Summary: The Secretary amends the William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan Program regulations to add the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) control number to certain sections of the regulations. These sections contain information collection requirements approved by OMB. The Secretary takes this action to inform the public that these requirements have been approved and affected parties must comply with them.
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[Federal Register: June 26, 1998 (Volume 63, Number 123)]
[Rules and Regulations]
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DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
34 CFR Part 685
William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan Program
AGENCY: Department of Education.
ACTION: Final regulations.
SUMMARY: The Secretary amends the William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan
Program regulations to add the Office of Management and Budget (OMB)
control number to certain sections of the regulations. These sections
contain information collection requirements approved by OMB. The
Secretary takes this action to inform the public that these
requirements have been approved and affected parties must comply with
EFFECTIVE DATE: These regulations are effective on July 1, 1998.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Kenneth Smith, U.S. Department of
Education, 600 Independence Avenue, SW, ROB-3, Room 3045, Washington,
DC 20202, telephone 202-708-8242. Individuals who use a
telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD) may call the Federal
Information Relay Service (FIRS) at 1-800-877-8339 between 8 a.m. and 8
p.m., Eastern time, Monday through Friday.
Individuals with disabilities may obtain this document in an
alternate format (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, or computer
diskette) on request to the contact person listed in the preceding
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Final regulations for the William D. Ford
Federal Direct Loan Program were published in the Federal Register on
November 28, 1997 (62 FR 63428). Compliance with information collection
requirements in certain sections of these regulations was delayed until
those requirements were approved by OMB under the Paperwork Reduction
Act of 1995. OMB approved the information collection requirements in
the regulations on December 4, 1997. The information collection
requirements in these regulations will therefore become effective with
all of the other provisions of the regulations on July 1, 1998.
Waiver of Proposed Rulemaking
It is the practice of the Secretary to offer interested parties the
opportunity to comment on proposed regulations. However, the
publication of OMB control numbers is purely technical and does not
establish substantive policy. Therefore, the Secretary has determined
under 5 U.S.C. 553(b)(B), that public comment on the regulations is
unnecessary and contrary to the public interest.
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List of Subjects in 34 CFR Part 685
Administrative practice and procedure, Colleges and universities,
Loan programs--education, Reporting and recordkeeping requirements,
Student aid, Vocational education.
Dated: June 19, 1998.
David A. Longanecker,
Assistant Secretary for Postsecondary Education.
The Secretary amends Part 685 of Title 34 of the Code of Federal
Regulations as follows:
PART 685--WILLIAM D. FORD FEDERAL DIRECT LOAN PROGRAM
1. The authority citation for Part 685 continues to read as
Authority: 20 U.S.C. 1087a et seq., unless otherwise noted.
Sec. 685.212 [Amended]
2. Section 685.212, is amended by adding the OMB control number
following the section to read as follows:
``(Approved by the Office of Management and Budget under control number
[FR Doc. 98-17131 Filed 6-25-98; 8:45 am]
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