FR Doc 2010-12060
[Federal Register: May 19, 2010 (Volume 75, Number 96)]
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DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

 
Notice of Proposed Information Collection Requests

AGENCY: Department of Education.

ACTION: Notice of Proposed Information Collection Requests.

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SUMMARY: The Acting 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: An emergency review has been requested in accordance with the 
Act (44 U.S.C. Chapter 3507 (j)), since public harm is reasonably 
likely to result if normal clearance procedures are followed. Approval 
by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has been requested by June 
1, 2010. A regular clearance process is also beginning. Interested 
persons are invited to submit comments on or before July 19, 2010.

ADDRESSES: Written comments should be addressed to the Office of 
Information and Regulatory Affairs, Attention: Education Desk Officer, 
Office of Management and Budget, 725 17th Street, NW., Room 10222, New 
Executive Office Building, Washington, DC 20503, be faxed to (202) 395-
5806 or e-mailed to

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oira_submission@omb.eop.gov with a cc: to ICDocketMgr@ed.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Section 3506 of the Paperwork Reduction Act 
of 1995 (44 U.S.C. chapter 35) requires that the Director of OMB 
provide interested Federal agencies and the public an early opportunity 
to comment on information collection requests. The Office of Management 
and Budget (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 Acting Director, 
Information Collection Clearance Division, Regulatory Information 
Management Services, Office of Management, publishes this notice 
containing proposed information collection requests at the beginning of 
the Departmental review of the information collection. 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. ED 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 
respondents, including through the use of information technology.

    Dated: May 14, 2010.
Kate Mullan,
Acting Director, Information Collection Clearance Division, Regulatory 
Information Management Services, Office of Management.

Federal Student Aid

    Type of Review: Emergency.
    Title: Civil Legal Assistance Attorney Student Loan Repayment 
Program.
    Abstract: Under this program, civil legal assistance attorneys who 
meet certain qualifications may have a portion of certain Federal 
student loans repaid by the Department based on qualifying full-time 
employment for at least three years. After acceptance into the program 
using the Application to Participate and Service Agreement, the 
borrower will be required to submit for the following three years the 
Annual Certification of Employment to continue to receive this benefit. 
If the borrower doesn't continue to meet the employment requirements, 
they will have to repay any funding received through this program.
    Additional Information: The Department is requesting an emergency 
approval of the Civil Legal Assistance Attorney Student Loan Repayment 
Program Application to Participate and Service Agreement and Annual 
Certification of Employment forms by June 1, 2010. This is needed to 
ensure there is sufficient time to implement the Agreement and for the 
Department to review the applications submitted by borrowers and make 
commitments of funds by the close of the 2010 fiscal year. Under the 
regular clearance process, the Department would not have an approved 
Agreement by the end of the fiscal year end date for which 
appropriations have been made. The Department will submit both of the 
forms for the regular clearance process after receiving emergency 
approval.
    The Application to Participate and Service Agreement will serve as 
the means for an eligible borrower to apply to participate in the Civil 
Legal Assistance Attorney Loan Repayment Program and to agree to the 
terms and conditions of the three-year service period. The Annual 
Certification of Employment will serve as the means for a borrower who 
has completed a year of service as a full-time civil legal assistance 
attorney to request loan repayment and to provide the Department with 
verification of the qualifying employment. The Notice announcing the 
program will soon be finalized and will be published after the forms 
have been approved.
    As the $5,000,000 in appropriated funds is for fiscal year 2010 
only, the funds must be committed by the Department to eligible 
borrowers by the close of the fiscal year on September 30, 2010. To 
allow sufficient time for the Department to review applications 
submitted by borrowers and make commitments of funds by the close of 
the fiscal year, the Department intends to require borrowers to submit 
applications to the Department no later than August 16, 2010.
    The Department requests emergency clearance of the Application to 
Participate and Service Agreement and Annual Certification of 
Employment forms by June 1, 2010.
    Frequency: Annually.
    Affected Public: Individuals or household; Not-for-profit 
institutions.
    Reporting and Recordkeeping Hour Burden:

Responses: 833.
Burden Hours: 142.

    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 4309. 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 the Internet address ICDocketMgr@ed.gov or faxed to 202-401-0920. 
Please specify the complete title of the information collection when 
making your request.
    Comments regarding burden and/or the collection activity 
requirements should be electronically mailed to ICDocketMgr@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. 2010-12060 Filed 5-18-10; 8:45 am]
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