[Federal Register: October 11, 2000 (Volume 65, Number 197)]
[Page 60412-60413]
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Notice of Proposed Information Collection Requests

AGENCY: Department of Education.

SUMMARY: The Leader, Regulatory Information Management Group, Office of
the Chief Information Officer, invites comments on the proposed
information collection requests as required by the Paperwork Reduction
Act of 1995.

DATES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before
December 11, 2000.

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 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 Leader, Regulatory Information
Management Group, Office of the Chief Information Officer, 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. 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.

    Dated: October 4, 2000.
John Tressler,
Leader Regulatory Information Management, Office of the Chief
Information Officer.
    Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services
    Type of Review: New.
    Title: Evaluation of Independent Programs.
    Frequency: One time.
    Affected Public: Businesses or other for-profit.
    Reporting and Recordkeeping Hour Burden:

    Responses: 1,003.

    Burden Hours: 639
    Abstract: The Rehabilitation Services Administration (RSA), in the
Office of Special Education and Rehabilitation Services (OSERS), U.S.
Department of Education, has funded a comprehensive two-year evaluation
of Parts B and C of the Centers for Independent Living (CIL) program.
CIL programs promote a philosophy of independent living-consumer
control, peer support, self-help, self-determination, equal access, and
individual and system advocacy-the goal is to maximize the leadership,
empowerment, independence, and productivity of individuals with
disabilities, and enhance the integration and full inclusion of
individuals with disabilities into the mainstream of American society.
This evaluation will include questionnaire surveys of all CIL directors
and a nationally representative sample of current and former consumers
of CIL services. The study will examine two major areas: (1) consumer
satisfaction and outcomes of services, and (2) systems advocacy and
change. The results of the study will be used to complement Section 704
Annual Performance Report data; support RSA Government Performance and
Results Act (GPRA) reporting requirements; assist CILs to identify
successful service and advocacy strategies; and inform advocates and
policy makers about the Independent Living Programs.
    Requests for copies of the proposed information collection request
may be accessed from http://edicsweb.ed.gov, or should be addressed to
Vivian Reese, Department of Education, 400 Maryland Avenue, SW, Room
4050, Regional Office Building 3, Washington, DC. 20202-4651. Requests
may also be electronically mailed to the internet address
OCIO_IMG_Issues@ed.gov or faxed to 202-708-9346. Please specify the
complete title of the information collection when making your request.

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    Comments regarding burden and/or the collection activity
requirements should be directed to Sheila Carey at (202) 708-9915 or
via her internet address Sheila_Carey@ed.gov. 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. 00-25994 Filed 10-10-00; 8:45 am]