FR Doc E7-8081
[Federal Register: April 27, 2007 (Volume 72, Number 81)]
[Page 21000]
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Notice of Proposed Information Collection Requests

AGENCY: Department of Education.

SUMMARY: The IC Clearance Official, 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 26, 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 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.
    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 24, 2007.
Angela C. Arrington,
IC Clearance Official, Regulatory Information Management Services, 
Office of Management.

Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services

    Type of Review: Revision.
    Title: Performance Report: Personnel Development for the 
Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA).
    Frequency: Annually.
    Affected Public: Not-for-profit institutions.
    Reporting and Recordkeeping Hour Burden:

     Responses: 450.
     Burden Hours: 3,510.

    Abstract: This package is a revision and contains instructions and 
the form necessary for grantees and contractors supported under the 
Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), Personnel 
Development to Improve Services and Results for Children with 
Disabilities, CFDA No. 84.325. Data obtained are used to evaluate and 
monitor the implementation of IDEA and for Congressional reporting. 
Analysis of these data will be used in the following ways: (a) To 
inform the activities and priorities specific to personnel preparation 
conducted by the U.S Department of Education; (b) to determine 
variation in personnel preparation and factors related to that 
variation; and (c) to evaluate the outcomes of the IDEA and the Office 
of Special Education Programs' (OSEP) performance measures under the 
Government Performance and Results Act (GPRA) and the Program 
Assessment Rating Tool (PART). OSEP revisions have: (a) Added six items 
to the data collection instrument to collect data required for 
reporting under the PART (these additional items will only be requested 
for students that have completed the preparation program and include 
data on their knowledge and skill attainment and on their highly 
qualified teacher status (or qualified for paraprofessionals, or fully 
certified for related service providers and early intervention service 
providers); (b) revised the race and ethnicity items to reflect current 
OMB policy; (c) changed collection to better account for all students 
that benefit from the grant, as requested by both grantees and OSEP. 
OSEP will now collect data on all students that participated in grant 
supported preparation, not just those students that received direct 
funding. This change will increase the number of students that grantees 
will enter data on. To address this change, all text limiting responses 
to those students ``receiving grant support'' have been removed; and 
(d) enhanced instructions for a few items to make the form more user-
friendly and diminish response ambiguity.
    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 3309. 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. E7-8081 Filed 4-26-07; 8:45 am]