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Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 107 / Wednesday, June 3, 2020 / Notices 2020 surveys and 2021/22 specifications process. Discuss options for completing 2020 Council priorities. Other business may be discussed, as necessary. Although non-emergency issues not contained in this agenda may come before this group for discussion, those issues may not be the subject of formal action during this meeting. Action will be restricted to those issues specifically listed in this notice and any issues arising after publication of this notice that require emergency action under section 305(c) of the Magnuson-Stevens Act, provided the public has been notified of the Council’s intent to take final action to address the emergency. Special Accommodations This meeting is physically accessible to people with disabilities. Requests for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aids should be directed to Thomas A. Nies, Executive Director, at (978) 465–0492, at least 5 days prior to the meeting date. Consistent with 16 U.S.C. 1852, a copy of the recording is available upon request. Authority: 16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq. Dated: May 29, 2020. Tracey L. Thompson, Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2020–11941 Filed 6–2–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P BUREAU OF CONSUMER FINANCIAL PROTECTION [Docket No. CFPB–2020–0016] Agency Information Collection Activities: Comment Request Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection. ACTION: Notice and request for comment. AGENCY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), the Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection (Bureau) is requesting a new information collection titled, ‘‘Start Small, Save Up Workforce Questionnaire.’’ DATES: Written comments are encouraged and must be received on or before August 3, 2020 to be assured of consideration. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments, identified by the title of the information collection, OMB Control Number (see below), and docket number (see above), by any of the following methods: • Federal eRulemaking Portal: http:// www.regulations.gov. Follow the instructions for submitting comments. lotter on DSK9F5VC42PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:35 Jun 02, 2020 Jkt 250001 • Email: PRA_Comments@cfpb.gov. Include Docket No. CFPB–2020–0016 in the subject line of the message. • Mail/Hand Delivery/Courier: Comment Intake, Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection (Attention: PRA Office), 1700 G Street NW, Washington, DC 20552. Please note that comments submitted after the comment period will not be accepted. In general, all comments received will become public records, including any personal information provided. Sensitive personal information, such as account numbers or Social Security numbers, should not be included. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Documentation prepared in support of this information collection request is available at www.regulations.gov. Requests for additional information should be directed to Darrin King, PRA Officer, at (202) 435–9575, or email: CFPB_PRA@cfpb.gov. If you require this document in an alternative electronic format, please contact CFPB_ Accessibility@cfpb.gov. Please do not submit comments to these email boxes. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title of Collection: Start Small, Save Up Workforce Questionnaire. OMB Control Number: 3170–XXXX. Type of Review: Request for a new OMB Control Number. Affected Public: Individuals and households. Estimated Number of Respondents: 2,000. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 1,000. Abstract: This short questionnaire evaluates the respondent’s current savings habits, behaviors, and attitudes. It evaluates the respondent’s level of financial well-being, a subjective state wherein a person has a sense of financial security and financial freedom of choices, in the present and for the future. The questionnaire gives the Bureau an efficient way to measure the effectiveness of financial education and other efforts in increasing consumers’ liquid savings and financial well-being. Information will be gathered from those in the Bureau workforce, which includes Federal employees as well as contractors and other job statuses. The questionnaire may also be made available for use by other Federal agencies. The questionnaire asks about the respondent’s recent experiences with unexpected financial shocks, the respondent’s savings cushion available for emergencies, the respondent’s savings behavior and savings vehicles. It includes the five-question version of the Bureau’s Financial Well-Being Scale. PO 00000 Frm 00024 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 34183 The Bureau can use the information collected to connect savings and financial well-being, and to inform future development of employersponsored financial education materials and programs. REQUEST FOR COMMENTS: Comments are invited on: (a) Whether the collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the Bureau, including whether the information will have practical utility; (b) The accuracy of the Bureau’s estimate of the burden of the collection of information, including the validity of the methods and the assumptions used; (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. All comments will become a matter of public record. Dated: May 28, 2020. Darrin King, Paperwork Reduction Act Officer, Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection. [FR Doc. 2020–11901 Filed 6–2–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4810–AM–P DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION [Docket No. ED–2020–SCC–0061] Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; Comment Request; National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) 2021 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 July 6, 2020. SUMMARY: Written comments and recommendations for proposed information collection requests should be sent within 30 days of publication of this notice to www.reginfo.gov/public/ do/PRAMain. Find this particular information collection request by selecting ‘‘Department of Education’’ ADDRESSES: E:\FR\FM\03JNN1.SGM 03JNN1 lotter on DSK9F5VC42PROD with NOTICES 34184 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 107 / Wednesday, June 3, 2020 / Notices under ‘‘Currently Under Review,’’ then check ‘‘Only Show ICR for Public Comment’’ checkbox. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For specific questions related to collection activities, please contact Carrie Clarady, 202–245–6347 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) 2021. 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: 668,461. Total Estimated Number of Annual Burden Hours: 353,568. 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 VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:35 Jun 02, 2020 Jkt 250001 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 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 is to conduct NAEP 2021, including operational assessments and pilot tests: Operational national/state Digitally Based Assessments (DBA) in mathematics and reading at grades 4 and 8, and Puerto Rico in mathematics at grades 4 and 8; and operational national DBA in U.S. history and civics at grade 8 was approved in April 2020. This request is the first of two 30D packages that will provide updates to materials for NAEP 2021 and provides the final details of the design for NAEP 2021 as well as some updated communication materials and a new sampling memo. The subsequent Materials Update #2 is scheduled for October of 2020. The NAEP results will be reported to the public through the Nation’s Report Card as well as other online NAEP tools. Dated: May 28, 2020. 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. 2020–11925 Filed 6–2–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4000–01–P ELECTION ASSISTANCE COMMISSION Sunshine Act Meetings U.S. Election Assistance Commission. AGENCY: Sunshine Act Notice; Notice of Public Hearing Agenda. ACTION: PO 00000 Frm 00025 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Public Hearing: U.S. Election Assistance Commission Board of Advisors Annual Meeting. DATES: Tuesday, June 16, 2020 1:30 p.m.–3:30 p.m. Eastern. ADDRESSES: Virtual via Zoom. The hearing is open to the public and will be livestreamed on the U.S. Election Assistance Commission YouTube Channel: https:// www.youtube.com/channel/ UCpN6i0g2rlF4ITWhwvBwwZw. SUMMARY: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kristen Muthig, Telephone: (202) 897– 9285, Email: kmuthig@eac.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Purpose: In accordance with the Government in the Sunshine Act (Sunshine Act), Public Law 94–409, as amended (5 U.S.C. 552b), the U.S. Election Assistance Commission (EAC) will conduct a virtual annual meeting of the Board of Advisors to discuss the proposed Voluntary Voting System Guidelines (VVSG) 2.0 Requirements as submitted by the Technical Guidelines Development Committee (TGDC). Agenda: The U.S. Election Assistance Commission (EAC) Board of Advisors will hold their 2020 Annual Meeting primarily to discuss the proposed VVSG 2.0 Requirements. This meeting will include a question and answer discussion between board members. Staff from NIST and the EAC will be available to answer questions, and provide information on the VVSG process and the proposed VVSG 2.0 Requirements. Board members will also review FACA Board membership guidelines and policies with EAC Associate Counsel and receive a general update about the EAC from the Acting Executive Director. Background: The VVSG 2.0 Requirements are currently published for a 90-day public comment period that concludes on June 22nd. The first VVSG public hearing on March 27, 2020 covered an introduction to the VVSG process as well a high-level overview of the proposed VVSG 2.0 requirements. A recording of the hearing is available on the EAC’s website. The second public hearing on May 6, 2020 addressed the importance of VVSG 2.0 at the state and local level, and the consideration of accessibility and security in VVSG 2.0. A recording of the second hearing is available on the EAC’s website. The third public hearing on May 20, 2020 included discussions with voting system manufacturers and voting system testing labs. A recording of the third hearing is available on the EAC’s website. E:\FR\FM\03JNN1.SGM 03JNN1

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[Federal Register Volume 85, Number 107 (Wednesday, June 3, 2020)]
[Notices]
[Pages 34183-34184]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2020-11925]


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DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

[Docket No. ED-2020-SCC-0061]


Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the 
Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; Comment 
Request; National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) 2021

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 
July 6, 2020.

ADDRESSES: Written comments and recommendations for proposed 
information collection requests should be sent within 30 days of 
publication of this notice to www.reginfo.gov/public/do/PRAMain. Find 
this particular information collection request by selecting 
``Department of Education''

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under ``Currently Under Review,'' then check ``Only Show ICR for Public 
Comment'' checkbox.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:  For specific questions related to 
collection activities, please contact Carrie Clarady, 202-245-6347 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) 2021.
    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: 668,461.
    Total Estimated Number of Annual Burden Hours: 353,568.
    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 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 is to conduct NAEP 2021, 
including operational assessments and pilot tests: Operational 
national/state Digitally Based Assessments (DBA) in mathematics and 
reading at grades 4 and 8, and Puerto Rico in mathematics at grades 4 
and 8; and operational national DBA in U.S. history and civics at grade 
8 was approved in April 2020. This request is the first of two 30D 
packages that will provide updates to materials for NAEP 2021 and 
provides the final details of the design for NAEP 2021 as well as some 
updated communication materials and a new sampling memo. The subsequent 
Materials Update #2 is scheduled for October of 2020. The NAEP results 
will be reported to the public through the Nation's Report Card as well 
as other online NAEP tools.

    Dated: May 28, 2020.
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. 2020-11925 Filed 6-2-20; 8:45 am]
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