Date: March 14, 2007
Page Numbers: 11850-11851
Summary: Pell Grant,
ACG, and National SMART Reporting under the Common Origination and Disbursement
Posted on 03-14-2007
[Federal Register: March 14, 2007 (Volume 72, Number 49)]
From the Federal Register Online via GPO Access [wais.access.gpo.gov]
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 May 14, 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: March 8, 2007.
Angela C. Arrington, IC Clearance Official, Regulatory Information Management Services,
Office of Management.
Federal Student Aid
Type of Review: Extension.
Title: Pell Grant, ACG, and National SMART Reporting under the
Common Origination and Disbursement (COD) System.
Frequency: As Needed.
Affected Public: Not-for-profit institutions; Businesses or other
for-profit; State, Local, or Tribal Gov't, SEAs or LEAs.
Reporting and Recordkeeping Hour Burden:
Burden Hours: 494,950.
Abstract: The Federal Pell Grant, ACG, and National SMART Programs
are student financial assistance programs authorized under the Higher
Education Act of 1965 (HEA), as amended. These programs provide grant
assistance to an eligible student attending an institution of higher
education. The institution determines the student's award and disburses
program funds to the student on behalf of the Department (ED). To
account for the funds disbursed, institutions report student payment
information to ED electronically. COD is a simplified process for
requesting, reporting, and reconciling Pell Grant, ACG, and National
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 3290. 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. E7-4655 Filed 3-13-07; 8:45 am]
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