FR Doc E8-11351[Federal Register: May 21, 2008 (Volume 73, Number 99)]
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DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

 
Notice of Proposed Information Collection Requests

AGENCY: Department of Education.

ACTION: Notice of Proposed Information Collection Requests.

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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 June 
12, 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-
6974.

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 15, 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 Grant Eligibility Regulations.
    Abstract: Eligible and participating institutions of higher 
education who participate in the TEACH Grant program, operate the 
program consistent with these regulations. Information is necessary to 
make determinations

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regarding compliance with the implementing regulations. This request is 
for approval of reporting and recordkeeping requirements contained in 
the attached proposed regulations related to the TEACH Grant 
administrative requirements for the Title IV, HEA programs. The 
information collection requirements in these proposed regulations are 
necessary to determine eligibility to receive program benefits and to 
prevent fraud and abuse of program funds.
    Additional Information: The U.S. Department of Education (the 
Department) requests that OMB grant an emergency clearance of the 
proposed regulations governing the Teacher Education Assistance for 
College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant Program. Sections 420L 
through 420O of the Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended, (the HEA) 
provides for TEACH Grants to eligible students at eligible and 
participating institutions of higher education. The TEACH Grant Program 
was established under the HEA by the College Cost Reduction and Access 
Act of 2007 (the CCRAA). In accordance with section 420O of the CCRAA, 
the effective date for the TEACH Grant Program is July 1, 2008. The 
Department is requesting an emergency clearance of these TEACH Grant 
regulations because the regular clearance process would not enable us 
to make an OMB-approved TEACH Grant available to participants by the 
statutory effective date for the TEACH Grant Program. The Department 
requests emergency clearance of the proposed regulations by June 12, 
2008, in order to obtain an OMB Control Number to be used in the TEACH 
Grant Final Regulations which are being prepared for submission.
    Frequency: On Occasion; Annually.
    Affected Public: Individuals or household; Businesses or other for-
profit; Not-for-profit institutions; State, Local, or Tribal Gov't, 
SEAs or LEAs.
    Reporting and Recordkeeping Hour Burden:

Responses: 2,276,504.
 Burden Hours: 468,267.

    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 3615. 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 ICDocketMgr@ed.gov 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 ICDocketMgr@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. E8-11351 Filed 5-20-08; 8:45 am]

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