[Federal Register: May 15, 1996 (Volume 61, Number 95)]
[Rules and Regulations]               
[Page 24446-24447]
From the Federal Register Online via GPO Access [wais.access.gpo.gov]



34 CFR Part 685

RIN 1840-AC19

William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan Program

AGENCY: Department of Education.

ACTION: Final regulations.


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 a section of the regulations. The section contains 
information collection requirements approved by OMB. Under the 
Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, no persons are required to respond to 
a collection of information unless it displays a valid OMB control 
number. 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, 1996.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Rachel Edelstein, Program Specialist, 
Direct Loan Policy Group, Policy Development Division, U.S. Department 
of Education, 600 Independence Avenue SW. (Room 3053, ROB-3), 
Washington, D.C. 20202. Telephone (202) 708-9406. 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.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Final regulations for the William D. Ford 
Federal Direct Loan Program were published in the Federal Register on 
December 1, 1995 (60 FR 61820). Compliance with information collection 
requirements in a section 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 November 24, 1995. The information collection 
requirements in these regulations will therefore become effective with 
all of the other provisions of the regulations on July 1, 1996.

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.

List of Subjects in 34 CFR Part 685

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

[[Page 24447]]

    Dated: May 8, 1996.
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. 685.209  [Amended]

    2. Section 685.209 is amended by revising the OMB control number 
following the section to read as follows: ``(Approved by the Office of 
Management and Budget under control number 1840-0672).''

[FR Doc. 96-11944 Filed 5-14-96; 8:45 am]