Notice of Proposed Information Collection Requests
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.
Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before December 14, 2001.
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 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 theDepartment minimize the burden of this collection on the respondents, including through the use of information technology.Dated: October 9, 2001. John Tressler, Leader, Regulatory Information Management, Office of the Chief Information Officer.
Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services
Type of Review: New.
Title: An Evaluation of the State Program Improvement Grant (SIG) Program.
Affected Public: Not-for-profit institutions; State, local or Tribal Govt, SEAs or LEAs.
Reporting and Recordkeeping Hour Burden: Responses: 108; Burden Hours: 261.
Abstract: The purpose of this data collection is to obtain relevant and credible information from an evaluation of the State Improvement Grant Program in order to (1) make mid-course programmatic improvements to the program, and (2) describe the implementation and progress of the Program to Federal officials, Congress, and other stakeholders. These data will also inform the reauthorization of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). Respondents will include SIG Directors, SIG project evaluators, SEA policymakers, and SIG sub-grant directors in each of the 36 states with currently funded SIG projects.
Requests for copies of the proposed information collection request may be accessed from http://edicsweb.ed.gov, or should be addressed to Vivian Reese, Department of Education, 400 Maryland Avenue, SW., Room 4050, Regional Office Building 3, Washington, DC 20202-4651. 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 Sheila Carey at (202) 708-6287 or via her internet address Sheila.Carey@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.