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

Proposed Priority-National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research-Advanced Rehabilitation Research Training Program
Document Number: 2013-07260
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-03-28
Agency: Department of Education
The Assistant Secretary for Special Education and Rehabilitative Services proposes a priority for the Advanced Rehabilitation Research Training (ARRT) program under the Disability and Rehabilitation Research Projects and Centers Program administered by the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR). The Assistant Secretary may use this priority for competitions in fiscal year (FY) 2013 and later years. We take this action to ensure that NIDRR's resources are appropriately allocated across the three outcome domains of individual well-beingcommunity living and participation, employment, and health and function. We intend this priority to strengthen the capacity of the disability and rehabilitation field to train qualified individuals, including individuals with disabilities, to conduct high-quality, advanced multidisciplinary rehabilitation research; and through this training contribute to improved outcomes for individuals with disabilities across the domains of community living and participation, employment, and health and function.
Final Priorities, Requirements, Definitions, and Selection Criteria-Investing in Innovation Fund
Document Number: 2013-07016
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-03-27
Agency: Department of Education
The Assistant Deputy Secretary for Innovation and Improvement announces priorities, requirements, definitions, and selection criteria under the Investing in Innovation Fund (i3). The Assistant Deputy Secretary may use one or more of these priorities, requirements, definitions, and selection criteria for competitions in fiscal year (FY) 2013 and later years. We clarify and redesign key aspects of the program by incorporating lessons learned from past i3 competitions. Specifically, we intend to improve the i3 program to better achieve its purposes and goal by making changes that will result in accelerating the identification of promising solutions to pressing challenges in K-12 public education, supporting the evaluation of the efficacy of such solutions, and developing new approaches to scaling effective practices to serve more students.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; Experimental Sites Data Collection Instrument
Document Number: 2013-06957
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-03-27
Agency: Department of Education
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. chapter 3501 et seq.), ED is proposing a new information collection.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; Comment Request; National Student Loan Data System (NSLDS)
Document Number: 2013-06955
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-03-27
Agency: Department of Education
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. chapter 3501 et seq.), ED is proposing a revision of an existing information collection.
Historically Black College and University (HBCU) Capital Financing Program; Modification of Terms and Conditions of Gulf Hurricane Disaster Loans
Document Number: 2013-07071
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-03-26
Agency: Department of Education, Management and Budget Office, Executive Office of the President, Department of the Treasury
The Secretary of Education (Secretary) is authorized to modify the terms and conditions of loans made to the following four institutions affected by Hurricanes Katrina and Rita under the Historically Black College and University (HBCU) Capital Financing Program: Dillard University, Southern University at New Orleans, Tougaloo College, and Xavier University. The loan modifications are required by statute to be on such terms as the Secretary, the Secretary of the Treasury, and the Director of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) jointly determine are in the best interests of both the United States and the borrowers and necessary to mitigate the economic effects of the hurricanes, provided that the modifications do not result in any net cost to the Federal Government. This notice (1) establishes the terms and conditions of the loan modifications, (2) outlines the methodology undertaken and factors considered in evaluating the loan modifications, and (3) describes how the loan modifications do not result in any net cost to the Federal Government.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; Upward Bound and Upward Bound Math Science Annual Performance Report
Document Number: 2013-06798
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-03-26
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; Comment Request; Application for Grants Under the Predominantly Black Institutions Program
Document Number: 2013-06690
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-03-25
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 a previously approved information collection.
Program Integrity Issues
Document Number: 2013-06656
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-03-22
Agency: Department of Education
On October 29, 2010, the Department of Education published in the Federal Register final regulations for improving integrity in the programs authorized under title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended (HEA) (October 29, 2010, final regulations). This document revises the preamble discussion to the October 29, 2010, final regulations in accordance with the remand in Association of Private Sector Colleges and Universities v. Duncan (D.C. Cir. 2012).
Annual Notice of Interest Rates of Federal Student Loans Made Under the Federal Family Education Loan Program
Document Number: 2013-06653
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-03-22
Agency: Department of Education
On January 25, 2013, the Chief Operating Officer for Federal Student Aid in the U.S. Department of Education published in the Federal Register (78 FR 5433) a notice announcing the interest rates for the period July 1, 2012, through June 30, 2013, for certain loans made under the Federal Family Education Loan Program. We correct two of the charts in that notice.
Agency Information Collection Activities; eZ-Audit: Electronic Submission of Financial Statements and Compliance Audits
Document Number: 2013-06575
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-03-22
Agency: Department of Education
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, ED is proposing an extension of a previously approved information collection.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; Ronald E. McNair Postbaccalaureate Achievement Program Annual Performance Report
Document Number: 2013-06574
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-03-22
Agency: Department of Education
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, ED is proposing a revision of a previously approved information collection.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; Comment Request; School Attendance Boundary Survey (SABS) 2013-2015
Document Number: 2013-06573
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-03-22
Agency: Department of Education
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, ED is proposing a new information collection.
Application Deadline for Fiscal Year (FY) 2013; Small, Rural School Achievement Program
Document Number: 2013-06412
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-03-20
Agency: Department of Education
Under the Small, Rural School Achievement (SRSA) program, the U.S. Department of Education (Department) awards grants on a formula basis to eligible local educational agencies (LEAs) to address the unique needs of rural school districts. In this notice, we establish the deadline for submission of fiscal year (FY) 2013 SRSA grant applications. An eligible LEA that is required to submit an application must do so electronically by the deadline in this notice.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; Evaluation of the GEAR UP College Savings Account Research Demonstration
Document Number: 2013-06329
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-03-20
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; Fiscal Operations Report for 2012-2013 and Application To Participate for 2014-2015 (FISAP) and Reallocation Form
Document Number: 2013-06237
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-03-19
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 revision of an existing information collection.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; Educational Opportunity Centers Program (EOC) Annual Performance Report
Document Number: 2013-06236
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-03-19
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.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Formula Grant for the Electronic Application System for Indian Education (EASIE)
Document Number: 2013-06235
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-03-19
Agency: Department of Education
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. chapter 3501 et seq.), ED is proposing 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; Impact Evaluation of Math Professional Development
Document Number: 2013-06233
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-03-19
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.
List of Correspondence From October 1, 2012, Through December 31, 2012
Document Number: 2013-06183
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-03-18
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: http://www2.ed.gov/policy/speced/guid/idea/index.html.
Rehabilitation Continuing Education Program (RCEP) for the Technical Assistance and Continuing Education Centers (TACE Centers); Proposed Extension of Project Period and Waiver
Document Number: 2013-06077
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-03-15
Agency: Department of Education
For 60-month projects initially funded in fiscal year (FY) 2008 under the Rehabilitation Continuing Education Program (RCEP) for the Technical Assistance and Continuing Education Centers (TACE Centers), the Secretary proposes to waive the requirements that generally prohibit project periods exceeding five years and extensions of project periods involving the obligation of additional Federal funds. The Secretary also proposes to extend project periods for one year or longer. The proposed extension and waiver would enable the currently funded TACE Centers to receive funding through September 30, 2014.
List of Correspondence From July 1, 2012, Through September 30, 2012
Document Number: 2013-06074
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-03-15
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: http://www2.ed.gov/policy/speced/guid/idea/index.html.
Privacy Act of 1974; System of Records-Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) Completion Study
Document Number: 2013-06073
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-03-15
Agency: Department of Education
In accordance with the Privacy Act of 1974, as amended, (Privacy Act), the Department of Education (Department) publishes this notice of a new system of records entitled ``The FAFSA Completion Study'' (18-13-34).
Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) 2013-2016
Document Number: 2013-05958
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-03-14
Agency: Department of Education
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), ED is proposing a revision of a current information collection.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Foreign Graduate Medical School Consumer Information Reporting Form
Document Number: 2013-05709
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-03-13
Agency: Department of Education
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, 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 of Preschool Survey 2013-2015
Document Number: 2013-05541
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-03-11
Agency: Department of Education
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Department of Education (ED) is proposing a new information collection.
Extension of Deadline; Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs (GEAR UP)-College Savings Account Research Demonstration Project
Document Number: 2013-05497
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-03-08
Agency: Department of Education
On January 23, 2013, we published in the Federal Register (78 FR 4838) a notice inviting applications for the GEAR UP College Savings Account Research Demonstration Project. The notice established March 11, 2013, as the deadline date for eligible applicants to apply for funding under the program. To allow applicants additional time to respond to program requirements regarding college savings accounts and financial counseling, we are extending the deadline date for transmittal of applications to May 1, 2013.
Applications for New Awards; Native American Career and Technical Education Program (NACTEP); Correction
Document Number: 2013-05493
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-03-08
Agency: Department of Education
On February 26, 2013, the Office of Vocational and Adult Education in the U.S. Department of Education published in the Federal Register (78 FR 13030) a notice inviting applications for new awards for fiscal year (FY) 2013 for NACTEP. This notice corrects inconsistent deadlines given for transmittal of the applications. The correct deadline is March 28, 2013.
Proposed Priorities-National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research-Disability and Rehabilitation Research Projects and Centers Program-Rehabilitation Engineering Research Centers
Document Number: 2013-05490
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-03-08
Agency: Department of Education
The Assistant Secretary for Special Education and Rehabilitative Services proposes four priorities for 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 Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center (RERC) on each of: Rehabilitation Strategies, Techniques, and Interventions (priority 1); Information and Communication Technologies (priority 2); Individual Mobility and Manipulation (priority 3); and Physical Access and Transportation (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 improve rehabilitation services and outcomes for individuals with disabilities.
Federal Perkins Loan, Federal Work-Study, and Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant Programs; 2013-2014 Award Year Deadline Dates
Document Number: 2013-05347
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-03-07
Agency: Department of Education
The Secretary announces the 2013-2014 award year deadline dates for the submission of requests and documents from postsecondary institutions for the Federal Perkins Loan, Federal Work-Study (FWS), and Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG) programs (collectively, the ``campus-based programs'').
Proposed Priority-National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research-Rehabilitation Research and Training Center
Document Number: 2013-05227
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-03-06
Agency: Department of Education
The Assistant Secretary for Special Education and Rehabilitative Services proposes a priority under 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 Promoting Healthy Aging for Individuals with Long-Term Physical 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 health and function outcomes for individuals aging with long-term physical disabilities.
Proposed Priority-National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research-Rehabilitation Research and Training Center on Research and Capacity Building for Minority Entities
Document Number: 2013-05225
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-03-06
Agency: Department of Education
The Assistant Secretary for Special Education and Rehabilitative Services proposes a priority for 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 Rehabilitation Research and Training Center (RRTC) on Research and Capacity Building for Minority Entities. 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 improve employment outcomes for individuals with disabilities.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; Technical Assistance To Promote the Implementation of Re-Engagement Centers for Out-of-School Youth
Document Number: 2013-05131
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-03-06
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.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Annual Vocational Rehabilitation Program/Cost Report (RSA-2)
Document Number: 2013-05130
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-03-06
Agency: Department of Education
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. chapter 3501 et seq.), ED is proposing an extension of an existing information collection.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; Program for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies (PIAAC) National Supplement Data Collection 2013-2014
Document Number: 2013-05129
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-03-06
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 revision of an existing information collection.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Case Service Report (RSA-911)
Document Number: 2013-05128
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-03-06
Agency: Department of Education
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. chapter 3501 et seq.), ED is proposing an extension of an existing information collection.
President's Board of Advisors on Historically Black Colleges and Universities
Document Number: 2013-05001
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-03-05
Agency: Department of Education
The Department of Education gives notice of the cancellation of the meeting of the President's Board of Advisors on Historically Black Colleges and Universities scheduled for March 6, 2013, and announced in the Federal Register on February 20, 2013, in Vol. 78 No. 34. The meeting will be rescheduled for a date to be announced in the future.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Direct Loan, FFEL, Perkins and TEACH Grant Total and Permanent Disability Discharge Forms
Document Number: 2013-04883
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-03-04
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 a currently approved collection.
Request for Information To Gather Technical Expertise Pertaining to the Identification and Placement of Native American Students Who Are English Learners in Language Instruction Educational Programs
Document Number: 2013-04819
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-03-04
Agency: Department of Education
The U.S. Department of Education (the Department) requests information about practices used to accurately identify Native American students in grades K-12 as English learners and to appropriately place these students in language instruction educational programs (LIEPs). The Department makes this request to help State educational agencies (SEAs), local educational agencies (LEAs), schools, tribes, and other interested entities identify, share, and implement practices for accurately identifying Native American students who are English learners.