Department of Education 2012 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Agency Information Collection Activities; Part 601 Preferred Lender Arrangements
Document Number: 2012-31459
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-12-31
Agency: Department of Education
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. chapter 3501 et seq.), ED is proposing an extension of an existing information collection of a previously approved collection.
List of Correspondence From April 1, 2012, Through June 30, 2012
Document Number: 2012-31435
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-12-31
Agency: Department of Education
The Secretary is publishing the following list of correspondence from the U.S. Department of Education (Department) to individuals during the previous quarter. The correspondence describes the Department's interpretations of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) or the regulations that implement the IDEA. This list and the letters or other documents described in this list, with personally identifiable information redacted, as appropriate, can be found at: www2.ed.gov/policy/speced/guid/idea/index.html.
Applications for New Awards; Magnet Schools Assistance Program
Document Number: 2012-31434
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-12-31
Agency: Department of Education
William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan Program
Document Number: 2012-31230
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-12-28
Agency: Department of Education
On October 23, 2008, the Department of Education amended the regulations for the Federal Perkins Loan (Perkins Loan) Program; the Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program; and the William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program, including the Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) Program offered within the Direct Loan Program. This document makes corrections to the October 23, 2008, final regulations.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; Regulations for Equity in Athletics Disclosure Act (EADA)
Document Number: 2012-31097
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-12-27
Agency: Department of Education
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. chapter 3501 et seq.), ED is proposing an extension of an existing information collection of a previously approved collection.
Privacy Act of 1974; System of Records
Document Number: 2012-31108
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-12-26
Agency: Department of Education
In accordance with the Privacy Act of 1974, as amended (Privacy Act), the Department of Education (Department) deletes eight systems of records from its existing inventory of systems of records subject to the Privacy Act.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; Study of Implementation and Outcomes in Upward Bound and Other TRIO Programs
Document Number: 2012-30735
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-12-26
Agency: Department of Education
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. chapter 3501 et seq.), ED is proposing a new information collection.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; Comment Request; 2012/14 Beginning Postsecondary Students Longitudinal Study: (BPS:12/14) Field Test
Document Number: 2012-30633
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-12-20
Agency: Department of Education
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. chapter 3501 et seq.), ED is proposing a reinstatement of a previously approved information collection.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; School Attendance Boundary Survey (SABS) 2013 and 2015
Document Number: 2012-30632
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-12-20
Agency: Department of Education
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. chapter 3501 et seq.), ED is proposing a new information collection.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; Foreign Graduate Medical School Consumer Information Reporting Form
Document Number: 2012-30509
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-12-19
Agency: Department of Education
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. chapter 3501 et seq.), ED is proposing a new information collection.
Notice of Proposed Collection Requests; Comment Request
Document Number: 2012-30508
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-12-19
Agency: Department of Education
On October 18, 2012, the U.S. Department of Education published a 60-day comment period notice in the Federal Register (include Vol. , 77, Page 64111, Column 2) seeking public comment for an information collection entitled, ``Annual Performance Report for the Gaining Early Awareness for Undergraduate Programs.'' ED is extending the comment period to January 4, 2013 due to the public's inability to access the collection at the beginning of the comment period. Please provide comments through regulations.gov site. The Docket ID number is ED-2012-OPE-0036. The Acting Director, Information Collection Clearance Division, Privacy, Information and Records Management Services, Office of Management, hereby issues this extension.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; State of Preschool Survey 2013-2015
Document Number: 2012-30219
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-12-14
Agency: Department of Education
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. chapter 3501 et seq.), ED is proposing a new information collection.
Proposed Priorities, Requirements, Definitions, and Selection Criteria-Investing in Innovation Fund
Document Number: 2012-30199
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2012-12-14
Agency: Department of Education
The Assistant Deputy Secretary for Innovation and Improvement proposes priorities, requirements, definitions, and selection criteria under the Investing in Innovation Fund (i3). The Assistant Deputy Secretary may use these priorities, requirements, definitions, and selection criteria for competitions in fiscal year (FY) 2013 and later years. The U.S. Department of Education (Department) has conducted three competitions under the i3 program and awarded 92 i3 grants since the program was established under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA). These proposed priorities, requirements, definitions, and selection criteria maintain the overall purpose and structure of the i3 program, which is discussed later in this document, and incorporate changes based on specific lessons learned from the first three competitions.
Direct Grant Programs and Definitions That Apply to Department Regulations
Document Number: 2012-29897
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2012-12-14
Agency: Department of Education
The Secretary proposes to amend the regulations in 34 CFR parts 75 and 77 of the Education Department General Administrative Regulations (EDGAR) in order to improve the Department's ability to promote projects supported by evidence; evaluate the performance of discretionary grant programs and grantee projects; review grant applications using selection factors that promote reform objectives related to project evaluation, sustainability, productivity, and capacity to scale; and reduce burden on grantees in selecting implementation sites, implementation partners, or evaluation service providers for their proposed projects. These proposed changes would allow the Department to be more effective and efficient when selecting discretionary grantees, provide higher-quality data to Congress and the public, and better focus applicants on the particular goals and objectives of the programs to which they apply for grants.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Annual Mandatory Collection of Elementary and Secondary Education Data for EDFacts
Document Number: 2012-29924
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-12-12
Agency: Department of Education
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction of 1995, ED is proposing a revision of an existing information collection.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; Indian Education Professional Development Grants Program: GPRA and Service Payback Data Collection
Document Number: 2012-29923
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-12-12
Agency: Department of Education
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, ED is proposing an extension of an existing information collection.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Student Assistance General Provisions-Annual Fire Safety Report
Document Number: 2012-29921
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-12-12
Agency: Department of Education
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, ED is proposing an extension of an existing information collection.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget for Review and approval; Comment Request; Student Assistance General Provisions-Non-Title IV Revenue Requirements (90/10)
Document Number: 2012-29817
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-12-11
Agency: Department of Education
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction of 1995 (44 U.S.C. chapter 3501 et seq.), ED is proposing an extension of an existing information collection.
William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan Program
Document Number: 2012-29525
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-12-07
Agency: Department of Education
The U.S. Department of Education (Department) issues this document to establish the date for the early implementation of William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) program regulations that establish a new income-contingent repayment plan based on the President's ``Pay As You Earn'' repayment initiative (the Pay As You Earn repayment plan).
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Student Assistance General Provisions-Readmission for Servicemembers
Document Number: 2012-29271
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-12-04
Agency: Department of Education
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction of 1995 (44 U.S.C. chapter 3501 et seq.), ED is proposing an extension of an existing information collection.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; Loan Cancellation in the Federal Perkins Loan Program
Document Number: 2012-29109
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-12-03
Agency: Department of Education
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. chapter 3501 et seq.), ED is proposing an extension of an existing information collection.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Education Jobs Annual Performance Report
Document Number: 2012-29108
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-12-03
Agency: Department of Education
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction of 1995 (44 U.S.C. chapter 3501 et seq.), ED is proposing an extension of an existing information collection.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Early Reading First: Grant Performance Report
Document Number: 2012-29101
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-11-30
Agency: Department of Education
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction of 1995 (44 U.S.C. chapter 3501 et seq.), ED is proposing a revision of an existing information collection.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; Student Assistance General Provisions-Financial Assistance for Students With Intellectual Disabilities
Document Number: 2012-28780
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-11-28
Agency: Department of Education
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. chapter 3501 et seq.), ED is proposing an extension of an existing information collection.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Federal Family Educational Loan Program-Servicemembers Civil Relief Act (SCRA)
Document Number: 2012-28724
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-11-27
Agency: Department of Education
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, ED is proposing a extension of an existing information collection.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; Comment Request; William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan Program (DL) Regulations-Servicemembers Civil Relief Act (SCRA)
Document Number: 2012-28620
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-11-26
Agency: Department of Education
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, ED is proposing an extension of an existing information collection.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; Mathematics and Science Partnerships Program: Annual Performance Report
Document Number: 2012-28619
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-11-26
Agency: Department of Education
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. chapter 3501 et seq.), ED is proposing a revision of an existing information collection.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) 2014-16 System Clearance
Document Number: 2012-28332
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-11-21
Agency: Department of Education
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. chapter 3501 et seq.), ED is proposing an extension of an existing information collection.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Needs Assessment and Workplan Guide for the Technical Assistance and Continuing Education Program
Document Number: 2012-28331
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-11-21
Agency: Department of Education
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. chapter 3501 et seq.), ED is proposing a new FRSS generic clearance.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; DC Choice Evaluation
Document Number: 2012-28317
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-11-21
Agency: Department of Education
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. chapter 3501 et seq.), ED is proposing a new information collection.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; Comment Request; State Plan for Independent Living (SPIL) for the State Independent Living Services and Center for Independent Living Programs
Document Number: 2012-28316
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-11-21
Agency: Department of Education
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction of 1995 (44 U.S.C. chapter 3501 et seq.), ED is proposing an extension of an existing information collection.
National Assessment Governing Board; Meeting
Document Number: 2012-28314
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-11-21
Agency: Department of Education
This notice sets forth the schedule and proposed agenda for the upcoming meeting of the National Assessment Governing Board (Board) and also describes the specific functions of the Board. Notice of this meeting is required under Section 10(a)(2) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act. This notice is issued to provide members of the general public with an opportunity to attend and/or provide comments. Individuals who will need special accommodations in order to attend the meeting (e.g. interpreting services, assistive listening devices, materials in alternative format) should notify Munira Mwalimu at 202- 357-6938 or at Munira.Mwalimu@ed.gov no later than November 19, 2012. We will attempt to meet requests after this date but cannot guarantee availability of the requested accommodation. The meeting site is accessible to individuals with disabilities.
Proposed Requirements, Definitions, and Selection Criteria-Native American Career and Technical Education Program (NACTEP)
Document Number: 2012-28216
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2012-11-20
Agency: Department of Education
The Assistant Secretary for Vocational and Adult Education proposes requirements, definitions, and selection criteria under the Native American Career and Technical Education Program (NACTEP). The Assistant Secretary may use these requirements, definitions, and selection criteria for a competition in fiscal year (FY) 2013 and possibly in later years. The requirements, definitions, and selection criteria we propose in this notice are the same as those we used in the notice inviting applications for the first NACTEP competition we held in FY 2007 (see Federal Register March 23, 2007 (72 FR 13770) (March 2007 notice)) following the enactment of the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act of 2006 (Act). In the March 2007 notice, we established these requirements, definitions, and selection criteria pursuant to a waiver of rulemaking under the authority of section 457(d) of the General Education Provisions Act. Because the project period for NACTEP grants awarded in FY 2007 will end in September 2013, we are publishing the NACTEP requirements, definitions, and selection criteria for public comment. When published in final, these requirements, definitions, and selection criteria would govern the next NACTEP competition and possibly also subsequent NACTEP competitions.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; Educational Opportunity Centers Program (EOC) Annual Performance Report
Document Number: 2012-28204
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-11-20
Agency: Department of Education
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. chapter 3501 et seq.), ED is proposing an extension of an existing information collection.
Privacy Act of 1974; System of Records-Impact Evaluation of Race to the Top and School Improvement Grants
Document Number: 2012-27845
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-11-16
Agency: Department of Education
On October 12, 2012, the Institute of Education Sciences in the U.S. Department of Education (Department) published in the Federal Register (77 FR 62228) a new system of records notice (SORN) entitled ``Impact Evaluation of Race to the Top and School Improvement Grants'' (18-13-32) (RTT-SIG). This notice corrects one error in terminology in the RTT-SIG SORN.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; Application for Client Assistance Program
Document Number: 2012-27701
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-11-14
Agency: Department of Education
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, ED is proposing an extension of an existing information collection.
Magnet Schools Assistance Program
Document Number: 2012-27559
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-11-13
Agency: Department of Education
This document adopts as final a March 2010 interim final rule by which the Secretary amended the regulations governing the Magnet Schools Assistance Program (MSAP) to provide greater flexibility to school districts designing MSAP programs for the FY 2010 competition. The amendments removed provisions in the regulations that require districts to use binary racial classifications and prohibit the creation of magnet schools that result in minority group enrollments in magnet and feeder schools exceeding the district-wide average of minority group students. We sought comments on the amendments because we adopted them through an interim final rule. We have reviewed the comments we received and retain the amendments without change for competitions going forward.
Equity and Excellence Commission
Document Number: 2012-27538
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-11-13
Agency: Department of Education
This notice sets forth the schedule and proposed agenda of an up-coming meeting of the Equity and Excellence Commission (Commission). The notice also describes the functions of the Commission. 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. Date: November 27 and 28, 2012. Time: 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; Comment Request; 2013-2014 Federal Student Aid Application
Document Number: 2012-27449
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-11-09
Agency: Department of Education
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction of 1995 (44 U.S.C. chapter 3501 et seq.), ED is proposing a revision of an existing information collection.
Privacy Act of 1974; System of Records-Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) Center Case Tracking System
Document Number: 2012-27431
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-11-09
Agency: Department of Education
In accordance with the Privacy Act of 1974, as amended, 5 U.S.C. 552a (Privacy Act), the Department of Education (Department) publishes this notice proposing to revise the system of records entitled ``Grievances Filed Informally Through the Informal Dispute Resolution Center'' (IDR Center) (18-05-12), including revising the title to ``Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) Center Case Tracking System.''
Request for Information on the Future Direction of the Rehabilitation Training Program
Document Number: 2012-27332
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-11-08
Agency: Department of Education
The Department is requesting input to revitalize its training and technical assistance (TA) activities funded under the Rehabilitation Training Program. The Department will use the information and data gathered in response to this notice to support the design and implementation of future training and TA that is aligned with the current and future economic trends, reflects the needs of vocational rehabilitation (VR) consumers and ensures that VR counselors are equipped with new and emerging skills. The goal of these training and TA activities is to increase the achievement of high-quality integrated employment for individuals with disabilities.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; Form for Maintenance of Effort Waiver Requests Under the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965, As Amended
Document Number: 2012-27327
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-11-08
Agency: Department of Education
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. chapter 3501 et seq.), ED is proposing an extension of an existing information collection.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Perkins Discretionary Grant Performance Report
Document Number: 2012-27239
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-11-08
Agency: Department of Education
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction of 1995 (44 U.S.C. chapter 3501 et seq.), ED is proposing a new information collection.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Needs Sensing Survey Under the Regional Educational Laboratory Program (REL)
Document Number: 2012-27072
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-11-06
Agency: Department of Education
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. chapter 3501 et seq.), ED is proposing a new information collection.