FR Doc E9-24880[Federal Register: October 16, 2009 (Volume 74, Number 199)]
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Notice of Proposed Information Collection Requests

AGENCY: Department of Education.

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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: Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before 
December 15, 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 Director, Information Collection 
Clearance Division, 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: October 9, 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: Evaluation of the Helen Keller National Center for Deaf-
Blind Youths and Adults.
    Frequency: One time.
    Affected Public: Businesses or other for-profit; Individuals or 
household; Not-for-profit institutions; State, Local, or Tribal Gov't, 
SEAs or LEAs.
    Reporting and Recordkeeping Hour Burden:
    Responses: 201.
    Burden Hours: 278.
    Abstract: The Helen Keller National Center for Deaf-Blind Youths 
and Adults (HKNC) provides services designed to equip clients to live 
independently in their communities and/or to enhance their ability to 
secure meaningful employment. The HKNC evaluation will provide RSA with 
independent and objective information by which to draw conclusions 
about the effectiveness, including cost effectiveness, of the Center. 
The evaluation will identify characteristics of the populations served 
by HKNC and the extent to which HKNC effectively serves clients with 
different needs. The evaluation will also examine the relationship 
between HKNC and vocational rehabilitation (VR) agencies and how well 
HKNC meets the needs of the agencies. Finally, this evaluation will 
include recommendations to improve HKNC programs and service delivery, 
including measures that could be used to assess ongoing performance of 
the Center, its regional staff and functions, and its national training 
    The evaluation scope of work is identified in the following 
     Provide RSA with reliable and valid information on program 
effectiveness, including cost effectiveness.
     Identify both the characteristics of the populations 
served by HKNC and the strengths and weaknesses of the program that 
have an impact on its effectiveness in serving these populations.
     Examine the relationship between HKNC and VR agencies and 
the effectiveness of direct services, technical assistance, and 
training activities provided by the Center's headquarters and regional 
programs in meeting the needs of VR agencies.
     Make recommendations for program adjustments or 
improvements based on study findings, including measures that could be 
implemented to assess ongoing performance.
    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 4157. 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. E9-24880 Filed 10-15-09; 8:45 am]