Privacy Act of 1974; Computer Matching Program, 14355-14357 [2017-05551]

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[FR Doc. 2017–05371 Filed 3–17–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3810–FF–P DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION [Docket No.: ED–2017–ICCD–0035] Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; Special Education—Individual Reporting on Regulatory Compliance Related to the Personnel Development Program’s Service Obligation and the Government Performance and Results Act (GPRA) Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (OSERS), 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 May 19, 2017. 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– 2017–ICCD–0035. 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. 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 Information Collection Clearance Division, U.S. Department of Education, 400 Maryland Avenue SW., LBJ, Room 226–62, Washington, DC 20202–4537. sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:36 Mar 17, 2017 Jkt 241001 For specific questions related to collection activities, please contact Bonnie Jones, 202–245–7395. 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: Special Education—Individual Reporting on Regulatory Compliance Related to the Personnel Development Program’s Service Obligation and the Government Performance and Results Act (GPRA). OMB Control Number: 1820–0686. Type of Review: A revision of an existing information collection. Respondents/Affected Public: Individual or Households; Private Sector. Total Estimated Number of Annual Responses: 34,523. Total Estimated Number of Annual Burden Hours: 11,313. Abstract: This data collection serves three purposes for the Office of Special Education Program’s Personnel Development Program (PD). First, data from three sources (grantees, scholars, and employers) are necessary to assess the performance of the PDP on its Government Performance Results Act (GPRA) measures. Second, data from all three sources are necessary to determine if scholars comply with the service obligation requirements. And finally, FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: PO 00000 Frm 00013 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 14355 project-specific performance data are collected from PDP grantees for project monitoring and program improvement. The forms in this package are updates to existing Office of Management and Budget approved forms (1820–0686) which expire on 5/31/2017. Dated: March 14, 2017. Tomakie Washington, Acting Director, Information Collection Clearance Division, Office of the Chief Privacy Officer, Office of Management. [FR Doc. 2017–05413 Filed 3–17–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4000–01–P DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION [Docket ID ED–2017–FSA–0034] Privacy Act of 1974; Computer Matching Program Department of Education. Notice of a Modified Matching Program. AGENCY: ACTION: This document provides notice of the continuation of a computer matching program between the Department of Education and the Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services. DATES: We must receive your comments on or before April 19, 2017. The re-established matching program will be effective on the latest of the following three dates: (A) April 18, 2017; (B) 30 days from the date on which the Department of Education (ED) publishes a Computer Matching Notice in the Federal Register, as required by 5 U.S.C. 552a(e)(12) and Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Circular No. A–108, assuming that ED receives no public comments or receives public comments but makes no changes to the Computer Matching Notice as a result of the public comments, or 30 days from the date on which ED publishes a Revised Computer Matching Notice in the Federal Register, assuming that ED receives public comments and revises the Computer Matching Notice as a result of public comments; or (C) 60 days from the date on which ED transmits the report of the matching program, as required by 5 U.S.C. 552a(r) and OMB Circular No. A– 108, to OMB, the U.S. House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, and the U.S. Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, unless OMB waives any days of the 60-day review period for compelling reasons, in which case 60 days minus the number of days waived by OMB from the date of ED’s transmittal of the report of the matching program. SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\20MRN1.SGM 20MRN1 sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES 14356 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 52 / Monday, March 20, 2017 / Notices The matching program will continue for 18 months after the effective date and may be extended for an additional 12 months thereafter, if the conditions specified in 5 U.S.C. 552a(o)(2)(D) have been met. ADDRESSES: Submit your comments through the Federal eRulemaking Portal or via postal mail, commercial delivery, or hand delivery. We will not accept comments submitted by fax or by email or those submitted after the comment period. To ensure that we do not receive duplicate copies, please submit your comments only once. In addition, please include the Docket ID at the top of your comments. • Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to www.regulations.gov to submit your comments electronically. Information on using Regulations.gov, including instructions for accessing agency documents, submitting comments, and viewing the docket, is available on the site under the ‘‘help’’ tab. • Postal Mail, Commercial Delivery, or Hand Delivery: If you mail or deliver your comments about these proposed regulations, address them to Marya Dennis, Management and Program Analyst, U.S. Department of Education, Federal Student Aid, Union Center Plaza, 830 First Street NE., Washington, DC 20002–5345. Privacy Note: The Department’s policy is to make all comments received from members of the public available for public viewing in their entirety on the Federal eRulemaking Portal at www.regulations.gov. Therefore, commenters should be careful to include in their comments only information that they wish to make publicly available. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Marya Dennis, Management and Program Analyst, U.S. Department of Education, Federal Student Aid, Union Center Plaza, 830 First Street NE., Washington, DC 20002–5345. Telephone: (202) 377–3385. If you use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD) or a text telephone (TTY), call the Federal Relay Service (FRS), toll free, at 1–800–877– 8339. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: We provide this notice in accordance with Privacy Act of 1974, as amended (5 U.S.C. 552a); OMB Final Guidance Interpreting the Provisions of Public Law 100–503 the Computer Matching and Privacy Protection Act of 1988, 54 FR 25818 (June 19, 1989); and OMB Circular No. A–108, available at: https:// obamawhitehouse.archives.gov/sites/ default/files/omb/assets/OMB/circulars/ a108/omb_circular_a-108.pdf. VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:36 Mar 17, 2017 Jkt 241001 Participating Agencies: The U.S. Department of Education and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). Authority for Conducting the Matching Program: The information contained in the USCIS database is referred to as the Verification Information System (VIS), which is authorized by section 274A(b) of the Immigration and Nationality Act, 8 U.S.C. 1324a(b). ED seeks access to the VIS for the purpose of confirming the immigration status of applicants for assistance, as authorized by section 484(g) of the Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended (HEA), 20 U.S.C. 1091(g), and consistent with the title IV student eligibility requirements of section 484(a)(5) of the HEA, 20 U.S.C. 1091(a)(5). USCIS is authorized to participate in this immigration status verification by section 103 of the Immigration and Nationality Act, 8 U.S.C. 1103. Purpose(S): The matching program entitled ‘‘Verification Division USCIS/ ED’’ will permit ED to confirm the immigration status of alien applicants for, or recipients of, financial assistance under title IV of the HEA, as authorized by section 484(g) of the HEA (20 U.S.C. 1091(g)). The title IV, HEA programs that are covered by the agreement include: The Federal Pell Grant Program, the Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant Program, the Iraq and Afghanistan Service Grant Program, the Federal Perkins Loan Program, the Federal Work-Study Program, the Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant Program, and the William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan Program. Categories of Individuals: The individuals included in this matching program are those who provide an Alien Registration Number when completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), to determine their eligibility for title IV, HEA program assistance. Categories of Records: Data that are sent from ED to DHS include the individual’s: Alien registration number, first and last name, date of birth, current Social Security number, and gender. This action will initiate a search for corresponding data elements in a USCIS Privacy Act system of records. When a match of records occurs, the USCIS system will add the following data to the record and return the file to ED: The primary or secondary verification number, the date of entry into the U.S., the country of birth and the USCIS status code of the alien applicant or PO 00000 Frm 00014 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 recipient. ED translates the code to determine whether the applicant is an eligible non-citizen or that this determination could not be made. In accordance with 5 U.S.C. 552a(p), ED will not suspend, terminate, reduce, or make a final denial of any title IV, HEA program assistance to the individual, or take other adverse action against the individual, as a result of information produced by the match, until ED has independently verified the information, or ED’s Data Integrity Board determines, in accordance with guidance issued by the Director of the OMB, that: (1) The information is limited to identification and amount of benefits paid by ED under a Federal benefit program; and (2) there is a high degree of confidence that the information provided to ED is accurate. In addition, the individual must first receive a notice from ED containing a statement of its findings and informing the individual of the opportunity to contest those findings by submitting documentation demonstrating a satisfactory immigration status within 30 days of receipt of the notice. After 30 days from the date of the individual’s receipt of such notice, ED may take adverse action against an individual as a result of information produced by the match. System(S) of Records: ED system of Records: Federal Student Aid Application File (18–11–01), (76 FR 46774). DHS–USCIS system of records: Systematic Alien Verification for Entitlements (SAVE) System of Records, (81 FR 78619). Accessible Format: Individuals with disabilities can obtain this document in an accessible format (such as, braille, large print, audiotape, or compact disc) on request to the contact person listed in the preceding paragraph. Electronic Access to This Document: The official version of this document is the document published in the Federal Register. Free Internet access to the official edition of the Federal Register and the Code of Federal Regulations is available through the Federal Digital System at: www.gpo.gov/fdsys. 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PO 00000 Frm 00015 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 14357 Applicants: PJM Interconnection, L.L.C Description: § 205(d) Rate Filing: Original Service Agreement No. 4645, Queue No. AA1–049/AA1–132 to be effective 2/13/2017. Filed Date: 3/13/17. Accession Number: 20170313–5259. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 4/3/17. Docket Numbers: ER17–1172–000. Applicants: PJM Interconnection, L.L.C Description: Tariff Cancellation: Notice of Cancellation of First Revised Service Agreement No. 4288 to be effective 4/22/2017. Filed Date: 3/13/17. Accession Number: 20170313–5261. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 4/3/17. The filings are accessible in the Commission’s eLibrary system by clicking on the links or querying the docket number. Any person desiring to intervene or protest in any of the above proceedings must file in accordance with Rules 211 and 214 of the Commission’s Regulations (18 CFR 385.211 and 385.214) on or before 5:00 p.m. Eastern time on the specified comment date. Protests may be considered, but intervention is necessary to become a party to the proceeding. eFiling is encouraged. More detailed information relating to filing requirements, interventions, protests, service, and qualifying facilities filings can be found at: http://www.ferc.gov/ docs-filing/efiling/filing-req.pdf. For other information, call (866) 208–3676 (toll free). For TTY, call (202) 502–8659. Dated: March 13, 2017. Nathaniel J. Davis, Sr., Deputy Secretary. [FR Doc. 2017–05436 Filed 3–17–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Combined Notice of Filings #2 Take notice that the Commission received the following exempt wholesale generator filings: Docket Number: EG17–74–000. Applicants: Radford’s Run Wind Farm, LLC. Description: Notice of SelfCertification of Exempt Wholesale Generator Status of Radford’s Run Wind Farm, LLC. Filed Date: 3/10/17. Accession Number: 20170310–5030. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 3/31/17. 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[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 52 (Monday, March 20, 2017)]
[Notices]
[Pages 14355-14357]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2017-05551]


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DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

[Docket ID ED-2017-FSA-0034]


Privacy Act of 1974; Computer Matching Program

AGENCY: Department of Education.

ACTION: Notice of a Modified Matching Program.

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SUMMARY: This document provides notice of the continuation of a 
computer matching program between the Department of Education and the 
Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration 
Services.

DATES: We must receive your comments on or before April 19, 2017.
    The re-established matching program will be effective on the latest 
of the following three dates: (A) April 18, 2017; (B) 30 days from the 
date on which the Department of Education (ED) publishes a Computer 
Matching Notice in the Federal Register, as required by 5 U.S.C. 
552a(e)(12) and Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Circular No. A-
108, assuming that ED receives no public comments or receives public 
comments but makes no changes to the Computer Matching Notice as a 
result of the public comments, or 30 days from the date on which ED 
publishes a Revised Computer Matching Notice in the Federal Register, 
assuming that ED receives public comments and revises the Computer 
Matching Notice as a result of public comments; or (C) 60 days from the 
date on which ED transmits the report of the matching program, as 
required by 5 U.S.C. 552a(r) and OMB Circular No. A-108, to OMB, the 
U.S. House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, and the U.S. 
Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, unless 
OMB waives any days of the 60-day review period for compelling reasons, 
in which case 60 days minus the number of days waived by OMB from the 
date of ED's transmittal of the report of the matching program.

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    The matching program will continue for 18 months after the 
effective date and may be extended for an additional 12 months 
thereafter, if the conditions specified in 5 U.S.C. 552a(o)(2)(D) have 
been met.

ADDRESSES: Submit your comments through the Federal eRulemaking Portal 
or via postal mail, commercial delivery, or hand delivery. We will not 
accept comments submitted by fax or by email or those submitted after 
the comment period. To ensure that we do not receive duplicate copies, 
please submit your comments only once. In addition, please include the 
Docket ID at the top of your comments.
     Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to www.regulations.gov to 
submit your comments electronically. Information on using 
Regulations.gov, including instructions for accessing agency documents, 
submitting comments, and viewing the docket, is available on the site 
under the ``help'' tab.
     Postal Mail, Commercial Delivery, or Hand Delivery: If you 
mail or deliver your comments about these proposed regulations, address 
them to Marya Dennis, Management and Program Analyst, U.S. Department 
of Education, Federal Student Aid, Union Center Plaza, 830 First Street 
NE., Washington, DC 20002-5345.
    Privacy Note: The Department's policy is to make all comments 
received from members of the public available for public viewing in 
their entirety on the Federal eRulemaking Portal at 
www.regulations.gov. Therefore, commenters should be careful to include 
in their comments only information that they wish to make publicly 
available.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Marya Dennis, Management and 
Program Analyst, U.S. Department of Education, Federal Student Aid, 
Union Center Plaza, 830 First Street NE., Washington, DC 20002-5345. 
Telephone: (202) 377-3385.
    If you use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD) or a text 
telephone (TTY), call the Federal Relay Service (FRS), toll free, at 1-
800-877-8339.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: We provide this notice in accordance with 
Privacy Act of 1974, as amended (5 U.S.C. 552a); OMB Final Guidance 
Interpreting the Provisions of Public Law 100-503 the Computer Matching 
and Privacy Protection Act of 1988, 54 FR 25818 (June 19, 1989); and 
OMB Circular No. A-108, available at: https://obamawhitehouse.archives.gov/sites/default/files/omb/assets/OMB/circulars/a108/omb_circular_a-108.pdf.
    Participating Agencies: The U.S. Department of Education and the 
U.S. Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration 
Services (USCIS).
    Authority for Conducting the Matching Program: The information 
contained in the USCIS database is referred to as the Verification 
Information System (VIS), which is authorized by section 274A(b) of the 
Immigration and Nationality Act, 8 U.S.C. 1324a(b). ED seeks access to 
the VIS for the purpose of confirming the immigration status of 
applicants for assistance, as authorized by section 484(g) of the 
Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended (HEA), 20 U.S.C. 1091(g), and 
consistent with the title IV student eligibility requirements of 
section 484(a)(5) of the HEA, 20 U.S.C. 1091(a)(5). USCIS is authorized 
to participate in this immigration status verification by section 103 
of the Immigration and Nationality Act, 8 U.S.C. 1103.
    Purpose(S): The matching program entitled ``Verification Division 
USCIS/ED'' will permit ED to confirm the immigration status of alien 
applicants for, or recipients of, financial assistance under title IV 
of the HEA, as authorized by section 484(g) of the HEA (20 U.S.C. 
1091(g)). The title IV, HEA programs that are covered by the agreement 
include: The Federal Pell Grant Program, the Teacher Education 
Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant Program, the 
Iraq and Afghanistan Service Grant Program, the Federal Perkins Loan 
Program, the Federal Work-Study Program, the Federal Supplemental 
Educational Opportunity Grant Program, and the William D. Ford Federal 
Direct Loan Program.
    Categories of Individuals: The individuals included in this 
matching program are those who provide an Alien Registration Number 
when completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), 
to determine their eligibility for title IV, HEA program assistance.
    Categories of Records: Data that are sent from ED to DHS include 
the individual's: Alien registration number, first and last name, date 
of birth, current Social Security number, and gender. This action will 
initiate a search for corresponding data elements in a USCIS Privacy 
Act system of records. When a match of records occurs, the USCIS system 
will add the following data to the record and return the file to ED: 
The primary or secondary verification number, the date of entry into 
the U.S., the country of birth and the USCIS status code of the alien 
applicant or recipient. ED translates the code to determine whether the 
applicant is an eligible non-citizen or that this determination could 
not be made.
    In accordance with 5 U.S.C. 552a(p), ED will not suspend, 
terminate, reduce, or make a final denial of any title IV, HEA program 
assistance to the individual, or take other adverse action against the 
individual, as a result of information produced by the match, until ED 
has independently verified the information, or ED's Data Integrity 
Board determines, in accordance with guidance issued by the Director of 
the OMB, that: (1) The information is limited to identification and 
amount of benefits paid by ED under a Federal benefit program; and (2) 
there is a high degree of confidence that the information provided to 
ED is accurate. In addition, the individual must first receive a notice 
from ED containing a statement of its findings and informing the 
individual of the opportunity to contest those findings by submitting 
documentation demonstrating a satisfactory immigration status within 30 
days of receipt of the notice. After 30 days from the date of the 
individual's receipt of such notice, ED may take adverse action against 
an individual as a result of information produced by the match.
    System(S) of Records: ED system of Records: Federal Student Aid 
Application File (18-11-01), (76 FR 46774). DHS-USCIS system of 
records: Systematic Alien Verification for Entitlements (SAVE) System 
of Records, (81 FR 78619).
    Accessible Format: Individuals with disabilities can obtain this 
document in an accessible format (such as, braille, large print, 
audiotape, or compact disc) on request to the contact person listed in 
the preceding paragraph.
    Electronic Access to This Document: The official version of this 
document is the document published in the Federal Register. Free 
Internet access to the official edition of the Federal Register and the 
Code of Federal Regulations is available through the Federal Digital 
System at: www.gpo.gov/fdsys. At this site you can view this document, 
as well as all other documents of this Department published in the 
Federal Register, in text or PDF. To use PDF you must have Adobe 
Acrobat Reader, which is available free at the site.
    You may also access documents of the Department published in the 
Federal Register by using the article search feature at: 
www.federalregister.gov. Specifically, through the advanced search 
feature at this site, you can limit your search to documents published 
by the Department.


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    Authority:  5 U.S.C. 552a.

    Dated: March 16, 2017.
James W. Runcie,
Chief Operating Officer Federal Student Aid.
[FR Doc. 2017-05551 Filed 3-17-17; 8:45 am]
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