[Federal Register: September 7, 1999 (Volume 64, Number 172)]
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DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION


Notice of Proposed Information Collection Requests

AGENCY: Department of Education.

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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
November 8, 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

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collection on the respondents, including through the use of information
technology.

    Dated: August 31, 1999.
William Burrow,
Leader, Information Management Group, Office of the Chief Information
Officer.

Office of Student Financial Assistance Programs

    Type of Review: Extension.
    Title: Guaranty Agency Quarterly/Annual Report.
    Frequency: Monthly.
    Affected Public: Not-for-profit institutions; State; local or
Tribal Gov't, SEAs or LEAs.
    Reporting and Recordkeeping Burden: Responses: 36 Burden Hours:
9,000.
    Abstract: The Guaranty Agency Quarterly/Annual Report is submitted
by 36 agencies operating a student loan insurance program under
agreement with the Department of Education. These reports are used to
evaluate agency operations, make payments to agencies as authorized by
law, and to make reports to Congress. Form 1130 has been significantly
altered due to the results of Congressional Reauthorization.
    Written comments and requests for copies of the proposed
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 OCIO__IMG__Issues@ed.gov,
or should be faxed to 202-708-9346.
    For questions regarding burden and/or the collection activity
requirements, contact Joseph Schubart at 202-708-9266 or by e-mail at
joe__schubart@ed.gov. Individuals who use a telecommunications device
for the deaf (TDD) may call the Federal Information Relay Service
(FIRS) at 1-800-877-8339.

Office of Student Financial Assistance Programs

    Type of Review: New.
    Title: Guaranty Agency Financial Report.
    Frequency: Monthly.
    Affected Public: Businesses or other for-profit; State; local or
Tribal Gov't, SEAs or LEAs.
    Reporting and Recordkeeping Burden: Responses: 36; Burden Hours:
33,660.
    Abstract: The Guaranty Agency Financial Report will be used to
request payments from and make payments to the Department of Education
under the Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) program authorized by
Title IV, Part B of the Higher Education Act (HEA) of 1965, as amended.
The report will also be used to monitor the agency's financial
activities, including activities concerning its federal fund, operating
fund and the agency's restricted account. Recent negotiated rulemaking
sessions had a major impact on the development of this form because of
significant changes to guaranty agency reporting requirements, and
reporting on two new funds, the Federal Fund and Operating Fund.
Guaranty agency representatives spent three full days in Washington, DC
working with ED on the development of this form 2000.
    Written comments and requests for copies of the proposed
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 OCIO__IMG__Issues@ed.gov,
or should be faxed to 202-708-9346.
    For questions regarding burden and/or the collection activity
requirements, contact Joseph Schubart at 202-708-9266 or by e-mail at
joe__schubart@ed.gov. Individuals who use a telecommunications device
for the deaf (TDD) may call the Federal Information Relay Service
(FIRS) at 1-800-877-8339.

Office of Vocational and Adult Education

    Type of Review: Reinstatement.
    Title: Adult Education Annual Performance and Financial Reports.
    Frequency: Annually.
    Affected Public: State, local or Tribal Gov't, SEAs and LEAs.
    Reporting and Recordkeeping Hour Burden: Responses: 59; Burden
Hours: 6,490.
    Abstract: The information contained in the Annual Performance
Reports for Adult Education is needed to monitor the performance of the
activities and services funded under the Adult Education and Family
Literacy Act of 1998, Report to Congress on the Levels of Performance
Achieved on the core indicators of performance, provide necessary
outcome information to meet the Office of Vocational and Adult
Education's (OVAE's) Government Performance and Results Act (GPRA)
goals for adult education, and provide documentation for incentive
awards under Title V of the Workforce Investment Act. The respondents
include eligible agencies in 59 states and insular areas.
    Written comments and requests for copies of the proposed
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 OCIO__IMG__Issues@ed.gov
or should be faxed to 202-708-9346.
    For questions regarding burden and/or the collection activity
requirements, contact Sheila Carey at 202-708-6287or electronically at
her internet address Sheila__Carey@ed.gov. 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. 99-23103 Filed 9-3-99; 8:45 am]
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