FR Doc E8-30078[Federal Register: December 18, 2008 (Volume 73, Number 244)]
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Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request

AGENCY: Department of Education.
SUMMARY: The Director, Information Collection Clearance Division, 
Regulatory Information Management Services, Office of Management 
invites comments on the submission for OMB review as required by the 
Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.

DATES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before 
January 20, 2009.

ADDRESSES: Written comments should be addressed to the Office of 
Information and Regulatory Affairs, Attention: Education Desk Officer, 
Office of Management and Budget, 725 17th Street, NW., Room 10222, New 
Executive Office Building, Washington, DC 20503 or faxed to (202) 395-

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.

    Dated: December 12, 2008.
Stephanie Valentine,
Acting 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: Annually.
    Affected Public: Not-for-profit institutions; State, Local, or 
Tribal Gov't, SEAs or LEAs.
    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 (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.C. 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

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about their grantees and allow SEA liaisons to conduct performance 
monitoring and identify areas of needed technical assistance.
    This information collection is being submitted under the 
Streamlined Clearance Process for Discretionary Grant Information 
Collections (1890-0001). Therefore, the 30-day public comment period 
notice will be the only public comment notice published for this 
information collection.
    Requests for copies of the information collection submission for 
OMB review may be accessed from, by selecting 
the ``Browse Pending Collections'' link and by clicking on link number 
3860. 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 the Internet address or faxed to 202-401-
0920. 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. E8-30078 Filed 12-17-08; 8:45 am]