FR Doc E9-10180[Federal Register: May 4, 2009 (Volume 74, Number 84)]
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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 
June 3, 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, be faxed to (202) 395-
5806 or send e-mail to

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.

    Dated: April 29, 2009.
Angela C. Arrington,
Director, IC Clearance Official, 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: 282.

    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 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 information collection submission for 
OMB review 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 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.

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