President's Board of Advisors on Historically Black Colleges and Universities, 19585-19586 [2016-07675]

Download as PDF asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 65 / Tuesday, April 5, 2016 / Notices 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: Native American Career and Technical Education Program Application (1894–0001). OMB Control Number: 1830–0542. Type of Review: An extension of an existing information collection. Respondents/Affected Public: State, Local, or Tribal Governments. Total Estimated Number of Annual Responses: 31. Total Estimated Number of Annual Burden Hours: 1,240. Abstract: This information collection solicits applications for the Native American Career and Technical Education Program. The collection request includes a notice inviting applications and an accompanying application package that set out the selection criteria used to assess the quality of applications, establish the Government Performance and Results Act indicators on which grantees must report, and require grantees to support an independent evaluation of their project. Dated: March 30, 2016. Tomakie Washington, Acting Director, Information Collection Clearance Division, Office of the Chief Privacy Officer, Office of Management. [FR Doc. 2016–07650 Filed 4–4–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4000–01–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:18 Apr 04, 2016 Jkt 238001 DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION President’s Board of Advisors on Historically Black Colleges and Universities President’s Board of Advisors on Historically Black Colleges and Universities, Office of Undersecretary, U.S. Department of Education, U.S. Department of Education. ACTION: Announcement of an open meeting. AGENCY: This notice sets forth the agenda for the April 18, 2016, meeting of the President’s Board of Advisors on Historically Black Colleges and Universities (PBA) and provides information to members of the public on submitting written comments and on the process as to how to request time to make oral comments at the meeting. The notice also describes the functions of the Board. Notice of the meeting is required by § 10(a)(2) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act and intended to notify the public of its opportunity to attend. DATES: The PBA meeting will be held on April 18, 2016, from 9 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. E.D.T. at NASA Research & Education Support Services, 2345 Crystal Drive, Suite 500 in Arlington, Virginia 22202. ADDRESSES: U.S. Department of Education, White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities, 400 Maryland Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20202. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Sedika Franklin, Associate Director, U.S. Department of Education, White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities, 400 Maryland Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20204; telephone: (202) 453–5634 or (202) 453– 5630, fax: (202) 453–5632, or email sedika.franklin@ed.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: PBA’s Statutory Authority and Function: The President’s Board of Advisors on Historically Black Colleges and Universities (the Board) is established by Executive Order 13532 (February 26, 2010) and continued by Executive Order 13708 which was signed by the President on September 30, 2015. The Board is governed by the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA), (Pub.L 92–463; as amended, 5 U.S.C.A., Appendix 2) which sets forth standards for the formation and use of advisory committees. The purpose of the Board is to advise the President and the Secretary of Education (Secretary) on all matters pertaining to strengthening the educational capacity of Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00037 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 19585 The Board shall advise the President and the Secretary in the following areas: (i) Improving the identity, visibility, and distinctive capabilities and overall competitiveness of HBCUs; (ii) engaging the philanthropic, business, government, military, homelandsecurity, and education communities in a national dialogue regarding new HBCU programs and initiatives; (iii) improving the ability of HBCUs to remain fiscally secure institutions that can assist the nation in reaching its goal of having the highest proportion of college graduates by 2020; (iv) elevating the public awareness of HBCUs; and (v) encouraging public-private investments in HBCUs. Meeting Agenda: In addition to its review of activities prior to April 18, 2016, the meeting agenda will include Chairman William R. Harvey’s report on HBCU issues and concerns; Executive Director, Ivory A. Toldson will provide an update on current priorities of the White House Initiative on HBCUs to include planning strategies and initiatives; Ted Mitchell, Under Secretary of the U.S. Department of Education has been invited to provide an update on education policies relevant to HBCUs; and Chairman Harvey and Executive Director Toldson will lead a conversation regarding how the Board will complete its work as the Administration draws to a close and Chairman Harvey will open the floor for subcommittee reports (Black Males, Strategy, Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics (STEM), Community Colleges and Aspirational Support) and for the full Board to receive and vote on recommendations from each subcommittee. Oral comments will begin immediately following the conclusion of subcommittee reports. Submission of requests to make an oral comment: There are two methods the public may use to make an oral comment at the April 18, 2016 meeting. Method One: Submit a request by email to the whirsvps@ed.gov mailbox. Please do not send materials directly to PBA members. Requests must be received by April 11, 2016. Include in the subject line of the email request ‘‘Oral Comment Request: (Organization name).’’ The email must include the name(s), title, organization/affiliation, mailing address, email address, telephone number, of the person(s) requesting to speak, and a brief summary (not to exceed one page) of the principal points to be made during the oral presentation. All individuals submitting an advance request in accordance with this notice will be E:\FR\FM\05APN1.SGM 05APN1 asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 19586 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 65 / Tuesday, April 5, 2016 / Notices afforded an opportunity to speak for three minutes. Method Two: Register at the meeting location on April 18, 2016, to make an oral comment during the PBA’s deliberations concerning Historically Black Colleges and Universities. The requestor must provide his or her name, title, organization/affiliation, mailing address, email address, and telephone number. Individuals will be selected on a first-come, first-served basis. If selected, each commenter will have an opportunity to speak for three minutes. All oral comments made will become part of the official record of the Board. Similarly, written materials distributed during oral presentations will become part of the official record of the meeting. Submission of written public comments: The Board invites written comments, which will be read during the Public Comment segment of the agenda. Comments must be received by April 11, 2016, in the whirsvps@ed.gov mailbox, include in the subject line ‘‘Written Comments: Public Comment’’. The email must include the name(s), title, organization/affiliation, mailing address, email address, and telephone number, of the person(s) making the comment. Comments should be submitted as a Microsoft Word document or in a medium compatible with Microsoft Word (not a PDF file) that is attached to an electronic mail message (email) or provided in the body of an email message. Please do not send material directly to the PBA members. Access to Records of the Meeting: The Department will post the official report of the meeting on the PBA Web site 90 days after the meeting. Pursuant to the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA), the public may also inspect the materials at 400 Maryland Avenue SW., Washington, DC, by emailing oswhihbcu@ed.gov or by calling (202) 453– 5634 to schedule an appointment. Reasonable Accommodations: The meeting site is accessible to individuals with disabilities. If you will need an auxiliary aid or service to participate in the meeting (e.g., interpreting service, assistive listening device, or materials in an alternate format), notify the contact person listed in this notice at least one week before the meeting date. Although we will attempt to meet a request received after that date, we may not be able to make available the requested auxiliary aid or service because of insufficient time to arrange it. Electronic Access to this Document: The official version of this document is the document published in the Federal Register. Free Internet access to the official edition of the Federal Register and the Code of Federal Regulations is VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:18 Apr 04, 2016 Jkt 238001 available via the Federal Digital System at: www.gpo.gov/fdsys. At this site you can view this document, as well as all other documents of this Department published in the Federal Register, in text or Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF). To use PDF, you must have Adobe Acrobat Reader, which is available free at the site. You may also access documents of the Department published in the Federal Register by using the article search feature at: www.federalregister.gov. Specifically, through the advanced search feature at this site, you can limit your search to documents published by the Department. Authority: Presidential Executive Order 13532, continued by Executive Order 13708. Ted Mitchell, Under Secretary. [FR Doc. 2016–07675 Filed 4–4–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE P DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION [Docket No.: ED–2016–ICCD–0040] Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; NCES System Clearance for Cognitive, Pilot, and Field Test Studies National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), 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 an extension of an existing information collection. DATES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before June 6, 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– 2016–ICCD–0040. 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, SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00038 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 400 Maryland Avenue SW., LBJ, Room 2E–103, 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: NCES System Clearance for Cognitive, Pilot, and Field Test Studies. OMB Control Number: 1850–0803. Type of Review: An extension of an existing information collection. Respondents/Affected Public: Individuals. Total Estimated Number of Annual Responses: 405,000. Total Estimated Number of Annual Burden Hours: 81,000. Abstract: This is a request for a 3-year renewal of the generic clearance to allow the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) to continue to develop, test, and improve its survey and assessment instruments and methodologies. The procedures utilized to this effect include but are not limited to experiments with levels of incentives for various types of survey operations, focus groups, cognitive laboratory activities, pilot testing, exploratory interviews, experiments with questionnaire design, and usability E:\FR\FM\05APN1.SGM 05APN1

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[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 65 (Tuesday, April 5, 2016)]
[Notices]
[Pages 19585-19586]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2016-07675]


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DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION


President's Board of Advisors on Historically Black Colleges and 
Universities

AGENCY: President's Board of Advisors on Historically Black Colleges 
and Universities, Office of Undersecretary, U.S. Department of 
Education, U.S. Department of Education.

ACTION: Announcement of an open meeting.

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SUMMARY: This notice sets forth the agenda for the April 18, 2016, 
meeting of the President's Board of Advisors on Historically Black 
Colleges and Universities (PBA) and provides information to members of 
the public on submitting written comments and on the process as to how 
to request time to make oral comments at the meeting. The notice also 
describes the functions of the Board. Notice of the meeting is required 
by Sec.  10(a)(2) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act and intended to 
notify the public of its opportunity to attend.

DATES: The PBA meeting will be held on April 18, 2016, from 9 a.m. to 
3:00 p.m. E.D.T. at NASA Research & Education Support Services, 2345 
Crystal Drive, Suite 500 in Arlington, Virginia 22202.

ADDRESSES: U.S. Department of Education, White House Initiative on 
Historically Black Colleges and Universities, 400 Maryland Avenue SW., 
Washington, DC 20202.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Sedika Franklin, Associate Director, 
U.S. Department of Education, White House Initiative on Historically 
Black Colleges and Universities, 400 Maryland Avenue SW., Washington, 
DC 20204; telephone: (202) 453-5634 or (202) 453-5630, fax: (202) 453-
5632, or email sedika.franklin@ed.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: PBA's Statutory Authority and Function: The 
President's Board of Advisors on Historically Black Colleges and 
Universities (the Board) is established by Executive Order 13532 
(February 26, 2010) and continued by Executive Order 13708 which was 
signed by the President on September 30, 2015. The Board is governed by 
the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA), (Pub.L 92-
463; as amended, 5 U.S.C.A., Appendix 2) which sets forth standards for 
the formation and use of advisory committees. The purpose of the Board 
is to advise the President and the Secretary of Education (Secretary) 
on all matters pertaining to strengthening the educational capacity of 
Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs).
    The Board shall advise the President and the Secretary in the 
following areas: (i) Improving the identity, visibility, and 
distinctive capabilities and overall competitiveness of HBCUs; (ii) 
engaging the philanthropic, business, government, military, homeland-
security, and education communities in a national dialogue regarding 
new HBCU programs and initiatives; (iii) improving the ability of HBCUs 
to remain fiscally secure institutions that can assist the nation in 
reaching its goal of having the highest proportion of college graduates 
by 2020; (iv) elevating the public awareness of HBCUs; and (v) 
encouraging public-private investments in HBCUs.
    Meeting Agenda: In addition to its review of activities prior to 
April 18, 2016, the meeting agenda will include Chairman William R. 
Harvey's report on HBCU issues and concerns; Executive Director, Ivory 
A. Toldson will provide an update on current priorities of the White 
House Initiative on HBCUs to include planning strategies and 
initiatives; Ted Mitchell, Under Secretary of the U.S. Department of 
Education has been invited to provide an update on education policies 
relevant to HBCUs; and Chairman Harvey and Executive Director Toldson 
will lead a conversation regarding how the Board will complete its work 
as the Administration draws to a close and Chairman Harvey will open 
the floor for subcommittee reports (Black Males, Strategy, Science 
Technology Engineering and Mathematics (STEM), Community Colleges and 
Aspirational Support) and for the full Board to receive and vote on 
recommendations from each subcommittee. Oral comments will begin 
immediately following the conclusion of subcommittee reports.
    Submission of requests to make an oral comment: There are two 
methods the public may use to make an oral comment at the April 18, 
2016 meeting.
    Method One: Submit a request by email to the whirsvps@ed.gov 
mailbox. Please do not send materials directly to PBA members. Requests 
must be received by April 11, 2016. Include in the subject line of the 
email request ``Oral Comment Request: (Organization name).'' The email 
must include the name(s), title, organization/affiliation, mailing 
address, email address, telephone number, of the person(s) requesting 
to speak, and a brief summary (not to exceed one page) of the principal 
points to be made during the oral presentation. All individuals 
submitting an advance request in accordance with this notice will be

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afforded an opportunity to speak for three minutes.
    Method Two: Register at the meeting location on April 18, 2016, to 
make an oral comment during the PBA's deliberations concerning 
Historically Black Colleges and Universities. The requestor must 
provide his or her name, title, organization/affiliation, mailing 
address, email address, and telephone number. Individuals will be 
selected on a first-come, first-served basis. If selected, each 
commenter will have an opportunity to speak for three minutes.
    All oral comments made will become part of the official record of 
the Board. Similarly, written materials distributed during oral 
presentations will become part of the official record of the meeting.
    Submission of written public comments: The Board invites written 
comments, which will be read during the Public Comment segment of the 
agenda. Comments must be received by April 11, 2016, in the 
whirsvps@ed.gov mailbox, include in the subject line ``Written 
Comments: Public Comment''. The email must include the name(s), title, 
organization/affiliation, mailing address, email address, and telephone 
number, of the person(s) making the comment. Comments should be 
submitted as a Microsoft Word document or in a medium compatible with 
Microsoft Word (not a PDF file) that is attached to an electronic mail 
message (email) or provided in the body of an email message. Please do 
not send material directly to the PBA members.
    Access to Records of the Meeting: The Department will post the 
official report of the meeting on the PBA Web site 90 days after the 
meeting. Pursuant to the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA), the 
public may also inspect the materials at 400 Maryland Avenue SW., 
Washington, DC, by emailing oswhi-hbcu@ed.gov or by calling (202) 453-
5634 to schedule an appointment.
    Reasonable Accommodations: The meeting site is accessible to 
individuals with disabilities. If you will need an auxiliary aid or 
service to participate in the meeting (e.g., interpreting service, 
assistive listening device, or materials in an alternate format), 
notify the contact person listed in this notice at least one week 
before the meeting date. Although we will attempt to meet a request 
received after that date, we may not be able to make available the 
requested auxiliary aid or service because of insufficient time to 
arrange it.
    Electronic Access to this Document: The official version of this 
document is the document published in the Federal Register. Free 
Internet access to the official edition of the Federal Register and the 
Code of Federal Regulations is available via the Federal Digital System 
at: www.gpo.gov/fdsys. At this site you can view this document, as well 
as all other documents of this Department published in the Federal 
Register, in text or Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF). To use PDF, 
you must have Adobe Acrobat Reader, which is available free at the 
site.
    You may also access documents of the Department published in the 
Federal Register by using the article search feature at: 
www.federalregister.gov. Specifically, through the advanced search 
feature at this site, you can limit your search to documents published 
by the Department.

    Authority:  Presidential Executive Order 13532, continued by 
Executive Order 13708.

Ted Mitchell,
Under Secretary.
[FR Doc. 2016-07675 Filed 4-4-16; 8:45 am]
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