Department of Education February 2009 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Notice of Proposed Information Collection Requests
Document Number: E9-4127
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-02-26
Agency: Department of Education
The Director, Information Collection Clearance Division, 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: E9-3994
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-02-25
Agency: Department of Education
The Director, Information Collection Clearance Division, 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: E9-3987
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-02-25
Agency: Department of Education
The Director, Information Collection Clearance Division, 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: E9-3986
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-02-25
Agency: Department of Education
The Director, Information Collection Clearance Division, 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: E9-3932
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-02-24
Agency: Department of Education
The Director, Information Collection Clearance Division, 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: E9-3930
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-02-24
Agency: Department of Education
The Director, Information Collection Clearance Division, 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: E9-3928
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-02-24
Agency: Department of Education
The Director, Information Collection Clearance Division, 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: E9-3927
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-02-24
Agency: Department of Education
The Director, Information Collection Clearance Division, 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: E9-3926
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-02-24
Agency: Department of Education
The Director, Information Collection Clearance Division, 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: E9-3925
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-02-24
Agency: Department of Education
The Director, Information Collection Clearance Division, 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: E9-3924
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-02-24
Agency: Department of Education
The Director, Information Collection Clearance Division, 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: E9-3814
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-02-23
Agency: Department of Education
The Secretary is publishing the following list pursuant to section 607(f) of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). Under section 607(f) of the 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 the IDEA or the regulations that implement the IDEA.
Rehabilitation Training: Rehabilitation Long-Term Training-Rehabilitation Counseling
Document Number: E9-3812
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-02-23
Agency: Department of Education
On November 17, 2008, we published in the Federal Register (73 FR 67852) a notice inviting applications for the Rehabilitation Long- Term TrainingRehabilitation Counseling FY 2009 competition. That notice established a January 15, 2009 deadline date for eligible applicants to apply for funding under this program. In order to allow applicants the opportunity to respond to a correction in the selection criteria published in the Application Package, we are reopening the Rehabilitation Long-Term Training Rehabilitation Counseling FY 2009 competition to eligible applicants. Specifically, we inadvertently omitted a heading and the point value of the criterion on Quality of Project Services, worth 10 points. The requirements of this criterion were embedded at the end of the criterion on Nature and Scope of Curriculum, worth 20 points. By omitting the heading and points for the criterion on Quality of Project Services, applicants were given the mistaken impression that this criterion was part of the Nature and Scope of Curriculum criterion. We have corrected the selection criteria in the Application Package. This correction of the selection criteria increases the possible points an applicant may receive from 90 points to 100 points and makes it clear that there is a criterion on Quality of Project Services, worth 10 points. We strongly recommend that any eligible applicant that submitted its application using the criteria in the original application package re-submit its application in order to ensure that there is a clear response to the criterion on Quality of Project Services. If an applicant that submitted its application by the January 15, 2009 deadline does not choose to re-submit its application to address separately the Nature and Scope of Curriculum and Quality of Project Services criteria, we will increase the point value of the co- joined criteria contained under the heading Nature and Scope of Curriculum from 20 to 30 points for that applicant and the selection criteria overall from 90 to 100 points. We will separate the applicant's response to the co-joined criteria under the heading of Nature and Scope of Curriculum, and each criteria will be rated separately with the total value of the Nature and Scope of Curriculum criteria being 20 points and the Quality of Project Services criteria being 10 points. All information in the November 17, 2008 notice remains the same for this notice reopening the competition, except for the following updates to Dates and to section IV. 3. Submission Dates and Times. Dates and section IV. 3. Submission Dates and Times: Applications Available: February 23, 2009. Deadline for Transmittal of Applications: March 16, 2009.
National Assessment Governing Board: Proposed Information Collection
Document Number: E9-3793
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-02-23
Agency: Department of Education
In compliance with the requirement of section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the National Assessment Governing Board is publishing the following summary of a proposed information collection for public comment. Interested persons are invited to send comments regarding this burden estimate or any other aspect of this collection of information, including any of the following subjects: (1) The necessity and utility of the proposed information collection for the proper performance of the Agency's function; (2) the accuracy of the estimated burden; (3) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; (4) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on respondents, including through the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology; and (5) estimates of capital or start-up costs and costs of operation, maintenance, and purchase of services to provide information. Type of Information Collection Request: New information collection. Title of Information Collection: Survey of Placement Tests and Cut- Scores in Higher Education Institutions. Use: The congressionally authorized National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) reports to the public on the achievement of students at grades 4, 8, and 12 in core subjects. The National Assessment Governing Board oversees and sets policy for NAEP. NAEP and the Governing Board are authorized under the National Assessment of Educational Progress Authorization Act (Pub. L. 107-279). Among the Board's responsibilities is ``to improve the form, content, use, and reporting of [NAEP results].'' Toward this end, the Governing Board plans to enable NAEP at the 12th grade to report on the academic preparedness of 12th grade students in reading and mathematics for entry level college credit coursework. The Governing Board has planned a program of research studies to support the validity of statements about 12th grade student preparedness that would be made in NAEP reports, beginning with the 2009 assessments in 12th grade reading and mathematics. Among the studies planned is a survey of 2-year and 4-year institutions of higher education about the tests and test scores used to place students into entry level college credit coursework leading to a degree and into non- credit remedial or developmental programs in reading and/or mathematics. The data resulting from this survey will be used to help develop valid statements that can be made about the preparedness of 12th grade students in NAEP reports. Frequency: One time only; Affected Public: State, Local or Tribal Governments (2-year and 4-year public higher education institutions); Private Sector Not-For-Profit Institutions (2-year and 4-year private higher education institutions); Number of Respondents: 3,700; Total Annual Responses: 3,700; Total Annual Hours: 1,542. To obtain copies of the proposed survey and/or supporting statement for the proposed paperwork collection referenced above, e-mail your request, including your address and phone number, to Ray.Fields@ed.gov or call 202-357-0395. To be assured consideration, comments and recommendations for the proposed information collection must be received by the OMB desk officer at the address below, no later than 5 p.m. on March 25, 2009: OMB, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Attention: Education Desk Officer, New Executive Office Building, 725 17th St, NW., Room 10235, Washington, DC 20503, Fax Number: (202) 395-6974, E- mail (OIRA_submission@omb.eop.gov).
Impact Aid Program; Notice Reopening the Application Deadline Date for Certain Impact Aid Fiscal Year 2010 Section 8002 and Section 8003 Grants
Document Number: E9-3535
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-02-19
Agency: Department of Education
The Secretary reopens the application deadline date for the submission of e-Applications for certain Impact Aid fiscal year (FY) 2010 section 8002 and section 8003 grants until February 20, 2009. Impact Aid regulations at 34 CFR 222.3 specify that the annual application deadline is January 31. The Secretary takes this action to allow more time for the preparation and submission of applications only by potential applicants that were adversely affected by severe inclement weather conditions in their areas during the week before the original deadline.
Office of Innovation and Improvement; Overview Information: Charter School Programs; Notice reopening fiscal year (FY) 2009 competition for Charter School Programs
Document Number: E9-3407
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-02-18
Agency: Department of Education
On December 15, 2008, we published in the Federal Register (73 FR 76014) a notice inviting applications for new awards for FY 2009 for the Charter School Programs (CSP). The original notice for the FY 2009 CSP competition established a January 29, 2009, deadline date for eligible applicants to apply for funding under this program. For this competition, applicants are required to submit their applications electronically through the Governmentwide Grants.gov site (www.Grants.gov). Grants.gov experienced a substantial increase in application submissions that resulted in system slowness on the deadline date. For this reason we are reopening and establishing new deadline dates for the FY 2009 competition for CSP. Applicants must refer to the notice inviting applications for new awards that was published in the Federal Register on December 15, 2009 (73 FR 76014) for all other requirements concerning this reopened competition. The new deadline dates are: Deadline for Transmittal of Applications: February 25, 2009. Applications for grants under this competition 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, please refer to section IV. 6. Other Submission Requirements in the December 15, 2008, notice (73 FR 76016).
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: E9-3064
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-02-12
Agency: Department of Education
The Director, Information Collection Clearance Division, 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: E9-3063
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-02-12
Agency: Department of Education
The Director, Information Collection Clearance Division, 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: E9-3062
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-02-12
Agency: Department of Education
The Director, Information Collection Clearance Division, 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: E9-3061
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-02-12
Agency: Department of Education
The Director, Information Collection Clearance Division, 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 Assessment Governing Board; Meeting
Document Number: E9-2880
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-02-11
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 February 23, 2009. 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.
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: E9-2795
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-02-10
Agency: Department of Education
The Director, Information Collection Clearance Division, 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: E9-2623
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-02-09
Agency: Department of Education
The Director, Information Collection Clearance Division, 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: E9-2471
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-02-05
Agency: Department of Education
The Acting Leader, Information Collection Clearance Division, 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: E9-2470
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-02-05
Agency: Department of Education
The Leader, Information Collection Clearance Division, 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: E9-2469
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-02-05
Agency: Department of Education
The Director, Information Collection Clearance Division, 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: E9-2209
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-02-03
Agency: Department of Education
The Leader, Information Collection Clearance Division, Regulatory Information Management Services, Office of Management, invites comments on the proposed information collection requests as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.