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DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

[Docket No.: ED-2012-ICCD-0056]

Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Needs Assessment and Workplan Guide for the Technical Assistance and Continuing Education Program

AGENCY: Department of Education (ED), Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (OSERS)
ACTION: Notice
SUMMARY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. chapter 3501et seq.), ED is proposing a new FRSS generic clearance.
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-0056 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:Needs Assessment and Workplan Guide for the Technical Assistance and Continuing Education Program.

OMB Control Number:1820-0690.

Type of Review:Revision of an existing collection of information.

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

Total Estimated Number of Annual Responses:10.

Total Estimated Number of Annual Burden Hours:817.

Abstract:Technical Assistance and Continuing Education Centers are required to conduct needs assessments of state vocational rehabilitation agencies and their partners in their regions, create workplans to address the needs they identify, and evaluate the technical assistance and continuing education provided to address those needs. This guide establishes the requirements for, and information to be reported about, those activities.

Dated: November 16, 2012. Darrin A. King, Director, Information Collection Clearance Division, Privacy, Information and Records Management Services, Office of Management.