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Subject: Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program Income Based
Repayment (IBR) Plan Request and Alternative Documentation of Income

Publication Date: October 26, 2012

Posted Date: October 26, 2012

Subject: Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program Income Based Repayment (IBR) Plan Request and Alternative Documentation of Income

FR Type: Notice


[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 208 (Friday, October 26, 2012)]
[Notices]
[Page 65372]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-26336]

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DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

[Docket No. ED-2012-ICCD-0044]

Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the 
Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; Comment 
Request: Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program Income Based 
Repayment (IBR) Plan Request and Alternative Documentation of Income

AGENCY: Department of Education (ED), Federal Student Aid (FSA).

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 
chapter 3501 et seq.), ED is proposing a revision of an existing 
information collection.

DATES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before 
November 26, 2012.

ADDRESSES: Comments submitted in response to this notice should be 
submitted electronically through the Federal eRulemaking Portal at 
http://www.regulations.gov by selecting Docket ID number ED-2012-ICCD-
0044 or via postal mail, commercial delivery, or hand delivery. Please 
note that comments submitted by fax or email and those submitted after 
the comment period will not be accepted. Written requests for 
information or comments submitted by postal mail or delivery should be 
addressed to the Director of the Information Collection Clearance 
Division, U.S. Department of Education, 400 Maryland Avenue SW., LBJ, 
Room 2E117, Washington, DC 20202-4537.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ian Foss, Federal Student Aid, (202) 
377-3681.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Department of Education (ED), 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, revised, and continuing 
collections of information. This helps the Department assess the impact 
of its information collection requirements and minimize the public's 
reporting burden. It also helps the public understand the Department's 
information collection requirements and provide the requested data in 
the desired format. ED is soliciting comments on the proposed 
information collection request (ICR) that is described below. 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. Please note that 
written comments received in response to this notice will be considered 
public records.
    Title of Collection: Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program 
Income Based Repayment (IBR) Plan Request and Alternative Documentation 
of Income.
    OMB Control Number: 1845-0102.
    Type of Review: Revision of an existing collection of information.
    Respondents/Affected Public: Individuals or households.
    Total Estimated Number of Annual Responses: 3,159,132.
    Total Estimated Number of Annual Burden Hours: 1,042,514.
    Abstract: This form serves as the means by which borrowers in the 
William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) and Federal Family 
Education Loan (FFEL) Programs may request an Income-Based or Income-
Contingent Repayment (IBR/ICR) Plans if they meet certain statutory and 
regulatory 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 IBR/ICR Plan 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 all Income-Based or Income-Contingent materials 
contained in the soon-to-be revised 1845-0014 (Direct Loan Repayment 
Plan Selection Form) and soon-to-be discontinued 1845-0016 (Direct Loan 
IBR/ICR Alternative Documentation of Income Form), so that the forms 
associated with this collection may be used in both the FFEL and Direct 
Loan Program. However, because the form has been greatly streamlined, 
there is a significant burden reduction associated with this clearance 
that is masked by the increased respondent population.

    Dated: October 22, 2012.
Darrin A. King,
Director, Information Collection Clearance Division, Privacy, 
Information and Records Management Services, Office of Management.
[FR Doc. 2012-26336 Filed 10-25-12; 8:45 am]
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Last Modified: 10/25/2012