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AGENCY:

Department of Education.

SUMMARY:

The Acting Leader, Information Management Case Services Team, Regulatory Information Management Services, Office of the Chief Information Officer invites comments on the submission for OMB review as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.

DATES:

Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before January 9, 2006.

ADDRESSES:

Written comments should be addressed to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Attention: Rachel Potter, Desk Officer, Department of Education, Office of Management and Budget, 725 17th Street, NW., Room 10222, New Executive Office Building, Washington, DC 20503 or faxed to (202) 395-6974.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Section 3506 of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35) requires that the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) provide interested Federal agencies and the public an early opportunity to comment on information collection requests. OMB may amend or waive the requirement for public consultation to the extent that public participation in the approval process would defeat the purpose of the information collection, violate State or Federal law, or substantially interfere with any agency's ability to perform its statutory obligations. The Acting Leader, Information Management Case Services Team, Regulatory Information Management Services, Office of the Chief Information Officer, publishes that notice containing proposed information collection requests prior to submission of these requests to OMB. Each proposed information collection, grouped by office, contains the following: (1) Type of review requested, e.g., new, revision, extension, existing or reinstatement; (2) Title; (3) Summary of the collection; (4) Description of the need for, and proposed use of, the information; (5) Respondents and frequency of collection; and (6) Reporting and/or Recordkeeping burden. OMB invites public comment.

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Dated: December 2, 2005.

Leo Eiden,

Acting Leader, Information Management Case Services Team, Regulatory Information Management Services, Office of the Chief Information Officer.

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Office for Civil Rights

Type of Review: New.

Title: Assurance of Compliance Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, and the Boy Scouts of America Equal Access Act.

Frequency: One time.

Affected Public: State, Local, or Tribal Gov't, SEAs or LEAs; Businesses or other for-profit; Not-for-profit institutions.

Reporting and Recordkeeping Hour Burden:

Responses: 17,000.

Burden Hours: 5,667.

Abstract: The Boy Scouts of America Equal Access Act (Boy Scouts Act), part of No Child Left Behind, and its implementing regulations (which are pending OMB final approval) create new enforcement responsibilities for OCR. To meet these responsibilities, OCR needs to collect assurances of compliance with the Boy Scouts Act, and proposes to do so by amending an existing document that was used to collect assurances of compliance with the other civil rights laws (Title VI, Title IX, Section 504, Age Discrimination Act) enforced by OCR. The respondents are State educational agencies (SEAs) and local educational agencies (LEAs). If an SEA or LEA receives funds made available through Education and violates the Boy Scouts Act, OCR and the Department of Justice can use the signed assurance of compliance in an enforcement proceeding. To view the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM), please refer to Federal Register, Vol. 69, No. 201, dated Tuesday, October 19, 2004, Page 61556.

Requests for copies of the information collection submission for OMB review may be accessed from http://edicsweb.ed.gov, by selecting the “Browse Pending Collections” link and by clicking on link number 2952. When you access the information collection, click on “Download Attachments “ to view. Written requests for information should be addressed to U.S. Department of Education, 400 Maryland Avenue, SW., Potomac Center, 9th Floor, Washington, DC 20202-4700. Requests may also be electronically mailed to the Internet address OCIO_RIMG@ed.gov or faxed to 202-245-6623. Please specify the complete title of the information collection when making your request.

Comments regarding burden and/or the collection activity requirements should be directed to Sheila Carey at her e-mail address Sheila.Carey@ed.gov. Individuals who use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD) may call the Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) at 1-800-877-8339.

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[FR Doc. E5-7034 Filed 12-7-05; 8:45 am]

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