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Subject: William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program/Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program Deferment Request Forms

Publication Date: February 22, 2012

Posted Date: February 22, 2012

Subject: William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program/Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program Deferment Request Forms

FR Type: Notice

[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 34 (Tuesday, February 21, 2012)]
[Notices]
[Pages 9903-9904]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-3931]

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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 Acting Director, Information Collection 
Clearance Division, Privacy, Information and Records Management 
Services, Office of Management, invites comments on the proposed 
information collection requests as required by the Paperwork Reduction 
Act of 1995 (Pub. L. 104-13).

DATES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before 
April 23, 2012.

ADDRESSES: Written 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 Acting Director, Information Collection 
Clearance Division, Privacy, Information and Records 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.

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    Dated: February 15, 2012.
Kate Mullan,
Acting Director, Information Collection Clearance Division, Privacy, 
Information and Records Management Services, Office of Management.

Federal Student Aid

    Type of Review: Revision.
    Title of Collection: William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct 
Loan) Program/Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program Deferment 
Request Forms.
    OMB Control Number: 1845-0011.
    Agency Form Number(s): N/A.
    Total Estimated Number of Annual Responses: 3,130,831.
    Total Estimated Number of Annual Burden Hours: 500,933.
    Abstract: These forms serve as the means by which borrowers in the 
William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) and Federal Family 
Education Loan (FFEL) Programs may requires deferment of repayment on 
their loans if they meet certain statutory and regulaotry criteria. The 
U.S. Department of Education uses the information collected on these 
forms to determine whether a borrower meets the eligibility 
requirements for the specific deferment type that the borrower has 
requested. The burden hours associated with this collection is 
increasing for one reason; namely, that the collection is being 
combined with the soon-to-be discontinued 1845-0005 so that the forms 
associated with this collection may be used in both the FFEL and Direct 
Loan 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 04789. 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. 2012-3931 Filed 2-17-12; 8:45 am]
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Last Modified: 02/21/2012