[Federal Register: September 24, 2002 (Volume 67, Number 185)]
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DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

 
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request

AGENCY: Department of Education.

ACTION: Notice.

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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 24, 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 10202, 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: September 19, 2002.
John Tressler,
Leader, Regulatory Information Management Group, Office of the Chief 
Information Officer.

Office of Educational Research and Improvement

    Type of Review: Revision.
    Title: Early Childhood Longitudinal Study: Birth Cohort/24 Month 
Followup.
    Frequency: One-time.
    Affected Public: Individuals or households; Businesses or other 
for-profit; Not-for-profit institutions.
    Reporting and Recordkeeping Hour Burden:
     Responses: 31,364.
     Burden Hours: 23,114.
    Abstract: The Early Childhood Longitudinal Study, Birth Cohort 
(ECLS-B) is a nationally representative longitudinal study of children 
born in the year 2001. The 24 month followup represents the second 
round of data collection for members of this cohort. Children are 
assessed using state of the art assessment tools, parents are 
interviewed as well as child care providers. Together with the 
Kindergarten component of this early childhood studies program, the 
survey informs the research and general community about children's 
health, early learning, development and education experiences. The 
focus of this survey is on characteristics of children and their 
families that influence children's first experiences with the demands 
of formal schools as well as early health care and in- and out-of-home 
experiences.
    Requests for copies of the proposed information collection 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 2092. 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. 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

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Information Relay Service (FIRS) at 1-800-877-8339.

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