Notice of Proposed Information Collection Requests, 15469 [E9-7670]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 64 / Monday, April 6, 2009 / Notices Dated: April 1, 2009. Angela C. Arrington, Director, Information Collections Clearance Division, Regulatory Information Management Services, Office of Management. DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION Notice of Proposed Information Collection Requests AGENCY: Department of Education. Institute of Education Sciences 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. SUMMARY: DATES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before June 5, 2009. 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 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. 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. pwalker on PROD1PC71 with NOTICES SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: VerDate Nov<24>2008 19:48 Apr 03, 2009 Jkt 217001 Type of Review: Reinstatement. Title: National Household Education Survey (NHES): 2009 Pilot Test. Frequency: One time. Affected Public: Individuals or household. Reporting and Recordkeeping Hour Burden: Responses: 9,292. Burden Hours: 1,549. Abstract: The National Household Education Surveys Program (NHES) collects data directly from households on early childhood care and education, children’s readiness for school, parent perceptions of school safety and discipline, before- and after-school activities of school-age children, participation in adult and continuing education, parent involvement in education, school choice, homeschooling, and civic involvement. NHES surveys have been conducted approximately every other year from 1991 through 2007 using random digit dial (RDD) sampling and telephone data collection from landline telephones only. Each survey collection included the administration of household screening questions (Screener) and two or three topical surveys. Like virtually all RDD surveys, NHES Screener response rates have declined (from above 80% in early 1990s to 53% in 2007) and the decline in the percentage of households without landline telephones (from ∼93% in early 2004 to about 80% in the first half of 2008; mostly due to conversion to cellularonly coverage) raises issues about population coverage. While studies examining possible biases in the NHES survey estimates have not identified nonresponse bias, some indications of possible coverage bias were detected in a special bias study conducted in 2007. As a result, NCES is redesigning the NHES program to develop and assess approaches to collecting data with improved response and population coverage. The Pilot Test will be conducted in the fall of 2009 to examine proposed methods on a smaller and more economical scale prior to a largescale Field Test planned for 2011. The NHES:2009 Pilot Test will use a reduced sample (approximately 10% of the anticipated 2011 Field Test sample size) and involve screening of approximately 11,800 households to identify those with eligible children and youth. PO 00000 Frm 00041 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 15469 Parents or guardians of sampled children will be (ECPP), and the Parent and Family Involvement in Education Survey (PFI). The PFI Survey has been divided into two questionnaire forms for ease of self-administration: One focuses on children enrolled in school for kindergarten through 12th grade and one focuses on children who are homeschooled. Requests for 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 3997. 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 when making your request. Comments regarding burden and/or the collection activity requirements should be electronically mailed to ICDocketMgr@ed.gov. 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. E9–7670 Filed 4–3–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4000–01–P DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION Higher Education Disaster Relief AGENCY: Office of Postsecondary Education, Department of Education. ACTION: Notice reopening the Higher Education Disaster Relief fiscal year (FY) 2009 competition. Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) Number: 84.938R. 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DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION


Notice of Proposed Information Collection Requests

AGENCY: Department of Education.

SUMMARY: 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 
June 5, 2009.

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 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.
    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: April 1, 2009.
Angela C. Arrington,
Director, Information Collections Clearance Division, Regulatory 
Information Management Services, Office of Management.

Institute of Education Sciences

    Type of Review: Reinstatement.
    Title: National Household Education Survey (NHES): 2009 Pilot Test.
    Frequency: One time.
    Affected Public: Individuals or household.
    Reporting and Recordkeeping Hour Burden:

Responses: 9,292.
Burden Hours: 1,549.

    Abstract: The National Household Education Surveys Program (NHES) 
collects data directly from households on early childhood care and 
education, children's readiness for school, parent perceptions of 
school safety and discipline, before- and after-school activities of 
school-age children, participation in adult and continuing education, 
parent involvement in education, school choice, homeschooling, and 
civic involvement. NHES surveys have been conducted approximately every 
other year from 1991 through 2007 using random digit dial (RDD) 
sampling and telephone data collection from landline telephones only. 
Each survey collection included the administration of household 
screening questions (Screener) and two or three topical surveys. Like 
virtually all RDD surveys, NHES Screener response rates have declined 
(from above 80% in early 1990s to 53% in 2007) and the decline in the 
percentage of households without landline telephones (from ~93% in 
early 2004 to about 80% in the first half of 2008; mostly due to 
conversion to cellular-only coverage) raises issues about population 
coverage. While studies examining possible biases in the NHES survey 
estimates have not identified nonresponse bias, some indications of 
possible coverage bias were detected in a special bias study conducted 
in 2007. As a result, NCES is redesigning the NHES program to develop 
and assess approaches to collecting data with improved response and 
population coverage. The Pilot Test will be conducted in the fall of 
2009 to examine proposed methods on a smaller and more economical scale 
prior to a large-scale Field Test planned for 2011. The NHES:2009 Pilot 
Test will use a reduced sample (approximately 10% of the anticipated 
2011 Field Test sample size) and involve screening of approximately 
11,800 households to identify those with eligible children and youth. 
Parents or guardians of sampled children will be (ECPP), and the Parent 
and Family Involvement in Education Survey (PFI). The PFI Survey has 
been divided into two questionnaire forms for ease of self-
administration: One focuses on children enrolled in school for 
kindergarten through 12th grade and one focuses on children who are 
homeschooled.
    Requests for 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 3997. 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 when making your 
request.
    Comments regarding burden and/or the collection activity 
requirements should be electronically mailed to ICDocketMgr@ed.gov. 
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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