Proposed Collection; Comment Request, 43227-43228 [2017-19524]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 177 / Thursday, September 14, 2017 / Notices asabaliauskas on DSKBBXCHB2PROD with NOTICES participating agencies, and Government-wide applicability of NEPA decisions and analyses; (B) ensure that environmental reviews and authorization decisions involving multiple agencies are conducted in a manner that is concurrent, synchronized, timely, and efficient; (C) provide for agency use, to the maximum extent permitted by law, of environmental studies, analysis, and decisions conducted in support of earlier Federal, State, tribal, or local environmental reviews or authorization decisions; and (D) ensure that agencies apply NEPA in a manner that reduces unnecessary burdens and delays as much as possible, including by using CEQ’s authority to interpret NEPA to simplify and accelerate the NEPA review process.’’ Pursuant to Section 5(e)(i) of Executive Order 13807, CEQ identifies the following initial list of actions that it intends to undertake to enhance and modernize the Federal environmental review and authorization process: 1. To comply with Section 5(b)(iv) of Executive Order 13807, CEQ intends to develop with the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), and in consultation with the Federal Permitting Improvement Steering Council (Permitting Council), a framework providing for the implementation of One Federal Decision. This framework may be supplemented with additional guidance and directives as needed. 2. To comply with Section 5(d) of Executive Order 13807, CEQ will refer various requests for designation of State projects pursuant to Executive Order 13766 to the Permitting Council, Department of Transportation and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers as appropriate. CEQ will, as appropriate in response to any additional requests from States, refer projects that qualify for designation as high priority projects in accordance with Section 5(d) of Executive Order 13807. 3. To comply with Section 5(e)(i) of the Executive Order, CEQ intends to (a) revise, modify or supplement its existing guidance regarding: i. Establishing, Applying, and Revising Categorical Exclusions under NEPA, with supporting information regarding established Categorical Exclusions; ii. Preparing Environmental Assessments; iii. Improving the Process for Preparing Efficient and Timely Environmental Reviews under NEPA; iv. Appropriate Use of Mitigation and Monitoring and Appropriate Use of Mitigated Findings of No Significant Impact; and v. Environmental Collaboration and Conflict Resolution; VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:41 Sep 13, 2017 Jkt 241001 (b) review existing CEQ Regulations implementing the procedural provisions of NEPA in order to identify changes needed to update and clarify those regulations; and (c) issue such additional guidance to agency heads as CEQ may deem necessary to simplify and accelerate the NEPA process for infrastructure projects, including infrastructurespecific guidance to be compiled in a NEPA practitioners’ handbook for infrastructure project proposals, to address issues including but not limited to the following: i. public involvement, including meetings and sufficiency of notice; ii. deference to the lead Federal agency with regard to key NEPA elements such as the development of the statement of purpose and need and range of alternatives; iii. appropriate cumulative impacts analysis methodologies or tools for infrastructure projects; iv. sources of information that may be relied upon in analyzing impacts; v. reliance on prior studies, analyses or decisions for projects within the same general locations; and vi. reliance on State, local and tribal environmental impacts analyses for purposes of NEPA. 4. To comply with Section 5(e)(iii), CEQ will convene an interagency Executive Order 13807 Working Group, consisting of agency Chief Environmental Review and Permit Officers, the OMB Director, and representatives of other such Federal agencies as CEQ shall deem appropriate. The working group shall review the NEPA implementing regulations and other environmental review and authorization procedures and policies of Federal agencies that are members of the Permitting Council to identify impediments to the efficient and effective processing of environmental reviews and authorizations for infrastructure projects and to identify agencies that require an action plan to address the identified impediments. Based on this review, involved Federal agencies shall develop their action plans setting forth the actions they will take as well as timelines for completing those actions, and submit their action plans to CEQ and OMB for comment. Each agency’s action plan shall, at a minimum, establish procedures for a regular review and update of categorical exclusions, where appropriate. CEQ anticipates that the working group will address a number of issues relating to environmental reviews, including but not limited to consultations pursuant to Section 7 of the Endangered Species Act, compliance with Section 106 of the PO 00000 Frm 00012 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 43227 National Historic Preservation Act, and permitting and certifications pursuant to the Clean Water Act. (Authority: 42 U.S.C. 4332, 4342, 4344; 40 CFR Parts 1500, 1501, 1502, 1503, 1505, 1506, 1507, and 1508; E.O. 13807, 82 FR 40463.) Issued in Washington, DC, on September 8, 2017. Mary B. Neumayr, Chief of Staff. [FR Doc. 2017–19425 Filed 9–13–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3225–F5–P DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Office of the Secretary [Docket ID: DOD–2015–OS–0080] Proposed Collection; Comment Request Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Manpower and Reserve Affairs, DoD. ACTION: 60-Day information collection notice. AGENCY: In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Manpower and Reserve Affairs announces a proposed public information collection and seeks public comment on the provisions thereof. Comments are invited on: Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information shall have practical utility; the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden of the proposed information collection; ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and ways to minimize the burden of the information collection on respondents, including through the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. DATES: Consideration will be given to all comments received by November 13, 2017. SUMMARY: You may submit comments, identified by docket number and title, by any of the following methods: • Federal eRulemaking Portal: http:// www.regulations.gov. Follow the instructions for submitting comments. • Mail: Department of Defense, Office of the Deputy Chief Management Officer, Directorate for Oversight and Compliance, Regulatory and Advisory Committee Division, 4800 Mark Center Drive, Mailbox #24, Suite 08D09B, Alexandria, VA 22350–1700. ADDRESSES: E:\FR\FM\14SEN1.SGM 14SEN1 asabaliauskas on DSKBBXCHB2PROD with NOTICES 43228 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 177 / Thursday, September 14, 2017 / Notices Instructions: All submissions received must include the agency name, docket number and title for this Federal Register document. The general policy for comments and other submissions from members of the public is to make these submissions available for public viewing on the Internet at http:// www.regulations.gov as they are received without change, including any personal identifiers or contact information. Any associated form(s) for this collection may be located within this same electronic docket and downloaded for review/testing. Follow the instructions at http:// www.regulations.gov for submitting comments. Please submit comments on any given form identified by docket number, form number, and title. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: To request more information on this proposed information collection or to obtain a copy of the proposal and associated collection instruments, please write to the Office of Military and Family Readiness Policy, Family Advocacy Program, 4800 Mark Center Drive, Suite 03G15, Alexandria, VA 22350–2300, ATTN: Mary Campise, or call 571–372–5346. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title; Associated Form; and OMB Number: Central Registry: Child Abuse and Domestic Abuse Incident Reporting System; OMB Control Number 0704– 0536. Needs and Uses: The information collection requirement is necessary to conduct an annual collection and reporting of aggregated data from the Military Departments concerning domestic abuse and child abuse incidents. The data allows the Department to track aggregate trends and develop and promulgate policy to best serve individuals and families at risk and those impacted by domestic abuse and child abuse. Affected Public: Individuals or households. Annual Burden Hours: 17,357. Number of Respondents: 23,143. Responses per Respondent: 1. Annual Responses: 23,143. Average Burden per Response: 45 minutes. Frequency: On occasion. DoD Instruction 6400.01 Family Advocacy Program (FAP) establishes policy and assigns responsibility for addressing child abuse and neglect and domestic abuse through family advocacy programs and services. Each military service delivers a family advocacy program to their respective military members and their families. VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:41 Sep 13, 2017 Jkt 241001 Military or family members may use these services, and voluntary personal information must be gathered to determine benefit eligibility and individual needs. Dated: September 11, 2017. Aaron Siegel, Alternate OSD Federal Register Liaison Officer, Department of Defense. [FR Doc. 2017–19524 Filed 9–13–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 5001–06–P DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION [Docket No.: ED–2017–ICCD–0116] Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; Gainful Employment Programs—Subpart Q Federal Student Aid (FSA), 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 November 13, 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–0116. 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 216–34, Washington, DC 20202–4537. 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 SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00013 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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: Gainful Employment Programs—Subpart Q. OMB Control Number: 1845–0123. Type of Review: A revision of an existing information collection. Respondents/Affected Public: Private Sector; Individuals or Households; State, Local, and Tribal Governments. Total Estimated Number of Annual Responses: 42,303,576. Total Estimated Number of Annual Burden Hours: 3,777,952. Abstract: The Student Assistance General Provisions regulations were amended by adding Subpart Q to Part 668, to establish measures for determining whether certain postsecondary educational programs lead to gainful employment in recognized occupations, and the conditions under which these educational programs remain eligible for student financial assistance programs authorized under Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended (HEA). On June 16, 2017, the Department of Education (the Department) published a notice in the Federal Register announcing the intention to establish a negotiated rulemaking committee to revise the gainful employment regulations published on October 31, 2014. The Department anticipates scheduling the negotiated rulemaking sessions beginning in November or December 2017. There have been no changes to the regulations since the October 31, 2014 regulatory approval. 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[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 177 (Thursday, September 14, 2017)]
[Notices]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2017-19524]


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DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE

Office of the Secretary

[Docket ID: DOD-2015-OS-0080]


Proposed Collection; Comment Request

AGENCY: Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Manpower and 
Reserve Affairs, DoD.

ACTION: 60-Day information collection notice.

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SUMMARY: In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the 
Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Manpower and Reserve 
Affairs announces a proposed public information collection and seeks 
public comment on the provisions thereof. Comments are invited on: 
Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the 
proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether 
the information shall have practical utility; the accuracy of the 
agency's estimate of the burden of the proposed information collection; 
ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to 
be collected; and ways to minimize the burden of the information 
collection on respondents, including through the use of automated 
collection techniques or other forms of information technology.

DATES: Consideration will be given to all comments received by November 
13, 2017.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments, identified by docket number and 
title, by any of the following methods:
     Federal eRulemaking Portal: http://www.regulations.gov. 
Follow the instructions for submitting comments.
     Mail: Department of Defense, Office of the Deputy Chief 
Management Officer, Directorate for Oversight and Compliance, 
Regulatory and Advisory Committee Division, 4800 Mark Center Drive, 
Mailbox #24, Suite 08D09B, Alexandria, VA 22350-1700.

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    Instructions: All submissions received must include the agency 
name, docket number and title for this Federal Register document. The 
general policy for comments and other submissions from members of the 
public is to make these submissions available for public viewing on the 
Internet at http://www.regulations.gov as they are received without 
change, including any personal identifiers or contact information.
    Any associated form(s) for this collection may be located within 
this same electronic docket and downloaded for review/testing. Follow 
the instructions at http://www.regulations.gov for submitting comments. 
Please submit comments on any given form identified by docket number, 
form number, and title.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: To request more information on this 
proposed information collection or to obtain a copy of the proposal and 
associated collection instruments, please write to the Office of 
Military and Family Readiness Policy, Family Advocacy Program, 4800 
Mark Center Drive, Suite 03G15, Alexandria, VA 22350-2300, ATTN: Mary 
Campise, or call 571-372-5346.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 
    Title; Associated Form; and OMB Number: Central Registry: Child 
Abuse and Domestic Abuse Incident Reporting System; OMB Control Number 
0704-0536.
    Needs and Uses: The information collection requirement is necessary 
to conduct an annual collection and reporting of aggregated data from 
the Military Departments concerning domestic abuse and child abuse 
incidents. The data allows the Department to track aggregate trends and 
develop and promulgate policy to best serve individuals and families at 
risk and those impacted by domestic abuse and child abuse.
    Affected Public: Individuals or households.
    Annual Burden Hours: 17,357.
    Number of Respondents: 23,143.
    Responses per Respondent: 1.
    Annual Responses: 23,143.
    Average Burden per Response: 45 minutes.
    Frequency: On occasion.
    DoD Instruction 6400.01 Family Advocacy Program (FAP) establishes 
policy and assigns responsibility for addressing child abuse and 
neglect and domestic abuse through family advocacy programs and 
services. Each military service delivers a family advocacy program to 
their respective military members and their families. Military or 
family members may use these services, and voluntary personal 
information must be gathered to determine benefit eligibility and 
individual needs.

    Dated: September 11, 2017.
Aaron Siegel,
Alternate OSD Federal Register Liaison Officer, Department of Defense.
[FR Doc. 2017-19524 Filed 9-13-17; 8:45 am]
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