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Summary: The Joint Application for the Special Leveraging Educational Assistance Partnership (SLEAP) and Leveraging Educational Assistance and Partnership (LEAP) Programs.

Publication Date: January 25, 2007
FRPart:

Page Numbers: 3385

Summary: The Joint Application for the Special Leveraging Educational Assistance Partnership (SLEAP) and Leveraging
Educational Assistance and Partnership (LEAP) Programs.

Posted on 01-25-2007


[Federal Register: January 25, 2007 (Volume 72, Number 16)]
[Notices]               
[Page 3386]
From the Federal Register Online via GPO Access [wais.access.gpo.gov]
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DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

 
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 
March 26, 2007.

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 
through the use of information technology.

    Dated: January 19, 2007.
Angela C. Arrington, IC Clearance Official, Regulatory Information Management Services, 
Office of Management.

Federal Student Aid

    Type of Review: Revision.
    Title: The Joint Application for the Special Leveraging Educational 
Assistance Partnership (SLEAP) and Leveraging Educational Assistance 
and Partnership (LEAP) Programs.
    Frequency: Annually.
    Affected Public: State, Local, or Tribal Gov't, SEAs or LEAs.
    Reporting and Recordkeeping Hour Burden:
    Responses: 56.
    Burden Hours: 112.
    Abstract: The LEAP and SLEAP programs use matching Federal and 
State funds to provide a nationwide system of grants to assist 
postsecondary educational students with substantial financial need. On 
this application the states provide information the Department requires 
to obligate funds and for program management. The signed assurances 
legally bind the states to administer the programs according to 
regulatory and statutory requirements. With the clearance of this 
collection, the Department is seeking to automate the application for 
web-based applying for both the LEAP Program and the subprogram, SLEAP. 
There are no significant changes to the current LEAP form data 
elements. There are, however, some additional items pertaining to the 
SLEAP Program which combines the application into one form for both 
programs.
    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 3261. 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., 
Potomac Center, 9th Floor, Washington, DC 20202-4700. Requests may also 
be electronically mailed to ICDocketMgr@ed.gov or faxed to 202-245-
6623. 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. E7-1085 Filed 1-24-07; 8:45 am]

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Last Modified: 01/24/2007