[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 72 (Monday, April 15, 2013)]
[Notices]
[Pages 22251-22252]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-08703]


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DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

[Docket No.: ED-2013-ICCD-0047]


Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; IDEA 
Part B State Performance Plan (SPP) and Annual Performance Report (APR)

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

ACTION: Notice.

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

DATES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before 
June 14, 2013.

ADDRESSES: Comments submitted in response to this notice should be 
submitted electronically through the Federal eRulemaking Portal at 
http://www.regulations.gov by selecting Docket ID number ED-2013-ICCD-
0047 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.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Electronically mail 
ICDocketMgr@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

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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: IDEA Part B State Performance Plan (SPP) and 
Annual Performance Report (APR).
    OMB Control Number: 1820-0624.
    Type of Review: a revision of an existing information collection.
    Respondents/Affected Public: Federal Government.
    Total Estimated Number of Annual Responses: 60.
    Total Estimated Number of Annual Burden Hours: 102,000.
    Abstract: In accordance with 20 U.S.C. 1416(b)(1), not later than 1 
year after the date of enactment of the Individuals with Disabilities 
Education, as revised in 2004, each State must have in place a 
performance plan that evaluates the States efforts to implement the 
requirements and purposes of Part B and describe how the State will 
improve such implementation. This plan is called the Part B State 
Performance Plan (Part B--SPP). In accordance with 20 U.S.C. 
1416(b)(2)(C)(ii) the State shall report annually to the public on the 
performance of each local educational agency located in the State on 
the targets in the States performance plan. The State also shall report 
annually to the Secretary on the performance of the State under the 
States performance plan. This report is called the Part B Annual 
Performance Report (Part B--APR). Information Collection 1820-0624 
corresponds to 34 CFR 300.600-300.602.

    Dated: April 9, 2013.
Stephanie Valentine,
Acting Director, Information Collection Clearance Division, Privacy, 
Information and Records Management Services, Office of Management.
[FR Doc. 2013-08703 Filed 4-12-13; 8:45 am]
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