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Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection: Comment Request

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In compliance with the requirement for opportunity for public comment on proposed data collection projects (section 3506(c)(2)(A) of Title 44, United States Code, as amended by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 104-13), the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) publishes periodic summaries of proposed projects being developed for submission to OMB under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. To request more information on the proposed project or to obtain a copy of the data collection plans and draft instruments, call the HRSA Reports Clearance Officer on (301) 443-1129.

Comments are invited on: (a) whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information shall have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the agency's estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on respondents, including through the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology.

Proposed Project: The Health Education Assistance Loan (HEAL)

Program: Regulatory Requirements—00915-0108—Extension—This clearance request is for extension of approval for the notification, reporting and recordkeeping requirements in the HEAL program to insure that the lenders, holders and schools participating in the HEAL program follow sound management procedures in the administration of federally-insured student loans. While the regulatory requirements are approved under this OMB number, much of the burden associated with the regulations is cleared under the OMB numbers for the HEAL forms used to report required information (listed below). The table listed at the end of this notice contains the estimate of burden for the remaining regulations.

Annual Response Burden for the following regulations is cleared by OMB when the reporting forms are cleared:

OMB Approval No. 0915-0034, Lender's Application, Borrower Status, Loan Transfer, Contract for Loan Insurance:

Reporting

42 CFR 60.31(a), Lender annual application

42 CFR 60.38(a), Loan Reassignment

Notification

42 CFR 60.12(c)(1), Borrower deferment

OMB Approval No. 0915-0036, Lender's Application for Insurance Claim:

Reporting

42 CFR 60.35(a)(2), Lender skip-tracing activities

42 CFR 60.40(a), Lender documentation to litigate a default

42 CFR 60.40(c)(i), (ii), and (iii), Lender default claim

42 CFR 60.40(c)(2), Lender death claim

42 CFR 60.40(c)(3), Lender disability claim

42 CFR 60.40(c)(4), Lender report of student bankruptcy

OMB Approval No. 0915-0043, Repayment Schedule, Call Report

Notification

42 CFR 60.11(e), Establishment of repayment terms-borrower

42 CFR 60.11(f)(5), Borrower notice of supplemental repayment agreement

42 CFR 60.34(b)(1), Establishment of repayment terms-lender

OMB Approval No. 0915-0204, Physicians Certification of Permanent and Total Disability

Reporting

42 CFR 60.39(b)(2), Holder request to Secretary to determine borrower disability

OMB Approval No. 0915-227, Refinancing Application/Promissory Note

42 CFR 60.33(e), Executed application and note to borrower

The estimate of burden for the regulatory requirements of this clearance are as follows: Start Printed Page 48005

Table of Regulatory Sections and Respondent Burden

Type of burdenTransactions per yearEstimated time per transactionAnnual re-sponse burden (hours)
REPORTING
Subpart D: Lender—22 Participating Lenders
60.40(c)(1)(iv) Bankruptcy Report to the Secretary13912 min28
60.42(d) Audit22240 min. (4 hrs.)88
60.42(e) Evidence of Fraud0120 min. (2 hrs.)0
60.43(b) Evidence of Cause for Administrative Hearing0180 min. (3 hrs.)0
Subtotal161116
Subpart E: School—200 Participating Schools
60.56(c) Biennial Audit0240 min. (4 hrs.)0
60.60(b) Evidence of Cause for Administrative Hearing0180 min. (3 hrs.)0
60.61(d) Bankruptcy Documentation13910 min23
Subtotal13923
Total Reporting300139
NOTIFICATION
Subpart B: Borrower—20,639 Borrowers
60.8(a)(5) Sale or Transfer of LoanBurden included in 60.38a
60.8(b)(3) Status Change20,50010 min3,417
60.61(d)* Bankruptcy13910 min23
Subtotal20,6393,440
Subpart C: Loan/Lender—9 Participating Lenders
60.18 Loan Consolidation3,00040 min2,000
60.21(b)(2) Refund Check Transfer030 min0
60.21(b)(2) Refund Check Notification015 min0
Subpart D: Lender—22 Participating Lenders
60.33(g) Denial of Loan014 min0
60.33(h) Borrower Indebtedness3,0001 min50
60.34(c) Biannual Debt Status202,12610 min33,688
60.35(a)(1) Delinquent Payment Notice to Borrower11,71330 min5,857
60.35(c)(2) Delinquent Notice to Credit Reporting Agency11,71315 min2,928
60.35(e) Demand Letter2,04710 min341
60.37(a) Right to Forbearance4,4805 min373
60.37(c)(3) Reminder of Obligation to Pay2,24010 min373
60.38(a) Notification to Borrower of Loan Reassignment7,5005 min625
60.40(c)(1)(iv) and (c)(4) Default Notification to Courts13925 min58
Subtotal247,95846,293
Subpart E: School—200 Participating Schools
60.53 Change in Student Status Burden included withBurden included with 60.61(a)(7)
60.54 Notice of Refund Payment025 min0
60.57 Borrower Identifying Information1,4398 min192
60.61(a)(1) Entrance Interview035 min0
60.61(a)(2) Exit Interview1,43950 min1,199
60.61(a)(2) Student Departure Notification to Lender20035 min117
60.61(a)(3) Unresolved Discrepancies to Lender012 min0
60.61(a)(7) Change in Student Address to Lender2,87810 min480
Subtotal5,9561,988
Total Notification274,55351,721
RECORDKEEPING
Subpart B: Borrower
60.7(a)(2) Student Signed Stmt.—Gov. Debt Collection ProceduresBurden included in 60.34(b)(2) and 60.61(a)(1)&(2)
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60.7(c)(2) Non-Student Signed Stmt.—Gov. Debt Collection0.000.00
Subpart D: Lender—22 Participating Lenders
60.31(c) Procedures for Servicing & Collecting Loans22240 min. (4 hrs)88
60.33(e) Promissory NoteBurden included in 60.42(a)(2)
60.34(b)(2) Terms of Repayment Schedules10,0005 min833
60.35(a)(1) Attempts to Collect Delinquent Payment10,0005 min833
60.35(a)(2) Documentation of Skip-tracing2,50010 min417
60.37(a)(1) Documentation of Borrower's Inability to Pay2,50015 min625
60.37(c) Renewals of Forbearance1,20010 min200
60.37(c)(1) Basis for Belief of Borrower Intent to Default30010 min.50
60.40(a) Documentation of Insurance Claims58470 min.681
60.42(a)(1) Loan RecordsBurden included in 60.42(a)(2)
60.42(a)(2) Borrower's Payment History101,06315 min.25,266
Subtotal128,16928,993
Subpart E: School—200 Participating Schools
60.51(f)(1) Documentation of Needs Analysis AdjustmentBurden included in 60.61(a)(5)
60.51(f)(2) Documentation of Standard Student Budget AdjustmentsBurden included in 60.61(a)(5)
60.56(a) Required Retention of HEAL Borrower RecordsBurden included in 60.61(a)(5)
60.56(b) Five Year Retention of Student Records
60.57 Retention of Reports to the Secretary20045 min.150
60.61(a)(1) Entrance Interview
60.61(a)(2) Exit Interview1,4395 min.120
60.61(a)(4) HEAL Check Receipt0300 min.0
60.61(a)(5) Complete Records of HEAL Borrowers50,00015 min.12,500
60.61(a)(6) Criteria for Student Budgets50,0002 min.1,667
Subtotal101,63914,437
Total Recordkeeping229,80843,430
Total Annual Burden504,66195,290

Send comments to Susan G. Queen, Ph.D., HRSA Reports Clearance Officer, Room 14-33, Parklawn Building, 5600 Fishers Lane, Rockville, MD 20857. Written comments should be received within 60 days of this notice.

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Dated: July 25, 2000.

Jane Harrison,

Director, Division of Policy Review and Coordination.

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[FR Doc. 00-19305 Filed 8-3-00; 8:45 am]

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