Agency information collection activities: Submission for OMB review; comment request,

 
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[Federal Register: September 14, 1998 (Volume 63, Number 177)]

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From the Federal Register Online via GPO Access [wais.access.gpo.gov]

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DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request

AGENCY: Department of Education.

ACTION: Submission for OMB review; comment request.

SUMMARY: The Acting Deputy Chief Information Officer, Office of the Chief Information Officer, invites comments on the submission for OMB review as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.

DATES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before October 14, 1998.

ADDRESSES: Written comments 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. 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, or should be electronically mailed to the internet address Pat__Sherrill@ed.gov, 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 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 Acting Deputy Chief Information Officer, Office of the Chief Information Officer, 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.

Dated: September 9, 1998. Hazel Fiers, Acting Deputy Chief Information Officer, Office of the Chief Information Officer.

Office of Educational Research and Improvement

Type of Review: New.

Title: Early Childhood Longitudinal Study (ECLS) First Grade Fall 1998 Pilot Study, Fall 1999 and Spring 2000 Full Scale.

Frequency: Fall 1998, Fall 1999, and Spring 2000.

Affected Public: Individuals or households; Not-for-profit institutions.

Reporting and Recordkeeping Hour Burden: Responses: 600 Burden Hours: 313

Abstract: The ECLS begins in Fall 1998-1999 with a kindergarten cohort. This clearance is for follow up activities with this cohort of students one year later, when they are typically in first grade. There will be a pilot of the first grade fall survey in Fall 1998, and the full scale surveys will take place in Fall of 1999 and Spring of 2000. The ECLS looks at the crucial first years of school from the perspective of the students, teachers, parents, and school administrators. There are assessments of the students. The survey is intended to provide information about early childhood preschool learning experiences, from birth to age 8, preparation for formal schools, first school experiences, and progress made over the first years of school.

Office of Educational Research and Improvement

Type of Review: Extension.

Title: Standards for the Conduct and Evaluation of Activities Carried Out by the Office of Educational Research and Improvement (OERI)--Phase 1.

Frequency: Annually.

Affected Public: Individuals or households; Businesses or other for-profits; Not-for-profit institutions; State, local or Tribal Gov't, SEAs or LEAs.

Reporting and Recordkeeping Hour Burden: Responses: 1 Burden Hours: 1

Abstract: OERI was required by its authorizing statute to establish standards for the processes it uses to evaluate applications for grants and cooperative agreements and proposals for contracts. These established standards (34 CFR 700) allow OERI to tailor selection criteria to individual programs by selecting from the menu of selection criteria contained in this regulation. This regulation has also

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eliminated the need for separate programs within OERI to establish individual program regulations to create specific evaluation criteria.

Office of Postsecondary Education.

Type of Review: Extension.

Title: Guaranty Agency Monthly Claims and Collection Report.

Frequency: Monthly.

Affected Public: Businesses or other for-profits; State, local or Tribal Gov't; SEAs or LEAs. Reporting and Recordkeeping Hour Burden:

Responses: 37 Burden Hours: 2,220

Abstract: The ED Form 1189 is used by a guaranty agency to request payments of reinsurance for default, bankruptcy, death, disability claims paid to lenders and costs incurred for SPA, closed school, false certification, lender of last resort and lender referral fee payments. Agencies use the form to make payments owed to ED for collections on defaulted loans.

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