Notice of Proposed Information Collection Requests, 29291-29292 [05-10087]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 97 / Friday, May 20, 2005 / Notices Dated: May 16, 2005. Angela C. Arrington, Leader, Information Management Case Services Team, Regulatory Information Management Services, Office of the Chief Information Officer. DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request AGENCY: Department of Education. The Leader, Information Management Case Services Team, Regulatory Information Management Services, Office of the Chief Information Officer invites comments on the submission for OMB review as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. SUMMARY: Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before June 20, 2005. DATES: Written comments should be addressed to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Attention: Carolyn Lovett, Desk Officer, Department of Education, Office of Management and Budget, 725 17th Street, NW., Room 10235, New Executive Office Building, Washington, DC 20503 or faxed to (202) 395–6974. ADDRESSES: 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, Information Management Case Services Team, Regulatory Information Management Services, 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. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Department of Education Type of Review: Extension. Title: Master Plan for Customer Surveys and Focus Groups. Frequency: One-time. Affected Public: Individuals or household; businesses or other forprofit; not-for-profit institutions; State, Local, or Tribal Gov’t, SEAs or LEAs. Reporting and Recordkeeping Hour Burden: Responses: 55,000. Burden Hours: 25,000. Abstract: Customer satisfaction surveys and focus group discussions will be conducted by the Principal Offices of the Department of Education to measure customer satisfaction and establish and improve customer service standards as required by Executive Order 12862. Requests for copies of the submission for OMB review; comment request may be accessed from http:// edicsweb.ed.gov, by selecting the ‘‘Browse Pending Collections’’ link and by clicking on link number 2717. When you access the information collection, click on ‘‘Download Attachments’’ to view. Written requests for information should be addressed to U.S. Department of Education, 400 Maryland Avenue, SW., Potomac Center, 9th Floor, Washington, DC 20202–4700. Requests may also be electronically mailed to the Internet address OCIO_RIMG@ed.gov or faxed to 202–245–6621. 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 her e-mail 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. [FR Doc. 05–10086 Filed 5–19–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4000–01–P DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION Notice of Proposed Information Collection Requests AGENCY: Department of Education. SUMMARY: The Leader, Information Management Case Services Team, Regulatory Information Management Services, Office of the Chief Information VerDate jul<14>2003 20:07 May 19, 2005 Jkt 205001 PO 00000 Frm 00023 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 29291 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 July 19, 2005. 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, Information Management Case Services Team, Regulatory Information Management Services, 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. Dated: May 17, 2005. Angela C. Arrington, Leader, Information Management Case Services Team, Regulatory Information Management Services, Office of the Chief Information Officer. Institute of Education Sciences Type of Review: New. Title: Evaluation of States’ Monitoring and Improvement Practices Under the E:\FR\FM\20MYN1.SGM 20MYN1 29292 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 97 / Friday, May 20, 2005 / Notices Individuals with Disabilities Education Act. Frequency: One time. Affected Public: State, local, or tribal gov’t, SEAs or LEAs; Federal government. Reporting and Recordkeeping Hour Burden: Responses: 102. Burden Hours: 306. Abstract: States’ monitoring and improvement practices under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) are vital to ensuring that students with disabilities receive a free appropriate public education and that infants and toddlers with disabilities and their families receive early intervention services. The purpose of this study is to evaluate states’ monitoring and related improvement practices under IDEA. This study will describe the nature and scope of monitoring as implemented by the 50 states and the District of Columbia for Parts B and C of IDEA, assess the effect of the quality of states’ monitoring and related improvement practices on key outcomes of Parts B and C of IDEA, and identify and develop recommendations for potential best practices in monitoring and identify areas for ongoing technical assistance. Requests for copies of the proposed information collection request may be accessed from http://edicsweb.ed.gov, by selecting the ‘‘Browse Pending Collections’’ link and by clicking on link number 2772. When you access the information collection, click on ‘‘Download Attachments’’ to view. Written requests for information should be addressed to U.S. Department of Education, 400 Maryland Avenue, SW., Potomac Center, 9th Floor, Washington, DC 20202–4700. Requests may also be electronically mailed to the Internet address OCIO_RIMG@ed.gov or faxed to 202–245–6621. 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 e-mail 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. [FR Doc. 05–10087 Filed 5–19–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4000–01–P VerDate jul<14>2003 20:07 May 19, 2005 Jkt 205001 DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION [CFDA No. 84.358A] Small, Rural School Achievement Program Office of Elementary and Secondary Education, Department of Education. ACTION: Notice announcing application deadline. AGENCY: SUMMARY: Under the Small, Rural School Achievement (SRSA) program, we award grants on a formula basis to eligible local educational agencies (LEAs) to address the unique needs of small, rural school districts. In this notice, we establish the deadline for submission of the fiscal year (FY) 2005 SRSA grant applications. As discussed in this notice, if an eligible LEA submitted an application for SRSA grant funds for a prior year, the LEA is considered to have met the FY 2005 application requirement based on its previously submitted application and does not have to submit a new application to the Department to receive its FY 2005 SRSA grant award. Application Deadline: June 17, 2005, 4:30 p.m. eastern time. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Which LEAs Are Eligible for An Award Under the SRSA Program? An LEA is eligible for an award under the SRSA program if — (a) The total number of students in average daily attendance at all of the schools served by the LEA is fewer than 600, or each county in which a school served by the LEA is located has a total population density of fewer than 10 persons per square mile; and (b) All of the schools served by the LEA are designated with a school locale code of 7 or 8 by the Department’s National Center for Education Statistics, or the Secretary has determined, based on a demonstration by the LEA and concurrence of the SEA, that the LEA is located in an area defined as rural by a governmental agency of the State. The SRSA spreadsheets on the Department’s Web site at http:// www.ed.gov/programs/reapsrsa/ eligibility.html identify the LEAs that meet these requirements and are eligible to participate in the SRSA program. Which Eligible LEAs Need Not Submit an Additional Application To Receive a FY 2005 SRSA Grant Award? Under the regulations in 34 CFR 75.104(a), the Secretary makes a grant only to an eligible party that submits an application. Given the limited purpose served by an application under this PO 00000 Frm 00024 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 program, the Secretary considers this requirement to be met if the LEA submitted an SRSA application for any prior year, even if the LEA has not previously received SRSA funds. In this circumstance, unless the LEA advises the Secretary by the application deadline that it is withdrawing its application, the Secretary deems the application that the LEA previously submitted to remain in effect for FY 2005 funding, and the LEA does not have to submit an additional application. All other eligible LEAs must submit a new application to receive a FY 2005 grant award. We have provided a list of LEAs eligible for FY 2005 funds on the Department’s Web site at http:// www.ed.gov/programs/reapsrsa/ eligibility.html. The Web site also indicates which of these eligible LEAs must submit a new application to the Department to receive their FY 2005 SRSA grant award, and which eligible LEAs are considered already to have met the application requirement. Eligible LEAs that must submit a new application in order to receive FY 2005 SRSA funding must do so electronically by the deadline established in this notice. Electronic Submission of Applications: Unless it is listed on the Department’s Web site as not required to submit a new application, an eligible LEA that seeks FY 2005 SRSA funding must submit an electronic application by June 17, 2005, 4:30 pm eastern time. Submission of an electronic application involves the use of the Department’s Electronic Grant Application System (eApplication) available through the Department’s e-Grants system. You can access the electronic application for the SRSA Program at: http://e-grants.ed.gov. Once you access this site, you will receive specific instructions regarding the information to include in your application. The regular hours of operation of the e-Grants Web site are 6 a.m. Monday until 7 p.m. Wednesday; and 6 a.m. Thursday until midnight, Saturday (Washington, DC time). Please note that the system is unavailable on Sundays and Federal holidays. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Eric Schulz or Mr. Robert Hitchcock. Telephone: (202) 401–0039 or via Internet: reap@ed.gov. If you use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD), you may call the Federal Relay Service (FRS) at 1– 800–877–8339. Individuals with disabilities may obtain this notice in an alternative E:\FR\FM\20MYN1.SGM 20MYN1

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[Federal Register Volume 70, Number 97 (Friday, May 20, 2005)]
[Notices]
[Pages 29291-29292]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 05-10087]


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DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION


Notice of Proposed Information Collection Requests

AGENCY: Department of Education.
SUMMARY: The Leader, Information Management Case Services Team, 
Regulatory Information Management Services, 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 
July 19, 2005.

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, Information Management Case 
Services Team, Regulatory Information Management Services, 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.

    Dated: May 17, 2005.
Angela C. Arrington,
Leader, Information Management Case Services Team, Regulatory 
Information Management Services, Office of the Chief Information 
Officer.

Institute of Education Sciences

    Type of Review: New.
    Title: Evaluation of States' Monitoring and Improvement Practices 
Under the

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Individuals with Disabilities Education Act.
    Frequency: One time.
    Affected Public: State, local, or tribal gov't, SEAs or LEAs; 
Federal government.
    Reporting and Recordkeeping Hour Burden:
     Responses: 102.
     Burden Hours: 306.
    Abstract: States' monitoring and improvement practices under the 
Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) are vital to 
ensuring that students with disabilities receive a free appropriate 
public education and that infants and toddlers with disabilities and 
their families receive early intervention services. The purpose of this 
study is to evaluate states' monitoring and related improvement 
practices under IDEA. This study will describe the nature and scope of 
monitoring as implemented by the 50 states and the District of Columbia 
for Parts B and C of IDEA, assess the effect of the quality of states' 
monitoring and related improvement practices on key outcomes of Parts B 
and C of IDEA, and identify and develop recommendations for potential 
best practices in monitoring and identify areas for ongoing technical 
assistance.
    Requests for copies of the proposed information collection request 
may be accessed from http://edicsweb.ed.gov, by selecting the ``Browse 
Pending Collections'' link and by clicking on link number 2772. When 
you access the information collection, click on ``Download 
Attachments'' to view. Written requests for information should be 
addressed to U.S. Department of Education, 400 Maryland Avenue, SW., 
Potomac Center, 9th Floor, Washington, DC 20202-4700. Requests may also 
be electronically mailed to the Internet address OCIO--RIMG@ed.gov or 
faxed to 202-245-6621. 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 e-mail 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.

[FR Doc. 05-10087 Filed 5-19-05; 8:45 am]
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