[Federal Register: January 5, 2000 (Volume 65, Number 3)]
[Page 440-441]
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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
March 6, 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

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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 30, 1999.
William Burrow,
Leader Information Management Group Office of the Chief Information

Office of Elementary and Secondary Education

    Type of Review: Revision.
    Title: Safe & Drug Free School (SDFS) Recognition Program.
    Frequency: Annually.
    Affected Public: State, Local, or Tribal Gov't, SEAs or LEAs.
    Reporting and Recordkeeping Hour Burden: Responses: 300 Burden.
Hours: 7,200.
    Abstract: The SDFS Recognition Program was established to recognize
public and private schools that have demonstrated exemplary practices
in creating safe and orderly learning environments. The program focuses
on research-based principles, collaboration with partners at the
Federal, State, and local levels, (both public and private) and
effective diffusion of knowledge about what works to prevent drug use
and violence among youth.
    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.
    Written comments or questions regarding burden and/or the
collection activity requirements should be directed to Kathy Axt at
(202) 426-9692 or via her internet address 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. 00-222 Filed 1-4-00; 8:45 am]