60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: National Security Language Initiative for Youth Evaluation, 18627-18628 [2019-08801]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 84 / Wednesday, May 1, 2019 / Notices pilot period for the Plan that was recently approved on a permanent basis. The proposal would continue to ensure that the Exchange continues to maintain written policies and procedures reasonably designed to comply with the Plan without implicating any competitive issues. C. Self-Regulatory Organization’s Statement on Comments on the Proposed Rule Change Received From Members, Participants, or Others No written comments were solicited or received with respect to the proposed rule change. jbell on DSK30RV082PROD with NOTICES III. Date of Effectiveness of the Proposed Rule Change and Timing for Commission Action The Exchange has filed the proposed rule change pursuant to Section 19(b)(3)(A)(iii) of the Act 11 and Rule 19b–4(f)(6) thereunder.12 Because the proposed rule change does not: (i) Significantly affect the protection of investors or the public interest; (ii) impose any significant burden on competition; and (iii) become operative prior to 30 days from the date on which it was filed, or such shorter time as the Commission may designate, if consistent with the protection of investors and the public interest, the proposed rule change has become effective pursuant to Section 19(b)(3)(A) of the Act and Rule 19b–4(f)(6)(iii) thereunder. A proposed rule change filed under Rule 19b–4(f)(6) 13 normally does not become operative prior to 30 days after the date of the filing. However, pursuant to Rule 19b4(f)(6)(iii),14 the Commission may designate a shorter time if such action is consistent with the protection of investors and the public interest. The Exchange has asked the Commission to waive the 30-day operative delay so that the proposal may become operative immediately upon filing. The Commission believes that waiving the 30-day operative delay is consistent with the protection of investors and the public interest because the Commission approved making the Plan pilot permanent on April 11, 2019, and therefore the Exchange’s proposed changes to its rules reflecting that the Plan is now permanent should go into effect immediately. Therefore, the Commission hereby waives the 30-day operative delay and designates the 11 15 U.S.C. 78s(b)(3)(A)(iii). 12 17 CFR 240.19b–4(f)(6). 13 17 CFR 240.19b–4(f)(6). 14 17 CFR 240.19b–4(f)(6)(iii). VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:24 Apr 30, 2019 Jkt 247001 proposed rule change to be operative upon filing with the Commission.15 At any time within 60 days of the filing of such proposed rule change, the Commission summarily may temporarily suspend such rule change if it appears to the Commission that such action is necessary or appropriate in the public interest, for the protection of investors, or otherwise in furtherance of the purposes of the Act. If the Commission takes such action, the Commission shall institute proceedings under Section 19(b)(2)(B) 16 of the Act to determine whether the proposed rule change should be approved or disapproved. IV. Solicitation of Comments Interested persons are invited to submit written data, views, and arguments concerning the foregoing, including whether the proposed rule change is consistent with the Act. Comments may be submitted by any of the following methods: Electronic Comments • Use the Commission’s internet comment form (http://www.sec.gov/ rules/sro.shtml); or • Send an email to rule-comments@ sec.gov. Please include File Number SR– NYSEARCA–2019–29 on the subject line. Paper Comments • Send paper comments in triplicate to: Secretary, Securities and Exchange Commission, 100 F Street NE, Washington, DC 20549–1090. All submissions should refer to File Number SR–NYSEARCA–2019–29. This file number should be included on the subject line if email is used. To help the Commission process and review your comments more efficiently, please use only one method. The Commission will post all comments on the Commission’s internet website (http://www.sec.gov/ rules/sro.shtml). Copies of the submission, all subsequent amendments, all written statements with respect to the proposed rule change that are filed with the Commission, and all written communications relating to the proposed rule change between the Commission and any person, other than those that may be withheld from the public in accordance with the provisions of 5 U.S.C. 552, will be available for website viewing and 15 For purposes only of waiving the operative delay for this proposal, the Commission has considered the proposed rule’s impact on efficiency, competition, and capital formation. See 15 U.S.C. 78c(f). 16 15 U.S.C. 78s(b)(2)(B). PO 00000 Frm 00154 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 18627 printing in the Commission’s Public Reference Room, 100 F Street NE, Washington, DC 20549 on official business days between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. Copies of the filing also will be available for inspection and copying at the principal office of the Exchange. All comments received will be posted without change. Persons submitting comments are cautioned that we do not redact or edit personal identifying information from comment submissions. You should submit only information that you wish to make available publicly. All submissions should refer to File Number SR–NYSEARCA–2019–29 and should be submitted on or before May 22, 2019. For the Commission, by the Division of Trading and Markets, pursuant to delegated authority.17 Eduardo A. Aleman, Deputy Secretary. [FR Doc. 2019–08782 Filed 4–30–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8011–01–P DEPARTMENT OF STATE [Public Notice 10661] 60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: National Security Language Initiative for Youth Evaluation Notice of request for public comment. ACTION: The Department of State is seeking Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval for the information collection described below. In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, we are requesting comments on this collection from all interested individuals and organizations. The purpose of this notice is to allow 60 days for public comment preceding submission of the collection to OMB. DATES: The Department will accept comments from the public up to July 1, 2019. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments by the following method: • Web: Persons with access to the internet may comment on this notice by going to www.Regulations.gov. You can search for the document by entering ‘‘Docket Number: DOS–2019–0001’’ in the Search field. Then click the ‘‘Comment Now’’ button and complete the comment form. You must include the DS form number (if applicable), information SUMMARY: 17 17 E:\FR\FM\01MYN1.SGM CFR 200.30–3(a)(12). 01MYN1 jbell on DSK30RV082PROD with NOTICES 18628 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 84 / Wednesday, May 1, 2019 / Notices collection title, and the OMB control number in any correspondence. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Direct requests for additional information regarding the collection listed in this notice, including requests for copies of the proposed collection instrument and supporting documents, may be sent to Natalie Donahue, Chief of Evaluation, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, [insert mailing address here], who may be reached at (202) 632–6193 or DonahueNR@ state.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: • Title of Information Collection: NSLI–Y Evaluation. • OMB Control Number: None. • Type of Request: New collection. • Originating Office: Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA/P/V). • Form Number: No form. • Respondents: NSLI–Y program alumni, their parents, local program coordinators or resident directors, and a small sample of U.S. high school teachers and administrators. • Estimated Number of Alumni Survey Respondents: 5,390. • Estimated Number of Alumni Survey Responses: 1,797. • Average Time per Alumni Survey: 11.3 minutes. • Total Estimated Alumni Survey Burden Time: 338.4 hours. • Estimated Number of Parent Survey Respondents: 10,780. • Estimated Number of Parent Survey Responses: 701. • Average Time per Parent Survey: 8.6 minutes. • Total Estimated Parent Survey Burden Time: 100.5 hours. • Estimated Number of Alumni Focus Group Participants: 135. • Average Time per Alumni Focus Group: 1.5 hours. • Total Estimated Alumni Focus Group Burden Time: 202.5 hours. • Estimated Number of Parent Focus Group Participants: 108. • Average Time per Parent Focus Group: 1.5 hours. • Total Estimated Parent Focus Group Burden Time: 162 hours. • Estimated Number of Local Coordinator/Resident Director Key Informant Interviews: 35. • Average Time per Local Coordinator/Resident Director Key Informant: 60 minutes. • Total Estimated Local Coordinator/ Resident Director Key Informant Burden Time: 35 hours. • Estimated Number of High School Teacher/Administrator Key Informant Interviews: 25. • Average Time per High School Teacher/Administrator Key Informant: 35 minutes. VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:24 Apr 30, 2019 Jkt 247001 • Total Estimated High School Teacher/Administrator Key Informant Burden Time: 14.6 hours. • Total Estimated Burden Time: 853 annual hours. • Frequency: Once • Obligation to Respond: Voluntary We are soliciting public comments to permit the Department to: • Evaluate whether the proposed information collection is necessary for the proper functions of the Department. • Evaluate the accuracy of our estimate of the time and cost burden for this proposed collection, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used. • Enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected. • Minimize the reporting burden on those who are to respond, including the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. Please note that comments submitted in response to this Notice are public record. Before including any detailed personal information, you should be aware that your comments as submitted, including your personal information, will be available for public review. Abstract of Proposed Collection The National Security Language Initiative for Youth (NSLI–Y) is a scholarship program to enable American students aged 15–18 to study less commonly taught languages (Arabic, Chinese, Hindi, Indonesian, Korean, Persian, Russian, and Turkish) in summer or academic-year long programs in a variety of countries. In addition to increased language proficiency, participants gain understanding of their host country and its culture. This program is funded pursuant to the Mutual Educational and Cultural Exchanges Act of 1961 (22 U.S.C. 2451– 2464). In order to assess the efficacy and impact of NSLI–Y, the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) intends to conduct an evaluation of the program, which will include collection of data from program alumni between 2008 and 2017, their parents, a small sample of U.S. high school teachers and administrators, and local program coordinators and resident directors. As the NSLI–Y program has been run for more than 10 years, ECA is conducting this evaluation to determine the extent to which the program is achieving its long-term goals. In order to do so, ECA has contracted Dexis Consulting Group to conduct surveys and focus groups with alumni and their parents and in- PO 00000 Frm 00155 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 depth interviews with local program coordinators/resident directors and the sample of U.S. high school teachers and administrators. Methodology As baseline information is limited to the participants’ language proficiency tests, it is necessary to collection information directly from program alumni to assess the impact of the NSLI–Y experience beyond language proficiency. As one source of information is potentially biased and limited, additional perspectives will be sought from their parents, who in most cases will have observed any changes in their children after program participation. As some information is easily collected via survey, both of these groups will receive online surveys, but a small number will also be invited to participate in focus groups in 6 cities to be selected (based on where the greatest concentrations of alumni currently reside) to explore key issues in greater depth. Local program coordinators/ resident directors will also have identified changes in students over the period of their participation, and therefore, we propose to conduct individual interviews with them. Finally, the Department wishes to understand better the challenges for students in applying for and accepting scholarships, particularly related to participants’ ability to obtain high school credit for their academic experience overseas. As these individuals’ perspectives and state and district regulations may differ and to minimize the burden on these respondents, individual interviews will be conducted. Aleisha Woodward, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Policy, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, Department of State. [FR Doc. 2019–08801 Filed 4–30–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4710–05–P DEPARTMENT OF STATE [Public Notice 10754] U.S. Department of State Advisory Committee on Private International Law: Notice of Full Committee Meeting The Department of State’s Advisory Committee on Private International Law (ACPIL) will hold annual full committee meeting on Thursday, May 23, 2019 in Washington, DC. 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[Federal Register Volume 84, Number 84 (Wednesday, May 1, 2019)]
[Notices]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2019-08801]


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DEPARTMENT OF STATE

[Public Notice 10661]


60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: National 
Security Language Initiative for Youth Evaluation

ACTION: Notice of request for public comment.

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SUMMARY: The Department of State is seeking Office of Management and 
Budget (OMB) approval for the information collection described below. 
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, we are 
requesting comments on this collection from all interested individuals 
and organizations. The purpose of this notice is to allow 60 days for 
public comment preceding submission of the collection to OMB.

DATES: The Department will accept comments from the public up to July 
1, 2019.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments by the following method:
     Web: Persons with access to the internet may comment on 
this notice by going to www.Regulations.gov. You can search for the 
document by entering ``Docket Number: DOS-2019-0001'' in the Search 
field. Then click the ``Comment Now'' button and complete the comment 
form.
    You must include the DS form number (if applicable), information

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collection title, and the OMB control number in any correspondence.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Direct requests for additional 
information regarding the collection listed in this notice, including 
requests for copies of the proposed collection instrument and 
supporting documents, may be sent to Natalie Donahue, Chief of 
Evaluation, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, [insert mailing 
address here], who may be reached at (202) 632-6193 or 
[email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 
     Title of Information Collection: NSLI-Y Evaluation.
     OMB Control Number: None.
     Type of Request: New collection.
     Originating Office: Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA/
P/V).
     Form Number: No form.
     Respondents: NSLI-Y program alumni, their parents, local 
program coordinators or resident directors, and a small sample of U.S. 
high school teachers and administrators.
     Estimated Number of Alumni Survey Respondents: 5,390.
     Estimated Number of Alumni Survey Responses: 1,797.
     Average Time per Alumni Survey: 11.3 minutes.
     Total Estimated Alumni Survey Burden Time: 338.4 hours.
     Estimated Number of Parent Survey Respondents: 10,780.
     Estimated Number of Parent Survey Responses: 701.
     Average Time per Parent Survey: 8.6 minutes.
     Total Estimated Parent Survey Burden Time: 100.5 hours.
     Estimated Number of Alumni Focus Group Participants: 135.
     Average Time per Alumni Focus Group: 1.5 hours.
     Total Estimated Alumni Focus Group Burden Time: 202.5 
hours.
     Estimated Number of Parent Focus Group Participants: 108.
     Average Time per Parent Focus Group: 1.5 hours.
     Total Estimated Parent Focus Group Burden Time: 162 hours.
     Estimated Number of Local Coordinator/Resident Director 
Key Informant Interviews: 35.
     Average Time per Local Coordinator/Resident Director Key 
Informant: 60 minutes.
     Total Estimated Local Coordinator/Resident Director Key 
Informant Burden Time: 35 hours.
     Estimated Number of High School Teacher/Administrator Key 
Informant Interviews: 25.
     Average Time per High School Teacher/Administrator Key 
Informant: 35 minutes.
     Total Estimated High School Teacher/Administrator Key 
Informant Burden Time: 14.6 hours.
     Total Estimated Burden Time: 853 annual hours.
     Frequency: Once
     Obligation to Respond: Voluntary
    We are soliciting public comments to permit the Department to:
     Evaluate whether the proposed information collection is 
necessary for the proper functions of the Department.
     Evaluate the accuracy of our estimate of the time and cost 
burden for this proposed collection, including the validity of the 
methodology and assumptions used.
     Enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the 
information to be collected.
     Minimize the reporting burden on those who are to respond, 
including the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of 
information technology.
    Please note that comments submitted in response to this Notice are 
public record. Before including any detailed personal information, you 
should be aware that your comments as submitted, including your 
personal information, will be available for public review.

Abstract of Proposed Collection

    The National Security Language Initiative for Youth (NSLI-Y) is a 
scholarship program to enable American students aged 15-18 to study 
less commonly taught languages (Arabic, Chinese, Hindi, Indonesian, 
Korean, Persian, Russian, and Turkish) in summer or academic-year long 
programs in a variety of countries. In addition to increased language 
proficiency, participants gain understanding of their host country and 
its culture. This program is funded pursuant to the Mutual Educational 
and Cultural Exchanges Act of 1961 (22 U.S.C. 2451-2464).
    In order to assess the efficacy and impact of NSLI-Y, the U.S. 
Department of State's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) 
intends to conduct an evaluation of the program, which will include 
collection of data from program alumni between 2008 and 2017, their 
parents, a small sample of U.S. high school teachers and 
administrators, and local program coordinators and resident directors. 
As the NSLI-Y program has been run for more than 10 years, ECA is 
conducting this evaluation to determine the extent to which the program 
is achieving its long-term goals. In order to do so, ECA has contracted 
Dexis Consulting Group to conduct surveys and focus groups with alumni 
and their parents and in-depth interviews with local program 
coordinators/resident directors and the sample of U.S. high school 
teachers and administrators.

Methodology

    As baseline information is limited to the participants' language 
proficiency tests, it is necessary to collection information directly 
from program alumni to assess the impact of the NSLI-Y experience 
beyond language proficiency. As one source of information is 
potentially biased and limited, additional perspectives will be sought 
from their parents, who in most cases will have observed any changes in 
their children after program participation. As some information is 
easily collected via survey, both of these groups will receive online 
surveys, but a small number will also be invited to participate in 
focus groups in 6 cities to be selected (based on where the greatest 
concentrations of alumni currently reside) to explore key issues in 
greater depth. Local program coordinators/resident directors will also 
have identified changes in students over the period of their 
participation, and therefore, we propose to conduct individual 
interviews with them. Finally, the Department wishes to understand 
better the challenges for students in applying for and accepting 
scholarships, particularly related to participants' ability to obtain 
high school credit for their academic experience overseas. As these 
individuals' perspectives and state and district regulations may differ 
and to minimize the burden on these respondents, individual interviews 
will be conducted.

Aleisha Woodward,
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Policy, Bureau of Educational and 
Cultural Affairs, Department of State.
[FR Doc. 2019-08801 Filed 4-30-19; 8:45 am]
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