FR Doc 04-15405
[Federal Register: July 7, 2004 (Volume 69, Number 129)]
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[Page 40881]
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DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

 
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 
September 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: July 1, 2004.
Angela C. Arrington,
 Leader, Regulatory Information Management Group, Office of the Chief 
Information Officer.

Office of the Chief Financial Officer

    Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection.
    Title: Streamlined Process for Education Department General 
Administrative Regulations (EDGAR) Approved Grant Applications.
    Frequency: Annually.
    Affected Public: State, Local, or Tribal Gov't, SEAs or LEAs; 
businesses or other for-profit, not-for-profit institutions.
    Reporting and Recordkeeping Hour Burden:
     Responses: 1.
     Burden Hours: 1.
    Abstract: Since April 1997, EDGAR's menu of selection criteria 
become effective. For each competition, the Secretary would select one 
or more criteria that best enable the Department to identify the 
highest quality applications consistent with the program purpose, 
statutory requirements, and any priorities established. This allows the 
Secretary the flexibility to weigh the criteria according to the needs 
of each individual program. This menu of selection criteria will 
provide the Department the flexibility to choose a set of criteria 
tailored to a given competition and obviate the need to create specific 
selection criteria through individual program regulations. ED is 
requesting a streamlined clearance process for programs of approved 
applications who choose to change: (1) Criteria from the same EDGAR 
menu; (2) old EDGAR to new EDGAR criteria, or (3) program criteria to 
EDGAR criteria.
    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 2580. When 
you access the information collection, click on ``Download 
Attachments'' to view. Written requests for information should be 
addressed to U.S. Department of Education, 400 Maryland Avenue, SW., 
Potomac Center, 9th Floor, Washington, DC 20202-4700. Requests may also 
be electronically mailed to the Internet address OCIO_RIMG@ed.gov or 
faxed to 202-245-6621. 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 Sheila Carey at her e-mail address 
SheilaCarey@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. 04-15405 Filed 7-6-04; 8:45 am]

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