[Federal Register: June 28, 1999 (Volume 64, Number 123)]
[Page 34637-34638]
From the Federal Register Online via GPO Access [wais.access.gpo.gov]



Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request

AGENCY: Department of Education.

SUMMARY: The Acting Leader, Information Management Group, Office of the 
Chief Information Officer invites comments on the submission for OMB 
review as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.

DATES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before 
July 28, 1999.

ADDRESSES: Written comments 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 or should be electronically mailed to the 
internet address DWERFEL@OMB.EOP.GOV.

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.

    Dated: June 22, 1999.
William E. Burrow,
Acting Leader, Information Management Group, Office of the Chief 
Information Officer.

Office of Educational Research and Improvement

    Type of Review: New.
    Title: Early Childhood Longitudinal Study--Birth Cohort 2000, Field 
Test and Full Scale Data Collection.
    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: 2,280.
      Burden Hours: 3,082.
    Abstract: The Early Childhood Longitudinal Study--Birth Cohort 2000 
(ECLS-B) is a component of the Early Childhood Longitudinal Studies 
Program. Studies also include the Kindergarten Class of 1998-1999, 
currently under way. The ECLS program responds to increased policy 
interest in a critical period in the development of children, the years 
from zero to three. The principal purposes of the study are to assess 
chidlren's health status and their growth and development in a variety 
of key domains that are critical for later school readiness and 
academic achievement. The key domains include physical health and 
growth, motor development, and social and emotional maturation. The 
data set will provide a comprehensive and reliable longitudinal data 
set describing the growth of children from birth through first grade. 
The data can also be used by a wide range of federal agencies on topics 
such as maternal and child health; childhood illnesses and 
disabilities; nonparental child care and early childhood education; 
health intervention; family economics and composition; welfare 
dependency; cultural diversity; and food and nutrition.
    Written comments and requests for copies of the proposed 
information collection request should be addressed to Vivian Reese, 
Department of Education, 400 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Room 5624, Regional 
Office Building 3, Washington, D.C. 20202-4651, or should be 
electronically mailed to the internet address Vivian Reese@ed.gov, or 
should be faxed to 202-708-9346.
    For questions regarding burden and/or the collection activity 

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contact Joe Schubart at 202-708-9266. Individuals who use a 
telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD) may call the Federal 
Information Relay Service (FIRS) at 1-800-877-8339.

[FR Doc. 99-16290 Filed 6-25-99; 8:45 am]