[Federal Register: November 29, 2010 (Volume 75, Number 228)]
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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 28, 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 23, 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: U.S. Department of Education Grant Performance 
Report Form (ED 524B)
    OMB Control Number: 1894-0003.
    Agency Form Number(s): ED 524 B Form.
    Frequency of Responses: Annually.
    Affected Public: State, Local, or Tribal Government, State 
Educational Agencies or Local Educational Agencies.
    Total Estimated Number of Annual Responses: 5,900.
    Total Estimated Number of Annual Burden Hours: 132,300.
    Abstract: The ED 524B form and instructions are used in order for 
grantees to meet Department of Education (ED) deadline dates for 
submission of performance reports for ED discretionary grant programs. 
Recipients of multi-year discretionary grants must submit an annual 
performance report for each year funding has been approved in order to 
receive a continuation award. The annual performance report should 
demonstrate whether substantial progress has been made toward meeting 
the approved goals and objectives of the project. ED program offices 
may also require recipients of ``forward funded'' grants that are 
awarded funds for their entire multi-year project up-front in a single 
grant award to submit the ED 524B on an annual basis. In addition, ED 
program offices may also require recipients to use the ED 524B to 
submit their final performance reports to demonstrate project success, 
impact and outcomes. In both the annual and final performance reports, 
grantees are required to provide data on established performance 
measures for the grant program (e.g., Government Performance and 
Results Act measures) and on project performance measures that were 
included in the grantee's approved grant application. The ED 524B also 
contains a number of questions related to project financial data such 
as Federal and non-Federal expenditures and indirect cost information. 
Performance reporting requirements are found in 34 CFR 74.51, 75.118, 
75.253, 75.590 and 80.40 of the Education Department General 
Administrative Regulations.
    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.

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