[Federal Register Volume 83, Number 31 (Wednesday, February 14, 2018)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Page 6506]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2018-02901]


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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Administration for Children and Families

45 CFR Part 1304

RIN 0970-AC63


CLASS Condition of the Head Start Designation Renewal System

AGENCY: Office of Head Start (OHS), Administration for Children and 
Families (ACF), Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).

ACTION: Request for comments; withdrawal

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SUMMARY: OHS withdraws the ``CLASS Condition of the Head Start 
Designation Renewal System'' request for comments, published in the 
Federal Register on December 8, 2017. OHS simultaneously issues the 
``Head Start Designation Renewal System Improvements'' request for 
comments, located elsewhere in the same issue of the Federal Register. 
The ``Head Start Designation Renewal System Improvements'' request for 
comments contains information we inadvertently omitted from the ``CLASS 
Condition of the Head Start Designation Renewal System'' request for 
comment publication.

DATES: As of February 14, 2018, the proposed rule published December 8, 
2017, at 82 FR 57905, is withdrawn.

ADDRESSES: Division of Planning, Oversight and Policy, Office of Head 
Start, 330 C Street SW, Washington, DC 20024.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Colleen Rathgeb, Director, Division of 
Planning, Oversight and Policy, Office of Head Start, 
[[email protected]], (202) 358-3263 (not a toll-free call). 
Deaf and hearing impaired individuals may call the Federal Dual Party 
Relay Service at 1-800-877-8339 between 8 a.m. and 7 p.m. Eastern 
Standard Time.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: OHS published the ``CLASS Condition of the 
Head Start Designation Renewal System'' request for comments on 
December 8, 2017, to solicit comments from the public on changes we are 
considering to the Designation Renewal System (DRS). We unintentionally 
omitted language from the document that specifically asks the public to 
consider what changes OHS can make to incentivize robust competition 
and to facilitate orderly transitions between grantees when an 
incumbent does not regain its grant after competition, as well as any 
other administrative changes that do not require regulatory action.
    We believe public feedback on the omitted language is important and 
can help us make better informed decisions about the DRS. For that 
reason, we withdraw the ``CLASS Condition of the Head Start Designation 
Renewal System'' request for comments, and we are publishing a new 
request for comments, titled ``Head Start Designation Renewal System 
Improvements,'' elsewhere in this issue of the Federal Register.

    Dated: February 7, 2018.
Ann Linehan,
Acting Director, Office of Head Start.
[FR Doc. 2018-02901 Filed 2-13-18; 8:45 am]
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