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Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 137 / Monday, July 18, 2016 / Notices committee DFO will log each request to make a comment, in the order received, and determine whether the subject matter of each comment is relevant to the panel’s mission and/or the topics to be addressed in this public meeting. A 15-minute period near the end of the meeting will be available for verbal public comments. Members of the public who have requested to make a verbal comment and whose comments have been deemed relevant under the process described in this paragraph, will be allotted no more than three (3) minutes during this period, and will be invited to speak in the order in which their requests were received by the DFO. Dated: July 13, 2016. Aaron Siegel, Alternate OSD Federal Register Liaison Officer, Department of Defense. [FR Doc. 2016–16931 Filed 7–15–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 5001–06–P DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Department of the Army, Corps of Engineers Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement for the Lake Okeechobee Watershed Project, Okeechobee, Highlands, Charlotte, Glades, Martin and St. Lucie Counties, Florida Department of the Army, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, DOD. ACTION: Notice of intent. AGENCY: The Jacksonville District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) is beginning preparation of a National Environmental Policy Act assessment for the Lake Okeechobee Watershed Project (LOWP). The Everglades ecosystem, including Lake Okeechobee, encompasses a system of diverse wetland landscapes that are hydrologically and ecologically connected across more than 200 miles from north to south and across 18,000 square miles of southern Florida. In 2000, the U.S. Congress authorized the Federal government, in partnership with the State of Florida, to embark upon a multi-decade, multi-billion dollar Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Plan (CERP) to further protect and restore the remaining Everglades ecosystem while providing for other water-related needs of the region. CERP involves modification of the existing network of drainage canals and levees that make up the Central and Southern Florida Flood Control Project. One of the next steps for implementation of CERP is to identify opportunities to asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:52 Jul 15, 2016 Jkt 238001 restore the quantity, quality, timing and distribution of flows into Lake Okeechobee. The LOW Project preliminary project area, where placement of features will be considered, covers a large portion of the Lake Okeechobee Watershed north of the lake. Water inflows into Lake Okeechobee greatly exceed outflow capacity, thus many times there is too much water within Lake Okeechobee that needs to be released in order to ensure integrity of the Herbert Hoover Dike. At other times, there may be too little water within Lake Okeechobee. Lake levels that are too high or too low, and inappropriate recession and ascension rates, can adversely affect native vegetation, and fish and wildlife species that depend upon the lake for foraging and reproduction. The volume and frequency of undesirable freshwater releases to the east and west lowers salinity in the estuaries, severely impacting oysters, sea grasses, and fish. Additionally, high nutrient levels adversely affect in-lake water quality, estuary habitat, and habitat throughout the Greater Everglades. The objectives of the LOW Project are to improve the quality, quantity, timing and distribution of water entering Lake Okeechobee, provide for better management of lake water levels, reduce damaging releases to the Caloosahatchee and St. Lucie estuaries downstream of the lake and improve system-wide operational flexibility. ADDRESSES: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Planning and Policy Division, Environmental Branch, P.O. Box 4970, Jacksonville, FL 32232–0019. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Gretchen Ehlinger at 904–232–1682 or email at gretchen.s.ehlinger@usace.army.mil. Additional information is also available at http://bit.ly/LakeOWatershed. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: a. Since 2000, much progress has been made on CERP projects. Construction has begun on the first generation of CERP project modifications already authorized by Congress. These include the Picayune Strand Restoration, the Indian River Lagoon South and Site 1 Impoundment Projects. Congressional authorization has been received for the second generation of CERP projects, including Biscayne Bay Coastal Wetlands-Phase 1, the Broward County Water Preserve Areas, the Caloosahatchee River (C–43) West Basin Storage Reservoir, and the C–111 Spreader Canal Western Project which are already under construction or are operational, and the Broward County Water Preserve Areas which is currently PO 00000 Frm 00020 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 46659 being designed. The Central Everglades Planning Project is currently awaiting congressional authorization. All of these CERP projects contribute significant ecological benefits to the system and the specific regional habitats in which they are located. b. The objectives of the LOWP are to improve the quality, quantity, timing and distribution of water entering Lake Okeechobee, provide for better management of lake water levels, reduce damaging releases to the Caloosahatchee and St. Lucie estuaries downstream of the lake and improve system-wide operational flexibility. c. A scoping letter will be used to invite comments from Federal, State, and local agencies, affected Indian Tribes, and other interested private organizations and individuals. d. A scoping meeting will be held July 26th, 2016 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the Okeechobee Auditorium, 3800 NW., 16th Boulevard, Suite A, Okeechobee, FL 34972. e. All alternative plans will be reviewed under provisions of appropriate laws and regulations, including the Endangered Species Act, Fish and Wildlife Coordination Act, Clean Water Act, and Farmland Protection Policy Act. f. The Draft Environmental Impact Assessment is expected to be available for public review in late 2017. Dated: July 7, 2016. Eric P. Summa, Chief, Planning and Policy Division. [FR Doc. 2016–16920 Filed 7–15–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3720–58–P DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION [Docket No.: ED–2016–ICCD–0036] Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; Comment Request; 2017–2018 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) Department of Education (ED), Federal Student Aid (FSA). ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: 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 17, 2016. ADDRESSES: To access and review all the documents related to the information SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\18JYN1.SGM 18JYN1 46660 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 137 / Monday, July 18, 2016 / Notices collection listed in this notice, please use http://www.regulations.gov by searching the Docket ID number ED– 2016–ICCD–0036. Comments submitted in response to this notice should be submitted electronically through the Federal eRulemaking Portal at http:// www.regulations.gov by selecting the Docket ID number 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 2E–343, Washington, DC 20202–4537. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For specific questions related to collection activities, please contact Misty Parkinson, 202–377–3749. 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: 2017–2018 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). OMB Control Number: 1845–0001. Type of Review: A revision of an existing information collection. Respondents/Affected Public: Individuals or Households. Total Estimated Number of Annual Responses: 38,669,924. Total Estimated Number of Annual Burden Hours: 20,036,012. Abstract: Section 483 of the Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended (HEA), mandates that the Secretary of Education ‘‘. . . shall produce, distribute, and process free of charge common financial reporting forms as described in this subsection to be used for application and reapplication to determine the need and eligibility of a student for financial assistance. . . ’’. The determination of need and eligibility are for the following title IV, HEA, federal student financial assistance programs: The Federal Pell Grant Program; the Campus-Based programs (Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), Federal Work-Study (FWS), and the Federal Perkins Loan Program); the William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan Program; the Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant; and the Iraq and Afghanistan Service Grant. Federal Student Aid, an office of the U.S. Department of Education (hereafter ‘‘the Department’’), subsequently developed an application process to collect and process the data necessary to determine a student’s eligibility to receive title IV, HEA program assistance. The application process involves an applicant’s submission of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®). After submission of the FAFSA, an applicant receives a Student Aid Report (SAR), which is a summary of the data they submitted on the FAFSA. The applicant reviews the SAR, and, if necessary, will make corrections or updates to their submitted FAFSA data. Institutions of higher education listed by the applicant on the FAFSA also receive a summary of processed data submitted on the FAFSA which is called the Institutional Student Information Record (ISIR). The Department seeks OMB approval of all application components as a single ‘‘collection of information’’. The aggregate burden will be accounted for under OMB Control Number 1845–0001. The specific application components, descriptions and submission methods for each are listed in Table one. TABLE 1—FEDERAL STUDENT AID APPLICATION COMPONENTS Component Description Submission method Initial Submission of FAFSA FAFSA on the Web (FOTW) Online FAFSA that offers applicants a customized experience .................... FOTW—Renewal ................ FOTW—EZ ......................... Online FAFSA for applicants who have previously completed the FAFSA. Online FAFSA for applicants who qualify for the Simplified Needs Test (SNT) or Automatic Zero (Auto Zero) needs analysis formulas. Online FAFSA for applicants who have previously completed the FAFSA and who qualify for the SNT or Auto Zero needs analysis formulas. The Federal Student Aid Information Center (FSAIC) representatives assist applicants by filing the FAFSA on their behalf through FOTW. FOTW—EZ Renewal .......... asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES FAFSA on the Phone (FOTP). FOTP—EZ .......................... FAA Access ........................ FAA Access—Renewal ....... FAA Access—EZ ................ VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:52 Jul 15, 2016 FSAIC representatives assist applicants who qualify for the SNT or Auto Zero needs analysis formulas by filing the FAFSA on their behalf through FOTW. Online tool that a financial aid administrator (FAA) utilizes to submit a FAFSA. Submitted by fafsa.gov. PO 00000 Frm 00021 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\18JYN1.SGM applicant via Submitted through fafsa.gov for applicants who call 1–800–4–FED– AID. Submitted through faaaccess.ed.gov by an FAA on behalf of an applicant. Online tool that an FAA can utilize to submit a Renewal FAFSA. Online tool that an FAA can utilize to submit a FAFSA for applicants who qualify for the SNT or Auto Zero needs analysis formulas. Jkt 238001 the 18JYN1 46661 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 137 / Monday, July 18, 2016 / Notices TABLE 1—FEDERAL STUDENT AID APPLICATION COMPONENTS—Continued Component FAA Access—EZ Renewal Electronic Other .................. Printed FAFSA .................... Description Submission method Online tool that an FAA can utilize to submit a FAFSA for applicants who have previously completed the FAFSA and who qualify for the SNT or Auto Zero needs analysis formulas. This is a submission done by an FAA, on behalf of the applicant, using the Electronic Data Exchange (EDE). The printed version of the PDF FAFSA for applicants who are unable to access the Internet or complete the form using FOTW. The FAA may be using their mainframe computer or software to facilitate the EDE process. Mailed by the applicant. Correcting Submitted FAFSA Information and Reviewing FAFSA Information FOTW—Corrections ............ Electronic Other—Corrections. Paper SAR—This is a SAR and an option for corrections.. Any applicant who has a Federal Student Aid ID (FSA ID)—regardless of how they originally applied—may make corrections using FOTW Corrections. With the applicant’s permission, corrections can be made by an FAA using the EDE. FAA Access—Corrections .. The full paper summary that is mailed to paper applicants who did not provide an e-mail address and to applicants whose records were rejected due to critical errors during processing. Applicants can write corrections directly on the paper SAR and mail for processing. An institution can use FAA Access to correct the FAFSA ............................ Internal Department Corrections. The Department will submit an applicant’s record for system-generated corrections. FSAIC Corrections .............. Any applicant, with their Data Release Number (DRN), can change the postsecondary institutions listed on their FAFSA or change their address by calling FSAIC. The eSAR is an online version of the SAR that is available on FOTW to all applicants with an FSA ID. Notifications for the eSAR are sent to students who applied electronically or by paper and provided an e-mail address. These notifications are sent by e-mail and include a secure hyperlink that takes the user to the FOTW site. asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SAR Electronic (eSAR) ....... This information collection also documents an estimate of the annual public burden as it relates to the application process for federal student aid. The Applicant Burden Model (ABM) measures applicant burden through an assessment of the activities each applicant conducts in conjunction with other applicant characteristics and in terms of burden, the average applicant’s experience. Key determinants of the ABM include: b The total number of applicants that will potentially apply for federal student aid; b How the applicant chooses to complete and submit the FAFSA (e.g., by paper or electronically via FOTW®); b How the applicant chooses to submit any corrections and/or updates (e.g., the paper SAR or electronically via FOTW Corrections); b The type of SAR document the applicant receives (eSAR, SAR acknowledgment, or paper SAR); b The formula applied to determine the applicant’s expected family contribution (EFC) (full need analysis formula, Simplified Needs Test or Automatic Zero); and VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:52 Jul 15, 2016 Jkt 238001 b The average amount of time involved in preparing to complete the application. The ABM is largely driven by the number of potential applicants for the application cycle. The total application projection for 2017–2018 is based upon two factors—estimating the growth rate of the total enrollment into postsecondary education and applying the growth rate to the FAFSA submissions. The ABM is also based on the application options available to students and parents. The Department accounts for each application component based on web trending tools, survey information, and other Department data sources. For this 2017–2018 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) collection, the Department is reporting a net burden decrease of ¥524,469 hours. The reporting hour burden calculations in this notice reflect the Department’s best estimates using data from the 2015–16 FAFSA application cycle in which Federal Student Aid traditionally has estimated reporting burden. However, in order to reflect a change in which prior tax year’s information will be utilized in the PO 00000 Frm 00022 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Submitted by fafsa.gov. the applicant via The FAA may be using their mainframe computer or software to facilitate the EDE process. Mailed by the applicant. Submitted through faaaccess.ed.gov by an FAA on behalf of an applicant. There is no burden to the applicants under this correction type as these are system-based corrections. These changes are made directly in the CPS system by a FSAIC representative. Cannot be submitted for processing. application, a conservative estimate has been reflected as part of the reporting hour burden calculation. As such, we will continuously monitor and capture statistical information in order to reflect more accurate calculations in future cycles. Dated: July 13, 2016. Stephanie Valentine, Acting Director, Information Collection Clearance Division, Office of the Chief Privacy Officer, Office of Management. 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DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

[Docket No.: ED-2016-ICCD-0036]


Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the 
Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; Comment 
Request; 2017-2018 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

AGENCY: Department of Education (ED), Federal Student Aid (FSA).

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 
August 17, 2016.

ADDRESSES: To access and review all the documents related to the 
information

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collection listed in this notice, please use http://www.regulations.gov 
by searching the Docket ID number ED-2016-ICCD-0036. Comments submitted 
in response to this notice should be submitted electronically through 
the Federal eRulemaking Portal at http://www.regulations.gov by 
selecting the Docket ID number 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 2E-343, Washington, DC 20202-4537.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For specific questions related to 
collection activities, please contact Misty Parkinson, 202-377-3749.

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: 2017-2018 Free Application for Federal Student 
Aid (FAFSA).
    OMB Control Number: 1845-0001.
    Type of Review: A revision of an existing information collection.
    Respondents/Affected Public: Individuals or Households.
    Total Estimated Number of Annual Responses: 38,669,924.
    Total Estimated Number of Annual Burden Hours: 20,036,012.
    Abstract: Section 483 of the Higher Education Act of 1965, as 
amended (HEA), mandates that the Secretary of Education ``. . . shall 
produce, distribute, and process free of charge common financial 
reporting forms as described in this subsection to be used for 
application and reapplication to determine the need and eligibility of 
a student for financial assistance. . . ''.
    The determination of need and eligibility are for the following 
title IV, HEA, federal student financial assistance programs: The 
Federal Pell Grant Program; the Campus-Based programs (Federal 
Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), Federal Work-Study 
(FWS), and the Federal Perkins Loan Program); the William D. Ford 
Federal Direct Loan Program; the Teacher Education Assistance for 
College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant; and the Iraq and 
Afghanistan Service Grant.
    Federal Student Aid, an office of the U.S. Department of Education 
(hereafter ``the Department''), subsequently developed an application 
process to collect and process the data necessary to determine a 
student's eligibility to receive title IV, HEA program assistance. The 
application process involves an applicant's submission of the Free 
Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA[supreg]). After submission 
of the FAFSA, an applicant receives a Student Aid Report (SAR), which 
is a summary of the data they submitted on the FAFSA. The applicant 
reviews the SAR, and, if necessary, will make corrections or updates to 
their submitted FAFSA data. Institutions of higher education listed by 
the applicant on the FAFSA also receive a summary of processed data 
submitted on the FAFSA which is called the Institutional Student 
Information Record (ISIR).
    The Department seeks OMB approval of all application components as 
a single ``collection of information''. The aggregate burden will be 
accounted for under OMB Control Number 1845-0001. The specific 
application components, descriptions and submission methods for each 
are listed in Table one.

           Table 1--Federal Student Aid Application Components
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                            Submission
            Component                   Description           method
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                       Initial Submission of FAFSA
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FAFSA on the Web (FOTW)..........  Online FAFSA that     Submitted by
                                    offers applicants a   the applicant
                                    customized            via fafsa.gov.
                                    experience.
FOTW--Renewal....................  Online FAFSA for
                                    applicants who have
                                    previously
                                    completed the FAFSA.
FOTW--EZ.........................  Online FAFSA for
                                    applicants who
                                    qualify for the
                                    Simplified Needs
                                    Test (SNT) or
                                    Automatic Zero
                                    (Auto Zero) needs
                                    analysis formulas.
FOTW--EZ Renewal.................  Online FAFSA for
                                    applicants who have
                                    previously
                                    completed the FAFSA
                                    and who qualify for
                                    the SNT or Auto
                                    Zero needs analysis
                                    formulas.
FAFSA on the Phone (FOTP)........  The Federal Student   Submitted
                                    Aid Information       through
                                    Center (FSAIC)        fafsa.gov for
                                    representatives       applicants who
                                    assist applicants     call 1-800-4-
                                    by filing the FAFSA   FED-AID.
                                    on their behalf
                                    through FOTW.
FOTP--EZ.........................  FSAIC
                                    representatives
                                    assist applicants
                                    who qualify for the
                                    SNT or Auto Zero
                                    needs analysis
                                    formulas by filing
                                    the FAFSA on their
                                    behalf through FOTW.
FAA Access.......................  Online tool that a    Submitted
                                    financial aid         through
                                    administrator (FAA)   faaaccess.ed.g
                                    utilizes to submit    ov by an FAA
                                    a FAFSA.              on behalf of
                                                          an applicant.
FAA Access--Renewal..............  Online tool that an
                                    FAA can utilize to
                                    submit a Renewal
                                    FAFSA.
FAA Access--EZ...................  Online tool that an
                                    FAA can utilize to
                                    submit a FAFSA for
                                    applicants who
                                    qualify for the SNT
                                    or Auto Zero needs
                                    analysis formulas.

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FAA Access--EZ Renewal...........  Online tool that an
                                    FAA can utilize to
                                    submit a FAFSA for
                                    applicants who have
                                    previously
                                    completed the FAFSA
                                    and who qualify for
                                    the SNT or Auto
                                    Zero needs analysis
                                    formulas.
Electronic Other.................  This is a submission  The FAA may be
                                    done by an FAA, on    using their
                                    behalf of the         mainframe
                                    applicant, using      computer or
                                    the Electronic Data   software to
                                    Exchange (EDE).       facilitate the
                                                          EDE process.
Printed FAFSA....................  The printed version   Mailed by the
                                    of the PDF FAFSA      applicant.
                                    for applicants who
                                    are unable to
                                    access the Internet
                                    or complete the
                                    form using FOTW.
------------------------------------------------------------------------
 Correcting Submitted FAFSA Information and Reviewing FAFSA Information
------------------------------------------------------------------------
FOTW--Corrections................  Any applicant who     Submitted by
                                    has a Federal         the applicant
                                    Student Aid ID (FSA   via fafsa.gov.
                                    ID)--regardless of
                                    how they originally
                                    applied--may make
                                    corrections using
                                    FOTW Corrections.
Electronic Other--Corrections....  With the applicant's  The FAA may be
                                    permission,           using their
                                    corrections can be    mainframe
                                    made by an FAA        computer or
                                    using the EDE.        software to
                                                          facilitate the
                                                          EDE process.
Paper SAR--This is a SAR and an    The full paper        Mailed by the
 option for corrections..           summary that is       applicant.
                                    mailed to paper
                                    applicants who did
                                    not provide an e-
                                    mail address and to
                                    applicants whose
                                    records were
                                    rejected due to
                                    critical errors
                                    during processing.
                                    Applicants can
                                    write corrections
                                    directly on the
                                    paper SAR and mail
                                    for processing.
FAA Access--Corrections..........  An institution can    Submitted
                                    use FAA Access to     through
                                    correct the FAFSA.    faaaccess.ed.gov ov by an FAA
                                                          on behalf of
                                                          an applicant.
Internal Department Corrections..  The Department will   There is no
                                    submit an             burden to the
                                    applicant's record    applicants
                                    for system-           under this
                                    generated             correction
                                    corrections.          type as these
                                                          are system-
                                                          based
                                                          corrections.
FSAIC Corrections................  Any applicant, with   These changes
                                    their Data Release    are made
                                    Number (DRN), can     directly in
                                    change the            the CPS system
                                    postsecondary         by a FSAIC
                                    institutions listed   representative
                                    on their FAFSA or     .
                                    change their
                                    address by calling
                                    FSAIC.
SAR Electronic (eSAR)............  The eSAR is an        Cannot be
                                    online version of     submitted for
                                    the SAR that is       processing.
                                    available on FOTW
                                    to all applicants
                                    with an FSA ID.
                                    Notifications for
                                    the eSAR are sent
                                    to students who
                                    applied
                                    electronically or
                                    by paper and
                                    provided an e-mail
                                    address. These
                                    notifications are
                                    sent by e-mail and
                                    include a secure
                                    hyperlink that
                                    takes the user to
                                    the FOTW site.
------------------------------------------------------------------------

    This information collection also documents an estimate of the 
annual public burden as it relates to the application process for 
federal student aid. The Applicant Burden Model (ABM) measures 
applicant burden through an assessment of the activities each applicant 
conducts in conjunction with other applicant characteristics and in 
terms of burden, the average applicant's experience. Key determinants 
of the ABM include:
    [ballot] The total number of applicants that will potentially apply 
for federal student aid;
    [ballot] How the applicant chooses to complete and submit the FAFSA 
(e.g., by paper or electronically via FOTW[supreg]);
    [ballot] How the applicant chooses to submit any corrections and/or 
updates (e.g., the paper SAR or electronically via FOTW Corrections);
    [ballot] The type of SAR document the applicant receives (eSAR, SAR 
acknowledgment, or paper SAR);
    [ballot] The formula applied to determine the applicant's expected 
family contribution (EFC) (full need analysis formula, Simplified Needs 
Test or Automatic Zero); and
    [ballot] The average amount of time involved in preparing to 
complete the application.
    The ABM is largely driven by the number of potential applicants for 
the application cycle. The total application projection for 2017-2018 
is based upon two factors--estimating the growth rate of the total 
enrollment into post-secondary education and applying the growth rate 
to the FAFSA submissions. The ABM is also based on the application 
options available to students and parents. The Department accounts for 
each application component based on web trending tools, survey 
information, and other Department data sources.
    For this 2017-2018 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) 
collection, the Department is reporting a net burden decrease of -
524,469 hours.
    The reporting hour burden calculations in this notice reflect the 
Department's best estimates using data from the 2015-16 FAFSA 
application cycle in which Federal Student Aid traditionally has 
estimated reporting burden. However, in order to reflect a change in 
which prior tax year's information will be utilized in the application, 
a conservative estimate has been reflected as part of the reporting 
hour burden calculation. As such, we will continuously monitor and 
capture statistical information in order to reflect more accurate 
calculations in future cycles.

    Dated: July 13, 2016.
Stephanie Valentine,
Acting Director, Information Collection Clearance Division, Office of 
the Chief Privacy Officer, Office of Management.
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