Proposed Information Collection Under the Paperwork Reduction Act; Comment Request, 25774-25775 [E7-8659]

Download as PDF 25774 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 87 / Monday, May 7, 2007 / Notices pwalker on PROD1PC71 with NOTICES (NCLB) Act of January 8, 2001, requires all schools, including BIE-funded boarding/residential schools, to ensure that all children have a fair, equal, and significant opportunity to obtain a highquality education and reach, at a minimum, proficiency on challenging academic achievement standards and assessments. In addition, the BIE is required by NCLB to implement national standards for home-living situations in all BIE-funded residential schools. The BIE is required to assess each residential school and submit a plan to the Congress, Tribes and schools which will bring all BIE-funded residential schools up to the national standards. Information from all BIEfunded residential schools must be collected in order to assess each school’s progress in meeting the national standards. Finally, the BIE is required to monitor programs, gather data, and complete reports for the U.S. Department of Education. To achieve these results, residential schools must prepare reports, develop curriculum, prepare financial planning documents, and establish standards to measure student progress. The BIE uses the Annual Report to the Department of Education and three other information collections for the BIE to collect data, measuring each school’s performance. When there is a lack of progress, the residential schools must show that they have developed school improvement, corrective action, or restructuring plans to address the problems of all students. Additional information collection requirements have been developed to implement the No Child Left Behind Act. Request for Comments The Bureau of Indian Education requests your comments on this collection concerning: (a) The necessity of this information collection for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information will have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden (hours and cost) of the collection of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; (c) ways we could enhance the quality, utility and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) ways we could minimize the burden of the collection of the information on the respondents, such as through the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. Please note that an agency may not sponsor or request and an individual VerDate Aug<31>2005 18:36 May 04, 2007 Jkt 211001 need not respond to a collection of information unless it has a valid OMB Control Number. It is our policy to make all comments available to the public for review at the location listed in the ADDRESSES section, room 3609, during the hours of 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. EST, Monday through Friday, except legal holidays. If you wish to have your name and/or address withheld, you must state this prominently at the beginning of your comments. We will honor your request according to the requirements of the law. All comments from organizations or representatives will be available for review. We may withhold comments from review for other reasons. OMB Control Number: 1076–0164. Type of Review: Renewal. Title: No Child Left Behind Regulations, 25 CFR parts 36 and 47. Brief Description of Collection: This collection is mandatory according to statutory regulations, and the benefit to the respondents is continued supplementary program funding. Respondents: Bureau-funded schools with residential programs, tribal governing bodies and school boards are the respondents, and submission is mandatory. Number of Respondents: There are 66 schools with residential programs, of which 28 are Bureau-operated and 38 are tribally operated. Thus, the collection of information is necessary from 38 of the 66 residential schools. Estimated Time per Response: The range of time can vary from .02 hour to an average of 20 hours per 1 item. Frequency of Response: Annually and sometimes daily. Total Annual Burden to Respondents: It is estimated that 20,793 (number of responses) × 20 (hourly burden per response) = 415,860 total annual hours of burden. Dated: April 27, 2007. Carl J. Artman, Assistant Secretary—Indian Affairs. [FR Doc. E7–8657 Filed 5–4–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–XN–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Indian Affairs Proposed Information Collection Under the Paperwork Reduction Act; Comment Request Bureau of Indian Education, Interior. ACTION: Notice of proposed renewal of information collection. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The Bureau of Indian Education (BIE), in accordance with the PO 00000 Frm 00039 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Paperwork Reduction Act, is proposing to renew the No Child Left Behind Act Regulations, 25 CFR parts 30, 37, 39, 42, 44 and 47, OMB Control Number 1076– 0163. DATES: Submit comments on or before July 6, 2007 for best consideration. ADDRESSES: Please send comments to Mr. Thomas M. Dowd, Director, Bureau of Indian Education, 1849 C Street, NW., Mail Stop 3609–MIB, Washington, DC 20240, facsimile number (202) 208– 3312. Dr. James Martin, Chief, Division of Planning and Research, Bureau of Indian Education, 1849 C Street, NW., Mail Stop 3609–MIB, Washington, DC 20240, Telephone: (202) 208–6123, Facsimile: (202) 208–3312 or by e-mail at jmartin1@bia.edu. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Public Law 107–110, the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act of January 8, 2001, requires all schools, including Bureau of Indian Education funded schools, to ensure that all children have a fair, equal, and significant opportunity to obtain a highquality education and reach, at a minimum, proficiency on challenging academic achievement standards and assessments. The BIE is required to monitor programs, gather data, and complete reports for the U.S. Department of Education. To achieve these results, schools must prepare required documentation such as the Annual Report, the School Report Card, Section 1114 Plans, financial budgets, school improvement plans, compliance action plans as a result of monitoring, Title II, Part A reports on highly qualified staff, Title IV, Part A, Safe and Drug Free Schools and Communities reports, competitive sub-grant reports, Indian School Equalization Programs (ISEP) reports, the Native American Student Information System (NASIS) reports, and transportation reports. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Request for Comments The Bureau of Indian Education requests your comments on this collection concerning: (a) The necessity of this information collection for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information will have practical utility; (b) The accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden (hours and cost) of the collection of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; (c) Ways we could enhance the quality, utility and clarity of the information to be collected; and E:\FR\FM\07MYN1.SGM 07MYN1 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 87 / Monday, May 7, 2007 / Notices (d) Ways we could minimize the burden of the collection of the information on the respondents, such as through the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. Please note that an agency may not sponsor or request and an individual need not respond to a collection of information unless it has a valid OMB Control Number. It is our policy to make all comments available to the public for review at the location listed in the ADDRESSES section, room 3609, during the hours of 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. EST, Monday through Friday, except legal holidays. If you wish to have your name and/or address withheld, you must state this prominently at the beginning of your comments. We will honor your request according to the requirements of the law. All comments from organizations or representatives will be available for review. We may withhold comments from review for other reasons. OMB Control Number: 1076–0163. Type of review: Renewal. Title: No Child Left Behind Regulations, 25 CFR parts 30, 37, 39, 42, 44, and 47. Brief Description of collection: This collection is mandatory according to statutory regulations, and the benefit to the respondents is continued supplementary program funding. Respondents: Bureau-funded schools, tribal governing bodies and school boards are the respondents, and submission is mandatory. Number of Respondents: 184 Bureaufunded schools. Estimated Time per Response: The range of time can vary from 1 hour to 48 hours for one item. Frequency of Response: Annually and sometimes quarterly. Total Annual Hourly Burden to Respondents: 706 (number of responses) × 30 (hourly burden per response) = 21,180 total annual hours of burden. Dated: April 27, 2007. Carl J. Artman, Assistant Secretary—Indian Affairs. [FR Doc. E7–8659 Filed 5–4–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–XN–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR pwalker on PROD1PC71 with NOTICES Bureau of Land Management [F–14889–A; AK–964–1410–HY–P] Alaska Native Claims Selection AGENCY: Bureau of Land Management, Interior. VerDate Aug<31>2005 18:36 May 04, 2007 Jkt 211001 25775 Notice of decision approving lands for conveyance. week, to contact the Bureau of Land Management. As required by 43 CFR 2650.7(d), notice is hereby given that an appealable decision approving lands for conveyance pursuant to the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act will be issued to MTNT, Ltd., Successor in Interest to Chamai, Incorporated. The lands are in the vicinity of McGrath, Alaska, and are located in: Eileen Ford, Land Law Examiner, Branch of Adjudication II. [FR Doc. E7–8660 Filed 5–4–07; 8:45 am] ACTION: SUMMARY: Seward Meridian, Alaska T. 31 N., R. 34 W., Sec. 4; Sec. 5, lots 1, 2, and 3; Sec. 6; Sec. 7, lots 1 and 2; Sec. 8, lots 1 and 2; Secs. 16 and 17; Sec. 18, lots 1, 2, and 3; Sec. 19, lots 1 and 2; Sec. 20, lots 1, 2, and 3; Secs. 21 and 28; Sec. 29, lots 1 and 2; Sec. 30, lots 1 and 2; Sec. 31, lot 1. Containing 7,865.50 acres. T. 32 N., R. 34 W., Sec. 21, lot 1; Sec. 22, lots 1 and 2; Sec. 26, lot 1; Sec. 33, lot 2; Sec. 34, lot 2. Containing 1,684.13 acres. T. 31 N., R. 35 W., Sec. 12, lot 2; Sec. 13, lots 1 and 3; Sec. 14, lot 2; Sec. 23, lot 1; Sec. 24, lot 1. Containing 1,122.84 acres. Aggregating 10,672.47 acres. The subsurface estate in these lands will be conveyed to Doyon, Limited, when the surface estate is conveyed to MTNT, Ltd., Successor in Interest to Chamai, Incorporated. Notice of the decision will also be published four times in the Fairbanks Daily NewsMiner. The time limits for filing an appeal are: 1. Any party claiming a property interest which is adversely affected by the decision shall have until June 6, 2007 to file an appeal. 2. Parties receiving service of the decision by certified mail shall have 30 days from the date of receipt to file an appeal. Parties who do not file an appeal in accordance with the requirements of 43 CFR Part 4, Subpart E, shall be deemed to have waived their rights. DATES: A copy of the decision may be obtained from: Bureau of Land Management, Alaska State Office, 222 West Seventh Avenue, #13, Anchorage, Alaska 99513–7504. ADDRESSES: The Bureau of Land Management by phone at 907–271–5960, or by e-mail at ak.blm.conveyance@ak.blm.gov. Persons who use a telecommunication device (TTD) may call the Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) at 1–800–877– 8330, 24 hours a day, seven days a FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: PO 00000 Frm 00040 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 BILLING CODE 4310–$$–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Park Service Plan of Operations, Environmental Assessment, and Draft Wetlands Statement of Findings, Big Thicket National Preserve, TX National Park Service, Department of the Interior. ACTION: Notice of availability of a Plan of Operations, Environmental Assessment, and draft Wetlands Statement of Findings for a 30-day public review at Big Thicket National Preserve. AGENCY: SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given in accordance with Section 9.52(b) of Title 36 of the Code of Federal Regulations, Part 9, Subpart B, that the National Park Service (NPS) has received from Seismic Assistants, Ltd., a Plan of Operations to conduct the Knight Phase IV 3–D Seismic Survey within the Big Sandy Creek Corridor, Turkey Creek and Village Creek Corridor Units of Big Thicket National Preserve, in Hardin and Tyler Counties, Texas. The NPS has prepared an Environmental Assessment and a draft Wetlands Statement of Findings for this proposal. DATES: The above documents are available for public review and comment through June 6, 2007. ADDRESSES: The Plan of Operations, Environmental Assessment, and draft Wetlands Statement of Findings are available for public review and comment at https://parkplanning.nps.gov and in the Office of the Superintendent, Todd Brindle, Big Thicket National Preserve, 6044 FM 420, Kountze, Texas 77625. Copies of the documents are available upon request from the contact listed below. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Haigler ‘‘Dusty’’ Pate, Oil and Gas Program Manager, Big Thicket National Preserve, 6044 FM 420, Kountze, Texas 77625, Telephone: 409 951–6822, e-mail at Haigler_Pate@nps.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: If you wish to comment on the Plan of Operations, Environmental Assessment, and draft Wetlands Statement of Findings, you may mail comments to the name and address above or post E:\FR\FM\07MYN1.SGM 07MYN1

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[Federal Register Volume 72, Number 87 (Monday, May 7, 2007)]
[Notices]
[Pages 25774-25775]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E7-8659]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Bureau of Indian Affairs


Proposed Information Collection Under the Paperwork Reduction 
Act; Comment Request

AGENCY: Bureau of Indian Education, Interior.

ACTION: Notice of proposed renewal of information collection.

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SUMMARY: The Bureau of Indian Education (BIE), in accordance with the 
Paperwork Reduction Act, is proposing to renew the No Child Left Behind 
Act Regulations, 25 CFR parts 30, 37, 39, 42, 44 and 47, OMB Control 
Number 1076-0163.

DATES: Submit comments on or before July 6, 2007 for best 
consideration.

ADDRESSES: Please send comments to Mr. Thomas M. Dowd, Director, Bureau 
of Indian Education, 1849 C Street, NW., Mail Stop 3609-MIB, 
Washington, DC 20240, facsimile number (202) 208-3312.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dr. James Martin, Chief, Division of 
Planning and Research, Bureau of Indian Education, 1849 C Street, NW., 
Mail Stop 3609-MIB, Washington, DC 20240, Telephone: (202) 208-6123, 
Facsimile: (202) 208-3312 or by e-mail at jmartin1@bia.edu.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Public Law 107-110, the No Child Left Behind 
(NCLB) Act of January 8, 2001, requires all schools, including Bureau 
of Indian Education funded schools, to ensure that all children have a 
fair, equal, and significant opportunity to obtain a high-quality 
education and reach, at a minimum, proficiency on challenging academic 
achievement standards and assessments. The BIE is required to monitor 
programs, gather data, and complete reports for the U.S. Department of 
Education. To achieve these results, schools must prepare required 
documentation such as the Annual Report, the School Report Card, 
Section 1114 Plans, financial budgets, school improvement plans, 
compliance action plans as a result of monitoring, Title II, Part A 
reports on highly qualified staff, Title IV, Part A, Safe and Drug Free 
Schools and Communities reports, competitive sub-grant reports, Indian 
School Equalization Programs (ISEP) reports, the Native American 
Student Information System (NASIS) reports, and transportation reports.

Request for Comments

    The Bureau of Indian Education requests your comments on this 
collection concerning:
    (a) The necessity of this information collection for the proper 
performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the 
information will have practical utility;
    (b) The accuracy of the agency's estimate of the burden (hours and 
cost) of the collection of information, including the validity of the 
methodology and assumptions used;
    (c) Ways we could enhance the quality, utility and clarity of the 
information to be collected; and

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    (d) Ways we could minimize the burden of the collection of the 
information on the respondents, such as through the use of automated 
collection techniques or other forms of information technology.
    Please note that an agency may not sponsor or request and an 
individual need not respond to a collection of information unless it 
has a valid OMB Control Number. It is our policy to make all comments 
available to the public for review at the location listed in the 
ADDRESSES section, room 3609, during the hours of 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. EST, 
Monday through Friday, except legal holidays. If you wish to have your 
name and/or address withheld, you must state this prominently at the 
beginning of your comments. We will honor your request according to the 
requirements of the law. All comments from organizations or 
representatives will be available for review. We may withhold comments 
from review for other reasons.
    OMB Control Number: 1076-0163.
    Type of review: Renewal.
    Title: No Child Left Behind Regulations, 25 CFR parts 30, 37, 39, 
42, 44, and 47.
    Brief Description of collection: This collection is mandatory 
according to statutory regulations, and the benefit to the respondents 
is continued supplementary program funding.
    Respondents: Bureau-funded schools, tribal governing bodies and 
school boards are the respondents, and submission is mandatory.
    Number of Respondents: 184 Bureau-funded schools.
    Estimated Time per Response: The range of time can vary from 1 hour 
to 48 hours for one item.
    Frequency of Response: Annually and sometimes quarterly.
    Total Annual Hourly Burden to Respondents: 706 (number of 
responses) x 30 (hourly burden per response) = 21,180 total annual 
hours of burden.

    Dated: April 27, 2007.
Carl J. Artman,
Assistant Secretary--Indian Affairs.
[FR Doc. E7-8659 Filed 5-4-07; 8:45 am]
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