2019-03972. Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; Comment Request; E-Complaint Form (FERPA) and PPRA E-Complaint Form  

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    Office of Management (OM), Department of Education (ED).




    In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, ED is proposing a revision of an existing information collection.


    Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before April 5, 2019.


    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-2018-ICCD-0093. 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, 550 12th Street SW, PCP, Room 9088, Washington, DC 20202-0023.

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    For specific questions related to collection activities, please contact Frank Miller, (202) 453-6631.

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    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: E-Complaint Form (FERPA) and PPRA E-Complaint Form.

    OMB Control Number: 1880-0544.

    Type of Review: A revision of an existing information collection.

    Respondents/Affected Public: Individuals or Households.

    Total Estimated Number of Annual Responses: 500.

    Total Estimated Number of Annual Burden Hours: 500.

    Abstract: The Family Policy Compliance Office (FPCO) reviews, investigates, and processes complaints of alleged violations of the Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) and the Protection of Pupil Rights Amendment (PPRA) filed by parents and eligible students. FPCO's authority to investigate, review, and process complaints extends to allegations of violations of FERPA by any recipient of United States Department of Education (Department) funds under a program administered by the Secretary (e.g., schools, school districts, postsecondary institutions, state educational agencies, and other third parties that receive Department funds). This revision includes the addition of the PPRA Complaint form that would allow parents to file a complaint. The Department expects to receive more than 10 complaints under the PPRA requiring approval.

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    Dated: February 28, 2019.

    Stephanie Valentine,

    PRA Clearance Coordinator, Information Collection Clearance Program, Office of the Chief Information Officer.

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    [FR Doc. 2019-03972 Filed 3-5-19; 8:45 am]

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Document Information

Education Department
Document Number:
Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before April 5, 2019.
8088-8088 (1 pages)
Docket Numbers:
Docket No.: ED-2018-ICCD-0093
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