[Federal Register: February 26, 1998 (Volume 63, Number 38)]
[Page 9780]
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 
March 30, 1998.

ADDRESSES: Written comments should be addressed to the Office of 
Information and Regulatory Affairs, Attention: Danny Werfel, 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: February 23, 1998.
Gloria Parker,
Deputy Chief Information Officer, Office of the Chief Information 

Office of Educational Research and Improvement

    Type of Review: New
    Title: The Blue Ribbon Schools Program
    Frequency: One-time
    Affected Public: Not-for-profit institutions; State, local or 
Tribal Gov't, SEAs or LEAs
    Reporting Burden and Recordkeeping:
      Responses: 515
      Burden Hours: 25,750
    Abstract: The Blue Ribbon Schools award is a national school 
improvement strategy with a threefold purpose: (1) to identify and give 
public recognition to outstanding public and private schools across the 
nation; (2) to make available a comprehensive framework of key criteria 
for school effectiveness that can serve as a basis for participatory 
self-assessment and planning in schools; (3) to facilitate 
communication and sharing of best practices within and among schools 
based on a common understanding of criteria related to success. The 
information collected will be used to determine by peer review which 
schools receive the award and information on their exemplary practices 
and policies will be made available to other schools.

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. 98-4950 Filed 2-25-98; 8:45 am]