FR Doc E5-579
[Federal Register: February 11, 2005 (Volume 70, Number 28)]
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DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

 
Notice of Proposed Information Collection Requests

AGENCY: Department of Education.

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 February 
18, 2005. A regular clearance process is also beginning. Interested 
persons are invited to submit comments on or before April 12, 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 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 Director of 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, 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. 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: February 8, 2005.
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: Revision.
    Title: Annual State Application Under Part C of the IDEA as Amended 
in 2004.
    Frequency: Annually.
    Affected Public: State, local, or tribal government, SEAs or LEAs.
    Reporting and Recordkeeping Hour Burden:
     Responses: 56.
     Burden Hours: 560.
    Abstract: The Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement 
Act of 2004, signed on December 3, 2004, became Public Law 108-446. In 
order to be eligible for a grant under 20 U.S.C. 1433, a State shall 
provide assurance to the Secretary that the State has adopted a policy 
that appropriate early intervention services are available to all 
infants and toddlers with disabilities in the State and their families, 
including Indian infants and toddlers with disabilities and their 
families residing on a reservation geographically located in the State, 
infants and toddlers with disabilities who are homeless children and 
their families, and has in effect a

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statewide system that meets the requirements of 20 U.S.C. 1435. 
Information Collection 1820-0550 is being revised so that a State can 
provide assurances that it either has or does not have in effect 
policies, procedures, methods, descriptions, and assurances that meet 
the application requirements of part C of the Act as found in Public 
Law 108-446.
    Additional Information: This collection is being revised so that a 
State can provide assurances that it either has or does not have in 
effect policies, procedures, methods, descriptions, and assurances that 
meet the application requirements of part C of the Act as found in 
Public Law 108-446. Some policies, procedures, methods, and 
descriptions must be submitted to the Secretary.
    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 2681. 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 
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.
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