FR Doc 2010-20049
[Federal Register: August 12, 2010 (Volume 75, Number 155)]
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DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

 
Notice of Proposed Information Collection Requests

AGENCY: Department of Education.

ACTION: Notice of Proposed Information Collection Requests.

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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: An emergency review has been requested in accordance with the 
Act (44 U.S.C. Chapter 3507 (j)), due to unanticipated events and the 
enactment of H.R. 1586, which authorizes the Education Jobs Fund 
Program. The Act requires awards to be made within a certain period 
from the date of enactment as specified under the ``Additional 
Information'' section. Approval by the Office of Management and Budget 
(OMB) has been requested by August 12, 2010.

ADDRESSES: Written comments should be addressed to the Office of 
Information and Regulatory Affairs, Attention: Education Desk Officer,

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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. 35) requires that the Director of OMB provide 
interested Federal agencies and the public an early opportunity to 
comment on information collection requests. The Office of Management 
and Budget (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 this notice containing 
proposed information collection requests at the beginning of the 
Departmental review of the information collection. 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. ED 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 
respondents, including through the use of information technology.

    Dated: August 10, 2010.
Darrin A. King,
Director, Information Collection Clearance Division, Regulatory 
Information Management Services, Office of Management.

Office of Elementary and Secondary Education

    Type of Review: New.
    Title: Education Jobs Fund Program Application.
    OMB #: 1810-NEW.
    Agency Form(s) #: N/A.
    Abstract: On August 10, 2010, President Barack Obama signed H.R. 
1586, which authorizes the Education Jobs Fund Program. This economic 
recovery bill provides an investment in education to retain or create 
education jobs. It provides needed aid to school districts for the 
support of early childhood, elementary and secondary education. Under 
the Education Jobs Fund (Education Jobs), the U.S. Department of 
Education (Department) will award grants to Governors according to a 
formula based on their relative population of individuals aged 5 to 24 
(sixty-one percent) and based on relative total population (thirty-nine 
percent).
    Additional Information: In order to provide immediate assistance to 
help alleviate the substantial budget shortfalls that school districts 
are facing, the Department is committed to providing the Education Jobs 
allocations within a very short timeframe, necessitating emergency 
clearance of the Education Jobs program application. Specifically, the 
statute directs the Department to award each State the total amount 
that it is to receive within 45 days after the date of the enactment of 
the Act, if the governor submits an approvable application within 30 
days after the date of enactment.
    Frequency: One time.
    Affected Public: State, Local, or Tribal Government, State 
Educational Agencies (SEAs) or Local Educational Agencies (LEAs).
    Reporting and Recordkeeping Hour Burden:

Responses: 51.
Burden Hours: 107.
    Requests for copies of the proposed information collection request 
may be accessed from http://edicsweb.ed.gov, by selecting the ``Browse 
Pending Collections'' link and by clicking on link number 4377. 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 of the information collection 
when making your request.
    Comments regarding burden and/or the collection activity 
requirements should be electronically mailed to ICDocketMgr@ed.gov. 
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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