FR Doc 2011-3233[Federal Register: February 14, 2011 (Volume 76, Number 30)]
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DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

 
Notice of Proposed Information Collection Requests

AGENCY: Department of Education.

ACTION: Comment request.

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SUMMARY: The Department of Education (the Department), in accordance 
with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA) (44 U.S.C. 
3506(c)(2)(A)), provides the general public and Federal agencies with 
an opportunity to comment on proposed and continuing collections of 
information. This helps the Department assess the impact of its 
information collection requirements and minimize the reporting burden 
on the public and helps the public understand the Department's 
information collection requirements and provide the requested data in 
the desired format. The 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 
April 15, 2011.

ADDRESSES: Comments regarding burden and/or the collection activity 
requirements should be electronically mailed to ICDocketMgr@ed.gov or 
mailed to U.S. Department of Education, 400 Maryland Avenue, SW., LBJ, 
Washington, DC 20202-4537. Please note that written comments received 
in response to this notice will be considered public records.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Section 3506 of the Paperwork Reduction Act 
of 1995 (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35) requires that Federal agencies provide 
interested parties an early opportunity to comment on information 
collection requests. The Director, Information Collection Clearance 
Division, Regulatory Information Management Services, Office of 
Management, publishes this

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notice containing proposed information collection requests at the 
beginning of the Departmental review of the information collection. 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: February 8, 2011.
Darrin A. King,
Director, Information Collection Clearance Division, Regulatory 
Information Management Services, Office of Management.

Institute of Education Sciences

    Type of Review: Revision.
    Title of Collection: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System 
(IPEDS) Web-based Data Collection 2011-12 through 2013-14.
    OMB Control Number: 1850-0582.
    Agency Form Number(s): N/A.
    Frequency of Responses: Annually.
    Affected Public: Businesses or other for-profit; not-for-profit 
institutions; State, Local, or Tribal Government, State Educational 
Agencies or Local Educational Agencies.
    Total Estimated Number of Annual Responses: 64,800.
    Total Estimated Number of Annual Burden Hours: 819,932.
    Abstract: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) is 
a system of surveys designed to collect basic data from approximately 
7,000 Title IV postsecondary institutions in the United States and 
other jurisdictions. The IPEDS provides information on numbers of 
students enrolled, degrees completed, other awards earned, dollars 
expended, staff employed at postsecondary institutions, and cost and 
pricing information. The amendments to the Higher Education Act of 
1998, Part C, Sec. 131, specify the need for the ``redesign of relevant 
data systems to improve the usefulness and timeliness of the data 
collected by such systems.'' As a consequence, in 2000 IPEDS began to 
collect data through a web-based data collection system. The data 
collection is now entirely web-based, and is required for those 
institutions participating in Title IV federal student aid programs; 
other institutions participate on a voluntary basis. IPEDS data are 
available to the public through the College Navigator and IPEDS Data 
Center Web sites. This clearance package seeks authorization from OMB 
to continue IPEDS data collection through 2014, describes revisions to 
the currently approved (2010-11) IPEDS burden estimates, and includes a 
number of proposed changes to the data collection.
    Copies of the proposed information collection request may be 
accessed from http://edicsweb.ed.gov, by selecting the ``Browse Pending 
Collections'' link and by clicking on link number 4507. 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 ICDocketMgr@ed.gov or 
faxed to 202-401-0920. Please specify the complete title of the 
information collection and OMB Control Number when making your request.
    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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