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AGENCY:

Department of Education.

SUMMARY:

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.

DATES:

Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before October 1, 2001.

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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 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 the Department minimize the burden of this collection on the respondents, including through the use of information technology.

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Dated: July 27, 2001.

John Tressler,

Leader, Regulatory Information Management, Office of the Chief Information Officer.

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Office of Postsecondary Eductation

Type of Review: Revision.

Title: National Household Education Surveys Program of 2003 (NHES:2003).

Frequency: One time.

Affected Public: Individuals or households.

Reporting and Recordkeeping Hour Burden:

 Responses: 2,400.

 Burden Hours: 359.

Abstract: The NHES:2003 will be a survey of households using random-digit-dialing and computer-assisted telephone interviewing. Two topical surveys are to be conducted in the NHES:2003: Parent and Family Involvement in Education (PFI-NHES:2003), and Adult Education for Work-related Reasons (AEWR-NHES:2003). Respondents to the PFI-NHES:2003) will be parents of children in kindergarten through 12th grade. Respondents to the AEWR-NHES:2003 will be persons age 16 and older who are not enrolled in elementary or secondary school. The PFI survey will provide NCES with current measures of children's educational experiences and family involvement in the education of their children and allow for the analysis of change over time. The AEWR survey will provide in-depth information on the participation of adults in training and education that prepares adults for work or careers and maintains or improves their skills.

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_IMG_Issues@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 Kathy Axt at (540) 776-7742 or via her internet address Kathy.Axt@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.

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[FR Doc. 01-19299 Filed 8-1-01; 8:45 am]

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