Department of Education.
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).
Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before January 13, 2011.
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 email@example.com with a cc: to ICDocketMgr@ed.gov. Please note that written comments received in response to this notice will be considered public records.End Preamble Start Supplemental 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.Start Signature
Dated: December 8, 2010.
Darrin A. King,
Director, Information Collection Clearance Division, Regulatory Information Management Services, Office of Management.
Office of Elementary and Secondary Education
Type of Review: Extension.
Title of Collection: Improving Literacy through School Libraries.
OMB Control Number: 1810-0667.
Agency Form Number(s): N/A.
Frequency of Responses: Annually.
Affected Public: Businesses or other for-profit; State, Local, or Tribal Government, State Educational Agencies or Local Educational Agencies.
Total Estimated Number of Annual Responses: 70.
Total Estimated Annual Burden Hours: 280.
Abstract: This information is required by Program Statue under Title I of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), as amended under Part B, Subpart 4 section 1251 (h) (1). Each respondent will report on “* * * how the funding was used and the extent to which the availability of, the access to, and the use of up-to-date school library media resources in the elementary and secondary schools served by the local educational agency was increased.” The final report makes a specific request for easily retrieved information on each approved activity, personnel description, and outcomes that can't be derived from any other information collection.Start Printed Page 77858
Additionally, under section (j)(1) NATIONAL ACTIVITIES the statute requires an independent evaluation of the activities supported by funds and their impact on improved reading skills not later than three (3) years after the date of enactment for ESEA, as amended and biennially thereafter. This information collection is one of three sources of data for the congressional mandated program evaluation.
Requests for copies of the information collection submission for OMB review may be accessed from the RegInfo.gov 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 4412. 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.End Supplemental Information
[FR Doc. 2010-31312 Filed 12-13-10; 8:45 am]
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