Department of Education June 2010 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Proposed Waivers and Extensions of Project Periods: Presidential Academies and Congressional Academies
Document Number: 2010-15921
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-06-30
Agency: Department of Education
The Secretary proposes to waive the requirements in 34 CFR 75.250 and 75.261(c)(2) of the Education Department General Administrative Regulations (EDGAR), as they apply to projects funded under the Presidential Academies for American History and Civics Education, and 34 CFR 75.261(c)(2), as it applies to the project funded under the Congressional Academies for Students of American History and Civics Education. These regulations, respectively, generally prohibit project periods exceeding five years and any project period extensions involving the obligation of additional Federal funds. A waiver as proposed would mean that (1) the project period for the two current five-year grants funded under the Presidential Academies for American History and Civics Education would be extended through fiscal year (FY) 2012, for up to an additional 24-month budget period, instead of ending in FY 2010, and these grantees could thus receive additional Federal funding (out of FY 2010 funds) beyond the five-year limitation contained in 34 CFR 75.250 and notwithstanding the limitation in 34 CFR 75.261(c)(2) that prohibits extension of a project period if it involves the obligation of additional Federal funds; and (2) the project period of the one current three-year grantee funded under the Congressional Academies for Students of American History and Civics Education would be extended through FY 2012, for up to an additional 24-month budget period, instead of ending in FY 2010, and this grantee would continue to receive additional Federal funds (out of FY 2010 funds) notwithstanding the limitation in 34 CFR 75.261(c)(2) that prohibits extension of a project period if it involves the obligation of additional Federal funds.
Office of Elementary and Secondary Education; Smaller Learning Communities Program; Notice Inviting Applications for New Awards Using Fiscal Year (FY) 2009 Funds; Correction
Document Number: 2010-15917
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-06-30
Agency: Department of Education
On June 23, 2010, we published in the Federal Register (75 FR 35894) a notice inviting applications for new awards using fiscal year (FY) 2009 funds for the Smaller Learning Communities Program. There are errors in two of the dates in that notice. We are correcting those dates in this notice.
Notice of Proposed Information Collection Requests
Document Number: 2010-15916
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-06-30
Agency: Department of Education
The Director, Information Collection Clearance Division, Regulatory Information Management Services, Office of Management, invites comments on the proposed information collection requests as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2010-15915
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-06-30
Agency: Department of Education
The Acting Director, Information Collection Clearance Division, Regulatory Information Management Services, Office of Management invites comments on the submission for OMB review as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (Pub. L. 104-13).
Notice of Proposed Information Collection Requests
Document Number: 2010-15761
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-06-29
Agency: Department of Education
The Director, Information Collection Clearance Division, Regulatory Information Management Services, Office of Management, invites comments on the proposed information collection requests as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.
Notice of a Waiver of Section 1605 of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA) for Indian River Central School District, Philadelphia, New York
Document Number: 2010-15657
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-06-28
Agency: Department of Education
In this notice, the Department of Education (the Department) announces its waiver of the Buy American requirements in section 1605(a) of the ARRA (Buy American Requirements) for the Indian River Central School District in Philadelphia, New York (Indian River District) and the justification for this waiver. This waiver permits use of compatible telephones, servers, and software as well as American Power Conversion (APC) power supply and surge suppression equipment in the Indian River District's telecommunications project, which is supported with Impact Aid funds appropriated under the ARRA.
Privacy Act of 1974; System of Records
Document Number: 2010-15493
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-06-25
Agency: Department of Education
On Monday, June 14, 2010, we published in the Federal Register (75 FR 33608) a notice of an altered system of records to revise the system of records notice for the Investigative Files of the Inspector General (18-10-01), 68 FR 38154 (June 26, 2003). This document corrects errors in the June 14, 2010 notice.
Promise Neighborhoods Program
Document Number: 2010-15346
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-06-24
Agency: Department of Education
On May 5, 2010, we published in the Federal Register (75 FR 10492) a notice inviting applications for new awards for FY 2010 for the Promise Neighborhoods Program (May 5 notice). The May 5 notice established a deadline of June 25, 2010, for the submission of applications under this competition. Through this notice, we are correcting the May 5 notice and are extending the deadline for transmittal of applications and the deadline for intergovernmental review.
National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR)-Disability and Rehabilitation Research Projects and Centers Program-Rehabilitation Research and Training Centers (RRTCs)-Improved Outcomes for Individuals With Serious Mental Illness and Co-Occurring Conditions
Document Number: 2010-15344
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-06-24
Agency: Department of Education
The Assistant Secretary for Special Education and Rehabilitative Services announces a priority for the Disability and Rehabilitation Research Projects and Centers Program administered by NIDRR. Specifically, this notice announces a priority for an RRTC on Improved Outcomes for Individuals With Serious Mental Illness and Co- Occurring Conditions. The Assistant Secretary may use this priority for competitions in fiscal year (FY) 2010 and later years. We take this action to focus research attention on areas of national need. We intend this priority to improve rehabilitation services and outcomes for individuals with disabilities.
Notice of Proposed Information Collection Requests
Document Number: 2010-15341
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-06-24
Agency: Department of Education
The Acting Director, Information Collection Clearance Division, Regulatory Information Management Services, Office of Management, invites comments on the proposed information collection requests as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.
Notice of Proposed Information Collection Requests
Document Number: 2010-15181
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-06-23
Agency: Department of Education
The Director, Information Collection Clearance Division, Regulatory Information Management Services, Office of Management, invites comments on the proposed information collection requests as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.
Notice of Proposed Information Collection Requests
Document Number: 2010-15179
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-06-23
Agency: Department of Education
The Director, Information Collection Clearance Division, Regulatory Information Management Services, Office of Management, invites comments on the proposed information collection requests as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.
Notice of Proposed Information Collection Requests
Document Number: 2010-15178
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-06-23
Agency: Department of Education
The Director, Information Collection Clearance Division, Regulatory Information Management Services, Office of Management, invites comments on the proposed information collection requests as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.
Smaller Learning Communities Program
Document Number: 2010-15083
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-06-23
Agency: Department of Education
The Assistant Secretary for Elementary and Secondary Education announces final priorities, requirements, definition, and selection criteria under the Smaller Learning Communities (SLC) program. The Assistant Secretary may use these priorities, requirements, definition, and selection criteria, in addition to other previously established priorities, definitions and requirements, for a competition using fiscal year (FY) 2009 funds and may use them in later years. We take this action to focus Federal financial assistance on an identified national need. We intend these final priorities, requirements, definition, and selection criteria to enhance the effectiveness of SLC projects in improving academic achievement and helping to prepare students for postsecondary education and careers.
National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR)-Disability and Rehabilitation Research Projects and Centers Program-Rehabilitation Research and Training Centers (RRTCs)-Employment Outcomes for Individuals Who Are Blind or Visually Impaired
Document Number: 2010-14987
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-06-21
Agency: Department of Education
The Assistant Secretary for Special Education and Rehabilitative Services announces a priority for the Disability and Rehabilitation Research Projects and Centers Program administered by NIDRR. Specifically, this notice announces a priority for an RRTC on Employment Outcomes for Individuals who are Blind or Visually Impaired. The Assistant Secretary may use this priority for competitions in fiscal year (FY) 2010 and later years. We take this action to focus research attention on areas of national need. We intend this priority to improve rehabilitation services and outcomes for individuals with disabilities.
Notice of Proposed Information Collection Requests
Document Number: 2010-14822
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-06-21
Agency: Department of Education
The Director, Information Collection Clearance Division, Regulatory Information Management Services, Office of Management, invites comments on the proposed information collection requests as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.
Notice of Proposed Information Collection Requests
Document Number: 2010-14821
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-06-21
Agency: Department of Education
The Director, Information Collection Clearance Division, Regulatory Information Management Services, Office of Management, invites comments on the proposed information collection requests as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.
Carol M. White Physical Education Program; Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) Number: 84.215F
Document Number: 2010-14730
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-06-18
Agency: Department of Education
The Assistant Deputy Secretary for Safe and Drug-Free Schools announces priorities, requirements, and definitions for the Carol M. White Physical Education Program (PEP). The Assistant Deputy Secretary may use one or more of these priorities, requirements, and definitions for competitions in fiscal year (FY) 2010 and later years. We take this action to align PEP projects more closely with best practices and research related to improving children's health and fitness, to improve students' physical activity, and to improve students' ability to meet their State physical education standards.
Notice of Proposed Information Collection Requests
Document Number: 2010-14703
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-06-18
Agency: Department of Education
The Director, Information Collection Clearance Division, Regulatory Information Management Services, Office of Management, invites comments on the proposed information collection requests as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.
Program Integrity Issues
Document Number: 2010-14107
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-06-18
Agency: Department of Education
The Secretary proposes to improve integrity in the programs authorized under title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended (HEA) by amending the regulations for Institutional Eligibility Under the HEA, the Secretary's Recognition of Accrediting Agencies, the Secretary's Recognition Procedures for State Agencies, the Student Assistance General Provisions, the Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program, the William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan Program, the Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant Program, the Federal Pell Grant Program, and the Academic Competitiveness Grant (AGC) and National Science and Mathematics Access to Retain Talent Grant (National Smart Grant) Programs.
National Assessment Governing Board: Proposed Information Collection
Document Number: 2010-14635
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-06-17
Agency: Department of Education
In compliance with the requirement of section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the National Assessment Governing Board is publishing the following summary of a proposed information collection for public comment. Interested persons are invited to send comments regarding this burden estimate or any other aspect of this collection of information, including any of the following subjects: (1) The necessity and utility of the proposed information collection for the proper performance of the Agency's function; (2) the accuracy of the estimated burden; (3) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; (4) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on respondents, including through the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology; and (5) estimates of capital or start-up costs and costs of operation, maintenance, and purchase of services to provide information.
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2010-14527
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-06-16
Agency: Department of Education
The Director, Information Collection Clearance Division, Regulatory Information Management Services, Office of Management invites comments on the submission for OMB review as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.
Vocational Rehabilitation Service Projects for American Indians With Disabilities
Document Number: 2010-14407
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-06-16
Agency: Department of Education
The Secretary is adopting as final, without changes, interim final regulations for the American Indian Vocational Rehabilitation Services (AIVRS) program to permit a consortium of Indian tribes to establish a separate legal entity to apply for a grant under this program. These final regulations are needed to enable the Department to make grants to Indian tribes that choose to form a consortium and, rather than authorizing one of the Indian tribes of the consortium to serve as the grantee, create a separate legal entity that serves as the grantee on behalf of the consortium and that is responsible for using the grant funds to provide services to all the Indian tribes in the consortium.
Centers for Independent Living Program-Training and Technical Assistance
Document Number: 2010-14404
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-06-16
Agency: Department of Education
The Assistant Secretary for Special Education and Rehabilitative Services announces a priority under the Centers for Independent Living ProgramTraining and Technical Assistance. The Assistant Secretary may use this priority for competitions in fiscal year (FY) 2010, using American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA) funds appropriated for the Centers for Independent Living (CIL) program authorized under title VII, chapter 1, part C of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended (the Act), and competitions in later years. We take this action to improve outcomes for individuals with significant disabilities by enhancing the quality of independent living (IL) services provided to those individuals and the efficiency of the delivery of those services by CILs funded through the CIL program.
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2010-14419
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-06-15
Agency: Department of Education
The Director, Information Collection Clearance Division, Regulatory Information Management Services, Office of Management invites comments on the submission for OMB review as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.
Notice of Proposed Information Collection Requests
Document Number: 2010-14417
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-06-15
Agency: Department of Education
The Director, Information Collection Clearance Division, Regulatory Information Management Services, Office of Management, invites comments on the proposed information collection requests as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.
Privacy Act of 1974; System of Records
Document Number: 2010-14238
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-06-14
Agency: Department of Education
In accordance with the Privacy Act of 1974, as amended (Privacy Act), the Department of Education (Department) publishes this notice proposing to revise the system of records notice for the Investigative Files of the Inspector General (18-10-01), 68 FR 38154 (June 26, 2003). The Department proposes to amend this system of records notice by: (1) Adding a new routine use to allow reporting on the activities of the Inspector General regarding American Recovery and Reinvestment Act funds to the Recovery Accountability and Transparency Board (RATB) as established by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Pub. L. 111-5); (2) adding a new routine use to allow for disclosure of information in connection with response and remedial efforts in the event of a data breach in accordance with Office of Management and Budget (OMB) requirements in M-07-16 (May 22, 2007); (3) revising routine uses ``(12) Disclosure to the President's Council on Integrity and Efficiency'' and ``(13) Disclosure for Qualitative Assessment Reviews'' to allow reporting on the activities of the Inspector General to the Council of Inspectors General on Integrity and Efficiency (formerly the President's Council on Integrity and Efficiency) as established by the Inspector General Reform Act of 2008 (Pub. L. 110-409); (4) revising the routine use ``(4) Disclosure to Public and Private Sources in Connection with the Higher Education Act of 1965, as Amended (HEA)'' to allow the disclosure of information to an educational institution or a school that is or was a party to an agreement with the Secretary of Education pursuant to the HEA; and (5)
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2010-14225
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-06-14
Agency: Department of Education
The Director, Information Collection Clearance Division, Regulatory Information Management Services, Office of Management invites comments on the submission for OMB review as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.
Availability of Information to the Public
Document Number: 2010-14127
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-06-14
Agency: Department of Education
The Secretary amends the regulations governing the Department's compliance with the Freedom of Information Act, as amended (FOIA or the Act) to reflect the changes in the FOIA over recent years.
National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR)-Disability and Rehabilitation Research Projects and Centers Program-Disability Rehabilitation Research Project (DRRP)-Reducing Obesity and Obesity-Related Secondary Health Conditions Among Adolescents and Young Adults With Disabilities From Diverse Race and Ethnic Backgrounds
Document Number: 2010-14135
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-06-11
Agency: Department of Education
The Assistant Secretary for Special Education and Rehabilitative Services announces a priority for the Disability and Rehabilitation Research Projects and Centers Program administered by NIDRR. Specifically, this notice announces a priority for a DRRP on Reducing Obesity and Obesity-Related Secondary Health Conditions Among Adolescents and Young Adults With Disabilities From Diverse Race and Ethnic Backgrounds. The Assistant Secretary may use this priority for a competition in fiscal year (FY) 2010 and later years. We take this action to focus research attention on areas of national need. We intend this priority to improve rehabilitation services and outcomes for individuals with disabilities.
National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR)-Disability and Rehabilitation Research Projects and Centers Program-Rehabilitation Engineering Research Centers (RERCs)
Document Number: 2010-14126
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-06-11
Agency: Department of Education
The Assistant Secretary for Special Education and Rehabilitative Services announces two priorities for the Disability and Rehabilitation Research Projects and Centers Program administered by NIDRR. Specifically, this notice announces two priorities for RERCs: Universal Design in the Built Environment and Technologies for Children with Orthopedic Disabilities. The Assistant Secretary may use these priorities for competitions in fiscal year (FY) 2010 and later years. We take this action to focus research attention on areas of national need. We intend these priorities to improve rehabilitation services and outcomes for individuals with disabilities.