[Federal Register: September 1, 1999 (Volume 64, Number 169)]
[Page 47779]
From the Federal Register Online via GPO Access [wais.access.gpo.gov]



Notice of Proposed Information Collection Requests

AGENCY: Department of Education.

SUMMARY: The 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: Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before
November 1, 1999.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Section 3506 of the Paperwork Reduction Act
of 1995 (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35) requires that the Office of Management
and Budget (OMB) provide interested Federal agencies and the public an
early opportunity to comment on information collection requests. 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 Leader, Information Management Group,
Office of the Chief Information Officer, publishes that notice
containing proposed information collection requests prior to submission
of these requests to OMB. 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. OMB 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
the respondents, including through the use of information technology.

    Dated: August 27, 1999.
Joseph Schubart,
Acting Leader, Information Management Group, Office of the Chief
Information Officer.

Office of Student Financial Assistance Programs

    Type of Review: New.
    Title: Electronic Debit Payment Option for Student Loans.
    Frequency: One time.
    Affected Public: Individuals or households; Federal Government.
    Reporting and Recordkeeping Burden: Responses: 108,541; Burden
Hours: 2 minutes each.
    Abstract: The need for an Electronic Debit Account Program will
give the borrower another option in which to repay federally funded
student loans via automatic debit deductions from their checking
    Written comments or requests for copies of the proposed information
collection request should be addressed to Vivian Reese, U.S. 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 OCIO__IMG__Issues@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 by e-mail at
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. 99-22732 Filed 8-31-99; 8:45 am]