Department of Education 2007 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Notice of Proposed Information Collection Requests
Document Number: E7-25339
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-12-31
Agency: Department of Education
The Acting Leader, Information Management Case Services 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.
National Board for Education Sciences
Document Number: E7-25219
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-12-28
Agency: Department of Education
This notice sets forth the schedule and proposed agenda of an upcoming open meeting of the National Board for Education Sciences. 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.
Notice of Proposed Information Collection Requests
Document Number: 07-6223
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-12-28
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: E7-25087
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-12-27
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: E7-25086
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-12-27
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: E7-25085
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-12-27
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.
Demands for Testimony or Records in Legal Proceedings
Document Number: E7-24966
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-12-26
Agency: Department of Education
The Secretary proposes to amend the Department's regulations regarding the production of information pursuant to demands in judicial or administrative proceedings. The changes are intended to promote consistency in the Department's assertion of privileges and objections, and thereby prevent harm that may result from inappropriate disclosure of confidential information or inappropriate allocation of agency resources. These changes would apply only where employees are subpoenaed in litigation to which the agency is not a party. Former Department employees would be expressly required to seek the Secretary's approval prior to responding to subpoenas that seek non- public materials and information acquired during their employment at the Department.
Models of Exemplary, Effective, and Promising Alcohol or Other Drug Abuse Prevention Programs on College Campuses
Document Number: E7-24954
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-12-26
Agency: Department of Education
The Assistant Deputy Secretary for Safe and Drug-Free Schools proposes a priority, definitions, requirements, and selection criteria under the Models of Exemplary, Effective, and Promising Alcohol or Other Drug Abuse Prevention Programs on College Campuses grant competition. The Assistant Deputy Secretary may use the priority, definitions, requirements, and selection criteria for competitions in fiscal year (FY) 2008 and later years. The Assistant Deputy Secretary intends to use the priority, definitions, requirements, and selection criteria to identify exemplary, effective, and promising campus-based alcohol or other drug abuse prevention programs and to disseminate information about exemplary and effective programs to other colleges and universities where similar efforts may be adopted.
Federal Student Aid Programs (Student Assistance General Provisions, Federal Perkins Loan Program, Federal Direct Loan Program, Federal Family Education Loan Program)
Document Number: E7-24947
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-12-26
Agency: Department of Education
We are extending the actions taken by the Secretary pursuant to the HEROES Act of 2003, as announced in a notice published in the Federal Register on December 12, 2003 (68 FR 69312), and extended in a notice published in the Federal Register on October 20, 2005 (70 FR 61037).
Developing Hispanic-Serving Institutions Program
Document Number: E7-24945
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-12-26
Agency: Department of Education
The Secretary intends to use the grant slate developed for the HSI Program authorized by Title V of the Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended, in FY 2007 to make new Individual Development grant awards in FY 2008. The Secretary takes this action because a significant number of high-quality applications remain on last year's grant slate. The Administration has requested $94,914,000 for the HSI program for FY 2008, of which we intend to use an estimated $13,408,000 for new awards. The actual level of funding for the FY 2008 program, if any, depends on final Congressional action. No Cooperative Development grant awards will be made from the FY 2008 appropriation for this program. The College Cost Reduction and Access Act of 2007 (CCRAA) has provided $100 million for grants to Hispanic-serving institutions for Science, Technology, Engineering, or Mathematics (STEM) and articulation programs in each of the FYs 2008 and 2009. Further information about the criteria and priorities applicable to these awards and the Secretary's plans for conducting the FY 2008 competition under the CCRAA, including workshops, will be forthcoming.
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: E7-24798
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-12-21
Agency: Department of Education
The Acting Leader, Information Management Case Services 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: E7-24796
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-12-21
Agency: Department of Education
The Acting Leader, Information Management Case Services 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: E7-24628
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-12-19
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: E7-24454
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-12-18
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.
Notice of Proposed Information Collection Requests
Document Number: E7-24452
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-12-17
Agency: Department of Education
The Secretary of Education requests comments on a modified 2008-2009 Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The College Cost Reduction and Access Act of 2007 establishes, effective with the 2008- 2009 award year, the Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant program, which provides up to $4,000 a year in grant assistance to students who plan on being a teacher and meet certain specified requirements. Through an updated FAFSA, Federal Student Aid will assure that students are aware of the TEACH Grant program, the program's eligibility criteria, and that students will indicate their plans to pursue a teaching career. The Department proposes to accomplish this by asking the following question on the FAFSA on the Web: ``Are you planning on completing coursework, now or in the future, necessary for you to become an elementary or secondary school teacher? A `YES' response to this question will allow your school to provide you with additional information on a new federal program for students who meet certain conditions and plan on becoming teachers.'' 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).
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: E7-24271
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-12-17
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: E7-24270
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-12-17
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: E7-24272
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-12-14
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: E7-24269
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-12-14
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: E7-24067
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-12-12
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.
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: E7-24011
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-12-12
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.
National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR)-Disability and Rehabilitation Research Projects and Centers Program-Disability Rehabilitation Research Projects (DRRP)
Document Number: E7-23975
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-12-11
Agency: Department of Education
The Assistant Secretary for Special Education and Rehabilitative Services, the Assistant Secretary for Vocational and Adult Education, and the Assistant Secretary for Postsecondary Education jointly propose a priority and definitions for a center on postsecondary education for students with intellectual disabilities under the DRRP program administered by NIDRR. The Assistant Secretary for Special Education and Rehabilitative Services may use this priority for competitions in fiscal year (FY) 2008 and later years. We take this action to focus attention on an area of national need. We intend this priority to improve postsecondary education and other outcomes for individuals with intellectual disabilities.
Notice of Proposed Information Collection Requests
Document Number: E7-23896
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-12-10
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: E7-23895
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-12-10
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.
Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services; Personnel Development To Improve Services and Results for Children With Disabilities (CFDA No. 84.325D)
Document Number: E7-23888
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-12-10
Agency: Department of Education
On November 27, 2007, we published in the Federal Register (72 FR 66143) a notice inviting applications for new awards for FY 2008 under certain Personnel Development to Improve Services and Results for Children with Disabilities competitions authorized under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act. In the chart on page 66150, ninth column, the ``Project Period'' for the 84.325D Preparation of Leadership Personnel competition is incorrectly listed as ``up to 60 months''. The project period for this competition is corrected to read ``up to 48 months''.
National Mathematics Advisory Panel
Document Number: E7-23847
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-12-10
Agency: Department of Education
This notice sets forth the schedule and proposed agenda of an upcoming meeting 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. Due to scheduling difficulties, this notice is appearing in the Federal Register less than 15 days prior to the meeting date.
Direct Grant Programs
Document Number: E7-23817
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-12-07
Agency: Department of Education
The Secretary amends the Department's regulations governing the determination and recovery of indirect costs by grantees. These amendments address procedural aspects related to the establishment of temporary indirect cost rates, specify the temporary rate that will apply to grants generally, and clarify how indirect costs are determined for a group of applicants that apply for a single training grant.
Notice of Proposed Information Collection Requests
Document Number: E7-23811
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-12-07
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: E7-23563
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-12-05
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-Migrant Student Information Exchange
Document Number: E7-23541
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-12-05
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 ``Migrant Student Information Exchange'' (MSIX) (18-14-04). MSIX will contain information on migrant students who participate in the Migrant Education Program (MEP) authorized under Title I, Part C of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (ESEA), as amended by the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 (Pub. L. 107-110). Section 1308(b)(2) of ESEA (20 U.S.C. 6398(b)(2)) specifically authorizes the implementation of MSIX and its associated minimum data elements (MDEs). This statutory provision requires the Secretary to ensure the linkage of migrant student record systems for the purpose of electronically exchanging, among the States, health and educational information regarding all migratory students.
Notice of Proposed Information Collection Requests
Document Number: E7-23186
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-11-30
Agency: Department of Education
The Acting Leader, Information Management Case Services 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.
Arbitration Panel Decision Under the Randolph-Sheppard Act
Document Number: E7-23153
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-11-29
Agency: Department of Education
The Department of Education (Department) gives notice that on July 18, 2007, an arbitration panel rendered a decision in the matter of Frank Malone v. Ohio Rehabilitation Services Commission, Bureau of Services for the Blind (Case No. R-S/04-8). This panel was convened by the Department under 20 U.S.C. 107d-1(a), after the Department received a complaint filed by the petitioner, Frank Malone.
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: E7-23061
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-11-27
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.
Privacy Act of 1974; System of Records-Investigatory Material Compiled for Personnel Security, Suitability, Positive Identification Verification and Access Control for the Department of Education Security Tracking and Reporting System (EDSTAR)
Document Number: E7-23059
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-11-27
Agency: Department of Education
In accordance with the Privacy Act of 1974, as amended (Privacy Act), the Department of Education (Department), publishes this notice to amend and rename the system of records entitled ``Investigatory Material Compiled for Personnel Security and Suitability Purposes'' (18-05-17) as ``Investigatory Material Compiled for Personnel Security, Suitability, Positive Identification Verification and Access Control for the Department of Education Security Tracking and Reporting System (EDSTAR)'' (18-05-17) and to delete the system of records entitled ``Identification Media Records'' (18-05-16). The Department is taking these actions because these systems of records have been merged into and consolidated with the EDSTAR system of records. EDSTAR is designed to implement the requirements of Homeland Security Presidential Directive (HSPD)-12. HSPD-12 is a Presidential directive that requires the promulgation of a Federal standard to ensure a common, governmentwide standard for secure and reliable forms of Personal Identity Verification (PIV). On February 25, 2005, the National Institute of Standards and Technology's (NIST's) Computer Security Division issued Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS) 201, entitled ``Personal Identity Verification of Federal Employees and Contractors'', in order to satisfy the requirements of HSPD-12 to improve the identification and authentication of Federal employees and contractors for access to Federal facilities and information systems. The Department maintains records in EDSTAR for the purpose of making individual positive identification verification, adjudication determinations concerning suitability for Federal employment and contract positions, decisions concerning access to the Department's facilities and information systems, and information related to the issuance of PIV and FIPS compliant identification media and access to restricted areas. Because many of these records are currently covered by the systems of records entitled ``Identification Media Records'' (18-05-16) and ``Investigatory Material Compiled for Personnel Security and Suitability Purposes'' (18-05-17), the Department is merging and consolidating these systems of records by amending and renaming the ``Investigatory Material Compiled for Personnel Security and Suitability Purposes'' (18-05-17) system as EDSTAR and deleting the system of records for ``Identification Media Records'' (18-05-16).
Privacy Act of 1974; System of Records-Department of Education Federal Docket Management System (EDFDMS)
Document Number: E7-23058
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-11-27
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 ``Department of Education Federal Docket Management System'' (EDFDMS) (18-09-05). EDFDMS contains individually identifying information voluntarily provided by individuals who submit public comments on the Department's rulemaking documents that are in the Federal Docket Management System (FDMS). FDMS is an interagency system that allows the public to search, view, download, and comment on Federal agency rulemaking documents through a single online system. The public accesses the FDMS Web portal at http://www.regulations.gov.
President's Board of Advisors on Historically Black Colleges and Universities
Document Number: E7-22988
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-11-27
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: E7-22831
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-11-23
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.
Migrant Education Program Consortium Incentive Grant Program
Document Number: E7-22680
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-11-20
Agency: Department of Education
The Assistant Secretary for Elementary and Secondary Education proposes to add an eighth absolute priority to the seven absolute priorities for the Migrant Education Program (MEP) Consortium Incentive Grant (CIG) Program established in the notice of final requirements published in the Federal Register on March 3, 2004 (69 FR 10110) (Notice). The Assistant Secretary may use this proposed absolute priority and the absolute priorities established in the Notice for competitions in fiscal year (FY) 2008 and later years. We take this action to give State educational agencies the option to propose consortium arrangements that would address the educational attainment needs of out-of-school migratory youth whose education is interrupted.
Notice of Proposed Information Collection Requests
Document Number: 07-5661
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-11-16
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.
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 07-5660
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-11-16
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.