[Federal Register: December 9, 1997 (Volume 62, Number 236)]
[Page 64816]
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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 8, 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: December 3, 1997.
Gloria Parker,
Deputy Chief Information Officer, Office of the Chief Information 

Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services

    Type of Review: New.
    Title: Uniform Data System for Assistive Technology Devices and 
    Frequency: On occasion.
    Affected Public: Individuals or households; State, local or Tribal 
Gov't, SEAs or LEAs.
    Annual Reporting and Recordkeeping Hour Burden:
    Responses: 1,346.
    Burden Hours: 271.
    Abstract: Assistive technology (AT) devices and the services can 
increase opportunities for education, employment, independence, and 
integration for persons with disabilities. However, many of these 
individuals have not gained access to AT, despite several federal 
initiatives to address their AT needs. This data collection will allow 
the Department of Education to assemble information on the types of AT 
currently used by this nation's disabled and the funding sources for 
these devices and services, as specified in the Technology-Related 
Assistance for Individuals with Disabilities Act, as amended. Subjects 
will represent two groups: AT service providers (e.g., district special 
education coordinators, vocational rehabilitation counselors, and state 
AT project personnel) and (B) consumers of AT devices and services.

[FR Doc. 97-32147 Filed 12-8-97; 8:45 am]