FR Doc E9-22137[Federal Register: September 15, 2009 (Volume 74, Number 177)]
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DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

 
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request

AGENCY: Department of Education.

SUMMARY: The Director, Information Collection Clearance Division, 
Regulatory Information Management Services, Office of Management 
invites comments on the submission for OMB review as required by the 
Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.

DATES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before 
October 15, 2009.

ADDRESSES: Written comments 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 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 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, 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.

    Dated: September 9, 2009.
Angela C. Arrington,
Director, Information Collection Clearance Division, Regulatory 
Information Management Services, Office of Management.

Office of Vocational and Adult Education

    Type of Review: New.
    Title: International Experiences with Technology in Education.
    Frequency: Once.
    Affected Public: Federal government.
    Reporting and Recordkeeping Hour Burden:
     Responses: 25.
     Burden Hours: 88.
    Abstract: The U.S. Department of Education is in the process of 
benchmarking its K12 educational technology policies and practices 
against the policies and practices in 25 competitor nations. The 
purpose is to understand how U.S. educational technology practices 
compare to other competitor nations. Data collected through surveys and 
follow up telephone interviews will help fill in gaps in information 
about (a) what data competitor nations are collecting, (b) where there 
are gaps between available data and U.S. national priorities, and (c) 
international rankings and comparisons for selected indicators. Data 
analysis will result in country profiles that will detail country-
specific information regarding selected indicators, summary and 
comparison of data across countries, and analysis of what additional 
information would need to be

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collected to address emerging U.S. policy priorities. Respondents will 
be representatives of ministries of education in the 25 selected 
countries.
    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 
4092. 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. E9-22137 Filed 9-14-09; 8:45 am]

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