[Federal Register: September 22, 1997 (Volume 62, Number 183)]
[Page 49502-49503]
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Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request

AGENCY: Department of Education.

ACTION: Submission for OMB review; Comment request.


SUMMARY: The Deputy Chief Information Officer, 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 
October 22, 1997.

ADDRESSES: Written comments should be addressed to the Office of 
Information and Regulatory Affairs, Attention: Dan Chenok, Desk 
Officer, Department of Education, Office of Management and Budget, 725 
17th Street, NW., Room 10235, New Executive Office Building, 
Washington, DC 20503. 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.

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 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 Deputy Chief Information Officer, Office 
of the Chief Information Officer, publishes this 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 at the address specified above. Copies of the requests 
are available from Patrick J. Sherrill at the address specified above.

    Dated: September 16, 1997.
Gloria Parker,
Deputy Chief Information Officer, Office of the Chief Information 

Office of Postsecondary Education

    Type of Review: Revision.
    Title: Reporting and Recordkeeping Requirements for the William D. 
Ford Federal Direct Loan Program.
    Frequency: Varies by section.
    Affected Public: Individuals or households.
    Annual Reporting and Recordkeeping Hour Burden:
      Responses: 4,402,728.
      Burden Hours: 1,789,269.
    Abstract: The proposed rules require the collection of additional 
information, in certain cases, in order to discharge a borrower's 
obligation to repay a Federal Direct Consolidation Loan due to a total 
and permanent disability.

Office of Educational Research and Improvement

    Type of Review: Reinstatement.
    Title: State Library Agencies Survey, FY 1997-FY 1999.
    Frequency: Annually.
    Affected Public: State, local or Tribal Gov't, SEAs or LEAs.
    Reporting Burden and Recordkeeping:
      Responses: 51.
      Burden Hours: 612.
    Abstract: This survey is proposed as an annual data collection as 
part of a federal-state cooperative system of data collection. State 
Library Agencies (STLAs) are the official agency of a state charged by 
state law with the extension and development of public library services 
and they receive broader legislative mandates affecting libraries of 
all types in the states (i.e., public, academic, school, special and 
library systems). The data are collected entirely electronically and 
the survey is designed and coordinated by a federal/state cooperative 
system. The survey will provide state and federal policymakers with 
information about

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STLAs, their governance, allied operations, development services to 
libraries and library systems, support of electronic information 
networks, etc.

[FR Doc. 97-25043 Filed 9-19-97; 8:45 am]