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Notice of Submission for OMB Review

AGENCY: Department of Education.
ACTION: Comment request.
SUMMARY: The Director, Information Collection Clearance Division, Regulatory Information Management Services, Office of Management invites comments on the submission for OMB review as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (Pub. L. 104-13).
DATES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before December 27, 2010.
ADDRESSES: Written comments should be addressed to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Attention: Education Desk Officer, Office of Management and Budget, 725 17th Street, NW., Room 10222, New Executive Office Building, Washington, DC 20503, be faxed to (202) 395-5806 or e-mailed tooira_submission@omb.eop.govwith a cc: note that written comments received in response to this notice will be considered public records.

Section 3506 of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35) requires that the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) provide interested Federal agencies and the public an early opportunity to comment on information collection requests. The OMB is particularly interested in comments which: (1) Evaluate whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information will have practical utility; (2) Evaluate the accuracy of the agency's estimate of the burden of the proposed collection ofinformation, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; (3) Enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (4) Minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, including through the use of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology.

Dated: November 22, 2010. Darrin A. King, Director,Information Collection Clearance Division,Regulatory Information Management Services,Office of Management. Federal Student Aid

Type of Review:Revision.

Title of Collection:William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program Federal Direct PLUS Loan Master Promissory Note and Endorser Addendum.

OMB Control Number:1845-0053.

Agency Form Number(s):N/A.

Frequency of Responses:On Occasion.

Affected Public:Individuals or households; Business or other for-profit; Not for-profit institutions.

Total Estimated Number of Annual Responses:1,992,600.

Total Estimated Annual Burden Hours:717,582.

Abstract:The William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program Federal Direct PLUS Loan Master Promissory Note and Endorser Addendum serves as the means by which a borrower applies for a Direct Consolidation Loan and promises to repay the loan. Related documents included with this collection are: (1) Additional Loan Listing Sheet (provides additional space for a borrower to list loans that he or she wishes to consolidate, if there is insufficient space on the Application and Promissory Note); (2) Request to Add Loans (serves as the means by which a borrower may add other loans to an existing Direct Consolidation Loan within a specified time period); and (3) Loan Verification Certificate (serves as the means by which the U.S. Department of Education obtains the information needed to pay off the holders of the loans that the borrower wants to consolidate).

Requests for copies of the information collection submission for OMB review may be accessed from the Web site at from the Department's Web site at,by selecting the “Browse Pending Collections” link and by clicking on link number 4387. When you access the information collection, click on “Download Attachments” to view. Written requests for information should be addressed to U.S. Department of Education, 400 Maryland Avenue, SW., LBJ, Washington, DC 20202-4537. Requests may also be electronically mailed to the Internet addressICDocketMgr@ed.govor faxed to 202-401-0920. Please specify the complete title of the information collection and OMB Control Number when making your request.

Individuals who use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD) may call the Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) at 1-800-877-8339.