FR Doc 2010-28867
[Federal Register: November 16, 2010 (Volume 75, Number 220)]
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[Page 69985-69986]
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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 
January 18, 2011.

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 respondents, including through the use of information 
technology.

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

Office of Innovation and Improvement

    Type of Review: New.
    Title of Collection: National Charter School Resource Center 
Authorizer Survey.
    OMB Control Number: Pending.
    Agency Form Number(s): N/A.
    Frequency of Responses: On occasion.
    Affected Public: Not-for-profit institutions.

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    Total Estimated Number of Annual Responses: 900.
    Total Estimated Number of Annual Burden Hours: 2,025.
    Abstract: The U.S. Department of Education has as one of its 
important policy goals expanding the number of high-quality public 
school choice options. Specifically, according to Part B section 5201 
of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, two of the established 
purposes of the Charter School Program office are: Evaluating the 
effects of charter schools, including the effects on students, student 
academic achievement, staff and parents; and expanding the number of 
high-quality charter schools available to students across the nation.
    Charter school authorization is the center of efforts to expand and 
ensure high-quality public school choice options through public charter 
schools. Charter school authorizers are the public entities primarily 
responsible for: Initial charter authorizations, on-going monitoring 
and oversight, and charter renewal and closure decisions. Currently 
there is not a comprehensive, fully-populated tool for tracking the 
activities of and evaluating the quality of authorizers nationwide 
based on their authorizing decisions in light of schools' performance.
    The charter authorizer survey will be the key tool by which the 
National Charter School Resource Center collects the following data 
elements from the nation's charter school authorizers: Authorizing 
agency; authorizing agency type (e.g., school district, State 
Educational Agency, independent authorizer), basic school information, 
year the school opened, past renewal decision(s), reasons for 
nonrenewal (if applicable), year closed (if applicable), reason for 
closure (if applicable), and the next renewal decision year. The 
charter school authorizer survey will be administered once annually, in 
the spring. Respondents will be able to complete and return the survey 
in paper form or electronically, by visiting a link stated on the paper 
form.
    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 4445. 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 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. 2010-28867 Filed 11-15-10; 8:45 am]
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