[Federal Register: February 17, 2011 (Volume 76, Number 33)]
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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 18, 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

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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 14, 2011.
Darrin A. King,
Director, Information Collection Clearance Division, Regulatory 
Information Management Services, Office of Management.

Office of Postsecondary Education

    Type of Review: Extension.
    Title of Collection: Financial Status and Program Performance Final 
Report for State and Partnership for the Gaining Early Awareness and 
Readiness for Undergraduate Programs (GEAR UP).
    OMB Control Number: 1840-0782.
    Agency Form Number(s): N/A.
    Frequency of Responses: Once.
    Affected Public: Not-for-profit institutions; State, Local, or 
Tribal Government, State Educational Agencies or Local Educational 
Agencies.
    Total Estimated Number of Annual Responses: 209.
    Total Estimated Number of Annual Burden Hours: 8,360.
    Abstract: The purpose of this information collection is to 
determine whether recipients of the Gaining Early Awareness and 
Readiness for Undergraduate Programs (GEAR UP) have made substantial 
progress towards meeting the objectives of their respective projects, 
as outlined in their grant applications and/or subsequent work plans. 
In addition, the final report will enable the Department to evaluate 
each grant project's fiscal operations for the entire grant performance 
period, and compare total expenditures relative to federal funds 
awarded, and actual cost-share/matching relative to the total amount in 
the approved grant application. This report is a means for grantees to 
share the overall experience of their projects and document 
achievements and concerns, and describe effects of their projects on 
participants being served; project barriers and major accomplishments; 
and evidence of sustainability. The report will be GEAR UP's primary 
method to collect/analyze data on students' high school graduation and 
immediate college enrollment rates.
    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 4454. 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. 2011-3637 Filed 2-16-11; 8:45 am]
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