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Unified Agenda of Federal Regulatory and Deregulatroy Actions

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Publication Date: May 14, 2001
FRPart: VI

Page Numbers: 25357-25364

Summary: Unified Agenda of Federal Regulatory and Deregulatroy Actions

SUMMARY: The Secretary of Education publishes a semiannual agenda of Federal regulations. The agenda is issued under the authority of section 4(b) of Executive Order 12866 ``Regulatory Planning and Review.'' The purpose of the agenda is to encourage more effective public participation in the regulatory process by providing the public with early information about pending regulatory activities. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Questions or comments related to specific regulations listed in this agenda should be directed to the agency contact listed for the regulations. Questions or comments related to preparation of this agenda should be directed to Sandy Jablonski, Division of Regulatory Services, Office of the General Counsel, Department of Education, Room 6E107, FB-6, 400 Maryland 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. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Section 4(b) of Executive Order 12866, dated September 30, 1993, requires the Department of Education (ED) to publish, at a time and in a manner specified by the Administrator of the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, OMB, an agenda of all regulations under development or review. The Regulatory Flexibility Act, 5 U.S.C. 602(a), requires ED to publish, in October and April of each year, a regulatory flexibility agenda. The regulatory flexibility agenda may be combined with any other agenda that satisfies the statutory requirements (5 U.S.C. 605(a)). In compliance with the Executive order and the Regulatory Flexibility Act, the Secretary publishes this agenda. For each set of regulations listed, the agenda provides the title of the document, the type of document, a citation to any rulemaking or other action taken since publication of the most recent agenda, and planned dates of future rulemaking. In addition, the agenda provides the following information: <bullet> An abstract, which includes a description of the problem to be addressed, any principal alternatives being considered, and potential costs and benefits of the action. <bullet> An indication of whether the planned action is likely to have significant economic impact on a substantial number of small entities as defined by the Regulatory Flexibility Act (5 U.S.C. 601(b)). <bullet> A reference to where a reader can find the current regulations in the Code of Federal Regulations.<bullet> A citation of legal authority. <bullet> The name, address, and telephone number of the contact person at the Department from whom a reader can obtain additional information regarding the planned action. In accordance with the Secretary's Principles for Regulating listed in the Department's regulatory plan, the Department of Education is committed to regulating that improves the quality and equality of services to its customers, learners of all ages. ED will regulate only when absolutely necessary and then in the most flexible, most equitable, least burdensome way possible. Interested members of the public are invited to comment on any of the items listed in this agenda that they believe are not consistent with the Principles for Regulating. Members of the public are also invited to comment on regulations listed in this agenda that are designated for periodic review under the Regulatory Flexibility Act (5 U.S.C. 610). We will also review all regulations that are published to ensure that, if appropriate, those regulations support the National Education Goals. This publication in the Federal Register does not impose any binding obligation on the Department with regard to any specific item in the agenda. The Department may elect not to pursue any of the regulatory actions listed here, and regulatory action in addition to the items listed is not precluded. Dates of future regulatory actions are subject to revision in subsequent agendas. Electronic Access to This Document You may view this document, as well as all other Department of Education documents published in the Federal Register, in text or Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF) on the Internet at the following site: 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: nara/index.htmlDated: March 9, 2001. Steven Y. Winnick,Deputy General Counsel

Last Modified: 05/23/2001