FR Doc E8-10632[Federal Register: May 13, 2008 (Volume 73, Number 93)]
[Page 27514-27515]
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Notice of Proposed Information Collection Requests

AGENCY: Department of Education.

ACTION: Notice of Proposed Information Collection Requests.


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: An emergency review has been requested in accordance with the 
Act (44 U.S.C. Chapter 3507 (j)), since public harm is reasonably 
likely to result if normal clearance procedures are followed. Approval 
by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has been requested by May 
14, 2008.

ADDRESSES: Written comments regarding the emergency review should be 
addressed to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, 
Attention: Bridget Dooling, Desk Officer, Department of Education, 
Office of Management and Budget; 725 17th Street, NW., Room 10222, New 
Executive Office Building, Washington, DC 20503 or faxed to (202) 395-

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Section 3506 of the Paperwork Reduction Act 
of 1995 (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35) requires that the Director of OMB 
provide interested Federal agencies and the public an early opportunity 
to comment on information collection requests. The Office of Management 
and Budget (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 this notice containing proposed information 
collection requests at the beginning of the Departmental review of the 
information collection. 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. ED 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 
respondents, including through the use of information technology.

     Dated: May 8, 2008.
Angela C. Arrington,
IC Clearance Official, Regulatory Information Management Services, 
Office of Management.

Federal Student Aid

    Type of Review: New.
    Title: Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher 
Education (TEACH) Grant Program Agreement to Serve.
    Abstract: The TEACH Grant Program Agreement to Serve must be signed 
by a student each year before receiving a

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TEACH Grant. By signing the Agreement to Serve, the student promises to 
meet the teaching service requirements of the TEACH Grant program as 
described in the Agreement, and to repay with interest the full amount 
of any TEACH Grant as a Direct Unsubsidized Loan if the student does 
not complete the required teaching service or otherwise fails to meet 
the requirements of the TEACH Grant Program.
    Additional Information: The U.S. Department of Education requests 
that OMB grant an emergency clearance of the Agreement to Serve to be 
used in the TEACH Grant Program. Section 420N(b) of the Higher 
Education Act of 1965, as amended, requires an applicant for a TEACH 
Grant to complete an Agreement to Serve before receiving a TEACH Grant. 
The TEACH Grant Program was established under the HEA by the College 
Cost Reduction and Access Act of 1007 (the CCRAA). In accordance with 
section 4200 of the CCRAA, the effective date for the TEACH Grant 
Program is July 1, 2008. The Department is requesting an emergency 
clearance because the regular clearance process would not enable us to 
make an OMB-approved Agreement to Serve available to TEACH Grant 
applicants by the statutory effective date for the TEACH Grant Program. 
The Department requests emergency clearance of the Agreement to Serve 
by May 14, 2008, to ensure that systems work and testing necessary to 
implement the electronic Agreement to Serve can be completed by July 1, 
2008. Upon receiving emergency clearance of the Agreement to Serve, the 
Department will submit the Agreement to Serve for the regular 
information clearance process, including notice of a 60-day public 
comment period.
    Frequency: On occasion.
    Affected Public: Individuals or household.
    Reporting and Recordkeeping Hour Burden:
     Responses: 55,800.
     Burden Hours: 27,900.
    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 3685. 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 the Internet address or faxed to 202-401-
0920. 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 
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. E8-10632 Filed 5-12-08; 8:45 am]