Information Collection; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request, 30933-30934 [05-10773]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 103 / Tuesday, May 31, 2005 / Notices for a 60-day pre-clearance public comment period. Only one organization commented on the proposed revisions to the document. It made numerous suggestions, mostly regarding format and wording, which were incorporated wherever possible into the version now being presented to OMB for consideration. Each form will be individually discussed below. A. Forbearance Request Form Type of Review: Renewal. Agency: Corporation for National and Community Service. Title: Forbearance Request Form. OMB Number: 3045–0030. Agency Number: None. Affected Public: AmeriCorps members and the holders of their qualified student loans. Total Respondents: 16,000 annually. Frequency: Average of once per year of national service per loan. Average Time per Response: Ten minutes (nine minutes for the AmeriCorps member’s section and one minute for certification). Estimated Total Burden Hours: 2,667 hours. Total Burden Cost (capital/startup): None. Total Burden Cost (operating/ maintenance): None. Description AmeriCorps members may request a suspension of their obligation to repay most qualified student loans not in default during their service period. The purpose of the forbearance is to accommodate the minimal living allowance they receive while they complete their term of service, although interest continues to accrue during this period. Currently, AmeriCorps members use an OMB-approved form entitled Forbearance Request for National Service to obtain certification that they are in an approved national service position. The form also serves as the borrower’s official request to the loan companies for forbearance. Only the loan holder can grant forbearance. The form was originally developed with the assistance of representatives of several student loan associations. Having a separate form for forbearance based on AmeriCorps service clearly distinguishes that criterion from forbearance requests based on one of the other conditions for which a borrower may be eligible—e.g., military service, employment in certain low income areas, student status. The Corporation seeks to continue using this particular form, albeit in a revised version. Along with formatting VerDate jul<14>2003 16:14 May 27, 2005 Jkt 205001 and wording changes to enhance clarity and consistency, the one significant modification designates the authorized program official as the certifying official for the form, in place of the Corporation official. Program certifying officials currently certify member enrollments and exits, and authorize education awards. The current form is due to expire May 31, 2005. Analysis of Comments Received During the Public Comment Period One comment was received from an association of loan servicing organizations. It provided a number of wording and formatting suggestions, most of which have been incorporated in the form. It also recommends a greater use of electronic technology in the loan payment process, a development with which the Corporation concurs. B. Interest Accrual Form Type of Review: Renewal. Agency: Corporation for National and Community Service. Title: Interest Accrual Form. OMB Number: 3045–0053. Agency Number: None. Affected Public: AmeriCorps members and the holders of their qualified student loans. Total Respondents: 7,000 annually. Frequency: Average of once per year of national service per loan. Average Time per Response: 10 minutes, total (three minutes for the AmeriCorps member to complete the form and seven minutes for the loan holder). Estimated Total Burden Hours: 1,167 hours. Total Burden Cost (capital/startup): None. Total Burden Cost (operating/ maintenance): None. Description The Corporation’s legislation requires that it pay all or a portion of the interest that accrues during a period of national service for those who successfully complete their service and have had their loans in forbearance during the service. The intent is to keep the qualified student loan debt of an AmeriCorps member from increasing during the period of service. Using the current form, AmeriCorps members complete the top section and indicate their dates of service. Then they mail the form to the loan holder who indicates the total amount of interest that accrued during the service period, or indicates a daily accrual rate. The loan holder also adds the address where PO 00000 Frm 00013 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 30933 the payment should be sent and returns the form to the National Service Trust. When the Corporation receives this information, it is reviewed for accuracy and is either paid or returned to the loan holder or lender for additional information. Along with a number of changes modifying wording and format for greater consistency and clarity, for example, by replacing boxes with lines and restating instructions, the Corporation requests the name of the lending agency be cited in cases where the loan is made by a state agency, in accordance with recent legislative changes. The current form is due to expire May 31, 2005. Analysis of Comments Received During the Public Comment Period One comment was received from an association of loan servicing organizations. It provided a number of wording and formatting suggestions, most of which have been incorporated in the form. It also recommends a greater use of electronic technology in the loan payment process, a development with which the Corporation concurs. Dated: May 25, 2005. Ruben Wiley, Manager, National Service Trust. [FR Doc. 05–10772 Filed 5–27–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6050–$$–P CORPORATION FOR NATIONAL AND COMMUNITY SERVICE Information Collection; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request Corporation for National and Community Service. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The Corporation for National and Community Service (hereinafter the ‘‘Corporation’’), has submitted a public information collection request (ICR) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Pub. L. 104–13, (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35). Copies of this ICR, with applicable supporting documentation, may be obtained by calling the Corporation for National and Community Service, Mr. James Willie, at (202) 606–5000, extension 391, (jwillie@cns.gov); (TTY/TDD) at (202) 606–5256 between the hours of 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. Eastern Standard Time, Monday through Friday. ADDRESSES: Comments may be submitted, identified by the title of the E:\FR\FM\31MYN1.SGM 31MYN1 30934 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 103 / Tuesday, May 31, 2005 / Notices information collection activity, to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Attn: Ms. Katherine Astrich, OMB Desk Office for the Corporation for National and Community Service, by any of the following two methods within 30 days from the date of publication in this Federal Register. (1) By fax to: (202) 395–6974, Attention: Ms. Katherine Astrich, OMB Desk Officer for the Corporation for National and Community Service; and (2) Electronically by e-mail to: Katherine_T._Astrich@omb.eop.gov. The initial 60-day Federal Register Notice for the Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service Grant Application Instructions was published on February 18, 2005. This comment period ended on April 18, 2005; no comments were received. The OMB is particularly interested in comments which: • Evaluate whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the Corporation, including whether the information will have practical utility; • Evaluate the accuracy of the Corporation’s estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; • Propose ways to enhance the quality, utility and clarity of the information to be collected; and • Propose ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, including the use of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology, e.g., permitting electronic submissions of responses. Type of Review: Regular. Agency: Corporation for National and Community Service. Title: Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service Application Instructions. OMB Number: None. Agency Number: None. Affected Public: Organizations who are interested in applying for a Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service grant. Total Respondents: 80. Frequency: Once a year. Average Time Per Response: Ten (10) hours. Estimated Total Burden Hours: 800. Total Burden Cost (capital/startup): None. Total Burden Cost (operating/ maintenance): None. Description: The purpose of these Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: VerDate jul<14>2003 16:14 May 27, 2005 Jkt 205001 Grants is to mobilize more Americans to observe the Martin Luther King, Jr. Federal Holiday as a day of service in communities and to bring people together around the common focus of service to others. The Corporation will award these funds to eligible applicants who will in turn subgrant to eligible local organizations or fund separate events to plan and carry out service activities. Dated: May 24, 2005 Marlene Zakai, Director, Office of Grants Policy and Operation. [FR Doc. 05–10773 Filed 5–27–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6050–$$–P DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Office of the Secretary Notice; Meeting of the Independent Review Panel To Study the Relationships Between Military Department General Counsels and Judge Advocates General—Open Meeting Department of Defense. SUMMARY: Pursuant to the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA), Public Law 96–463, notice is hereby given that the Independent Review Panel to Study the Relationships between Military Department General Counsels and Judge Advocates General will hold an open meeting at the Hilton Crystal City, 2399 Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington, Virginia 22202, on June 15–16, 2005, from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. PURPOSE: The Panel will meet on June 15–16, 2005, from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., in order to hear testimony of current and former senior Defense Department officials and the public concerning the relationships between the legal elements of their respective Military Departments. These sessions will be open to the public, subject to the availability of space. In keeping with the spirit of FACA, the Panel welcomes written comments concerning its work from the public at any time. Interested citizens are encouraged to attend the sessions. DATES: June 15–16, 2005: 8:30 a.m.– 11:30 a.m., and 1 p.m.–4 p.m. LOCATION: Hilton Crystal City, 2399 Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington, Virginia 22202. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Any member of the public wishing further information concerning this meeting or wishing to submit written comments may contact: Mr. James R. Schwenk, AGENCY: PO 00000 Frm 00014 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Designated Federal Official, Department of Defense Office of the General Counsel, 1600 Defense Pentagon, Arlington, Virginia 20301–1600, Telephone: (703) 697–9343, Fax: (703) 693–7616, schwenkj@dodgc.osd.mil. Interested persons may submit a written statement for consideration by the Panel at any time prior to June 11, 2005. Persons desiring to make an oral presentation or submit a written statement to the Task Force must notify the point of contact listed above no later than 5 p.m., June 10, 2005. The Panel will hear oral presentations by members of the public on June 16, 2005, from 8:30 until 11:30 a.m. and from 1 p.m. until 4 p.m. The number of presentations made will depend on the number of requests received from members of the public, and oral presentation will be limited based upon the number of presentations from the public. Each person desiring to make an oral presentation must provide the above-listed point of contact with one (1) written copy of the presentation by 5 p.m., June 10, 2005. Dated: May 26, 2005. Jeannette Owings-Ballard, OSD Federal Register Liaison Officer, Department of Defense. [FR Doc. 05–10872 Filed 5–26–05; 1:12 pm] BILLING CODE 5001–06–P DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION Office of Innovation and Improvement; Notice of Implementation of Constitution Day and Citizenship Day; Correction Summary: On May 24, 2005, we published in the Federal Register (70 FR 29727) a notice of implementation of Constitution Day and Citizenship Day under the Office of Innovation and Improvement. On page 29727, first column, under the heading FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT, the telephone number provided for Alex Stein is corrected to read (202) 205–9085 and the Internet address is corrected to read constitutionday@ed.gov. In the last sentence of the section, under the heading FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT, the words ‘‘in section’’ are removed. For Further Information Contact: Alex Stein, U.S. Department of Education, 400 Maryland Avenue, SW., room 4W218, Washington, DC 20202–2110. Telephone (202) 205–9085 or via Internet: constitutionday@ed.gov If you use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TTD), you may call E:\FR\FM\31MYN1.SGM 31MYN1

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[Federal Register Volume 70, Number 103 (Tuesday, May 31, 2005)]
[Notices]
[Pages 30933-30934]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 05-10773]


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CORPORATION FOR NATIONAL AND COMMUNITY SERVICE


Information Collection; Submission for OMB Review; Comment 
Request

AGENCY: Corporation for National and Community Service.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Corporation for National and Community Service 
(hereinafter the ``Corporation''), has submitted a public information 
collection request (ICR) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) 
for review and approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act 
of 1995, Pub. L. 104-13, (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35). Copies of this ICR, 
with applicable supporting documentation, may be obtained by calling 
the Corporation for National and Community Service, Mr. James Willie, 
at (202) 606-5000, extension 391, (jwillie@cns.gov); (TTY/TDD) at (202) 
606-5256 between the hours of 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. Eastern Standard Time, 
Monday through Friday.

ADDRESSES: Comments may be submitted, identified by the title of the

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information collection activity, to the Office of Information and 
Regulatory Affairs, Attn: Ms. Katherine Astrich, OMB Desk Office for 
the Corporation for National and Community Service, by any of the 
following two methods within 30 days from the date of publication in 
this Federal Register.
    (1) By fax to: (202) 395-6974, Attention: Ms. Katherine Astrich, 
OMB Desk Officer for the Corporation for National and Community 
Service; and
    (2) Electronically by e-mail to: Katherine--T.--
Astrich@omb.eop.gov.
    The initial 60-day Federal Register Notice for the Martin Luther 
King, Jr. Day of Service Grant Application Instructions was published 
on February 18, 2005. This comment period ended on April 18, 2005; no 
comments were received.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The OMB is particularly interested in 
comments which:
     Evaluate whether the proposed collection of information is 
necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the 
Corporation, including whether the information will have practical 
utility;
     Evaluate the accuracy of the Corporation's estimate of the 
burden of the proposed collection of information, including the 
validity of the methodology and assumptions used;
     Propose ways to enhance the quality, utility and clarity 
of the information to be collected; and
     Propose ways to minimize the burden of the collection of 
information on those who are to respond, including the use of 
appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological 
collection techniques or other forms of information technology, e.g., 
permitting electronic submissions of responses.
    Type of Review: Regular.
    Agency: Corporation for National and Community Service.
    Title: Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service Application 
Instructions.
    OMB Number: None.
    Agency Number: None.
    Affected Public: Organizations who are interested in applying for a 
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service grant.
    Total Respondents: 80.
    Frequency: Once a year.
    Average Time Per Response: Ten (10) hours.
    Estimated Total Burden Hours: 800.
    Total Burden Cost (capital/startup): None.
    Total Burden Cost (operating/maintenance): None.
    Description: The purpose of these Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of 
Service Grants is to mobilize more Americans to observe the Martin 
Luther King, Jr. Federal Holiday as a day of service in communities and 
to bring people together around the common focus of service to others. 
The Corporation will award these funds to eligible applicants who will 
in turn subgrant to eligible local organizations or fund separate 
events to plan and carry out service activities.

    Dated: May 24, 2005
Marlene Zakai,
Director, Office of Grants Policy and Operation.
[FR Doc. 05-10773 Filed 5-27-05; 8:45 am]
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