[Federal Register: September 5, 1997 (Volume 62, Number 172)]
[Page 46952-46953]
From the Federal Register Online via GPO Access [wais.access.gpo.gov]



Notice of Proposed Information Collection Requests

AGENCY: Department of Education.

ACTION: Proposed collection; comment request.


SUMMARY: The Acting Deputy Chief Information Officer, 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
November 4, 1997.

ADDRESSES: Written comments and requests for copies of the proposed
information collection requests should be addressed to Patrick J.
Sherrill, Department of Education, 600 Independence Avenue, S.W., Room
5624, Regional Office Building 3, Washington, DC 20202-4651.

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 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

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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 Deputy Chief Information Officer, Office of the
Chief Information Officer, publishes this 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
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: August 29, 1997.
Linda Tague,
Acting Deputy Chief Information Officer, Office of the Chief
Information Officer.

Office of the Under Secretary

    Type of Review: New.
    Title: Observational Study of Even Start Family Literacy Projects.
    Frequency: Annually.
    Affected Public: Individuals or households; Not-for-profit
institutions; State, local or Tribal Gov't, SEAs or LEAs.
    Annual Reporting and Recordkeeping Hour Burden:
      Responses: 15
      Burden Hours: 510
    Abstract: This study will include 15 in-depth case studies of local
family literacy projects that have fully implemented the Even Start
program model and that have produced at least two years of positive
outcomes for participants. The case studies will focus on how and why
these projects have been successful. The case studies will also examine
how the projects adjust to changes in client needs, their strategies
for integrating program services and activities, their use of
evaluation results for improving the quality of services, and their
strategies for building a solid base of support to sustain the
activities and services after federal funding ends. Data collection
will include interviews with project staff, their partners, and project
participants. Data collection will also include observation of
activities and services and review of project documents.

[FR Doc. 97-23565 Filed 9-4-97; 8:45 am]