[Federal Register: December 3, 1998 (Volume 63, Number 232)]
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DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

 
Notice of Proposed Information Collection Requests

AGENCY: Department of Education.

SUMMARY: The Leader, Information Management Group, Office of the Chief 
Financial and 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 
February 1, 1999.

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, D.C. 20202-4651, or 
should be electronically mailed to the internet address Pat 
Sherrill@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.
    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: November 30, 1998.
Kent H. Hannaman,
Leader, Information Management Group,
Office of the Chief Financial and Chief Information Officer.

Office of Elementary and Secondary Education

    Type of Review: Reinstatement.
    Title: Reporting Requirements for the Education Flexibility 
Partnership Demonstration Program.
    Frequency: Annually.
    Affected Public: State, local or Tribal Gov't, SEAs or LEAs.
    Reporting and Recordkeeping Hour Burden:
      Responses: 12.
      Burden Hours: 20.
    Abstract: Section 311(e)(6) of the Goals 2000: Educate America Act 
requires states participating in the Education Flexibility Partnership 
Demonstration Program to annually report to the Secretary on the 
monitoring of waivers it grants through this program.

Office of Educational Research and Improvement

    Type of Review: Reinstatement.
    Title: National Postsecondary Student Aid Study: 2000 (NPSAS: 
2000).
    Frequency: On occasion.
    Affected Public: Individuals or households; Business or other for-
profit; Not-for-profit institutions.
    Reporting and Recordkeeping Hour Burden:
      Responses: 1,650.
      Burden Hours: 1,100.
    Abstract: The NPSAS is a comprehensive study that examines how 
students and their families pay for postsecondary education. It 
includes nationally representative samples of undergraduates, 
graduates, and first-professional students; students attending public 
and private less-than-2-year institutions, community colleges, 4-year 
colleges, and major universities. Students who receive financial aid as 
well as those who do not receive financial aid participate in NPSAS. 
Comprehensive student interviews and administrative records, with 
exceptional detail concerning student financial aid, are available for 
academic years 1986-87, 1989-90, 1992-93, and 1995-96.

Office of Educational Research and Improvement

    Type of Review: Reinstatement.
    Title: National Education. Longitudinal Study: 1988-2000.
    Frequency: On occasion.
    Affected Public: Individuals or households.
    Reporting and Recordkeeping Hour Burden:
      Responses: 457.
      Burden Hours: 214.
    Abstract: The National Education Longitudinal Study: 1988-2000 
(NELS: 88/2000) is designed to provide data about critical transitions 
experienced by students as they progress through high school and into 
postsecondary institutions or the work force. NELS:88/2000, the fourth 
follow-up to this longitudinal data collection initiated with the 8th 
grade class of 1988, will provide important information about young 
adults' experiences after high school, including postsecondary 
education and training, labor force participation, and family 
formation.
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