FR Doc 2011-5333[Federal Register: March 9, 2011 (Volume 76, Number 46)]
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DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

 
Notice of Submission for OMB Review

AGENCY: Department of Education.

ACTION: Comment request.

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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 
April 8, 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.


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    Dated: March 3, 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): Department of Education (ED) Form 524B.
    Frequency of Responses: Annually.
    Affected Public: Businesses or other for-profit; Not-for-profit 
institutions; State, Local, or Tribal Government, State Educational 
Agencies, Local Educational Agencies.
    Total Estimated Number of Annual Responses: 766.
    Total Estimated Annual Burden Hours: 9,958.
    Abstract: The Research Performance Progress Report (RPPR) format 
and instructions with the exception of the ``Impact'' category are used 
in order for Institute of Education Sciences' (IES') grantees to meet 
the established due dates for submission of performance 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 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 4534. 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-
8339.

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