FR Doc 04-16928
[Federal Register: July 26, 2004 (Volume 69, Number 142)]
[Page 44519-44520]
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Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request

AGENCY: Department of Education.

SUMMARY: The Acting Leader, Regulatory Information Management Group, 
Office of the Chief Information Officer invites comments on the 
submission for OMB review as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 

DATES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before 
August 25, 2004.

ADDRESSES: Written comments should be addressed to the Office of 
Information and Regulatory Affairs, Attention: Carolyn Lovett, Desk 
Officer, Department of Education, Office of Management and Budget, 725 
17th Street, NW., Room 10235, New Executive Office Building, 
Washington, DC 20503 or faxed to (202) 395-6974.

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

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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.

    Dated: July 21, 2004.
Jeanne Van Vlandren,
Acting Leader, Regulatory Information Management Group, Office of the 
Chief Information Officer.

Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services

    Type of Review: Revision.
    Title: Part C of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act 
Annual Performance Report.
    Frequency: Annually.
    Affected Public: State, Local, or Tribal Gov't, SEAs or LEAs; 
Federal Government.
    Reporting and Recordkeeping Hour Burden:
     Responses: 56.
     Burden Hours: 1,710.
    Abstract: States are required to submit a performance report to the 
Secretary under Section 80.40 of the Education Department General 
Administrative Regulations. The State Interagency Coordinating 
Committee is required under Section 641of Part C of the Individuals 
with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) to submit an annual report to 
the Secretary and the State's Governor on the status of the early 
intervention program for infants and toddlers with disabilities and 
their families. This collection serves both of these functions. The 
Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) is implementing an 
integrated, four-part accountability strategy: (1) Verifying the 
effectiveness and accuracy of States' monitoring, assessment, and data 
collection systems; (2) attending to States at high risk for 
compliance, financial, and/or management failure; (3) supporting States 
in assessing their performance and compliance, and in planning, 
implementing, and evaluating improvement strategies; and (4) focusing 
OSEPs' intervention on States with low ranking performance on critical 
performance indicators. Component 3 of OSEPs' accountability strategy 
is implemented through this Annual Performance Report. Reporting 
requirements for States' Self-Assessments, Improvement Plans, and 
Annual Performance Reports are being combined in this Part C Annual 
Performance Report.
    Requests for copies of the submission for OMB review; comment 
request may be accessed from, by selecting the 

``Browse Pending Collections'' link and by clicking on link number 
2574. 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 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 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. 04-16928 Filed 7-23-04; 8:45 am]