[Federal Register: August 11, 2005 (Volume 70, Number 154)]
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Notice of Proposed Information Collection Requests

AGENCY: Department of Education, ED.
SUMMARY: The Leader, Information Management Case Services Team, 
Regulatory Information Management Services, Office of the Chief 
Information Officer, invites comments on the proposed information 
collection requests as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.

DATES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before 
October 11, 2005.

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 Leader, Information Management Case 
Services Team, Regulatory Information Management Services, Office of 
the Chief Information Officer, publishes that notice containing 
proposed information collection requests prior to submission 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.
    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.

    Dated: August 8, 2005.
Angela C. Arrington,
Leader Information Management Case Services Team, Regulatory 
Information Management Services, Office of the Chief Information 

Federal Student Aid

    Type of Review: Extension.
    Title: Application for Approval To Participate in Federal Student 
Financial Aid Programs.
    Frequency: On occasion; prior to expiration of eligibility.
    Affected Public: Businesses or other for-profit; not-for-profit 
    Reporting and Recordkeeping Hour Burden:
    Responses: 2,970
    Burden Hours: 20,830
    Abstract: The Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended requires 
postsecondary institutions to complete and submit this application as a 
condition of eligibility for any of the Title IV student financial 
assistance programs and for the other postsecondary programs authorize 
by the HEA. The institution must submit the form (1) initially when it 
first seeks to become eligible for the Title IV programs; (2) when its 
program participation agreement expires (recertification); (3) when it 
changes ownership, merges, or changes from structure, (4) to be 
reinstated to participate in the Title IV programs, (5) to notify the 
Department when it makes certain changes, e.g., name or address; and 
(6) if it wishes to have a new program (outside its current scope) or 
new location approved for Title IV purposes.
    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 2839. 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., 
Potomac Center, 9th Floor, Washington, DC 20202-4700. Requests may also 
be electronically mailed to the Internet address OCIO_RIMG@ed.gov or 
faxed to (202) 245-6621. Please specify the complete title of the 
information collection when making your request.
    Comments regarding burden and/or the collection activity 
requirements should be directed to Joseph Schubart at his e-mail 
address Joe.Schubart@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. 05-15912 Filed 8-10-05; 8:45 am]