[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 58 (Tuesday, March 26, 2013)]
[Notices]
[Pages 18326-18327]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-06798]


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DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

[Docket No. ED-2013-ICCD-0037]


Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; Upward 
Bound and Upward Bound Math Science Annual Performance Report

AGENCY: The 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 (44 
U.S.C. chapter 3501 et seq.), ED is proposing a new information 
collection.

DATES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before 
May 28, 2013.

ADDRESSES: Comments submitted in response to this notice should be 
submitted electronically through the Federal eRulemaking Portal at 
http://www.regulations.gov by selecting Docket ID number ED-2013-ICCD-
0037 or via postal mail, commercial delivery, or hand delivery. 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 Information Collection Clearance

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Division, U.S. Department of Education, 400 Maryland Avenue SW., LBJ, 
Room 2E103, Washington, DC 20202-4537.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Electronically mail 
ICDocketMgr@ed.gov. Please do not send comments here.

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: Upward Bound and Upward Bound Math Science 
Annual Performance Report.
    OMB Control Number: 1840-NEW.
    Type of Review: New information collection.
    Respondents/Affected Public: Private Sector, State, Local, or 
Tribal Governments.
    Total Estimated Number of Annual Responses: 992.
    Total Estimated Number of Annual Burden Hours: 16,864.
    Abstract: The U.S. Department of Education is requesting a new 
Annual Performance Report (APR) for grants under the regular Upward 
Bound (UB) and Upward Bound Math and Science (UBMS) Programs. The 
Department is requesting a new APR 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 programs. The APRs 
are used to evaluate the performance of grantees prior to awarding 
continuation funding and to assess a grantee's prior experience at the 
end of each budget period. The Department will also aggregate the data 
to provide descriptive information on the programs and to analyze the 
impact of the program on the academic progress of participating 
students.

    Dated: March 20, 2013.
Kate Mullan,
Acting Director, Information Collection Clearance Division, Privacy, 
Information and Records Management Services, Office of Management.
[FR Doc. 2013-06798 Filed 3-25-13; 8:45 am]
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