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Download as PDF Vol. 79 Friday, No. 114 June 13, 2014 Part VI Department of Education mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with PROPOSALS6 Semiannual Regulatory Agenda VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:31 Jun 12, 2014 Jkt 232001 PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4717 Sfmt 4717 E:\FR\FM\13JNP6.SGM 13JNP6 34044 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 114 / Friday, June 13, 2014 / Unified Agenda DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION Office of the Secretary 34 CFR Subtitles A and B Unified Agenda of Federal Regulatory and Deregulatory Actions Office of the Secretary, Department of Education. ACTION: Semiannual regulatory agenda. AGENCY: The Secretary of Education publishes a semiannual agenda of Federal regulatory and deregulatory actions. The agenda is issued under the authority of section 4(b) of Executive Order 12866 ‘‘Regulatory Planning and Review.’’ The purpose of the agenda is to encourage more effective public participation in the regulatory process by providing the public with early information about regulatory actions we plan to take. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Questions or comments related to specific regulations listed in this agenda should be directed to the agency contact listed for the regulations. Other questions or comments on this agenda should be directed to LaTanya Cannady, Program Specialist or Hilary Malawer, Deputy Assistant General Counsel, Division of Regulatory Services, Office of the General Counsel, Department of Education, Room 6C150, 400 Maryland Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20202– 2241; telephone: (202) 401–9676 (LaTanya Cannady) or (202) 401–6148 (Hilary Malawer). Individuals who use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD) or a text telephone (TTY) may call the Federal Relay Service (FRS) at 1–800–877–8339. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Section 4(b) of Executive Order 12866, dated SUMMARY: September 30, 1993, requires the Department of Education (ED) to publish, at a time and in a manner specified by the Administrator of the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget, an agenda of all regulations under development or review. The Regulatory Flexibility Act, 5 U.S.C. 602(a), requires ED to publish, in October and April of each year, a regulatory flexibility agenda. The regulatory flexibility agenda may be combined with any other agenda that satisfies the statutory requirements (5 U.S.C. 605(a)). In compliance with the Executive Order and the Regulatory Flexibility Act, the Secretary publishes this agenda. For each set of regulations listed, the agenda provides the title of the document, the type of document, a citation to any rulemaking or other action taken since publication of the most recent agenda, and planned dates of future rulemaking. In addition, the agenda provides the following information: • An abstract that includes a description of the problem to be addressed, any principal alternatives being considered, and potential costs and benefits of the action. • An indication of whether the planned action is likely to have significant economic impact on a substantial number of small entities as defined by the Regulatory Flexibility Act (5 U.S.C. 601(6)) • A reference to where a reader can find the current regulations in the Code of Federal Regulations. • A citation of legal authority. • The name, address, and telephone number of the contact person at ED from whom a reader can obtain additional information regarding the planned action. In accordance with ED’s Principles for Regulating listed in its regulatory plan (http://www.reginfo.gov/public/jsp/ eAgenda/StaticContent/201310/ Statement_1800.htm), ED is committed to regulations that improve the quality and equality of services to its customers. ED will regulate only if absolutely necessary and then in the most flexible, most equitable, least burdensome way possible. Interested members of the public are invited to comment on any of the items listed in this agenda that they believe are not consistent with the Principles for Regulating. Members of the public are also invited to comment on any uncompleted actions in this agenda that ED plans to review under section 610 of the Regulatory Flexibility Act (5 U.S.C. 610) to determine their economic impact on small entities. ED has determined that none of the uncompleted actions in this agenda require review under section 610. This publication does not impose any binding obligation on ED with regard to any specific item in the agenda. ED may elect not to pursue any of the regulatory actions listed here, and regulatory action in addition to the items listed is not precluded. Dates of future regulatory actions are subject to revision in subsequent agendas. Electronic Access to This Document The entire Unified Agenda is published electronically and is available online at www.reginfo.gov. Dated: February 28, 2014. Philip Rosenfelt, Deputy General Counsel, delegated the authority to perform the functions and duties of the General Counsel. OFFICE OF POSTSECONDARY EDUCATION—PROPOSED RULE STAGE Regulation Identifier No. Sequence No. Title 110 .................... Gainful Employment ......................................................................................................................................... 1840–AD15 OFFICE OF POSTSECONDARY EDUCATION—COMPLETED ACTIONS Regulation Identifier No. mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with PROPOSALS6 Sequence No. Title 111 .................... 150% Regulations ............................................................................................................................................ VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:31 Jun 12, 2014 Jkt 232001 PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4701 Sfmt 4702 E:\FR\FM\13JNP6.SGM 13JNP6 1840–AD13 34045 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 114 / Friday, June 13, 2014 / Unified Agenda eligible for the title IV Federal Student Aid programs, and requirements for reporting and disclosure of relevant information. Timetable: DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION (ED) Proposed Rule Stage Office of Postsecondary Education (OPE) 110. Gainful Employment Action mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with PROPOSALS6 Legal Authority: 20 U.S.C. 1001 to 1003; 20 U.S.C. 1070g; 20 U.S.C. 1085; 20 U.S.C. 1088; 20 U.S.C. 1091 to 1092; 20 U.S.C. 1094; 20 U.S.C. 1099c; 20 U.S.C. 1099c–1; 20 U.S.C. 1221e–3; 20 U.S.C. 3474 Abstract: The Secretary proposes amendments to the regulations for the Federal Student Aid programs authorized under title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended (HEA). The proposed amendments follow a negotiated rulemaking conducted by the Department in the fall of 2013. Specifically, a negotiating committee met in September, November, and December of 2013 to prepare proposed regulations regarding measures for determining whether certain postsecondary educational programs prepare students for gainful employment in a recognized occupation, the conditions under which these educational programs remain VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:31 Jun 12, 2014 Jkt 232001 Date FR Cite NPRM .................. NPRM Comment Period End Final Regulations 03/25/14 05/27/14 79 FR 16426 10/00/14 Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes. Agency Contact: John A. Kolotos, Department of Education, Office of Postsecondary Education, Room 8018, 1990 K Street NW., Washington, DC 20006–8502; Phone: 202 502–7762; Email: john.kolotos@ed.gov. RIN: 1840–AD15 DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION (ED) Completed Actions Office of Postsecondary Education (OPE) 111. 150% Regulations Legal Authority: Pub. L. 112–141 PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4701 Sfmt 9990 Abstract: These final regulations implement Public Law 112–141, which made changes to section 455 of the Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended (HEA). Specifically, these regulation implement the following: (1) A new borrower on or after July 1, 2013, becomes ineligible to receive additional Direct Subsidized Loans if the period during which the borrower has received such loans exceeds 150% of the published length of the borrower’s educational program, and (2) interest on all Direct Subsidized Loans that were disbursed to such borrower on or after July 1, 2013, will accrue. Completed: Reason Date FR Cite Final Rule ............ 01/17/14 79 FR 3108 Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes. Agency Contact: Nathan Arnold; Phone: 202 219–7134; Email: nathan.arnold@ed.gov. RIN: 1840–AD13 [FR Doc. 2014–13118 Filed 6–12–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4000–01–P E:\FR\FM\13JNP6.SGM 13JNP6

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DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

Office of the Secretary

34 CFR Subtitles A and B


Unified Agenda of Federal Regulatory and Deregulatory Actions

AGENCY: Office of the Secretary, Department of Education.

ACTION: Semiannual regulatory agenda.

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SUMMARY: The Secretary of Education publishes a semiannual agenda of 
Federal regulatory and deregulatory actions. The agenda is issued under 
the authority of section 4(b) of Executive Order 12866 ``Regulatory 
Planning and Review.'' The purpose of the agenda is to encourage more 
effective public participation in the regulatory process by providing 
the public with early information about regulatory actions we plan to 
take.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Questions or comments related to 
specific regulations listed in this agenda should be directed to the 
agency contact listed for the regulations. Other questions or comments 
on this agenda should be directed to LaTanya Cannady, Program 
Specialist or Hilary Malawer, Deputy Assistant General Counsel, 
Division of Regulatory Services, Office of the General Counsel, 
Department of Education, Room 6C150, 400 Maryland Avenue SW., 
Washington, DC 20202-2241; telephone: (202) 401-9676 (LaTanya Cannady) 
or (202) 401-6148 (Hilary Malawer). Individuals who use a 
telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD) or a text telephone (TTY) 
may call the Federal Relay Service (FRS) at 1-800-877-8339.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Section 4(b) of Executive Order 12866, dated 
September 30, 1993, requires the Department of Education (ED) to 
publish, at a time and in a manner specified by the Administrator of 
the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management 
and Budget, an agenda of all regulations under development or review. 
The Regulatory Flexibility Act, 5 U.S.C. 602(a), requires ED to 
publish, in October and April of each year, a regulatory flexibility 
agenda.
    The regulatory flexibility agenda may be combined with any other 
agenda that satisfies the statutory requirements (5 U.S.C. 605(a)). In 
compliance with the Executive Order and the Regulatory Flexibility Act, 
the Secretary publishes this agenda.
    For each set of regulations listed, the agenda provides the title 
of the document, the type of document, a citation to any rulemaking or 
other action taken since publication of the most recent agenda, and 
planned dates of future rulemaking. In addition, the agenda provides 
the following information:
     An abstract that includes a description of the problem to 
be addressed, any principal alternatives being considered, and 
potential costs and benefits of the action.
     An indication of whether the planned action is likely to 
have significant economic impact on a substantial number of small 
entities as defined by the Regulatory Flexibility Act (5 U.S.C. 601(6))
     A reference to where a reader can find the current 
regulations in the Code of Federal Regulations.
     A citation of legal authority.
     The name, address, and telephone number of the contact 
person at ED from whom a reader can obtain additional information 
regarding the planned action.
    In accordance with ED's Principles for Regulating listed in its 
regulatory plan (http://www.reginfo.gov/public/jsp/eAgenda/StaticContent/201310/Statement_1800.htm), ED is committed to 
regulations that improve the quality and equality of services to its 
customers. ED will regulate only if absolutely necessary and then in 
the most flexible, most equitable, least burdensome way possible.
    Interested members of the public are invited to comment on any of 
the items listed in this agenda that they believe are not consistent 
with the Principles for Regulating. Members of the public are also 
invited to comment on any uncompleted actions in this agenda that ED 
plans to review under section 610 of the Regulatory Flexibility Act (5 
U.S.C. 610) to determine their economic impact on small entities. ED 
has determined that none of the uncompleted actions in this agenda 
require review under section 610.
    This publication does not impose any binding obligation on ED with 
regard to any specific item in the agenda. ED may elect not to pursue 
any of the regulatory actions listed here, and regulatory action in 
addition to the items listed is not precluded. Dates of future 
regulatory actions are subject to revision in subsequent agendas.

Electronic Access to This Document

    The entire Unified Agenda is published electronically and is 
available online at www.reginfo.gov.

    Dated: February 28, 2014.
Philip Rosenfelt,
Deputy General Counsel, delegated the authority to perform the 
functions and duties of the General Counsel.

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          Office of Postsecondary Education--Completed Actions
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111.......................  150% Regulations..........         1840-AD13
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DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION (ED)

Proposed Rule Stage

Office of Postsecondary Education (OPE)

110. Gainful Employment

    Legal Authority: 20 U.S.C. 1001 to 1003; 20 U.S.C. 1070g; 20 U.S.C. 
1085; 20 U.S.C. 1088; 20 U.S.C. 1091 to 1092; 20 U.S.C. 1094; 20 U.S.C. 
1099c; 20 U.S.C. 1099c-1; 20 U.S.C. 1221e-3; 20 U.S.C. 3474
    Abstract: The Secretary proposes amendments to the regulations for 
the Federal Student Aid programs authorized under title IV of the 
Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended (HEA). The proposed amendments 
follow a negotiated rulemaking conducted by the Department in the fall 
of 2013. Specifically, a negotiating committee met in September, 
November, and December of 2013 to prepare proposed regulations 
regarding measures for determining whether certain postsecondary 
educational programs prepare students for gainful employment in a 
recognized occupation, the conditions under which these educational 
programs remain eligible for the title IV Federal Student Aid programs, 
and requirements for reporting and disclosure of relevant information.
    Timetable:

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               Action                    Date            FR Cite
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NPRM................................   03/25/14  79 FR 16426
NPRM Comment Period End                05/27/14
Final Regulations...................   10/00/14
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    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes.
    Agency Contact: John A. Kolotos, Department of Education, Office of 
Postsecondary Education, Room 8018, 1990 K Street NW., Washington, DC 
20006-8502; Phone: 202 502-7762; Email: john.kolotos@ed.gov.
    RIN: 1840-AD15

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION (ED)

Completed Actions

Office of Postsecondary Education (OPE)

111. 150% Regulations

    Legal Authority: Pub. L. 112-141
    Abstract: These final regulations implement Public Law 112-141, 
which made changes to section 455 of the Higher Education Act of 1965, 
as amended (HEA). Specifically, these regulation implement the 
following: (1) A new borrower on or after July 1, 2013, becomes 
ineligible to receive additional Direct Subsidized Loans if the period 
during which the borrower has received such loans exceeds 150% of the 
published length of the borrower's educational program, and (2) 
interest on all Direct Subsidized Loans that were disbursed to such 
borrower on or after July 1, 2013, will accrue.
    Completed:

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               Reason                    Date            FR Cite
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Final Rule..........................   01/17/14  79 FR 3108
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    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes.
    Agency Contact: Nathan Arnold; Phone: 202 219-7134; Email: 
nathan.arnold@ed.gov.
    RIN: 1840-AD13

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