[Federal Register: April 10, 2000 (Volume 65, Number 69)]
[Page 18981-18982]
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Notice of Proposed Information Collection Requests

AGENCY: Department of Education.

ACTION: Notice of Proposed Information Collection Requests


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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 April 12,
2000. A regular clearance process is also beginning. Interested persons
are invited to submit comments on or before June 9, 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 or should be
electronically mailed to the internet address DWERFEL@OMB.EOP.GOV.

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: April 4, 2000.
William E. Burrow,
Leader, Information Management Group, Office of the Chief Information

Office of Elementary and Secondary Education

    Type of Review: New.
    Title: Applications for Grants under the Smaller Learning
Communities Program.
    Abstract: This application will be used to award grants to local
educational agenices for the purpose of creating and implementing
smaller learning environments in large high schools.
    Additional Information: This program is a high priority initiative
and a key part of the Administration's overall strategy to encourage
the use of effective, research-based programs to create smaller, safer
learning environments.
    Frequency: Annually.
    Affected Public: State, Local, or Tribal Gov't, SEAs or LEAs.
    Reporting and Recordkeeping Hour Burden:
    Responses: 700
    Burden Hours: 45,500

    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-
    Comments regarding burden and/or the collection activity
requirements, contact Sheila Carey at (202) 708-6287 or via her
internet address Sheila_Carey@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. 00-8735 Filed 4-7-00; 8:45 am]