[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 204 (Friday, October 21, 2016)]
[Pages 72790-72791]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2016-25483]



[Docket No.: ED-2016-ICCD-0110]

Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the 
Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; Comment 
Request; Application for New Grants Under the Ronald E. McNair 
Postbaccalaureate Achievement Program (1890-0001)

AGENCY: Office of Postsecondary Education (OPE), Department of 
Education (ED).

ACTION: Notice.


SUMMARY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 
U.S.C. chapter 3501 et seq.), ED is proposing a reinstatement of a 
previously approved information collection.

DATES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before 
November 21, 2016.

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-2016-ICCD-
0110. 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. 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 Division, U.S. 
Department of Education, 400 Maryland Avenue SW., LBJ, Room 2E-347, 
Washington, DC 20202-4537.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For specific questions related to 
collection activities, please contact Carmen Gordon, 202-453-7311.

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 New Grants Under the Ronald E. 
McNair Postbaccalaureate Achievement Program.
    OMB Control Number: 1840-0619.
    Type of Review: A reinstatement of a previously approved 
information collection.
    Respondents/Affected Public: State, Local, and Tribal Governments.
    Total Estimated Number of Annual Responses: 350.
    Total Estimated Number of Annual Burden Hours: 13,960.
    Abstract: The Department of Education is requesting a reinstatement 
with change of a previously approved collection of information entitled 
Application for New Awards under the Ronald E. McNair Postbaccalaureate 
Achievement (McNair) Program. This application will be used to award 
new grants and collect data under the McNair program. which provides 
grants to institutions of higher education and combinations of such 
institutions to prepare low-income, first-generation college students, 
and students from groups underrepresented in graduate education, for 
doctoral study. Two of the three previously used competitive preference 
priorities have been removed while one remains unchanged in 
anticipation of the FY 2017 competition. The cost burden to the Federal 
Government, which was reported as

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$1,155,449 in the previously approved collection, has also been updated 
to better reflect actual costs.

    Dated: October 18, 2016.
Kate Mullan,
Acting Director, Information Collection Clearance Division, Office of 
the Chief Privacy Officer, Office of Management.
[FR Doc. 2016-25483 Filed 10-20-16; 8:45 am]