FR Doc 2010-6358
[Federal Register: March 23, 2010 (Volume 75, Number 55)]
[Page 13733-13734]
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Notice of Proposed Information Collection Requests

AGENCY: Department of Education.

SUMMARY: The Acting 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 
May 21, 2010.

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.
    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

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collected; and (5) how might the Department minimize the burden of this 
collection on the respondents, including through the use of information 

    Dated: March 18, 2010.
James Hyler,
Acting Director, Information Collection Clearance Division, Regulatory 
Information Management Services, Office of Management.

Office of the Secretary

    Type of Review: Extension.
    Title: Streamlined Clearance Process for Discretionary Grant 
Information Collections.
    Frequency: Annually.
    Affected Public: State, Local or Tribal Gov't.
    Reporting and Recordkeeping Hour Burden:

Responses: 1.
Burden Hours: 1.

    Abstract: Section 3505(a)(2) of the PRA of 1995 provides the OMB 
Director authority to approve the streamlined clearance process 
proposed in this information collection request. This information 
collection request was originally approved by OMB in January of 1997. 
This information collection streamlines the clearance process for all 
discretionary grant information collections which do not fit the 
generic application process. The streamlined clearance process 
continues to reduce the clearance time for the U.S. Department of 
Education's (ED's) discretionary grant information collections by two 
months or 60 days. This is desirable for two major reasons: it would 
allow ED to provide better customer service to grant applicants and 
help meet ED's goal for timely awards of discretionary grants. This is 
a request to extend the clearance process for discretionary grant 
information collections, and continue to be streamlined in the 
following manner: the clearance process begins when ED submits the 
collection to OMB and, simultaneously, publishes a 30-day public 
comment period notice in the Federal Register. OMB has 60 days, 
following the beginning of the public comment period, to reach a 
decision on the collection.
    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 4250. 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. 2010-6358 Filed 3-22-10; 8:45 am]