[Federal Register: May 29, 1996 (Volume 61, Number 104)] [Notices] [Page 26893-26894] From the Federal Register Online via GPO Access [wais.access.gpo.gov] ----------------------------------------------------------------------- DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION Notice of Proposed Information Collection Requests AGENCY: Department of Education. ACTION: Notice of Proposed Information Collection Requests. ----------------------------------------------------------------------- SUMMARY: The Acting Director, Information Resources Group, invites comments on the proposed information collection requests as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. DATES: An emergency review has been requested in accordance with the Act (44 U.S.C. Chapter 3507 (j)), since public harm is reasonably likely to [[Page 26894]] result if normal clearance procedures are followed. Approval by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has been requested by May 28, 1996. A regular clearance process is also beginning. Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before July 29, 1996. ADDRESSES: Written comments regarding the emergency review should be addressed to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Attention: Wendy Taylor, Desk Officer: Department of Education, Office of Management and Budget, 725 17th Street NW., Room 10235, New Executive Office Building, Washington, DC 20503. Requests for copies of the proposed information collection request should be addressed to Patrick J. Sherrill, Department of Education, 7th & D Streets SW., Room 5624, Regional Office Building 3, Washington, DC 20202-4651. Written comments regarding the regular clearance and requests for copies of the proposed information collection requests should be addressed to Patrick J. Sherrill, Department of Education, 600 Independence Avenue SW., Room 5624, Regional Office Building 3, Washington, DC 20202-4651, or should be electronic mailed to the internet address #FIRB@ed.gov, or should be faxed to 202-708-9346. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Patrick J. Sherrill (202) 708-8196. 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: Section 3506 (c)(2)(A) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. Chapter 3506 (c)(2)(A) requires that the Director of OMB provide interested Federal agencies and the public an early opportunity to comment on information collection requests. The Office of Management and Budget (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 Acting Director of the Information Resources Group, publishes this notice containing proposed information collection requests at the beginning of the Departmental review of the information collection. 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. ED invites public comment at the address specified above. Copies of the requests are available from Patrick J. Sherrill at the address specified above. 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. Dated: May 22, 1996. Kent Hannaman, Acting Director, Information Resources Group. Office of Elementary and Secondary Education Type of Review: New. Title: Impact Aid Funding Memorandum--Availability of Construction Funds for Certain Impact Aid Local Educational Agencies (LEAs). Abstract: In order to be considered for special Impact Aid construction funding, certain Impact Aid LEAs must request consideration for the funding on or before May 28, 1996. Additional Information: Due to the statutory deadline of May 28, the Department is requesting an emergency clearance for this collection. If this collection is not cleared by May 28, the Department will not be able to make grant awards by the end of the fiscal year. This notice is not intended to solicit comments because of the requested approval date of May 28. Frequency: One-time. Affected Public: State, local or Tribal Gov't, SEAs and LEAs. Reporting and Recordkeeping Hour Burden: Responses: 8. Burden Hours: 24. [FR Doc. 96-13337 Filed 5-28-96; 8:45 am]. BILLING CODE 4000-01-U.