Health Resources and Services Administration, HHS.
In compliance with the requirement for opportunity for public comment on proposed data collection projects (Section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995), the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) announces plans to submit an Information Collection Request (ICR), described below, to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). Prior to submitting the ICR to OMB, HRSA seeks comments from the public regarding the burden estimate, below, or any other aspect of the ICR.
Comments on this Information Collection Request must be received no later than December 1, 2014.
Submit your comments to firstname.lastname@example.org or mail the HRSA Information Collection Clearance Officer, Room 10-29, Parklawn Building, 5600 Fishers Lane, Rockville, MD 20857.
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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
To request more information on the proposed project or to obtain a copy of the data collection plans and draft instruments, email email@example.com or call the HRSA Information Collection Clearance Officer at (301) 443-1984.
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When submitting comments or requesting information, please include the information request collection title for reference.
Information Collection Request Title: Health Professions Student Loan (HPSL) Program and Nursing Student Loan (NSL) Program Administrative Requirements (Regulations and Policy). OMB No. 0915-0047—Extension.
Abstract: The statutory authorities for the Health Professions Student Loan (HPSL) Program, as authorized by Public Health Service (PHS) Act sections 721-722 and 725-735, and the Nursing Student Loan (NSL) Program, as authorized by PHS Act sections 835-842, contain a number of recordkeeping and reporting requirements for academic institutions and loan applicants. The applicable regulations for these programs under 42 CFR Part 57 details the various requirements (see chart below).
Need and Proposed Use of the Information: The requirements are essential for assuring that borrowers are aware of their rights and responsibilities, academic institutions have accurate records of the history and status of each loan account in order to pursue aggressive collection efforts to reduce default rates, and that academic institutions maintain adequate records for audit and assessment purposes to help the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services safeguard federal funds made through the Federal Capital Contribution (FCC). Academic institutions are free to use improved information technology to manage the information required by the regulations.
Likely Respondents: Financial Aid Directors working at institutions participating in the HPSL and NSL Programs.
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 Information Collection Request are summarized in the table below.
Total Estimated Annualized burden hours:
|Regulatory/section requirements||Number of recordkeepers||Hours per year||Total burden hours|
|57.206(b)(2), Documentation of Cost of Attendance||435||1.17||509|
|57.208(a), Promissory Note||435||1.25||544|
|57.210(b)(1)(i), Documentation of Entrance Interview||435||1.25||544|
|57. 210(b)(1)(ii), Documentation of Exit Interview||*477||0.33||157|
|57.215(a) & (d), Program Records||*477||10||4,770|
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|57.215(b), Student Records||*477||10||4,770|
|57.215(c), Repayment Records||*477||18.75||8,944|
|57.306(b)(2)(ii), Documentation of Cost of Attendance||304||0.3||91|
|57.308(a), Promissory Note||304||0.5||152|
|57.310(b)(1)(i), Documentation of Entrance Interview||304||0.5||152|
|57. 310(b)(1)(ii), Documentation of Exit Interview||*486||0.17||83|
|57.315(a)(1) & (a)(4), Program Records||*486||5||2,430|
|57.315(a)(2), Student Records||*486||1||486|
|57.215(b)(3), Repayment Records||*486||2.51||1,220|
|NSL Subtotal||486||4,614 5|
|* Includes active and closing schools HPSL data include active and closing Loans for Disadvantaged Students (LDS) program schools|
|Regulatory/section requirements||Number of respondents||Responses per respondent||Total annual responses||Hours per response||Total burden hours|
|57.206(a)(2), Student Financial Aid Transcript||4,600||1||4,600||0.25||1,150|
|57.208(c), Loan Information Disclosure||435||68.73||29,898||0.0833||2,490|
|57.210(b)(1)(i), Entrance Interview||435||68.73||29,898||0.167||4,993|
|57.210(b)(1)(ii), Exit Interview||*477||12||5,724||0.5||2,862|
|57.210(b)(1)(iii), Notification of Repayment||*477||30.83||14,706||0.167||2,456|
|57.210(b)(1)(iv), Notification During Deferment||*477||24.32||11,601||0.0833||966|
|57.210(b)(1)(vi), Notification of Delinquent Accounts||*477||10.28||4,904||0.167||819|
|57.210(b)(1)(x), Credit Bureau Notification||*477||8.03||3,830||0.6||2,298|
|57.210(b)(4)(i), Write-off of Uncollectable Loans||20||1||20||3||60|
|57.211(a), Disability Cancellation||10||1||10||0.75||8|
|57.215(a)(2), Administrative Hearings||0||0||0||0||0|
|57.215(a)(d), Administrative Hearings||0||0||0||0||0|
|57.306(a)(2), Student Financial Aid Transcript||4,100||1||4,100||0.25||1,025|
|57.310(b)(1)(i), Entrance Interview||304||23.51||7,147||0.167||1,193|
|57.310(b)(1)(ii), Exit Interview||*486||3.77||1,832||0.5||916|
|57.310(b)(1)(iii), Notification of Repayment||*486||6.18||3,003||0.167||501|
|57.310(b)(1)(iv), Notification During Deferment||*486||0.65||316||0.083||26|
|57.310(b)(1)(vi), Notification of Delinquent Accounts||*486||4.61||2,240||0.167||374|
|57.310(b)(1)(x), Credit Bureau Notification||*486||8.3||4,034||0.6||2,420|
|57.310(b)(4)(i), Write-off of Uncollectable Loans||20||1||20||3.5||70|
|57.311(a), Disability Cancellation||10||1||10||0.8||8|
|57.315(a)(1)(ii), Administrative Hearings||0||0||0||0||0|
|57.316(a)(d), Administrative Hearings||0||0||0||0||0|
|* Includes active and closing schools.|
HRSA specifically requests comments on (1) the necessity and utility of the proposed information collection for the proper performance of the agency's functions, (2) the accuracy of the estimated burden, (3) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected, and (4) the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology to minimize the information collection burden.
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Dated: September 23, 2014.
Acting Director, Division of Policy and Information Coordination.
[FR Doc. 2014-23181 Filed 9-29-14; 8:45 am]
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