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AGENCY: [Docket No.: ED–2020–SCC–0155] The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (Commission) is publishing this notice to announce the renewal of the Technology Advisory Committee (TAC). The Commission has determined that the renewal of the TAC is necessary and in the public’s interest, and the Commission has consulted with VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:01 Sep 21, 2020 Jkt 250001 The TAC’s objectives and scope of activities shall be to conduct public meetings, to submit reports and recommendations to the Commission, and to otherwise assist the Commission in identifying and understanding the impact and implications of technological innovation in the financial services and commodity markets. The TAC will provide advice on the application and utilization of new technologies in financial services and commodity markets, as well as by market professionals and market users. The TAC may further provide advice to the Commission on the appropriate level of investment in technology at the Commission to meet its surveillance and enforcement responsibilities, and advise the Commission on the need for strategies to implement rules and regulations to support the Commission’s mission of ensuring the integrity of the markets. The TAC will operate for two years from the date of renewal unless the Commission directs that the TAC terminate on an earlier date. A copy of the TAC renewal charter has been filed with the Commission; the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry; the House Committee on Agriculture; the Library of Congress; and the General Services Administration’s Committee Management Secretariat. A copy of the renewal charter will be posted on the Commission’s website at https:// www.cftc.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Dated: September 17, 2020. Robert Sidman, Deputy Secretary of the Commission. BILLING CODE P SUMMARY: the General Services Administration’s Committee Management Secretariat regarding the TAC’s renewal. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Meghan Tente, TAC Designated Federal Officer, at 202–418–5785 or mtente@ cftc.gov. Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; Early Childhood Longitudinal Study, Kindergarten Class of 2022–23 (ECLS– K:2023) Kindergarten and First-Grade Field Test Data Collection, National Sampling, and National Recruitment National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), Department of Education (ED). AGENCY: PO 00000 Frm 00005 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 ACTION: Notice. In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, ED is proposing a revision of a currently approved information collection. DATES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before November 23, 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–0155. 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 6W208B, Washington, DC 20202–8240. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For specific questions related to collection activities, please contact Carrie Clarady, 202–245–6347. 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 SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\22SEN1.SGM 22SEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 184 / Tuesday, September 22, 2020 / Notices 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: Early Childhood Longitudinal Study, Kindergarten Class of 2022–23 (ECLS–K:2023) Kindergarten and First-Grade Field Test Data Collection, National Sampling, and National Recruitment. OMB Control Number: 1850–0750. Type of Review: A revision of a currently approved information collection. Respondents/Affected Public: Individuals or Households. Total Estimated Number of Annual Responses: 20,895. Total Estimated Number of Annual Burden Hours: 15,510. Abstract: The Early Childhood Longitudinal Study (ECLS) program, conducted by the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) within the Institute of Education Sciences (IES) of the U.S. Department of Education (ED), draws together information from multiple sources to provide rich, descriptive data on child development, early learning, and school progress. The ECLS program studies deliver national data on children’s status at birth and at various points thereafter; children’s transitions to nonparental care, early care and education programs, and school; and children’s experiences and growth through the elementary grades. The Early Childhood Longitudinal Study, Kindergarten Class of 2022–23 (ECLS–K:2023) is the fourth cohort in the series of early childhood longitudinal studies. The study will advance research in child development and early learning by providing a detailed and comprehensive source of current information on children’s early learning and development, transitions into kindergarten and beyond, and progress through school. The ECLS– K:2023 will provide data about the population of children who will be kindergartners in the 2022–23 school year, and will go beyond its predecessor kindergarten cohort studies by adding a round of data collection in the spring prior to children’s kindergarten year, known as the ‘‘preschool round.’’ Collecting parent data beginning in preschool will enable the study to measure influences on children’s development before entry into formal VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:01 Sep 21, 2020 Jkt 250001 schooling, including children’s home environments and access to early care and education. The ECLS–K:2023 will focus on children’s early school experiences continuing through the fifth grade, and will include collection of data from parents, teachers, and school administrators, as well as direct child assessments. A previous request to conduct a field test of the ECLS–K:2023 preschool data collection activities from January through October 2020, to field test the preschool data collection materials and procedures, was approved in November 2019, with updates in January and July 2020. This ECLS– K:2023 preschool field test will be followed by the kindergarten-first grade field test (planned for August–December 2021), the spring preschool national data collection (January–June 2022), and the fall (August–December 2022) and spring (March–July 2023) kindergarten national data collections. In this package, burden is requested for several new parts of the project, including K– 1 Field Test Recruitment, K–1 Field Test Data Collection, and the beginning of the National Study Recruitment. Dated: September 17, 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. 2020–20895 Filed 9–21–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4000–01–P DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION [Docket No.: ED–2020–SCC–0156] Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; Generic Application Package for Departmental Generic Grant Programs Office of Finance and Operations (OFO), Department of Education (ED). ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, ED is proposing an extension of a currently approved information collection. DATES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before November 23, 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–0156. Comments submitted in response to this notice should be submitted electronically through the SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00006 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 59517 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 6W208B, Washington, DC 20202–8240. For specific questions related to collection activities, please contact Alfreida Pettiford, 202–245–6115. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: 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: Generic Application Package for Departmental Generic Grant Programs. OMB Control Number: 1894–0006. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: E:\FR\FM\22SEN1.SGM 22SEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

[Docket No.: ED-2020-SCC-0155]


Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; Early 
Childhood Longitudinal Study, Kindergarten Class of 2022-23 (ECLS-
K:2023) Kindergarten and First-Grade Field Test Data Collection, 
National Sampling, and National Recruitment

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 a currently approved information collection.

DATES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before 
November 23, 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-0155. 
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 6W208B, Washington, DC 20202-8240.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For specific questions related to 
collection activities, please contact Carrie Clarady, 202-245-6347.

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

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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: Early Childhood Longitudinal Study, 
Kindergarten Class of 2022-23 (ECLS-K:2023) Kindergarten and First-
Grade Field Test Data Collection, National Sampling, and National 
Recruitment.
    OMB Control Number: 1850-0750.
    Type of Review: A revision of a currently approved information 
collection.
    Respondents/Affected Public: Individuals or Households.
    Total Estimated Number of Annual Responses: 20,895.
    Total Estimated Number of Annual Burden Hours: 15,510.
    Abstract: The Early Childhood Longitudinal Study (ECLS) program, 
conducted by the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) within 
the Institute of Education Sciences (IES) of the U.S. Department of 
Education (ED), draws together information from multiple sources to 
provide rich, descriptive data on child development, early learning, 
and school progress. The ECLS program studies deliver national data on 
children's status at birth and at various points thereafter; children's 
transitions to nonparental care, early care and education programs, and 
school; and children's experiences and growth through the elementary 
grades. The Early Childhood Longitudinal Study, Kindergarten Class of 
2022-23 (ECLS-K:2023) is the fourth cohort in the series of early 
childhood longitudinal studies. The study will advance research in 
child development and early learning by providing a detailed and 
comprehensive source of current information on children's early 
learning and development, transitions into kindergarten and beyond, and 
progress through school. The ECLS-K:2023 will provide data about the 
population of children who will be kindergartners in the 2022-23 school 
year, and will go beyond its predecessor kindergarten cohort studies by 
adding a round of data collection in the spring prior to children's 
kindergarten year, known as the ``preschool round.'' Collecting parent 
data beginning in preschool will enable the study to measure influences 
on children's development before entry into formal schooling, including 
children's home environments and access to early care and education. 
The ECLS-K:2023 will focus on children's early school experiences 
continuing through the fifth grade, and will include collection of data 
from parents, teachers, and school administrators, as well as direct 
child assessments. A previous request to conduct a field test of the 
ECLS-K:2023 preschool data collection activities from January through 
October 2020, to field test the preschool data collection materials and 
procedures, was approved in November 2019, with updates in January and 
July 2020. This ECLS-K:2023 preschool field test will be followed by 
the kindergarten-first grade field test (planned for August-December 
2021), the spring preschool national data collection (January-June 
2022), and the fall (August-December 2022) and spring (March-July 2023) 
kindergarten national data collections. In this package, burden is 
requested for several new parts of the project, including K-1 Field 
Test Recruitment, K-1 Field Test Data Collection, and the beginning of 
the National Study Recruitment.

    Dated: September 17, 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. 2020-20895 Filed 9-21-20; 8:45 am]
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