FR Doc 03-9121
[Federal Register: April 14, 2003 (Volume 68, Number 71)]
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[Page 17927-17928]
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DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

 
Notice of Proposed Information Collection Requests

AGENCY: Department of Education.

ACTION: Notice of proposed information collection requests.

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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: An emergency review has been requested in accordance with the 
Act (44 U.S.C. Chapter 3507 (j)), since public harm is reasonably 
likely to result if normal clearance procedures are followed. Approval 
by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has been requested by 
April 14, 2003. A regular clearance process is also beginning. 
Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before June 13, 
2003.

ADDRESSES: Written comments regarding the emergency review should be 
addressed to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, 
Attention: Lauren Wittenberg, 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 Lauren_
Wittenberg@omb.eop.gov. .

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Section 3506 of the Paperwork Reduction Act 
of 1995 (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35) requires that the Director of OMB 
provide interested Federal agencies and the public an early opportunity 
to comment on information collection requests. The Office of Management 
and Budget (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 Acting Leader, 
Information Management Group, Office of the Chief Information Officer, 
publishes this notice containing proposed information collection 
requests at the beginning of the Departmental review of the information 
collection. 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

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proposed use of, the information; (5) Respondents and frequency of 
collection; and (6) Reporting and/or Recordkeeping burden. ED 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 
respondents, including through the use of information technology.

    Dated: April 9, 2003.
John D. Tressler,
Leader, Regulatory Management Group, Office of the Chief Information 
Officer.

Office of Postsecondary Education

    Type of Review: Reinstatement.
    Title: Preparing Tomorrow's Teachers to Use Technology.
    Abstract: Capacity Building and Catalyst grants will be awarded for 
two years to prepare future teachers to use modern learning 
technologies. These grants will address critical issues in the 
integration of technology into the classroom curriculum. These issues 
include (1) access to modern educational tools; (2) support in the 
preparation of well-qualified, technology proficient teachers; (3) and 
bridging the digital equity to ensure access to modern learning 
technology and qualified teachers for all students
    Additional Information: Congress surprised this program with 
substantial funding during their staff reengineering. This information 
collection needs to reach the public soon in order to avoid staff 
conflicts within the schools.
    Frequency: Annually.
    Affected Public: Not-for-profit institutions; businesses or other 
for-profit; State, Local, or Tribal Gov't, SEAs or LEAs
    Reporting and Recordkeeping Hour Burden:
     Responses: 450.
     Burden Hours: 18,000.
    Requests for copies of the proposed information collection request 
may be accessed from http://edicsweb.ed.gov, by selecting the ``Browse 
Pending Collections'' link and by clicking on link number 2253. 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 vivan.reese@ed.gov. 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, contact Joseph Schubart at (202) 708-9266 or via his e-
mail address Joe.Schubart@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. 03-9121 Filed 4-11-03; 8:45 am]

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