FR Doc E6-191
[Federal Register: January 12, 2006 (Volume 71, Number 8)]
[Page 2026]
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Notice of Proposed Information Collection Requests

AGENCY: Department of Education.

ACTION: Notice of proposed information collection requests.


SUMMARY: The IC Clearance Official, Regulatory Information Management 
Services, Office of the Chief Information Officer, invites comments on 
the proposed information 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 
January 4, 2006.

ADDRESSES: Written comments regarding the emergency review should be 
addressed to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, 
Attention: Rachel Potter, Desk Officer, Department of Education, Office 
of Management and Budget; 725 17th Street, NW., Room 10222, New 
Executive Office Building, Washington, DC 20503 or faxed to (202) 395-

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 IC Clearance 
Official, Regulatory Information Management Services, 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: January 4, 2006.
Angela C. Arrington,
IC Clearance Official, Regulatory Information Management Services, 
Office of the Chief Information Officer.

Office of Elementary and Secondary Education

    Type of Review: New.
    Title: Hurricane Relief Program.
    Abstract: Formula grant applications are needed to identify those 
SEAs that are eligible applicants under the Hurricane Relief Program, 
and to obtain counts by State of students displaced by Hurricanes 
Katrina and Rita. The counts will be used to make formula payments to 
the SEAs to enable them to make formula payments to eligible LEAs and 
certain BIA and non-public schools that are educating displaced 
students including homeless children and youth.
    Additional Information: This request for an emergency clearance is 
to collect extremely time-critical student data and related information 
in applications from State educational agencies (SEAs) that have local 
education agencies (LEAs) and Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) schools 
serving students displaced by Hurricanes Katrina and Rita. LEAs will 
also collect information from the parents of displaced nonpublic school 
children. This expedited collection is a direct result of an emergency 
initiative that Congress passed on December 22 and its purpose is to 
provide immediate aid for the costs related to the education of these 
displaced students for the 2005-2006 school year, including homeless 
children and youth. The data collected will be used by ED to make four 
Emergency Impact Aid formula grant payments to applicant SEAs based on 
quarterly student counts reported by LEAs. The SEAs will make four 
formula grant payments to applicant LEAs and BIA schools based on the 
quarterly student counts that they report to the SEAs, and LEAs in turn 
will be responsible for making payments to accounts for nonpublic 
school children. In addition, the first quarterly student count will be 
used to determine eligibility and payments for displaced homeless 
children and youth. Due to the urgency of distributing this application 
form and collecting the required information from interested 
participants, we are requesting an OMB emergency clearance of the 
Emergency Impact Aid application.
    Frequency: Quarterly.
    Affected Public: State, local, or tribal gov't, SEAs or LEAs; 
individuals or household.
    Reporting and Recordkeeping Hour Burden: Responses--13,200. Burden 
    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 2959. When 
you access the information collection, click on ``Download 
Attachments'' to view. Written requests for information should be 
addressed to U.S. Department of Education, 400 Maryland Avenue, SW., 
Potomac Center, 9th Floor, Washington, DC 20202-4700. Requests may also 
be electronically mailed to the Internet address 
IC or 
faxed to 202-245-6623. Please specify the complete title of the 
information collection when making your request.
    Comments regarding burden and/or the collection activity 
requirements should be electronically mailed to 
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. E6-191 Filed 1-11-06; 8:45 am]