[Federal Register: January 26, 2000 (Volume 65, Number 17)]
[Page 4240-4241]
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 
March 27, 2000.

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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: January 20, 2000.
William Burrow,
Leader, Information Management Group, Office of the Chief Information 

Office of Educational Research and Improvement

    Type of Review: New.
    Title: National Household Education Survey of 2001 (NHES: 2001).
    Frequency: Biennially.
    Affected Public: Individuals or household.
    Reporting and Recordkeeping Hour Burden: Responses: 1,140; Burden 
Hours: 485.
    Abstract: The NHES: 2001 will be a survey of households using 
random-digit-dialing and computer-assisted telephone interviewing. The 
topical components are Early Childhood Program Participation, Before- 
and After-School Programs and Activities, and Adult Education and 
Lifelong Learning. Respondents to the first two components will be 
parents of children from birth to age 6 who are not yet in kindergarten 
and children in kindergarten through grade 8, respectively. Respondents 
to the third component will be persons age 16 and older who are not 
enrolled in elementary or secondary school. This survey will provide 
NCES with current measures of educational participation for preschool 
children and adults and will also provide much needed baseline 
information from a national sample on the out-of-school activities of 
school-age children.
    Requests for copies of the proposed information collection request 
may be accessed from http://edicsweb.ed.gov, or should be addressed to 
Vivian Reese, Department of Education, 400 Maryland Avenue, SW, Room 
5624, Regional Office Building 3, Washington, D.C. 20202-4651. Requests 
may also be electronically mailed to the internet address 
OCIO__IMG__Issues@ed.gov or faxed to 202-708-9346.
    Written comments or questions regarding burden and/or the 
collection activity requirements should be directed to Kathy Axt at 
(703) 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. 00-1757 Filed 1-25-00; 8:45 am]