FR Doc E6-22498
[Federal Register: January 3, 2007 (Volume 72, Number 1)]
[Page 130]
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Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request

AGENCY: Department of Education.
SUMMARY: The IC Clearance Official, Regulatory Information Management 
Services, Office of Management 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 2, 2007.

ADDRESSES: Written comments should be addressed to the Office of 
Information and Regulatory Affairs, Attention: Rachel Potter, Desk 
Officer, Department of Education, Office of Management and Budget, 725 
17th Street, NW., Room 10222, New Executive Office Building, 
Washington, DC 20503 or faxed to (202) 395-6974.

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 IC Clearance Official, 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.

    Dated: December 27, 2006.
James Hyler,
Acting Leader, Information Policy and Standard Team, Regulatory 
Information Management Services. Office of Management.

Institute of Education Sciences

    Type of Review: New.
    Title: Midwest Regional Educational Laboratory Needs Assessment and 
Focus Groups.
    Frequency: Monthly.
    Affected Public: State, Local, or Tribal Gov't, SEAs or LEAs; 
individuals or household; businesses or other for-profit; not-for-
profit institutions; farms; Federal Government.
    Reporting and Recordkeeping Hour Burden:
     Responses: 2,840.
     Burden Hours: 993.
    Abstract: Documentation included in this submission include data 
collection instruments and sample designs for gathering information 
about the educational needs of state departments, districts, schools, 
and other educational stakeholders in the Midwest region. Information 
regarding regional needs is gathered as part of Task 1.1 of the Midwest 
Regional Laboratory contract and will be used to set priorities for 
selecting content on particular issues, practices, and policies that 
warrant attention. Analyses of regional educational needs assessments 
will be used to identify training, technical assistance priorities and 
needs, to monitor such needs and activities, and to ensure that the 
activities respond to the region's needs.
    Requests for copies of the information collection submission for 
OMB review may be accessed from, by 

selecting the ``Browse Pending Collections'' link and by clicking on 
link number 3213. 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 202-
245-6432. Individuals who use a telecommunications device for the deaf 
(TDD) may call the Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) at 1-800-

[FR Doc. E6-22498 Filed 12-29-06; 8:45 am]