FR Doc E6-4524
[Federal Register: March 29, 2006 (Volume 71, Number 60)]
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[Page 15711-15712]
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DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

 
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request

AGENCY: Department of Education.

SUMMARY: The IC Clearance Official, Regulatory Information Management 
Services, Office of Management invites comments on the submission for 
OMB review as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.

DATES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before 
April 28, 2006.

ADDRESSES: Written comments should be addressed to the Office of 
Information and Regulatory Affairs, Attention: Rachel Potter, 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 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 IC Clearance

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Official, Regulatory Information Management Services, Office of 
Management, 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.

    Dated: March 23, 2006.
Angela C. Arrington,
IC Clearance Official, Regulatory Information Management Services, 
Office of Management.

Office of the Chief Financial Officer

    Type of Review: Revision.
    Title: Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Program--Phase I--
Grant Application Package.
    Frequency: Annually.
    Affected Public: Businesses or other for-profit.
    Reporting and Recordkeeping Hour Burden:
     Responses: 200.
     Burden Hours: 9,000.
    Abstract: This application package invites small business concerns 
to submit a Phase I research application for the Small Business 
Innovation Research (SBIR) program. This is in response to Public Law 
106-554, the ``Small Business Reauthorization Act of 2000, H.R. 5667'' 
(the ``Act'') enacted on December 21, 2000. The Act requires certain 
agencies, including the Department of Education (ED), to establish a 
Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program by reserving a 
statutory percentage of their extramural research and development 
budgets to be awarded to small business concerns for research or 
research and development (R/R&D) through a uniform, highly competitive, 
three-phase process each fiscal year. The Act further requires the 
Small Business Administration (SBA) to issue policy directives for the 
general conduct of the SBIR programs within the Federal government.
    This information collection is being submitted under the 
Streamlined Clearance Process for Discretionary Grant Information 
Collections (1890-0001). Therefore, the 30-day public comment period 
notice will be the only public comment notice published for this 
information collection.
    Requests for copies of the information collection submission for 
OMB review may be accessed from http://edicsweb.ed.gov, 
by selecting 

the ``Browse Pending Collections'' link and by clicking on link number 
2919. 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 IC DocketMgr@ed.gov 
or faxed to 202-245-
6623. Please specify the complete title of the information collection 
when making your request.
    Comments regarding burden and/or the collection activity 
requirements should be electronically mailed to 
IC DocketMgr@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. E6-4524 Filed 3-28-06; 8:45 am]

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