[Federal Register: March 22, 1999 (Volume 64, Number 54)]
[Page 13788]
From the Federal Register Online via GPO Access [wais.access.gpo.gov]



Notice of Proposed Information Collection Requests

AGENCY: Department of Education.

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: Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before 
May 21, 1999.

ADDRESSES: Written comments and requests for copies of the proposed 
information collection requests should be addressed to Patrick J. 
Sherrill, Department of Education, 400 Maryland 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 202-708-9346.

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 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 Leader, Information Management 
Group, Office of the Chief Information Officer, publishes that 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: March 16, 1999.
Joseph Schubart,
Acting Leader, Information Management Group, Office of the Chief 
Information Officer.

Office of Postsecondary Education

    Type of Review: New.
    Title: Upward Bound, Upward Bound Math/Science, and Veterans Upward 
Bound Programs Annual Performance Report.
    Frequency: Annually.
    Affected Public: Not-for-profit institutions; State, local or 
Tribal Gov't, SEAs or LEAs.
    Reporting and Recordkeeping Burden:
      Responses: 810.
      Burden Hours: 4,680.
    Abstract: Upward Bound grantees must annually submit this report so 
the Department can evaluate the performance of grantees prior to 
awarding continuation grants and to assess a grantee's prior experience 
at the end of each budget period. The Department will also aggregate 
the data to provide descriptive information impact.
    This performance report replaces the EDGAR based collection the 
Department has been receiving.

Office of the Under Secretary

    Type of Review: New.
    Title: Study of State Agency Activities Under Title I, Part D of 
Elementary and Secondary Education Act, as Amended.
    Frequency: One-time only.
    Affected Public: State, local or Tribal Gov't, SEAs or LEAs.
    Reporting and Recordkeeping Hour Burden:
      Responses: 100.
      Burden Hours: 100.
    Abstract: ED requires nationally representative information on the 
Title I, Part D, Subpart 1 program, as reauthorized by the Improving 
America's Schools Act of 1994, to develop a descriptive profile useful 
in ongoing program improvement efforts and in updating performance 
indicators for the program in compliance with the Government 
Performance and Results Act of 1993. ED will collect data from the 
universe of state agencies with administrative responsibility for the 
program through a mail survey. Respondent agencies will include State 
Educational Agencies, Departments of Corrections, Youth Services 
Agencies, Correctional School Districts, and other state agencies.

[FR Doc. 99-6844 Filed 3-19-99; 8:45 am]