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Bureau of Indian Affairs, Interior.




This notice announces that the Information Collection Requests for the Bureau of Indian Affairs Higher Education Grant Program Annual Report Form, OMB Control No. 1076-0106, and the Bureau of Indian Affairs Higher Education Grant Program Application, OMB Control No. 1076-0101 are being renewed. The proposed information collection requirements, with no appreciable changes, described below will be submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 after the public has an opportunity to comment on these proposals.


Submit your comments and suggestions on or before June 15, 2004.


Written comments should be sent directly to Garry R. Martin, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Office of Indian Education Programs, 1849 C Street, NW., Washington, DC 20240-0001, or hand delivered to Room 3526-MIB at the above address.

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Copies of the information collection may be obtained by contacting Garry R. Martin, 202-208-3478. Comments can be reviewed at the location listed in the ADDRESSES section between the hours of 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.

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The information collection is necessary to request applications for this program and to assess the need for this program as required by 25 CFR 40.

Request for Comments

The Office of Indian Education Programs requests your comments on this collection concerning:

(a) Whether these information collections are necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the Start Printed Page 20637agency, including whether the information will have practical utility;

(b) The accuracy of the agency's estimate of the burden (hours and cost) of the collection of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used;

(c) Ways to enhance the quality, utility and clarity of the information to be collected; and

(d) Ways to minimize the burden of the collection of the information on the respondents, including through the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology.

Please note that an agency may not conduct or sponsor, and a person is not required to respond to, a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number. Each proposed information collection contains the following: Type of Review requested, e.g., new, revision, extension, reinstatement, existing; Title; Summary of collection; Description of the need for, and proposed use of, the information; respondents and frequency of collection; Reporting and/or Record keeping burden.

Information Collection Abstract

Type of Review: Renewal.

Title: Higher Education Grant Program Annual Report Form.

OMB approval number: 1076-0106.

Need and use of the Information: This is a compilation of data from tribes or tribal organizations that participate in the Bureau of Indian Affairs Higher Education Grant Program. The information is used to account for the funds appropriated for this program.

Frequency: Annually.

Description of respondents: Tribes, Tribal Organizations.

Estimated completion time: 3 hours.

Number of Annual responses: 125.

Annual Burden hours: 375 hours.

Information Collection Abstract

Type of Review: renewal.

Title: Higher Education Grant Program Application.

OMB approval number: 1076-0101.

Need and use of the information: The information is used by the tribe or tribal organization to determine the eligibility of the respondents for this program.

Frequency: Annually.

Description of respondents: Eligible American Indian and Alaska Native students.

Estimated completion time: 1 hour.

Number of Annual responses: 14,000.

Annual Burden hours: 14,000 total hours.

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Dated: April 8, 2004.

David W. Anderson,

Assistant Secretary—Indian Affairs.

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[FR Doc. 04-8707 Filed 4-15-04; 8:45 am]