[Federal Register: April 9, 1998 (Volume 63, Number 68)]
[Page 17393-17394]
From the Federal Register Online via GPO Access [wais.access.gpo.gov]



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 
June 8, 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 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.
    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

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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: April 3, 1998.
Gloria Parker,
Deputy Chief Information Officer, Office of the Chief Information 

Office of Postsecondary Education

    Type of Review: Revision.
    Title: Federal Perkins Loan Program (formerly National Direct/
Defense Student Loan Program) Assignment Form.
    Frequency: Annually.
    Affected Public: Individuals or households; Businesses or other 
for-profits; Not-for-profit institutions.
    Annual Reporting and Recordkeeping Hour Burden:

Responses: 30,000.
Burden Hours: 15,000.

    Abstract: This form is used to collect pertinent data regarding 
defaulted student loans from institutions participating in the Federal 
Perkins Loan programs. The ED Form 533 serves as the transmittal 
document in the assignment of such defaulted loans to the Federal 
government for collection.

Office of the Under Secretary

    Type of Review: New.
    Title: National Study of Local Education Agency Activities Under 
the Safe and Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act.
    Frequency: One time reportings.
    Affected Public: Not-for-profit institutions; State, local or 
Tribal Gov't, SEAs or LEAs.
    Reporting and Recordkeeping Hour Burden:

Responses: 561.
Burden Hours: 1,543.

    Abstract: The purpose of this study is to increase understanding of 
how local education agencies plan, fund, implement, and evaluate drug 
use and violence prevention efforts, especially efforts funded by the 
Safe and Drug-Free Schools and Community Act program, as required by 
Section 4117 of Title IV of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act.
[FR Doc. 98-9273 Filed 4-8-98; 8:45 am]