Outdated Regulations-Teacher Quality Enhancement Grants Program and Preparing Tomorrow's Teachers to Use Technology (PT3) Program, 52148-52150 [2018-22413]

Download as PDF 52148 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 200 / Tuesday, October 16, 2018 / Rules and Regulations Adoption of the Amendment In consideration of the foregoing, the Federal Aviation Administration amends 14 CFR part 71 as follows: PART 71—DESIGNATION OF CLASS A, B, C, D, AND E AIRSPACE AREAS; AIR TRAFFIC SERVICE ROUTES; AND REPORTING POINTS 1. The authority citation for part 71 continues to read as follows: ■ Issued in College Park, Georgia, on October 3, 2018. Ryan W. Almasy, Manager, Operations Support Group, Eastern Service Center, Air Traffic Organization. Authority: 49 U.S.C. 106(g); 40103, 40113, 40120; E.O. 10854, 24 FR 9565, 3 CFR, 1959– 1963 Comp., p. 389. [FR Doc. 2018–22254 Filed 10–15–18; 8:45 am] § 71.1 DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY [Amended] 2. The incorporation by reference in 14 CFR 71.1 of Federal Aviation Administration Order 7400.11C, Airspace Designations and Reporting Points, dated August 13, 2018, effective September 15, 2018, is amended as follows: ■ Paragraph 6002 Airspace. Class E Surface Area * * * * * * * * * * Paragraph 6004 Class E Airspace Designated as an Extension to a Class D Surface Area. * * * * AEA PA E4 Williamsport, PA [Amended] Williamsport Regional Airport, PA (Lat. 41°14′30″ N, long. 76°55′19″ W) Williamsport Regional Airport ILS localizer (Lat. 41°14′17″ N, long. 76°56′17″ W) That airspace extending upward from the surface from the 4.2-mile radius of Williamsport Regional Airport to a 7-mile radius of the airport, extending clockwise from a 270° bearing to the 312° bearing from the airport and within an 11.3-mile radius of the airport extending clockwise from the 312° bearing to the 350° bearing from the airport VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:24 Oct 15, 2018 Coast Guard 33 CFR Part 117 [Docket No. USCG–2018–0434] Coast Guard, DHS. Notice of deviation from drawbridge regulation. AGENCY: AEA PA E2 Williamsport, PA [Amended] Williamsport Regional Airport, PA (Lat. 41°14′30″ N, long. 76°55′19″ W) That airspace extending from the surface within a 4.2-mile radius of Williamsport Regional Airport. This Class E airspace area is effective during the specific dates and times established in advance by a Notice to Airmen. The effective date and time will thereafter be continuously published in the Chart Supplement. * BILLING CODE 4910–13–P Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Dutch Kills, Queens, NY AEA PA E2 Lancaster, PA [Amended] Lancaster Airport, PA (Lat. 40°07′21″ N, long. 76°17′40″ W) That airspace extending from the surface within a 4.1-mile radius of Lancaster Airport, and that airspace extending upward from the surface. This Class E airspace area is effective during the specific dates and times established in advance by a Notice to Airmen. The effective date and time will thereafter be continuously published in the Chart Supplement. amozie on DSK3GDR082PROD with RULES and within an 11.3-mile radius of the airport extending clockwise from the 004° bearing to the 099° bearing from the airport and within 3.5 miles south of the airport east localizer course extending from the 4.2-mile radius of the airport east to the 099° bearing from the airport. Jkt 247001 ACTION: The Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the Borden Avenue Bridge across Dutch Kills, mile 1.2, at Queens, NY. The deviation is necessary to facilitate bridge repairs. This temporary deviation allows the bridge to remain in the closed-tonavigation position during bridge repairs. SUMMARY: This deviation is effective without actual notice from October 16, 2018 to 11:59 p.m. on November 17, 2018. For enforcement purposes, actual notice will be used will be used from 12:01 a.m. on September 28, 2018 to October 16, 2018. ADDRESSES: The docket for this deviation, USCG–2018–0434 is available at http://www.regulations.gov. Type the docket number in the ‘‘SEARCH’’ box and click ‘‘SEARCH’’. Click on Open Docket Folder on the line associated with this deviation. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: If you have questions on this temporary deviation, call or email Stephanie E. Lopez, Bridge Management Specialist, First District Bridge Branch, U.S. Coast Guard; telephone 212–514–4335, email Stephanie.E.Lopez@uscg.mil. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The owner of the bridge, the New York City Department of Transportation, requested a temporary deviation to facilitate punch list work involving the Borden Avenue Bridge control house roof repairs. The Borden Avenue Bridge across Dutch Kills, Queens, has a vertical clearance in the closed position of 4 feet at mean high water and 9 feet at mean low water. The existing bridge operating regulations are found at 33 CFR 117.801(c). This temporary deviation allows the Borden Avenue Bridge to stay in the closed position from 12:01 a.m. on September 28, 2018 to 11:59 p.m. on November 17, 2018. At no time can the bridge open to marine traffic. No one has signaled to request that this bridge open to marine traffic since December 15, 2014. The bridge will not be able to open for emergencies and there is no immediate alternate route for vessels to pass. The Coast Guard will also inform the users of the waterways through our Local and Broadcast Notices to Mariners of the change in operating schedule for the bridge so that vessel operators can arrange their transits to minimize any impact caused by the temporary deviation. In accordance with 33 CFR 117.35(e), the drawbridge must return to its regular operating schedule immediately at the end of the effective period of this temporary deviation. This deviation from the operating regulations is authorized under 33 CFR 117.35. Dated: October 11, 2018. C.J. Bisignano, Supervisory Bridge Management Specialist, First Coast Guard District. [FR Doc. 2018–22448 Filed 10–15–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–04–P DATES: PO 00000 Frm 00034 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION 34 CFR Parts 611, 614, 636, 649, 680, 693, and 695–699 RIN 1840–AD32; 1840–AD33 Outdated Regulations—Teacher Quality Enhancement Grants Program and Preparing Tomorrow’s Teachers to Use Technology (PT3) Program Office of Postsecondary Education, Department of Education. ACTION: Final regulations. AGENCY: The Secretary removes outdated regulations for two programs no longer authorized by Federal law: The Teacher Quality Enhancement Grants (TQE) program and the Preparing Tomorrow’s Teachers to Use Technology (PT3) program. Therefore, the associated regulations are unnecessary. DATES: This action is effective October 16, 2018. SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\16OCR1.SGM 16OCR1 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 200 / Tuesday, October 16, 2018 / Rules and Regulations FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Linda Byrd-Johnson, U.S. Department of Education, 400 Maryland Avenue SW, Room 270–02, Washington, DC 20202– 6200. Telephone: (202) 453–6060. Email: Linda.Byrd-Johnson@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. On February 24, 2017, President Trump signed Executive Order 13777, ‘‘Enforcing the Regulatory Reform Agenda,’’ which established a Federal policy ‘‘to alleviate unnecessary regulatory burdens’’ on the American people. Section 3(a) of the Executive order directed each Federal agency to establish a Regulatory Reform Task Force, the duty of which is to evaluate existing regulations and ‘‘make recommendations to the agency head regarding their repeal, replacement, or modification.’’ Section 3(d)(ii) of the Executive order specifically instructs the Task Force to identify regulations that are ‘‘are outdated, unnecessary, or ineffective.’’ The Department is undertaking this regulatory action consistent with that objective. The TQE and PT3 programs are no longer authorized by the Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended (HEA). Pursuant to the Higher Education Opportunity Act (Pub. L. 110–315) enacted in 2008, these programs were replaced. The TQE program was replaced with the Teacher Quality Partnership program, and the PT3 program was replaced with the Preparing Teachers for Digital Age Learners program. Neither new program uses the regulations from the replaced programs. Accordingly, the Secretary removes 34 CFR parts 611 and 614 because they are obsolete. The Secretary also removes parts 636, 649, 680, 693, and 695–699, which had been reserved, to streamline the Department’s regulations. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: amozie on DSK3GDR082PROD with RULES Waiver of Proposed Rulemaking and Delayed Effective Date Under the Administrative Procedure Act (5 U.S.C. 553) (APA) the Department generally offers interested parties the opportunity to comment on proposed regulations. However, the APA provides that an agency is not required to conduct notice-andcomment rulemaking when the agency, for good cause, finds that the requirement is impracticable, unnecessary, or contrary to the public interest (5 U.S.C. 553(b)(B) and (d)(3)). There is good cause to waive VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:24 Oct 15, 2018 Jkt 247001 rulemaking in this case because these final regulations have become obsolete. This regulatory action adopts no new regulations and does not establish or affect substantive policy. Therefore, under 5 U.S.C. 553(b)(B), the Secretary has determined that obtaining public comment on the removal of the regulations is unnecessary. The APA also generally requires that regulations be published at least 30 days before their effective date, unless the agency has good cause to implement its regulations sooner (5 U.S.C. 553(d)(3)). Again, because this final regulatory action merely removes outdated regulations, the Secretary is also waiving the 30-day delay in the effective date of these regulatory changes under 5 U.S.C. 553(d)(3). Executive Orders 12866, 13563, and 13771 Regulatory Impact Analysis Under Executive Order 12866, the Secretary must determine whether this regulatory action is ‘‘significant’’ and, therefore, subject to the requirements of the Executive order and subject to review by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). Section 3(f) of Executive Order 12866 defines a ‘‘significant regulatory action’’ as an action likely to result in a rule that may— (1) Have an annual effect on the economy of $100 million or more, or adversely affect a sector of the economy, productivity, competition, jobs, the environment, public health or safety, or State, local, or Tribal governments or communities in a material way (also referred to as an ‘‘economically significant’’ rule); (2) Create serious inconsistency or otherwise interfere with an action taken or planned by another agency; (3) Materially alter the budgetary impacts of entitlement grants, user fees, or loan programs or the rights and obligations of recipients thereof; or (4) Raise novel legal or policy issues arising out of legal mandates, the President’s priorities, or the principles stated in the Executive order. This final regulatory action is not a significant regulatory action subject to review by OMB under section 3(f) of Executive Order 12866. Under Executive Order 13771, for each new regulation that the Department proposes for notice and comment or otherwise promulgates that is a significant regulatory action under Executive Order 12866 and that imposes total costs greater than zero, it must identify two deregulatory actions. For FY 2018, any new incremental costs associated with a new regulation must PO 00000 Frm 00035 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 52149 be fully offset by the elimination of existing costs through deregulatory actions, unless required by law or approved in writing by the Director of the OMB. Because this final rule is not a significant regulatory action, the requirement to offset new regulations in Executive Order 13771 does not apply. We have also reviewed these regulations under Executive Order 13563, which supplements and explicitly reaffirms the principles, structures, and definitions governing regulatory review established in Executive Order 12866. To the extent permitted by law, Executive Order 13563 requires that an agency— (1) Propose or adopt regulations only on a reasoned determination that their benefits justify their costs (recognizing that some benefits and costs are difficult to quantify); (2) Tailor its regulations to impose the least burden on society, consistent with obtaining regulatory objectives and taking into account—among other things and to the extent practicable—the costs of cumulative regulations; (3) In choosing among alternative regulatory approaches, select those approaches that maximize net benefits (including potential economic, environmental, public health and safety, and other advantages; distributive impacts; and equity); (4) To the extent feasible, specify performance objectives, rather than the behavior or manner of compliance a regulated entity must adopt; and (5) Identify and assess available alternatives to direct regulation, including economic incentives—such as user fees or marketable permits—to encourage the desired behavior, or provide information that enables the public to make choices. Executive Order 13563 also requires an agency ‘‘to use the best available techniques to quantify anticipated present and future benefits and costs as accurately as possible.’’ The Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs of OMB has emphasized that these techniques may include ‘‘identifying changing future compliance costs that might result from technological innovation or anticipated behavioral changes.’’ We are issuing this final regulatory action only on a reasoned determination that its benefits justify its costs. In choosing among alternative regulatory approaches, we selected those approaches that maximize net benefits. Based on the analysis that follows, the Department believes that these final regulations are consistent with the principles in Executive Order 13563. E:\FR\FM\16OCR1.SGM 16OCR1 52150 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 200 / Tuesday, October 16, 2018 / Rules and Regulations We also have determined that this regulatory action does not unduly interfere with State, local, and Tribal governments in the exercise of their governmental functions. In accordance with both Executive orders, the Department has assessed the potential costs and benefits, both quantitative and qualitative, of this regulatory action. Because the rescinded regulations are obsolete, we do not believe that this action will result in any additional costs or benefits. Regulatory Flexibility Act Certification Pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 601(2), the Regulatory Flexibility Act applies only to rules for which an agency publishes a general notice of proposed rulemaking. The Regulatory Flexibility Act does not apply to this rulemaking because there is good cause to waive notice and comment under 5 U.S.C. 553. Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 amozie on DSK3GDR082PROD with RULES These regulations do not contain any information collection requirements. your search to documents published by the Department. ACTION: List of Subjects SUMMARY: 34 CFR Part 611 Colleges and universities, Elementary and secondary education, Grant programs-education. 34 CFR Part 614 Grant programs-education, colleges and universities. Dated: October 10, 2018. Diane Auer Jones, Principal Deputy Under Secretary Delegated to Perform the Duties of Under Secretary and Assistant Secretary for the Office of Postsecondary Education. For the reasons discussed in the preamble, and under the authority at 20 U.S.C. 3474 and 20 U.S.C. 1221e–3, the Secretary amends chapter VI of title 34 of the Code of Federal Regulations as follows: PART 611—[Removed] 1. Part 611 is removed. Intergovernmental Review ■ These programs are 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. 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. 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 PART 614—[Removed] VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:24 Oct 15, 2018 Jkt 247001 ■ 2. Part 614 is removed. PART 636—[Removed] ■ 3. Reserved part 636 is removed. PART 649—[Removed] ■ 4. Reserved part 649 is removed. PART 680—[Removed] ■ 5. Reserved part 680 is removed. PART 693—[Removed] ■ 6. Reserved part 693 is removed. PARTS 695–699—[REMOVED] 7. Reserved parts 695–699 are removed. ■ [FR Doc. 2018–22413 Filed 10–15–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4000–01–P LIBRARY OF CONGRESS Copyright Office 37 CFR Part 201 [Docket No. 2018–7] Filing of Schedules by Rights Owners and Contact Information by Transmitting Entities Relating to Pre1972 Sound Recordings U.S. Copyright Office, Library of Congress. AGENCY: PO 00000 Frm 00036 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 Interim rule with request for comments. The U.S. Copyright Office is issuing interim regulations pursuant to the Classics Protection and Access Act, title II of the recently enacted Orrin G. Hatch-Bob Goodlatte Music Modernization Act. These regulations pertain to the filing of schedules by rights owners listing their sound recordings fixed before February 15, 1972, and the filing of contact information by entities publicly performing these sound recordings by means of digital audio transmission. As required under the Act, the Office is also specifying how individuals may request timely notification of the filing of such schedules with the Office. These regulations are issued on an interim basis with opportunity for comment to comply with statutory requirements and to ensure that both rights owners and transmitting entities can promptly make use of these new filing mechanisms to protect their respective legal interests. The Office welcomes comment on these interim rules. DATES: The effective date of the interim regulations is October 16, 2018. Written comments must be received no later than 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on November 15, 2018. ADDRESSES: For reasons of government efficiency, the Copyright Office is using the regulations.gov system for the submission and posting of public comments in this proceeding. All comments are therefore to be submitted electronically through regulations.gov. Specific instructions for submitting comments are available on the Copyright Office’s website at https:// www.copyright.gov/rulemaking/ pre1972-soundrecordings-schedules/. If electronic submission of comments is not feasible due to lack of access to a computer and/or the internet, please contact the Office using the contact information below for special instructions. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Regan A. Smith, General Counsel and Associate Register of Copyrights, by email at regans@copyright.gov, Anna Chauvet, Assistant General Counsel, by email at achau@copyright.gov, or Jason E. Sloan, Assistant General Counsel, by email at jslo@copyright.gov. Each can be contacted by telephone by calling (202) 707–8350. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Background On October 11, 2018, the president signed into law the Orrin G. Hatch-Bob Goodlatte Music Modernization Act, E:\FR\FM\16OCR1.SGM 16OCR1

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[Federal Register Volume 83, Number 200 (Tuesday, October 16, 2018)]
[Rules and Regulations]
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DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

34 CFR Parts 611, 614, 636, 649, 680, 693, and 695-699

RIN 1840-AD32; 1840-AD33


Outdated Regulations--Teacher Quality Enhancement Grants Program 
and Preparing Tomorrow's Teachers to Use Technology (PT3) Program

AGENCY: Office of Postsecondary Education, Department of Education.

ACTION: Final regulations.

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SUMMARY: The Secretary removes outdated regulations for two programs no 
longer authorized by Federal law: The Teacher Quality Enhancement 
Grants (TQE) program and the Preparing Tomorrow's Teachers to Use 
Technology (PT3) program. Therefore, the associated regulations are 
unnecessary.

DATES: This action is effective October 16, 2018.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Linda Byrd-Johnson, U.S. Department of 
Education, 400 Maryland Avenue SW, Room 270-02, Washington, DC 20202-
6200. Telephone: (202) 453-6060. 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: On February 24, 2017, President Trump signed 
Executive Order 13777, ``Enforcing the Regulatory Reform Agenda,'' 
which established a Federal policy ``to alleviate unnecessary 
regulatory burdens'' on the American people. Section 3(a) of the 
Executive order directed each Federal agency to establish a Regulatory 
Reform Task Force, the duty of which is to evaluate existing 
regulations and ``make recommendations to the agency head regarding 
their repeal, replacement, or modification.'' Section 3(d)(ii) of the 
Executive order specifically instructs the Task Force to identify 
regulations that are ``are outdated, unnecessary, or ineffective.'' The 
Department is undertaking this regulatory action consistent with that 
objective.
    The TQE and PT3 programs are no longer authorized by the Higher 
Education Act of 1965, as amended (HEA). Pursuant to the Higher 
Education Opportunity Act (Pub. L. 110-315) enacted in 2008, these 
programs were replaced. The TQE program was replaced with the Teacher 
Quality Partnership program, and the PT3 program was replaced with the 
Preparing Teachers for Digital Age Learners program. Neither new 
program uses the regulations from the replaced programs. Accordingly, 
the Secretary removes 34 CFR parts 611 and 614 because they are 
obsolete. The Secretary also removes parts 636, 649, 680, 693, and 695-
699, which had been reserved, to streamline the Department's 
regulations.

Waiver of Proposed Rulemaking and Delayed Effective Date

    Under the Administrative Procedure Act (5 U.S.C. 553) (APA) the 
Department generally offers interested parties the opportunity to 
comment on proposed regulations. However, the APA provides that an 
agency is not required to conduct notice-and-comment rulemaking when 
the agency, for good cause, finds that the requirement is 
impracticable, unnecessary, or contrary to the public interest (5 
U.S.C. 553(b)(B) and (d)(3)). There is good cause to waive rulemaking 
in this case because these final regulations have become obsolete. This 
regulatory action adopts no new regulations and does not establish or 
affect substantive policy. Therefore, under 5 U.S.C. 553(b)(B), the 
Secretary has determined that obtaining public comment on the removal 
of the regulations is unnecessary.
    The APA also generally requires that regulations be published at 
least 30 days before their effective date, unless the agency has good 
cause to implement its regulations sooner (5 U.S.C. 553(d)(3)). Again, 
because this final regulatory action merely removes outdated 
regulations, the Secretary is also waiving the 30-day delay in the 
effective date of these regulatory changes under 5 U.S.C. 553(d)(3).

Executive Orders 12866, 13563, and 13771

Regulatory Impact Analysis

    Under Executive Order 12866, the Secretary must determine whether 
this regulatory action is ``significant'' and, therefore, subject to 
the requirements of the Executive order and subject to review by the 
Office of Management and Budget (OMB). Section 3(f) of Executive Order 
12866 defines a ``significant regulatory action'' as an action likely 
to result in a rule that may--
    (1) Have an annual effect on the economy of $100 million or more, 
or adversely affect a sector of the economy, productivity, competition, 
jobs, the environment, public health or safety, or State, local, or 
Tribal governments or communities in a material way (also referred to 
as an ``economically significant'' rule);
    (2) Create serious inconsistency or otherwise interfere with an 
action taken or planned by another agency;
    (3) Materially alter the budgetary impacts of entitlement grants, 
user fees, or loan programs or the rights and obligations of recipients 
thereof; or
    (4) Raise novel legal or policy issues arising out of legal 
mandates, the President's priorities, or the principles stated in the 
Executive order.
    This final regulatory action is not a significant regulatory action 
subject to review by OMB under section 3(f) of Executive Order 12866.
    Under Executive Order 13771, for each new regulation that the 
Department proposes for notice and comment or otherwise promulgates 
that is a significant regulatory action under Executive Order 12866 and 
that imposes total costs greater than zero, it must identify two 
deregulatory actions. For FY 2018, any new incremental costs associated 
with a new regulation must be fully offset by the elimination of 
existing costs through deregulatory actions, unless required by law or 
approved in writing by the Director of the OMB. Because this final rule 
is not a significant regulatory action, the requirement to offset new 
regulations in Executive Order 13771 does not apply.
    We have also reviewed these regulations under Executive Order 
13563, which supplements and explicitly reaffirms the principles, 
structures, and definitions governing regulatory review established in 
Executive Order 12866. To the extent permitted by law, Executive Order 
13563 requires that an agency--
    (1) Propose or adopt regulations only on a reasoned determination 
that their benefits justify their costs (recognizing that some benefits 
and costs are difficult to quantify);
    (2) Tailor its regulations to impose the least burden on society, 
consistent with obtaining regulatory objectives and taking into 
account--among other things and to the extent practicable--the costs of 
cumulative regulations;
    (3) In choosing among alternative regulatory approaches, select 
those approaches that maximize net benefits (including potential 
economic, environmental, public health and safety, and other 
advantages; distributive impacts; and equity);
    (4) To the extent feasible, specify performance objectives, rather 
than the behavior or manner of compliance a regulated entity must 
adopt; and
    (5) Identify and assess available alternatives to direct 
regulation, including economic incentives--such as user fees or 
marketable permits--to encourage the desired behavior, or provide 
information that enables the public to make choices.
    Executive Order 13563 also requires an agency ``to use the best 
available techniques to quantify anticipated present and future 
benefits and costs as accurately as possible.'' The Office of 
Information and Regulatory Affairs of OMB has emphasized that these 
techniques may include ``identifying changing future compliance costs 
that might result from technological innovation or anticipated 
behavioral changes.''
    We are issuing this final regulatory action only on a reasoned 
determination that its benefits justify its costs. In choosing among 
alternative regulatory approaches, we selected those approaches that 
maximize net benefits. Based on the analysis that follows, the 
Department believes that these final regulations are consistent with 
the principles in Executive Order 13563.

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    We also have determined that this regulatory action does not unduly 
interfere with State, local, and Tribal governments in the exercise of 
their governmental functions.
    In accordance with both Executive orders, the Department has 
assessed the potential costs and benefits, both quantitative and 
qualitative, of this regulatory action. Because the rescinded 
regulations are obsolete, we do not believe that this action will 
result in any additional costs or benefits.

Regulatory Flexibility Act Certification

    Pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 601(2), the Regulatory Flexibility Act applies 
only to rules for which an agency publishes a general notice of 
proposed rulemaking. The Regulatory Flexibility Act does not apply to 
this rulemaking because there is good cause to waive notice and comment 
under 5 U.S.C. 553.

Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995

    These regulations do not contain any information collection 
requirements.

Intergovernmental Review

    These programs are 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.
    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. 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 your search to documents published 
by the Department.

List of Subjects

34 CFR Part 611

    Colleges and universities, Elementary and secondary education, 
Grant programs-education.

34 CFR Part 614

    Grant programs-education, colleges and universities.

    Dated: October 10, 2018.
Diane Auer Jones,
Principal Deputy Under Secretary Delegated to Perform the Duties of 
Under Secretary and Assistant Secretary for the Office of Postsecondary 
Education.

    For the reasons discussed in the preamble, and under the authority 
at 20 U.S.C. 3474 and 20 U.S.C. 1221e-3, the Secretary amends chapter 
VI of title 34 of the Code of Federal Regulations as follows:

PART 611--[Removed]

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1. Part 611 is removed.

PART 614--[Removed]

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2. Part 614 is removed.

PART 636--[Removed]

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3. Reserved part 636 is removed.

PART 649--[Removed]

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 4. Reserved part 649 is removed.

PART 680--[Removed]

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 5. Reserved part 680 is removed.

PART 693--[Removed]

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6. Reserved part 693 is removed.

PARTS 695-699--[REMOVED]

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7. Reserved parts 695-699 are removed.

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