[Federal Register: December 23, 1999 (Volume 64, Number 246)]
[Page 72074]
From the Federal Register Online via GPO Access [wais.access.gpo.gov]



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 22, 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, 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 17, 1999.
William Burrow,
Leader, Information Management Group, Office of the Chief Information

Office for Civil Rights

    Type of Review: Revision.
    Title: 2000 Elementary and Secondary School Civil Rights Compliance
    Frequency: Biennially.
    Affected Public: State, Local, or Tribal Gov't, SEAs or LEAs.
    Reporting and Recordkeeping Hour Burden: Responses: 52,500 Burden
Hours: 506,250.
    Abstract: The Elementary and Secondary School Civil Rights
Compliance Report is a biennial survey which collects data from schools
and school districts on issues, including emerging issues, of interest
to the Office for Civil Rights, U.S. Department of Education. Data from
the Compliance Report is used by OCR to aid in identifying sites for
compliance reviews and tracking trends and issues related to civil
rights compliance. The Compliance Report collects data related to Title
VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (which prohibits discrimination on
the basis of race, color, or national origin), Title IX of the
Education Amendments of 1972 (which prohibits discrimination on the
basis of sex) and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (which
prohibits discrimination on the basis of handicap). For the 2000
Compliance Report, data will be collected from all districts 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.
    Written comments or questions regarding burden and/or the
collection activity requirements should be directed to Jacqueline
Montague at (202) 708-5359 or via her internet address
Jackie__Montague@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. 99-33259 Filed 12-22-99; 8:45 am]