Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; Comment Request; National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) 2019 and 2020 Long-Term Trend (LTT) Update 2, 35379-35380 [2019-15557]

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[FR Doc. 2019–15547 Filed 7–22–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE P DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION [Docket No.: ED–2019–ICCD–0079] Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; Comment Request; National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) 2019 and 2020 LongTerm Trend (LTT) Update 2 National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), Department of Education (ED). ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, ED is proposing a revision of an existing information collection. DATES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before August 22, 2019. 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– 2019–ICCD–0079. 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. If the regulations.gov site is not available to the public for any reason, ED will temporarily accept comments at ICDocketMgr@ed.gov. Please include the docket ID number and the title of the information collection request when requesting documents or submitting comments. 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, 550 12th Street SW, PCP, Room 9086, Washington, DC 20202–0023. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For specific questions related to collection activities, please contact Kashka SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00011 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 35379 Kubzdela, 202–245–7377 or email NCES.Information.Collections@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) 2019 and 2020 Long-Term Trend (LTT) Update 2. OMB Control Number: 1850–0928. Type of Review: A revision of an existing information collection. Respondents/Affected Public: Individuals or Households. Total Estimated Number of Annual Responses: 642,087. Total Estimated Number of Annual Burden Hours: 322,765. Abstract: 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 E:\FR\FM\23JYN1.SGM 23JYN1 35380 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 141 / Tuesday, July 23, 2019 / Notices 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. The request to conduct NAEP 2019 and 2020 was approved in September 2018 with the latest update to the NAEP 2020 plan, consisting of the Long Term Trend (LTT) assessment to be conducted during the 2019–20 school year, approved in June 2019 (OMB# 1850–0928 v.10–15). The LTT assessments are based on nationally representative samples of 9-, 13-, and 17-year olds, and have been used by NAEP since the early 1970s to provide measures of students’ educational progress over long time periods to allow for analyses of national trends in students’ performance in mathematics and reading. NAEP 2019 data collection has been concluded. This request updates for the 2019–2020 LTT: (a) Communication materials, (b) instructions for entering student information, and (c) the SD and ELL section of the MyNAEP System, and provides for the 2019–2020 LTT: (d) The Spanish Bilingual Student Questionnaires translated from the approved in June 2019 (OMB# 1850– 0928 v.15) English-language versions of the LTT Student Questionnaires. Dated: July 17, 2019. Kate Mullan, PRA Coordinator, Information Collection Clearance Program, Information Management Branch, Office of the Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. 2019–15557 Filed 7–22–19; 8:45 am] jspears on DSK30JT082PROD with NOTICES BILLING CODE 4000–01–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:43 Jul 22, 2019 Jkt 247001 DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Docket No. AD19–5–000] Notice Reporting Costs for Other Federal Agencies’ Administrative Annual Charges for Fiscal Year 2018; Billing Procedures for Annual Charges for the Costs of Other Federal Agencies for Administering Part I of the Federal Power Act 1. The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (Commission) is required to determine the reasonableness of costs incurred by other Federal agencies (OFAs) 1 in connection with their participation in the Commission’s proceedings under the Federal Power Act (FPA) Part I 2 when those agencies seek to include such costs in the administrative charges licensees must pay to reimburse the United States for the cost of administering Part I.3 The Commission’s Order on Remand and Acting on Appeals of Annual Charge Bills 4 determined which costs are eligible to be included in the administrative annual charges. This order also established a process whereby the Commission would annually request each OFA to submit cost data, using a form 5 specifically designed for this purpose. In addition, the order established requirements for detailed cost accounting reports and other documented analyses to explain the cost assumptions contained in the OFAs’ submissions. 2. The Commission has completed its review of the forms and supporting documentation submitted by the U.S. Department of the Interior (Interior), the U.S. Department of Agriculture (Agriculture), and the U.S. Department of Commerce (Commerce) for fiscal year (FY) 2018. This notice reports the costs the Commission included in its administrative annual charges for FY 2019. 1 The OFAs include: The U.S. Department of the Interior (Bureau of Indian Affairs, Bureau of Land Management, Bureau of Reclamation, National Park Service, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Office of the Solicitor, Office of Environmental Policy & Compliance, Office of Hearings and Appeals, and Office of Policy Analysis); the U.S. Department of Agriculture (U.S. Forest Service); the U.S. Department of Commerce (National Marine Fisheries Service); and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. 2 16 U.S.C. 791a–823d (2012). 3 See id. 803(e)(1) and 42 U.S.C. 7178. 4 107 FERC 61,277, order on reh’g, 109 FERC 61,040 (2004). 5 Other Federal Agency Cost Submission Form, available at https://www.ferc.gov/docs-filing/ forms.asp#ofa. PO 00000 Frm 00012 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Scope of Eligible Costs 3. The basis for eligible costs that should be included in the OFAs’ administrative annual charges is prescribed by the Office of Management and Budget’s (OMB) Circular A–25— User Charges and the Federal Accounting Standards Advisory Board’s Statement of Federal Financial Accounting Standards (SFFAS) Number 4—Managerial Cost Accounting Concepts and Standards for the Federal Government. Circular A–25 establishes Federal policy regarding fees assessed for government services and provides specific information on the scope and type of activities subject to user charges. SFFAS Number 4 provides a conceptual framework for federal agencies to determine the full costs of government goods and services. 4. Circular A–25 provides for user charges to be assessed against recipients of special benefits derived from federal activities beyond those received by the general public.6 With regard to licensees, the special benefit derived from federal activities is the license to operate a hydropower project. The guidance provides for the assessment of sufficient user charges to recover the full costs of services associated with these special benefits.7 SFFAS Number 4 defines full costs as the costs of resources consumed by a specific governmental unit that contribute directly or indirectly to a provided service.8 Thus, pursuant to OMB requirements and authoritative accounting guidance, the Commission must base its OFA administrative annual charge on all direct and indirect costs incurred by agencies in administering Part I of the FPA. The special form the Commission designed for this purpose, the ‘‘Other Federal Agency Cost Submission Form,’’ captures the full range of costs recoverable under the FPA and the referenced accounting guidance.9 Commission Review of OFA Cost Submittals 5. The Commission received cost forms and other supporting documentation from the Departments of the Interior, Agriculture, and Commerce. The Commission completed a review of each OFA’s cost submission forms and supporting reports. In its examination of the OFAs’ cost data, the 6 OMB Circular A–25 6. Circular A–25 6.a.2. 8 SFFAS Number 4 7. 9 For the past few years, the form has excluded Other Direct Costs to avoid the possibility of confusion that occurred in earlier years as to whether costs were being entered twice as Other Direct Costs and Overhead. 7 OMB E:\FR\FM\23JYN1.SGM 23JYN1

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DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

[Docket No.: ED-2019-ICCD-0079]


Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the 
Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; Comment 
Request; National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) 2019 and 
2020 Long-Term Trend (LTT) Update 2

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, ED is 
proposing a revision of an existing information collection.

DATES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before 
August 22, 2019.

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-2019-ICCD-
0079. 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. If the regulations.gov 
site is not available to the public for any reason, ED will temporarily 
accept comments at [email protected]. Please include the docket ID 
number and the title of the information collection request when 
requesting documents or submitting comments. 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, 550 12th Street SW, PCP, Room 9086, 
Washington, DC 20202-0023.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For specific questions related to 
collection activities, please contact Kashka Kubzdela, 202-245-7377 or 
email [email protected].

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) 2019 and 2020 Long-Term Trend (LTT) Update 2.
    OMB Control Number: 1850-0928.
    Type of Review: A revision of an existing information collection.
    Respondents/Affected Public: Individuals or Households.
    Total Estimated Number of Annual Responses: 642,087.
    Total Estimated Number of Annual Burden Hours: 322,765.
    Abstract: 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

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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. The request to 
conduct NAEP 2019 and 2020 was approved in September 2018 with the 
latest update to the NAEP 2020 plan, consisting of the Long Term Trend 
(LTT) assessment to be conducted during the 2019-20 school year, 
approved in June 2019 (OMB# 1850-0928 v.10-15). The LTT assessments are 
based on nationally representative samples of 9-, 13-, and 17-year 
olds, and have been used by NAEP since the early 1970s to provide 
measures of students' educational progress over long time periods to 
allow for analyses of national trends in students' performance in 
mathematics and reading. NAEP 2019 data collection has been concluded. 
This request updates for the 2019-2020 LTT: (a) Communication 
materials, (b) instructions for entering student information, and (c) 
the SD and ELL section of the MyNAEP System, and provides for the 2019-
2020 LTT: (d) The Spanish Bilingual Student Questionnaires translated 
from the approved in June 2019 (OMB# 1850-0928 v.15) English-language 
versions of the LTT Student Questionnaires.

    Dated: July 17, 2019.
Kate Mullan,
PRA Coordinator, Information Collection Clearance Program, Information 
Management Branch, Office of the Chief Information Officer.
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