FR Doc 04-26230
[Federal Register: November 29, 2004 (Volume 69, Number 228)]
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[Page 69363-69364]
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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, Information Management Case Services Team, 
Regulatory Information Management Services, 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 
January 31, 2005. A regular clearance process is also beginning. 
Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before January 
28, 2005.

ADDRESSES: Written comments regarding the emergency review 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 10222, 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 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

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obligations. The Leader, Information Management Case Services Team, 
Regulatory Information Management Services, 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: November 18, 2004.
Angela C. Arrington,
Leader, Information Management Case Services Team, Regulatory 
Information Management Services, Office of the Chief Information 
Officer.

Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services

    Type of Review: New.
    Title: Data Collection Instrument for the Assistive Technology (AT) 
Act Title III Alternative Financing Mechanism Program.
    Abstract: This data collection will be conducted annually to obtain 
program and performance information from grantees funded under the 
Assistive Technology Act, Title III, Alternative Financing Mechanism 
Program. The AT Act requires that not later than December 31 of each 
year, the Secretary submit a report to the Congress describing the 
progress of each alternative financing program funded under Title III 
toward achieving the objectives of this title. The information 
collected will assist the National Institute on Disability and 
Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR) to comply with a statutory requirement 
and to respond to the Government Performance and Results Act (GPRA) 
requirement to provide outcomes data. Data will primarily be collected 
via a web-based reporting mechanism (electronic data collection form).
    Additional Information: The forms collect data on grantees' program 
activities. NIDRR staff will use this information to prepare the annual 
report to Congress required by the AT Act, meet the Education 
Department General Administrative Regulations (EDGAR) requirements, and 
facilitate program planning efforts to respond to reporting 
requirements under the GPRA of 1993 (Pub. L. 103-62).
    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: 1,987.
    Burden Hours: 1,067.
    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 2644. 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, 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. 04-26230 Filed 11-26-04; 8:45 am]

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