FR Doc E9-30018[Federal Register: December 17, 2009 (Volume 74, Number 241)]
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Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request

AGENCY: Department of Education.
SUMMARY: The Acting Director, Information Collection Clearance 
Division, Regulatory Information Management Services, Office of 
Management invites comments on the submission for OMB review as 
required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.

DATES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before 
January 19, 2010.

ADDRESSES: Written comments 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, be faxed to (202) 395-
5806 or send e-mail to

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 Acting 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.

    Dated: December 14, 2009.
James Hyler,
Acting 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 
households; 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 information collection submission for 
OMB review 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 the Internet address 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 
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. E9-30018 Filed 12-16-09; 8:45 am]