Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposals, Submissions, and Approvals


Federal Register: September 26, 2008 (Volume 73, Number 188)


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Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request

AGENCY: Department of Education.

SUMMARY: The IC Clearance Official, Regulatory Information Management

Services, Office of Management invites comments on the submission for

OMB review as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.

DATES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before

October 27, 2008.

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,

Washington, DC 20503. Commenters are encouraged to submit responses electronically by e-mail to or via fax to

(202) 395-6974. Commenters should include the following subject line in their response ``Comment: [insert OMB number], [insert abbreviated collection name, e.g., ``Upward Bound Evaluation'']. Persons submitting comments electronically should not submit paper copies.

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. OMB may amend or waive the requirement for public consultation to the extent that public participation in the approval process

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would defeat the purpose of the information collection, violate State or Federal law, or substantially interfere with any agency's ability to perform its statutory obligations. The IC Clearance Official,

Regulatory Information Management Services, Office of Management, publishes that notice containing proposed information collection requests prior to submission of these requests to OMB. Each proposed information collection, grouped by office, contains the following: (1)

Type of review requested, e.g., new, revision, extension, existing or reinstatement; (2) Title; (3) Summary of the collection; (4)

Description of the need for, and proposed use of, the information; (5)

Respondents and frequency of collection; and (6) Reporting and/or

Recordkeeping burden. OMB invites public comment.

Dated: September 22, 2008.

Angela C. Arrington,

IC Clearance Official, Regulatory Information Management Services,

Office of Management.

Institute of Education Sciences

Type of Review: New Collection.

Title: Mapping the Adopted Core Curriculum in the Mid Atlantic


Frequency: On Occasion.

Affected Public: State, Local, or Tribal Gov't, SEAs or LEAs.

Reporting and Recordkeeping Hour Burden:

Responses: 1,496.

Burden Hours: 748.

Abstract: It is important to identify adopted LEA curricula in language arts/literacy, mathematics and science to map the landscape of the Mid-Atlantic region and to inform policy and practice data-driven decision-making. After collecting information from interviews with key

LEA staff from each REL Mid-Atlantic district, the lab will produce a foundational database from which to analyze trends and strategically develop appropriate research and evaluation agendas. A descriptive report summarizing the adopted K-12 curricula in the region and a user- friendly on-line interface will also be developed.

Requests for copies of the information collection submission for

OMB review may be accessed from, by selecting the ``Browse Pending Collections'' link and by clicking on link number 3768. 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 or faxed to 202-401-0920. Please specify the complete title of the information collection when making your request.

Comments regarding burden and/or the collection activity requirements should be electronically mailed to

Individuals who use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD) may call the Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) at 1-800-877-8339.

FR Doc. E8-22640 Filed 9-25-08; 8:45 am