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Summary: Hurricane Education Recovery Awards

Publication Date: June 27, 2007

Page Numbers: 1234

Summary: Hurricane Education Recovery Awards

Posted on 06-27-2007

[Federal Register: June 27, 2007 (Volume 72, Number 123)]
[Page 35224-35225]
From the Federal Register Online via GPO Access []


Notice of Proposed Information Collection Requests

AGENCY: Department of Education.

ACTION: Notice of proposed information collection requests.


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: An emergency review has been requested in accordance with the 
Act (44 U.S.C. Chapter 3507 (j)), since public harm is reasonably 
likely to result if normal clearance procedures are followed. Approval 
by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has been requested by July 
3, 2007. A regular clearance process is also beginning. Interested 
persons are invited to submit comments on or before August 27, 2007.

ADDRESSES: Written comments regarding the emergency review should be 
addressed to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, 
Attention: Nicole Cafarella, Desk Officer, Department of Education, 
Office of Management and Budget; 725 17th Street, NW., Room 10222, New 
Executive Office Building, Washington, DC 20503 or faxed to (202) 395-

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Section 3506 of the Paperwork Reduction Act 
of 1995 (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35) requires that the Director of OMB 
provide interested Federal agencies and the public an early opportunity 
to comment on information collection requests. The Office of Management 
and Budget (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 this notice containing proposed information 
collection requests at the beginning of the Departmental review of the information 
collection. 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. ED 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 
respondents, including through the use of information technology.

    Dated: June 21, 2007.
Angela C. Arrington, IC Clearance Official, Regulatory Information Management Services, 
Office of Management.

Office of Postsecondary Education

    Type of Review: Reinstatement.
    Title: Hurricane Education Recovery Awards.
    Abstract: Making Emergency Supplemental Appropriations and 
Additional Supplemental Appropriations for Agricultural and Other 
Emergency Assistance for the Fiscal Year Ending September 30, 2007, and 
for Other Purposes (Pub. L. 110-28) provides $30 million in awards to 
institutions of higher education, as defined in section 101 or section 
102(c) of the HEA, that are located in an area in which a major 
disaster was declared in accordance with section 401 of the Robert T. 
Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act related to 
Hurricanes Katrina or Rita that were forced to close, relocate or 
significantly curtail their activities as a result of damage directly 
caused by the hurricanes. These Hurricane Education Recovery Awards can 
only be used to defray expenses, including expenses that would have 
been covered by revenue lost as a direct result of Hurricanes Katrina 
or Rita, expenses already incurred, and construction expenses directly 
related to damage resulting from Hurricanes Katrina or Rita and for 
payments to enable affected institutions to provide grants to students 
who attend such institutions for academic years beginning on or after 
July 1, 2006.
    Additional Information: Congress continues to be concerned with the 
devastation caused in 2005 to several states and these additional 
appropriations were recently voted to help with necessary funding to 
help these communities get back to normal educational pursuits.
    Frequency: Annually.
    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:

     Responses: 50.
     Burden Hours: 75.

    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 3395. 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 the Internet address 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 
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. E7-12398 Filed 6-26-07; 8:45 am]


Last Modified: 07/02/2007