Department of Education December 2014 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; Consolidated State Performance Report (Part I and Part II)
Document Number: 2014-30575
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-12-31
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.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Evaluation of Preschool Special Education Practices Phase I
Document Number: 2014-30523
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-12-30
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.
Application for New Awards; High School Equivalency Program
Document Number: 2014-30380
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-12-29
Agency: Department of Education
Application for New Awards; College Assistance Migrant Program
Document Number: 2014-30210
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-12-29
Agency: Department of Education
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Impacts of a Detailed Checklist on Formative Feedback to Teachers
Document Number: 2014-30153
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-12-24
Agency: Department of Education
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 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; Evaluation of the Comprehensive Technical Assistance Centers
Document Number: 2014-30152
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-12-24
Agency: Department of Education
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.), ED is proposing a new information collection.
Negotiated Rulemaking Committee; Negotiator Nominations and Schedule of Committee Meetings-William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan Program
Document Number: 2014-29734
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-12-19
Agency: Department of Education
We announce our intention to establish a negotiated rulemaking committee to prepare proposed regulations governing the William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Federal Direct Loan) Program authorized under title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended (HEA). The committee will include representatives of organizations or groups with interests that are significantly affected by the topics proposed for negotiations. We request nominations for individual negotiators who represent key stakeholder constituencies for the issues to be negotiated to serve on the committee, and we set a schedule for committee meetings.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; Comment Request; College Affordability and Transparency Explanation Form (CATEF) 2015-2017
Document Number: 2014-29723
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-12-19
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 revision of an existing information collection.
Federal Awarding Agency Regulatory Implementation of Office of Management and Budget's Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards
Document Number: 2014-28697
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-12-19
Agency: Agency for International Development, Agencies and Commissions, Department of the Interior, Department of Justice, Department of Labor, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, National Archives and Records Administration, National Science Foundation, Small Business Administration, Social Security Administration, Department of State, Department of Transportation, Department of Treasury, Department of Veterans Affairs, National Institute of Food and Agriculture, National Endowment for the Arts, Office of the Chief Financial Officer, National Endowment for the Humanities, Institute of Museum and Library Services, Department of Housing and Urban Development, Department of Homeland Security, Department of Agriculture, Commodity Credit Corporation, Farm Service Agency, Rural Business-Cooperative Service, Rural Housing Service, Rural Utilities Service, Department of Commerce, Corporation for National and Community Service, Department of Defense, Department of Education, Department of Energy, Environmental Protection Agency, Executive Office of the President, Management and Budget Office, National Drug Control Policy Office, Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Health and Human Services
This joint interim final rule implements for all Federal award-making agencies the final guidance Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards (Uniform Guidance) published by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) on December 26, 2013. This rule is necessary in order to incorporate into regulation and thus bring into effect the Uniform Guidance as required by OMB. Implementation of this guidance will reduce administrative burden and risk of waste, fraud, and abuse for the approximately $600 billion per year awarded in Federal financial assistance. The result will be more Federal dollars reprogrammed to support the mission, new entities able to compete and win awards, and ultimately a stronger framework to provide key services to American citizens and support the basic research that underpins the United States economy.
Applications for New Awards; Student Support Services Program
Document Number: 2014-29769
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-12-18
Agency: Department of Education
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget for Review and approval; Comment Request; Quick Response Information System (QRIS) 2015-2018 System Clearance
Document Number: 2014-29559
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-12-17
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; 2015-16 National Postsecondary Student Aid Study (NPSAS:16) Field Test Student Data Collection
Document Number: 2014-29390
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-12-16
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; Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Third Party Perjury Form
Document Number: 2014-29325
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-12-16
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; Teacher Cancellation Low Income Directory
Document Number: 2014-29227
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-12-15
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.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; Comment Request; 2015-16 National Teacher and Principal Survey (NTPS) Preliminary Activities
Document Number: 2014-29099
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-12-12
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; Comprehensive Transition Programs for Students With Intellectual Disabilities Expenditure Report
Document Number: 2014-29044
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-12-11
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; Student Assistance General Provisions-Subpart A-General
Document Number: 2014-28942
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-12-10
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.
Secretary's Final Supplemental Priorities and Definitions for Discretionary Grant Programs
Document Number: 2014-28911
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-12-10
Agency: Department of Education
To support a comprehensive education agenda, the Secretary of Education establishes 15 priorities and related definitions for use in any appropriate discretionary grant program for fiscal year (FY) 2015 and future years. These priorities and definitions replace the supplemental priorities for discretionary grant programs that were published in 2010 and corrected in 2011. These priorities reflect the lessons learned from implementing discretionary grant programs, as well as our current policy objectives and emerging needs in education.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; Program for International Student Assessment 2012 (PISA: 2012) Validation Study 2015 Field Test and Main Study
Document Number: 2014-28706
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-12-09
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; Third Party Servicer Data Collection
Document Number: 2014-28680
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-12-08
Agency: Department of Education
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. chapter 3501 et seq.), ED is proposing a new information collection.
Program Integrity: Gainful Employment; Correction
Document Number: 2014-28284
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-12-04
Agency: Department of Education
On October 31, 2014, we published in the Federal Register final regulations for Program Integrity: Gainful Employment (Gainful Employment rule). This document corrects regulatory text, footnotes, and a chart in the Gainful Employment rule.
Indian Education Discretionary Grant Programs; Professional Development Program and Demonstration Grants for Indian Children Program
Document Number: 2014-28354
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-12-03
Agency: Department of Education
The Secretary proposes to revise the regulations that govern the Professional Development program and the Demonstration Grants for Indian Children program (Demonstration Grants program), authorized under title VII of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965, as amended (ESEA). The proposed regulations would govern the grant application process for new awards for each program for the next fiscal year in which competitions are conducted for that program and subsequent years. For the Professional Development program, the regulations would enhance the project design and quality of services to better meet the objectives of the program; establish post-award requirements; and govern the payback process for grants in existence on the date these regulations become effective. For the Demonstration Grants program, we propose new priorities, including one for native youth community projects, and application requirements.
Teacher Preparation Issues
Document Number: 2014-28218
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-12-03
Agency: Department of Education
The Secretary proposes new regulations to implement requirements for the teacher preparation program accountability system under title II of the Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended (HEA), that would result in the development and distribution of more meaningful data on teacher preparation program quality (title II reporting system). The Secretary also proposes to amend the regulations governing the Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant Program under title IV of the HEA so as to condition TEACH Grant program funding on teacher preparation program quality and to update, clarify, and improve the current regulations and align them with title II reporting system data.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; Student Assistance General Provision-Subpart I-Immigration Status Confirmation
Document Number: 2014-28397
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-12-02
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; International Resource Information System (IRIS)
Document Number: 2014-28369
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-12-02
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.