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77966 Federal Register / Vol. 67, No.

245 / Friday, December 20, 2002 / Notices

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION Title: Graduate Assistance in Areas of mailed to the internet address
National Need (GAANN) Performance Karen_F._Lee@omb.eop.gov.
Submission for OMB Review; Report. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Section
Comment Request Frequency: Annually. 3506 of the Paperwork Reduction Act of
Affected Public: Not-for-profit 1995 (44 U.S.C. chapter 35) requires that
AGENCY: Department of Education. institutions. the Office of Management and Budget
SUMMARY: The Leader, Regulatory Reporting and Recordkeeping Hour (OMB) provide interested Federal
Management Group, Office of the Chief Burden: agencies and the public an early
Information Officer invites comments Responses: 225. opportunity to comment on information
on the submission for OMB review as Burden Hours: 2,250. collection requests. OMB may amend or
required by the Paperwork Reduction Abstract: GAANN grantees must waive the requirement for public
Act of 1995. submit a performance report annually. consultation to the extent that public
The reports are used to evaluate grantee participation in the approval process
DATES: Interested persons are invited to performance. Further, the data from the
submit comments on or before January would defeat the purpose of the
reports will be aggregated to evaluate information collection, violate State or
21, 2003. the accomplishments and impact of the Federal law, or substantially interfere
ADDRESSES: Written comments should GAANN Program as a whole. Results with any agency’s ability to perform its
be addressed to the Office of will be reported to the Secretary in statutory obligations. The Leader,
Information and Regulatory Affairs, order to respond to Government Regulatory Management Group, Office
Attention: Lauren Wittenberg, Desk Performance and Results Act (GPRA) of the Chief Information Officer,
Officer, Department of Education, Office requirements. publishes that notice containing
of Management and Budget, 725 17th Written requests for information proposed information collection
Street, NW., Room 10235, New should be addressed to Vivian Reese, requests prior to submission of these
Executive Office Building, Washington, Department of Education, 400 Maryland requests to OMB. Each proposed
DC 20503 or should be electronically Avenue, SW., Room 4050, Regional information collection, grouped by
mailed to the internet address Office Building 3, Washington, DC office, contains the following: (1) Type
Lauren.Wittenberg@omb.eop.gov. 20202–4651 or directed to her e-mail of review requested, e.g. new, revision,
address Vivian.Reese@ed.gov. Requests extension, existing or reinstatement; (2)
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Section may also be faxed to 202–708–9346.
3506 of the Paperwork Reduction Act of Title; (3) Summary of the collection; (4)
Please specify the complete title of the Description of the need for, and
1995 (44 U.S.C. chapter 35) requires that information collection when making
the Office of Management and Budget proposed use of, the information; (5)
your request. Comments regarding Respondents and frequency of
(OMB) provide interested Federal burden and/or the collection activity
agencies and the public an early collection; and (6) Reporting and/or
requirements should be directed to Recordkeeping burden. OMB invites
opportunity to comment on information Joseph Schubart at his e-mail address
collection requests. OMB may amend or public comment.
Joe.Schubart@ed.gov. Individuals who
waive the requirement for public use a telecommunications device for the Dated: December 17, 2002.
consultation to the extent that public deaf (TDD) may call the Federal John D. Tressler,
participation in the approval process Information Relay Service (FIRS) at 1– Leader, Regulatory Management Group,
would defeat the purpose of the 800–877–8339. Office of the Chief Information Officer.
information collection, violate State or
Federal law, or substantially interfere [FR Doc. 02–32094 Filed 12–19–02; 8:45 am] Office of Elementary and Secondary
with any agency’s ability to perform its BILLING CODE 4000–01–P Education
statutory obligations. The Leader, Type of Review: Extension.
Regulatory Management Group, Office Title: State-Flex Application.
of the Chief Information Officer, DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION Frequency: Semi-annually.
publishes that notice containing Affected Public: State, Local, or Tribal
Submission for OMB Review; Gov’t, SEAs or LEAs.
proposed information collection Comment Request
requests prior to submission of these Reporting and Recordkeeping Hour
requests to OMB. Each proposed AGENCY: Department of Education. Burden:
information collection, grouped by Responses: 21.
SUMMARY: The Leader, Regulatory Burden Hours: 13.440.
office, contains the following: (1) Type Management Group, Office of the Chief Abstract: Application for State-
of review requested, e.g. new, revision, Information Officer invites comments Flexibility Authority (‘‘State-Flex’’). By
extension, existing or reinstatement; (2) on the submission for OMB review as statute, the Department can grant State-
Title; (3) Summary of the collection; (4) required by the Paperwork Reduction Flex to up to seven state educational
Description of the need for, and Act of 1995. agencies (SEAs) through a competitive
proposed use of, the information; (5) DATES: Interested persons are invited to process. State-Flex SEAs receive (1) the
Respondents and frequency of submit comments on or before January flexibility to consolidate certain Federal
collection; and (6) Reporting and/or 21, 2003. formula funds reserved for State
Recordkeeping burden. OMB invites
ADDRESSES: Written comments should administration and State-level activities
public comment.
be addressed to the Office of for any educational purpose authorized
Dated: December 17, 2002. Information and Regulatory Affairs, under the Elementary and Secondary
John D. Tressler, Attention: Karen Lee, Desk Officer, Education Act (ESEA) to assist the
Leader, Regulatory Management Group, Department of Education, Office of SEAs, and the local educational
Office of the Chief Information Officer. Management and Budget, 725 17th agencies (LEAs) with which it enters
Office of Postsecondary Education Street, NW., Room 10235, New into performance agreements, in making
Executive Office Building, Washington, adequate yearly progress and narrowing
Type of Review: Reinstatement. DC 20503 or should be electronically achievement gaps; (2) the authority to

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