FR Doc E9-20714[Federal Register: August 27, 2009 (Volume 74, Number 165)]
[Page 43688-43689]
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Notice of Proposed Information Collection Requests

AGENCY: Department of Education

SUMMARY: The Director, Information Collection Clearance Division, 
Regulatory Information Management Services, Office of Management, 
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 
October 26, 2009.

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 Director, Information Collection 
Clearance Division, Regulatory Information Management Services, Office 
of Management, 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 24, 2009.
Angela Arrington,
Director, Information Collection Clearance Division, Regulatory 
Information Management Services, Office of Management.

Federal Student Aid

    Type of Review: New.
    Title: Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program Income Based 
Repayment (IBR) Plan Request and Alternative Documentation of Income.
    Frequency: On occasion.
    Affected Public: Individuals or households; not for profit 
institutions; private sector.
    Reporting and Recordkeeping Hour Burden:

Responses: 1,692,869.
Burden Hours: 558,647.

    Abstract: The IBR Plan Request form serves as the means by which a 
borrower with FFEL Program loans requests to repay those loans under 
the IBR Plan and provides certain information that is needed by the 
borrower's loan holder to determine whether the borrower is eligible to 
repay under the IBR Plan and to calculate the borrower's monthly 
payment amount under the IBR Plan. The IBR Plan Alternative 
Documentation of Income form serves as the means by which a borrower 
who is repaying FFEL Program loans under the IBR provides the 
borrower's loan holder with alternative documentation of the borrower's 
income if the borrower's adjusted gross income (AGI) is not available 
from the IRS, or if the loan holder believes that the borrower's most 
recently reported AGI does not accurately reflect the borrower's 
current income. Under the FFEL Program regulations, a borrower's AGI is 
used to calculate the monthly loan payment amount under the IBR Plan.
    Requests for copies of the proposed information collection request 
may be accessed from, by selecting the ``Browse 
Pending Collections'' link and by clicking on link number 4115. 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., 
LBJ, Washington, DC 20202-4537. Requests may also be electronically 
mailed to or faxed to 202-401-0920. Please specify 

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complete title of the information collection when making your request.
    Comments regarding burden and/or the collection activity 
requirements should be electronically mailed to 
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. E9-20714 Filed 8-26-09; 8:45 am]