[Federal Register: February 15, 2011 (Volume 76, Number 31)]
[Page 8721-8722]
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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 17, 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 oira_submission@omb.eop.gov with a cc: to 
ICDocketMgr@ed.gov. 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: February 10, 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: U.S. Department of Education Grant Performance 
Report Form (ED 524B)
    OMB Control Number: 1894-0003.
    Agency Form Number(s): Department of Education Form 524 B.
    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 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

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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.
    Copies of the information collection submission for OMB review may 
be accessed from the RegInfo.gov Web site at http://www.reginfo.gov/
public/do/PRAMain or from the Department's Web site at http://
edicsweb.ed.gov, by selecting the ``Browse Pending Collections'' link 
and by clicking on link number 4421. 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 
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-

[FR Doc. 2011-3388 Filed 2-14-11; 8:45 am]