Department of Education April 2017 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; Comment Request; 2017-18 National Teacher and Principal Survey (NTPS 2017-18)
Document Number: 2017-08590
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-04-28
Agency: Department of Education
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, ED is proposing a revision of an existing information collection.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; Loan Discharge Applications (DL/FFEL/Perkins)
Document Number: 2017-08515
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-04-27
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; Consolidated State Plan Assurances Template
Document Number: 2017-08494
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-04-27
Agency: Department of Education
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, ED is proposing a non-substantive change to an existing collection.
Proposed Waiver and Extension of the Project Period for the Native American Career and Technical Education Program
Document Number: 2017-08449
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-04-26
Agency: Department of Education
For the Native American Career and Technical Education Program (NACTEP), the Secretary proposes to: (1) Waive the requirements in 34 CFR 75.261(a) and (c)(2) that generally prohibit project extensions involving the obligation of additional Federal funds; and (2) extend the project periods for the current 30 NACTEP grantees for an additional 12 months under the existing program authority. This proposed waiver and extension would allow the 30 current NACTEP grantees to seek fiscal year (FY) 2017 continuation awards for project periods through FY 2018 under the existing program authority.
Applications for New Awards; Expanding Opportunity Through Quality Charter Schools Program (CSP)-Grants to State Entities; Correction.
Document Number: 2017-08362
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-04-25
Agency: Department of Education
On March 27, 2017, we published in the Federal Register (82 FR 15196) a notice inviting applications for new awards for fiscal year (FY) 2017 for the CSP Grants to State Entities program. This document clarifies the Department's interpretation of section 4303(e)(1) of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965, as amended by the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESEA); corrects the agency contact information and the types of activities a State entity may carry out directly or through grants, contracts, or cooperative agreements; and extends the deadlines for transmittal of applications and intergovernmental review.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; Federal Direct Loan Program and Federal Family Education Loan Program Teacher Loan Forgiveness Forms
Document Number: 2017-08353
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-04-25
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; International Early Learning Study (IELS) 2018 Field Test Data Collection and Main Study Recruitment
Document Number: 2017-08322
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-04-25
Agency: Department of Education
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, ED is proposing a revision of an existing information collection.
Applications for New Awards; Educational Technology, Media, and Materials for Individuals With Disabilities-Stepping-Up Technology Implementation
Document Number: 2017-08119
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-04-21
Agency: Department of Education
The Department of Education is issuing a notice inviting applications for new awards for fiscal year (FY) 2017 for Educational Technology, Media, and Materials for Individuals with Disabilities Stepping-up Technology Implementation, Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) Number 84.327S.
Applications for New Awards; Supporting Effective Educator Development Program
Document Number: 2017-08042
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-04-20
Agency: Department of Education
The Department of Education is issuing a notice inviting applications for new awards for fiscal year (FY) 2017 for the Supporting Effective Educator Development (SEED) Program, Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) number 84.423A.
Adjustment of Civil Monetary Penalties for Inflation
Document Number: 2017-08034
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-04-20
Agency: Department of Education
The Department of Education (Department) issues these final regulations to adjust the Department's civil monetary penalties (CMPs) for inflation. An initial ``catch-up'' adjustment was required by the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act Improvements Act of 2015 (2015 Act), which amended the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act of 1990 (Inflation Adjustment Act). These final regulations provide the 2017 annual inflation adjustments to the initial ``catch-up'' adjustments we made on August 1, 2016, through an interim final rule (IFR).
Applications for New Awards; Technical Assistance and Dissemination To Improve Services and Results for Children With Disabilities-Early Childhood Systems Technical Assistance Center
Document Number: 2017-07930
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-04-19
Agency: Department of Education
The Department of Education is issuing a notice inviting applications for new awards for fiscal year (FY) 2017 for Technical Assistance and Dissemination to Improve Services and Results for Children with DisabilitiesEarly Childhood Systems Technical Assistance Center, Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) number 84.326P.
Applications for New Awards; Personnel Development To Improve Services and Results for Children With Disabilities-Early Childhood Personnel Center
Document Number: 2017-07929
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-04-19
Agency: Department of Education
The Department of Education is issuing a notice inviting applications for new awards for fiscal year (FY) 2017 for Personnel Development to Improve Services and Results for Children with DisabilitiesEarly Childhood Personnel Center, Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) Number 84.325B.
Arbitration Panel Decision Under the Randolph-Sheppard Act
Document Number: 2017-07858
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-04-19
Agency: Department of Education
The Department of Education (Department) gives notice that, on February 14, 2014, an arbitration panel (Panel) rendered a decision in the matter of Kentucky Office of the Blind vs. Department of the Army, Fort Campbell (Case no. R-S/11-06).
List of Correspondence From July 1, 2015, Through September 30, 2015, and October 1, 2015, Through December 31, 2015
Document Number: 2017-07857
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-04-19
Agency: Department of Education
The Secretary is publishing the following list of correspondence from the U.S. Department of Education (Department) received by individuals during the third and fourth quarters of 2015. 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.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; Revision of the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) Confidentiality Pledges Under Confidential Information Protection and Statistical Efficiency Act (CIPSEA) and Education Sciences Reform Act of 2002 (ESRA 2002)
Document Number: 2017-07741
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-04-18
Agency: Department of Education
The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) is announcing revisions to the confidentiality pledge(s) it provides to its respondents under the Confidential Information Protection and Statistical Efficiency Act (CIPSEA) and under the Education Sciences Reform Act of 2002 (ESRA 2002). These revisions are required by the passage and implementation of provisions of the Federal Cybersecurity Enhancement Act of 2015, which permits and requires the Secretary of Homeland Security to provide Federal civilian agencies' information technology systems with cybersecurity protection for their Internet traffic. More details on this announcement are presented in the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section below.
Arbitration Panel Decision Under the Randolph-Sheppard Act
Document Number: 2017-07731
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-04-17
Agency: Department of Education
The Department of Education (Department) gives notice that, on June 11, 2015, an arbitration panel (the Panel) rendered a decision in the matter of Maryland Department of Education v. General Services Administration (Case no. R-S/13-06).
Arbitration Panel Decision Under the Randolph-Sheppard Act
Document Number: 2017-07730
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-04-17
Agency: Department of Education
The Department of Education (Department) gives notice that, on October 7, 2012, an arbitration panel (the Panel) rendered a decision in Rutherford Beard v. the Michigan Commission for the Blind (Case no. R-S/09-01).
Arbitration Panel Decision Under the Randolph-Sheppard Act
Document Number: 2017-07729
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-04-17
Agency: Department of Education
The Department of Education (Department) gives notice that, on January 11, 2012, an arbitration panel (the Panel) rendered a decision in Illinois Department of Human Services, Division of Rehabilitative Services v. U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Aviation Administration (Case no. R-S/10-02).
Arbitration Panel Decision Under the Randolph-Sheppard Act
Document Number: 2017-07728
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-04-17
Agency: Department of Education
The Department of Education (Department) gives notice that, on May 30, 2012, an arbitration panel (the Panel) rendered a decision in the matter of the Colorado Department of Human Services, Division of Vocational Rehabilitation, Business Enterprise Program v. the United States Department of Defense, Department of the Air Force (Case no. R- S/10-06).
Arbitration Panel Decision Under the Randolph-Sheppard Act
Document Number: 2017-07727
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-04-17
Agency: Department of Education
The Department of Education (Department) gives notice that, on March 17, 2011, an arbitration panel (the Panel) rendered a decision in Bernard Werwie, Jr. v. Pennsylvania Office of Vocational Rehabilitation (Case no. R-S/07-16).
Application Deadline for Fiscal Year 2017; Small, Rural School Achievement Program
Document Number: 2017-07724
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-04-17
Agency: Department of Education
Under the Small, Rural School Achievement (SRSA) program, Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) number 84.358A, 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 and describe the submission procedures for fiscal year (FY) 2017 SRSA grant applications. All LEAs eligible for FY 2017 SRSA funds must submit an application electronically via Grants.gov by the deadline in this notice.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; 2018-2019 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
Document Number: 2017-07620
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-04-17
Agency: Department of Education
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, ED is proposing a revision of the existing information collection.
Proposed Waiver and Extension of the Project Period for the Native Hawaiian Career and Technical Education Program
Document Number: 2017-07608
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-04-14
Agency: Department of Education
For the Native Hawaiian Career and Technical Education Program (NHCTEP), the Secretary proposes to waive the requirements in 34 CFR 75.261(a) and (c)(2) that generally prohibit project period extensions involving the obligation of additional Federal funds and extend the project periods for the current seven NHCTEP grantees for an additional 12 months under the existing program authority. This proposed waiver and extension would allow the seven current NHCTEP grantees to seek fiscal year (FY) 2017 continuation awards for project periods through FY 2018 under the existing program authority.
Notice of Revision of the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) Confidentiality Pledges Under Confidential Information Protection and Statistical Efficiency Act (CIPSEA) and Education Sciences Reform Act of 2002 (ESRA 2002)
Document Number: 2017-07350
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-04-12
Agency: Department of Education
Under 44 U.S.C. 3506(e), and 44 U.S.C. 3501 (note), the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) is announcing revisions to the confidentiality pledge(s) it provides to its respondents under the Confidential Information Protection and Statistical Efficiency Act (44 U.S.C. 3501 (note)) (CIPSEA) and under the Education Sciences Reform Act of 2002 (ESRA 2002). These revisions are required by the passage and implementation of provisions of the Federal Cybersecurity Enhancement Act of 2015 (6 U.S.C. 151), which permits and requires the Secretary of Homeland Security to provide Federal civilian agencies' information technology systems with cybersecurity protection for their Internet traffic. More details on this announcement are presented in the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section below.
Privacy Act of 1974; System of Records
Document Number: 2017-07170
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-04-10
Agency: Department of Education
In accordance with the Privacy Act of 1974, as amended (Privacy Act) (5 U.S.C. 552a), the Department of Education (Department) rescinds from its existing inventory of systems of records notices subject to the Privacy Act two systems of records entitled ``Official Time Records of Union Officials and Bargaining Unit Employees at the Department of Education'' (18-05-08) and ``General Performance Appraisal System (GPAS)'' (18-05-10).
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Migrant Education Program Regulations and Certificate of Eligibility
Document Number: 2017-06694
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-04-05
Agency: Department of Education
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, 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; 2008/18 Baccalaureate and Beyond (B&B: 08/18) Field Test
Document Number: 2017-06664
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-04-05
Agency: Department of Education
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, ED is proposing a reinstatement of a previously approved information collection.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; Generic Clearance for the Collection of Qualitative Feedback on Agency Service Delivery
Document Number: 2017-06462
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-04-03
Agency: Department of Education
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, ED is proposing an extension of an existing information collection.