FR Doc 03-31817
[Federal Register: December 29, 2003 (Volume 68, Number 248)]
[Page 74950-74951]
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Notice of Proposed Information Collection Requests

AGENCY: Department of Education.
SUMMARY: The Leader, Regulatory Information Management Group, 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
February 27, 2004.

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, Regulatory Information
Management Group, Office 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.
    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

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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: December 19, 2004.
Angela C. Arrington,
Leader, Regulatory Information Management Group, Office of the Chief
Information Officer.

Institute of Education Sciences

    Type of Review: New Collection.
    Title: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)
Minimum Data Set (MDS) (KA).
    Frequency: Other: one time.
    Affected Public: Businesses or other for-profit (primary); Not-for-
profit institutions.
    Reporting and Recordkeeping Hour Burden:
     Responses: 13,000.
     Burden Hours: 1,827.
    Abstract: IPEDS is a system of surveys designed to collect basic
data from postsecondary institutions in the U.S. To date, the main
focus of IPEDS has been Title IV institutions, but institutions that do
not participate in these federal student financial aid programs are
becoming an increasingly important source of educational opportunity in
the country. But their scope and nature are not well known. This survey
is designed to arrive at a statistical estimate of the number of non-
Title IV institutions.
    Requests for copies of the proposed information collection request
may be accessed from, by selecting the ``Browse

Pending Collections'' link and by clicking on link number 2432. When
you access the information collection, click on ``Download
Attachments'' to view. Written requests for information should be
addressed to Vivian Reese, Department of Education, 400 Maryland
Avenue, SW., Room 4050, Regional Office Building 3, Washington, DC
20202-4651 or to the e-mail address Requests may
also be electronically mailed to the Internet address
or faxed to 202-708-9346. Please specify the complete title of the
information collection when making your request.
    Comments regarding burden and/or the collection activity
requirements should be directed to Kathy Axt at her e-mail address, Individuals who use a telecommunications device for
the deaf (TDD) may call the Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) at

[FR Doc. 03-31817 Filed 12-24-03; 8:45 am]