Publication Date: April 16, 2008
Page Numbers: 20614-20615
Summary: FFEL School Survey
Posted on 04-16-2008
[Federal Register: April 16, 2008 (Volume 73, Number 74)]
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.
Federal Student Aid
Type of Review: New.
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.
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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