[Federal Register Volume 67, Number 6 (Wednesday, January 9, 2002)]
[Notices]
[Page 1204]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 02-461]


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DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION


Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request

AGENCY: Department of Education.

SUMMARY: The Leader, Regulatory Information Management Group, Office of 
the Chief Information Officer invites comments on the submission for 
OMB review as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.

DATES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before 
February 8, 2002.

ADDRESSES: Written comments should be addressed to the Office of 
Information and Regulatory Affairs, Attention: Karen Lee, Desk Officer, 
Department of Education, Office of Management and Budget, 725 17th 
Street, NW., Room 10202, New Executive Office Building, Washington, DC 
20503 or should be electronically mailed to the Internet address 
Karen_F._Lee@omb.eop.gov. 

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 Leader, Regulatory Information 
Management Group, Office of the Chief Information Officer, 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.

    Dated: January 3, 2002.
John Tressler,
Leader, Regulatory Information Management, Office of the Chief 
Information Officer.

Office of Educational Research and Improvement

    Type of Review: Revision.
    Title: PEQIS survey on distance education in higher education 
institutions.
    Frequency: One-time.
    Affected Public: Not-for-profit institutions.
    Reporting and Recordkeeping Hour Burden:
      Responses: 1,350.
      Burden Hours: 675.
    Abstract: This survey will provide current nationally 
representative data about distance education in higher education 
institutions. This is an area of education that is rapidly changing and 
the survey will measure change since 1995 and 1998 when previous PEQIS 
survey collected the first and second nationally representative 
measures of distance education course offerings and future 
institutional plans.
    Requests for copies of the proposed information collection request 
may be accessed from http://edicsweb.ed.gov, or should be addressed to 
Vivian Reese, Department of Education, 400 Maryland Avenue, SW, Room 
4050, Regional Office Building 3, Washington, DC 20202-4651. Requests 
may also be electronically mailed to the Internet address 
OCIO.RIMG@ed.gov or faxed to 202-708-9346. Please specify the complete 
title of the information collection when making your request. Comments 
regarding burden and/or the collection activity requirements should be 
directed to Kathy Axt at her Internet address Kathy.Axt@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. 02-461 Filed 1-8-02; 8:45 am]
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