Notice Inviting Applications From Test Publishers for a Determination of the Suitability of a Test for Use in the National Reporting System for Adult Education, 20616-20617 [E8-8199]

Download as PDF 20616 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 74 / Wednesday, April 16, 2008 / Notices 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. jlentini on PROD1PC65 with NOTICES Dated: April 10, 2008. Angela C. Arrington, IC Clearance Official, Regulatory Information Management Services, Office of Management. Office of the Secretary Type of Review: Revision. Title: U.S. Department of Education Supplemental Information for the SF–424 Form. Frequency: New Awards. Affected Public: State, Local, or Tribal Gov’t, SEAs or LEAs; Individuals or households; Businesses or other forprofit; Not-for-profit institutions. 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E8–8117 Filed 4–15–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4000–01–P PO 00000 Frm 00009 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION Notice Inviting Applications From Test Publishers for a Determination of the Suitability of a Test for Use in the National Reporting System for Adult Education Office of Vocational and Adult Education, U.S. Department of Education. ACTION: Notice inviting applications from test publishers for a determination of the suitability of a test for use in the National Reporting System for Adult Education. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The Department of Education (Department) announces the date by which test publishers must submit tests to the Secretary for review and approval for use in the National Reporting System for Adult Education (NRS). FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mike Dean, U.S. Department of Education, 400 Maryland Avenue, SW., Room 11152, Potomac Center Plaza, Washington, DC 20202–7240. Telephone: (202) 245–7828 or via Internet: Mike.Dean@ed.gov. If you use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD), you may call the Federal Relay Service (FRS) at 1– 800–877–8339. Individuals with disabilities may obtain this document in an alternate format (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, or computer diskette) on request to any of the contact people listed in this section. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On January 14, 2008, the Secretary published final regulations for 34 CFR part 462 in the Federal Register (73 FR 2306). The regulations established procedures for determining the suitability of tests for use in the NRS. Submission Requirements a. A test publisher must comply with the requirements in 34 CFR 462.11 when submitting an application. A test publisher is not required to submit any form or information except as required in § 462.11. b. In accordance with § 462.10, the deadline for transmittal of applications is April 14, 2008. c. Whether you submit your application by mail (through the U.S. Postal Service or a commercial carrier) or you hand deliver (or use a courier service) your application, you must mail or deliver three copies of your application, on or before the deadline date, to the following address: NRS Assessment Review, c/o American Institutes for Research, 1000 Thomas E:\FR\FM\16APN1.SGM 16APN1 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 74 / Wednesday, April 16, 2008 / Notices Jefferson Street, NW., Washington, DC 20007. d. If you submit your application by mail or commercial carrier, you must show proof of mailing consisting of one of the following: (1) A legibly dated U.S. Postal Service postmark. (2) A legible mail receipt with the date of mailing stamped by the U.S. Postal Service. (3) A dated shipping label, invoice, or receipt from a commercial carrier. (4) Any other proof of mailing acceptable to the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Education. If you mail your application through the U.S. Postal Service, we do not accept either of the following as proof of mailing: (1) A private metered postmark. (2) A mail receipt that is not dated by the U.S. Postal Service. e. If your application is postmarked after the application deadline date, we will not consider your application. Note: The U.S. Postal Service does not uniformly provide a dated postmark. Before relying on this method, you should check with your local post office. f. If you submit your application by hand delivery, you (or a courier service) must deliver three copies of the application by hand, on or before 4:30 p.m., Washington, DC time on the application deadline date. Electronic Access to This Document You may view this document, as well as all other documents of this Department published in the Federal Register, in text or Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF) on the Internet at the following site: http://www.ed.gov/ news/fedregister. 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E8–8199 Filed 4–15–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4000–01–P VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:19 Apr 15, 2008 Jkt 214001 DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION National Advisory Committee on Institutional Quality and Integrity (NACIQI) Meeting National Advisory Committee on Institutional Quality and Integrity, Office of Postsecondary Education, Department of Education. AGENCY: What Is the Purpose of This Notice? The purpose of this notice is to announce the public meeting of the NACIQI and invite third-party oral presentations (3–5 minutes) before the NACIQI. In all instances, your comments about agencies seeking initial recognition, continued recognition, and/ or an expansion of an agency’s scope of recognition must relate to the Criteria for Recognition found at 20 U.S.C. 1099b and 34 CFR Part 602. In addition, your comments for any agency whose interim report is scheduled for review must relate to the issues raised and the Criteria for Recognition cited in the Secretary’s letter, dated April 30, 2007, that requested the interim report. This notice also presents the proposed agenda and informs the public of its opportunity to attend this meeting. The notice of this meeting is required under Section 10(a)(2) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act. When and Where Will the Meeting Take Place? We will hold the public meeting on Monday, June 9, 2008, from 9 a.m. until approximately 5:30 p.m., and on Tuesday, June 10, 2008, from 9 a.m. until approximately 5:30 p.m. in the Metropolitan Center at The Liaison Capitol Hill, 415 New Jersey Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20001. You may call the hotel at (202) 638–1616 to inquire about rooms. What Assistance Will Be Provided to Individuals With Disabilities? The meeting site is accessible to individuals with disabilities. If you will need an auxiliary aid or service to participate in the meeting (e.g., interpreting service, assistive listening device, or materials in an alternate format), notify the contact person listed in this notice at least two weeks before the scheduled meeting date. Although we will attempt to meet a request received after that date, we may not be able to make available the requested auxiliary aid or service because of insufficient time to arrange it. Who Is the Contact Person for the Meeting? Please contact Ms. Melissa Lewis, NACIQI Executive Director, if you have PO 00000 Frm 00010 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 20617 questions about the meeting. You may contact her at the U.S. Department of Education, Room 7127, 1990 K St., NW., Washington, DC 20006, telephone: (202) 219–7009, fax: (202) 219–7008, e-mail: Melissa.Lewis@ed.gov. Individuals who use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD) may call the Federal Information Relay Service at 1–800–877–8339. 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The NACIQI advises the Secretary of Education about: • The establishment and enforcement of the Criteria for Recognition of accrediting agencies or associations under Subpart 2 of Part H of Title IV, HEA. • The recognition of specific accrediting agencies or associations. • The preparation and publication of the list of nationally recognized accrediting agencies and associations. • The eligibility and certification process for institutions of higher education under Title IV, HEA. • The development of standards and criteria for specific categories of vocational training institutions and institutions of higher education for which there are no recognized accrediting agencies, associations, or State agencies in order to establish the interim eligibility of those institutions to participate in Federally funded programs. • The relationship between: (1) accreditation of institutions of higher education and the certification and eligibility of such institutions, and (2) State licensing responsibilities with respect to such institutions. • Any other advisory functions relating to accreditation and institutional eligibility that the Secretary may prescribe. 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DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION


Notice Inviting Applications From Test Publishers for a 
Determination of the Suitability of a Test for Use in the National 
Reporting System for Adult Education

AGENCY: Office of Vocational and Adult Education, U.S. Department of 
Education.

ACTION: Notice inviting applications from test publishers for a 
determination of the suitability of a test for use in the National 
Reporting System for Adult Education.

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SUMMARY: The Department of Education (Department) announces the date by 
which test publishers must submit tests to the Secretary for review and 
approval for use in the National Reporting System for Adult Education 
(NRS).

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mike Dean, U.S. Department of 
Education, 400 Maryland Avenue, SW., Room 11152, Potomac Center Plaza, 
Washington, DC 20202-7240. Telephone: (202) 245-7828 or via Internet: 
Mike.Dean@ed.gov.
    If you use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD), you may 
call the Federal Relay Service (FRS) at 1-800-877-8339.
    Individuals with disabilities may obtain this document in an 
alternate format (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, or computer 
diskette) on request to any of the contact people listed in this 
section.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On January 14, 2008, the Secretary published 
final regulations for 34 CFR part 462 in the Federal Register (73 FR 
2306). The regulations established procedures for determining the 
suitability of tests for use in the NRS.

Submission Requirements

    a. A test publisher must comply with the requirements in 34 CFR 
462.11 when submitting an application. A test publisher is not required 
to submit any form or information except as required in Sec.  462.11.
    b. In accordance with Sec.  462.10, the deadline for transmittal of 
applications is April 14, 2008.
    c. Whether you submit your application by mail (through the U.S. 
Postal Service or a commercial carrier) or you hand deliver (or use a 
courier service) your application, you must mail or deliver three 
copies of your application, on or before the deadline date, to the 
following address: NRS Assessment Review, c/o American Institutes for 
Research, 1000 Thomas

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Jefferson Street, NW., Washington, DC 20007.
    d. If you submit your application by mail or commercial carrier, 
you must show proof of mailing consisting of one of the following:
    (1) A legibly dated U.S. Postal Service postmark.
    (2) A legible mail receipt with the date of mailing stamped by the 
U.S. Postal Service.
    (3) A dated shipping label, invoice, or receipt from a commercial 
carrier.
    (4) Any other proof of mailing acceptable to the Secretary of the 
U.S. Department of Education.
    If you mail your application through the U.S. Postal Service, we do 
not accept either of the following as proof of mailing:
    (1) A private metered postmark.
    (2) A mail receipt that is not dated by the U.S. Postal Service.
    e. If your application is postmarked after the application deadline 
date, we will not consider your application.

    Note: The U.S. Postal Service does not uniformly provide a dated 
postmark. Before relying on this method, you should check with your 
local post office.

    f. If you submit your application by hand delivery, you (or a 
courier service) must deliver three copies of the application by hand, 
on or before 4:30 p.m., Washington, DC time on the application deadline 
date.

Electronic Access to This Document

    You may view this document, as well as all other documents of this 
Department published in the Federal Register, in text or Adobe Portable 
Document Format (PDF) on the Internet at the following site: http://
www.ed.gov/news/fedregister.
    To use PDF you must have Adobe Acrobat Reader, which is available 
free at this site. If you have questions about using PDF, call the U.S. 
Government Printing Office (GPO), toll free, at 1-888-293-6498; or in 
the Washington, DC area at (202) 512-1530.

    Note: The official version of this document is the document 
published in the Federal Register. Free Internet access to the 
official edition of the Federal Register and the Code of Federal 
Regulations is available on GPO Access at: http://www.gpoaccess.gov/
nara/index.html.


    Dated: April 10, 2008.
Pat Stanley,
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Vocational and Adult Education.
[FR Doc. E8-8199 Filed 4-15-08; 8:45 am]
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