Publication Date: March 24, 2009

Posted Date: March 24, 2009

Subject: Title 34 CFR Part 602 The Secretary's Recognition of Accrediting Agencies

FR Type: Notice

[Federal Register: March 24, 2009 (Volume 74, Number 55)]
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Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request

AGENCY: Department of Education.
SUMMARY: The Director, Information Collection Clearance Division, 
Regulatory Information Management Services, Office of Management 
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 
April 23, 2009.

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

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, Regulatory Information 
Management Services, Office of Management, 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.

    Dated: March 19, 2009.
Angela C. Arrington,
Director, IC Clearance Official Division, Regulatory Information 
Management Services, Office of Management.

Office of Postsecondary Education

    Type of Review: Revision.
    Title: Title 34 CFR Part 602 The Secretary's Recognition of 
Accrediting Agencies.
    Frequency: Annually and every 5 years.
    Affected Public: Businesses or other for-profit.
    Reporting and Recordkeeping Hour Burden:

Responses: 73.
Burden Hours: 1,241.

    Abstract: In compliance with Title 34 CFR Part 602, this 
information is required to determine if an accrediting agency complies 
with the Secretary of Education's Criteria for Recognition. Only 
postsecondary institutions accredited by such a Recognized accrediting 
agency may obtain Title IV funding for its students.
    Requests for copies of the information collection submission for 
OMB review may be accessed from, by selecting 
the ``Browse Pending Collections'' link and by clicking on link number 
3931. 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., 
LBJ, Washington, DC 20202-4537. Requests may also be electronically 
mailed to the Internet address or faxed to 202-401-
0920. Please specify the complete title of the information collection 
when making your request.
    Comments regarding burden and/or the collection activity 
requirements should be electronically mailed to 
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. E9-6442 Filed 3-23-09; 8:45 am]



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