Department of Education.
The Secretary amends the regulations governing the use of the Official Seal of the Department of Education (ED) and removes the regulations governing National Security Information Procedures. These final regulations amend obsolete references in the provisions governing use of the Official Seal and remove unnecessary requirements relating to National Security Information Procedures. The Secretary takes this action to update existing regulations and to eliminate unnecessary regulations.
These regulations are effective September 22, 2000.Start Further Info
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These regulations amend the regulations in 34 CFR part 3 (Official Seal) to reflect the current organizational structure of the Department.
The regulations in 34 CFR part 19 (National Security Information Procedures) are removed because the Department's security classification regulation does not affect members of the public. Therefore, as confirmed by the Information Security Oversight Office, National Archives and Records Administration, publication of these regulations is unnecessary.
Waiver of Proposed Rulemaking
Under the Administrative Procedure Act (5 U.S.C. 553) we generally offer interested parties the opportunity to comment on proposed regulations. However, these amendments incorporate changes in internal agency organization and management and do not establish new substantive policy. Therefore, under 5 U.S.C. 553(b)(A), proposed rulemaking does not apply to the extent these regulations concern agency organization and procedure, and under 5 U.S.C. 553(b)(B), the Secretary has determined that proposed rulemaking is unnecessary.
Regulatory Flexibility Act Certification
The Secretary certifies that these regulations would not have a significant economic impact on a substantial number of small entities. The regulations reflect internal departmental changes and would not affect any small entities under the Regulatory Flexibility Act.
Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995
These regulations do not contain any information collection requirements.
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Dated: September 19, 2000.
Director, Office of Management.
For the reasons discussed in the preamble, the Secretary amends title 34 of the Code of Federal Regulations by amending part 3 and removing part 19 as follows:End Amendment Part Start Part
PART 3—OFFICIAL SEALEnd Part Start Amendment Part
1. The authority citation for part 3 continues to read as follows:End Amendment Part
2. Section 3.4 is amended by:End Amendment Part Start Amendment Part
A. Removing “Assistant Secretary for Management and Budget/Chief Financial Officer” and adding, in its place, “Director of Public Affairs” in paragraph (b).End Amendment Part Start Amendment Part
B. Removing “Replicas” and adding, in its place, “In regard to internal use, replicas” in paragraph (c) introductory text.End Amendment Part Start Amendment Part
C. Adding “electronic media” before “motion” in paragraph (c)(4).End Amendment Part Start Amendment Part
D. Adding “internal” after “other”; and removing “of the Office of Administrative Resources Management;”, and adding, in its place, “for Management.” in paragraph (c)(7).End Amendment Part Start Amendment Part
E. Removing “Reproductions” and adding, in its place, “In regard to internal use, reproductions” in paragraph (d) introductory text.End Amendment Part Start Amendment Part
F. Adding “electronic media” before “motion” in paragraph (d)(7).End Amendment Part Start Amendment Part
G. Adding “internal” after “other”; and removing “of the Office of Administrative Resources”, and adding, in its place, “for” in paragraph (d)(8).End Amendment Part Start Amendment Part
H. Adding “internally” after “only” in paragraph (e) introductory text.End Amendment Part Start Amendment Part
I. Removing “Assistant Secretary for Human Resources and Administration” and adding, in its place, “the Director for Management” in paragraph (e)(3).End Amendment Part Start Part
PART 19 [REMOVED]End Part Start Amendment Part
3. Part 19 is removed.End Amendment Part End Supplemental Information
[FR Doc. 00-24390 Filed 9-21-00; 8:45 am]
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