Department of Education August 2006 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Safe and Drug-Free Schools and Communities Advisory Committee
Document Number: 06-7305
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-08-31
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 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.
Advisory Committee on Student Financial Assistance: Hearing
Document Number: 06-7273
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-08-31
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. 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, September 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.
Advisory Committee on Student Financial Assistance: Meeting
Document Number: 06-7272
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-08-31
Agency: Department of Education
This notice sets forth the schedule and proposed agenda of a forthcoming teleconference meeting of the Advisory Committee on Student Financial Assistance. Individuals who will need accommodations for a disability in order to attend the teleconference meeting (i.e., interpreting services, assistive listening devices, and/or materials in alternative format) should notify the Advisory Committee no later than Friday, September 8, 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 teleconference 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.
Notice of Proposed Information Collection Requests
Document Number: E6-14438
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-08-30
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: E6-14437
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-08-30
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.
Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services; List of Correspondence
Document Number: E6-14412
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-08-30
Agency: Department of Education
The Secretary is publishing the following list pursuant to section 607(f) of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, as amended by the Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act of 2004 (IDEA). Under section 607(f) of IDEA, the Secretary is required, on a quarterly basis, to publish in the Federal Register a list of correspondence from the U.S. Department of Education (Department) received by individuals during the previous quarter that describes the interpretations of the Department of IDEA or the regulations that implement IDEA.
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: E6-14305
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-08-29
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: E6-14303
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-08-29
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.
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: E6-14246
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-08-28
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.
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: E6-14151
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-08-25
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.
Student Assistance General Provisions; Federal Perkins Loan Program; Federal Work-Study Programs; Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant Program; Federal Family Education Loan Program; William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan Program; Federal Pell Grant Program; Academic Competitiveness Grant Program; and National Science and Mathematics Access to Retain Talent Grant Program
Document Number: E6-13901
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-08-22
Agency: Department of Education
On July 3, 2006, we published in the Federal Register (71 FR 37990) interim final regulations for the Academic Competitiveness Grant and National Science and Mathematics Access to Retain Talent Grant programs. The interim final regulations also amended the Student Assistance General Provisions, Federal Perkins Loan Program, Federal Work-Study Programs, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant Program, Federal Family Education Loan Program, William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan Program, and Federal Pell Grant Program. In the DATES section of that notice, we inadvertently left two regulations off the list of regulations that contain information collection requirements with which affected parties need not comply until we publish in the Federal Register the control numbers assigned to these information collection requirements by the Office of Management and Budget. This notice corrects the error as follows: On page 37990, in the second column, under the DATES section, in the third sentence, insert ``691.16, 691.82,'' immediately following ``691.15,''. In addition, we inadvertently included an incorrect citation in the notice of interim final regulations. This notice corrects the error as follows: On page 37993, in the third column, in the first sentence of the paragraph beginning ``Reason:'', replace ``34 CFR 660.2'' with ``34 CFR 600.2''.
Magnet Schools Assistance Program
Document Number: E6-13795
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2006-08-22
Agency: Department of Education
The Secretary proposes to amend the regulations governing the Magnet Schools Assistance Program (MSAP) in 34 CFR part 280. These proposed amendments would allow the MSAP to use an approach similar to that in 34 CFR 75.200 for establishing selection criteria in grant competitions. Under this approach the MSAP would have the flexibility to use selection criteria from its program regulations, from the menu of general selection criteria in the Education Department General Administrative Regulations (EDGAR) in 34 CFR 75.210, based on statutory provisions in accordance with 34 CFR 75.209, or from any combination of these.
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: E6-13746
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-08-21
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.
President's Board of Advisors on Historically Black Colleges and Universities
Document Number: 06-7037
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-08-21
Agency: Department of Education
This notice sets forth the schedule and agenda of the meeting of the President's Board of Advisors on Historically Black Colleges and Universities. This notice also describes the functions of the Board. 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 its opportunity to attend.
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: E6-13674
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-08-18
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: E6-13673
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-08-18
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.
Office of Postsecondary Education; Notice of Negotiated Rulemaking for Programs Authorized Under Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965, as Amended
Document Number: E6-13642
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2006-08-18
Agency: Department of Education
We announce our intention to establish up to four negotiated rulemaking committees to prepare proposed regulations under Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended (HEA). Each committee will include representatives of organizations or groups with interests that are significantly affected by the subject matter of the proposed regulations. We also announce a series of four regional hearings, as detailed in the DATES section of this notice, where interested parties can suggest issues that should be considered for action by the negotiating committees. In addition, we request nominations for individual negotiators who represent key stakeholder constituencies that are involved in the student financial assistance programs authorized under Title IV of the HEA to serve on these committees.
Notice Announcing Availability of Funds and Application Deadline for Hurricane Education Recovery Awards Under Title II of the Emergency Supplemental Appropriations Act for Defense, the Global War on Terror and Hurricane Recovery, 2006 (Pub. L. 109-234)
Document Number: E6-13641
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-08-18
Agency: Department of Education
Under the Emergency Supplemental Appropriations Act for Defense, the Global War on Terror and Hurricane Recovery, 2006 we will award funds to institutions of higher education, as defined in section 102 of the Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended (HEA), that are located in an area in which a major disaster was declared in accordance with section 401 of the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act related to hurricanes in the Gulf of Mexico in calendar year 2005, and that were forced to close, relocate, or significantly curtail their activities as a result of damage directly caused by the hurricanes. These Hurricane Education Recovery Awards can be used only to defray expenses, including expenses that would have been covered by revenue lost as a direct result of a hurricane, expenses already incurred, and construction expenses directly related to damage resulting from the hurricanes. Pre-Application Deadline: September 1, 2006. Application Deadline: September 19, 2006.
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: E6-13619
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-08-18
Agency: Department of Education
The Secretary of Education requests comments on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) that the Secretary proposes to use for the 2007-2008 award year. The FAFSA is completed by students and their families and the information submitted on the form is used to determine the students' eligibility and financial need for financial aid under the student financial assistance programs authorized under Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended, (Title IV, HEA Programs).
Special Demonstration Programs-Model Demonstrations for Assistive Technology Reutilization
Document Number: 06-7030
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-08-18
Agency: Department of Education
The Assistant Secretary for the Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (OSERS) announces final priorities under the Special Demonstration Programs administered by the Rehabilitation Services Administration (RSA). The Assistant Secretary may use one or more of these priorities for competitions in fiscal year (FY) 2006 and later years. This notice announces two prioritiesa priority for model demonstrations for assistive technology (AT) device reutilization and a priority for a National Assistive Technology Device Reutilization Coordination and Technical Assistance Center (Center). These priorities are intended to increase access to AT devices for individuals with disabilities. The term ``AT devices'' includes a wide range of AT, such as computers, durable medical equipment, augmentative and alternative communication, and other devices.
Notice of Proposed Information Collection Requests
Document Number: E6-13457
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-08-16
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.
National Mathematics Advisory Panel
Document Number: 06-6900
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-08-14
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.
Assistance to States for the Education of Children With Disabilities and Preschool Grants for Children With Disabilities
Document Number: 06-6656
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-08-14
Agency: Department of Education
The Secretary issues final regulations governing the Assistance to States for Education of Children with Disabilities Program and the Preschool Grants for Children with Disabilities Program. These regulations are needed to implement changes made to the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, as amended by the Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act of 2004 (Act or IDEA).
Intent To Compromise Claim Against the State of Michigan State Department of Corrections
Document Number: 06-6887
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-08-11
Agency: Department of Education
The U.S. Department of Education (Department) intends to compromise a claim against the Michigan State Department of Corrections (MDC) now pending before the Office of Administrative Law Judges (OALJ), Docket No. 05-37-R. Before compromising the claim, the Department must publish its intent to do so in the Federal Register and provide the public an opportunity to comment on that action (20 U.S.C. 1234a(j)).
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 06-6850
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-08-11
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: E6-13107
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-08-10
Agency: Department of Education
The 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: E6-13105
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-08-10
Agency: Department of Education
The 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: 06-6851
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-08-10
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: E6-12986
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-08-09
Agency: Department of Education
The 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.
Federal Student Aid Programs
Document Number: 06-6696
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-08-09
Agency: Department of Education
The Secretary is amending the Federal Student Aid Program regulations to implement the changes to the Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended (HEA), resulting from the Higher Education Reconciliation Act of 2005 (HERA), Public Law No. 109-171, and other recently enacted legislation. These interim final regulations reflect the provisions of the HERA that affect students, borrowers and program participants in the Federal student aid programs authorized under Title IV of the HEA. Interim final regulations for the two new Title IV grant programs created by the HERA, the Academic Competitiveness Grant Program and the National Science and Mathematics Access to Retain Talent (SMART) Grant Program, are being published in a separate notice in the Federal Register.
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: E6-12850
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-08-08
Agency: Department of Education
The 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.
Discretionary Grant Programs
Document Number: E6-12780
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-08-07
Agency: Department of Education
The Secretary of Education proposes priorities that the Department of Education (Department) may use for any appropriate discretionary grant program in fiscal year (FY) 2007 and in FY 2008. We take this action to focus Federal financial assistance on expanding the number of programs and projects Department-wide that support activities in areas of greatest educational need. Although we expect that these priorities will have the greatest applicability to programs authorized by the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (as amended by the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001), we are establishing the priorities on a Department-wide basis, so that Department offices can use one or more of these priorities in any discretionary grant competition, as appropriate.
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: E6-12695
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-08-07
Agency: Department of Education
The 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.
Safe and Drug-Free Schools and Communities Advisory Committee
Document Number: 06-6710
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-08-07
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.
Proposed Guidance on Maintaining, Collecting and Reporting Data on Race and Ethnicity to the U.S. Department of Education
Document Number: 06-6695
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-08-07
Agency: Department of Education
The Secretary is proposing guidance to modify the standards for data on race and ethnicity used by the Department of Education. Once adopted, this guidance will provide educational institutions and other recipients of grants and contracts from the Department with straightforward instructions for their collection and reporting of data on race and ethnicity. We request from all interested parties written comments on the proposed guidance.
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: E6-12402
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-08-02
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: E6-12311
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-08-01
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.