Department of Education November 2012 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

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.
Notice of Membership of the Performance Review Board
Document Number: 2012-26983
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-11-06
Agency: Department of Education
On August 30, 2012, the Office of Management in the U.S. Department of Education published in the Federal Register (77 FR 52707) a notice announcing the members of the Performance Review Board (PRB) for the Department of Education for the Senior Executive Service (SES) (August PRB notice). Under 5 U.S.C. 4314(c)(1) through (c)(5), each agency is required to establish one or more PRBs. This notice corrects the list of members included in the August PRB notice.
Race to the Top-District
Document Number: 2012-26915
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-11-02
Agency: Department of Education
The Secretary reopens the Race to the TopDistrict competition to extend the deadline for submitting applications. Hurricane Sandy prevented many applicants from submitting their applications by the October 30, 2012, deadline. The hurricane also closed Federal Government offices in Washington, DC, on October 29 and 30, 2012. The Department, therefore, could not receive applications on those days. For local educational agencies located in States affected by Hurricane Sandy and for which the President has issued a major disaster declaration or an emergency declaration, the new deadline is 4:30 p.m. Washington, DC time on Wednesday, November 7, 2012. For local educational agencies everywhere else, the new deadline is 4:30 p.m. Washington, DC time on Friday, November 2, 2012.
Federal Perkins Loan Program, Federal Family Education Loan Program, and William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan Program
Document Number: 2012-26348
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-11-01
Agency: Department of Education
The Secretary amends the Federal Perkins Loan (Perkins Loan) program, Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) program, and William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) program regulations. These final regulations implement a new Income-Contingent Repayment (ICR) plan in the Direct Loan program based on the President's ``Pay As You Earn'' repayment initiative, incorporate recent statutory changes to the Income-Based Repayment (IBR) plan in the Direct Loan and FFEL programs, and streamline and add clarity to the total and permanent disability (TPD) discharge process for borrowers in loan programs under title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended (HEA). These final regulations implementing a new ICR plan and the statutory changes to the IBR plan will assist borrowers in repaying their loans while the changes to the TPD discharge process will reduce burden for borrowers who are disabled and seeking a discharge of their title IV debt.