[Federal Register: December 13, 2002 (Volume 67, Number 240)]
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DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION


 
Notice of Proposed Information Collection Requests


AGENCY: Department of Education.
SUMMARY: The Leader, Regulatory Management Group, Office of the Chief 
Information Officer, invites comments on the proposed information 
collection requests as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.


DATES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before 
February 11, 2003.


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 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,


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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.
    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 
the respondents, including through the use of information technology.


    Dated: December 10, 2002.
John D. Tressler,
Leader, Regulatory Management Group, Office of the Chief Information 
Officer.


Office of Elementary and Secondary Education


    Type of Review: Revision.
    Title: Consolidated State Performance Report.
    Frequency: Annually.
    Affected Public: State, Local, or Tribal Gov't, SEAs or LEAs.
    Reporting and Recordkeeping Hour Burden: Responses: 52. Burden 
Hours: 134,768.
    Abstract: This information collection package contains the 
Consolidated State Performance Report (CSPR). The Elementary and 
Secondary Education Act (ESEA), in general, and its provision for 
submission of consolidated plans, in particular (see section 14301 of 
the ESEA), emphasize the importance of cross-program coordination and 
intergration of federal programs into educational activities carried 
out with State and local funds. States would use the instrument for 
reporting on activities that occur during the 2001-2002 school year. 
The proposed CSPR requests some of the same information as in 2000-
2001, with a few modifications to eliminate certain sections. The 
Department is working actively to revise the content of these documents 
and develop an integrated information collection system that responds 
to No Child Left Behind (NCLB), uses new technologies, and better 
reflects how federal programs help to promote State and local reform 
efforts.
    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 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. 02-31429 Filed 12-12-02; 8:45 am]

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