FR Doc 2010-17944[Federal Register: July 22, 2010 (Volume 75, Number 140)]
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Notice of Proposed Information Collection Requests

AGENCY: Department of Education.

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: Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before 
September 20, 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 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,

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

    Dated: July 16, 2010.
Darrin A. King,
Director, Information Collection Clearance Division, Regulatory 
Information Management Services, Office of Management.

Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services

    Type of Review: Revision.
    Title: Scholar Data Report: Personnel Development Program, Part D 
of Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA).
    OMB #: 1820-0530.
    Frequency: Annually.
    Affected Public: Not-for-profit institutions.
    Reporting and Recordkeeping Hour Burden:
    Responses: 450.
    Burden Hours: 3,510.
    Abstract: This package is a revision and contains instructions and 
the form necessary for grantees and contractors supported under the 
Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), Personnel 
Development to Improve Services and Results for Children with 
Disabilities, Catalog Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) No. 84.325. 
Data obtained are used to evaluate and monitor the implementation of 
IDEA and for performance reporting. Analysis of these data will be used 
in the following ways: (a) To inform the activities and priorities 
specific to personnel preparation conducted by the U.S. Department of 
Education, Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP); (b) to 
determine variation in personnel preparation and factors related to 
that variation; and c) to evaluate the outcomes of the IDEA and the 
Personnel Development Program's performance measures under the 
Government Performance and Results Act (GPRA) and the Program 
Assessment Rating Tool (PART). OSEP revisions have: (a) Modified items 
that collect information on scholars' knowledge and skills to reduce 
grantee work burden and to diminish response ambiguity, to simplify 
data entry and analysis, and to delete two items that were no longer 
needed; (b) added one item to determine whether the grantee expects the 
scholar to complete the program; (c) added two items to first section 
to determine if scholar received funding under a previous grant and the 
number of credit hours earned prior to starting the current grant 
program and that will be accepted for program completion; and (d) 
enhanced instructions for a few items to make the form more user-
friendly and diminish response ambiguity.
    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 4363. 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. 2010-17944 Filed 7-21-10; 8:45 am]