FR Doc 2010-12655
[Federal Register: May 26, 2010 (Volume 75, Number 101)]
[Page 29524]
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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 
June 25, 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 emailed 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: May 21, 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: Businesses or other for-profit; State, Local, or 
Tribal Gov't, SEAs or LEAs.
    Reporting and Recordkeeping Hour Burden:

Responses: 1.
Burden Hours: 1.

    Abstract: Section 3505(a)(2) of the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) 
of 1995 provides the OMB Director authority to approve the steamlined 
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 information collection submission for 
OMB review 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 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 Information Relay Service (FIRS) at 1-800-877-8339.
[FR Doc. 2010-12655 Filed 5-25-10; 8:45 am]