FR Doc 2010-11335
[Federal Register: May 12, 2010 (Volume 75, Number 91)]
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DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

 
Notice of Proposed Information Collection Requests

AGENCY: Department of Education.
SUMMARY: The Acting 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 
July 12, 2010.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Section 3506 of the Paperwork Reduction Act 
of 1995 (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35) requires

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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 
Acting 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: May 7, 2010.
Stephanie Valentine,
Acting Director, Information Collection Clearance Division, Regulatory 
Information Management Services, Office of Management.

Federal Student Aid

    Type of Review: Extension.
    Title: eZ-Audit: Electronic Submission of Financial Statements and 
Compliance Audits.
    Frequency: Annually.
    Affected Public: Businesses or other for-profit; Not-for-profit 
institutions; State, Local, or Tribal Gov't, SEAs or LEAs.
    Reporting and Recordkeeping Hour Burden:

Responses: 5,900.
Burden Hours: 2,500.

    Abstract: eZ-Audit is a web-based process designed to facilitate 
the submission of compliance and financial statement audits, expedite 
the review of those audits by the Department, and provide more timely 
and useful information to public, non-profit and proprietary 
institutions regarding the Department's review. eZ-Audit establishes a 
uniform process under which all institutions submit directly to the 
Department any audit required under Title IV, HEA program regulations. 
eZ-Audit has a minimal number of financial template line items and 
general information questions. No additional burden hours have been 
added.
    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 4284. 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. 2010-11335 Filed 5-11-10; 8:45 am]
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