Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Borrower Defense to Loan Repayment Universal Form, 53350 [2020-19029]

Download as PDF 53350 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 168 / Friday, August 28, 2020 / Notices Sunshine Act Meetings TIME AND DATE: 1:00 p.m., August 26, 2020. This meeting was held via teleconference. STATUS: Closed. The Board invoked the exemption described in 5 U.S.C. 552b(c)(6) and 10 CFR 1704.4(f). The Board has determined that it was necessary to close this meeting to the public since an open meeting would have likely disclosed information of a personal nature where disclosure would constitute a clearly unwarranted invasion of personal privacy. MATTERS TO BE CONSIDERED: At this meeting, members of the Board evaluated applicants for the position of Executive Director of Operations. CONTACT PERSON FOR MORE INFORMATION: Tara Tadlock, Director of Board Operations, Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board, 625 Indiana Avenue NW, Suite 700, Washington, DC 20004–2901, (800) 788–4016. This is a toll-free number. PLACE: Dated: August 26, 2020. Bruce Hamilton, Chairman. [FR Doc. 2020–19119 Filed 8–26–20; 4:15 pm] BILLING CODE 3670–01–P DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION [Docket No.: ED–2020–SCC–0043] Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Borrower Defense to Loan Repayment Universal Form Federal Student Aid (FSA), Department of Education (ED). ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, ED is proposing a new information collection. DATES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before September 28, 2020. ADDRESSES: Written comments and recommendations for proposed information collection requests should be sent within 30 days of publication of this notice to www.reginfo.gov/public/ do/PRAMain. Find this particular information collection request by selecting ‘‘Department of Education’’ under ‘‘Currently Under Review,’’ then check ‘‘Only Show ICR for Public Comment’’ checkbox. SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:16 Aug 27, 2020 Jkt 250001 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: Borrower Defense to Loan Repayment Universal Form. OMB Control Number: 1845–NEW. Type of Review: A new information collection. Respondents/Affected Public: Individuals or Households. Total Estimated Number of Annual Responses: 96,000. Total Estimated Number of Annual Burden Hours: 48,000. Abstract: The Department of Education (the Department) amends the William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program regulations issued under the Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended (HEA), to implement changes made to the regulations in § 685.206(e)—Borrower responsibilities and defenses. These final regulations are a result of negotiated rulemaking and will add a new requirement to the current regulations. These final regulations require the collection of this information from borrowers who believe they qualify for a borrower defense to repayment discharge, as permitted FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: DEFENSE NUCLEAR FACILITIES SAFETY BOARD PO 00000 Frm 00034 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 under Section 455(h) of the Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended. The regulations provide, among other things, for the Secretary to discharge a borrower’s Direct Loan based on the loan in question being disbursed after July 1, 2020. The Department is attaching a list of elements that we are proposing be included on a revised Application for Borrower Defense to Loan Repayment form (Universal Borrower Defense Application). This revised form will be based on the current Universal Borrower Defense Application, OMB control number 1845–0146, and will facilitate processing claims from all borrowers who believe that they have a valid borrower defense claim. Dated: August 25, 2020. Kate Mullan, PRA Coordinator, Strategic Collections and Clearance Governance and Strategy Division Office of Chief Data Officer Office of Planning, Evaluation and Policy Development. [FR Doc. 2020–19029 Filed 8–27–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4000–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY National Nuclear Security Administration Surplus Plutonium Disposition National Nuclear Security Administration, Department of Energy. ACTION: Amended record of decision. AGENCY: The Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration (DOE/NNSA) is announcing this amendment to the April 2003 Amended Record of Decision (AROD) for the Final Surplus Plutonium Disposition Environmental Impact Statement (Final SPD EIS) (DOE/EIS– 0283). In this AROD, DOE/NNSA is announcing its decision to use the dilute and dispose method to disposition up to 7.1 MT of non-pit plutonium as contact handled transuranic (CH–TRU) waste at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP). This AROD changes the disposition pathway for a portion of the 34 MT of surplus plutonium DOE/NNSA previously announced and decided in 2003 to fabricate into mixed oxide (MOX) fuel. DOE/NNSA prepared a Supplement Analysis (SA) for Disposition of Additional Non-Pit Surplus Plutonium (DOE/EIS–0283–SA–4, August 2020) to inform this decision. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For information on NEPA for the Surplus Plutonium Disposition Program, please contact Mrs. Paloma E. 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DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

[Docket No.: ED-2020-SCC-0043]


Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the 
Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; Comment 
Request; Borrower Defense to Loan Repayment Universal Form

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 new information collection.

DATES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before 
September 28, 2020.

ADDRESSES: Written comments and recommendations for proposed 
information collection requests should be sent within 30 days of 
publication of this notice to www.reginfo.gov/public/do/PRAMain. Find 
this particular information collection request by selecting 
``Department of Education'' under ``Currently Under Review,'' then 
check ``Only Show ICR for Public Comment'' checkbox.

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: Borrower Defense to Loan Repayment Universal 
Form.
    OMB Control Number: 1845-NEW.
    Type of Review: A new information collection.
    Respondents/Affected Public: Individuals or Households.
    Total Estimated Number of Annual Responses: 96,000.
    Total Estimated Number of Annual Burden Hours: 48,000.
    Abstract: The Department of Education (the Department) amends the 
William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program regulations 
issued under the Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended (HEA), to 
implement changes made to the regulations in Sec.  685.206(e)--Borrower 
responsibilities and defenses. These final regulations are a result of 
negotiated rulemaking and will add a new requirement to the current 
regulations. These final regulations require the collection of this 
information from borrowers who believe they qualify for a borrower 
defense to repayment discharge, as permitted under Section 455(h) of 
the Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended. The regulations provide, 
among other things, for the Secretary to discharge a borrower's Direct 
Loan based on the loan in question being disbursed after July 1, 2020. 
The Department is attaching a list of elements that we are proposing be 
included on a revised Application for Borrower Defense to Loan 
Repayment form (Universal Borrower Defense Application). This revised 
form will be based on the current Universal Borrower Defense 
Application, OMB control number 1845-0146, and will facilitate 
processing claims from all borrowers who believe that they have a valid 
borrower defense claim.

    Dated: August 25, 2020.
Kate Mullan,
PRA Coordinator, Strategic Collections and Clearance Governance and 
Strategy Division Office of Chief Data Officer Office of Planning, 
Evaluation and Policy Development.
[FR Doc. 2020-19029 Filed 8-27-20; 8:45 am]
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