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Download as PDF 796 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 3 / Wednesday, January 5, 2005 / Notices duty on vehicle fuels in accordance with contract requirements. Affected Public: Businesses or other for-profit institutions. Annual Burden Hours: 92. Number of Respondents: 23. Responses Per Respondent: 1. Annual Responses: 23. Average Burden Per Response: 4 hours. Frequency: On occasion. Summary of Information Collection The clause at DFARS 252.229–7010, Relief from Customs Duty on Fuel (United Kingdom), is prescribed at DFARS 229.402–70(j) for use in solicitations issued and contracts awarded in the United Kingdom that require the use of fuels (gasoline or diesel) and lubricants in taxis or vehicles other than passenger vehicles. The clause requires the contractor to provide the contracting officer with evidence that the contractor has initiated an attempt to obtain relief from customs duty on fuels and lubricants, as permitted by an agreement between the United States and the United Kingdom. Michele P. Peterson, Executive Editor, Defense Acquisition Regulations Council. [FR Doc. 05–181 Filed 1–4–05; 8:45 am] Dated: December 30, 2004. Jeanne Van Vlandren, Director, Regulatory Information Management Services, Office of the Chief Information Officer. BILLING CODE 5001–08–P DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION Notice of Proposed Information Collection Requests Department of Education. The Director, Regulatory Information Management Services, Office of the Chief Information Officer, invites comments on the proposed information collection requests as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. DATES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before March 7, 2005. 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 Director, AGENCY: SUMMARY: VerDate jul<14>2003 17:49 Jan 04, 2005 Jkt 205001 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. The Department of Education is especially interested in public comment addressing the following issues: (1) Is this collection necessary to the proper functions of the Department; (2) will this information be processed and used in a timely manner; (3) is the estimate of burden accurate; (4) how might the Department enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (5) how might the Department minimize the burden of this collection on the respondents, including through the use of information technology. Federal Student Aid Type of Review: Revision. Title: Fiscal Operations Report for 2004–2005 and Application to Participate for 2006–2007 (FISAP) and Reallocation Form E40–4P. Frequency: Annually. Affected Public: Not-for-profit institutions; Businesses or other forprofit; State, local, or tribal gov’t, SEAs or LEAs. Reporting and Recordkeeping Hour Burden: Responses: 5,872, Burden Hours: 26,339. Abstract: This application data will be used to compute the amount of funds needed by each school for the 2006– 2007 award year. The Fiscal Operations Report data will be used to assess program effectiveness, account for funds expended during the 2003–2004 award year, and as part of the school funding process. The Reallocation form is part of the FISAP on the Web. Schools will use it in the summer to return unexpended funds for 2003–2004 and request supplemental Federal Work-Study (FWS) funds for 2004–2005. Requests for copies of the proposed information collection request may be PO 00000 Frm 00020 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 accessed from http://edicsweb.ed.gov, by selecting the ‘‘Browse Pending Collections’’ link and by clicking on link number 2658. 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 202–245–6621. 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 at his e-mail address Joe.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. [FR Doc. E4–3946 Filed 1–4–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4000–01–P DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION Submission of Data by State Educational Agencies National Center for Education Statistics, Institute of Education Sciences, Department of Education. ACTION: Notice of dates of submission of State revenue and expenditure reports for fiscal year 2004 and of revisions to those reports. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The Secretary of Education announces dates for the submission by State educational agencies (SEAs) of expenditure and revenue data and average daily attendance statistics on ED Form 2447 (the National Public Education Financial Survey (NPEFS)) for fiscal year (FY) 2004. The Secretary sets these dates to ensure that data are available to serve as the basis for timely distribution of Federal funds. The U.S. Bureau of the Census is the data collection agent for the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES). The data will be published by NCES and will be used by the Secretary in the calculation of allocations for FY 2006 appropriated funds. DATES: The date on which submissions will first be accepted is March 15, 2005. The mandatory deadline for the final submission of all data, including any revisions to previously submitted data, is September 6, 2005. ADDRESSES AND SUBMISSION INFORMATION: SEAs may mail ED Form 2447 to: Bureau of the Census, ATTENTION: E:\FR\FM\05JAN1.SGM 05JAN1 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 3 / Wednesday, January 5, 2005 / Notices Governments Division, Washington, DC 20233–6800. SEAs may submit data via the World Wide Web using the interactive survey form at http://www.census.gov/govs/ www/npefs.html. If the Web form is used, it includes a digital confirmation page where a pin number may be entered. A successful entry of the pin number serves as a signature by the authorizing official. A certification form may also be printed from the Web site, and signed by the authorizing official and mailed to the Governments Division of the Bureau of the Census, at the address listed in the previous paragraph. This signed form must be mailed within five business days of Web form data submission. Alternatively, SEAs may hand deliver submissions by 4 p.m. (eastern time) to: Governments Division, Bureau of the Census, 8905 Presidential Parkway, Washington Plaza II, room 508, Upper Marlboro, MD 20772. If an SEA’s submission is received by the Bureau of the Census after September 6, 2005, in order for the submission to be accepted, the SEA must show one of the following as proof that the submission was mailed on or before the mandatory deadline date: 1. A legibly dated U.S. Postal Service postmark. 2. A legible mail receipt with the date of mailing stamped by the U.S. Postal Service. 3. A dated shipping label, invoice, or receipt from a commercial carrier. 4. Any other proof of mailing acceptable to the Secretary. If the SEA mails ED Form 2447 through the U.S. Postal Service, the Secretary does not accept either of the following as proof of mailing: 1. A private metered postmark. 2. A mail receipt that is not dated by the U.S. Postal Service. Note: The U.S. Postal Service does not uniformly provide a dated postmark. Before relying on this method, an SEA should check with its local post office. Ms. Sharon J. Meade, Chief, Bureau of the Census, Attention: Governments Division, Washington, DC 20233–6800. Telephone: (301) 763–7316. If you use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD), you may call the Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) at 1– 800–877–8339. Individuals with disabilities may obtain this document in an alternative format (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, or computer diskette) on request to: Frank Johnson, National Center for Education Statistics, Institute of Education Sciences, U.S. Department FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: VerDate jul<14>2003 17:49 Jan 04, 2005 Jkt 205001 of Education, Washington, DC 20208– 5651. Telephone: (202) 502–7362. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Under the authority of section 153(a)(1)(I) of the Education Sciences Reform Act of 2002 (Pub. L. 107–279), 20 U.S.C. 9543, which authorizes NCES to gather data on the financing of education, NCES collects data annually from SEAs through ED Form 2447. The report from SEAs includes attendance, revenue, and expenditure data from which NCES determines the average State per pupil expenditure (SPPE) for elementary and secondary education, as defined in the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965, as amended (ESEA) (currently 20 U.S.C. 7801(2)). In addition to utilizing the SPPE data as general information on the financing of elementary and secondary education, the Secretary uses these data directly in calculating allocations for certain formula grant programs, including Title I of the ESEA, Impact Aid, and Indian Education. Other programs such as the Educational Technology State Grants program (Title II of the ESEA, Part D), the Education for Homeless Children and Youth Program under Title VII of the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act, the Teacher Quality State Grants (Title II of the ESEA, Part A) Program, and the Safe and Drug-Free Schools and Communities (Title IV of the ESEA, Part A) Program make use of SPPE data indirectly because their formulas are based, in whole or in part, on State Title I allocations. In January 2005, the Bureau of the Census, acting as the data collection agent for NCES, will mail to SEAs ED Form 2447 with instructions and request that SEAs submit data to the Bureau of the Census on March 15, 2005, or as soon as possible thereafter. SEAs are urged to submit accurate and complete data on March 15, or as soon as possible thereafter, to facilitate timely processing. Submissions by SEAs to the Bureau of the Census will be checked for accuracy and returned to each SEA for verification. All data, including any revisions, must be submitted to the Bureau of the Census by an SEA not later than September 6, 2005. Having accurate and consistent information on time is critical to an efficient and fair allocation process and to the NCES statistical process. To ensure timely distribution of Federal education funds based on the best, most accurate data available, NCES establishes, for allocation purposes, September 6, 2005, as the final date by which the NPEFS Web form or ED Form 2447 must be submitted. If an SEA submits revised data after the final PO 00000 Frm 00021 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 797 deadline that results in a lower SPPE figure, its allocations may be adjusted downward or the Department may request the SEA to return funds. SEAs should be aware that all of these data are subject to audit and that, if any inaccuracies are discovered in the audit process, the Department may seek recovery of overpayments for the applicable programs. If an SEA submits revised data after September 6, 2005, the data may also be too late to be included in the final NCES published dataset. Electronic Access to This Document: You may view this document, as well as all other documents of this Department published in the Federal Register, in text or Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF) on the Internet at the following site: http://www.ed.gov/news/ fedregister. To use PDF you must have Adobe Acrobat Reader, which is available free at this site. If you have questions about using PDF, call the U.S. Government Printing Office (GPO), toll free, at 1– 888–293–6498; or in the Washington, DC, area at (202) 512–1530. Note: The official version of this document is the document published in the Federal Register. Free Internet access to the official edition of the Federal Register and the Code of Federal Regulations is available on GPO Access at: http://www.gpoaccess.gov/nara/ index.html. Authority: 20 U.S.C. 9543. Dated: December 30, 2004. Grover J. Whitehurst, Director, Institute of Education Sciences. [FR Doc. E4–3945 Filed 1–4–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4000–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Agency Information Collection Extension U.S. Department of Energy. Notice and request for comments. AGENCY: ACTION: SUMMARY: The Department of Energy (DOE), pursuant to the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, intends to extend for three years, an information collection package with the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) concerning legal collections related to invention reporting by DOE contractors, and related matters. Comments are invited on: (a) Whether the extended collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information shall have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden of the E:\FR\FM\05JAN1.SGM 05JAN1

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[Federal Register Volume 70, Number 3 (Wednesday, January 5, 2005)]
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[Pages 796-797]
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DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION


Submission of Data by State Educational Agencies

AGENCY: National Center for Education Statistics, Institute of 
Education Sciences, Department of Education.

ACTION: Notice of dates of submission of State revenue and expenditure 
reports for fiscal year 2004 and of revisions to those reports.

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SUMMARY: The Secretary of Education announces dates for the submission 
by State educational agencies (SEAs) of expenditure and revenue data 
and average daily attendance statistics on ED Form 2447 (the National 
Public Education Financial Survey (NPEFS)) for fiscal year (FY) 2004. 
The Secretary sets these dates to ensure that data are available to 
serve as the basis for timely distribution of Federal funds. The U.S. 
Bureau of the Census is the data collection agent for the National 
Center for Education Statistics (NCES). The data will be published by 
NCES and will be used by the Secretary in the calculation of 
allocations for FY 2006 appropriated funds.

DATES: The date on which submissions will first be accepted is March 
15, 2005. The mandatory deadline for the final submission of all data, 
including any revisions to previously submitted data, is September 6, 
2005.

Addresses and Submission Information: SEAs may mail ED Form 2447 to: 
Bureau of the Census, ATTENTION:

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Governments Division, Washington, DC 20233-6800.
    SEAs may submit data via the World Wide Web using the interactive 
survey form at http://www.census.gov/govs/www/npefs.html. If the Web 
form is used, it includes a digital confirmation page where a pin 
number may be entered. A successful entry of the pin number serves as a 
signature by the authorizing official. A certification form may also be 
printed from the Web site, and signed by the authorizing official and 
mailed to the Governments Division of the Bureau of the Census, at the 
address listed in the previous paragraph. This signed form must be 
mailed within five business days of Web form data submission.
    Alternatively, SEAs may hand deliver submissions by 4 p.m. (eastern 
time) to: Governments Division, Bureau of the Census, 8905 Presidential 
Parkway, Washington Plaza II, room 508, Upper Marlboro, MD 20772.
    If an SEA's submission is received by the Bureau of the Census 
after September 6, 2005, in order for the submission to be accepted, 
the SEA must show one of the following as proof that the submission was 
mailed on or before the mandatory deadline date:
    1. A legibly dated U.S. Postal Service postmark.
    2. A legible mail receipt with the date of mailing stamped by the 
U.S. Postal Service.
    3. A dated shipping label, invoice, or receipt from a commercial 
carrier.
    4. Any other proof of mailing acceptable to the Secretary.
    If the SEA mails ED Form 2447 through the U.S. Postal Service, the 
Secretary does not accept either of the following as proof of mailing:
    1. A private metered postmark.
    2. A mail receipt that is not dated by the U.S. Postal Service.

Note: The U.S. Postal Service does not uniformly provide a dated 
postmark. Before relying on this method, an SEA should check with 
its local post office.


FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Sharon J. Meade, Chief, Bureau of 
the Census, Attention: Governments Division, Washington, DC 20233-6800. 
Telephone: (301) 763-7316. If you use a telecommunications device for 
the deaf (TDD), you may call the Federal Information Relay Service 
(FIRS) at 1-800-877-8339.
    Individuals with disabilities may obtain this document in an 
alternative format (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, or computer 
diskette) on request to: Frank Johnson, National Center for Education 
Statistics, Institute of Education Sciences, U.S. Department of 
Education, Washington, DC 20208-5651. Telephone: (202) 502-7362.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Under the authority of section 153(a)(1)(I) 
of the Education Sciences Reform Act of 2002 (Pub. L. 107-279), 20 
U.S.C. 9543, which authorizes NCES to gather data on the financing of 
education, NCES collects data annually from SEAs through ED Form 2447. 
The report from SEAs includes attendance, revenue, and expenditure data 
from which NCES determines the average State per pupil expenditure 
(SPPE) for elementary and secondary education, as defined in the 
Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965, as amended (ESEA) 
(currently 20 U.S.C. 7801(2)).
    In addition to utilizing the SPPE data as general information on 
the financing of elementary and secondary education, the Secretary uses 
these data directly in calculating allocations for certain formula 
grant programs, including Title I of the ESEA, Impact Aid, and Indian 
Education. Other programs such as the Educational Technology State 
Grants program (Title II of the ESEA, Part D), the Education for 
Homeless Children and Youth Program under Title VII of the McKinney-
Vento Homeless Assistance Act, the Teacher Quality State Grants (Title 
II of the ESEA, Part A) Program, and the Safe and Drug-Free Schools and 
Communities (Title IV of the ESEA, Part A) Program make use of SPPE 
data indirectly because their formulas are based, in whole or in part, 
on State Title I allocations.
    In January 2005, the Bureau of the Census, acting as the data 
collection agent for NCES, will mail to SEAs ED Form 2447 with 
instructions and request that SEAs submit data to the Bureau of the 
Census on March 15, 2005, or as soon as possible thereafter. SEAs are 
urged to submit accurate and complete data on March 15, or as soon as 
possible thereafter, to facilitate timely processing. Submissions by 
SEAs to the Bureau of the Census will be checked for accuracy and 
returned to each SEA for verification. All data, including any 
revisions, must be submitted to the Bureau of the Census by an SEA not 
later than September 6, 2005.
    Having accurate and consistent information on time is critical to 
an efficient and fair allocation process and to the NCES statistical 
process. To ensure timely distribution of Federal education funds based 
on the best, most accurate data available, NCES establishes, for 
allocation purposes, September 6, 2005, as the final date by which the 
NPEFS Web form or ED Form 2447 must be submitted. If an SEA submits 
revised data after the final deadline that results in a lower SPPE 
figure, its allocations may be adjusted downward or the Department may 
request the SEA to return funds. SEAs should be aware that all of these 
data are subject to audit and that, if any inaccuracies are discovered 
in the audit process, the Department may seek recovery of overpayments 
for the applicable programs. If an SEA submits revised data after 
September 6, 2005, the data may also be too late to be included in the 
final NCES published dataset.
    Electronic Access to This Document: You may view this document, as 
well as all other documents of this Department published in the Federal 
Register, in text or Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF) on the 
Internet at the following site: http://www.ed.gov/news/fedregister.
    To use PDF you must have Adobe Acrobat Reader, which is available 
free at this site. If you have questions about using PDF, call the U.S. 
Government Printing Office (GPO), toll free, at 1-888-293-6498; or in 
the Washington, DC, area at (202) 512-1530.

    Note: The official version of this document is the document 
published in the Federal Register. Free Internet access to the 
official edition of the Federal Register and the Code of Federal 
Regulations is available on GPO Access at: http://www.gpoaccess.gov/
nara/index.html.


    Authority: 20 U.S.C. 9543.

    Dated: December 30, 2004.
Grover J. Whitehurst,
Director, Institute of Education Sciences.
 [FR Doc. E4-3945 Filed 1-4-05; 8:45 am]
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