FR Doc E8-8121[Federal Register: April 16, 2008 (Volume 73, Number 74)]
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Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request

AGENCY: Department of Education.

SUMMARY: The IC Clearance Official, Regulatory Information Management 
Services, Office of Management invites comments on the submission for 
OMB review as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.

DATES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before 
May 16, 2008.

ADDRESSES: Written comments should be addressed to the Office of 
Information and Regulatory Affairs, Attention: Education Desk Officer, 
Office of Management and Budget, 725 17th Street, NW., Room 10222, 
Washington, DC 20503. Commenters are encouraged to submit responses 
electronically by e-mail to or via fax to 
(202) 395-6974. Commenters should include the following subject line in 
their response: ``Comment: [insert OMB number], [insert abbreviated 
collection name, e.g., ``Upward Bound Evaluation'']''. Persons 
submitting comments electronically should not submit paper copies.

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 

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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.

    Dated: April 10, 2008.
Angela C. Arrington,
IC Clearance Official, Regulatory Information Management Services, 
Office of Management.

Office of the Secretary

    Type of Review: Revision.
    Title: U.S. Department of Education Supplemental Information for 
the SF-424 Form.
    Frequency: New Awards.
    Affected Public: State, Local, or Tribal Gov't, SEAs or LEAs; 
Individuals or households; Businesses or other for-profit; Not-for-
profit institutions.
    Reporting and Recordkeeping Hour Burden:

     Responses: 26,000.
     Burden Hours: 7,860.

    Abstract: In the previous clearance of the 1890-0017 collection 
(now 1894-0007) in 2004, the U.S. Department of Education (ED) cleared 
the Application for Federal Education Assistance or ED 424 under this 
collection number. Since that time, ED has discontinued use of the ED 
424 Form and has begun using the SF-424, Application for Federal 
Assistance, together with the U.S. Department of Education Supplemental 
Information for the SF-424 form. ED made a policy decision to switch to 
the SF-424 in keeping with Federal-wide forms standardization and 
streamlining efforts, especially with widespread agency use of There were several data elements/questions on the ED 424 
that were required for ED applicants that were not included on the SF-
424. Therefore, ED put these questions that were already cleared as 
part of the 1890-0017 collection (now 1894-0007) on a form entitled the 
U.S. Department of Education Supplemental Information for the SF-424.
    The forms in the SF-424 forms family (e.g., the SF-424 Core Form, 
SF-424M, etc.) have already been cleared for use by Federal agencies to 
collect certain identifying information and other data from grant 
applicants. In this renewal for the collection package for 1894-0007 
(formerly 1890-0017), ED is requesting clearance only for the U.S. 
Department of Education Supplemental Information for the SF-424 form 
(ED Supplemental Information form). The questions on this form deal 
with the following areas: Project Director identifying and contact 
information; Novice Applicants; and Human Subjects Research. The ED 
supplemental information form could be used with any of the SF-424 
forms in the SF-424 forms family, as applicable.
    Requests for copies of the information collection submission for 
OMB review may be accessed from, by selecting 
the ``Browse Pending Collections'' link and by clicking on link number 
3589. 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., 
LBJ, Washington, DC 20202-4537. Requests may also be electronically 
mailed to or faxed to 202-401-0920. Please specify 
the complete title of the information collection when making your 
    Comments regarding burden and/or the collection activity 
requirements should be electronically mailed to 
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. E8-8121 Filed 4-15-08; 8:45 am]