[Federal Register: September 22, 2000 (Volume 65, Number 185)]
[Rules and Regulations]               
[Page 57286-57287]
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34 CFR Parts 3 and 19

Official Seal; National Security Information Procedures

AGENCY: Department of Education.

ACTION: Final regulations.


SUMMARY: The Secretary amends the regulations governing the use of the 
Official Seal of the Department of Education (ED) and removes the 
regulations governing National Security Information Procedures. These 
final regulations amend obsolete references in the provisions governing 
use of the Official Seal and remove unnecessary requirements relating 
to National Security Information Procedures. The Secretary takes this 
action to update existing regulations and to eliminate unnecessary 

DATES: These regulations are effective September 22, 2000.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: These regulations amend the regulations in 
34 CFR part 3 (Official Seal) to reflect the current organizational 
structure of the Department.
    The regulations in 34 CFR part 19 (National Security Information 
Procedures) are removed because the Department's security 
classification regulation does not affect members of the public. 
Therefore, as confirmed by the Information Security Oversight Office, 
National Archives and Records Administration, publication of these 
regulations is unnecessary.

Waiver of Proposed Rulemaking

    Under the Administrative Procedure Act (5 U.S.C. 553) we generally 
offer interested parties the opportunity to comment on proposed 
regulations. However, these amendments incorporate changes in internal 
agency organization and management and do not establish new substantive 
policy. Therefore, under 5 U.S.C. 553(b)(A), proposed rulemaking does 
not apply to the extent these regulations concern agency organization 
and procedure, and under 5 U.S.C. 553(b)(B), the Secretary has 
determined that proposed rulemaking is unnecessary.

Regulatory Flexibility Act Certification

    The Secretary certifies that these regulations would not have a 
significant economic impact on a substantial number of small entities. 
The regulations reflect internal departmental changes and would not 
affect any small entities under the Regulatory Flexibility Act.

Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995

    These regulations do not contain any information collection 

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List of Subjects

34 CFR Part 3

    Seals and insignia.

34 CFR Part 19

    Classified information.

    Dated: September 19, 2000.
Lorraine Lewis,
Inspector General.
Willie Gilmore,
Director, Office of Management.

    For the reasons discussed in the preamble, the Secretary amends 
title 34 of the Code of Federal Regulations by amending part 3 and 
removing part 19 as follows:


    1. The authority citation for part 3 continues to read as follows:

    Authority: 20 U.S.C. 3472 and 3485, unless otherwise noted.

Sec. 3.4  [Amended]

    2. Section 3.4 is amended by:
    A. Removing ``Assistant Secretary for Management and Budget/Chief 
Financial Officer'' and adding, in its place, ``Director of Public 
Affairs'' in paragraph (b).
    B. Removing ``Replicas'' and adding, in its place, ``In regard to 
internal use, replicas'' in paragraph (c) introductory text.
    C. Adding ``electronic media'' before ``motion'' in paragraph 
    D. Adding ``internal'' after ``other''; and removing ``of the 
Office of Administrative Resources Management;'', and adding, in its 
place, ``for Management.'' in paragraph (c)(7).
    E. Removing ``Reproductions'' and adding, in its place, ``In regard 
to internal use, reproductions'' in paragraph (d) introductory text.
    F. Adding ``electronic media'' before ``motion'' in paragraph 

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    G. Adding ``internal'' after ``other''; and removing ``of the 
Office of Administrative Resources'', and adding, in its place, ``for'' 
in paragraph (d)(8).
    H. Adding ``internally'' after ``only'' in paragraph (e) 
introductory text.
    I. Removing ``Assistant Secretary for Human Resources and 
Administration'' and adding, in its place, ``the Director for 
Management'' in paragraph (e)(3).


    3. Part 19 is removed.

[FR Doc. 00-24390 Filed 9-21-00; 8:45 am]