[Federal Register: May 12, 1998 (Volume 63, Number 91)]
[Page 26163-26164]
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 
July 13, 1998.

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 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: May 6, 1998.
Hazel Fiers,
Acting Deputy Chief Information Officer, Office of the Chief 
Information Officer.

Office of the General Counsel

    Type of Review: Revision.
    Title: General Education Provisions Act (GEPA) Section 427 Guidance 
for All Grant Applications
    Frequency: Once only per application for new awards
    Affected Public: Businesses or other for-profits; Not-for-profit 
institutions; State, local or Tribal Gov't, SEAs or LEAs
    Reporting Burden and Recordkeeping:
      Responses: 5,125
      Burden Hours: 7,688
    Abstract: In compliance with Section 427 of the General Education 
Provisions Act, as amended by Public Law No. 103-382, all applicants 
for grant awards made by the Department of Education are required to 
describe in their applications the steps they propose to take to ensure 
equitable access to, and equitable participation in, the proposed grant 
activities conducted with federal

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funds. The Department has developed a single document that provides 
common guidance for all competitive and formula grant applicants on how 
they can meet this requirement. The language in this common guidance 
document is nearly identical to language that the Department has 
previously used in separate guidance documents applicable to 
discretionary grant applicants and to States that have previously 
applied for formula grants on the basis of consolidated plans available 
under Title XIV of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act.

[FR Doc. 98-12461 Filed 5-11-98; 8:45 am]