FR Doc 04-3850
[Federal Register: February 24, 2004 (Volume 69, Number 36)]
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DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

34 CFR Part 345

 
Removal of Regulations

AGENCY: Department of Education.

ACTION: Final regulations.

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SUMMARY: The Secretary amends the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) to 
remove obsolete regulations. As a result of the enactment of the 
Assistive Technology Act of 1998, these regulations are no longer 
needed. The Secretary therefore takes this action to remove the 
regulations.

DATES: Part 345 is removed effective March 25, 2004.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Sandy M. Jablonski, U.S. Department of 
Education, room 6C109, FB-6, 400 Maryland Avenue, SW., Washington, DC 
20202-2110. Telephone: (202) 401-8300.
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diskette) on request to the contact person listed in this section.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Department has reviewed its regulations 
and has identified the regulations removed by this document as obsolete 
and unnecessary. The regulations removed are 34 CFR part 345 (State 
Grants Program for Technology-Related Assistance for Individuals with 
Disabilities).
    The regulations being removed are no longer necessary because the 
statutory authority for the regulations `` the Technology-Related 
Assistance for Individuals with Disabilities Act of 1988--has been 
superseded by the Assistive Technology Act of 1998, 29 U.S.C. 3001 
through 3058.

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, this document 
merely removes obsolete regulations from the Code of Federal 
Regulations. 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.

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List of Subjects in 34 CFR Part 345

    Grant programs-education, Individuals with disabilities, Reporting 
and recordkeeping requirements, Research.

    Dated: February 18, 2004.
Troy R. Justesen,
Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary for Special Education and 
Rehabilitative Services.

PART 345--STATE GRANTS PROGRAM FOR TECHNOLOGY-RELATED ASSISTANCE 
FOR INDIVIDUALS WITH DISABILITIES

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For the 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 part 345.

[FR Doc. 04-3850 Filed 2-23-04; 8:45 am]

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