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DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

 
Notice of Proposed Information Collection Requests

AGENCY: Department of Education.

ACTION: Notice of Proposed Information Collection Requests.

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SUMMARY: The Acting Leader, Information Management Group, Office of the 
Chief Information Officer, invites comments on the proposed information 
collection requests as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.

DATES: An emergency review has been requested in accordance with the 
Act (44 U.S.C. Chapter 3507(j)), since public harm is reasonably likely 
to result if normal clearance procedures are followed. Approval by the 
Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has been requested by July 6, 
1999. A regular clearance process is also beginning. Interested persons 
are invited to submit comments on or before September 7, 1999.

ADDRESSES: Written comments regarding the emergency review should be 
addressed to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, 
Attention: Danny Werfel, Desk Officer: Department of Education, Office 
of Management and Budget; 725 17th Street, NW, Room 10235, New 
Executive Office Building, Washington, DC 20503.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Section 3506 of the Paperwork Reduction Act 
of 1995 (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35) requires that the Director of OMB 
provide interested Federal agencies and the public an early opportunity 
to comment on information collection requests. The Office of Management 
and Budget (OMB) may amend or waive the requirement for public 
consultation to the extent that public participation in the approval 
process would defeat the purpose of the information collection, violate 
State or Federal law, or substantially interfere with any agency's 
ability to perform its statutory obligations. The Acting Leader, 
Information Management Group, Office of the Chief Information Officer, 
publishes this notice containing proposed information collection 
requests at the beginning of the Departmental review of the information 
collection. Each proposed information collection, grouped by office, 
contains the following: (1) Type of review requested, e.g., new, 
revision, extension, existing or reinstatement; (2) Title; (3) Summary 
of the collection; (4) Description of the need for, and proposed use 
of, the information; (5) Respondents and frequency of collection; and 
(6) Reporting and/or Recordkeeping burden. ED invites public comment.
    The Department of Education is especially interested in public 
comment addressing the following issues: (1) Is this collection 
necessary to the proper functions of the Department; (2) will this 
information be processed and used in a timely manner; (3) is the 
estimate of burden accurate; (4) how might the Department enhance the 
quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and 
(5) how might the Department minimize the burden of this collection on 
respondents, including through the use of information technology.

    Dated: July 1, 1999.
Patrick J. Sherrill,
Acting Leader, Information Management Group, Office of the Chief 
Information Officer.

Office of Student Financial Assistance Programs

    Type of Review: Reinstatement.
    Title: William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan Program: Repayment Plan 
Selection.
    Abstract: Borrowers who receive loans through the William D. Ford 
Federal Direct Loan Program will use this form to select a repayment 
plan for their loan(s).
    Additional Information: The Department is making minor changes on 
this form in order to eliminate redundant or potentially confusing 
language and make this form easier to understand. These improvements 
will help the public save time and avoid confusion.
    Frequency: On occasion.
    Affected Public: Individuals or households.
    Reporting and Recordkeeping Burden: Responses: 2,650,000. Burden 
Hours: 874,500.
    Written comments and requests for copies of the proposed 
information collection request should be addressed to Vivian Reese, 
Department of Education, 400 Maryland Avenue, SW, Room 5624, Regional 
Office Building 3, Washington, DC 20202-4651, or should be 
electronically mailed to the internet address vivian__reese@ed.gov or 
should be faxed to 202-708-9346.
    For questions regarding burden and/or the collection activity 
requirements, contact Joseph Schubart at 202-708-9266 or electronically 
mail him at internet address joe__schubart@ed.gov. Individuals who use 
a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD) may call the Federal 
Information Relay Service (FIRS) at 1-800-877-8339.

[FR Doc. 99-17264 Filed 7-7-99; 8:45 am]
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