[Federal Register: August 28, 2002 (Volume 67, Number 167)]
[Notices]               
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DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

 
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request

AGENCY: Department of Education.

SUMMARY: The 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 1995.

DATES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before 
September 27, 2002.

ADDRESSES: Written comments should be addressed to the Office of 
Information and Regulatory Affairs, Attention: Lauren Wittenberg, 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 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: August 22, 2002.
John D. Tressler,
Leader, Regulatory Information Management Group, Office of the Chief 
Information Officer.

Federal Student Aid

    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

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for Student Financial Assistance Programs.
    Requests for copies of the submission for OMB review; comment 
request may be accessed from http://frwebgate.access.gpo.gov/cgi-bin/leaving.cgi?from=leavingFR.html&log=linklog&to=http://edicsweb.ed.gov, by selecting the 
``Browse Pending Collections'' link and by clicking on link number 
2065. 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, DC 
20202-4651 or to the e-mail address vivan.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 Joseph Schubart at his e-mail 
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.
[FR Doc. 02-21829 Filed 8-27-02; 8:45 am]
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