Publication Date: January 21, 2011
Posted Date: January 21, 2011
Subject: Federal Family Education Loan Program and William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan Program Teacher Loan Forgiveness Forms.
FR Type: Notice
[Federal Register: January 20, 2011 (Volume 76, Number 13)] [Notices] [Page 3618-3619] From the Federal Register Online via GPO Access [wais.access.gpo.gov] [DOCID:fr20ja11-54] ================================================= --------------------------------------------------------------------------- DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION Notice of Proposed Information Collection Requests AGENCY: Department of Education. ACTION: Comment Request. ----------------------------------------------------------------------- SUMMARY: The Department of Education (the Department), in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA) (44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)), provides the general public and Federal agencies with an opportunity to comment on proposed and continuing collections of information. This helps the Department assess the impact of its information collection requirements and minimize the reporting burden on the public and helps the public understand the Department's information collection requirements and provide the requested data in the desired format. The Director, Information Collection Clearance Division, 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: Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before March 21, 2011. ADDRESSES: Comments regarding burden and/or the collection activity requirements should be electronically mailed to ICDocketMgr@ed.gov or mailed to U.S. Department of Education, 400 Maryland Avenue, SW., LBJ, Washington, DC 20202-4537. Please note that written comments received in response to this notice will be considered public records. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Section 3506 of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. chapter 35) requires that Federal agencies provide interested parties an early opportunity to comment on information collection requests. The Director, Information Collection Clearance Division, Regulatory Information Management Services, Office of Management, publishes this notice containing proposed information collection requests at the beginning of the Departmental review of the information collection. 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. [[Page 3619]] Dated: January 13, 2011. Darrin A. King, Director Information Collection Clearance Division, Regulatory Information Management Services Office of Management. Federal Student Aid Type of Review: Extension.. Title of Collection: Federal Family Education Loan Program and William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan Program Teacher Loan Forgiveness Forms. OMB Control Number: 1845-0059. Agency Form Number(s): N/A. Frequency of Responses: On Occasion. Affected Public: Individuals or households. Total Estimated Number of Annual Responses: 8,700. Total Estimated Number of Annual Burden Hours: 2,871. Abstract: These forms serve as the means by which eligible borrowers in the Federal Family Education Loan Program and the William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan Program apply for teacher loan forgiveness and request forbearance on their loans while performing qualifying teaching service. The Teacher Loan Forgiveness Application is used by eligible Federal Family Education Loan and Direct Loan program borrowers; borrowers apply for loan forgiveness after they have completed five years of qualifying teaching service at a low-income elementary school, secondary school, or educational service agency. The Teacher Loan Forgiveness Forbearance Request serves as the means by which a borrower who intends to apply for teacher loan forgiveness requests forbearance (permission to temporarily cease making payments) on the loans for which he or she is seeking forgiveness while performing qualifying teaching service applies for said loan forgiveness. 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 4485. 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 ICDocketMgr@ed.gov or faxed to 202-401-0920. Please specify the complete title of the information collection and OMB Control Number when making your request. 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. 2011-1178 Filed 1-19-11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4000-01-P