[Federal Register Volume 62, Number 30 (Thursday, February 13, 1997)]
[Notices]
[Pages 6763-6764]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 97-3571]


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DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION


Notice of proposed information collection requests.

AGENCY: Department of Education

ACTION: Notice of proposed information collection requests.

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SUMMARY: The Director, Information Resources Management Group, invites 
comments on the proposed information collection requests as required by 
the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.

DATES: 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 15, 1997.

ADDRESSES: Written comments regarding the emergency review should be 
addressed to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, 
Attention: Wendy Taylor, Desk Officer: Department of Education, Office 
of Management and Budget, 725 17th Street, NW., Room 10235, New 
Executive Office Building, Washington, D.C. 20503. Requests for copies 
of the proposed information collection request should be addressed to 
Patrick J. Sherrill, Department of Education, 7th & D Streets, S.W., 
Room 5624, Regional Office Building 3, Washington, D.C. 20202-4651. 
Written comments regarding the regular clearance and requests for 
copies of the proposed information collection requests should be 
addressed to Patrick J. Sherrill, Department of Education, 600 
Independence Avenue, S.W., Room 5624, Regional Office Building 3, 
Washington, DC 20202-4651, or should be electronic mailed to the 
internet address #[email protected], 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 (c)(2)(A) of the Paperwork 
Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. Chapter 3506 (c)(2)(A) 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 Director of the Information Resources Management 
Group, 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 at 
the address specified above. Copies of the requests are available from 
Patrick J. Sherrill at the address specified above.

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    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: February 7, 1997.
Gloria Parker,
Director, Information Resources Management Group.

Office of the Under Secretary

    Type of Review: New.
    Title: Family Involvement in Elementary and Middle School.
    Abstract: Research shows that family involvement in education is 
key to children learning to challenging standards. However, certain 
important questions could not be answered with extant data. 
Accordingly, this data is relevant to ED's current initiative on family 
involvement in education and to the efforts of the 2500 grassroots 
organizations that are members of the Partnership for Family 
Involvement in Education. They include schools, education, parent, and 
community groups and employers. Survey results are intended for 
presentation first by the Vice President at the 1997 annual Family 
Reunion VI themed, ``Family, School, and Community''.
    Additional Information: Emergency clearance is urgently requested 
for the survey so that results can first be announced at the Vice 
President's Family Reunion VI themed, ``Family, School, and 
Community.'' This conference is scheduled for late June and media 
interest is anticipated. Approval is requested by April 15, 1997. If 
approval is not received by that date, the latest information on family 
involvement in education will not be available for the Vice President's 
conference at which issues addressed in the survey will be discussed.
    Frequency: One Time.
    Affected Public: Individuals or households.
    Annual Reporting and Recordkeeping Hour Burden:
      Responses: 700.
      Burden Hours: 93.

[FR Doc. 97-3571 Filed 2-12-97; 8:45 am]
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