FR Doc E9-19357[Federal Register: August 12, 2009 (Volume 74, Number 154)]
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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 
October 13, 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 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

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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: August 7, 2009.
Angela C. Arrington,
Director, Information Collection Clearance Division, Regulatory 
Information Management Services, Office of Management.

Institute of Education Sciences

    Type of Review: Revision.
    Title: Common Core of Data National Public Education Financial 
Survey (NPEFS) 2009-11.
    Frequency: Annually.
    Affected Public: State, Local, or Tribal Gov't, SEAs or LEAs.
    Reporting and Recordkeeping Hour Burden:

Responses: 56.
Burden Hours: 5,264.

    Abstract: As a result of American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 
2009 (ARRA), NCES has been asked to add six data items to the Common 
Core of Data National Public Education Financial Survey (NPEFS) in 
order to allow an adjustment in the state per pupil expenditure (SPPE) 
used in allocating Title I, Impact Aid, and other ED funds. The 
Department must be able to exclude the ARRA expenditures from the SPPE 
so that they will not affect the allocation process. States are already 
required to track the ARRA revenues separately. The six additional data 
items will provide the necessary detail to exclude ARRA expenditures 
from SPPE and allow states to report total ARRA expenditures and their 
functional allocations, such as for classroom instruction or school 
construction. The estimated additional data burden time is 8 hours per 
respondent, for a total of 79 burden hours per state data technician 
and 19 burden hours per state data manager (total 5,264 burden hours). 
NPEFS annually gathers universe information from states about revenues 
and expenditures for public education, specifically revenues by source 
and expenditures by function and object, such as school administration 
costs, student transportation, food services, salaries, benefits, and 
supply costs.
    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 4108. 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 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 
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. E9-19357 Filed 8-11-09; 8:45 am]