Department of Education (ED), Federal Student Aid (FSA).
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. chapter 3501 et seq.), ED is proposing an extension of an existing information collection.
Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before September 27, 2013.
Comments submitted in response to this notice should be Start Printed Page 45516submitted electronically through the Federal eRulemaking Portal at http://www.regulations.gov by selecting Docket ID number ED-2013-ICCD-0099 or via postal mail, commercial delivery, or hand delivery. Please note that comments submitted by fax or email and those submitted after the comment period will not be accepted. Written requests for information or comments submitted by postal mail or delivery should be addressed to the Director of the Information Collection Clearance Division, U.S. Department of Education, 400 Maryland Avenue SW., LBJ, Room 2E105, Washington, DC 20202-4537.
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Electronically mail ICDocketMgr@ed.gov. Please do not send comments here.
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The Department of Education (ED), in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA) (44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)), provides the general public and Federal agencies with an opportunity to comment on proposed, revised, and continuing collections of information. This helps the Department assess the impact of its information collection requirements and minimize the public's reporting burden. It also helps the public understand the Department's information collection requirements and provide the requested data in the desired format. ED is soliciting comments on the proposed information collection request (ICR) that is described below. 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. Please note that written comments received in response to this notice will be considered public records.
Title of Collection: William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan Program Repayment Plan Selection Form
OMB Control Number: 1845-0014
Type of Review: An extension of an existing information collection.
Respondents/Affected Public: Individuals or households
Total Estimated Number of Annual Responses: 660,000
Total Estimated Number of Annual Burden Hours: 110,220
Abstract: The Repayment Plan Selection form serves as the means by which Direct Loan borrowers notify us of their choice of an initial repayment plan before their loans enter repayment. The form may also be used by borrowers to request a change in repayment plans after their loans have entered repayment. If a borrower does not select an initial repayment plan, the borrower is placed on the Standard Repayment Plan in accordance with 34 CFR 685.210(a)(2).
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Dated: July 23, 2013.
Acting Director, Information Collection Clearance Division, Privacy, Information and Records Management Services, Office of Management.
[FR Doc. 2013-18036 Filed 7-26-13; 8:45 am]
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