[Federal Register: March 11, 1998 (Volume 63, Number 47)]
[Notices]               
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From the Federal Register Online via GPO Access [wais.access.gpo.gov]
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DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

 
Notice of Proposed Information Collection Requests

AGENCY: Department of Education.

ACTION: Proposed collection; comment request.

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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 
May 11, 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

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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: March 9, 1998.
Linda Tague,
Acting Deputy Chief Information Officer, Office of the Chief 
Information Officer.

Office of Educational Research and Improvement

    Type of Review: Extension.
    Title: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS).
    Frequency: Annually.
    Affected Public: Business or other for-profit; Not-for-profit 
institutions.
    Reporting Burden and Recordkeeping:
      Responses: 10,036.
      Burden Hours: 277,809.
    Abstract: IPEDS constitutes the core of NCES' postsecondary 
education data collection program and helps NCES meet its mandate to 
report full and complete statistics on the condition of postsecondary 
education in the U.S. IPEDS provides data on a broad range of topics 
including postsecondary enrollments, faculty and staff, programs, 
degrees awarded, numbers and types of institutions, finances and 
information on time to degree/graduation rates. Because IPEDS is a 
system of surveys, it makes it possible to develop a more comprehensive 
perspective of postsecondary education than any single component could 
provide.

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