[Federal Register: July 17, 2007 (Volume 72, Number 136)]
[Page 39063-39064]
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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 
September 17, 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: July 11, 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: IDEA Part B State Performance Plan (SPP) and Annual 
Performance Report (APR).
    Frequency: SPP--one time; APR--every year.
    Affected Public: Federal Government.
    Reporting and Recordkeeping Hour Burden:

Responses: 60.
Burden Hours: 19,500.

    Abstract: The Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement 
Act, signed on December 3, 2004, became Public Law 108-446. In 
accordance with 20 U.S.C. 1416(b)(1), not later than one year after the 
date of enactment of the Individuals with Disabilities Education 
Improvement Act of 2004, each State must have in place a performance 
plan that evaluates the State's efforts to implement the requirements 
and purposes of Part B and describe how the State will improve such 
implementation. This plan is called the Part B State Performance Plan 
(Part B--SPP). In accordance with 20 U.S.C. 1416(b)(2)(C)(ii) the State 
shall report annually to the public on the performance of each local 
educational agency located in the State on the targets in the State's 
performance plan. The State also shall report annually to the Secretary 
on the performance of the State under the State's performance plan. 
This report is called the Part B Annual Performance Report (Part B--
APR). Information Collection 1820-0624 corresponds to 34 CFR 300.600-
    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 3406. When 
you access the information collection, click on ``Download 
Attachments'' to view. Written requests for information should be 
addressed to U.S. Department of

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Education, 400 Maryland Avenue, SW., Potomac Center, 9th Floor, 
Washington, DC 20202-4700. Requests may also be electronically mailed 
to: ICDocketMgr@ed.gov 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. E7-13813 Filed 7-16-07; 8:45 am]