[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 68 (Monday, April 9, 2012)]
[Notices]
[Page 21089]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-8422]


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DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION


Notice of Submission for OMB Review; Application for Grants Under 
the Upward Bound Math and Science Program

AGENCY: Office of Postsecondary Education, Department of Education.

SUMMARY: The Upward Bound Math and Science (UBMS) program provides 
grants to institutions of higher education, public and private agencies 
and organizations, and community-based organizations with experience in 
serving disadvantaged youth, combinations of such institutions, 
agencies and organizations, and secondary schools and provides grants 
for projects designed to provide the skills and motivation necessary 
for success in a program of postsecondary education that lead to 
careers in math and science.

DATES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before 
May 9, 2012.

ADDRESSES: Written comments regarding burden and/or the collection 
activity requirements should be electronically mailed to 
ICDocketMgr@ed.gov or mailed to U.S. Department of Education, 400 
Maryland Avenue SW., LBJ, Washington, DC 20202-4537. Copies of the 
proposed information collection request may be accessed from http://edicsweb.ed.gov, by selecting the ``Browse Pending Collections'' link 
and by clicking on link number 04838. When you access the information 
collection, click on ``Download Attachments'' to view. Written requests 
for information should be addressed to U.S. Department of Education, 
400 Maryland Avenue SW., LBJ, Washington, DC 20202-4537. Requests may 
also be electronically mailed to ICDocketMgr@ed.gov or faxed to 202-
401-0920. Please specify the complete title of the information 
collection and OMB Control Number when making your request.
    Individuals who use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD) 
may call the Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) at 1-800-877-
8339.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Section 3506 of the Paperwork Reduction Act 
of 1995 (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35) requires that Federal agencies provide 
interested parties an early opportunity to comment on information 
collection requests. The Director, Information Collection Clearance 
Division, Privacy, Information and Records Management Services, Office 
of Management, publishes this notice containing proposed information 
collection requests at the beginning of the Departmental review of the 
information collection. 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 Upward Bound 
Math and Science Program.
    OMB Control Number: Pending.
    Type of Review: New.
    Total Estimated Number of Annual Responses: 475.
    Total Estimated Number of Annual Burden Hours: 15,830.
    Abstract: The U. S. Department of Education is requesting a new 
application for grants under the Upward Bound Math and Science (UBMS). 
The previous package was part of the regular Upward Bound Program (UB) 
(OMB No. 1840-0550) package. The regular UB program provides federal 
grants for three types of projects: regular UB, UBMS, and Veterans 
Upward Bound. However, each project has a separate collection; 
therefore, we are requesting a new application package. The Department 
is requesting a new application because of the implementation of the 
Higher Education Opportunity Act revisions to the Higher Education Act 
of 1965, as amended, the authorizing statute for the program. This 
application will be used to award new grants and collect data.
    This information collection is being submitted under the 
Streamlined Clearance Process for Discretionary Grant Information 
Collections (1894-0001). Therefore, the 30-day public comment period 
notice will be the only public comment notice published for this 
information collection.

    Dated: April 3, 2012.
Darrin A. King,
Director, Information Collection Clearance Division, Privacy, 
Information and Records Management Services, Office of Management.
[FR Doc. 2012-8422 Filed 4-6-12; 8:45 am]
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