Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; Application for Approval To Participate in Federal Student Aid Programs, 59987 [2016-20938]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 169 / Wednesday, August 31, 2016 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION [Docket No.: ED–2016–ICCD–0094] Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; Application for Approval To Participate in Federal Student Aid Programs Federal Student Aid (FSA), Department of Education (ED). ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. chapter 3501 et seq.), ED is proposing an extension of an existing information collection. DATES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before October 31, 2016. 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– 2016–ICCD–0094. 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 2E–347, Washington, DC 20202–4537. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For specific questions related to collection activities, please contact Veronica Pickett, 202–377–4232. 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 mstockstill on DSK3G9T082PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 21:59 Aug 30, 2016 Jkt 238001 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: Application for Approval to Participate in Federal Student Aid Programs. OMB Control Number: 1845–0012. Type of Review: An extension of an existing information collection. Respondents/Affected Public: State, Local, and Tribal Governments; Private Sector. Total Estimated Number of Annual Responses: 7,286. Total Estimated Number of Annual Burden Hours: 24,352. Abstract: Section 487(c) of the Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended (HEA) requires that the Secretary of Education prescribe regulations to ensure that any funds postsecondary institutions receive under the HEA are used solely for the purposes specified in, and in accordance with, the provision of the applicable programs. The Institutional Eligibility regulations govern the initial and continuing eligibility of postsecondary educational institutions participating in the student financial assistance program authorized by Title IV of the HEA. An institution must use this Application to apply for approval to be determined to be eligible and if the institution wishes, to participate; to expand its eligibility; or to continue to participate in the Title IV programs. An institution must also use the application to report certain required data as part of its recordkeeping requirements contained in the regulations under 34 CFR part 600 (Institutional Eligibility under the HEA). The Department uses the information reported on the Application in its determination of whether an institution meets the statutory and regulatory requirements. Dated: August 26, 2016. Kate Mullan, Acting Director, Information Collection Clearance Division, Office of the Chief Privacy Officer, Office of Management. [FR Doc. 2016–20938 Filed 8–30–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4000–01–P PO 00000 Frm 00012 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 59987 DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION [Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) Number: 84.215N] Extension of the Application Deadline Date for the Fiscal Year 2016; Promise Neighborhoods Program Grant Application Office of Innovation and Improvement, Department of Education. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Assistant Deputy Secretary for Innovation and Improvement extends, for certain prospective eligible applicants described elsewhere in this notice, the deadline date for transmittal of applications for new awards for fiscal year (FY) 2016 under the Promise Neighborhoods program. The Assistant Deputy Secretary takes this action to allow more time for the preparation and submission of applications by prospective eligible applicants in Louisiana affected by the severe storms and flooding that began in that State on August 11, 2016. The extension of the application deadline date for this competition is intended to help affected eligible applicants compete fairly with other eligible applicants under this competition. SUMMARY: DATES: Deadline for Transmittal of Applications: September 16, 2016. Deadline for Intergovernmental Review: October 31, 2016. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On July 8, 2016, we published in the Federal Register (81 FR 44741) a notice inviting applications for new awards for FY 2016 for the Promise Neighborhoods competition. We are extending this competition to allow certain prospective eligible applicants more time to prepare and submit their applications. Eligibility: The extension of the application deadline date in this notice applies to eligible applicants under the Promise Neighborhoods program that are (1) located in a Federally-declared disaster area, as determined by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) (see http://www.fema.gov/news/ disasters.fema); and (2) adversely affected by the severe storms and flooding in Louisiana that began on August 11, 2016. 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DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

[Docket No.: ED-2016-ICCD-0094]


Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; 
Application for Approval To Participate in Federal Student Aid Programs

AGENCY: Federal Student Aid (FSA), Department of Education (ED).

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 
U.S.C. chapter 3501 et seq.), ED is proposing an extension of an 
existing information collection.

DATES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before 
October 31, 2016.

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-2016-ICCD-
0094. 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 2E-347, 
Washington, DC 20202-4537.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For specific questions related to 
collection activities, please contact Veronica Pickett, 202-377-4232.

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: Application for Approval to Participate in 
Federal Student Aid Programs.
    OMB Control Number: 1845-0012.
    Type of Review: An extension of an existing information collection.
    Respondents/Affected Public: State, Local, and Tribal Governments; 
Private Sector.
    Total Estimated Number of Annual Responses: 7,286.
    Total Estimated Number of Annual Burden Hours: 24,352.
    Abstract: Section 487(c) of the Higher Education Act of 1965, as 
amended (HEA) requires that the Secretary of Education prescribe 
regulations to ensure that any funds postsecondary institutions receive 
under the HEA are used solely for the purposes specified in, and in 
accordance with, the provision of the applicable programs. The 
Institutional Eligibility regulations govern the initial and continuing 
eligibility of postsecondary educational institutions participating in 
the student financial assistance program authorized by Title IV of the 
HEA. An institution must use this Application to apply for approval to 
be determined to be eligible and if the institution wishes, to 
participate; to expand its eligibility; or to continue to participate 
in the Title IV programs. An institution must also use the application 
to report certain required data as part of its recordkeeping 
requirements contained in the regulations under 34 CFR part 600 
(Institutional Eligibility under the HEA). The Department uses the 
information reported on the Application in its determination of whether 
an institution meets the statutory and regulatory requirements.

    Dated: August 26, 2016.
Kate Mullan,
Acting Director, Information Collection Clearance Division, Office of 
the Chief Privacy Officer, Office of Management.
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