Notice of Proposed Information Collection Requests, 66886-66887 [E8-26819]

Download as PDF 66886 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 219 / Wednesday, November 12, 2008 / Notices 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. Information Relay Service (FIRS) at 1– 800–877–8339. through the use of information technology. [FR Doc. E8–26785 Filed 11–10–08; 8:45 am] Dated: November 5, 2008. Angela C. Arrington, IC Clearance Official, Regulatory Information Management Services, Office of Management. BILLING CODE 4000–01–P DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION Office of Safe and Drug Free Schools AGENCY: Type of Review: Revision. Title: Gun-Free Schools Act Report. Frequency: Annually. Affected Public: Businesses or other for-profit; State, Local, or Tribal Gov’t, SEAs or LEAs. Reporting and Recordkeeping Hour Burden: mstockstill on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES Dated: November 5, 2008. Angela C. Arrington, IC Clearance Official, Regulatory Information Management Services, Office of Management. 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. Responses: 7,221. Burden Hours: 14,756. Abstract: The Gun-Free Schools Act (GFSA) requires States to provide annual reports to the Secretary of Education concerning implementation of the GFSA’s requirements based on information collected from local educational agencies (LEAs) in their applications requesting assistance. The GFSA requires each State receiving ESEA funds to have in effect a State law requiring LEAs to expel from school for a period of not less than one year a student found to have brought a firearm to school or to have possessed a firearm at school. The GFSA also requires LEAs that receive ESEA funds to adopt a policy requiring referral to the criminal justice or juvenile delinquency system of any student who brings a firearm to school or possesses a firearm at school. 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 3854. 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 SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: VerDate Aug<31>2005 18:30 Nov 10, 2008 Jkt 217001 Notice of Proposed Information Collection Requests Department of Education. SUMMARY: Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before January 12, 2009. 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 PO 00000 Frm 00052 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Office of Innovation and Improvement Type of Review: New Collection. Title: Transition to Teaching Evaluation. Frequency: Other: At the end of the third year and end of final year of the TTT grant. Affected Public: Not-for-profit institutions; State, Local, or Tribal Gov’t, SEAs or LEAs. Reporting and Recordkeeping Hour Burden: Responses: 135. Burden Hours: 45. Abstract: This is a request for approval to collect information from Transition to Teaching (TTT) grantees that will be used to describe the extent to which local education agencies that received TTT grant funds have met the goals relating to teacher recruitment and retention described in their application. TTT grantees are funded for a period of five years. Currently, grantees are required by statute to submit an interim project evaluation to ED at the end of the third project year and a final project evaluation at the project’s end. In turn, the TTT program is required to prepare and submit to the Secretary and to Congress interim and final program evaluations containing the results of these grantee project evaluation reports. An analysis of these reports has provided some data on grantee activities, but the poor quality of some reports and missing or incomplete data in others have made it difficult to aggregate data across grantees in order to accurately describe to Congress the extent of program implementation. This proposed data collection would allow ED to gather data on a common set of indicators across grantees to describe program implementation, and to investigate the conditions under which projects have been successful at recruiting, preparing and retaining highly qualified teachers in high-need schools in high-need LEAs. 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 3908. 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., E:\FR\FM\12NON1.SGM 12NON1 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 219 / Wednesday, November 12, 2008 / Notices 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. E8–26819 Filed 11–10–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4000–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Environmental Management SiteSpecific Advisory Board, Hanford Department of Energy. Notice of open meeting. AGENCY: mstockstill on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES ACTION: SUMMARY: This notice announces a meeting of the Environmental Management Site-Specific Advisory Board (EM SSAB), Hanford. The Federal Advisory Committee Act (Pub. L. No. 92–463, 86 Stat. 770) requires that public notice of this meeting be announced in the Federal Register. DATES: Thursday, December 4, 2008, 9 a.m.–5 p.m. Friday, December 5, 2008, 8:30 a.m.– 4 p.m. ADDRESSES: Red Lion Hotel, 802 George Washington Way, Richland, Washington 99252, Phone: (509) 946–7611, Fax: (509) 943–8564. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Paula Call, Federal Coordinator, Department of Energy Richland Operations Office, 825 Jadwin Avenue, P.O. Box 550, A7–75, Richland, WA 99352; Phone: (509) 376–2048; or email: Paula_K_Call@rl.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Purpose of the Board: The purpose of the Board is to make recommendations to DOE in the areas of environmental restoration, waste management, and related activities. Tentative Agenda: • Agency Updates (Department of Energy Office of River Protection and Richland Operations Office; Washington State Department of Ecology; and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency). • Update on Tri-Party Agreement negotiations. • Briefings on new contracts, contractors, and the transition process. • Discussion on the outcome of the November 19, 2008, Department of Energy. Baseline Workshop. VerDate Aug<31>2005 18:30 Nov 10, 2008 Jkt 217001 • Update on the Hanford site-wide safety program. • Discussion on the outcome of the October 30, 2008, Sing-Shell Tank Integrity Expert Panel managers meeting. • Hanford Advisory Board member and issue manager training. • Committee Updates, including: Tank Waste Committee; River and Plateau Committee; Health, Safety and Environmental Protection Committee; Public Involvement Committee; and Budgets and Contracts Committee. Public Participation: The meeting is open to the public. Written statements may be filed with the Board either before or after the meeting. Individuals who wish to make oral statements pertaining to agenda items should contact Paula Call’s office at the address or telephone number listed above. Requests must be received five days prior to the meeting and reasonable provision will be made to include the presentation in the agenda. The Deputy Designated Federal Officer is empowered to conduct the meeting in a fashion that will facilitate the orderly conduct of business. Individuals wishing to make public comment will be provided a maximum of five minutes to present their comments. Minutes: Minutes will be available by writing or calling Paula Call’s office at the address or phone number listed above. Minutes will also be available at the following Web site: http:// www.hanford.gov/ ?page=413&parent=397. Issued at Washington, DC, on November 5, 2008. Rachel Samuel, Deputy Committee Management Officer. [FR Doc. E8–26848 Filed 11–10–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6450–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY International Energy Agency Meetings Department of Energy. Notice of meetings. AGENCY: ACTION: SUMMARY: The Industry Advisory Board (IAB) to the International Energy Agency (IEA) will meet on November 19, 2008, at the headquarters of the IEA in Paris, France, in connection with a joint meeting of the IEA’s Standing Group on Emergency Questions (SEQ) and the IEA’s Standing Group on the Oil Market on November 19, and on November 20 in connection with a meeting of the SEQ on November 20. DATES: November 19–20, 2008. ´ ´ ADDRESSES: 9, rue de la Federation, Paris, France. PO 00000 Frm 00053 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 66887 FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Diana D. Clark, Assistant General Counsel for International and National Security Programs, Department of Energy, 1000 Independence Avenue, SW., Washington, DC 20585, 202–586– 3417. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: In accordance with section 252(c)(1)(A)(i) of the Energy Policy and Conservation Act (42 U.S.C. 6272(c)(1)(A)(i)) (EPCA), the following notice of meeting is provided: Meetings of the Industry Advisory Board (IAB) to the International Energy Agency (IEA) will be held at the headquarters of the IEA, 9, rue de la ´ ´ Federation, Paris, France, on November 19, 2008, beginning at 9:30 a.m. and at 8:30 a.m. on November 20. The purpose of this notice is to permit attendance by representatives of U.S. company members of the IAB at a joint meeting of the IEA’s Standing Group on Emergency Questions (SEQ) and the IEA’s Standing Group on the Oil Market (SOM) on November 19 beginning at 9:30 a.m. at the same location. The IAB will also hold a preparatory meeting among company representatives at the same location at 8:30 a.m. on November 20. The agenda for this preparatory meeting is to discuss the November 19 joint meeting of the SEQ and the SOM and to review the agenda for the SEQ meeting commencing at 9:30 a.m. on November 20. The agenda of the joint SEQ/SOM meeting on November 19 is under the control of the SEQ and the SOM. It is expected that the SEQ and the SOM will adopt the following agenda: 1. Adoption of the Agenda 2. Approval of the Summary Record of the September 2008 SEQ/SOM Joint Session 3. The Current Oil Market Situation 4. Update on the Gas Market 5. The Medium-Term Outlook for the Products Market 6. The World Energy Outlook 2008: The Long-Term Outlook for the Oil Market 7. Developments on Recent Oil Market and Policy Developments in IEA Member Countries 8. Update on London/Jeddah Meetings 9. Dire Straits (Risk Affecting Chokepoints) —The Strait of Hormuz —The Strait of Malacca —Consequences for the Tanker Market 10. Other Business The agenda of the SEQ meeting on November 20, 2008, is under the control of the SEQ. It is expected that the SEQ will adopt the following agenda: E:\FR\FM\12NON1.SGM 12NON1

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[Federal Register Volume 73, Number 219 (Wednesday, November 12, 2008)]
[Notices]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E8-26819]


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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 
January 12, 2009.

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: November 5, 2008.
Angela C. Arrington,
IC Clearance Official, Regulatory Information Management Services, 
Office of Management.

Office of Innovation and Improvement

    Type of Review: New Collection.
    Title: Transition to Teaching Evaluation.
    Frequency: Other: At the end of the third year and end of final 
year of the TTT grant.
    Affected Public: Not-for-profit institutions; State, Local, or 
Tribal Gov't, SEAs or LEAs.
    Reporting and Recordkeeping Hour Burden:

Responses: 135.
Burden Hours: 45.
    Abstract: This is a request for approval to collect information 
from Transition to Teaching (TTT) grantees that will be used to 
describe the extent to which local education agencies that received TTT 
grant funds have met the goals relating to teacher recruitment and 
retention described in their application. TTT grantees are funded for a 
period of five years. Currently, grantees are required by statute to 
submit an interim project evaluation to ED at the end of the third 
project year and a final project evaluation at the project's end. In 
turn, the TTT program is required to prepare and submit to the 
Secretary and to Congress interim and final program evaluations 
containing the results of these grantee project evaluation reports. An 
analysis of these reports has provided some data on grantee activities, 
but the poor quality of some reports and missing or incomplete data in 
others have made it difficult to aggregate data across grantees in 
order to accurately describe to Congress the extent of program 
implementation. This proposed data collection would allow ED to gather 
data on a common set of indicators across grantees to describe program 
implementation, and to investigate the conditions under which projects 
have been successful at recruiting, preparing and retaining highly 
qualified teachers in high-need schools in high-need LEAs.
    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 3908. 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.,

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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. E8-26819 Filed 11-10-08; 8:45 am]
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