[Federal Register: June 19, 1996 (Volume 61, Number 119)]
[Rules and Regulations]               
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34 CFR Part 668

RIN 1840-AB84

Student Assistance General Provisions

AGENCY: Department of Education.

ACTION: Final regulations.


SUMMARY: The Secretary amends the Student Assistance General Provisions 
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 them.

EFFECTIVE DATE: These regulations are effective on July 1, 1996.

Lorraine Kennedy, U.S. Department of Education, 600 Independence 
Avenue, SW., (Room 3053, ROB-3) Washington, DC 20202. Telephone (202) 
708-7888. 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 Student Assistance 
General Provisions were published in the Federal Register on December 
1, 1995 (60 FR 61830 [Ability-to-Benefit]). 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 May 1, 1996. 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 668

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

    Dated: June 14, 1996.
David A. Longanecker,
Assistant Secretary for Postsecondary Education.

    The Secretary amends Part 668 of Title 34 of the Code of Federal 
Regulations as follows:


    1. The authority citation for Part 668 continues to read as 

    Authority: 20 U.S.C. 1085, 1088, 1091, 1092, 1094, 1099c, and 
1141 unless otherwise noted.

Secs. 668.143 through 668.146, 668.148 through 668.153, 668.156   

    2. Sections 668.143, 668.144, 668.145, 668.146, 668.148, 668.149, 
668.150, 668.151, 668.152, 668.153, and 668.156 are amended by adding 
the OMB control number following each section to read as follows: 
``(Approved by the Office of Management and Budget under control number 

[FR Doc. 96-15649 Filed 6-18-96; 8:45 am]