Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; Comment 
Request; National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) 2017-2019

AGENCY: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), 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 new information 
collection.

DATES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before 
April 14, 2016.

ADDRESSES: To access and review all the documents related to the 
information collection listed in this notice, please use http://www.regulations.gov by searching the Docket ID number ED-2015-ICCD-
0139. Comments submitted in response to this notice should be submitted 
electronically through the Federal eRulemaking Portal at http://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 2E-105, 
Washington, DC 20202-4537.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For specific questions related to 
collection activities, please contact Kashka Kubzdela at 
kashka.kubzdela@ed.gov.

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: National Assessment of Educational Progress 
(NAEP) 2017-2019.
    OMB Control Number: 1850-NEW (previously 1850-0790).
    Type of Review: A new information collection.
    Respondents/Affected Public: Individuals or Households.
    Total Estimated Number of Annual Responses: 865,522.
    Total Estimated Number of Annual Burden Hours: 420,684.
    Abstract: This information collection is a revision to information 
collection 1850-0790; however, the Department is requesting a new OMB 
control number in place of the old number. The National Assessment of 
Educational Progress (NAEP), conducted by the National Center for 
Education Statistics (NCES), is a federally authorized survey of 
student achievement at grades 4, 8, and 12 in various subject areas, 
such as mathematics, reading, writing, science, U.S. history, civics, 
geography, economics, technology and engineering literacy (TEL), and 
the arts. The National Assessment of Educational Progress Authorization 
Act (Pub. L. 107-279 title III, section 303) requires the assessment to 
collect data on specified student groups and characteristics, including 
information organized by race/ethnicity, gender, socio-economic status, 
disability, and limited English proficiency. It requires fair and 
accurate presentation of achievement data and permits the collection of 
background, noncognitive, or descriptive information that is related to 
academic achievement and aids in fair reporting of results. The intent 
of the law is to provide representative sample data on student 
achievement for the nation, the states, and subpopulations of students 
and to monitor progress over time. The nature of NAEP is that burden 
alternates from a relatively low burden in national-level 
administration years to a substantial burden increase in state-level 
administration years when the sample has to allow for estimates for 
individual states and some of the large urban districts. This 
submission requests OMB's approval for main NAEP assessments in 2017, 
2018, and 2019, including operational, pilot, and special studies. The 
NAEP results will be reported to the public through the Nation's Report 
Card as well as other online NAEP tools. Please note that all of the 
documents in this information

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collection have been updated since the 60 day public comment period.

    Dated: March 10, 2016.
Stephanie Valentine,
Acting Director, Information Collection Clearance Division, Privacy, 
Information and Records Management Services, Office of Management.
[FR Doc. 2016-05840 Filed 3-14-16; 8:45 am]
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