[Federal Register: December 10, 1997 (Volume 62, Number 237)]
[Page 65071]
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 
February 9, 1998.

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 angency'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.

    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: December 4, 1997.
Gloria Parker,
Deputy Chief Information Officer, Office of the Chief Information 

Office of Educational Research and Improvement

    Type of Review: Reinstatement.
    Title: Field Test New Assessment Items for Third International 
Mathematics and Sciences Study Replication (TIMSS-R).
    Frequency: Field test for new assessment items.
    Affected Public: Individuals or households; Not-for-profit 
    Reporting Burden and Recordkeeping: Responses: 625.  Burden Hours: 
    Abstract: In order to provide international benchmarks against 
which to measure the mathematics performance of American students as 
part of the President's new voluntary test, and the measure progress 
toward the U.S. national goal of being first in the world in 
mathematics and science in the year 2000, the National Center for 
Education Statistics desires to repeat TIMSS in the U.S. in 1999.

Office of the Under Secretary

    Type of Review: New.
    Title: Institutional Survey of the Operation of the Federal Work-
Study Program.
    Frequency: One time.
    Affected Public: Business or other for-profit; Not-for-profit 
    Reporting and Recordkeeping Hour Burden: Responses: 850  Burden 
Hours: 1,700.
    Abstract: This study will describe the operation of the Federal 
Work-Study program at postsecondary education institutions nationwide. 
This survey will provide, for the first time, nationally-representative 
data on the workings of this program. Results will be used by Congress 
during the reauthorization of the Higher Education Act and for other 
oversight responsibilities.

[FR Doc. 97-32232 Filed 12-9-97; 8:45 am]