FR Doc 04-7860
[Federal Register: April 7, 2004 (Volume 69, Number 67)]
[Page 18360-18361]
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Notice of Proposed Information Collection Requests

AGENCY: Department of Education.

SUMMARY: The 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 
June 7, 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 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: April 2, 2004.
Angela C. Arrington,
Leader, Regulatory Information Management Group, Office of the Chief 
Information Officer.

Office of Postsecondary Education

    Type of Review: Revision.
    Title: The Evaluation of Exchange, Language, International and Area 
Resource Centers (LRC), International Studies and Research (IRS), 
Fulbright-Hays Faculty Research Abroad (FRA), Fulbright-Hays Doctoral 
Dissertation Research Abroad (DDRA), Fulbright-Hays Seminars Abroad 
(SA), Fulbright-Hays Group Projects Abroad (GPA), and the Technology 
Innovation and Cooperation for Foreign Information Access (TICFIA) 
    Frequency: Annually; twice--FLAS.
    Affected Public: Not-for-profit institutions.
    Reporting and Recordkeeping Hour Burden:
     Responses: 2,595;
     Burden Hours: 30,770.
    Abstract: LRC, IRS, FRA, DDRA, SA, GPA, and TICFIA are being added 
for clearance to the system that already contains seven other programs. 
This Information collection will assist the International Education 
Program Service (IEPS) in meeting program planning and evaluation 
requirements. Program officers require performance information to 
justify continuation funding, and grantees use this information for 
self evaluations and to request continuation funding from the 
Department of Education.
    Requests for copies of the proposed information collection request 
may be

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accessed from, by selecting the ``Browse Pending 

Collections'' link and by clicking on link number 2500. 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 Requests may also be electronically mailed to the 

internet address 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 Joe Schubart at his e-mail address 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. 04-7860 Filed 4-6-04; 8:45 am]