FR Doc E6-11307
[Federal Register: July 18, 2006 (Volume 71, Number 137)]
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DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

 
Notice of Proposed Information Collection Requests

AGENCY: Department of Education.

SUMMARY: The IC Clearance Official, Regulatory Information Management 
Services, Office of Management, 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 
September 18, 2006.

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 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: July 12, 2006.
Angela C. Arrington,
IC Clearance Official, Regulatory Information Management Services, 
Office of Management.

Federal Student Aid

    Type of Review: Extension.
    Title: Federal Student Aid Student Aid on the Web (previously the 
``Students Portal'').
    Frequency: On Occasion; Monthly; Annually.
    Affected Public: Individuals or household; Federal Government; 
state, local, or tribal gov't, SEAs or LEAs.
    Reporting and Recordkeeping Hour Burden:
     Responses: 4,013,550.
     Burden Hours: 1,560,825.

    Abstract: Federal Student Aid of the U.S. Department of Education 
seeks renewal of the registration system within the Student Aid on the 
Web (previously the ``Students Portal''), an Internet Portal Web site 
(hereafter ``the Web site''). The Web site makes the college 
application process more efficient, faster, and accurate by making it 
an automated, electronic process that targets financial aid and college 
applications. The Web site uses some personal contact information 
criteria to automatically fill out the forms and surveys initiated by 
the user. The Web site also provides a database of demographic 
information that helps Federal Student Aid target the distribution of 
financial aid materials to specific groups of students and/or parents. 
For example, studies have shown that providing student financial 
assistance information to middle school (or elementary school) students 
and/or their parents dramatically increases the likelihood that those 
students will attend college. The demographic information from the Web 
site helps us to identify potential customers in the middle school age 
range and is information that was previously unavailable to us. Only 
content has been updated on the Web site since its first approval.
    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 3153. 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 IC DocketMgr@ed.gov 
or faxed to 202-245-
6623. 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 
IC DocketMgr@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. E6-11307 Filed 7-17-06; 8:45 am]

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