[Federal Register: March 12, 1999 (Volume 64, Number 48)]
[Page 12292-12293]
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 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 
March 19, 1999. A regular clearance process is also beginning. 
Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before May 11, 

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. Comments regarding 
the regular clearance and requests for copies of the proposed 
information collection request should be addressed to Patrick J. 
Sherrill, Department of Education, 400 Maryland Avenue, S.W. , 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 202-708-9346.

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 Acting 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 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: March 8, 1999.
Patrick J. Sherrill,
Acting Leader Information Management Group Office of the Chief 
Information Officer.

Office of Postsecondary Education

    Type of Review: New.
    Title: Application for the ``Preparing Tomorrow's Teachers to Use 
Technology'' (New Grant).
    Abstract: Capacity Building, Implementation, and Catalyst Grants 
will be awarded to prepare future teachers to use modern learning 
technologies. These grants will address three critical issues in the 
use of technology. These issues include access to modern educational 
tools, support in the preparation of well-qualified, technology 
proficient teachers, and bridging the digital divide to ensure access 
to modern learning technologies and qualified teachers for all 
    Additional Information: A series of regional workshops is planned 
at seven sites to help applicants with this new program.
    Frequency: Annually.

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    Affected Public: Businesses or other for-profits; Not-for-profit 
institutions; State, local or Tribal Gov't, SEAs and LEAs.
    Reporting and Recordkeeping Burden:
      Responses: 900.
      Burden Hours: 18,000.
[FR Doc. 99-6106 Filed 3-11-99; 8:45 am]