Publication Date: August 12, 2011
Posted Date: August 12, 2011
Subject: Employment Certification for Public Service Loan Forgiveness.
FR Type: Notice
[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 156 (Friday, August 12, 2011)] [Notices] [Page 50189] [From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [wais.access.gpo.gov] [FR Doc No: 2011-20565] ---------------------------------------------------- DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION Notice of Submission for OMB Review AGENCY: Department of Education. ACTION: Comment Request. ----------------------------------------------- SUMMARY: The Director, Information Collection Clearance Division, Privacy, Information and Records Management Services, Office of Management, invites comments on the submission for OMB review as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (Pub. L. 104-13). DATES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before September 12, 2011. ADDRESSES: Written comments 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, be faxed to (202) 395- 5806 or e-mailed email@example.com with a cc: to ICDocketMgr@ed.gov. 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 the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) provide interested Federal agencies and the public an early opportunity to comment on information collection requests. The OMB is particularly interested in comments which: (1) Evaluate whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information will have practical utility; (2) Evaluate the accuracy of the agency's estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; (3) Enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (4) Minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, including through the use of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology. Dated: August 8, 2011. Darrin King, Director, Information Collection Clearance Division, Privacy, Information and Records Management Services, Office of Management. Federal Student Aid Type of Review: NEW. Title of Collection: Employment Certification for Public Service Loan Forgiveness. OMB Control Number: Pending. Agency Form Number(s): N/A. Frequency of Responses: Annually. Affected Public: Individuals or Households. Total Estimated Number of Annual Responses: 2,073,643. Total Estimated 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 information collection submission for OMB review may be accessed from the RegInfo.gov Web site at http://www.reginfo.gov/public/do/PRAMain or from the Department's Web site at http://edicsweb.ed.gov, by selecting the “Browse Pending Collections” 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 the Internet address 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. 2011-20565 Filed 8-11-11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4000-01-P