Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services Peer Reviewer Data Form, 6637-6638 [2021-01294]

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[FR Doc. 2021–01305 Filed 1–21–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–16–P DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION [Docket No.: ED–2021–SCC–0013] Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services Peer Reviewer Data Form Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (OSERS), 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 March 23, 2021. 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– 2021–SCC–0013. 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 PRA Coordinator 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 Justin Hampton, (202) 245–6111. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Department of Education (ED), in SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00026 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 6637 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: Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services Peer Reviewer Data Form. OMB Control Number: 1820–0583. Type of Review: Extension without change of a currently approved collection. Respondents/Affected Public: Individuals or Households. Total Estimated Number of Annual Responses: 350. Total Estimated Number of Annual Burden Hours: 88. Abstract: The OSERS Peer Reviewer Data Form (OPRDF) is used by Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (OSERS) staff to identify potential reviewers who would be qualified to review specific types of grant applications for funding. OSERS uses this form to collect background contact information for each potential reviewer; and to provide information on any reasonable accommodations that might be required by the individual. OSERS is requesting an extension of the expiration date with no changes to the form. The previous version of the OPRDF, 1820–0583, will expire on May 31, 2021. E:\FR\FM\22JAN1.SGM 22JAN1 6638 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 13 / Friday, January 22, 2021 / Notices Dated: January 14, 2021. 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. 2021–01294 Filed 1–21–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4000–01–P DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION Accrediting Agencies Currently Undergoing Review for the Purposes of Recognition by the U.S. Secretary of Education Office of Postsecondary Education, Accreditation Group, U.S. Department of Education. ACTION: Call for written third-party comments. AGENCY: This notice provides information to 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. 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) 453–6128, or email: herman.bounds@ed.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This request for written third-party comments concerning the performance of accrediting agencies under review by the Secretary of Education is required by § 496(n)(1)(A) of the Higher Education Act (HEA) of 1965, as amended, and pertains to the winter 2022 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 2022 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 jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:27 Jan 21, 2021 Jkt 253001 recognition, we have identified both the current scope of recognition and the requested scope of recognition. Applications for Renewal of Recognition 1. American Podiatric Medical Association, Council on Podiatric Medical Education. Scope of recognition: The accreditation and preaccreditation (‘‘Provisional Accreditation’’) throughout the United States of freestanding colleges of podiatric medicine and programs of podiatric medicine, including first professional programs leading to the degree of Doctor of Podiatric Medicine. 2. The Council on Chiropractic Education. Scope of recognition: The accreditation of programs leading to the Doctor of Chiropractic degree and single-purpose institutions offering the Doctor of Chiropractic program. 3. Commission on English Language Program Accreditation. Scope of recognition: The accreditation of postsecondary, non-degree-granting English language programs and institutions in the United States including those programs offered via distance education. 4. Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology. Scope of recognition: The accreditation of educational programs in radiography, magnetic resonance, radiation therapy, and medical dosimetry, including those offered via distance education, at the certificate, associate, and baccalaureate levels. 5. North Dakota Board of Nursing. Scope of Recognition: Recognized for the Approval of Nurse Education in the State of North Dakota. Submission of Written Comments Regarding a Specific Accrediting Agency Under Review Written comments about the recognition of any of the accrediting agencies listed above must be received by February 19, 2021 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) that is attached to an electronic mail message (email) or provided in the body of an email message. Comments about an agency that has submitted a petition for initial recognition, renewal of recognition, or an expansion of scope PO 00000 Frm 00027 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 must relate to the agency’s compliance with the Criteria for the Recognition of Accrediting Agencies, which are available at https://www.ed.gov/ accreditation?src=rn. Only written materials submitted by the deadline to the email address listed in this notice, and in accordance with these instructions, become part of the official record concerning agencies scheduled for review and are considered by the Department and NACIQI in their deliberations. Electronic Access to this Document: The official version of this document is the document published in the Federal Register. Free internet access to the official edition of the Federal Register and the Code of Federal Regulations is available via the Federal Digital System at: www.gpo.gov/fdsys. At this site you can view this document, as well as all other documents of the Department published in the Federal Register, in text or Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF). To use PDF, you must have Adobe Acrobat Reader, which is available free at the site. You may also access documents of the Department published in the Federal 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. Authority: 20 U.S.C. 1011c Christopher McCaghren, Acting Assistant Secretary, Office of Postsecondary Education. [FR Doc. 2021–01357 Filed 1–21–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4000–01–P DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION Notice Inviting Applications for Proprietary Institutions Under the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF), Section 314(a)(4); Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2021 (CRRSAA); Correction Office of Postsecondary Education, Department of Education. ACTION: Notice; correction. AGENCY: On January 15, 2021, the Department published a notice in the Federal Register inviting applications (NIA) from eligible proprietary institutions listed on the Department’s section 314(a)(4) allocation table to apply for funding under the Proprietary Institution Grant Funds for Students program, Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) number 84.425Q. This notice corrects the Grants.gov SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\22JAN1.SGM 22JAN1

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[Federal Register Volume 86, Number 13 (Friday, January 22, 2021)]
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DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

[Docket No.: ED-2021-SCC-0013]


Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; Office 
of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services Peer Reviewer Data 
Form

AGENCY: Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services 
(OSERS), 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 without change of a currently approved 
collection.

DATES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before 
March 23, 2021.

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-2021-SCC-0013. 
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 PRA 
Coordinator 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 Justin Hampton, (202) 245-6111.

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: Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative 
Services Peer Reviewer Data Form.
    OMB Control Number: 1820-0583.
    Type of Review: Extension without change of a currently approved 
collection.
    Respondents/Affected Public: Individuals or Households.
    Total Estimated Number of Annual Responses: 350.
    Total Estimated Number of Annual Burden Hours: 88.
    Abstract: The OSERS Peer Reviewer Data Form (OPRDF) is used by 
Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (OSERS) staff 
to identify potential reviewers who would be qualified to review 
specific types of grant applications for funding. OSERS uses this form 
to collect background contact information for each potential reviewer; 
and to provide information on any reasonable accommodations that might 
be required by the individual. OSERS is requesting an extension of the 
expiration date with no changes to the form. The previous version of 
the OPRDF, 1820-0583, will expire on May 31, 2021.


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    Dated: January 14, 2021.
Kate Mullan,
PRA Coordinator, Strategic Collections and Clearance, Governance and 
Strategy Division, Office of Chief Data Officer, Office of Planning, 
Evaluation and Policy Development.
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