FR Doc 2011-1973[Federal Register: January 31, 2011 (Volume 76, Number 20)]
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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 
March 2, 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: January 25, 2011.
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 
Educational Agencies or Local Educational Agencies.
    Total Estimated Number of Annual Responses: 1.
    Total Estimated 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 
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 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 4441. 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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