Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; 2019 Immediate Aid To Restart School Operations, 45135-45136 [2019-18468]

Download as PDF jbell on DSK3GLQ082PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 167 / Wednesday, August 28, 2019 / Notices 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 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: 2019–20 National Postsecondary Student Aid Study (NPSAS:20). OMB Control Number: 1850–0666. Type of Review: A revision of an existing information collection. Respondents/Affected Public: Individuals or Households. Total Estimated Number of Annual Responses: 111,614. Total Estimated Number of Annual Burden Hours: 131,801. VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:14 Aug 27, 2019 Jkt 247001 Abstract: The 2019–20 National Postsecondary Student Aid Study (NPSAS:20) is a nationally representative cross-sectional study of how students and their families finance education beyond high school in a given academic year. NPSAS is conducted by the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) and was first implemented by NCES during the 1986– 87 academic year and has been fielded every 3 to 4 years since. This request is to conduct the 11th cycle in the NPSAS series during the 2019–20 academic year. NPSAS:20 will be both nationallyand state-representative and will serve as the base year data collection for the 2020 cohort of the Beginning Postsecondary Students Longitudinal Study (BPS:20), a study of first-time beginning postsecondary students that will be conducted three years (BPS:20/ 22) and six years (BPS:20/25) after beginning their postsecondary education. NPSAS:20 will consist of a nationally-representative sample of undergraduate and graduate students, and a nationally-representative sample of first-time beginning students (FTBs). Subsets of questions in the NPSAS:20 student interview will focus on describing aspects of the experience of beginning students in their first year of postsecondary education, including student debt and education experiences. This request is to conduct all activities related to NPSAS:20, and thus this submission covers materials and procedures related to: The NPSAS:20 student data collection, consisting of abstraction of student data from institutions and a student survey; panel maintenance activities for a NPSAS:2020 follow-up field test (for BPS:20/22); and carries over respondent burden, procedures, and materials related to the NPSAS:20 institution sampling, enrollment list collection, and matching to administrative data files as approved by OMB in July and anticipated change request in September 2019 (OMB#1859–0666 v.23–24). The NPSAS:20 enrollment list collection from institutions will take place from October 2019 through July 2020, the student records collection will take place from February through November 2020, and the student survey data collection will take place from January through November 2020. Dated: August 23, 2019. Kate Mullan, PRA Coordinator, Information Collection Clearance Program, Information Management Branch, Office of the Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. 2019–18526 Filed 8–27–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4000–01–P PO 00000 Frm 00016 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 45135 DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION [Docket No.: ED–2019–ICCD–0100] Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; 2019 Immediate Aid To Restart School Operations Office of Elementary and Secondary Education (OESE), Department of Education (ED). ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, ED is requesting the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to conduct an emergency review of a new information collection. DATES: Approval by the OMB has been requested by before August 30, 2019. A regular clearance process is also hereby being initiated. Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before October 28, 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–0100. 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 Molly Budman, 202–453–5791. 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 SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\28AUN1.SGM 28AUN1 jbell on DSK3GLQ082PROD with NOTICES 45136 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 167 / Wednesday, August 28, 2019 / Notices 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: 2019 Immediate Aid to Restart School Operations. OMB Control Number: 1810–NEW. Type of Review: A new information collection. Respondents/Affected Public: State, Local, and Tribal Governments. Total Estimated Number of Annual Responses: 31. Total Estimated Number of Annual Burden Hours: 1,240. Abstract: This is an emergency collection request for 2019 Immediate Aid to Restart School Operations. The Additional Supplemental Appropriations for Disaster Relief Act, 2019 (Pub. L. 116–20, hereafter referred to as the Disaster Supplemental) was signed into law by President Trump on June 6, 2019. The law provides $165 million for education-related disaster recovery activities for certain natural disasters in 2018 and 2019 for which a major disaster or emergency (covered disasters) has been declared by the President. The Department of Education plans to use the discretion afforded to the Secretary by the Disaster Supplemental to implement four programs: Immediate Aid to Restart School Operations program (Restart), Emergency Impact Aid for Displaced Students (EIA), Emergency Assistance to Institutions of Higher Education program (Emergency Assistance to IHEs), and Project School Emergency Response to Violence (Project SERV). Under this request, the Department is seeking emergency clearance for the 2019 Restart Program. Under this program, the Department will award VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:14 Aug 27, 2019 Jkt 247001 Restart funding to SEAs, which, in turn, will provide assistance to LEAs to defray expenses related to the restart of operations in, the reopening of, and the re-enrollment of students in elementary and secondary schools that serve an area affected by a covered disaster. Due to the severe impact (e.g., physical, social, emotional) of the covered programs and the degree to which they have disrupted teaching and learning, we are requesting emergency clearance by August 30, 2019. In light of the late enactment of the Disaster Supplemental and the fact that the 2018–2019 school year is effectively over, it is critical that these data are collected quickly, to enable ED to make timely payments and provide necessary relief. Additional Information: An emergency clearance approval for the use of the system is described below due to the following conditions: The Additional Supplemental Appropriations for Disaster Relief Act of 2019, signed into law by President Trump on June 06, 2019, included new funding to support disaster relief. The U.S. Department of Education (Department) will award up to $165 million to assist K–12 schools and school districts in meeting the educational needs of students affected by Hurricanes Florence and Michael, Typhoon Mangkhut, Super Typhoon Yutu, and wildfires, earthquakes, and volcanic eruptions occurring in calendar year 2018 and tornadoes and floods occurring in calendar year 2019 in those areas for which a major disaster or emergency is declared under section 401 or 501 of the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Act (42 U.S.C. 5170 and 5190).This disaster assistance will help schools and school districts return to their full capabilities as quickly and effectively as possible. Pursuant to 5 CFR 1320.13, the Department requests that OMB review and approved this collection by August 30, 2019 under its emergency procedures, based on harm to public due to an unanticipated/unforeseen natural disaster event that occurred beyond ED’s control. Dated: August 22, 2019. Kate Mullan, PRA Coordinator, Information Collection Clearance Program, Information Management Branch, Office of the Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. 2019–18468 Filed 8–27–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4000–01–P PO 00000 Frm 00017 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION [Docket No.: ED–2019–ICCD–0101] Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; 2019 Temporary Emergency Impact Aid for Displaced Students Office of Elementary and Secondary Education (OESE), Department of Education (ED). ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, ED is requesting the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to conduct an emergency review of a new information collection. DATES: Approval by the OMB has been requested by before August 30, 2019. A regular clearance process is also hereby being initiated. Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before October 28, 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–0101. 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 Christopher Tate, 202–453–6047. 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 SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\28AUN1.SGM 28AUN1

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DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

[Docket No.: ED-2019-ICCD-0100]


Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; 2019 
Immediate Aid To Restart School Operations

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

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, ED is 
requesting the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to conduct an 
emergency review of a new information collection.

DATES: Approval by the OMB has been requested by before August 30, 
2019. A regular clearance process is also hereby being initiated. 
Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before October 
28, 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-
0100. 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 Molly Budman, 202-453-5791.

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

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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: 2019 Immediate Aid to Restart School 
Operations.
    OMB Control Number: 1810-NEW.
    Type of Review: A new information collection.
    Respondents/Affected Public: State, Local, and Tribal Governments.
    Total Estimated Number of Annual Responses: 31.
    Total Estimated Number of Annual Burden Hours: 1,240.
    Abstract: This is an emergency collection request for 2019 
Immediate Aid to Restart School Operations. The Additional Supplemental 
Appropriations for Disaster Relief Act, 2019 (Pub. L. 116-20, hereafter 
referred to as the Disaster Supplemental) was signed into law by 
President Trump on June 6, 2019. The law provides $165 million for 
education-related disaster recovery activities for certain natural 
disasters in 2018 and 2019 for which a major disaster or emergency 
(covered disasters) has been declared by the President.
    The Department of Education plans to use the discretion afforded to 
the Secretary by the Disaster Supplemental to implement four programs: 
Immediate Aid to Restart School Operations program (Restart), Emergency 
Impact Aid for Displaced Students (EIA), Emergency Assistance to 
Institutions of Higher Education program (Emergency Assistance to 
IHEs), and Project School Emergency Response to Violence (Project 
SERV).
    Under this request, the Department is seeking emergency clearance 
for the 2019 Restart Program. Under this program, the Department will 
award Restart funding to SEAs, which, in turn, will provide assistance 
to LEAs to defray expenses related to the restart of operations in, the 
reopening of, and the re-enrollment of students in elementary and 
secondary schools that serve an area affected by a covered disaster.
    Due to the severe impact (e.g., physical, social, emotional) of the 
covered programs and the degree to which they have disrupted teaching 
and learning, we are requesting emergency clearance by August 30, 2019. 
In light of the late enactment of the Disaster Supplemental and the 
fact that the 2018-2019 school year is effectively over, it is critical 
that these data are collected quickly, to enable ED to make timely 
payments and provide necessary relief.
    Additional Information: An emergency clearance approval for the use 
of the system is described below due to the following conditions:
    The Additional Supplemental Appropriations for Disaster Relief Act 
of 2019, signed into law by President Trump on June 06, 2019, included 
new funding to support disaster relief. The U.S. Department of 
Education (Department) will award up to $165 million to assist K-12 
schools and school districts in meeting the educational needs of 
students affected by Hurricanes Florence and Michael, Typhoon Mangkhut, 
Super Typhoon Yutu, and wildfires, earthquakes, and volcanic eruptions 
occurring in calendar year 2018 and tornadoes and floods occurring in 
calendar year 2019 in those areas for which a major disaster or 
emergency is declared under section 401 or 501 of the Robert T. 
Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Act (42 U.S.C. 5170 and 
5190).This disaster assistance will help schools and school districts 
return to their full capabilities as quickly and effectively as 
possible. Pursuant to 5 CFR 1320.13, the Department requests that OMB 
review and approved this collection by August 30, 2019 under its 
emergency procedures, based on harm to public due to an unanticipated/
unforeseen natural disaster event that occurred beyond ED's control.

    Dated: August 22, 2019.
Kate Mullan,
PRA Coordinator, Information Collection Clearance Program, Information 
Management Branch, Office of the Chief Information Officer.
[FR Doc. 2019-18468 Filed 8-27-19; 8:45 am]
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