[Federal Register: December 11, 2002 (Volume 67, Number 238)]
 [Page 76167-76168]
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 Notice of Proposed Information Collection Requests

 AGENCY: Department of Education.
 SUMMARY: The Leader, Regulatory 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
 February 10, 2003.

 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 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

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 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: December 6, 2002.
 John D. Tressler,
 Leader, Regulatory Management Group, Office of the Chief Information

 Office of Postsecondary Education

     Type of Review: Extension.
     Title: Scholarship Contract & Teaching Verification Form for Title
 II HEA Scholarship Recipients.
     Frequency: On Occasion; Semi-Annually; Annually.
     Affected Public: Individuals or household; Not-for-profit
 institutions; State, Local, or Tribal Gov't, SEAs or LEAs.
     Reporting and Recordkeeping Hour Burden:
     Responses: 5,450. Burden Hours: 5,408.
     Abstract: Students receiving scholarships under section 204(3) of
 the Higher Education Act (HEA) incur a service obligation to teach in a
 high-need school in a high-need LEA. This information collection
 consists of: (1) A contract to be executed when funds are first
 awarded; (2) an addendum to the contract to be signed when subsequent
 funds are awarded; (3) a teaching verification form to be used by
 students to document their compliance with the contract's conditions.
     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 vivian_reese@ed.gov. Requests may also
 be 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. 02-31200 Filed 12-10-02; 8:45 am]