[Federal Register: September 5, 2002 (Volume 67, Number 172)]
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DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

 
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 
October 7, 2002.

ADDRESSES: Written comments 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 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.

    Dated: August 29, 2002.
John D. Tressler,
Leader, Regulatory Information Management Group, Office of the Chief 
Information Officer.

Office of Elementary and Secondary Education

    Type of Review: Extension.
    Title: Early Reading First Applicant Eligibility.
    Frequency: Annually.
    Affected Public: Not-for-profit institutions.
    Reporting and Recordkeeping Hour Burden:
     Responses: 52.
     Burden Hours: 104.
    Abstract: The Early Reading First Program will provide grants to 
eligible local educational agenices (LEAs) and public and private 
organizations located in those LEAs to transform early education 
programs into centers of excellence to help young at-risk children 
achieve the language, cognitive, and early reading skills they need 
to suceed when they enter kindergarten. This notice sets eligibility 
standards and thresholds for LEAs on poverty, achievement, and 
school improvement status for the FY 2002 grant competition, and 
requests that States provide LEA data on achievement and schools in 
school improvement for the Department to use in identifying eligible 
LEAs.
    Requests for copies of the submission for OMB review; comment 
request may be accessed from http://frwebgate.access.gpo.gov/cgi-bin/leaving.cgi?from=leavingFR.html&log=linklog&to=http://edicsweb.ed.gov, by selecting 
the ``Browse Pending Collections'' link and by clicking on link 
number 1939. 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 
vivan.reese@ed.gov. Requests may also be electronically mailed to 
the e-mail 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 e-mail address 
Kathy.Axt@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. 02-22568 Filed 9-4-02; 8:45 am]
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