Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Mandatory Civil Rights Data Collection, 40628 [2020-14486]

Download as PDF 40628 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 130 / Tuesday, July 7, 2020 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION [Docket No.: ED–2019–SCC–0119] Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Mandatory Civil Rights Data Collection Department of Education (ED). ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, ED is proposing a revision to an existing information collection. DATES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before August 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’’ 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 Rosa Olmeda, 202–453–5968. 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 jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:59 Jul 06, 2020 Jkt 250001 response to this notice will be considered public records. Title of Collection: Mandatory Civil Rights Data Collection. OMB Control Number: 1870–0504. Type of Review: Revision of an existing information collection. Respondents/Affected Public: State, Local or Tribal Governments. Total Estimated Number of Annual Responses: 17,621. Total Estimated Number of Annual Burden Hours: 1,487,068. Abstract: The collection, use, and reporting of education data is an integral component of the mission of the U.S. Department of Education (ED). EDFacts, an ED initiative to put performance data at the center of ED’s policy, management, and budget decisionmaking processes for all K–12 education programs, has transformed the way in which ED collects and uses data. For school years 2009–10 and 2011–12, the Civil Rights Data Collection (CRDC) was approved by OMB as part of the EDFacts information collection (1875–0240). For school years 2013–14, 2015–16, and 2017–18, the Office for Civil Rights (OCR) cleared the CRDC as a separate collection from EDFacts. The currently proposed revised CRDC information collection for school year 2020–21 is modeled after the most recent OMBapproved EDFacts information collection (1850–0925). For the 2020–21 CRDC, OCR is proposing some changes, and those changes will have the net effect of reducing burden on school districts. As with previous CRDC collections, the purpose of the 2020–21 CRDC is to obtain vital data related to the civil rights laws’ requirement that public local educational agencies (LEAs) and elementary and secondary schools provide equal educational opportunity. ED has analyzed the uses of many data elements collected in the 2013–14 and 2015–16 CRDCs and sought advice from experts across ED to refine, improve, and where appropriate, add or remove data elements from the collection. ED also made the CRDC data definitions and metrics consistent with other mandatory collections across ED wherever possible. ED seeks OMB approval under the Paperwork Reduction Act to collect from LEAs, the elementary and secondary education data described in the sections of Attachment A. In addition, ED requests that LEAs and other stakeholders respond to the directed questions found in Attachment A–5. PO 00000 Frm 00009 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Dated: June 30, 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. 2020–14486 Filed 7–6–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4000–01–P DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION [Docket No.: ED–2020–SCC–0110] Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Application for the U.S. Presidential Scholars Program Office of Communications and Outreach (OCO), Department of Education (ED). ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, ED is proposing a change to an existing information collection. DATES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before August 6, 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–0110. 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 Program Manager of Strategic Collections and Clearance, U.S. Department of Education, 400 Maryland Avenue SW, LBJ, Room 6W208B, Washington, DC 20202–8240. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For specific questions related to collection activities, please contact Simone Olson, 202–245–8719. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Department of Education (ED), in SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\07JYN1.SGM 07JYN1

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DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

[Docket No.: ED-2019-SCC-0119]


Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the 
Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; Comment 
Request; Mandatory Civil Rights Data Collection

AGENCY: 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 to an existing information collection.

DATES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before 
August 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'' 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 Rosa Olmeda, 202-453-5968.

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: Mandatory Civil Rights Data Collection.
    OMB Control Number: 1870-0504.
    Type of Review: Revision of an existing information collection.
    Respondents/Affected Public: State, Local or Tribal Governments.
    Total Estimated Number of Annual Responses: 17,621.
    Total Estimated Number of Annual Burden Hours: 1,487,068.
    Abstract: The collection, use, and reporting of education data is 
an integral component of the mission of the U.S. Department of 
Education (ED). EDFacts, an ED initiative to put performance data at 
the center of ED's policy, management, and budget decision-making 
processes for all K-12 education programs, has transformed the way in 
which ED collects and uses data. For school years 2009-10 and 2011-12, 
the Civil Rights Data Collection (CRDC) was approved by OMB as part of 
the EDFacts information collection (1875-0240). For school years 2013-
14, 2015-16, and 2017-18, the Office for Civil Rights (OCR) cleared the 
CRDC as a separate collection from EDFacts. The currently proposed 
revised CRDC information collection for school year 2020-21 is modeled 
after the most recent OMB-approved EDFacts information collection 
(1850-0925). For the 2020-21 CRDC, OCR is proposing some changes, and 
those changes will have the net effect of reducing burden on school 
districts. As with previous CRDC collections, the purpose of the 2020-
21 CRDC is to obtain vital data related to the civil rights laws' 
requirement that public local educational agencies (LEAs) and 
elementary and secondary schools provide equal educational opportunity. 
ED has analyzed the uses of many data elements collected in the 2013-14 
and 2015-16 CRDCs and sought advice from experts across ED to refine, 
improve, and where appropriate, add or remove data elements from the 
collection. ED also made the CRDC data definitions and metrics 
consistent with other mandatory collections across ED wherever 
possible. ED seeks OMB approval under the Paperwork Reduction Act to 
collect from LEAs, the elementary and secondary education data 
described in the sections of Attachment A. In addition, ED requests 
that LEAs and other stakeholders respond to the directed questions 
found in Attachment A-5.

    Dated: June 30, 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. 2020-14486 Filed 7-6-20; 8:45 am]
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