Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; Eligibility of Students at Institutions of Higher Education for Funds Under the CARES Act, 35294-35295 [2020-12491]

Download as PDF 35294 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 111 / Tuesday, June 9, 2020 / Notices jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES Workforce Behavior and Culture subcommittee will discuss their work on defining innovation terms and concepts for the Department, as well as their perspective on the recent Department-wide response to the COVID–19 pandemic. Additionally, Ms. Colleen Laughlin, on behalf of DoD, will brief the DIB on DoD’s latest implementation activities related to DIB recommendations. Ms. Laughlin will then read electronically submitted comments from the public to the Board. The Board will receive an update from the Department on the implementation status of its recommendations. The meeting will adjourn at 4:00 p.m. EST. Meeting Accessibility: Pursuant to Federal statutes and regulations (the FACA, the Sunshine Act, and 41 CFR 102–3.140 through 102–3.165) and the availability of space, the meeting is open to the public from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. EST. Members of the public wishing to attend the meeting or wanting to receive a link to the live stream webcast should register on the Board website, http:// innovation.defense.gov/meetings, no later than June 18, 2020. Members of the media should RSVP to the Office of the Assistant to the Secretary of Defense (Public Affairs), at osd.pentagon.pa.list.dop-atl@mail.mil. Special Accommodations: Individuals requiring special accommodations to access the public meeting should contact the DFO, see the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section for contact information, no later than June 18, 2020, so that appropriate arrangements can be made. Written Statements: Written comments may be submitted to the DFO via email to mailbox address: osd.innovation@mail.mil in either Adobe Acrobat or Microsoft Word format. The DFO will compile all written submissions and provide them to Board members for consideration. Please note that because the Board operates under the provisions of the FACA, all submitted comments will be treated as public documents and will be made available for public inspection, including, but not limited to, being posted on the Board’s website. Dated: June 4, 2020. Aaron T. Siegel, Alternate OSD Federal Register Liaison Officer, Department of Defense. [FR Doc. 2020–12472 Filed 6–8–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 5001–06–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 23:08 Jun 08, 2020 Jkt 250001 DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION [Docket No. ED–2020–SCC–0088] Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; Eligibility of Students at Institutions of Higher Education for Funds Under the CARES Act Office of Postsecondary Education (OPE), Department of Education (ED). 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 June 8, 2020 for this emergency information collection; however, the Department is requesting public comments on the regular information collection. Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before August 10, 2020. 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– 2020–SCC–0088. 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 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 Gaby Watts, 202–453–7195. 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 SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00040 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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: Eligibility of Students at Institutions of Higher Education for Funds under the CARES Act. OMB Control Number: 1840–NEW. Type of Review: A new information collection. Respondents/Affected Public: State, Local, and Tribal Governments; Individuals or Households; Private Sector. Total Estimated Number of Annual Responses: 1,553,009. Total Estimated Number of Annual Burden Hours: 2,657,060. Abstract: The U. S. Department of Education is requesting an emergency clearance of this information collection request to allow for immediate outreach to institutions of higher eduction (IHEs) to meet the requirements of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act or the CARES Act, Public Law 116–136 (March 27, 2020). This will help to ensure that the distribution of the CARE Act funds is managed by IHEs in accordance with this clarification as discussed in the Interim Final Rule scheduled to be published in the Federal Register on or about June 9, 2020. The Department is requesting emergency clearance and OMB approval of our foregoing public comment until this collection is resubmitted as a regular collection not later than June 30, 2020. The Department will publish 60 and 30 Federal Register notices as required by 5 CFR 1320.8(d), soliciting E:\FR\FM\09JNN1.SGM 09JNN1 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 111 / Tuesday, June 9, 2020 / Notices comments on the information collection at that time. Additional Information: An emergency clearance approval for the use of the system is described below due to the following conditions: Section 18004 of the Act authorizes the Secretary of Education (‘‘Secretary’’) to allocate formula grant funds to participating institutions of higher educations (IHEs). It requires the IHEs to use no less than fifty percent of the funds received to provide emergency financial aid grants to students for expenses related to the disruption of campus operations due to coronavirus (including eligible expenses under a student’s cost of attendance such as food, housing, course materials, technology, health care, and child care). ED is requesting an emergency clearance so that IHEs may appropriately determine which individuals attending their institution are eligible to receive emergency financial aid grants under the CARES Act. Dated: June 4, 2020. Kate Mullan, PRA Coordinator, Strategic Collections and Clearance Governance and Strategy Division, Office of Chief Data Officer. [FR Doc. 2020–12491 Filed 6–8–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4000–01–P DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION Accrediting Agencies Currently Undergoing Review for Purposes of Recognition by the U.S. Secretary of Education; Update Office of Postsecondary Education, Accreditation Group, U.S. Department of Education. ACTION: Update to the call for written third-party comments. AGENCY: This notice is an update to the previous notice published in the Federal Register Vol 85, No. 103 on May 28, 2020 for members of the public on submitting written comments for accrediting agencies currently undergoing review for purposes of recognition by the U.S. Secretary of Education. The purpose of this notice is to correct the scope of recognition for the National Accrediting Commission of Career Arts and Sciences Inc. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Herman Bounds, Director, Accreditation Group, Office of Postsecondary Education, U.S. Department of Education, 400 Maryland Avenue SW, Room 270–01, Washington, DC 20202, telephone: (202) 453–7615, or email: herman.bounds@ed.gov. jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 23:08 Jun 08, 2020 Jkt 250001 This notice is an update to the previous notice published in the Federal Register at 85 FR 32031 on May 28, 2020. This request for written third-party comments concerning the performance of accrediting agencies under review by the Secretary of Education is required by section 496(n)(1)(A) of the Higher Education Act (HEA) of 1965, as amended, and pertains to the Winter 2021 meeting of the National Advisory Committee on Institutional Quality and Integrity (NACIQI). The meeting date and location have not been determined, but will be announced in a later Federal Register notice. In addition, a later Federal Register notice will describe how to register to provide oral comments at the meeting. Agencies Under Review and Evaluation: The Department requests written comments from the public on the following accrediting agencies, which are currently undergoing review and evaluation by the Accreditation Group, and which will be reviewed at the Winter 2021 NACIQI meeting. The agencies are listed by the type of application each has submitted. We have also indicated each agency’s current scope of recognition. If any agency requests a change to its scope of recognition, we have identified both the current scope of recognition and the requested scope of recognition. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Applications for Renewal of Recognition 1. Association of Institutions of Jewish Studies. Scope of Recognition: The accreditation of postsecondary institutions of Jewish Studies within the United States exclusively offering educational programs leading to a certificate, associate degree, baccalaureate degree or their equivalent credential in Jewish Studies or Classical Torah Studies. 2. American Speech-LanguageHearing Association, Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology. Scope of Recognition: The accreditation and preaccreditation (Accreditation Candidate) throughout the United States of education programs in audiology and speech-language pathology leading to the first professional or clinical degree at the master’s or doctoral level, and the accreditation of these programs offered via distance education. 3. American Board of Funeral Service Education, Committee on Accreditation. Scope of Recognition: The accreditation of institutions and programs within the United States awarding diplomas, associate degrees and bachelor’s degrees in funeral service or mortuary science, PO 00000 Frm 00041 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 35295 including the accreditation of distance learning courses and programs offered by these programs and institutions. 4. Council on Naturopathic Medical Education. Scope of Recognition: The accreditation and preaccreditation throughout the United States of graduate-level, four-year naturopathic medical education programs leading to the Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine (NMD) or Doctor of Naturopathy (ND). 5. Commission on Massage Therapy Accreditation. Scope of Recognition: The accreditation of institutions and programs in the United States that award postsecondary certificates, postsecondary diplomas, academic Associate degrees and occupational Associate degrees, in the practice of massage therapy, bodywork, and aesthetics/esthetics and skin care. 6. Montessori Accreditation Council for Teacher Education. Scope of Recognition: The accreditation of Montessori teacher education institutions and programs throughout the United States, including those offered via distance education. 7. Midwifery Education Accreditation Council. Scope of Recognition: The accreditation and pre-accreditation throughout the United States of directentry midwifery educational institutions and programs conferring degrees and certificates, including the accreditation of such programs offered via distance education. 8. National Accrediting Commission of Career Arts and Sciences Inc. Corrected Scope of Recognition: The accreditation throughout the United States of postsecondary schools and departments of cosmetology arts and sciences and massage therapy. Application for Granting of Academic (Masters and Doctoral) Degrees by Federal Agencies and Institutions 1. U.S. Army Command and General Staff College: Undergoing Substantive Change (Curriculum Change). Submission of Written Comments Regarding a Specific Accrediting Agency Under Review Written comments about the recognition of any of the accrediting listed above must be received by June 23, 2020 in the ThirdPartyComments@ ed.gov mailbox and include the subject line ‘‘Written Comments: (agency name).’’ The email must include the name(s), title, organization/affiliation, mailing address, email address, and telephone number of the person(s) making the comment. Comments should be submitted as a Microsoft Word document or in a medium compatible with Microsoft Word (not a PDF file) E:\FR\FM\09JNN1.SGM 09JNN1

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[Federal Register Volume 85, Number 111 (Tuesday, June 9, 2020)]
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DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

[Docket No. ED-2020-SCC-0088]


Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; 
Eligibility of Students at Institutions of Higher Education for Funds 
Under the CARES Act

AGENCY: Office of Postsecondary Education (OPE), Department of 
Education (ED).

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 June 8, 2020 for this 
emergency information collection; however, the Department is requesting 
public comments on the regular information collection. Interested 
persons are invited to submit comments on or before August 10, 2020.

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-2020-SCC-0088. 
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 Gaby Watts, 202-453-7195.

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: Eligibility of Students at Institutions of 
Higher Education for Funds under the CARES Act.
    OMB Control Number: 1840-NEW.
    Type of Review: A new information collection.
    Respondents/Affected Public: State, Local, and Tribal Governments; 
Individuals or Households; Private Sector.
    Total Estimated Number of Annual Responses: 1,553,009.
    Total Estimated Number of Annual Burden Hours: 2,657,060.
    Abstract: The U. S. Department of Education is requesting an 
emergency clearance of this information collection request to allow for 
immediate outreach to institutions of higher eduction (IHEs) to meet 
the requirements of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security 
Act or the CARES Act, Public Law 116-136 (March 27, 2020). This will 
help to ensure that the distribution of the CARE Act funds is managed 
by IHEs in accordance with this clarification as discussed in the 
Interim Final Rule scheduled to be published in the Federal Register on 
or about June 9, 2020. The Department is requesting emergency clearance 
and OMB approval of our foregoing public comment until this collection 
is resubmitted as a regular collection not later than June 30, 2020. 
The Department will publish 60 and 30 Federal Register notices as 
required by 5 CFR 1320.8(d), soliciting

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comments on the information collection at that time.
    Additional Information: An emergency clearance approval for the use 
of the system is described below due to the following conditions:
    Section 18004 of the Act authorizes the Secretary of Education 
(``Secretary'') to allocate formula grant funds to participating 
institutions of higher educations (IHEs). It requires the IHEs to use 
no less than fifty percent of the funds received to provide emergency 
financial aid grants to students for expenses related to the disruption 
of campus operations due to coronavirus (including eligible expenses 
under a student's cost of attendance such as food, housing, course 
materials, technology, health care, and child care). ED is requesting 
an emergency clearance so that IHEs may appropriately determine which 
individuals attending their institution are eligible to receive 
emergency financial aid grants under the CARES Act.

    Dated: June 4, 2020.
Kate Mullan,
PRA Coordinator, Strategic Collections and Clearance Governance and 
Strategy Division, Office of Chief Data Officer.
[FR Doc. 2020-12491 Filed 6-8-20; 8:45 am]
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