National Committee on Foreign Medical Education and Accreditation, 49788-49789 [2012-20282]

Download as PDF erowe on DSK2VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 49788 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 160 / Friday, August 17, 2012 / Notices 11–12, 2012 meeting. Oral comments about agencies seeking renewal of recognition must relate to the Criteria for Recognition of Accrediting Agencies or the Criteria and Procedures for Recognition of State Agencies for Approval of Nurse Education, as appropriate, which are available at: http://www.ed.gov/admins/finaid/ accred/index.html. Method One: Submit a request by email to the accreditationcommittees@ed.gov. Please do not send material directly to NACIQI members. Requests must be received by September 10, 2012, and include the subject line ‘‘Oral Comment Request: re (agency name).’’ The email must include the name, title, affiliation, mailing address, email address, telephone and facsimile numbers and Web site (if any) of the person/group requesting to speak. 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[FR Doc. 2012–20281 Filed 8–16–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE P PO 00000 Frm 00015 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION National Committee on Foreign Medical Education and Accreditation Office of Postsecondary Education, U.S. Department of Education, National Committee on Foreign Medical Education and Accreditation. ACTION: The purpose of this notice is to announce the upcoming meeting of the National Committee on Foreign Medical Education and Accreditation (NCFMEA). Parts of this meeting will be open to the public, and the public is invited to attend those portions. AGENCY: Meeting Date and Place: The public meeting will be held on Tuesday, October 30, 2012, from 8:30 a.m. until approximately 5:00 p.m., at the U.S. Department of Education, Eighth Floor Conference Center, Office of Postsecondary Education, 1990 K Street NW., Washington, DC 20006. Function: The NCFMEA was established by the Secretary of Education under Section 102 of the Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended. The NCFMEA’s responsibilities are to: • Upon request of a foreign country, evaluate the standards of accreditation applied to medical schools in that country; and • Determine the comparability of those standards to standards for accreditation applied to United States medical schools. Comparability of the applicable accreditation standards is an eligibility requirement for foreign medical schools to participate in the William D. Ford Federal Direct Student Loan Program, 20 U.S.C. 1087a et seq. Meeting Agenda: The NCFMEA will review the standards of accreditation applied to medical schools by several foreign countries to determine whether those standards are comparable to the standards of accreditation applied to medical schools in the United States and/or reports previously requested of countries by the NCFMEA. Discussion of the standards of accreditation will be held in sessions open to the public. Discussions resulting in specific determinations of comparability are closed to the public in order that each country may be properly notified by the Department of the Committee’s decision. The countries scheduled to be discussed at the meeting include Australia/New Zealand, Dominican Republic, Ireland, Israel, Mexico, Pakistan, Saba, Slovak Republic, Taiwan, and the United Kingdom. The E:\FR\FM\17AUN1.SGM 17AUN1 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 160 / Friday, August 17, 2012 / Notices meeting agenda, as well as the staff analyses pertaining to the meeting will be posted on the Department of Education’s Web site prior to the meeting at http://www2.ed.gov/about/ bdscomm/list/ncfmea.html. Reasonable Accommodations: The meeting site is accessible to individuals with disabilities. If you will need an auxiliary aid or service to participate in the meeting (e.g., interpreting service, assistive listening device, or materials in an alternate format), notify the contact person listed in this notice by September 28, 2012, although we will attempt to meet a request received after that date. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Carol Griffiths, Executive Director for the NCFMEA, U.S. Department of Education, 1990 K Street NW., Room 8073, Washington, DC 20006–8129, telephone: 202 219–7035; fax: 202 502– 7874, or email: Carol.Griffiths@ed.gov. 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 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. David A. Bergeron, Acting Assistant Secretary for Postsecondary Education. [FR Doc. 2012–20282 Filed 8–16–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4000–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY erowe on DSK2VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES [Docket No. PP–334] Record of Decision for Issuing a Presidential Permit to Energia Sierra Juarez U.S. Transmission, LLC, for the Energia Sierra Juarez U.S. Transmission Line Project Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability, U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). ACTION: Record of Decision (ROD). AGENCY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:13 Aug 16, 2012 Jkt 226001 DOE announces its decision to issue a Presidential permit to Energia Sierra Juarez U.S. Transmission, LLC (ESJ), to construct, operate, maintain, and connect a double-circuit, 230,000volt (230-kV) electric transmission line across the U.S.-Mexico border in eastern San Diego County, California. The potential environmental impacts associated with the transmission line are analyzed in the Environmental Impact Statement for the Energia Sierra Juarez U.S. Transmission Line Project (DOE/EIS–0414). The transmission line would originate at San Diego Gas and Electric’s planned East County Substation (ECO Substation), and extend southward approximately 0.65 miles to the U.S. border with Mexico, near Jacumba, California, where it would cross the border and connect with a transmission line to be built in Mexico. ADDRESSES: The Final EIS is available on the DOE NEPA Web site at http:// energy.gov/nepa/nepa-documents and on the project Web site at http:// esjprojecteis.org/, and the ROD will be available on both Web sites in the near future. Copies of the Final EIS and this ROD may be requested by contacting Brian Mills, Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability (OE–20), U.S. Department of Energy, 1000 Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20585, Phone (202) 586–8267, email Brian.Mills@hq.doe.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For further information on the Energia Sierra Juarez U.S. Transmission Line EIS, contact Brian Mills as indicated in the ADDRESSES section above. For general information on the DOE NEPA process, contact Ms. Carol M. Borgstrom, Director, Office of NEPA Policy and Compliance (GC–54), U.S. Department of Energy, 1000 Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20585; by email at askNEPA@hq.doe.gov; or by facsimile at 202–586–7031. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: Background Executive Order (E.O.) 10485 (September 9, 1953), as amended by E.O. 12038 (February 7, 1978), requires that a Presidential permit be issued by DOE before electricity transmission facilities may be constructed, operated, maintained, or connected at the U.S. border. DOE may issue or amend a permit if it determines that the permit is in the public interest and after obtaining favorable recommendations from the U.S. Departments of State and Defense. In determining whether PO 00000 Frm 00016 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 49789 issuance of a permit for a proposed action is in the public interest, DOE considers the potential environmental impacts of the proposed project, the project’s impact on electricity reliability by ascertaining whether the proposed project would adversely affect the operation of the U.S. electric power supply system under normal and contingency conditions, and any other factors that DOE considers relevant to the public interest. On December 18, 2007, ESJ, a subsidiary of Sempra U.S. Gas and Power, applied to DOE for a Presidential permit to construct, operate, maintain, and connect either a single-circuit, 500kV electric transmission line or a double-circuit 230-kV electric transmission line across the U.S.Mexico border. The electric transmission line would originate at San Diego Gas and Electric’s planned ECO Substation in San Diego County where it would interconnect with the Imperial Valley-Miguel segment of the Southwest Powerlink (SWPL) 500-kV transmission line. The transmission line would extend approximately 0.65 miles southward, crossing the U.S.-Mexico border near Jacumba, California, then continue approximately 1 mile (1.6 km) to an interconnection point inside Mexico. The total length of the transmission line would be approximately 1.65 miles (2.65 km), 0.65 miles of which would be within the U.S. The proposed line would be constructed and owned by ESJ. The ESJ transmission line project would connect to the planned 1,250 Megawatt (MW) ESJ Wind Project to be located in the general vicinity of La Rumorosa, Northern Baja California, Mexico. Delivery within California of the output of ESJ wind turbines in Mexico would be scheduled by the California Independent System Operator (CAISO). Consultation Under Section 7 of the Endangered Species Act, DOE has completed consultation with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service regarding impacts on Federally-listed threatened or endangered species in the area of the proposed project. Consultation under section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act was on-going at the time the Final EIS was issued. Since then, DOE has completed consultation with the California State Historic Preservation Officer (SHPO) regarding potential impacts on historic properties, as confirmed in a June 29, 2012, letter of concurrence by California SHPO. E:\FR\FM\17AUN1.SGM 17AUN1

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[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 160 (Friday, August 17, 2012)]
[Notices]
[Pages 49788-49789]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-20282]


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DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION


National Committee on Foreign Medical Education and Accreditation

AGENCY: Office of Postsecondary Education, U.S. Department of 
Education, National Committee on Foreign Medical Education and 
Accreditation.

ACTION: The purpose of this notice is to announce the upcoming meeting 
of the National Committee on Foreign Medical Education and 
Accreditation (NCFMEA). Parts of this meeting will be open to the 
public, and the public is invited to attend those portions.

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    Meeting Date and Place: The public meeting will be held on Tuesday, 
October 30, 2012, from 8:30 a.m. until approximately 5:00 p.m., at the 
U.S. Department of Education, Eighth Floor Conference Center, Office of 
Postsecondary Education, 1990 K Street NW., Washington, DC 20006.
    Function: The NCFMEA was established by the Secretary of Education 
under Section 102 of the Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended. The 
NCFMEA's responsibilities are to:
     Upon request of a foreign country, evaluate the standards 
of accreditation applied to medical schools in that country; and
     Determine the comparability of those standards to 
standards for accreditation applied to United States medical schools.
    Comparability of the applicable accreditation standards is an 
eligibility requirement for foreign medical schools to participate in 
the William D. Ford Federal Direct Student Loan Program, 20 U.S.C. 
1087a et seq.
    Meeting Agenda: The NCFMEA will review the standards of 
accreditation applied to medical schools by several foreign countries 
to determine whether those standards are comparable to the standards of 
accreditation applied to medical schools in the United States and/or 
reports previously requested of countries by the NCFMEA. Discussion of 
the standards of accreditation will be held in sessions open to the 
public. Discussions resulting in specific determinations of 
comparability are closed to the public in order that each country may 
be properly notified by the Department of the Committee's decision.
    The countries scheduled to be discussed at the meeting include 
Australia/New Zealand, Dominican Republic, Ireland, Israel, Mexico, 
Pakistan, Saba, Slovak Republic, Taiwan, and the United Kingdom. The

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meeting agenda, as well as the staff analyses pertaining to the meeting 
will be posted on the Department of Education's Web site prior to the 
meeting at http://www2.ed.gov/about/bdscomm/list/ncfmea.html.
    Reasonable Accommodations: The meeting site is accessible to 
individuals with disabilities. If you will need an auxiliary aid or 
service to participate in the meeting (e.g., interpreting service, 
assistive listening device, or materials in an alternate format), 
notify the contact person listed in this notice by September 28, 2012, 
although we will attempt to meet a request received after that date.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Carol Griffiths, Executive Director 
for the NCFMEA, U.S. Department of Education, 1990 K Street NW., Room 
8073, Washington, DC 20006-8129, telephone: 202 219-7035; fax: 202 502-
7874, or email: Carol.Griffiths@ed.gov.
    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 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.

David A. Bergeron,
Acting Assistant Secretary for Postsecondary Education.
[FR Doc. 2012-20282 Filed 8-16-12; 8:45 am]
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