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Comment Request Notice on Consolidation Loan Rebate Fee Report Posted in Federal Register

January 21, 2014

WASHINGTON , Jan. 21 -- The U.S. Department of Education published the following notice in the Federal Register : Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; Consolidation Loan Rebate Fee Report A Notice by the Education Department on 01/21/2014 This article has a comment period that ends in 62 days (03/24/2014) Submit a formal comment Publication Date: Tuesday, January 21, 2014 Agency: Department of Education Dates: Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before March 24, 2014 . Comments Close: 03/24/2014 Entry Type: Notice Action: Notice. Document Citation: 79 FR 3357 Page: 3357 -3358 (2 pages) Agency/Docket Number: Docket No.: ED-2014- ICCD -0005 Document Number: 2014-01004 Shorter URL: Action Notice. Summary In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. chapter 3501 et seq.), ED is proposing; an extension of an existing information collection. DATES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before March 24, 2014 . ADDRESSES: Comments submitted in response to this notice should be submitted electronically through the Federal eRulemaking Portal at by selecting Docket ID number ED-2014- ICCD -0005 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, Mailstop L-OM-2-2E319, Room 2E103, Washington, DC 20202. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For questions related to collection activities or burden, please call Kate Mullan , 202-401-0563 or electronically mail . Please do not send comments here. We will ONLY accept comments in this mailbox when the site is not available to the public for any reason. 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: Consolidation Loan Rebate Fee Report. OMB Control Number: 1845-0046. Type of Review: An extension of an existing information collection. Respondents/Affected Public: Private Sector. Total Estimated Number of Annual Responses: 10,320. Total Estimated Number of Annual Burden Hours: 11,180. Abstract: The Consolidation Loan Rebate Fee Report for payment by check or Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT) will be used by approximately 860 lenders participating in the Title IV, Part B loans program. The information collected is used to transmit interest payment rebate fees to the Secretary of Education. Dated: January 15, 2014 . Kate Mullan , Acting Director, Information Collection Clearance Division, Privacy, Information and Records Management Services, Office of Management . TNS 30TagarumaMar-140121-4608351 30TagarumaMar

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