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Child Care Provider Forgiveness Application

Publication Date: June 1, 2001



Page Numbers: 29785-29786

Summary: Child Care Provider Forgiveness Application

[Federal Register: June 1, 2001 (Volume 66, Number 106)]
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Notice of Proposed Information Collection Requests

AGENCY: Department of Education.

ACTION: Notice of proposed information collection requests.


SUMMARY: The Leader, Regulatory Information Management, Office of the 
Chief Information Officer, 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 July 3, 
2001. A regular clearance process is also beginning. Interested persons 
are invited to submit comments on or before July 31, 2001.

ADDRESSES: Written comments regarding the emergency review should be 
addressed to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, 
Attention: Lauren Wittenberg, Acting Desk Officer: Department of 
Education, Office of Management and Budget; 725 17th Street, NW., Room 
10235, New Executive Office Building, Washington, DC 20503.

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 Leader, Regulatory 
Information Management, Office of the Chief Information Officer, 
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 25, 2001.
John Tressler,
 Leader, Regulatory Information Management, Office of the Chief 
Information Officer.

Office of Student Financial Assistance Programs

    Type of Review: New.
    Title: Child Care Provider Loan Forgiveness Application and 
Forgiveness Forbearance Forms.
    Abstract: The Child Care Provider Loan Forgiveness Application is 
used to determine whether borrowers meet the eligibility requirements 
for the Child Care Provider Loan Forgiveness Program. This is a 
demonstration program administered on a first-come, first-serve basis 
(subject to the availability of funds). It is intended to bring more 
highly trained individuals into the early child care field for longer 
periods. Under the program, individuals who work full-time in certain 
child care facilities that serve low-income families and meet other 
qualifications may be eligible to have up to 100% of their Direct Loan 
and/or Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) program loan forgiven. The 
Child Care Provider Loan Forgiveness Forbearance Form is required to 
comply with program guidance that provides forbearance for child care 
providers and to determine the child care providers eligibility for 
    Additional Information: Appropriations were only funded this 
January for these benefits which are meant to enhance the child care 
field. Funds must be obligated by the end of September, hence the need 
for this emergency clearance time schedule.
    Frequency: Annually.
    Affected Public: Individuals or household; Business 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: 1,790.
      Burden Hours: 385.
    Requests for copies of the proposed information collection request 
should be addressed to Vivian Reese, Department of Education, 400 
Maryland Avenue, SW., Room 4050, Regional Office Building 3, 
Washington, D.C. 20202-4651, or should be electronically mailed to the 
internet address, or should be faxed to 202-708-
    Comments regarding burden and/or the collection activity 
requirements, contact 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. 01-13702 Filed 5-31-01; 8:45 am]


Last Modified: 06/12/2001