FR Doc 2010-25039
[Federal Register: October 6, 2010 (Volume 75, Number 193)]
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DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

 
Notice of Proposed Information Collection Requests

AGENCY: Department of Education.

ACTION: Comment Request .

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SUMMARY: The Department of Education (the Department), in accordance 
with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA) (44 U.S.C. 
3506(c)(2)(A)), provides the general public and Federal agencies with 
an opportunity to comment on proposed and continuing collections of 
information. This helps the Department assess the impact of its 
information collection requirements and minimize the reporting burden 
on the public and helps the public understand the Department's 
information collection requirements and provide the requested data in 
the desired format. 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 
December 6, 2010.

ADDRESSES: Comments regarding burden and/or the collection activity 
requirements should be electronically mailed to ICDocketMgr@ed.gov or 
mailed to U.S. Department of Education, 400 Maryland Avenue, SW., LBJ, 
Washington, DC 20202-4537. Please note that written comments received 
in response to this notice will be considered public records.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Section 3506 of the Paperwork Reduction Act 
of 1995 (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35) requires that Federal agencies provide 
interested parties an early opportunity to comment on information 
collection requests. 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. 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

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respondents, including through the use of information technology.

    Dated: September 29, 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: Extension.
    Title of Collection: Improving Literacy through School Libraries.
    OMB Control Number: 1810-0667.
    Agency Form Number(s): N/A.
    Frequency of Responses: Annually.
    Affected Public: Businesses or other for-profit; State, Local, or 
Tribal Government, State Educational Agencies or Local Educational 
Agencies.
    Total Estimated Number of Annual Responses: 70.
    Total Estimated Number of Annual Burden Hours: 280.
    Abstract: This information is required under Title I of the 
Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (ESEA), as amended. 
Specifically, part B, subpart 4 section 1251(h)(1) requires that ach 
respondent will report on ``* * * how the funding was used and the 
extent to which the availablity of, the access to, and the use of up-
to-date school library media resources in the elementary and secondary 
schools served by the local educatonal agency was increased.'' The 
final report makes specific request for easily retrieved information on 
each approved activity, personnel description and outcomes that can't 
be derived from any other information collection.
    Additionally, section 1251(j)(1) of the ESEA requires an 
independent evaluation of the activities supported by funds and their 
impact on improved reading skills not later than three (3) years after 
the date of enactment for ESEA, as amended and biennially thereafter. 
This information collection is one of three sources of data for the 
congressional mandated program evaluation.
    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 4267. 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 and OMB Control Number 
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. 2010-25039 Filed 10-5-10; 8:45 am]
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