[Federal Register Volume 64, Number 100 (Tuesday, May 25, 1999)]
[Pages 28164-28165]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 99-13132]



Notice of Proposed Information Collection Requests

AGENCY: Department of Education.

ACTION: Notice of proposed information collection requests.


SUMMARY: The Acting Leader, 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: 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 May 
25, 1999. A regular clearance process is also beginning. Interested 
persons are invited to submit comments on or before July 26, 1999.

ADDRESSES: Written comments regarding the emergency review should be 
addressed to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, 
Attention: Danny Werfel, Desk Officer: Department of Education, Office 
of Management and Budget; 725 17th Street, NW,, Room 10235, New 
Executive Office Building, Washington, DC 20503. Comments regarding the 
regular clearance and requests for copies of the proposed information 
collection request should be addressed to Patrick J. Sherrill, 
Department of Education, 400 Maryland Avenue, SW., Room 5624, Regional 
Office Building 3, Washington, DC 20202-4651, or should be 
electronically mailed to the internet address Pat--S[email protected], or 
should be faxed to 202-708-9346.

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 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 Acting Leader, 
Information Management Group, 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 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 
respondents, including through the use of information technology.

    Dated: May 19, 1999.
William E. Burrow,
Acting Leader, Information Management Group, Office of the Chief 
Information Officer.

Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services

    Type of Review: Reinstatement.
    Title: Projects with Industry.
    Abstract: Data collection for the Projects with Industry compliance 
indicators, Annual Evaluation Plan and Application Content 
    Additional Information: This revised information collection request 
reflects changes to the current data collection form that are necessary 
to comply with section 611 of the Rehabilitation Act. The 1998 
Amendments changed the reporting requirements for the annual review and 
evaluation of the operation of the program under section 611(a)(5). 
Section 611(a)(5) of the Act now requires that data and information 
collected for use in conducting the annual review and evaluation of the 
operation of the project be the same types as described in 
subparagraphs (A) through (C) of section 101(a)(10) of the Act 
governing the State VR Services program, as determined appropriate by 
the Commissioner. The Amendments also modify the data collection and 
reporting requirements in section 101(a)(10) to conform with annual 
reporting and data collection requirements under section 136(d)(2) of 
the Workforce Investment Act of 1998, to the extent determined by the 
Secretary to be relevant in assessing program performance.
    Finally, we are also requesting approval to combine the reporting 
requirements for the Projects With Industry (PWI) program from OMB form 
1820-0566 (Projects with Industry Compliance Indicators and Annual 
Evaluation Plan) and OMB form 1820-

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0612 (Projects with Industry Application Content Requirements). The 
combined form will be numbered OMB 1820-0566.
    Frequency: Annually.
    Affected Public: Businesses or other for-profits; Not-for-profit 
institutions; State, local or Tribal Gov't, SEAs or LEAs.
    Reporting and Recordkeeping Hour Burden:
      Responses: 350.
      Burden Hours: 14,000.

[FR Doc. 99-13132 Filed 5-24-99; 8:45 am]