[Federal Register: May 4, 1998 (Volume 63, Number 85)]
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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 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: 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 May 4, 
1998. A regular clearance process is also beginning. Interested persons 
are invited to submit comments on or before July 6, 1998.

ADDRESSES: Written comments regarding the emergency review should be 
addressed to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, 
Attention: Danny Werfel, Desk Officer:

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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 and 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 
electronically mailed to the internet address Pat__Sherrill@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 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: April 30, 1998.
Hazel Fiers,
Acting Deputy Chief Information Officer, Office of the Chief 
Information Officer.

Office of Elementary and Secondary Education

    Type of Review: Reinstatement.
    Title: Safe and Drug-Free School Recognition Program.
    Abstract: The Safe and Drug-Free School Recognition Program will 
identify schools that are doing an exemplary job of creating safe 
schools and will provide a brief description of what each school is 
doing.
    Additional Information: In December, 1997, President Clinton 
directed the Department of Education and the Department of Justice to 
produce an annual report on school safety. A draft outline of the 
report was released in late February. A key component of the proposed 
report will be a description of effective models for safe schools. A 
mechanism for identifying and assessing the quality and effectiveness 
of school-based models will be this Recognition Program. Therefore, the 
Department is requesting an emergency clearance by May 4, 1998 in order 
to meet the request from the White House. Failure to recognize these 
schools in time for the report may result in having no guidance to 
offer as a counter balance to information on crime and violence 
statistics in schools.
    Frequency: One time.
    Affected Public: State, local or Tribal Gov't; SEAs or LEAs.
    Annual Reporting and Recordkeeping Hour Burden:
      Responses: 130.
      Burden Hours: 2,760.

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