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Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 205 / Wednesday, October 22, 2008 / Notices sroberts on PROD1PC70 with NOTICES governmental authorities than those of other accredited laboratories; and • The laboratory does not exercise undue influence over other governmental authorities on matters affecting its operations or on decisions by other governmental authorities controlling distribution of products based on outcomes of the laboratory’s conformity assessments. The Commission will accept the accreditation of a governmental laboratory if it meets the baseline accreditation requirements of section I.A and meets the conditions stated here. To obtain this assurance, CPSC staff will engage the governmental entities relevant to the accreditation request. II. How Does a Laboratory Apply for Acceptance of Its Accreditation? The Commission has established an electronic accreditation acceptance and registration system accessed via the Commission’s Internet site at http:// www.cpsc.gov/businfo/labaccred.html. The applicant provides basic identifying information concerning its location, the type of accreditation it is seeking, and electronic copies of its ILAC–MRA accreditation certificate and scope statement and firewalled laboratory training document(s), if relevant. Commission staff reviews that submission for accuracy and completeness. In the case of baseline third party laboratory accreditation and accreditation of governmental laboratories, when that review and any necessary discussions with the applicant are satisfactorily completed, the laboratory in question is added to the CPSC listing of accredited laboratories at http://www.cpsc.gov/ businfo/labaccred.html. In the case of a firewalled laboratory seeking accredited status, when the review is complete, the staff transmits its recommendation on accreditation to the Commission for consideration.8 If the Commission accepts a staff recommendation to accredit a firewalled laboratory, that laboratory will then be added to the CPSC list of accredited laboratories. In each case, the Commission will electronically notify the laboratory of acceptance of its accreditation. Subject to the limited provisions for acceptance of ‘‘retrospective’’ testing performed by other than accredited firewalled laboratories noted in Section III. below, once the Commission adds a laboratory to the list, the laboratory may 8A laboratory that may ultimately seek acceptance as a firewalled laboratory could initially request acceptance as a third party laboratory accredited for testing of children’s products other than those of its owners. VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:50 Oct 21, 2008 Jkt 217001 then commence testing of children’s products to support certification of compliance with the crib and/or pacifier regulations, as applicable, by the manufacturer or private labeler. III. Limited Acceptance of Children’s Product Certifications Based on Third Party Laboratory Testing Prior to Commission Acceptance of Accreditation The Commission will accept a certificate of compliance with the crib and/or pacifier requirements based on testing performed by an accredited third party or governmental laboratory on or after May 16, 2008 (90 days prior to August 14, 2008, the date on which CPSIA was enacted) and thus prior to the Commission’s acceptance of the laboratory’s accreditation if: • The laboratory was ISO/IEC 17025 accredited by an ILAC–MRA member at the time of the test; • The accreditation scope in effect for the laboratory at that time expressly included testing to 16 CFR part 1508, or part 1509, or part 1511, as applicable; • The laboratory’s accreditation application is accepted by the Commission under the procedures of this notice not later than December 26, 2008; and • The laboratory’s accreditation and inclusion of the crib and/or pacifier requirements in its scope remains in effect through the effective date for mandatory third party testing and manufacturer/private labeler certification for cribs and pacifiers. Testing performed by a firewalled laboratory prior to Commission acceptance of its accreditation cannot be used as the basis for certification by a manufacturer or private labeler with a 10 percent or greater ownership interest in the laboratory pursuant to CPSA section 14(a)(3)(B)(ii) of compliance with the crib and/or pacifier regulations. Dated: October 15, 2008. Todd A. Stevenson, Secretary, Consumer Product Safety Commission. [FR Doc. E8–25096 Filed 10–21–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6355–01–P DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request 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. AGENCY: PO 00000 Frm 00019 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 62967 Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before November 21, 2008. 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 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. DATES: Dated: October 16, 2008. Sheila Carey, Acting Director, Information Collection Clearance Division, Regulatory Information Management Services, Office of Management. Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services Type of Review: Revision. Title: IDEA Part B State Performance Plan (SPP) and Annual Performance Report (APR). Frequency: Annually. E:\FR\FM\22OCN1.SGM 22OCN1 sroberts on PROD1PC70 with NOTICES 62968 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 205 / Wednesday, October 22, 2008 / Notices Affected Public: Federal Government; Business or other for-profit; Not-forprofit institutions; State, Local or Tribal Gov’t. Reporting and Recordkeeping Hour Burden: Responses: 60. Burden Hours: 19,500. Abstract: The Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act, signed on December 3, 2004, became PL 108–446. In accordance with 20 U.S.C. 1416(b)(1), not later than one year after the date of enactment of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act of 2004, each State must have in place a performance plan that evaluates the State’s efforts to implement the requirements and purposes of Part B and describe how the State will improve such implementation. This plan is called the Part B State Performance Plan (Part B— SPP). In accordance with 20 U.S.C. 1416(b)(2)(C)(ii) the State shall report annually to the public on the performance of each local educational agency located in the State on the targets in the State’s performance plan. The State also shall report annually to the Secretary on the performance of the State under the State’s performance plan. This report is called the Part B Annual Performance Report (Part B— APR). Information Collection 1820–0624 corresponds to 34 CFR 300.600– 300.602. 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 3870. 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 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. [FR Doc. E8–25134 Filed 10–21–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4000–01–P VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:50 Oct 21, 2008 Jkt 217001 DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION Submission of Data by State Educational Agencies National Center for Education Statistics, Institute of Education Sciences, Department of Education. ACTION: Notice of dates of submission of State revenue and expenditure reports for fiscal year (FY) 2008 and of revisions to those reports. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The Secretary announces dates for the submission by State educational agencies (SEAs) of expenditure and revenue data and average daily attendance statistics on ED Form 2447 (the National Public Education Financial Survey (NPEFS)) for FY 2008. The Secretary sets these dates to ensure that data are available to serve as the basis for timely distribution of Federal funds. The U.S. Bureau of the Census (Bureau of the Census) is the data collection agent for the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES). The data will be published by NCES and will be used by the Secretary in the calculation of allocations for FY 2010 appropriated funds. DATES: The date on which submissions will first be accepted is March 16, 2009. The mandatory deadline for the final submission of all data, including any revisions to previously submitted data, is September 8, 2009. Addresses and Submission Information: SEAs may mail ED Form 2447 to: Bureau of the Census, ATTENTION: Governments Division, Washington, DC 20233–6800. SEAs may submit data via the World Wide Web using the interactive survey form at http://surveys.nces.ed.gov/ ccdnpefs. If the Web form is used, it includes a digital confirmation page where a pin number may be entered. A successful entry of the pin number serves as a signature by the authorizing official. A certification form also may be printed from the Web site, and signed by the authorizing official and mailed to the Governments Division of the Bureau of the Census, at the address listed in the previous paragraph. This signed form must be mailed within five business days of Web form data submission. Alternatively, SEAs may hand deliver submissions by 4:00 p.m. (Eastern Time) to: Governments Division, Bureau of the Census, 4600 Silver Hill Road, Suitland, MD 20746. If an SEA’s submission is received by the Bureau of the Census after September 8, 2009, in order for the submission to be accepted, the SEA must show one of the following as proof PO 00000 Frm 00020 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 that the submission was mailed on or before the mandatory deadline date: 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. If the SEA mails ED Form 2447 through the U.S. Postal Service, the Secretary does 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. Note: The U.S. Postal Service does not uniformly provide a dated postmark. Before relying on this method, an SEA should check with its local post office. Ms. Terri Kennerly, Chief, Bureau of the Census, Attention: Governments Division, Washington, DC 20233–6800. Telephone: (301) 763–1559. 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 alternative format (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, or computer diskette) on request to: Frank Johnson, National Center for Education Statistics, Institute of Education Sciences, U.S. Department of Education, Washington, DC 20208– 5651. Telephone: (202) 502–7362. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Under the authority of section 153(a)(1)(I) of the Education Sciences Reform Act of 2002, 20 U.S.C. 9543, which authorizes NCES to gather data on the financing of education, NCES collects data annually from SEAs through ED Form 2447. The report from SEAs includes attendance, revenue, and expenditure data from which NCES determines the average State per-pupil expenditure (SPPE) for elementary and secondary education, as defined in the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965, as amended (ESEA) (20 U.S.C. 7801(2)). In addition to utilizing the SPPE data as general information on the financing of elementary and secondary education, the Secretary uses these data directly in calculating allocations for certain formula grant programs, including Title I, Part A of the ESEA, Impact Aid, and Indian Education programs. Other programs, such as the Educational Technology State Grants program (Title II, Part D of the ESEA), the Education for Homeless Children and Youth Program under Title VII of the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act, the Teacher FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: E:\FR\FM\22OCN1.SGM 22OCN1

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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 
November 21, 2008.

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 
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.

    Dated: October 16, 2008.
Sheila Carey,
Acting Director, Information Collection Clearance Division, Regulatory 
Information Management Services, Office of Management.

Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services

    Type of Review: Revision.
    Title: IDEA Part B State Performance Plan (SPP) and Annual 
Performance Report (APR).
    Frequency: Annually.

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    Affected Public: Federal Government; Business or other for-profit; 
Not-for-profit institutions; State, Local or Tribal Gov't.
    Reporting and Recordkeeping Hour Burden:
    Responses: 60.
    Burden Hours: 19,500.
    Abstract: The Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement 
Act, signed on December 3, 2004, became PL 108-446. In accordance with 
20 U.S.C. 1416(b)(1), not later than one year after the date of 
enactment of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement 
Act of 2004, each State must have in place a performance plan that 
evaluates the State's efforts to implement the requirements and 
purposes of Part B and describe how the State will improve such 
implementation. This plan is called the Part B State Performance Plan 
(Part B--SPP). In accordance with 20 U.S.C. 1416(b)(2)(C)(ii) the State 
shall report annually to the public on the performance of each local 
educational agency located in the State on the targets in the State's 
performance plan. The State also shall report annually to the Secretary 
on the performance of the State under the State's performance plan. 
This report is called the Part B Annual Performance Report (Part B--
APR). Information Collection 1820-0624 corresponds to 34 CFR 300.600-
300.602.
    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 
3870. 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 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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