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Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request

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Periodically, the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) publishes abstracts of information collection requests under review by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), in compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. chapter 35). To request a copy of the clearance requests submitted to OMB for review, call the HRSA Reports Clearance Office on (301) 443-1129.

The following request has been submitted to the Office of Management and Budget for review under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995:

Proposed Project: The Health Education Assistance Loan (HEAL) Program: Forms (OMB No. 0915-0034 Extension)

The HEAL program provides federally insured loans to assure the availability of funds for loans to eligible students to pay for their education costs. In order to administer and monitor the HEAL program, the following forms are utilized: The Application for Contract of Federal Loan Insurance form (used by lenders to make application to the HEAL insurance program and formerly entitled Lenders Application for Contract of Federal Loan Insurance form); the Borrower's Deferment Request form (used by borrowers to request deferments on HEAL loans and used by lenders to determine borrower's eligibility for deferment); the Borrower Loan Status update electronic submission (submitted monthly by lenders to the Secretary on the status of each loan); and the Loan Purchase/Consolidation electronic submission (submitted by lenders to the Secretary to report sales, and purchases of HEAL loans).

The estimates of burden for the forms are as follows:

Collection activityNumber of respondentsResponses per respondentTotal responsesHours per responseTotal burden hours
Application for Contract of Federal Loan Insurance171178 min3
Borrower's Deferment Request:
Borrowers436143610 min73
Employers2611.6694365 min36
Borrower Loan Status Update81814410 min24
Loan Purchase/Consolidation172484,2164 min281

Written comments and recommendations concerning the proposed information collection should be sent within 30 days of this notice to: John Kraemer, Human Resources and Housing Branch, Office of Management and Budget, New Executive Office Building, Room 10235, Washington, DC 20503.

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Dated: June 29, 2006.

Cheryl R. Dammons,

Director, Division of Policy Review and Coordination.

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[FR Doc. E6-10591 Filed 7-6-06; 8:45 am]