[Federal Register: June 11, 2003 (Volume 68, Number 112)]
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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 
August 11, 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: June 5, 2003.
Angela C. Arrington,
Leader, Regulatory Management Group, Office of the Chief Information 
Officer.

Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services

    Type of Review: Reinstatement.
    Title: State and Local Implementation of IDEA '97.
    Frequency: Annually; Biennially.
    Affected Public: State, Local, or Tribal Gov't, SEAs or LEAs.
    Reporting and Recordkeeping Hour Burden: Responses: 5,219. Burden 
Hours: 14,879.
    Abstract: The Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) is 
conducting a five-year study to evaluate the state and local impact and 
implementation of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act 
(IDEA) of 1997. The evaluation will provide information on the types 
and impacts of policies and practices engaged in by states, school 
districts, and schools to implement the provisions of IDEA '97, 
particularly with regard to nine key issues identified by the law. OSEP 
is engaging in this evaluation to report to Congress, in accordance 
with the provisions of IDEA '97 (Sec. 674). Clearance is sought for 
multiple instruments. Respondents will be state special education 
directors, district special education directors, and school principals.
    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 2272. 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

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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 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. 03-14726 Filed 6-10-03; 8:45 am]

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