FR Doc 2010-20441
[Federal Register: August 18, 2010 (Volume 75, Number 159)]
[Page 51023-51024]
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Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request

AGENCY: Department of Education.
SUMMARY: The 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 17, 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 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. 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 12, 2010.
Darrin A. King,
Director, Information Collection Clearance Division, Regulatory 
Information Management Services, Office of Management.

Institute of Education Sciences

    Type of Review: Revision.
    Title of Collection: FRSS 98: District Survey of Distance Education 
Courses for Public Elementary and Secondary School Students: 2009-10.
    OMB #: 1850-0733.
    Agency Form Number(s): N/A.
    Frequency of Responses: One time.
    Affected Public: State, Local, or Tribal Gov't, State Education 
Agencies (SEAs) or Local Educational Agencies (LEAs).
    Estimated Number of Annual Responses: 3,806.
    Estimated Annual Burden Hours: 1,182.
    Abstract: The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) in 
the U.S. Department of Education (ED) proposes to employ the Fast 
Response Survey System (FRSS) to conduct a district survey about 
technology-based distance education for public elementary and secondary 
school students. Two previous iterations of the district survey

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Distance Education Courses for Public Elementary and Secondary School 
Students were conducted by NCES for school years 2002-03 and 2004-05. 
The proposed survey, for school year 2009-10, is a modified version of 
the earlier surveys. It will provide nationally representative data on 
this topic by presenting current information about enrollments in 
distance education courses in the nation's public elementary and 
secondary schools, as well as covering tracking and monitoring of 
student progress in distance education courses, district record-
keeping, entities with which districts partner to deliver distance 
education courses, reasons for having distance education, types of 
distance education courses, and technologies used to deliver these 
courses. This survey will provide the only current nationally 
representative data on this topic.
    Requests for copies of the information collection submission for 
OMB review may be accessed from the Web site at or from the Department's Web site 
at, by selecting the ``Browse Pending Collections'' 
link and by clicking on link number 4379. 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 and OMB Control Number 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. 2010-20441 Filed 8-17-10; 8:45 am]