AGENCY: Office of the Secretary, USDA.
SUMMARY: In accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act, 5 U.S.C. app., the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) announces solicitation for nominations to fill thirteen vacancies on the Forestry Research Advisory Council.
DATES: Nominations must be received on or before December 20, 2010. Send completed nomination packages to Daina Dravnieks Apple, Senior Staff Assistant, U.S. Forest Service; Research and Development, Forestry Research Advisory Council; U.S. Department of Agriculture; Mail Stop 1120; 1400 Independence Avenue, SW., Washington, DC 20250- 1120, if sending by U.S Postal Service. For Express mail use 201 14th St., SW.; Mail Stop 1120; Washington, DC 20024.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Daina Dravnieks Apple, Senior Staff Assistant, U.S. Forest Service; Research and Development, Forestry Research Advisory Council; 202-205-1665.
AGENCY: Department of the Navy, DoD.
ACTION: Notice of Open Meeting.
SUMMARY: The Ocean Research and Resources Advisory Panel will hold a regularly scheduled meeting. The meeting will be open to the public.
DATES: The meeting will be held on Wednesday, December 8, 2010, from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and Thursday, December 9, 2010, from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Members of the public should submit their comments in advance of the meeting to the meeting point of contact.
ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the Consortium for Ocean Leadership, 1201 New York Avenue, NW., 4th Floor, Washington, DC 20005.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dr. Charles L. Vincent, Office of Naval Research, 875 North Randolph Street, Suite 1425, Arlington, VA 22203-1995, telephone 703-696-4118.
AGENCY: Department of Education.
ACTION: Comment request.
SUMMARY: The Director, Information Collection Clearance Division, Regulatory Information Management Services, Office of Management invites comments on the submission for OMB review as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (Pub. L. 104-13).
DATES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before December 8, 2010.
ADDRESSES: Written comments should be addressed to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Attention: Education Desk Officer, Office of Management and Budget, 725 17th Street, NW., Room 10222, New Executive Office Building, Washington, DC 20503, be faxed to (202) 395- 5806 or emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org with a cc: to ICDocketMgr@ed.gov. Please note that written comments received in response to this notice will be considered public records.
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Section 3506 of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35) requires that the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) provide interested Federal agencies and the public an early opportunity to comment on information collection requests. The OMB is particularly interested in comments which: (1) 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; (2) 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; (3) Enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (4) 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.
Dated: November 3, 2010.
Darrin A. King, Director, Information Collection Clearance Division, Regulatory Information Management Services, Office of Management.
Institute of Education Sciences
Type of Review: Revision.
Title of Collection: Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS:11) and Progress in International Reading Literacy Study (PIRLS:11) Full-Scale Collection.
OMB Control Number: 1850-0645.
Agency Form Number(s): N/A.
Frequency of Responses: Annually.
Affected Public: Individuals or household; State, Local, or Tribal Government, State Educational Agencies or Local Educational Agencies.
Total Estimated Number of Annual Responses: 78,651.
Total Estimated Annual Burden Hours: 68,721.
Abstract: The Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) 2011 and the Progress in International Reading Literacy Study (PIRLS) 2011 are coordinated by the International Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement. TIMSS is administered every four years in more than 60 countries and provides data for internationally benchmarking U.S. performance in mathematics and science at the fourth- and eighth-grade levels against other countries around the world. PIRLS is administered every five years in more than 50 countries and provides assessment data for internationally benchmarking U.S. performance in fourth-grade reading. The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) conducted the international TIMSS and PIRLS field test in spring 2010 and received Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval for full-scale school recruitment for the two studies (OMB 1850- 0645 v.6). In this submission, NCES seeks OMB approval to conduct TIMSS and PIRLS 2011 full-scale data collection in the United States in April-May 2011.
Requests for copies of the information collection submission for OMB review may be accessed from the RegInfo.gov Web site at http://www.reginfo.gov/public/do/PRAMain or from the Department's Web site at http://edicsweb.ed.gov, by selecting the "Browse Pending Collections'' link and by clicking on link number 4442. 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 the Internet address 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.
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