[Federal Register Volume 64, Number 84 (Monday, May 3, 1999)]
[Notices]
[Page 23656]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 99-11052]


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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Health Resources And Services Administration


Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection: 
Comment Request

    In compliance with the requirement for opportunity for public 
comment on proposed data collection projects (section 3506(c)(2)(A) of 
Title 44, United States Code, as amended by the Paperwork Reduction Act 
of 1995, Public Law 104-13), the Health Resources and Services 
Administration (HRSA) publishes periodic summaries of proposed projects 
being developed for submission to OMB under the Paperwork Reduction Act 
of 1995. To request more information on the proposed project or to 
obtain a copy of the data collection plans and draft instruments, call 
the HRSA Reports Clearance Officer on (301) 443-1891.
    Comments are invited on: (a) Whether the proposed collection of 
information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of 
the agency, including whether the information shall have practical 
utility; (b) the accuracy of the agency's estimate of the burden of the 
proposed collection of information; (c) ways to enhance the quality, 
utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) ways 
to minimize the burden of the collection of information on respondents, 
including through the use of automated collection techniques or other 
forms of information technology.

Proposed Project: Health Professions Student Loan (HPSL) and 
Nursing Student Loan (NSL) Programs: Forms (OMB No. 0915-0044)--
Revision

    The HPSL Program provides long-term, low-interest loans to students 
attending schools of medicine, osteopathic medicine, dentistry, 
veterinary medicine, optometry, podiatric medicine, and pharmacy. The 
NSL Program provides long-term, low-interest loans to students who 
attend eligible schools of nursing in programs leading to a diploma in 
nursing, an associate degree, a baccalaureate degree, or a graduate 
degree in nursing. Participating HPSL and NSL schools are responsible 
for determining eligibility of applicants, making loans, and collecting 
monies owed by borrowers on their outstanding loans. The deferment form 
(HRSA form 519) provides the schools with documentation of a borrower's 
eligibility for deferment. The Annual Operating Report (AOR--HRSA form 
501) provides the Federal Government with information from 
participating and non-participating schools (schools that are no longer 
granting loans but are required to report and maintain program records, 
student records, and repayment records until all student loans are 
repaid in full and all monies due the Federal Government are returned) 
relating to HPSL and NSL program operations and financial activities.
    The estimated annual response burden is as follows:

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                                 Number  of     Responses per       Total          Hours  per      Total  burden
             Form                 responses      respondent       responses        respondent          hours
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Deferment 519................          10,358               1          10,358  10 minutes.......           1,726
AOR 501......................           1,302               1           1,302  4................           5,208
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    Total....................  ..............  ..............          11,660  .................           6,934
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    Send comments to Susan G. Queen, Ph.D., HRSA Reports Clearance 
Officer, Room 14-33, Parklawn Building, 5600 Fishers Lane, Rockville, 
MD 20857. Written comments should be received within 60 days of this 
notice.

    Dated: April 27, 1999.
Jane Harrison,
Director, Division of Policy Review and Coordination.
[FR Doc. 99-11052 Filed 4-30-99; 8:45 am]
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