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Download as PDF jlentini on PROD1PC65 with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 74 / Wednesday, April 16, 2008 / Notices Services, Office of Management, invites comments on the proposed information collection requests as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. DATES: An emergency review has been requested in accordance with the Act (44 U.S.C. Chapter 3507 (j)), since public harm is reasonably likely to result if normal clearance procedures are followed. Approval by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has been requested by April 10, 2008. ADDRESSES: Written comments regarding the emergency review should be addressed to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Attention: Education Desk Officer, Office of Management and Budget; 725 17th Street, NW., Room 10222, New Executive Office Building, Washington, DC 20503 or faxed to (202) 395–6974. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Section 3506 of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35) requires that the Director of OMB provide interested Federal agencies and the public an early opportunity to comment on information collection requests. The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) may amend or waive the requirement for public consultation to the extent that public participation in the approval process would defeat the purpose of the information collection, violate State or Federal law, or substantially interfere with any agency’s ability to perform its statutory obligations. The IC Clearance Official, Regulatory Information Management Services, Office of Management, publishes this notice containing proposed information collection requests at the beginning of the Departmental review of the information collection. Each proposed information collection, grouped by office, contains the following: (1) Type of review requested, e.g., new, revision, extension, existing or reinstatement; (2) Title; (3) Summary of the collection; (4) Description of the need for, and proposed use of, the information; (5) Respondents and frequency of collection; and (6) Reporting and/or Recordkeeping burden. ED invites public comment. 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 VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:19 Apr 15, 2008 Jkt 214001 collection on respondents, including through the use of information technology. Dated: April 10, 2008. Angela C. Arrington, IC Clearance Official, Regulatory Information Management Services, Office of Management. Federal Student Aid Type of Review: New. Title: FFEL School Survey. Abstract: This emergency survey requests information on the institution’s ability to access FFEL loans for the current academic year. In addition, the Department requests to confirm that these institutions have secured lenders for academic year 2008–09 and a list of those lenders. Additional Information: The Department is requesting emergency clearance for an electronic survey to be sent to approximately 4,500 financial aid administrators at institutions that participate in the Federal Family Educational Loan (FFEL) Program. The FFEL school survey requests information on the institution’s ability to access FFEL loans for the current academic year. In addition, the Department requests to confirm that these institutions have secured lenders for academic years 2007–08 and 2008– 09, and a list of those lenders. The purpose of the survey is to ensure continued access to federal loans by monitoring any problems that institutions may be experiencing in accessing FFEL loans for both the current 2007–08 and 2008–09 academic years. The approval is requested by Thursday, April 10, 2008. Frequency: One time. Affected Public: Businesses or other for-profit; Not-forprofit institutions; State, Local, or Tribal Gov’t, SEAs or LEAs. Reporting and Recordkeeping Hour Burden: Responses: 4,500. Burden Hours: 450. Requests for copies of the proposed information collection request may be accessed from http://edicsweb.ed.gov, by selecting the ‘‘Browse Pending Collections’’ link and by clicking on link number 3658. When you access the information collection, click on ‘‘Download Attachments’’ to view. Written requests for information should be addressed to U.S. Department of Education, 400 Maryland Avenue, SW., LBJ, Washington, DC 20202–4537. Requests may also be electronically mailed to the Internet address ICDocketMgr@ed.gov or faxed to 202– 401–0920. Please specify the complete PO 00000 Frm 00008 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 20615 title of the information collection when making your request. Comments regarding burden and/or the collection activity requirements should be electronically mailed to ICDocketMgr@ed.gov. Individuals who use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD) may call the Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) at 1– 800–877–8339. [FR Doc. E8–8119 Filed 4–15–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4000–01–P DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request Department of Education. The IC Clearance Official, Regulatory Information Management Services, Office of Management invites comments on the submission for OMB review as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. DATES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before May 16, 2008. ADDRESSES: Written comments should be addressed to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Attention: Education Desk Officer, Office of Management and Budget, 725 17th Street, NW., Room 10222, Washington, DC 20503. Commenters are encouraged to submit responses electronically by e-mail to oira_submission@omb.eop.gov or via fax to (202) 395–6974. Commenters should include the following subject line in their response: ‘‘Comment: [insert OMB number], [insert abbreviated collection name, e.g., ‘‘Upward Bound Evaluation’’]’’. Persons submitting comments electronically should not submit paper copies. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Section 3506 of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35) requires that the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) provide interested Federal agencies and the public an early opportunity to comment on information collection requests. OMB may amend or waive the requirement for public consultation to the extent that public participation in the approval process would defeat the purpose of the information collection, violate State or Federal law, or substantially interfere with any agency’s ability to perform its statutory obligations. The IC Clearance Official, Regulatory Information Management Services, Office of Management, publishes that notice containing proposed information collection requests prior to submission AGENCY: SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\16APN1.SGM 16APN1 20616 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 74 / Wednesday, April 16, 2008 / Notices of these requests to OMB. Each proposed information collection, grouped by office, contains the following: (1) Type of review requested, e.g., new, revision, extension, existing or reinstatement; (2) Title; (3) Summary of the collection; (4) Description of the need for, and proposed use of, the information; (5) Respondents and frequency of collection; and (6) Reporting and/or recordkeeping burden. OMB invites public comment. jlentini on PROD1PC65 with NOTICES Dated: April 10, 2008. Angela C. Arrington, IC Clearance Official, Regulatory Information Management Services, Office of Management. Office of the Secretary Type of Review: Revision. Title: U.S. Department of Education Supplemental Information for the SF–424 Form. Frequency: New Awards. Affected Public: State, Local, or Tribal Gov’t, SEAs or LEAs; Individuals or households; Businesses or other forprofit; Not-for-profit institutions. Reporting and Recordkeeping Hour Burden: Responses: 26,000. Burden Hours: 7,860. Abstract: In the previous clearance of the 1890–0017 collection (now 1894– 0007) in 2004, the U.S. Department of Education (ED) cleared the Application for Federal Education Assistance or ED 424 under this collection number. Since that time, ED has discontinued use of the ED 424 Form and has begun using the SF–424, Application for Federal Assistance, together with the U.S. Department of Education Supplemental Information for the SF–424 form. ED made a policy decision to switch to the SF–424 in keeping with Federal-wide forms standardization and streamlining efforts, especially with widespread agency use of Grants.gov. There were several data elements/questions on the ED 424 that were required for ED applicants that were not included on the SF–424. Therefore, ED put these questions that were already cleared as part of the 1890–0017 collection (now 1894–0007) on a form entitled the U.S. Department of Education Supplemental Information for the SF–424. The forms in the SF–424 forms family (e.g., the SF–424 Core Form, SF–424M, etc.) have already been cleared for use by Federal agencies to collect certain identifying information and other data from grant applicants. In this renewal for the collection package for 1894–0007 (formerly 1890–0017), ED is requesting clearance only for the U.S. Department of Education Supplemental Information for the SF–424 form (ED Supplemental VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:19 Apr 15, 2008 Jkt 214001 Information form). The questions on this form deal with the following areas: Project Director identifying and contact information; Novice Applicants; and Human Subjects Research. The ED supplemental information form could be used with any of the SF–424 forms in the SF–424 forms family, as applicable. Requests for copies of the information collection submission for OMB review may be accessed from http:// edicsweb.ed.gov, by selecting the ‘‘Browse Pending Collections’’ link and by clicking on link number 3589. When you access the information collection, click on ‘‘Download Attachments’’ to view. Written requests for information should be addressed to U.S. Department of Education, 400 Maryland Avenue, SW., LBJ, Washington, DC 20202–4537. Requests may also be electronically mailed to ICDocketMgr@ed.gov or faxed to 202–401–0920. Please specify the complete title of the information collection when making your request. Comments regarding burden and/or the collection activity requirements should be electronically mailed to ICDocketMgr@ed.gov. Individuals who use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD) may call the Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) at 1–800–877–8339. [FR Doc. E8–8121 Filed 4–15–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4000–01–P DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION Notice of Proposed Information Collection Requests; Comment Request AGENCY: ACTION: Department of Education. Correction Notice. On April 10, 2008, the Department of Education published a comment period notice in the Federal Register (Page 19492, Column 1) for the information collection, ‘‘Generic Application Package for Discretionary Grant Programs.’’ The Type of Review is hereby corrected to Extension. The IC Clearance Official, Regulatory Information Management Services, Office of Management, hereby issues a correction notice as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. SUMMARY: Dated: April 10, 2008. Angela C. Arrington, IC Clearance Official, Regulatory Information Management Services, Office of Management. [FR Doc. E8–8117 Filed 4–15–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4000–01–P PO 00000 Frm 00009 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION Notice Inviting Applications From Test Publishers for a Determination of the Suitability of a Test for Use in the National Reporting System for Adult Education Office of Vocational and Adult Education, U.S. Department of Education. ACTION: Notice inviting applications from test publishers for a determination of the suitability of a test for use in the National Reporting System for Adult Education. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The Department of Education (Department) announces the date by which test publishers must submit tests to the Secretary for review and approval for use in the National Reporting System for Adult Education (NRS). FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mike Dean, U.S. Department of Education, 400 Maryland Avenue, SW., Room 11152, Potomac Center Plaza, Washington, DC 20202–7240. Telephone: (202) 245–7828 or via Internet: Mike.Dean@ed.gov. If you use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD), you may call the Federal Relay Service (FRS) at 1– 800–877–8339. Individuals with disabilities may obtain this document in an alternate format (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, or computer diskette) on request to any of the contact people listed in this section. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On January 14, 2008, the Secretary published final regulations for 34 CFR part 462 in the Federal Register (73 FR 2306). The regulations established procedures for determining the suitability of tests for use in the NRS. Submission Requirements a. A test publisher must comply with the requirements in 34 CFR 462.11 when submitting an application. A test publisher is not required to submit any form or information except as required in § 462.11. b. In accordance with § 462.10, the deadline for transmittal of applications is April 14, 2008. c. Whether you submit your application by mail (through the U.S. Postal Service or a commercial carrier) or you hand deliver (or use a courier service) your application, you must mail or deliver three copies of your application, on or before the deadline date, to the following address: NRS Assessment Review, c/o American Institutes for Research, 1000 Thomas E:\FR\FM\16APN1.SGM 16APN1

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[Federal Register Volume 73, Number 74 (Wednesday, April 16, 2008)]
[Notices]
[Pages 20615-20616]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E8-8121]


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DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION


Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request

AGENCY: Department of Education.

SUMMARY: The IC Clearance Official, Regulatory Information Management 
Services, Office of Management invites comments on the submission for 
OMB review as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.

DATES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before 
May 16, 2008.

ADDRESSES: Written comments should be addressed to the Office of 
Information and Regulatory Affairs, Attention: Education Desk Officer, 
Office of Management and Budget, 725 17th Street, NW., Room 10222, 
Washington, DC 20503. Commenters are encouraged to submit responses 
electronically by e-mail to oira_submission@omb.eop.gov or via fax to 
(202) 395-6974. Commenters should include the following subject line in 
their response: ``Comment: [insert OMB number], [insert abbreviated 
collection name, e.g., ``Upward Bound Evaluation'']''. Persons 
submitting comments electronically should not submit paper copies.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Section 3506 of the Paperwork Reduction Act 
of 1995 (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35) requires that the Office of Management 
and Budget (OMB) provide interested Federal agencies and the public an 
early opportunity to comment on information collection requests. OMB 
may amend or waive the requirement for public consultation to the 
extent that public participation in the approval process would defeat 
the purpose of the information collection, violate State or Federal 
law, or substantially interfere with any agency's ability to perform 
its statutory obligations. The IC Clearance Official, Regulatory 
Information Management Services, Office of Management, publishes that 
notice containing proposed information collection requests prior to 
submission

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of these requests to OMB. Each proposed information collection, grouped 
by office, contains the following: (1) Type of review requested, e.g., 
new, revision, extension, existing or reinstatement; (2) Title; (3) 
Summary of the collection; (4) Description of the need for, and 
proposed use of, the information; (5) Respondents and frequency of 
collection; and (6) Reporting and/or recordkeeping burden. OMB invites 
public comment.

    Dated: April 10, 2008.
Angela C. Arrington,
IC Clearance Official, Regulatory Information Management Services, 
Office of Management.

Office of the Secretary

    Type of Review: Revision.
    Title: U.S. Department of Education Supplemental Information for 
the SF-424 Form.
    Frequency: New Awards.
    Affected Public: State, Local, or Tribal Gov't, SEAs or LEAs; 
Individuals or households; Businesses or other for-profit; Not-for-
profit institutions.
    Reporting and Recordkeeping Hour Burden:

     Responses: 26,000.
     Burden Hours: 7,860.

    Abstract: In the previous clearance of the 1890-0017 collection 
(now 1894-0007) in 2004, the U.S. Department of Education (ED) cleared 
the Application for Federal Education Assistance or ED 424 under this 
collection number. Since that time, ED has discontinued use of the ED 
424 Form and has begun using the SF-424, Application for Federal 
Assistance, together with the U.S. Department of Education Supplemental 
Information for the SF-424 form. ED made a policy decision to switch to 
the SF-424 in keeping with Federal-wide forms standardization and 
streamlining efforts, especially with widespread agency use of 
Grants.gov. There were several data elements/questions on the ED 424 
that were required for ED applicants that were not included on the SF-
424. Therefore, ED put these questions that were already cleared as 
part of the 1890-0017 collection (now 1894-0007) on a form entitled the 
U.S. Department of Education Supplemental Information for the SF-424.
    The forms in the SF-424 forms family (e.g., the SF-424 Core Form, 
SF-424M, etc.) have already been cleared for use by Federal agencies to 
collect certain identifying information and other data from grant 
applicants. In this renewal for the collection package for 1894-0007 
(formerly 1890-0017), ED is requesting clearance only for the U.S. 
Department of Education Supplemental Information for the SF-424 form 
(ED Supplemental Information form). The questions on this form deal 
with the following areas: Project Director identifying and contact 
information; Novice Applicants; and Human Subjects Research. The ED 
supplemental information form could be used with any of the SF-424 
forms in the SF-424 forms family, as applicable.
    Requests for copies of the information collection submission for 
OMB review may be accessed from http://edicsweb.ed.gov, by selecting 
the ``Browse Pending Collections'' link and by clicking on link number 
3589. When you access the information collection, click on ``Download 
Attachments'' to view. Written requests for information should be 
addressed to U.S. Department of Education, 400 Maryland Avenue, SW., 
LBJ, Washington, DC 20202-4537. Requests may also be electronically 
mailed to ICDocketMgr@ed.gov or faxed to 202-401-0920. Please specify 
the complete title of the information collection when making your 
request.
    Comments regarding burden and/or the collection activity 
requirements should be electronically mailed to ICDocketMgr@ed.gov. 
Individuals who use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD) may 
call the Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) at 1-800-877-8339.

[FR Doc. E8-8121 Filed 4-15-08; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4000-01-P