[Federal Register: February 28, 2000 (Volume 65, Number 39)]
[Page 10479]
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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 February 
28, 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.

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: February 23, 2000.
Joseph Schubart,
Acting Leader, Information Management Group, Office of the Chief 
Information Officer.

Office of Elementary and Secondary Education

    Type of Review: New.
    Title: Guidance to SEAs on Procedures for Adjusting ED-Determined 
Title I Allocations to Local Educational Agencies (LEAs).
    Abstract: Guidance for State educational agencies (SEAs) on 
procedures for adjusting ED-determined Title I Basic and Concentration 
Grants allocations to local educational agencies (LEAs) to account for 
newly created LEAs and LEA boundary changes.
    Additional Information: Failure to issue this guidance document 
would mean that SEAs have no guidance from ED on procedures to follow 
in determining final allocations for the more than 800 LEAs not on the 
Census list that are eligible for Title I. SEAs must make final 
allocations for all LEAs and notify school districts of the Title I 
amounts they will receive for school year 1999-2000 in April and May.
    Frequency: Guidance issued on as needed basis.
    Affected Public: State, local or Tribal Government, SEAs or LEAs.
    Reporting and Recordkeeping Hour Burden:
      Responses: 52.
      Burden Hours: 2,080.
    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, please contact Kathy Axt at 703-426-
9692. Individuals who use a telecommunications device for the deaf 
(TDD) may call the Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) at 1-800-

[FR Doc. 00-4673 Filed 2-25-00; 8:45 am]