[Federal Register: March 23, 1999 (Volume 64, Number 55)]
[Page 13976]
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 24, 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 18, 1999.
Joseph Schubart,
Acting Leader, Information Management Group, Office of the Chief 
Information Officer.

Office of Elementary and Secondary Education

    Type of Review: Reinstatement.
    Title: Local Educational Agencies' (LEAs') Collection of Data and 
Submission of Comprehensive Plan for Coordinating Social and 
Educational Services Under Title XI, Section 11004 of the Elementary 
and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) as Amended by the Improving 
America's Schools Act (Pub. L. 103-382).
    Frequency: On occasion.
    Affected Public: State, local or Tribal Gov't, SEAs or LEAs.
    Reporting and Recordkeeping Hour Burden:
      Responses: 500.
      Burden Hours: 500.
    Abstract: Under Title XI, LEAs may apply to the Secretary for 
authority to use up to five percent of the ESEA funds they receive to 
develop, implement, or expand a coordinated services project will 
improve the access of children and their families to social, health and 
educational services necessary for success in school.

Office of Educational Research and Improvement

    Type of Review: Revision.
    Title: NCES Quick Response Information System.
    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: 10,161.
      Burden Hours: 10,161.
    Abstract: The Quick Response Information System (QRIS) is comprised 
of two types of surveys, one oriented towards elementary and secondary 
school and library issues, the Fast Response Surveys (FRSS) and the 
second intended to address issues in postsecondary education, the 
Postsecondary Education Quick Information System Surveys (PEQIS). All 
the surveys conducted under the QRIS are required to inform for current 
policy issues for which there are no other timely and/or appropriate 
data available. In recent years surveys have been conducted on topics 
as diverse as distance education in postsecondary education, services 
for students with disabilities in postsecondary education, advanced 
telecommunications in the elementary and secondary schools, summer 
programs for migrant students, and teacher quality.

[FR Doc. 99-7063 Filed 3-22-99; 8:45 am]