National Committee on Foreign Medical Education and Accreditation, 49074-49075 [2014-19633]

Download as PDF tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 49074 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 160 / Tuesday, August 19, 2014 / Notices 2. Administrative and National Policy Requirements: We identify administrative and national policy requirements in the application package and reference these and other requirements in the Applicable Regulations section of this notice. We reference the regulations outlining the terms and conditions of an award in the Applicable Regulations section of this notice and include these and other specific conditions in the GAN. The GAN also incorporates your approved application as part of your binding commitments under the grant. 3. Reporting: (a) If you apply for a grant under this competition, you must ensure that you have in place the necessary processes and systems to comply with the reporting requirements in 2 CFR part 170 should you receive funding under the competition. This does not apply if you have an exception under 2 CFR 170.110(b). 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The purpose of this proposed priority is to fund a cooperative agreement with the goal of establishing a Job-Driven Vocational Rehabilitation Technical Assistance Center (JDVRTAC) to achieve, at a minimum, the following outcomes: (a) Improve the ability of State VR agencies to work with employers and providers of training to ensure equal access to and greater opportunities for individuals with disabilities to engage in competitive employment or training; (b) Increase the number and quality of employment outcomes in competitive, integrated settings for VR-eligible individuals with disabilities, including broadening the range of occupations for such individuals in such settings, that result from job-driven strategies; and (c) VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:30 Aug 18, 2014 Jkt 232001 Increase the number of VR-eligible individuals with disabilities in employer-driven job training programs. 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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. Dated: August 13, 2014. Michael K. Yudin, Acting Assistant Secretary for Special Education and Rehabilitative Services. [FR Doc. 2014–19587 Filed 8–18–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4000–01–P DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION National Committee on Foreign Medical Education and Accreditation Office of the Secretary, White House Liaison, National Committee on Foreign Medical Education and Accreditation (NCFMEA), Department of Education. ACTION: Request for Nominations to Serve on the National Committee on Foreign Medical Education and Accreditation (NCFMEA). AGENCY: At this time, the Secretary of Education invites interested parties to submit nomination(s) for individuals to serve on the National Committee on Foreign Medical Education and Accreditation (NCFMEA). SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The NCFMEA was established by the Secretary of Education under Section 102 of the Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended. The Committee shall consist of eleven (11) members appointed to a three year term (staggered one year, two year, or three year term, as determined by the Secretary of Education), one of whom shall be a student at the time of appointment, enrolled in an accredited medical school. Upon request from a foreign country, the NCFMEA evaluates the standards of accreditation applied to applicant foreign medical schools in that country SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\19AUN1.SGM 19AUN1 tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 160 / Tuesday, August 19, 2014 / Notices and determines the comparability of these standards to standards for accreditation applied to medical schools in the United States. Medical schools located in foreign countries that lack an NCFMEA finding of comparability of their accrediting standards are not eligible to have their U.S. students receive Federal student aid funds under Title IV of the HEA. Nomination Process: Any interested person or organization may nominate one or more qualified individuals. If you would like to nominate an individual or yourself for appointment to the NCFMEA, please submit the following information to the U.S. Department of Education’s White House Liaison Office. • A cover letter addressed to the Secretary of Education as follows: Honorable Arne Duncan, Secretary of Education, U.S. Department of Education, 400 Maryland Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20202. In the letter, please state your reason(s) for nominating the individual or yourself; • A copy of the nominee’s or your current resume or curriculum vitae. • Contact information for the nominee (name, title, business address, business phone, fax number, and business email address). In addition, the cover letter must include a statement affirming that the nominee (if you are nominating someone other than yourself) has agreed to be nominated and is willing to serve on the Committee if selected. Nominees should be broadly knowledgeable about foreign medical education and accreditation, respected in the educational community, and representative of the relevant constituencies. DATES: Nominations for the NCFMEA must be received no later than 12:00 noon Eastern Standard Time, Tuesday, September 2, 2014. ADDRESSES: You may submit nominations, including attachments via email to: whitehouseliaison@ed.gov (specify in the email subject line ‘‘NCFMEA Nomination’’). For questions, please contact the U. S. Department of Education White House Liaison Office at (202) 453–5737. Electronic Access to this Document: The official version of this document is published in the Federal Register. Free Internet access to the official version of this notice in the Federal Register and the applicable 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 VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:30 Aug 18, 2014 Jkt 232001 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. Dated: April 14, 2014. Sam Myers, Jr., White House Liaison, U.S. Department of Education. [FR Doc. 2014–19633 Filed 8–18–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4000–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Proposed Agency Information Collection U.S. Department of Energy. Notice and Request for Comments. AGENCY: ACTION: The Department of Energy (DOE) has submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for clearance, a proposal for collection of information under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. The Department of Energy (DOE), Office of Science (SC) has chosen to leverage the use of Government, Off-the-Shelf (GOTS) software capabilities to implement a new consolidated system called Portfolio Analysis and Management System (PAMS). Comments are invited on: (a) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information shall have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on respondents, including through the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. This notice is being republished due to the time lapsed from original publication. DATES: Comments regarding this proposed information collection must be received on or before October 20, 2014. If you anticipate difficulty in submitting comments within that period, contact the person listed in ADDRESSES as soon as possible. SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00028 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 49075 Written comments may be sent to Portfolio Analysis and Management System (PAMS) Information Collection Request (ICR) by email at pams-irccomments@science.doe.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information or copies of the information collection instrument and instructions should be directed to Marina Amoroso by email at marina.amoroso@science.doe.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This information collection request contains: (1) OMB No.: New. (2) Information Collection Request Title: Information Collection Request Title: Portfolio Analysis and Management System (PAMS) Submissions for Letter of Intent (LOI), Pre-proposals, Interagency Proposals, and DOE National Laboratory Proposals; System Registration by External Users. (3) Type of Request: New. (4) Purpose: This new system is based on the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) Electronic Handbooks software. Discretionary financial assistance proposals continue to be collected using Grants.gov but are imported into PAMS for use by the program offices. Under the proposed information collection, an external interface will be implemented in PAMS to allow two other types of proposal submission: DOE National Laboratories will be able to submit proposals for technical work authorizations directly into PAMS, while other Federal Agencies will be able to submit Proposals for interagency awards directly into PAMS. External users from all institution types will be able to submit Solicitation Letters of Intent and Pre-proposals directly into PAMS. All applicants, whether they submitted through Grants.gov or PAMS, will be able to register with PAMS to view the proposals that were submitted. They will also be able to maintain a minimal amount of information in their personal profile. The proposed collection will automate and streamline the submission, tracking, and correspondence portions of financial award pre-review processes. The information collected will be used by DOE to select applicants and projects for financial awards. (5) Annual Estimated Number of Respondents: The following numbers are calculated using the average of the number of financial assistance proposals received in fiscal year 2006 through fiscal year 2010. 9,920 PAMS registrants, who are to include 8,000 submitters of lab proposals, interagency proposals, pre-proposals, and Letters Of ADDRESSES: E:\FR\FM\19AUN1.SGM 19AUN1

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[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 160 (Tuesday, August 19, 2014)]
[Notices]
[Pages 49074-49075]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-19633]


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DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION


National Committee on Foreign Medical Education and Accreditation

AGENCY: Office of the Secretary, White House Liaison, National 
Committee on Foreign Medical Education and Accreditation (NCFMEA), 
Department of Education.

ACTION: Request for Nominations to Serve on the National Committee on 
Foreign Medical Education and Accreditation (NCFMEA).

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SUMMARY: At this time, the Secretary of Education invites interested 
parties to submit nomination(s) for individuals to serve on the 
National Committee on Foreign Medical Education and Accreditation 
(NCFMEA).

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The NCFMEA was established by the Secretary 
of Education under Section 102 of the Higher Education Act of 1965, as 
amended. The Committee shall consist of eleven (11) members appointed 
to a three year term (staggered one year, two year, or three year term, 
as determined by the Secretary of Education), one of whom shall be a 
student at the time of appointment, enrolled in an accredited medical 
school.
    Upon request from a foreign country, the NCFMEA evaluates the 
standards of accreditation applied to applicant foreign medical schools 
in that country

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and determines the comparability of these standards to standards for 
accreditation applied to medical schools in the United States. Medical 
schools located in foreign countries that lack an NCFMEA finding of 
comparability of their accrediting standards are not eligible to have 
their U.S. students receive Federal student aid funds under Title IV of 
the HEA.
    Nomination Process: Any interested person or organization may 
nominate one or more qualified individuals. If you would like to 
nominate an individual or yourself for appointment to the NCFMEA, 
please submit the following information to the U.S. Department of 
Education's White House Liaison Office.
     A cover letter addressed to the Secretary of Education as 
follows: Honorable Arne Duncan, Secretary of Education, U.S. Department 
of Education, 400 Maryland Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20202. In the 
letter, please state your reason(s) for nominating the individual or 
yourself;
     A copy of the nominee's or your current resume or 
curriculum vitae.
     Contact information for the nominee (name, title, business 
address, business phone, fax number, and business email address).
    In addition, the cover letter must include a statement affirming 
that the nominee (if you are nominating someone other than yourself) 
has agreed to be nominated and is willing to serve on the Committee if 
selected. Nominees should be broadly knowledgeable about foreign 
medical education and accreditation, respected in the educational 
community, and representative of the relevant constituencies.

DATES: Nominations for the NCFMEA must be received no later than 12:00 
noon Eastern Standard Time, Tuesday, September 2, 2014.

ADDRESSES:  You may submit nominations, including attachments via email 
to: whitehouseliaison@ed.gov (specify in the email subject line 
``NCFMEA Nomination'').
    For questions, please contact the U. S. Department of Education 
White House Liaison Office at (202) 453-5737.
    Electronic Access to this Document: The official version of this 
document is published in the Federal Register. Free Internet access to 
the official version of this notice in the Federal Register and the 
applicable 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.

    Dated: April 14, 2014.
Sam Myers, Jr.,
White House Liaison, U.S. Department of Education.
[FR Doc. 2014-19633 Filed 8-18-14; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4000-01-P