[Federal Register: October 18, 2005 (Volume 70, Number 200)]
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DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

 
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request

AGENCY: Department of Education.

SUMMARY: The Director, Regulatory Information Management Services, 
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 
November 17, 2005.

ADDRESSES: Written comments should be addressed to the Office of 
Information and Regulatory Affairs, Attention: Rachel Potter, Desk 
Officer, Department of Education, Office of Management and Budget, 725 
17th Street, NW., Room 10222, New Executive Office Building, 
Washington, DC 20503 or faxed to (202) 395-6974.

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

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statutory obligations. The Director Regulatory Information Management 
Services, 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: October 12, 2005.
Jeanne Van Vlandren,
Director, Regulatory Information Management Services, Office of the 
Chief Information Officer.

Federal Student Aid

    Type of Review: Extension.
    Title: Application for Ability to Benefit Testing Approval.
    Frequency: Annually.
    Affected Public: Businesses or other for-profit; Individuals or 
household; Not-for-profit institutions.
    Reporting and Recordkeeping Hour Burden:
     Responses: 150,090.
     Burden Hours: 77,040.
    Abstract: The Secretary will publish a list of approved tests which 
can be used by postsecondary educational institutions to establish the 
ability to benefit for a student who does not have a high school 
diploma or its equivalent for Student Financial Assistance Programs. 
The public is alerted that this package is a request for an extension 
of a currently approved collection. Until the anticipated 
reauthorization of the Higher Education Act and any resulting 
regulations, the existing paperwork collection is simply extended, 
rather than revised.
    Requests for copies of the information collection submission for 
OMB review may be accessed from http://edicsweb.ed.gov, 
by selecting 

the ``Browse Pending Collections'' link and by clicking on link number 
2844. When you access the information collection, click on ``Download 
Attachments'' to view. Written requests for information should be 
addressed to U.S. Department of Education, 400 Maryland Avenue, SW., 
Potomac Center, 9th Floor, Washington, DC 20202-4700. Requests may also 
be electronically mailed to the Internet address OCIO_RIMG@ed.gov or 
faxed to 202-245-6623. 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 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: Revision.
    Title: Student Assistance General Provisions--Subpart I--
Immigration Status Confirmation.
    Frequency: On Occasion.
    Affected Public: Businesses or other for-profit; Not-for-profit 
institutions.
    Reporting and Recordkeeping Hour Burden:
     Responses: 6,160.
     Burden Hours: 16,370.
    Abstract: Collection of this information used for immigration 
status confirmation reduces the potential of fraud and abuse caused by 
ineligible aliens receiving Federally subsidized student financial 
assistance under Title IV of the Higher Education Act (HEA) of 1965, as 
amended. The respondent population is comprised of 6,160 postsecondary 
institutions who participate in administration of the Title IV, HEA 
programs. The public is alerted that this package is a request for an 
extension of a currently approved collection. Until the anticipated 
reauthorization of the Higher Education Act and any resulting 
regulations, the existing paperwork collection is simply extended, 
rather than revised.
    Requests for copies of the information collection submission for 
OMB review may be accessed from http://edicsweb.ed.gov, 
by selecting 

the ``Browse Pending Collections'' link and by clicking on link number 
2845. When you access the information collection, click on ``Download 
Attachments'' to view. Written requests for information should be 
addressed to U.S. Department of Education, 400 Maryland Avenue, SW., 
Potomac Center, 9th Floor, Washington, DC 20202-4700. Requests may also 
be electronically mailed to the Internet addressOCIO_RIMG@ed.gov or 
faxed to 202-245-6623. 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 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.
    Title: Federal Perkins Loan Program Regulations and General 
Provision Regulations.
    Frequency: Annually.
    Affected Public: Not-for-profit institutions; Individuals or 
household; Businesses or other for-profit.
    Reporting and Recordkeeping Hour Burden:
     Responses: 95,262.
     Burden Hours: 25,859.
    Abstract: Institutions of higher education make Perkins loans. 
Information is necessary in order to monitor a school's reimbursement 
to its Perkins loan revolving fund, monitor how collection costs are 
charged to borrowers on rehabilitation loans and to monitor the 
assignment of defaulted Perkins loans to the Department. The public is 
alerted that this package is a request for an extension of a currently 
approved collection. Until the anticipated reauthorization of the 
Higher Education Act and any resulting regulations, the existing 
paperwork collection is simply extended, rather than revised.
    Requests for copies of the information collection submission for 
OMB review may be accessed from http://edicsweb.ed.gov, 
by selecting 

the ``Browse Pending Collections'' link and by clicking on link number 
2848. When you access the information collection, click on ``Download 
Attachments'' to view. Written requests for information should be 
addressed to U.S. Department of Education, 400 Maryland Avenue, SW., 
Potomac Center, 9th Floor, Washington, DC 20202-4700. Requests may also 
be electronically mailed to the Internet address OCIO_RIMG@ed.gov or 
faxed to 202-245-6623. 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 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.
    Title: Federal Family Education Loan Program Regulations.
    Frequency: On Occasion.
    Affected Public: Not-for-profit institutions; Individuals or 
household; Businesses or other for-profit; State, Local, or Tribal 
Gov't, SEAs or LEAs.
    Reporting and Recordkeeping Hour Burden:
     Responses: 858,981.

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     Burden Hours: 10,128,562.
    Abstract: The Federal Family Education Loan Program proposed 
regulations revise the current regulations in areas of program 
administration. The regulations assure the Secretary that the integrity 
of the program is protected from fraud and other misuse of program 
funds. The public is alerted that this package is a request for an 
extension of a currently approved collection. Until the anticipated 
reauthorization of the Higher Education Act and any resulting 
regulations, the existing paperwork collection is simply extended, 
rather than revised.
    Requests for copies of the information collection submission for 
OMB review may be accessed from http://edicsweb.ed.gov, 
by selecting 

the ``Browse Pending Collections'' link and by clicking on link number 
2849. When you access the information collection, click on ``Download 
Attachments'' to view. Written requests for information should be 
addressed to U.S. Department of Education, 400 Maryland Avenue, SW., 
Potomac Center, 9th Floor, Washington, DC 20202-4700. Requests may also 
be electronically mailed to the Internet address OCIO_RIMG@ed.gov or 
faxed to 202-245-6623. 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 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.
    Title: William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan Program.
    Frequency: On Occasion.
    Affected Public: Individuals or household; Businesses or other for-
profit; Not-for-profit institutions.
    Reporting and Recordkeeping Hour Burden:
     Responses: 846,034.
     Burden Hours: 211,520.
    Abstract: The proposed regulations change three sections of the 
regulations that are currently cleared under the Paperwork Reduction 
Act. The proposed regulations do not affect the current burden hour 
estimates for this information collection. The public is alerted that 
this package is a request for an extension of a currently approved 
collection. Until the anticipated reauthorization of the Higher 
Education Act and any resulting regulations, the existing paperwork 
collection is simply extended, rather than revised.
    Requests for copies of the information collection submission for 
OMB review may be accessed from http://edicsweb.ed.gov, by selecting 

the ``Browse Pending Collections'' link and by clicking on link number 
2850. When you access the information collection, click on ``Download 
Attachments'' to view. Written requests for information should be 
addressed to U.S. Department of Education, 400 Maryland Avenue, SW., 
Potomac Center, 9th Floor, Washington, DC 20202-4700. Requests may also 
be electronically mailed to the Internet address OCIO_RIMG@ed.gov or 
faxed to 202-245-6623. 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 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.
    Title: Federal Perkins Loan Program Regulations.
    Frequency: Annually.
    Affected Public: Not-for-profit institutions; Individuals or 
household; Businesses or other for-profit.
    Reporting and Recordkeeping Hour Burden:
     Responses: 2,800,642.
     Burden Hours: 61,879.
    Abstract: Institutions of higher education make Perkins loans. 
Information is necessary in order to monitor a school's reimbursement 
to its Perkins loan revolving fund, monitor how collection costs are 
charged to borrowers on rehabilitated loans and to monitor the 
assignment of defaulted Perkins loans to the Department. The public is 
alerted that this package is a request for an extension of a currently 
approved collection. Until the anticipated reauthorization of the 
Higher Education Act and any resulting regulations, the existing 
paperwork collection is simply extended, rather than revised.
    Requests for copies of the information collection submission for 
OMB review may be accessed from http://edicsweb.ed.gov, 
by selecting 

the ``Browse Pending Collections'' link and by clicking on link number 
2852. When you access the information collection, click on ``Download 
Attachments `` to view. Written requests for information should be 
addressed to U.S. Department of Education, 400 Maryland Avenue, SW., 
Potomac Center, 9th Floor, Washington, DC 20202-4700. Requests may also 
be electronically mailed to the Internet address OCIO_RIMG@ed.gov or 
faxed to 202-245-6623. 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 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.
    Title: Student Assistance General Provisions--Subpart K--Cash 
Management.
    Frequency: On Occasion.
    Affected Public: Not-for-profit institutions; Individuals or 
household.
    Reporting and Recordkeeping Hour Burden:
     Responses: 6,576.
     Burden Hours: 1,218,718.
    Abstract: These regulations comprise the existing provisions of the 
Student Assistance General Provisions guidance regarding cash 
management. Information collection under these regulations relates to 
cash management requirements and practices for institutions 
participating in the Title IV, Higher Education Act (HEA) programs. The 
public is alerted that this package is a request for an extension of a 
currently approved collection. Until the anticipated reauthorization of 
the Higher Education Act and any resulting regulations, the existing 
paperwork collection is simply extended, rather than revised.
    Requests for copies of the information collection submission for 
OMB review may be accessed from http://edicsweb.ed.gov, by selecting 

the ``Browse Pending Collections'' link and by clicking on link number 
2853. When you access the information collection, click on ``Download 
Attachments `` to view. Written requests for information should be 
addressed to U.S. Department of Education, 400 Maryland Avenue, SW., 
Potomac Center, 9th Floor, Washington, DC 20202-4700. Requests may also 
be electronically mailed to the Internet address OCIO_RIMG@ed.gov or 
faxed to 202-245-6623. 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 his e-mail 
address Joe.Schubart@ed.gov.

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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.
    Title: Cohort Default Rates for Institutions Participating in the 
FFEL or Direct Loan Programs.
    Frequency: On Occasion.
    Affected Public: Not-for-profit institutions; Individuals or 
household; State, Local, or Tribal Gov't, SEAs or LEAs.
    Reporting and Recordkeeping Hour Burden:
     Responses: 93,877.
     Burden Hours: 1,209,890.
    Abstract: The regulations establish the standards to participate in 
the student financial assistance programs authorized by Title IV of the 
Higher Education Act of 1965 (Title IV, HEA programs). The public is 
alerted that this package is a request for an extension of a currently 
approved collection. Until the anticipated reauthorization of the 
Higher Education Act and any resulting regulations, the existing 
paperwork collection is simply extended, rather than revised.
    Requests for copies of the information collection submission for 
OMB review may be accessed from http://edicsweb.ed.gov, by selecting 

the ``Browse Pending Collections'' link and by clicking on link number 
2851. When you access the information collection, click on ``Download 
Attachments'' to view. Written requests for information should be 
addressed to U.S. Department of Education, 400 Maryland Avenue, SW., 
Potomac Center, 9th Floor, Washington, DC 20202-4700. Requests may also 
be electronically mailed to the Internet address OCIO_RIMG@ed.gov or 
faxed to 202-245-6623. 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 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.

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