[Federal Register: July 8, 1999 (Volume 64, Number 130)]
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DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

 
Notice of Proposed Information Collection Requests

AGENCY: Department of Education.

ACTION: Invitation to comment on the proposed information collection 
requests.

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SUMMARY: The Acting Leader, Information Management Group, 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 
September 7, 1999.

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 Acting Leader, Information Management 
Group, Office of the Chief Information Officer, publishes that 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.
    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: July 1, 1999.
Patrick J. Sherrill,
Acting Leader, Information Management Group, Office of the Chief 
Information Officer.

Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services

    Type of Review: Revision.
    Title: Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services 
(OSERS) Peer Review Qualifications Statement.
    Frequency: Biennially.
    Affected Public: Individuals or households.
    Reporting and Recordkeeping Hour Burden: Responses: 5,000 Burden 
Hours: 1,250.
    Abstract: In order for OSERS to conduct a review of its 
discretionary grant applications, it must be able to select qualified 
reviewers. This selection is based on the information from the OSERS 
Peer Reviewer Qualifications Statement that is entered into the OSERS 
Peer Review System. The potential peer reviewers come from the 
rehabilitation and special education fields.
    Requests for copies of this information collection should be 
addressed to Vivian Reese, U. S. Department of Education, 400 Maryland 
Avenue, S.W., Room 5624, Regional Office Building 3, Washington, D.C. 
20202-4651, or should be electronically mailed to the Internet address 
Vivian Reese @ed.gov, or should be faxed to 202-708-9346.
    For questions regarding burden and/or the collection activity 
requirements, contact Sheila Carey at 202-708-6287 or electronically 
mail her at internet address sheila__carey@ed.gov. Individuals who use 
a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD) may call the Federal 
Information Relay Service (FIRS) at 1-800-877-8339.

Office of Student Financial Assistance

    Type of Review: Revision.
    Title: Federal Direct Stafford/Ford Loan and/or Federal Direct 
Unsubsidized Stafford/Ford Loan Borrower Promises to Repay His or Her 
Loan.
    Frequency: On occasion.
    Affected Public: Individuals or households, State, local or Tribal 
Gov't, SEAs or LEAs.
    Reporting and Recordkeeping Burden: Responses: 1,828,224 Burden 
Hours: 1,828,224.
    Abstract: This form is the means by which a Federal Direct 
Stafford/Ford Loan and/or Federal Direct Unsubsidized Stafford/Ford 
Loan borrower promises to repay his or her loan.
    Requests for copies of this information collection should be 
addressed to Vivian Reese, U. S. Department of Education, 400 Maryland 
Avenue, S.W., Room 5624, Regional Office Building 3, Washington, D.C. 
20202-4651, or should be electronically mailed to the Internet address 
Vivian Reese @ed.gov, or should be faxed to 202-708-9346.
    For questions regarding burden and/or the collection activity 
requirements, contact Joseph Schubart at 202-708-9266 or electronically 
mail him at internet address joe__schubart@ed.gov. Individuals who use 
a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD) may call the Federal 
Information Relay Service (FIRS) at 1-800-877-8339.

Office of Postsecondary Education

    Type of Review: Reinstatement.
    Title: The Program for North American Mobility in Higher Education 
(A Special Focus Competition of FIPSE).
    Frequency: Annually.
    Affected Public: Not-for-profit institutions.
    Reporting and Recordkeeping Burden: Responses: 80 Burden Hours: 
2,400.
    Abstract: The Program for North American Mobility in Higher 
Education is a competition grant program which supports institutional 
cooperation and student exchange among the countries of the U.S., 
Mexico and Canada. Funding supports the participation of U.S. 
institutions and students in trilateral consortia of institutions of 
higher education. Funding will be multi-year, with projects lasting up 
to four years.
    Requests for copies of this information collection should be 
addressed to Vivian Reese, U.S. Department of Education, 400 Maryland 
Avenue, S.W., Room 5624, Regional Office Building 3, Washington, D.C. 
20202-4651, or should be electronically mailed to the Internet address 
Vivian Reese @ed.gov, or should be faxed to 202-708-9346.
    For questions regarding burden and/or the collection activity 
requirements, contact Joseph Schubart at 202-708-9266 or electronically 
mail him at internet address joe--schubart@ed.gov. Individuals who use 
a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD) may call the Federal 
Information Relay Service (FIRS) at 1-800-877-8339.

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