Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request, 57201-57202 [2020-20336]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 179 / Tuesday, September 15, 2020 / Notices i. The average cost savings per student; and j. The total cost savings for students who used open textbooks and/or ancillary materials developed through the grant compared to students in the same course of study who used traditional textbooks. VII. Other Information Accessible Format: Individuals with disabilities can obtain this document and a copy of the application package in an accessible format (e.g., braille, large print, audiotape, or compact disc) on request to the program contact person listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT. Electronic Access to This Document: The official version of this document is the document published in the Federal Register. You may access the official edition of the Federal Register and the Code of Federal Regulations at www.govinfo.gov. At this site you can view this document, as well as all other documents of this Department published in the Federal Register, in text or 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. Robert L. King, Assistant Secretary for Postsecondary Education. [FR Doc. 2020–20379 Filed 9–14–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4000–01–P DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION [Docket No.: ED–2020–SCC–0146] Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Application for Grants Under the Educational Opportunity Centers Program Office of Postsecondary Education, Department of Education (ED). ACTION: Notice. jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES AGENCY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, ED is proposing a reinstatement with change. DATES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before October 15, 2020. SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:57 Sep 14, 2020 Jkt 250001 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 Rachael Wiley, 202–453–6078. 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: Application for Grants under the Educational Opportunity Centers Program. OMB Control Number: 1840–0820. Type of Review: Reinstatement with Change. Respondents/Affected Public: Private Sector; State, Local, and Tribal Governments. Total Estimated Number of Annual Responses: 610. Total Estimated Number of Annual Burden Hours: 15,020. Abstract: The Department of Education is requesting a reinstatement with change of the application for grants under the Educational Opportunity ADDRESSES: PO 00000 Frm 00021 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 57201 Centers (EOC) Program. The Department is requesting a reinstatement with change because the previous EOC application expired in December 2018 and the application will be needed for a Fiscal Year (FY) 2021 competition for new awards. The Department expects an increase in respondents for the FY 2021 competition for new awards. The FY 2021 application incorporates new competitive preference priorities. Dated: September 10, 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. 2020–20298 Filed 9–14–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4000–01–P DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION [Docket No.: ED–2020–SCC–0148] Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request Department of Education (ED). Notice. AGENCY: ACTION: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, ED is proposing an extension without change of a currently approved collection. DATES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before November 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–0148. 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, SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\15SEN1.SGM 15SEN1 jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES 57202 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 179 / Tuesday, September 15, 2020 / Notices LBJ, Room 6W208D, Washington, DC 20202–8240. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For specific questions related to collection activities, please contact Tanesha Hembrey, 202–260–1719. 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: Office of State Support Progress Check Quarterly Protocol. OMB Control Number: 1810–0733. Type of Review: Extension without change. Respondents/Affected Public: State, Local, and Tribal Governments. Total Estimated Number of Annual Responses: 53. Total Estimated Number of Annual Burden Hours: 636. Abstract: The Office of School Support and Accountability (SSA) administers Title I, Sections 1001–1004 (School Improvement); Title I, Part A (Improving Basic Programs Operated by Local Educational Agencies); Title I, Part B (Enhanced Assessments Grants (EAG), and Grants for State Assessments and Related Activities); Title II, Part A (Supporting Effective Instruction); Title III, Part A (English Language Acquisition, Language Enhancement, and Academic Achievement); and School Improvement Grants (SIG). VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:57 Sep 14, 2020 Jkt 250001 Quarterly progress checks, phone or inperson conversations every three months of a fiscal year with State directors and coordinators, help ensure that State Educational Agencies (SEAs) are making progress toward increasing student achievement and improving the quality of instruction for all students through regular conversations about the quality of SEA implementation of SSA administered programs. The information shared with the SSA helps inform the selection and delivery of technical assistance to SEAs and aligns structures, processes, and routines so the SSA can regularly monitor the connection between grant administration and intended outcomes. Progress checks also allow the SSA to proactively engage with SEAs to identify any issues ahead of formal monitoring visits, decreasing the need for enforcement actions and minimizing burden for SEAs. ED will collect this data from the 53 grantees that receive the grants listed above to inform its review of grantee implementation, outcomes, oversight, and accountability. In order to allow for a comprehensive program review of SSA grantees, we are requesting a threeyear clearance with this form. Dated: September 10, 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. 2020–20336 Filed 9–14–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4000–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Notice of Request for Information (RFI) on Engaging States To Advance State Energy Office Priorities Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Department of Energy (DOE). ACTION: Request for information (RFI). AGENCY: The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) invites public comment on its Request for Information (RFI) number DE–FOA–0002274 regarding Engaging States to Advance State Energy Office Priorities. The U.S Department of Energy’s (DOE), Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), State Energy Program (SEP) seeks information from the public on organizations, including industry, academia, nonprofit organizations, and others, that have the expertise and capacity to support state energy offices (SEOs). The desired outcome of this request is to enhance how DOE SEP SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00022 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 delivers specific technical assistance and provides direct support to help states maximize the affordability, reliability, and resiliency of their stateled energy policies and programs. DATES: Responses to the RFI must be received no later than 5:00 p.m. EST on October 15, 2020. ADDRESSES: Interested parties are to submit comments electronically to State_Energy_OfficeRFI_DOEWIP@ ee.doe.gov. Include Engaging States to Advance State Energy Office Priorities in the subject of the title. Only electronic responses will be accepted. The complete RFI document is located at https://eere-exchange.energy.gov/. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Questions may be addressed to Greg Dierkers at gregory.dierkers@ee.doe.gov or 202–287–1921. Further instruction can be found in the RFI document posted on EERE Exchange. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The purpose of this RFI is to solicit feedback from industry, academia, nonprofits, consultants, and other organizations that have deep expertise in the energy situation, needs and opportunities in all 56 states and territories and extensive experience working directly with state energy office directors and their senior staff. The State Energy Program is specifically interested in information on such organizations’ capacity as well as the ability and experience to provide direct support to all 56 State Energy Offices delegated by their governors with implementation of the State Energy Program. The RFI is available at: https:// eere-exchange.energy.gov/. Confidential Business Information Pursuant to 10 CFR 1004.11, any person submitting information that he or she believes to be confidential and exempt by law from public disclosure should submit via email, postal mail, or hand delivery two well-marked copies: One copy of the document marked ‘‘confidential’’ including all the information believed to be confidential, and one copy of the document marked ‘‘non-confidential’’ with the information believed to be confidential deleted. Submit these documents via email or on a CD, if feasible. DOE will make its own determination about the confidential status of the information and treat it according to its determination. Signing Authority This document of the Department of Energy was signed on August 19, 2020, by AnnaMaria Garcia, Director, Weatherization and Intergovernmental Programs Office, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, E:\FR\FM\15SEN1.SGM 15SEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 85, Number 179 (Tuesday, September 15, 2020)]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2020-20336]


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DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

[Docket No.: ED-2020-SCC-0148]


Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request

AGENCY: Department of Education (ED).

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, ED is 
proposing an extension without change of a currently approved 
collection.

DATES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before 
November 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-0148. 
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,

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LBJ, Room 6W208D, Washington, DC 20202-8240.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For specific questions related to 
collection activities, please contact Tanesha Hembrey, 202-260-1719.

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: Office of State Support Progress Check 
Quarterly Protocol.
    OMB Control Number: 1810-0733.
    Type of Review: Extension without change.
    Respondents/Affected Public: State, Local, and Tribal Governments.
    Total Estimated Number of Annual Responses: 53.
    Total Estimated Number of Annual Burden Hours: 636.
    Abstract: The Office of School Support and Accountability (SSA) 
administers Title I, Sections 1001-1004 (School Improvement); Title I, 
Part A (Improving Basic Programs Operated by Local Educational 
Agencies); Title I, Part B (Enhanced Assessments Grants (EAG), and 
Grants for State Assessments and Related Activities); Title II, Part A 
(Supporting Effective Instruction); Title III, Part A (English Language 
Acquisition, Language Enhancement, and Academic Achievement); and 
School Improvement Grants (SIG). Quarterly progress checks, phone or 
in-person conversations every three months of a fiscal year with State 
directors and coordinators, help ensure that State Educational Agencies 
(SEAs) are making progress toward increasing student achievement and 
improving the quality of instruction for all students through regular 
conversations about the quality of SEA implementation of SSA 
administered programs. The information shared with the SSA helps inform 
the selection and delivery of technical assistance to SEAs and aligns 
structures, processes, and routines so the SSA can regularly monitor 
the connection between grant administration and intended outcomes. 
Progress checks also allow the SSA to proactively engage with SEAs to 
identify any issues ahead of formal monitoring visits, decreasing the 
need for enforcement actions and minimizing burden for SEAs. ED will 
collect this data from the 53 grantees that receive the grants listed 
above to inform its review of grantee implementation, outcomes, 
oversight, and accountability. In order to allow for a comprehensive 
program review of SSA grantees, we are requesting a three-year 
clearance with this form.

    Dated: September 10, 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. 2020-20336 Filed 9-14-20; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4000-01-P