[Federal Register: November 16, 1999 (Volume 64, Number 220)]
[Page 62177-62178]
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Notice of Proposed Information Collection Requests

AGENCY: Department of Education.

SUMMARY: The Team 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
January 18, 2000.

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 Team 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: November 9, 1999.
William E. Burrow,
Team Leader, Information Management Group, Office of the Chief
Information Officer.

Office of Management

    Type of Review: Reinstatement.
    Title: Grant Performance Report.
    Frequency: Annually.
    Affected Public: Businesses or other for-profit, not-for-profit
institutions, State, local or Tribal Gov't, SEAs or LEAs.
    Reporting and Recordkeeping Hour Burden:

    Responses: 6,000
    Burden Hours: 120,000

    Abstract: ED uses the information collection specific to ED Form
524-B for the award and administration of multi-year discretionary
grants. The Department has substantially increased the flexibility of
the grant process by enabling all years of multi-budgets to be
negotiated at the time of the initial award (ED GAPS001) and to submit
only performance report (ED Form 524-B) to receive continuation
funding. This clearance also includes government-wide common rules for
institutions of higher education, non-profit agencies, and state and
local governments.
    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, D.C. 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 Jackie Montague at (202) 708-5359. Individuals
who use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD) may call the
Federal Information

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Relay Service (FIRS) at 1-800-877-8339.
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