[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 45 (Tuesday, March 8, 2011)]
[Page 12717]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2011-5215]



Notice of Submission for OMB Review

AGENCY: Department of Education.

ACTION: Comment Request.


SUMMARY: 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).

DATES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before 
April 7, 2011.

ADDRESSES: 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 oira_submission@omb.eop.gov with a cc: to 
ICDocketMgr@ed.gov. Please note that written comments received in 
response to this notice will be considered public records.

SUPPLEMENTARY 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.

    Dated: March 2, 2011.
Darrin A. King,
Director, Information Collection Clearance Division, Regulatory 
Information Management Services, Office of Management.

Institute of Education Sciences

    Type of Review: Revision.
    Title of Collection: Program for the International Assessment of 
Adult Competencies (PIAAC) 2011-2012 Main Study Data Collection.
    OMB Control Number: 1850-0870.
    Agency Form Number(s): N/A.
    Frequency of Responses: Annually.
    Affected Public: Individuals or households.
    Total Estimated Number of Annual Responses: 17,277.
    Total Estimated Annual Burden Hours: 5,263.
    Abstract: The National Center for Education Statistics seeks Office 
of Management and Budget approval to survey adults (16-65 years old) 
for the 2011/12 administration of the Program for the International 
Assessment of Adult Competencies (PIAAC) main data collection. PIAAC is 
coordinated by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and 
Development (http://www.oecd.org/) and sponsored by the U.S. 
Departments of Education and Labor in the United States. PIAAC is the 
Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development's (OECD's) new 
international household study of adults' literacy, numeracy, and 
problem-solving in technology-rich environments. It will also survey 
respondents about their education and employment experience and about 
the skills they use at work. PIAAC builds on previous international 
literacy assessments: the 2002 Adult Literacy and Lifeskills Survey and 
the 1994-98 International Adult Literacy Survey. PIAAC is expected to 
be on a 10-year cycle. In 2011, 26 countries, including 23 OECD-member 
countries, plan to participate. The U.S. PIAAC main study will occur 
between September 2011 and March 2012.
    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 4531. 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-

[FR Doc. 2011-5215 Filed 3-7-11; 8:45 am]