FR Doc 08-488
[Federal Register: February 4, 2008 (Volume 73, Number 23)]
[Page 6486]
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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 
April 4, 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: January 28, 2008.
Angela C. Arrington,
IC Clearance Official, Regulatory Information Management Services, 
Office of Management.

Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services

    Type of Review: New.
    Title: Special Education--Individual Reporting on Regulatory 
Compliance Related To The Personnel Development Programs Service 
Obligation and the Government Performance Results Act (GPRA).
    Frequency: On Occasion; Biennially.
    Affected Public: Individuals or households, businesses or other 
for-profit, not-for-profit institutions, Federal Government, State, 
Local, or Tribal Gov't, SEAs or LEAs.
    Reporting and Recordkeeping Hour Burden:
     Responses: 1,500.
     Burden Hours: 6,688.
    Abstract: The data collection under this request is governed by 
Sections 304.23-304.30 of the June 5, 2006, regulations that implement 
Section 662(h) of the IDEA Amendments of 2004, which require that 
individuals who receive a scholarship through the Personnel Development 
Program funded under the Act subsequently provide special education and 
related services to children with disabilities for a period of two 
years for every year for which assistance was received. Scholarship 
recipients who do not satisfy the requirements of the regulations must 
repay all or part of the cost of assistance, in accordance with 
regulations issued by the Secretary. These regulations implement 
requirements governing, among other things, the service obligation for 
scholars, reporting requirements by grantees, and repayment of 
scholarships by scholars. In order for the federal government to ensure 
that the goals of the program are achieved, certain data collection, 
recordkeeping, and documentation are necessary. In addition, this data 
collection is governed by the Government Performance and Results Act 
(GPRA). GPRA requires Federal agencies to establish performance 
measures for all programs, and OSEP has established performance 
measures for the Personnel Development Program. Data collection, from 
scholars who have received scholarships under the Personnel Development 
Program, is necessary to evaluate these measures.
    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 3572. 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., 
LBJ, Washington, DC 20202-4537. Requests may also be electronically 
mailed to or faxed to 202-401-0920. Please specify 
the complete title of the information collection when making your 
    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. 08-488 Filed 2-1-08; 8:45 am]