[Federal Register: January 28, 1998 (Volume 63, Number 18)]
[Notices]               
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DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

 
Notice of Proposed Information Collection Requests

AGENCY: Department of Education.

ACTION: Notice of proposed information collection requests.

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SUMMARY: The 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: 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 result if normal clearance procedures are followed. Approval 
by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has been requested by 
January 30, 1998. A regular clearance process is also beginning. 
Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before March 
30, 1998.

ADDRESSES: Written comments regarding the emergency review should be 
addressed to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, 
Attention: Dan Chenok, Desk Officer: Department of Education, Office of 
Management and Budget, 725 17th Street, NW., Room 10235, New Executive 
Office Building, Washington, D.C. 20503. Requests for copies of the 
proposed information collection request should be addressed to Patrick 
J. Sherrill, Department of Education, 7th & D Streets, S.W., Room 5624,
Regional Office Building 3, Washington, D.C. 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, S.W., 
Room 5624, Regional Office Building 3, Washington, D.C. 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

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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 Deputy Chief Information Officer, Office of the Chief 
Information Officer, 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: January 22, 1998.
Gloria Parker,
Deputy Chief Information Officer, Office of the Chief Information 
Officer.

Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services

    Type of Review: Reinstatement.
    Title: Annual Performance Report and Report to the Secretary Under 
the Infants and Toddlers with Disabilities Program (Part H, Individuals 
with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA)).
    Abstract: The State Interagency Coordinating Counsel in each State 
is required to submit an Annual Report to the Secretary on the status 
of the Early Intervention Program operated within the State for infants 
and toddlers with disabilities and their families. States are required 
to submit a performance report in accordance with CFR Sec. 80.40. This 
collection serves both functions.
    Additional Information: Part H of IDEA requires States to prepare 
and submit an annual report to the Secretary on the status of early 
intervention programs for infants and toddlers with disabilities which 
they operated within the State.
    Since the Secretary cannot waive the statutory requirement, it is 
necessary that we immediately seek an emergency review. The collection 
is for the period July 1, 1996 through September 30, 1997.
    Frequency: Annually.
    Affected Public: State, local or Tribal Gov't, SEAs or LEAs.
    Reporting and Recordkeeping Hour Burden:
      Responses: 54.
      Burden Hours: 810.

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