FR Doc 03-30672
[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.

SUMMARY: The Acting 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 
February 9, 2004.

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

Office of the Chief Financial Officer

    Type of Review: Revision.
    Title: Streamlined Clearance Process for Discretionary Grant 
Information Collections.
    Frequency: Annually.
    Affected Public: Individuals or household; Businesses or other for-
profit; not-for-profit institutions; State, local, or tribal gov't, 
SEAs or LEAs.
    Reporting and Recordkeeping Hour Burden:
     Responses: 1.
     Burden Hours: 1.
    Abstract: The information collection plan provides the U.S. 
Department of Education with the option of submitting its discretionary 
grant information collections through a streamlined Paperwork Reduction 
Act clearance process. This streamlined clearance process will begin 
when the Department submits the information collection to the Office of 
Management and Budget (OMB) and, at the same time, publishes a 30-day 
public comment period notice

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in the Federal Register. OMB will then have 60 days after the start of 
the public comment period to reach a decision on the information 
collection.
    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 2421. 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 should be directed to Kathy Axt at her e-mail address
Kathy.Axt@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. 03-30672 Filed 12-10-03; 8:45 am]

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