[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 138 (Friday, July 18, 2014)]
[Notices]
[Pages 41999-42000]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-16871]


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DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

[Docket No.: ED-2014-ICCD-0064]


Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the 
Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; Comment 
Request; Independent Living Services for Older Individuals Who Are 
Blind

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 an extension of an 
existing information collection.

DATES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before 
August 18, 2014.

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-2014-ICCD-
0064 or via postal mail, commercial delivery, or hand delivery. If the 
regulations.gov site is not available to the public for any reason, ED 
will temporarily accept comments at ICDocketMgr@ed.gov. Please note 
that comments submitted by fax or email and those submitted after the 
comment period will not be accepted; ED will ONLY accept comments 
during the comment period in this mailbox when the regulations.gov site 
is not available. 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, Mailstop L-OM-2-
2E319, Room 2E115, Washington, DC 20202.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For specific questions related to 
collection activities, please contact Elizabeth Akinola, 202-245-7303.

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: Independent Living Services for Older 
Individuals Who are Blind.
    OMB Control Number: 1820-0608.
    Type of Review: An extension of an existing information collection.
    Respondents/Affected Public: State, Local, or Tribal Governments.

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    Total Estimated Number of Annual Responses: 56.
    Total Estimated Number of Annual Burden Hours: 336.
    Abstract: This data collection instrument is being submitted to 
obtain approval for information collection on the Independent Living 
Services For Older Individuals Who Are Blind program. Through this 
program, grants are made to states to support services for individuals 
age 55 or older whose severe visual impairment makes competitive 
employment difficult to obtain but for whom independent living goals 
are feasible. This data will be used to evaluate and construct a 
profile for the program nationwide. The respondents will be the 
managers of the Independent Living Services For Older Individuals Who 
Are blind program in each of the 56 states and territories. The 
revisions to this instrument consist of 2 additional items in Part I to 
capture the amount of other federal funds made available to the 
program, and the carryover for those funds. In Part III, rearrangement 
in the order of requested information to avoid double counting of 
consumers in the race and ethnicity categories; an additional item to 
capture the number of consumers served who are homeless; additional 
items to capture the number of consumers referred from nursing homes, 
assisted living facilities, government/social service agencies, and 
self-referrals.

    Dated: July 14, 2014.
Tomakie Washington,
Acting Director, Information Collection Clearance Division, Privacy, 
Information and Records Management Services, Office of Management.
[FR Doc. 2014-16871 Filed 7-17-14; 8:45 am]
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