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Notice of Proposed Information Collection Requests

AGENCY: Department of Education.

ACTION: Proposed collection; comment request.


SUMMARY: The Acting Deputy Chief Information Officer, 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 
June 29, 1998.

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 (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 Acting 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 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: April 22, 1998.
Hazel Fiers,
Acting Deputy Chief Information Officer, Office of the Chief 
Information Officer.

Office of Educational Research and Improvement

    Type of Review: New.
    Title: 1999 National Household Education Survey (NHES:99).
    Frequency: Annually.
    Affected Public: Individuals or households.
    Reporting Burden and Recordkeeping:
      Responses: 107,155.

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      Burden Hours: 15,826.
    Abstract: The NHES:99 will be a telephone survey of households 
remeasuring key indicators from past NHES surveys related to such 
topics as Early Childhood Care and Program Participation, Parent/Family 
Involvement in Education, Youth Civic Involvement, and Adult Education. 
Respondents will be parents of children from birth through 12th grade, 
youth enrolled in grades 6 through 12, and adults age 16 and older and 
not enrolled in grade 12 or below. The collection will provide 
information on the National Household Education Goals which pertain to 
school readiness (Goal 1), student achievement and citizenship (Goal 
3), adult literacy and lifelong learning (Goal 6), and parental 
participation (Goal 8), and the U.S. Department of Education's 
Strategic Plan of 1998-2000.

Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services

    Type of Review: Reinstatement.
    Title: Case Service Report.
    Frequency: Annually.
    Affected Public: State, local or Tribal Gov't, SEAs or LEAs.
    Annual Reporting and Recordkeeping Hour Burden:
      Responses: 82.
      Burden Hours: 4,346.
    Abstract: As required by Section 13 of the Rehabilitation Act, the 
data are submitted by State vocational rehabilitation agencies each 
year. The data contain personal and program-related characteristics, 
including economic outcomes of persons with disabilities whose case 
records are closed.

Office of the Under Secretary

    Type of Review: New.
    Title: Evaluation of Upward Bound.
    Frequency: On occasion.
    Affected Public: Individuals or households; Not-for-profit 
    Reporting and Recordkeeping Hour Burden:
      Responses: 9,429.
      Burden Hours: 6,825.
    Abstract: The Upward Bound program aims to increase the chances 
that disadvantaged youth will enroll and succeed in college. The 
Department of Education needs this evaluation to assess the impact of 
Upward Bound on student outcomes such as college enrollment, 
persistence, and achievement. Respondents include Upward Bound project 
directors and a longitudinal panel of Upward Bound students.

[FR Doc. 98-11181 Filed 4-27-98; 8:45 am]