Office of Finance and Operations (OFO), Department of Education (ED).
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, ED is proposing an extension of a previously approved information collection.
Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before November 4, 2020.
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 Alfreida Pettiford, 202-245-6110.
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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 might 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: U.S. Department of Education Supplemental Information for the SF-424 Form.
OMB Control Number: 1894-0007.
Type of Review: An extension of a previously approved information collection.
Respondents/Affected Public: State, Local and Tribal Organizations.
Total Estimated Number of Annual Responses: 5,976.
Total Estimated Number of Annual Burden Hours: 1,972.
Abstract: There is an adjustment decrease in both the number of respondents and the number of burden hours estimated in this collection. The number of respondents for this collection is 8,078 compared to the current inventory for this collection of 5,976. The burden hours for this collection total 2666 compared to the current inventory of 1972 burden hours. Due to a decrease in funding to the Department's discretionary grant programs there was a decrease in the number of discretionary grant applications received and an adjustment to a decrease in burden hours of 694.
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Dated: September 30, 2020.
PRA Coordinator, Strategic Collections and Clearance Governance and Strategy Division, Office of Chief Data Officer, Office of Planning, Evaluation and Policy Development.
[FR Doc. 2020-21916 Filed 10-2-20; 8:45 am]
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