[Federal Register: March 18, 2002 (Volume 67, Number 52)]
[Page 11999-12000]
From the Federal Register Online via GPO Access [wais.access.gpo.gov]



Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request

AGENCY: Department of Education.

SUMMARY: The Leader, Regulatory Information Management Group, Office of 
the Chief Information Officer invites comments on the submission for 
OMB review as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.

DATES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before 
April 17, 2002.

ADDRESSES: Written comments should be addressed to the Office of 
Information and Regulatory Affairs, Attention: Lauren Wittenberg, Desk 
Officer, Department of Education, Office of Management and Budget, 725 
17th Street, NW., Room 10202, New Executive Office Building, 
Washington, DC 20503 or should be electronically mailed to the Internet 
address Lauren_Wittenberg@omb.eop.gov.

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.

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    Dated: March 12, 2002.
John Tressler,
Leader, Regulatory Information Management, Office of the Chief 
Information Officer.

Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services

    Type of Review: Reinstatement.
    Title: Special Education--Personnel Preparation to Improve Services 
and Results for Children with Disabilities.
    Frequency: On Occasion, Annually.
    Affected Public: Not-for-profit institutions; Individuals or 
household; State, Local, or Tribal Gov't, SEAs or LEAs.
    Reporting and Recordkeeping Hour Burden:
      Responses: 8,000.
      Burden Hours: 152,500.
    Abstract: The data collection proposed under this request is 
included in proposed regulations that would implement section 673(h) of 
the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) which requires 
that individuals who receive a scholarship through personnel 
preparation projects funded under the Act to subsequently provide 
special education and related services to children with disabilities 
(or, for leadership personnel, work in areas related to their 
preparation) for a period of two years for every year for which 
assistance was received. Scholarship recipients who do not satisfy 
their service obligation must repay all or part of the cost of their 
assistance in accordance with regulations issued by the Secretary. 
These proposed regulations would implement requirements governing, 
among other things, the service obligation for scholars, oversight by 
grantees, repayment (or ``payback'') of scholarship, and procedures for 
obtaining deferrals or exemptions from service or repayment 
obligations. In order for the Federal government to justify the 
expenditure of public funds under this program, certain data 
collections, recordkeeping, and documentation are necessary to ensure 
that goals of the program are achieved.
    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 or to the 
e-mail address vivian.reese@ed.gov. Requests may also be electronically 
mailed to the Internet address OCIO_RIMG@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. 02-6351 Filed 3-15-02; 8:45 am]