[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 231 (Friday, November 30, 2012)]
[Notices]
[Pages 71405-71406]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-29101]


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DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

[Docket No.: ED-2012-ICCD-0064]


Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the 
Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; Comment 
Request; Early Reading First: Grant Performance Report

AGENCY: Department of Education (ED), Office of Elementary and 
Secondary Education (OESE).

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 
chapter 3501 et seq.), ED is proposing a revision of an existing 
information collection.

DATES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before 
December 31, 2012.

ADDRESSES: Comments submitted in response to this notice should be 
submitted electronically through the Federal eRulemaking Portal at 
http://www.regulations.gov by selecting Docket ID number ED-2012-ICCD-
0064 or via postal mail, commercial delivery, or hand delivery. Please 
note that comments submitted by fax or email and those submitted after 
the comment period will not be accepted. Written requests for 
information or comments submitted by postal mail or delivery should be 
addressed to the Director of the Information Collection Clearance 
Division, U.S. Department of Education, 400 Maryland Avenue SW., LBJ, 
Room 2E117, Washington, DC 20202-4537.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Electronically mail 
ICDocketMgr@ed.gov. Please do not send comments here.

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

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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: Early Reading First: Grant Performance Report.
    OMB Control Number: 1810-0696.
    Type of Review: Extension of an existing information collection.
    Respondents/Affected Public: State, Local or Tribal Governments.
    Total Estimated Number of Annual Responses: 60.
    Total Estimated Number of Annual Burden Hours: 1,020.
    Abstract: In accordance with the Elementary and Secondary Education 
Act of 1965, as amended, Title I, Part B, Subpart 2, Early Reading 
First (ERF), section 1225 states that each eligible applicant receiving 
a grant under this subpart shall report annually to the Secretary 
regarding the eligible applicant's progress in addressing the purposes 
of this subpart. Each report shall include, at a minimum, a description 
of: (1) The research-based instruction, materials, and activities being 
used in the programs funded under the grant; and (2) the type of 
ongoing professional development to staff. This information will be 
collected from approximately 60 grantees in calendar year 2012 and 
approximately 30 grantees in calendar year 2013 the ERF statute 
requires all funded projects to report annually to the Department 
documenting project's progress towards accomplishing its goals and 
objectives. The Department has used this information to monitor 
grantees and examine outcomes across funded projects. See Appendix D 
for a copy of the data collection instrument we propose to renew.

    Dated: November 27, 2012.
Darrin A. King,
Director, Information Collection Clearance Division, Privacy, 
Information and Records Management Services, Office of Management.
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