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Summary: FFEL School Survey

Publication Date: April 16, 2008
FRPart:

Page Numbers: 20614-20615

Summary: FFEL School Survey

Posted on 04-16-2008

[Federal Register: April 16, 2008 (Volume 73, Number 74)]
[Notices]
[Page 20614-20615]
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.

ACTION: Notice of Proposed Information Collection Requests.
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SUMMARY: The IC Clearance Official, 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 April 10, 2008.

ADDRESSES: Written comments regarding the emergency review 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 or faxed to (202) 395-6974.

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 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: April 10, 2008.
Angela C. Arrington, IC Clearance Official, Regulatory Information Management Services,
Office of Management.

Federal Student Aid

Type of Review: New.
Title: FFEL School Survey.
Abstract: This emergency survey requests information on the institution's ability to access FFEL loans for the current academic year. In addition, the Department requests to confirm that these institutions have secured lenders for academic year 2008-09 and a list of those lenders.

Additional Information: The Department is requesting emergency clearance for an electronic survey to be sent to approximately 4,500 financial aid administrators at institutions that participate in the Federal Family Educational Loan (FFEL) Program. The FFEL school survey requests information on the institution's ability to access FFEL loans for the current academic year. In addition, the Department requests to confirm that these institutions have secured lenders for academic years 2007-08 and 2008-09, and a list of those lenders. The purpose of the survey is to ensure continued access to federal loans by monitoring any problems that institutions may be experiencing in accessing FFEL loans for both the current 2007-08 and 2008-09 academic years. The approval is requested by Thursday, April 10, 2008.
Frequency: One time.
Affected Public:
Businesses or other for-profit; Not-for-profit institutions; State,
Local, or Tribal Gov't, SEAs or LEAs.
Reporting and Recordkeeping Hour Burden:

Responses: 4,500.
Burden Hours: 450.

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 3658. 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. E8-8119 Filed 4-15-08; 8:45 am]

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Last Modified: 04/15/2008