[Federal Register: July 18, 2001 (Volume 66, Number 138)]


[Page 37460]

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, Regulatory 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

September 17, 2001.

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, Regulatory 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: July 12, 2001.

John Tressler,

Leader, Regulatory Information Management, Office of the Chief

Information Officer.

Office of Bilingual Education and Minority Language Affairs

Type of Review: New.

Title: Descriptive Study of Services to Limited English Proficient

(LEP) Students.

Frequency: One time.

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

Reporting and Recordkeeping Hour Burden: Responses: 30,564; Burden

Hours: 13,554.

Abstract: The study will provide data on the number and

characteristics of LEP students, including LEP students with

disabilities, and the instructional services they receive in public

schools across the U.S. The findings will be used by federal, state,

and local policy makers to inform decision-making concerning programs

for LEP students and LEP students with disabilities. Data will be

collected from public school district administrators and school staff.

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

4050, 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 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. 01-17898 Filed 7-17-01; 8:45 am]