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Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection: 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, e-mail paperwork@hrsa.gov or 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: Health Professions Student Loan (HPSL) Program and Nursing Student Loan (NSL) Program Administrative Requirements (Regulations and Policy) (OMB No. 0915-0047)—Extension

The regulations for the Health Professions Student Loan (HPSL) Program and Nursing Student Loan (NSL) Program contain a number of reporting and recordkeeping requirements for schools and loan applicants. The requirements are essential for assuring that borrowers are aware of rights and responsibilities, that schools know the history and status of each loan account, that schools pursue aggressive collection efforts to reduce default rates, and that they maintain adequate records for audit and assessment purposes. Schools are free to use improved information technology to manage the information required by the regulations.

The annualized estimates of burden are as follows:

Recordkeeping Requirements

Regulatory/section requirementsNumber of recordkeepersHours per yearTotal burden hours
HPSL Program:
57.206(b)(2), Documentation of Cost of Attendance4321.17505
57.208(a), Promissory Note4321.25540
57.210(b)(1)(i), Documentation of Entrance Interview4321.25540
57.210(b)(1)(ii), Documentation of Exit Interview* 4720.33156
57.215(a)&(d), Program Records* 472104,720
57.215(b), Student Records* 472104,720
57.215(c), Repayment Records* 47218.758,850
HPSL Subtotal47220,031
NSL Program:
57.306(b)(2)(ii), Documentation of Cost of Attendance3000.390
57.308(a), Promissory Note3000.5150
57.310(b)(1)(i), Documentation of Entrance Interview3000.5150
57.310(b)(1)(ii), Documentation of Exit Interview* 4350.1774
57.315(a)(1)&(a)(4), Program Records* 43552,175
57.315(a)(2), Student Records* 4351435
57.315(a)(3), Repayment Records* 4352.511,092
NSL Subtotal4354,166
* Includes active and closing schools.
HPSL data includes active and closing Loans for Disadvantaged Students (LDS) program schools.

Reporting Requirements

Regulatory/section requirementsNumber of respondentsResponses per respondentTotal annual responsesHours per responseTotal hour burden
HPSL Program:
57.206(a)(2), Student Financial Aid Transcript4,60014,670.251,150
57.208(c), Loan Information Disclosure43268.7329,692.08332,473
57.210(b)(1)(i), Entrance Interview43268.7329,6920.1674,959
57.210(b)(1)(ii), Exit Interview* 472125,6640.52,832
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57.210(b)(1)(iii), Notification of Repayment* 47230.8314,5520.1672,430
57.210(b)(1)(iv), Notification During Deferment* 47224.3211,4790.0833957
57.210(b)(1)(vi), Notification of Delinquent Accounts* 47210.284,8530.167811
57.210(b)(1)(x), Credit Bureau Notification* 4728.033,7900.62,274
57.210(b)(4)(i), Write-off of Uncollectible Loans201.00203.060
57.211(a) Disability Cancellation10110.758
57.215(a)(2), Administrative Hearings00000
57.215(a)(d), Administrative Hearings00000
HPSL Subtotal7,854104,35217,954
NSL Program:
57.306(a)(2), Student Financial Aid Transcript4,10014,1000.251,025
57.310(b)(1)(i), Entrance Interview30023.517,0530.1671,178
57.310(b)(1)(ii), Exit Interview* 4353.771,6400.5820
57.301(b)(1)(iii), Notification of Repayment* 4356.182,6880.167449
57.310(b)(1)(iv), Notification During Deferment* 4350.652830.08324
57.310(b)(1)(vi), Notification of Delinquent Accounts* 4354.612,0060.167335
57.310(b)(1)(x), Credit Bureau Notification* 4358.33,6110.62,167
57.310(b)(4)(i), Write-off of Uncollectible Loans201.0203.570
57.311(a), Disability Cancellation101.0100.88
57.315(a)(1)(ii), Administrative Hearings00000
57.316(a)(d), Administrative Hearings00000
NSL Subtotal6,60521,4116,076
* Includes active and closing schools.

Written comments and recommendations concerning the proposed information collection should be sent within 30 days of this notice to the desk officer for HRSA, either by e-mail to OIRA_submission@omb.eop.gov or by fax to 202-395-6974. Please direct all correspondence to the attention of the desk officer for HRSA.

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Dated: October 3, 2008.

Alexandra Huttinger,

Director, Division of Policy Review and Coordination.

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[FR Doc. E8-23912 Filed 10-8-08; 8:45 am]

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