Notice of Proposed Information Collection Requests, 27514-27515 [E8-10632]

Download as PDF 27514 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 93 / Tuesday, May 13, 2008 / Notices contractor to provide supporting documentation when submitting requests for payment for mobilization and preparatory work. (3) The clause at DFARS 252.236– 7004, Payment for Mobilization and Demobilization, permits the contracting officer to require the contractor to furnish cost data justifying the percentage of the cost split between mobilization and demobilization, if the contracting officer believes that the proposed percentages do not bear a reasonable relation to the cost of the work. DFARS 236.570(c) prescribes use of the following provisions in solicitations for military construction contracts that are funded with military construction appropriations and are estimated to exceed $1,000,000: (1) The provision at DFARS 252.236– 7010, Overseas Military Construction— Preference for United States Firms, requires an offeror to specify whether or not it is a United States firm. (2) The provision at DFARS 252.236– 7012, Military Construction on Kwajalein Atoll—Evaluation Preference, requires an offeror to specify whether it is a United States firm, a Marshallese firm, or other firm. Summary of Information Collection rwilkins on PROD1PC63 with NOTICES Comments received generally will be posted without change to http:// www.regulations.gov, including any personal information provided. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Amy Williams, 703–602–0328. The information collection requirements addressed in this notice are available on the World Wide Web at: http:// www.acq.osd.mil/dpap/dars/dfarspgi/ current/index.html. Paper copies are available from Ms. Amy Williams, OUSD(AT&L)DPAP(DARS), IMD 3D139, 3062 Defense Pentagon, Washington, DC 20301–3062. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title and OMB Number: Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) Part 236, Construction and Architect-Engineer Contracts, and related clauses at DFARS 252.236; OMB Control Number 0704–0255. Needs and Uses: DoD contracting officers need this information to evaluate contractor proposals for contract modifications; to determine that a contractor has removed obstructions to navigation; to review contractor requests for payment for mobilization and preparatory work; to determine reasonableness of costs allocated to mobilization and demobilization; and to determine eligibility for the 20 percent evaluation preference for United States firms in the award of some overseas construction contracts. Affected Public: Businesses or other for-profit and not-for-profit institutions. Annual Burden Hours: 263,281. Number of Respondents: 2,595. Responses Per Respondent: Approximately 1. Annual Responses: 2,630. Average Burden Per Response: Approximately 100 hours. Frequency: On occasion. 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: An emergency review has been requested in accordance with the Act (44 U.S.C. Chapter 3507 (j)), since public harm is reasonably likely to result if normal clearance procedures are followed. Approval by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has been requested by May 14, 2008. ADDRESSES: Written comments regarding the emergency review should be addressed to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Attention: Bridget Dooling, Desk Officer, Department of Education, Office of DFARS 236.570(a) prescribes use of the clause at DFARS 252.236–7000, Modification Proposals—Price Breakdown, in all fixed-price construction contracts. The clause requires the contractor to submit a price breakdown with any proposal for a contract modification. DFARS 236.570(b) prescribes use of the following clauses in fixed-price construction contracts as applicable: (1) The clause at DFARS 252.236– 7002, Obstruction of Navigable Waterways, requires the contractor to notify the contracting officer of obstructions in navigable waterways. (2) The clause at DFARS 252.236– 7003, Payment for Mobilization and Preparatory Work, requires the VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:14 May 12, 2008 Jkt 214001 Michele P. Peterson, Editor, Defense Acquisition Regulations System. [FR Doc. E8–10668 Filed 5–12–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 5001–08–P DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION Notice of Proposed Information Collection Requests Department of Education. Notice of Proposed Information Collection Requests. AGENCY: ACTION: PO 00000 Frm 00025 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Management and Budget; 725 17th Street, NW., Room 10222, New Executive Office Building, Washington, DC 20503 or faxed to (202) 395–6974. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Section 3506 of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35) requires that the Director of OMB provide interested Federal agencies and the public an early opportunity to comment on information collection requests. The Office of Management and Budget (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 this notice containing proposed information collection requests at the beginning of the Departmental review of the information collection. 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. ED 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 respondents, including through the use of information technology. Dated: May 8, 2008. Angela C. Arrington, IC Clearance Official, Regulatory Information Management Services, Office of Management. Federal Student Aid Type of Review: New. Title: Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant Program Agreement to Serve. Abstract: The TEACH Grant Program Agreement to Serve must be signed by a student each year before receiving a E:\FR\FM\13MYN1.SGM 13MYN1 rwilkins on PROD1PC63 with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 93 / Tuesday, May 13, 2008 / Notices TEACH Grant. By signing the Agreement to Serve, the student promises to meet the teaching service requirements of the TEACH Grant program as described in the Agreement, and to repay with interest the full amount of any TEACH Grant as a Direct Unsubsidized Loan if the student does not complete the required teaching service or otherwise fails to meet the requirements of the TEACH Grant Program. Additional Information: The U.S. Department of Education requests that OMB grant an emergency clearance of the Agreement to Serve to be used in the TEACH Grant Program. Section 420N(b) of the Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended, requires an applicant for a TEACH Grant to complete an Agreement to Serve before receiving a TEACH Grant. The TEACH Grant Program was established under the HEA by the College Cost Reduction and Access Act of 1007 (the CCRAA). In accordance with section 4200 of the CCRAA, the effective date for the TEACH Grant Program is July 1, 2008. The Department is requesting an emergency clearance because the regular clearance process would not enable us to make an OMBapproved Agreement to Serve available to TEACH Grant applicants by the statutory effective date for the TEACH Grant Program. The Department requests emergency clearance of the Agreement to Serve by May 14, 2008, to ensure that systems work and testing necessary to implement the electronic Agreement to Serve can be completed by July 1, 2008. Upon receiving emergency clearance of the Agreement to Serve, the Department will submit the Agreement to Serve for the regular information clearance process, including notice of a 60-day public comment period. Frequency: On occasion. Affected Public: Individuals or household. Reporting and Recordkeeping Hour Burden: Responses: 55,800. Burden Hours: 27,900. 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 3685. 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., LBJ, Washington, DC 20202–4537. Requests may also be electronically mailed to the Internet address ICDocketMgr@ed.gov or faxed to 202– VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:14 May 12, 2008 Jkt 214001 401–0920. 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. E8–10632 Filed 5–12–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4000–01–P DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION Office of Postsecondary Education; Overview Information; Underground Railroad Educational and Cultural Program; Notice Inviting Applications for New Awards for Fiscal Year (FY) 2008 Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) Number: 84.345A. DATES: Applications Available: May 13, 2008. Deadline for Transmittal of Applications: June 12, 2008. Deadline for Intergovernmental Review: August 11, 2008. Full Text of Announcement I. Funding Opportunity Description Purpose of Program: The Underground Railroad Educational and Cultural Program (URR) makes grants to nonprofit educational organizations that are established to research, display, interpret, and collect artifacts relating to the history of the Underground Railroad. Authority: 20 U.S.C. 1153. Applicable Regulations: The Education Department General Administrative Regulations (EDGAR) in 34 CFR parts 74, 75, 77, 79, 80, 82, 84, 85, 86, 97, 98 and 99. Note: The regulations in 34 CFR part 86 apply to institutions of higher education only. II. Award Information Type of Award: Discretionary grants. Estimated Available Funds: $1,943,510 Contingent upon the availability of funds and the quality of applications, we may make additional awards in FY 2009 from the list of unfunded applicants from this competition. Estimated Average Size of Awards: $500,000–$1,000,000 total for up to three years. Estimated Number of Awards: 2. Note: The Department is not bound by any estimates in this notice. PO 00000 Frm 00026 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 27515 Project Period: Up to 36 months. III. Eligibility Information 1. Eligible Applicants: Nonprofit educational organizations that are established to research, display, interpret, and collect artifacts relating to the history of the Underground Railroad. 2. Cost Sharing or Matching: The Federal Government may provide no more than 20 percent of the total funds for any project funded under this competition. See 20 U.S.C. 1153(b)(2). Applicants must provide the remaining 80 percent funding from private entities. As part of the application process, applicants will be required to demonstrate their ability to meet the cost sharing requirement. 3. Other: Each nonprofit educational organization awarded a grant under this competition must create an endowment to fund any and all shortfalls in the costs of the on-going operations of the facility. Grantees must establish a network of satellite centers throughout the United States to help disseminate information regarding the Underground Railroad. These satellite centers must raise 80 percent of the funds required to establish the satellite centers from nonFederal public and private sources. In addition, grantees must establish the capability to electronically link the facility with other local and regional facilities that have collections and programs that interpret the history of the Underground Railroad. As part of the application process, applicants will be required to document their ability to create an endowment, establish satellite centers, and establish the electronic capability described above. For specific requirements on reporting, please go to http://www.ed.gov/fund/grant/apply/ appforms/appforms.html. IV. Application and Submission Information 1. Address to Request Application Package: Claire D. Cornell, Underground Railroad Program, Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education (FIPSE), Office of Postsecondary Education (OPE), U.S. Department of Education, 1990 K Street, NW., room 6145, Washington, DC 20006–8544. Telephone: (202) 502–7609 or by e-mail: claire.cornell@ed.gov. If you use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD), call the Federal Relay Service (FRS), toll free, at 1–800–877–8339. Individuals with disabilities can obtain a copy of the application package in an alternative format (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, or computer E:\FR\FM\13MYN1.SGM 13MYN1

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[Federal Register Volume 73, Number 93 (Tuesday, May 13, 2008)]
[Notices]
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[FR Doc No: E8-10632]


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DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION


Notice of Proposed Information Collection Requests

AGENCY: Department of Education.

ACTION: Notice of Proposed Information Collection Requests.

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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: An emergency review has been requested in accordance with the 
Act (44 U.S.C. Chapter 3507 (j)), since public harm is reasonably 
likely to result if normal clearance procedures are followed. Approval 
by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has been requested by May 
14, 2008.

ADDRESSES: Written comments regarding the emergency review should be 
addressed to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, 
Attention: Bridget Dooling, Desk Officer, Department of Education, 
Office of Management and Budget; 725 17th Street, NW., Room 10222, New 
Executive Office Building, Washington, DC 20503 or faxed to (202) 395-
6974.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Section 3506 of the Paperwork Reduction Act 
of 1995 (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35) requires that the Director of OMB 
provide interested Federal agencies and the public an early opportunity 
to comment on information collection requests. The Office of Management 
and Budget (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 this notice containing proposed information 
collection requests at the beginning of the Departmental review of the 
information collection. 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. ED 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 
respondents, including through the use of information technology.

     Dated: May 8, 2008.
Angela C. Arrington,
IC Clearance Official, Regulatory Information Management Services, 
Office of Management.

Federal Student Aid

    Type of Review: New.
    Title: Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher 
Education (TEACH) Grant Program Agreement to Serve.
    Abstract: The TEACH Grant Program Agreement to Serve must be signed 
by a student each year before receiving a

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TEACH Grant. By signing the Agreement to Serve, the student promises to 
meet the teaching service requirements of the TEACH Grant program as 
described in the Agreement, and to repay with interest the full amount 
of any TEACH Grant as a Direct Unsubsidized Loan if the student does 
not complete the required teaching service or otherwise fails to meet 
the requirements of the TEACH Grant Program.
    Additional Information: The U.S. Department of Education requests 
that OMB grant an emergency clearance of the Agreement to Serve to be 
used in the TEACH Grant Program. Section 420N(b) of the Higher 
Education Act of 1965, as amended, requires an applicant for a TEACH 
Grant to complete an Agreement to Serve before receiving a TEACH Grant. 
The TEACH Grant Program was established under the HEA by the College 
Cost Reduction and Access Act of 1007 (the CCRAA). In accordance with 
section 4200 of the CCRAA, the effective date for the TEACH Grant 
Program is July 1, 2008. The Department is requesting an emergency 
clearance because the regular clearance process would not enable us to 
make an OMB-approved Agreement to Serve available to TEACH Grant 
applicants by the statutory effective date for the TEACH Grant Program. 
The Department requests emergency clearance of the Agreement to Serve 
by May 14, 2008, to ensure that systems work and testing necessary to 
implement the electronic Agreement to Serve can be completed by July 1, 
2008. Upon receiving emergency clearance of the Agreement to Serve, the 
Department will submit the Agreement to Serve for the regular 
information clearance process, including notice of a 60-day public 
comment period.
    Frequency: On occasion.
    Affected Public: Individuals or household.
    Reporting and Recordkeeping Hour Burden:
     Responses: 55,800.
     Burden Hours: 27,900.
    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 3685. 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., 
LBJ, Washington, DC 20202-4537. Requests may also be electronically 
mailed to the Internet address ICDocketMgr@ed.gov or faxed to 202-401-
0920. 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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