[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 5 (Tuesday, January 8, 2013)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Pages 1568-1569]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-31494]

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Vol. 78


No. 5

January 8, 2013

Part VI

Department of Education


Semiannual Regulatory Agenda

Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 5 / Tuesday, January 8, 2013 / 
Unified Agenda

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Office of the Secretary

34 CFR Subtitles A and B

Unified Agenda of Federal Regulatory and Deregulatory Actions

AGENCY: Office of the Secretary, Department of Education.

ACTION: Semiannual regulatory agenda.


SUMMARY: The Secretary of Education publishes a semiannual agenda of 
Federal regulatory and deregulatory actions. The agenda is issued under 
the authority of section 4(b) of Executive Order 12866 ``Regulatory 
Planning and Review.'' The purpose of the agenda is to encourage more 
effective public participation in the regulatory process by providing 
the public with early information about regulatory actions we plan to 

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Questions or comments related to 
specific regulations listed in this agenda should be directed to the 
agency contact listed for the regulations. Other questions or comments 
on this agenda should be directed to LaTanya Cannady, Program 
Specialist or Hilary Malawer, Deputy Assistant General Counsel, 
Division of Regulatory Services, Office of the General Counsel, 
Department of Education, Room 6C131, 400 Maryland Avenue SW., 
Washington, DC 20202-2241; telephone: (202) 401-9676 (LaTanya Cannady) 
or (202) 401-6148 (Hilary Malawer). Individuals who use a 
telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD) or a text telephone (TTY) 
may call the Federal Relay Service (FRS) at 1-800-877-8339.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Section 4(b) of Executive Order 12866, dated 
September 30, 1993, requires the Department of Education (ED) to 
publish, at a time and in a manner specified by the Administrator of 
the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management 
and Budget, an agenda of all regulations under development or review. 
The Regulatory Flexibility Act, 5 U.S.C. 602(a), requires ED to 
publish, in October and April of each year, a regulatory flexibility 
    The regulatory flexibility agenda may be combined with any other 
agenda that satisfies the statutory requirements (5 U.S.C. 605(a)). In 
compliance with the Executive Order and the Regulatory Flexibility Act, 
the Secretary publishes this agenda.
    For each set of regulations listed, the agenda provides the title 
of the document, the type of document, a citation to any rulemaking or 
other action taken since publication of the most recent agenda, and 
planned dates of future rulemaking. In addition, the agenda provides 
the following information:
     An abstract that includes a description of the problem to 
be addressed, any principal alternatives being considered, and 
potential costs and benefits of the action.
     An indication of whether the planned action is likely to 
have significant economic impact on a substantial number of small 
entities as defined by the Regulatory Flexibility Act (5 U.S.C. 
     A reference to where a reader can find the current 
regulations in the Code of Federal Regulations.
     A citation of legal authority.
     The name, address, and telephone number of the contact 
person at ED from whom a reader can obtain additional information 
regarding the planned action.
    In accordance with ED's Principles for Regulating listed in its 
regulatory plan (77 FR 7940, published February 13, 2012), ED is 
committed to regulations that improve the quality of services to its 
customers. ED will regulate only if absolutely necessary and then in 
the most flexible, most equitable, least burdensome way possible.
    Interested members of the public are invited to comment on any of 
the items listed in this agenda that they believe are not consistent 
with the Principles for Regulating. Members of the public are also 
invited to comment on any uncompleted actions in this agenda that ED 
plans to review under section 610 of the Regulatory Flexibility Act (5 
U.S.C. 610) to determine their economic impact on small entities. ED 
has determined that none of the uncompleted actions in this agenda 
require review under section 610.
    This publication does not impose any binding obligation on ED with 
regard to any specific item in the agenda. ED may elect not to pursue 
any of the regulatory actions listed here, and regulatory action in 
addition to the items listed is not precluded. Dates of future 
regulatory actions are subject to revision in subsequent agendas.

Electronic Access to This Document

    The entire Unified Agenda is published electronically and is 
available online at www.reginfo.gov.

 Philip Rosenfelt,
Deputy General Counsel, delegated the authority to perform the 
functions and duties of the General Counsel.

           Office of Postsecondary Education--Final Rule Stage
       Sequence No.                    Title             Identifier No.
258.......................  Federal Pell Grant Program         1840-AD11


Office of Postsecondary Education (OPE)

Final Rule Stage

258. Federal Pell Grant Program

    Legal Authority: Pub. L. 112-10
    Abstract: The final regulations amend part 690 to implement changes 
to the Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended (HEA). Specifically, 
the regulations are amended to reflect the changes in the HEA that 
eliminate student eligibility for two Pell Grants in an award year.

               Action                    Date            FR Cite
Interim Final Rule..................   05/02/12  77 FR 25893
Interim Final Rule Comment Period      06/18/12  .......................
Final Action........................   02/00/13  .......................

    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes.
    Agency Contact: Jacquelyn Butler, Office of Postsecondary 
Education, Department of Education, Room 8053, 1990 K Street NW., 
Washington, DC 20006-8502, Phone: 202 502-7890, Email: 
[email protected].
    RIN: 1840-AD11

[FR Doc. 2012-31494 Filed 1-7-13; 8:45 am]