FR Doc E9-13661[Federal Register: June 11, 2009 (Volume 74, Number 111)]
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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 
July 13, 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 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: June 5, 2009.
Angela C. Arrington,
Director, Information Collection Clearance Division, Regulatory 
Information Management Services, Office of Management.

Institute of Education Sciences

    Type of Review: New.
    Title: Fast Response Survey System (FRSS) 100-103--Arts Education 
in Public Elementary and Secondary Schools.
    Frequency: One time.
    Affected Public: State, Local, or Tribal Gov't, SEAs or LEAs.
    Reporting and Recordkeeping Hour Burden:

Responses: 9,286.
Burden Hours: 3,939.

    Abstract: The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), U.S. 
Department of Education, proposes to employ the Fast Response Survey 
System (FRSS) to conduct a set of seven surveys on arts education, as 
requested by Congress--Senate Report 110-107/House Bill report H16251. 
FRSS was used to conduct previous national surveys on arts education in 
1999-2000 and 1994. The seven new FRSS surveys will be administered 
during the 2009-10 school year and will address topics in K-12 arts 
education at the elementary and secondary school- and teacher-levels. A 
different survey will be conducted for each of the following 
populations: Elementary school principals; Secondary school principals; 
Elementary general classroom teachers; Elementary visual arts 
specialists; Elementary music specialists; Secondary visual arts 
specialists; and Secondary music specialists. The surveys will allow 
for an examination of change in arts education from a decade ago, 
including topics such as the availability and characteristics of 
instructional programs in visual arts, music, dance, and drama/theatre; 
program staffing; funding sources; teachers' educational backgrounds 
(e.g., degrees, certification, years of experience), participation in 
professional development activities; teaching load and practices; 
collaboration and integration of the arts into other areas of the 
curriculum; and involvement in arts-related activities outside of 
school. New in the 2009-10 data collection are two teacher surveys at 

the secondary school level, which will provide baseline data for 
secondary school music and visual arts specialists and will report on 
topics similar to the elementary music and visual arts specialist 
surveys, with some additional topics specific to the secondary level, 
such as Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate classes, and 
visual arts classes taught outside regular school hours.
    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 
4006. 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

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Information Relay Service (FIRS) at 1-800-877-8339.

[FR Doc. E9-13661 Filed 6-10-09; 8:45 am]