Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; Build America, Buy America Act (BABAA) Domestic Sourcing Requirements Waiver-United States Department of Education BABAA Waiver Request Form, 57882-57883 [2022-20538]

Download as PDF 57882 Federal Register / Vol. 87, No. 183 / Thursday, September 22, 2022 / Notices Department personnel make site visits to ADP facilities for the purpose of ensuring that ADP security procedures continue to be met. Privacy Act and ADP system security requirements are specifically included in contracts. The NSLDS project directors, project officers, and the system manager oversee compliance with these requirements. In accordance with the Federal Information Security Management Act of 2002 (FISMA), as amended by the Federal Information Security Modernization Act of 2014, every Department system must receive a signed Authorization to Operate (ATO) from a designated Department official. The ATO process includes a rigorous assessment of security controls, a plan of actions and milestones to remediate any identified deficiencies, and a continuous monitoring program. FISMA controls implemented are comprised of a combination of management, operational, and technical controls, and include the following control families: access control, awareness and training, audit and accountability, security assessment and authorization, configuration management, contingency planning, identification and authentication, incident response, maintenance, media protection, physical and environmental protection, planning, personnel security, privacy, risk assessment, system and services acquisition, system and communications protection, system and information integrity, and program management. request, to distinguish between individuals with the same name. You must also identify the specific item(s) to be changed, and provide a justification for the change, including any supporting documentation. Requests to amend a record must meet the requirements of the Department’s Privacy Act regulations at 34 CFR 5b.7. NOTIFICATION PROCEDURES: If you wish to determine whether a record exists regarding you in this system of records, you must contact the system manager with the necessary particulars such as your name, date of birth, SSN, the name of the school or lender from which the loan or grant was obtained, and any other identifying information requested by the Department while processing the request, to distinguish between individuals with the same name. Requests for notification about whether the system of records contains information about an individual must meet the requirements of the regulations at 34 CFR 5b.5, including proof of identity. EXEMPTIONS PROMULGATED FOR THE SYSTEM: None. HISTORY: The System of Records entitled the ‘‘National Student Loan Data System’’ (18–11–06) was last modified and published in full on September 9, 2019 (84 FR 47265–47271). [FR Doc. 2022–20682 Filed 9–21–22; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4000–01–P RECORD ACCESS PROCEDURES: If you wish to gain access to a record in this system, you must contact the system manager with the necessary particulars such as your name, date of birth, SSN, the name of the school or lender from which the loan or grant was obtained, and any other identifying information requested by the Department while processing the request, to distinguish between individuals with the same name. Requests by an individual for access to a record must meet the requirements of the regulations at 34 CFR 5b.5, including proof of identity. jspears on DSK121TN23PROD with NOTICES CONTESTING RECORD PROCEDURES: If you wish to contest the content of a record in the system of records, you must contact the system manager with the necessary particulars such as your name, date of birth, SSN, the name of the school or lender from which the loan or grant was obtained, and any other identifying information requested by the Department while processing the VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:32 Sep 21, 2022 Jkt 256001 DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION [Docket No.: ED–2022–SCC–0117] Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; Build America, Buy America Act (BABAA) Domestic Sourcing Requirements Waiver—United States Department of Education BABAA Waiver Request Form Office of the Secretary (OS), 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 collection. DATES: The Department is requesting emergency processing and OMB approval for this information collection by 9/30/2022; and therefore, the Department is requesting public comments by September 30, 2022. A SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00019 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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 21, 2022. ADDRESSES: To access and review all the documents related to the information collection listed in this notice, please use https://www.regulations.gov by searching the Docket ID number ED– 2022–SCC–0117. Comments submitted in response to this notice should be submitted electronically through the Federal eRulemaking Portal at https:// 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 6W203, Washington, DC 20202–8240. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For specific questions related to collection activities, please contact Pedro Romero, (202) 453–7886. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Department, 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 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 E:\FR\FM\22SEN1.SGM 22SEN1 jspears on DSK121TN23PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 87, No. 183 / Thursday, September 22, 2022 / Notices 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: Build America, Buy America Act (BABAA) Domestic Sourcing Requirements Waiver—United States Department of Education BABAA Waiver Request Form. OMB Control Number: 1894–NEW. Type of Review: New Collection. Respondents/Affected Public: State, Local, and Tribal Governments. Total Estimated Number of Annual Responses: 470. Total Estimated Number of Annual Burden Hours: 4,700. Abstract: In accordance with section 70914 of the Build America Buy America Act (Pub. L. 117–58 §§ 70901– 70953) (BABAA), grantees funded under the Department’s programs that allow funds to be used for infrastructure projects (infrastructure programs), i.e., construction and broadband infrastructure, may not use their grant funds for these infrastructure projects or activities unless they comply with the following BABAA sourcing requirements: (1) All iron and steel used in the infrastructure project or activity are produced in the United States, (2) All manufactured products used in the infrastructure project or activity are produced in the United States, and (3) All construction materials are manufactured in the United States. The Department may, in accordance with sections 70914(b) and (d), 70921(b), 70935, and 70937 of BABAA, and the Office of Management and Budget Memorandum M 22–11, Initial Implementation Guidance on Application of Buy America Preference in Federal Financial Assistance Programs for Infrastructure, approve waivers to BABAA sourcing requirements submitted by grantees under programs it has identified as infrastructure programs when it determines that exceptions to these requirements apply. The Department may approve, subject to notice and comment requirements and the Office of Management and Budget Made in America Office (MIAO) review, the types of waivers listed below when one or more of the following conditions are met: (1) Public Interest Waiver— Applying the BABAA sourcing requirement would be inconsistent with the public interest, (2) Non-availability Waiver—The types of iron, steel, manufactured products, or construction materials are not produced in the VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:32 Sep 21, 2022 Jkt 256001 United States in sufficient and reasonably available quantities or of a satisfactory quality, and (3) Unreasonable Cost Waiver—The inclusion of iron, steel, manufactured products, or construction materials produced in the United States will increase the cost of the overall project by more than 25 percent. This is a new information collection, and it includes the following two documents: (1) the Build America, Buy America Act (BABAA) Domestic Sourcing Requirements Waiver—United States Department of Education BABAA Waiver Request Form (BABAA Waiver Request Form); and (2) a document listing the BABAA Waiver Request Form data elements. Additional Information: Pursuant to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) procedures established at 5 CFR 1320, the Department requests that the following collection of information, Build America, Buy America Act (BABAA) Domestic Sourcing Requirements Waiver—United States Department of Education BABAA Waiver Request Form (BABAA Waiver Request Form), be processed in accordance with section 1320.13 Emergency Processing. This this information is essential to the Department’s ability to effectively approve waiver requests for Department grantees as required in accordance with section 70914 of the Build America Buy America Act (Pub. L. 117–58 §§ 70901– 70953) (BABAA) and OMB Memorandum M 22–11, Initial Implementation Guidance on Application of Buy America Preference in Federal Financial Assistance Programs for Infrastructure. If normal processing were to be followed, ED would not be able to implement the BABAA Waiver Request Form on October 1, 2022, which is the date that it must implement BABAA requirements under its currently OMB approved adjustment period waiver. Delays in implementing resulting from normal processing would likely result in overall delays to critically important project goals and objectives and would inhibit grant infrastructure projects and activities from moving forward. Dated: September 19, 2022. Stephanie Valentine, PRA Coordinator, Strategic Collections and Clearance, Governance and Strategy Division, Office of Chief Data Officer, Office of Planning, Evaluation and Policy Development. [FR Doc. 2022–20538 Filed 9–21–22; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4000–01–P PO 00000 Frm 00020 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 57883 DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION Applications for New Awards; Center of Excellence in Spatial Computing Grant Program Office of Postsecondary Education, Department of Education. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Department of Education (Department) is issuing a notice inviting applications for new awards for fiscal year (FY) 2022 for the Center of Excellence in Spatial Computing (CESC) grant program, Assistance Listing Number 84.116Q. This notice relates to the approved information collection under OMB control number 1894–0006. DATES: Applications Available: September 22, 2022. Deadline for Transmittal of Applications: November 7, 2022. Deadline for Intergovernmental Review: December 6, 2022. ADDRESSES: For the addresses for obtaining and submitting an application, please refer to our Common Instructions for Applicants to Department of Education Discretionary Grant Programs, published in the Federal Register on December 27, 2021 (86 FR 73264) and available at www.federalregister.gov/d/2021-27979. Please note that these Common Instructions supersede the version published on February 13, 2019, and, in part, describe the transition from the requirement to register in SAM.gov a Data Universal Numbering System (DUNS) number to the implementation of the Unique Entity Identifier (UEI). More information on the phase-out of DUNS numbers is available at www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ofo/ docs/unique-entity-identifier-transitionfact-sheet.pdf. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jason Cottrell, U.S. Department of Education, 400 Maryland Avenue SW, room 2B127, Washington, DC 20202– 4260. Telephone: (202) 453–7530. Email: Jason.Cottrell@ed.gov. If you are deaf, hard of hearing, or have a speech disability and wish to access telecommunications relay services, please dial 7–1–1. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: Full Text of Announcement I. Funding Opportunity Description Purpose of Program: The CESC grant program is designed to help increase the number of highly qualified Americans available for hire within the high-tech labor pool. Background: The evolution of computers has changed how we interact E:\FR\FM\22SEN1.SGM 22SEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

[Docket No.: ED-2022-SCC-0117]


Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; Build 
America, Buy America Act (BABAA) Domestic Sourcing Requirements 
Waiver--United States Department of Education BABAA Waiver Request Form

AGENCY: Office of the Secretary (OS), 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 collection.

DATES: The Department is requesting emergency processing and OMB 
approval for this information collection by 9/30/2022; and therefore, 
the Department is requesting public comments by September 30, 2022. 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 
21, 2022.

ADDRESSES: To access and review all the documents related to the 
information collection listed in this notice, please use https://www.regulations.gov by searching the Docket ID number ED-2022-SCC-0117. 
Comments submitted in response to this notice should be submitted 
electronically through the Federal eRulemaking Portal at https://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 6W203, Washington, DC 20202-8240.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For specific questions related to 
collection activities, please contact Pedro Romero, (202) 453-7886.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Department, 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 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

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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: Build America, Buy America Act (BABAA) 
Domestic Sourcing Requirements Waiver--United States Department of 
Education BABAA Waiver Request Form.
    OMB Control Number: 1894-NEW.
    Type of Review: New Collection.
    Respondents/Affected Public: State, Local, and Tribal Governments.
    Total Estimated Number of Annual Responses: 470.
    Total Estimated Number of Annual Burden Hours: 4,700.
    Abstract: In accordance with section 70914 of the Build America Buy 
America Act (Pub. L. 117-58 Sec. Sec.  70901-70953) (BABAA), grantees 
funded under the Department's programs that allow funds to be used for 
infrastructure projects (infrastructure programs), i.e., construction 
and broadband infrastructure, may not use their grant funds for these 
infrastructure projects or activities unless they comply with the 
following BABAA sourcing requirements: (1) All iron and steel used in 
the infrastructure project or activity are produced in the United 
States, (2) All manufactured products used in the infrastructure 
project or activity are produced in the United States, and (3) All 
construction materials are manufactured in the United States.
    The Department may, in accordance with sections 70914(b) and (d), 
70921(b), 70935, and 70937 of BABAA, and the Office of Management and 
Budget Memorandum M 22-11, Initial Implementation Guidance on 
Application of Buy America Preference in Federal Financial Assistance 
Programs for Infrastructure, approve waivers to BABAA sourcing 
requirements submitted by grantees under programs it has identified as 
infrastructure programs when it determines that exceptions to these 
requirements apply. The Department may approve, subject to notice and 
comment requirements and the Office of Management and Budget Made in 
America Office (MIAO) review, the types of waivers listed below when 
one or more of the following conditions are met: (1) Public Interest 
Waiver--Applying the BABAA sourcing requirement would be inconsistent 
with the public interest, (2) Non-availability Waiver--The types of 
iron, steel, manufactured products, or construction materials are not 
produced in the United States in sufficient and reasonably available 
quantities or of a satisfactory quality, and (3) Unreasonable Cost 
Waiver--The inclusion of iron, steel, manufactured products, or 
construction materials produced in the United States will increase the 
cost of the overall project by more than 25 percent.
    This is a new information collection, and it includes the following 
two documents: (1) the Build America, Buy America Act (BABAA) Domestic 
Sourcing Requirements Waiver--United States Department of Education 
BABAA Waiver Request Form (BABAA Waiver Request Form); and (2) a 
document listing the BABAA Waiver Request Form data elements.
    Additional Information: Pursuant to the Office of Management and 
Budget (OMB) procedures established at 5 CFR 1320, the Department 
requests that the following collection of information, Build America, 
Buy America Act (BABAA) Domestic Sourcing Requirements Waiver--United 
States Department of Education BABAA Waiver Request Form (BABAA Waiver 
Request Form), be processed in accordance with section 1320.13 
Emergency Processing. This this information is essential to the 
Department's ability to effectively approve waiver requests for 
Department grantees as required in accordance with section 70914 of the 
Build America Buy America Act (Pub. L. 117-58 Sec. Sec.  70901-70953) 
(BABAA) and OMB Memorandum M 22-11, Initial Implementation Guidance on 
Application of Buy America Preference in Federal Financial Assistance 
Programs for Infrastructure. If normal processing were to be followed, 
ED would not be able to implement the BABAA Waiver Request Form on 
October 1, 2022, which is the date that it must implement BABAA 
requirements under its currently OMB approved adjustment period waiver. 
Delays in implementing resulting from normal processing would likely 
result in overall delays to critically important project goals and 
objectives and would inhibit grant infrastructure projects and 
activities from moving forward.

    Dated: September 19, 2022.
Stephanie Valentine,
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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