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1 This Appendix applies to transfers of both on-site and off-site surplus property. 2 Applicable when this is the primary use to be made of the property. The public benefit allowance for the overall program is applicable when such facilities are conveyed as a minor component of other facilities.

This 10% may include an approvable recreation program which will be accessible to the public and entirely compatible with, but subordinate to, the educational program.

4 This column establishes the maximum discount from the fair market value for payment due from the transferee at the time of the transfer. This column does not apply for purposes of ranking applicants to determine to which applicant the property will be transferred. Competitive rankings are based on the absolute total of public benefit allowance points and are not limited to the 100% ceiling.


Elementary or High School means an elementary school (including a kindergarten), high school, junior high school, junior-senior high school or elementary or secondary school system, that provides elementary or secondary education as determined under State law. However, it does not include a nursery school even though it may operate as part of a school system.

College or University means a non-profit or public university or college, including a junior college, that provides postsecondary education.

Specialized School means a vocational school, area trade school, school for the blind, or similar school.

Public Library means a public library or public library service system, not a school library or library operated by non-profit, private organizations or institutions that may be open to the general public. School libraries receive the public benefit allowance in the appropriate school classification.

Educational Museum means a museum that conducts courses on a continuing, not ad hoc, basis for students who receive credits from accredited postsecondary education institutions or school systems.

School Outdoor Education means a separate facility for outdoor education as distinguished from components of a basic school. Components of a school such as playgrounds and athletic fields receive the basic allowance applicable for that type of school. The outdoor education must be located reasonably near the school system and may be open to and used by the general public, but only if the educational program for which the property is conveyed is given priority of use. This category does not include components of the school such as playgrounds and athletic fields, that are utilized during the normal school year, and are available to all students.

Central Administrative and/or Service Center means administrative office space, equipment storage areas, and similar facilities.


Basic Public Benefit Allowance means an allowance that is earned by an applicant that satisfies the requirements of §12.10 of this part.


Accreditation means an allowance that is earned by any postsecondary educational institution, including a vocational or trade school, that is accredited by an accrediting agency recognized by the Secretary under 34 CFR part 602.

Federal Impact means an allowance that is earned by any local educational agency (LEA) qualifying for Federal financial assistance as the result of the impact of certain Federal activities upon a community, such as the following under Public Law 81-874 and Public Law 81-815: to any LEA charged by law with responsibility for education of children who reside on, or whose parents are employed on, Federal property, or both; to any LEA to which the Federal Government has caused a substantial and continuing financial burden as the result of the acquisition of a certain amount of Federal property since 1938; or to any LEA that urgently needs minimum school facilities due to a substantial increase in school membership as the result of new or increased Federal activities.

Public Services Training means an allowance that is earned if the applicant has cadet or ROTC units or other personnel training contracts for the Federal or State governments. This is given to a school system only if the particular school receiving the property furnishes that training.

Hardship means an allowance earned by an applicant that has suffered a significant facility loss because of fire, storm, flood, other disaster, or condemnation. This allowance is also earned if unusual conditions exist such as isolation or economic factors that require special consideration.

Inadequacies of Existing Facilities means an allowance that is earned on a percentage basis depending on the degree of inadequacy considering both public and nonpublic facilities. Overall plant requirements are determined based on the relationship between the maximum enrollment accommodated in the present facilities, excluding double and night sessions and the anticipated enrollment if the facilities are transferred. Inadequacies may be computed for a component school unit such as a school farm, athletic field, facility for home economics, round-out school site, cafeteria, auditorium, teacherages, faculty housing, etc., only if the component is required to meet State standards. In that event, the State Department of Education will be required to provide a certification of the need. Component school unit inadequa

cies may only be related to a particular school and not to the entire school system.


Introduction of New Instructional Programs means an allowance that is earned if the proposed use of the property indicates that new programs will be added at a particular school. Examples of these new programs include those for vocational education, physical education, libraries, and similar programs.

Student Health and Welfare means an allowance that is earned if the proposed program and plan of use of the property provides for cafeteria, clinic, infirmary, bus loading shelters, or other uses providing for the wellbeing and health of students and eliminating safety and health hazards.

Research means an allowance that is earned if the proposed use of the property will be predominantly for research by faculty or graduate students under school auspices, or other primary educational research.

Service to Handicapped means an allowance that is earned if the proposed program and plan of use for the property will be for special education for the physically or mentally handicapped.


AUTHORITY: Section 213, Uniform Relocation Assistance and Real Property Acquisition Policies Act of 1970, Pub. L. 91-646, 84 Stat. 1894 (42 U.S.C. 4601) as amended by the Surface Transportation and Uniform Relocation Assistance Act of 1987, Title IV of Pub. L. 100-17, 101 Stat. 246-256 (42 U.S.C. 4601 note).

§ 15.1 Uniform relocation assistance and real property acquisition. Regulations and procedures for complying with the Uniform Relocation Assistance Act of 1970 (Pub. L. 91-646, 84 Stat. 1894, 42 U.S.C. 4601) as amended by the Surface Transportation and Uniform Relocation Assistance Act of 1987 (Title IV of Pub. L. 100-17, 101 Stat. 264-255, 42 U.S.C. 4601 note) are set forth in 49 CFR part 24.

[52 FR 48021, Dec. 17, 1987]

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§ 19.1 Responsibility for oversight.

The Office of Inspector General is responsible for conducting an oversight program that will ensure effective implementation of Executive Order (EO) 12356. Specifically the Assistant Inspector General for Investigation will ensure that the oversight program provides for:

(a) Issuing departmental directives ensuring that classified information is processed, used, reproduced, stored, destroyed, and transmitted only under conditions that provide adequate protection and prevent unauthorized persons from gaining access.

(b) Directing Department-wide security training and educational programs in personnel security and document security.

(c) Recommending administrative action to correct violations of any provisions of these regulations, including notification by warning letters, formal reprimand, and, to the extent permitted by law, suspension without pay and removal.

(d) Receiving questions, suggestions, and complaints regarding all elements of this program.

(e) Designating the Office of Inspector General as having sole responsibility for changes to the program and for

assuring that the program is consistent with EO 12356.

(f) Designating the Department's official contact for declassification requests submitted under provisions of EO 12356, the Freedom of Information Act (5 U.S.C. 552), and the Privacy Act of 1974 (5 U.S.C. 552a).

[46 FR 48927, Oct. 5, 1981, as amended at 50 FR 28102, July 10, 1985]

Subpart B-What Procedures Are Used for Handling National Security Information?

§ 19.11 Safeguarding information.

(a) All classified data that is marked "Top Secret," "Secret," and "Confidential" under the terms of EO 12356 will be delivered immediately upon receipt to the Assistant Inspector General for Investigation or designees.

(b) The Assistant Inspector General for Investigation or designees informs departmental recipients of classified data of current designees and alternate offices to which the data referred to in paragraph (a) of this section is to be delivered.

(c) Access to classified material is restricted to those individuals with an authorized security clearance and a need to know.

[46 FR 48927, Oct. 5, 1981, as amended at 50 FR 28102, July 10, 1985]

§ 19.12 Reproduction controls.

(a) Reproduction of classified material within the Department of Education must be in compliance with Executive Order 12356, Section 4–1.

(b) If copies of data are reproduced, the same controls imposed on the original document will apply to the reproductions.

(c) The Assistant Inspector General for Investigation or designees will maintain:

(1) Records showing the number and distribution of copies; and

(2) A log stored with the original documents.

[46 FR 48927, Oct. 5, 1981, as amended at 50 FR 28102, July 10, 1985]

§ 19.13 Storage.

(a) All classified documents must be stored in security containers approved

by the General Services Administration and located in the Office of Inspector General's security office or other approved area.

(b) If access to the security container is controlled by a combination lock:

(1) The combination must be changed as required by the June 25, 1982 Information Security Oversight Office's (ISOO) Directive No. 1, Section 2001.43.

(2) Only the Assistant Inspector General for Investigation or designees who hold proper security clearances shall know the combination; and

(3) The combination must be afforded the same classification as the material stored within the security container.

[46 FR 48927, Oct. 5, 1981, as amended at 50 FR 28102, July 10, 1985]

§ 19.14 Mandatory review for declas


(a) Requests. Request for mandatory review of national security information must be in writing and addressed to the Assistant Inspector General for Investigation, Office of Inspector General, U.S. Department of Education, L'Enfant Plaza Station, P.O. Box 23458, Washington, DC 20026.

(b) Mandatory review. Information is subject to mandatory review by the originating agency if:

(1) The request is made by a U.S. citizen or permanent resident alien, a Federal agency, or a State or local government; and

(2) The request describes the document or material containing the information with sufficient specificity to enable the Department to locate it with a reasonable amount of effort.

(c) Exemptions from mandatory review. Information originated by a President, the White House staff, by committees, commissions, or boards appointed by the President, or others specifically providing advice and counsel to a President or acting on behalf of a President, is exempted from mandatory review for declassification.

(d) Processing requirements. The Department of Education does not have original classification authority. Any classified information or materials in its custody are classified by another agency. The Department refers copies of the request and the requested documents to the originating agency for

processing, and may, after consultation with the originating agency, inform the requester of the referral.

(e) Fees. The Department may charge fees for search and review time required to process the request and for reproduction costs. These fees are charged in accordance with 31 U.S.C. 483a.

[50 FR 28102, July 10, 1985]

§ 19.15 Employee education.

(a) The employee education program concerning document security must be provided to every Department of Education employee who has or may require access to classified material in the performance of his or her duties and who possesses the appropriate security clearance.

(b) Each employee having an access clearance is briefed by the Assistant Inspector General for Investigation or designees concerning personal responsibilities for classified material under EO 12356 and appropriate ISOO directives.

(c) Each employee who receives a briefing shall sign a statement to certify that the briefing briefing was plished.


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Subpart A-General

§ 21.1 Equal Access to Justice Act. (a) The Equal Access to Justice Act (the Act) provides for the award of fees and other expenses to applicants that

(1) Are prevailing parties in adversary adjudications before the Department of Education; and

(2) Meet all other conditions of eligibility contained in this part.

(b) An eligible applicant, as described in paragraph (a) of this section, is entitled to receive an award unless

(1) The adjudicative officer, the Civil Rights Reviewing Authority (CRRA), or the Secretary on review, determines that

(i) The Department's position was substantially justified; or

(ii) Special circumstances make an award unjust; or

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The following definitions apply to this part:

Act means the Equal Access to Justice Act.

Adjudicative officer means the Administrative Law Judge, hearing examiner, or other deciding official who presided at the underlying adversary adjudication.

(Authority: 5 U.S.C. 504(b)(1)(D))

Adversary adjudication means a proceeding

(1) Conducted by the Department for the formulation of an order or decision arising from a hearing on the record under the Administrative Procedure Act (5 U.S.C. 554);

(2) Listed in § 21.10; and

(3) In which the position of the Department was represented by counsel or other representative who entered an appearance and participated in the proceeding.

(Authority: 5 U.S.C. 504(b)(1)(C))

Application subject to the jurisdiction of the CRRA means an application for fees and expenses based on an underlying proceeding conducted under 34 CFR parts 100, 101, 104, 106, or 110.

(Authority: 5 U.S.C. 504(b)(1)(C); 20 U.S.C. 1681; 29 U.S.C. 794; 42 U.S.C. 2000d-1 et seq. and 6101 et seq.)

CRRA means the Civil Rights Reviewing Authority, the reviewing authority established by the Secretary to

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