[Federal Register: June 25, 1996 (Volume 61, Number 123)]
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34 CFR Parts 639, 651, 652, and 667

Removal of Regulations

AGENCY: Department of Education.

ACTION: Final regulations.


SUMMARY: The Secretary amends the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) to 
remove unnecessary and obsolete regulations. The regulations removed 
are 34 CFR parts 639 (Law School Clinical Experience Program), 651 
(Training in the Legal Profession), 652 (National Science Scholars 
Program), and 667 (State Postsecondary Review Program). As a result of 
new legislation, absence of funding, and review in accordance with the 
President's regulatory reinvention initiative, the Secretary has 
determined that these regulations are no longer needed.

EFFECTIVE DATE: Parts 651, 652, and 667 are removed effective June 25, 
1996. Part 639 is removed effective September 30, 1996.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kenneth C. Depew, U.S. Department of 
Education, Room 5112, FB-10, 600 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, 
DC 20202-2241. Telephone: (202) 401-8300. Individuals who use a 
telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD) may call the Federal 
Information Relay Service (FIRS) at 1-800-877-8339 between 8 a.m. and 8 
p.m., Eastern time, Monday through Friday.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: President Clinton's memorandum of March 4, 
1995, titled ``Regulatory Reinvention Initiative,'' directed heads of 
departments and agencies to review all existing regulations to 
eliminate those that are outdated and modify others to increase 
flexibility and reduce burden. The Department has undertaken a thorough 
review of its existing regulations and has identified the regulations 
removed by this document as obsolete or unnecessary. Additional 
obsolete and unnecessary regulations were previously removed on May 23, 
1995 (60 FR 27223) and on April 29, 1996 (61 FR 18680) as part of the 
Regulatory Reinvention Initiative.
    The regulations being removed are no longer necessary to administer 
the program, have been superseded by new legislation, or were issued to 
implement a program that is no longer funded. To the extent that 
regulations are needed to implement new legislation, they will be 
issued separately from this document. Any determination to issue new 
regulations will be carefully considered to ensure that it is 
consistent with the President's regulatory reform efforts and the 
principles in Executive Order 12866.
    The Department is continuing to review its other existing 
regulations thoroughly in consultation with its customers and partners. 
To the extent the Secretary can identify further opportunities for 
regulatory reinvention, the Secretary will propose appropriate 
amendments to revise or eliminate outdated provisions, reduce burden, 
and increase flexibility.

Waiver of Proposed Rulemaking

    In accordance with the Administrative Procedure Act (5 U.S.C. 553), 
it is the practice of the Secretary to offer interested parties the 
opportunity to comment on proposed regulations. However, these 
regulations merely reflect statutory changes and remove unnecessary and 
obsolete regulatory provisions. Removal of the regulations does not 
establish or affect substantive policy. Therefore, the Secretary has 
determined, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 553(b)(B), that public comment is 
unnecessary and contrary to the public interest. For the same reasons 
the Secretary waives the 30-day delayed effective date in 5 U.S.C 

Paperwork Reduction Act of 1980

    These regulations have been examined under the Paperwork Reduction 
Act of 1980 and have been found to contain no information collection 

Assessment of Educational Impact

    Based on its own review, the Department has determined that the 
regulations in this document do not require transmission of information 
that is being gathered by or is available from any other agency or 
authority of the United States.

List of Subjects

34 CFR Part 639

    College and universities, Grant programs-education, Law.

34 CFR Part 651

    Colleges and universities, Grant programs-education, Law.

34 CFR Part 652

    Grant programs-education, Science and technology, Student aid.

34 CFR Part 667

    Colleges and universities, Grant programs-education, Student aid.

(Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance numbers do not apply.)

    Dated: June 19, 1996.
David A. Longanecker,
Assistant Secretary for Postsecondary Education.
    For reasons stated in the preamble, under the authority at 20 
U.S.C. 1221e-3, the Secretary amends Title 34 of the Code of Federal 
Regulations by removing Parts 639, 651, 652, and 667.

PARTS 639, 651, 652 and 667--[REMOVED]

[FR Doc. 96-16082 Filed 6-24-96; 8:45 am]