Department of Education.
The Acting Director, Information Collection Clearance Division; Privacy, Information and Records 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 December 29, 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 emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org with a cc: to ICDocketMgr@ed.gov. Please note that written comments received in response to this notice will be considered public records.
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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.
Dated: November 23, 2011.
Acting Director, Information Collection Clearance Division, Privacy, Information and Records Management Services, Office of Management.
Office of Communication and Outreach
Type of Review: New.
Title of Collection: Green Ribbon Schools Application Package.
OMB Control Number: 1860-NEW.
Agency Form Number(s): N/A.
Frequency of Responses: Annually.
Affected Public: State, Local and Tribal Government.
Total Estimated Number of Annual Responses: 61,108.
Total Estimated Annual Burden Hours: 38,764.
Abstract: The Department of Education—Green Ribbon Schools (ED-GRS) is a recognition award that will recognize public and private elementary, middle and high schools that save energy, reduce costs, protect health, foster wellness, feature environmentally sustainable learning spaces, and offer effective environmental education.Start Printed Page 73606
ED will request data from nominating authorities that have evaluated schools according to the following categories: (1) Environmental impact and energy efficiency; (2) health environment; and (3) environmental literacy. This information will be used at the Department to conduct final review to ensure schools meet eligibility requirements, and meet high college- and career-ready academic standards, and then rate the finalists to select the awardees.
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 4713. 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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