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

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.
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: E6-19581
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-11-20
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: E6-19580
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-11-20
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: E6-19579
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-11-20
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: E6-19298
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-11-16
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.
Privacy Act of 1974; System of Records-Early Reading First National Evaluation
Document Number: E6-19290
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-11-15
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 Early Reading First National Evaluation (18-13-08). The system will contain information about participants in the Early Reading First program (Title I, Part B, Subpart 2, Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (ESEA)), as well as about children attending preschools that applied for but did not receive Early Reading First program funds. The evaluation obtained a sample of sites from the universe of applicants that applied for Early Reading First (ERF) grants that were awarded in 2003. The treatment group consists of 28 grantees that received ERF funds. The comparison group consists of 37 applicants that did not receive ERF funds and that received average scores from peer reviewers in the interval below the average score of the lowest-scoring funded application. A random sample of three to five preschool classrooms was selected from each ERF grantee in the treatment group and each unfunded applicant site in the comparison group. In each site, up to 33 children were randomly selected from those whose parents have given consent for them to participate in the study. Specific data collection activities will include direct in-person assessments of children, telephone surveys of parents, self- administered teacher surveys and teacher ratings of children, self- administered preschool director surveys, informal grantee director in- depth interviews, classroom observations, and extraction of records on children. Information collected will include the following: Names; addresses; demographic information such as race/ethnicity, age, educational background, and family income for children in the sample and their parents; preschool staff answers to interview questions; children's results from early literacy and language assessments; and teacher reports of children's social and emotional outcomes.
National Advisory Committee on Institutional Quality and Integrity, (National Advisory Committee); Notice of Meeting Changes
Document Number: E6-18652
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-11-13
Agency: Department of Education
This notice advises interested parties of changes concerning the December 2006 meeting of the National Advisory Committee and amends information provided in the original meeting notice published in the July 26, 2006 Federal Register (71 FR 42366).
Notice of Proposed Information Collection Requests
Document Number: E6-18979
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-11-09
Agency: Department of Education
On November 3, 2006, the Department of Education published a notice in the Federal Register (page 64687, column 3) for the information collection, ``Data Collection Instrument and Performance Report for Statewide AT Programs''. This notice hereby corrects the burden hours to 26,768. The IC Clearance Official, Regulatory Information Management Services, Office of the Chief Information Officer, hereby issues a correction notice as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: E6-18661
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-11-06
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: E6-18660
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-11-06
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.
Safe and Drug-Free Schools and Communities Advisory Committee
Document Number: 06-9082
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-11-06
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.
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: E6-18565
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-11-03
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 Pell Grant Program; Academic Competitiveness Grant Program; and National Science and Mathematics Access to Retain Talent Grant Program
Document Number: E6-18197
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-11-01
Agency: Department of Education
The Secretary is adopting as final, with changes, interim final regulations in: 34 CFR part 691 for the Academic Competitiveness Grant (ACG) and National Science and Mathematics Access to Retain Talent Grant (National SMART Grant) programs; 34 CFR part 668 (Student Assistance General Provisions); and 34 CFR part 690 (Federal Pell Grant Program). These final regulations are needed to implement provisions of the Higher Education Act of 1965 (HEA), as amended by the Higher Education Reconciliation Act of 2005 (HERA), Pub. L. 109-171, enacted on February 8, 2006, 20 U.S.C. 1070a-1. These final regulations for the ACG and National SMART Grant programs specify the eligibility requirements for a student to apply for and receive an award under these programs for the 2007-2008 award year. For regulations that will take effect for the 2008-2009 award year and subsequent award years, the Secretary intends to conduct negotiated rulemaking, as required under section 492 of the HEA.
Federal Student Aid Programs
Document Number: E6-18183
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-11-01
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), Pub. L. 109-171, and other recently enacted legislation. These final regulations reflect the provisions of the HERA that affect students, borrowers, postsecondary educational institutions, lenders, and other program participants in the Federal student aid programs authorized under Title IV of the HEA. 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.