Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Private School Universe Survey (PSS) June 2016-May 2019, 12081 [2016-05139]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 45 / Tuesday, March 8, 2016 / Notices be sent to Mr. Licari at WHS/ESD Directives Division, 4800 Mark Center Drive, East Tower, Suite 02G09, Alexandria, VA 22350–3100. Dated: March 3, 2016. Aaron Siegel, Alternate OSD Federal Register Liaison Officer, Department of Defense. [FR Doc. 2016–05101 Filed 3–7–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 5001–06–P DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION [Docket No.: ED–2016–ICCD–0001] Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Private School Universe Survey (PSS) June 2016–May 2019 National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), Department of Education (ED). ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. chapter 3501 et seq.), ED is proposing a revision of an existing information collection. DATES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before April 7, 2016. ADDRESSES: To access and review all the documents related to the information collection listed in this notice, please use http://www.regulations.gov by searching the Docket ID number ED– 2016–ICCD–0001. Comments submitted in response to this notice should be submitted electronically through the Federal eRulemaking Portal at http:// www.regulations.gov by selecting the Docket ID number or via postal mail, commercial delivery, or hand delivery. Please note that comments submitted by fax or email and those submitted after the comment period will not be accepted. Written requests for information or comments submitted by postal mail or delivery should be addressed to the Director of the Information Collection Clearance Division, U.S. Department of Education, 400 Maryland Avenue SW., LBJ, Room 2E–103, Washington, DC 20202–4537. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For specific questions related to collection activities, please contact Kashka Kubzdela at kashka.kubzdela@ed.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Department of Education (ED), in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA) (44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)), provides the general asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:02 Mar 07, 2016 Jkt 238001 public and Federal agencies with an opportunity to comment on proposed, revised, and continuing collections of information. This helps the Department assess the impact of its information collection requirements and minimize the public’s reporting burden. It also helps the public understand the Department’s information collection requirements and provide the requested data in the desired format. ED is soliciting comments on the proposed information collection request (ICR) that is described below. 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. Please note that written comments received in response to this notice will be considered public records. Title of Collection: Private School Universe Survey (PSS) June 2016–May 2019. OMB Control Number: 1850–0641. Type of Review: A revision of an existing information collection. Respondents/Affected Public: Individuals and Households. Total Estimated Number of Annual Responses: 48,400. Total Estimated Number of Annual Burden Hours: 10,260. Abstract: The Private School Universe Survey (PSS) is conducted by the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) to collect basic information from the universe of private elementary and secondary schools in the United States. The PSS is designed to gather biennial data on the total number of private schools, teachers, and students, along with a variety of related data, including: Religious orientation; grade-levels taught and size of school; length of school year and of school day; total student enrollment by gender (K–12); number of high school graduates; whether a school is single-sexed or coeducational; number of teachers employed; program emphasis; and existence and type of its kindergarten program. The PSS includes all schools that are not supported primarily by public funds, that provide classroom instruction for one or more of grades K– 12 or comparable ungraded levels, and that have one or more teachers. No substantive changes have been made to PO 00000 Frm 00017 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 12081 the survey or its procedures since its last approved administration (OMB# 1850–0641 v.6–7). The PSS is also used to create a universe list of private schools for use as a sampling frame for NCES surveys of private schools. This request is to conduct the 2017–18 Private School Universe Survey (PSS) data collection and the 2017–18 and 2019–20 PSS frame-development activities. Dated: March 3, 2016. Stephanie Valentine, Acting Director, Information Collection Clearance Division, Privacy, Information and Records Management Services, Office of Management. [FR Doc. 2016–05139 Filed 3–7–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4000–01–P DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION [Docket ID ED–2016–FSA–0014] Privacy Act of 1974; System of Records Federal Student Aid, Department of Education. ACTION: Notice of an altered system of records. AGENCY: In accordance with the Privacy Act of 1974, as amended (Privacy Act), 5 U.S.C. 552a, the Chief Operating Officer, Federal Student Aid, of the U.S. Department of Education (Department) publishes this notice proposing an altered system of records for the Office of the Student Loan Ombudsman Records (18–11–11). The Department created the Office of the Student Loan Ombudsman Records system to support the administration of title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended (HEA); to receive, review, and attempt to resolve complaints from customers of Federal Student Aid programs, and to resolve such complaints within the Department and with institutions of higher education, lenders, guaranty agencies, loan servicers, and other participants in the loan programs; and to compile and analyze data on borrower complaints and make appropriate recommendations. The Department seeks comments on the altered system of records described in this notice, in accordance with the requirements of the Privacy Act. DATES: Submit your comments on this notice of an altered system of records on or before April 7, 2016. The Department filed a report describing the altered system of records covered by this notice with the Chair of the Senate Committee on Homeland SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\08MRN1.SGM 08MRN1

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DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

[Docket No.: ED-2016-ICCD-0001]


Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the 
Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; Comment 
Request; Private School Universe Survey (PSS) June 2016-May 2019

AGENCY: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), Department of 
Education (ED).

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 
U.S.C. chapter 3501 et seq.), ED is proposing a revision of an existing 
information collection.

DATES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before 
April 7, 2016.

ADDRESSES: To access and review all the documents related to the 
information collection listed in this notice, please use http://www.regulations.gov by searching the Docket ID number ED-2016-ICCD-
0001. Comments submitted in response to this notice should be submitted 
electronically through the Federal eRulemaking Portal at http://www.regulations.gov by selecting the Docket ID number or via postal 
mail, commercial delivery, or hand delivery. Please note that comments 
submitted by fax or email and those submitted after the comment period 
will not be accepted. Written requests for information or comments 
submitted by postal mail or delivery should be addressed to the 
Director of the Information Collection Clearance Division, U.S. 
Department of Education, 400 Maryland Avenue SW., LBJ, Room 2E-103, 
Washington, DC 20202-4537.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For specific questions related to 
collection activities, please contact Kashka Kubzdela at 
kashka.kubzdela@ed.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Department of Education (ED), 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, revised, and continuing 
collections of information. This helps the Department assess the impact 
of its information collection requirements and minimize the public's 
reporting burden. It also helps the public understand the Department's 
information collection requirements and provide the requested data in 
the desired format. ED is soliciting comments on the proposed 
information collection request (ICR) that is described below. 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. Please note that 
written comments received in response to this notice will be considered 
public records.
    Title of Collection: Private School Universe Survey (PSS) June 
2016-May 2019.
    OMB Control Number: 1850-0641.
    Type of Review: A revision of an existing information collection.
    Respondents/Affected Public: Individuals and Households.
    Total Estimated Number of Annual Responses: 48,400.
    Total Estimated Number of Annual Burden Hours: 10,260.
    Abstract: The Private School Universe Survey (PSS) is conducted by 
the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) to collect basic 
information from the universe of private elementary and secondary 
schools in the United States. The PSS is designed to gather biennial 
data on the total number of private schools, teachers, and students, 
along with a variety of related data, including: Religious orientation; 
grade-levels taught and size of school; length of school year and of 
school day; total student enrollment by gender (K-12); number of high 
school graduates; whether a school is single-sexed or coeducational; 
number of teachers employed; program emphasis; and existence and type 
of its kindergarten program. The PSS includes all schools that are not 
supported primarily by public funds, that provide classroom instruction 
for one or more of grades K-12 or comparable ungraded levels, and that 
have one or more teachers. No substantive changes have been made to the 
survey or its procedures since its last approved administration (OMB# 
1850-0641 v.6-7). The PSS is also used to create a universe list of 
private schools for use as a sampling frame for NCES surveys of private 
schools. This request is to conduct the 2017-18 Private School Universe 
Survey (PSS) data collection and the 2017-18 and 2019-20 PSS frame-
development activities.

    Dated: March 3, 2016.
Stephanie Valentine,
Acting Director, Information Collection Clearance Division, Privacy, 
Information and Records Management Services, Office of Management.
[FR Doc. 2016-05139 Filed 3-7-16; 8:45 am]
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