Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; Foreign Gifts and Contracts Disclosures, 68911 [2019-27262]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 242 / Tuesday, December 17, 2019 / Notices concerns and information submitted to the Corps are being evaluated and considered during the development of the Draft EIS. Comments received are continuing to aid the study progress and included in the draft report and will be part of the administrative record 5. Lead and Cooperating Agencies The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is the lead federal agency for the preparation of a Tiered EIS in order to meet the requirements of the NEPA and the NEPA Implementing Regulations of the President’s Council on Environmental Quality (40 CFR 1500– 1508). The following agencies have accepted the invitation to be Cooperating Agencies: The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and the National Marine Fisheries Service. The preparation of a Tiered EIS will be coordinated with New Jersey State and local municipalities with discretionary authority relative to the proposed actions. The Draft Integrated Feasibility Report/Tiered EIS is currently scheduled for distribution to the public in March of 2020. Dated: December 9, 2019. Jeffrey L. Milhorn, Major General, U.S. Army, Commander, North Atlantic Division. [FR Doc. 2019–27122 Filed 12–16–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3720–58–P DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION [Docket No.: ED–2019–ICCD–0154] Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; Foreign Gifts and Contracts Disclosures Department of Education (ED), Office of the General Counsel (OGC) ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, ED is requesting the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to conduct an emergency review of a new information collection. DATES: Approval by the OMB has been requested by January 2, 2020. Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before December 27, 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–0154. Comments submitted in response to this notice should be submitted electronically through the Federal eRulemaking Portal at http:// jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:15 Dec 16, 2019 Jkt 250001 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 Strategic Collections and Clearance Governance and Strategy Division, U.S. Department of Education, 400 Maryland Ave. SW, LBJ, Room 6W–208D, Washington, DC 20202–4537. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For specific questions related to collection activities, please contact Hilary Malawer, Deputy General Counsel, 202– 401–6148. 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: Foreign Gifts and Contracts Disclosures. OMB Control Number: 1801–NEW. Type of Review: A new information collection. PO 00000 Frm 00037 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 68911 Respondents/Affected Public: Private and Public Institutions of Higher Education (IHEs). Total Estimated Number of Annual Responses: 400. Total Estimated Number of Annual Burden Hours: 8,000. Abstract: Section 117 of the Higher Education Act of 1965 (HEA), as amended, provides that institutions of higher education must file a disclosure report with the Secretary of Education under the following circumstances: Whenever any institution is owned or controlled by a foreign source or receives a gift from or enters into a contract with a foreign source, the value of which is $250,000 or more, considered alone or in combination with all other gifts from or contracts with that foreign source within a calendar year, the institution shall file a disclosure report with the Secretary on January 31 or July 31, whichever is sooner. (see https://www.govinfo.gov/ content/pkg/USCODE-2017-title20/pdf/ USCODE-2017-title20-chap28-subchapIpartB-sec1011e.pdf). This collection of information is necessary to implement 20 U.S.C. 1011f. Dated: December 13, 2019. Stephanie Valentine, PRA Coordinator, Strategic Collections and Clearance, Governance and Strategy Division, Office of Chief Data Officer. [FR Doc. 2019–27262 Filed 12–13–19; 4:15 pm] BILLING CODE 4000–01–P DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION Applications for New Awards; Fulbright-Hays Group Projects Abroad Program Office of Postsecondary Education, Department of Education. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Department of Education is issuing a notice inviting applications for fiscal year (FY) 2020 for the Fulbright-Hays Group Projects Abroad (GPA) Program, Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) number 84.021A and 84.021B. This notice relates to the approved information collection under OMB control number 1840–0792. DATES: Applications Available: December 17, 2019. Deadline for Transmittal of Applications: February 18, 2020. Pre-Application Webinar information: The Department will hold a preapplication meeting via webinar for prospective applicants. Detailed information regarding this webinar will SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\17DEN1.SGM 17DEN1

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[FR Doc No: 2019-27262]


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DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

[Docket No.: ED-2019-ICCD-0154]


Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; 
Foreign Gifts and Contracts Disclosures

AGENCY: Department of Education (ED), Office of the General Counsel 
(OGC)

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, ED is 
requesting the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to conduct an 
emergency review of a new information collection.

DATES: Approval by the OMB has been requested by January 2, 2020. 
Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before December 
27, 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-
0154. 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 Strategic Collections and Clearance Governance and 
Strategy Division, U.S. Department of Education, 400 Maryland Ave. SW, 
LBJ, Room 6W-208D, Washington, DC 20202-4537.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For specific questions related to 
collection activities, please contact Hilary Malawer, Deputy General 
Counsel, 202-401-6148.

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: Foreign Gifts and Contracts Disclosures.
    OMB Control Number: 1801-NEW.
    Type of Review: A new information collection.
    Respondents/Affected Public: Private and Public Institutions of 
Higher Education (IHEs).
    Total Estimated Number of Annual Responses: 400.
    Total Estimated Number of Annual Burden Hours: 8,000.
    Abstract: Section 117 of the Higher Education Act of 1965 (HEA), as 
amended, provides that institutions of higher education must file a 
disclosure report with the Secretary of Education under the following 
circumstances: Whenever any institution is owned or controlled by a 
foreign source or receives a gift from or enters into a contract with a 
foreign source, the value of which is $250,000 or more, considered 
alone or in combination with all other gifts from or contracts with 
that foreign source within a calendar year, the institution shall file 
a disclosure report with the Secretary on January 31 or July 31, 
whichever is sooner. (see https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/USCODE-2017-title20/pdf/USCODE-2017-title20-chap28-subchapI-partB-sec1011e.pdf).
    This collection of information is necessary to implement 20 U.S.C. 
1011f.

    Dated: December 13, 2019.
Stephanie Valentine,
PRA Coordinator, Strategic Collections and Clearance, Governance and 
Strategy Division, Office of Chief Data Officer.
[FR Doc. 2019-27262 Filed 12-13-19; 4:15 pm]
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