[Federal Register: January 13, 1999 (Volume 64, Number 8)]
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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 Leader, Information Management Group, 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 January 20, 
1999. A regular clearance process is also beginning. Interested persons 
are invited to submit comments on or before March 15, 1999.

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, N.W., 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, 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 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 Leader, Information 
Management Group, 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

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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 
respondents, including through the use of information technology.

    Dated: January 7, 1999.
Kent H. Hannaman,
Leader, Information Management Group, Office of the Chief Information 
Officer.

Office of Vocational and Adult Education

    Type of Review: Reinstatement.
    Title: Adult Education and Family Literacy Act State Plan (P.L. 
105-220).
    Abstract: The Adult Education and Family Literacy State Plan 
submission describes information requirements for an application for 
Federal education assistance.
    Additional Information: The Adult Education and Family Literacy Act 
was enacted into law on August 7, 1998 and reauthorization of another 
component of this system, postsecondary vocational and technical 
education was enacted October 31, 1998. This emergency clearance will 
help meet statutory deadlines.
    Frequency: Annually.
    Affected Public: State, local or Tribal Gov't, SEAs or LEAs.
    Reporting and Recordkeeping Hour Burden:
      Responses: 59
      Burden Hours: 7,375

Office of Vocational and Adult Education

    Type of Review: Revision.
    Title: Carl D. Perkins Vocational and Technical Education Act (P.L. 
105-332)--State Plans.
    Abstract: P.L. 105-332 requires State Boards for Vocational 
Education to submit a 5-year State plan, with annual revisions as the 
Board deems necessary, in order to receive Federal funds. Program staff 
review the plans for compliance and quality.
    Additional Information: The Carl D. Perkins Vocational and 
Technical Education Act of 1998 was enacted on October 31, 1998. The 
changes made by the legislation take effect in Fiscal Year 1999. This 
emergency clearance will help meet statutory deadlines.
    Frequency: Annually.
    Affected Public: State, local or Tribal Gov't, SEAs or LEAs
    Reporting and Recordkeeping Hour Burden:
      Responses: 56
      Burden Hours: 28,560

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