FR Doc E9-488[Federal Register: January 13, 2009 (Volume 74, Number 8)]
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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 
March 16, 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 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: January 8, 2009.
Angela C. Arrington,
 Leader, Information Collections Clearance Division, Regulatory 
Information Management Services, Office of Management.

Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services

    Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection.
    Title: Protection and Advocacy for Assistive Technology (PAAT) 
Program Performance Report, Form RSA 661.
    Frequency: Annually.
    Affected Public: Not-for-profit institutions (primary).
    Reporting and Recordkeeping Hour Burden:

Responses: 57
Burden Hours: 912
    Abstract: The Annual PAAT Program Performance Report will be used 
to analyze and evaluate the PAAT Program administered by eligible 
systems in states. These systems provide services to eligible 
individuals with disabilities to assist in the acquisition, 
utilization, or maintenance of assistive technology devices or 
assistive technology services. The Rehabilitation Services 
Administration (RSA) uses the form to meet specific data collection 
requirements of Section 5 of the Assistive Technology Act of 1998, as 
amended (AT Act). PAAT programs must report annually using the form, 
which is due on or before December 30 of each year. The Annual PAAT 
Performance Report 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. 
Data from the form have been used to evaluate the effectiveness of 
eligible systems within individual states in meeting annual priorities 
and objectives. 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 3920. 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. E9-488 Filed 1-12-09; 8:45 am]