FR Doc E7-24067
[Federal Register: December 12, 2007 (Volume 72, Number 238)]
[Page 70578]
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Notice of Proposed Information Collection Requests

AGENCY: Department of Education.

ACTION: Notice of proposed information collection requests.


SUMMARY: The IC Clearance Official, Regulatory Information Management 
Services, Office of Management, invites comments on the proposed 
information collection requests as required by the Paperwork Reduction 
Act of 1995.

DATES: An emergency review has been requested in accordance with the 
Act (44 U.S.C. Chapter 3507 (j)), since public harm is reasonably 
likely to result if normal clearance procedures are followed. Approval 
by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has been requested by 
January 2, 2008. A regular clearance process is also beginning. 
Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before February 
11, 2008.

ADDRESSES: Written comments regarding the emergency review should be 
addressed to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, 
Attention: Bridget Dooling, 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-

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Section 3506 of the Paperwork Reduction Act 
of 1995 (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35) requires that the Director of OMB 
provide interested Federal agencies and the public an early opportunity 
to comment on information collection requests. The Office of Management 
and Budget (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 IC Clearance 
Official, Regulatory Information Management Services, Office of 
Management, publishes this notice containing proposed information 
collection requests at the beginning of the Departmental review of the 
information collection. 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. ED 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 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 
respondents, including through the use of information technology.

    Dated: December 6, 2007.
Delores J. Barber,
Leader, Information Management Case Services Team, Regulatory 
Information Management Services, Office of Management.

Institute of Education Sciences

    Type of Review: New Collection.
    Title: High School Longitudinal Study of 2009 (HSLS:09).
    Abstract: This is a request for emergency clearance for field test 
sampling. The High School Longitudinal Study of 2009 (HSLS:09) is the 
most recent installment in the series of NCES' nationally 
representative longitudinal studies of high school students. The 
HSLS:09 will assess students in math and science during the fall of 
their 9th grade year and again in the spring of most participating 
students' 11th grade year. The study will also survey students, their 
parents, teachers, guidance counselors, and school administrators twice 
during the secondary school years and follow students into their 
postsecondary years. The study will focus on how students navigate the 
transition between high school and the postsecondary world; what 
courses, majors (or first job), and careers students decide to pursue, 
when, why, and how.
    Additional Information: To meet the timeline for the HSLS:09, the 
Department is requesting an emergency clearance. This unanticipated 
event occurred since the contract was not awarded until July 6, 2007. 
The field test is slated to begin in Fall of 2008, which is only a year 
from now. The full-scale data collection is scheduled to commence in 
the Fall of 2009. To ensure that the study remains on track and on 
time, sampling must be completed in January 2008 and school recruiting 
for the field test must begin by February 2008 at the very latest. The 
field test is scheduled to start September of 2008, and the six-month 
lead time should be sufficient for review and revision of the 
instruments before we enter schools.
    Frequency: One time.
    Affected Public: Individuals or household; Not-for-profit 
institutions; State, Local, or Tribal Gov't, SEAs or LEAs.
    Reporting and Recordkeeping Hour Burden:
Responses: 4,138.
Burden Hours: 1,593.
    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 3542. 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 electronically mailed to 
Individuals who use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD) may 
call the Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) at 1-800-877-8339.
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