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DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

 
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request

AGENCY: Department of Education.

ACTION: Submission for OMB review; comment request.

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SUMMARY: The Acting 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 
June 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 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

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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: May 19, 1998.
Hazel Fiers,
Acting Deputy Chief Information Officer, Office of the Chief 
Information Officer.

Office of Postsecondary Education

    Type of Review: Revision.
    Title: Application for Ability to Benefit Testing Approval.
    Frequency: Annually.
    Affected Public: Individuals or households; Businesses or other 
for-profits; Not-for-profit institutions.
    Reporting and Recordkeeping Hour Burden:
      Responses: 150,090.
      Burden Hours: 77,040.
    Abstract: The Secretary will publish a list of approved tests which 
can be used by postsecondary educational institutions to establish the 
ability to benefit for a student who does not have a high school 
diploma or its equivalent.

[FR Doc. 98-13766 Filed 5-21-98; 8:45 am]
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