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Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Applications for New Grants Under the Rehabilitation Services Administration (RSA) (1894-0001)

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Department of Education (ED), Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (OSERS).




In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. chapter 3501 et seq.), ED is proposing; an extension of an existing information collection.


Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before June 24, 2013.


Comments submitted in response to this notice should be submitted electronically through the Federal eRulemaking Portal at by selecting Docket ID number ED-2013-ICCD-0068 or via postal mail, commercial delivery, or hand delivery. Please note that comments submitted by fax or email and those submitted after the comment period will not be accepted. Written requests for information or comments submitted by postal mail or delivery should be addressed to the Director of the Information Collection Clearance Division, U.S. Department of Education, 400 Maryland Avenue SW., LBJ, Room 2E105, Washington, DC 20202-4537.

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Electronically mail Please do not send comments here.

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The Department of Education (ED), 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, revised, and continuing collections of information. This helps the Department assess the impact of its information collection requirements and minimize the public's reporting burden. It also helps the public understand the Department's information collection requirements and provide the requested data in the desired format. ED is soliciting comments on the proposed information collection request (ICR) that is described below. 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. Please note that written comments received in response to this notice will be considered public records.

Title of Collection: Applications for New Grants under the Rehabilitation Services Administration (RSA) (1894-0001).

OMB Control Number: 1820-0018.

Type of Review: Extension without change of an existing collection of information.

Respondents/Affected Public: State, Local, or Tribal Governments.

Total Estimated Number of Annual Responses: 100.

Total Estimated Number of Annual Burden Hours: 4,000.

Abstract: The Rehabilitation Services Administration (RSA) is seeking approval to extend the current Information Collection package, OMB #1820-0018 (streamlined discretionary grants 1894-0001) in order to solicit applications for RSA's Discretionary Grant Awards authorized by the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended. The discretionary program areas include Rehabilitation Long Term and Short Term Training, Demonstrations, Capacity Building projects, Interpreter Training, In-Service Training, National Clearinghouse, National Leadership Institute, Technical Assistance and Continuing Education (TACE) Centers, Service Programs, Centers for Independent Living, the Helen Keller National Center and other discretionary grant programs approved by the Secretary. The current application package expires June 30, 2013 and in order to provide application packages to applicants, RSA is requesting an extension of the currently approved package for an additional three years.

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Dated: May 20, 2013.

Stephanie Valentine,

Acting Director, Information Collection Clearance Division Privacy, Information and Records Management Services Office of Management.

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[FR Doc. 2013-12335 Filed 5-22-13; 8:45 am]