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[December 10, 2012]

Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission to OMB for Review and Approval; Public Comment Request

Dec 10, 2012 (FIND, Inc. via COMTEX) -- SUMMARY: In compliance with section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35), the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) will submit an Information Collection Request (ICR) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). Comments submitted during the first public review of this ICR will be provided to OMB. OMB will accept further comments from the public during the review and approval period. To request a copy of the clearance requests submitted to OMB for review, email or call the HRSA Reports Clearance Office at (301) 443- 1984.

Information Collection Request Title: The Health Education Assistance Loan (HEAL) Program: Forms (OMB No. 0915-0043)--Extension Abstract: The Health Education Assistance Loan (HEAL) program continues to administer and to monitor outstanding loans which were provided to eligible students to pay for educational costs in a number of health professions. HEAL forms collect information that is required for responsible program management. The HEAL Repayment Schedule, Fixed and Variable, provides the borrower with the cost of a HEAL loan, the number and amount of payments, and the Truth-in- Lending disclosures. The Lender's Report on HEAL Student Loans Outstanding (Call Report), provides information on the status of loans outstanding by the number of borrowers and total number of loans whose loan payments are in various stages of the loan cycle, such as student education and repayment, and the corresponding dollar amounts. These forms are needed to provide borrowers with information on the cost of their loan(s) and to determine which lenders may have excessive delinquencies and defaulted loans.

Burden Statement: Burden in this context means the time expended by persons to generate, maintain, retain, disclose, or provide the information requested. This includes the time needed to review instructions; to develop, acquire, install, and utilize technology and systems for the purpose of collecting, validating, and verifying information, processing and maintaining information, and disclosing and providing information; to train personnel and to be able to respond to a collection of information; to search data sources; to complete and review the collection of information; and to transmit or otherwise disclose the information. The total annual burden hours estimated for this ICR are summarized in the table below.

The annual estimate of burden is as follows: Instrument Number of Responses Total Hours per Total burden respondents per responses response hours respondent Disclosure: 7 50 350 .50 175 Repayment Schedule HRSA 502-1,2 Reporting: 15 4 60 .75 45 Call Report HRSA 512 Total 22 410 220 Reporting and Disclosure ADDRESSES: Submit your comments to the desk officer for HRSA either by email to or by fax to 202-395-5806. Please direct all correspondence to the "attention of the desk officer for HRSA." Deadline: Comments on this ICR should be received within 30 days of this notice.

Dated: December 3, 2012.

Bahar Niakan, Director, Division of Policy and Information Coordination.

[FR Doc. 2012-29728 Filed 12-7-12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4165-15-P Vol. 77, No. 237 Notices

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