FR Doc 2011-3488[Federal Register: February 16, 2011 (Volume 76, Number 32)]
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DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

 
Notice of Proposed Information Collection Requests

AGENCY: Department of Education.

ACTION: Comment Request.

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SUMMARY: The Department of Education (the Department), in accordance 
with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA) (44 U.S.C. 
3506(c)(2)(A)), provides the general public and Federal agencies with 
an opportunity to comment on proposed and continuing collections of 
information. This helps the Department assess the impact of its 
information collection requirements and minimize the reporting burden 
on the public and helps the public understand the Department's 
information collection requirements and provide the requested data in 
the desired format. 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 
April 18, 2011.

ADDRESSES: Comments regarding burden and/or the collection activity 
requirements should be electronically mailed to ICDocketMgr@ed.gov or 
mailed to U.S. Department of Education, 400 Maryland Avenue, SW., LBJ, 
Washington, DC 20202-4537. Please note that written comments received 
in response to this notice will be considered public records.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Section 3506 of the Paperwork Reduction Act 
of 1995 (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35) requires that Federal agencies provide 
interested parties an early opportunity to comment on information 
collection requests. The Director, Information Collection Clearance 
Division, 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. 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: February 11, 2011.
Darrin A. King,
Director, Information Collection Clearance Division, Regulatory 
Information Management Services, Office of Management.

Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services

    Type of Review: Revision.
    Title of Collection: Annual Performance Report of Independent 
Living for Older Individuals Who are Blind.
    OMB Control Number: 1820-0608.
    Agency Form Number(s): ED(RSA)-7-OB FORM.
    Frequency of Responses: Annually.
    Affected Public: Businesses or other for-profit; State, Local, or 
Tribal Government, State Educational Agencies or Local Educational 
Agencies.
    Total Estimated Number of Annual Responses: 56.
    Total Estimated Number of Annual Burden Hours: 446.
    Abstract: This data collection instrument is being submitted to 
obtain approval for information collection on the Independent Living 
Services For Older Individuals Who Are Blind program. Through this 
program, grants are made to states to support services for individuals 
age 55 or older whose severe visual impairment makes competitive 
employment difficult to obtain but for whom independent living goals 
are feasible. This data will be used to evaluate and construct a 
profile for the program nationwide. The respondents will be the 
managers of the Independent Living Services For Older Individuals Who 
Are blind program in each of the 56 states and territories. The 
revisions to this instrument consist of two additional items in Part I 
to capture the amount of other federal funds made available to the 
program, and the carryover for those funds. In Part III, the order of 
requested information was rearranged to avoid double counting of 
consumers in the race and ethnicity categories; an item was added to 
capture the number of consumers served who are homeless; and items were 
added to capture the number of consumers referred from nursing homes, 
assisted living facilities, government/social service agencies, and 
self referrals. In Part IV, section C was revised to omit ``assistive 
technology'' and avoid the overlap with section B--specifically B2 and 
C2 which asked for the same information. The word ``regained'' was 
changed to ``maintained'' or ``gained'' wherever it appeared in the 
document as appropriate. Finally, in Part VI, we added language to link 
the information requested to that already provided in Part IV, and 
added items to capture the number of consumers who died while receiving 
services.
    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 4519. 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 ICDocketMgr@ed.gov or 
faxed to 202-401-0920. Please specify the complete title of the 
information collection and OMB Control Number when making your request.
    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. 2011-3488 Filed 2-15-11; 8:45 am]
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