FR Doc E6-12986

[Federal Register: August 9, 2006 (Volume 71, Number 153)]
[Page 45541]
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Notice of Proposed Information Collection Requests

AGENCY: Department of Education.

SUMMARY: The Leader, Information Policy and Standards Team, Regulatory 
Information Management Services, Office of Management, invites comments 
on the proposed information collection requests as required by the 
Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.

DATES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before 
October 10, 2006.

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, Information Policy and Standards 
Team, Regulatory Information Management Services, Office of Management, 
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.
    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.

    Dated: August 3, 2006.
Leo J. Eiden,
Leader, Information Policy and Standards Team, Regulatory Information 
Management Services, Office of Management.

Institute of Education Sciences

    Type of Review: New.
    Title: Priority Needs for Educational Research Needs of the 
Southwest and Establishing a Baseline for SWREL Performance.
    Frequency: Annually.
    Affected Public: State, Local, or Tribal Gov't, SEAs or LEAs; 
Individuals or household; Businesses or other for-profit.
    Reporting and Recordkeeping Hour Burden:
    Responses: 8,052.
    Burden Hours: 4,030.
    Abstract: The Southwestern Regional Educational Laboratory (SWREL) 
has been tasked with establishing a baseline for SWREL performance and 
identifying the educational needs (Pre-K through Higher Education) of 
constituents within its five state region. The respondents will consist 
of parents, business leaders, and educators (e.g., teachers, 
principals, testing directors, etc.) from Arkansas, Louisiana, New 
Mexico, Oklahoma, and Texas. The information obtained in this project 
will provide a landscape of the region. It will also identify the 
educational research needs of SWREL constituents and create insights 
needed to most efficiently serve those constituents. In addition, it 
will identify satisfaction levels with current research available, 
identify educational issues facing SWREL constituents, and identify 
unique areas of technical assistance most needed.
    Requests for copies of the proposed information collection request 
may be accessed from, 
by selecting the ``Browse 

Pending Collections'' link and by clicking on link number 3165. When 
you access the information collection, click on ``Download 
Attachments'' to view. Written requests for information should be 
addressed to U.S. Department of Education, 400 Maryland Avenue, SW., 
Potomac Center, 9th Floor, Washington, DC 20202-4700. Requests may also 
be electronically mailed to 
or faxed to 202-245-
6623. Please specify the complete title of the information collection 
when making your request.
    Comments regarding burden and/or the collection activity 
requirements should be electronically mailed to 
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. E6-12986 Filed 8-8-06; 8:45 am]