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					                         Federal Register / Vol. 63, No. 26 / Monday, February 9, 1998 / Notices                          6545

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION                        The Department of Education is           ADDRESSES:   Holiday Inn on the Hill,
                                             especially interested in public comment    Congressman Room, 415 New Jersey
Notice of Proposed Information               addressing the following issues: (1) Is    Avenue, NW, Washington, DC, 20001,
Collection Requests                          this collection necessary to the proper    (202) 638–1616.
AGENCY:     Department of Education.         functions of the Department, (2) will      FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dr.
                                             this information be processed and used     David Beaulieu, Director, Office of
ACTION:    Proposed collection; comment
                                             in a timely manner, (3) is the estimate    Indian Education, 1250 Maryland
                                             of burden accurate, (4) how might the      Avenue, SW., Portals 4300, Washington,
SUMMARY: The Acting Deputy Chief             Department enhance the quality, utility,   DC 20202. Telephone: (202) 260–2431;
Information Officer, Office of the Chief     and clarity of the information to be       Fax: (202) 260–7779.
Information Officer, invites comments        collected, and (5) how might the           SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The
on the proposed information collection       Department minimize the burden of this     National Advisory Council on Indian
requests as required by the Paperwork        collection on the respondents, including   Education is a presidentially appointed
Reduction Act of 1995.                       through the use of information             advisory council on Indian education
DATES: Interested persons are invited to     technology.                                established under Section 9151 of Title
submit comments on or before April 10,         Dated: February 3, 1998.                 IX of the Elementary and Secondary
1998.                                        Linda Tague,                               Education Act of 1965, as amended (20
ADDRESSES: Written comments and              Acting Deputy Chief Information Officer,   U.S.C. 7871). The Council advises the
requests for copies of the proposed          Office of the Chief Information Officer.   Secretary of Education and the Congress
information collection requests should                                                  on funding and administration of
be addressed to Patrick J. Sherrill,         Office of the Chief Financial Officer
                                                                                        programs with respect to which the
Department of Education, 600                    Type of Review: Reinstatement.          Secretary has jurisdiction and that
Independence Avenue, S.W., Room                 Title: Application for Federal          includes Indian children or adults as
5624, Regional Office Building 3,            Education Assistance (AFEA).               participants or that may benefit Indian
Washington, DC 20202–4651.                      Frequency: Annually.                    children or adults. The Council also
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:                Affected Public: Individuals or         makes recommendations to the
Patrick J. Sherrill (202) 708–8196.          households; Not-for-Profit institutions;   Secretary for filing the position of
Individuals who use a                        State, Local or Tribal Government, SEAs    Director of Indian Education whenever
telecommunications device for the deaf       or LEAs.                                   a vacancy occurs.
(TDD) may call the Federal Information          Annual Reporting and Recordkeeping         This hearing will be open to the
Relay Service (FIRS) at 1–800–877–8339       Hour Burden:                               public without advanced registration.
between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m., Eastern time,          Responses: 15,550.                    Public attendance may be limited to the
Monday through Friday.                            Burden Hours: 4,404.                  space available. Members of the public
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Section              Abstract: The information collection    may make statements during the
3506 of the Paperwork Reduction Act of       is needed for the processing of various    meeting, to the extent time permits, and
1995 (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35) requires         Department grant program’s application     file written statements with the
that the Office of Management and            from State and local educational           committee for its consideration. Written
Budget (OMB) provide interested              agencies, and institutions of higher       statements should be submitted to the
Federal agencies and the public an early     education. The information is used by      address listed above.
opportunity to comment on information        program offices to determine eligibility      Testimony is requested concerning
collection requests. OMB may amend or        and facilitate distribution of program     the implementation and effectiveness of
waive the requirement for public             funds.                                     Federal Education programs with
consultation to the extent that public       [FR Doc. 98–3136 Filed 2–6–98; 8:45 am]    American Indian learners.
participation in the approval process                                                      The Improving Americas Schools Act;
                                             BILLING CODE 4000–01–P
would defeat the purpose of the                                                         Elementary and Secondary Education
information collection, violate State or                                                Act as amended 1994.
Federal law, or substantially interfere      DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION                    The Indian Education Act (Title IX)
with any agency’s ability to perform its                                                Impact Aid Programs (Title VIII)
statutory obligations. The Acting Deputy     National Advisory Council on Indian        Comprehensive Education Programs
Chief Information Officer, Office of the     Education; Hearing                            (Title I)
Chief Information Officer, publishes this                                               School Improvement Programs
notice containing proposed information       AGENCY: National Advisory Council on
                                                                                        Migrant Education Programs (Title I,
collection requests prior to submission      Indian Education, ED.
                                                                                           Part C)
of these requests to OMB. Each               ACTION: Notice of open hearing.            Safe and Drug Free Schools (Title IV,
proposed information collection,                                                           Part A, Subpart I of the ESEA)
grouped by office, contains the              SUMMARY:   This notice sets forth the
                                             schedule and proposed agenda for a         Goals 2000: Educate America Act
following: (1) Type of review requested,
e.g., new, revision, extension, existing     hearing of the National Advisory              Testimony is also requested regarding
or reinstatement; (2) Title; (3) Summary     Council on Indian Education. This          the needs of American Indian leaners in
of the collection; (4) Description of the    notice also describes the functions of     the following areas:
need for, and proposed use of, the           the Council. Notice of this hearing is     Bilingual Education
information; (5) Respondents and             required under Section 10(a)(2) of the     After School Programs
frequency of collection; and (6)             Federal Advisory Committee Act and is      New Teachers
Reporting and/or Recordkeeping               intended to notify the public of their     Equity of Opportunity for Indian
burden. OMB invites public comment at        opportunity to attend.                        Children
the address specified above. Copies of       DATES AND TIMES: March 8, 1998, 10:00      The National Test
the requests are available from Patrick J.   a.m. to 5:00 p.m., and March 9, 1998,         A summary of the proceedings and
Sherrill at the address specified above.     9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.                     related matters which are informative to