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DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

[Docket No. ED-2012-ICCD-0054]

Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; Comment Request; State Plan for Independent Living (SPIL) for the State Independent Living Services and Center for Independent Living Programs

AGENCY: Department of Education (ED), Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (OSERS).
ACTION: Notice.
SUMMARY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction of 1995 (44 U.S.C. chapter 3501et seq.), ED is proposing an extension of an existing information collection.
DATES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before December 21, 2012.
ADDRESSES: Comments submitted in response to this notice should be submitted electronically through the Federal eRulemaking Portal athttp://www.regulations.govby selecting Docket ID number ED-2012-ICCD-0054 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 2E117, Washington, DC 20202-4537.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Electronically mailICDocketMgr@ed.gov.Please do not send comments here.
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

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:State Plan for Independent Living (SPIL) for the State Independent Living Services and Center for Independent Living Programs.

OMB Control Number:1820-0527 .

Type of Review:Extension of an existing information collection.

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

Total Estimated Number of Annual Responses:56.

Total Estimated Number of Annual Burden Hours:3,360.

Abstract:States wishing to receive funding under the State Independent Living Services and Centers for Independent Living programs must submit an approvable three-year State Plan for Independent Living (SPIL) to the Rehabilitation Services Administration. The purpose of these programs is to promote the independent living philosophy based on consumer control, peer support, self-help, self-determination, equal access and individual and systems advocacy to maximize the leadership, empowerment, independence and productivity of individuals with significant disabilities and to promote and maximize the integration and full inclusion of individuals with significant disabilities into the mainstream of American society. The SPIL encompasses the activities planned by the state to achieve its specified independent living objectives and reflects the state's commitment to comply with all applicable statutory and regulatory requirements during the three years covered by the plan.

Dated: November 15, 2012. Darrin A. King, Director, Information Collection Clearance Division, Privacy, Information and Records Management Services, Office of Management.