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Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Education Innovation and Research (EIR) Application Package

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AGENCY:

Office of Innovation and Improvement (OII), Department of Education (ED).

ACTION:

Notice.

SUMMARY:

In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, ED is proposing a reinstatement of a previously approved information collection.

DATES:

Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before July 6, 2020.

ADDRESSES:

Written comments and recommendations for proposed information collection requests should be sent within 30 days of publication of this notice to www.reginfo.gov/​public/​do/​PRAMain. Find this particular information collection request by selecting “Department of Education” under “Currently Under Review,” then check “Only Show ICR for Public Comment” checkbox.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

For specific questions related to collection activities, please contact Ashley Brizzo, 202-453-6987.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

The Department of Education (ED), 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, revised, and continuing collections of information. This helps the Department assess the impact of its information collection requirements and minimize the public's reporting burden. It also helps the public understand the Department's information collection requirements and provide the requested data in the desired format. ED is soliciting comments on the proposed information collection request (ICR) that is described below. 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 Start Printed Page 34424might the Department minimize the burden of this collection on the respondents, including through the use of information technology. Please note that written comments received in response to this notice will be considered public records.

Title of Collection: Education Innovation and Research (EIR) Application Package.

OMB Control Number: 1855-0021.

Type of Review: A reinstatement of a previously approved information collection.

Respondents/Affected Public: State, Local, and Tribal Governments.

Total Estimated Number of Annual Responses: 50.

Total Estimated Number of Annual Burden Hours: 1,500.

Abstract: On April 13, 2020 the Department of Education published in the Federal Register a Notice of Proposed Priorities, Requirements, Definition, and Selection Criteria for the Education Innovation and Research Grant Programs's Teacher-Directed Professional Learning Experiences (Vol. 85, No. 71, pages 20455-20460). Specifically, the Department proposed a new priority and accompanying application requirements, definition, and selection criteria for applicants proposing to empower teachers to select professional learning. The Innovation and Early Learning Programs Division of the Department is requesting a reinstatement with change of the previously OMB approved 1855-0021 collection due to this rulemaking for the Education Innovation and Research (EIR) Application Package program authorized under Title VI, Part F, Subpart 1, of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, as amended by the Every Student Succeeds Act.

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Dated: June 1, 2020.

Kate Mullan,

PRA Coordinator, Strategic Collections and Clearance, Governance and Strategy Division, Office of Chief Data Officer.

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[FR Doc. 2020-12032 Filed 6-3-20; 8:45 am]

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