FR Doc 2011-2699[Federal Register: February 8, 2011 (Volume 76, Number 26)]
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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 
April 11, 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: February 2, 2011.
Darrin A. King,
Director, Information Collection Clearance Division, Regulatory 
Information Management Services, Office of Management.

Office of Vocational and Adult Education

    Type of Review: Extension.
    Title of Collection: Adult Education and Family Literacy Act State 
Plan (Pub. L. 105-220).
    OMB Control Number: 1830-0026.
    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 
Agencies.
    Total Estimated Number of Annual Responses: 59.
    Total Estimated Number of Annual Burden Hours: 2,655.
    Abstract: The Adult Education and Family Literacy Act (AEFLA), 
Title II of the Workforce Investment Act of 1998, Public Law 105-220 
provides formula funding to States to support adult education 
instruction at the State level. Section 224 of Public Law 105-220 
required States submit to the Department their plan for how they 
address the requirements of the Act, including agreeing upon levels of 
performance identified in section 212. Congress did not enact new 
legislation prior to the expiration of the law in

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2003; however, it continued to extend program appropriations for each 
additional year in each subsequent annual appropriation law.
    Section 211(b)(1) of AEFLA requires that states have an approved 
State plan on file in order to receive their allotments of federal 
adult education funds. The Department is taking a targeted approach to 
ensure States not duplicate their efforts in submitting information. 
Office of Vocational and Adult Education's State Plan Guide for AEFLA 
emphasizes that the information requested is simply updating current 
original plans to reflect performance targets and any proposed new uses 
for program funds in upcoming years.
    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 4499. 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. 2011-2699 Filed 2-7-11; 8:45 am]
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