[Federal Register: October 8, 1997 (Volume 62, Number 195)]
[Page 52526-52527]
From the Federal Register Online via GPO Access [wais.access.gpo.gov]



Notice of Proposed Information Collection Requests

AGENCY: Department of Education.

ACTION: Proposed collection; comment request.


SUMMARY: The Deputy Chief Information Officer, Office of the Chief 
Information Officer, invites comments on the proposed information 
collection requests as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.

DATES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before 
December 8, 1997.

ADDRESSES: Written comments 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.

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.

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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: October 2, 1997.
Gloria Parker,
Deputy Chief Information Officer, Office of the Chief Information 

Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services

    Type of Review: Reinstatement.
    Title: State Plan for Independent Living, Rehabilitation Act of 
1973, as Amended (Act), Title VII, Chapter 1.
    Frequency: Every three years.
    Affected Public: State, local or Tribal Gov't, SEAs or LEAs.
    Annual Reporting and Recordkeeping Hour Burden:
      Responses: 56.
      Burden Hours: 4,480.
    Abstract: The purpose of Chapter 1 of Title VII of the Act (Ch. 1) 
is to promote a philosophy of independent living which includes 
control, peer support, self-help, self-determination, equal access and 
individual and system advocacy, in order to maximize the leadership, 
empowerment, independence, and productivity of individuals with 
disabilities, and the integration and full inclusion of individuals 
with disabilities into the mainstream of American society. To implement 
this purpose, Ch. 1 authorizes financial assistance to States for 
providing, expanding and improving the provisions of State independent 
living services (SILS), to develop and support statewide networks of 
centers for independent living (CILs), to improve working relationships 
among State IL services programs (SILS), CILs, Statewide Independent 
Living Councils (SILCs), programs funded under other titles of the Act, 
and other programs that address issues relevant to individuals with 
disabilities funded by Federal and non-Federal authorities.
    Section 704 of the Act requires the designated State unit(s) (DSU), 
jointly with the SILC to develop and sign an approvable SPIL in each 
State to receive financial assistance under Ch. 1.

Office of Intergovernmental and Interagency Affairs

    Type of Review: Reinstatement.
    Title: Applications for the U.S. Presidential Scholars Program.
    Frequency: Annually.
    Affected Public: Individuals or households.
    Reporting and Recordkeeping Burden:
      Responses: 2,600.
      Burden Hours: 41,600.
    Abstract: The United States Scholars Program is a national 
recognition program to honor and recognize outstanding graduating high 
school seniors. Candidates are invited to apply to the program based on 
academic achievements on the SAT or ACT. This program was established 
under Executive Order of the President 11155.

[FR Doc. 97-26607 Filed 10-7-97; 8:45 am]