[Federal Register: August 4, 1999 (Volume 64, Number 149)]
[Page 42350]
From the Federal Register Online via GPO Access [wais.access.gpo.gov]



Proposed Information Collection Requests

AGENCY: Department of Education.

SUMMARY: The 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 
October 4, 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 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 29, 1999.
William E. Burrow,
Leader, Information Management Group, Office of the Chief Information 

Office of Intergovernmental and Interagency Affairs

    Type of Review: Extension.
    Title: Application for Waiver of the Two-Year Foreign Residence 
Requirement of the Exchange Visitor Program.
    Frequency: On occasion.
    Affected Public: Businesses or other for-profit; Not-for-profit 
institutions; State, local or Tribal Gov't, SEAs or LEAs.
    Reporting and Recordkeeping Hour Burden:
      Responses: 25.
      Burden Hours: 500.
    Abstract: The ED Exchange Visitor Waiver Review Board makes 
recommendations to the Justice Department through the U.S. Information 
Agency (USIA) for waiver of the two-year foreign residency requirement 
for exchange visitors who have been granted J-1 visas. This application 
will be used by educational or rehabilitative institutions or 
organizations that apply to the Department of Education to request a 
recommendation for a waiver on behalf of an exchange visitor. As a 
result of the regulation reinvention efforts, the Federal Regulations 
governing this process were eliminated October 1, 1996.
    Requests for copies of this information collection should be 
addressed to Vivian Reese, U.S. Department of Education, 400 Maryland 
Avenue, SW, Room 5624, Regional Office Building 3, Washington, DC 
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 by e-mail at 
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.
[FR Doc. 99-19960 Filed 8-3-99; 8:45 am]