FR Doc 2010-27749
[Federal Register: November 3, 2010 (Volume 75, Number 212)]
[Page 67703-67704]
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Notice of Submission for OMB Review

AGENCY: Department of Education.

ACTION: Comment request.


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 
December 3, 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 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 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: (1) 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; (2) 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; (3) Enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information 
to be collected; and (4) 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: October 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: New.
    Title of Collection: State Fiscal Stabilization Fund Annual Report 
    OMB Control Number: Pending.
    Agency Form Number(s): N/A.
    Frequency of Responses: Annually.

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    Affected Public: State, Local, or Tribal Government, State 
Educational Agencies or Local Educational Agencies.
    Total Estimated Number of Annual Responses: 52.
    Total Estimated Annual Burden Hours: 7,696.
    Abstract: The State Fiscal Stabilization Fund (SFSF) program is 
authorized in Title XIV of Division A of the American Recovery and 
Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA) (Pub. L. 111-5), which President Barack 
Obama signed into law on February 17, 2009.
    Under the SFSF program, the U.S. Department of Education awards 
funds to Governors to help stabilize State and local budgets in order 
to minimize and avoid reductions in education and other essential 
services, in exchange for a State's commitment to advance essential 
education reform in four areas: (1) Making improvements in teacher 
effectiveness and in the equitable distribution of qualified teachers 
for all students, particularly students who are most in need; (2) 
establishing pre-K-to-college-and-career data systems that track 
progress and foster continuous improvement; (3) making progress toward 
rigorous college- and career-ready standards and high-quality 
assessments that are valid and reliable for all students, including 
limited English proficient students and students with disabilities; and 
(4) providing targeted, intensive support and effective interventions 
for the lowest-performing schools.
    Section 14008 of ARRA requires each State receiving funds to submit 
an annual report to the Secretary, at such time and in such manner as 
the Secretary may require, that describes:
    (1) The uses of funds provided under this title within the State;
    (2) How the State distributed the funds it received under this 
    (3) The number of jobs that the Governor estimates were saved or 
created with funds the State received under this title;
    (4) Tax increases that the Governor estimates were averted because 
of the availability of funds from this title;
    (5) The State's progress in reducing inequities in the distribution 
of highly qualified teachers, in implementing a State longitudinal data 
system, and in developing and implementing valid and reliable 
assessments for limited English proficient students and children with 
    (6) The tuition and fee increases for in-State students imposed by 
public institutions of higher education in the State during the period 
of availability of funds under this title, and a description of any 
actions taken by the State to limit those increases;
    (7) The extent to which public institutions of higher education 
maintained, increased, or decreased enrollment of in-State students, 
including students eligible for Pell Grants or other need-based 
financial assistance; and
    (8) A description of each modernization, renovation and repair 
project funded, which shall include the amounts awarded and project 
    Each State will submit to the Department two SFSF annual reports. 
The initial report will be due to the Department by February 18, 2011. 
This report will cover the period from the State's receipt of SFSF 
funds through September 30, 2010. Each State must submit its final SFSF 
report by February 18, 2012. The final report will provide data for the 
period extending through September 30, 2011, the deadline for 
obligation of SFSF funds.
    The Department will, with the assistance of a contractor, evaluate 
the information in each report and use the data to prepare for the 
Congress the Secretary's Report required under Section 14110 of the 
ARRA. In addition, the data will inform the Department's administration 
and oversight of the program. In particular, it will provide useful 
information on the uses and impact of SFSF funds.
    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 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 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-

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