[Federal Register Volume 61, Number 172 (Wednesday, September 4, 1996)]
[Pages 46655-46656]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 96-22434]


Health Resources and Services Administration

Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for OMB 
Review; Comment Request

    Periodically, the Health Resources and Services Administration 
(HRSA) publishes abstracts of information collection requests under 
review by the Office of Management and Budget, in compliance with the 
Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35). To request a 
copy of the clearance requests submitted to OMB for review, call the 
HRSA Reports Clearance Office on (301)-443-1129.
    The following request has been submitted to the Office of 
Management and Budget for review under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 
    Health Professions Student Loan (HPSL) and Nursing Student Loan 
(NSL) Programs--Forms (OMB No. 0915-0044)--Extension and Revision--The 
HPSL Program provides long-term, low-interest loans to students 
attending schools of medicine, osteopathic medicine, dentistry, 
veterinary medicine, optometry, podiatric medicine, and pharmacy. The 
NSL Program provides long-term, low-interest loans to students who 
attend eligible schools of nursing in programs leading to a diploma in 
nursing, an associate degree, a baccalaureate degree, or a graduate 
degree in nursing. Participating HPSL and NSL schools are responsible 
for determining eligiblity of applicants, making loans, and collecting 
monies owed by borrowers on their outstanding loans. The Deferment form 
(HRSA Form 519) provides the schools with documentation of a borrower's 
eligibility for deferment. The Annual Operating Report (AOR--HRSA Form 
501) provides the Federal Government with information from 
participating schools relating to HPSL & NSL program operations and 
financial activities. The AOR is submitted electronically.
    The estimated annual reponse burden is as follows:

                                          Number of     Responses per                              Total annual 
                 Form                    respondents     respondent       Hours per respondent      hour burden 
Deferment-519........................          10,375               1  10 min...................           1,729
AOR-501..............................           1,178               1  4 hrs....................           4,712
                                      ----------------                                           ---------------
      Total..........................          11,553  ..............  .........................           6,441

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    Three additional forms were previously approved under the OMB 
number cited above. These forms have been discontinued for the 
following reasons:
    HRSA-514, HPSL & NSL Application to Participate: This form was used 
by schools to apply to participate in the programs. Because there have 
been no program appropriations for several years, and the schools are 
operating the program only with revolving loan funds, the application 
form is no longer used.
    HRSA 518, Request for Postponement of Installment Payment, and HRSA 
520, Request for Partial Cancellation of Loan: These forms, which were 
used by borrowers to request cancellation or postponement of their 
student loan payments in return for service as a Registered Nurse, are 
no longer needed. The NSL cancellation provision for service as a 
Registered Nurse has been repealed for loans made on or after September 
29, 1979. There are now no students eligible for these benefits.
    Written comments and recommendations concerning the proposed 
information collection should be sent within 30 days of this notice to: 
Virginia Huth, Human Resources and Housing Branch, Office of Management 
and Budget, New Executive Office Building, Room 10235, Washington, D.C. 

    Dated: August 20, 1996.
J. Henry Montes,
Associate Administrator for Policy Coordination.
[FR Doc. 96-22434 Filed 9-3-96; 8:45 am]