Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Student Assistance General Provisions-Subpart J-Approval of Independently Administered Tests, 5643 [2020-01775]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 21 / Friday, January 31, 2020 / Notices that written comments received in response to this notice will be considered public records. Title of Collection: Student Assistance General Provision—Subpart E— Verification Student Aid Application Information. OMB Control Number: 1845–0041. Type of Review: A revision of an existing information collection. Respondents/Affected Public: Private Sector; Individuals or Households; State, Local, and Tribal Governments. Total Estimated Number of Annual Responses: 25,180,342. Total Estimated Number of Annual Burden Hours: 4,048,184. Abstract: This request is for a revision of the information collection supporting the policies and reporting requirements contained in Subpart E of Part 668— Verification and Updating of Student Aid Application Information. Sections 668.53, 668.54, 668.55, 668.56, 668.57, 668.59 and 668.61 contain information collection requirements (OMB control number 1845–0041). This subpart governs the verification and updating of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid used to calculate an applicant’s Expected Family Contribution for purposes of determining an applicant’s need for student financial assistance under Title IV of Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended. The collection of this documentation helps ensure that students (and parents in the case of PLUS loans) receive the correct amount of Title IV program assistance by providing accurate information to calculate an applicant’s expected family contribution. There has been no change to the regulatory language. Dated: January 27, 2020. Kate Mullan, PRA Coordinator, Strategic Collections and Clearance, Governance and Strategy Division, Office of Chief Data Officer. [FR Doc. 2020–01773 Filed 1–30–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4000–01–P DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES [Docket No. ED–2019–ICCD–0150] Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Student Assistance General Provisions—Subpart J—Approval of Independently Administered Tests Department of Education (ED), Federal Student Aid (FSA). ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, ED is SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:16 Jan 30, 2020 Jkt 250001 proposing an extension of an existing information collection. DATES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before March 2, 2020. ADDRESSES: To access and review all the documents related to the information collection listed in this notice, please use http://www.regulations.gov by searching the Docket ID number ED– 2019–ICCD–0150. 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. 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. 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 Beth Grebeldinger, 202–377–4018. 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 PO 00000 Frm 00033 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 9990 5643 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: Student Assistance General Provisions—Subpart J— Approval of Independently Administered Tests. OMB Control Number: 1845–0049. Type of Review: An extension of an existing information collection. Respondents/Affected Public: Private Sector; Individuals or Households; State, Local, and Tribal Governments. Total Estimated Number of Annual Responses: 48,779. Total Estimated Number of Annual Burden Hours: 6,340. Abstract: This request is for an extension without change of the approval for the reporting and recordkeeping requirements that are contained in the information collection 1845–0049 for Student Assistance General Provision in the regulations in Subpart J—Approval of Independently Administered Tests; Specification of Passing Score; Approval of State Process. There are no forms or formats established by the Department for the reporting or recordkeeping requirements. These regulations govern the application for and approval by the Secretary of assessments by a private test publisher or State that are used to measure a student’s skills and abilities. The administration of approved ability to benefit (ATB) tests may be used to determine a student’s eligibility for assistance for the Title IV student financial assistance programs authorized under the Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended (HEA) when, among other conditions, the student does not have a high school diploma or its recognized equivalent. The language of the current statute and regulations have not changed. Dated: January 27, 2020. Kate Mullan, PRA Coordinator, Strategic Collections and Clearance, Governance and Strategy Division, Office of Chief Data Officer. [FR Doc. 2020–01775 Filed 1–30–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4000–01–P E:\FR\FM\31JAN1.SGM 31JAN1

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DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

[Docket No. ED-2019-ICCD-0150]


Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the 
Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; Comment 
Request; Student Assistance General Provisions--Subpart J--Approval of 
Independently Administered Tests

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, ED is 
proposing an extension of an existing information collection.

DATES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before 
March 2, 2020.

ADDRESSES: To access and review all the documents related to the 
information collection listed in this notice, please use http://www.regulations.gov by searching the Docket ID number ED-2019-ICCD-
0150. 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. 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 Beth Grebeldinger, 202-377-4018.

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: Student Assistance General Provisions--Subpart 
J--Approval of Independently Administered Tests.
    OMB Control Number: 1845-0049.
    Type of Review: An extension of an existing information collection.
    Respondents/Affected Public: Private Sector; Individuals or 
Households; State, Local, and Tribal Governments.
    Total Estimated Number of Annual Responses: 48,779.
    Total Estimated Number of Annual Burden Hours: 6,340.
    Abstract: This request is for an extension without change of the 
approval for the reporting and recordkeeping requirements that are 
contained in the information collection 1845-0049 for Student 
Assistance General Provision in the regulations in Subpart J--Approval 
of Independently Administered Tests; Specification of Passing Score; 
Approval of State Process. There are no forms or formats established by 
the Department for the reporting or recordkeeping requirements. These 
regulations govern the application for and approval by the Secretary of 
assessments by a private test publisher or State that are used to 
measure a student's skills and abilities. The administration of 
approved ability to benefit (ATB) tests may be used to determine a 
student's eligibility for assistance for the Title IV student financial 
assistance programs authorized under the Higher Education Act of 1965, 
as amended (HEA) when, among other conditions, the student does not 
have a high school diploma or its recognized equivalent. The language 
of the current statute and regulations have not changed.

    Dated: January 27, 2020.
Kate Mullan,
PRA Coordinator, Strategic Collections and Clearance, Governance and 
Strategy Division, Office of Chief Data Officer.
[FR Doc. 2020-01775 Filed 1-30-20; 8:45 am]
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