[Federal Register: April 16, 2004 (Volume 69, Number 74)]
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DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

 
Notice of Proposed Information Collection Requests

AGENCY: Department of Education.
SUMMARY: The 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 
June 15, 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

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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 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: April 12, 2004.
Angela C. Arrington,
Leader, Regulatory Information Management Group, Office of the Chief 
Information Officer.

Office of Management

    Type of Review: Reinstatement.
    Title: Performance Based Data Management Initiative.
    Frequency: Annually.
    Affected Public: State, local, or tribal gov't, SEAs or LEAs.
    Reporting and Recordkeeping Hour Burden:
     Responses: 66,052.
     Burden Hours: 288,480.
    Abstract: The Performance Based Data Management Initiative 
(PBDMI) is in the first phase of a multiple year effort to 
consolidate the collection of education information about States, 
Districts, and Schools in a way that improves data quality and 
reduces paperwork burden for all of the national education partners.
    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 2529. 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 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. 04-8617 Filed 4-15-04; 8:45 am]

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