FR Doc 2010-19733
[Federal Register: August 10, 2010 (Volume 75, Number 153)]
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DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

 
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 (Pub. L. 104-13).

DATES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before 
September 9, 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 oira_submission@omb.eop.gov with a cc: to 
ICDocketMgr@ed.gov.

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. The 
OMB is particularly interested in comments which:
     Evaluate whether the proposed collection of information is 
necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, 
including whether the information will have practical utility;
     Evaluate the accuracy of the agency's estimate of the 
burden of the proposed collection of information, including the 
validity of the methodology and assumptions used;
     Enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the 
information to be collected; and
     Minimize the burden of the collection of information on 
those who are to respond, including through the use of appropriate 
automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection 
techniques or other forms of information technology.

    Dated: August 5, 2010.
James Hyler,
Acting Director, Information Collection Clearance Division, Regulatory 
Information Management Services, Office of Management.

Institute of Education Sciences

    Type of Review: Extension.
    Title of Collection: NCES Cognitive, Pilot, and Field Test Studies 
System Clearance.
    OMB #: 1850-0803.
    Agency Form Number(s): N/A.
    Frequency of Responses: Once.
    Affected Public: Individuals or household; Not-for-profit 
institutions; State, Local, or Tribal Gov't, State Educational Agencies 
(SEAs) or Local Educational Agencies (LEAs).
    Estimated Number of Annual Responses: 45,000.
    Estimated Annual Burden Hours: 9,000.
    Abstract: This is a request for a 3-year renewal of the generic 
clearance for the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) that 
will allow it to continue to develop, test, and improve its survey and 
assessment instruments and methodologies. The procedures utilized to 
this effect include but, are not limited to, experiments with levels of 
incentives for various types of survey operations, focus groups, 
cognitive laboratory activities, pilot testing, exploratory interviews, 
experiments with questionnaire design, and usability testing of 
electronic data collection instruments.
    Requests for copies of the information collection submission for 
OMB review may be accessed from the RegInfo.gov Web site at 
http://www.reginfo.gov/public/do/PRAMain or from the Department's Web site 
at http://edicsweb.ed.gov, by selecting the ``Browse Pending Collections'' 
link and by clicking on link number 4319. 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 and OMB Control Number of the information collection 
when making your request.
    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. 2010-19733 Filed 8-9-10; 8:45 am]
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