Department of Education February 2013 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Proposed Priority-National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research-Traumatic Brain Injury Model Systems Centers Collaborative Research Project
Document Number: 2013-04699
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-02-28
Agency: Department of Education
The Assistant Secretary for Special Education and Rehabilitative Services proposes a priority under the Disability and Rehabilitation Research Projects and Centers Program administered by the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR). Specifically, this notice proposes a priority for a Disability and Rehabilitation Research Project (DRRP) on Traumatic Brain Injury Model Systems Centers Collaborative Research Projects. The Assistant Secretary may use this priority for competitions in fiscal year (FY) 2013 and later years. We take this action to focus research attention on areas of national need. We intend this priority to contribute to improved employment outcomes for individuals with disabilities.
Proposed Priority-National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research-Rehabilitation Research and Training Center
Document Number: 2013-04695
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-02-28
Agency: Department of Education
The Assistant Secretary for Special Education and Rehabilitative Services proposes a priority for the Rehabilitation Research and Training Center (RRTC) Program administered by the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR). Specifically, this notice proposes a priority for an RRTC on Community Living and Participation for Individuals with Psychiatric Disabilities. The Assistant Secretary may use this priority for competitions in fiscal year (FY) 2013 and later years. We take this action to focus research attention on an area of national need. We intend the priority to contribute to improved community living and participation for individuals with psychiatric disabilities.
Applications, Reports, and Other Records for the 2012-2013 Award Year
Document Number: 2013-04689
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-02-28
Agency: Department of Education
The Secretary announces deadline dates for the receipt of documents and other information from institutions and applicants for the Federal student aid programs authorized under title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended, for the 2012-2013 award year. The Federal student aid programs include the Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), Federal Work-Study (FWS), Federal Perkins Loan, Federal Pell Grant, William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan), Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant, and Iraq and Afghanistan Service Grant Programs. These programs, administered by the U.S. Department of Education (Department), provide financial assistance to students attending eligible postsecondary educational institutions to help them pay their educational costs. Deadline and Submission Dates: See Tables A, B, and C at the end of this notice.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget for Review and approval; Comment Request; Part 601 Preferred Lender Arrangements
Document Number: 2013-04436
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-02-27
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 information collection.
Final Requirements, Definitions, and Selection Criteria-Native American Career and Technical Education Program (NACTEP)
Document Number: 2013-04424
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-02-26
Agency: Department of Education
The Assistant Secretary for Vocational and Adult Education announces 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. We take this action to notify all interested parties and eligible applicants in particular, of the requirements, definitions, and selection criteria that we may use in upcoming competitions under section 116 of the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act of 2006 (the Act).
Privacy Act of 1974; System of Records-School Participation Division Complaints Tracking System
Document Number: 2013-04126
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-02-22
Agency: Department of Education
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 add a new system of records entitled ``School Participation Division Complaints Tracking System (SPD-CTS)'' (18-11- 19).
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Application for Native American Career and Technical Education Program (NACTEP)
Document Number: 2013-04051
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-02-22
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; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Application for Grants Under Disability and Rehabilitation Research (1894-0001)
Document Number: 2013-04050
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-02-22
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.
Proposed Priority-National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research-Rehabilitation Research and Training Centers [CFDA Number: 84.133B-7]
Document Number: 2013-03995
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-02-21
Agency: Department of Education
The Assistant Secretary for Special Education and Rehabilitative Services proposes a priority for the Rehabilitation Research and Training Center (RRTC) Program administered by the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR). Specifically, this notice proposes a priority for an RRTC on Disability Statistics and Demographics. The Assistant Secretary may use this priority for competitions in fiscal year (FY) 2013 and later years. We take this action to focus research attention on areas of national need. We intend the priority to contribute to improved outcomes in these areas for individuals with disabilities.
Proposed Waiver and Extension of the Project Period for the National Dropout Prevention Center for Students With Disabilities
Document Number: 2013-03870
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-02-20
Agency: Department of Education
The Secretary proposes to waive the requirements in 34 CFR 75.250 and 75.261(a) and (c)(2) of the Education Department General Administrative Regulations that, respectively, generally prohibit project periods exceeding five years and project period extensions involving the obligation of additional Federal funds. The proposed waiver and extension of the project period would enable the currently funded National Dropout Prevention Center for Students with Disabilities to receive funding from October 1, 2013, through September 30, 2014.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan Program (DL) Regulations
Document Number: 2013-03789
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-02-20
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 of a previously approved information collection.
President's Board of Advisors on Historically Black Colleges and Universities
Document Number: 2013-03746
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-02-20
Agency: Department of Education
This notice sets forth the schedule and agenda of the meeting of the President's Board of Advisors on Historically Black Colleges and Universities. The notice also describes the functions of the Board. Notice of the meeting is required by section 10(a)(2) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act and intended to notify the public of its opportunity to attend.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; Federal Perkins Loan Program Regulations
Document Number: 2013-03532
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-02-15
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 information collection.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget for Review and approval; Comment Request; DC Choice Evaluation
Document Number: 2013-03531
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-02-15
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 with change of a previously approved information collection.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget for Review and approval; Comment Request; Indian Education Professional Development Grants Program: GPRA and Service Payback Data Collection
Document Number: 2013-03530
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-02-15
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.
Assistance to States for the Education of Children With Disabilities
Document Number: 2013-03443
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-02-14
Agency: Department of Education
The Secretary of Education (Secretary) amends regulations for Part B of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA or Act). These regulations govern the Assistance to States for the Education of Children with Disabilities program, including the Preschool Grants for Children with Disabilities program. These amendments revise the parental consent requirements a public agency must meet before it may access for the first time a child's or parent's public benefits or insurance (e.g., Medicaid) to pay for services required under the Act; ensure that parents of children with disabilities are specifically informed of all of their legal protections when public agencies seek to access public benefits or insurance (e.g., Medicaid) to pay for services required under the Act; and address the concerns expressed by State educational agencies (SEAs) and local educational agencies (LEAs) that requiring parental consent each time access to public benefits or insurance is sought, in addition to the parental consent required by the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) and section 617(c) of the IDEA, imposes unnecessary costs and administrative burdens.
Service Contract Inventory for Fiscal Year (FY) 2012
Document Number: 2013-03441
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-02-14
Agency: Department of Education
Through this notice, the Secretary announces the availability of the Department of Education's service contract inventory on its Web site, at http://www2.ed.gov/fund/data/report/contracts/ servicecontractinventoryappendix/servicecontractinventory.htm l. A service contract inventory is a tool for assisting an agency in better understanding how contracted services are being used to support mission and operations and whether the contractors' skills are being utilized in an appropriate manner.
National Advisory Committee on Institutional Quality and Integrity (NACIQI)
Document Number: 2013-03314
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-02-13
Agency: Department of Education
This notice sets forth the agenda for the June 6-7, 2013 meeting of the National Advisory Committee on Institutional Quality and Integrity (NACIQI); and provides information to members of the public on submitting written comments and on requesting to make oral comments at the meeting. 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 (HEA) of 1965, as amended. Meeting Date and Place: The NACIQI meeting will be held on June 6- 7, 2013, from approximately 8:00 a.m. to approximately 5:30 p.m., at a location to be determined in the Washington DC area. The exact location will be published in the Federal Register and on the Department's Web site at http://www2.ed.gov/about/bdscomm/list/naciqi.html#meetings by May 6, 2013. Meeting Agenda: Below is a list of agencies, including their current and requested scopes of recognition, scheduled for review during the June 6-7, 2013 meeting:
Final Priorities, Requirements, Definitions, and Selection Criteria-Supporting Effective Educator Development [CFDA Number: 84.367D.]
Document Number: 2013-03210
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-02-12
Agency: Department of Education
The Assistant Deputy Secretary for Innovation and Improvement announces priorities, requirements, definitions, and selection criteria under the Supporting Effective Educator Development (SEED) program. The Assistant Deputy Secretary may use one or more of these priorities, requirements, definitions, and selection criteria for competitions fiscal year (FY) 2013 and later years. We take this action to help national not-for-profit organizations build evidence on how best to recruit, train, and support effective teachers and school leaders; recruit and prepare effective science, technology, engineering, and mathematics teachers; and invest in efforts that increase student achievement by improving teacher and principal effectiveness.
Proposed Priorities-National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research-Rehabilitation Research and Training Centers
Document Number: 2013-03203
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-02-12
Agency: Department of Education
The Assistant Secretary for Special Education and Rehabilitative Services proposes four priorities for the Rehabilitation Research and Training Center (RRTC) Program administered by the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR). Specifically, this notice proposes a priority for an RRTC on Community Living and Participation for Individuals with Physical Disabilities (priority 1), RRTC on Employment of Individuals with Physical Disabilities (priority 2), RRTC on Health and Function of Individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (priority 3), and RRTC on Community Living and Participation for Individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (priority 4). The Assistant Secretary may use one or more of these priorities for competitions in fiscal year (FY) 2013 and later years. We take this action to focus research attention on areas of national need. We intend the priorities to contribute to improved outcomes in these areas for individuals with disabilities.
National Assessment Governing Board; Meeting
Document Number: 2013-03143
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-02-12
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 February 19, 2013. 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.
Submission of Data by State Educational Agencies; Submission Dates for State Revenue and Expenditure Reports for Fiscal Year (FY) 2012, Revisions to Those Reports, and Revisions to Prior Fiscal Year Reports
Document Number: 2013-02376
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-02-04
Agency: Department of Education
The Secretary announces dates for the submission by state educational agencies (SEAs) of expenditure and revenue data and average daily attendance statistics on ED Form 2447 (the National Public Education Financial Survey (NPEFS)) for FY 2012. The Secretary sets these dates to ensure that data are available to serve as the basis for timely distribution of Federal funds. The U.S. Census Bureau is the data collection agent for the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES). The data will be published by NCES and will be used by the Secretary in the calculation of allocations for FY 2014 appropriated funds.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; Comment Request; High School Longitudinal Study of 2009 (HSLS:09) High School Transcript and 2013 Update Full Scale Study and Panel Maintenance
Document Number: 2013-02230
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-02-01
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.