Publication Date: June 16, 2017

Posted Date: June 16, 2017

Subject: Postponement of Certain Provisions of the Borrower Defense Regulations

FR Type: Notice

Postponement of Certain Provisions of the Borrower Defense Regulations in PDF Format, 218KB, 2 Pages


[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 115 (Friday, June 16, 2017)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Pages 27621-27622]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2017-12562]

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DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

34 CFR Parts 668, 674, 682, and 685

RIN 1840-AD19
[Docket ID ED-2015-OPE-0103]


Student Assistance General Provisions, Federal Perkins Loan 
Program, Federal Family Education Loan Program, William D. Ford Federal 
Direct Loan Program, and Teacher Education Assistance for College and 
Higher Education Grant Program

AGENCY: Office of Postsecondary Education, Department of Education.

ACTION: Final rule; notification of partial delay of effective dates.

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SUMMARY: On November 1, 2016, the Department of Education published 
final regulations entitled Student Assistance General Provisions, 
Federal Perkins Loan Program, Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) 
Program, William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan Program, and Teacher 
Education Assistance for College and Higher Education Grant Program 
(the final regulations) in the Federal Register. On May 24, 2017, the 
California Association of Private Postsecondary Schools (CAPPS) filed a 
Complaint and Prayer for Declaratory and Injunctive Relief in the 
United States District Court for the District of Columbia (Court). In 
light of the existence and potential consequences of the pending 
litigation, the Department has concluded that justice requires it to 
postpone certain provisions of the final regulations pursuant to the 
Administrative Procedure Act (APA), pending judicial review. The 
provisions to be postponed are listed in detail in the SUPPLEMENTARY 
INFORMATION section of this document.

DATES: As of June 16, 2017, the effective date for the amendments to or 
additions of: Sec. Sec.  668.14; 668.41; 668.71; 668.90; 668.93; 
668.171; 668.175 (c) and (d) and (f) and (h); Appendix C to Subpart L 
of Part 668; 674.33; 682.202; 682.211; 682.402(d)(3), (d)(6)(ii)(B)(1) 
and (2), (d)(6)(ii)(F) introductory text, (d)(6)(ii)(F)(5), 
(d)(6)(ii)(G), (d)(6)(ii)(H) through (K), (d)(7)(ii) and (iii), (d)(8), 
and (e)(6)(iii); 682.405(b)(4)(ii); 682.410; 685.200; 685.205; 685.206; 
685,212(k); 685.214; 685.215; 685.222; Appendix A to Subpart B of Part 
685; and 685.308, published November 1, 2016, at 81 FR 75926, is 
delayed until further notice.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Barbara Hoblitzell, U.S. Department of 
Education, 400 Maryland Ave. SW., Room 6W252, Washington, DC 20202. 
Telephone: (202) 453-7583 or by email at: Barbara.Hoblitzell@ed.gov.
    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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