Notice of Proposed Information Collection Requests, 73789-73790 [07-6223]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 248 / Friday, December 28, 2007 / Notices Summary is completed by principals to evaluate the effectiveness of individual MCJROTC instructors. The form is further used as a performance related counseling tool and as a record of service performance to document performance and growth of individual MCJROTC instructors. Evaluating the performance of instructors is essential in ensuring that they provide quality training. Dated: November 30, 2007. Patricia L. Toppings, Alternate OSD Federal Register Liaison Officer, Department of Defense. [FR Doc. E7–25229 Filed 12–27–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 5001–06–P DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Department of the Navy [USN–2007–0058] Proposed Collection, Comment Request Headquarters, U.S. Marine Corps, DoD. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: SUMMARY: In compliance with 44 U.S.C. Sec. 3506(c)(2)(A)) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Headquarters, U.S. Marine Corps, announces a proposed extension of an approved public information collection and seeks public comment on the provisions thereof. Comments are invited on: (a) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information shall have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden of the proposed information collection; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) ways to minimize the burden of the information collection on respondents, including through the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. DATES: Consideration will be given to all comments received by February 26, 2008. You may submit comments, identified by docket number and title, by any of the following methods: • Federal eRulemaking Portal: http:// www.regulations.gov. Follow the instructions for submitting comments. • Mail: Federal Docket Management System Office, 1160 Defense Pentagon, Washington, DC 20301–1160. Instructions: All submissions received must include the agency name, docket mstockstill on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES ADDRESSES: VerDate Aug<31>2005 22:27 Dec 27, 2007 Jkt 214001 number and title 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. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: To request additional information or to obtain a copy of the proposal and associated collection instruments, write to Commanding General, Marine Corps Recruiting Command, (Code OP), 3280 Russell Road, Quantico, VA 22134– 5130, or contact Head, Officer Programs or Deputy, Officer Programs at (703) 784–9449/50/51. Title; Associated Form; and OMB Number: Academic Certification for Marine Corps Officer Candidate Program; NAVMC Form 10469; OMB Control Number 0703–0011. Needs and Uses: Used by Marine Corps officer procurement personnel, this form provides a standardized method for determining the academic eligibility of applicants for all reserve officer candidate programs. Use of this form is the only accurate and specific method to determine a reserve officer applicant’s academic qualifications. Each applicant interested in enrolling in an undergraduate or graduate reserve officer commission program completes and returns the form. Affected Public: Individuals or households. Annual Burden Hours: 875. Number of Respondents: 3,500. Responses Per Respondent: 1. Average Burden Per Response: 15 minutes. Frequency: On occasion. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Summary of Information Collection Used by Marine Corps officer procurement personnel, this form provides a standardized method for determining the academic eligibility of applicants for all reserve officer candidate programs. Use of this form is the only accurate and specific method to determine a reserve officer applicant’s academic qualifications. Each applicant interested in enrolling in an undergraduate or graduate reserve officer commission program completes and returns the form. Dated: December 19, 2007. Patricia L. Toppings, Alternate OSD Federal Register Liaison Officer, Department of Defense. [FR Doc. E7–25253 Filed 12–27–07; 8:45 am] 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. AGENCY: SUMMARY: Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before February 26, 2008. 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 through the use of information technology. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: BILLING CODE 5001–06–P PO 00000 Frm 00033 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 73789 E:\FR\FM\28DEN1.SGM 28DEN1 73790 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 248 / Friday, December 28, 2007 / Notices mstockstill on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES Dated: December 20, 2007. Angela C. Arrington, IC Clearance Official, Regulatory Information Management Services, Office of Management. Office of Planning, Evaluation, and Policy Development Type of Review: New. Title: Department of Education Guidance on the Collection and Reporting of Racial and Ethnic Data About Students, Teachers, and Education Staff. Frequency: One Time. Affected Public: State, Local, or Tribal Gov’t, SEAs or LEAs. Reporting and Recordkeeping Hour Burden: Responses: 76,758,319. Annual Burden Hours: 7,851,257. Abstract: The Department of Education has published final guidance that provides for the collection and reporting of racial and ethnic data on students, teachers, and education staff. These changes are necessary in order to implement the Office of Management and Budget’s (OMB) 1997 Standards for Maintaining, Collecting, and Presenting Federal Data on Race and Ethnicity. The final guidance applies to the collection of individual-level data and to the reporting of aggregate racial and ethnic data to the Department by educational institutions and other recipients of grants and contracts. Additional Information: The Department of Education (ED) is specifically requesting the data providers in each the State Education Agency (SEA) to review the estimation of paperwork burden on those who will collect, maintain, and report this data. This is not a review of the substance of the final guidance. That public discussion took place between the publication of the proposed guidance on August 7, 2006 and the publication of the final guidance on October 17, 2007. 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 3559. 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 VerDate Aug<31>2005 22:27 Dec 27, 2007 Jkt 214001 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. 34 CFR 75.105(c)(2)(i) we award an additional five (5) points to a preapplication and an additional five (5) points to a full application that meets this competitive preference priority. This priority is: [FR Doc. 07–6223 Filed 12–27–07; 8:45 am] Novice Applicant The applicant must be a ‘‘novice applicant’’ as defined in 34 CFR 75.225. Under this competition we are particularly interested in applications that address the following invitational priorities. Invitational Priorities: For FY 2008 and any subsequent year in which we make awards from the list of unfunded applicants from this competition, these priorities are invitational priorities. Under 34 CFR 75.105(c)(1) we do not give an application that meets these invitational priorities a competitive or absolute preference over other applications. These priorities are: BILLING CODE 4001–01–P DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION Office of Elementary and Secondary Education; Overview Information: Early Reading First Program; Notice Inviting Applications for New Awards for Fiscal Year (FY) 2008 Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) Numbers: 84.359A and B. DATES: Applications Available: December 28, 2007. Deadline for Transmittal of PreApplications: February 1, 2008. Deadline for Transmittal of Full Applications: April 18, 2008 (for applicants invited to submit full applications only). Deadline for Intergovernmental Review: June 16, 2008. Full Text of Announcement I. Funding Opportunity Description Purpose of Program: This program supports local efforts to enhance the oral language, cognitive, and early reading skills of preschool-aged children, especially those from lowincome families, through strategies, materials, and professional development that are grounded in scientifically based reading research. The specific activities for which recipients must use grant funds are identified in section 1222(d) of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965, as amended (ESEA). This and other relevant provisions of the ESEA are included in the application package. Priorities: This competition includes one competitive preference priority and three invitational priorities. Competitive Preference Priority: In accordance with 34 CFR 75.105(b)(2)(ii), this priority is from § 75.225 of the Education Department General Administrative Regulations (EDGAR), which apply to this program (34 CFR 75.225). Competitive Preference Priority—Novice Applicant For FY 2008 and any subsequent year in which we make awards from the list of unfunded applicants from this competition, this priority is a competitive preference priority. Under PO 00000 Frm 00034 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Invitational Priority 1—Intensity The Secretary is especially interested in preschool programs that operate fulltime, full-year early childhood educational programs, at a minimum of 6.5 hours per day, 5 days per week, 46 weeks per year, and that serve children for the two consecutive years prior to their entry into kindergarten. Scientifically based research on increasing the effectiveness of early childhood education programs serving children from low-income families tells us that children attending such programs that have a greater intensity of service make higher and more persistent gains in the language and cognitive domains than children who attend early childhood programs that have lesser intensity of service. In other words, children who spend more time in highquality early childhood education programs learn more than children who spend less time in those programs. The purpose of this invitational priority is to encourage preschool programs supported with Early Reading First funds to provide services that are of a sufficient duration and intensity to maximize language and early literacy gains for children enrolled in those programs. Invitational Priority 2—English Language Acquisition Plan For applicants serving children with limited English proficiency, the Secretary is especially interested in applications that include a specific plan for the development of English language proficiency for these children from the start of their preschool experience. The Early Reading First program is designed E:\FR\FM\28DEN1.SGM 28DEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 72, Number 248 (Friday, December 28, 2007)]
[Notices]
[Pages 73789-73790]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 07-6223]


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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 26, 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.


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    Dated: December 20, 2007.
Angela C. Arrington,
IC Clearance Official, Regulatory Information Management Services, 
Office of Management.

Office of Planning, Evaluation, and Policy Development

    Type of Review: New.
    Title: Department of Education Guidance on the Collection and 
Reporting of Racial and Ethnic Data About Students, Teachers, and 
Education Staff.
    Frequency: One Time.
    Affected Public: State, Local, or Tribal Gov't, SEAs or LEAs.
    Reporting and Recordkeeping Hour Burden:
     Responses: 76,758,319.
     Annual Burden Hours: 7,851,257.
    Abstract: The Department of Education has published final guidance 
that provides for the collection and reporting of racial and ethnic 
data on students, teachers, and education staff. These changes are 
necessary in order to implement the Office of Management and Budget's 
(OMB) 1997 Standards for Maintaining, Collecting, and Presenting 
Federal Data on Race and Ethnicity. The final guidance applies to the 
collection of individual-level data and to the reporting of aggregate 
racial and ethnic data to the Department by educational institutions 
and other recipients of grants and contracts.
    Additional Information: The Department of Education (ED) is 
specifically requesting the data providers in each the State Education 
Agency (SEA) to review the estimation of paperwork burden on those who 
will collect, maintain, and report this data. This is not a review of 
the substance of the final guidance. That public discussion took place 
between the publication of the proposed guidance on August 7, 2006 and 
the publication of the final guidance on October 17, 2007.
    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 3559. 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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