FR Doc E7-23895
[Federal Register: December 10, 2007 (Volume 72, Number 236)]
[Page 69670-69671]
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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 
February 8, 2008.

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: December 4, 2007.
Angela C. Arrington,
IC Clearance Official, Regulatory Information Management Services, 
Office of Management.

Office of Elementary and Secondary Education

    Type of Review: Revision.
    Title: Survey on the Use of Funds Under Title II, Part A 
(``Improving Teacher Quality State Grants--Subgrants to LEAs'').
    Frequency: Annually.
    Affected Public: State, Local, or Tribal Governments, SEAs or LEAs.
    Reporting and Recordkeeping Hour Burden:

     Responses: 850.
     Burden Hours: 5,000.
    Abstract: The No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 (NCLB), which 
reauthorized the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965, 
provides funds to districts to improve the quality of

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their teaching and principal force and raise student achievement. These 
funds are provided to districts through Title II, Part A (``Improving 
Teacher Quality State Grants--Subgrants to LEAs''). The purpose of this 
survey is for the U.S. Department of Education to have a better 
understanding of how districts are using these funds. The survey also 
collects information on high-quality professional development in LEAs. 
This OMB clearance request is to continue these analyses using a 
similar data collection instrument and sampling plan for the 2007-2008 
school year and subsequent years. The major change from past years is 
the addition of a short survey for State Educational Agencies (SEAs). 
The SEA survey will provide information on fiscal year allocations of 
Title II, Part A funds made to the LEAs selected for participation in 
the main survey and be preprinted with the names of the LEAs selected 
for participation in the LEA survey.
    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 3523. 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. E7-23895 Filed 12-7-07; 8:45 am]