[Federal Register Volume 62, Number 151 (Wednesday, August 6, 1997)]
[Pages 42237-42238]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 97-20627]



Notice of Proposed Information Collection Requests

AGENCY: Department of Education.

ACTION: Proposed collection; comment request.


SUMMARY: The Director, Information Resources Management Group, 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 6, 1997.

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

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(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 

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 Director, Information Resources 
Management Group 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 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 30, 1997.
Gloria Parker,
Deputy, Office of the Chief Information Officer.

Office of Postsecondary Education

    Title: Final Performance Report for the Business and International 
Education Program (BIE).
    Frequency: At the Completion of the Project Period.
    Affected Public: Not-for-profit institutions.
    Annual Reporting and Recordkeeping Hour Burden:
      Responses: 30.
      Burden Hours: 150.
    Abstract: The data collected through the final performance report 
will enable ED officials to determine the impact of BIE federal funds 
on its recipients. US/ED will use the information collected to meet 
BPRA requirements and to provide budget justifications.

Office of Postsecondary Education

    Title: Reporting and Recordkeeping Requirements for the William D. 
Ford Federal Direct Loan Program.
    Frequency: Varies by section.
    Affected Public: Individuals or households.
    Annual Reporting and Recordkeeping Hour Burden:
    Responses: 4,402,728
    Burden Hours: 1,789,269
    Abstract: The proposed rules require the collection of additional 
information, in certain cases, in order to discharge a borrower's 
obligation to repay a Federal Direct Consolidation Loan due to a total 
and permanent disability.

[FR Doc. 97-20627 Filed 8-5-97; 8:45 am]