Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Impact Aid Program-Application for Section 7003 Assistance, 33245-33246 [2019-14859]

Download as PDF jbell on DSK3GLQ082PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 134 / Friday, July 12, 2019 / Notices helps the public understand the Department’s information collection requirements and provide the requested data in the desired format. ED is soliciting comments on the proposed information collection request (ICR) that is described below. The Department of Education is especially interested in public comment addressing the following issues: (1) Is this collection necessary to the proper functions of the Department; (2) will this information be processed and used in a timely manner; (3) is the estimate of burden accurate; (4) how might the Department enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (5) how might the Department minimize the burden of this collection on the respondents, including through the use of information technology. Please note that written comments received in response to this notice will be considered public records. Title of Collection: Impact Aid Program—Application for Section 7002 Assistance. OMB Control Number: 1810–0036. Type of Review: A revision of an existing information collection. Respondents/Affected Public: State, Local, and Tribal Governments. Total Estimated Number of Annual Responses: 215. Total Estimated Number of Annual Burden Hours: 323. Abstract: The U.S. Department of Education is requesting approval for the Application for Assistance under Section 7002 of Title VII of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA). This application is for a grant program otherwise known as Impact Aid Payments for Federal Property. Local Educational Agencies (LEAs) that have lost taxable property due to Federal activities request financial assistance by completing an annual application. Regulations for Section 7002 of the Impact Aid Program are found at 34 CFR 222, Subpart B. Applicants prepare and submit these applications through an e-application on ED’s Impact Aid Grant System website. The e-application offers recurring LEA applicants significant advantages in preparing the application because it pre-populates much of the LEA’s identifying information and Federal property data. The e-application automatically checks for completion of all necessary items and includes arithmetic checks for table subtotals and the application total. This software reduces the number of errors in applications submitted to ED. VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:55 Jul 11, 2019 Jkt 247001 Dated: July 9, 2019. Kate Mullan, PRA Coordinator, Information Collection Clearance Program, Information Management Branch, Office of the Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. 2019–14858 Filed 7–11–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4000–01–P DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION [Docket No.: ED–2019–ICCD–0059] Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Impact Aid Program—Application for Section 7003 Assistance Office of Elementary and Secondary Education (OESE), Department of Education (ED). ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, ED is proposing a revision of an existing information collection. DATES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before August 12, 2019. ADDRESSES: To access and review all the documents related to the information collection listed in this notice, please use http://www.regulations.gov by searching the Docket ID number ED– 2019–ICCD–0059. Comments submitted in response to this notice should be submitted electronically through the Federal eRulemaking Portal at http:// www.regulations.gov by selecting the Docket ID number or via postal mail, commercial delivery, or hand delivery. If the regulations.gov site is not available to the public for any reason, ED will temporarily accept comments at ICDocketMgr@ed.gov. Please include the docket ID number and the title of the information collection request when requesting documents or submitting comments. Please note that comments submitted by fax or email and those submitted after the comment period will not be accepted. Written requests for information or comments submitted by postal mail or delivery should be addressed to the Director of the Information Collection Clearance Division, U.S. Department of Education, 550 12th Street SW, PCP, Room 9086, Washington, DC 20202–0023. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For specific questions related to collection activities, please contact Amanda Ognibene, 202–453–6637. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Department of Education (ED), in SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00028 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 33245 accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA) (44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)), provides the general public and Federal agencies with an opportunity to comment on proposed, revised, and continuing collections of information. This helps the Department assess the impact of its information collection requirements and minimize the public’s reporting burden. It also helps the public understand the Department’s information collection requirements and provide the requested data in the desired format. ED is soliciting comments on the proposed information collection request (ICR) that is described below. The Department of Education is especially interested in public comment addressing the following issues: (1) Is this collection necessary to the proper functions of the Department; (2) will this information be processed and used in a timely manner; (3) is the estimate of burden accurate; (4) how might the Department enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (5) how might the Department minimize the burden of this collection on the respondents, including through the use of information technology. Please note that written comments received in response to this notice will be considered public records. Title of Collection: Impact Aid Program—Application for Section 7003 Assistance. OMB Control Number: 1810–0687. Type of Review: A revision of an existing information collection. Respondents/Affected Public: State, Local, and Tribal Governments. Total Estimated Number of Annual Responses: 301,079. Total Estimated Number of Annual Burden Hours: 87,656. Abstract: The U.S. Department of Education is requesting approval for the Application for Assistance under Section 7003 of Title VIII of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) as amended by the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). This application is for a grant program otherwise known as Impact Aid Basic Support Payments. Local Educational Agencies (LEAs) whose enrollments and revenues are adversely impacted by Federal activities use this form to request financial assistance. Regulations for the Impact Aid Program are found at 34 CFR 222. The statute and regulations for this program require a variety of data from applicants annually to determine eligibility for the grants and the amount of grant payment under the statutory formula. The least burdensome method of collecting this required information is E:\FR\FM\12JYN1.SGM 12JYN1 jbell on DSK3GLQ082PROD with NOTICES 33246 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 134 / Friday, July 12, 2019 / Notices for each applicant to submit these data through a web-based electronic application hosted on the Impact Aid Grant System (IAGS) website. The Impact Aid Program, authorized by Title VII of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), provides financial assistance to local educational agencies (LEAs) whose enrollment or revenues are adversely affected by Federal activities. The statute and implementing regulations (34 CFR part 222) require information from applicants annually to determine eligibility for and the amount of payments. The least burdensome method of collecting this required information is for each applicant to submit it as part of its annual Impact Aid application, previously approved under OMB 1810–0687. ED is now requesting to revise this collection. Previously, applicants submitted applications through ED’s G5 website. Now, the Impact Aid Program is developing its own online grants management system to better serve the local educational agencies who receive Impact Aid funds. Grantees will now be able to submit the annual application through the Impact Aid Grant System. The program has revised the application to be more user-friendly and reduce burden. The data collected on the application is largely the same. All changes are summarized below. • The program regulations at 34 CFR 222.33 require that LEAs survey their Federally connected children ‘‘no earlier than the fourth day of the regular school year.’’ In order to monitor this, we will have each applicant enter the first day of school for students. • We now require first-time Charter School LEA applicants to submit their charter and their annual financial report at the time of application. The program has always required new charter school applicants to submit this information in order to verify that the school is financially independent and able to apply on its own behalf as an LEA, per the statutory definition in 20 U.S.C. 7713; however, they were requested after the charter school submitted the application. We are now asking for these documents with the application to speed the review process. • Another change requires applicants to affirm they have enough children to qualify for categories F and G before being allowed to enter child counts in those categories. This is intended to save them effort in data entry. This does not require any additional submissions with the data collection. • We no longer require the Housing Official Certification form. We ask only for the Housing Official’s contact VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:55 Jul 11, 2019 Jkt 247001 information so that we may obtain data required to calculate housing renovation claims directly from the official. • We have eliminated the requirement to upload a signed cover page and assurances page, and will permit applicants to sign the required attestations and certifications electronically. Dated: July 9, 2019. Kate Mullan, PRA Coordinator, Information Collection Clearance Program, Information Management Branch, Office of the Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. 2019–14859 Filed 7–11–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4000–01–P DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION [Docket No. ED–2019–ICCD–0058] Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Health Education Assistance Loan (HEAL) Program Regs Federal Student Aid (FSA), Department of Education (ED). ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, ED is proposing a revision of an existing information collection. DATES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before August 12, 2019. ADDRESSES: To access and review all the documents related to the information collection listed in this notice, please use http://www.regulations.gov by searching the Docket ID number ED– 2019–ICCD–0058. Comments submitted in response to this notice should be submitted electronically through the Federal eRulemaking Portal at http:// www.regulations.gov by selecting the Docket ID number or via postal mail, commercial delivery, or hand delivery. If the regulations.gov site is not available to the public for any reason, ED will temporarily accept comments at ICDocketMgr@ed.gov. Please include the docket ID number and the title of the information collection request when requesting documents or submitting comments. Please note that comments submitted by fax or email and those submitted after the comment period will not be accepted. Written requests for information or comments submitted by postal mail or delivery should be addressed to the Director of the Information Collection Clearance Division, U.S. Department of Education, SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00029 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 550 12th Street SW, PCP, Room 9086, Washington, DC 20202–0023. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For specific questions related to collection activities, please contact Beth Grebeldinger, 202–377–4018. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Department of Education (ED), in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA) (44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)), provides the general public and Federal agencies with an opportunity to comment on proposed, revised, and continuing collections of information. This helps the Department assess the impact of its information collection requirements and minimize the public’s reporting burden. It also helps the public understand the Department’s information collection requirements and provide the requested data in the desired format. ED is soliciting comments on the proposed information collection request (ICR) that is described below. The Department of Education is especially interested in public comment addressing the following issues: (1) Is this collection necessary to the proper functions of the Department; (2) will this information be processed and used in a timely manner; (3) is the estimate of burden accurate; (4) how might the Department enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (5) how might the Department minimize the burden of this collection on the respondents, including through the use of information technology. Please note that written comments received in response to this notice will be considered public records. Title of Collection: Health Education Assistance Loan (HEAL) Program Regs. OMB Control Number: 1845–0125. Type of Review: A revision of an existing information collection. Respondents/Affected Public: Individuals or Households; State, Local, and Tribal Governments. Total Estimated Number of Annual Responses: 128,945. Total Estimated Number of Annual Burden Hours: 23,950. Abstract: The Health Education Assistance Loan (HEAL) Program regulatory requirements for reporting, record-keeping and notification are approved under OMB 1845–0125 after the transfer from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to the U.S. Department of Education in 2014. The HEAL program provided federally insured loans to students for certain health programs. No new loans have been made since 1998. However, loans are still outstanding and being collected, therefore the regulatory requirements for E:\FR\FM\12JYN1.SGM 12JYN1

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[Federal Register Volume 84, Number 134 (Friday, July 12, 2019)]
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DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

[Docket No.: ED-2019-ICCD-0059]


Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the 
Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; Comment 
Request; Impact Aid Program--Application for Section 7003 Assistance

AGENCY: Office of Elementary and Secondary Education (OESE), Department 
of Education (ED).

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, ED is 
proposing a revision of an existing information collection.

DATES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before 
August 12, 2019.

ADDRESSES: To access and review all the documents related to the 
information collection listed in this notice, please use http://www.regulations.gov by searching the Docket ID number ED-2019-ICCD-
0059. Comments submitted in response to this notice should be submitted 
electronically through the Federal eRulemaking Portal at http://www.regulations.gov by selecting the Docket ID number or via postal 
mail, commercial delivery, or hand delivery. If the regulations.gov 
site is not available to the public for any reason, ED will temporarily 
accept comments at [email protected]. Please include the docket ID 
number and the title of the information collection request when 
requesting documents or submitting comments. Please note that comments 
submitted by fax or email and those submitted after the comment period 
will not be accepted. Written requests for information or comments 
submitted by postal mail or delivery should be addressed to the 
Director of the Information Collection Clearance Division, U.S. 
Department of Education, 550 12th Street SW, PCP, Room 9086, 
Washington, DC 20202-0023.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For specific questions related to 
collection activities, please contact Amanda Ognibene, 202-453-6637.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Department of Education (ED), in 
accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA) (44 U.S.C. 
3506(c)(2)(A)), provides the general public and Federal agencies with 
an opportunity to comment on proposed, revised, and continuing 
collections of information. This helps the Department assess the impact 
of its information collection requirements and minimize the public's 
reporting burden. It also helps the public understand the Department's 
information collection requirements and provide the requested data in 
the desired format. ED is soliciting comments on the proposed 
information collection request (ICR) that is described below. The 
Department of Education is especially interested in public comment 
addressing the following issues: (1) Is this collection necessary to 
the proper functions of the Department; (2) will this information be 
processed and used in a timely manner; (3) is the estimate of burden 
accurate; (4) how might the Department enhance the quality, utility, 
and clarity of the information to be collected; and (5) how might the 
Department minimize the burden of this collection on the respondents, 
including through the use of information technology. Please note that 
written comments received in response to this notice will be considered 
public records.
    Title of Collection: Impact Aid Program--Application for Section 
7003 Assistance.
    OMB Control Number: 1810-0687.
    Type of Review: A revision of an existing information collection.
    Respondents/Affected Public: State, Local, and Tribal Governments.
    Total Estimated Number of Annual Responses: 301,079.
    Total Estimated Number of Annual Burden Hours: 87,656.
    Abstract: The U.S. Department of Education is requesting approval 
for the Application for Assistance under Section 7003 of Title VIII of 
the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) as amended by the 
Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). This application is for a grant 
program otherwise known as Impact Aid Basic Support Payments. Local 
Educational Agencies (LEAs) whose enrollments and revenues are 
adversely impacted by Federal activities use this form to request 
financial assistance. Regulations for the Impact Aid Program are found 
at 34 CFR 222.
    The statute and regulations for this program require a variety of 
data from applicants annually to determine eligibility for the grants 
and the amount of grant payment under the statutory formula. The least 
burdensome method of collecting this required information is

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for each applicant to submit these data through a web-based electronic 
application hosted on the Impact Aid Grant System (IAGS) website.
    The Impact Aid Program, authorized by Title VII of the Elementary 
and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), provides financial assistance to 
local educational agencies (LEAs) whose enrollment or revenues are 
adversely affected by Federal activities.
    The statute and implementing regulations (34 CFR part 222) require 
information from applicants annually to determine eligibility for and 
the amount of payments. The least burdensome method of collecting this 
required information is for each applicant to submit it as part of its 
annual Impact Aid application, previously approved under OMB 1810-0687.
    ED is now requesting to revise this collection. Previously, 
applicants submitted applications through ED's G5 website. Now, the 
Impact Aid Program is developing its own online grants management 
system to better serve the local educational agencies who receive 
Impact Aid funds. Grantees will now be able to submit the annual 
application through the Impact Aid Grant System. The program has 
revised the application to be more user-friendly and reduce burden. The 
data collected on the application is largely the same. All changes are 
summarized below.
     The program regulations at 34 CFR 222.33 require that LEAs 
survey their Federally connected children ``no earlier than the fourth 
day of the regular school year.'' In order to monitor this, we will 
have each applicant enter the first day of school for students.
     We now require first-time Charter School LEA applicants to 
submit their charter and their annual financial report at the time of 
application. The program has always required new charter school 
applicants to submit this information in order to verify that the 
school is financially independent and able to apply on its own behalf 
as an LEA, per the statutory definition in 20 U.S.C. 7713; however, 
they were requested after the charter school submitted the application. 
We are now asking for these documents with the application to speed the 
review process.
     Another change requires applicants to affirm they have 
enough children to qualify for categories F and G before being allowed 
to enter child counts in those categories. This is intended to save 
them effort in data entry. This does not require any additional 
submissions with the data collection.
     We no longer require the Housing Official Certification 
form. We ask only for the Housing Official's contact information so 
that we may obtain data required to calculate housing renovation claims 
directly from the official.
     We have eliminated the requirement to upload a signed 
cover page and assurances page, and will permit applicants to sign the 
required attestations and certifications electronically.

    Dated: July 9, 2019.
Kate Mullan,
PRA Coordinator, Information Collection Clearance Program, Information 
Management Branch, Office of the Chief Information Officer.
[FR Doc. 2019-14859 Filed 7-11-19; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 4000-01-P