FR Doc E9-4127[Federal Register: February 26, 2009 (Volume 74, Number 37)]
[Page 8783-8784]
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Notice of Proposed Information Collection Requests

AGENCY: Department of Education.

SUMMARY: The Director, Information Collection Clearance Division, 
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 27, 2009.

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 Director, 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: February 23, 2009.
Angela C. Arrington,
Director, Information Collections Clearance Division, Regulatory 
Information Management Services, Office of Management.

Institute of Education Sciences

    Type of Review: New.
    Title: Evaluation of the Personnel Development to Improve Services 
and Results for Children with Disabilities Program.
    Frequency: One time.
    Affected Public: Not-for-profit institutions; State, Local, or 
Tribal Gov't, SEAs or LEAs.
    Reporting and Recordkeeping Hour Burden:
Responses: 242.
Burden Hours: 290.

    Abstract: The U.S. Department of Education has commissioned Westat 
to independently evaluate the PDP program. This evaluation is divided 
into two studies, one focusing on the National Centers, the other on 
the Institutes of Higher Education (IHEs). The Study of the National 
Centers will examine the materials and services that have been 
developed and provided by the Centers as well as characteristics of the 
consumers. In addition, the panel of

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experts will rate the quality of a sample of products and services from 
each Center along three dimensions: adherence to scientifically based 
standards, relevance to the field, and usefulness. The IHE Study will 
collect data through a survey of proposed Project Directors of funded 
and non-funded projects, as well as a collection of materials 
documenting improvement of funded courses of study. It will address (a) 
status; (b) focus; (c) entry and completion requirements; (d) grant 
support for students; (e) changes to the course of study since the time 
of the application; (f) enrollment and completion information; (g) 
standardized exit exam scores; (h) allocation of PDP grant funds; and 
(i) information about formal data collection from program.
    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 3963. 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. E9-4127 Filed 2-25-09; 8:45 am]