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Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request

AGENCY: Department of Education.

ACTION: Submission for OMB review; comment request.


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SUMMARY: The Chief Financial and Chief Information Officer, Office of 
the Chief Financial and 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 12, 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, D.C. 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 Chief Financial and Chief Information 
Officer, Office of the Chief Financial and 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: July 8, 1998.
Donald Rappaport,
Chief Financial and Chief Information Officer, Office of the Chief 
Financial and Chief Information Officer.

Office of Educational Research and Improvement

    Type of Review: Revision.
    Title: 1998-1999 Field Test for Schools and Staffing Survey (SASS): 
Local Educational Agency (LEA), Administrator, School, Teacher and 
Library/Media Center, 1999-2000 Teacher Listing Form, 1999-2000 Full 
Scale SASS: LEA, Administrator, School, Teacher and Library/Media 
    Frequency: One time.
    Affected Public: Not-for-profit institutions; State, local or 
Tribal Gov't, SEAs or LEAs.
    Reporting and Recordkeeping Hour Burden:
      Responses: 104,341.
      Burden Hours: 107,802.
    Abstract: The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) will 
use the field test to assess data collection procedures and survey 
instruments that are planned for the full scale SASS in 1999-2000. 
Policy makers, researchers and practitioners at the national, state and 
local events use SASS data. Respondents include public and private 
school principals, teachers, and school, LEA and library/media center 
staff persons.

[FR Doc. 98-18566 Filed 7-10-98; 8:45 am]