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Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request

AGENCY: Department of Education.

ACTION: Submission for OMB review; comment request


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 
August 6, 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, SW., 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.

    Dated: June 30, 1998.
Hazel Fiers,
Acting Deputy Chief Information Officer, Office of the Chief 
Information Officer.

Office of Educational Research and Improvement

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

    Type of Review: New.
    Title: Local Implementation of Federal Programs.
    Frequency: One time.
    Affected Public: State, local or Tribal Gov't, SEAs or LEAs.
    Reporting and Recordkeeping Hour Burden:
      Responses: 849.
      Burden Hours: 872.
    Abstract: The Department of Education is charged with evaluating 
Title I of ESEA and other elementary and secondary education 
legislation enacted by the 103rd Congress. These studies will collect 
information on the operations and effects at the district level of 
legislative provisions and federal assistance, in the context of state 
education reform efforts. Findings will be used in reporting to 
Congress and improving information dissemination. Respondents are local 
superintendents, directors of federal programs, directors of research 
and assessment, and school principals.

[FR Doc. 98-17874 Filed 7-6-98; 8:45 am]