FR Doc 04-1289
[Federal Register: January 22, 2004 (Volume 69, Number 14)]
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DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
Notice of Proposed Information Collection Requests
AGENCY: Department of Education.
ACTION: Notice of proposed information collection requests.
SUMMARY: The 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
February 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 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, 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: January 15, 2004.
Angela C. Arrington,
Leader, Regulatory Information Management Group, Office of the Chief
Office of Vocational and Adult Education
Type of Review: New.
Title: Carl D. Perkins Vocational and Technical Education Act of
1998--State Plan Revisions Guidance.
Abstract: This collection solicits from States revisions to
their State plans under the Carl D. Perkins Vocational and Technical
Education Act and proposed performance levels for FY 2004.
Additional Information: Section 122(a)(1) of Perkins III
requires that States have an approved State plan on file in order to
receive their allotments of Federal vocational education funds.
State plans govern vocational educational program operations in each
State. To receive their allotments, States must also agree upon
annual performance targets for indicators specified in the law. The
information collection solicits revisions to the State plans and new
proposed performance levels.
Frequency: One time.
Affected Public: State, local, or tribal gov't, SEAs or LEAs.
Reporting and Recordkeeping Hour Burden:
Burden Hours: 2,430.
Requests for copies of the proposed information collection
request may be accessed from
the ``Browse Pending Collections'' link and by clicking on link
number 2440. 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, 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. 04-1289 Filed 1-21-04; 8:45 am]
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