Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Borrower Defenses Regulations, 65975-65976 [2019-26026]

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Agenda: The RFPB will hold a meeting from 9:10 a.m. to 3:25 p.m. The meeting will be closed to the public and will consist of remarks to the RFPB from following invited speakers: The Assistant Secretary of Defense for Manpower and Reserve Affairs, Performing the Duties of the Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness will provide an update on the Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness’ goals and updates on personnel system reforms under consideration for the Reserve Components; the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Strategy and Force Development will discuss the Department’s development of the National Defense Strategy and the Defense Planning Guidance for the defense strategy, force development, and strategic analysis with the integration of the Reserve Components; the Commander, Marine Force Reserve and Marine Forces North will discuss the Marine Corps Reserve’s national military strategy and priorities for improving the Marine Corps Reserve’s readiness; the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Legislative Affairs will provide a discussion on legislation actions supporting the Department’s polices, strategies and budget in achieving the National Military Strategy with the integration of the Reserve Components; and the Director for Strategy, Plans and Policy of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, J5 will provide the Joint Staff’s perspective on the Department’s strategies to execute the National Military Strategy with the integration of the Reserve Components. Meeting Accessibility: In accordance with section 10(d) of the FACA, 5 U.S.C. 552b(c), and 41 CFR 102–3.155, the DoD has determined that this meeting will be closed to the public. Specifically, the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Manpower and Reserve Affairs, Performing the Duties of the Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness, in coordination with the Department of Defense FACA Attorney, has determined in writing that this meeting will be closed to the public because it is likely to disclose classified matters covered by 5 U.S.C. 552b(c)(1). Written Statements: Pursuant to section 10(a)(3) of the FACA and 41 CFR 102–3.105(j) and 102–3.140, interested persons may submit written statements to the RFPB about its approved agenda or at any time on the RFPB’s mission. 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Please note that since the RFPB operates in accordance with the provisions of the FACA, all submitted comments and public presentations will be treated as public documents and will be made available for public inspection, including, but not limited to, being posted on the RFPB’s website. this notice is corrected to read as follows: On page 55295, in the first column, in CATEGORIES OF INDIVIDUALS COVERED BY THE SYSTEM, ‘‘i.e.’’ is corrected to read ‘‘e.g.’’ Dated: November 26, 2019. Aaron T. Siegel, Alternate OSD Federal Register Liaison Officer, Department of Defense. [FR Doc. 2019–26032 Filed 11–29–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 5001–06–P DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION [Docket No. ED–2019–ICCD–0117] Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Borrower Defenses Regulations Dated: November 25, 2019. Aaron T. Siegel, Alternate OSD Federal Register Liaison Officer, Department of Defense. AGENCY: [FR Doc. 2019–25935 Filed 11–29–19; 8:45 am] SUMMARY: BILLING CODE 5001–06–P DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Office of the Secretary [Docket ID: DoD–2019–OS–0119] Privacy Act of 1974; System of Records; Correction Office of the Secretary, Department of Defense (DoD). ACTION: Notice of a modified System of Records; correction. AGENCY: On Wednesday, October 16, 2019, the DoD published a notice titled ‘‘Privacy Act of 1974; System of Records’’ that modified a System of Records titled, ‘‘Defense Enrollment Eligibility Reporting System (DEERS), DMDC 02 DoD.’’ Subsequent to the publication of the notice, DoD discovered an error. This notice corrects the error. DATES: This correction is effective on December 2, 2019. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Patricia L. Toppings, 571–372–0485. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On Wednesday, October 16, 2019 (84 FR 55293–55298), the DoD published a notice titled ‘‘Privacy Act of 1974; System of Records’’ that modified a System of Records titled, ‘‘Defense Enrollment Eligibility Reporting System (DEERS), DMDC 02 DoD.’’ The error referenced in the SUMMARY section of SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00011 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 65975 Federal Student Aid (FSA), Department of Education (ED). ACTION: Notice. In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, ED is proposing a revision of an existing information collection. DATES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before January 2, 2020. ADDRESSES: To access and review all the documents related to the information collection listed in this notice, please use http://www.regulations.gov by searching the Docket ID number ED– 2019–ICCD–0117. Comments submitted in response to this notice should be submitted electronically through the Federal eRulemaking Portal at http:// www.regulations.gov by selecting the Docket ID number 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 include the docket ID number and the title of the information collection request when requesting documents or submitting comments. 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 Strategic Collections and Clearance Governance and Strategy Division, U.S. Department of Education, 400 Maryland Ave. SW, LBJ, Room 6W208, D, Washington, DC 20202–4537. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For specific questions related to collection E:\FR\FM\02DEN1.SGM 02DEN1 jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES 65976 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 231 / Monday, December 2, 2019 / Notices activities, please contact Beth Grebeldinger, 202–377–4018. 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: Borrower Defenses Regulations. OMB Control Number: 1845–0142. Type of Review: A revision of an existing information collection. Respondents/Affected Public: Individuals or Households; Private Sector. Total Estimated Number of Annual Responses: 11,487. Total Estimated Number of Annual Burden Hours: 5,531. Abstract: The Department of Education (the Department) requests a revision of the current information collection associated with OMB Control Number 1845–0142 due to an increase in the number of borrowers asserting a borrower defense to repayment claim. The only change to the collection is an update to increase the number of respondents, responses and burden hours. The regulations in § 685.222 provide a framework for the borrower defense individual and group process that applies to loans first disbursed on or after July 1, 2017 and before July 1, 2020, including descriptions of the circumstances under which group VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:10 Nov 29, 2019 Jkt 250001 borrower defense claims could be considered, and the process the Department will follow for borrower defenses for a group. The regulations establish a process for review and determination of a borrower defense for groups identified by the Secretary for which the borrower defense is made regarding a Direct Loans for attendance at a closed school that has not provided financial protection currently available to the Secretary from which to recover any losses based on borrower defense claims, and for which there is no appropriate entity from which the Secretary can otherwise practicably recover such losses. The regulations also establish the process for groups identified by the Secretary for which the borrower defense is asserted with respect to Direct Loans to attend an open school. Dated: November 26, 2019. Kate Mullan, PRA Coordinator, Strategic Collections and Clearance Governance and Strategy Division, Office of Chief Data Officer. [FR Doc. 2019–26026 Filed 11–29–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4000–01–P DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION [Docket No.: ED–2019–ICCD–0149] Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; Cash Management Contract URL Collection Federal Student Aid (FSA), Department of Education (ED). ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, ED is proposing a revision of an existing information collection. DATES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before January 31, 2020. ADDRESSES: To access and review all the documents related to the information collection listed in this notice, please use http://www.regulations.gov by searching the Docket ID number ED– 2019–ICCD–0149. Comments submitted in response to this notice should be submitted electronically through the Federal eRulemaking Portal at http:// www.regulations.gov by selecting the Docket ID number 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 include the docket ID number and the title of the information collection request when requesting documents or submitting SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00012 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 comments. 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 Strategic Collections and Clearance Governance and Strategy Division, U.S. Department of Education, 400 Maryland Ave. SW, LBJ, Room 6W208, D, Washington, DC 20202–4537. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For specific questions related to collection activities, please contact Beth Grebeldinger, 202–377–4018. 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: Cash Management Contract URL Collection. OMB Control Number: 1845–0147. Type of Review: A revision of an existing information collection. Respondents/Affected Public: Private Sector; State, Local, and Tribal Governments. Total Estimated Number of Annual Responses: 552. Total Estimated Number of Annual Burden Hours: 45. Abstract: The Department of Education (the Department) is seeking to renew OMB control number 1845–0147 for the collection of URLs hosting E:\FR\FM\02DEN1.SGM 02DEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

[Docket No. ED-2019-ICCD-0117]


Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the 
Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; Comment 
Request; Borrower Defenses Regulations

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, ED is 
proposing a revision of an existing information collection.

DATES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before 
January 2, 2020.

ADDRESSES: To access and review all the documents related to the 
information collection listed in this notice, please use http://www.regulations.gov by searching the Docket ID number ED-2019-ICCD-
0117. Comments submitted in response to this notice should be submitted 
electronically through the Federal eRulemaking Portal at http://www.regulations.gov by selecting the Docket ID number 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 [email protected]. Please include the docket ID 
number and the title of the information collection request when 
requesting documents or submitting comments. 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 Strategic Collections and Clearance Governance and 
Strategy Division, U.S. Department of Education, 400 Maryland Ave. SW, 
LBJ, Room 6W208, D, Washington, DC 20202-4537.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For specific questions related to 
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activities, please contact Beth Grebeldinger, 202-377-4018.

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: Borrower Defenses Regulations.
    OMB Control Number: 1845-0142.
    Type of Review: A revision of an existing information collection.
    Respondents/Affected Public: Individuals or Households; Private 
Sector.
    Total Estimated Number of Annual Responses: 11,487.
    Total Estimated Number of Annual Burden Hours: 5,531.
    Abstract: The Department of Education (the Department) requests a 
revision of the current information collection associated with OMB 
Control Number 1845-0142 due to an increase in the number of borrowers 
asserting a borrower defense to repayment claim. The only change to the 
collection is an update to increase the number of respondents, 
responses and burden hours.
    The regulations in Sec.  685.222 provide a framework for the 
borrower defense individual and group process that applies to loans 
first disbursed on or after July 1, 2017 and before July 1, 2020, 
including descriptions of the circumstances under which group borrower 
defense claims could be considered, and the process the Department will 
follow for borrower defenses for a group. The regulations establish a 
process for review and determination of a borrower defense for groups 
identified by the Secretary for which the borrower defense is made 
regarding a Direct Loans for attendance at a closed school that has not 
provided financial protection currently available to the Secretary from 
which to recover any losses based on borrower defense claims, and for 
which there is no appropriate entity from which the Secretary can 
otherwise practicably recover such losses. The regulations also 
establish the process for groups identified by the Secretary for which 
the borrower defense is asserted with respect to Direct Loans to attend 
an open school.

    Dated: November 26, 2019.
Kate Mullan,
PRA Coordinator, Strategic Collections and Clearance Governance and 
Strategy Division, Office of Chief Data Officer.
[FR Doc. 2019-26026 Filed 11-29-19; 8:45 am]
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