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The Department of Commerce has submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for clearance the following proposal for collection of information under the emergency provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35).

Agency: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).

Title: Evaluation of NOAA's Bay Watershed Education and Training (B-WET) Programs.

Form Number(s): None.

OMB Approval Number: None.

Type of Request: Emergency submission.

Burden Hours: 4,838.

Number of Respondents: 7,427.

Average Hours Per Response: 25 minutes.

Needs and Uses: NOAA seeks to ascertain whether B-WET-funded Meaningful Watershed Educational Experience (MWEE) programs are improving students' stewardship and academic achievement as well as teachers' confidence in implementing MWEEs with their students. NOAA, with additional funding from the Chesapeake Bay Trust and the Keith Campbell Foundation, has contracted with an external team of evaluators to conduct an initial, exploratory evaluation to collect baseline data on the MWEE and professional development programs.

Affected Public: Not-for-profit institutions; State, Local or Tribal government.

Frequency: Annually.

Respondent's Obligation: Voluntary.

OMB Desk Officer: David Rostker, (202) 395-3897.

Copies of the above information collection proposal can be obtained by calling or writing Diana Hynek, Departmental Paperwork Clearance Officer, (202) 482-0266, Department of Commerce, Room 6625, 14th and Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20230 (or via the Internet at

Written comments and recommendations for the proposed information collection should be sent before July 15, 2005, to David Rostker, OMB Desk Officer, FAX number (202) 395-7285, or

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Dated: June 23, 2005.

Gwellnar Banks,

Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer.

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[FR Doc. 05-12783 Filed 6-28-05; 8:45 am]