FR Doc 03-32141
[Federal Register: December 31, 2003 (Volume 68, Number 250)]
From the Federal Register Online via GPO Access [wais.access.gpo.gov]
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
March 1, 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 23, 2003.
Jeanne Van Vlandren,
Acting Leader, Regulatory Information Management Group, Office of the
Chief Information Officer.
Department of Education
Type of Review: Existing collection in use without an OMB control
Title: Education Resource Organizations Directory (EROD).
Frequency: On occasion annually.
Affected Public: State, local, or tribal gov't, SEAs or LEAs
(primary), businesses or other for-profit, not-for-profit institutions.
Reporting and Recordkeeping Hour Burden:
Burden Hours: 664.
Abstract: The Education Resource Organizations Directory (EROD) is
an electronic directory of educational resource organizations and
services available at the State, regional, and national level. The goal
of this directory is to help individuals and organizations identify and
contact organizational sources of information and assistance on a broad
range of education-related topics. Users of the directory include
diverse groups such as teachers, librarians, students, researchers, and
Requests for copies of the proposed information collection 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 2434. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 Schubart at 708-9266. 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. 03-32141 Filed 12-30-03; 8:45 am]
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