[Federal Register Volume 62, Number 10 (Wednesday, January 15, 1997)]
[Page 2142]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 97-905]



Notice of Proposed Information Collection Requests

AGENCY: Department of Education.

ACTION: Proposed collection; comment request.


SUMMARY: The Director, Information Resources Management 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 
March 17, 1997.

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, S.W., 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 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, Information Resources 
Management 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: January 9, 1997.
Gloria Parker,
Director, Information Resources Management Group.

Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services

    Type of Review: Extension.
    Title: List of Hearing Officers--Recordkeeping.
    Frequency: On occasion.
    Affected Public: State, local or Tribal Gov't SEAs or LEAs.
    Annual Reporting and Recordkeeping Hour Burden:
    Responses: 1,600.
    Burden Hours: 1,600.
    Abstract: Under Part B of the Individuals with Disabilities 
Education Act, each local educational agency receiving Part B funds 
must keep a list of persons who serve as hearing officers along with 
their qualifications. The list serves to provide interested parties of 
the background of hearing officers.

Office of Elementary and Secondary Education

    Type of Review: New.
    Title: Applications for Competitive Review to Provide Financial 
Assistance to Increase Educational Opportunities for Alaska Natives.
    Frequency: Annually.
    Affected Public: Not-for-profit institutions; State, local or 
Tribal Gov't SEAs or LEAs.
    Annual Reporting and Recordkeeping Hour Burden:
    Responses: 81.
    Burden Hours: 1,620.
    Abstract: The information is needed to determine the quality of 
proposed services to increase educational opportunities and address the 
academic needs of Alaska Natives. The Department will use the 
information to make grant awards.

[FR Doc. 97-905 Filed 1-14-97; 8:45 am]