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be electronically mailed to the Internet this collection necessary to the proper Individuals who use a
address OCIO_RIMG@ed.gov or faxed to functions of the Department; (2) will telecommunications device for the deaf
202–708–9346. Please specify the this information be processed and used (TDD) may call the Federal Information
complete title of the information in a timely manner; (3) is the estimate Relay Service (FIRS) at 1–800–877–
collection when making your request. of burden accurate; (4) how might the 8339.
Comments regarding burden and/or Department enhance the quality, utility, [FR Doc. 03–18397 Filed 7–18–03; 8:45 am]
the collection activity requirements and clarity of the information to be
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should be directed to Joseph Schubart at collected; and (5) how might the
his e-mail address Joe.Schubart@ed.gov. Department minimize the burden of this
Individuals who use a collection on the respondents, including DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
telecommunications device for the deaf through the use of information
(TDD) may call the Federal Information technology. Submission for OMB Review;
Relay Service (FIRS) at 1–800–877– Comment Request
Dated: July 15, 2003.
8339.
Angela C. Arrington, AGENCY: Department of Education.
[FR Doc. 03–18396 Filed 7–18–03; 8:45 am] Leader, Regulatory Information Management SUMMARY: The Leader, Regulatory
BILLING CODE 4000–01–P Group, Office of the Chief Information Officer. Information Management Group, Office
Office of Special Education and of the Chief Information Officer invites
Rehabilitative Services comments on the submission for OMB
DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
review as required by the Paperwork
Type of Review: Reinstatement. Reduction Act of 1995.
Notice of Proposed Information Title: National Early Intervention
Collection Requests DATES: Interested persons are invited to
Longitudinal Study (NEILS). submit comments on or before August
AGENCY: Department of Education. Frequency: Semi-Annually, Annually,
20, 2003.
SUMMARY: The Leader, Regulatory Biennially.
ADDRESSES: Written comments should
Information Management Group, Office Affected Public: Individuals or
of the Chief Information Officer, invites households; Not-for-profit institutions; be addressed to the Office of
comments on the proposed information State, local or Tribal Gov’t, SEAs or Information and Regulatory Affairs,
collection requests as required by the LEAs. Attention: Lauren Wittenberg, Desk
Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. Reporting and Recordkeeping Hour Officer, Department of Education, Office
Burden: of Management and Budget, 725 17th
DATES: Interested persons are invited to
Responses: 634. Street, NW., Room 10235, New
submit comments on or before
Burden Hours: 267. Executive Office Building, Washington,
September 19, 2003.
Abstract: NEILS will provide the first DC 20503 or should be electronically
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Section
national picture of the experiences and mailed to the Internet address
3506 of the Paperwork Reduction Act of Lauren_Wittenberg@omb.eop.gov.
1995 (44 U.S.C. chapter 35) requires that outcomes of infants/toddlers in early
the Office of Management and Budget intervention. The study will inform SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Section
(OMB) provide interested Federal special education policy development 3506 of the Paperwork Reduction Act of
agencies and the public an early and support Government Performance 1995 (44 U.S.C. chapter 35) requires that
opportunity to comment on information and Results Act (GPRA) measurement the Office of Management and Budget
collection requests. OMB may amend or and Individuals with Disabilities (OMB) provide interested Federal
waive the requirement for public Education Act (IDEA) reauthorization agencies and the public an early
consultation to the extent that public with data from parents, service opportunity to comment on information
participation in the approval process providers, and teachers of children who collection requests. OMB may amend or
would defeat the purpose of the received early intervention services. waive the requirement for public
information collection, violate State or Requests for copies of the proposed consultation to the extent that public
Federal law, or substantially interfere information collection request may be participation in the approval process
with any agency’s ability to perform its accessed from http://edicsweb.ed.gov, would defeat the purpose of the
statutory obligations. The Leader, by selecting the ‘‘Browse Pending information collection, violate State or
Regulatory Information Management Collections’’ link and by clicking on Federal law, or substantially interfere
Group, Office of the Chief Information link number 2310. When you access the with any agency’s ability to perform its
Officer, publishes that notice containing information collection, click on statutory obligations. The Leader,
proposed information collection ‘‘Download Attachments’’ to view. Regulatory Information Management
requests prior to submission of these Written requests for information should Group, Office of the Chief Information
requests to OMB. Each proposed be addressed to Vivian Reese, Officer, publishes that notice containing
information collection, grouped by Department of Education, 400 Maryland proposed information collection
office, contains the following: (1) Type Avenue, SW., Room 4050, Regional requests prior to submission of these
of review requested, e.g. new, revision, Office Building 3, Washington, DC requests to OMB. Each proposed
extension, existing or reinstatement; (2) 20202–4651 or to the e-mail address information collection, grouped by
Title; (3) Summary of the collection; (4) vivian_reese@ed.gov. Requests may also office, contains the following: (1) Type
Description of the need for, and be electronically mailed to the Internet of review requested, e.g. new, revision,
proposed use of, the information; (5) address OCIO_RIMG@ed.gov or faxed to extension, existing or reinstatement; (2)
Respondents and frequency of 202–708–9346. Please specify the Title; (3) Summary of the collection; (4)
collection; and (6) Reporting and/or complete title of the information Description of the need for, and
Recordkeeping burden. OMB invites collection when making your request. proposed use of, the information; (5)
public comment. Comments regarding burden and/or Respondents and frequency of
The Department of Education is the collection activity requirements collection; and (6) Reporting and/or
especially interested in public comment should be directed to Sheila Carey at her Recordkeeping burden. OMB invites
addressing the following issues: (1) Is e-mail address Sheila.Carey@ed.gov. public comment.

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Dated: July 15, 2003. ACTION: Notice of arbitration panel enter into negotiations with the Navy for
Angela C. Arrington, decision under the Randolph-Sheppard a full food service contract at the facility
Leader, Regulatory Information Management Act. to be operated by a blind vendor in
Group, Office of the Chief Information Officer. accordance with the Act. On April 6,
SUMMARY: The Department gives notice
1999, the Navy responded that it had no
Federal Student Aid that on July 26, 2002, an arbitration authority to terminate this contract
panel rendered a decision in the matter issued pursuant to JWOD.
Type of Review: Extension.
of Illinois Department of Human
Title: Lender’s Request for Payment of There was no further communication
Services, Office of Rehabilitation
Interest and Special Allowance—LaRS. between the parties until October 10,
Services v. U.S. Department of Defense,
Frequency: Quarterly, Annually. 2000, when the SLA requested that the
Department of the Navy (Docket No. R–
Affected Public: Businesses or other Secretary of Education convene a
S/01–02). This panel was convened by
for-profit; State, local or Tribal Gov’t, Federal arbitration panel to hear this
the U.S. Department of Education,
SEAs or LEAs. complaint. A panel was convened and
under 20 U.S.C. 107d–1(b), after the
a hearing on this matter was held on
Reporting and Recordkeeping Hour Department received a complaint filed
by the petitioner, Illinois Department of April 9 and 10, 2002.
Burden:
Responses: 14,184. Human Services, Office of Arbitration Panel Decision
Burden Hours: 34,573. Rehabilitation Services.
The issues heard by the panel were—
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Under
Abstract: The Lender’s Request for (1) Whether the Navy, in accordance
section 6(c) of the Randolph-Sheppard with the Act, must grant priority to the
Payment of Interest and Special
Act (the Act), 20 U.S.C. 107d–2(c), the SLA for a contract so that full food
Allowance—LaRS (ED Form 799) is
Secretary publishes in the Federal services at the Great Lakes Naval
used by approximately 3,546 lenders
Register a synopsis of each arbitration
participating in the Title IV, Part B loan Training Center may be provided by a
panel decision affecting the
programs. The ED Form 799 is used to licensed blind vendor; (2) whether the
administration of vending facilities on
pay interest and special allowance to Act, which affords licensed blind
Federal and other property.
holders of the Part B loans; and to vendors statutory priority to operate
capture quarterly data from lender’s Background cafeterias and vending stands on
loan portfolio for financial and This dispute concerns the alleged Federal property, including that of
budgetary projections. improper awarding of a full food service DOD/Navy, takes precedence over the
Requests for copies of the submission contract to a nonprofit agency under the JWOD Act; (3) whether an arbitration
for OMB review; comment request may Javits-Wagner-O’Day Act (JWOD) by the panel convened under the Act has
be accessed from http:// U.S. Department of Defense, Department jurisdiction to determine if the Act takes
edicsweb.ed.gov, by selecting the of the Navy (Navy), in violation of the precedence over the JWOD Act; (4)
‘‘Browse Pending Collections’’ link and Act (20 U.S.C. 107 et seq.) and the whether a contracting office has
by clicking on link number 2273. When implementing regulations in 34 CFR authority to issue a competitive
you access the information collection, part 395. procurement for services that are
click on ‘‘Download Attachments ‘‘ to A summary of the facts is as follows: currently on the JWOD procurement list;
view. Written requests for information On March 16, 1998, in response to and (5) whether the SLA waived any
should be addressed to Vivian Reese, solicitation N00140–98–R–1159, the right it may have had to challenge the
Department of Education, 400 Maryland State licensing agency (SLA) notified inclusion of the disputed food services
Avenue, SW, Room 4050, Regional the Navy in writing that it wished to on the JWOD procurement list and the
Office Building 3, Washington, DC operate the full food service contract for subsequent award of a contract for those
20202–4651 or to the e-mail address the Naval Training Center and services to private vendors.
Vivan.Reese@ed.gov. Requests may also Recruitment Training Center in Great After considering all of the evidence,
be electronically mailed to the Internet Lakes, Illinois. On May 12, 1998, the including the post-hearing briefs
address OCIO_RIMG@ed.gov or faxed to Navy responded that the contract was submitted by both parties, the majority
202–708–9346. Please specify the being awarded to Goodwill Services, of the panel ruled that the dispute
complete title of the information Inc., of Southern Wisconsin under the should be resolved in favor of the Navy
collection when making your request. provisions of JWOD. A Federal Register under the laches doctrine because of the
Comments regarding burden and/or notice, dated May 8, 1998, announced SLA’s delay in filing for Federal
the collection activity requirements this pending contract award and arbitration.
should be directed to Joseph Schubart at allowed 30 days for public comment. The SLA had alleged that the delay in
his e-mail address Joe.Schubart@ed.gov. The SLA did not submit any filing the arbitration request of over 18
Individuals who use a comments pursuant to the Federal months since the time of the last
telecommunications device for the deaf Register notice. Nearly seven months communication from the Navy was not
(TDD) may call the Federal Information later, on December 28, 1998, the SLA unreasonable because the SLA had
Relay Service (FIRS) at 1–800–877– informed the Navy of its concern that program responsibilities under both the
8339. the Navy awarded this contract under Act and JWOD and needed to balance
JWOD and indicated that it was the policy needs under both authorities
[FR Doc. 03–18398 Filed 7–18–03; 8:45 am]
prepared to take the matter to arbitration before determining whether to file for
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under the Act. The SLA also informed Federal arbitration.
the Navy, in an opinion dated However, the panel determined that
November 12, 1998, that the General there was no reasonable cause for delay
DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
Counsel for the Department of Defense by the SLA in seeking Federal
Arbitration Panel Decision Under the (DOD) advised that the Act is applicable arbitration under the Act. The panel’s
Randolph-Sheppard Act to military dining facilities. As a result, decision was based upon the finding
the SLA indicated that arbitration was that there are strong reasons to require
AGENCY: Department of Education. unnecessary and that it was eager to both timely action and finality in

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