[Federal Register: August 20, 2001 (Volume 66, Number 161)]
[Page 43578]
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 
October 19, 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: August 14, 2001.
John Tressler,
Leader, Regulatory Information Management, Office of the Chief 
Information Officer.

Office of Elementary and Secondary Education

    Type of Review: Reinstatement.
    Title: Consolidated State Performance Report and State Self-Review.
    Frequency: Annually.
    Affected Public: State, Local, or Tribal Gov't, SEAs or LEAs.
    Reporting and Recordkeeping Hour Burden:
    Responses: 52.
    Burden Hours: 134,768.
    Abstract: This information collection package contains two related 
parts: The Consolidated State Performance Report (CSPR) and the State 
Self-Review (SSR). The Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), 
in general, and its provision for submission of consolidated plans, in 
particular (see section 14301 of the ESEA), emphasize the importance of 
cross-program coordination and integration of federal programs into 
educational activities carried out with State and local funds. States 
would use both instruments for reporting on activities that occur 
during the 2000-2001 school year and, if the ESEA, when reauthorized, 
does not become effective for the 2001-2002 school year, for that year 
as well. The proposed CSPR requests most of the same information as in 
1999-2000, with a few modifications to cover new programs and new 
emphases. The proposed SSR deletes several questions from the previous 
version and has no new information requests. When the ESEA is 
reauthorized, the Department intends to work actively with the public 
to revise the content of these documents and develop an integrated 
information collection system that responds to the new law, uses new 
technologies, and better reflects how federal programs help to promote 
State and local reform efforts.
    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. (540) 776-7742 or via her internet address 
Kathy.Axt@ed.gov. Individuals who use a telecommunications device for 
the deaf (TDD) may call the Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) at 
[FR Doc. 01-20863 Filed 8-17-01; 8:45 am]