Department of Education.
Notice of proposed information collection requests.
The Leader, Regulatory Information Management, Office of the Chief Information Officer, invites comments on the proposed information collection requests as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.
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 April 23, 2002. A regular clearance process is also beginning. Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before June 17, 2002.
Written comments regarding the emergency review should be addressed to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Attention: Lauren Wittenberg, Desk Officer: Department of Education, Office of Management and Budget; 725 17th Street, NW., Room 10235, New Executive Office Building, Washington, DC 20503 or should be electronically mailed to the internet address Lauren_Wittenberg@omb.eop.gov.End Preamble Start Supplemental 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 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. 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.Start Signature
Dated: April 12, 2002.
John D. Tressler,
Leader, Regulatory Information Management, Office of the Chief Information Officer.
Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services
Type of Review: New.
Title: SPeNSE Substudy on Paperwork Burden.
Abstract: In order to inform the reauthorization of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), the Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) needs information on the causes of reported paperwork burden among special education teachers. This substudy will explore factors associated with paperwork burden through telephone interviews with special education teachers.
Additional Information: During recent hearings for the reauthorization of IDEA, ED heard testimony from administrators and special educators about the tremendous paperwork burden placed on teachers; however, policymakers lack adequate data to adequately characterize this burden, the factors affecting it, and approaches to easing paperwork burden. This substudy will provide ED with the information it needs to inform the upcoming reauthorization of the IDEA and set priorities within the Department for technical assistance and further research.
Frequency: One time.
Affected Public: Individuals or household.
Reporting and Recordkeeping Hour Burden:
Burden Hours: 250.
Requests for copies of the proposed information collection request may be accessed from http://edicsweb.ed.gov, by selecting “Browse Pending Collections” and clicking on link number. When you access the information collection, click on “Download Attachments” to view. Written requests for information should be addressed to Vivian Reese, Department of Education, 400 Maryland Avenue, SW, Room 4050, Regional Office Building 3, Washington, DC 20202-4651 or to the e-mail address firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 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.End Supplemental Information
[FR Doc. 02-9460 Filed 4-17-02; 8:45 am]
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