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Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services, Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as Amended

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Notice of a public meeting.


The Secretary announces plans to hold a public meeting to seek comments and suggestions about the Rehabilitation Services Administration's (RSA's) monitoring process.


The public meeting will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday, August 24, 2005 and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday, August 25, 2005 in Washington, DC.


The meeting will be held at the Renaissance Hotel, 999 Ninth St., NW, Washington, DC 20001.

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David Esquith, Rehabilitation Services Administration, Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services, U.S. Department of Education, 400 Maryland Avenue, SW., room 5175, Potomac Center Plaza, Washington, DC 20202. Telephone: (202) 245-7336. If you use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD), you may call the Federal Relay Service (FRS) at 1-800-877-8339.

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Section 107 of the Act requires the RSA Commissioner to conduct annual reviews and periodic on-site monitoring of programs authorized under Title I. According to the Act, the purpose of monitoring is determine compliance Start Printed Page 43133with the assurances made in the VR agency's State Plan as required under Section 101(a)(15), and with the Evaluation Standards and Performance Indicators established under Section 106.

RSA is in the process of restructuring. Under the new structure, monitoring activities will be carried out by the State Monitoring and Program Improvement Division (SMPID). This public meeting will be an opportunity for stakeholders in the vocational rehabilitation process to provide RSA with their input on the monitoring process that will be implemented by the SMPID.

Individuals who need accommodations for a disability in order to attend the meetings (i.e., interpreting services, assistive listening devices, or material in alternative formats) should notify the contact person listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT. The meeting locations will be accessible to individuals with disabilities.

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Dated: July 20, 2005.

John H. Hager,

Assistant Secretary for Special Education and Rehabilitative Services.

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[FR Doc. 05-14646 Filed 7-25-05; 8:45 am]