FR Doc 03-27760
[Federal Register: November 5, 2003 (Volume 68, Number 214)]
[Page 62566-62567]
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Notice of Proposed Information Collection Requests

AGENCY: Department of Education.

ACTION: Notice of proposed information collection requests.


SUMMARY: The Leader, Regulatory Information Management Group, Office of 
the Chief Information Officer, invites comments on the proposed 

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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 
November 7, 2003. A regular clearance process is also beginning. 
Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before January 
5, 2004.

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

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 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 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: October 30, 2003.
Angela C. Arrington,
Leader, Regulatory Information Management Group, Office of the Chief 
Information Officer.

Office of Elementary and Secondary Education

    Type of Review: Reinstatement.
    Title: Consolidated State Performance Report.
    Abstract: This information collection package contains the 
Consolidated State Performance Report (CSPR) . The Elementary and 
Secondary Education Act (ESEA), in general, and its provision for 
submission of consolidated plans, in particular (see section 9302 of 
the No Child Left Behind (NCLB), emphasize the importance of cross-
program coordination and integration of federal programs into 
educational activities carried out with State and local funds. States 
would use this instrument for reporting on activities that o
    Additional Information: The request for an emergency review of Part 
I of the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Consolidated State Performance 
Report is being made to enable the Department to meet reporting 
requirements of NCLB. Section 1111(h)(5) of NCLB requires the Secretary 
to submit to Congress an annual report that provides national and 
State-level information that is derived from State reports mandated by 
Section 1111(h)(4). The statute requires that the first annual report 
cover the 2002-2003 school year. The earliest time that States can 
submit all these data to the Department is this fall, and to provide 
annual and timely information to the Congress the Department will need 
to submit its report this winter. For the Secretary's report to be an 
annual report, as the statute requires, the Secretary must report 
information on the 2002-2003 school year during the 2003-2004 school 
year. For the Department to review all the required data elements from 
the States, prepare its report to Congress, and distribute its annual 
report during the 2003-2004 school year, the Department must receive 
the State data no later than December 2003. The Department spent months 
of collaborating on this collection, and the collection received recent 
approval from the Secretary's office. Due to this unanticipated event, 
we are requesting OMB clearance of Part I of the Consolidated State 
Performance Report by October 31, 2003.
    Frequency: Annually.
    Affected Public: State, Local, or Tribal Gov't, SEAs or LEAs.
    Reporting and Recordkeeping Hour Burden:
     Responses: 52.
     Burden Hours: 22,304.
    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 2356. 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, 
contact Kathy Axt 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. 03-27760 Filed 11-4-03; 8:45 am]