FR Doc 2010-29532
[Federal Register: November 23, 2010 (Volume 75, Number 225)]
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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 24, 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 17, 2010.
Darrin A. King,
Director, Information Collection Clearance Division, Regulatory 
Information Management Services Office of Management.

Office of the Secretary

    Type of Review: Extension.
    Title of Collection: Streamlined Process for Education Department 
General Administrative Regulations (EDGAR) Approved Grant Applications.
    OMB Control Number: 1894-0004.
    Agency Form Number(s): N/A.
    Frequency of Responses: As necessary.
    Affected Public: State, Local, or Tribal Government, State 
Education Agencies or Local Educational Agencies.
    Total Estimated Number of Annual Responses: 1.
    Total Estimated Number of Annual Burden Hours: 1.
    Abstract: This information collection clearance request seeks an 
extension of approval for an established expedited process which 
permits U.S. Department of Education (ED) program offices to make 
selection criteria substitutions under the Education Department General 
Administrative Regulations (EDGAR) grant application without having to 
submit to OMB a previously cleared application package for another 
review. Usage of the streamlined process for EDGAR approved grant 
applications, establishes a process for programs to submit an 
abbreviated list of items for an expedited streamlined approval process 
by OMB. Many discretionary grant programs in ED use the generic 
application package cleared under OMB 1894-0006 which allows 
programs to pick and choose the selection criteria for their grant 
competitions from among the general EDGAR selection criteria shown at 
34 CFR 75.210. The remaining discretionary grant programs use program-
specific application packages, cleared by OMB on a case-by-case basis, 
that require applicants to address specific selection criteria unique 
to the program, usually derived from program legislation or regulation. 
During the three-year period for which its specific application package 
is cleared, a program might need to substitute one or more of the EDGAR 
generic selection criteria, mentioned above, for one or more of the 
program-specific criteria contained in the package originally cleared 
by OMB. These substitutions generally result in a minor alteration in 
the burden hours imposed by the collection. Using an already approved

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application package for such actions reduces burden on the public best 
reaching the Departments goal of administering application competitions 
in a timely and efficient manner.
    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 4454. 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. 2010-29532 Filed 11-22-10; 8:45 am]
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