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Download as PDF 61940 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 191 / Thursday, October 1, 2020 / Notices Respondents may also incur postage costs when submitting items in this information collection. Although the USPTO prefers that items in this information collection be submitted electronically, items may be submitted to the USPTO by mail through the United States Postal Service. The USPTO expects that approximately 99 percent of the items in this information collection will be submitted electronically, resulting in 198 mailed submissions. The average cost for a fourounce 2-Day Priority Mail legal flat rate envelope shipped first-class via USPS is $8.05. Therefore, the USPTO estimates that the postage costs for the mailed submissions in this information collection will total $1,594. Respondent’s Obligation: Required to obtain or retain benefits. jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES IV. Request for Comments 22:13 Sep 30, 2020 Christopher G. Baker, Information Collections Officer, Office of the Chief Administrative Officer, United States Patent and Trademark Office. [FR Doc. 2020–21799 Filed 9–29–20; 11:15 am] BILLING CODE 3510–16–P DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION [Docket No. ED–2020–SCC–0158] Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; Implementation Evaluation of the Title III National Professional Development Program Institute for Education Sciences (IES), Department of Education (ED). ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, ED is proposing a new information collection. DATES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before November 30, 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–0158. 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 Tracy Rimdzius, 202,245–7283. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Department of Education (ED), in accordance with the Paperwork SUMMARY: The USPTO is soliciting public comments to: (a) Evaluate whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the Agency, including whether the information will have practical utility; (b) Evaluate the accuracy of the Agency’s estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; (c) Enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) Minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, including through the use of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology, e.g., permitting electronic submission of responses. All comments submitted in response to this notice are a matter of public record. USPTO will include or summarize each comment in the request to OMB to approve this information collection. Before including an address, phone number, email address, or other personal identifying information in a comment, be aware that the entire comment— including personal identifying information—may be made publicly available at any time. While you may ask in your comment to withhold personal identifying information from public view, USPTO VerDate Sep<11>2014 cannot guarantee that it will be able to do so. Jkt 253001 PO 00000 Frm 00022 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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: Implementation Evaluation of the Title III National Professional Development Program. OMB Control Number: 1850–NEW. Type of Review: A new information collection. Respondents/Affected Public: Individuals or households. Total Estimated Number of Annual Responses: 939. Total Estimated Number of Annual Burden Hours: 411. Abstract: The data collection described in this submission includes activities for an implementation evaluation of the National Professional Development (NPD) program, authorized by Title III of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), which aims to help educational personnel working with English learners (ELs) meet high professional standards and to improve classroom instruction for ELs. The evaluation is designed to provide a systematic and up-to-date look at the implementation of NPDsupported activities among the programs’ 91 current grantees as well as a representative sample of pre-service and in-service educators who participated in NPD-supported activities. The surveys will collect information on NPD grantees’ goals, strategies used to meet those goals, changes made to teacher education programs, and challenges and successes E:\FR\FM\01OCN1.SGM 01OCN1 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 191 / Thursday, October 1, 2020 / Notices in promoting educator capacity to serve ELs. Dated: September 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. 2020–21684 Filed 9–30–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4000–01–P DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION President’s Advisory Commission on Hispanic Prosperity President’s Advisory Commission on Hispanic Prosperity, Office of Communications and Outreach, U.S. Department of Education. ACTION: Announcement of an open meeting. AGENCY: This notice sets forth the agenda, time, and instructions for public participation in the September 30, 2020 meeting of the President’s Advisory Commission on Hispanic Prosperity (Commission) and provides information to members of the public regarding the meeting. Notice of this meeting is required under Section 10(a)(2) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA). This notice is being published less than 15 days from the meeting date due to the exceptional and immediate need to establish a strategic plan for the Commission and to identify items and measures for reaction in light of the declared national emergency related to the COVID–19 pandemic and the significant changes to educational delivery and massive economic dislocation it has caused the Hispanic American community. DATES: The meeting of the Commission will be held on September 30, 2020, from 10:00 a.m.to 12:00 p.m. Pacific Standard at the International Church of Last Vegas at Prayer Mountain, 3425 Cliff Shadows Parkway, Las Vegas, NV 89129. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Emmanuel Caudillo, Designated Federal Official, President’s Advisory Commission on Hispanic Prosperity, U.S. Department of Education, 400 Maryland Avenue SW, Room 7E324, Washington, DC 20202, telephone: (202) 453–5529, or email: Emmanuel.Caudillo@ed.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Commission’s Statutory Authority and Function: The Commission is established under Executive Order 13935 (July 9, 2020). jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 22:13 Sep 30, 2020 Jkt 253001 The Commission’s duties are to advise the President and the Secretary on educational and economic opportunities for the Hispanic American community in the following areas: (i) Promoting pathways to in-demand jobs for Hispanic American students, including apprenticeships, internships, fellowships, mentorships, and workbased learning initiatives; (ii) strengthening Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSIs), as defined by the Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended, and increasing the participation of the Hispanic American community, Hispanic-serving school districts, and HSIs in the programs of the Department and other agencies; (iii) promoting local-based and national private-public partnerships to promote high-quality education, training, and economic opportunities for Hispanic Americans; (iv) promoting awareness of educational opportunities for Hispanic American students, including options to enhance school choice, personalized learning, family engagement, and civics education; (v) promoting public awareness of the educational and training challenges that Hispanic Americans face and the causes of these challenges and; (vi) monitoring changes in Hispanic Americans’ access to educational and economic opportunities. Meeting Agenda: The agenda for the Commission meeting is the continuation of the discussion of the strategic plan to meet its duties under its charter. Members of the public may submit written statements regarding the work of the Commission via Emmanuel.Caudillo@ed.gov (please use the subject line ‘‘September 2020 Advisory Commission Meeting Public Comment’’), or by letter to Emmanuel Caudillo, White House Hispanic Prosperity Initiative, 400 Maryland Avenue SW, 7E324, Washington, DC 20202, by Tuesday, September 29, 2020. Instructions for Accessing the Meeting: Members of the public can access the meeting by registering to obtain dial-in instructions at the below link. Due to technical constraints, registration is limited to 200 participants and will be available on a first-come, first-served basis: https://ems9.intellor.com?do= register&t=1&p=901941. Access to Records of the Meeting: The Department will post the official report of the meeting on the Commission’s website within 90 days after the meeting. In addition, pursuant to the FACA, the public may request to inspect records of the meeting at 400 Maryland Avenue SW, Washington, DC, by PO 00000 Frm 00023 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 61941 emailing Emmanuel.Caudillo@ed.gov or by phoning (202) 453–5529 to schedule an appointment. Reasonable Accommodations: The meeting platform and access code are accessible to individuals with disabilities. If you will need an auxiliary aid or service for the meeting (e.g., interpreting service, assistive listening device, or materials in an alternate format), notify the contact person listed in this notice not later than Monday, September 28, 2020. Although we will attempt to meet a request received after that date, we may not be able to make available the requested auxiliary aid or service because of insufficient time to arrange it. 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Authority: Executive Order 13935 (July 9, 2020) Elizabeth Hill, Delegated to perform the duties of the Assistant Secretary, Communications Director, Office of Communications and Outreach. [FR Doc. 2020–21616 Filed 9–29–20; 4:15 pm] BILLING CODE P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Environmental Management SiteSpecific Advisory Board, Idaho Cleanup Project Office of Environmental Management, Department of Energy. ACTION: Notice of open in-person/virtual hybrid meeting. AGENCY: This notice announces an inperson/virtual hybrid meeting of the Environmental Management SiteSpecific Advisory Board (EM SSAB), Idaho Cleanup Project (ICP). The SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\01OCN1.SGM 01OCN1

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DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

[Docket No. ED-2020-SCC-0158]


Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; 
Implementation Evaluation of the Title III National Professional 
Development Program

AGENCY: Institute for Education Sciences (IES), Department of Education 
(ED).

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, ED is 
proposing a new information collection.

DATES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before 
November 30, 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-0158. 
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 Tracy Rimdzius, 202,245-7283.

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: Implementation Evaluation of the Title III 
National Professional Development Program.
    OMB Control Number: 1850-NEW.
    Type of Review: A new information collection.
    Respondents/Affected Public: Individuals or households.
    Total Estimated Number of Annual Responses: 939.
    Total Estimated Number of Annual Burden Hours: 411.
    Abstract: The data collection described in this submission includes 
activities for an implementation evaluation of the National 
Professional Development (NPD) program, authorized by Title III of the 
Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), which aims to help 
educational personnel working with English learners (ELs) meet high 
professional standards and to improve classroom instruction for ELs. 
The evaluation is designed to provide a systematic and up-to-date look 
at the implementation of NPD-supported activities among the programs' 
91 current grantees as well as a representative sample of pre-service 
and in-service educators who participated in NPD-supported activities. 
The surveys will collect information on NPD grantees' goals, strategies 
used to meet those goals, changes made to teacher education programs, 
and challenges and successes

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in promoting educator capacity to serve ELs.

    Dated: September 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. 2020-21684 Filed 9-30-20; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4000-01-P