Laws & Guidance GENERAL
Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995

James Hyler
(202) 260-8916

Kathy Axt
(540) 776-7742

The Paperwork Reduction Act requires all federal agencies to obtain approval from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) before collecting information from the public. Ways of collecting information include questionnaires, focus groups, telephone surveys, applications, performance reports, customer satisfaction surveys, studies and evaluations, interviews, forms, and any other means of requesting information from ten or more respondents.

The public generally has two opportunities to comment on a proposed "information collection." Invitations for comment are published in the Federal Register and linked from the ED Web site. During the first (60-day) period, comments on Department of Education-sponsored collections may be sent to During the second (30-day) comment period, comments may be sent to

Pending collections may be viewed on and Active information collections can be reviewed on

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