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34 CFR Part 685

RIN 1840-AC45

William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan Program

AGENCY: Department of Education.

ACTION: Final regulations.


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SUMMARY: The Secretary amends the William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan 
Program regulations to add the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) 
control number to certain sections of the regulations. These sections 
contain information collection requirements approved by OMB. The 
Secretary takes this action to inform the public that these 
requirements have been approved and affected parties must comply with 

EFFECTIVE DATE: These regulations are effective on July 1, 1998.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Kenneth Smith, U.S. Department of 
Education, 600 Independence Avenue, SW, ROB-3, Room 3045, Washington, 
DC 20202, telephone 202-708-8242. Individuals who use a 
telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD) may call the Federal 
Information Relay Service (FIRS) at 1-800-877-8339 between 8 a.m. and 8 
p.m., Eastern time, Monday through Friday.
    Individuals with disabilities may obtain this document in an 
alternate format (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, or computer 
diskette) on request to the contact person listed in the preceding 

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Final regulations for the William D. Ford 
Federal Direct Loan Program were published in the Federal Register on 
November 28, 1997 (62 FR 63428). Compliance with information collection 
requirements in certain sections of these regulations was delayed until 
those requirements were approved by OMB under the Paperwork Reduction 
Act of 1995. OMB approved the information collection requirements in 
the regulations on December 4, 1997. The information collection 
requirements in these regulations will therefore become effective with 
all of the other provisions of the regulations on July 1, 1998.

Waiver of Proposed Rulemaking

    It is the practice of the Secretary to offer interested parties the 
opportunity to comment on proposed regulations. However, the 
publication of OMB control numbers is purely technical and does not 
establish substantive policy. Therefore, the Secretary has determined 
under 5 U.S.C. 553(b)(B), that public comment on the regulations is 
unnecessary and contrary to the public interest.

Electronic Access to This Document

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    Anyone may also view these documents in text copy only on an 
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List of Subjects in 34 CFR Part 685

    Administrative practice and procedure, Colleges and universities, 
Loan programs--education, Reporting and recordkeeping requirements, 
Student aid, Vocational education.

    Dated: June 19, 1998.
David A. Longanecker,
Assistant Secretary for Postsecondary Education.

    The Secretary amends Part 685 of Title 34 of the Code of Federal 
Regulations as follows:


    1. The authority citation for Part 685 continues to read as 

    Authority: 20 U.S.C. 1087a et seq., unless otherwise noted.

Sec. 685.212  [Amended]

    2. Section 685.212, is amended by adding the OMB control number 
following the section to read as follows:

``(Approved by the Office of Management and Budget under control number 

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