Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; Foreign Institution Reporting Requirements Under the CARES Act, 35647-35648 [2020-12613]

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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–0089. 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 Beth Grebeldinger, 202–377–4018. SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\11JNN1.SGM 11JNN1 35648 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 113 / Thursday, June 11, 2020 / Notices 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 Institution Reporting Requirements under the CARES Act. OMB Control Number: 1845–0161. Type of Review: An extension of an existing information collection. Respondents/Affected Public: Private Sector; State, Local, and Tribal Governments. Total Estimated Number of Annual Responses: 804. Total Estimated Number of Annual Burden Hours: 402. Abstract: Section 3510(a) of the CARES Act, Public Law 116–136 (March 27, 2020), authorizes the Secretary of Education (‘‘Secretary’’) to permit a foreign institution, in the case of a public health emergency, major disaster or emergency, or national emergency declared by the applicable government authorities in the country in which the foreign institution is located, to provide any part of an otherwise eligible program to be offered via distance education for the duration of such emergency or disaster and the following payment period for purposes of title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965 (20 U.S.C. 1070 et seq.). Additionally, under Section 3510(d) of the CARES Act, the Secretary may allow a foreign institution to enter into a written jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:33 Jun 10, 2020 Jkt 250001 arrangement with an institution of higher education located in the United States that participates in the Federal Direct Loan Program under part D of title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965 (20 U.S.C. 1087a et seq.) for the purpose of allowing a student of the foreign institution who is a borrower of a loan made under such part to take courses from the institution of higher education located in the United States. Dated: June 5, 2020. Kate Mullan, PRA Coordinator, Strategic Collections and Clearance, Governance and Strategy Division, Office of Chief Data Officer. 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The Recommendation focused on the Department of Energy (DOE) actions to improve the safety of the Tritium Facilities, upgrades to safety management programs, and the implementation of robust controls to prevent very high radiation doses, creating the potential for acute radiation sickness or fatality in a significant number of individuals. The Recommendation identified three specific sub-recommendations. DATES: This notice will be published on June 11, 2020. ADDRESSES: This report, together with its attachments, documents the Secretary of Energy’s final decision and supporting reasoning regarding Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board (DNFSB or Board) Recommendation 2019–2, SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00016 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Safety of the Savannah River Site Tritium Facilities. For further information about this Notice, please contact Ms. Nicole Nelson-Jean, Manager of the Savannah River Field Office, U.S. Department of Energy, National Nuclear Security Administration, Savannah River Field Office, P.O. Box A, Aiken, South Carolina 29802; phone: 803–208–3689; email to: Nicole.Nelson-Jean@ nnsa.srs.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: As explained in detail in the Department’s September 10, 2019, response to the Recommendation (the text of which is included as Attachment 1 to this report), the Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration (DOE/ NNSA) Administrator stated that DOE/ NNSA’s safety programs and policies, and their effective implementation by its well trained workforce, provide reasonable assurance of adequate protection of public health and safety. In addition, focused ongoing actions at the Tritium Facilities adequately address DNFSB concerns outlined in Recommendation 2019–2 and make the need for additional actions in response to the DNFSB Recommendation unnecessarily duplicative of that effort, and would therefore, detract from our continued progress. The Administrator’s response, on behalf of the Secretary of Energy, constituted a full nonacceptance of the Recommendation. Per 42 United States Code Section 2286d paragraph (e), Board Recommendations, when the Secretary of Energy does not fully accept a Recommendation, the Board must either reaffirm or revise the recommendation, and the Secretary of Energy must then consider the Board’s action and make a final decision on whether to implement all or part of the Board’s recommendations. Subject to subsection (i) of the section, the Secretary shall publish the final decision and the reasoning for such decision in the Federal Register and shall transmit to the Committees on Armed Services, Appropriations, and Energy and Commerce of the House of Representatives and the Committees on Armed Services, Appropriations, and Energy and Natural Resources of the Senate a written report containing that decision and reasoning. The Board reaffirmed the Recommendation in a letter to the Secretary of Energy on December 5, 2019. In the letter, the Board provided the following context to support the Board’s Recommendation: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: E:\FR\FM\11JNN1.SGM 11JNN1

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[Federal Register Volume 85, Number 113 (Thursday, June 11, 2020)]
[Notices]
[Pages 35647-35648]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2020-12613]


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DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

[Docket No. ED-2020-SCC-0089]


Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; 
Foreign Institution Reporting Requirements Under the CARES Act

AGENCY: Federal Student Aid (FSA), Department of Education (ED).

ACTION: Notice.

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

DATES: 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-0089. 
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 Beth Grebeldinger, 202-377-4018.

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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 Institution Reporting Requirements 
under the CARES Act.
    OMB Control Number: 1845-0161.
    Type of Review: An extension of an existing information collection.
    Respondents/Affected Public: Private Sector; State, Local, and 
Tribal Governments.
    Total Estimated Number of Annual Responses: 804.
    Total Estimated Number of Annual Burden Hours: 402.
    Abstract: Section 3510(a) of the CARES Act, Public Law 116-136 
(March 27, 2020), authorizes the Secretary of Education (``Secretary'') 
to permit a foreign institution, in the case of a public health 
emergency, major disaster or emergency, or national emergency declared 
by the applicable government authorities in the country in which the 
foreign institution is located, to provide any part of an otherwise 
eligible program to be offered via distance education for the duration 
of such emergency or disaster and the following payment period for 
purposes of title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965 (20 U.S.C. 
1070 et seq.). Additionally, under Section 3510(d) of the CARES Act, 
the Secretary may allow a foreign institution to enter into a written 
arrangement with an institution of higher education located in the 
United States that participates in the Federal Direct Loan Program 
under part D of title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965 (20 U.S.C. 
1087a et seq.) for the purpose of allowing a student of the foreign 
institution who is a borrower of a loan made under such part to take 
courses from the institution of higher education located in the United 
States.

    Dated: June 5, 2020.
Kate Mullan,
PRA Coordinator, Strategic Collections and Clearance, Governance and 
Strategy Division, Office of Chief Data Officer.
[FR Doc. 2020-12613 Filed 6-10-20; 8:45 am]
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