FR Doc E7-16264
[Federal Register: August 20, 2007 (Volume 72, Number 160)]
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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 
October 19, 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: August 14, 2007.
Angela C. Arrington,
IC Clearance Official, Regulatory Information Management Services 
Office of Management.

Office of Elementary and Secondary Education

    Type of Review: Extension.
    Title: 21st Century Community Learning Centers Annual Performance 
    Frequency: On Occasion, Quarterly, Annually.
    Affected Public: State, Local, or Tribal Gov't, SEAs or LEAs; not-
for-profit institutions.
    Reporting and Recordkeeping Hour Burden:

Responses: 1,400.
Burden Hours: 36,400.

    Abstract: Originally authorized under Title X, Part I, of the 
Elementary and Secondary Education Act, the program was initially 
administered through the U.S. Department of Education, which provided 
grants directly to over 1,825 grantees. With the reauthorization of the 
program under the No Child Left Behind Act, direct administration of 
the program was transferred to state education agencies (SEA) to 
administer their own grant competitions. Preliminary data shows that 
states have awarded approximately 1,400 grants to support more than 
4,700 centers in every state in the country. The purpose of the 21st 
Century Community Learning Centers program (21st CCLC) program, as 
reauthorized under Title IV, Part B, of the No Child Left Behind Act of 
2001, 4201 et seq., (20 U.S. Code 7171 et seq.), is to provide expanded 
academic enrichment opportunities for children attending low-performing 
schools. To reflect the changes in the authorization and administration 
of the 21st CCLC program and to comply with its reporting requirements, 
the Education Department (ED) is requesting authorization for the 
collection of data through Web-based, data-collection modules, the 
Annual Performance Report, the Grantee Profile, the Competition 
Overview, and the State Activities module, which collectively will be 
housed in an application called the 21st CCLC Profile and Performance 
Information Collection System (PPICS). The data will continue to be 
used to fulfill ED's requirement under the Government Performance and 
Results Act (GPRA) to report to Congress annually on the implementation 
and progress of 21st CCLC projects and the use of state administrative 
and technical assistance funds allocated to the states to support the 
program. The data collection will also provide SEA liaisons with needed 
descriptive data about their grantees and allow SEA liaisons to conduct 
performance monitoring and identify areas of needed technical 
    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 3444. 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.

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