[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 138 (Friday, July 18, 2014)]
[Pages 42000-42001]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-16869]



[Docket No.: ED-2014-ICCD-0074]

Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the 
Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; Comment 
Request; Report of Randolph-Sheppard Vending Facility Program

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

ACTION: Notice.


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 
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-
0074 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 Tara Jordan, 202-245-7341.

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: Report of Randolph-Sheppard Vending Facility 
    OMB Control Number: 1820-0009.
    Type of Review: A revision of an existing information collection.
    Respondents/Affected Public: State, Local, or Tribal Governments.
    Total Estimated Number of Annual Responses: 52.
    Total Estimated Number of Annual Burden Hours: 702.
    Abstract: The Vending Facility Program authorized by the Randolph-
Sheppard Act provides persons who are blind with remunerative 
employment and self-support through the operation of vending facilities 
on federal and other property. Under the Randolph Sheppard Program, 
state licensing agencies recruit, train, license and place individuals 
who are blind as operators of vending facilities (including cafeterias, 
snack bars, vending machines, etc.) located on federal and other 
properties. In statute at 20 U.S.C. 107a(6)(a), the Secretary of 
Education is directed through the Commissioner of the Rehabilitation 
Services Administration (RSA) to conduct periodic evaluations of the 
programs authorized under the Randolph-Sheppard Act. Additionally, 
section 107b(4) requires entities designated as the state licensing 
agency to make such reports in such form and containing such 
information as the Secretary may from time to time require. The 
information to be collected is a necessary component of the evaluation 
process and forms the basis for annual reporting. These data are also 
used to understand the distribution type and profitability of vending 
facilities throughout the country. Such information is useful in 
providing technical assistance to state licensing agencies and property 
managers. The Code of Federal Regulations, at 34 CFR 395.8, specifies 
that vending machine income received by the state from federal property 
managers can be distributed to blind vendors in an amount not to exceed 
the national average income for blind vendors. This amount is 
determined through data collected using RSA-15: Report of Randolph-
Sheppard Vending Facility Program. In addition, the collection of 
information ensures the provision and transparency of activities 
referenced in 34 CFR 395.12 related to disclosure of program and 
financial information.
    The following changes are found in the revised information 
collection (IC) RSA-15: Report of Randolph-Sheppard Vending Facility 
Program. At the end of

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the reporting form, a text box was added for notes or explanations. The 
instructions were modified accordingly to accommodate these changes in 
the form and to clarify information.

    Dated: July 14, 2014.
Tomakie Washington,
Acting Director, Information Collection Clearance Division, Privacy, 
Information and Records Management Services, Office of Management.
[FR Doc. 2014-16869 Filed 7-17-14; 8:45 am]