Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; Comment Request; EDGAR Recordkeeping and Reporting Requirements, 22653-22654 [2017-09915]

Download as PDF nlaroche on DSK30NT082PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 94 / Wednesday, May 17, 2017 / Notices of postsecondary institutions and students that contains student-level records on student demographics and family background, work experience, expectations, receipt of financial aid, and postsecondary enrollment (see http://nces.ed.gov/surveys/npsas/ about.asp; (OMB #1850–0666)). Since 1987, NPSAS has been fielded every 3 to 4 years, most recently during the 2015–16 academic year. The goal of the NCER–NPSAS grant opportunity collaboration is to provide researchers with the possibility of developing unique research projects pertaining to college persistence and completion that utilize a subset of the NPSAS sample that is not already set aside for one of the NPSAS-based longitudinal studies (BPS or B&B). Under the NCER–NPSAS grant opportunity, researchers can submit applications to the Postsecondary and Adult Education topic within the Education Research Grants program (CFDA 84.305A), under either the Exploration or Efficacy and Replication research goal. Consistent with these two goals, NCER supports research projects using NPSAS to: (1) Explore relationships between malleable factors (e.g., information on benefits of financial aid and FAFSA renewal) and postsecondary persistence and completion, as well as the mediators and moderators of those relationships; and (2) evaluate the efficacy of interventions aimed at improving persistence and completion of postsecondary education (e.g., financial aid and FAFSA renewal advice delivered via text messaging). Researchers approved for funding through this program can obtain indirect access to a subsample of the national NPSAS sample (after the study’s student interviews are completed) in order to conduct unique research projects that adhere to the guidelines set forth in the Request for Applications (RFA) for the Education Research Grants Program, as well as guidelines set forth by NCES and the NPSAS program. This request is to conduct, in 2017, the ‘‘Connecting Students with Financial Aid (CSFA) 2017: Testing the Effectiveness of FAFSA Interventions on College Outcomes’’ study, funded by the NCER– NPSAS grant and designed to measure the effectiveness of an intervention that will provide financial aid information and reminders to college students who were initially interviewed as part of NPSAS:16 was approved in January 2017 (OMB# 1850–0931 v.1). Cognitive interviews on the survey items were conducted in March 2017 to examine whether college students correctly understand the question wording and VerDate Sep<11>2014 15:18 May 16, 2017 Jkt 241001 whether their answers get adequately captured in multiple-choice questions of the survey instrument to be administered after the end of the intervention. The results of cognitive testing were used to revise the CSFA survey. This request is for approval of these revisions for the survey that will begin in September 2017. Dated: May 12, 2017. Stephanie Valentine, Acting Director, Information Collection Clearance Division, Office of the Chief Privacy Officer, Office of Management. [FR Doc. 2017–09964 Filed 5–16–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4000–01–P DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION [Docket No.: ED–2017–ICCD–0023] Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; Comment Request; EDGAR Recordkeeping and Reporting Requirements Office of the Secretary (OS), Department of Education (ED). ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, ED is proposing an extension of an existing information collection. DATES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before June 16, 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– 2017–ICCD–0023. 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 224–82, Washington, DC 20202–4537. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For specific questions related to collection activities, please contact Alfreida Pettiford, 202–245–6110. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Department of Education (ED), in SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00011 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 22653 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: EDGAR Recordkeeping and Reporting Requirements. OMB Control Number: 1894–0009. Type of Review: An extension of an existing information collection. Respondents/Affected Public: State, Local and Tribal Governments, Not-forprofit Institutions. Total Estimated Number of Annual Responses: 4,988. Total Estimated Number of Annual Burden Hours: 22,448. Abstract: The Education Department General Administrative Regulations (EDGAR) contain several requirements that grantees maintain certain types of records related to their grants and to report or submit certain information to the Department. Part 74 of EDGAR applies to Institutions of Higher Education, nonprofit organizations, and hospitals. Additionally, under 34 CFR 75.261, all types of grantees including State Educational Agencies, Local Educational Agencies, and Federally Recognized Indian Tribal Governments may follow the regulations in 34 CFR 74.25(e)(2) regarding extension of a project period. Section 74.25(e)(2) allows grantees to initiate a one-time extension of their projects’ expiration date of up to 12 months without prior approval from the Department of Education. These grantee requirements E:\FR\FM\17MYN1.SGM 17MYN1 22654 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 94 / Wednesday, May 17, 2017 / Notices are necessary for the effective administration and monitoring of grant projects. Dated: May 11, 2017. Stephanie Valentine, Acting Director, Information Collection Clearance Division, Office of the Chief Privacy Officer, Office of Management. [FR Doc. 2017–09915 Filed 5–16–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4000–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Electricity Advisory Committee Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability, Department of Energy. ACTION: Notice of open meeting. AGENCY: This notice announces a meeting of the Electricity Advisory Committee. The Federal Advisory Committee Act requires that public notice of these meetings be announced in the Federal Register. DATES: Wednesday, June 7, 2017, 1:00 p.m.–6:00 p.m. EST, Thursday, June 8, 2017, 8:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m. EST. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association, 4301 Wilson Blvd., Arlington, VA 22203. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Matthew Rosenbaum, Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability, U.S. Department of Energy, Forrestal Building, Room 8G–017, 1000 Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20585; Telephone: (202) 586–1060 or email: matthew.rosenbaum@hq.doe.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Purpose of the Committee: The Electricity Advisory Committee (EAC) was re-established in July 2010, in accordance with the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA), as amended, 5 U.S.C., App.2, to provide advice to the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) in implementing the Energy Policy Act of 2005, executing the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007, and modernizing the nation’s electricity delivery infrastructure. The EAC is composed of individuals of diverse background selected for their technical expertise and experience, established records of distinguished professional service, and their knowledge of issues that pertain to electricity. Tentative Agenda: The meeting of the EAC is expected to include an update on the programs and initiatives of the DOE’s Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability and the Grid nlaroche on DSK30NT082PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 15:18 May 16, 2017 Jkt 241001 Modernization Laboratory Consortium. The meeting is also expected to include a presentation from the new Administration, as well as panels or presentations with associated discussions on gas-electric integration, power sector vulnerabilities, advances in energy storage for system reliability and resiliency, new applications for storage and microgrids, and regional resiliency and security with bulk storage. Additionally, the meeting is expected to include a discussion of the plans and activities of the Smart Grid Subcommittee, Power Delivery Subcommittee, Energy Storage Subcommittee, and the Grid Modernization Working Group. Tentative Agenda: June 7, 2017 12:00 p.m.–1:00 p.m. Registration 1:00 p.m.–1:15 p.m. Welcome, Introductions, Developments since the March 2017 Meeting 1:15 p.m.–1:30 p.m. Update on the DOE Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability’s Programs and Initiatives 1:30 p.m.–2:10 p.m. Presentation from New Administration and EAC Discussion 2:10 p.m.–2:45 p.m. Update on the Grid Modernization Laboratory Consortium Program and Initiatives 2:45 p.m.–3:00 p.m. Break 3:00 p.m.–4:30 p.m. Panel Session: Gas-Electric Integration 4:30 p.m.–4:45 p.m. Break 4:45 p.m.–5:00 p.m. EAC Power Delivery Subcommittee Activities and Plans 5:00 p.m.–5:20 p.m. EAC Smart Grid Subcommittee Activities and Plans 5:20 p.m.–5:40 p.m. EAC Energy Storage Subcommittee Activities and Plans 5:40 p.m.–6:00 p.m. Grid Modernization Working Group Activities and Plans Tentative Agenda: June 8, 2017 8:00 a.m.–8:15 a.m. Welcome: Overview of Energy Storage Session during the EAC June 2017 Meeting 8:15 a.m.–8:45 a.m. Session Scope and Objectives: Overview of Energy Storage and Key Trends 8:45 a.m.–9:45 a.m. Power Sector Vulnerabilities: Panel and Discussion 9:45 a.m.–10:00 a.m. Break 10:00 a.m.–11:15 a.m. Advances in Energy Storage for System Reliability: Panel and Discussion 11:15 a.m.–11:45 a.m. Break for Lunch (not provided) 11:45 a.m.–1:00 p.m. Storage and Microgrids—New Applications: Panel and Discussion 1:00 p.m.–1:30 p.m. Regional PO 00000 Frm 00012 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Resiliency and Security with Bulk Storage: Presentation and Discussion 1:30 p.m.–2:45 p.m. Takeaways and Key Themes: Facilitated Discussion 2:45 p.m.–2:55 p.m. Public Comments 2:55 p.m.–3:00 p.m. Wrap-up and Adjourn June 2017 Meeting of the EAC The meeting agenda may change to accommodate EAC business. For EAC agenda updates, see the EAC Web site at: http://energy.gov/oe/services/ electricity-advisory-committee-eac. Public Participation: The EAC welcomes the attendance of the public at its meetings. Individuals who wish to offer public comments at the EAC meeting may do so on Thursday, June 8, 2017, but must register at the registration table in advance. Approximately 10 minutes will be reserved for public comments. Time allotted per speaker will depend on the number who wish to speak but is not expected to exceed three minutes. Anyone who is not able to attend the meeting, or for whom the allotted public comments time is insufficient to address pertinent issues with the EAC, is invited to send a written statement to Mr. Matthew Rosenbaum. You may submit comments, identified by ‘‘Electricity Advisory Committee Open Meeting,’’ by any of the following methods: • Mail/Hand Delivery/Courier: Matthew Rosenbaum, Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability, U.S. Department of Energy, Forrestal Building, Room 8G–017, 1000 Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20585. • Email: matthew.rosenbaum@ hq.doe.gov. Include ‘‘Electricity Advisory Committee Open Meeting’’ in the subject line of the message. • Federal eRulemaking Portal: http:// www.regulations.gov. Follow the instructions for submitting comments. Instructions: All submissions received must include the agency name and identifier. All comments received will be posted without change to http:// energy.gov/oe/services/electricityadvisory-committee-eac, including any personal information provided. • Docket: For access to the docket, to read background documents or comments received, go to http:// energy.gov/oe/services/electricityadvisory-committee-eac. The following electronic file formats are acceptable: Microsoft Word (.doc), Corel Word Perfect (.wpd), Adobe Acrobat (.pdf), Rich Text Format (.rtf), plain text (.txt), Microsoft Excel (.xls), and Microsoft PowerPoint (.ppt). If you E:\FR\FM\17MYN1.SGM 17MYN1

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[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 94 (Wednesday, May 17, 2017)]
[Notices]
[Pages 22653-22654]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
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DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

[Docket No.: ED-2017-ICCD-0023]


Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the 
Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; Comment 
Request; EDGAR Recordkeeping and Reporting Requirements

AGENCY: Office of the Secretary (OS), Department of Education (ED).

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, ED is 
proposing an extension of an existing information collection.

DATES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before 
June 16, 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-2017-ICCD-
0023. 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 224-82, 
Washington, DC 20202-4537.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For specific questions related to 
collection activities, please contact Alfreida Pettiford, 202-245-6110.

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: EDGAR Recordkeeping and Reporting 
Requirements.
    OMB Control Number: 1894-0009.
    Type of Review: An extension of an existing information collection.
    Respondents/Affected Public: State, Local and Tribal Governments, 
Not-for-profit Institutions.
    Total Estimated Number of Annual Responses: 4,988.
    Total Estimated Number of Annual Burden Hours: 22,448.
    Abstract: The Education Department General Administrative 
Regulations (EDGAR) contain several requirements that grantees maintain 
certain types of records related to their grants and to report or 
submit certain information to the Department. Part 74 of EDGAR applies 
to Institutions of Higher Education, nonprofit organizations, and 
hospitals. Additionally, under 34 CFR 75.261, all types of grantees 
including State Educational Agencies, Local Educational Agencies, and 
Federally Recognized Indian Tribal Governments may follow the 
regulations in 34 CFR 74.25(e)(2) regarding extension of a project 
period. Section 74.25(e)(2) allows grantees to initiate a one-time 
extension of their projects' expiration date of up to 12 months without 
prior approval from the Department of Education. These grantee 
requirements

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are necessary for the effective administration and monitoring of grant 
projects.

    Dated: May 11, 2017.
Stephanie Valentine,
Acting Director, Information Collection Clearance Division, Office of 
the Chief Privacy Officer, Office of Management.
[FR Doc. 2017-09915 Filed 5-16-17; 8:45 am]
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