[Federal Register: May 8, 2000 (Volume 65, Number 89)]


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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 May 

4, 2000. A regular clearance process is also beginning. Interested 

persons are invited to submit comments on or before July 7, 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, NW., Room 10235, New 

Executive Office Building, Washington, DC 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: May 2, 2000.

William E. Burrow,

 Leader, Information Management Group, Office of the Chief Information 


Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services

    Type of Review: New.

    Title: Alternative Financing Program and the Alternative Financing 

Technical Assistance Program.

    Abstract: The purpose of this program is to increase the 

availability of and expand opportunities for the purchase of assistive 

technology by creating State loan programs and to establish one grantee 

to give technical assistance to the States.

    Additional Information: This program is a high priority initiative 

and a key part of the Administration's overall strategy to increase 

access to Assistive Technology services and devices for individuals 

with disabilities.

    Frequency: Annually.

    Affected Public: State, Local, or Tribal Gov't, SEAs or LEAs; 

Individuals or households; Not-for-profit institutions.

    Reporting and Recordkeeping Hour Burden:

      Responses: 57.

      Burden Hours: 1,680.

    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, DC 20202-4651, or should be electronically mailed to the 

internet address OCIO_IMG_Issues@ed.gov, or should be faxed to 202-708-


    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.

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