[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 133 (Wednesday, July 11, 2012)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Pages 40805-40806]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-16929]


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DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

34 CFR Part 690

[Docket ID ED-2012-OPE-0006]
RIN 1840-AD11


Federal Pell Grant Program; Correction

AGENCY: Office of Postsecondary Education, Department of Education.

ACTION: Interim final rule; correction.

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SUMMARY: The Secretary of Education is correcting the Federal Pell 
Grant Program interim final rule published in the Federal Register on 
May 2, 2012 (77 FR 25893). We waived rulemaking and the delayed 
effective date under the Administrative Procedure Act in this interim 
final rule, but we did not expressly waive the 60-day time period for a 
major rule to become effective

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under the Congressional Review Act. Through this document, we correct 
this omission. We do not change any other aspect of the interim final 
rule, and its regulatory text remains unchanged.

DATES: Effective July 11, 2012.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jacquelyn Butler, U.S. Department of 
Education, 1990 K Street NW., Room 8053, Washington, DC 20006-8542. 
Telephone: (202) 502-7890 or by email: jacquelyn.butler@ed.gov.
    If you use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD) or a text 
telephone (TTY), call the Federal Relay Service (FRS), toll free, at 1-
800-877-8339.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: We make the following correction to the 
Federal Pell Grant Program interim final rule:
    On page 25898, in the first column, replace the last paragraph 
under the heading Waiver of Rulemaking and Delayed Effective Date with 
the following two paragraphs:
    The Administrative Procedure Act (APA) generally requires that 
regulations be published at least 30 days before their effective date, 
unless the agency has good cause to implement its regulations sooner (5 
U.S.C. 553(d)(3)). In addition, this interim final rule has been 
determined to be a major rule for purposes of the Congressional Review 
Act (CRA) (5 U.S.C. 801, et seq.). Generally, under the CRA, a major 
rule takes effect 60 days after the date on which the rule is published 
in the Federal Register. Section 808(2) of the CRA, however, provides 
that any rule which an agency for good cause finds (and incorporates 
the finding and a brief statement of reasons therefore in the rule 
issued) that notice and public procedure thereon are impracticable, 
unnecessary, or contrary to the public interest, shall take effect at 
such time as the Federal agency promulgating the rule determines.
    As previously stated, because this interim final rule merely 
reflects statutory changes and removes obsolete regulatory provisions 
and, in the case of new Sec.  690.64, protects students from receiving 
reduced amounts of Pell Grant funds, there is good cause to waive the 
delayed effective dates in the APA and the CRA and make this interim 
final rule effective on the day it is published.
    Accessible Format: Individuals with disabilities can obtain this 
document in an accessible format (e.g., braille, large print, 
audiotape, or compact disc) on request to the program contact person 
listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT.
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document is the document published in the Federal Register. Free 
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    Dated: July 6, 2012.
David A. Bergeron,
Acting Assistant Secretary for Postsecondary Education.
[FR Doc. 2012-16929 Filed 7-10-12; 8:45 am]
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