FR Doc 2010-4314
[Federal Register: March 2, 2010 (Volume 75, Number 40)]
[Page 9400]
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Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request

AGENCY: Department of Education.

SUMMARY: The Acting 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 
April 1, 2010.

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, be faxed to (202) 395-
5806 or e-mailed to with a cc: to

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 Acting 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.

    Dated: February 25, 2010.
James Hyler,
Acting Director, Information Collection Clearance Division, Regulatory 
Information Management Services, Office of Management.

Institute of Education Sciences

    Type of Review: New.
    Title: Programme For The International Assessment Of Adult 
Competencies (PIAAC) 2010 Field Test And 2011/2012 Main Study Data 
    Frequency: Annually.
    Affected Public: Individuals and households.
    Reporting and Recordkeeping Hour Burden:

Responses: 6,097.
Burden Hours: 1,858.
    Abstract: The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) seeks 
OMB approval to survey adults (16-65 years old) for the 2010 
administration of the field-test for the Program for the International 
Assessment of Adult Competencies (PIAAC). PIAAC is coordinated by the 
Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development ( 
and sponsored by the U.S. Departments of Education and 
Labor in the United States. PIAAC is the OECD's new international 
household study of adults' literacy, numeracy, and problem-solving in 
technology-rich environments. It will also survey respondents about 
their education and employment experience and about the skills they use 
at work. PIAAC builds on previous international literacy assessments: 
the 2002 Adult Literacy and Lifeskills Survey (ALLS) and the 1994-98 
International Adult Literacy Survey (IALS). PIAAC is expected to be on 
a 10-year cycle. In 2011, 27 countries, including 23 OECD-member 
countries, plan to participate. The U.S. PIAAC field test data 
collection will occur between August and November 2010. The main study 
will occur between September 2011 and March 2012. NCES will seek 
approval for the full-scale instruments in the fall of 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 
4194. 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 directed to Individuals who 
use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD) may call the Federal 
Information Relay Service (FIRS) at 1-800-877-8339.
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