[Federal Register: December 17, 1999 (Volume 64, Number 242)]
[Page 70699]
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Notice of Proposed Information Collection Requests

AGENCY: Department of Education.

ACTION: Notice of proposed information collection requests.


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: An emergency review has been requested in accordance with the
Act (44 U.S.C. Chapter 3507 (j)), since public harm is reasonably
likely to result if normal clearance procedures are followed. Approval
by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has been requested by
December 30, 1999. A regular clearance process is also beginning.
Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before February
15, 2000.

ADDRESSES: Written comments regarding the emergency review should be
addressed to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs,
Attention: Danny Werfel, Desk Officer: Department of Education, Office
of Management and Budget; 725 17th Street, N.W., Room 10235, New
Executive Office Building, Washington, D.C. 20503 or should be
electronically mailed to the internet address DWERFEL@OMB.EOP.GOV.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Section 3506 of the Paperwork Reduction Act
of 1995 (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35) requires that the Director of OMB
provide interested Federal agencies and the public an early opportunity
to comment on information collection requests. The Office of Management
and Budget (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
this notice containing proposed information collection requests at the
beginning of the Departmental review of the information collection.
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. ED 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 respondents,
including through the use of information technology.

    Dated: December 10, 1999.
William E. Burrow,
Leader, Information Management Group, Office of the Chief Information

Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services

    Type of Review Reinstatement
    Title: Annual Program Cost Report.
    Abstract: Vocational Rehabilitation Services data submitted on the
RSA-2 by State VR agencies for each FY used by RSA to administer and
manage the Title I Program; to analyze expenditures, evaluate program
performance and identify problem areas.
    Additional Information: Education is currently working on revising
this collection instrument to make it consistent with 1998
Rehabilitation Act Amendments. Education's plans are to implement the
revised form in FY 2000, allowing the respondents an adequate
opportunity to adjust, as necessary, their data collection systems in
light of the new changes.
    Frequency: Annually.
    Affected Public: State, Local, or Tribal Gov't, SEAs or LEAs.
    Reporting and Recordkeeping Hour Burden:
      Responses: 82
      Burden Hours: 385

    Requests for copies of the proposed information collection request
should be addressed to Vivian Reese, Department of Education, 400
Maryland Avenue, S.W., 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-
    Written comments or questions regarding burden and/or the
collection activity requirements, contact Sheila Carey at 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. 99-32562 Filed 12-16-99; 8:45 am]