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

Office of Management; Performance Review Board Membership
Document Number: 2010-24290
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-09-28
Agency: Department of Education
The Secretary announces the members of the Performance Review Board (PRB) for the Department of Education for the Senior Executive Service (SES) performance cycle that ended September 30, 2010. Under 5 U.S.C. 4314(c)(1) through (5), each agency is required to establish one or more PRBs.
Privacy Act of 1974; System of Records
Document Number: 2010-24162
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-09-27
Agency: Department of Education
In accordance with the Privacy Act of 1974, as amended (Privacy Act), 5 U.S.C. 552a, the Chief Operating Officer for Federal Student Aid (FSA) of the Department of Education (Department) publishes this notice to rename and revise the system of records entitled ``Recipient Financial Management System (RFMS)'' (18-11-02). In this notice, the Department is replacing the RFMS system with the ``Common Origination and Disbursement'' (COD) system. The COD system is designed to assist the Department in administering Federal grant and loan programs authorized by title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended (HEA), and to include information needed under Federal grant programs created by the Higher Education Reconciliation Act of 2005, title VIII of Public Law 109-171. The COD system will contain records associated with the activities required of participating educational institutions to originate an award (establish the eligibility of an individual to receive a Federal grant or loan) from those programs authorized by the HEA for which the Department provides funds directly to those institutions on a student- level or recipient-level basis. This system will also contain records evidencing the disbursement of program funds by participating educational institutions to those individuals whose eligibility was previously established. The Department seeks comments on the proposed routine uses described in this altered system of records notice, in accordance with the requirements of the Privacy Act.
Notice of Submission for OMB Review
Document Number: 2010-24149
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-09-27
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).
Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs (GEAR UP)
Document Number: 2010-24030
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-09-24
Agency: Department of Education
The Secretary intends to use the grant slate developed in FY 2008 for the GEAR UP Program authorized by Title IV, Part A of the Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended (HEA), to make new grant awards in FY 2010. The Secretary takes this action because a significant number of high-quality applications remain on the FY 2008 grant slate. We expect to use an estimated $4,481,799 for new awards in FY 2010.
International Education Programs Service; Fulbright-Hays Group Projects Abroad Program
Document Number: 2010-24002
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-09-24
Agency: Department of Education
The Assistant Secretary for Postsecondary Education announces two priorities for the Fulbright-Hays Group Projects Abroad (GPA) Program administered by the International Education Programs Service. The Assistant Secretary may use these priorities for competitions in fiscal year (FY) 2011 and later years. We intend these two priorities to help increase the number of teachers at the Kindergarten-grade 12 (K-12) level with skills in a second language and knowledge of other cultures around the world by supporting short-term projects abroad (1) that provide pre-service teachers with training or courses in foreign languages and international area studies as part of a teacher education curriculum developed through collaboration between colleges or departments of education and colleges or departments of arts and sciences within institutions of higher education, and (2) in which at least 50 percent of participants are K-12 teachers, K-12 administrators, or both. The first priority supports projects that will help give pre-service teachers a deeper knowledge of languages and cultures from around the world. The second priority supports projects that will help increase the study abroad opportunities for in-service teachers, giving these individuals exposure to another country and its culture.
Teacher Incentive Fund
Document Number: 2010-23922
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-09-23
Agency: Department of Education
The Secretary of Education (Secretary) amends the final requirements for the Teacher Incentive Fund program to authorize the Department to select more than sixteen high-need schools per local educational agency (LEA) for participation in the Congressionally mandated TIF national evaluation.
Notice of Submission for OMB Review
Document Number: 2010-23667
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-09-22
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 (Pub. L. 104-13).
Notice of Submission for OMB Review
Document Number: 2010-23666
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-09-22
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 (Pub. L. 104-13).
Notice of Submission for OMB Review
Document Number: 2010-23576
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-09-21
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 (Pub. L. 104-13).
Notice of Submission for OMB Review
Document Number: 2010-23574
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-09-21
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 (Pub. L. 104-13).
Notice of Submission for OMB Review
Document Number: 2010-23573
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-09-21
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 (Pub. L. 104-13).
Notice of Submission for OMB Review
Document Number: 2010-23449
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-09-20
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 (Pub. L. 104-13).
Notice Inviting Publishers To Submit Tests for a Determination of Suitability for Use in the National Reporting System for Adult Education
Document Number: 2010-23309
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-09-17
Agency: Department of Education
The Department of Education (Department) announces the date by which test publishers must submit tests to the Secretary for review and approval for use in the National Reporting System for Adult Education (NRS).
Notice of Proposed Information Collection Requests
Document Number: 2010-23175
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-09-16
Agency: Department of Education
The Department of Education (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 and continuing collections of information. This helps the Department assess the impact of its information collection requirements and minimize the reporting burden on the public and helps the public understand the Department's information collection requirements and provide the requested data in the desired format. 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 Submission for OMB Review
Document Number: 2010-23013
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-09-16
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 Waivers Granted Under Section 9401 of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965, as Amended
Document Number: 2010-22986
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-09-16
Agency: Department of Education
In this notice, we announce the waivers that the U.S. Department of Education (Department) granted during calendar year 2009 under the waiver authority in section 9401 of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965, as amended (ESEA). We also announce waivers that the Department granted under the waiver authority in section 9401 for Title I, Part A programs for funding provided through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA).
Notice of Proposed Information Collection Requests
Document Number: 2010-22911
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-09-14
Agency: Department of Education
The Department of Education (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 and continuing collections of information. This helps the Department assess the impact of its information collection requirements and minimize the reporting burden on the public and helps the public understand the Department's information collection requirements and provide the requested data in the desired format. 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: 2010-22910
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-09-14
Agency: Department of Education
The Department of Education (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 and continuing collections of information. This helps the Department assess the impact of its information collection requirements and minimize the reporting burden on the public and helps the public understand the Department's information collection requirements and provide the requested data in the desired format. 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.
Office of Special Education Programs, Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services, Department of Education; Notice of Final Extension of Project Period and Waiver for the National Center on Educational Outcomes at the University of Minnesota (CFDA No. 84.326G)
Document Number: 2010-22904
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-09-14
Agency: Department of Education
The Secretary issues this notice to waive the requirements in the Education Department General Administrative Regulations, in 34 CFR 75.250 and 75.261(a) and (c), respectively, that generally prohibit project periods exceeding five years and extensions of project periods involving the obligation of additional Federal funds. The extension of project period and waiver enable the currently funded National Center on Educational Outcomes at the University of Minnesota to receive funding from October 1, 2010 through September 30, 2011.
Office of Special Education Programs, Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services, Department of Education; Notice of Final Extension of Project Period and Waiver for the National Secondary Transition Technical Assistance Center (CFDA No. 84.326J)
Document Number: 2010-22903
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-09-14
Agency: Department of Education
The Secretary issues this notice to waive the requirements in the Education Department General Administrative Regulations, in 34 CFR 75.250 and 75.261(a) and (c), respectively, that generally prohibit project periods exceeding five years and extensions of project periods involving the obligation of additional Federal funds. The extension of project period and waiver enable the currently funded National Secondary Transition Technical Assistance Center to receive funding from December 31, 2010 through December 31, 2011.
Notice of Submission for OMB Review
Document Number: 2010-22896
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-09-14
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: 2010-22894
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-09-14
Agency: Department of Education
The Department of Education (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 and continuing collections of information. This helps the Department assess the impact of its information collection requirements and minimize the reporting burden on the public and helps the public understand the Department's information collection requirements and provide the requested data in the desired format. 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 Submission for OMB Review
Document Number: 2010-22892
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-09-14
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).
Advisory Commission on Accessible Instructional Materials in Postsecondary Education for Students With Disabilities
Document Number: 2010-22883
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-09-14
Agency: Department of Education
The notice sets forth the schedule and agenda of the meeting of the Advisory Commission on Accessible Instructional Materials in Postsecondary Education for Students with Disabilities. The notice also describes the functions of the Commission. Notice of the meeting is required by section 10(a)(2) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act and is intended to notify the public of its opportunity to attend.
Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services; List of Correspondence
Document Number: 2010-22882
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-09-14
Agency: Department of Education
The Secretary is publishing the following list pursuant to section 607(f) of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). Under section 607(f) of the IDEA, the Secretary is required, on a quarterly basis, to publish in the Federal Register a list of correspondence from the U.S. Department of Education (Department) received by individuals during the previous quarter that describes the interpretations of the Department of the IDEA or the regulations that implement the IDEA.
Final Extension of Project Period and Waiver for the State and Federal Policy Forum
Document Number: 2010-22880
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-09-14
Agency: Department of Education
The Secretary issues this notice to waive the requirements in the Education Department General Administrative Regulations, in 34 CFR 75.250 and 75.261(a) and (c), respectively, that generally prohibit project periods exceeding five years and extensions of project periods involving the obligation of additional Federal funds. The extension of project period and waiver enable the currently funded State and Federal Policy Forum for Program Improvement Center to receive funding from October 1, 2010 through September 30, 2011.
Notice of Submission for OMB Review
Document Number: 2010-22787
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-09-14
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 (Pub. L. 104-13).
Notice of Proposed Information Collection Requests
Document Number: 2010-22781
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-09-14
Agency: Department of Education
The Department of Education (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 and continuing collections of information. This helps the Department assess the impact of its information collection requirements and minimize the reporting burden on the public and helps the public understand the Department's information collection requirements and provide the requested data in the desired format. 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.
Advisory Committee on Student Financial Assistance: Meeting
Document Number: 2010-22545
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-09-10
Agency: Department of Education
This notice sets forth the schedule and proposed agenda of a forthcoming teleconference meeting of the Advisory Committee on Student Financial Assistance. Individuals who will need accommodations for a disability in order to attend the teleconference meeting (i.e., interpreting services, assistive listening devices, and/or materials in alternative format) should notify the Advisory Committee no later than Monday, September 20, 2010 by contacting Ms. Tracy Jones at (202) 219- 2099 or via e-mail at tracy.deanna.jones@ed.gov. We will attempt to meet requests after this date, but cannot guarantee availability of the requested accommodation. The teleconference site is accessible to individuals with disabilities. This notice also describes the functions of the Advisory Committee. Notice of this hearing is required under Section 10(a)(2) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act. This document is intended to notify the general public. Date and Time: Wednesday, September 29, 2010, beginning at 4 p.m. and ending at approximately 5:30 p.m. (EST).
President's Advisory Commission on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders
Document Number: 2010-22494
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-09-09
Agency: Department of Education
The notice sets forth the schedule and agenda of the meeting of the President's Advisory Commission on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (Commission). The notice also describes the functions of the Commission. Notice of the meeting is required by section 10 (a) (2) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act and intended to notify the public of its opportunity to attend. Date: September 20, 2010. Time: 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m. EDT. Date: September 21, 2010. Time: 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m. EDT.
Notice of Proposed Information Collection Requests
Document Number: 2010-22484
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-09-09
Agency: Department of Education
The Department of Education (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 and continuing collections of information. This helps the Department assess the impact of its information collection requirements and minimize the reporting burden on the public and helps the public understand the Department's information collection requirements and provide the requested data in the desired format. 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: 2010-22224
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-09-07
Agency: Department of Education
In accordance with the Privacy Act of 1974, as amended (Privacy Act), 5 United States Code (U.S.C.) 552a, the Chief Operating Officer for Federal Student Aid (FSA) of the U.S. Department of Education (Department) publishes this notice proposing to revise the system of records entitled ``National Student Loan Data System (NSLDS)'' (18-11-06), 64 FR 72395-72397 (December 27, 1999). In this notice, the Department proposes to revise this system of records to make updates needed as a result of legislative changes to the Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended (HEA) made by the College Cost Reduction and Access Act of 2007 (Pub. L. 110-84), enacted on September 27, 2007, and by the Higher Education Opportunity Act (Pub. L. 110-315) (HEOA), enacted on August 14, 2008. As a result of these legislative changes, we have updated the categories of records maintained in this system, clarified the categories of individuals covered by the system and the system's purposes, and expanded the routine uses to reflect needed programmatic disclosures.
Notice of Proposed Information Collection Requests
Document Number: 2010-21913
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-09-02
Agency: Department of Education
The Department of Education (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 and continuing collections of information. This helps the Department assess the impact of its information collection requirements and minimize the reporting burden on the public and helps the public understand the Department's information collection requirements and provide the requested data in the desired format. 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.