Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF) Data Collection Form, 45629-45630 [2020-16429]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 146 / Wednesday, July 29, 2020 / Notices 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. Frank T. Brogan, Assistant Secretary for Elementary and Secondary Education. [FR Doc. 2020–15993 Filed 7–28–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4000–01–P DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION [Docket No. ED–2020–SCC–0122] Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF) Data Collection Form Office of Postsecondary Education (OPE), Department of Education (ED). ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, ED is proposing a new information collection. DATES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before September 28, 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–0122. 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 6W208D, Washington, DC 20202–8240. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For specific questions related to collection activities, please contact Beatriz Ceja, 202–377–3711, or email heerf@ed.gov. SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:23 Jul 28, 2020 Jkt 250001 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)6239 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: Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF) Data Collection Form. OMB Control Number: 1840–NEW. Type of Review: A new information collection. Respondents/Affected Public: State, Local and Tribal Organizations; Private Sector. Total Estimated Number of Annual Responses: 5,170. Total Estimated Number of Annual Burden Hours: 7,756. Abstract: This information collection supports the annual collection of data pertaining to the uses of funds under the Higher Education Emergency Education Relief Fund (HEER Fund). Section 18004(a) of the CARES Act, Public Law 116–136 (March 27, 2020), authorized the Secretary of Education to allocate formula grant funds to participating institutions of higher education (IHEs). Section 18004(c) of the CARES Act allows IHEs to use up to one-half of the total funds received to cover any costs associated with the significant changes to the delivery of instruction due to the coronavirus (with specific exceptions). This information collection request includes the reporting requirements in order to comply with the requirements SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: PO 00000 Frm 00056 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 45629 of the CARES Act and obtain information on how the funds were used. The information will be reviewed by U.S. Department of Education (Department) employees to ensure that HEER funds are used in accordance with section 18004 of the CARES Act, and will be shared with the public to promote transparency regarding the allocation and uses of funds. HEER Reporting Requirements: Data collected through this information collection will inform Department monitoring and oversight, and public reporting and is in addition to reporting already required under the Federal Funding Accountability and Transparency Act of 2006 (FFATA), Public Law 109—282, as amended by the Digital Accountability and Transparency Act (DATA Act), Public Law 113—101. HEER Reporting Timeframe: The anticipated reporting periods and associated deadlines for this information collection are as follows: The First Annual Report is due on January 29, 2021 and applies to the reporting period from March 13, 2020 through June 30, 2020. The Second Annual Report is due on September 30, 2021 and applies to the reporting period from July 1, 2020 through June 30, 2021. The Third Annual Report is due on September 20, 2022 and applies to the reporting period from July 1, 2021 through June 30, 2022. Directed Questions: The Department requests input from data submitters and stakeholders on the following directed questions. Please note that in addition to these questions, public comments are encouraged on all of the changes proposed. While these questions are directed to IHE data submitters, comments from all stakeholders on these topics are welcome. (1) What data in this form will be difficult to collect or report and why? Are there changes that could be made to improve the quality of the data or reduce the burden? (2) The Department believes the data requested under this collection will be valuable for multiple purposes, such as measuring program performance and informing future program design. The Department is interested in learning the extent to which others, particularly stakeholders at the State and local level, agree that this data is valuable for their own purposes and whether there is additional data that would be valuable for the Department to collect from its grantees? (3) The Department is interested in reducing the burden of data collection and making use of existing data when at all possible. For example, are there E:\FR\FM\29JYN1.SGM 29JYN1 45630 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 146 / Wednesday, July 29, 2020 / Notices alternative methods to collect data or data that is already collected on institutional expenditures related to HEER funding under section 18004a of the CARES Act? (4) Will the proposed method for collecting the number of FTE positions created or retained as a result of HEER funds awarded to IHEs yield accurate data? Is there an alternative methodology that would improve the accuracy of the data? Dated: July 24, 2020. Kate Mullan, PRA Coordinator, Strategic Collections and Clearance, Governance and Strategy Division, Office of Chief Data Officer, Office of Planning, Evaluation and Policy Development. [FR Doc. 2020–16429 Filed 7–28–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4000–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Docket No. CP20–1–001] ANR Pipeline Company; Notice of Application Take notice that on July 20, 2020, ANR Pipeline Company (ANR), 700 Louisiana Street, Suite 700, Houston, Texas, 77002–2700, filed in Docket No. CP20–1–001 an application for an amendment, pursuant to Section 7(c) of the Natural Gas Act (NGA) and Part 157 of the Commission’s regulations, to the certificate of public convenience and necessity issued on March 19, 2020 in this proceeding, relative to the interim lease by ANR of base gas owned by Mid Michigan Gas Storage Company (Mid Michigan) in the Austin, Goodwell, Lincoln-Freeman, Loreed, and Reed City storage fields. Specifically, ANR seeks authorization to amend the Lease of Base Gas Agreement (Lease Agreement) between ANR and Mid Michigan to reflect changes to certain provisions of Exhibit 1 of the Lease Agreement pertaining to the open season procedures applicable to ANR’s base gas purchases, all as more fully described in their application which is on file with the Commission and open to public inspection. In addition to publishing the full text of this document in the Federal Register, the Commission provides all interested persons an opportunity to view and/or print the contents of this document via the internet through the Commission’s Home Page (http:// ferc.gov) using the ‘‘eLibrary’’ link. Enter the docket number excluding the VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:23 Jul 28, 2020 Jkt 250001 last three digits in the docket number field to access the document. At this time, the Commission has suspended access to the Commission’s Public Reference Room, due to the proclamation declaring a National Emergency concerning the Novel Coronavirus Disease (COVID–19), issued by the President on March 13, 2020. For assistance, contact FERC at FERCOnlineSupport@ferc.gov or call toll-free, (886) 208–3676 or TYY, (202)502–8659. Any questions concerning this application may be directed to Sorana Linder, Director, Modernization & Certificates, ANR Pipeline Company, 700 Louisiana Street, Suite 700, Houston, Texas, by telephone at (832) 320–5209, or by email at sorana_linder@ tcenergy.com. Pursuant to section 157.9 of the Commission’s rules (18 CFR 157.9), within 90 days of this Notice, the Commission staff will issue a Notice of Schedule for Environmental Review. If a Notice of Schedule for Environmental Review is issued, it will indicate, among other milestones, the anticipated date for the Commission staff’s issuance of the environmental assessment (EA) for this proposal. The issuance of a Notice of Schedule for Environmental Review will serve to notify federal and state agencies of the timing for the completion of all necessary reviews, and the subsequent need to complete all federal authorizations within 90 days of the date of issuance of the Commission staff’s EA. There are two ways to become involved in the Commission’s review of this project. First, any person wishing to obtain legal status by becoming a party to the proceedings for this project should, on or before the comment date stated below file with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, 888 First Street NE, Washington, DC 20426, a motion to intervene in accordance with the requirements of the Commission’s Rules of Practice and Procedure (18 CFR 385.214 or 385.211) and the Regulations under the NGA (18 CFR 157.10). A person obtaining party status will be placed on the service list maintained by the Secretary of the Commission and will receive copies of all documents filed by the applicant and by all other parties. A party must submit seven copies of filings made in the proceeding with the Commission and must mail a copy to the applicant and to every other party. Only parties to the proceeding can ask for court review of Commission orders in the proceeding. However, a person does not have to intervene in order to have comments considered. The second way to PO 00000 Frm 00057 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 participate is by filing with the Secretary of the Commission, as soon as possible, an original and two copies of comments in support of or in opposition to this project. The Commission will consider these comments in determining the appropriate action to be taken, but the filing of a comment alone will not serve to make the filer a party to the proceeding. The Commission’s rules require that persons filing comments in opposition to the project provide copies of their protests only to the party or parties directly involved in the protest. Persons who wish to comment only on the environmental review of this project should submit an original and two copies of their comments to the Secretary of the Commission. Environmental commenters will be placed on the Commission’s environmental mailing list, will receive copies of the environmental documents, and will be notified of meetings associated with the Commission’s environmental review process. Environmental commenters will not be required to serve copies of filed documents on all other parties. However, the non-party commenters will not receive copies of all documents filed by other parties or issued by the Commission (except for the mailing of environmental documents issued by the Commission) and will not have the right to seek court review of the Commission’s final order. As of the February 27, 2018 date of the Commission’s order in Docket No. CP16–4–001, the Commission will apply its revised practice concerning out-of-time motions to intervene in any new NGA section 3 or section 7 proceeding.1 Persons desiring to become a party to a certificate proceeding are to intervene in a timely manner. If seeking to intervene out-of-time, the movant is required to ‘‘show good cause why the time limitation should be waived,’’ and should provide justification by reference to factors set forth in Rule 214(d)(1) of the Commission’s Rules and Regulations.2 The Commission strongly encourages electronic filings of comments, protests and interventions in lieu of paper using the ‘‘eFile’’ link at http://www.ferc.gov. In lieu of electronic filing, you may submit a paper copy. Submissions sent via the U.S. Postal Service must be addressed to: Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, 888 First Street NE, Room 1A, Washington, DC 20426. 1 Tennessee Gas Pipeline Company, L.L.C., 162 FERC ¶ 61,167 at ¶ 50 (2018). 2 18 CFR 385.214(d)(1). E:\FR\FM\29JYN1.SGM 29JYN1

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[Federal Register Volume 85, Number 146 (Wednesday, July 29, 2020)]
[Notices]
[Pages 45629-45630]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2020-16429]


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DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

[Docket No. ED-2020-SCC-0122]


Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; Higher 
Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF) Data Collection Form

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 
proposing a new information collection.

DATES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before 
September 28, 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-0122. 
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 6W208D, Washington, DC 20202-8240.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For specific questions related to 
collection activities, please contact Beatriz Ceja, 202-377-3711, or 
email [email protected].

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)6239 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: Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF) 
Data Collection Form.
    OMB Control Number: 1840-NEW.
    Type of Review: A new information collection.
    Respondents/Affected Public: State, Local and Tribal Organizations; 
Private Sector.
    Total Estimated Number of Annual Responses: 5,170.
    Total Estimated Number of Annual Burden Hours: 7,756.
    Abstract: This information collection supports the annual 
collection of data pertaining to the uses of funds under the Higher 
Education Emergency Education Relief Fund (HEER Fund). Section 18004(a) 
of the CARES Act, Public Law 116-136 (March 27, 2020), authorized the 
Secretary of Education to allocate formula grant funds to participating 
institutions of higher education (IHEs). Section 18004(c) of the CARES 
Act allows IHEs to use up to one-half of the total funds received to 
cover any costs associated with the significant changes to the delivery 
of instruction due to the coronavirus (with specific exceptions). This 
information collection request includes the reporting requirements in 
order to comply with the requirements of the CARES Act and obtain 
information on how the funds were used. The information will be 
reviewed by U.S. Department of Education (Department) employees to 
ensure that HEER funds are used in accordance with section 18004 of the 
CARES Act, and will be shared with the public to promote transparency 
regarding the allocation and uses of funds.
    HEER Reporting Requirements: Data collected through this 
information collection will inform Department monitoring and oversight, 
and public reporting and is in addition to reporting already required 
under the Federal Funding Accountability and Transparency Act of 2006 
(FFATA), Public Law 109--282, as amended by the Digital Accountability 
and Transparency Act (DATA Act), Public Law 113--101.
    HEER Reporting Timeframe: The anticipated reporting periods and 
associated deadlines for this information collection are as follows:
    The First Annual Report is due on January 29, 2021 and applies to 
the reporting period from March 13, 2020 through June 30, 2020. The 
Second Annual Report is due on September 30, 2021 and applies to the 
reporting period from July 1, 2020 through June 30, 2021. The Third 
Annual Report is due on September 20, 2022 and applies to the reporting 
period from July 1, 2021 through June 30, 2022.
    Directed Questions: The Department requests input from data 
submitters and stakeholders on the following directed questions. Please 
note that in addition to these questions, public comments are 
encouraged on all of the changes proposed. While these questions are 
directed to IHE data submitters, comments from all stakeholders on 
these topics are welcome.
    (1) What data in this form will be difficult to collect or report 
and why? Are there changes that could be made to improve the quality of 
the data or reduce the burden?
    (2) The Department believes the data requested under this 
collection will be valuable for multiple purposes, such as measuring 
program performance and informing future program design. The Department 
is interested in learning the extent to which others, particularly 
stakeholders at the State and local level, agree that this data is 
valuable for their own purposes and whether there is additional data 
that would be valuable for the Department to collect from its grantees?
    (3) The Department is interested in reducing the burden of data 
collection and making use of existing data when at all possible. For 
example, are there

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alternative methods to collect data or data that is already collected 
on institutional expenditures related to HEER funding under section 
18004a of the CARES Act?
    (4) Will the proposed method for collecting the number of FTE 
positions created or retained as a result of HEER funds awarded to IHEs 
yield accurate data? Is there an alternative methodology that would 
improve the accuracy of the data?

    Dated: July 24, 2020.
Kate Mullan,
PRA Coordinator, Strategic Collections and Clearance, Governance and 
Strategy Division, Office of Chief Data Officer, Office of Planning, 
Evaluation and Policy Development.
[FR Doc. 2020-16429 Filed 7-28-20; 8:45 am]
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