[Federal Register: July 15, 2009 (Volume 74, Number 134)]
[Page 34316-34317]
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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 
September 14, 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

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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: July 10, 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: Indian Education Professional Development Grants Program: 
GPRA and Service Payback Data Collection.
    Frequency: Semi-Annually.
    Affected Public: Not-for-profit institutions; State, Local, or 
Tribal Gov't, SEAs or LEAs.

    Reporting and Recordkeeping Hour Burden:

Responses: 2,076.
Burden Hours: 8,580.

    Abstract: The Office of Indian Education Professional Development 
(OIE PD) Grants program wishes to implement (1) a Semi-Annual 
Participant Report (SAPR), (2) a Participant Follow-Up Protocol, and 
(3) an Employment Verification survey. OIE PD grantees will submit 
participant contact and project service information on the SAPR twice a 
year. The OIE PD Grants program staff will use the Participant Follow-
Up Protocol to collect employment and continuing education information 
from IE PD participants who are not in an approved and active deferment 
once they have exited the program. IE PD participants will initiate 
contact with IE PD staff within 6 months of exiting the PD program and 
every 6 months thereafter for the length of their service payback 
period to report their employment and continuing education information. 
IE PD participants working in a local educational agency enrolling 5 
percent or more of American Indian/Alaska Native students will give the 
Employment Verification form to their principal or LEA representative 
to complete. The OIE PD grants program participants will submit 
employment verification forms to employers, starting upon employment 
and continuing every 6 months thereafter. The information collected 
through the SAPR, the Participant Follow-Up Protocol, and the 
Employment Verification Form is necessary to (1) assess the performance 
of the IE PD program on its Government Performance Results Act (GPRA) 
measures, (2) determine if IE PD participants are fulfilling the terms 
of their service payback requirements, and (3) provide project-
monitoring and compliance information to IE PD Grants program staff.
    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 4082. 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 
    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. E9-16820 Filed 7-14-09; 8:45 am]