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Department of Education.


Comment Request.


The Acting Director, Information Collection Clearance Division, Regulatory Information Management Services, Office of Management invites comments on the submission for OMB review as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (Pub. L. 104-13).


Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before November 12, 2010.


Written comments should be addressed to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Attention: Education Desk Officer, Office of Management and Budget, 725 17th Street, NW., Room 10222, New Executive Office Building, Washington, DC 20503, be faxed to (202) 395-5806 or e-mailed to with a cc: to Please note that written comments received in response to this notice will be considered public records.

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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. The OMB is particularly interested in comments which: (1) Evaluate whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information will have practical utility; (2) Evaluate the accuracy of the agency's estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; (3) Enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (4) Minimize the burden of the collection of information on those Start Printed Page 59242who are to respond, including through the use of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology.

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Dated: September 22, 2010.

Sheila Carey,

Acting Director, Information Collection Clearance Division, Regulatory Information Management Services, Office of Management.

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Federal Student Aid

Type of Review: Pending.

Title of Collection: Criteria for Foreign Schools to Apply to Participate in Title IV, Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended (HEA) Programs.

OMB Control Number: 1845—NEW.

Agency Form Number(s): N/A.

Frequency of Responses: On Occasion; Annually.

Affected Public: Businesses or other for-profit; Individuals or households; Not-for-profit institutions State, Local, or Tribal Government, State Educational Agencies or Local Education Agencies.

Total Estimated Number of Annual Responses: 4,364.

Total Estimated Annual Burden Hours: 513.

Abstract: These regulations (34 CFR 600.54, 600.55, 600.57) propose changes to aspects of foreign school criteria for eligibility to apply for participation in Title IV, HEA programs (demonstrate method of determining academic work in a non-degree program is equivalent to the definition of an academic year that is required for domestic schools and to report the language in which instruction will be offered); changes to reporting requirements for foreign graduate medical schools (Medical College Admission Test (MCAT)) scores for incoming students and United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE) scores for graduates) and new reporting requirements for foreign nursing schools (National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN)) scores, as well as new requirements for obtaining consent forms from US students attending foreign medical and nursing schools to gather such scores.

Requests for copies of the information collection submission for OMB review may be accessed from the Web site at​public/​do/​PRAMain or from the Department's website at, by selecting the “Browse Pending Collections” link and by clicking on link number 4289. 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 the Internet address or faxed to 202-401-0920. Please specify the complete title of the information collection and OMB Control Number when making your request.

Individuals who use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD) may call the Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) at 1-800-877-8339.

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[FR Doc. 2010-24149 Filed 9-24-10; 8:45 am]