FR Doc E9-11051[Federal Register: May 12, 2009 (Volume 74, Number 90)]
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DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

 
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 
July 13, 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, Information Collection 
Clearance Division, 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: May 6, 2009.
Angela C. Arrington,
Director, Information Collection Clearance Division, Regulatory 
Information Management Services, Office of Management.

Office of Planning, Evaluation and Policy Development

    Type of Review: New.
    Title: Evaluation of the Implementation of the Carl D. Perkins 
Career and Technical Education Act of 2006.
    Frequency: On occasion.
    Affected Public: State, Local, or Tribal Gov't, SEAs or LEAs.
    Reporting and Recordkeeping Hour Burden:

Responses: 2,712.
Burden Hours: 3,443.

    Abstract: The 2011 National Assessment of Career and Technical 
Education (NACTE) will examine the implementation of the Carl D. 
Perkins Career and Technical Education Act of 2006 (Perkins IV). This 
evaluation study, which is part of a larger evaluation effort directed 
by the Policy and Program Studies Service (PPSS), focuses on evaluating 
how state agencies and local providers are responding to the new 
legislation and how new provisions contained within the legislation are 
being implemented. Information collected from the NACTE study will be 
incorporated in two reports submitted to Congress: An interim report 
(due January 1, 2010) and final report (due July 1, 2011), which are 
mandated in the legislation. These reports are to detail the condition 
of CTE and the success of state agencies and local programs in 
improving the quality of CTE services. To capture state agency staff 
and local provider input about the Act's implementation, researchers 
will administer surveys to the state secondary and postsecondary 
director of CTE in each of the 50 states, the District of Columbia, and 
other territories and possessions in outlying areas. A second set of 
surveys will be administered to a nationally representative sample of 
1,265 secondary level local education agencies and/or intermediary 
agencies (i.e., dedicated CTE facilities) and 765 institutions of 
higher education. To assess the distribution of Federal resources to 
local programs, researchers will collect 2006-07 and 2009-10 fiscal 
allocation data from state secondary and postsecondary agencies 
administering Federal Perkins dollars.
    Requests for copies of the proposed information collection request 
may be accessed from http://edicsweb.ed.gov, by selecting the ``Browse 
Pending Collections'' link and by clicking on link number 4012. 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 ICDocketMgr@ed.gov 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 ICDocketMgr@ed.gov. 
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. E9-11051 Filed 5-11-09; 8:45 am]

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