Department of Education 2006 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Federal Perkins Loan Program, Federal Family Education Loan Program, and William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan Program
Document Number: E6-22245
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-12-28
Agency: Department of Education
The Secretary is amending the Federal Perkins Loan (Perkins Loan) Program, Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program, and William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program regulations to implement the changes to the Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended (HEA), resulting from the enactment of the Third Higher Education Extension Act of 2006 (THEEA), Public Law 109-292. These interim final regulations reflect the provisions of the THEEA that authorize the discharge of the outstanding balance of certain Perkins, FFEL, and Direct Loan Program loans for survivors of eligible public servants and other eligible victims of the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.
Safe and Drug-Free Schools and Communities Advisory Committee
Document Number: 06-9909
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-12-28
Agency: Department of Education
This notice sets forth the schedule and proposed agenda of an upcoming open meeting of The Safe and Drug-Free Schools and Communities Advisory Committee. The notice also describes the functions of the Committee. Notice of this meeting is required by section 10(a)(2) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act and is intended to notify the public of their opportunity to attend.
Office of Postsecondary Education, Institutional Development and Undergraduate Educational Services
Document Number: E6-22075
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-12-26
Agency: Department of Education
This notice provides information about seven one-day technical assistance workshops to assist institutions of higher education interested in preparing grant applications for FY 2007 new awards under the HSI program. Staff will present information about the purpose of the HSI program, selection criteria, application content, submission procedures, and reporting requirements. Although the Department has not yet announced an application deadline date in the Federal Register for the FY 2007 competition, the Department is holding these workshops to give potential applicants guidance for preparing applications for the competition we expect to conduct in FY 2007. Specific requirements for the FY 2007 competition will be published in a separate Federal Register notice. This notice announces the technical assistance workshops only.
National Mathematics Advisory Panel
Document Number: 06-9818
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-12-22
Agency: Department of Education
This notice sets forth the schedule and proposed agenda of an upcoming meeting, including a public hearing, with members of the National Mathematics Advisory Panel. The notice also describes the functions of the Panel. Notice of this meeting is required by section 10(a)(2) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act and is intended to notify the public of their opportunity to attend.
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: E6-21814
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-12-21
Agency: Department of Education
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.
Notice of Proposed Information Collection Requests
Document Number: E6-21812
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-12-21
Agency: 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.
Improving Literacy Through School Libraries
Document Number: E6-21754
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-12-20
Agency: Department of Education
The Assistant Secretary for Elementary and Secondary Education proposes a priority under the Improving Literacy Through School Libraries Program. The Assistant Secretary may use this priority for competitions in fiscal year (FY) 2007 and later years. We take this action to allow for the best use of Federal funding to improve school library media centers in low-income communities. We intend for this priority to help strengthen the connection between school libraries and the instructional programs in these schools and districts.
Notice of Proposed Information Collection Requests
Document Number: E6-21601
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-12-19
Agency: 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.
Institute of Education Sciences; Notice Inviting Applications for Grants to Support Statewide Longitudinal Data Systems for Fiscal Year (FY) 2007
Document Number: E6-21524
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-12-18
Agency: Department of Education
The Director of the Institute of Education Sciences (Institute) announces a competition for grants to support statewide longitudinal data systems. The Director takes this action under the Educational Technical Assistance Act of 2002 (Act), Title II of Public Law 107-279. The intent of these grants is to support the design, development, and implementation of statewide longitudinal data systems.
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: E6-21466
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-12-18
Agency: Department of Education
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.
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: E6-21411
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-12-15
Agency: Department of Education
The Acting Leader, Information Policy and Standards Team, Regulatory Information Management Services, Office of Management invites comments on the submission for OMB review as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: E6-21410
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-12-15
Agency: Department of Education
The Acting Leader, Information Policy and Standards Team, Regulatory Information Management Services, Office of Management invites comments on the submission for OMB review as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.
Notice of Proposed Information Collection Requests
Document Number: E6-21409
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-12-15
Agency: 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.
Notice of Proposed Information Collection Requests
Document Number: E6-21337
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-12-14
Agency: Department of Education
The Acting Leader, Information Policy and Standards Team, Regulatory Information Management Services, Office of Management, invites comments on the proposed information collection requests as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.
Notice of Proposed Information Collection Requests
Document Number: E6-21336
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-12-14
Agency: Department of Education
The Acting Leader, Information Policy and Standards Team, Regulatory Information Management Services, Office of Management, invites comments on the proposed information collection requests as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: E6-21334
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-12-14
Agency: Department of Education
The Acting Leader, Information Policy and Standards Team, Regulatory Information Management Services, Office of Management invites comments on the submission for OMB review as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.
Notice of Proposed Information Collection Requests
Document Number: E6-21024
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-12-12
Agency: 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.
Office of Postsecondary Education; Notice of Intent To Establish Negotiated Rulemaking Committees Under Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965, as Amended
Document Number: E6-20931
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2006-12-08
Agency: Department of Education
The Secretary of Education (Secretary) announces the establishment of a negotiated rulemaking committee to develop proposed regulations related to the Federal student loan programs authorized by Title IV, Parts B, D, and E of the Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended (HEA). The Secretary is also announcing that she will establish a negotiating committee that will begin meeting in January to address issues related to the Academic Competitiveness Grant (ACG) and the National Science and Mathematics Access to Retain Talent (National SMART) Grant programs. The Secretary is still considering whether to establish additional committees to address accreditation issues and/or other Title IV programmatic, institutional eligibility and general provisions issues. The Secretary also is announcing that she is reopening our request for nominations of individual negotiators to serve on the ACG and National SMART Grant programs committee and any additional negotiating committees that may be formed to address accreditation issues and other Title IV programmatic, institutional eligibility, and general provisions issues.
Notice of Proposed Information Collection Requests
Document Number: E6-20930
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-12-08
Agency: Department of Education
The Acting Leader, Information Policy and Standards Team, Regulatory Information Management Services, Office of Management, invites comments on the proposed information collection requests as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: E6-20889
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-12-08
Agency: Department of Education
The Acting Leader, Information Policy and Standards Team, Regulatory Information Management Services, Office of Management invites comments on the submission for OMB review as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.
Notice of Proposed Information Collection Requests
Document Number: E6-20888
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-12-08
Agency: Department of Education
The Acting Leader, Information Policy and Standards Team, Regulatory Information Management Services, Office of Management, invites comments on the proposed information collection requests as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: E6-20887
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-12-08
Agency: Department of Education
The Acting Leader, Information Policy and Standards Team, Regulatory Information Management Services, Office of Management invites comments on the submission for OMB review as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.
Privacy Act of 1974; System of Records-Even Start Classroom Literacy Interventions and Outcomes Study
Document Number: E6-20681
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-12-06
Agency: Department of Education
In accordance with the Privacy Act of 1974, as amended (Privacy Act), the Department of Education (Department) publishes this notice of a new system of records entitled ``Even Start Classroom Literacy Interventions and Outcomes (CLIO) Study (18-13-09)'' and deletes the system of records entitled ``Even Start Performance Information Reporting System and Experimental Design Study,'' (18-02- 01), 64 FR 30110-30112 (June 4, 1999) because the Study has been completed. The new system of records will contain information about adults and children in the William F. Goodling Even Start Family Literacy Programs (Even Start) (Title I, Part B, Subpart 3, Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (ESEA)) who participate in the CLIO study, on project staff from the Even Start grantees participating in the CLIO study, and on the kindergarten and first grade teachers of CLIO children. That information includes names, addresses, demographic information such as race/ethnicity, age, educational background and Even Start CLIO participating adults' and project staff and teacher responses to interview questions, and the results of literacy assessments of Even Start CLIO participating adults and children.
Arbitration Panel Decision Under the Randolph-Sheppard Act
Document Number: E6-20680
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-12-06
Agency: Department of Education
The Department gives notice that on March 30, 2006, an arbitration panel rendered a decision in the matter of Gary DeFalco v. Nevada Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation (Docket No. R-S/05-2). This panel was convened by the U.S. Department of Education, under 20 U.S.C. 107d-1(a), after the Department received a complaint filed by the complainant, Gary DeFalco.
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: E6-20622
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-12-06
Agency: Department of Education
The Acting Leader, Information Policy and Standards Team, Office of Management invites comments on the submission for OMB review as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.
Safe and Drug-Free Schools and Communities Advisory Committee
Document Number: 06-9551
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-12-06
Agency: Department of Education
This notice sets forth the schedule and proposed agenda of an upcoming open meeting of The Safe and Drug-Free Schools and Communities Advisory Committee. The notice also describes the functions of the Committee. Notice of this meeting is required by section 10(a)(2) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act and is intended to notify the public of their opportunity to attend. This notice is appearing in the Federal Register less than 15 days before the meeting due to difficulties in scheduling within the Agency. Date: Monday, December 18, 2006. Time: 2 p.m. EST. Address: The Committee will meet by telephone conference call.
Closed Meeting of the National Advisory Council on Indian Education
Document Number: 06-9542
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-12-06
Agency: Department of Education
This notice sets forth the schedule and proposed agenda of an upcoming closed meeting of the National Advisory Council on Indian Education (the Council) and is intended to notify the general public. This notice also describes the functions of the Council. Notice of the Council's meetings is required under Section 10(a)(2) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act and by the Council's charter. This notice is appearing in the Federal Register less than 15 days prior to the meeting date due to scheduling conflicts and the importance of selecting a new Director for the Office of Indian Education in a timely manner. Agenda: The Council will meet in a closed teleconference session to discuss personnel issues related to the selection of the Director for the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Indian Education. The Council will be discussing issues that relate solely to the internal personnel rules and practices of an agency. The Council is likely to disclose information of a personal nature where disclosure would constitute a clearly unwarranted invasion of personnel privacy. The discussion must therefore be held in closed session under exemptions 2 and 6 of the Government in the Sunshine Act, 5 U.S.C. 552b(c)(2) and (6). Date and Time: December 12, 2006; 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., Eastern Standard Time. Location: U.S. Department of Education, 400 Maryland Avenue, SW., Washington, DC 20202.
Office of Safe and Drug-Free Schools-Discretionary Grant Programs
Document Number: E6-20456
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-12-04
Agency: Department of Education
The Assistant Deputy Secretary for Safe and Drug-Free Schools announces an eligibility requirement for the following discretionary grant programs administered by the Office of Safe and Drug-Free Schools (OSDFS Discretionary Grant Programs): Federal Activities (CFDA No. 84.184). Alcohol Abuse Reduction (CFDA No. 84.184A). Mentoring Programs (CFDA No. 84.184B). Student Drug Testing (CFDA No. 84.184D). Emergency Response and Crisis Management (CFDA No. 84.184E). Grants to Prevent High-Risk Drinking or Violent Behavior Among College Students (CFDA No. 84.184H). Safe Schools/Healthy Students (CFDA No. 84.184L). Prevention Models on College Campuses (CFDA No. 84.184N). Grants to States to Improve Management of Drug and Violence Prevention Programs (CFDA No. 84.184R). Native Hawaiians (CFDA No. 84.186C). Elementary and Secondary School Counseling Program (CFDA No. 84.215E). Carol M. White Physical Education Program (CFDA No. 84.215F). Foundations for Learning (CFDA No. 84.215H). Grants to Integrate Schools and Mental Health Systems (CFDA No. 84.215M). Partnerships in Character Education Program (CFDA No. 84.215S/V). Cooperative Civic Education and Economic Education Exchange (CFDA No. 84.304A). We may use the eligibility requirement for competitions under the OSDFS Discretionary Grant Programs in fiscal year 2007 and later years. We take this action to focus Federal financial assistance on identified national needs. We intend for the eligibility requirement to ensure an equitable distribution of awards among eligible applicants for grants under the OSDFS Discretionary Grant Programs.
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: E6-20418
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-12-04
Agency: Department of Education
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.
Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: C6-9400
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-12-01
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of Education, Environmental Protection Agency, Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation, Department of Navy, Navy Department
Advisory Committee Student Financial Assistance: Hearing
Document Number: 06-9478
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-12-01
Agency: Department of Education
This notice sets forth the schedule and proposed agenda of a forthcoming hearing of the Advisory Committee on Student Financial Assistance (The Advisory Committee). Individuals who will need accommodations for a disability in order to attend the hearing (i.e., interpreting services, assistive listening devices, and/or materials in alternative format) should notify the Advisory Committee no later than Monday, December 11, 2006, by contacting Ms. Hope Gray at (202) 219- 2099 or via e-mail at Hope.Gray@ed.gov. We will attempt to meet requests after this date, but cannot guarantee availability of the requested accommodation. The hearing site is accessible to individuals with disabilities. This notice also describes the functions of the Advisory Committee. Notice of this hearing is required under Section 10(a)(2) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act. This document is intended to notify the general public.
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: E6-20124
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-11-28
Agency: Department of Education
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.
Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services-Proposed Comprehensive Plan for National Activities under Subparts 2 and 3, Part D of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, as amended by the Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act of 2004 (IDEA)
Document Number: 06-9404
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-11-27
Agency: Department of Education
The Secretary of Education (Secretary) solicits comments and recommendations from the public prior to finalizing the comprehensive plan for national activities authorized under subparts 2 and 3, part D of IDEA (Comprehensive Plan or Plan). Pursuant to section 681(a) of IDEA, the Secretary is responsible for developing and implementing the Comprehensive Plan in order to enhance the provision of early intervention services, educational services, related services, and transitional services to children with disabilities under parts B and C of IDEA.
Notice of Proposed Information Collection Requests
Document Number: E6-19881
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-11-24
Agency: Department of Education
On November 20, 2006, the Department of Education published a notice in the Federal Register (Page 67115, Column 3) for the information collection, ``Mathematics and Science Partnerships Program: Annual Performance Report''. This notice hereby corrects the burden hours to 8,400. The IC Clearance Official, Regulatory Information Management Services, Office of Management, hereby issues a correction notice as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.
Notice of Proposed Information Collection Requests
Document Number: E6-19757
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-11-22
Agency: 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.
Notice of Proposed Information Collection Requests
Document Number: E6-19752
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-11-22
Agency: 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.
Advanced Placement (AP) Test Fee Program
Document Number: E6-19674
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-11-21
Agency: Department of Education
Under the AP Test Fee Program, we award grants to eligible State educational agencies (SEAs) in order to enable them to pay all or a portion of advanced placement test fees on behalf of eligible low- income students who: (1) Are enrolled in an advanced placement course; and (2) plan to take an advanced placement exam. The program is designed to increase the number of low-income students who take advanced placement tests and receive scores for which college academic credit is awarded. In this notice we establish the deadline for submission of the fiscal year (FY) 2007 AP Test Fee Program grant applications. Applications Available: November 21, 2006. Deadline for Transmittal of Applications: January 5, 2007. Applications for grants under this program must be submitted electronically using the Grants.gov apply site (Grants.gov). For information (including dates and times) about how to submit your application electronically or by mail or hand delivery if you qualify for an exception to the electronic submission requirement, please refer to the section on Other Submission Requirements in this notice. We do not consider an application that does not comply with the deadline requirements. Deadline for intergovernmental review: March 6, 2007.
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: E6-19630
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-11-21
Agency: Department of Education
After processing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), the Department sends FAFSA applicants a Student Aid Report (SAR). The SAR contains the results of eligibility and expected family contribution determinations, information that the student originally reported on the FAFSA, and information about the applicant's financial aid history from the Department's National Study Loan Data System. SAR recipients are expected to review the information on the SAR and (1) correct errors in the reported information, (2) update information that may have changed since filing the FAFSA, (3) verify the responses if so requested, and on the paper SAR, (4) correct illegible information, or (5) supply missing information. The Secretary of Education requests comments on the SAR that the Department proposes to use for the 2007- 2008 award year.
Notice of Proposed Information Collection Requests
Document Number: E6-19629
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-11-21
Agency: 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.