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Notice of Proposed Information Collection Requests

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AGENCY:

Department of Education.

SUMMARY:

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 27, 2009.

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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. OMB may amend or waive the requirement for public consultation to the extent that public participation in the approval process would defeat the purpose of the information collection, violate State or Federal law, or substantially interfere with any agency's ability to perform its statutory obligations. The Director, Regulatory Information Management Services, Office of Management, publishes that notice containing proposed information collection requests prior to submission of these requests to OMB. Each proposed information collection, grouped by office, contains the following: (1) Type of review requested, e.g. new, revision, extension, existing or reinstatement; (2) Title; (3) Summary of the collection; (4) Description of the need for, and proposed use of, the information; (5) Respondents and frequency of collection; and (6) Reporting and/or Recordkeeping burden. OMB invites public comment.

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.

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Dated: February 23, 2009.

Angela C. Arrington,

Director, Information Collections Clearance Division, Regulatory Information Management Services, Office of Management.

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Institute of Education Sciences

Type of Review: New.

Title: Evaluation of the Personnel Development to Improve Services and Results for Children with Disabilities Program.

Frequency: One time.

Affected Public: Not-for-profit institutions; State, Local, or Tribal Gov't, SEAs or LEAs.

Reporting and Recordkeeping Hour Burden:

Responses: 242.

Burden Hours: 290.

Abstract: The U.S. Department of Education has commissioned Westat to independently evaluate the PDP program. This evaluation is divided into two studies, one focusing on the National Centers, the other on the Institutes of Higher Education (IHEs). The Study of the National Centers will examine the materials and services that have been developed and provided by the Centers as well as characteristics of the consumers. In addition, the panel of Start Printed Page 8784experts will rate the quality of a sample of products and services from each Center along three dimensions: adherence to scientifically based standards, relevance to the field, and usefulness. The IHE Study will collect data through a survey of proposed Project Directors of funded and non-funded projects, as well as a collection of materials documenting improvement of funded courses of study. It will address (a) status; (b) focus; (c) entry and completion requirements; (d) grant support for students; (e) changes to the course of study since the time of the application; (f) enrollment and completion information; (g) standardized exit exam scores; (h) allocation of PDP grant funds; and (i) information about formal data collection from program.

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 3963. 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 when making your request.

Comments regarding burden and/or the collection activity requirements should be electronically mailed to ICDocketMgr@ed.gov. 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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[FR Doc. E9-4127 Filed 2-25-09; 8:45 am]

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