[Federal Register: May 16, 2003 (Volume 68, Number 95)]
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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 
July 15, 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 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: May 8, 2003.
John D. Tressler,
Leader, Regulatory Management Group, Office of the Chief Information 
Officer.

Federal Student Aid

    Type of Review: Extension.
    Title: Lender's Request for Payment of Interest and Special 
Allowance--LaRS.
    Frequency: Quarterly, Annually.
    Affected Public: State, Local, or Tribal Gov't, SEAs or LEAs; 
Businesses or other for-profit.
    Reporting and Recordkeeping Hour Burden:
     Responses: 14,184.
     Burden Hours: 34,573.
    Abstract: The Lender's Request for Payment of Interest and Special 
Allowance--LaRS (ED Form 799) is used by approximately 3,546 lenders 
participating in the Title IV, Part B loan programs. The ED Form 799 is 
used to pay interest and special allowance to holders of the Part B 
loans; and to capture quarterly data from lender's loan portfolio for 
financial and budgetary projections.
    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 2273. 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

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(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 Joe Schubart at (202) 708-9266 or 
via his e-mail 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.

Federal Student Aid

    Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection.
    Title: National Student Loan Data System (NSLDS) (JS).
    Frequency: On Occasion Weekly Monthly Quarterly.
    Affected Public: Not-for-profit institutions (primary), Businesses 
or other for-profit, State, Local, or Tribal Gov't, SEAs or LEAs.
    Reporting and Recordkeeping Hour Burden:
     Responses: 29952.
     Burden Hours: 179712.
    Abstract: The U.S. Department of Education will collect data from 
postsecondary schools and guaranty agencies about federal Perkins 
loans, federal family education loans, and William D. Ford direct 
student loans to be used to determine eligibility for Title IV student 
financial aid.
    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 2278. 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 Joe Schubart at his e-mail 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. 03-12224 Filed 5-15-03; 8:45 am]

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