[Federal Register: March 23, 1998 (Volume 63, Number 55)]
[Page 13843-13844]
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 Deputy Chief Information Officer, Office of the 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 
April 22, 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, 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

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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: March 17, 1998.
Gloria Parker,
Deputy Chief Information Officer, Office of the Chief Information 

Office of the Under Secretary

    Type of Review: Revision.
    Title: America Reads Pilot Sites Letter, and Request for 
Information from America Reads Federal Work Study and President's 
Coalition Members.
    Frequency: One time.
    Affected Public: Not-for-profit institutions; State, local or 
Tribal Gov't, SEAs or LEAs.
    Reporting and Recordkeeping Hour Burden:
      Responses: 1,142.
      Burden Hours: 2,284.
    Abstract: Improving the teaching and learning of reading is one of 
the Department of Education's seven priorities. This summer, the 
Department will sponsor America Reads pilot sites to offer extended 
learning time opportunities for children to practice and further 
develop their reading skills. The letter to literacy leaders will 
assist the Department in developing and planning quality summer pilot 
sites. It will be sent to at least one literacy coalition in every 
state with priority given to those sites in Enterprise Zones and 
Empowerment Communities, as well as those communities that have signed 
on to the proposed Voluntary National Test. The voluntary request for 
information from the America Reads Federal Work Study programs and the 
President's Coalition for the America Reads Challenge members will be 
posted on the web to allow pilot sites to be able to utilize their 

[FR Doc. 98-7391 Filed 3-20-98; 8:45 am]