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Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Application Package for National Service Trust AmeriCorps Interest Payment Form/AmeriCorps-Manual Interest Payment Request Form

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AGENCY:

Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS).

ACTION:

Notice of information collection; request for comment.

SUMMARY:

In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, CNCS is proposing to renew an information collection.

DATES:

Written comments must be submitted to the individual and office listed in the ADDRESSES section by August 12, 2019.

ADDRESSES:

You may submit comments, identified by the title of the information collection activity, by any of the following methods:

(1) By mail sent to: Corporation for National and Community Service, Attention: Nahid Jarrett, 250 E Street SW, Washington, DC 20525.

(2) By hand delivery or by courier to the CNCS mailroom at the mail address given in paragraph (1) above, between 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. Eastern Time, Monday through Friday, except federal holidays.

(3) Electronically through www.regulations.gov.

Individuals who use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TTY-TDD) may use our web chat for alternative communication www.NationalService.gov/​contact-us.

Comments submitted in response to this notice may be made available to the public through regulations.gov. For this reason, please do not include in your comments information of a confidential nature, such as sensitive personal information or proprietary information. If you send an email comment, your email address will be automatically captured and included as part of the comment that is placed in the public docket and made available on the internet. Please note that responses to this public comment request containing any routine notice about the confidentiality of the communication will be treated as public comment that may be made available to the public, notwithstanding the inclusion of the routine notice.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Nahid Jarrett, 202-606-6753, or by email at njarrett@cns.gov.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Title of Collection: National Service Trust AmeriCorps Interest Payment Form/AmeriCorps—Manual Interest Payment Request Form.

OMB Control Number: 3045-0014.

Type of Review: Renewal.

Respondents/Affected Public: Individuals and Households OR Businesses and Organizations OR State, Local or Tribal Governments.

Total Estimated Number of Annual Responses: 4,000.

Total Estimated Number of Annual Burden Hours: 667.

Abstract: CNCS seeks to renew the current information collection request.

The National Service Trust AmeriCorps Interest Payment Form/AmeriCorps—Manual Interest Payment Request Form; is used to pay all or a portion of the interest that accrued during their service period, if their loans were in forbearance and if they successfully completed their term of service. This payment is in addition to the education award. The intention is to keep the qualified student loan debt of members from increasing as a result of their national service. The percentage of accrued interest CNCS pays is determined by a formula based on the member's term of service. This information collection is not required to be considered for obtaining grant funding support. The currently approved information collection is due to expire on August 31, 2019.

Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized and/or included in the request for OMB approval. Comments are invited on: (a) Whether the collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information shall have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the agency's estimate of the burden of the collection of information; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; (d) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on respondents, including through the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology; and (e) estimates of capital or start-up costs and costs of operation, maintenance, and purchase of services to provide information. Burden means the total time, effort, or financial resources expended by persons to generate, maintain, retain, disclose or provide information to or for a Federal agency. 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. All written comments will be available for public inspection on regulations.gov.

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Dated: June 5, 2019.

Jerry Prentice,

Director of the National Service Trust.

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[FR Doc. 2019-12210 Filed 6-10-19; 8:45 am]

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