[Federal Register: March 7, 2000 (Volume 65, Number 45)]
[Page 11988-11989]
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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.
On February 28, 2000 an emergency notice was published incorrectly.
Comments should have been solicited for the information collection,
``Criteria for Distribution of the $134 million FY2000 Appropriation
for School Improvement'' instead of the ``Guidance to SEAs on
Procedures for Adjusting ED-Determined Title I Allocations to Local
Educational Agencies (LEAs).'' In addition, the notice should have
stated that a regular collection was being processed as well.
Therefore, this notice acts as the regular notice.

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DATES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before
May 8, 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: March 2, 2000.
William Burrow,
Leader, Information Management Group, Office of the Chief Information

Office of Elementary and Secondary Education

    Type of Review: Extension.
    Title: Criteria for Distribution of the $134 million FY2000
Appropriation for School Improvement.
    Frequency: Annually.
    Affected Public: State, local or Tribal Government, SEAs or LEAs.
    Reporting and Recordkeeping Hour Burden:
    Responses: 52.
     Burden Hours: 1,248.
    Abstract: To receive funds provided for school improvement in the
FY2000 appropriation, a State must amend its State Title I plan to
include (1) criteria showing which of the LEAs will receive funds; (2)
criteria for determining how much each LEA will receive; and (3)
measures to assure that recipients of funds implement public school
choice consistent with the statute.
    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, S.W., Room
5624, Regional Office Building 3, Washington, D.C. 20202-4651. Requests
may also be electronically mailed to the internet address
OCIO__XIMG__XIssues@ed.gov or faxed to 202-708-9346. Please specify the
complete title of the information collection when making your request.
    Written comments or questions regarding burden and/or the
collection activity requirements should be directed to Kathy Axt at
(202) 708-9346 (fax). 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. 00-5497 Filed 3-6-00; 8:45 am]