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Subject: Discharge Application: Total and Permanent Disability

Publication Date: September 8, 2011

Posted Date: September 8, 2011

Subject: Discharge Application: Total and Permanent Disability

FR Type: Notice


[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 174 (Thursday, September 8, 2011)]
[Notices]
[Pages 55654-55655]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [wais.access.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2011-23004]

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DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

Notice of Proposed Information Collection Requests
AGENCY: Department of Education.
ACTION: Comment request.
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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, Privacy, Information and
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Records Management Services, Office of Management, 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 
November 7, 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.
    Dated: September 2, 2011.
Darrin King,
Director, Information Collection Clearance Division, Privacy, 
Information and Records Management Services, Office of Management.
Federal Student Aid
    Type of Review: Revision.
    Title of Collection: Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program, 
William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program, Federal 
Perkins Loan (Perkins) Program, and Teacher Education Assistance for 
College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant Program: Discharge 
Application: Total and Permanent Disability.
    OMB Control Number: 1845-0065.
    Agency Form Number(s): N/A.
    Frequency of Responses: On occasion.
    Affected Public: Individuals or households.
    Total Estimated Number of Annual Responses: 30,000.
    Total Estimated Number of Annual Burden Hours: 15,000.
    Abstract: The Discharge Application: Total and Permanent Disability 
serves as the means by which an individual who is totally and 
permanently disabled, as defined in Sec.  437(a)(1) of the Higher 
Education Act of 1965, as amended, applies for discharge of his or her 
Direct Loan, Federal Family Education Loan, or Perkins loan program 
loans, or Teacher Education Assistance for College Higher Education 
Grant service obligation. The form collects the information that is 
needed by the U.S. Department of Education to determine the 
individual's eligibility for discharge based on total and permanent 
disability.
    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 4709. 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. 2011-23004 Filed 9-7-11; 8:45 am]
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