[Federal Register: February 28, 2005 (Volume 70, Number 38)]
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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: Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before 
April 29, 2005.

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, Information Management Case 
Services Team, Regulatory Information Management Services, 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: February 23, 2005.
Angela C. Arrington,
Leader, Information Management Case Services Team Regulatory 
Information Management Services, Office of the Chief Information 

Office of Postsecondary Education

    Type of Review: New.
    Title: Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate 
Programs (GEAR UP) Financial Status and Program Performance Closeout 
Report/Final Report.
    Frequency: End of 6-year performance period.
    Affected Public: Not-for-profit institutions; State, Local, or 
Tribal Government, SEAs or LEAs.
    Reporting and Recordkeeping Hour Burden:
    Responses: 175.
    Burden Hours: 6,125.
    Abstract: The Closeout Report will be used by the Department of 
Education to determine whether recipients of GEAR UP have made 
substantial progress towards meeting the objectives of their respective 
projects, as outlined in their grant applications and/or subsequent 
work plans. In addition, the final report will enable the Department to 
evaluate each grant project's fiscal operations for the entire grant 
performance period, and compare total expenditures relative to federal 
funds awarded, and actual cost-share/matching relative to the total 
amount in the approved grant application. This report is a means for 
grantees to share the overall experience of their projects and document 
achievements and concerns, and describe effects of their projects on 
participants being served; project barriers and major accomplishments; 
and evidence of sustainability. The report will be GEAR UP's primary 
method to collect/analyze data on students' high school graduation and 
immediate college enrollment rates.
    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 2687. 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 Joseph Schubart at his e-mail 
address Joe.Schubart@ed.gov.
    Individuals who use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD) 
may call the Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) at 1-800-877-
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