Privacy Act of 1974; Matching Program, 25446-25448 [2018-11856]

Download as PDF daltland on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES 25446 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 106 / Friday, June 1, 2018 / Notices Management Officer for the Department of Defense, 703–692–5952. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This committee’s charter is being renewed in accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA) (5 U.S.C., Appendix) and 41 CFR 102–3.50(a). The Committee’s charter and contact information for the Committee’s Designated Federal Officer (DFO) can be obtained at http:// www.facadatabase.gov/. The Committee makes periodic reports and recommendations to the Secretary of the Army with respect to the administration of Arlington National Cemetery, the erection of memorials at the cemetery, and master planning for the cemetery. 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[FR Doc. 2018–11810 Filed 5–31–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 5001–06–P DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Office of the Secretary [Docket ID DoD–2018–OS–0011] Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness, DoD. ACTION: 30-Day information collection notice. AGENCY: The Department of Defense has submitted to OMB for clearance the following proposal for collection of information under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act. DATES: Consideration will be given to all comments received by July 2, 2018. ADDRESSES: Comments and recommendations on the proposed information collection should be emailed to Ms. Jasmeet Seehra, DoD Desk Officer, at oira_submission@ omb.eop.gov. Please identify the proposed information collection by DoD Desk Officer, Docket ID number, and title of the information collection. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Fred Licari, 571–372–0493, or whs.mcalex.esd.mbx.dd-dod-informationcollections@mail.mil. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title; Associated Form; and OMB Number: Department of Defense New Hire Forms; DD X735, DD X739, DDX741; OMB Control Number 0704– XXXX. Type of Request: Existing collection. Number of Respondents: 82,000. Responses per Respondent: 1. SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00022 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Annual Responses: 82,000. Average Burden per Response: 5 minutes. Annual Burden Hours: 6,833.35 hours. Needs and Uses: The information collection requirement is necessary to ensure that all new hires across the Department of Defense meet the basic requirements of civil service. The New Hire Forms, DD X735, ‘‘Release/Consent Statement;’’ DD X739, ‘‘Civilian Employee’s Military Reserve, Guard, or Retiree Data;’’ and DD X741, ‘‘Term Employment Statement of Understanding,’’ supplant and standardize the paperwork used throughout the Department of Defense to verify the eligibility of onboarding employees. Affected Public: Individuals or Households. Frequency: On occasion. Respondent’s Obligation: Voluntary. OMB Desk Officer: Ms. Jasmeet Seehra. You may also submit comments and recommendations, identified by Docket ID number and title, by the following method: Federal eRulemaking Portal: http:// www.regulations.gov. Follow the instructions for submitting comments. Instructions: All submissions received must include the agency name, Docket ID 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. DOD Clearance Officer: Mr. Frederick Licari. Requests for copies of the information collection proposal should be sent to Mr. Licari at whs.mc-alex.esd.mbx.dddod-information-collections@mail.mil. Dated: May 29, 2018. Shelly E. Finke, Alternate OSD Federal Register, Liaison Officer, Department of Defense. [FR Doc. 2018–11788 Filed 5–31–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 5001–06–P DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION [Docket ID ED–2018–FSA–00151] Privacy Act of 1974; Matching Program Federal Student Aid, Department of Education. ACTION: Notice of a new matching program. AGENCY: E:\FR\FM\01JNN1.SGM 01JNN1 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 106 / Friday, June 1, 2018 / Notices Pursuant to the Privacy Act of 1974, as amended by the Computer Matching and Privacy Protection Act of 1988 and the Computer Matching and Privacy Protections Amendments of 1990 (Privacy Act), and Office of Management and Budget (OMB) guidance on the conduct of computer matching programs, notice is hereby given of the renewal of the computer matching program between the Department of Education (ED) (recipient agency) and the Department of Justice (DOJ) (source agency). DATES: Submit your comments on the proposed matching program on or before July 2, 2018. The matching program will go into effect at the later of the following two dates: June 20, 2018 or 30 days after the publication of this notice, on June 1, 2018, unless comments have been received from interested members of the public requiring modification and republication of the notice. The matching program will continue for 18 months after the effective date of the computer matching agreement (CMA) 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 this new CMA, 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 20202– 5454. Telephone: (202)377–3385. Privacy Note: ED’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 daltland on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:06 May 31, 2018 Jkt 244001 information that they wish to make publicly available. 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 notice. 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. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Marya Dennis, Management and Program Analyst, U.S. Department of Education, Federal Student Aid, Union Center Plaza, 830 First Street NE, Washington, DC 20202–5454. Telephone: (202)377–3385. If you use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD) or a text telephone (TTY), call the Federal Relay Service, toll free, at 1–800–877–8339. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Section 421(a)(1) of the Controlled Substances Act (21 U.S.C. 862(a)(1)) includes provisions regarding the judicial denial of Federal benefits. Section 421 of the Controlled Substances Act, which was originally enacted as section 5301 of the Anti-Drug Abuse Act of 1988, and which was amended and redesignated as section 421 of the Controlled Substances Act by section 1002(d) of the Crime Control Act of 1990, Public Law 101–647 (hereinafter referred to as ‘‘section 5301’’), authorizes Federal and State judges to deny certain Federal benefits (including student financial assistance under title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended (HEA)) to individuals convicted of drug trafficking or possession of a controlled substance. In order to ensure that HEA student financial assistance is not awarded to individuals subject to denial of benefits under court orders issued pursuant to section 5301, DOJ and ED implemented a computer matching program. The 18month CMA was recertified for an additional 12 months on June 20, 2017. The 12-month recertification of the CMA will automatically expire on June 19, 2018. For the purpose of ensuring that HEA student financial assistance is not awarded to individuals denied benefits by court orders issued under the Denial of Federal Benefits Program, ED must continue to obtain from DOJ identifying information regarding individuals who are the subject of section 5301 denial of benefits court orders. The purpose of this notice is to announce the continued PO 00000 Frm 00023 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 25447 operation of the computer matching program and to provide certain required information concerning the computer matching program. PARTICIPATING AGENCIES The Department of Education (ED) and the Department of Justice (DOJ). AUTHORITY FOR CONDUCTING THE MATCHING PROGRAM: Under section 5301, ED must deny Federal benefits to any individual upon whom a Federal or State court order has imposed a penalty denying eligibility for those benefits. Student financial assistance under the HEA is a Federal benefit and under section 5301, ED must, in order to meet its obligations under the HEA, have access to information about individuals who have been declared ineligible under section 5301. While DOJ provides information under section 5301 about individuals who are ineligible for Federal benefits to the General Services Administration (GSA) for inclusion in GSA’s List of Parties Excluded from Federal Procurement and Nonprocurement Programs, DOJ and ED have determined that matching against the DOJ database is more efficient and effective than matching against the GSA List. The DOJ database has specific information about the HEA programs for which individuals are ineligible, as well as the expiration of the debarment period, making the DOJ database more complete than the GSA List. Both of these elements are essential for a successful match. PURPOSE(S): The purpose of this matching program is to ensure that the requirements of section 421 of the Controlled Substances Act (originally enacted as section 5301 of the Anti-Drug Abuse Act of 1988, Public Law 100–690, 21 U.S.C. 853a, which was amended and redesignated as section 421 of the Controlled Substances Act by section 1002(d) of the Crime Control Act of 1990, Public Law 101–647) (hereinafter referred to as ‘‘section 5301’’) are met. DOJ is the lead contact agency for information related to section 5301 violations and, as such, provides this data to ED. ED seeks access to the information contained in the Denial of Federal Benefits and Defense Procurement Fraud Debarment Clearinghouse program (DFB/DPFD) database (formerly known as DEBARS) that is authorized under section 5301 for the purpose of ensuring that HEA student financial assistance is not awarded to individuals subject to denial E:\FR\FM\01JNN1.SGM 01JNN1 25448 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 106 / Friday, June 1, 2018 / Notices of benefits under court orders issued pursuant to the Denial of Federal Benefits Program. CATEGORIES OF INDIVIDUALS: The individuals whose records are included in this matching program are individuals who are the subject of section 5301 denial of benefits court orders, and all students who complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid. ED receives data from the DOJ DFB/DPFD system that is used to match title IV, HEA applicant data in ED’s Central Processing System (Federal Student Aid Application File (18–11– 01)). CATEGORIES OF RECORDS: ED will use the Social Security number (SSN), date of birth, and the first two letters of an applicant’s last name for the match. These data elements are contained in ED’s Central Processing System. The DOJ DFB/DPFD system contains the names, SSNs, dates of birth, and other identifying information regarding individuals convicted of Federal or State offenses involving drug trafficking or possession of a controlled substance that have been denied Federal benefits by Federal or State courts. This system of records also contains information concerning the specific program or programs for which benefits have been denied, as well as the duration of the period of ineligibility. DOJ will make available for the matching program the records of only those individuals who have been denied Federal benefits under one or more of the title IV, HEA programs. daltland on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES SYSTEM(S) OF RECORDS: DOJ system of records: DFB/DPFD (The most recent full DFB/DPFD system of records notice was published in the Federal Register on May 10, 1999, 64 FR 25071.) ED system of records: Federal Student Aid Application File (18–11–01). (The most recent ED system of records notice was published in the Federal Register on August 3, 2011, 76 FR 46774.) (Note: The ED Central Processing System [CPS] is the ED information system that processes data from the Federal Student Aid Application File.) 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 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. You may access the official edition of the Federal Register and the VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:06 May 31, 2018 Jkt 244001 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 ED 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 ED. Authority: 5 U.S.C. 552a; 21 U.S.C. 862(a)(1). Dated: May 29, 2018. James F. Manning, Acting Chief Operating Officer Federal Student Aid. [FR Doc. 2018–11856 Filed 5–31–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4000–01–P Issued in Washington, DC, on May 23, 2018. Kathleen B. Hogan, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Energy Efficiency, Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy. DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY [Case Number 2017–014] Notice of Decision and Order Granting a Waiver to Huawei From the Department of Energy External Power Supply Test Procedure Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Department of Energy. ACTION: Notice of decision and order. AGENCY: This notice announces a Decision and Order granting Huawei Technologies, Co. Ltd. (‘‘Huawei’’) a waiver from specified portions of the DOE test procedure for determining the energy efficiency of specified external power supply (‘‘EPS’’) basic models. Huawei is required to test and rate the specified basic models of its EPS in accordance with the alternate test procedure described in the Decision and Order. DATES: The Decision and Order is effective on June 1, 2018. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Lucy deButts, U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Building Technologies Office, EE–5B, 1000 Independence Avenue SW, Washington, DC 20585–0121. Telephone: (202) 287– 1604. E-mail: AS_Waiver_Requests@ee.doe.gov. Michael Kido, U.S. Department of Energy, Office of the General Counsel, Mail Stop GC–33, Forrestal Building, 1000 Independence Avenue SW, SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00024 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Washington, DC 20585–0103. Telephone: (202) 586–8145. Email: Michael.Kido@hq.doe.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On December 1, 2017, Huawei filed a petition for waiver and an application for interim waiver from the applicable EPS test procedure set forth in 10 CFR part 430, subpart B, appendix Z. On March 23, 2018, DOE published a notice announcing its receipt of the petition for waiver and its granting Huawei an interim waiver. 83 FR 12737. In that notice, DOE also solicited comments from interested parties on all aspects of the petition and specified an alternate test procedure that must be followed for testing and certifying the specific basic models for which Huawei requested a waiver. Id. On June 1, 2018, DOE publishes this notice announcing a Decision and Order granting a wavier to Huawei. This notice includes a copy of the Decision and Order DOE issued to Huawei. Case #2017–014 Decision and Order I. Background and Authority The Energy Policy and Conservation Act of 1975 (‘‘EPCA’’ or ‘‘the Act’’),1 Public Law 94–163 (42 U.S.C. 6291– 6317, as codified), among other things, authorizes the U.S. Department of Energy (‘‘DOE’’) to regulate the energy efficiency of a number of consumer products and industrial equipment. Title III, Part B 2 of EPCA established the Energy Conservation Program for Consumer Products Other Than Automobiles, a program that includes EPSs, which are the subject of this Order. (42 U.S.C. 6291(36); 42 U.S.C. 6295(u)) Under EPCA, DOE’s energy conservation program consists essentially of four parts: (1) testing, (2) labeling, (3) Federal energy conservation standards, and (4) certification and enforcement procedures. The Federal testing requirements consist of test procedures that manufacturers of covered products must use as the basis for: (1) certifying to DOE that their products comply with the applicable energy conservation standards adopted pursuant to EPCA (42 1 All references to EPCA in this document refer to the statute as amended through the EPS Improvement Act of 2017, Public Law 115–115 (January 12, 2018). 2 For editorial reasons, upon codification in the U.S. Code, Part B was redesignated as Part A. E:\FR\FM\01JNN1.SGM 01JNN1

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[Federal Register Volume 83, Number 106 (Friday, June 1, 2018)]
[Notices]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
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DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

[Docket ID ED-2018-FSA-00151]


Privacy Act of 1974; Matching Program

AGENCY: Federal Student Aid, Department of Education.

ACTION: Notice of a new matching program.

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SUMMARY: Pursuant to the Privacy Act of 1974, as amended by the 
Computer Matching and Privacy Protection Act of 1988 and the Computer 
Matching and Privacy Protections Amendments of 1990 (Privacy Act), and 
Office of Management and Budget (OMB) guidance on the conduct of 
computer matching programs, notice is hereby given of the renewal of 
the computer matching program between the Department of Education (ED) 
(recipient agency) and the Department of Justice (DOJ) (source agency).

DATES: Submit your comments on the proposed matching program on or 
before July 2, 2018.
    The matching program will go into effect at the later of the 
following two dates: June 20, 2018 or 30 days after the publication of 
this notice, on June 1, 2018, unless comments have been received from 
interested members of the public requiring modification and 
republication of the notice.
    The matching program will continue for 18 months after the 
effective date of the computer matching agreement (CMA) 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 this new CMA, 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 20202-5454. Telephone: (202)377-3385.
    Privacy Note: ED'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.
    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 notice. 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.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Marya Dennis, Management and Program 
Analyst, U.S. Department of Education, Federal Student Aid, Union 
Center Plaza, 830 First Street NE, Washington, DC 20202-5454. 
Telephone: (202)377-3385.
    If you use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD) or a text 
telephone (TTY), call the Federal Relay Service, toll free, at 1-800-
877-8339.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Section 421(a)(1) of the Controlled 
Substances Act (21 U.S.C. 862(a)(1)) includes provisions regarding the 
judicial denial of Federal benefits. Section 421 of the Controlled 
Substances Act, which was originally enacted as section 5301 of the 
Anti-Drug Abuse Act of 1988, and which was amended and redesignated as 
section 421 of the Controlled Substances Act by section 1002(d) of the 
Crime Control Act of 1990, Public Law 101-647 (hereinafter referred to 
as ``section 5301''), authorizes Federal and State judges to deny 
certain Federal benefits (including student financial assistance under 
title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended (HEA)) to 
individuals convicted of drug trafficking or possession of a controlled 
substance.
    In order to ensure that HEA student financial assistance is not 
awarded to individuals subject to denial of benefits under court orders 
issued pursuant to section 5301, DOJ and ED implemented a computer 
matching program. The 18-month CMA was recertified for an additional 12 
months on June 20, 2017. The 12-month recertification of the CMA will 
automatically expire on June 19, 2018.
    For the purpose of ensuring that HEA student financial assistance 
is not awarded to individuals denied benefits by court orders issued 
under the Denial of Federal Benefits Program, ED must continue to 
obtain from DOJ identifying information regarding individuals who are 
the subject of section 5301 denial of benefits court orders. The 
purpose of this notice is to announce the continued operation of the 
computer matching program and to provide certain required information 
concerning the computer matching program.
PARTICIPATING AGENCIES
    The Department of Education (ED) and the Department of Justice 
(DOJ).

AUTHORITY FOR CONDUCTING THE MATCHING PROGRAM:
    Under section 5301, ED must deny Federal benefits to any individual 
upon whom a Federal or State court order has imposed a penalty denying 
eligibility for those benefits. Student financial assistance under the 
HEA is a Federal benefit and under section 5301, ED must, in order to 
meet its obligations under the HEA, have access to information about 
individuals who have been declared ineligible under section 5301.
    While DOJ provides information under section 5301 about individuals 
who are ineligible for Federal benefits to the General Services 
Administration (GSA) for inclusion in GSA's List of Parties Excluded 
from Federal Procurement and Nonprocurement Programs, DOJ and ED have 
determined that matching against the DOJ database is more efficient and 
effective than matching against the GSA List. The DOJ database has 
specific information about the HEA programs for which individuals are 
ineligible, as well as the expiration of the debarment period, making 
the DOJ database more complete than the GSA List. Both of these 
elements are essential for a successful match.

PURPOSE(S):
    The purpose of this matching program is to ensure that the 
requirements of section 421 of the Controlled Substances Act 
(originally enacted as section 5301 of the Anti-Drug Abuse Act of 1988, 
Public Law 100-690, 21 U.S.C. 853a, which was amended and redesignated 
as section 421 of the Controlled Substances Act by section 1002(d) of 
the Crime Control Act of 1990, Public Law 101-647) (hereinafter 
referred to as ``section 5301'') are met.
    DOJ is the lead contact agency for information related to section 
5301 violations and, as such, provides this data to ED. ED seeks access 
to the information contained in the Denial of Federal Benefits and 
Defense Procurement Fraud Debarment Clearinghouse program (DFB/DPFD) 
database (formerly known as DEBARS) that is authorized under section 
5301 for the purpose of ensuring that HEA student financial assistance 
is not awarded to individuals subject to denial

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of benefits under court orders issued pursuant to the Denial of Federal 
Benefits Program.

CATEGORIES OF INDIVIDUALS:
    The individuals whose records are included in this matching program 
are individuals who are the subject of section 5301 denial of benefits 
court orders, and all students who complete a Free Application for 
Federal Student Aid. ED receives data from the DOJ DFB/DPFD system that 
is used to match title IV, HEA applicant data in ED's Central 
Processing System (Federal Student Aid Application File (18-11-01)).

CATEGORIES OF RECORDS:
    ED will use the Social Security number (SSN), date of birth, and 
the first two letters of an applicant's last name for the match. These 
data elements are contained in ED's Central Processing System. The DOJ 
DFB/DPFD system contains the names, SSNs, dates of birth, and other 
identifying information regarding individuals convicted of Federal or 
State offenses involving drug trafficking or possession of a controlled 
substance that have been denied Federal benefits by Federal or State 
courts. This system of records also contains information concerning the 
specific program or programs for which benefits have been denied, as 
well as the duration of the period of ineligibility. DOJ will make 
available for the matching program the records of only those 
individuals who have been denied Federal benefits under one or more of 
the title IV, HEA programs.

SYSTEM(S) OF RECORDS:
    DOJ system of records: DFB/DPFD (The most recent full DFB/DPFD 
system of records notice was published in the Federal Register on May 
10, 1999, 64 FR 25071.) ED system of records: Federal Student Aid 
Application File (18-11-01). (The most recent ED system of records 
notice was published in the Federal Register on August 3, 2011, 76 FR 
46774.) (Note: The ED Central Processing System [CPS] is the ED 
information system that processes data from the Federal Student Aid 
Application File.)
    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 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. 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 ED 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 ED.

    Authority:  5 U.S.C. 552a; 21 U.S.C. 862(a)(1).

    Dated: May 29, 2018.
James F. Manning,
Acting Chief Operating Officer Federal Student Aid.
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