FR Doc 04-4503
[Federal Register: March 1, 2004 (Volume 69, Number 40)]
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[Page 9601-9602]
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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 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 
March 5, 2004. A regular clearance process is also beginning. 
Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before April 
30, 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 or should be 
electronically mailed to the Internet address 
Melanie_Kadlic@omb.eop.gov.


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, Information 
Management Group, 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: February 24, 2004.
Angela C Arrington,
Leader, Regulatory Information Management, Office of the Chief 
Information Officer.

Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services

    Type of Review: New.
    Title: Assurances for the Protection and Advocacy for Assistive 
Technology (PAAT) Program.
    Abstract: This document will be used by grantees to request funds 
to carry out the PAAT program. PAAT is mandated by the Assistive 
Technology Act of

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1998, to provide protection and advocacy services to individuals with 
disabilities for the purposes of assisting in the acquisition, 
utilization, or maintenance of assistive technology or assistive 
technology services.
    Additional Information: Section 102 of the Assistive Technology Act 
of 1998 (Act) requires that the Secretary make a grant to an entity in 
each State to support protection and advocacy services through the 
systems established to provide protection and advocacy services under 
the Developmental Disabilities Assistance and Bill of Rights Act of 
2000 (DD Act), for the purposes of assisting in the acquisition, 
utilization, or maintenance of assistive technology or assistive 
technology services for individuals with disabilities.
    Frequency: Periodically.
    Affected Public: Not-for-profit institutions; State, Local, or 
Tribal Gov't, SEAs or LEAs.
    Reporting and Recordkeeping Hour Burden:
     Responses: 56.
     Burden Hours: 9.
    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 2469. 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 vivan.reese@ed.gov. Requests may 
also be electronically mailed to the Internet address mailto: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. 04-4503 Filed 2-27-04; 8:45 am]

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