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Notice of Proposed Information Collection Requests

AGENCY: Department of Education.

ACTION: Notice of Proposed Information Collection Requests.


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 
September 10, 1998. A regular clearance process is also beginning. 
Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before October 
13, 1998.

ADDRESSES: Written comments regarding the emergency review should be 
addressed to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, 
Attention: Danny Werfel, Desk Officer: Department of Education, Office 
of Management and Budget; 725 17th Street, NW., Room 10235, New 
Executive Office Building, Washington, DC 20503. Requests for copies of 
the proposed information collection request should be addressed to 
Patrick J. Sherrill, Department of Education, 600 Independence Avenue, 
SW., Room 5624, Regional Office Building 3, Washington, DC 20202-4651, 
or should be electronically mailed to the internet address 
Pat__Sherrill@ed.gov, or should be faxed to 202-708-8196.

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 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: August 10, 1998.
Hazel Fiers,
Acting Deputy Chief Information Officer, Office of the Chief 
Information Officer.

Office of the Under Secretary

    Type of Review: New.
    Title: Federal Interagency Coordinating Council: Family Member 
Suggested Application/Nomination Form.
    Abstract: The forms to the Call for Family Member Nominations for 
the Federal Interagency Coordinating Council (FICC) Packet will allow 
family members to clearly understand the responsibilities of the 
position and know what types of information will assist the search 
committee in selecting people to recommend to the Secretary of 
Education who will make the final appointment. The Call for Family 
Member Nominations for the Federal Interagency Coordinating Council 
(FICC) Packet will be distributed by all the agencies participating on 
the FICC as well as by state and local public and private agencies and 
family and disability advocacy organizations. The law requires that at 
least 20% of the

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members of the FICC be parents of children with disabilities age 12 or 
under, of whom at least one must have a child with a disability under 
the age of 6.
    Additional Information: The Department is requesting emergency 
clearance for the Call for Family Member Nominations for the Federal 
Interagency Coordinating Council (FICC) Packet due to an unanticipated 
event. Three parent positions expired in the spring of 1998 and were 
extended one year due to extensive changes in the staffing and 
functioning of the FICC. One resignation has occurred resulting in an 
under representation of parents on the FICC and lack of compliance with 
the statute. Failure to fill these positions will result in an under 
representation of parent members on the FICC and limit the voice of 
parents in decisions that are made. Therefore, we are asking that 
emergency clearance be granted by September 10, 1998 so that we can 
widely distribute the call for nominations and fill the vacant 
positions on the FICC in a timely manner.
    Frequency: On occasion.
    Affected Public: Individuals or households; Not-for-profit 
institutions; Federal Government; State, local or Tribal Gov't, SEAs or 
    Reporting and Recordkeeping Hour Burden:
      Responses: 100.
      Burden Hours: 200.

[FR Doc. 98-21813 Filed 8-13-98; 8:45 am]