[Federal Register Volume 66, Number 217 (Thursday, November 8, 2001)]
[Notices]
[Page 56543]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 01-28018]


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DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION


Notice of Proposed Information Collection Requests

AGENCY: Department of Education.
SUMMARY: The Leader, Regulatory Information Management Group, Office of 
the Chief Information Officer, 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 
January 7, 2002.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Section 3506 of the Paperwork Reduction Act 
of 1995 (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35) requires that the Office of Management 
and Budget (OMB) provide interested Federal agencies and the public an 
early opportunity to comment on information collection requests. OMB 
may amend or waive the requirement for public consultation to the 
extent that public participation in the approval process would defeat 
the purpose of the information collection, violate State or Federal 
law, or substantially interfere with any agency's ability to perform 
its statutory obligations. The Leader, Regulatory Information 
Management Group, Office of the Chief Information Officer, publishes 
that notice containing proposed information collection requests prior 
to submission of these requests to OMB. Each proposed information 
collection, grouped by office, contains the following: (1) Type of 
review requested, e.g. new, revision, extension, existing or 
reinstatement; (2) Title; (3) Summary of the collection; (4) 
Description of the need for, and proposed use of, the information; (5) 
Respondents and frequency of collection; and (6) Reporting and/or 
Recordkeeping burden. OMB invites public comment.
    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: November 2, 2001.
John Tressler,
Leader, Regulatory Information Management, Office of the Chief 
Information Officer.

Student Financial Assistance

    Type of Review: Reinstatement.
    Title: William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program 
Electronic Debit Account Application and Brochure.
    Frequency: One time.
    Affected Public: Individuals or households; Federal Government.
    Reporting and Recordkeeping Hour Burden: Responses: 210,000.
    Burden Hours: 6993.
    Abstract: A Direct Loan borrower uses this application to request 
and authorize the automatic deduction of monthly student loan payments 
from his or her checking or savings account.
    Requests for copies of the proposed information collection request 
may be accessed from http://edicsweb.ed.gov, or should be addressed to 
Vivian Reese, Department of Education, 400 Maryland Avenue, SW., Room 
4050, Regional Office Building 3, Washington, DC 20202-4651. Requests 
may also be electronically mailed to the internet address 
OCIO.RIMG@ed.gov or faxed to 202-708-9346. Please specify the complete 
title of the information collection when making your request. Comments 
regarding burden and/or the collection activity requirements should be 
directed to Joseph Schubart at (202) 708-9266 or via his internet 
address Joe.Schubart@ed.gov. 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. 01-28018 Filed 11-7-01; 8:45 am]
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