FR Doc 05-13318
[Federal Register: July 7, 2005 (Volume 70, Number 129)]
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DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

 
Notice of Proposed Information Collection Requests

AGENCY: Department of Education.
SUMMARY: The Director, Regulatory Information Management Services, 
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 
September 6, 2005.

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 Director, 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: June 30, 2005.
Jeanne Van Vlandren, Director, Regulatory Information Management 
Services, Office of the Chief Information Officer.

Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services

    Type of Review: New.
    Title: A Study of the Addition of Literacy Services for Vocational 
Rehabilitation Consumers.
    Frequency: Annually.
    Affected Public: Individuals or household; State, local, or tribal 
gov't, SEAs or LEAs.
    Reporting and Recordkeeping Hour Burden:
     Responses: 14,522.
     Burden Hours: 6,835.
    Abstract: This submission is for the collection of data for the 
``Evaluation of Projects Demonstrating the Use of Adult Education 
Literacy Services by State Vocational Rehabilitation Agencies to 
Improve Earnings of Individuals with Disabilities.'' The data 
collection to be approved includes standardized testing instruments, 
case file summary forms, a teacher rating form, a telephone interview 
form, and site visit interview and focus group guides.
    Requests for copies of the proposed information collection request 
may be accessed from http://edicsweb.ed.gov, by selecting the ``Browse 

Pending Collections'' link and by clicking on link number 2805. 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., 
Potomac Center, 9th Floor, Washington, DC 20202-4700. Requests may also 
be electronically mailed to the Internet address OCIO_RIMG@ed.gov or 
faxed to 202-245-6621. Please specify the complete title of the 
information collection when making your request.
    Comments regarding burden and/or the collection activity 
requirements should be directed to Sheila Carey at her e-mail 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.

Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services

    Type of Review: Extension.
    Title: Annual Report on Appeals Process.
    Frequency: Annually.
    Affected Public: State, local, or tribal gov't, SEAs or LEAs.
    Reporting and Recordkeeping Hour Burden:

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     Responses: 80.
     Burden Hours: 160.
    Abstract: Form RSA-722 is needed to meet specific data collection 
requirements in subsections 102(c)(8)(A) and (B) of the Rehab Act of 
1973, as amended on the number of requests for mediation, hearings and 
reviews filed. The information collected is used to evaluate the types 
of complaints made by applicants for and eligible individuals of the 
vocational rehabilitation program and the final resolution of appeals 
filed. Respondents are State agencies that administer the Federal/State 
Program for Vocational Rehabilitation.
    Requests for copies of the proposed information collection request 
may be accessed from http://edicsweb.ed.gov, by selecting the ``Browse 

Pending Collections'' link and by clicking on link number 2811. 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., 
Potomac Center, 9th Floor, Washington, DC 20202-4700. Requests may also 
be electronically mailed to the Internet address OCIO_RIMG@ed.gov or 
faxed to 202-245-6621. Please specify the complete title of the 
information collection when making your request.
    Comments regarding burden and/or the collection activity 
requirements should be directed to Sheila Carey at her e-mail 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.

Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services

    Type of Review: Extension.
    Title: Annual Protection and Advocacy of Individual Rights (PAIR) 
Program Assurances.
    Frequency: On Occasion; once prior to FY 2007.
    Affected Public: Not-for-profit institutions; State, local, or 
tribal gov't, SEAs or LEAs.
    Reporting and Recordkeeping Hour Burden:
     Responses: 57.
     Burden Hours: 9.
    Abstract: Section 509 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 as amended 
(Act), and its implementing Federal Regulations at 34 CFR part 381, 
require the PAIR grantees to submit an application to the RSA 
Commissioner in order to receive assistance under section 509 of the 
Act. The Act requires that the application contain Assurances to which 
the grantee must comply. Section 509(f) of the Act specifies the 
Assurances. There are 57 PAIR grantees. All 57 grantees are required to 
be part of the protection and advocacy system in each State established 
under the Developmental Disabilities Assistance and Bill of Rights Act 
of 2000 (42 U.S.C. 6041 et seq.)
    Requests for copies of the proposed information collection request 
may be accessed from http://edicsweb.ed.gov, by selecting the ``Browse 

Pending Collections'' link and by clicking on link number 2810. 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., 
Potomac Center, 9th Floor, Washington, DC 20202-4700. Requests may also 
be electronically mailed to the Internet address OCIO_RIMG@ed.gov or 
faxed to 202-245-6621. Please specify the complete title of the 
information collection when making your request.
    Comments regarding burden and/or the collection activity 
requirements should be directed to Sheila Carey at her e-mail 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. 05-13318 Filed 7-6-05; 8:45 am]

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