FR Doc 2011-3232[Federal Register: February 14, 2011 (Volume 76, Number 30)]
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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 15, 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 8, 2011.
Darrin A. King,
Director, Information Collection Clearance Division, Regulatory 
Information Management Services, Office of Management.

Institute of Education Sciences

    Type of Review: New.
    Title of Collection: U.S. Department of Education, Institute of 
Education Sciences Research Performance Progress Report (RPPR).
    OMB Control Number: Pending.
    Agency Form Number(s): N/A.
    Frequency of Responses: Annually.
    Affected Public: Businesses or other for-profit; not-for-profit 
institutions; State, Local, or Tribal Government, State Educational 
Agencies or Local Educational Agencies.
    Total Estimated Number of Annual Responses: 766.
    Total Estimated Number of Annual Burden Hours: 16.
    Abstract: The Research Performance Progress Report (RPPR) format 
and instructions are used in order for Institute of Education Sciences' 
(IES) grantees to meet the established due dates for submission of 
performance

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reports for IES 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. The Institute also requires 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 RPPR 
on an annual basis. In addition, the Institute will 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 RPPR will contain research and related (total federal 
and non-federal) budgetary forms that will be used to collect budgetary 
data from the recipient organization. The information submitted will be 
used to conduct periodic administrative/budgetary reviews. 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.
    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 4514. 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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