FR Doc 03-2825
[Federal Register: February 6, 2003 (Volume 68, Number 25)]
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[Page 6126-6127]
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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 
April 7, 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, 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


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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: January 30, 2003.
John D. Tressler,
Leader, Regulatory Management Group, Office of the Chief Information 
Officer.


Office of Educational Research and Improvement


    Type of Review: New Collection.
    Title: National Assessment of Educational Progress: Foreign 
Language Assessment, field test 2003 and full scale 2004.
    Frequency: Other: One-time.
    Affected Public: Individuals or household (primary), State, Local, 
or Tribal Gov't, SEAs or LEAs.
    Reporting and Recordkeeping Hour Burden:
     Responses: 50250.
     Burden Hours: 14252.
    Abstract: The National Assessment of Educational Progress Foreign 
Language assessment will assess the current status of the foreign 
language skills of high school seniors in the U.S. as well as 
collecting information about foreign language programs, instructional 
practices, and attitudes towards learning foreign languages.
    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. 03-2825 Filed 2-5-03; 8:45 am]

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