[Federal Register: June 26, 2002 (Volume 67, Number 123)]
[Page 43091-43092]
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Notice of Proposed Information Collection Requests

AGENCY: Department of Education.

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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 July 
12, 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.

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, Regulatory 
Information Management, 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 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: June 20, 2002.
John Tressler,
Leader, Regulatory Information Management, Office of the Chief 
Information Officer.

Office of Elementary and Secondary Education

    Type of Review: Revision of a currently approved collection.
    Title: Indian Education Discretionary Grant Applications (KI).
    Abstract: Application for funding for Indian Education 
discretionary programs of Demonstration Grants for Indian Children and 
Professional Development. The information is used to determine 
applicant eligibility and amount of awards for projects selected for 

Additional Information

    An emergency clearance is necessary to enable the Department to 
allow potential grantees the opportunity to apply for funding this 
fiscal year under these discretionary grant programs and begin funded 
programs early in the coming school year. The regulations for the 
program are being published as a final rule with request for comments. 
This allows the Department to implement the programs without delay, but 
still provides the public with an opportunity to comment on the 
regulatory provisions. A delay in the clearance of these information 
collection requirements will mean that the program will be unable to 
make awards this year and funds would lapse. Further the selected 
funded projects will be unable to recruit the most qualified staff or 
training participants and successfully begin implementation of their 
programs early in the 2002-03 school year. In our view harm to the 
public would occur if this clearance is not approved.
    Although OMB will provide provisional clearance of this information 
collection in order to get awards out this year, the public will have 
another chance to comment on the information collection requirements of 
the final rule when the final regulation is published in mid-July, 
    Frequency: Annually.
    Affected Public: State, Local, or Tribal Gov't, SEAs or LEAs 
    Reporting and Recordkeeping Hour Burden:
    Responses: 100.
    Burden Hours: 5840.
    Requests for copies of the proposed information collection request 
may be accessed from http://edicsweb.ed.gov, by selecting the "Browse 
Pending Collections" link and by clicking on link number 2052. 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, contact Katrina Ingalls at her internet address 
Katrina.Ingalls@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. 02-16066 Filed 6-25-02; 8:45 am]