[Federal Register: December 10, 1998 (Volume 63, Number 237)]
[Page 68259]
From the Federal Register Online via GPO Access [wais.access.gpo.gov]



Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request.

AGENCY: Department of Education.

SUMMARY: The Leader, Information Management Group, 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 

DATES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before 
January 11, 1999.

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 or should be electronically mailed to the internet address 
Werfel d@al.eop.gov. 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, or should be 
electronically mailed to the internet address Pat Sherril@ed.gov, or 
should be faxed to 202-708-9346.

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 Leader, Information Management Group, 
Office of the Chief Financial and Chief Information Officer, publishes 
that 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: December 4, 1998.
Kent H. Hannaman,
Leader, Information Management Group, Office of the Chief Financial and 
Chief Information Officer.

Office of Postsecondary Education

    Type of Review: New.
    Title: Distance Education Demonstration Program Application and 
Annual Evaluation.
    Frequency: One time.
    Affected Public: Businesses or other for-profits; Not-for-profit 
    Reporting and Recordkeeping Burden:
      Responses: 200.
      Burden Hours: 6,000.
    Abstract: Applications necessary to determine which entities are 
interested and eligible to participate in the Distance Education 
Demonstration Program. Annual evaluations of the Distance Education 
Demonstration Programs are required to statute.
    This information collection is being submitted under the 
Streamlined Clearance Process for Discretionary Grant Information 
Collections (1890-0001). Therefore, this 30-day public comment period 
notice will be the only public comment notice published for this 
information collection.

Office of Educational Research and Improvement

    Type of Review: New.
    Title: Evaluation of the National Star Schools Program.
    Frequency: One time.
    Affected Public: Individuals or households.
    Reporting and Recordkeeping Hour Burden:
      Responses: 535.
      Burden Hours: 201.
    Abstract: The Star Schools program has the purpose of encouraging 
improvement in instruction in mathematics, science, and foreign 
languages as well as other subjects through modern telecommunications 
technology. The purpose of this evaluation is to independently examine 
the implementation and administration of the program as a whole and of 
individual projects, as well as the program's outcomes and impact on 
schools, teachers, and students. Clearance is requested for two data 
collection efforts (1) a site teacher survey of 500 respondents and (2) 
a production teacher survey of 35 respondents.

[FR Doc. 98-32789 Filed 12-9-98; 8:45 am]