FR Doc E9-1143[Federal Register: January 22, 2009 (Volume 74, Number 13)]
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Notice of Proposed Information Collection Requests

AGENCY: Department of Education.

SUMMARY: The Leader, Information Collection Clearance Division, 
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 
March 23, 2009.

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 Leader, 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,

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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: January 14, 2009.
Angela C. Arrington,
 Leader, Information Collections Clearance Division, Regulatory 
Information Management Services, Office of Management.

Federal Student Aid

    Type of Review: New Collection.
    Title: Career Tools and College Coaches.
    Frequency: On Occasion.
    Affected Public: Individuals or household; Businesses or other for-
    Reporting and Recordkeeping Hour Burden:
     Responses: 400.
     Burden Hours: 133.
    Abstract: The purpose for including the Career Tool and I'm Going 
Guide features is to provide students with real world, relatable 
examples of current college students who were able to overcome 
obstacles in order to reach a postsecondary education. This feature 
builds on's objective to provide students with the 
inspiration and hopes to see that a college education is possible for 
everyone (especially targeting underrepresented populations). In the 
I'm Going Guide feature, students can select current college students 
to view their profiles, see why and how they went to college, and read 
the college student's advice for high school students. Each student's 
profile would include their first name, photo, major and brief 
description about the student, such as where they are studying, and 
tips for other students. For the Career Tool feature, the site would 
show 24 different college grads at a time, but the goal would be to 
have about 75 that we could ``shuffle'' on the tool's display. Each 
college grad's profile would provide their first name, major, career 
field, and advice for students interested in their field of study. This 
information clearance will enable the Department to college grad 
profiles for including in the Career Tool and I'm Going Guide.
    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 3929. 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. E9-1143 Filed 1-21-09; 8:45 am]