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Federal Direct Loan and FFEL Program Teacher Loan Forgiveness Forms

Publication Date: May 14, 2001

Page Numbers: 24349-24350

Summary: Federal Direct Loan and FFEL Program Teacher Loan Forgiveness Forms

[Federal Register: May 14, 2001 (Volume 66, Number 93)]
[Page 24349-24350]
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Notice of Proposed Information Collection Requests

AGENCY: Department of Education.

SUMMARY: The Leader, Regulatory 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
July 13, 2001.

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 Leader, Regulatory 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. 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 8, 2001.
John Tressler,
Leader, Regulatory Information Management, Office of the Chief
Information Officer.

Office of Student Financial Assistance Programs

Type of Review: New.
Title: Federal Direct Loan Program and Federal Family Education
Loan Program Teacher Loan Forgiveness Forms.
Frequency: Annually Other: once for the application and anually for
the forbearance.
Affected Public: Individuals or household; Businesses or other for-
profit; Not-for-profit institutions; Federal Government State, Local,
or Tribal Gov't, SEAs or LEAs.
Reporting and Recordkeeping Hour Burden:
Responses: 21,425.
Burden Hours: 6,929.
Abstract: Borrowers who received loans from the William D. Ford

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Direct Loan Program and/or the Federal Family Education Loan Program
and who teach in low-income areas for five complete consecutive years,
and who meet other requirements will use this application to receive up
to $5,000 of their subsidized Federal Stafford Loans, unsubsidized
Federal Stafford Loans, Direct Subsidize Loans, and/or Direct
Unsubsidized loans forgiven. The information on the forbearance form
will be used to determine whether borrowers with low balances are
eligible for forbearance while they are performing qualifying teaching
Requests for copies of the proposed information collection request
may be accessed from, or should be addressed to
Vivian Reese, Department of Education, 400 Maryland Avenue, SW., Room
4050, Regional Office Building 3, Washington, DC 20202-4651. Requests
may also be electronically mailed to the internet address or faxed to 202-708-9346.
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 (202) 708-9266 or
via his internet address 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. 01-11989 Filed 5-11-01; 8:45 am]

Last Modified: 05/14/2001