[Federal Register: December 3, 1997 (Volume 62, Number 232)]
[Page 63923-63924]
From the Federal Register Online via GPO Access [wais.access.gpo.gov]



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, SW., 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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    Dated: November 26, 1997.
Gloria Parker,
Deputy Chief Information Officer, Office of the Chief Information 

Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services

    Type of Review: Reinstatement.
    Title: Annual Report of Independent Living Services for Older 
Individuals who are Blind.
    Frequency: Annually.
    Affected Public: Individuals or households; State, local or Tribal 
Gov't; SEAs or LEAs.
    Annual Reporting and Recordkeeping Hour Burden:
      Responses: 55.
      Burden Hours: 440.
    Abstract: Section 752(I)(2)(A) of the Rehabilitation Act Amendments 
of 1992 (Attachment A) requires each grantee under this program to 
submit an annual report to the Commissioner of the Rehabilitation 
Services Administration (RSA) on essential demographic, service and 
outcome information. The information collected by RSA will be used to 
evaluate the program, including the new Government Performance and 
Results Act (GEPRA) requirements, and make recommendations to Congress. 
It provides RSA with a uniform and efficient method of monitoring the 
program for compliance with statutory regulatory requirements and to 
determine substantial progress required for funding of all non-
competing continuation discretionary grants. The respondents are State 
Vocational Rehabilitation Agencies.

Office of Postsecondary Education

    Type of Review: New.
    Title: Application for Strengthening Historically Black Colleges 
and Universities Program.
    Frequency: Annually.
    Affected Public: Not-for-profit institutions; State, local or 
Tribal Gov't; SEAs or LEAs.
    Annual Reporting and Recordkeeping Hour Burden:
      Responses: 115.
      Burden Hours: 2,106.
    Abstract: The information is required to institutions of higher 
education designated as Historically Black Colleges and Universities 
and Qualified Graduate Programs, Title II, Part B of the Higher 
Education Act of 1965, as amended. This information will be used in the 
evaluation process to determine whether proposed activities are 
consistent with legislated activities and to determine dollar share of 
Congressional appropriation.

[FR Doc. 97-31663 Filed 12-2-97; 8:45 am]