FR Doc E9-20700[Federal Register: August 27, 2009 (Volume 74, Number 165)]
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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.

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DATES: An emergency review has been requested in accordance with the 
Act (44 U.S.C. Chapter 3507(j)), due to an unanticipated event. 
Approval by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has been 
requested by September 4, 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 
Service, 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 the use of information technology.

    Dated: August 24, 2009.

Angela C. Arrington,
Director, Information Collection Clearance Division, Regulatory 
Information Management Services, Office of Management.

Office of Communications and Outreach

    Type of Review: Emergency.
    Title: I Am What I Learn.
    Frequency: One time.
    Affected Public: Individuals or households.
    Reporting and Recordkeeping Hour Burden:

Responses: 500.
Burden Hours: 83.

    Abstract: This submission requests approval on an emergency basis 
for a new collection of information that would require students 
entering the Department of Education's Back-to-School Video Contest, 
entitled, ``I Am What I Learn'' to electronically register basic 
information in an online form via http://www.ed.gov in order to enter 
the contest. The information would include full name, date of birth, 
phone number, e-mail address, currently enrolled school year, name of 
school and city and State for each student entering the contest. 
Approval is requested on an emergency basis by September 4, 2009. 
Approval is needed by September 4, 2009 in order for the Department to 
prepare, organize and adequately publicize the contest prior to 
President Obama's Back-To-School address on September 8, 2009. The 
video contest is a critical component in engaging student involvement 
in the White House and Department's collaborative effort to highlight 
the beginning of the 2009-2010 school year.
    Additional Information: The Department's Back-To-School video 
contest was an idea endorsed by the White House Communications, 
Domestic Policy Council and New Media departments in pursuing student 
involvement. The purpose of the Department's ``I Am What I Learn'' 
video contest is to engage students by encouraging them to publicly 
state, through visual media, why education is important, and how their 
education will help them achieve their dreams. On Monday, August 24, 
2009, the video contest was mentioned in a letter from Secretary Duncan 
to principals across the country.
    Requests for copies of the information collection submission for 
OMB review may be accessed from http://edicsweb.ed.gov, by selecting 
the ``Browse Pending Collections'' link and by clicking on link number 
4116. 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. E9-20700 Filed 8-26-09; 8:45 am]