FR Doc E7-15476
[Federal Register: August 8, 2007 (Volume 72, Number 152)]
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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 2008-2009 
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 
October 9, 2007.

ADDRESSES: Comments may be submitted electronically through e-mail to 
SAR_Comments@ed.gov. Written requests for information should be 

addressed to U.S. Department of Education (ED), 400 Maryland Avenue, 
SW., Potomac Center Plaza, 9th Floor, Washington, DC 20202-4700. In 
addition, interested persons can access this document on the Internet:
    (1) Go to IFAP at http://ifap.ed.gov.
    (2) Scroll to ``On-Line References''.
    (3) Click on ``SAR/ISIR Reference Materials''.
    (4) Click on ``By 2008-2009 Award Year''.
    (5) Click on ``Draft 2008-2009 Student Aid Report (SAR) and SAR 
Acknowledgement Mockups are available for public comment''.
    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.


FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: 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: August 3, 2007.
James Hyler,
Acting Leader, Information Management Case Services Team, Regulatory 
Information Management Services, Office of Management.

Office of Postsecondary Education

    Type of Review: Revision.
    Title: Student Aid Report (SAR).
    Frequency: Annually.
    Affected Public: Individuals.
    Annual Reporting and Recordkeeping Hour Burden:
     Responses: 27,699,605.
     Burden Hours: 5,639,472.
    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 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 3426. 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 ICDocketMgr@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 directed to the e-mail address ICDocketMgr@ed.gov. 
Individuals who use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD) may 
call the Federal

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Information Relay Service (FIRS) at 1-800-877-8339 between 8 a.m. and 8 
p.m., Eastern time, Monday through Friday.

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