FR Doc 2011-6841[Federal Register: March 23, 2011 (Volume 76, Number 56)]
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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 
May 23, 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: March 18, 2011.
Darrin A. King,
Director, Information Collection Clearance Division, Regulatory 
Information Management Services, Office of Management.

Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services

    Type of Review: Revision.
    Title of Collection: Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative 
Services (OSERS) Peer Review Data Form.
    OMB Control Number: 1820-0583.
    Agency Form Number(s): N/A.
    Frequency of Responses: On occasion; annually.
    Affected Public: Individuals or households
    Total Estimated Number of Annual Responses: 1,875.
    Total Estimated Number of Annual Burden Hours: 470
    Abstract: Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services 
(OSERS) Peer Reviewer Data Form is used to support the peer review 
process panel assignments and to update individual peer reviewer 
personal information in the OSERS Peer Reviewer System database. This 
information is requested when an individual is asked to serve as a peer 
reviewer and/or updated biannually by persons who previously served as 
peer reviewers. The information is used by OSERS staff and the peer 
review contractor to identify potential reviewers who would be 
appropriate to review specific types of grant applications for funding; 
provide background information on each potential reviewer; and provide 
information on any reasonable accommodations that might be required by 
the individual. The changes to the data form include adding two check 
boxes that will allow first-time respondents and repeat reviewers to 
complete the entire form or simply update contact information. This 
alleviates the need for a separate form, currently in use, to update 
reviewer contact information. Also, to promote electronic submission, 
all the fields were made ``fillable'' through the use of text or check 
boxes.
    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 4450. 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. 2011-6841 Filed 3-22-11; 8:45 am]
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