FR Doc 2010-5712
[Federal Register: March 16, 2010 (Volume 75, Number 50)]
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Notice of Proposed Information Collection Requests

AGENCY: Department of Education.

SUMMARY: The Acting Director, Information Collection Clearance 
Division, 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: Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before 
May 17, 2010.

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, Information Collection 
Clearance Division, 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.
    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 
the respondents, including through the use of information technology.

    Dated: March 11, 2010.
James Hyler,
Acting Director, Information Collection Clearance Division, Regulatory 
Information Management Services, Office of Management.

Institute of Education Sciences

    Type of Review: Reinstatement.
    Title: 2011-12 National Postsecondary Student Aid Study (NPSAS:12) 
Field Test.
    Frequency: Annually.
    Affected Public: Businesses or other for-profit; Individuals or 
household; Not-for-profit institutions.
    Reporting and Recordkeeping Hour Burden:

Responses: 616.
Burden Hours: 576.

    Abstract: NPSAS, a nationally representative study of how students 
and their families finance education beyond high school, was first 
implemented by National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) in 1987 
and has been fielded every 3 to 4 years since. This submission is for 
the eighth cycle in the series, NPSAS:12, and requests reinstatement of 
the previously obtained clearance for NPSAS:08 (OMB No. 1850-0666 v.4). 
NPSAS:12 will also serve as the base year study for the Beginning 
Postsecondary Students Longitudinal Study (BPS) of first-time 
postsecondary students that will focus on issues of persistence, degree 
attainment, and employment outcomes. Following the field test study in 
2010, NCES will submit an OMB clearance package for the full scale. The 
NPSAS:12 field test sample will include about 225 institutions (full-
scale sample about 1,670) and about 4,500 students (120,000 full-
scale). Institution contacting for the field test will begin in 
September 2010 and list collection will be conducted January through 
May 2011 (full-scale institution contacting will begin in September 
2011 and student lists will be collected January through June 2012). A 
separate package to request clearance for student data collection 
(interviews and institution record data) will be submitted in September 
2010. The main changes since the last NPSAS collection in 2008 consist 
of a new cohort of the Beginning Postsecondary Students Longitudinal 
Study (BPS) which will conduct follow-up studies in 2014 and 2017, and 
revised strata for institution sampling to reflect the recent growth in 
enrollment in for-profit 4-year 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 4238. 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 or faxed to 202-401-0920. Please specify 
the complete title of the information collection when making your 
    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. 2010-5712 Filed 3-15-10; 8:45 am]