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DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request

AGENCY: Department of Education.
SUMMARY: The Leader, Regulatory Information Management Group, 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 October 10, 2002.
ADDRESSES: Written comments should be addressed to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Attention: Lauren Wittenberg, Desk Officer, Department of Education, Office of Management and Budget, 725 17th Street, NW., Room 10235, New Executive Office Building, Washington, DC 20503 or should be electronically mailed to the e-mail addressLauren_Wittenberg@omb.eop.gov.
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Dated: September 5, 2002. John D. Tressler, Leader, Regulatory Information Management Group, Office of the Chief Information Officer. Office of Postsecondary Education

Type of Review:New.

Title:Final Reporting Forms for FIPSE International Consortia Programs.

Frequency:Annually.

Affected Public:Not-for-profit institutions.

Reporting and Recordkeeping Hour Burden:

Responses: 40. Burden Hours: 240.

Abstract:Protocols for final performance reports for the European Community-US Higher Education Program, the US-Brazil Higher Education Consortia Program and the Program for North American Mobility in Higher Education are necessary to assure the quality of program management and progress toward meeting performance objectives which include student learning, encouraging international cooperation, and partnerships among higher education institutions in the U.S. and abroad.

Requests for copies of the submission for OMB review; comment request may be accessed fromhttp://edicsweb.ed.gov,by selecting the “Browse Pending Collections” link and by clicking on link number 1947. When you access the information collection, click on “Download Attachments “ to view. Written requests for information should be addressed to Vivian Reese, Department of Education, 400 Maryland Avenue, SW, Room 4050, Regional Office Building 3, Washington, DC 20202-4651 or to the e-mail addressvivan.reese@ed.gov.Requests may also be electronically mailed to the e-mail addressOCIO_RIMG@ed.govor faxed to 202-708-9346. 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 Joseph Schubart atJoe.Schubart@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.