FR Doc E8-29317[Federal Register: December 11, 2008 (Volume 73, Number 239)]
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Notice of Proposed Information Collection Requests

AGENCY: Department of Education.

SUMMARY: The Leader, Information Collection Clearance Division, 
Regulatory Information Management Services, Office of Management, 
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 
February 9, 2009.

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

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Federal law, or substantially interfere with any agency's ability to 
perform its statutory obligations. The Leader, 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.
    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: December 5, 2008.
Stephanie Valentine,
Acting IC Clearance Official, Information Collections Clearance 
Division, Regulatory Information Management Services, Office of 

Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services

    Type of Review: Extension.
    Title: Protection and Advocacy of Individual Rights (PAIR).
    Frequency: Annually.
    Affected Public:
    Not-for-profit institutions; State, Local, or Tribal Gov't, SEAs or 
    Reporting and Recordkeeping Hour Burden:
Responses: 57.
Burden Hours: 912.
    Abstract: The Annual Protection and Advocacy of Individual Rights 
(PAIR) Program Performance Report (Form RSA-509) will be used to 
analyze and evaluate the effectiveness of eligible systems within 
individual states in meeting annual priorities and objectives. These 
systems provide services to eligible individuals with disabilities to 
protect their legal and human rights. RSA uses the form to meet 
specific data collection requirements of section 509 of the 
Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended (the act), and its implementing 
federal regulations at 34 CFR Part 381. PAIR programs must report 
annually using the form, which is due on or before December 30 each 
year. Form RSA-509 has enabled RSA to furnish the President and 
Congress with data on the provision of protection and advocacy services 
and has helped to establish a sound basis for future funding requests. 
These data also have been used to indicate trends in the provision of 
services from year-to-year.
    Requests for copies of the proposed information collection request 
may be accessed from, by selecting the ``Browse 
Pending Collections'' link and by clicking on link number 3912. 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 
    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. E8-29317 Filed 12-10-08; 8:45 am]