FR Doc 2010-31312
[Federal Register: December 14, 2010 (Volume 75, Number 239)]
[Page 77857-77858]
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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 
January 13, 2011.

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: December 8, 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 
    Total Estimated Number of Annual Responses: 70.
    Total Estimated Annual Burden Hours: 280.
    Abstract: This information is required by Program Statue under 
Title I of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), as 
amended under Part B, Subpart 4 section 1251 (h) (1). Each respondent 
will report on ``* * * how the funding was used and the extent to which 
the availability 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 educational agency was increased.'' The final report makes 
a specific request for easily retrieved information on each approved 
activity, personnel description, and outcomes that can't be derived 
from any other information collection.

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    Additionally, under section (j)(1) NATIONAL ACTIVITIES the statute 
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 at or from the Department's Web site 
at, by selecting the ``Browse Pending Collections'' 
link and by clicking on link number 4412. 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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