[Federal Register: May 18, 2000 (Volume 65, Number 97)]
[Page 31534-31535]
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 
July 17, 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.

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    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: May 12, 2000.
William Burrow,
Leader, Information Management Group, Office of the Chief Information 

Office of the Undersecretary

Type of Review: New collection.
Title: Annual Performance Report for the Preparing Tomorrow's Teachers 
to Use Technology Grant Program.
Frequency: Annually.
Affected Public: Not-for-profit institutions (primary); individuals or 
household; State, local, or Tribal Government; SEAs or LEAs.
Reporting and Recordkeeping Hour Burden:
    Responses: 225.
    Burden Hours: 2,250.
Abstract: This submission requests approval for a web-based performance 
report needed by the U.S. Department of Education (ED) to obtain 
baseline data and information on the progress and effectiveness of the 
Preparing Tomorrow's Teachers to use Technology (PT3) grantees. The PT3 
grant program was established to assist consortia of public and private 
entities in developing and implementing teacher training programs that 
prepare prospective teachers to use technology for improved 
instructional practices and student learning opportunities in the 
classroom. The performance reports will be completed by all 225 
grantees and data gathered from the reports will be used by ED to 
determine which activities are most successful at training preservice 
teachers to integrate technology and to determine the overall 
effectiveness of the PT3 grant program.

    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, DC 20202-4651. Requests 
may also be electronically mailed to the internet address 
OCIO_IMG_Issues@ed.gov or faxed to 202-708-9346. Please specify the 
complete title of the information collection when making your request.
    Comments regarding burden and/or the collection activity 
requirements should be directed to Jackie Montague at 202-708-5359. 
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. 00-12487 Filed 5-17-00; 8:45 am]