Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; Statewide Longitudinal Data System (SLDS) Survey 2020-2022, 2411-2412 [2020-00460]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 10 / Wednesday, January 15, 2020 / Notices II. Method of Collection Respondents can submit discrepancy reports electronically or by telephone (888–990–6622). III. Data OMB Control Number: 0648–0007. Form Number(s): None. Type of Review: Regular submission (Revision of a currently approved collection). Affected Public: Business or other for profit; individuals or households; not for-profit institutions; federal government; state, local or tribal government. Estimated Number of Respondents: 900. Estimated Time per Response: 10 min. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 150. Estimated Total Annual Cost to Public: $0 in record keeping/reporting costs. IV. Request for Comments Comments are invited on: (a) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information shall have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden (including hours and cost) of the proposed collection of information; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on respondents, including through the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized and/or included in the request for OMB approval of this information collection; they also will become a matter of public record. Sheleen Dumas, Department PRA Clearance Officer, Office of the Chief Information Officer, Commerce Department. [FR Doc. 2020–00507 Filed 1–14–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–JE–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request The Department of Commerce will submit to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for clearance the following proposal for collection of VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:18 Jan 14, 2020 Jkt 250001 information under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35). Agency: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). Title: Natural Resource Damage Assessment Restoration Project Information Sheet. OMB Control Number: 0648–0497. Form Number(s): None. Type of Request: Regular (extension of a currently approved information collection). Number of Respondents: 55. Average Hours per Response: Reports 20 minutes, updates 10 minutes. Burden Hours: 43. Needs and Uses: This request is for an extension of a currently approved information collection. The purpose of this information collection is to assist state and federal Natural Resource Trustees in more efficiently carrying out the restoration planning phase of Natural Resource Damage Assessments (NRDA), in compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) of 1969, 42 U.S.C. 4321–4370d; 40 CFR 1500–1500 and other federal and local statutes and regulations as applicable. The NRDA Restoration Project Information Sheet is designed to facilitate the collection of information on existing, planned, or proposed restoration projects. This information will be used by the Natural Resource Trustees to develop potential restoration alternatives for natural resource injuries and service losses requiring restoration, during the restoration planning phase of the NRDA process. Affected Public: State, local, or tribal governments; individuals or households; business or other for-profits organizations; not-for-profit institutions; farms; and the federal government. Frequency: Annually and on occasion. Respondent’s Obligation: Voluntary. This information collection request may be viewed at reginfo.gov. Follow the instructions to view Department of Commerce collections currently under review by OMB. Written comments and recommendations for the proposed information collection should be sent within 30 days of publication of this notice to OIRA_Submission@ omb.eop.gov or fax to (202) 395–5806. Sheleen Dumas, Department PRA Clearance Officer, Office of the Chief Information Officer, Commerce Department. [FR Doc. 2020–00462 Filed 1–14–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P PO 00000 Frm 00029 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 2411 DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION [Docket No.: ED–2020–SCC–0010] Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; Statewide Longitudinal Data System (SLDS) Survey 2020–2022 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 March 16, 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– 2020–SCC–0010. 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 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 SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\15JAN1.SGM 15JAN1 jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES 2412 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 10 / Wednesday, January 15, 2020 / Notices 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: Statewide Longitudinal Data System (SLDS) Survey 2020–2022. OMB Control Number: 1850–0933. Type of Review: A revision of an existing information collection. Respondents/Affected Public: State, Local, and Tribal Governments. Total Estimated Number of Annual Responses: 112. Total Estimated Number of Annual Burden Hours: 140. Abstract: As authorized by the Educational Technical Assistance Act of 2002, Title II, the Statewide Longitudinal Data Systems (SLDS) Grant Program has awarded competitive, cooperative agreement grants to states since 2005. Through grants and a growing range of services and resources, the program has helped propel the successful design, development, implementation, and expansion of K12 and P–20W (early learning through the workforce) longitudinal data systems. These systems are intended to enhance the ability of States to efficiently and accurately manage, analyze, and use education data, including individual student records. The SLDSs should help states, districts, schools, educators, and other stakeholders to make datainformed decisions to improve student learning and outcomes; as well as to facilitate research to increase student achievement and close achievement gaps. The SLDS grants extend for three to five years for up to twenty million dollars per grantee, and grantees are obligated to submit annual reports and a final report on the development and implementation of their systems. All 50 states, five territories, and the District of Columbia are eligible to apply, and each state can apply multiple times to VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:18 Jan 14, 2020 Jkt 250001 develop different aspects of their data system. Since November 2005, 97 grants have been awarded. In addition to the grants, the program offers many services and resources to assist education agencies with SLDS-related work. Best practices, lessons learned, and nonproprietary products/solutions developed by recipients of these grants and other states are disseminated to aid all state and local education agencies. The request to formalize the annual SLDS Interim Progress Report (IPR) as the SLDS Survey, intended to provide insight on state and U.S. territory SLDS capacity for automated linking of K–12, teacher, postsecondary, workforce, career and technical education (CTE), adult education, and early childhood data, and to conduct the annual SLDS Survey from 2017 through 2019 was approved in February 2017 with the latest change request approved in August 2019 (1850–0933 v.1–7). The SLDS Survey helps inform ongoing evaluation and targeted technical assistance efforts to enhance the quality of the SLDS Program’s support to states. This request is to conduct the annual SLDS Survey from 2020 through 2022, and introduces a new online form for data collection. Dated: January 9, 2020. Stephanie Valentine, PRA Coordinator, Strategic Collections and Clearance, Governance and Strategy Division, Office of Chief Data Officer. [FR Doc. 2020–00460 Filed 1–14–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4000–01–P DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION [Docket No.: ED–2019–ICCD–0139] Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Federal Student Aid User Experience Design Research Generic Clearance Federal Student Aid (FSA), 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 14, 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–0139. Comments submitted in response to this notice should be SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00030 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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 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: Federal Student Aid User Experience Design Research Generic Clearance. OMB Control Number: 1845—New. E:\FR\FM\15JAN1.SGM 15JAN1

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[Federal Register Volume 85, Number 10 (Wednesday, January 15, 2020)]
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DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

[Docket No.: ED-2020-SCC-0010]


Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; 
Statewide Longitudinal Data System (SLDS) Survey 2020-2022

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 
March 16, 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-2020-SCC-0010. 
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 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

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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: Statewide Longitudinal Data System (SLDS) 
Survey 2020-2022.
    OMB Control Number: 1850-0933.
    Type of Review: A revision of an existing information collection.
    Respondents/Affected Public: State, Local, and Tribal Governments.
    Total Estimated Number of Annual Responses: 112.
    Total Estimated Number of Annual Burden Hours: 140.
    Abstract: As authorized by the Educational Technical Assistance Act 
of 2002, Title II, the Statewide Longitudinal Data Systems (SLDS) Grant 
Program has awarded competitive, cooperative agreement grants to states 
since 2005. Through grants and a growing range of services and 
resources, the program has helped propel the successful design, 
development, implementation, and expansion of K12 and P-20W (early 
learning through the workforce) longitudinal data systems. These 
systems are intended to enhance the ability of States to efficiently 
and accurately manage, analyze, and use education data, including 
individual student records. The SLDSs should help states, districts, 
schools, educators, and other stakeholders to make data-informed 
decisions to improve student learning and outcomes; as well as to 
facilitate research to increase student achievement and close 
achievement gaps. The SLDS grants extend for three to five years for up 
to twenty million dollars per grantee, and grantees are obligated to 
submit annual reports and a final report on the development and 
implementation of their systems. All 50 states, five territories, and 
the District of Columbia are eligible to apply, and each state can 
apply multiple times to develop different aspects of their data system. 
Since November 2005, 97 grants have been awarded. In addition to the 
grants, the program offers many services and resources to assist 
education agencies with SLDS-related work. Best practices, lessons 
learned, and non-proprietary products/solutions developed by recipients 
of these grants and other states are disseminated to aid all state and 
local education agencies. The request to formalize the annual SLDS 
Interim Progress Report (IPR) as the SLDS Survey, intended to provide 
insight on state and U.S. territory SLDS capacity for automated linking 
of K-12, teacher, postsecondary, workforce, career and technical 
education (CTE), adult education, and early childhood data, and to 
conduct the annual SLDS Survey from 2017 through 2019 was approved in 
February 2017 with the latest change request approved in August 2019 
(1850-0933 v.1-7). The SLDS Survey helps inform ongoing evaluation and 
targeted technical assistance efforts to enhance the quality of the 
SLDS Program's support to states. This request is to conduct the annual 
SLDS Survey from 2020 through 2022, and introduces a new online form 
for data collection.

    Dated: January 9, 2020.
Stephanie Valentine,
PRA Coordinator, Strategic Collections and Clearance, Governance and 
Strategy Division, Office of Chief Data Officer.
[FR Doc. 2020-00460 Filed 1-14-20; 8:45 am]
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