Notice of Proposed Information Collection Requests, 9323-9324 [E6-2567]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 36 / Thursday, February 23, 2006 / Notices Title: Graduate Assistance in Areas of National Need (GAANN) Performance Report. Frequency: Annually. Affected Public: Not-for-profit institutions. Reporting and Recordkeeping Hour Burden: Responses: 225. Burden Hours: 2,475. Abstract: GAANN grantees must submit a performance report annually. The reports are used to evaluate grantee performance. Further, the data from the reports will be aggregated to evaluate the accomplishments and impact of the GAANN Program as a whole. Results will be reported to the Secretary in order to respond to Government Performance and Results (GPRA) requirements. Requests for copies of the information collection submission for OMB review may be accessed from http:// edicsweb.ed.gov, by selecting the ‘‘Browse Pending Collections’’ link and by clicking on link number 2955. 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., Potomac Center, 9th Floor, Washington, DC 20202–4700. Requests may also be electronically mailed to IC_DocketMgr@ed.gov or faxed to 202– 245–6623. Please specify the complete title of the information collection when making your request. Comments regarding burden and/or the collection activity requirements should be electronically mailed to the email address IC_DocketMgr@ed.gov. Individuals who use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD) may call the Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) at 1–800–877– 8339. [FR Doc. E6–2565 Filed 2–22–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4000–01–P DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request Department of Education. The IC Clearance Official, Regulatory Information Management Services, Office of the Chief Information Officer invites comments on the submission for OMB review as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. AGENCY: rwilkins on PROD1PC63 with NOTICES SUMMARY: Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before March 27, 2006. DATES: VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:15 Feb 22, 2006 Jkt 205001 Written comments should be addressed to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Attention: Rachel Potter, Desk Officer, Department of Education, Office of Management and Budget, 725 17th Street, NW., Room 10222, New Executive Office Building, Washington, DC 20503 or faxed to (202) 395–6974. 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. OMB may amend or waive the requirement for public consultation to the extent that public participation in the approval process would defeat the purpose of the information collection, violate State or Federal law, or substantially interfere with any agency’s ability to perform its statutory obligations. The IC Clearance Official, Regulatory Information Management Services, Office of the Chief Information Officer, publishes that notice containing proposed information collection requests prior to submission of these requests to OMB. Each proposed information collection, grouped by office, contains the following: (1) Type of review requested, e.g. new, revision, extension, existing or reinstatement; (2) Title; (3) Summary of the collection; (4) Description of the need for, and proposed use of, the information; (5) Respondents and frequency of collection; and (6) Reporting and/or Recordkeeping burden. OMB invites public comment. ADDRESSES: 9323 repay the loan if the borrower does not repay it. Requests for copies of the information collection submission for OMB review may be accessed from http:// edicsweb.ed.gov, by selecting the ‘‘Browse Pending Collections’’ link and by clicking on link number 2942. 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., Potomac Center, 9th Floor, Washington, DC 20202–4700. Requests may also be electronically mailed to IC_DocketMgr@ed.gov or faxed to 202– 245–6623. Please specify the complete title of the information collection when making your request. Comments regarding burden and/or the collection activity requirements should be electronically mailed to the email address IC_DocketMgr@ed.gov. Individuals who use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD) may call the Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) at 1–800–877– 8339. [FR Doc. E6–2566 Filed 2–22–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4000–01–P DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION Notice of Proposed Information Collection Requests Department of Education. The IC Clearance Official, Regulatory Information Management Services, Office of the Chief Information Officer, invites comments on the proposed information collection Dated: February 16, 2006. requests as required by the Paperwork Angela C. Arrington, Reduction Act of 1995. IC Clearance Official, Regulatory Information DATES: Interested persons are invited to Management Services, Office of the Chief submit comments on or before April 24, Information Officer. 2006. Federal Student Aid SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Section 3506 of the Paperwork Reduction Act of Type of Review: Extension. 1995 (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35) requires Title: Federal Direct PLUS Loan that the Office of Management and Application and Master Promissory Budget (OMB) provide interested Note, and Endorser Addendum. Federal agencies and the public an early Frequency: On occasion. opportunity to comment on information Affected Public: Individuals or collection requests. OMB may amend or household. waive the requirement for public Reporting and Recordkeeping Hour consultation to the extent that public Burden: participation in the approval process Responses: 230,625. would defeat the purpose of the Burden Hours: 115,313. Abstract: The PLUS MPN is the means information collection, violate State or Federal law, or substantially interfere by which an individual applies for and with any agency’s ability to perform its agrees to repay a Federal Direct PLUS Loan. If an applicant for a Federal Direct statutory obligations. The IC Clearance Official, Regulatory Information PLUS Loan is determined to have an Management Services, Office of the adverse credit history and obtains an endorser, the Endorser Addendum is the Chief Information Officer, publishes that notice containing proposed information means by which an endorser agrees to PO 00000 Frm 00016 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 AGENCY: SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\23FEN1.SGM 23FEN1 9324 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 36 / Thursday, February 23, 2006 / Notices collection requests prior to submission of these requests to OMB. Each proposed information collection, grouped by office, contains the following: (1) Type of review requested, e.g. new, revision, extension, existing or reinstatement; (2) Title; (3) Summary of the collection; (4) Description of the need for, and proposed use of, the information; (5) Respondents and frequency of collection; and (6) Reporting and/or Recordkeeping burden. OMB invites public comment. 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. Dated: February 15, 2006. Angela C. Arrington, IC Clearance Official, Regulatory Information Management Services, Office of the Chief Information Officer. rwilkins on PROD1PC63 with NOTICES Office of Postsecondary Education 16:15 Feb 22, 2006 Jkt 205001 [FR Doc. E6–2567 Filed 2–22–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4000–01–P additional awards in FY 2007 and FY 2008, from the rank-ordered list of unfunded applications from this competition. Estimated Range of Awards: For SEAs, $500,000–$750,000. For LEAs, $250,000–$500,000. We anticipate that applicants that request funding at the higher end of these ranges are planning to implement experimental or quasiexperimental evaluation designs. Estimated Average Size of Awards: For SEAs, $600,000 for each 12-month budget period. For LEAs, $350,000 for each 12-month budget period. Minimum Award: Pursuant to Section 5431(a)(4) of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965, as amended by the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 (ESEA) (20 U.S.C. 7247), we will reject any application from an SEA that proposes a total budget for a single 12-month budget period that is less than $500,000. This restriction does not apply to applications from LEAs. Estimated Number of Awards: 35. Note: The Department is not bound by any estimates in this notice. Project Period: Up to 48 months, of which no more than 12 months may be used for planning and program design. Full Text of Announcement DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION Type of Review: Revision. Title: Higher Education Act (HEA) Title II Reporting Forms on Teacher Quality and Preparation. Frequency: Annually. Affected Public: State, Local, or Tribal Gov’t, SEAs or LEAs; Not-for-profit institutions. Reporting and Recordkeeping Hour Burden: Responses: 1,309. Burden Hours: 121,632. Abstract: The Higher Education Act of 1998 calls for annual reports from states and institutions of higher education (IHE) on the quality of teacher education and related matters (Pub. L. 105–244, Section 207:20 U.S.C. 1027). The purpose of the reports is to provide greater accountability in the preparation of America’s teaching forces and to provide information and incentives for its improvement. Most IHEs that have teacher preparation programs must report annually to their states on the performance of their program completers on teacher certification tests. States, in turn, must report test performance information, institution by institution, to the Secretary of Education, along with institution rankings. They must also report on their requirements for licensing teachers, VerDate Aug<31>2005 state standards, alternative routes to certifications, waivers, and related items. Requests for 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 2975. 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., Potomac Center, 9th Floor, Washington, DC 20202–4700. Requests may also be electronically mailed to IC_DocketMgr@ed.gov or faxed to 202– 245–6623. Please specify the complete title of the information collection when making your request. Comments regarding burden and/or the collection activity requirements should be electronically mailed to the email address IC_DocketMgr@ed.gov. Individuals who use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD) may call the Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) at 1–800–877– 8339. Office of Safe and Drug-Free Schools, Overview Information, Partnerships in Character Education; Notice Inviting Applications for New Awards for Fiscal Year (FY) 2006 Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) Number: 84.215S DATES Applications Available: February 23, 2006. Deadline for Transmittal of Applications: April 10, 2006. Deadline for Intergovernmental Review: June 12, 2006. Eligible Applicants: Eligible applicants under this competition are: (a)(1) A State educational agency (SEA) in partnership with one or more local educational agencies (LEAs); or (2) An SEA in partnership with one or more LEAs and nonprofit organizations or entities, including an institution of higher education (IHE); and (b)(1) An LEA or consortium of LEAs; or (2) An LEA in partnership with one or more nonprofit organizations or entities, including an IHE. Estimated Available Funds: $16,000,000. Contingent upon the availability of funds, we may make PO 00000 Frm 00017 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 I. Funding Opportunity Description Purpose of Program: Under this program we provide Federal financial assistance to eligible entities to assist them in designing and implementing character education programs that are able to be integrated into classroom instruction and to be consistent with state academic content standards and are able to be carried out in conjunction with other educational reform efforts. These character education programs must take into consideration the view of parents, students, students with disabilities (including those with mental or physical disabilities) and other members of the community, including members of private and nonprofit organizations. Priorities: This competition includes one absolute priority and one invitational priority. These priorities are as follows. Absolute Priority: In accordance with 34 CFR 75.105(b)(2)(iv), this priority is from Title V, Part D, Subpart 3, Section 5431 of the ESEA (20 U.S.C. 7247). For FY 2006 and any subsequent year in which we make awards based on the list of unfunded applications from this competition, this priority is an absolute priority. To be considered for funding, each applicant must address the absolute priority. Under 34 CFR E:\FR\FM\23FEN1.SGM 23FEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 71, Number 36 (Thursday, February 23, 2006)]
[Notices]
[Pages 9323-9324]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E6-2567]


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DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION


Notice of Proposed Information Collection Requests

AGENCY: Department of Education.

SUMMARY: The IC Clearance Official, Regulatory Information Management 
Services, Office of the Chief Information Officer, invites comments on 
the proposed information collection requests as required by the 
Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.

DATES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before 
April 24, 2006.

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. OMB 
may amend or waive the requirement for public consultation to the 
extent that public participation in the approval process would defeat 
the purpose of the information collection, violate State or Federal 
law, or substantially interfere with any agency's ability to perform 
its statutory obligations. The IC Clearance Official, Regulatory 
Information Management Services, Office of the Chief Information 
Officer, publishes that notice containing proposed information

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collection requests prior to submission of these requests to OMB. Each 
proposed information collection, grouped by office, contains the 
following: (1) Type of review requested, e.g. new, revision, extension, 
existing or reinstatement; (2) Title; (3) Summary of the collection; 
(4) Description of the need for, and proposed use of, the information; 
(5) Respondents and frequency of collection; and (6) Reporting and/or 
Recordkeeping burden. OMB invites public comment. 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.

    Dated: February 15, 2006.
Angela C. Arrington,
IC Clearance Official, Regulatory Information Management Services, 
Office of the Chief Information Officer.

Office of Postsecondary Education

    Type of Review: Revision.
    Title: Higher Education Act (HEA) Title II Reporting Forms on 
Teacher Quality and Preparation.
    Frequency: Annually.
    Affected Public: State, Local, or Tribal Gov't, SEAs or LEAs; Not-
for-profit institutions.
    Reporting and Recordkeeping Hour Burden:
     Responses: 1,309.
     Burden Hours: 121,632.
    Abstract: The Higher Education Act of 1998 calls for annual reports 
from states and institutions of higher education (IHE) on the quality 
of teacher education and related matters (Pub. L. 105-244, Section 
207:20 U.S.C. 1027). The purpose of the reports is to provide greater 
accountability in the preparation of America's teaching forces and to 
provide information and incentives for its improvement. Most IHEs that 
have teacher preparation programs must report annually to their states 
on the performance of their program completers on teacher certification 
tests. States, in turn, must report test performance information, 
institution by institution, to the Secretary of Education, along with 
institution rankings. They must also report on their requirements for 
licensing teachers, state standards, alternative routes to 
certifications, waivers, and related items.
    Requests for 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 2975. 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., 
Potomac Center, 9th Floor, Washington, DC 20202-4700. Requests may also 
be electronically mailed to IC--DocketMgr@ed.gov or faxed to 202-245-
6623. Please specify the complete title of the information collection 
when making your request.
    Comments regarding burden and/or the collection activity 
requirements should be electronically mailed to the e-mail address IC--
DocketMgr@ed.gov. Individuals who use a telecommunications device for 
the deaf (TDD) may call the Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) at 
1-800-877-8339.

[FR Doc. E6-2567 Filed 2-22-06; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4000-01-P