Department of Education August 2011 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2011-21929
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-08-26
Agency: Department of Education
On August 19, 2011, the Department of Education published a 60-day public comment period notice in the Federal Register (Page 51960, Column 1) for the information collection, ``Consolidated State Performance Report''. The title should be corrected to read ``Consolidated State Application''. The total estimated number of responses should read 30 responses. The total estimated number of burden hours should read 2,400 hours. All other information is correct and up to date. The Director, Information Collection Clearance Division, Privacy, Information and Records Management Services, Office of Management, hereby issues a correction notice as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.
Applications for New Awards; Race to the Top-Early Learning Challenge
Document Number: 2011-21756
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-08-26
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Department of Education
Advisory Committee on Student Financial Assistance: Meeting
Document Number: 2011-21609
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-08-24
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 5, 2011 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 meeting is required under Section 10(a)(2) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act. This document is intended to notify the general public. Dates and Time: Tuesday, September 13, 2011, beginning at 11 a.m. and ending at approximately 12:30 p.m. (E.DT.). This conference call is a rescheduled call from August 10, 2011.
Advisory Commission on Accessible Instructional Materials in Postsecondary Education for Students With Disabilities
Document Number: 2011-21559
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-08-23
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.
Institutions and Lender Requirements Relating to Education Loans, Student Assistance General Provisions, Federal Perkins Loan Program, Federal Family Education Loan Program, and William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan Program; Corrections
Document Number: 2011-21356
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-08-22
Agency: Department of Education
On October 28, 2009, the Department of Education (Department) published final regulations in the Federal Register to implement requirements relating to education loans that were added to the Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended (HEA), by the Higher Education Opportunity Act (HEOA). The Department also amended regulations for the Student Assistance General Provisions, Federal Perkins Loan Program, Federal Family Education Loan Program, and William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan Program to implement certain provisions of the HEA that involve school-based loan issues and that were affected by the statutory changes made to the HEA by the HEOA. That document inadvertently included minor technical errors in the amendments to 34 CFR part 668. This document corrects the final regulations.
Advisory Committee on Student Financial Assistance: Hearing
Document Number: 2011-21351
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-08-22
Agency: Department of Education
This notice sets forth the schedule and proposed agenda of a forthcoming meeting/hearing of the Advisory Committee on Student Financial Assistance. 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: Friday, September 30, 2011, beginning at 9:00 a.m. and ending at approximately 5:00 p.m.
Notice of Proposed Information Collection Requests
Document Number: 2011-21254
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-08-19
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, Privacy, Information and Records 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: 2011-21252
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-08-19
Agency: Department of Education
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).
Notice of Proposed Information Collection Requests
Document Number: 2011-20992
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-08-18
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 collection 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, Privacy, Information and Records 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: 2011-20995
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-08-17
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: 2011-20994
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-08-17
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: 2011-20991
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-08-17
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, Office of Postsecondary Education; Meeting
Document Number: 2011-20947
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-08-17
Agency: Department of Education
This meeting notice sets forth the agenda of the upcoming December 14-16, 2011 open meeting of the National Advisory Committee on Institutional Quality and Integrity (NACIQI) and informs the public of its opportunity to attend the meeting. It also invites the public to submit third-party written comments concerning agencies scheduled for review. The notice of this 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 of 1965 (HEA), as amended. Meeting Date and Place: The NACIQI meeting will be held on December 14-16, 2011, at the Crowne Plaza Old Town Alexandria, 901 North Fairfax, Alexandria, Virginia, from 8:00 a.m., to approximately 5:30 p.m., except for December 16, 2011, when it is anticipated that the meeting will end mid-afternoon. NACIQI's Statutory Authority and Function: The NACIQI is established under Section 114 of the HEA, as amended, 20 U.S.C. 1011c. The NACIQI advises the Secretary of Education about:
Notice of Proposed Information Collection Requests
Document Number: 2011-20844
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-08-16
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: 2011-20843
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-08-16
Agency: Department of Education
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).
Special Demonstration Programs-National Technical Assistance Projects To Improve Employment Outcomes for Individuals With Disabilities
Document Number: 2011-20708
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-08-15
Agency: Department of Education
The Assistant Secretary for the Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services announces a priority under the Special Demonstration Programs authorized under section 303(b) of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended (Rehabilitation Act). The Assistant Secretary may use this priority for competitions in fiscal year (FY) 2011 and later years. We take this action to focus technical assistance (TA) on areas of national need identified by the Rehabilitation Services Administration (RSA) through analyses of information obtained during monitoring and oversight of its vocational rehabilitation (VR) programs. We intend the priority to increase the transfer, utilization, and dissemination of information on promising practices and knowledge from research on topics in the field of rehabilitation that have national significance and to improve the performance of State VR agencies.
Privacy Act of 1974; Computer Matching Program
Document Number: 2011-20608
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-08-12
Agency: Department of Education
Pursuant to the Privacy Act of 1974, as amended, and the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) guidelines on the conduct of computer matching programs, notice is hereby given of the establishment of a computer matching program between the U.S. Department of Education (ED) (recipient agency), and the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) (source agency). This matching program will become effective as explained in this notice. In accordance with the Privacy Act of 1974 (5 U.S.C. 552a), as amended by the Computer Matching and Privacy Protection Act of 1988 (Pub. L. 100-503) and the Computer Matching and Privacy Protections Amendments of 1990 (Pub. L. 101-508) (Privacy Act), Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Guidelines on the Conduct of Matching Programs published in the Federal Register on June 19, 1989 (54 FR 25818), and OMB Circular No. A-130, Transmittal Memorandum 4, Management of Federal Information Resources (Nov. 28, 2000), we provide the following information:
National Technical Assistance and Dissemination Center for Children Who Are Deaf-Blind; Final Extension of Project Period and Waiver
Document Number: 2011-20607
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-08-12
Agency: Department of Education
The Secretary issues this notice to waive the requirements in the Education Department General Administrative Regulations (EDGAR) that generally prohibit project periods exceeding five years and extensions of project periods involving the obligation of additional Federal funds. This extension of project period and waiver enables the currently funded National Technical Assistance and Dissemination Center for Children Who Are Deaf-Blind (Center) to receive funding from October 1, 2011, through September 30, 2013.
National Early Childhood Technical Assistance Center; Final Extension of Project Period and Waiver
Document Number: 2011-20606
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-08-12
Agency: Department of Education
The Secretary issues this notice to waive the requirements in the Education Department General Administrative Regulations (EDGAR) that generally prohibit project periods exceeding five years and extensions of project periods involving the obligation of additional Federal funds. This extension of project period and waiver enables the currently funded National Early Childhood Technical Assistance Center to receive funding from October 1, 2011 through September 30, 2012.
National Center To Enhance the Professional Development of School Personnel Who Share Responsibility for Improving Results for Children With Disabilities; Final Extension of Project Period and Waiver
Document Number: 2011-20605
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-08-12
Agency: Department of Education
The Secretary issues this notice to waive the requirements in the Education Department General Administrative Regulations (EDGAR) that generally prohibit project periods exceeding five years and extensions of project periods involving the obligation of additional Federal funds. This extension of project period and waiver enables the currently funded National Center to Enhance the Professional Development of School Personnel Who Share Responsibility for Improving Results for Children with Disabilities to receive funding from October 1, 2011, through September 30, 2012.
Notice of Submission for OMB Review
Document Number: 2011-20565
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-08-12
Agency: Department of Education
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).
Notice of Submission for OMB Review
Document Number: 2011-20564
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-08-12
Agency: Department of Education
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).
Committee on Measures of Student Success
Document Number: 2011-20508
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-08-12
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. 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.
Notice Inviting Publishers To Submit Tests for a Determination of Suitability for Use in the National Reporting System for Adult Education
Document Number: 2011-20443
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-08-12
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: 2011-20280
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-08-10
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.
Arbitration Panel Decision Under the Randolph-Sheppard Act
Document Number: 2011-20231
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-08-09
Agency: Department of Education
The Department of Education (Department) gives notice that on May 3, 2010, and April 19, 2011, an arbitration panel rendered decisions in the matter of Art Stevenson v. Oregon Commission for the Blind, Case no. R-S/07-4. This panel was convened by the Department under 20 U.S.C. 107d-1(a), after the Department received a complaint filed by the petitioner, Art Stevenson.
Notice of Proposed Information Collection Requests
Document Number: 2011-20198
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-08-09
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.
Notice of Proposed Information Collection Requests
Document Number: 2011-19711
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-08-04
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 Proposed Information Collection Requests
Document Number: 2011-19683
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-08-03
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-Federal Student Aid Application File
Document Number: 2011-19607
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-08-03
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 Acting Chief Operating Officer for Federal Student Aid (FSA) of the U.S. Department of Education (the Department) publishes this notice proposing to revise the system of records for the Federal Student Financial Aid Application File (18-11-01), 64 Federal Register (FR) 30159-30161 (June 4, 1999), as corrected by 64 FR 72384, 72407 (December 27, 1999), as corrected by 65 FR 11294-11295 (March 2, 2000), as corrected by 66 FR 18758 (April 11, 2001), as altered by 74 FR 68802-68808 (December 29, 2009). This system of records contains information provided by applicants for Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended, (HEA) program assistance, which is collected from the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Among other purposes described in this notice, the information collected is maintained in order to determine an applicant's eligibility for the Federal student financial assistance programs authorized by Title IV of the HEA; make a loan, grant, or scholarship; and verify the identity of the applicant. This altered system of records includes records on individuals who are applying for Title IV, HEA program assistance. The records contain individually identifying information about an applicant, including, but not limited to: An applicant's name, address, Social Security number (SSN), date of birth, citizenship status, status as a veteran, driver's license number, marital status, and income and asset information. This altered system also contains information provided by the parent(s) of a dependent applicant, including, but not limited to: Name, date of birth, marital status, SSN, highest level of schooling completed, e- mail address, and income and asset information. This altered system of records also contains information about spousal income and asset information of a married applicant. This notice proposes to expand the categories of individuals on whom records are maintained, to add two new purposes to the system of records, to expand a programmatic routine use disclosure, and to add a new programmatic routine use disclosure that was inadvertently deleted when the system of records was last altered. The notice would expand the individuals covered by the system to include secondary school students about whom requesting entities, such as schools, local educational agencies, and other local and State agencies, submit information (e.g., name, date of birth, and zip code) to the Department in order for the Department to provide these entities with the student's FAFSA completion filing status to promote and encourage the student to apply for Title IV, HEA program assistance, State assistance, and aid awarded by institutions of higher education. The notice also would add two new purposes to this system of records, which would specify that the purposes of the system are (1) to determine the eligibility of applicants for the award of State postsecondary education assistance and for the award of aid by eligible institutions of higher education or other entities designated by the Secretary and to administer those awards, and (2) to promote and encourage application for Title IV, HEA program assistance, State assistance, and aid awarded by institutions of higher education or other entities designated by the Secretary. In addition, the notice proposes to expand a current programmatic routine use disclosure to permit the Department's disclosure of FAFSA completion information to a local educational agency (LEA) or secondary school where the student is or was enrolled, or other State, local, and private entities designated by the Secretary in order to facilitate and promote FAFSA completion. Specifically, a current programmatic routine use disclosure permits the Department to disclose a student's FAFSA filing status only to the student's LEA and secondary school in order to permit these entities to counsel the student about applying for financial aid and to offer the student assistance with the completion of the FAFSA. The Department proposes to expand this current programmatic routine use disclosure so that the Department may make disclosures for this same purpose to other local agencies, State agencies, and other entities designated by the Secretary in an effort to increase FAFSA completion rates within a State. Finally, the Department proposes to add a new, programmatic routine use disclosure to the system that was inadvertently deleted when the system of records was last altered. This new routine use disclosure would permit the Department to disclose records from this system of records to State agencies, eligible institutions of higher education, and other entities designated by the Secretary in order to permit them to determine an applicant's eligibility for the award of State postsecondary education assistance or for the award of aid by eligible institutions of higher education or other entities designated by the Secretary and to administer those awards.
Gainful Employment Reporting Date for the 2010-2011 Award Year and Continued Collection of Gainful Employment Information for Prior Award Years
Document Number: 2011-19534
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-08-02
Agency: Department of Education
The Secretary announces the deadline date for the receipt of information from institutions for programs that prepare students for gainful employment in a recognized occupation that are eligible to participate in the Federal student assistance programs authorized under title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended (HEA), for the 2010-2011 award year. The Secretary also announces the continued collection of gainful employment program information for prior award years. Deadline Date: November 15, 2011.
Notice of Submission for OMB Review
Document Number: 2011-19526
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-08-02
Agency: Department of Education
The Acting 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).
Notice of Proposed Information Collection Requests
Document Number: 2011-19525
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-08-02
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 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.