Department of Education.
The Leader, Information Collection Clearance Division, Regulatory Information Management Services, Office of Management, invites Start Printed Page 3001comments on the proposed information collection requests as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.
Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before March 17, 2009.End Preamble Start Supplemental 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 Leader, 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.Start Signature
Dated: January 12, 2009.
Angela C. Arrington,
Leader, Information Collections Clearance Division, Regulatory Information Management Services, Office of Management.
Federal Student Aid
Type of Review: Revision.
Title: William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan Program (Direct Loan) Program: Internship/Residency and Loan Debt Burden Forbearance Request Forms.
Frequency: On Occasion.
Affected Public: Individuals or household.
Reporting and Recordkeeping Hour Burden:
Burden Hours: 1,023.
Abstract: These forms serve as the means by which a borrower may request forbearance of repayment on his or her Direct Loan Program loans based on participation in an eligible internship/residency program or based on having federal education loan debt burden that equals or exceeds 20% of the borrower's monthly gross income. The U.S. Department of Education uses the information collected on these forms to determine whether a borrower meets the eligibility requirements for the specific forbearance type that the borrower has requested.
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 3930. 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., LBJ, Washington, DC 20202-4537. Requests may also be electronically mailed to ICDocketMgr@ed.gov or faxed to 202-401-0920. 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.End Supplemental Information
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