[Federal Register: November 18, 1998 (Volume 63, Number 222)]
[Page 64071-64072]
From the Federal Register Online via GPO Access [wais.access.gpo.gov]



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 
November 12, 1998. Interested persons are invited to submit comments on 
or before November 30, 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, D.C. 20503 or should be 
electronically mailed to the internet address Werfel--d@a1.eop.gov. 
Requests for copies of the proposed information collection request 
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-

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,

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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: November 13, 1998.
Hazel Fiers,
Acting Deputy Chief Information Officer, Office of the Chief 
Information Officer.

Office of Postsecondary Education

    Type of Review: New.
    Title: Request for Comment on Planning and Implementation of the 
Learning Anytime Anywhere Partnerships Grant Competition.
    Abstract: The Learning Anytime Anywhere Partnerships is a new grant 
competion. The information collected will be used by Dept. Of Education 
staff to help set priorities and plan implementation of the grant 
program. It is expected that comments will be received from college and 
university faculty and administrators, higher education associations, 
software developers and publishers, industry training groups and other 
interested organizations or individuals.
    Additional Information: This emergency notice is needed to collect 
feedback in order to develop the grant application.
    Frequency: On occasion.
    Affected Public: Individuals or households; Business or other for-
profit; Not-for-profit institutions; State, local or Tribal Gov't, SEAs 
or LEAs.
    Reporting and Recordkeeping Hour Burden: Responses: 50; Burden 
Hours: 100.

[FR Doc. 98-30909 Filed 11-17-98; 8:45 am]