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DOC has submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for clearance the following proposal for collection of information under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. chapter 35).

Agency: U.S. Census Bureau.

Title: Current Population Survey, October School Enrollment Supplement.

Form Number(s): CPS Automated CAPI Instrument.

Agency Approval Number: 0607-0464.

Type of Request: Revision of a currently approved collection.

Burden: 3,325 hours.

Number of Respondents: 57,000.

Avg Hours Per Response: 3 minutes and 30 seconds.

Needs and Uses: The Census Bureau is requesting clearance for the collection of data concerning the School Enrollment Supplement to be conducted in conjunction with the October Current Population Survey (CPS). The Census Bureau, the Bureau of Labor Statistics, and the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) sponsor the basic annual school enrollment questions which have been collected annually in the CPS for 40 years. Additional questions will be added to monitor changes in the types of vocational education.

This survey provides information on public/private elementary and secondary school enrollment, and characteristics of private school students and their families, which is used for tracking historical trends and for policy planning and support. This survey is the only source of national data on the age distribution and family characteristics of college students, and the only source of demographic data on preprimary school enrollment. As part of the federal government's efforts to collect data and provide timely information to local governments for policymaking decisions, the survey provides national trends in employment and progress in school.

The data are used by federal agencies; state, county, and city governments; and private organizations responsible for education to formulate and implement education policy. They are also used by employers and analysts to anticipate the composition of the labor force in the future. The NCES will use the data concerning language proficiency, disabilities, and grade retention to study the phenomenon of children being retained in grade.

Affected Public: Individuals or households.

Frequency: Annually.

Respondent's Obligation: Voluntary.

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Legal Authority: Title 13 U.S.C., Section 182; Title 29 U.S.C., Sections 1-9.

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OMB Desk Officer: Susan Schechter, (202) 395-5103.

Copies of the above information collection proposal can be obtained by Start Printed Page 35223calling or writing Madeleine Clayton, Departmental Paperwork Clearance Officer, (202) 482-3129, Department of Commerce, room 6086, 14th and Constitution Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20230 (or via the Internet at

Written comments and recommendations for the proposed information collection should be sent within 30 days of publication of this notice to Susan Schechter, OMB Desk Officer, room 10201, New Executive Office Building, Washington, DC 20503.

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Dated: June 28, 2001.

Madeleine Clayton,

Departmental Paperwork Clearance Officer, Office of the Chief Information Officer.

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[FR Doc. 01-16647 Filed 7-2-01; 8:45 am]