FR Doc E8-9641[Federal Register: May 2, 2008 (Volume 73, Number 86)]
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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.

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DATES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before 
July 1, 2008.

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: April 28, 2008.
Angela C. Arrington,
IC Clearance Official, Regulatory Information Management Services, 
Office of Management.

Office of Elementary and Secondary Education

    Type of Review: New.
    Title: Impact Aid Program Application for Section 8003 Assistance.
    Frequency: Annually.
    Affected Public: State, Local, or Tribal Gov't, SEAs or LEAs.
    Reporting and Recordkeeping Hour Burden:

Responses: 504,306.
Burden Hours: 143,346.
    Abstract: The U.S. Department of Education is requesting approval 
for the Application for Assistance under Section 8003 of Title VIII of 
the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) as amended by No 
Child Left Behind (NCLB). This application is otherwise known as Impact 
Aid Basic Support Payments. Local Educational Agencies (LEAs) whose 
enrollments are adversely affected by Federal activities use this form 
to request financial assistance. Regulations for the Impact Aid Program 
are found at 34 CFR 222. The statute and regulations for this program 
require a variety of data from applicants annually to determine 
eligibility for the grants and the amount of grant payment under the 
statutory formula. The least burdensome method of collecting this 
required information is for each applicant to submit these data through 
a web-based electronic application hosted on the Department of 
Education's e-Grants website. This application was previously approved 
under OMB 1810-0036, along with a separate application for Section 
8002, payments for Federal property, another distinct formula that 
requires different data from applicant LEAs. To facilitate more 
efficient clearance processes for both applications this year and in 
future years, the Department is separating these two applications into 
two paperwork approval packages. The Section 8002 application will be 
submitted under the OMB 1810-0036 number that both applications 
previously have been cleared under. There are no substantive changes to 
this application. The Department of Education is requesting renewal of 
its three-year clearance under a new collection number.
    Requests for copies of the proposed information collection request 
may be accessed from, by selecting the ``Browse 
Pending Collections'' link and by clicking on link number 3656. 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.

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