[Federal Register: April 8, 1999 (Volume 64, Number 67)]
[Notices]               
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From the Federal Register Online via GPO Access [wais.access.gpo.gov]
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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 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 April 19, 
1999. A regular clearance process is also beginning. Interested persons 
are invited to submit comments on or before June 7, 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. 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., 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 purposes 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: April 5, 1999.
William E. Burrow,
Acting Leader, Information Management Group, Office of the Chief 
Information Officer.

    Office of Postsecondary Education.
    Type of Review: New.
    Title: Application for Grants Under the Developing Hispanic-Serving 
Institutions Program.
    Abstract: This information is required of institutions of higher 
education designated eligible to apply for grants as Hispanic-Serving 
Institutions under Title V, Part A of the Higher Education Act of 1965, 
as amended. This information will be used in the evaluation process to 
determine whether proposed activities are consistent with legislated 
activities, and to determine the dollar share of the Congressional 
appropriation.
    Additional information: The Higher Education Amendments of 1998 
made significant changes to the statutory authorization for Title III, 
Part A. Title V was created to replace Part A, section 316 of Title II 
and was named the

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Developing Hispanic-Serving Institutions Program.
    Frequency: Annually.
    Affected Public: Not-for-profit institutions; State, local or 
Tribal Gov't, SEAs or LEAs.
    Reporting and Recordkeeping Burden:

      Responses: 100
      Burden Hours: 850

[FR Doc. 99-8748 Filed 4-7-99; 8:45 am]
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