FR Doc E8-19142[Federal Register: August 19, 2008 (Volume 73, Number 161)]
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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.

DATES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before 
October 20, 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

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through the use of information technology.

    Dated: August 13, 2008.
Angela C. Arrington,
IC Clearance Official, Regulatory Information Management Services, 
Office of Management.

Federal Student Aid

    Type of Review: New.
    Title: Information Collection for Account Registration 
and Inspirational Message Features.
    Frequency: On occasion.
    Affected Public: Individuals or household.
    Reporting and Recordkeeping Hour Burden:

     Responses: 54,000.
     Burden Hours: 8,100.

    Abstract:'s target audience is 9th-12th grade high 
school students with a focus on students from underrepresented 
populations. The purpose for including the account registration and 
inspirational message features in is to enhance the 
interactivity and engagement aspects of the site. These features are 
critical for fully engaging students in the site, for keeping their 
interest and attention, and for providing inspiration and hope to 
students (especially to underrepresented populations) that a 
postsecondary education is possible. The features also support the 
peer-to-peer aspect of the site and provide relatable role models of 
students ``Just like them'' that can show that higher education is 
possible for all students. Web site users have the option of 
registering with In order to register, a user selects the 
registration link, inputs six data elements and, after providing 
consent to the site's terms and conditions, submits that information to 
the Department. Once the account registration process is completed, the 
user has the option of creating their own inspirational message by 
uploading a photo and adding their ``I'm Going'' statement about why 
they want to pursue education beyond high school. The inspirational 
message (hereafter ``billboard'') is saved within and can 
be shared with others. After a user creates a billboard, they can 
choose to: (1) Have their billboard featured on's home page 
(visitors can browse through approved user-generated billboards); (2) 
send their family, friends and other supporters a link to the home page with their billboard; (3) add a tool to their 
Facebook profile that displays their billboard and lets their friends 
provide messages of support and encouragement; or (4) add the billboard 
to any of their other Web sites.
    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 3803. 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. E8-19142 Filed 8-18-08; 8:45 am]