Department of Education September 2007 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services; List of Correspondence
Document Number: E7-19264
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-09-28
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.
Federal Perkins Loan Program, Federal Family Education Loan Program, and William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan Program
Document Number: E7-19237
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-09-28
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 enactment of the Third Higher Education Extension Act of 2006 (THEEA), Pub. L. 109-292. These 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.
Reading First Advisory Committee
Document Number: E7-19167
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-09-28
Agency: Department of Education
This notice describes an open meeting of the Reading First Advisory Committee. Notice of the 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. Dates and Times: October 15, 2007, 9 a.m. until 5 p.m., Eastern Standard Time; and October 16, 2007, 9 a.m. until noon, Eastern Standard Time.
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: E7-18977
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-09-26
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: E7-18726
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-09-24
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: E7-18595
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-09-21
Agency: Department of Education
The Acting Leader, 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: E7-18594
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-09-21
Agency: Department of Education
On September 12, 2007, the Department of Education published a notice in the Federal Register (Page 52090, Column 2) for the information collection, ``Early Childhood Longitudinal Study Birth Cohort, Kindergarten Year Delayed Entry and Repeaters.'' This notice hereby corrects the burden hours to 2,408 and the annual responses to 8,787. 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.
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: E7-18568
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-09-19
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: E7-18516
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-09-19
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: E7-18454
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-09-19
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.
Privacy Act of 1974; Computer Matching Program
Document Number: E7-18376
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-09-18
Agency: Department of Education
Pursuant to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Final Guidance Interpreting the Provisions of Public Law 100-503, the Computer Matching and Privacy Protection Act of 1988, (54 FR 25818 (June 19, 1989)) and OMB Circular A-130, Appendix I (65 FR 77677 (December 12, 2000)) notice is hereby given of the computer matching program between the Department of Education (ED) (the recipient agency), and the Department of Homeland Security, United States Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS), (the source agency). In accordance with the Privacy Act of 1974 (5 U.S.C. 552a), as amended by the Computer Matching and Privacy Protection Act of 1988, and OMB Circular A-130, the following information is provided: 1. Names of Participating Agencies. The U.S. Department of Education and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, USCIS. 2. Purpose of the Match. The matching program entitled ``Verification Division USCIS/ED'' will permit ED to confirm the immigration status of alien applicants for, or recipients of, financial assistance under Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended (HEA), as authorized by section 484(g) of the HEA; 20 U.S.C. 1091(g). The Title IV programs include: the Federal Pell Grant Program; the Academic Competitiveness Grant Program; the National Science and Mathematics Access to Retain Talent Grant Program; the Federal Perkins Loan Program; the Federal Work-Study Program; the Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant Program; the Federal Family Education Loan Program; the William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan Program; the Leveraging Educational Assistance Partnership Program; and the Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs. 3. Authority for Conducting the Matching Program. The information contained in the USCIS data base is referred to as the Verification Information System (VIS), and is authorized under the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 (IRCA), Public Law 99-603. ED seeks access to the VIS database for the purpose of confirming the immigration status of applicants for assistance, as authorized by section 484(g) of the HEA, 20 U.S.C. 1091(g), and consistent with the Title IV student eligibility requirements of section 484(a)(5), 20 U.S.C. 1091(a)(5) of the HEA. USCIS is authorized to participate in this immigration status verification under section 103 of the Immigration and Nationality Act, as amended, 8 U.S.C. 1103. 4. Categories of Records and Individuals Covered. The records to be used in the match and the roles of the matching participants are described as follows: Through the use of user identification codes and passwords, authorized persons from ED will transmit electronically data from its Privacy Act system of records entitled, ``Federal Student Aid Application File (18-11-01)'' to USCIS. The data will include the alien registration number, the First and Last Name, date of birth, current Social Security Number and the answer to the question, ``Are you male or female?'' of the alien applicant for, or recipient of, Title IV assistance. This action will initiate a search for corresponding data elements in a USCIS Privacy Act system of records entitled ``Verification Information System Records Notice (DHS- 2007-0010).'' Where there is a match of records, the system will add the following data to the record and return the file to ED: the Primary or Secondary Verification Number, a code indicating whether the student was confirmed to be an eligible non-citizen or if a determination could not be made, the date of entry into the U.S., country of birth, and the USCIS status code of the alien applicant or recipient. In accordance with 5 U.S.C. 552a(p), ED will not suspend, terminate, reduce, or make a final denial of any Title IV assistance to such individual, or take other adverse action against such individual, as a result of information produced by such a match, until (1)(a) ED has independently verified the information; or (b) the Data Integrity Board of ED determines in accordance with guidance issued by the Director of the OMB that (i) The information is limited to identification and amount of benefits paid by ED under a Federal benefit program; and (ii) there is a high degree of confidence that the information provided to ED is accurate; (2) the individual receives a notice from ED containing a statement of its findings and informing the individual of the opportunity to contest such findings by submitting documentation demonstrating a satisfactory immigration status within 30 days of receipt of the notice; and (3) 30 days from the date of the individual's receipt of such notice has expired. 5. Effective Dates of the Matching Program. The matching program will become effective 40 days after a copy of the computer matching agreement, as approved by the Data Integrity Board of each agency, is sent to Congress and OMB, unless the requested ten-day waiver is approved by OMB or unless OMB objects to some or all of the agreement, or 30 days after publication of this notice in the Federal Register, whichever date is later. The matching program will continue for 18 months after the effective date and may be extended for an additional 12 months thereafter, if the conditions specified in 5 U.S.C. 552a(o)(2)(D) have been met. 6. Address for Receipt of Public Comments or Inquires. Ms. Marya Dennis, Management and Program Analyst, U.S. Department of Education, Federal Student Aid, Union Center Plaza, 830 First Street, NE., Washington, DC 20002-5345. Telephone: (202) 377-3385. If you use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD), you may call the Federal Relay Service at 1-800-877-8339. Individuals with disabilities may obtain this document in an alternative format (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape or computer diskette) on request to the contact person listed in the preceding paragraph.
Office of Postsecondary Education, Teacher and Student Development Programs Service
Document Number: 07-4471
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-09-12
Agency: Department of Education
The Department expects to hold competitions for new State and Partnership grants under the GEAR UP program in FY 2008. This notice provides information about four one-day technical assistance workshops to assist institutions of higher education, local educational agencies, and States interested in preparing grant applications for FY 2008 new awards under the GEAR UP program. Program staff will present information about the purpose of the GEAR UP Program, selection criteria, application content, submission procedures, and matching and reporting requirements. Although the Department has not yet announced an application deadline date in the Federal Register for the FY 2008 competitions, the Department is holding these workshops to give potential applicants guidance for preparing applications for the competitions we expect to conduct in FY 2008. Specific requirements for the FY 2008 competitions will be published in a separate Federal Register notice. This notice announces the technical assistance workshops only.
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 07-4446
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-09-12
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.
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 07-4445
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-09-12
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.
Reading First Advisory Committee; Notice of Meeting
Document Number: E7-17774
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-09-10
Agency: Department of Education
This notice announces an open meeting of the Reading First Advisory Committee. Notice of the 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: E7-17761
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-09-10
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: E7-17653
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-09-07
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: E7-17652
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-09-07
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.
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: E7-17651
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-09-07
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: E7-17407
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-09-04
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: E7-17406
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-09-04
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.