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[Federal Register: June 25, 1996 (Volume 61, Number 123)]
[Rules and Regulations]
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DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
34 CFR Parts 639, 651, 652, and 667
Removal of Regulations
AGENCY: Department of Education.
ACTION: Final regulations.
SUMMARY: The Secretary amends the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) to
remove unnecessary and obsolete regulations. The regulations removed
are 34 CFR parts 639 (Law School Clinical Experience Program), 651
(Training in the Legal Profession), 652 (National Science Scholars
Program), and 667 (State Postsecondary Review Program). As a result of
new legislation, absence of funding, and review in accordance with the
President's regulatory reinvention initiative, the Secretary has
determined that these regulations are no longer needed.
EFFECTIVE DATE: Parts 651, 652, and 667 are removed effective June 25,
1996. Part 639 is removed effective September 30, 1996.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kenneth C. Depew, U.S. Department of
Education, Room 5112, FB-10, 600 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington,
DC 20202-2241. Telephone: (202) 401-8300. Individuals who use a
telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD) may call the Federal
Information Relay Service (FIRS) at 1-800-877-8339 between 8 a.m. and 8
p.m., Eastern time, Monday through Friday.
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: President Clinton's memorandum of March 4,
1995, titled ``Regulatory Reinvention Initiative,'' directed heads of
departments and agencies to review all existing regulations to
eliminate those that are outdated and modify others to increase
flexibility and reduce burden. The Department has undertaken a thorough
review of its existing regulations and has identified the regulations
removed by this document as obsolete or unnecessary. Additional
obsolete and unnecessary regulations were previously removed on May 23,
1995 (60 FR 27223) and on April 29, 1996 (61 FR 18680) as part of the
Regulatory Reinvention Initiative.
The regulations being removed are no longer necessary to administer
the program, have been superseded by new legislation, or were issued to
implement a program that is no longer funded. To the extent that
regulations are needed to implement new legislation, they will be
issued separately from this document. Any determination to issue new
regulations will be carefully considered to ensure that it is
consistent with the President's regulatory reform efforts and the
principles in Executive Order 12866.
The Department is continuing to review its other existing
regulations thoroughly in consultation with its customers and partners.
To the extent the Secretary can identify further opportunities for
regulatory reinvention, the Secretary will propose appropriate
amendments to revise or eliminate outdated provisions, reduce burden,
and increase flexibility.
Waiver of Proposed Rulemaking
In accordance with the Administrative Procedure Act (5 U.S.C. 553),
it is the practice of the Secretary to offer interested parties the
opportunity to comment on proposed regulations. However, these
regulations merely reflect statutory changes and remove unnecessary and
obsolete regulatory provisions. Removal of the regulations does not
establish or affect substantive policy. Therefore, the Secretary has
determined, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 553(b)(B), that public comment is
unnecessary and contrary to the public interest. For the same reasons
the Secretary waives the 30-day delayed effective date in 5 U.S.C
Paperwork Reduction Act of 1980
These regulations have been examined under the Paperwork Reduction
Act of 1980 and have been found to contain no information collection
Assessment of Educational Impact
Based on its own review, the Department has determined that the
regulations in this document do not require transmission of information
that is being gathered by or is available from any other agency or
authority of the United States.
List of Subjects
34 CFR Part 639
College and universities, Grant programs-education, Law.
34 CFR Part 651
Colleges and universities, Grant programs-education, Law.
34 CFR Part 652
Grant programs-education, Science and technology, Student aid.
34 CFR Part 667
Colleges and universities, Grant programs-education, Student aid.
(Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance numbers do not apply.)
Dated: June 19, 1996.
David A. Longanecker,
Assistant Secretary for Postsecondary Education.
For reasons stated in the preamble, under the authority at 20
U.S.C. 1221e-3, the Secretary amends Title 34 of the Code of Federal
Regulations by removing Parts 639, 651, 652, and 667.
PARTS 639, 651, 652 and 667--[REMOVED]
[FR Doc. 96-16082 Filed 6-24-96; 8:45 am]
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