[Federal Register: December 2, 1997 (Volume 62, Number 231)]
[Page 63699-63700]
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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 
January 2, 1998.

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: November 25, 1997.
Gloria Parker,
Deputy Chief Information Officer, Office of the Chief Information 

Office of Educational Research and Improvement

    Type of Review: REINSTATEMENT.
    Title: 1999 National Study of Postsecondary Faculty (NSOPF--99): 
Faculty Questionnaire.
    Frequency: One Time.
    Affected Public: Individuals or households.
    Reporting Burden and Recordkeeping:
       Responses: 500.
      Burden Hours: 391.
    Abstract: The third cycle of the NSOPF is being conducted in 
response to a continuing need for data on faculty and instructors. The 
study will provide information about faculty in postsecondary 
institutions which is key to learning about the quality of education 
and research in these institutions. This study will expand the 
information about faculty and

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instructional staff in two ways--allowing comparisons to be made over 
time and examining critical issues surrounding faculty that have 
developed since the first two studies. This clearance request covers 
field test and full scale activities for the second phase of the 
study--collection of information from a nationally representative 
sample of faculty and instructional staff at postsecondary 
institutions. This information, together with information collected in 
the first phase of the study (1850-0665) on the institutions 
themselves, will provide a source of descriptive, analytical, trend and 
policy relevant research on the way postsecondary education functions.

Office of the Under Secretary

    Type of Review: NEW.
    Title: Guidance for Reporting on Waivers Granted by the U.S. 
Department of Education.
    Frequency: Annually.
    Affected Public: State, local or Tribal Gov't, SEAs or LEAs.
    Annual Reporting and Recordkeeping Hour Burden:
      Responses: 20.
      Burden Hours: 100.
    Abstract: The Department is required by statute to collect reports 
from state education agencies on the uses of waivers in their states. 
The purpose of this guidance is to assist states in meeting the 
statutory requirements. Information from this collection will be used 
to monitor the progress of waiver recipients in improving teaching and 
learning and to inform the Department's annual report to Congress on 
[FR Doc. 97-31495 Filed 12-1-97; 8:45 am]