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

Program Integrity: Gainful Employment; Correction
Document Number: 2010-27415
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-10-29
Agency: Department of Education
On October 18, 2010, we published in the Federal Register (75 FR 63763) a notice announcing public meeting sessions to receive oral presentations and to interact with commenters regarding comments that were submitted to the Department of Education in response to its Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on Program Integrity: Gainful Employment, published in the Federal Register on July 26, 2010 (75 FR 43616). This document corrects the ending date for members of the public to register to attendonlythe public meeting sessions that is listed in the October 18, 2010 notice.
Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services; List of Correspondence
Document Number: 2010-27406
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-10-29
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.
Program Integrity: Gainful Employment-New Programs
Document Number: 2010-27395
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-10-29
Agency: Department of Education
The Secretary amends the regulations for Institutional Eligibility Under the Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended (HEA), to establish a process under which an institution applies for approval to offer an educational program that leads to gainful employment in a recognized occupation.
Program Integrity Issues
Document Number: 2010-26531
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-10-29
Agency: Department of Education
The Secretary is improving 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 in part 686, 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.
School Improvement Grants; American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA); Title I of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965, as Amended (ESEA)
Document Number: 2010-27313
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-10-28
Agency: Department of Education
The U.S. Secretary of Education (Secretary) is adopting as final, without changes, interim final requirements for the School Improvement Grants (SIG) program authorized under section 1003(g) of Title I of the ESEA. These final requirements are needed to incorporate new authority included in the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2010 (Pub. L. 111-117) applicable to fiscal year (FY) 2010 SIG funds and FY 2009 ARRA SIG funds. Specifically, the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2010 expanded the group of schools that are eligible to receive SIG funds. In addition, the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2010 raised the maximum amount of SIG funds that a State educational agency (SEA) may award to a local educational agency (LEA) for each participating school from $500,000 to $2,000,000. These final requirements amend the final requirements for the SIG program that were published on December 10, 2009.
High School Equivalency Program and College Assistance Migrant Program, The Federal TRIO Programs, and Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Program
Document Number: 2010-24324
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-10-26
Agency: Department of Education
The Secretary amends the regulations, and establishes new regulations, for the High School Equivalency Program and College Assistance Migrant Program (HEP and CAMP); the Federal TRIO programs (TRIO programsTraining program for Federal TRIO programs (Training), Talent Search (TS), Educational Opportunity Centers (EOC), Upward Bound (UB), Student Support Services (SSS), and the Ronald E. McNair Postbaccalaureate Achievement (McNair) programs); and the Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate (GEAR UP) program. The purpose of HEP is to help migrant and seasonal farmworkers and their immediate family members obtain a general educational development (GED) credential, while CAMP assists students from this background to complete their first academic year of college and continue in postsecondary education. The Federal TRIO programs consist of five postsecondary educational opportunity outreach and support programs designed to motivate and assist low-income individuals, first- generation college students, and individuals with disabilities to enter and complete secondary and postsecondary programs of study and enroll in graduate programs, and a training program for project staff working in one or more of the Federal TRIO programs. The purpose of the GEAR UP program is to increase the number of low-income students who are prepared to enter and succeed in postsecondary education. These regulations are needed to implement provisions of the Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended (HEA) by the Higher Education Opportunity Act of 2008 (HEOA) that relate to the HEP and CAMP, Federal TRIO programs, and GEAR UP program.
Notice of Proposed Information Collection Requests
Document Number: 2010-26910
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-10-25
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 Proposed Information Collection Requests
Document Number: 2010-26908
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-10-25
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.
National Board for Education Sciences
Document Number: 2010-26782
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-10-22
Agency: Department of Education
This notice sets forth the schedule and proposed agenda of an upcoming meeting of the National Board for Education Sciences. The notice also describes the functions of the Committee. Notice of this meeting is required by Section 10(a)(2) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act and is intended to notify the public of their opportunity to attend the open portion of the meeting. The public is being given less than 15 days' notice due to the need to accommodate the members' schedules.
Notice of Submission for OMB Review
Document Number: 2010-26501
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-10-21
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).
National Advisory Council on Indian Education (NACIE)
Document Number: 2010-26405
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-10-20
Agency: Department of Education
This notice sets forth the schedule and proposed agenda of an upcoming meeting of the National Advisory Council on Indian Education (the Council) and is intended to notify the general public of the meeting. This notice also describes the functions of the Council. Notice of the Council's meetings is required under Section 10(a)(2) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act. Date and Time: November 3-4, 2010; November 3, 201011 a.m.-5 p.m. Eastern Standard Time. November 4, 201011 a.m.-5 p.m. Eastern Standard Time. Location: Holiday InnWashington Capitol, Columbia Room, 550 C Street, SW., Washington, DC 20024. Phone: (202) 479-4000. Web site: http://www.NACIE-ED.org (To RSVP, and for NACIE Meeting Updates, and Final Agenda).
Notice of Submission for OMB Review
Document Number: 2010-26290
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-10-19
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).
Program Integrity: Gainful Employment
Document Number: 2010-26180
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-10-18
Agency: Department of Education
The Secretary of Education (Secretary) announces public meeting sessions to receive oral presentations and to interact with commenters regarding comments that were submitted to the Department of Education in response to its Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on Program Integrity: Gainful Employment, published in the Federal Register on July 26, 2010 (75 FR 43616).
Notice of Submission for OMB Review
Document Number: 2010-25912
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-10-14
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: 2010-25762
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-10-13
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.
National Advisory Committee on Institutional Quality and Integrity (NACIQI) Teleconference
Document Number: 2010-25313
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-10-07
Agency: Department of Education
This notice sets forth the schedule and proposed agenda items for the upcoming teleconference meeting of the National Advisory Committee on Institutional Quality and Integrity (NACIQI), which is scheduled for November 8, 2010, and provides information for members of the public wishing to attend the meeting and/or make oral comments during the meeting. The notice of this teleconference meeting is required under Section 10(a)(2) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA) and Section 114(d)(1)(B) of the Higher Education Act (HEA). The NACIQI teleconference meeting will be held on Monday, November 8, 2010, beginning at 4 p.m. and ending as late as 5:30 p.m., Eastern Standard Time. The proposed agenda for this teleconference meeting is to elect a chair and vice-chair, and conduct other administrative business related to meeting planning and procedures. Space for the teleconference meeting is limited, and you are encouraged to register early if you plan to attend. To register to attend the teleconference meeting and not make any oral comments, e- mail the Accreditation Division staff at aslrecordsmanager@ed.gov and enter ``Registration for NACIQI Teleconference Meeting'' in the subject line of the e-mail message. In the body of the e-mail message, please include your name, title, affiliation, mailing address, e-mail address, Web site (if available), and telephone and fax numbers. To register to attend the teleconference meeting and request to make oral comments during the meeting, e-mail the Accreditation Division staff at aslrecordsmanager@ed.gov and enter ``Registration for NACIQI Teleconference Meeting and Request To Make Oral Comments'' in the subject line of the e-mail message. In the body of the message, please include your name, title, affiliation, mailing address, e-mail address, and Web site (if available), and telephone and fax numbers, and provide a brief explanation of no more than five sentences that summarizes your anticipated comments. The deadline for the teleconference meeting registration is Monday, November 1, 2010. A total of ten minutes will be allotted for public comment. Only the first ten commenters who respond in accordance with this notice as reflected in the time and date of e-mail receipt will be assured an opportunity to speak, and each commenter will be allotted no more than one minute. The Department will inform any requesters not selected to speak in advance of the meeting. Individuals who will need accommodations for a disability in order to attend the teleconference meeting should contact Cathy Sheffield at (202) 219-7011 or e-mail at aslrecordsmanager@ed.gov no later than Monday, November 1, 2010. The teleconference site is accessible to individuals with disabilities. NACIQI'S Statutory Authority and Functions: The NACIQI is established under Section 114 of the Higher Education Act (HEA), as amended, 20 U.S.C. 1011c. The NACIQI advises the Secretary of Education about: The establishment and enforcement of the criteria for recognition of accrediting agencies or associations under Subpart 2, Part H, Title IV, of the HEA, as amended. The recognition of specific accrediting agencies or associations or a specific State approval agency. The preparation and publication of the list of nationally recognized accrediting agencies and associations. The eligibility and certification process for institutions of higher education under Title IV, of the HEA, together with recommendations for improvement in such process. The relationship between (1) accreditation of institutions of higher education and the certification and eligibility of such institutions, and (2) State licensing responsibilities with respect to such institutions. Any other advisory functions relating to accreditation and institutional eligibility that the Secretary may prescribe. Access to Records of the Teleconference Meeting: The Department will record the teleconference meeting and post the official report of the teleconference meeting on the NACIQI Web site shortly after the meeting. Pursuant to the FACA, the public may also inspect the materials at 1990 K Street, NW., Washington, DC, by e-mailing the aslrecordsmanager@ed.gov or by calling (202) 219-7067 to schedule an appointment.
Notice of Proposed Information Collection Requests
Document Number: 2010-25153
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-10-06
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 Proposed Information Collection Requests
Document Number: 2010-25039
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-10-06
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 Proposed Information Collection Requests
Document Number: 2010-25030
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-10-06
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 Proposed Information Collection Requests
Document Number: 2010-24786
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-10-04
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: 2010-24785
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-10-04
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).
Committee on Measures of Student Success
Document Number: 2010-24782
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-10-04
Agency: Department of Education
This notice sets forth the schedule and proposed agenda of an upcoming meeting of the Committee on Measures of Student Success (Committee). The notice also describes the functions of the Committee. The notice also describes the functions of the Committee. Notice of this meeting is required by section 10(a)(2) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA) and is intended to notify the public of their opportunity to attend.