FR Doc 2011-6842[Federal Register: March 23, 2011 (Volume 76, Number 56)]
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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

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proposed information collection requests as required by the Paperwork 
Reduction Act of 1995.

DATES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before 
May 23, 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: March 18, 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: Report of Randolph-Sheppard Vending Facility 
Program.
    OMB Control Number: 1820-0009.
    Agency Form Number(s): N/A.
    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: 52.
    Total Estimated Number of Annual Burden Hours: 702.
    Abstract: The Vending Facility Program authorized by the Randolph-
Sheppard Act provides persons who are blind with remunerative 
employment and self-support through the operation of vending facilities 
on federal and other property. Under the Randolph-Sheppard Program, 
state licensing agencies recruit, train, license and place individuals 
who are blind as operators of vending facilities (including cafeterias, 
snack bars, vending machines, etc.) located on federal and other 
properties. In statute at 20 U.S.C. 107a(6)(a), the Secretary of 
Education is directed through the Commissioner of the Rehabilitation 
Services Administration (RSA) to conduct periodic evaluations of the 
programs authorized under the Randolph-Sheppard Act. Additionally, 
section 107b(4) requires entities designated as the state licensing 
agency to ``make such reports in such form and containing such 
information as the Secretary may from time to time require* * *.'' The 
information to be collected is a necessary component of the evaluation 
process and forms the basis for annual reporting. These data are also 
used to understand the distribution type and profitability of vending 
facilities throughout the country. Such information is useful in 
providing technical assistance to state licensing agencies and property 
managers. The Code of Federal Regulations, at 34 CFR 395.8, specifies 
that vending machine income received by the state from federal property 
managers can be distributed to blind vendors in an amount not to exceed 
the national average income for blind vendors. This amount is 
determined through data collected using RSA-15: Report of Randolph-
Sheppard Vending Facility Program. In addition, the collection of 
information ensures the provision and transparency of activities 
referenced in 34 CFR 395.11 and 395.12 related to training and 
disclosure of program and financial information.
    The following changes are found in the revised information 
collection (IC) RSA-15: Report of Randolph-Sheppard Vending Facility 
Program. In Section II, E. ``Facilities on Public Property, Line 4 was 
expanded to include a breakdown of the types of public facilities. 
Since this information is currently used to calculate the total number 
of facilities on public property, there is no additional reporting 
burden. In Section IV, an additional column was added to capture other 
sources of funding for expenditures other than those traditionally 
associated with the program. At the end of the reporting form, a text 
box was added for notes or explanations at the request of the 
respondents, and contact information was also requested to expedite 
follow-up by RSA for approval of the reports. The instructions were 
modified accordingly to accommodate these changes in the form and to 
clarify information.
    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 4549. 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. 2011-6842 Filed 3-22-11; 8:45 am]
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