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

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.
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: E7-22335
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-11-15
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 Mathematics Advisory Panel
Document Number: E7-22132
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-11-13
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: E7-22085
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-11-13
Agency: Department of Education
On November 5, 2007, the Department of Education published a comment period notice in the Federal Register (Page 62446, Column 2) for the information collection, ``Online and Distance Education Courses at Postsecondary Institutions.'' The title of the notice is hereby corrected to ``After School Programs at Public Elementary Schools.'' 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: E7-21939
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-11-08
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.
Closed Meeting of the National Advisory Council on Indian Education
Document Number: 07-5591
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-11-08
Agency: Department of Education
This notice sets forth the schedule and proposed agenda of an upcoming teleconference meeting of the National Advisory Council on Indian Education (the Council) and is intended to notify the general public of the meeting. 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. Agenda: The purpose of the meeting will be for the Council to conduct a review of the applications for the vacant position of Director of the Office of Indian Education and to make their recommendation to the Department. This notice is appearing in the Federal Register less than 15 days before the date of the meeting due to scheduling difficulties within the agency and with the Council. Date and Time: Nov. 15, 2007; 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. EST. Location: The Department of Education will provide a 1-800-call in number for all NACIE members.
Submission of Data by State Educational Agencies
Document Number: E7-21899
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-11-07
Agency: Department of Education
The Secretary announces dates for the submission by State educational agencies (SEAs) of expenditure and revenue data and average daily attendance statistics on ED Form 2447 (the National Public Education Financial Survey (NPEFS)) for FY 2007. The Secretary sets these dates to ensure that data are available to serve as the basis for timely distribution of Federal funds. The U.S. Bureau of the Census (Bureau of the Census) is the data collection agent for the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES). The data will be published by NCES and will be used by the Secretary in the calculation of allocations for FY 2009 appropriated funds.
William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan Program
Document Number: E7-21807
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-11-06
Agency: Department of Education
The Acting Chief Operating Officer for Federal Student Aid announces the interest rates for the period July 1, 2007 through June 30, 2008 for loans made under the William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program.
Federal Family Education Loan Program
Document Number: E7-21806
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-11-06
Agency: Department of Education
The Acting Chief Operating Officer for Federal Student Aid announces the interest rates for the period July 1, 2007 through June 30, 2008 for loans made under the Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program.
The Historically Black Colleges and Universities Capital Financing Advisory Board
Document Number: E7-21803
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-11-06
Agency: Department of Education
This notice sets forth the schedule and proposed agenda of an upcoming open meeting of the Historically Black Colleges and Universities Capital Financing Advisory Board. The 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 their opportunity to attend.
National Assessment Governing Board; Meeting
Document Number: E7-21678
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-11-05
Agency: Department of Education
The notice sets forth the schedule and proposed agenda of a forthcoming meeting of the National Assessment Governing Board. This notice also describes the functions of the Board. Notice of this meeting is required under Section 10(a)(2) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act. This document is intended to notify members of the general public of their opportunity to attend. Individuals who will need special accommodations in order to attend the meeting (i.e.; interpreting services, assistive listening devices, materials in alternative format) should notify Munira Mwalimu at 202-357-6938 or at Munira.Mwalimu@ed.gov no later than November 5, 2007. We will attempt to meet requests after this date, but cannot guarantee availability of the requested accommodation. The meeting site is accessible to individuals with disabilities.
Advisory Committee on Student Financial Assistance: Symposium
Document Number: E7-21665
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-11-05
Agency: Department of Education
This notice sets forth the schedule and proposed agenda of a forthcoming symposium of the Advisory Committee on Student Financial Assistance (The Advisory Committee). This notice also describes the functions of the Advisory Committee. Notice of this symposium is required under section 10(a)(2) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act. This document is intended to notify the general public. Date and Time: Monday, December 10, 2007, beginning at 9 a.m. and ending at approximately 5 p.m.
Notice of Proposed Information Collection Requests
Document Number: E7-21644
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-11-05
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.
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: E7-21643
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-11-05
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: E7-21642
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-11-05
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: E7-21641
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-11-05
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.
Federal Student Aid Programs
Document Number: E7-21083
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-11-01
Agency: Department of Education
The Secretary amends the regulations on the Student Assistance General Provisions; Federal Perkins Loan (Perkins Loan) Program; Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG) Program; Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program; William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program; Federal Pell Grant (Pell Grant) Program; Academic Competitiveness Grant (ACG) Program; and National Science and Mathematics Access to Retain Talent Grant (National SMART Grant) Program. The regulations reduce administrative burden for program participants, provide benefits to students and borrowers, and protect taxpayers' interests.
Federal Perkins Loan Program, Federal Family Education Loan Program, and William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan Program
Document Number: 07-5332
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-11-01
Agency: Department of Education
The Secretary amends the Federal Perkins Loan (Perkins Loan) Program, Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program, and William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program regulations. The Secretary is amending these regulations to strengthen and improve the administration of the loan programs authorized under Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended (HEA).