[Federal Register: December 19, 1997 (Volume 62, Number 244)]
[Page 66608-66609]
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 20, 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 USC 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 15, 1997.
Gloria Parker,
Deputy Chief Information Officer, Office of the Chief Information 

Office of the Under Secretary

    Type of Review: New.
    Title: Survey of Middle School Parents on Level of Knowledge 
Concerning College Costs and Admission Requirements.
    Frequency: One time.
    Affected Public: Individuals or households.
    Annual Reporting and Recordkeeping Hour Burden: 
    Responses: 500, Burden Hours: 42.

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    Abstract: This collection of information will provide baseline data 
on the level of knowledge concerning college costs and college 
admission requirements among parents of middle school children. The 
data will help the U.S. Department of Education to evaluate and refine 
its early awareness initiative.

Office of Postsecondary Education

    Type of Review: Reinstatement.
    Title: Report of Financial Need and Certification Report for the 
Jacob K. Javits Fellowship Program.
    Frequency: Annually.
    Affected Public: Individuals or households; business or other for-
profit; Not-for-profit institutions.
    Annual Reporting and Recordkeeping Hour Burden: Responses: 100, 
Burden Hours: 400.
    Abstract: These instructions and forms provide the means to collect 
data in order to make funding determinations for fellows selected under 
the Jacob K. Javits Fellowship Program.

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 duals 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.

[FR Doc. 97-33151 Filed 12-18-97; 8:45 am]