[Federal Register Volume 65, Number 197 (Wednesday, October 11, 2000)]
[Pages 60412-60413]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 00-25994]



Notice of Proposed Information Collection Requests

AGENCY: Department of Education.

SUMMARY: The Leader, Regulatory Information Management Group, Office of 
the Chief Information Officer, 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 
December 11, 2000.

SUPPLEMENTARY 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, Regulatory 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.

    Dated: October 4, 2000.
John Tressler,
Leader Regulatory Information Management, Office of the Chief 
Information Officer.
    Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services
    Type of Review: New.
    Title: Evaluation of Independent Programs.
    Frequency: One time.
    Affected Public: Businesses or other for-profit.
    Reporting and Recordkeeping Hour Burden:
    Responses: 1,003.
    Burden Hours: 639
    Abstract: The Rehabilitation Services Administration (RSA), in the 
Office of Special Education and Rehabilitation Services (OSERS), U.S. 
Department of Education, has funded a comprehensive two-year evaluation 
of Parts B and C of the Centers for Independent Living (CIL) program. 
CIL programs promote a philosophy of independent living-consumer 
control, peer support, self-help, self-determination, equal access, and 
individual and system advocacy-the goal is to maximize the leadership, 
empowerment, independence, and productivity of individuals with 
disabilities, and enhance the integration and full inclusion of 
individuals with disabilities into the mainstream of American society. 
This evaluation will include questionnaire surveys of all CIL directors 
and a nationally representative sample of current and former consumers 
of CIL services. The study will examine two major areas: (1) consumer 
satisfaction and outcomes of services, and (2) systems advocacy and 
change. The results of the study will be used to complement Section 704 
Annual Performance Report data; support RSA Government Performance and 
Results Act (GPRA) reporting requirements; assist CILs to identify 
successful service and advocacy strategies; and inform advocates and 
policy makers about the Independent Living Programs.
    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 
4050, Regional Office Building 3, Washington, DC. 20202-4651. Requests 
may also be electronically mailed to the internet address 
[email protected] or faxed to 202-708-9346. Please specify the 
complete title of the information collection when making your request.

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    Comments regarding burden and/or the collection activity 
requirements should be directed to Sheila Carey at (202) 708-9915 or 
via her internet address [email protected]. 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. 00-25994 Filed 10-10-00; 8:45 am]