Proposed Collection; Comment Request, 8659-8660 [2018-04091]

Download as PDF sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 40 / Wednesday, February 28, 2018 / Notices 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 April 30, 2018. 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 Chief Management Officer, Directorate for Oversight and Compliance, 4800 Mark Center Drive, Mailbox #24, Suite 08D09B, Alexandria, VA 22350–1700. 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 Defense Finance and Accounting Services—Indianapolis, DFAS–ZPR, 8899 E 56th St., Indianapolis, IN 46249, ATTN: Ms. La Zaleus D. Leach, LaZaleus.Leach@ DFAS.mil, 317–212–603. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title; Associated Form; and OMB Number: Waiver/Remission of Indebtedness Application; DD Form 2789; OMB Number 0730–0009. Needs and Uses: The information collection requirement is necessary for current or former DoD civilian employees or military members to request waiver or remission of an indebtedness owed to the Department of Defense. Under 5 U.S.C. 5584, 10 U.S.C. 2774, and 32 U.S.C. 716, certain debts VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:25 Feb 27, 2018 Jkt 244001 arising out of erroneous payments may be waived. Under 10 U.S.C. 4837, 10 U.S.C. 6161, and 10 U.S.C. 9837, certain debts may be remitted. Information obtained through this form is used in adjudicating the request for waiver or remission. Remissions apply only to active duty military members, and thus are not covered under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. Affected Public: Individuals and Households. Annual Burden Hours: 6,750. Number of Respondents: 4,500. Responses per Respondent: 1. Annual Responses: 4,500. Average Burden per Response: 1.5 hours. Frequency: On occasion. The referenced United States Code sections on waivers provide for an avenue of relief for individuals who owe debts to the United States which resulted from erroneous payments. Criteria for waiver of a debt includes a determination that there is no indication of fraud, misrepresentation, fault, or lack of good faith on the part of the individual owing the debt or any other person interested in obtaining a waiver. Information obtained through the proposed collection is needed in order to adjudicate the waiver request under law. Dated: February 22, 2018. Aaron Siegel, Alternate OSD Federal Register Liaison Officer, Department of Defense. [FR Doc. 2018–04009 Filed 2–27–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 5001–06–P DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Department of the Navy [Docket ID USN–2018–HQ–0005] Proposed Collection; Comment Request Department of the Navy, DoD. Information collection notice. AGENCY: ACTION: In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Department of the Navy 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 SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00011 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 8659 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 April 30, 2018. 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 Chief Management Officer, Directorate for Oversight and Compliance, 4800 Mark Center Drive, Mailbox #24 Suite 08D09B, Alexandria, VA 22350–1700. 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 Commander, Navy Recruiting Command (ATTN: Privacy Act Coordinator), 5722 Integrity Drive, Millington, TN 38054–5057 or call (901)-874–7110. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title; Associated Form; and OMB Number: Personalized Recruiting for Immediate and Delayed Enlistment Modernization (PRIDE Mod); OMB Control Number 0703–0062. Needs and Uses: The information collection requirement is necessary to support the U.S. Navy’s process to recruit and access persons for naval service. Affected Public: Individuals and Households. Annual Burden Hours: 60,000. Number of Respondents: 60,000. Responses per Respondent: 1. Annual Responses: 60,000. Average Burden per Response: 60 minutes. E:\FR\FM\28FEN1.SGM 28FEN1 8660 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 40 / Wednesday, February 28, 2018 / Notices Frequency: On occasion. Respondents are persons who wish to be considered for accession into the U.S. Navy. Respondents enter their information into the information system, or they orally provide the information to a Navy Recruiter who inputs the information on their behalf. Dated: February 23, 2018. Aaron Siegel, Alternate OSD Federal Register, Liaison Officer, Department of Defense. [FR Doc. 2018–04091 Filed 2–27–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 5001–06–P DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION Office of Postsecondary Education; Solicitation of Third-Party Comments Concerning the Performance of Accrediting Agencies; Correction Office of Postsecondary Education, Department of Education. ACTION: Call for written third-party comments; extension of comment period; correction. AGENCY: On January 24, 2018 we published a notice in the Federal Register soliciting comments in connection with, inter alia, the Department’s review of the application of the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS) for initial recognition and the compliance report submitted by the American Bar Association (ABA), both of which are currently undergoing review for purposes of recognition by the U.S. Secretary of Education. The deadline for comments set forth in that notice was February 16, 2018. On February 22, 2018, we published a notice in the Federal Register extending the public comment period until March 1, 2018 for the submission of comments relating to those two agencies. This notice corrects our earlier statements in those two Federal Register notices about the scope of the public comments. DATES: Applicable February 28, 2018. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Herman Bounds, Director, Accreditation Group, Office of Postsecondary Education, U.S. Department of Education, 400 Maryland Avenue SW., room 270–01, Washington, DC 20202, telephone: (202) 453–7615, or email: herman.bounds@ed.gov. If you use a telecommunications device for the deaf or a text telephone, call the Federal Relay Service, toll free, at 1–800–877–8339. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background: On January 24, 2018 (83 FR 3335), we published in the Federal sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:25 Feb 27, 2018 Jkt 244001 Register a notice of a call for written third-party comments. That notice provided information to members of the public on submitting written comments with respect to accrediting agencies currently undergoing review for purposes of recognition by the Secretary of Education. That notice established a comment period beginning on January 24, 2018, and closing on February 16, 2018. On February 15, 2018, the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York entered an order the effect of which was to require the Department of Education to extend the comment period relating to ACICS and ABA to March 1, 2018. (See The Century Foundation v. Betsy Devos, case number 18–cv–1128). Pursuant to that court order, on February 22, 2018 (83 FR 7702), we published a notice in the Federal Register extending the public comment period until March 1, 2018, and stated that the extension was ‘‘for comments on the initial application for recognition of ACICS and the compliance report submitted by the ABA.’’ Under the Higher Education Act, the Department solicits ‘‘third-party information concerning the performance of the accrediting agency,’’ 20 U.S.C. 1099b(n)(1)(A), and accordingly, takes comments with regard to ‘‘the agency’s compliance with the criteria for recognition.’’ 34 CFR 602.32(a) (emphasis added). The comment process established by 34 CFR 602.32 therefore solicits comments on the accrediting agencies’ performance and compliance with the criteria for recognition, and not on any applications or reports agencies may have submitted to the Department. The process does not require the commenters to have access to the specific applications or compliance reports submitted by the accrediting agencies, and the Department has not traditionally provided those materials in advance of the comment process. This notice corrects certain language related to the comment period in both the January 24, 2018, and February 22, 2018, Federal Register notices. All other language and requirements from the prior notices, not amended by this notice of correction, remain the same. Accessible Format: Individuals with disabilities can obtain this document in an accessible format (e.g., braille, large print, audiotape, or compact disc) on request to the contact person listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT. 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 PO 00000 Frm 00012 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 and the Code of Federal Regulations is available via 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 Portable Document Format (PDF). To use PDF, you must have Adobe Acrobat Reader, which is available free at this 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. Corrections 1. In the Federal Register notice of February 22, 2018, on page 7702 in the second column under the heading Summary, correct the last sentence in the Summary to read as follows: ‘‘Pursuant to a recent court order, we are extending the public comment period until March 1, 2018 for the submission of comments on the compliance of Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS) with the criteria for recognition set forth in Subpart B of 34 CFR 602, and for the submission of comments about the compliance of the American Bar Association with the criteria for recognition cited in the Senior Department Official’s September 22, 2016 letter 1 following the June 23, 2016 NACIQI meeting available at: https:// opeweb.ed.gov/aslweb/finalstaff reports.cfm. The review of the ABA’s compliance is limited to 34 CFR 602.15(a)(1), 602.15(a)(2), 602.15(a)(3), 602.16(a)(1)(viii), and 602.17(b).’’ 2. In the Federal Register notice of February 22, 2018, on page 7702 in the second column under the heading ADDRESSES, correct the section to read as follows: ‘‘ADDRESSES: Written comments about ACICS’s compliance with the criteria for recognition or the ABA’s compliance with the criteria for recognition cited in the Senior Department Official’s September 22, 2016 letter must be received by March 1, 2018, in the ThirdPartyComments@ed.gov mailbox and include the subject line ‘Written Comments: (agency name).’ ’’ 3. In the Federal Register notice of January 24, 2018, on page 3336 in the 1 The January 24, 2018 (83 FR 3335), Federal Register notice solicitation for written third-party comments relating to the ABA incorrectly identified the letter from the Senior Department Official as being dated ‘‘October 28, 2016.’’ As noted herein, the correct date is ‘‘September 22, 2016.’’ E:\FR\FM\28FEN1.SGM 28FEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 83, Number 40 (Wednesday, February 28, 2018)]
[Notices]
[Pages 8659-8660]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2018-04091]


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DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE

Department of the Navy

[Docket ID USN-2018-HQ-0005]


Proposed Collection; Comment Request

AGENCY: Department of the Navy, DoD.

ACTION: Information collection notice.

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SUMMARY: In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the 
Department of the Navy 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 April 
30, 2018.

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 Chief 
Management Officer, Directorate for Oversight and Compliance, 4800 Mark 
Center Drive, Mailbox #24 Suite 08D09B, Alexandria, VA 22350-1700.
    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 Commander, Navy 
Recruiting Command (ATTN: Privacy Act Coordinator), 5722 Integrity 
Drive, Millington, TN 38054-5057 or call (901)-874-7110.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:
    Title; Associated Form; and OMB Number: Personalized Recruiting for 
Immediate and Delayed Enlistment Modernization (PRIDE Mod); OMB Control 
Number 0703-0062.
    Needs and Uses: The information collection requirement is necessary 
to support the U.S. Navy's process to recruit and access persons for 
naval service.
    Affected Public: Individuals and Households.
    Annual Burden Hours: 60,000.
    Number of Respondents: 60,000.
    Responses per Respondent: 1.
    Annual Responses: 60,000.
    Average Burden per Response: 60 minutes.

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    Frequency: On occasion.
    Respondents are persons who wish to be considered for accession 
into the U.S. Navy. Respondents enter their information into the 
information system, or they orally provide the information to a Navy 
Recruiter who inputs the information on their behalf.

    Dated: February 23, 2018.
Aaron Siegel,
Alternate OSD Federal Register, Liaison Officer, Department of Defense.
[FR Doc. 2018-04091 Filed 2-27-18; 8:45 am]
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