[Federal Register: September 17, 1999 (Volume 64, Number 180)]
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DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

 
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 
November 16, 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: September 13, 1999.
William Burrow, Leader,
Information Management Group, Office of the Chief Information Officer.

Office of Elementary and Secondary Education

    Title: Core Alcohol and Other Drug Survey.
    Frequency: Annually.
    Affected Public: Individuals or households.
    Reporting and Recordkeeping Hour Burden:
      Responses: 216,750.
      Burden Hours: 144,500.
    Abstract: The Core Alcohol and Other Drug Survey is being conducted 
as a national probability sample in order for the Department to obtain 
national statistics on alcohol and other drug use and violence at 
public and private, two-and four-year institutes of higher education. 
The survey will be completed by college students and inform us of their 
perceptions and actual drug and alcohol use. It will also collect data 
on violence, including hate crimes.
    Written comments and requests for copies of this information 
collection request should be addressed to Vivian Reese, Department of 
Education, 400 Maryland Avenue, S.W., 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 Kathy Axt at 703-426-9692 or by e-mail at 
kathy__axt@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. 99-24227 Filed 9-16-99; 8:45 am]
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