[Federal Register: June 29, 1998 (Volume 63, Number 124)]
[Notices]               
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From the Federal Register Online via GPO Access [wais.access.gpo.gov]
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DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

 
Notice of Proposed Information Collection Requests

AGENCY: Department of Education.

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 
August 28, 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, SW, 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: June 23, 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: Indian Student Eligibility Certification Form for Formula 
Grants to Local Educational Agencies.
    Frequency: Annually.
    Affected Public: Individuals or households; State, local or Tribal 
Gov't, SEAs or LEAs.
    Annual Reporting and Recordkeeping Hour Burden:
      Responses: 11,200.
      Burden Hours: 3,100.
    Abstract: The Indian Student Eligibility Certification Form is used 
by LEAs to certify the number of eligible Indian students enrolled 
within their school system for the purpose of generating funds under 
the Indian Education Formula Grant Program to LEAs.

Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services

    Type of Review: New.
    Title: Early Intervention Program for Infants and Toddlers with 
Disabilities (Part C of the Individuals with Disabilities Education 
Act) Self-Study Instrument.
    Frequency: Every 3 or 4 years per State, based on the monitoring 
schedule.
    Affected Public: Individuals or households; Businesses or other 
for-profits; Not-for-profit institutions; State, local or Tribal Gov't, 
SEAs or LEAs.
    Annual Reporting and Recordkeeping Hour Burden:
      Responses: 12.
      Burden Hours: 3,360.
    Abstract: Under the Early Intervention Program for Infants and 
Toddlers with Disabilities (Part C of the Individuals with Disabilities 
Education Act), States are required to maintain and implement a 
Statewide, comprehensive, coordinated, multi disciplinary, interagency 
system that provides early intervention services to infants and 
toddlers with disabilities and their families. The State's lead agency 
for Part C is responsible for the monitoring of programs and activities 
within the State, and the Federal government must provide technical 
assistance to States to carry out their Part C responsibilities. The 
self study instrument provides technical guidance to the State, and is 
also used for Federal and State monitoring of the Part C program.

Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services

    Type of Review: Reinstatement.
    Title: Section 704 Annual Performance Report.
    Frequency: Annually.
    Affected Public: Individuals or households; Not-for-profit 
institutions; State, local or Tribal Gov't. SEAs or LEAs.

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    Annual Reporting and Recordkeeping Hour Burden:
      Responses: 320.
      Burden Hours: 44.
    Abstract: Section 752(I)(2)(A) of the Rehabilitation Act Amendments 
of 1992 (Attachment A) requires each grantee under this program to 
submit an annual report to the Commissioner of the Rehabilitation 
Services Administration (RSA) on essential demographic, service and 
outcome information. The information collected by RSA will be used to 
evaluate the program, including the new Government Performance Results 
Act requirements, and make recommendations to Congress. It provides RSA 
with a uniform and efficient method of monitoring the program for 
compliance with statutory and regulatory requirements and to determine 
substantial progress required for funding of all non-competing 
continuation discretionary grants. The respondents are Centers for 
Independent Living and Designated State Units.

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