FR Doc E9-13338[Federal Register: June 8, 2009 (Volume 74, Number 108)]
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DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

 
Notice of Proposed Information Collection Requests

AGENCY: Department of Education.

ACTION: Notice of proposed information collection requests.

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SUMMARY: The Director, 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: An emergency review has been requested in accordance with the 
Act (44 U.S.C. Chapter 3507 (j)), since public harm is reasonably 
likely to result if normal clearance procedures are followed. Approval 
by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has been requested by July 
1, 2009. A regular clearance process is also beginning. Interested 
persons are invited to submit comments on or before August 7, 2009.

ADDRESSES: Written comments regarding the emergency review 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, New Executive Office Building, 
Washington, DC 20503, or by e-mail to oira_submission@omb.eop.gov or 
faxed to (202) 395-5806.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Section 3506 of the Paperwork Reduction Act 
of 1995 (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35) requires that the Director of OMB 
provide interested Federal agencies and the public an early opportunity 
to comment on information collection requests. The Office of Management 
and Budget (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 IC Clearance 
Official, Regulatory Information Management Services, Office of 
Management, publishes this notice containing proposed information 
collection requests at the beginning of the Departmental review of the 
information collection. 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. ED 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 
respondents, including through the use of information technology.

    Dated: June 2, 2009.
Angela C. Arrington,
Director, Information Collection Clearance Division, Regulatory 
Information Management Services, Office of Management.

Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services

    Type of Review: New.
    Title: Needs Assessment and Workplan Guide for the Technical 
Assistance and Continuing Education (TACE) Program.
    Abstract: Technical Assistance and Continuing Education Centers are 
required to conduct needs assessment of state vocational rehabilitation 
agencies and their partners in their regions, and create workplans to 
address the needs they identify. This guide establishes the 
requirements for, and information to be reported about, those 
activities.
    Additional Information: The U.S. Department of Education's Office 
of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (OSERS) funded ten new 
regional TACE Centers between September and December 2008 that will 
provide technical assistance and continuing education to State agencies 
that provide vocational rehabilitation (VR) and independent living (IL) 
services to individuals with disabilities. OSERS wants these centers to 
be fully operational before the beginning of FY 2010, particularly 
because the agencies to which they provide technical assistance and 
continuing education received significant funds under the American 
Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA). In addition to seeking typical 
technical assistance related to VR and IL, agencies will seek 
assistance in how to use their ARRA funds and are likely to subcontract 
with TACE Centers for additional services.
    Frequency: Three times per year (includes updates).
    Affected Public: Not-for-profit institutions.
    Reporting and Recordkeeping Hour Burden:

Responses: 10.
Burden Hours: 900.

    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 4065. 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 the Internet address

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ICDocketMgr@ed.gov 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 ICDocketMgr@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. E9-13338 Filed 6-5-09; 8:45 am]

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