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[FR Doc. 2020–13043 Filed 6–16–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–16–P DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION [Docket No. ED–2020–SCC–0094] Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; Report of Dispute Resolution Under Part C of the Individuals With Disabilities Education Act Department of Education (ED), Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (OSERS). ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, ED is proposing an extension of an existing information collection. DATES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before August 17, 2020. ADDRESSES: To access and review all the documents related to the information collection listed in this notice, please use https://www.regulations.gov by searching the Docket ID number ED– 2020–SCC–0094. Comments submitted in response to this notice should be submitted electronically through the Federal eRulemaking Portal at https:// www.regulations.gov by selecting the Docket ID number 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 include the docket ID number and the title of the information collection request when requesting documents or submitting comments. Please note that comments submitted by fax or email and those submitted after the comment period will not be accepted. 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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 Dispute Resolution Under Part C of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act. OMB Control Number: 1820–0678. Type of Review: An extension of an existing information collection. Respondents/Affected Public: State, Local, and Tribal Governments. Total Estimated Number of Annual Responses: 56. Total Estimated Number of Annual Burden Hours: 2,240. Abstract: The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA; Pub. L. 108–446) directs the Secretary of Education to obtain data on the dispute resolution process described in Section 615 of the law. This package provides instructions and form necessary for States to report the number of written, signed complaints; mediation requests; and hearing requests and the status of these actions initiated during the PO 00000 Frm 00043 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 36569 reporting year with regards to children served under Part C of IDEA. 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ACTION: Request for public comment on standardized EAC Progress Report (EAC–PR) format. AGENCY: The EAC Office of Grants Management (EAC/OGM) is responsible for distributing, monitoring, and providing technical assistance to states and grantees on the use of Federal funds. EAC/OGM also reports on how the funds are spent, negotiates indirect cost rates with grantees, and resolves audit findings on the use of Help America Vote Act (HAVA) funds. The EAC–PR has been developed for both interim and final progress reports for grants issued under HAVA authority. EAC received emergency clearance of its Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act report form due to the public health emergency posed by COVID19. This format builds upon that report for the separate grant awards given by EAC. DATES: Comments must be received by 5 p.m. EST on Monday, August 17, 2020. ADDRESSES: To view the proposed EAC– PR format, see: https://www.eac.gov/ payments-and-grants/reporting. 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DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

[Docket No. ED-2020-SCC-0094]


Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; Report 
of Dispute Resolution Under Part C of the Individuals With Disabilities 
Education Act

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

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, ED is 
proposing an extension of an existing information collection.

DATES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before 
August 17, 2020.

ADDRESSES: To access and review all the documents related to the 
information collection listed in this notice, please use https://www.regulations.gov by searching the Docket ID number ED-2020-SCC-0094. 
Comments submitted in response to this notice should be submitted 
electronically through the Federal eRulemaking Portal at https://www.regulations.gov by selecting the Docket ID number 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 [email protected]. Please include the docket ID 
number and the title of the information collection request when 
requesting documents or submitting comments. 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 Strategic Collections and Clearance Governance and 
Strategy Division, U.S. Department of Education, 400 Maryland Ave. SW, 
LBJ, Room 6W-208D, Washington, DC 20202-4537.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For specific questions related to 
collection activities, please contact Amy Bae, 202-245-8272.

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 Dispute Resolution Under Part C of 
the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act.
    OMB Control Number: 1820-0678.
    Type of Review: An extension of an existing information collection.
    Respondents/Affected Public: State, Local, and Tribal Governments.
    Total Estimated Number of Annual Responses: 56.
    Total Estimated Number of Annual Burden Hours: 2,240.
    Abstract: The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA; 
Pub. L. 108-446) directs the Secretary of Education to obtain data on 
the dispute resolution process described in Section 615 of the law. 
This package provides instructions and form necessary for States to 
report the number of written, signed complaints; mediation requests; 
and hearing requests and the status of these actions initiated during 
the reporting year with regards to children served under Part C of 
IDEA. The form satisfies reporting requirements and is used by OSEP to 
monitor SEAs and for Congressional and public reporting. No adjustments 
were made to this data collection therefore we anticipate no change in 
the response burden associated with this data collection. The 
Department of Education is interested in public comment addressing the 
COVID crisis. Specially, are there any considerations to these data 
collections due to the national emergency caused by the novel 
Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). Please note that written comments 
received in response to this notice will be considered public records.

    Dated: June 11, 2020.
Kate Mullan,
PRA Coordinator, Strategic Collections and Clearance, Governance and 
Strategy Division, Office of Chief Data Officer.
[FR Doc. 2020-12973 Filed 6-16-20; 8:45 am]
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