Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; Veterans Upward Bound (VUB) Program Annual Performance Report, 48680-48681 [2020-17546]

Download as PDF khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES 48680 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 156 / Wednesday, August 12, 2020 / Notices offering non-degree and applied associate degree programs in specific career and technical education fields, including institutions that offer programs via distance education. 6. American Bar Association, Council of the Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar. Scope of recognition: The accreditation throughout the United States of programs in legal education that lead to the first professional degree in law, including those offered via distance education, as well as freestanding law schools offering such programs. This recognition also extends to the Accreditation Committee of the Section of Legal Education (Accreditation Committee) for decisions involving continued accreditation (referred to by the agency as ‘‘approval’’) of law schools. 7. American Psychological Association, Commission on Accreditation. 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Submission of Written Comments Regarding a Specific Accrediting Agency Under Review: Written comments about the recognition of any of the accrediting listed above must be received by September 12, 2020 in the ThirdPartyComments@ed.gov mailbox and include the subject line ‘‘Written Comments: (agency name).’’ The email must include the name(s), title, organization/affiliation, mailing address, email address, and telephone number of the person(s) making the comment. Comments should be submitted as a Microsoft Word document or in a medium compatible with Microsoft Word (not a PDF file) that is attached to an electronic mail message (email) or provided in the body of an email message. Comments about an agency that has submitted a petition for initial recognition, renewal of recognition, or an expansion of scope must relate to the agency’s compliance with the Criteria for the Recognition of Accrediting Agencies, which are available at http://www.ed.gov/admins/ finaid/accred/index.html. Only written materials submitted by the deadline to the email address listed in this notice, and in accordance with these instructions, become part of the official record concerning agencies scheduled for review and are considered by the Department and NACIQI in their deliberations. Electronic Access to this Document: The official version of this document is the document published in the Federal Register. Free internet access to the official edition of the Federal Register and the Code of Federal Regulations is available via the Federal Digital System at: www.gpo.gov/fdsys. At this site you can view this document, as well as all other documents of the Department published in the Federal Register, in text or Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF). To use PDF, you must have Adobe Acrobat Reader, which is available free at the site. You may also access documents of the Department published in the Federal Register by using the article search feature at: www.federalregister.gov. Specifically, through the advanced search feature at this site, you can limit your search to documents published by the Department. Authority: 20 U.S.C. 1011c. Robert L. King, Assistant Secretary for Postsecondary Education. [FR Doc. 2020–17634 Filed 8–11–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4000–01–P PO 00000 Frm 00016 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION [Docket No.: ED–2020–SCC–0130] Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; Veterans Upward Bound (VUB) Program Annual Performance Report Office of Postsecondary Education (OPE), 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 October 13, 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–0130. 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 6W208D, Washington, DC 20202–8240. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For specific questions related to collection activities, please contact Kenneth Foushee, 202–453–7417. 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 SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\12AUN1.SGM 12AUN1 khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 156 / Wednesday, August 12, 2020 / Notices 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: Veterans Upward Bound (VUB) Program Annual Performance Report. OMB Control Number: 1840–0832. Type of Review: A revision of an existing information collection. Respondents/Affected Public: State, Local and Tribal Organizations, Private Sector. Total Estimated Number of Annual Responses: 62. Total Estimated Number of Annual Burden Hours: 1,054. Abstract: Veterans Upward Bound (VUB), one of the U.S. Department of Education’s Upward Bound programs, is designed to motivate and assist veterans in developing academic and other requisite skills necessary for acceptance and success in a program of postsecondary education. The program provides assessment and enhancement of basic skills through counseling, mentoring, tutoring and academic instruction in the core subject areas. The primary goal of the program is to increase the rate at which participants enroll in and complete postsecondary education programs. All Veterans Upward Bound projects must provide instruction in mathematics through pre-calculus, laboratory science, foreign language, composition, and literature. Projects may also provide short-term remedial or refresher courses for veterans who are high school graduates but have delayed pursuing postsecondary education. Projects are also expected to assist veterans in securing support services from other locally available resources such as the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, veterans’ associations, and other state and local agencies that serve veterans. VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:37 Aug 11, 2020 Jkt 250001 The Department’s annual performance report (APR) for VUB collects each current grantee’s data at the participant level on services and performance over the course of a year. The Department uses the information conveyed in the performance report to assess a grantee’s progress in meeting its approved goals and objectives and to evaluate a grantee’s prior experience in accordance with the program regulations in 34 CFR 645.32. Grantees’ annual performance reports also provide information on the outcomes of projects’ work and of the VUB program as a whole. In addition, APR data allows the Department to respond to the reporting requirements of the Government Performance and Results Act. Dated: August 6, 2020. Kate Mullan, PRA Coordinator, Strategic Collections and Clearance Governance and Strategy Division Office of Chief Data Officer, Office of Planning, Evaluation and Policy Development. [FR Doc. 2020–17546 Filed 8–11–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4000–01–P DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION [Docket No.: ED–2020–SCC–0064] Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Student Support Services Annual Performance Report Office of Postsecondary Education (OPE), Department of Education (ED). ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, ED is proposing a reinstatement with change of a previously approved information collection. DATES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before September 11, 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 Emory Morrison, 202–453–6963. SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00017 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 48681 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: Student Support Services Annual Performance Report. OMB Control Number: 1840–0525. Type of Review: Reinstatement with change of a previously approved information collection. Respondents/Affected Public: Private Sector. Total Estimated Number of Annual Responses: 1,069. Total Estimated Number of Annual Burden Hours: 16,302. Abstract: Student Support Services (SSS) program grantees must submit the Annual Performance Report (APR) annually. The reports are used to evaluate grantees’ performance for substantial progress, respond to the Education Department General Administrative Regulations (GPRA) requirements, and award prior experience points at the end of each project (budget) period. The Department also aggregates the data to provide descriptive information on the projects and to analyze the impact of the SSS program on the academic progress of participating students. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: E:\FR\FM\12AUN1.SGM 12AUN1

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DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

[Docket No.: ED-2020-SCC-0130]


Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; 
Veterans Upward Bound (VUB) Program Annual Performance Report

AGENCY: Office of Postsecondary Education (OPE), 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 
October 13, 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-0130. 
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 6W208D, Washington, DC 20202-8240.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For specific questions related to 
collection activities, please contact Kenneth Foushee, 202-453-7417.

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

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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: Veterans Upward Bound (VUB) Program Annual 
Performance Report.
    OMB Control Number: 1840-0832.
    Type of Review: A revision of an existing information collection.
    Respondents/Affected Public: State, Local and Tribal Organizations, 
Private Sector.
    Total Estimated Number of Annual Responses: 62.
    Total Estimated Number of Annual Burden Hours: 1,054.
    Abstract: Veterans Upward Bound (VUB), one of the U.S. Department 
of Education's Upward Bound programs, is designed to motivate and 
assist veterans in developing academic and other requisite skills 
necessary for acceptance and success in a program of postsecondary 
education. The program provides assessment and enhancement of basic 
skills through counseling, mentoring, tutoring and academic instruction 
in the core subject areas. The primary goal of the program is to 
increase the rate at which participants enroll in and complete 
postsecondary education programs.
    All Veterans Upward Bound projects must provide instruction in 
mathematics through pre-calculus, laboratory science, foreign language, 
composition, and literature. Projects may also provide short-term 
remedial or refresher courses for veterans who are high school 
graduates but have delayed pursuing postsecondary education. Projects 
are also expected to assist veterans in securing support services from 
other locally available resources such as the U.S. Department of 
Veterans Affairs, veterans' associations, and other state and local 
agencies that serve veterans.
    The Department's annual performance report (APR) for VUB collects 
each current grantee's data at the participant level on services and 
performance over the course of a year. The Department uses the 
information conveyed in the performance report to assess a grantee's 
progress in meeting its approved goals and objectives and to evaluate a 
grantee's prior experience in accordance with the program regulations 
in 34 CFR 645.32. Grantees' annual performance reports also provide 
information on the outcomes of projects' work and of the VUB program as 
a whole. In addition, APR data allows the Department to respond to the 
reporting requirements of the Government Performance and Results Act.

    Dated: August 6, 2020.
Kate Mullan,
PRA Coordinator, Strategic Collections and Clearance Governance and 
Strategy Division Office of Chief Data Officer, Office of Planning, 
Evaluation and Policy Development.
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