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Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 116 / Thursday, June 16, 2016 / Rules and Regulations
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BILLING CODE 9110–04–P
DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
34 CFR Chapter VI
[Docket ID ED–2015–OPE–0134]
Final Priorities and Definitions—
Fulbright-Hays Group Projects Abroad
Program—Short-Term Projects and
Long-Term Projects
Office of Postsecondary
Education, Department of Education.
ACTION: Final priorities and definitions.
AGENCY:
Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance
(CFDA) Number: 84.021A and 84.021B.
The Assistant Secretary for
Postsecondary Education announces
priorities and definitions for the
Fulbright-Hays Group Projects Abroad
(GPA) Program. The Assistant Secretary
may use these priorities and definitions
for competitions in fiscal year (FY) 2016
and later years. We intend the priorities
and definitions to address a gap in the
types of institutions, faculty, and
students that have historically
benefitted from international education
opportunities.
DATES: These priorities and definitions
are effective July 18, 2016.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
Reha Mallory, U.S. Department of
Education, 400 Maryland Avenue SW.,
Room 3E213, Washington, DC 20202.
Telephone: (202) 453–7502 or by email:
[email protected]
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.
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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:
Purpose of Program: The FulbrightHays GPA Program supports short-term
and long-term overseas projects in
training, research, and curriculum
development in modern foreign
languages and area studies for groups of
teachers, undergraduate and graduate
students, and faculty engaged in a
common endeavor. Fulbright-Hays GPA
short-term projects (GPA short-term
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projects) may include seminars,
curriculum development, or group
research or study. Fulbright-Hays GPA
long-term projects (GPA long-term
projects) support advanced overseas
intensive programs that focus on the
humanities, social sciences, or
languages.
Applicable Program Regulations: 34
CFR part 662 and 664.
We published a notice of proposed
priorities and definitions for this
program in the Federal Register on
March 10, 2016 (81 FR 12622). That
notice contained background
information and our reasons for
proposing the particular priorities.
There are no differences between the
proposed priorities and definitions and
these final priorities and definitions.
Public Comment: In response to our
invitation in the notice of proposed
priorities and definitions, we did not
receive any comments on the proposed
priorities and definitions.
Final Priorities
Priority 1—Applications for GPA ShortTerm Projects From Selected
Institutions and Organizations
Applications for GPA short-term
projects from the following types of
institutions and organizations:
• Minority-Serving Institutions (MSIs)
• Community colleges
• New applicants
• State educational agencies (SEAs)
Priority 2—Applications for GPA LongTerm Projects From Minority-Serving
Institutions (MSIs)
Applications for GPA long-term
advanced overseas intensive language
training projects from MSIs.
Types of Priorities
When inviting applications for a
competition using one or more
priorities, we designate the type of each
priority as absolute, competitive
preference, or invitational through a
notice in the Federal Register. The
effect of each type of priority follows:
Absolute priority: Under an absolute
priority, we consider only applications
that meet the priority (34 CFR
75.105(c)(3)).
Competitive preference priority:
Under a competitive preference priority,
we give competitive preference to an
application by (1) awarding additional
points, depending on the extent to
which the application meets the priority
(34 CFR 75.105(c)(2)(i)); or (2) selecting
an application that meets the priority
over an application of comparable merit
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that does not meet the priority (34 CFR
75.105(c)(2)(ii)).
Invitational priority: Under an
invitational priority, we are particularly
interested in applications that meet the
priority. However, we do not give an
application that meets the priority a
preference over other applications (34
CFR 75.105(c)(1)).
Final Definitions
The Assistant Secretary for
Postsecondary Education establishes the
following definitions for this program.
We may apply one or more of these
definitions in any year in which this
program is in effect.
Minority-serving institution (MSI)
means an institution that is eligible to
receive assistance under sections 316
through 320 of part A of title III, under
part B of title III, or under title V of the
Higher Education Act of 1965, as
amended (HEA).
Community college means an
institution that meets the definition in
section 312(f) of the Higher Education
Act of 1965, as amended, (HEA) (20
U.S.C. 1058(f)); or an institution of
higher education (as defined in section
101 of the HEA (20 U.S.C. 1001)) that
awards degrees and certificates, more
than 50 percent of which are not
bachelor’s degrees (or an equivalent).
New applicant means any applicant
that has not received a discretionary
grant from the Department of Education
under the Fulbright-Hays Act prior to
the deadline date for applications under
this program.
State educational agency (SEA) means
the State board of education or other
agency or officer primarily responsible
for the supervision of public elementary
and secondary schools in a State. In the
absence of this officer or agency, it is an
officer or agency designated by the
Governor or State law.
This notice does not preclude us from
proposing additional priorities,
requirements, definitions, or selection
criteria, subject to meeting applicable
rulemaking requirements.
Note: This notice does not solicit
applications. In any year in which we choose
to use one or more of these priorities and
definitions, we invite applications through a
notice in the Federal Register.
Executive Orders 12866 and 13563
Regulatory Impact Analysis
Under Executive Order 12866, the
Secretary must determine whether this
regulatory action is ‘‘significant’’ and,
therefore, subject to the requirements of
the Executive order and subject to
review by the Office of Management and
Budget (OMB). Section 3(f) of Executive
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Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 116 / Thursday, June 16, 2016 / Rules and Regulations
Order 12866 defines a ‘‘significant
regulatory action’’ as an action likely to
result in a rule that may—
(1) Have an annual effect on the
economy of $100 million or more, or
adversely affect a sector of the economy,
productivity, competition, jobs, the
environment, public health or safety, or
State, local, or tribal governments or
communities in a material way (also
referred to as an ‘‘economically
significant’’ rule);
(2) Create serious inconsistency or
otherwise interfere with an action taken
or planned by another agency;
(3) Materially alter the budgetary
impacts of entitlement grants, user fees,
or loan programs or the rights and
obligations of recipients thereof; or
(4) Raise novel legal or policy issues
arising out of legal mandates, the
President’s priorities, or the principles
stated in the Executive order.
This final regulatory action is not a
significant regulatory action subject to
review by OMB under section 3(f) of
Executive Order 12866.
We have also reviewed this final
regulatory action under Executive Order
13563, which supplements and
explicitly reaffirms the principles,
structures, and definitions governing
regulatory review established in
Executive Order 12866. To the extent
permitted by law, Executive Order
13563 requires that an agency—
(1) Propose or adopt regulations only
upon a reasoned determination that
their benefits justify their costs
(recognizing that some benefits and
costs are difficult to quantify);
(2) Tailor its regulations to impose the
least burden on society, consistent with
obtaining regulatory objectives and
taking into account—among other things
and to the extent practicable—the costs
of cumulative regulations;
(3) In choosing among alternative
regulatory approaches, select those
approaches that maximize net benefits
(including potential economic,
environmental, public health and safety,
and other advantages; distributive
impacts; and equity);
(4) To the extent feasible, specify
performance objectives, rather than the
behavior or manner of compliance a
regulated entity must adopt; and
(5) Identify and assess available
alternatives to direct regulation,
including economic incentives—such as
user fees or marketable permits—to
encourage the desired behavior, or
provide information that enables the
public to make choices.
Executive Order 13563 also requires
an agency ‘‘to use the best available
techniques to quantify anticipated
present and future benefits and costs as
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accurately as possible.’’ The Office of
Information and Regulatory Affairs of
OMB has emphasized that these
techniques may include ‘‘identifying
changing future compliance costs that
might result from technological
innovation or anticipated behavioral
changes.’’
We are issuing these final priorities
and final definitions only on a reasoned
determination that their benefits justify
their costs. In choosing among
alternative regulatory approaches, we
selected those approaches that
maximize net benefits. Based on the
analysis that follows, the Department
believes that this regulatory action is
consistent with the principles in
Executive Order 13563.
We also have determined that this
regulatory action does not unduly
interfere with State, local, and tribal
governments in the exercise of their
governmental functions.
In accordance with both Executive
orders, the Department has assessed the
potential costs and benefits, both
quantitative and qualitative, of this
regulatory action. The potential costs
are those resulting from statutory
requirements and those we have
determined as necessary for
administering the Department’s
programs and activities.
Intergovernmental Review: This
program is subject to Executive Order
12372 and the regulations in 34 CFR
part 79. One of the objectives of the
Executive order is to foster an
intergovernmental partnership and a
strengthened federalism. The Executive
order relies on processes developed by
State and local governments for
coordination and review of proposed
Federal financial assistance.
This document provides early
notification of our specific plans and
actions for this program.
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.
Electronic Access to This Document:
The official version of this document is
the document published in the Federal
Register. Free Internet access to the
official edition of the Federal Register
and the Code of Federal Regulations is
available via the Federal Digital System
at: www.gpo.gov/fdsys. At this site you
can view this document, as well as all
other documents of this Department
published in the Federal Register, in
text or Adobe Portable Document
Format (PDF). To use PDF you must
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have Adobe Acrobat Reader, which is
available free at the site.
You may also access documents of the
Department published in the Federal
Register by using the article search
feature at: www.federalregister.gov.
Specifically, through the advanced
search feature at this site, you can limit
your search to documents published by
the Department.
Dated: June 13, 2016.
Lynn B. Mahaffie,
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Policy,
Planning, and Innovation, Delegated the
Duties of the Assistant Secretary for
Postsecondary Education.
[FR Doc. 2016–14304 Filed 6–15–16; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4000–01–P
ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION
AGENCY
40 CFR Part 52
[EPA–R08–OAR–2014–0309; FRL–9945–65–
Region 8]
Air Plan Approval; UT; Revised Format
for Material Incorporated by Reference
Environmental Protection
Agency (EPA).
ACTION: Final rule; administrative
change.
AGENCY:
The Environmental Protection
Agency (EPA) is revising the format of
materials submitted by the State of Utah
that are incorporated by reference (IBR)
into its State Implementation Plan (SIP).
The regulations affected by this format
change have all been previously
submitted by Utah and approved by the
EPA.
DATES: This action is effective June 16,
2016.
ADDRESSES: The EPA has established a
docket for this action under Docket
Identification Number EPA–R08–OAR–
2014–0309. All documents in the docket
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Confidential Business Information or
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and will be publicly available only in
the hard copy form. Publicly available
docket materials are available either
electronically through http://
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EPA Region 8, Office of Partnerships
and Regulatory Assistance, Air Program,
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