[Federal Register: April 11, 2007 (Volume 72, Number 69)]
[Page 18218-18219]
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Notice of Proposed Information Collection Requests

AGENCY: Department of Education.

SUMMARY: The Acting Leader, Information Management Case Services 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 
June 11, 2007.

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 Acting Leader, Information Management 
Case Services 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: April 6, 2007.
James Hyler,
Acting Leader, Information Management Case Services Team, Regulatory 
Information Management Services, Office of Management.

Office of Elementary and Secondary Education

    Type of Review: New.
    Title: Title I--Improving the Academic Achievement of the 
Disadvantaged; Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA)--
Assistance to States for the Education of Children with Disabilities.
    Frequency: Annually.
    Affected Public: State, Local, or Tribal government, SEAs, or LEAs.
    Reporting and Recordkeeping Hour Burden:
     Responses: 60.
     Burden Hours: 4,019.
    Abstract: The Secretary has amended the regulations governing 
programs administered under Title I of the Elementary and Secondary 
Education Act of 1965 (ESEA), as amended by the No Child Left Behind 
Act of 2001 (NCLB), and the regulations governing programs under Part B 
of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). The 
regulations implement statutory provisions regarding State educational 
agency (SEA), local educational agency (LEA), and school accountability 
for the academic achievement of students with disabilities. The 
information collections associated with these regulations relate to 
three changes in activities already required under Title I, Part A of 
the ESEA for SEAs that voluntarily choose to take advantage of the 
additional flexibility offered by the amended regulations. This 
flexibility is for SEAs that choose to develop modified academic 
achievement standards and assessments that measure achievement based on 
those standards for a small group of students with disabilities. The 
new regulations also affect the

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information collections for the IDEA as the form to be used for 
reporting school year 2007-08 assessment for students with disabilities 
has been revised. It now includes one additional category for students 
with disabilities who are assessed through an alternate assessment 
based on modified academic achievement standards.
    Requests for copies of the proposed information collection request 
may be accessed from http://edicsweb.ed.gov, by selecting the ``Browse 
Pending Collections'' link and by clicking on link number 3308. 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 ICDocketMgr@ed.gov. 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. E7-6842 Filed 4-10-07; 8:45 am]