Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; Quarterly Budget and Expenditure Reporting Under CARES Act Sections 18004(a)(1) Institutional Portion, 18004(a)(2), and 18004(a)(3), 60770-60771 [2020-21355]

Download as PDF 60770 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 188 / Monday, September 28, 2020 / Notices 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 Requirement under the CARES Act. OMB Control Number: 1845–0161. Type of Review: An extension without change of a currently approved 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: September 23, 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. 2020–21361 Filed 9–25–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4000–01–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:25 Sep 25, 2020 Jkt 250001 DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION [Docket No.: ED–2020–SCC–0154] Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; Quarterly Budget and Expenditure Reporting Under CARES Act Sections 18004(a)(1) Institutional Portion, 18004(a)(2), and 18004(a)(3) Office of Postsecondary Education, 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: The Department is requesting emergency processing and OMB approval for this information collection by October 5, 2020; and therefore, the Department is requesting public comments by that date. A regular clearance process is also hereby being initiated to provide the public with the opportunity to comment under the full comment period. Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before November 27, 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–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 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 Jack Cox, 202– 453–6134. SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00019 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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: Quarterly Budget and Expenditure Reporting under CARES Act Sections 18004(a)(1) Institutional Portion, 18004(a)(2), and 18004(a)(3). OMB Control Number: 1840–NEW. Type of Review: A new information collection. Respondents/Affected Public: Private Sector; State, Local, and Tribal Governments. Total Estimated Number of Annual Responses: 20,680. Total Estimated Number of Annual Burden Hours: 41,360. Abstract: Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act, Public Law 116–136 (March 27, 2020), authorizes the Secretary of Education to allocate formula grant funds to participating institutions of higher educations (IHEs). Section 18004(c) of the CARES Act allows the 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). Section 18004(a)(2) of the CARES Act authorizes the Secretary to make awards under parts A and B of title III, parts A and B of title V, and subpart 4 of part A of title VII of the Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended (‘‘HEA’’), to SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: E:\FR\FM\28SEN1.SGM 28SEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 188 / Monday, September 28, 2020 / Notices address needs directly related to the coronavirus. These awards are in addition to awards made in Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act. Section 18004(a)(3) of the CARES Act, Pub. authorizes the Secretary to allocate funds for part B of Title VII of the HEA, for IHEs that the Secretary determines have the greatest unmet needs related to coronavirus. This information collection request includes the quarterly budget and expenditure reporting form that will be used by grantees under these sections. Additional Information: An emergency clearance approval for the use of the system is described below due to the following conditions: If this emergency collection is not approved, the Department will be unable to effectively monitor the use of funds by grantees that have received awards under these sections. Directed Question: The Department acknowledges the perception that this public reporting instrument may appear to be duplicative to the annual report form that is in preliminary development and will be submitted to the Department in 2021 (Federal Register/Vol. 85, No. 146/Wednesday, July 29, 2020). As such, the Department specifically welcomes comment on the relationship between the two instruments and how it might reduce any possible duplication. 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. 2020–21355 Filed 9–25–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4000–01–P DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION [Docket No.: ED–2020–SCC–0115] Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; Comment Request; CARES Act 18004(a)(1) Reserve Fund Application Office of Postsecondary Education, Department of Education (ED). ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, ED is proposing an extension without change of a currently approved collection. DATES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before October 28, 2020. ADDRESSES: Written comments and recommendations for proposed SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:25 Sep 25, 2020 Jkt 250001 information collection requests should be sent within 30 days of publication of this notice to www.reginfo.gov/public/ do/PRAMain. Find this particular information collection request by selecting ‘‘Department of Education’’ under ‘‘Currently Under Review,’’ then check ‘‘Only Show ICR for Public Comment’’ checkbox. 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: CARES Act 18004(a)(1) Reserve Fund Application. OMB Control Number: 1840–0847. Type of Review: An extension without change of a currently approved collection. Respondents/Affected Public: Private Sector; State, Local, and Tribal Governments. Total Estimated Number of Annual Responses: 100. Total Estimated Number of Annual Burden Hours: 150. Abstract: Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act, Public Law 116–136 (March 27, 2020), authorizes the Secretary of Education to allocate formula grant funds to participating institutions of higher educations (IHEs). Section PO 00000 Frm 00020 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 60771 18004(c) of the CARES Act 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). This collection includes application materials for those institutions not included in the original formula-based allocation table under 18004(a)(1) because the requisite Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) enrollment data and Federal Student Aid (FSA) Pell data were not available. Dated: September 23, 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. 2020–21367 Filed 9–25–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4000–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY [Case Number 2020–002; EERE–2020–BT– WAV–0009] Energy Conservation Program: Notice of Petition for Waiver of Senneca Holdings From the Department of Energy Walk-In Cooler and Walk-In Freezer Test Procedure and Grant of Interim Waiver Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Department of Energy. ACTION: Notice of petition for waiver and grant of an interim waiver; request for comments. AGENCY: This notice announces receipt of and publishes a petition for waiver and interim waiver from Senneca Holdings, which seeks a waiver for specified basic models of walk-in cooler and walk-in freezer doors from the U.S. Department of Energy (‘‘DOE’’) test procedure used for determining the energy consumption of walk-in doors. This document also provides notice of an Interim Waiver Order requiring Senneca Holdings to test and rate the specified walk-in door basic models in accordance with the alternate test procedure set forth in the Interim Waiver Order. DOE solicits comments, data, and information concerning the petition and its suggested alternate test procedure so as to inform DOE’s final decision on the waiver request. SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\28SEN1.SGM 28SEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 85, Number 188 (Monday, September 28, 2020)]
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DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

[Docket No.: ED-2020-SCC-0154]


Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; 
Quarterly Budget and Expenditure Reporting Under CARES Act Sections 
18004(a)(1) Institutional Portion, 18004(a)(2), and 18004(a)(3)

AGENCY: Office of Postsecondary Education, 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: The Department is requesting emergency processing and OMB 
approval for this information collection by October 5, 2020; and 
therefore, the Department is requesting public comments by that date. A 
regular clearance process is also hereby being initiated to provide the 
public with the opportunity to comment under the full comment period. 
Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before November 
27, 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-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 6W208D, Washington, DC 20202-8240.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For specific questions related to 
collection activities, please contact Jack Cox, 202-453-6134.

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: Quarterly Budget and Expenditure Reporting 
under CARES Act Sections 18004(a)(1) Institutional Portion, 
18004(a)(2), and 18004(a)(3).
    OMB Control Number: 1840-NEW.
    Type of Review: A new information collection.
    Respondents/Affected Public: Private Sector; State, Local, and 
Tribal Governments.
    Total Estimated Number of Annual Responses: 20,680.
    Total Estimated Number of Annual Burden Hours: 41,360.
    Abstract: Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act, Public Law 116-136 
(March 27, 2020), authorizes the Secretary of Education to allocate 
formula grant funds to participating institutions of higher educations 
(IHEs). Section 18004(c) of the CARES Act allows the 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). Section 18004(a)(2) of the 
CARES Act authorizes the Secretary to make awards under parts A and B 
of title III, parts A and B of title V, and subpart 4 of part A of 
title VII of the Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended (``HEA''), to

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address needs directly related to the coronavirus. These awards are in 
addition to awards made in Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act.
    Section 18004(a)(3) of the CARES Act, Pub. authorizes the Secretary 
to allocate funds for part B of Title VII of the HEA, for IHEs that the 
Secretary determines have the greatest unmet needs related to 
coronavirus. This information collection request includes the quarterly 
budget and expenditure reporting form that will be used by grantees 
under these sections.
    Additional Information: An emergency clearance approval for the use 
of the system is described below due to the following conditions: If 
this emergency collection is not approved, the Department will be 
unable to effectively monitor the use of funds by grantees that have 
received awards under these sections.
    Directed Question: The Department acknowledges the perception that 
this public reporting instrument may appear to be duplicative to the 
annual report form that is in preliminary development and will be 
submitted to the Department in 2021 (Federal Register/Vol. 85, No. 146/
Wednesday, July 29, 2020). As such, the Department specifically 
welcomes comment on the relationship between the two instruments and 
how it might reduce any possible duplication.

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. 2020-21355 Filed 9-25-20; 8:45 am]
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