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Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 233 / Thursday, December 4, 2014 / Rules and Regulations and personnel matters and is not ‘‘significant’’ under the order. Executive Order 12988 Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (effective May 16, 1997). * As Director of OGE, I have reviewed this final rule in light of section 3 of Executive Order 12988, Civil Justice Reform, and certify that it meets the applicable standards provided therein. List of Subjects in 5 CFR Part 2641 Conflict of interests, Government employees. Approved: November 4, 2014. Walter M. Shaub, Jr. Director, Office of Government Ethics. Accordingly, for the reasons set forth in the preamble, OGE is amending 5 CFR part 2641 as follows: PART 2641—POST-EMPLOYMENT CONFLICT OF INTEREST RESTRICTIONS 1. The authority citation for part 2641 continues to read as follows: ■ Authority: 5 U.S.C. app. (Ethics in Government Act of 1978); 18 U.S.C. 207; E.O. 12674, 54 FR 15159, 3 CFR, 1989 Comp., p. 215, as modified by E.O. 12731, 55 FR 42547, 3 CFR, 1990 Comp., p. 306. 2. Appendix B to part 2641 is amended by revising the listings for the Department of Health and Human Services and the Department of the Treasury to read as follows: ■ * * * * Parent: Department of the Treasury Components: Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (effective November 23, 2004). Bureau of Engraving and Printing. Bureau of the Public Debt. Bureau of the Fiscal Service (effective December 4, 2014). Comptroller of the Currency. Financial Crimes Enforcement Center (FinCEN) (effective January 30, 2003). Financial Management Service. Internal Revenue Service. Office of Thrift Supervision. United States Mint (formerly listed as Bureau of the Mint). 3. Appendix B to part 2641 is further amended by removing the Administration on Aging from the listing for the Department of Health and Human Services and by removing the Bureau of the Public Debt, the Financial Management Service, and the Office of Thrift Supervision from the listing for the Department of the Treasury. ■ [FR Doc. 2014–27284 Filed 12–3–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6345–03–P DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION 34 CFR Parts 600 and 668 RIN 1840–AD15 [Docket ID ED–2014–OPE–0039] Program Integrity: Gainful Employment; Correction * mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with RULES Appendix B to Part 2641—Agency Components for Purposes of 18 U.S.C. 207(c) AGENCY: * * * * Parent: Department of Health and Human Services Components: Administration on Aging (effective May 16, 1997). Administration for Children and Families (effective January 28, 1992). Administration for Community Living (effective December 4, 2014). Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (formerly Agency for Health Care Policy and Research) (effective May 16, 1997). Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (effective May 16, 1997). Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (effective May 16, 1997). Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (formerly Health Care Financing Administration). Food and Drug Administration. Health Resources and Services Administration (effective May 16, 1997). Indian Health Service (effective May 16, 1997). National Institutes of Health (effective May 16, 1997). VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:09 Dec 03, 2014 Jkt 235001 ACTION: Department of Education. Final regulations; correction. On October 31, 2014, we published in the Federal Register final regulations for Program Integrity: Gainful Employment (Gainful Employment rule). This document corrects regulatory text, footnotes, and a chart in the Gainful Employment rule. DATES: Effective July 1, 2015. 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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. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: John Kolotos, U.S. Department of Education, 1990 K Street NW., Room 8018, Washington, DC 20006–8502. Telephone: (202) 502–7762 or by email at: gainfulemploymentregulations@ ed.gov. If you use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD) or a text telephone (TTY), call the Federal Relay Service, toll free, at 1–800–877–8339. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This document corrects: (1) Footnote text that was omitted from the Gainful Employment rule; (2) § 668.412 of the regulations to include the implementation date for the disclosure requirements; (3) the equations for calculating completion rates for fulltime students in § 668.413(b)(1)(i) of the regulations; (4) § 668.413 to add mean earnings in addition to median earnings; and (5) the notification provisions in § 668.413(c)(2) of the regulations. In the Gainful Employment rule: • The text of certain footnotes was omitted; • We discussed that institutions must begin complying with the requirements in § 668.412 of the regulations beginning January 1, 2017. However, that language was inadvertently omitted from the regulatory text; • Dividing lines were omitted from the chart on page 64954 that would enhance the data presentation; • We revised § 668.412(a)(11) of the proposed regulations to add mean earnings, in addition to median earnings, as a possible disclosure item to be included on the disclosure template, but we did not revise § 668.413 of the regulations to reflect this addition; and • Section 668.413(c)(2) referred incorrectly to the cohort period with respect to the calculation of median loan debt. Corrections In FR Doc. No. 2014–25594, in the Federal Register of October 31, 2014 (79 FR 64890), make the following corrections: E:\FR\FM\04DER1.SGM 04DER1 71958 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 233 / Thursday, December 4, 2014 / Rules and Regulations characteristics: United States, academic years 2010–11 and 2012–13. 1. On page 64905, in the left-hand column, add footnote 22 to read as follows: ■ ■ 22 IPEDS First-Look (July 2013), table 2. Average costs (in constant 2012–13 dollars) associated with attendance for full-time, firsttime degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates at Title IV institutions operating on an academic year calendar system, and percentage change, by level of institution, type of cost, and other selected Date received from SSA 46 NCES, ‘‘Transferability of Postsecondary Credit Following Student Transfer or Coenrollment,’’ NCES 2014–163. Available at: http://nces.ed.gov/pubsearch/ pubsinfo.asp?pubid=2014163. Number ED sent to SSA Number SSA verified 3. On page 64907, in the middle column, revise footnote 54 to read as follows: ■ 54 Id. 4. On page 64954, the table is revised to read as follows: ■ Number SSA did not verify Number with earnings Number with zero earnings 3/5/12 811,718 797,070 14,708 699,024 98,046 [12.3% of verified]. 7/18/13 255,168 252,328 2,845 232,006 20,317 [7.96% of verified]. 8/14/13 923,399 917,912 8,487 798,952 9/13/13 900,419 901,719 902,380 921,749 892,796 894,260 892,840 909,613 7,623 7,459 9,540 12,136 809,204 819,542 787,223 772,574 115,960 [12.6% of verified]. 83,592. 74,718. 105,617. 137,039. Totals ............................. ........................ 3,626,267 3,589,509 36,758 3,188,543 For College Scorecard—Title IV only derived from ED data on borrowers in FY 2008 iCDR cohort for selected institutions of higher education. 12/13/13 969,145 985,742 490,305 954,728 970,742 480,421 14,417 15,000 9,884 857,539 865,060 411,917 Totals ............................. ........................ 2,445,192 2,405,891 39,301 2,134,516 Grand Totals ........... ........................ 8,061,744 7,959,705 102,099 7,053,041 § 668.412 [Corrected] § 668.413 5. On page 65015, in the middle column, add paragraph (h) to § 668.412 to read as follows: (h) Implementation date. Institutions must comply with the requirements of this section beginning January 1, 2017. mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with RULES ■ VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:09 Dec 03, 2014 Jkt 235001 [Corrected] 6. In the table of contents for subpart Q, on page 65007, in the second line in the middle column, we revise the phrase ‘‘median earnings’’ to read ‘‘mean and median earnings’’. ■ 7. Beginning in the middle column on page 65015 and ending on page 65018, ■ PO 00000 Frm 00004 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4725 400,966 [11.1% of verified]. 97,189. 105,682. 68,504. 271,375 [11.3% of verified]. 906,664 [11.4% of verified]. in each place in which the phrase ‘‘median earnings’’ appears, including in the heading of § 668.413, revise the phrase to read ‘‘mean and median earnings’’. ■ 8. On page 65015, revise the two, three-column equations in § 668.413(b)(1)(i) to read as follows: E:\FR\FM\04DER1.SGM 04DER1 ER04DE14.000</GPH> 2011 GE informational rates—includes non-Title IV. 2012 GE informational rates for reg neg Title IV only. 2012 GE post reg neg—Title IV only. For College Scorecard—Title IV only derived from ED data on borrowers in FY 2007 iCDR cohort for selected institutions of higher education. 2. On page 64906, in the right-hand column, revise footnotes 46 and 47 to read as follows: 47 NCES, ‘‘Transferability of Postsecondary Credit Following Student Transfer or Coenrollment,’’ NCES 2014–163, table 3. 9. On page 65018, in the left-hand column, revise § 668.413(c)(2) by removing the phrase ‘‘, in each case during the cohort period’’. ■ 10. On page 65033, in the right-hand column, add footnotes 259 and 260 to read as follows: ■ 259 NCES, ‘‘Transferability of Postsecondary Credit Following Student Transfer or Coenrollment,’’ NCES 2014–163. Available at: http://nces.ed.gov/pubsearch/ pubsinfo.asp?pubid=2014163. 260 NCES, ‘‘Transferability of Postsecondary Credit Following Student Transfer or Coenrollment,’’ NCES 2014–163, table 3. Program Authority: 20 U.S.C. 1001, 1002, 1088. Dated: November 25, 2014. Arne Duncan, Secretary of Education. [FR Doc. 2014–28284 Filed 12–3–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4000–01–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 50 CFR Part 622 [Docket No. 101206604–1758–02] RIN 0648–XD601 Fisheries of the Caribbean, Gulf of Mexico, and South Atlantic; 2014 Commercial Accountability Measure and Closure for Atlantic Migratory Group Cobia National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Temporary rule; closure. AGENCY: NMFS implements accountability measures (AMs) for commercial Atlantic migratory group cobia in the exclusive economic zone (EEZ) of the South Atlantic. Commercial landings for Atlantic migratory group cobia, as estimated by the Science Research Director (SRD), are projected to reach the commercial annual catch mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with RULES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:09 Dec 03, 2014 Jkt 235001 limit (ACL) on December 11, 2014. Therefore, NMFS closes the commercial sector for Atlantic migratory group cobia on December 11, 2014, and it will remain closed throughout the remainder of the fishing year, through December 31, 2014. This closure is necessary to protect the resource of Atlantic migratory group cobia. DATES: This rule is effective 12:01 a.m., local time, December 11, 2014, until 12:01 a.m., local time, January 1, 2015. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Britni LaVine, telephone: 727–824– 5305, email: britni.lavine@noaa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The fishery for coastal migratory pelagic fish (king mackerel, Spanish mackerel, and cobia) is managed under the Fishery Management Plan for Coastal Migratory Pelagic Resources in the Gulf of Mexico and Atlantic Region (FMP). The FMP was prepared by the Gulf of Mexico and South Atlantic Fishery Management Councils (Councils) and is implemented under the authority of the MagnusonStevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (Magnuson-Stevens Act) by regulations at 50 CFR part 622. Separate migratory groups of cobia were established in Amendment 18 to the FMP. The southern boundary for Atlantic migratory group cobia occurs at the division between Gulf of Mexico and Atlantic migratory groups, which is set at the intercouncil jurisdictional boundary, off the Florida Keys. As specified in 50 CFR 600.105(c), the South Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico intercouncil boundary coincides with the line of demarcation between the Atlantic Ocean and the Gulf of Mexico, which begins at the intersection of the outer boundary of the EEZ, as specified in the Magnuson-Stevens Act, and 83°00′ W. longitude, proceeds northward along that meridian to 24°35′ N. latitude, (near the Dry Tortugas Islands), then eastward along that parallel, through Rebecca Shoal and the Quicksand Shoal, to the Marquesas Keys, and then through the Florida Keys to the mainland at the eastern end of Florida Bay, the line so running that the narrow waters within the Dry Tortugas Islands, the Marquesas Keys and the PO 00000 Frm 00005 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 71959 Florida Keys, and between the Florida Keys and the mainland, are within the Gulf of Mexico. The northern boundary for Atlantic migratory group cobia is at the jurisdictional boundary between the Mid-Atlantic and New England Councils. As specified in 50 CFR 600.105(a), the northern boundary begins at the intersection point of Connecticut, Rhode Island, and New York at 41°18′16.249″ N. latitude and 71°54′28.477″ W. longitude and proceeds south along 37°22′32.75″ E. longitude to the point of intersection with the outward boundary of the EEZ as specified in the Magnuson-Stevens Act. The commercial ACL or commercial quota (quota) for Atlantic migratory group cobia is 125,712 lb (57,022 kg), round weight, for the current fishing year, January 1 through December 31, 2014, as specified in 50 CFR 622.384(d)(2). The AMs specified at 50 CFR 622.388(f)(1)(i) require NMFS to close the commercial sector for Atlantic migratory group cobia when its quota is reached or is projected to be reached, by filing a notification with the Office of the Federal Register to close the commercial sector for the remainder of the fishing year. NMFS has determined that the quota for Atlantic migratory group cobia will have been reached by December 11, 2014. Accordingly, the commercial sector for Atlantic migratory group cobia is closed effective 12:01 a.m., local time, December 11, 2014, until 12:01 a.m., local time, January 1, 2015. The possession limit for cobia located at 50 CFR 622.383(b), specifies that no person may possess more than two cobia per day in or from the EEZ in the Gulf of Mexico, Mid-Atlantic, or South Atlantic, regardless of the number of trips or duration of a trip. In addition, a person who fishes in the EEZ may not combine this harvest limitation with a harvest limitation applicable to state waters. Atlantic migratory group cobia taken in the EEZ may not be transferred at sea, regardless of where such transfer takes place, and may not be transferred in the EEZ. E:\FR\FM\04DER1.SGM 04DER1 ER04DE14.001</GPH> Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 233 / Thursday, December 4, 2014 / Rules and Regulations

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DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

34 CFR Parts 600 and 668

RIN 1840-AD15
[Docket ID ED-2014-OPE-0039]


Program Integrity: Gainful Employment; Correction

AGENCY: Department of Education.

ACTION: Final regulations; correction.

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SUMMARY: On October 31, 2014, we published in the Federal Register 
final regulations for Program Integrity: Gainful Employment (Gainful 
Employment rule). This document corrects regulatory text, footnotes, 
and a chart in the Gainful Employment rule.

DATES: Effective July 1, 2015.

ADDRESSES: Accessible Format: 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.
    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.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: John Kolotos, U.S. Department of 
Education, 1990 K Street NW., Room 8018, Washington, DC 20006-8502. 
Telephone: (202) 502-7762 or by email at: 
gainfulemploymentregulations@ed.gov.
    If you use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD) or a text 
telephone (TTY), call the Federal Relay Service, toll free, at 1-800-
877-8339.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This document corrects: (1) Footnote text 
that was omitted from the Gainful Employment rule; (2) Sec.  668.412 of 
the regulations to include the implementation date for the disclosure 
requirements; (3) the equations for calculating completion rates for 
full-time students in Sec.  668.413(b)(1)(i) of the regulations; (4) 
Sec.  668.413 to add mean earnings in addition to median earnings; and 
(5) the notification provisions in Sec.  668.413(c)(2) of the 
regulations.
    In the Gainful Employment rule:
     The text of certain footnotes was omitted;
     We discussed that institutions must begin complying with 
the requirements in Sec.  668.412 of the regulations beginning January 
1, 2017. However, that language was inadvertently omitted from the 
regulatory text;
     Dividing lines were omitted from the chart on page 64954 
that would enhance the data presentation;
     We revised Sec.  668.412(a)(11) of the proposed 
regulations to add mean earnings, in addition to median earnings, as a 
possible disclosure item to be included on the disclosure template, but 
we did not revise Sec.  668.413 of the regulations to reflect this 
addition; and
     Section 668.413(c)(2) referred incorrectly to the cohort 
period with respect to the calculation of median loan debt.

Corrections

    In FR Doc. No. 2014-25594, in the Federal Register of October 31, 
2014 (79 FR 64890), make the following corrections:

[[Page 71958]]


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1. On page 64905, in the left-hand column, add footnote 22 to read as 
follows:

    \22\ IPEDS First-Look (July 2013), table 2. Average costs (in 
constant 2012-13 dollars) associated with attendance for full-time, 
first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates at Title IV 
institutions operating on an academic year calendar system, and 
percentage change, by level of institution, type of cost, and other 
selected characteristics: United States, academic years 2010-11 and 
2012-13.

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2. On page 64906, in the right-hand column, revise footnotes 46 and 47 
to read as follows:

    \46\ NCES, ``Transferability of Postsecondary Credit Following 
Student Transfer or Coenrollment,'' NCES 2014-163. Available at: 
http://nces.ed.gov/pubsearch/pubsinfo.asp?pubid=2014163.


    \47\ NCES, ``Transferability of Postsecondary Credit Following 
Student Transfer or Coenrollment,'' NCES 2014-163, table 3.

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3. On page 64907, in the middle column, revise footnote 54 to read as 
follows:

    \54\ Id.

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4. On page 64954, the table is revised to read as follows:

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                                   Date  received  Number ED sent    Number SSA    Number SSA did    Number with
                                       from SSA        to SSA         verified       not verify       earnings           Number with zero  earnings
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2011 GE informational                      3/5/12         811,718         797,070          14,708         699,024  98,046 [12.3% of verified].
 rates_includes non-Title IV.
2012 GE informational rates for           7/18/13         255,168         252,328           2,845         232,006  20,317 [7.96% of verified].
 reg neg Title IV only.
2012 GE post reg neg_Title IV             8/14/13         923,399         917,912           8,487         798,952  115,960 [12.6% of verified].
 only.
For College Scorecard_Title IV            9/13/13         900,419         892,796           7,623         809,204  83,592.
 only derived from ED data on                             901,719         894,260           7,459         819,542  74,718.
 borrowers in FY 2007 iCDR cohort                         902,380         892,840           9,540         787,223  105,617.
 for selected institutions of                             921,749         909,613          12,136         772,574  137,039.
 higher education.
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    Totals.......................  ..............       3,626,267       3,589,509          36,758       3,188,543  400,966 [11.1% of verified].
For College Scorecard_Title IV           12/13/13         969,145         954,728          14,417         857,539  97,189.
 only derived from ED data on                             985,742         970,742          15,000         865,060  105,682.
 borrowers in FY 2008 iCDR cohort                         490,305         480,421           9,884         411,917  68,504.
 for selected institutions of
 higher education.
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    Totals.......................  ..............       2,445,192       2,405,891          39,301       2,134,516  271,375 [11.3% of verified].
        Grand Totals.............  ..............       8,061,744       7,959,705         102,099       7,053,041  906,664 [11.4% of verified].
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Sec.  668.412  [Corrected]

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5. On page 65015, in the middle column, add paragraph (h) to Sec.  
668.412 to read as follows:
    (h) Implementation date. Institutions must comply with the 
requirements of this section beginning January 1, 2017.


Sec.  668.413  [Corrected]

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6. In the table of contents for subpart Q, on page 65007, in the second 
line in the middle column, we revise the phrase ``median earnings'' to 
read ``mean and median earnings''.
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7. Beginning in the middle column on page 65015 and ending on page 
65018, in each place in which the phrase ``median earnings'' appears, 
including in the heading of Sec.  668.413, revise the phrase to read 
``mean and median earnings''.
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8. On page 65015, revise the two, three-column equations in Sec.  
668.413(b)(1)(i) to read as follows:
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9. On page 65018, in the left-hand column, revise Sec.  668.413(c)(2) 
by removing the phrase ``, in each case during the cohort period''.
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10. On page 65033, in the right-hand column, add footnotes 259 and 260 
to read as follows:

    \259\ NCES, ``Transferability of Postsecondary Credit Following 
Student Transfer or Coenrollment,'' NCES 2014-163. Available at: 
http://nces.ed.gov/pubsearch/pubsinfo.asp?pubid=2014163.

    \260\ NCES, ``Transferability of Postsecondary Credit Following 
Student Transfer or Coenrollment,'' NCES 2014-163, table 3.

    Program Authority: 20 U.S.C. 1001, 1002, 1088.

    Dated: November 25, 2014.
Arne Duncan,
Secretary of Education.
[FR Doc. 2014-28284 Filed 12-3-14; 8:45 am]
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