FR Doc E9-5837[Federal Register: March 18, 2009 (Volume 74, Number 51)]
[Page 11533-11534]
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Notice of Proposed Information Collection Requests

AGENCY: Department of Education.

ACTION: Notice of Proposed Information Collection Requests.


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: An emergency review has been requested in accordance with the 
Act (44 U.S.C. Chapter 3507(j)), since public harm is reasonably likely 
to result if normal clearance procedures are followed. Approval by the 
Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has been requested by March 23, 

ADDRESSES: Written comments regarding the emergency review should be 
addressed to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, 
Attention: Bridget Dooling, Desk Officer, Department of Education, 
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 Director of OMB 
provide interested Federal agencies and the public an early opportunity 
to comment on information collection requests. The Office of Management 
and Budget (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 this notice containing proposed information 
collection requests at the beginning of the Departmental review of the 
information collection. 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. ED 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 
respondents, including through the use of information technology.

    Dated: March 10, 2009.
Angela C. Arrington,
IC Clearance Official, Regulatory Information Management Services, 
Office of Management.

Office of Elementary and Secondary Education

    Type of Review: New.
    Title: State Fiscal Stabilization Fund Grant Application.
    Abstract: On February 17, 2009, the American Recovery and 
Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA) became law. A major part of ARRA is the 
new State Fiscal Stabilization Fund (Stabilization) program. The 
program provides $53,600,000,000 to States to keep teachers in the 
classroom, prevent the cutting of valuable education programs, and help 
mitigate college tuition increases. Additionally, the Stabilization 
program will provide resources that States and districts may use to 
implement important education reforms, such as launching strategies 
that address inequities in the distribution of highly qualified 
teachers, building robust data systems that allow districts to better 
track student achievement, raising standards and strengthening student 
assessments, and turning around failing schools. We are requesting 
approval of the Stabilization program grant application so that State 
governors may apply for the first portion of these funds.
    Additional Information: In order to provide immediate assistance to 
help alleviate the substantial budget shortfalls that States are 
facing, the Department is committed to providing 67 percent of each 
State's Stabilization allocation within a very short timeframe, 
necessitating emergency clearance of the Stabilization program 
application. The requested approval date for OMB approval is March 23. 
This formula grant program has two distinct portions--the Education 
Fund and the Government Services Fund. Specifically, the Department 
intends to award each State with 67 percent of the total amount that it 
is to receive under both the Education Fund and the Government Services 
Fund within two weeks of our receipt of a complete application.
    Frequency: One time.
    Affected Public: Business or other for-profit; State, Local or 
Tribal Gov't.
    Reporting and Recordkeeping Hour Burden:

Responses: 52.
Burden Hours: 894.

    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 3976. 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

[[Page 11534]] 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. E9-5837 Filed 3-17-09; 8:45 am]