[Federal Register: April 17, 2003 (Volume 68, Number 74)]
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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 
June 16, 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 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: April 11, 2003.
John D. Tressler,
Leader, Regulatory Management Group, Office of the Chief Information 
Officer.

Office of the Undersecretary

    Type of Review: New.
    Title: National Evaluation of the Voluntary Public School Choice 
(VPSC) Program.
    Frequency: Annually.

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    Affected Public: State, Local, or Tribal Gov't, SEAs or LEAs; 
Federal Government.
    Reporting and Recordkeeping Hour Burden:
    Responses: 988.
    Burden Hours: 416.
    Abstract: Based on evaluation questions in the authorizing 
legislation, this evaluation will document implementation of the 
Voluntary Public Choice Program and establish baseline data on student 
achievement. The purposes are to provide information that helps 
determine whether to modify or extend the VPSC concepts; identifies 
promising practices and lessons learned; and provides insights about 
public school choice.
    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 2263. 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 vivian_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 should be directed to Sheila Carey at (202) 708-6287 or 
via her e-mail address Sheila.Carey@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. 03-9416 Filed 4-16-03; 8:45 am]

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