[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 177 (Thursday, September 14, 2017)]
[Pages 43228-43229]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2017-19513]



[Docket No.: ED-2017-ICCD-0116]

Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; 
Gainful Employment Programs--Subpart Q

AGENCY: Federal Student Aid (FSA), Department of Education (ED).

ACTION: Notice.


SUMMARY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, ED is 
proposing a revision of an existing information collection.

DATES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before 
November 13, 2017.

ADDRESSES: To access and review all the documents related to the 
information collection listed in this notice, please use http://www.regulations.gov by searching the Docket ID number ED-2017-ICCD-
0116. Comments submitted in response to this notice should be submitted 
electronically through the Federal eRulemaking Portal at http://www.regulations.gov by selecting the Docket ID number or via postal 
mail, commercial delivery, or hand delivery. Please note that comments 
submitted by fax or email and those submitted after the comment period 
will not be accepted. Written requests for information or comments 
submitted by postal mail or delivery should be addressed to the 
Director of the Information Collection Clearance Division, U.S. 
Department of Education, 400 Maryland Avenue SW., LBJ, Room 216-34, 
Washington, DC 20202-4537.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For specific questions related to 
collection activities, please contact Beth Grebeldinger, 202-377-4018.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Department of Education (ED), in 
accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA) (44 U.S.C. 
3506(c)(2)(A)), provides the general public and Federal agencies with 
an opportunity to comment on proposed, revised, and continuing 
collections of information. This helps the Department assess the impact 
of its information collection requirements and minimize the public's 
reporting burden. It also helps the public understand the Department's 
information collection requirements and provide the requested data in 
the desired format. ED is soliciting comments on the proposed 
information collection request (ICR) that is described below. The 
Department of Education is especially interested in public comment 
addressing the following issues: (1) Is this collection necessary to 
the proper functions of the Department; (2) will this information be 
processed and used in a timely manner; (3) is the estimate of burden 
accurate; (4) how might the Department enhance the quality, utility, 
and clarity of the information to be collected; and (5) how might the 
Department minimize the burden of this collection on the respondents, 
including through the use of information technology. Please note that 
written comments received in response to this notice will be considered 
public records.
    Title of Collection: Gainful Employment Programs--Subpart Q.
    OMB Control Number: 1845-0123.
    Type of Review: A revision of an existing information collection.
    Respondents/Affected Public: Private Sector; Individuals or 
Households; State, Local, and Tribal Governments.
    Total Estimated Number of Annual Responses: 42,303,576.
    Total Estimated Number of Annual Burden Hours: 3,777,952.
    Abstract: The Student Assistance General Provisions regulations 
were amended by adding Subpart Q to Part 668, to establish measures for 
determining whether certain postsecondary educational programs lead to 
gainful employment in recognized occupations, and the conditions under 
which these educational programs remain eligible for student financial 
assistance programs authorized under Title IV of the Higher Education 
Act of 1965, as amended (HEA).
    On June 16, 2017, the Department of Education (the Department) 
published a notice in the Federal Register announcing the intention to 
establish a negotiated rulemaking committee to revise the gainful 
employment regulations published on October 31, 2014. The Department 
anticipates scheduling the negotiated rulemaking sessions beginning in 
November or December 2017. There have been no changes to the 
regulations since the October 31, 2014 regulatory approval.
    This clearance package includes Sec. Sec.  668.405, 668.410, 
668.411, 668.413, and 668.414. The burden related to

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Sec.  668.412 was removed from this collection and applied to 
information collection 1845-0107 in February 2017 to more accurately 
associate the requirements of the regulations with the correct 
collection package.

    Dated: September 11, 2017.
Kate Mullan,
Acting Director, Information Collection Clearance Division, Office of 
the Chief Privacy Officer, Office of Management.
[FR Doc. 2017-19513 Filed 9-13-17; 8:45 am]