Notice of Proposed Information Collection Requests, 25755-25756 [E7-8653]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 87 / Monday, May 7, 2007 / Notices 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. E7–8651 Filed 5–4–07; 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 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 July 6, 2007. 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 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 AGENCY: pwalker on PROD1PC71 with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Aug<31>2005 18:36 May 04, 2007 Jkt 211001 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 1, 2007. Angela C. Arrington, IC Clearance Official, Regulatory Information Management Services, Office of Management. Institute of Education Sciences Type of Review: New. Title: Evaluation of the Quality Teaching for English Learners (QTEL) Program. Frequency: Annually. Affected Public: Individuals or household. Reporting and Recordkeeping Hour Burden: Responses: 907. Burden Hours: 489. Abstract: This evaluation of WestEd’s Quality Teaching for English Learners (QTEL) professional development program is a cluster random assignment evaluation. This study is part of the U.S. Department of Education’s Regional Educational Laboratory Program. The QTEL program equips secondary teachers to provide challenging tasks and scaffold student learning to advance development of academic language. This study will be conducted in school districts in San Diego County. It will include at least 50 middle schools that have large numbers of English Language Learners (ELL). The study will use a three-year longitudinal design to track program effects on teacher knowledge, teacher practice, and student English reading and writing skills. 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 3328. 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 PO 00000 Frm 00020 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 25755 Information Relay Service (FIRS) at 1– 800–877–8339. [FR Doc. E7–8652 Filed 5–4–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4000–01–P 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. Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before July 6, 2007. DATES: 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 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 SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: E:\FR\FM\07MYN1.SGM 07MYN1 25756 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 87 / Monday, May 7, 2007 / Notices through the use of information technology. pwalker on PROD1PC71 with NOTICES Dated: May 1, 2007. Angela C. Arrington, IC Clearance Official, Regulatory Information Management Services, Office of Management. Institute of Education Sciences Type of Review: New. Title: Improving Adolescent Literacy across the Curriculum in High Schools: An Evaluation of the Strategic Instruction Model’s Content Literacy Continuum. Frequency: Semi-Annually. Affected Public: Individuals or household; Not-for-profit institutions; State, Local, or Tribal Gov’t, SEAs or LEAs. Reporting and Recordkeeping Hour Burden: Responses: 63. Burden Hours: 95. Abstract: The Department of Education’s Institute for Education Sciences has commissioned this evaluation as a response to the current need for experimental research about the impacts of adolescent literacy programs on reading and academic outcomes of struggling readers. This study focuses on literacy across the curriculum intervention that emphasizes literacy instruction throughout a high school student’s day. High school students from diverse types of school districts across at least two of the states in the Midwest region will be tested in literacy and other student achievement data will be collected from school records. Classroom instruction will be observed throughout the course of the intervention. District and building administrators will be interviewed about the intervention and the need for large-scale district and school reform in literacy instruction. 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 3326. 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 VerDate Aug<31>2005 18:36 May 04, 2007 Jkt 211001 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. E7–8653 Filed 5–4–07; 8:45 am] FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Brian Thompson, Water Quality Branch (WQ–16J), U.S. EPA, Region 5, Water Division, 77 West Jackson Blvd., Chicago, IL 60604, (312) 353–6066, thompson.brian@epamail.epa.gov. BILLING CODE 4000–01–P SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. General Information ELECTION ASSISTANCE COMMISSION Sunshine Act Notice United States Election Assistance Commission. ACTION: Notice of public meeting. AGENCY: Thursday, May 17, 2007, 10 a.m.–1 p.m. PLACE: U.S. Election Assistance Commission, 1225 New York Ave., NW., Suite 150, Washington, DC 20005 (Metro Stop: Metro Center). AGENDA: The Commission will receive updates on the activities of the following: The EAC Standards Board; the EAC Board of Advisors; and the EAC Technical Guidelines Development Committee (TGDC). The Commission will consider other administrative matters. This meeting will be open to the public. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Bryan Whitener, Telephone: (202) 566– 3100. DATE AND TIME: Thomas R. Wilkey, Executive Director, U.S. Election Assistance Commission. [FR Doc. 07–2280 Filed 5–3–07; 3:40 pm] BILLING CODE 6820–KF–M ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY The Clearinghouse was developed to support implementation of the Final Water Quality Guidance for the Great Lakes System (GLI). 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[Federal Register Volume 72, Number 87 (Monday, May 7, 2007)]
[Notices]
[Pages 25755-25756]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E7-8653]


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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 
July 6, 2007.

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 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

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through the use of information technology.

    Dated: May 1, 2007.
Angela C. Arrington,
IC Clearance Official, Regulatory Information Management Services, 
Office of Management.

Institute of Education Sciences

    Type of Review: New.
    Title: Improving Adolescent Literacy across the Curriculum in High 
Schools: An Evaluation of the Strategic Instruction Model's Content 
Literacy Continuum.
    Frequency: Semi-Annually.
    Affected Public: Individuals or household; Not-for-profit 
institutions; State, Local, or Tribal Gov't, SEAs or LEAs.
    Reporting and Recordkeeping Hour Burden:

Responses: 63.
Burden Hours: 95.

    Abstract: The Department of Education's Institute for Education 
Sciences has commissioned this evaluation as a response to the current 
need for experimental research about the impacts of adolescent literacy 
programs on reading and academic outcomes of struggling readers. This 
study focuses on literacy across the curriculum intervention that 
emphasizes literacy instruction throughout a high school student's day. 
High school students from diverse types of school districts across at 
least two of the states in the Midwest region will be tested in 
literacy and other student achievement data will be collected from 
school records. Classroom instruction will be observed throughout the 
course of the intervention. District and building administrators will 
be interviewed about the intervention and the need for large-scale 
district and school reform in literacy instruction.
    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 3326. 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. E7-8653 Filed 5-4-07; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4000-01-P