Notice of Proposed Information Collection Requests, 36435-36436 [E7-12842]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 127 / Tuesday, July 3, 2007 / Notices Endangered Species Act Pursuant to section 7 of the ESA, the National Science Foundation (NSF) has consulted with NMFS on this seismic survey. NMFS has also consulted internally pursuant to Section 7 of the ESA on the issuance of an IHA under section 101(a)(5)(D) of the MMPA for this activity. In a Biological Opinion (BO), NMFS concluded that the 2007 SIO seismic survey in the norhteastern Indian Ocean and the issuance of the associated IHA are not likely to jeopardize the continued existence of threatened or endangered species or destroy or adversely modify any designated critical habitat. NMFS has issued an incidental take statement (ITS) for 1 blue whale and 1 sperm whale (as well as a number of individuals of olive-Ridley sea turtles, green sea turtles, leatherback turtles, and hawksbill sea turtles) that contains reasonable and prudent measures with implementing terms and conditions to minimize the effects of this take. The terms and conditions of the BO have been incorporated into the SIO. National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) NSF prepared an Environmental Assessment of a Planned Low-Energy Marine Seismic Survey by the Scripps Institution of Oceanography in the Northeast Indian Ocean, May July 2007. NMFS has adopted NSF’s EA and issued a Finding of No Significant Impact for the issuance of the IHA. jlentini on PROD1PC65 with NOTICES Determinations NMFS has determined that the impact of conducting the seismic survey in the northeast Indian Ocean may result, at worst, in a temporary modification in behavior (Level B Harassment) of small numbers of 29 species of cetaceans. Further, this activity is expected to result in a negligible impact on the affected species or stocks. The provision requiring that the activity not have an unmitigable adverse impact on the availability of the affected species or stock for subsistence uses does not apply for this action. This determination is supported by: (1) the likelihood that, given sufficient notice through relatively slow ship speed and ramp-up, marine mammals are expected to move away from a noise source that is annoying prior to its becoming potentially injurious; (2) the fact that marine mammals would have to be closer than 40 m from the vessel to be exposed to levels of sound (180 dB) believed to have even a minimal chance of causing TTS; and (3) the likelihood that marine mammal VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:57 Jul 02, 2007 Jkt 211001 detection ability by trained observers is high at that short distance from the vessel. As a result, no take by injury or death is anticipated and the potential for temporary or permanent hearing impairment is very low and will be avoided through the incorporation of the required mitigation measures. While the number of potential incidental harassment takes will depend on the distribution and abundance of marine mammals in the vicinity of the survey activity, the number of potential harassment takings is estimated to be small, less than a few percent of any of the estimated population sizes, and has been mitigated to the lowest level practicable through incorporation of the measures mentioned previously in this document. Authorization As a result of these determinations, NMFS has issued an IHA to SIO for conducting a low-energy seismic survey in the Indian Ocean from June - August, 2007, provided the previously mentioned mitigation, monitoring, and reporting requirements are incorporated. Dated: June 20, 2007. James H. Lecky, Director, Office of Protected Resources, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. E7–12870 Filed 7–2–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–S DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration XRIN 0648–XB20 Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of a public meeting. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council will convene a public meeting of the Ad Hoc Review Panel for Red Drum. DATES: The Ad Hoc Review Panel for Red Drum meeting will convene at 1 p.m. on Monday, July 23, 2007 and conclude no later than 3 p.m. on Tuesday, July 24, 2007. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the W New Orleans, 333 Poydras St., New Orleans, LA 70130; telephone: (504) 525–9444. Council address: Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council, 2203 North Lois Avenue, Suite 1100, Tampa, FL 33607. PO 00000 Frm 00017 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 36435 FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Wayne Swingle, Fishery Executive Director, telephone: (813) 348–1630. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Panel will be convened to consider the Council’s change to assess the availability of the information needed to conduct a SEDAR stock assessment for red drum and to propose data collection activities for that information that should be carried out in 2008. Representatives of the five gulf states will summarize fisheries dependent and independent data available from their state. The federal representatives will summarize the data available through their agency. The Panel will discuss other issues related to the stock assessment and SEDAR process. Although other non-emergency issues not on the agenda may come before the Panel for discussion, in accordance with the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (Magnuson-Stevens Act), those issues may not be the subject of formal action during these meetings. Actions of the Ad Hoc Review Panel for Red Drum will be restricted to those issues specifically identified in the agenda and any issues arising after publication of this notice that require emergency action under section 305(c) of the Magnuson-Stevens Act, provided the public has been notified of the Council’s intent to take action to address the emergency. Copies of the agenda can be obtained by calling (813) 348–1630. Special Accommodations This meeting is physically accessible to people with disabilities. Requests for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aids should be directed to Tina Trezza at the Council (see ADDRESSES) at least 5 working days prior to the meeting. Dated: June 28, 2007. Tracey L. Thompson, Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. E7–12867 Filed 7–2–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–S 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. E:\FR\FM\03JYN1.SGM 03JYN1 36436 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 127 / Tuesday, July 3, 2007 / Notices Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before September 4, 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 through the use of information technology. DATES: Dated: June 27, 2007. Angela C. Arrington, IC Clearance Official, Regulatory Information Management Services, Office of Management. jlentini on PROD1PC65 with NOTICES Institute of Education Sciences Type of Review: New. Title: The Effectiveness of Sheltered Instruction on English Language Learners in Georgia 4th and 5th Grade Classrooms (SIOP). Frequency: Annually. Affected Public: Individuals or household; State, Local, or Tribal government SEAs or LEAs. Reporting and Recordkeeping Hour Burden: VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:57 Jul 02, 2007 Jkt 211001 Responses: 640. Burden Hours: 160. Abstract: This data collection is for the purpose of assessing the effectiveness of the Sheltered Instruction Observation Protocol (SIOP) Model, a model of instruction for teaching English Language Learners (ELLs) that is widely used but whose effectiveness has to date not been evaluated rigorously. This one-year study utilizes an experimental design to examine the impact of SIOP instruction in 4th and 5th grade classrooms in 64 public schools in Georgia (32 treatment, 32 control schools). Research on educational issues of regional importance—such as the teaching of a growing population in the Southeast region, English Language Learners—is a key component of the REL–SE’s contract with the U.S. Department of Education’s Institute of Education Sciences. The study utilizes predominantly extant data (student assessment data collected by LEAs and school personnel data collected by the state department of education) but includes a brief Teacher Survey and classroom observations in the Spring of 2009, with a total of 640 respondents on the survey (and 640 teachers’ classrooms observed). 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 3401. 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. E7–12842 Filed 7–2–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4000–01–P DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request AGENCY: PO 00000 Department of Education. Frm 00018 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 SUMMARY: The IC Clearance Official, Regulatory Information Management Services, Office of Management invites comments on the submission for OMB review as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. DATES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before August 2, 2007. 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, Washington, DC 20503. Commenters are encouraged to submit responses electronically by e-mail to oira_submission@omb.eop.gov or via fax to (202) 395–6974. Commenters should include the following subject line in their response ‘‘Comment: [insert OMB number], [insert abbreviated collection name, e.g., ‘‘Upward Bound Evaluation’’]. Persons submitting comments electronically should not submit paper copies. 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. Dated: June 27, 2007. Angela C. Arrington, IC Clearance Official, Regulatory Information Management Services, Office of Management. Office of Safe and Drug Free Schools Type of Review: Reinstatement. E:\FR\FM\03JYN1.SGM 03JYN1

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[Federal Register Volume 72, Number 127 (Tuesday, July 3, 2007)]
[Notices]
[Pages 36435-36436]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E7-12842]


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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.

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DATES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before 
September 4, 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 through the use of information technology.

    Dated: June 27, 2007.
Angela C. Arrington,
IC Clearance Official, Regulatory Information Management Services, 
Office of Management.

Institute of Education Sciences

    Type of Review: New.
    Title: The Effectiveness of Sheltered Instruction on English 
Language Learners in Georgia 4th and 5th Grade Classrooms (SIOP).
    Frequency: Annually.
    Affected Public: Individuals or household; State, Local, or Tribal 
government SEAs or LEAs.
    Reporting and Recordkeeping Hour Burden:
     Responses: 640.
     Burden Hours: 160.
    Abstract: This data collection is for the purpose of assessing the 
effectiveness of the Sheltered Instruction Observation Protocol (SIOP) 
Model, a model of instruction for teaching English Language Learners 
(ELLs) that is widely used but whose effectiveness has to date not been 
evaluated rigorously. This one-year study utilizes an experimental 
design to examine the impact of SIOP instruction in 4th and 5th grade 
classrooms in 64 public schools in Georgia (32 treatment, 32 control 
schools). Research on educational issues of regional importance--such 
as the teaching of a growing population in the Southeast region, 
English Language Learners--is a key component of the REL-SE's contract 
with the U.S. Department of Education's Institute of Education 
Sciences. The study utilizes predominantly extant data (student 
assessment data collected by LEAs and school personnel data collected 
by the state department of education) but includes a brief Teacher 
Survey and classroom observations in the Spring of 2009, with a total 
of 640 respondents on the survey (and 640 teachers' classrooms 
observed).
    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 3401. 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.

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