FR Doc E9-21191[Federal Register: September 2, 2009 (Volume 74, Number 169)]
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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)), due to an unanticipated event. 
Approval by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has been 
requested by September 30, 2009. A regular clearance process is also 
beginning. Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or 
before November 2, 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 
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 28, 2009.
Angela C. Arrington,
Director, Information Collection Clearance Division, Regulatory 
Information Management Services, Office of Management.

Office of Planning, Evaluation and Policy Development

    Type of Review: Emergency.
    Title: Study of School-Level Expenditures.
    Frequency: One time.
    Affected Public: SEAs and Local governments.
    Reporting and Recordkeeping Hour Burden:

Responses: 13,158.
Burden Hours: 562,136.

    Abstract: The purpose of this data collection is to meet the 
American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 requirement for States 
and school districts to submit a school-by-school listing of school-
level expenditures from State and local funds for the 2008-09 school 
year. These data will be used to examine the extent to which school-
level education resources are distributed equitably within and across 
school districts.
    Additional Information: The Department is requesting approval on an 
emergency basis for this data collection by September 30, 2009. 
Approval is needed by September 30, 2009 so that States can inform LEAs 
of this reporting requirement, collect the required data from all LEAs 
that receive Title I funds, and compile and submit the data to the U.S. 
Department of Education by March 31, 2010.
    Requests for copies of the information collection submission for 
OMB review may be accessed from, by selecting 
the ``Browse Pending Collections'' link and by clicking on link number 
4119. 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

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Information Relay Service (FIRS) at 1-800-877-8339.

[FR Doc. E9-21191 Filed 9-1-09; 8:45 am]