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Download as PDF rwilkins on PROD1PC63 with NOTICES 53542 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 181 / Wednesday, September 19, 2007 / Notices comment has been addressed within the Earth Resources section of this ROD by clarifying that the USACE permitting process requires turbidity and construction monitoring. The South Florida Water Management District indicated concern with turbidity and wetland impacts, including secondary wetland impacts. Such concerns are typically addressed through the permitting process, and accordingly the Final EIS indicates that the Navy will comply with permit requirements that implement appropriate pollution prevention techniques to minimize erosion and sedimentation and properly manage stormwater. Additionally the Final EIS states that Best Management Practices and the conditions of the NPDES and other permits will be followed and will limit potential adverse impacts. As part of the permitting process, Navy will apply for an Environmental Resource Permit from the State of Florida, and will be required to demonstrate that a reduction and elimination analysis of proposed wetland impacts has been conducted pursuant to the requirements of the appropriate state agency. Any potential mangrove habitat loss and conversion will be offset through Navy’s monitoring and mitigation plan, using a functional analysis (Uniform Mitigation Assessment Methodology) to determine, numerically, the existing wetland functions and proposed mangrove functional loss in affected areas. Specific mitigation will be identified concurrent with each phase of construction and discussed in meetings with the Partnering Team for appropriate input. The Navy’s monitoring and mitigation plan will address any secondary impacts that may occur. SUMMARY: In determining how best to restore the clear zones and stormwater drainage systems on Boca Chica Field, I considered impacts to the following areas: Biological resources; Earth resources; water resources; air quality; noise; cultural resources; BASH; socioeconomics; and environmental contamination. I have also taken into consideration the Navy’s consultation with the USFWS regarding endangered species, NOAA Fisheries regarding EFH, and NOAA Fisheries PRD regarding the smalltooth sawfish and sea turtles. I have also considered the comments sent to the Navy by the regulatory community, state and local governments, and the public. After carefully weighing all of these factors, I have determined that the Preferred Alternative, Alternative 2, Restoration of Clear Zones to Meet Permanent Waivers, VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:58 Sep 18, 2007 Jkt 211001 will best meet the needs of the Navy while also minimizing the environmental impacts associated with airfield restoration. 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Abstract: This study will examine the effect of a test accommodation and its impact on the validity of assessments for English language learners (ELLs). Specifically, it will examine the ways in which linguistic students’ ability to access content (e.g. math) during testing. Linguistic modification is theory-based process in which the language in test items, directions, and/or response options are modified in ways that clarify and simplify the text without simplifying or significantly altering the construct tested. By comparing the effects of linguistic modification on the performance of ELL students with that of English language proficient general education students without disabilities (non-ELL/non-SD), this study aims to increase understanding of the effects of an accommodation—one that holds promise as a means of decreasing the achievement gap between non-ELL/nonSD and ELL students—on construct VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:58 Sep 18, 2007 Jkt 211001 validity, differential validity, and incremental validity of achievement test scores. While the initial phase of this study focuses on instrument refinement and validation, the second phase uses experimental design to examine the effectiveness of this accommodation for ELLs on tests of mathematics achievement. 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 3412. 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[Federal Register Volume 72, Number 181 (Wednesday, September 19, 2007)]
[Notices]
[Pages 53542-53543]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E7-18454]


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DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION


Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request

AGENCY: Department of Education

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 
October 19, 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 
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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: September 12, 2007.
Delores J. Barber,
Acting Leader, Information Management Case Services Team, Regulatory 
Information Management Services, Office of Management.

Institute of Education Sciences

    Type of Review: New.
    Title: Assessment Accommodations for English Language Learners.
    Frequency: Annually.
    Affected Public: Individuals or household.
    Reporting and Recordkeeping Hour Burden:
    Responses: 3,667.
    Burden Hours: 397.
    Abstract: This study will examine the effect of a test 
accommodation and its impact on the validity of assessments for English 
language learners (ELLs). Specifically, it will examine the ways in 
which linguistic students' ability to access content (e.g. math) during 
testing. Linguistic modification is theory-based process in which the 
language in test items, directions, and/or response options are 
modified in ways that clarify and simplify the text without simplifying 
or significantly altering the construct tested. By comparing the 
effects of linguistic modification on the performance of ELL students 
with that of English language proficient general education students 
without disabilities (non-ELL/non-SD), this study aims to increase 
understanding of the effects of an accommodation--one that holds 
promise as a means of decreasing the achievement gap between non-ELL/
non-SD and ELL students--on construct validity, differential validity, 
and incremental validity of achievement test scores. While the initial 
phase of this study focuses on instrument refinement and validation, 
the second phase uses experimental design to examine the effectiveness 
of this accommodation for ELLs on tests of mathematics achievement.
    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 
3412. 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. E7-18454 Filed 9-18-07; 8:45 am]
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