FR Doc E9-18190[Federal Register: July 30, 2009 (Volume 74, Number 145)]
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DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

 
Notice of Proposed Information Collection Requests

AGENCY: Department of Education.

SUMMARY: The Director, 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 
September 28, 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 Director, Information Collection 
Clearance Division, 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: July 27, 2009.
Angela C. Arrington,
Director, Information Collection Clearance Division, Regulatory 
Information Management Services, Office of Management.

Federal Student Aid

    Type of Review: Extension.
    Title: Student Aid on the Web.
    Frequency: On Occasion; Monthly; Annually.
    Affected Public: Federal Government; Individuals or Household; 
State, Local, or Tribal Gov't, SEAs or LEAs.
    Reporting and Recordkeeping Hour Burden:

Responses: 6,655,377.
Burden Hours: 245,198.

    Abstract: Federal Student Aid, an office of the U.S. Department of 
Education, seeks renewal of the registration system within the Student 
Aid on the Web, an Internet Portal Web site (hereafter ``The Web 
Site''). The Web site makes the college application process more 
efficient, faster, and accurate by making it an automated, electronic 
process that targets financial aid and college applications. The Web 
site uses some personal contact information criteria to automatically 
fill out the forms and surveys initiated by the user. The Web site also 
provides a database of demographic information that helps Federal 
Student Aid target the distribution of financial aid materials to 
specific groups of students and/or parents. For example, studies have 
shown that providing student financial assistance information to middle 
school (or elementary school) students and/or their parents 
dramatically increases the likelihood that those students will attend 
college. The demographic information from the Web site helps us to 
identify potential customers in the middle school age range. The 
FAFSA4caster Data Transfer module has been added to the Web site since 
its last approval. As with the FAFSA Data Transfer module, data from 
the student's MyFSA profile pre-populates the FAFSA4caster--
FAFSA4caster is the U.S. Department of Education's financial aid 
estimator tool that determines what type of financial aid the student 
is eligible to receive and

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provides an estimated award amount for each. The FAFSA4caster data 
transfer module uses current MyFSA profile information and, therefore, 
does not require the collection of additional data items.
    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 4097. 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 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. E9-18190 Filed 7-29-09; 8:45 am]

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