[Federal Register: December 20, 2002 (Volume 67, Number 245)]
[Page 77966-77967]
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Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request

AGENCY: Department of Education.

SUMMARY: The Leader, Regulatory 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 
January 21, 2003.

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 

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, 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: December 17, 2002.
John D. Tressler,
Leader, Regulatory Management Group, Office of the Chief Information 

Office of Elementary and Secondary Education

    Type of Review: Extension.
    Title: State-Flex Application.
    Frequency: Semi-annually.
    Affected Public: State, Local, or Tribal Gov't, SEAs or LEAs.
    Reporting and Recordkeeping Hour Burden:
    Responses: 21.
    Burden Hours: 13.440.
    Abstract: Application for State-Flexibility Authority (``State-
Flex''). By statute, the Department can grant State-Flex to up to seven 
state educational agencies (SEAs) through a competitive process. State-
Flex SEAs receive (1) the flexibility to consolidate certain Federal 
formula funds reserved for State administration and State-level 
activities for any educational purpose authorized under the Elementary 
and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) to assist the SEAs, and the local 
educational agencies (LEAs) with which it enters into performance 
agreements, in making adequate yearly progress and narrowing 
achievement gaps; (2) the authority to

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specify how LEAs in the State use Innovative Program funds under Part A 
of Title V; and (3) the authority to, in turn, enter into performance 
agreements with four to ten LEAs in the State (half of which must be 
high poverty LEAs), permitting those LEAs to consolidate certain 
Federal funds and to use those funds for any ESEA purpose consistent 
with the SEA's State-Flex plan. The purpose of State-Flex is to assist 
SEAs and LEAs in those states to meet the State's definition of 
adequate yearly progress (AYP) and narrowing achievement gaps.
    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 directed to 
her 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. 02-32095 Filed 12-19-02; 8:45 am]