Proposed Waiver-Migrant Education Program Consortium Incentive Grant Program, 17516-17518 [2018-08281]

Download as PDF 17516 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 77 / Friday, April 20, 2018 / Proposed Rules DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION (a) * * * (4) Liberty and Ellis Islands. (i) Location. All waters within 150 yards of Liberty Island and Ellis Island, and the Ellis Island Bridge. (ii) Ellis Island Bridge. Vessels may transit underneath the Ellis Island Bridge, subject to the following conditions: (A) Dates/Times: On weekends only, to include Federally Observed Holidays on a Friday or Monday, from Memorial Day Weekend through October 1 each year, between one hour after sunrise and one hour before sunset. (B) Vessel types: Human powered vessels with a maximum length of sixteen feet. Human powered vessels must be able to safely navigate under the bridge. (C) Notification: Human powered vessels desiring to transit shall contact the United States Park Police Command Center at 212–363–3260 regarding intentions of passage prior to entering the security zone and transiting under the Ellis Island Bridge. (D) Route: Transits through the security zone and under the bridge shall occur only at the designated route marked with lights and signage. (E) Passage: Vessels transiting under the Ellis Island Bridge shall make expeditious passage and not stop or loiter within the security zone. (iii) Enforcement period. The security zone described in this subsection is effective at all times. Although certain vessels have permission to enter the security zone to transit under the Ellis Island Bridge subject to the conditions outlined in the preceding paragraphs (ii)(A)–(E), the security zone is in effect permanently and can be enforced at any time. When deemed necessary the COTP may rescind the permission granted in the preceding paragraphs (ii)(A)–(E) for any period of time. * * * * * sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with PROPOSALS § 165.169 Safety and Security Zones: New York Marine Inspection Zone and Captain of the Port Zone. [Docket ID: ED–2018–OESE–0017; Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) Number 84.144F] Dated: April 2, 2018. M.H. Day, Captain, U.S. Coast Guard, Captain of the Port New York. [FR Doc. 2018–08323 Filed 4–19–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–04–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:41 Apr 19, 2018 Jkt 244001 34 CFR Chapter II Proposed Waiver—Migrant Education Program Consortium Incentive Grant Program Office of Elementary and Secondary Education, Department of Education. ACTION: Proposed waiver and extension of the project period. AGENCY: The Secretary proposes to waive the requirement in the Education Department General Administrative Regulations that generally prohibits project period extensions involving the obligation of additional Federal funds. The proposed waiver and extension of the project period would enable the 34 grantees under the Migrant Education Program (MEP) Consortium Incentive Grant (CIG) Program that received awards in the fiscal year (FY) 2015 grant competition to continue to receive Federal funding for up to 24 additional months. DATES: We must receive your comments on or before May 21, 2018. 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 ‘‘Are you new to the site?’’ • Postal Mail, Commercial Delivery, or Hand Delivery: If you mail or deliver your comments about this proposed waiver and extension of the project period, address them to Jennifer Rodriguez, U.S. Department of Education, 400 Maryland Avenue SW, Room 3E323, Washington, DC 20202. 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 SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00016 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 information that they wish to make publicly available. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jennifer Rodriguez. Telephone: (202) 453–6670 or by email: Jennifer.Rodriguez@ed.gov. 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: Invitation to Comment: We invite you to submit comments regarding this proposed waiver and extension of the project period. During and after the comment period, you may inspect all public comments about this proposed waiver and extension by accessing Regulations.gov. You may also inspect the comments in person in Room 3E323, 400 Maryland Avenue SW, Washington, DC, between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 4:00 p.m., Eastern Time, Monday through Friday of each week, except Federal holidays. Please contact the person listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT. Assistance to Individuals With Disabilities in Reviewing the Rulemaking Record: On request, we will provide an appropriate accommodation or auxiliary aid to an individual with a disability who needs assistance to review the comments or other documents in the public rulemaking record for this proposed waiver and extension. If you want to schedule an appointment for this type of accommodation or auxiliary aid, please contact the person listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT. Background: The MEP CIG program is authorized in section 1308(d) of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965, as amended (ESEA) (20 U.S.C. 6398(d)). Through the MEP CIG program, the U.S. Department of Education (Department) provides financial incentives to State educational agencies (SEAs) to participate in highquality consortia that improve the interstate or intrastate coordination of migrant education programs by addressing key needs of migratory children who have their education interrupted. The Department published a notice of final requirements for the MEP CIG program in the Federal Register on March 3, 2004 (69 FR 10109) (2004 Notice), and we have used these final requirements for CIG program competitions since FY 2004. The 2004 Notice established a project period of up to two years for grants awarded under the MEP CIG program. We subsequently published a notice of E:\FR\FM\20APP1.SGM 20APP1 sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with PROPOSALS Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 77 / Friday, April 20, 2018 / Proposed Rules final requirement for the MEP CIG program in the Federal Register on December 31, 2013 (78 FR 79613) (2013 Notice), in which we increased the CIG project period to three years. The Department last awarded CIG program grants in FY 2015. Currently, 34 SEAs (out of a total of 46 SEAs that receive MEP formula grant program funds) participate in CIG programfunded consortia. We are proposing to waive the requirement in 34 CFR 75.261(c)(2), which limits the extension of a project period if the extension involves the obligation of additional Federal funds. If finalized, this waiver would allow the 34 current CIG program grantees to continue to receive Federal funding for up to two additional years through FY 2019. We are proposing to provide up to two years of additional funding to current CIG grantees for several reasons. The additional project years proposed by this waiver would allow grantees’ work to continue as the Secretary considers changes to the priorities, structure, and duration of the CIG program. Providing up to two additional years of funding would permit grantees to continue coordinating with one another and achieving the goals and objectives of their consortium applications. Based on the progress SEAs generally have made on consortium projects, we believe that current grantees could benefit from a fourth and fifth year in which to continue working on and implementing their CIG program projects. Moreover, implementing this waiver and extension would ensure that the services provided by the current CIG program grantees continue uninterrupted as the Department supports States in their transition to implement requirements under the ESEA as amended by the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). During this extension period, the activities of the current CIG program grantees would be modified through work plans, as necessary, to continue the implementation of consortium activities and to support States as they implement requirements under the ESSA. For all of these reasons, we have concluded that it would be contrary to the public interest to have a lapse in the work of current CIG program grantees while the Secretary considers changes to the CIG program and while the Department implements the components of the ESSA as described above. We intend to fund the extended project period for either one or two VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:41 Apr 19, 2018 Jkt 244001 years by using the FY 2018 and, if necessary, FY 2019 funds that Congress appropriates under the current statutory authority. Funding for the extended project period would follow the twotiered funding formula established by the 2004 Notice. If this proposed waiver and extension becomes final— (1) Current grantees will be authorized to receive continuation awards annually for up to two years. (2) We would not announce a new competition or make new awards under the MEP CIG program in FY 2018 (if the project period is extended for one year) or in FY 2019 (if the project period is extended for two years). (3) During the extension period, any activities carried out must be consistent with, or be a logical extension of, the scope, goals, and objectives of the grantee’s approved application from the FY 2015 CIG program competition. (4) Each grantee who receives a continuation award must also continue to comply with the requirements established in the program regulations, the 2004 and 2013 Notices, and the 2015 notice inviting applications for the MEP CIG program (80 FR 6502). The proposed waiver of 34 CFR 75.261(c)(2) would not affect the applicability of the requirements in 34 CFR 75.253 (continuation of a multiyear project after the first budget period) to any current CIG program grantee that receives a continuation award as a result of the waiver. We will announce the final waiver and extension, if any, in a document in the Federal Register. We will determine the final waiver and extension after considering responses to this proposed waiver and extension and other information available to the Department. Proposed Waiver—CIG Program For the 34 CIG program grantees that received awards in the FY 2015 competition, the Secretary proposes to waive the requirement in 34 CFR 75.261(c)(2) that prohibits extensions of project periods that involve the obligation of additional Federal funds. Regulatory Flexibility Act Certification The Secretary certifies that this proposed waiver and extension would not have a significant economic impact on a substantial number of small entities. The entities that would be affected by this proposed waiver are: (a) The FY 2015 grantees currently receiving Federal funds; and (b) Entities not currently receiving Federal funds through the CIG program that would have been eligible to apply PO 00000 Frm 00017 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 17517 for an award in FY 2018 or in FY 2019 under the CIG program if the Department were to hold a competition in either year. The Secretary certifies that the proposed waiver and extension would not have a significant economic impact on these entities because the proposed waiver and extension and the activities required to support the additional years of funding would not impose excessive regulatory burdens or require unnecessary Federal supervision. The proposed waiver and extension would impose minimal requirements to ensure the proper expenditure of program funds, including requirements that are standard for continuation awards. In addition, none of those entities are small entities; this program makes awards to SEAs. Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 This proposed waiver and extension does not contain any information collection requirements. Intergovernmental Review This program is subject to Executive Order 12372 and the regulations in 34 CFR part 79. One of the objectives of the Executive order is to foster an intergovernmental partnership and a strengthened federalism. The Executive order relies on processes developed by State and local governments for coordination and review of proposed Federal financial assistance. This document provides early notification of our specific plans and actions for this program. Accessible Format: Individuals with disabilities can obtain this document in an accessible format (e.g., braille, large print, audiotape, or compact disc) by contacting the 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. You may access the official edition of the Federal Register and the Code of Federal Regulations 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 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 E:\FR\FM\20APP1.SGM 20APP1 17518 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 77 / Friday, April 20, 2018 / Proposed Rules your search to documents published by the Department. Dated: April 17, 2018. Jason Botel, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary, Delegated the authority to perform the functions and duties of the Assistant Secretary of Elementary and Secondary Education. [FR Doc. 2018–08281 Filed 4–19–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4000–01–P POSTAL SERVICE 39 CFR Part 111 Overweight Items Postal ServiceTM. ACTION: Proposed rule. AGENCY: The Postal Service recently published an advanced notice requesting comments on how the Postal Service should proceed to prevent overweight items from entering into the postal network. After considering the comments received, the Postal Service is now moving forward to propose amendment of the Mailing Standards of the United States Postal Service, Domestic Mail Manual, (DMM®) to prevent overweight items from entering the postal network. DATES: Submit comments on or before May 21, 2018. ADDRESSES: Mail or deliver written comments to the manager, Product Classification, U.S. Postal Service, 475 L’Enfant Plaza SW, Room 4446, Washington, DC 20260–5015. If sending comments by email, include the name and address of the commenter and send to ProductClassification@usps.gov, with a subject line of ‘‘Overweight Items.’’ Faxed comments are not accepted. You may inspect and photocopy all written comments, by appointment only, at USPS® Headquarters Library, 475 L’Enfant Plaza SW, 11th Floor North, Washington, DC 20260. These records are available for review on Monday through Friday, 9 a.m.–4 p.m., by calling 202–268–2906. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Lizbeth Dobbins at (202) 268–3789 or Garry Rodriguez at (202) 268–7261. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with PROPOSALS SUMMARY: Background On October 3, 2017, the Postal Service published an advanced notice requesting comments on how the Postal Service should proceed to prevent overweight items from entering into the postal network (82 FR 46010). The Postal Service received 18 responses VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:41 Apr 19, 2018 Jkt 244001 and those suggestions have been incorporated into this proposed rule, as appropriate. The Postal Service now proposes to amend the DMM to add a penalty for attempting to enter nonmailable, overweight items into the mailstream. Implementation of this proposed rulemaking will require action by Postal Service management. The Postal Service defines overweight items as anything over the Postal Service 70 pound maximum limit or the applicable maximum weight allowed for hazardous materials (see DMM 201.7.3). These overweight items are considered nonmailable and present a safety risk to employees. Existing DMM section 601.1.3 provides that it is the mailer’s responsibility to refrain from depositing nonmailable matter in the mail. A mailer’s responsibilities include complying with applicable postal laws and regulations governing mailability. As such, the Postal Service reserves the right to refuse nonmailable items. Overweight items should never be entered into the postal network. However, the Postal Service is noticing an increase in overweight items, such as items that are initially delivered using a private carrier, but are attempted to be returned using the Postal Service. It is unsafe to return the overweight item to the sender through the postal network. Occasionally, the item is abandoned which creates another safety issue when trying to dispose of the overweight item. Comments Most commenters identified that safety is an issue with overweight items and strongly supported the Postal Service position. Commenters recognized that heavier weight items require specialized equipment for lifting or at least two people to handle the item. In many locations neither specialized equipment nor enough people are available to move the heavy item. Some commenters identified that it is nearly impossible to identify if an item is overweight unless a scale is used to validate weight. Since items are often picked up by postal personnel upon request or during the normal course of the delivery route and there are no scales inside delivery trucks, overweight packages may mistakenly enter into the postal network. It is impractical to place scales inside delivery vehicles to verify the weight of items. Postal personnel rely on mailer compliance with applicable postal laws and regulations governing mailability and preparation for mailing. The Postal Service needs the full cooperation of its partners and PO 00000 Frm 00018 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 customers to stop overweight items from entering into the postal network. Recently, other shipping companies adopted stronger practices to penalize those who fail to adhere to their maximum weight requirements. Proposal As a result, the Postal Service is proposing to assess a penalty of $100.00 per item over the 70 pound maximum weight limit or the applicable maximum weight allowed for hazardous materials discovered in the postal network. Once the overweight item is identified, it would be secured and either the sender or receiver would be contacted to pickup the item within 14 calendar days and notified of the assessed penalty. The penalty would be payable through any authorized retail payment method and must be paid prior to the release of the item. The Postal Service also proposes that the penalty and any amounts paid as purported postage and fees would not be refundable. Any overweight item not paid for and picked-up within the 14 calendar day timeframe would be considered abandoned and disposed of at the Postal Service’s discretion. Public Participation Although exempt from the notice and comment requirements of the Administrative Procedure Act (5 U.S.C. 553(b), (c)) regarding proposed rulemaking by 39 U.S.C. 410(a), the Postal Service invites public comments on the following proposed revisions to Mailing Standards of the United States Postal Service, Domestic Mail Manual (DMM), incorporated by reference in the Code of Federal Regulations. See 39 CFR 111.1. List of Subjects in 39 CFR Part 111 Administrative practice and procedure, Postal Service. For the reasons stated in the preamble, the Postal Service proposes to amend 39 CFR part 111 as follows: PART 111—[AMENDED] 1. The authority citation for 39 CFR part 111 continues to read as follows: ■ Authority: 5 U.S.C. 552(a); 13 U.S.C. 301– 307; 18 U.S.C. 1692–1737; 39 U.S.C. 101, 401, 403, 404, 414, 416, 3001–3011, 3201– 3219, 3403–3406, 3621, 3622, 3626, 3632, 3633, and 5001. 2. Revise the following sections of Mailing Standards of the United States Postal Service, Domestic Mail Manual (DMM) as follows: ■ E:\FR\FM\20APP1.SGM 20APP1

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[Federal Register Volume 83, Number 77 (Friday, April 20, 2018)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Pages 17516-17518]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2018-08281]


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DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

34 CFR Chapter II

[Docket ID: ED-2018-OESE-0017; Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance 
(CFDA) Number 84.144F]


Proposed Waiver--Migrant Education Program Consortium Incentive 
Grant Program

AGENCY: Office of Elementary and Secondary Education, Department of 
Education.

ACTION: Proposed waiver and extension of the project period.

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SUMMARY: The Secretary proposes to waive the requirement in the 
Education Department General Administrative Regulations that generally 
prohibits project period extensions involving the obligation of 
additional Federal funds. The proposed waiver and extension of the 
project period would enable the 34 grantees under the Migrant Education 
Program (MEP) Consortium Incentive Grant (CIG) Program that received 
awards in the fiscal year (FY) 2015 grant competition to continue to 
receive Federal funding for up to 24 additional months.

DATES: We must receive your comments on or before May 21, 2018.

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 ``Are you new to the site?''
     Postal Mail, Commercial Delivery, or Hand Delivery: If you 
mail or deliver your comments about this proposed waiver and extension 
of the project period, address them to Jennifer Rodriguez, U.S. 
Department of Education, 400 Maryland Avenue SW, Room 3E323, 
Washington, DC 20202.
    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: Jennifer Rodriguez. Telephone: (202) 
453-6670 or by email: [email protected].
    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: 
    Invitation to Comment: We invite you to submit comments regarding 
this proposed waiver and extension of the project period.
    During and after the comment period, you may inspect all public 
comments about this proposed waiver and extension by accessing 
Regulations.gov. You may also inspect the comments in person in Room 
3E323, 400 Maryland Avenue SW, Washington, DC, between the hours of 
8:30 a.m. and 4:00 p.m., Eastern Time, Monday through Friday of each 
week, except Federal holidays. Please contact the person listed under 
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT.
    Assistance to Individuals With Disabilities in Reviewing the 
Rulemaking Record: On request, we will provide an appropriate 
accommodation or auxiliary aid to an individual with a disability who 
needs assistance to review the comments or other documents in the 
public rulemaking record for this proposed waiver and extension. If you 
want to schedule an appointment for this type of accommodation or 
auxiliary aid, please contact the person listed under FOR FURTHER 
INFORMATION CONTACT.
    Background: The MEP CIG program is authorized in section 1308(d) of 
the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965, as amended (ESEA) 
(20 U.S.C. 6398(d)). Through the MEP CIG program, the U.S. Department 
of Education (Department) provides financial incentives to State 
educational agencies (SEAs) to participate in high-quality consortia 
that improve the interstate or intrastate coordination of migrant 
education programs by addressing key needs of migratory children who 
have their education interrupted.
    The Department published a notice of final requirements for the MEP 
CIG program in the Federal Register on March 3, 2004 (69 FR 10109) 
(2004 Notice), and we have used these final requirements for CIG 
program competitions since FY 2004.
    The 2004 Notice established a project period of up to two years for 
grants awarded under the MEP CIG program. We subsequently published a 
notice of

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final requirement for the MEP CIG program in the Federal Register on 
December 31, 2013 (78 FR 79613) (2013 Notice), in which we increased 
the CIG project period to three years.
    The Department last awarded CIG program grants in FY 2015. 
Currently, 34 SEAs (out of a total of 46 SEAs that receive MEP formula 
grant program funds) participate in CIG program-funded consortia.
    We are proposing to waive the requirement in 34 CFR 75.261(c)(2), 
which limits the extension of a project period if the extension 
involves the obligation of additional Federal funds. If finalized, this 
waiver would allow the 34 current CIG program grantees to continue to 
receive Federal funding for up to two additional years through FY 2019.
    We are proposing to provide up to two years of additional funding 
to current CIG grantees for several reasons. The additional project 
years proposed by this waiver would allow grantees' work to continue as 
the Secretary considers changes to the priorities, structure, and 
duration of the CIG program.
    Providing up to two additional years of funding would permit 
grantees to continue coordinating with one another and achieving the 
goals and objectives of their consortium applications. Based on the 
progress SEAs generally have made on consortium projects, we believe 
that current grantees could benefit from a fourth and fifth year in 
which to continue working on and implementing their CIG program 
projects.
    Moreover, implementing this waiver and extension would ensure that 
the services provided by the current CIG program grantees continue 
uninterrupted as the Department supports States in their transition to 
implement requirements under the ESEA as amended by the Every Student 
Succeeds Act (ESSA). During this extension period, the activities of 
the current CIG program grantees would be modified through work plans, 
as necessary, to continue the implementation of consortium activities 
and to support States as they implement requirements under the ESSA.
    For all of these reasons, we have concluded that it would be 
contrary to the public interest to have a lapse in the work of current 
CIG program grantees while the Secretary considers changes to the CIG 
program and while the Department implements the components of the ESSA 
as described above.
    We intend to fund the extended project period for either one or two 
years by using the FY 2018 and, if necessary, FY 2019 funds that 
Congress appropriates under the current statutory authority. Funding 
for the extended project period would follow the two-tiered funding 
formula established by the 2004 Notice.
    If this proposed waiver and extension becomes final--
    (1) Current grantees will be authorized to receive continuation 
awards annually for up to two years.
    (2) We would not announce a new competition or make new awards 
under the MEP CIG program in FY 2018 (if the project period is extended 
for one year) or in FY 2019 (if the project period is extended for two 
years).
    (3) During the extension period, any activities carried out must be 
consistent with, or be a logical extension of, the scope, goals, and 
objectives of the grantee's approved application from the FY 2015 CIG 
program competition.
    (4) Each grantee who receives a continuation award must also 
continue to comply with the requirements established in the program 
regulations, the 2004 and 2013 Notices, and the 2015 notice inviting 
applications for the MEP CIG program (80 FR 6502).
    The proposed waiver of 34 CFR 75.261(c)(2) would not affect the 
applicability of the requirements in 34 CFR 75.253 (continuation of a 
multi-year project after the first budget period) to any current CIG 
program grantee that receives a continuation award as a result of the 
waiver.
    We will announce the final waiver and extension, if any, in a 
document in the Federal Register. We will determine the final waiver 
and extension after considering responses to this proposed waiver and 
extension and other information available to the Department.

Proposed Waiver--CIG Program

    For the 34 CIG program grantees that received awards in the FY 2015 
competition, the Secretary proposes to waive the requirement in 34 CFR 
75.261(c)(2) that prohibits extensions of project periods that involve 
the obligation of additional Federal funds.

Regulatory Flexibility Act Certification

    The Secretary certifies that this proposed waiver and extension 
would not have a significant economic impact on a substantial number of 
small entities.
    The entities that would be affected by this proposed waiver are:
    (a) The FY 2015 grantees currently receiving Federal funds; and
    (b) Entities not currently receiving Federal funds through the CIG 
program that would have been eligible to apply for an award in FY 2018 
or in FY 2019 under the CIG program if the Department were to hold a 
competition in either year.
    The Secretary certifies that the proposed waiver and extension 
would not have a significant economic impact on these entities because 
the proposed waiver and extension and the activities required to 
support the additional years of funding would not impose excessive 
regulatory burdens or require unnecessary Federal supervision. The 
proposed waiver and extension would impose minimal requirements to 
ensure the proper expenditure of program funds, including requirements 
that are standard for continuation awards. In addition, none of those 
entities are small entities; this program makes awards to SEAs.

Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995

    This proposed waiver and extension does not contain any information 
collection requirements.

Intergovernmental Review

    This program is subject to Executive Order 12372 and the 
regulations in 34 CFR part 79. One of the objectives of the Executive 
order is to foster an intergovernmental partnership and a strengthened 
federalism. The Executive order relies on processes developed by State 
and local governments for coordination and review of proposed Federal 
financial assistance.
    This document provides early notification of our specific plans and 
actions for this program.
    Accessible Format: Individuals with disabilities can obtain this 
document in an accessible format (e.g., braille, large print, 
audiotape, or compact disc) by contacting the 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. You may 
access the official edition of the Federal Register and the Code of 
Federal Regulations 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 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

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your search to documents published by the Department.

    Dated: April 17, 2018.
Jason Botel,
Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary, Delegated the authority to 
perform the functions and duties of the Assistant Secretary of 
Elementary and Secondary Education.
[FR Doc. 2018-08281 Filed 4-19-18; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4000-01-P