FR Doc E9-10636[Federal Register: May 7, 2009 (Volume 74, Number 87)]
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Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request

AGENCY: Department of Education.

SUMMARY: The Acting Director, Information Collection Clearance 
Division, Regulatory Information Management Services, Office of 
Management 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 
June 8, 2009.

ADDRESSES: Written comments should be addressed to the Office of 
Information and Regulatory Affairs, Attention: Education Desk Officer, 
Office of Management and Budget, 725 17th Street, NW., Room 10222, New 
Executive Office Building, Washington, DC 20503, be faxed to (202) 395-
5806 or send e-mail to

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 Acting Director, Regulatory Information 
Management Services, Office of Management, 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: May 4, 2009.
James Hyler,
Acting Director, IC Clearance Official, Regulatory Information 
Management Services, Office of Management.

Institute of Education Sciences

    Type of Review: Revision.
    Title: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System.
    Frequency: Annually.
    Affected Public: Businesses or other for-profit; not-for-profit 
institutions; State, Local, or Tribal Gov't, SEAs or LEAs.
    Reporting and Recordkeeping Hour Burden:

Responses: 58,090.
Burden Hours: 189,136.

    Abstract: The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) is 
requesting an amendment to its three-year clearance for the Integrated 
Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) to run for the 2008-09, 
2009-10, and 2010-2011 web-based data collections. Current 
authorization for IPEDS expires January 31, 2012 (OMB No. 1850-0582). 
The Higher Education Opportunity Act (HEOA), which became law on August 
14, 2008, after OMB had already granted IPEDS a three-year clearance, 
has several implications for the IPEDS annual web-based data 
collection. The law requires the immediate implementation of several 
new institutional reporting requirements so that the data may be made 
available on the College Navigator website by August 2009. To meet 
these statutory deadlines, NCES requested two amendments to its 
clearance package from OMB, in order to meet the August 2009 deadline 
for several new requirements in the new law. First, a change memo was 
sent to OMB on August 19, 2008 (known as ``Amendment 1''). It included 
a small number of non-substantive changes to the 2008-09 data 
collection based on the new requirements. OMB provided clearance for 
those changes in a notice on August 26, 2008. Then, NCES submitted a 
revised clearance package (known as ``Amendment 2''). It included a 
limited number of additional substantive changes to spring cycle of the 
2008-09 IPEDS web-based data collection. OMB provided clearance for 
those changes in a notice on January 16, 2009.
    NCES now requests a third set of revisions to the Original 
Clearance Package to meet additional Higher Education Opportunity Act 
(HEOA) requirements for the collection of data related to net price in 
the 2009-10 and 2010-11 data collections (known hereafter as 
``Amendment 3''). These changes do not affect the 2008-09 data 
collection now underway. These changes will allow NCES to make 
available on the College Navigator website data on institutional net 
prices and a multi-year tuition calculator. In addition, we are 
including a set of changes to improve the data already collected in 
IPEDS that are based on suggestions from the postsecondary education 
data community and IPEDS Technical Review Panel. These changes

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will improve the reporting of data related to the new HEOA-mandated 
student-to-faculty ratio, and simplify IPEDS reporting and reduce 
reporting burden for nondegree-granting institutions.
    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 
3947. 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., 
LBJ, Washington, DC 20202-4537. Requests may also be electronically 
mailed to the Internet address or faxed to 202-401-
0920. 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.

[FR Doc. E9-10636 Filed 5-6-09; 8:45 am]