Publication Date: April 15, 2011
Posted Date: April 15, 2011
Subject: Employment Certification Public Service Loan Forgiveness
FR Type: Notice
Federal Register: April 15, 2011 (Volume 76, Number 73)]
From the Federal Register Online via GPO Access [wais.access.gpo.gov]
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, Information
Management and Privacy 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
June 14, 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, Information Management and Privacy 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.
Dated: April 12, 2011.
James Hyler, Acting Director, Information Collection Clearance Division, Information
Management and Privacy Services, Office of Management.
Federal Student Aid
Type of Review: New.
Title of Collection: Employment Certification for Public Service
OMB Control Number: 1845-NEW.
Agency Form Number(s): N/A.
Frequency of Responses: Annually.
Affected Public: Business and other for-profit; Individuals or
Total Estimated Number of Annual Responses: 2,073,643.
Total Estimated Number of Annual Burden Hours: 1,036,822.
Abstract: This form serves as the means by which eligible borrowers
in the William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan Program indicate eligible
employment for the purpose of final forgiveness under the Public
Service Loan Forgiveness Program. The Department and its Direct Loan
Program servicers will use the information collected on the Employment
Certification for Public Service Loan Forgiveness form to determine
whether a borrower has worked for a qualified employer during the
certification period and whether payments made against a borrower's
outstanding Direct Loan balance were qualifying payments for the
purpose of the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program.
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 4563. 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 CODSupport@acs-inc.com 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. 2011-9220 Filed 4-14-11; 8:45 am]
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