Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Application for the Rural Education Achievement Program (REAP), 11025-11026 [2017-03200]

Download as PDF mstockstill on DSK3G9T082PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 32 / Friday, February 17, 2017 / Notices The Corps initiated consultation with the National Marine Fisheries Service and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (the Services) on the effects of Project O&M activities on species listed under ESA. As part of that consultation, the Corps has proposed several conservation measures that would modify structures or O&M of the Project. The Services are preparing their respective Biological Opinions (BiOps) and the Corps expects the Services may incorporate the conservation measures as part of their respective BiOps. The Corps will need to complete applicable environmental compliance, including evaluation under NEPA, prior to adopting and implementing any terms and conditions in the BiOps. The proposed SEIS would constitute that evaluation under NEPA. The Corps has proposed several measures to improve conditions for steelhead and bull trout, including the following, subject to authority and funding: • Use an existing Memorandum of Understanding with Washington Department of Ecology to continue to allow diversion of flows down Yellowhawk Creek during non-flood periods to benefit fish. • Construct a low flow channel through the remaining 81 weirs in the one-mile section of engineered channel managed by the Corps. • Construct a new fish ladder at the diversion dam. • Construct a new fish ladder at the division works. • Continue fish passage monitoring. • Continue to operate and maintain the rotating drum fish screens at the entrance to the intake canal to prevent diversion of fish to Bennington Lake during non-flood flow diversions. • Strive to make non-flood flow diversions to Bennington Lake when those diversions will not reduce flows in the engineered channel below an acceptable minimum flow. • Conduct fish salvage, as necessary, during O&M activities that have the potential to strand fish. • Use trap nets or similar methods to capture fish after a flood event if an unscreened diversion of flood flows into Bennington Lake occurs. • Perform in-water work during identified in-water work windows. • Take specific precautions to minimize effects of operating vehicles in or near streams. The SEIS may address some of the measures, alternatives, and impacts on a programmatic level. However, the SEIS will present the coordination and environmental review steps the Corps will take with regard to any subsequent site-specific actions. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:38 Feb 16, 2017 Jkt 241001 Request for Scoping Comments: The Corps invites affected Federal, state, and local agencies, affected Native American tribes, and other interested organizations and persons to participate in the development of the SEIS. The Corps invites interested parties to provide specific comments on issues and alternatives the Corps should evaluate in the SEIS related to the continued O&M of the Project. Comments, requests to be placed on the SEIS mailing list, and requests for information may be submitted to either of the addresses above. All comments and materials received, including names and addresses, will become part of the administrative record and may be released to the public. Interested parties should not submit confidential business or otherwise sensitive or protected information. Public Scoping Meeting: The Corps currently plans to conduct a public scoping meeting for this SEIS in early 2017. The exact date, time, and location of the scoping meeting has not yet been determined. The Corps will publicize this information once the meeting arrangements have been made. The draft SEIS is currently scheduled to be available for public review in fall 2017. The final SEIS is currently scheduled to be available for public review in summer 2018. Lieutenant Damon A. Delarosa, LTC, EN, Commanding. [FR Doc. 2017–03203 Filed 2–16–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3720–58–P DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION [Docket No.: ED–2016–ICCD–0123] Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Application for the Rural Education Achievement Program (REAP) Department of Education (ED), Office of Elementary and Secondary Education (OESE). 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 March 20, 2017. ADDRESSES: To access and review all the documents related to the information collection listed in this notice, please SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00026 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 11025 use http://www.regulations.gov by searching the Docket ID number ED– 2016–ICCD–0123. 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–349, Washington, DC 20202–4537. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For specific questions related to collection activities, please contact Eric Schulz, 202–260–7349. 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: Application for the Rural Education Achievement Program (REAP). OMB Control Number: 1810–0646. Type of Review: A revision of an existing information collection. Respondents/Affected Public: State, Local, and Tribal Governments. E:\FR\FM\17FEN1.SGM 17FEN1 11026 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 32 / Friday, February 17, 2017 / Notices mstockstill on DSK3G9T082PROD with NOTICES Total Estimated Number of Annual Responses: 6,049. Total Estimated Number of Annual Burden Hours: 20,683. Abstract: This data collection is pursuant to the Secretary’s authority under Part B of Title V of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), as amended by the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA, Pub. L. 114–95) to award funds under two grant programs designed to address the unique needs of rural school districts— the Small, Rural School Achievement (SRSA) program (ESSA Section 5211) and the Rural and Low-Income School (RLIS) program (ESSA Section 5221). For both grant programs, the Department awards funds based on a calculation of the allocation each eligible LEA should receive according to formulas prescribed in the statute. This data collection package consists of two forms and related documents that are used to accomplish the grant award process: (1) Form 1 is a spreadsheet used by SEAs to submit information to identify RLIS- and SRSA-eligible LEAs and to allocate funds based on the appropriate formula, and (2) Form 2 is an application form for SRSA-eligible LEAs to apply for funding. The REAP Eligibility Spreadsheet (Form 1) has been modified from the previouslyapproved collection under OMB #1810– 0646, to exclude data that is no longer needed because of improvements in processes, and to include data that is now required due to changes in the new statute. The main thrust of this revision involves the SRSA Application Package (Form 2). The REAP program office seeks to replace the existing G5 document with the Standard Form (SF) 424 (OMB #4040–0004), available through GRANTS.gov. The move to GRANTS.gov is necessary because beginning with the FY 2017 grant award cycle, all SRSA-eligible LEAs will submit an annual application in order to receive SRSA grant funds. In addition, this revision removes Standard FormLLL Disclosure of Lobbying activities, which no longer applies to SRSA applicants, and adds the General Education Provisions Act (GEPA) Section 427 requirements, which do apply. Dated: February 14, 2017. Tomakie Washington, Acting Director, Information Collection Clearance Division, Office of the Chief Privacy Officer, Office of Management. [FR Doc. 2017–03200 Filed 2–16–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4000–01–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:38 Feb 16, 2017 Jkt 241001 DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY DOE/NSF High Energy Physics Advisory Panel Department of Energy, Office of Science. ACTION: Notice of open meeting. AGENCY: This notice announces a meeting of the DOE/NSF High Energy Physics Advisory Panel (HEPAP). The Federal Advisory Committee Act requires that public notice of these meetings be announced in the Federal Register. DATES: Monday, March 13, 2017; 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. ADDRESSES: Teleconference. Instructions for access can be found on the HEPAP Web site: http://science.energy.gov/hep/ hepap/meetings/ or by contacting Dr. John Kogut by email john.kogut@ science.doe.gov or by phone (301) 903– 1298. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: John Kogut, Executive Secretary; High Energy Physics Advisory Panel (HEPAP); U.S. Department of Energy; SC–25/ Germantown Building, 1000 Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20585–1290; Telephone: 301–903–1298. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Purpose of Meeting: To provide advice and guidance on a continuing basis to the Department of Energy and the National Science Foundation on scientific priorities within the field of high energy physics research. Tentative Agenda: Agenda will include discussions of the following: SUMMARY: Monday, March 13, 2017 • Discussion of Department of Energy High Energy Physics Program • Discussion of National Science Foundation Elementary Particle Physics Program • Reports on and Discussions of Topics of General Interest in High Energy Physics • Public Comment (10-minute rule) Public Participation: The meeting is open to the public. A webcast of this meeting will be available. Please check the Web site below for updates and information on how to view the meeting. If you would like to file a written statement with the Committee, you may do so either before or after the meeting. If you would like to make oral statements regarding any of these items on the agenda, you should contact John Kogut at 301–903–1298 or by email at: John.Kogut@science.doe.gov. You must make your request for an oral statement at least 5 business days before the PO 00000 Frm 00027 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 meeting. Reasonable provision will be made to include the scheduled oral statements on the agenda. The Chairperson of the Panel will conduct the meeting to facilitate the orderly conduct of business. Public comment will follow the 10-minute rule. Minutes: The minutes of the meeting will be available on the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of High Energy Physics Advisory Panel Web site, at: (http://science.energy.gov/hep/hepap/ meetings/). Issued at Washington, DC, on February 9, 2017. LaTanya R. Butler, Deputy Committee Management Officer. [FR Doc. 2017–03197 Filed 2–16–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6450–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Environmental Management SiteSpecific Advisory Board, Portsmouth Department of Energy (DOE). Notice of open meeting. AGENCY: ACTION: This notice announces a meeting of the Environmental Management Site-Specific Advisory Board (EM SSAB), Portsmouth. The Federal Advisory Committee Act requires that public notice of this meeting be announced in the Federal Register. SUMMARY: DATES: Thursday, March 2, 2017, 6:00 p.m. Ohio State University, Endeavor Center, 1862 Shyville Road, Piketon, Ohio 45661. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Greg Simonton, Alternate Deputy Designated Federal Officer, Department of Energy Portsmouth/Paducah Project Office, Post Office Box 700, Piketon, Ohio 45661, (740) 897–3737, Greg.Simonton@ lex.doe.gov. ADDRESSES: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Purpose of the Board: The purpose of the Board is to make recommendations to DOE–EM and site management in the areas of environmental restoration, waste management and related activities. Tentative Agenda • Call to Order, Introductions, Review of Agenda • Approval of January 2017 Minutes • Deputy Designated Federal Officer’s Comments • Federal Coordinator’s Comments • Liaison’s Comments • Presentation • Administrative Issues • Subcommittee Updates E:\FR\FM\17FEN1.SGM 17FEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 32 (Friday, February 17, 2017)]
[Notices]
[Pages 11025-11026]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2017-03200]


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DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

[Docket No.: ED-2016-ICCD-0123]


Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the 
Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; Comment 
Request; Application for the Rural Education Achievement Program (REAP)

AGENCY: Department of Education (ED), Office of Elementary and 
Secondary Education (OESE).

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 
March 20, 2017.

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-
0123. 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-349, 
Washington, DC 20202-4537.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For specific questions related to 
collection activities, please contact Eric Schulz, 202-260-7349.

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: Application for the Rural Education 
Achievement Program (REAP).
    OMB Control Number: 1810-0646.
    Type of Review: A revision of an existing information collection.
    Respondents/Affected Public: State, Local, and Tribal Governments.

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    Total Estimated Number of Annual Responses: 6,049.
    Total Estimated Number of Annual Burden Hours: 20,683.
    Abstract: This data collection is pursuant to the Secretary's 
authority under Part B of Title V of the Elementary and Secondary 
Education Act (ESEA), as amended by the Every Student Succeeds Act 
(ESSA, Pub. L. 114-95) to award funds under two grant programs designed 
to address the unique needs of rural school districts--the Small, Rural 
School Achievement (SRSA) program (ESSA Section 5211) and the Rural and 
Low-Income School (RLIS) program (ESSA Section 5221). For both grant 
programs, the Department awards funds based on a calculation of the 
allocation each eligible LEA should receive according to formulas 
prescribed in the statute. This data collection package consists of two 
forms and related documents that are used to accomplish the grant award 
process: (1) Form 1 is a spreadsheet used by SEAs to submit information 
to identify RLIS- and SRSA-eligible LEAs and to allocate funds based on 
the appropriate formula, and (2) Form 2 is an application form for 
SRSA-eligible LEAs to apply for funding. The REAP Eligibility 
Spreadsheet (Form 1) has been modified from the previously-approved 
collection under OMB #1810-0646, to exclude data that is no longer 
needed because of improvements in processes, and to include data that 
is now required due to changes in the new statute.
    The main thrust of this revision involves the SRSA Application 
Package (Form 2). The REAP program office seeks to replace the existing 
G5 document with the Standard Form (SF) 424 (OMB #4040-0004), available 
through GRANTS.gov. The move to GRANTS.gov is necessary because 
beginning with the FY 2017 grant award cycle, all SRSA-eligible LEAs 
will submit an annual application in order to receive SRSA grant funds. 
In addition, this revision removes Standard Form-LLL Disclosure of 
Lobbying activities, which no longer applies to SRSA applicants, and 
adds the General Education Provisions Act (GEPA) Section 427 
requirements, which do apply.

    Dated: February 14, 2017.
Tomakie Washington,
Acting Director, Information Collection Clearance Division, Office of 
the Chief Privacy Officer, Office of Management.
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