Notice of Proposed Information Collection Requests, 32526-32527 [E6-8695]

Download as PDF 32526 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 108 / Tuesday, June 6, 2006 / Notices III. Data DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Socioeconomic Monitoring Program for the Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). AGENCY: ACTION: Notice. SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. Written comments must be submitted on or before August 7, 2006. DATES: Direct all written comments to Diana Hynek, Departmental Paperwork Clearance Officer, Department of Commerce, Room 6625, 14th and Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20230 (or via the Internet at dHynek@doc.gov). ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information or copies of the information collection instrument and instructions should be directed to Dr. Vernon R. (Bob) Leeworthy, 301–713–3000, extension 138, or Bob.Leeworthy@noaa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: sroberts on PROD1PC70 with NOTICES I. Abstract The purpose of this information collection is to give users of the Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary fair representation in monitoring the socioeconomic impacts of a network of marine reserves (no take areas) in the Channel Islands by implementing a 3year monitoring program. The proposed information collection is a follow-up to the previous efforts that established baseline estimates of socioeconomic activities in the Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary. The baseline information was used to estimate the expected impacts of implementing proposed marine reserves. The new information will be used in a monitoring program to test whether, and to what extent, the estimated ‘‘expected’’ socioeconomic impacts actually occur. Respondents complete paper forms, assisted by a NOAA data collector. 17:06 Jun 05, 2006 OMB Number: 0648–0408. Form Number: None. Type of Review: Regular submission. Affected Public: Business or other forprofit organizations; individuals or households; not-for-profit institutions. Estimated Number of Respondents: 815. Estimated Time per Response: Interviews with commercial fishermen, wholesale processors, for hire recreation vessel owners/operators: 2 hours; and interviews with customers of for hire recreation vessels: 50 minutes. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 1,235. Estimated Total Annual Cost to Public: $0. SUMMARY: In preparation for the 2006 ICCAT meeting, the Advisory Committee to the U.S. Section to the International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas (ICCAT) will have a closed-session, summer meeting. IV. Request for Comments Comments are invited on: (a) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information shall have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden (including hours and cost) of the proposed collection of information; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on respondents, including through the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized and/or included in the request for OMB approval of this information collection; they also will become a matter of public record. Dated: June 1, 2006. Gwellnar Banks, Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. E6–8755 Filed 6–5–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–NK–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration [I.D. 081604C] Advisory Committee to the U.S. Section of the International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas (ICCAT); Summer Meeting National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. AGENCY: II. Method of Collection VerDate Aug<31>2005 ACTION: Jkt 208001 PO 00000 Frm 00023 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Notice of meeting. The meeting will be held June 26–27, 2006. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the Hilton Hotel, 8727 Colesville Road, Silver Spring, MD 20910. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kelly Denit, Office of International Affairs, 301–713–2276. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Advisory Committee to the U.S. Section to ICCAT will meet in a closed session to consider information on stock status of highly migratory species. The purpose of this meeting is to discuss sensitive information relating to upcoming international negotiations. DATES: Special Accommodations The meeting locations are physically accessible to people with disabilities. Requests for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aids should be directed to Kelly Denit at (301) 713–2276 at least 5 days prior to the meeting date. Dated: May 31, 2006. William T. Hogarth, Assistant Administrator for Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. E6–8747 Filed 6–5–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–S DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION Notice of Proposed Information Collection Requests Department of Education. The IC Clearance Official, Regulatory Information Management Services, Office of Management, 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 August 7, 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 AGENCY: SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\06JNN1.SGM 06JNN1 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 108 / Tuesday, June 6, 2006 / Notices 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 Management, 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. 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: May 31, 2006. Angela C. Arrington, IC Clearance Official, Regulatory Information Management Services, Office of Management. sroberts on PROD1PC70 with NOTICES Institute of Education Sciences Type of Review: Revision of a currently approved collection. Title: Quick Information Survey System (QRIS) . Frequency: Other: One time. Affected Public: State, Local, or Tribal Gov’t, SEAs or LEAs (primary). Reporting and Recordkeeping Hour Burden: Responses: 9591. Burden Hours: 7193. Abstract: The Quick Response Information System consists of two survey system components—Fast Response Survey System for public and private teachers, schools, districts, libraries and the Postsecondary Education Quick Information System (PEQIS) for postsecondary institutions. Surveys covered under QRIS are intended to be short, one-time, policyrelevant surveys collecting information that is not available from other sources. VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:06 Jun 05, 2006 Jkt 208001 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 03130. 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 ICDocketMgr@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 ICDocketMgr@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. E6–8695 Filed 6–5–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4000–01–P DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION Proposed Collection; Comment Request Department of Education. The Secretary of Education requests comments on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) that the Secretary proposes to use for the 2007–2008 award year. The FAFSA is completed by students and their families and the information submitted on the form is used to determine the students’ eligibility and financial need for financial aid under the student financial assistance programs authorized under Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended (Title IV, HEA Programs). The Secretary also requests comments on changes under consideration for the 2007–2008 award year FAFSA. DATES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before August 7, 2006. ADDRESSES: Comments may be submitted electronically through e-mail to: FAFSAComments@ed.gov. Written comments and requests for copies of the proposed information collection requests should be addressed to U.S. Department of Education, 400 Maryland Avenue, SW., Potomac Center, 9th Floor, Washington, DC 20202–4700. In addition, interested persons can access this document on the Internet: AGENCY: SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00024 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 32527 (1) Go to IFAP at http://ifap.ed.gov (2) Scroll down to ‘‘Current Publications’’ (3) Click on ‘‘FAFSAs and Renewal FAFSAs’’ (4) Click on ‘‘By 2007–2008 Award Year’’ (5) Click on ‘‘Draft FAFSA Form/ Instructions’’ (6) Scroll down and select ‘‘2007– 2008 Draft Form in PDF Format’’ Please note that the free Adobe Acrobat Reader software, version 4.0 or greater, is necessary to view this file. This software can be downloaded for free from Adobe’s Web site: http:// www.adobe.com. Section 483 of the Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended (HEA), requires the Secretary, ‘‘in cooperation with agencies and organizations involved in providing student financial assistance,’’ to ‘‘produce, distribute and process free of charge a common financial reporting form to be used to determine the need and eligibility of a student for financial assistance * * *’’ under the Title IV, HEA Programs. This form is the FAFSA. In addition, Section 483 authorizes the Secretary to include non-financial data items that assist States in awarding State student financial assistance. On February 8, 2006, President Bush signed the Higher Education Reconciliation Act of 2005 (HERA), Public Law 109–171. The HERA made changes to the HEA that affect student eligibility and need analysis. The HERA changes impact the FAFSA in the following ways: (1) New questions are added for a student (and spouse) or a student and parents asking whether they received benefits from any of five means-tested Federal benefit programs in 2006. Receipt of meanstested Federal benefits during the preceding calendar year (2006 for the 2007–2008 award year) is an alternative to the current question about whether the student or parent filed or was required to file an IRS 1040 Form as one of the criteria used to determine who qualifies for an automatic zero EFC or a simplified needs test. (2) A new dependency question is added to ensure that a member of the U.S. Armed Forces on active duty for other than training purposes is considered an independent student. (3) The question regarding a student’s convictions for drug-related offenses has been modified. A student is ineligible for Title IV, HEA financial assistance only if the conviction for a Federal or State offense involving the possession or sale of a controlled substance is for conduct that occurred during a period of enrollment for which the student was receiving Title IV, HEA SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: E:\FR\FM\06JNN1.SGM 06JNN1

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[Federal Register Volume 71, Number 108 (Tuesday, June 6, 2006)]
[Notices]
[Pages 32526-32527]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E6-8695]


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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 Management, 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 
August 7, 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

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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 Management, 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. 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: May 31, 2006.
Angela C. Arrington,
IC Clearance Official, Regulatory Information Management Services, 
Office of Management.

Institute of Education Sciences

    Type of Review: Revision of a currently approved collection.
    Title: Quick Information Survey System (QRIS) .
    Frequency: Other: One time.
    Affected Public: State, Local, or Tribal Gov't, SEAs or LEAs 
(primary).
    Reporting and Recordkeeping Hour Burden:

     Responses: 9591.
     Burden Hours: 7193.

    Abstract: The Quick Response Information System consists of two 
survey system components--Fast Response Survey System for public and 
private teachers, schools, districts, libraries and the Postsecondary 
Education Quick Information System (PEQIS) for postsecondary 
institutions. Surveys covered under QRIS are intended to be short, one-
time, policy-relevant surveys collecting information that is not 
available from other sources.
    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 03130. 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 ICDocketMgr@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 ICDocketMgr@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. E6-8695 Filed 6-5-06; 8:45 am]
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