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Department of Education.
The Leader, Information Management Group, Office of the Chief Information Officer, invites comments on the proposed information collection Start Printed Page 34679requests as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.
Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before July 31, 2000.End Preamble Start Supplemental 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 Leader, Information Management Group, Office of the Chief Information Officer, 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.Start Signature
Dated: May 25, 2000.
Leader, Information Management Group, Office of the Chief Information Officer.
Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services
Type of Review: Revision.
Title: Section 704 Annual Performance Report (Parts I and II).
Affected Public: State, Local, or Tribal Gov't, SEAs or LEAs; Not-for-profit institutions.
Reporting and Recordkeeping Hour Burden: Responses: 336; Burden Hours: 11,760.
Abstract: This form accomplishes the Statutory mandate for data collection in Title VII of Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended (Act) and implementing regulations. These data collection requirements are found in sections 13, 706, 721, and 725 of the Act and 34 CFR part 366. In meeting these statutory and regulatory requirements the 704 Reports serve as: annual performance reports and are a basis for further funding grantees submitting the reports; a report of the training and technical assistance survey; the basis for mandatory on-site compliance reviews conducted by the Education Department on 15% of Centers for Independent Living (CILs) funded through the CIL program; an annual compliance self-evaluation with standards and indicators; and as a source for an Annual Report to Congress.
Requests for copies of the proposed information collection request may be accessed from http://edicsweb.ed.gov, or should be addressed to Vivian Reese, Department of Education, 400 Maryland Avenue, SW., Room 5624, Regional Office Building 3, Washington, DC 20202-4651. Requests may also be electronically mailed to the internet address OCIO_IMG_Issues@ed.gov or faxed to 202-708-9346. Please specify the complete title of the information collection when making your request. Comments regarding burden and/or the collection activity requirements should be directed to Sheila Carey at (202) 708-6287 or via her internet address Sheila_Carey@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.End Supplemental Information
[FR Doc. 00-13564 Filed 5-30-00; 8:45 am]
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