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2370 Federal Register / Vol. 63, No.

10 / Thursday, January 15, 1998 / Notices

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION opportunity to comment on information two-fold. First, any delay in requesting
collection requests. The Office of applications from State Education
Notice of Proposed Information Management and Budget (OMB) may Agencies (SEAs) beyond February 1998
Collection Requests amend or waive the requirement for will mean that the demonstration of
public consultation to the extent that comprehensive school reform models to
AGENCY: Department of Education.
public participation in the approval be funded under this legislation will not
ACTION: Notice of Proposed Information process would defeat the purpose of the be able to begin until the school year
Collection Requests. information collection, violate State or starting in 1999. Thus, the Department
SUMMARY: The Deputy Chief Information
Federal law, or substantially interfere will not be able to fulfill the intent of
Officer, Office of the Chief Information with any agency’s ability to perform its Congress that these comprehensive
Officer, invites comments on the statutory obligations. The Deputy Chief innovations begin in the 1998 school
proposed information collection Information Officer, Office of the Chief year and provide evidence in
requests as required by the Paperwork Information Officer, publishes this succeeding years that can have a
Reduction Act of 1995. notice containing proposed information positive influence on the
collection requests at the beginning of reauthorization of Title I itself. Second,
DATES: An emergency review has been
the Departmental review of the this program was developed in the
requested in accordance with the Act information collection. Each proposed Congress at the end of the 1998 budget
(44 U.S.C. Chapter 3507 (j)), since information collection, grouped by process. It was unclear until the final
public harm is reasonably likely to office, contains the following: (1) Type conference on the Department’s budget
result if normal clearance procedures of review requested, e.g., new, revision, if this program would actually become
are followed. Approval by the Office of extension, existing or reinstatement; (2) law. Thus, the Department could not
Management and Budget (OMB) has Title; (3) Summary of the collection; (4) develop materials that could go through
been requested by February 9, 1998. A Description of the need for, and the public comment process in a way
regular clearance process is also proposed use of, the information; (5) that avoids the need for this emergency
beginning. Interested persons are Respondents and frequency of clearance approach. Therefore, ED is
invited to submit comments on or before collection; and (6) Reporting and/or requesting approval by February 9, 1998
March 16, 1998. Recordkeeping burden. ED invites in order for the State competitive grant
ADDRESSES: Written comments public comment at the address specified programs to be implemented in time for
regarding the emergency review should above. Copies of the requests are schools to establish working
be addressed to the Office of available from Patrick J. Sherrill at the relationships with the providers of
Information and Regulatory Affairs, address specified above. comprehensive school reform models in
Attention: Dan Chenok, Desk Officer: The Department of Education is September 1998.
Department of Education, Office of especially interested in public comment Frequency: Annually.
Management and Budget, 725 17th addressing the following issues: (1) Is Affected Public: Businesses or other
Street, NW., Room 10235, New this collection necessary to the proper for-profits; Not-for-profit institutions;
Executive Office Building, Washington, functions of the Department, (2) will State, local or Tribal Gov’t, SEAs or
D.C. 20503. Requests for copies of the this information be processed and used LEAs.
proposed information collection request in a timely manner, (3) is the estimate Reporting and Recordkeeping Hour
should be addressed to Patrick J. of burden accurate, (4) how might the Burden: Responses: 56. Burden Hours:
Sherrill, Department of Education, 7th & Department enhance the quality, utility, 2,240.
D Streets, S.W., Room 5624, Regional and clarity of the information to be [FR Doc. 98–995 Filed 1–14–98; 8:45 am]
Office Building 3, Washington, D.C. collected, and (5) how might the BILLING CODE 4000–01–P
20202–4651. Written comments Department minimize the burden of this
regarding the regular clearance and collection on the respondents, including
requests for copies of the proposed through the use of information DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
information collection requests should technology.
be addressed to Patrick J. Sherrill, Notice of proposed information
Dated: January 9, 1998.
Department of Education, 600 collection requests
Gloria Parker,
Independence Avenue, S.W., Room
Deputy Chief Information Officer, Office of AGENCY: Department of Education.
5624, Regional Office Building 3,
Washington, D.C. 20202–4651, or the Chief Information Officer. ACTION: Notice of Proposed Information
should be electronic mailed to the Office of Elementary and Secondary Collection Requests.
internet address #FIRB@ed.gov, or Education SUMMARY: The Deputy Chief Information
should be faxed to 202–708–9346. Officer, Office of the Chief Information
Type of Review: New.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Title: Comprehensive School Reform Officer, invites comments on the
Patrick J. Sherrill (202) 708–8196. Demonstration Program. proposed information collection
Individuals who use a Abstract: This application will be requests as required by the Paperwork
telecommunications device for the deaf used by the State Education Agencies Reduction Act of 1995.
(TDD) may call the Federal Information (SEAs) to obtain funds to provide DATES: An emergency review has been
Relay Service (FIRS) at 1–800–877–8339 competitive grants to local education requested in accordance with the Act
between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m., Eastern time, agencies to assist local Title I and some (44 U.S.C. Chapter 3507 (j)), since
Monday through Friday. non-Title I schools to adopt research- public harm is reasonably likely to
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Section based comprehensive school reform result if normal clearance procedures
3506 (c)(2)(A) of the Paperwork models. The information will be used to are followed. Approval by the Office of
Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. review and to approve SEA applications Management and Budget (OMB) has
Chapter 3506 (c)(2)(A) requires that the to participate in the program. been requested by January 13, 1998. A
Director of OMB provide interested Additional Information: An regular clearance process is also
Federal agencies and the public an early emergency request for this collection is beginning. Interested persons are
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invited to submit comments on or before collection; and (6) Reporting and/or Affected Public: Not-for-profit
March 16, 1998. Recordkeeping burden. ED invites institutions; State, local or Tribal Gov’t,
ADDRESSES: Written comments public comment at the address specified SEAs or LEAs.
regarding the emergency review should above. Copies of the requests are Reporting and Recordkeeping Hour
be addressed to the Office of available from Patrick J. Sherrill at the Burden:
Information and Regulatory Affairs, address specified above. Responses: 1,063.
Attention: Dan Chenok, Desk Officer: The Department of Education is Burden Hours: 64.
Department of Education, Office of especially interested in public comment [FR Doc. 98–996 Filed 1–14–98; 8:45 am]
Management and Budget, 725 17th addressing the following issues: (1) is BILLING CODE 4000–01–P
Street, NW., Room 10235, New this collection necessary to the proper
Executive Office Building, Washington, functions of the Department, (2) will
D.C. 20503. Requests for copies of the this information be processed and used DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY
proposed information collection request in a timely manner, (3) is the estimate
should be addressed to Patrick J. of burden accurate, (4) how might the Public Hearings on a Comprehensive
Sherrill, Department of Education, 7th & Department enhance the quality, utility, National Energy Strategy
D Streets, S.W., Room 5624, Regional and clarity of the information to be
Office Building 3, Washington, D.C. collected, and (5) how might the AGENCY: Office of Policy and
20202–4651. Written comments Department minimize the burden of this International Affairs, U.S. Department of
regarding the regular clearance and collection on the respondents, including Energy.
requests for copies of the proposed through the use of information ACTION: Notice of Public Hearing.
information collection requests should technology.
be addressed to Patrick J. Sherrill, SUMMARY: The U.S. Department of
Dated: January 9, 1998. Energy is announcing a series of public
Department of Education, 600
Gloria Parker, hearings to solicit input from state and
Independence Avenue, S.W., Room
5624, Regional Office Building 3, Deputy Chief Information Officer, Office of local officials, utility representatives,
the Chief Information Officer. industry representatives, public interest
Washington, D.C. 20202–4651, or
should be electronic mailed to the Office of the Secretary groups and other interested parties in
internet address #FIRB@ed.gov, or the development of a statutorily
should be faxed to 202–708-9346. Type of Review: New. required national energy policy plan,
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Title: America Reads Pilot Sites hereinafter referred to as the
Patrick J. Sherrill (202) 708–8196. Letter, and Request for Information from ‘‘Comprehensive National Energy
Individuals who use a America Reads Federal Work Study and Strategy’’ or ‘‘Strategy’’. The Department
telecommunications device for the deaf President’s Coalition Members. also invites interested parties to submit
(TDD) may call the Federal Information Abstract: Improving the teaching and written comments for use in developing
Relay Service (FIRS) at 1–800–877–8339 learning of reading is one of the the Strategy.
between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m., Eastern time, Department of Education’s seven Dates and Locations:
Monday through Friday. priorities. This summer, the Department
will sponsor America Reads pilot sites Houston, Texas. February 12, 1998. 1:00
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Section
to offer extended learning time p.m. to 5:00 p.m. (Venue TBD)
3506(c)(2)(A) of the Paperwork
opportunities for children to practice Davis, California. February 13, 1998.
Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C.
and further develop their reading skills. 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. (Venue TBD)
Chapter 3506(c)(2)(A) requires that the Detroit, Michigan. February 17, 1998.
Director of OMB provide interested The letter to literacy leaders will assist
the Department in developing and 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. (Venue TBD)
Federal agencies and the public an early Washington, D.C. February 19, 1998.
opportunity to comment on information planning quality summer pilot sites. It
will be sent to at least one literacy 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. (Venue TBD)
collection requests. The Office of
coalition in every state with priority ADDRESSES: Written comments may be
Management and Budget (OMB) may
amend or waive the requirement for given to those sites in E.Z.s and E.C.s, sent to the U.S. Department of Energy,
public consultation to the extent that as well as those communities that have Office of Policy and International
public participation in the approval signed on to the proposed Voluntary Affairs, (PO–4), 1000 Independence
process would defeat the purpose of the National Test. The voluntary request for Avenue SW, Washington, D.C. 20585,
information collection, violate State or information from the America Reads ATTN: CNES–Hearings. Written
Federal law, or substantially interfere Federal Work Study programs and the comments and input are encouraged via
with any agency’s ability to perform its President’s Coalition for the America the INTERNET at http://
statutory obligations. The Deputy Chief Reads Challenge members will be www.eren.doe.gov.
Information Officer, Office of the Chief posted on the web to allow pilot sites to FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For
Information Officer, publishes this be able to utilize their resources. questions regarding the public hearings,
notice containing proposed information Additional Information: In order to participation or written submissions,
collection requests at the beginning of enable America Reads pilot sites to be please visit the website at http://
the Departmental review of the prepared for their summer reading www.eren.doe.gov or send fax inquiries
information collection. Each proposed programs and take full advantage of the to CNES-HEARINGS at 202–586–4025.
information collection, grouped by Department of Education’s assistance SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Section
office, contains the following: (1) Type and the experience of other America 801 of the Department of Energy
of review requested, e.g., new, revision, Reads Challenge participants, this Organization Act of 1977 requires the
extension, existing or reinstatement; (2) information must be collected and President to submit a National Energy
Title; (3) Summary of the collection; (4) posted on the world wide web as soon Policy Plan to Congress. The President
Description of the need for, and as possible. Therefore, ED is requesting plans to submit a National Energy
proposed use of, the information; (5) approval by January 13, 1998. Policy Plan to Congress in 1998. Section
Respondents and frequency of Frequency: One time. 801 also states that the President shall