[Federal Register: December 9, 1999 (Volume 64, Number 236)]
[Page 69005-69006]
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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
February 7, 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 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,

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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: December 3, 1999.
William Burrow,
Leader, Information Management Group, Office of the Chief Information

Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services

    Type of Review: New.
    Title: State and local implementation of the Individuals with
Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) '97.
    Frequency: One time.
    Affected Public: State, local, or tribal government, SEAs or LEAs.
    Reporting and Recordkeeping Hour Burden: Responses: 5,995. Burden
Hours: 4,709.
    Abstract: The Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) is
conducting a five-year study to evaluate the state and local impact and
implementation of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act
(IDEA) of 1997. The evaluation will provide information on the types
and impacts of policies and practices engaged in by states, school
districts, and schools to implement the provisions of IDEA '97,
particularly with regard to nine key issues identified by the law. OSEP
is engaging in this evaluation to report to Congress, in accordance
with the provisions of IDEA '97 (Sec. 674). Clearance is sought for
multiple instruments. Respondents will be state special education
directors, district special education directors, and school principals.
    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.
    Written comments or questions regarding burden and/or the
collection activity requirements should be directed to Sheila Carey at
(202) 708-6287 or via 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. 99-31834 Filed 12-8-99; 8:45 am]