FR Doc 03-9847
[Federal Register: April 22, 2003 (Volume 68, Number 77)]
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DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

 
Notice of Proposed Information Collection Requests

AGENCY: Department of Education.

SUMMARY: The Leader, Regulatory 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 
June 23, 2003.

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 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

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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: April 16, 2003.
John D. Tressler,
Leader, Regulatory Management Group, Office of the Chief Information 
Officer.

Federal Student Aid

    Type of Review: Revision.
    Title: Federal Family Education Loan Program Federal Consolidation 
Loan Application and Promissory Note.
    Frequency: One time.
    Affected Public: Individuals or household; businesses or other for-
profit; not-for-profit institutions.
    Reporting and Recordkeeping Hour Burden:
     Responses: 263,000.
     Burden Hours: 263,000.
    Abstract: This application form and promissory note is the means by 
which a borrower applies for a Federal Consolidation Loan and promises 
to repay the loan, and a lender or guaranty agency certifies the 
borrower's eligibility to receive a Consolidation Loan.
    Requests for copies of the proposed information collection request 
may be accessed from http://edicsweb.ed.gov, by selecting the ``Browse 
Pending Collections'' link and by clicking on link number 2265. When 
you access the information collection, click on ``Download 
Attachments'' to view. Written requests for information should be 
addressed to Vivian Reese, Department of Education, 400 Maryland 
Avenue, SW., Room 4050, Regional Office Building 3, Washington, DC 
20202-4651 or to the e-mail address vivian_reese@ed.gov. 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 e-mail 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. 03-9847 Filed 4-21-03; 8:45 am]

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