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Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission to OMB for Review and Approval; Public Comment Request

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In compliance with section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35), the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) will submit an Information Collection Request (ICR) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). Comments submitted during the first public review of this ICR will be provided to OMB. OMB will accept further comments from the public during the review and approval period. To request a copy of the clearance requests submitted to OMB for review, email or call the HRSA Reports Clearance Office at (301) 443-1984.

Information Collection Request Title: The Health Education Assistance Loan (HEAL) Program Regulations (OMB No. 0915-0108)—Extension.

Abstract: The Health Education Assistance Loan (HEAL) Program has regulations that contain notification, reporting, and recordkeeping requirements to ensure that the lenders and holders participating in the HEAL program follow sound management procedures in the administration of federally-insured student loans. While the regulatory requirements are approved under the OMB number referenced above, much of the burden associated with the regulations is cleared under separate OMB numbers for the HEAL forms and electronic submissions used to report required information.

Burden Statement: Burden in this context means the time expended by persons to generate, maintain, retain, disclose or provide the information requested. This includes the time needed to review instructions, to develop, acquire, install and utilize technology and systems for the purpose of collecting, validating and verifying information, processing and maintaining information, and disclosing and providing information, to train personnel and to be able to respond to a collection of information, to search data sources, to complete and review the collection of information, and to transmit or otherwise disclose the information. The total annual burden hours estimated for this ICR are summarized in the table below.

Number of respondentsNumber of transactionsTotal transactionsHours per response (minutes)Total burden hours
Reporting Requirements
15 Holders4601212
0 Schools0000
Total Reporting12
Notification Requirements
22,000 Borrowers122,000103,667
15 Holders6,50097,5001016,250
0 Schools0000
Total Notification19,917
Recordkeeping Requirements
15 Holders2,60039,000149,100
0 Schools0000
Total Recordkeeping9,100
Total Burden Hours29,029


Submit your comments to the desk officer for HRSA, either by email to or by fax to 202-395-5806. Please direct all correspondence to the “attention of the desk officer for HRSA.”

Deadline: Comments on this ICR should be received within 30 days of this notice.

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Dated: April 26, 2013.

Bahar Niakan,

Director, Division of Policy and Information Coordination.

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[FR Doc. 2013-10375 Filed 5-1-13; 8:45 am]