FR Doc E9-17757[Federal Register: July 27, 2009 (Volume 74, Number 142)]
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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 
August 7, 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

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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: July 21, 2009.
Angela C. Arrington,
Director, Information Collection Clearance Division, Regulatory 
Information Management Services, Office of Management.

Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services

    Type of Review: New.
    Title: Report on IDEA Part B Maintenance of Effort Reduction (34 
CFR 300.205(a)) and Coordinated Early Intervening Services (34 CFR 
300.226)
    Abstract: This package provides instructions and forms necessary 
for States to report the provisions of coordinated early intervening 
services (CEIS) and maintenance of effort (MOE) reduction in IDEA. The 
form satisfies reporting requirements and is used by OSEP to monitor 
SEAs and for Congressional reporting.
    Additional Information: OSEP has not previously exercised its 
authority under 20 U.S.C. 1418(a)(3), which allows the Secretary to 
annually collect any information that may be needed to implement IDEA, 
to collect the information describe above because the Part B amounts 
received by LEAs from fiscal year to fiscal year rarely increased by an 
amount that would warrant an LEA to take advantage of the provisions of 
34 CFR 300.205(a). Further, it has been assumed that LEAs are 
exercising their responsibilities under 34 CFR 300.226(d). However, due 
to the enactment of ARRA and the disbursement of $11.7 billion in IDEA 
Part B ARRA funds to LEAs (in addition to the regular FY 09 
appropriation of $11.8 billion), the FY 2009 allocation for more LEAs 
far exceed those of FY 2008; thereby making it advantageous for these 
LEAs to reduce their MOE under 34 CFR 300.205 (a) and to reserve an 
amount under 34 CFR 300.226 to provide CEIS. Therefore, it is now 
necessary to collect information on the implementation of 34 CFR 
Sec. Sec.  300.205 (a) and 300.226. Collecting this information will 
allow the Department to Monitor the reduction of MOE; Determine the 
amount of FY 2009 Part B funds (both regular IDEA and IDEA ARRA funds) 
reserved for CEIS; Exercise our fiduciary responsibilities to prevent 
fraud, waste and abuse and to ensure the effective use of FY 2009 Part 
B funds; Provide information to Congress and the public regarding LEAs 
that took advantage of these flexibilities.
    Frequency: Annually.
    Affected Public: State, Local, or Tribal Gov't, SEAs or LEAs.
    Reporting and Recordkeeping Hour Burden:

Responses: 60.
Burden Hours: 1,032,480.

    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 4095. 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. E9-17757 Filed 7-24-09; 8:45 am]

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