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Subject: Employment Certification for Public Service Loan Forgiveness

Publication Date: July 24, 2014

Posted Date: July 24, 2014

Subject: Employment Certification for Public Service Loan Forgiveness

FR Type: Notice


[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 142 (Thursday, July 24, 2014)]
[Notices]
[Page 43030]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-17441]

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DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

[Docket No.: ED-2014-ICCD-0107]

Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; 
Employment Certification for Public Service Loan Forgiveness

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

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act 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 
September 22, 2014.

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-2014-ICCD-
0107 or via postal mail, commercial delivery, or hand delivery. If the 
regulations.gov site is not available to the public for any reason, ED 
will temporarily accept comments at ICDocketMgr@ed.gov. Please note 
that comments submitted by fax or email and those submitted after the 
comment period will not be accepted; ED will ONLY accept comments 
during the comment period in this mailbox when the regulations.gov site 
is not available. 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, Mailstop L-OM-2-
2E319, Room 2E103, Washington, DC 20202.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For specific questions related to 
collection activities, please contact Ian Foss, 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: Employment Certification for Public Service 
Loan Forgiveness.
    OMB Control Number: 1845-0110.
    Type of Review: A revision of an existing information collection.
    Respondents/Affected Public: Individuals or households.
    Total Estimated Number of Annual Responses: 122,896.
    Total Estimated Number of Annual Burden Hours: 61,448.
    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 (PSLF) program.

    Dated: July 21, 2014.
Kate Mullan,
Acting Director, Information Collection Clearance Division, Privacy, 
Information and Records Management Services, Office of Management.
[FR Doc. 2014-17441 Filed 7-23-14; 8:45 am]
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Last Modified: 07/23/2014