Notice of Proposed Information Collection Requests, 73337 [E7-25085]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 247 / Thursday, December 27, 2007 / Notices Instructions: All submissions received must include the agency name and docket number or Regulatory Information Number (RIN) for this Federal Register document. The general policy for comments and other submissions from members of the public is to make these submissions available for public viewing on the Internet at http://www.regulations.gov as they are received without change, including any personal identifiers or contact information. Mr. Marcus Beauregard, (703) 588–0952. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: To help develop this report, the Department of Defense is seeking comments from the public about the potential negative impact of certain consumer loan products on Service members. Please indicate whether the following products, which are not currently regulated by 32 CFR 232.3, negatively impact Service members to the degree that the Department of Defense should regulate them. If regulation is needed, please provide proposed solutions. These products are: • Installment loans, not covered in the definitions of credit in 32 CFR 232.3. These installment loans may include excessive fees and interest rates, loan flipping, and regular inclusion of high cost ancillary credit insurance products. • Credit cards that are characterized by minimal available credit coupled with high fees. • Fee-based, high-cost, courtesy overdraft products. Additionally, the Department of Defense is seeking comments from the public on the implementation of 32 CFR part 232, specifically issues concerning: • Disclosure requirements and identification of the covered borrower as required by 32 CFR 232.5 and 232.6. • Implementation of alternative small-dollar credit products and recommended changes that can facilitate producing and delivering these products to Service members and their dependents. • Oversight and enforcement of the regulation with respect to Internet-based lenders offering credit covered by the definitions in 32 CFR 232.3. • Methods for the Department of Defense to use in monitoring enforcement of the rule. The Department of Defense has the authority to make regulatory changes and to recommend statutory change. The mstockstill on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: VerDate Aug<31>2005 18:00 Dec 26, 2007 Jkt 214001 Department of Defense seeks input on potential changes for consideration. L.M. Bynum, OSD Federal Register Liaison Officer, Department of Defense. [FR Doc. E7–25119 Filed 12–26–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 5001–06–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 February 25, 2008. 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 AGENCY: SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00028 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 73337 Department minimize the burden of this collection on the respondents, including through the use of information technology. Dated: December 19, 2007. Angela C. Arrington, IC Clearance Official, Regulatory Information Management Services, Office of Management. Institute of Education Sciences Type of Review: New. Title: Eighth Grade Access to Algebra I: A Study of Virtual Algebra. Frequency: On Occasion. Affected Public: Individuals or household. Reporting and Recordkeeping Hour Burden: Responses: 1,494. Burden Hours: 493. Abstract: This study of the effects of 8th grade algebra on student math achievement and advanced coursetaking patterns is to be carried out by the Northeast and Islands Regional Education Laboratory. This randomized controlled field trial involves 60 schools in Maine, 60 teachers, and 1,800 students. Targeted outcomes are students’ mathematics achievement, as measured by scores on the 8th grade Maine Educational Assessment in mathematics, scores on the Northwest Evaluation Association-Measures of Academic Progress (NWEA–MAP) test, 9th grade transcript data, 10th grade course enrollments, and 10th grade Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Test (PSAT) scores. 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 3545. 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. E7–25085 Filed 12–26–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4000–01–P E:\FR\FM\27DEN1.SGM 27DEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 72, Number 247 (Thursday, December 27, 2007)]
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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 
February 25, 2008.

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: December 19, 2007.
Angela C. Arrington,
IC Clearance Official, Regulatory Information Management Services, 
Office of Management.

Institute of Education Sciences

    Type of Review: New.
    Title: Eighth Grade Access to Algebra I: A Study of Virtual 
Algebra.
    Frequency: On Occasion.
    Affected Public: Individuals or household.
    Reporting and Recordkeeping Hour Burden:
     Responses: 1,494.
     Burden Hours: 493.
    Abstract: This study of the effects of 8th grade algebra on student 
math achievement and advanced course-taking patterns is to be carried 
out by the Northeast and Islands Regional Education Laboratory. This 
randomized controlled field trial involves 60 schools in Maine, 60 
teachers, and 1,800 students. Targeted outcomes are students' 
mathematics achievement, as measured by scores on the 8th grade Maine 
Educational Assessment in mathematics, scores on the Northwest 
Evaluation Association-Measures of Academic Progress (NWEA-MAP) test, 
9th grade transcript data, 10th grade course enrollments, and 10th 
grade Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Test (PSAT) scores.
    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 3545. 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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