[Federal Register Volume 61, Number 129 (Wednesday, July 3, 1996)]
[Pages 34803-34804]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 96-16939]


Notice of Proposed Information Collection Requests

AGENCY: Department of Education.

ACTION: Proposed collection; comment request.

SUMMARY: The Director, Information Resources Group, 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 
September 3, 1996.

ADDRESSES: Written comments and requests for copies of the proposed 
information collection requests should be addressed to Patrick J. 
Sherrill, Department of Education, 600 Independence Avenue, SW, Room 
5624, Regional Office Building 3, Washington, DC 20202-4651.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Patrick J. Sherrill (202) 708-8196. 
Individuals who use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD) may 
call the Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) at 1-800-877-8339 
between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m., Eastern time, Monday through Friday.

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

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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 Director of the Information Resources Group publishes 
this 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 at the address 
specified above. Copies of the requests are available from Patrick J. 
Sherrill at the address specified above.
    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 27, 1996.
Gloria Parker,
Director, Information Resources Group.

Office of Educational Research and Improvement

    Type of Review: Revision.
    Title: Early Childhood Longitudinal Survey.
    Frequency: One or two times.
    Affected Public: Individuals or households; Not-for-profit 
institutions; State, local or Tribal Government, SEAs or LEAs.
    Reporting and Recordkeeping Hour Burden:

    Responses: 8,170
    Burden Hours: 7,500.

    Abstract: The National Center for Education Statistics requests a 
3-year generic clearance from the Office of Management and Budget to 
conduct developmental and design activities (i.e., field test) that 
will culminate in instruments that measure cognitive outcomes as well 
as the factors that affect learning outcomes in young children and to 
conduct the base year survey and assessment activities. Kindergarten 
enrollee cohorts are involved.

Office of Postsecondary Education

    Type of Review: Revision.
    Title: Student Aid Report (SAR).
    Frequency: Annually.
    Affected Public: Individuals or households.
    Annual Reporting and Recordkeeping Hour Burden:

    Responses: 9,506,891
    Burden Hours: 4,663,316

    Abstract: Used to notify applicants of their eligibility to receive 
Federal financial aid. The form is submitted by the applicant to the 
institution of their choice.

Office of Management

    Type of Review: New.
    Title: Education Department General Administrative Regulations for 
Grants, 34 CFR Parts 74, 75, 76 and 80.
    Frequency: On Occasion.
    Affected Public: Businesses or other for-profit; Not-for-profit 
institutions; State, local or Tribal Government, SEAs or LEAs.
    Reporting and Recordkeeping Hour Burden

    Responses: 30,000
    Burden Hours: 690,000

    Abstract: These collections are necessary for the award and 
administration of discretionary and formula grants. The collections 
specific to ED forms are part of the reinvented process ED uses for 
awarding multi-year discretionary grants. The new process substantially 
increases flexibility of the grant process by enabling all years of 
multi-year budgets to be negotiated on at the time of initial award, 
and to submit only a performance report instead of an entire 
noncompeting continuation (NCC) package to receive funding.

[FR Doc. 96-16939 Filed 7-2-96; 8:45 am]