[Federal Register: April 26, 2002 (Volume 67, Number 81)]
[Page 20755-20756]
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Notice of Proposed Information Collection Requests

AGENCY: Department of Education.

ACTION: Notice of proposed information collection requests.


SUMMARY: The Leader, Regulatory Information Management, 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 
10, 2002. A regular clearance process is also beginning. Interested 
persons are invited to submit comments on or before June 25, 2002.

ADDRESSES: Written comments regarding the emergency review should be 
addressed to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, 
Attention: Karen Lee, 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 Karen_F._Lee@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

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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: April 23, 2002.
John D. Tressler,
Leader, Regulatory Information Management, Office of the Chief 
Information Officer.

Office of Elementary and Secondary Education

    Type of Review: Revision.
    Title: Indian Education Formula Grants to Local Educational 
Agencies (LEAs).
    Abstract: Application for funding under the Indian Education 
Formula Grant Program to Local Educational Agencies. The application is 
used to determine applicant eligibility, amount of award, and 
appropriateness of project services for Indian students to be served. 
The application also includes the Indian Student Eligibility 
Certification Form that LEAs have parents complete to certify Indian 
student eligibility for the program.
    Additional Information: The Department requests an emergency 
clearance for the Formula Grants to Local Educational Agencies (LEAs) 
Application (CFDA #84.060A) by May 10, 2002. Two new provisions in the 
No Child Left Behind Act neccessitate the revision of the existing 
information collection. One is the authority for LEAs, under Section 
716 Integration of Services, to consolidate all funds for any Federal 
program exclusively serving Indian children or the funds reserved under 
any Federal program to exclusively serve Indian children under a 
statutory or administrative formula. The second new requirement in the 
legislation imposes a five percent limit on the use of grant funds for 
administrative costs. The program annually funds approximately 1,270 
LEAs from July 1 to June 30. An emergency clearance is requested so 
that the revised applications may be completed and received from 
participating LEAs in time for the Department to process their funding 
by July 1. In our view, harm to the public would thus occur if this 
clearance is not approved in time.
    Frequency: Annually.
    Affected Public: State, Local, or Tribal Gov't, SEAs or LEAs.
    Reporting and Recordkeeping Hour Burden:
      Responses: 1,270.
      Burden Hours: 25,825.
    Requests for copies of the proposed information collection request 
may be accessed from http://edicsweb.ed.gov, by selecting ``Browse 
Pending Collections'' and clicking on link number. When you access the 
information collection, click on ``Download Attachments'' to view. 
Written requests for information 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 Kathy Axt at 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. 02-10286 Filed 4-25-02; 8:45 am]