[Federal Register: April 21, 1998 (Volume 63, Number 76)]
[Page 19719]
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 Chief Financial and Chief Information Officer, Office of 
the Chief Financial and 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 
May 21, 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, SW., 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 Chief Financial and Chief Information 
Officer, Office of the Chief Financial and 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: April 15, 1998.
Donald Rappaport,
Chief Financial and Chief Information Officer, Office of the Chief 
Financial and Chief Information Officer.

Office of Management

    Type of Review: Extension.
    Title: Streamlined Process for Education Department General 
Administrative Regulations (EDGAR) Approved Grant Applications.
    Frequency: Annually.
    Affected Public: Businesses or other for-profits; Not-for-profit 
institutions; State, Local or Tribal Gov't, SEAs or LEAs.
    Annual Reporting and Recordkeeping Hour Burden: Responses: 1; 
Burden Hours: 1.
    Abstract: Since April 1997, EDGAR's menu of selection criteria 
became effective. For each competition, the Secretary would select one 
or more criteria that best enable the Department to identify the 
highest quality applications consistent with the program purpose, 
statutory requirements, and any priorities established. This allows the 
Secretary the flexibility to weigh the criteria according to the needs 
of each individual program. This menu of selection criteria will 
provide the Department the flexibility to choose a set of criteria 
tailored to a given competition and obviate the need to create specific 
selection criteria through individual program regulations. The 
Department is requesting a streamlined process for programs of approved 
applications who choose to change: (1) Criteria from the same EDGAR 
menu, (2) old EDGAR to new EDGAR criteria, or (3) program criteria to 
EDGAR criteria.

Office of the Under Secretary

    Type of Review: Reinstatement.
    Title: Application for Federal Education Assistance (AFEA).
    Frequency: Annually.
    Affected Public: Individuals or households; Not-for-profit 
institutions; State, Local or Tribal Gov't, SEAs or LEAs.
    Reporting and Recordkeeping Hour Burden: Responses: 15,550; Burden 
Hours: 4,404.
    Abstract: Need to collect information necessary for the processing 
of various Department of Education grant program's application packets 
from State and local educational agencies, institutions of higher 
education. Information is used by program offices to determine 
eligibility and facilitate distribution of program funds.

[FR Doc. 98-10450 Filed 4-20-98; 8:45 am]