[Federal Register: August 12, 1999 (Volume 64, Number 155)]
[Page 44002]
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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 12, 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.

    Dated: August 6, 1999.
William E. Burrow,
Leader, Information Management Group, Office of the Chief Information

Office of Elementary and Secondary Education

    Title: Applications for Assistance (Sections 8002 and 8003) Impact
Aid Program.
    Frequency: Annually.
    Affected Public: Individuals or households; Federal Government;
State, local or Tribal Gov't, SEAs or LEAs.
    Reporting and Recordkeeping Hour Burden:
      Responses: 602,237.
      Burden Hours: 631,534.
    Abstract: A local educational agency must submit an application to
the Department to receive Impact Aid payments under Sections 8002 or
8003 of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), and a State
requesting certification under Section 8009 of the ESEA must submit
data for the Secretary to determine whether the State has a qualified
equalization plan and may take Impact Aid payments into consideration
in allocating State aid.
    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. 99-20814 Filed 8-11-99; 8:45 am]