Publication Date: December 5, 2013

Posted Date: December 5, 2013

Subject: Gainful Employment - Negotiated Rulemaking

FR Type: Notice


[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 234 (Thursday, December 5, 2013)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Pages 73143-73144]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-29072]

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DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

34 CFR Chapter VI

Negotiated Rulemaking Committee, Notice of Additional Committee 
Meeting--Title IV Federal Student Aid Programs, Gainful Employment in a 
Recognized Occupation

AGENCY: Office of Postsecondary Education, Department of Education.

ACTION: Notice of intent to establish negotiated rulemaking committee.

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SUMMARY: On June 12, 2013, we announced our intention to establish a 
negotiated rulemaking committee to prepare proposed regulations to 
establish standards for programs that prepare students for gainful 
employment in a recognized occupation. We also announced the schedule 
for two sessions of committee meetings. We now announce the addition of 
a third session consisting of a one-day committee meeting.

DATES: The date, times, and location of the third committee meeting are 
set out in the Schedule for Negotiations section under SUPPLEMENTARY 
INFORMATION, below.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For information about the content of 
this notice, including information about the negotiated rulemaking 
process, contact: Wendy Macias, U.S. Department of Education, 1990 K 
Street NW., Room 8017, Washington, DC 20006. Telephone: (202) 502-7526 
or by email: wendy.macias@ed.gov.
    For general information about the negotiated rulemaking process, 
see The Negotiated Rulemaking Process for Title IV Regulations, 
Frequently Asked Questions at http://www2.ed.gov/policy/highered/reg/hearulemaking/hea08/neg-reg-faq.html.
    If you use a telecommunications device for the deaf or text 
telephone, call the Federal Relay Service, toll free, at 1-800-877-
8339.
    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.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On June 12, 2013, we published a notice in 
the Federal Register (78 FR 35179) announcing our intention to 
establish a negotiated rulemaking committee to prepare proposed 
regulations for the Federal Student Aid programs authorized under title 
IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended (HEA) (title IV 
Federal Student Aid programs) that would establish standards for 
programs that prepare students for gainful employment in a recognized 
occupation. In that notice, we set a schedule for two sessions of 
committee meetings and requested nominations for individual negotiators 
who represent key stakeholder constituencies for the issues to be 
negotiated to serve on the committee.
    Because of the shutdown of the Federal Government due to the lapse 
in appropriations for fiscal year 2014, on November 7, 2013, we 
announced in the Federal Register (78 FR 66865) that we were 
rescheduling the second session of committee meetings from October 21-
23, 2013, to November 18-20, 2013, with the meeting on the final day 
running from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

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    We now announce the addition of a third session consisting of one 
committee meeting to take place December 13, 2013. The meeting will run 
from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The schedule for the third session follows.
    Schedule for Negotiations: The committee will meet for its third 
and final session on December 13, 2013. The meeting will run from 9:00 
a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
    The meeting will be held at the U.S. Department of Education at: 
1990 K Street NW., Eighth Floor Conference Center, Washington, DC 
20006.
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document is the document published in the Federal Register. Free 
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    Program Authority: 20 U.S.C. 1098a.

    Dated: December 2, 2013.
Brenda Dann-Messier,
Acting Assistant Secretary for the Office of Postsecondary Education.
[FR Doc. 2013-29072 Filed 12-2-13; 4:15 pm]
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