[Federal Register: July 20, 2001 (Volume 66, Number 140)]


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Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request

AGENCY: Department of Education.

SUMMARY: The Acting Leader, Regulatory Information Management Group,

Office of the Chief Information Officer invites comments on the

submission for OMB review as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of


DATES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before

August 20, 2001.

ADDRESSES: Written comments should be addressed to the Office of

Information and Regulatory Affairs, Attention: Lauren Wittenberg,

Acting Desk Officer, Department of Education, Office of Management and

Budget, 725 17th Street, NW., Room 10235, New Executive Office

Building, Washington, DC. 20503 or should be electronically mailed to

the internet address Lauren_Wittenberg@omb.eop.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Section 3506 of the Paperwork Reduction Act

of 1995 (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35) requires that the Office of Management

and Budget (OMB) provide interested Federal agencies and the public an

early opportunity to comment on information collection requests. OMB

may amend or waive the requirement for public consultation to the

extent that public participation in the approval process would defeat

the purpose of the information collection, violate State or Federal

law, or substantially interfere with any agency's ability to perform

its statutory obligations. The Acting Leader, Regulatory Information

Management Group, Office of the Chief Information Officer, publishes

that notice containing proposed information collection requests prior

to submission of these requests to OMB. Each proposed information

collection, grouped by office, contains the following: (1) Type of

review requested, e.g. new, revision, extension, existing or

reinstatement; (2) Title; (3) Summary of the collection; (4)

Description of the need for, and proposed use of, the information; (5)

Respondents and frequency of collection; and (6) Reporting and/or

Recordkeeping burden. OMB invites public comment.

Dated: July 16, 2001.

William Burrow,

Acting Leader Regulatory Information Management, Office of the Chief

Information Officer.

Office of Postsecondary Education

Type of Review: Extension.

Title: Application for Ability to Benefit Testing Approval.

Frequency: Annually.

Affected Public: Businesses or other for-profit; Individuals or

household; Not-for-profit institutions.

Reporting and Recordkeeping Hour Burden:

Responses: 150,090.

Burden Hours: 77,040.

Abstract: The Secretary will publish a list of approved tests which

can be used by postsecondary educational institutions to establish the

ability to benefit for a student who does not have a high school

diploma or its equivalent for Student Financial Assistance Programs.

Requests for copies of the proposed information collection request

may be accessed from http://edicsweb.ed.gov, or should be addressed to

Vivian Reese, Department of Education, 400 Maryland Avenue, SW, Room

4050, Regional Office Building 3, Washington, D.C. 20202-4651. Requests

may also be electronically mailed to the internet address

OCIO_IMG_Issues@ed.gov or faxed to 202-708-9346. Please specify the

complete title of the information collection when making your request.

Comments regarding burden and/or the collection activity


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should be directed to Joseph Schubart at (202) 708-9266 or via his

internet address Joe.Schubart@ed.gov. Individuals who use a

telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD) may call the Federal

Information Relay Service (FIRS) at 1-800-877-8339.

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