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Invites comments on the proposed extension of the information collection document: "Application to Participate in Federal Student Financial Aid Programs", as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.

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Summary: Invites comments on the proposed extension of the information collection document: "Application to Participate in Federal Student Financial Aid
Programs", as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.

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[Federal Register: June 4, 1999 (Volume 64, Number 107)]
[Notices]
[Page 29998]
From the Federal Register Online via GPO Access [wais.access.gpo.gov]
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DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION


Notice of Proposed Information Collection Requests

AGENCY: Department of Education.

SUMMARY: The Acting Leader, Information 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
August 3, 1999.

ADDRESSES: Written comments and requests for copies of the proposed
information collection requests should be addressed to Patrick J.
Sherrill, Department of Education, 400 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Room
5624, Regional Office Building 3, Washington, D.C. 20202-4651, or
should be electronically mailed to the internet address
Pat__Sherrill@ed.gov, or should be faxed to 202-708-9346.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Patrick J. Sherrill (202) 708-8196.
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.

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 Acting Leader, Information 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 at the address specified above. Copies of the requests
are available from Patrick J. Sherrill at the address specified above.
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 28, 1999.
William E. Burrow,
Acting Leader, Information Management Group, Office of the Chief
Information Officer.

Office of Student Financial Assistance Programs

Type of Review: Extension.
Title: Application to Participate in Federal Student Financial Aid
Programs.
Frequency: On occasion.
Reporting and Recordkeeping Hour Burden:
Responses: 2,915.
Burden Hours: 20,245.
Abstract: The Higher Education Act (HEA) of 1965, as amended
requires postsecondary institutions to complete and submit this
application as a condition of eligibility for any of the Title IV
student financial assistance programs and for the other postsecondary
programs authorized by the HEA. An institution must submit the form (1)
initially when it first seeks to become eligible for the Title IV
programs; (2) when its program participation agreement expires
(recertification); (3) when it changes ownership, merges, or changes
from a ``profit'' to a ``non-profit'' institution; (4) to be reinstated
to participate in the Title IV programs, (5) to notify the Department
when it makes certain changes, e.g. name or address and (5) it wishes
to have a new program (outside its current scope) or new location
approved for Title IV purposes.

[FR Doc. 99-14127 Filed 6-3-99; 8:45 am]
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Last Modified: 06/10/1999