FR Doc 06-7902
[Federal Register: September 21, 2006 (Volume 71, Number 183)]
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DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

 
Notice of Proposed Information Collection Requests

AGENCY: Department of Education.

SUMMARY: The Secretary of Education requests comments on the Student 
Aid Report (SAR) that the Secretary proposes to use for the 2007-2008 
award year. The SAR is used to notify Free Application for Federal 
Student Aid (FAFSA) applicants of their eligibility to receive federal 
student aid under the student financial assistance programs authorized 
under Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended, and to 
provide an opportunity for applicants to correct or update the 
information they provided on their FAFSA.

DATES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before 
November 20, 2006.

ADDRESSES: Comments may be submitted electronically through e-mail to 
SAR_Comments@ed.gov. In addition, interested persons can access this 

document on the Internet:
    (1) Go to IFAP at http://ifap.ed.gov.

    (2) Scroll down to ``Current Publications''.
    (3) Click on ``SAR/ISIR Reference Materials''.
    (4) Click on ``By 2007-2008 Award Year''.
    (5) Click on ``Draft 2007-2008 Student Aid Report (SAR) and SAR 
Acknowledgement Mockups''.
    Please note that the free Adobe Acrobat Reader software, version 
4.0 or greater, is necessary to view this file. This software can be 
downloaded for free from Adobe's Web site: http://www.adobe.com.

    Individuals who use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD) 
may call the Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) at 1-800-877-8339 
between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m., Eastern time, Monday through Friday.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Secretary is publishing this request for 
comment under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, 44 
U.S.C. 3501 et seq. Under that Act, ED must obtain the review and 
approval of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) before it may use 
a form to collect information. However, under procedure for obtaining 
approval from OMB, ED must first obtain public comment of the proposed 
form, and to obtain that comment, ED must publish this notice in the 
Federal Register.
    In addition to comments requested above, to accommodate the 
requirements of the Paperwork Reduction Act, the Secretary is 
interested in receiving comments with regard to the following matters: 
(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: September 15, 2006.
Angela C. Arrington,
IC Clearance Official,
Regulatory Information Management Services, Office of the Chief 
Information Officer.

Office of Postsecondary Education

    Type of Review: Revision.
    Title: Student Aid Report (SAR).
    Frequency: Annually.
    Affected Public: Individuals and families.
    Annual Reporting and Recordkeeping Hour Burden:
    Responses: 26,322,270.
    Burden Hours: 5,522,892.
    Abstract: The SAR is used to notify Free Application for Federal 
Student Aid (FAFSA) applicants of their eligibility to receive federal 
student aid under the student financial assistance programs authorized 
under Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended, and to 
provide an opportunity for applicants to correct or update the 
information they provided on their FAFSA.
    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 
3182. 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 OCIO_RIMG@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 
OCIO_RIMG@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. 06-7902 Filed 9-20-06; 8:45 am]

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