Department of Education August 2018 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Application for the Educational Flexibility (Ed-Flex) Program
Document Number: 2018-18992
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-08-31
Agency: Department of Education
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, ED is proposing a new information collection.
Outdated or Superseded Regulations: Title I, Parts A Through C; Christa McAuliffe Fellowship Program; and Empowerment Zone or Enterprise Community-Priority; Correction
Document Number: 2018-18960
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-08-31
Agency: Department of Education
On August 22, 2018, the Secretary published a final rule amending the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) by removing outdated or superseded regulations, which are no longer needed for the reasons discussed in the rule. There was a clerical error in one of the amendments that prevented two CFR sections from being removed. This document corrects that error.
2019-20 National Postsecondary Student Aid Study (NPSAS: 20) Field Test Institution Contacting and Enrollment List Collection; Cancellation
Document Number: 2018-18840
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-08-30
Agency: Department of Education
On July 3, 2018, the Department of Education (ED) published a 60 day comment period notice in the Federal Register with FR DOC #2018- 14441 (Page 31383, Column 2 and 3; Page 31384, Column 1 and 2) seeking public comment for an information collection entitled, ``2019-20 National Postsecondary Student Aid Study (NPSAS:20) Field Test Institution Contacting and Enrollment List Collection'' conducted by the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES). The Department of Education would like to cancel that public comment period notice. NCES intends to conduct the NPSAS:20 full-scale study as planned from October 2019 to November 2020. In March 2019, NCES will publish a notice in the Federal Register for a 60-day public comment period followed by a 30-day comment period for NPSAS:20 Full-Scale Institution Contacting and Enrollment List Collection clearance request. The NPSAS:20 full-scale study will use methods and survey items that have already been used in previous cycles of NPSAS. In addition, NCES is developing a cognitive testing plan that will allow pre-testing of a subset of questions from the planned NPSAS:20 student interview. NCES expects to submit a clearance request for these cognitive testing activities by July 2019. The Acting Director, Information Collection Clearance Division, Office of the Chief Privacy Officer, Office of Management, hereby issues a cancellation notice as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; Health Education Assistance Loan (HEAL) Program: Forms
Document Number: 2018-18591
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-08-28
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; Income Based Repayment Notifications
Document Number: 2018-18590
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-08-28
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; A Study of Reliability and Consequential Validity of a Mathematics Diagnostic Assessment System in Georgia
Document Number: 2018-18102
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-08-22
Agency: Department of Education
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, ED is proposing a new information collection.
Outdated or Superseded Regulations: Title I, Parts A through C; Christa McAuliffe Fellowship Program; and Empowerment Zone or Enterprise Community-Priority
Document Number: 2018-17480
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-08-22
Agency: Department of Education
The Secretary amends the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) to remove outdated or superseded regulations. As a result of new legislation, absence of funding, and review in accordance with the President's regulatory reform initiative, the Secretary has determined that the regulations described below are no longer needed for the reasons discussed.
Final Requirement-State Technical Assistance Projects To Improve Services and Results for Children Who Are Deaf-Blind and National Technical Assistance and Dissemination Center for Children Who Are Deaf-Blind (TA&D-DB)
Document Number: 2018-18027
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-08-21
Agency: Department of Education
The Assistant Secretary for Special Education and Rehabilitative Services announces a requirement under the Technical Assistance and Dissemination to Improve Services and Results for Children with Disabilities (TA&D) program. The Assistant Secretary may use this requirement for competitions in fiscal year (FY) 2018 and later years.
Applications for New Awards; Technical Assistance and Dissemination To Improve Services and Results for Children With Disabilities-State Technical Assistance Projects To Improve Services and Results for Children Who Are Deaf-Blind and National Technical Assistance and Dissemination Center for Children Who Are Deaf-Blind
Document Number: 2018-18026
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-08-21
Agency: Department of Education
The Department of Education is issuing a notice inviting applications for new awards for fiscal year (FY) 2018 for Technical Assistance and Dissemination to Improve Services and Results for Children With DisabilitiesState Technical Assistance Projects to Improve Services and Results for Children who are Deaf-Blind and National Technical Assistance and Dissemination Center for Children who are Deaf-Blind, Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) number 84.326T.
The Historically Black Colleges and Universities Capital Financing Advisory Board; Meeting
Document Number: 2018-17948
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-08-21
Agency: Department of Education
This notice sets forth the agenda, time, and location of an upcoming open meeting of the Historically Black Colleges and Universities Capital Financing Advisory Board (Board). Notice of this meeting is required by Section 10(a)(2) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act and is intended to notify the public of the opportunity to attend.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; Federal Family Educational Loan Program-Servicemembers Civil Relief Act (SCRA)
Document Number: 2018-17758
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-08-17
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; Servicemembers Civil Relief Act (SCRA): Interest Rate Limitation Request
Document Number: 2018-17744
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-08-17
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; Common Core of Data (CCD) School-Level Finance Survey (SLFS) 2018-2020
Document Number: 2018-17523
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-08-15
Agency: Department of Education
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, ED is proposing a revision of an existing information collection.
Program Integrity: Gainful Employment
Document Number: 2018-17531
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2018-08-14
Agency: Department of Education
The Secretary proposes to rescind the gainful employment (GE) regulations, which added to the Student Assistance General Provisions requirements for programs that prepare students for gainful employment in a recognized occupation. The Department plans to update the College Scorecard, or a similar web-based tool, to provide program-level outcomes for all higher education programs, at all institutions that participate in the programs authorized by title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965, which would improve transparency and inform student enrollment decisions through a market-based accountability system.
Privacy Act of 1974; System of Records
Document Number: 2018-17512
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-08-14
Agency: Department of Education
In accordance with the Privacy Act of 1974, as amended (Privacy Act), the Chief Operating Officer for Federal Student Aid (FSA) of the U.S. Department of Education (Department) publishes this notice to modify the system of records entitled ``Health Education Assistance Loan (HEAL) Program'' (18-11-20), last published in the Federal Register on January 23, 2017. Under the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2014 and the Public Health Service Act, the authority to administer the HEAL program, including servicing, collecting, and enforcing any loans made under the program that remain outstanding, was transferred from the Secretary of Health and Human Services to the Secretary of Education on July 1, 2014, the date of the enactment of the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2014. The HEAL program system of records covers records for all activities that the Department carries out with regard to servicing, collecting, and enforcing Federal student loans made under the Public Health Service Act that remain outstanding. The HEAL program system also contains records of transactions performed by the Department to carry out the purposes of this system of records.
Final Waiver and Extension of the Project Period for the Migrant Education Program Consortium Incentive Grant Program
Document Number: 2018-17470
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-08-14
Agency: Department of Education
The Secretary waives the requirement in the Education Department General Administrative Regulations that generally prohibits project period extensions involving the obligation of additional Federal funds. The waiver and project period extension will enable the 34 current Migrant Education Program (MEP) Consortium Incentive Grant (CIG) program grantees to continue to receive Federal funding for up to an additional 24 months through fiscal year (FY) 2019.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Temporary Expansion of Public Service Loan Forgiveness (TE-PSLF)
Document Number: 2018-17430
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-08-14
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 Resource Information System (IRIS)
Document Number: 2018-17209
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-08-10
Agency: Department of Education
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, ED is proposing an extension of an existing information collection.
Applications for New Awards; Special Programs for Indian Children-Demonstration Grants; Supplemental Notice
Document Number: 2018-17145
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-08-10
Agency: Department of Education
On June 26, 2018, we published in the Federal Register a notice inviting applications (NIA) for fiscal year (FY) 2018 for the Indian Education Discretionary Grants ProgramsDemonstration Grants for Indian Children program, Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) number 84.299A. This notice clarifies the selection criteria and requirements that apply to this competition.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Graduate Assistance in Areas of National Need (GAANN) Performance Report
Document Number: 2018-16737
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-08-06
Agency: Department of Education
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, ED is proposing a revision of an existing information collection.
Annual Updates to the Income Contingent Repayment (ICR) Plan Formula for 2018-William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan Program
Document Number: 2018-16582
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-08-02
Agency: Department of Education
The Secretary announces the annual updates to the ICR plan formula for 2018 to give notice to borrowers and the public regarding how monthly ICR payment amounts will be calculated for the 2018-2019 year under the William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program, Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance number 84.063.
Applications for New Awards; Grants to States for School Emergency Management Program
Document Number: 2018-16540
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-08-02
Agency: Department of Education
The Department of Education (Department) is issuing a notice inviting applications for new awards for fiscal year (FY) 2018 for Grants to States for School Emergency Management (GSEM) program, Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) number 84.184Q.