[Federal Register: December 18, 2001 (Volume 66, Number 243)]


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Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request

AGENCY: Department of Education.

SUMMARY: The Leader, Regulatory Information Management Group, Office of

the Chief Information Officer invites comments on the submission for

OMB review as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.

DATES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before

January 17, 2002.

ADDRESSES: Written comments should be addressed to the Office of

Information and Regulatory Affairs, Attention: Lauren Wittenberg, Desk

Officer, Department of Education, Office of Management and Budget, 725

17th Street, NW., Room 10202, New Executive Office Building,

Washington, DC 20503 or should be electronically mailed to the internet

address Lauren.Wittenberg@omb.eop.gov.

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, Regulatory 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.

Dated: December 13, 2001.

John Tressler,

Leader, Regulatory Information Management, Office of the Chief

Information Officer.

Student Financial Assistance

Type of Review: Revision.

Title: William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program

Electronic Debit Account Application and Brochure.

Frequency: One time.

Affected Public: Individuals or household; Federal Government.

Reporting and Recordkeeping Hour Burden:

Responses: 210,000.

Burden Hours: 6,993.

Abstract: A Direct Loan borrower uses this application to request

and authorize the automatic deduction of monthly student loan payments

from his or her checking or savings account.

Requests for copies of the proposed information collection request

may be accessed from http://edicsweb.ed.gov, or should be addressed to

Vivian Reese, Department of Education, 400 Maryland Avenue, SW, Room

4050, Regional Office Building 3, Washington, DC 20202-4651. Requests

may also be electronically mailed to the internet address

OCIO.RIMG@ed.gov or faxed to 202-708-9346. Please specify the complete

title of the information collection when making your request.

Comments regarding burden and/or the collection activity

requirements should be directed to Joseph Schubart at (202) 708-9266 or

via his 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. 01-31118 Filed 12-17-01; 8:45 am]