FR Doc 03-30671
[Federal Register: December 11, 2003 (Volume 68, Number 238)]
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DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

 
Notice of Proposed Information Collection Requests

AGENCY: Department of Education.

ACTION: Notice of proposed information collection requests.

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

DATES: An emergency review has been requested in accordance with the 
Act (44 U.S.C. Chapter 3507 (j)), since public harm is reasonably 
likely to result if normal clearance procedures are followed. Approval 
by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has been requested by 
January 16, 2004.

ADDRESSES: Written comments regarding the emergency review should be 
addressed to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, 
Attention: Melanie Kadlic, Desk Officer, Department of Education, 
Office of Management and Budget; 725 17th Street, NW., Room 10235, New 
Executive Office Building, Washington, DC 20503.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Section 3506 of the Paperwork Reduction Act 
of 1995 (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35) requires that the Director of OMB 
provide interested Federal agencies and the public an early opportunity 
to comment on information collection requests. The Office of Management 
and Budget (OMB) may amend or waive the requirement for public 
consultation to the extent that public participation in

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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, Office of the Chief 
Information Officer, publishes this notice containing proposed 
information collection requests at the beginning of the Departmental 
review of the information collection. 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. ED 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 
respondents, including through the use of information technology.

    Dated: December 5, 2003.
Joseph Schubart,
Acting Leader, Regulatory Information Management Group, Office of the 
Chief Information Officer.

Office of Vocational and Adult Education

    Type of Review: Reinstatement.
    Title: Adult Education and Family Literacy Act State Plan (Pub. L. 
105-220).
    Abstract: It is unlikely that Congress will pass a reauthorization 
of the Workforce Investment Act (WIA) this year. Therefore, the 
enclosed Policy Memorandum is designed to advise states about how to 
continue their adult education program under section 422 of the General 
Education Provisions Act (GEPA) [20 U.S.C. 1226 (a)].
    Additional Information: Section 422 of the General Education 
Provisions Act (GEPA) [20 U.S.C. 1226 (a)] provides for the automatic 
extension of current program operations for one year if current law 
expires and a reauthorization is anticipated, but not yet available, to 
take its place.
    Frequency: One time state plan.
    Affected Public: State, Local, or Tribal Gov't, SEAs or LEAs 
(primary).
    Reporting and Recordkeeping Hour Burden:
    Responses: 59.
    Burden Hours: 2,655.
    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 1907. 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 
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, contact Sheila Carey at her e-mail 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.

[FR Doc. 03-30671 Filed 12-10-03; 8:45 am]

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