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Federal Register / Vol. 69, No.

74 / Friday, April 16, 2004 / Notices 20603

Commission and its Committee of and Budget, Desk Officer for DoD, Room DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE
Scientific Advisors. 10236, New Executive Office Building,
Dated: April 12, 2004. Washington, DC 20503. Office of the Secretary
Stephen L. Leathery, DOD Clearance Officer: Mr. Robert Meeting Notice
Chief, Permits, Conservation and Education Cushing.
Division, Office of Protected Resources, AGENCY: DoD Retirement Board of
Written requests for copies of the
National Marine Fisheries Service. Actuaries.
information collection proposal should
[FR Doc. 04–8696 Filed 4–15–04; 8:45 am] ACTION: Notice of meeting.
be sent to Mr. Cushing, WHS/ESCD/
BILLING CODE 3510–22–S
Information Management Division, 1225 SUMMARY: A meeting of the Board has
Jefferson Davis Highway, Suite 504, been scheduled to execute the
Arlington, VA 22202–4326. provisions of chapter 74, title 10, United
DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE
Dated: April 9, 2004. States Code (10 U.S.C. 1464 et seq.). The
Office of the Secretary L.M. Bynum, Board shall review DoD actuarial
methods and assumptions to be used in
Alternate OSD Federal Register Liaison
Submission for OMB Review; the valuation of the Military Retirement
Officer, Department of Defense.
Comment Request System. Persons desiring to: (1) Attend
[FR Doc. 04–8654 Filed 4–15–04; 8:45 am]
the DoD Retirement Board of Actuaries
ACTION: Notice. BILLING CODE 5001–06–M meeting, or (2) make an oral
The Department of Defense has presentation or submit a written
submitted to OMB for clearance, the statement for consideration at the
DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE meeting, must notify Inger Pettygrove at
following proposal for collection of
information under the provisions of the (703) 696–7413 by July 16, 2004. Notice
Office of the Secretary
Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. of this meeting is required under the
chapter 35). Education Benefits Board of Actuaries Federal Advisory Committee Act.
Meeting DATES: August 19, 2004, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
DATES: Consideration will be given to all
comments received by May 17, 2004. ADDRESSES: 4040 N. Fairfax Drive, Suite
Title, Form, and OMB Number: AGENCY: DoD Education Benefits Board 270, Arlington, VA 22203.
Personnel Security Clearance Change of Actuaries, DoD. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
Notification; DISCO Form 562; OMB ACTION: Notice of meeting. Inger Pettygrove, DoD Office of the
Number 0704–0418. Actuary, 4040 N. Fairfax Drive, Suite
Type of Request: Reinstatement. 308, Arlington, VA 22203, (703) 696–
SUMMARY: A meeting of the Board has
Number of Respondents: 11,290. 7413.
Responses Per Respondent: 1. been scheduled to execute the
provisions of Chapter 101, Title 10, Dated: April 12, 2004.
Annual Responses: 225,800.
Average Burden Per Response: 12 United States Code (10 U.S.C. 2006). L.M. Bynum,
minutes. The Board shall review DoD actuarial Alterate OSD Federal Register Liaison Officer,
Annual Burden Hours: 45,160. methods and assumptions to be used in DoD.
Needs and Uses: DISCO Form 562 is the valuation of the Department of [FR Doc. 04–8651 Filed 4–15–04; 8:45 am]
used by contractors participating in the Defense Education Benefits Fund. BILLING CODE 5001–06–M
National Industrial Security Program to Persons desiring to: (1) Attend the DoD
report various changes in employee Education Benefits Board of Actuaries
personnel clearance status or meeting, or (2) make an oral DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
identification information, e.g., presentation or submit a written
reinstatements, conversions, Notice of Proposed Information
statement for consideration at the
terminations, changes in name or other Collection Requests
meeting, must notify Inger Pettygrove at
previously submitted information. The (703) 696–7413 by July 16, 2004. Notice AGENCY: Department of Education.
execution of the DISCO Form 562 is a of this meeting is required under the SUMMARY: The Leader, Regulatory
factor in making a determination as to Information Management Group, Office
Federal Advisory Committee Act.
whether a contractor employee is of the Chief Information Officer, invites
eligible to have a security clearance. DATES: August 20, 2004, 10 a.m. to 1 comments on the proposed information
These requirements are necessary in p.m. collection requests as required by the
order to preserve and maintain the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.
security of the United States through ADDRESSES: 4040 N. Fairfax Drive, Suite
270, Arlington, VA 22203. DATES: Interested persons are invited to
establishing standards to prevent the
improper disclosure of classified submit comments on or before June 15,
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: 2004.
information. Inger Pettygrove, DoD Office of the
Affected Public: Business or other for- SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Section
Actuary, 4040 N. Fairfax Drive, Suite 3506 of the Paperwork Reduction Act of
profit; not-for-profit institutions.
308, Arlington, VA 22203, (703) 696– 1995 (44 U.S.C. chapter 35) requires that
Frequency: On occasion.
Respondent’s Obligation: Required to 7413. the Office of Management and Budget
obtain or retain benefits. Dated: April 12, 2004. (OMB) provide interested Federal
OMB Desk Officer: Ms. Jacqueline L.M. Byrum, agencies and the public an early
Zeiher. Alternate OSD Federal Register Liaison
opportunity to comment on information
Written comments and Officer, Department of Defense. collection requests. OMB may amend or
recommendations on the proposed waive the requirement for public
[FR Doc. 04–8650 Filed 4–15–04; 8:45 am]
information collection should be sent to consultation to the extent that public
BILLING CODE 5001–06–M
Ms. Zeiher at the Office of Management participation in the approval process

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would defeat the purpose of the Washington, DC 20202–4651 or to the e-mail SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: NIDRR
information collection, violate State or address vivian_reese@ed.gov. Requests may supports the goals of the President’s
Federal law, or substantially interfere also be electronically mailed to the Internet New Freedom Initiative (NFI) and the
with any agency’s ability to perform its address OCIO_RIMG@ed.gov or faxed to (202) National Institute on Disability and
708–9346. Please specify the complete title of
statutory obligations. The Leader, the information collection when making your
Rehabilitation Research Long Range
Regulatory Information Management request. Plan (Plan) to improve rehabilitation
Group, Office of the Chief Information Comments regarding burden and/or the services and outcomes for individuals
Officer, publishes that notice containing collection activity requirements should be with disabilities.
proposed information collection directed to Joe Schubart at his e-mail address Note: The NFI can be accessed on the
requests prior to submission of these Joe_Schubart@ed.gov. Individuals who use a Internet at the following site: http://
requests to OMB. Each proposed telecommunications device for the deaf www.whitehouse.gov/news/
information collection, grouped by (TDD) may call the Federal Information Relay freedominitiative/freedominitiative.htm.
office, contains the following: (1) Type Service (FIRS) at 1–800–877–8339. The Plan can be accessed on the Internet
of review requested, e.g. new, revision, at the following site: http://www.ed.gov/
[FR Doc. 04–8617 Filed 4–15–04; 8:45 am] rschstat/research/pubs/index.html.
extension, existing or reinstatement; (2) BILLING CODE 4000–01–P
title; (3) summary of the collection; (4) In accordance with the goals of the
description of the need for, and NFI and the Plan, and as authorized
proposed use of, the information; (5) DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION under section 204(a)(1) of the
respondents and frequency of Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended,
collection; and (6) reporting and/or National Institute on Disability and through NIDRR, the Department
recordkeeping burden. OMB invites Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR); provides funding for projects to improve
public comment. The Department of Notice of Extension services and outcomes for individuals
Education is especially interested in with disabilities. In order to foster more
AGENCY: Office of Special Education and efficient use of Federal funds for the
public comment addressing the
Rehabilitative Services, Department of DRRP program, the Secretary intends to
following issues: (1) Is this collection
Education. refocus the priorities for dissemination
necessary to the proper functions of the
Department; (2) will this information be ACTION: Notice of extension of project and utilization of research results and
processed and used in a timely manner; period and waiver for the National provide funding for new awards in
(3) is the estimate of burden accurate; Center for the Dissemination of fiscal year (FY) 2005.
(4) how might the Department enhance Disability Research (NCDDR) Project. The grant for the NCDDR currently
the quality, utility, and clarity of the administered by the Southwest
SUMMARY: The Secretary waives the Educational Development Laboratory,
information to be collected; and (5) how
requirements in Education Department Austin, Texas, is scheduled to expire
might the Department minimize the
General Administrative Regulations September 30, 2004. It would be
burden of this collection on the
(EDGAR), at 34 CFR 75.250 and contrary to the public interest, however,
respondents, including through the use
75.261(a) and (c)(2), respectively, that to have any lapse in the research and
of information technology.
generally prohibit project periods related activities conducted by NCDDR
Dated: April 12, 2004. exceeding 5 years and project period before the refocused priorities can be
Angela C. Arrington, extensions involving the obligation of implemented and new awards granted
Leader, Regulatory Information Management additional Federal funds. This extension for FY 2005.
Group, Office of the Chief Information Officer. of project period and waiver will enable To avoid any lapse in research and
a Disability and Rehabilitation Research related activities before the refocused
Office of Management Project (DRRP) that conducts research priorities can be implemented,
Type of Review: Reinstatement. on issues relating to the dissemination therefore, the Secretary has decided to
Title: Performance Based Data Management and utilization of research results fund this project until September 30,
Initiative.
developed through NIDRR grants and 2005. Accordingly, the Secretary waives
Frequency: Annually.
Affected Public: State, local, or tribal gov’t, contracts to receive funding from the requirements in 34 CFR 75.250 and
SEAs or LEAs. October 1, 2004, until September 30, 75.261(a) and (c)(2), which prohibit
Reporting and Recordkeeping Hour 2005. project periods exceeding 5 years and
Burden:
EFFECTIVE DATE: This notice is effective extensions of project periods that
Responses: 66,052. involve the obligation of additional
Burden Hours: 288,480. May 17, 2004.
Federal funds.
Abstract: The Performance Based Data FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
Management Initiative (PBDMI) is in the first Donna Nangle, U.S. Department of Waiver of Proposed Rulemaking
phase of a multiple year effort to consolidate Education, 400 Maryland Avenue, SW., Under the Administrative Procedure
the collection of education information about room 3412, Switzer Building, Act (5 U.S.C. 553) the Department
States, Districts, and Schools in a way that Washington, DC 20202–2645.
improves data quality and reduces generally offers interested parties the
paperwork burden for all of the national Telephone: (202) 205–5880 or via opportunity to comment on proposed
education partners. Internet: donna.nangle@ed.gov. regulations. However, the waiver of the
Requests for copies of the proposed If you use a telecommunications requirements in 34 CFR 75.250 and
information collection request may be device for the deaf (TDD), you may call 75.261 applicable to the maximum
accessed from http://edicsweb.ed.gov, by the TDD number at (202) 205–4475. project period and extension of the
selecting the ‘‘Browse Pending Collections’’ Individuals with disabilities may project period for these grants on a one-
link and by clicking on link number 2529. obtain this document in an alternative time only basis is procedural and does
When you access the information collection,
click on ‘‘Download Attachments’’ to view.
format (e.g., Braille, large print, not establish new substantive policy.
Written requests for information should be audiotape, or computer diskette) on Therefore, under 5 U.S.C. 553(b)(A),
addressed to Vivian Reese, Department of request to the contact person listed proposed rulemaking is not required.
Education, 400 Maryland Avenue, SW., under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION In addition, given the fact that the
Room 4050, Regional Office Building 3, CONTACT. additional period of funding is only for

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