FR Doc 05-17786
[Federal Register: September 8, 2005 (Volume 70, Number 173)]
[Page 53351]
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Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request

AGENCY: Department of Education.

SUMMARY: The Leader, Information Management Case Services Team, 
Regulatory Information Management Services, 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 
October 11, 2005.

ADDRESSES: Written comments should be addressed to the Office of 
Information and Regulatory Affairs, Attention: Rachel Potter, Desk 
Officer, Department of Education, Office of Management and Budget, 725 
17th Street, NW., Room 10222, New Executive Office Building, 
Washington, DC 20503 or faxed to (202) 395-6974.

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 Case 
Services Team, Regulatory Information Management Services, 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.

    Dated: September 1, 2005.
Angela C. Arrington,
Leader, Information Management Case Services Team, Regulatory 
Information Management Services, Office of the Chief Information 

Office of Planning, Evaluation, and Policy Development

    Type of Review: Regular.
    Title: Annual Collection of Elementary and Secondary Education Data 
for the Education Data Exchange Network (EDEN).
    Frequency: Annually.
    Affected Public: State, local, or tribal gov't, SEAs or LEAs 
    Reporting and Recordkeeping Hour Burden:
     Responses: 52.
     Burden Hours: 297,060.
    Abstract: The Performance Based Data Management Initiative (PBDMI) 
is in the second phase of a multiple year effort to consolidate the 
collection of education information about States, Districts, and 
Schools in a way that improves data quality and reduces paperwork 
burden for all of the national education partners. To minimize the 
burden on the data providers, PBDMI seeks the transfer of the proposed 
data as soon as it has been processed for State, District, and School 
use. These data will then be stored in EDEN and accessed by federal 
education program managers and analysts as needed to make decisions. 
This will eliminate redundant data collections while providing for the 
timeliness of data submission and use.
    Additional Information: The Department of Education (ED) is 
specifically requesting the data providers in each State Education 
Agency (SEA) to review the proposed data sets to determine which of 
these data can be provided for the upcoming 2005-06 school year and 
which data would be available in later years (2006-07 or 2007-08) and 
which data, if any, is never expected to be available from the SEA. ED 
also seeks to know if the SEA data definitions are consistent and 
compatible with the EDEN definitions and accurately reflect the way 
data is stored and used for education by the States, Districts, and 
Schools. Our responses to the public comments that were submitted in 
June and July are found in Attachment E (covering policy and process 
issues) and Attachment C (addressing changes in the proposed data 
requirements). There are some significant changes in this version of 
Attachment D. In it we describe the EDEN plan to reduce the paperwork 
burden on the states and districts.
    Requests for copies of the information collection submission for 
OMB review may be accessed from, 
by selecting 

the ``Browse Pending Collections'' link and by clicking on link number 
2776. When you access the information collection, click on ``Download 
Attachments `` to view. Written requests for information should be 
addressed to U.S. Department of Education, 400 Maryland Avenue, SW., 
Potomac Center, 9th Floor, Washington, DC 20202-4700. Requests may also 
be electronically mailed to the Internet address or 
faxed to 202-245-6623. 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 

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