FR Doc E9-14751[Federal Register: June 23, 2009 (Volume 74, Number 119)]
[Page 29681-29682]
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Notice of Proposed Information Collection Requests

AGENCY: Department of Education.

ACTION: Notice of Proposed Information Collection Requests.


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 
30, 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 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.

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    Dated: June 18, 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: Evaluation and Accountability Reports for Title II, Part D 
of ESEA.
    Abstract: This submission requests emergency approval to require 
States to submit to the Department two written reports: (1) The State's 
most recent Ed Tech evaluation report; and (2) A description of the 
States System of Accountability for Ed Tech funds which will include: 
(a) A description of how the SEA will ensure, for school years (SYs) 
2009-2010 and 2010-2011, that LEAs and eligible local entities that 
receive Ed Tech funds (either competitively or by formula) are meeting 
their evaluation responsibilities; and (b) a description of the process 
and accountability measures that the SEA will use, for SYs 2009-2010 
and 2010-2011, to evaluate the effectiveness of Ed Tech-supported 
    Additional Information: Approval is needed by June 30, 2009 so that 
the Department can issue relevant program guidance and accountability 
reporting requirements on July 1, 2009, when the Department issues the 
Title II, D ARRA grant awards. The Department has had to work under 
extremely tight timelines to develop program reporting requirements 
consistent with the unprecedented accountability and transparency ARRA 
demands. The Department wants to apprise States of the reporting 
requirements as soon as possible so that States will have sufficient 
time to comply. Issuing the reporting requirements along with the 
awards on July 1 gives States approximately 90 calendar days to comply 
with the requirements.
    Frequency: Annually.
    Affected Public: State, Local, or Tribal Gov't, SEAs or LEAs.
    Reporting and Recordkeeping Hour Burden:

Responses: 53.
Burden Hours: 583.
    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 4073. 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.

[FR Doc. E9-14751 Filed 6-22-09; 8:45 am]