[Federal Register: May 1, 2002 (Volume 67, Number 84)]
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DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

 
Notice of Proposed Information Collection Requests

AGENCY: Department of Education.

SUMMARY: The Leader, Regulatory Information Management Group, Office of 
the Chief Information Officer, invites comments on the proposed 
information collection requests as required by the Paperwork Reduction 
Act of 1995.

DATES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before 
July 1, 2002.

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 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. The Department of 
Education is especially interested in public comment addressing the 
following issues: (1) is this collection necessary to the proper 
functions of the Department; (2) will this information be processed and 
used in a timely manner; (3) is the estimate of burden accurate; (4) 
how might the Department enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of 
the information to be collected; and (5) how might the Department 
minimize the burden of this collection on the respondents, including 
through the use of information technology.

    Dated: April 25, 2002.
John Tressler,
Leader, Regulatory Information Management, Office of the Chief 
Information Officer.

Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services

    Type of Review: Extension.
    Title: Protection and Advocacy of Individual Rights (PAIR) Program 
Assurances.
    Frequency: Annually.
    Affected Public: Not-for-profit institutions.
    Reporting and Recordkeeping Hour Burden: Responses: 57. Burden 
Hours: 9.
    Abstract: Section 509 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 as amended 
(Act), and its implementing Federal Regulations at 34 CFR part 381, 
require the PAIR grantees to submit an application to the 
Rehabilitation Services Administration (RSA) Commissioner in order to 
receive assistance under Section 509 of the Act. The Act requires that 
the application contain Assurances to which the grantee must comply. 
Section 509(f) of the Act specifies the Assurances. There are 57 PAIR 
grantees. All 57 grantees are required to be part of the protection and 
advocacy system in each State established under the Developmental

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Disabilities Assistance and Bill of Rights Act of 2000 (42 USC 6041 et 
seq.)
    Requests for copies of the proposed information collection request 
may be accessed from http://edicsweb.ed.gov, by selecting the ``Browse 
Pending Collections'' link and by clicking on link number 2026. When 
you access the information collection, click on ``Download 
Attachments'' to view. Written requests for information should be 
addressed to Vivian Reese, Department of Education, 400 Maryland 
Avenue, SW, Room 4050, Regional Office Building 3, Washington, D.C. 
20202-4651 or to the e-mail address vivian_reese@ed.gov. Requests may 
also be electronically mailed to the internet address OCIO_RIMG@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 
requirements should be directed to Sheila Carey at (202) 708-6287 or 
via her internet address Sheila.Carey@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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