FR Doc E9-13663[Federal Register: June 11, 2009 (Volume 74, Number 111)]
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DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

 
Notice of Proposed Information Collection Requests

AGENCY: Department of Education.

ACTION: Notice of proposed information collection requests.

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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: 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 June 
26, 2009.

ADDRESSES: Written comments regarding the emergency review 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 or e-mailed to oira_submission@omb.eop.gov or 
faxed to (202) 395-5806.

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 Director, Information 
Collection Clearance Division, 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: June 5, 2009.
Angela C. Arrington,
Director, Information Collection Clearance Division, Regulatory 
Information Management Services, Office of Management.

Office of Elementary and Secondary Education

    Type of Review: New.
    Title: Impact Aid Discretionary Construction Program--ARRA Stimulus 
Grant.
    Abstract: The Impact Aid Discretionary Construction Grant Program 
supplemental funding appropriated under the American Recovery and 
Reinvestment Act provides grants for emergency repairs and 
modernization of school facilities to certain eligible local 
educational agencies (LEAs) that were eligible to receive formula 
Impact Aid funds in Fiscal Year 2008.
    Additional Information: In FY 2009, Congress passed the American 
Recovery and Investment Act (ARRA), which authorized a supplemental 
appropriation for school construction. This law provided that $60 
million be made available for emergency school construction and 
modernization projects for certain eligible local education agencies 

(LEAs).
    The Impact Aid ARRA Discretionary Construction Program provides 
grants to eligible Impact Aid school districts to assist in addressing 
their school facility emergency and modernization needs. The eligible 
Impact Aid school districts were eligible to receive Impact Aid

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funds under either Section 8002 or Section 8003 for FY 2008. In 
addition, these LEAs have a total assessed value of real property of 
less than $100 million; or, have an average assessed value of real 
property per pupil less than the State average assessed value of real 
property. The Fiscal Year 2009 appropriation provides $60 million for 
this competitive construction grant program, available for obligation 
through FY 2009.
    Frequency: Quarterly; ARRA Reporting.
    Affected Public: State, Local, or Tribal Gov't, SEAs or LEAs.
    Reporting and Recordkeeping Hour Burden:

Responses: 300.
Burden Hours: 2,100.

    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 4036. 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 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. E9-13663 Filed 6-10-09; 8:45 am]

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