FR Doc 03-7860
[Federal Register: April 2, 2003 (Volume 68, Number 63)]
[Page 16005-16006]
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Notice of Proposed Information Collection Requests

AGENCY: Department of Education.

SUMMARY: The Leader, Regulatory Information 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 
June 2, 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 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.
    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 

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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: March 27, 2003.
John Tressler,
Leader, Regulatory Information Management, Office of the Chief 
Information Officer.

Office of Educational Research and Improvement

    Type of Review: Reinstatement, with change, of a previously 
approved collection for which approval has expired.
    Title: National Assessment of Educational Progress, 2003-2004 Long 
Term Trend.
    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: 86487.
    Burden Hours: 23240.
    Abstract: This clearance request is for the background questions 
for the National Assessment of Educational Progress Long-Term Trend. 
These are a series of surveys that have been conducted since 1986. This 
assessment will be conducted in 2003/2004. Since bridging studies will 
be required to relate the existing format to the newly adopted format, 
some questionnaires will still consist of all the existing questions, 
thus all are being submitted for clearance. In these assessments, 
students 9, 13 and 17 years of age are assessed.
    Requests for copies of the proposed information collection request 
may be accessed from, by selecting the Browse 
Pending Collections link and by clicking on link number 2250. 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 Requests may also be electronically 
mailed to the Internet address 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 Katrina Ingalls at her e-mail 
address 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. 03-7860 Filed 4-1-03; 8:45 am]