[Federal Register: August 3, 1999 (Volume 64, Number 148)]
[Page 42109-42110]
From the Federal Register Online via GPO Access [wais.access.gpo.gov]



Notice of Proposed Information Collection Requests

AGENCY: Department of Education.

SUMMARY: The 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 
October 4, 1999.

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 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.
    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.

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    Dated: July 28, 1999.
William E. Burrow,
Leader, Information Management Group, Office of the Chief Information 

Office of Elementary and Secondary Education

    Title: State- or Court-Ordered Desegregated Local Educational 
Agencies' (LEAs') Application for Services.
    Frequency: One time.
    Affected Public: State, local or Tribal Gov't, SEAs or LEAs.
    Reporting and Recordkeeping Hour Burden: 
      Responses: 275
      Burden Hours: 1,100
    Abstract: LEAs under such desegregation orders may request a waiver 
in order to provide Title I services to schools where the 
concentrations of poverty have been altered by the order, as long as at 
least 25 percent of a school's total enrollment is from low-income 
families. The Department uses the information to grant waivers under 
section 1113(a)(7) of Title I, Part A of the Improving America's 
Schools Act of 1994.
    Written comments and requests for copies of this information 
collection request should be addressed to Vivian Reese, 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 Vivian__Reese@ed.gov, or should be faxed to 202-708-
    For questions regarding burden and/or the collection activity 
requirements, contact Kathy Axt at 703-426-9692. 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. 99-19832 Filed 8-2-99; 8:45 am]