[Federal Register: February 15, 2000 (Volume 65, Number 31)]
[Page 7532-7533]
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
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
March 16, 2000.

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

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,

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of the 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.

    Dated: February 9, 2000.
William Burrow,
Leader, Information Management Group, Office of the Chief Information

Office of Educational Research and Improvement

    Type of Review: Revision.
    Title: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS),
Introduction to the Web-Based Collection on Institutional Price and
Student Financial Aid and Modifications to the 2000-2002 Data
Collection Items.
    Frequency: Annually, Biennially.
    Affected Public: Businesses or other for-profit; Not-for-profit
Reporting and Recordkeeping Hour Burden:
Responses: 9,850.
Burden Hours: 202,636.
    Abstract: IPEDS is a system of surveys designed to collect basic
data from approximately 10,000 postsecondary institutions in the United
States. The IPEDS provides information on numbers of students enrolled,
degrees completed, other awards earned, dollars expended, staff
employed at postsecondary institutions, and cost and pricing
information. The amendments to the Higher Education Act of 1998, Part
C, Sec. 131, specify the need for the ``redesign of relevant data
systems to improve the usefulness and timeliness of the data collected
by such systems.'' As a consequence, in 2000 the IPEDS is proposing a
web-based data collection for all items previously collected via paper
forms from Title IV eligible institutions.
     Requests for copies of the proposed information collection request
may be accessed from http://edicsweb.ed.gov, or should be addressed to
Vivian Reese, Department of Education, 400 Maryland Avenue, SW, Room
5624, Regional Office Building 3, Washington, DC 20202-4651. Requests
may also be electronically mailed to the internet address OCIO--IMG--
Issues@ed.gov or faxed to 202-708-9346.
     Questions regarding burden and/or the collection activity
requirements should be directed to Kathy Axt at (703) 426-9692 or via
her internet address Kathy__Axt@ed.gov. Individuals who use a
telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD) may call the Federal
Information Relay Service (FIRS) at 1-800-877-8339.

[FR Doc. 00-3440 Filed 2-14-00; 8:45 am]