Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; Study of District and School Uses of Federal Education Funds, 70964-70965 [2019-27754]

Download as PDF khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES 70964 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 247 / Thursday, December 26, 2019 / Notices • By Hand Delivery/Courier to the same address; or • Through the Commission’s website at http://comments.cftc.gov. Please follow the instructions for submitting comments through the website. A copy of the supporting statement for the collection of information discussed herein may be obtained by visiting http://RegInfo.gov. All comments must be submitted in English, or if not, accompanied by an English translation. Comments will be posted as received to http:// www.cftc.gov. You should submit only information that you wish to make available publicly. If you wish the Commission to consider information that you believe is exempt from disclosure under the Freedom of Information Act, a petition for confidential treatment of the exempt information may be submitted according to the procedures established in § 145.9 of the Commission’s regulations.1 The Commission reserves the right, but shall have no obligation, to review, prescreen, filter, redact, refuse or remove any or all of your submission from http://www.cftc.gov that it may deem to be inappropriate for publication, such as obscene language. All submissions that have been redacted or removed that contain comments on the merits of the Information Collection Request will be retained in the public comment file and will be considered as required under the Administrative Procedure Act and other applicable laws, and may be accessible under the Freedom of Information Act. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Meghan Tente, Acting Associate Director, Division of Market Oversight, Commodity Futures Trading Commission, (202) 418–5785, email: mtente@cftc.gov, and refer to OMB Control No. 3038–0096. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: Swap Data Recordkeeping and Reporting Requirements (OMB Control No. 3038–0096). This is a request for extension of a currently approved information collection. Abstract: The collection of information is needed to ensure that the CFTC and other regulators have access to swap data as required by the Commodity Exchange Act, as amended by the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (‘‘DoddFrank Act’’). The Dodd-Frank Act directed the CFTC to adopt rules providing for the reporting of data relating to swaps. In 2012, the CFTC adopted Regulation 45, which imposes recordkeeping and reporting 1 17 CFR 145.9. VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:53 Dec 23, 2019 Jkt 250001 requirements relating to pre-enactment and historical swaps. On September 25, 2019, the Commission published in the Federal Register notice of the proposed extension of this information collection and provided 60 days for public comment on the proposed extension, 84 FR 50413 (‘‘60-Day Notice’’) The Commission did not receive any comments on the 60-Day Notice. Burden Statement: Provisions of CFTC Regulations 45.2, 45.3, 45.4, 45.5, 45.6, 45.7, and 45.14 result in information collection requirements within the meaning of the PRA. With respect to the ongoing reporting and recordkeeping burdens associated with swaps, the CFTC believes that swap dealers (‘‘SDs’’), major swap participants (‘‘MSPs’’), and non-SD/ MSP counterparties incur an annual time-burden of 2,279,312 hours. This time-burden represents a proportion of the burden respondents incur to operate and maintain their swap data recordkeeping and reporting systems. The respondent burden for this collection is estimated to be as follows: Estimated Number of Respondents: 1,732. Estimated Average Burden Hours per Respondent: 1,316. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 2,279,312 hours. Frequency of Collection: Ongoing. There are no capital costs or operating and maintenance costs associated with this collection. (Authority: 44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.) Dated: December 18, 2019. Robert Sidman, Deputy Secretary of the Commission. [FR Doc. 2019–27704 Filed 12–23–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6351–01–P DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION [Docket No.: ED–2019–ICCD–0160] Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; Study of District and School Uses of Federal Education Funds Institute of Education Sciences (IES), Department of Education (ED). ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, ED is proposing a new information collection. DATES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before February 24, 2020. ADDRESSES: To access and review all the documents related to the information SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00037 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 collection listed in this notice, please use http://www.regulations.gov by searching the Docket ID number ED– 2019–ICCD–0160. 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 Strategic Collections and Clearance Governance and Strategy Division, U.S. Department of Education, 400 Maryland Ave. SW, LBJ, Room 6W–208B, Washington, DC 20202–4537. For specific questions related to collection activities, please contact Stephanie Stullich, 202–245–6468. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: 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 SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: E:\FR\FM\26DEN1.SGM 26DEN1 khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 247 / Thursday, December 26, 2019 / Notices response to this notice will be considered public records. Title of Collection: Study of District and School Uses of Federal Education Funds. OMB Control Number: 1850–NEW. Type of Review: A new information collection. Respondents/Affected Public: State, Local, and Tribal Governments. Total Estimated Number of Annual Responses: 306. Total Estimated Number of Annual Burden Hours: 306. Abstract: The Study of District and School Uses of Federal Education Funds will examine targeting and resource allocation for five major federal education programs: Part A of Titles I, II, III, and IV of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA)— including school improvement grants provided under Section 1003 of Title I, Part A—as well as Title I, Part B of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). The study will collect detailed fiscal data from a nationally representative sample of 400 school districts, including budgets, plans, expenditure data, and personnel and payroll data. In addition, the study will collect data on allocations to districts and schools to examine how the distribution of funds varies in relation to program goals and student needs; survey district and school officials to explore such issues as the types of services and resources that are provided through the federal funds, coordination across programs, and use of flexibility; conduct interviews in nine site visits to districts to obtain more in-depth data; and analyze fiscal data. This package is the first of two OMB clearance requests for this study. This package requests approval for selection and recruitment of nationally representative samples of school districts and schools and collection of certain preliminary information from states (i.e., lists of subgrantees and suballocation amounts for each program, contact information for district program coordinators for each of the covered ESEA programs, and the state chart of accounts). A future submission will request OMB clearance for the data collection instruments for this study. We anticipate beginning collection of subgrantee lists and other preliminary information in May 2020 and launching the district- and school-level data collection in September 2020. VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:53 Dec 23, 2019 Jkt 250001 Dated: December 18, 2019. Stephanie Valentine, PRA Coordinator, Strategic Collections and Clearance, Governance and Strategy Division, Office of Chief Data Officer, Office of Planning, Evaluation and Policy Development. [FR Doc. 2019–27754 Filed 12–23–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4000–01–P DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION [Docket No.: ED–2019–ICCD–0161] Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; EZAudit: Electronic Submission of Financial Statements and Compliance Audits Federal Student Aid (FSA), 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 February 24, 2020. 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–0161. 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 Strategic Collections and Clearance Governance and Strategy Division, U.S. Department of Education, 400 Maryland Ave SW, LBJ, Room 6W–208D, Washington, DC 20202–4537. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For specific questions related to collection activities, please contact Beth Grebeldinger, 202–377–4018. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Department of Education (ED), in SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00038 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 70965 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. Title of Collection: EZ-Audit: Electronic Submission of Financial Statements and Compliance Audits. OMB Control Number: 1845–0072. Type of Review: A revision of an existing information collection. Respondents/Affected Public: Private Sector, State, Local, and Tribal Governments; Individuals or Households. Total Estimated Number of Annual Responses: 6,632. Total Estimated Number of Annual Burden Hours: 6,016. Abstract: eZ-Audit is a web-based process designed to facilitate the submission of compliance and financial statement audits, expedite the review of those audits by the Department, and provide more timely and useful information to public, non-profit and proprietary institutions regarding the Department’s review. eZ-Audit establishes a uniform process under which all institutions submit directly to the Department any audit required under the Title IV, HEA program regulations. The revisions to this collection is a result of enhancements made to the current system to collect the compliance audits/financial statements in the appropriate format (e.g. revised question text and required uploads) from the foreign institutions that are required to submit audits in accordance to the Department’s regulations and to E:\FR\FM\26DEN1.SGM 26DEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 84, Number 247 (Thursday, December 26, 2019)]
[Notices]
[Pages 70964-70965]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2019-27754]


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DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

[Docket No.: ED-2019-ICCD-0160]


Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; Study 
of District and School Uses of Federal Education Funds

AGENCY: Institute of Education Sciences (IES), Department of Education 
(ED).

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, ED is 
proposing a new information collection.

DATES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before 
February 24, 2020.

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-
0160. 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 Strategic Collections and Clearance Governance and 
Strategy Division, U.S. Department of Education, 400 Maryland Ave. SW, 
LBJ, Room 6W-208B, Washington, DC 20202-4537.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For specific questions related to 
collection activities, please contact Stephanie Stullich, 202-245-6468.

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

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response to this notice will be considered public records.
    Title of Collection: Study of District and School Uses of Federal 
Education Funds.
    OMB Control Number: 1850-NEW.
    Type of Review: A new information collection.
    Respondents/Affected Public: State, Local, and Tribal Governments.
    Total Estimated Number of Annual Responses: 306.
    Total Estimated Number of Annual Burden Hours: 306.
    Abstract: The Study of District and School Uses of Federal 
Education Funds will examine targeting and resource allocation for five 
major federal education programs: Part A of Titles I, II, III, and IV 
of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA)--including school 
improvement grants provided under Section 1003 of Title I, Part A--as 
well as Title I, Part B of the Individuals with Disabilities Education 
Act (IDEA). The study will collect detailed fiscal data from a 
nationally representative sample of 400 school districts, including 
budgets, plans, expenditure data, and personnel and payroll data. In 
addition, the study will collect data on allocations to districts and 
schools to examine how the distribution of funds varies in relation to 
program goals and student needs; survey district and school officials 
to explore such issues as the types of services and resources that are 
provided through the federal funds, coordination across programs, and 
use of flexibility; conduct interviews in nine site visits to districts 
to obtain more in-depth data; and analyze fiscal data.
    This package is the first of two OMB clearance requests for this 
study. This package requests approval for selection and recruitment of 
nationally representative samples of school districts and schools and 
collection of certain preliminary information from states (i.e., lists 
of subgrantees and suballocation amounts for each program, contact 
information for district program coordinators for each of the covered 
ESEA programs, and the state chart of accounts). A future submission 
will request OMB clearance for the data collection instruments for this 
study. We anticipate beginning collection of subgrantee lists and other 
preliminary information in May 2020 and launching the district- and 
school-level data collection in September 2020.

    Dated: December 18, 2019.
Stephanie Valentine,
PRA Coordinator, Strategic Collections and Clearance, Governance and 
Strategy Division, Office of Chief Data Officer, Office of Planning, 
Evaluation and Policy Development.
[FR Doc. 2019-27754 Filed 12-23-19; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 4000-01-P