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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: School Enrollment Report.

Form Number(s): P-4.

Agency Approval Number: 0607-0459.

Type of Request: Extension of a currently approved collection.

Burden: 15 hours.

Number of Respondents: 30.

Average Hours Per Response: 30 minutes.

Needs and Uses: The Census Bureau requests an extension of the current Office of Management and Budget clearance of the School Enrollment Report, P-4. Collection of school enrollment data is necessary to produce annual estimates of the population of states for application to current Federal programs. Each year, in the spring, the Census Bureau sends the School Enrollment Report, P-4 form, to 30 state departments of education. The remaining states publish reports early in the year and we obtain those in our Census Bureau library. We request fall public and nonpublic school enrollment by grade for the state and selected counties in 24 of the states. In six states we request year end enrollment. Many of the 30 departments of education will eventually publish reports containing enrollment figures, but not in time to use in our estimates.

School enrollment data are used by the Census Bureau to estimate state population by age and sex. The Census Bureau's population estimates are regularly used by dozens of Federal agencies for allocating Federal program funds, as bases for rates of occurrence, and as input for Federal surveys. The estimates are also used by state and local governments, businesses, and the public for planning and other informational uses. Failure to collect the enrollment information would seriously damage the Census Bureau's ability to produce accurate current population estimates for states as well as for counties and smaller areas whose current population levels are tied into the state estimates totals.

Affected Public: State, local, or tribal government.

Frequency: Annually.

Respondent's Obligation: Voluntary.

Legal Authority: Title 13 U.S.C., Sections 181 and 182.

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

Copies of the above information collection proposal can be obtained by calling or writing Diana Hynek, Departmental Paperwork Clearance Start Printed Page 50362Officer, (202) 482-0266, Department of Commerce, Room 6625, 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 either by fax (202-395-7245) or e-mail (

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Dated: August 10, 2004.

Madeleine Clayton,

Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer.

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[FR Doc. 04-18593 Filed 8-13-04; 8:45 am]