FR Doc E8-28765[Federal Register: December 5, 2008 (Volume 73, Number 235)]
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Notice of Proposed Information Collection Requests

AGENCY: Department of Education.

SUMMARY: The IC Clearance Official, Regulatory Information Management 
Services, Office of Management, 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 
February 3, 2009.

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 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. 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: December 1, 2008.
Angela C. Arrington,
IC Clearance Official, Regulatory Information Management Services, 
Office of Management.

Office of Civil Rights

    Type of Review: Revision.
    Title: Assurance of Compliance--Civil Rights Certificate, Title VI 
of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments 
of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Age 
Discrimination Act of 1975, and the Boy Scouts of America Equal Access 
Act of 2001.
    Frequency: One time.
    Affected Public: Not-for-profit institutions; businesses or other 
for-profit; State, Local, or Tribal Gov't, SEAs or LEAs.
    Reporting and Recordkeeping Hour Burden:

     Responses: 50.
     Burden Hours: 17.

    Abstract: The Office for Civil Rights (OCR) has enforcement 
responsibilities under several civil rights laws, including Title VI, 
Title IX, Section 504, the Age Discrimination Act, and the Boy Scouts 
of America Equal Access Act. To meet these responsibilities, OCR 
collects assurances of compliance from applicants for Federal financial 
assistance from, and applicants for funds made available through, the 
Department of Education, as required by regulations. These entities 
include, for example, State educational agencies, local education 
agencies, and postsecondary education. If a recipient violates one or 
more of these civil rights laws, OCR and the Department of Justice can 
use the signed assurances of compliance in an enforcement proceeding.
    Requests for copies of the proposed information collection request 
may be accessed from, by selecting the ``Browse 
Pending Collections'' link and by clicking on link number 3918. 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., 
LBJ, Washington, DC 20202-4537. Requests may also be electronically 
mailed to or faxed to 202-401-0920. Please specify 
the complete title of the information collection when making your 
    Comments regarding burden and/or the collection activity 
requirements should be electronically mailed to 
Individuals who

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use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD) may call the Federal 
Information Relay Service (FIRS) at 1-800-877-8339.

 [FR Doc. E8-28765 Filed 12-4-08; 8:45 am]