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[Federal Register: October 25, 1999 (Volume 64, Number 205)]
[Notices]
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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.

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SUMMARY: The Leader, Information Management Group, 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
November 24, 1999.

.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 or should be electronically mailed to the internet address
DWERFEL@OMB.EOP.GOV.

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 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.

Dated: October 19, 1999.
William E. Burrow,
Leader, Information Management Group, Office of the Chief Information
Officer.

Office of Educational Research and Improvement

Type of Review: Reinstatement.
Title: Designation of Exemplary and Promising Programs.
Frequency: Only required when submitting program for review.
Affected Public: Businesses or other for-profit; Not-for-profit
institutions; Federal Government; State, local or Tribal Gov't, SEAs or
LEAs.
Reporting and Recordkeeping Hour Burden:
Responses: 200.
Burden Hours: 1,200.
Abstract: The purpose of the expert panel system is to oversee a
valid and viable process for identifying and designating promising and
exemplary educational programs so that practitioners can make better-
informed decisions in their ongoing efforts to improve the quality of
student learning. The Office of Educational Research and Improvement
(OERI) requires that each program submit descriptive information and an
abstract in order to be considered for review. The information
submitted by the entity will serve as the basis upon which the expert
panel will judge the program according to the selection criteria for
promising and exemplary.
Requests for copies of the proposed information collection request
should be addressed to Vivian Reese, Department of Education, 400
Maryland Avenue, SW, Room 5624, Regional Office Building 3, Washington,
DC 20202-4651, or should be electronically mailed to the internet
address OCIO__IMG__Issues@ed.gov or should be faxed to 202-708-9346.
Questions regarding burden and/or the collection activity
requirements should be directed to Kathy Axt at 703-426-9692.
Individuals who use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD) may
call the Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) at 1-800-877-8339.

Office of Student Financial Assistance Programs

Type of Review: Extension.
Title: Income Contingent Repayment Plan Consent to Disclosure of
Tax Information.
Frequency: Once every five years.
Affected Public: Individuals or households. Reporting and
Recordkeeping Burden:

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Responses: 114,000.
Burden Hours: 22,800.
Abstract: This form is the means by which a William D. Ford Federal
Direct Loan Program borrower (and, if married, the borrower's spouse)
who chooses to repay under the Income Contingent Repayment Plan
provides written consent for the Internal Revenue Service to disclose
certain tax return information to the Department of Education and its
agents for the purpose of calculating the borrower's monthly repayment
amount.
Requests for copies of this information collection should be
addressed to Vivian Reese, US Department of Education, 400 Maryland
Avenue, SW, Room 5624, Regional Office Building 3, Washington, DC
20202-4651, or should be electronically mailed to the Internet address
OCIO __IMG__Issues@ed.gov, or should be faxed to 202-708-9346.
Questions regarding burden and/or the collection activity
requirements should be directed to Joseph Schubart at 202-708-9266 or
by e-mail at joe__schubart@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.

Office of Student Financial Assistance Programs

Type of Review: Reinstatement.
Title: Income Contingent Repayment Plan Alternative Documentation
of Income.
Frequency: Annually.
Affected Public: Individuals or households.
Reporting and Recordkeeping Burden:
Responses: 25,000.
Burden Hours: 8,250.
Abstract: A William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan Program borrower
(and, if married, the borrower's spouse) who chooses to repay under the
Income Contingent Repayment Plan uses this form to submit alternative
documentation of income if the borrower's adjusted gross income is not
available or does not accurately reflect the borrower's current income.
Requests for copies of this information collection should be
addressed to Vivian Reese, US Department of Education, 400 Maryland
Avenue, SW, Room 5624, Regional Office Building 3, Washington, DC
20202-4651, or should be electronically mailed to the Internet address
OCIO__IMG__Issues@ed.gov or should be faxed to 202-708-9346.
Questions regarding burden and/or the collection activity
requirements should be directed to Joseph Schubart at 202-708-9266 or
by e-mail at joe__schubart@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.

Office of Student Financial Assistance Programs

Type of Review: Reinstatement.
Title: William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan Program Statutory
Forbearance Forms.
Frequency: On occasion.
Affected Public: Individuals or households.
Reporting and Recordkeeping Burden:
Responses: 2,400
Burden Hours: 480.
Abstract: Borrowers who receive loans through the William D. Ford
Federal Direct Loan Program will use this form to request statutory
forbearance on their loans.
Requests for copies of this information collection should be
addressed to Vivian Reese, US Department of Education, 400 Maryland
Avenue, SW, Room 5624, Regional Office Building 3, Washington, DC
20202-4651, or should be electronically mailed to the Internet address
OCIO__IMG__Issues@ed.gov or should be faxed to 202-708-9346..
Questions regarding burden and/or the collection activity
requirements should be directed to Joseph Schubart at 202-708-9266 or
by e-mail at joe__schubart@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.

Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services

Type of Review: Revision.
Title: Case Service Report.
Frequency: Annually.
Affected Public: State, local or Tribal Gov't, SEAs or LEAs.
Reporting and Recordkeeping Hour Burden:
Responses: 80.
Burden Hours: 4,240.
Abstract: As required by Section 13 of the Rehabilitation Act, the
data are submitted by State VR agencies each year. The data contain
personal and program-related characteristics, including economic
outcomes of persons with disabilities whose case records are closed.
Requests for copies of the proposed information collection request
should be addressed to Vivian Reese, Department of Education, 400
Maryland Avenue, SW, Room 5624, Regional Office Building 3, Washington,
DC 20202-4651, or should be electronically mailed to the internet
address OCIO__IMG__Issues@ed.gov, or should be faxed to 202-708-9346.
Written comments or questions regarding burden and/or the
collection activity requirements should be directed to Sheila Carey at
202-708-6287 or by e-mail to 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.

Office of the Under Secretary

Type of Review: New.
Title: Evaluation of Effective Adult Basic Education Programs and
Practices.
Frequency: Three times total for each respondent: 1st month, 9th
month, 21st month.
Affected Public: Individuals or households; Not-for-profit
institutions; State, local or Tribal Gov't, SEAs or LEAs.
Reporting and Recordkeeping Hour Burden:.
Responses: 1,385
Burden Hours: 3,923.
Abstract: This study will investigate the following research
questions: (1) How much do first-level adult learners who participate
in adult basic education programs improve their reading skills and
increase the frequency of their reading-related behaviors? (2) What
characteristics of first-level learners affect the amount of
improvement that they make in their reading skills or reading-related
behaviors after participating in adult basic education programs? (3)
How are the operational and instructional characteristics of adult
basic education programs related to the amount of improvement in
reading skills or reading-related behaviors among first-level learners?
Requests for copies of this information collection should be
addressed to Vivian Reese, US Department of Education, 400 Maryland
Avenue, SW, Room 5624, Regional Office Building 3, Washington, DC
20202-4651, or should be electronically mailed to the Internet address
OCIO__IMG__Issues@ed.gov, or should be faxed to 202-708-9346.
For questions regarding burden and/or the collection activity
requirements, contact Jacqueline Montague at 202-708-5359 or by e-mail
at the internet address jackie__montague@ed.gov. Individuals who use a
telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD) may call the Federal
Information

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Relay Service (FIRS) at 1-800-877-8339.

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Last Modified: 10/24/1999