FR Doc 04-149
[Federal Register: January 6, 2004 (Volume 69, Number 3)]
From the Federal Register Online via GPO Access [wais.access.gpo.gov]
DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
Notice of Proposed Information Collection Requests
AGENCY: Department of Education.
SUMMARY: The Acting 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
March 8, 2004.
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 Acting 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
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: December 30, 2003.
Jeanne Van Vlandren,
Acting Leader, Regulatory Information Management Group, Office of the
Chief Information Officer.
Institute of Education Sciences
Type of Review: New.
Title: Early Reading First National Evaluation-Enrollment and
Frequency: One time.
Affected Public: Individuals or household; businesses or other for-
profit; not-for-profit institutions; State, local, or tribal gov't,
SEAs or LEAs.
Reporting and Recordkeeping Hour Burden: Responses: 765. Burden
Abstract: The purpose of the national evaluation is to determine
the overall impact of Early Reading First (ERF) programs, including
whether participants improve their skills in oral language,
phonological awareness, print awareness, and alphabet knowledge
compared to non-participants. The evaluation is also designed to
address whether program participants improve their outcomes in areas
other than language and literacy relative to nonparticipants, for which
children ERF is most effective, and which program characteristics are
associated with more optimal outcomes.
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 2437. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 Joe Schubart at 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. 04-149 Filed 1-5-04; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4000-01-P