Final Priorities; Disability and Rehabilitation Research Projects and Centers Program
The Assistant Secretary for Special Education and Rehabilitative Services announces two priorities for RERCs: Low Vision and Blindness (Priority 1) and Wireless Technologies (Priority 2). The Assistant Secretary may use these priorities for competitions in fiscal year (FY) 2011 and later years. We take this action to focus research attention on areas of national need. We intend to use these priorities to improve rehabilitation services and outcomes for individuals with disabilities.
List of Correspondence
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. This list and the letters or other Departmental documents described in this list, with personally identifiable information redacted, as appropriate, can be found at: https:// www2.ed.gov/policy/speced/guid/idea/.
Notice of Submission for OMB Review
The Director, Information Collection Clearance Division, Privacy, Information and Records 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).
Privacy Act of 1974; System of Records
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 proposing to revise the system of records entitled ``National Student Loan Data System (NSLDS)'' (18-11-06), originally published on December 27, 1999 (64 FR 72395-72397) and altered on September 7, 2010 (75 FR 54331-54336). In this notice, the Department proposes to revise this system of records to make updates needed as a result of amendments to the Program Integrity regulations that apply to institutions that participate in the Federal student financial aid programs under title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended (HEA) that will impose new requirements on certain programs that prepare students for gainful employment in a recognized occupation. As a result of these regulatory changes, we have expanded the categories of records maintained in this system, the categories of individuals covered by the system, the system's purposes, and the routine uses to reflect needed programmatic disclosures. We also have expanded the authority under which the system of records is maintained to include the authority under sections 101, 102, 485, and 485B of the HEA (20 U.S.C. 1001, 1002, 1092, and 1092b) to collect data to determine whether an educational program provides training to prepare students for gainful employment in a recognized occupation. The Department seeks comments on the proposed routine uses in the altered system of records notice on or before July 25, 2011. The Department filed a report describing the altered system of records covered by this notice with the Chair of the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, the Chair of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, and the Administrator of the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget (OMB), on June 20, 2011. This altered system of records will become effective at the later date of: (1) The expiration of the 40-day period for OMB review on July 30, 2011; or (2) July 25, 2011, unless the system of records needs to be changed as a result of public comment or OMB review.