National Advisory Committee on Institutional Quality and Integrity Meeting, 47378-47379 [2016-17233]

Download as PDF 47378 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 140 / Thursday, July 21, 2016 / Notices text or Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF). To use PDF, you must have Adobe Acrobat Reader, which is available free at the Adobe Web 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. Authority: Pub. L. 107–279, Title III— National Assessment of Educational Progress § 301. Dated: July 18, 2016. William J. Bushaw, Executive Director, National Assessment Governing Board (NAGB), U.S. Department of Education. [FR Doc. 2016–17331 Filed 7–20–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE P DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION National Advisory Committee on Institutional Quality and Integrity Meeting National Advisory Committee on Institutional Quality and Integrity (NACIQI), Office of Postsecondary Education, U.S. Department of Education. ACTION: Announcement of an open meeting. AGENCY: This notice sets forth the agenda, date, time, dial-in procedures, and procedures to request to make oral comments for the August 23, 2016 meeting of the NACIQI. The notice of this meeting is required under § 10(a)(2) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA) and § 114(d)(1)(B) of the Higher Education Act (HEA) of 1965, as amended. SUMMARY: The NACIQI meeting will be held on August 23, 2016, from 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time via telephone conference. DATES: asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Dial-In Procedures The meeting will be conducted via telephone conference. Participants and members of the public should dial: 888– 566–6510 and enter code 9937417 when prompted. Participation in the meeting will be on a first-come first-served basis with the first 300 hundred callers accommodated. The meeting will also be hosted via webinar at: https:// educate.webex.com/educate/ e.php?MTID=m114df4b98257 cd8e99b5aede5c9fd598. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jennifer Hong, Executive Director/ VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:15 Jul 20, 2016 Jkt 238001 Designated Federal Official, NACIQI, U.S. Department of Education, 400 Maryland Avenue SW., Room 6W250, Washington, DC 20202, telephone: (202) 453–7805, or email: Jennifer.Hong@ ed.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: NACIQI’s Statutory Authority and Function: The NACIQI is established under § 114 of the Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended (HEA), 20 U.S.C. 1011c. The NACIQI advises the Secretary of Education about: • The establishment and enforcement of the criteria for recognition of accrediting agencies or associations under subpart 2 of part H of Title IV of the HEA, as amended. • The preparation and publication of the list of nationally recognized accrediting agencies and associations. • The eligibility and certification process for institutions of higher education under Title IV of the HEA, together with recommendations for improvement in such process. • The relationship between (1) accreditation of institutions of higher education and the certification and eligibility of such institutions, and (2) State licensing responsibilities with respect to such institutions. • Any other advisory function relating to accreditation and institutional eligibility that the Secretary may prescribe by regulation. Meeting Agenda: Below is a list of agencies, including their current and requested scopes of recognition, that are scheduled for review by NACIQI during the August 23, 2016 meeting. The meeting will be conducted in accordance with the review procedures outlined in the March 18, 2016 Federal Register notice (Vol. 81, No. 53). Applications for Renewal of Recognition 1. Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges Scope of recognition: The accreditation of private, postsecondary, non-degree-granting institutions and degree-granting institutions in the United States, including those granting associate, baccalaureate and master’s degrees, that are predominantly organized to educate students for occupational, trade and technical careers, and including institutions that offer programs via distance education. 2. American Osteopathic Association, Osteopathic College Accreditation Scope of recognition: The accreditation and preaccreditation (‘‘Provisional Accreditation’’) throughout the United States of freestanding institutions of osteopathic PO 00000 Frm 00035 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 medicine and of osteopathic medical programs leading to the degree of Doctor of Osteopathy or Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine. Title IV Note: Only freestanding schools or colleges of osteopathic medicine may use accreditation by this agency to establish eligibility to participate in Title IV programs. 3. Council on Occupational Education Scope of recognition: The accreditation and preaccreditation (‘‘Candidacy Status’’) throughout the United States of postsecondary occupational education institutions offering non-degree and applied associate degree programs in specific career and technical education fields, including institutions that offer programs via distance education. 4. Transnational Association of Christian Colleges and Schools, Accreditation Commission Scope of recognition: The accreditation and preaccreditation (‘‘Candidate’’ Status) of Christian postsecondary institutions in the United States that offer certificates, diplomas, and associate, baccalaureate, and graduate degrees, including institutions that offer distance education. Compliance Reports • Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities Scope of recognition: The accreditation and preaccreditation (‘‘Candidacy Status’’) of postsecondary degree-granting educational institutions in Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, and Washington, and the accreditation of programs offered via distance education within these institutions. (Compliance report on 34 CFR 602.24(a) and 602.24(b) for findings affirmed on appeal by the Secretary. Please see http://oha.ed.gov/ secretarycases/2014-7-O-S.pdf for the Secretary’s appeal decision.) Submission of requests to make an oral comment regarding a specific accrediting agency under review: Preregistered third-party oral commenters will have the opportunity to make a three-minute oral comment concerning one of the agencies scheduled for review at the August 23, 2016 meeting. These oral commenters are listed on the June 22–24, 2016 agenda, which is available at: http://www2.ed.gov/about/bdscomm/ list/naciqi-dir/2016-spring/naciqiagenda-june-2016.pdf Oral comments about agencies undergoing review must relate to the Criteria for Recognition of Accrediting Agencies, which is available at: http:// www.ed.gov/admins/finaid/accred/ index.html. Oral commenters may also E:\FR\FM\21JYN1.SGM 21JYN1 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 140 / Thursday, July 21, 2016 / Notices asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES register on August 23, 2016 to make an oral comment during NACIQI’s deliberations concerning a particular agency or institution scheduled for review, by calling (202) 453–7615 from 7:30 a.m.–8:30 a.m. Eastern Time. The requestor must provide his or her name, title, organization/affiliation, mailing address, email address, and telephone number. A total of up to fifteen minutes during each agency review will be allotted for oral commenters who register on August 23, 2016 by 8:30 a.m. Eastern Time. Individuals will be selected on a first-call, first-served basis. If selected, each commenter may not exceed three minutes. The oral comments made will become part of the official record and will be considered by the Department and NACIQI in their deliberations. No individual in attendance or making oral presentations may distribute written materials at the meeting. Access to Records of the Meeting: The Department will post the official report of the meeting on the NACIQI Web site 90 calendar days after the meeting. Pursuant to the FACA, the public may also inspect the materials at 400 Maryland Avenue SW., Washington, DC, by emailing aslrecordsmanager@ ed.gov or by calling (202) 453–7110 to schedule an appointment. Reasonable Accommodations: 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 at least two weeks before the scheduled meeting date. Although we will attempt to meet a request received after that date, we may not be able to make available the requested auxiliary aid or service because of insufficient time to arrange it. 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 for free at the Adobe Web 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 VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:15 Jul 20, 2016 Jkt 238001 this site, you can limit your search to documents published by the Department. Delegation of Authority: The Secretary of Education has delegated authority to Lynn B. Mahaffie, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Planning, Policy, and Innovation, to perform the duties of Assistant Secretary for Postsecondary Education. Authority: 20 U.S.C. 1011c. Lynn B. Mahaffie, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Planning, Policy, and Innovation, delegated the duties of Assistant Secretary for Postsecondary Education. [FR Doc. 2016–17233 Filed 7–20–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Docket No. CP16–479–000] Columbia Gas Transmission, LLC; Notice of Request Under Blanket Authorization Take notice that on July 11, 2016, Columbia Gas Transmission, LLC (Columbia), pursuant to its blanket certificate authorization granted in Docket No. CP83–76–000,1 filed an application in accordance to sections 157.205 and 157.213(b) of the Commission’s Regulations under the Natural Gas Act (NGA) as amended, requesting authority to modify certain natural gas storage facilities in the Pavonia Storage Field located in Ashland County, Ohio (Pavonia). The proposed construction is an effort to recovery the overall field deliverability at the Pavonia, all as more fully set forth in the application which is on file with the Commission and open to public inspection. Currently, the Pavonia consists of 298 active wells and 2 observation wells and is operated with a total storage capacity of 45.4 Bcf, including 20.8 Bcf of base gas and 24.6 Bcf of working gas. Over time, the sub grade soil conditions around the reservoir degrade and cause restriction of gas flow through the existing vertical wells. Columbia proposes to construct a 540-foot horizontal well (Pavonia 12595) within a geological-favorable area of the Pavonia peaking group, 220 feet of 6inch storage pipeline (SLW–12595), and appurtenances. The main purpose of the proposed facilities is to maintain field performance late in the withdrawal PO 00000 1 22 FERC ¶ 62,029 (1983). Frm 00036 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 47379 season when reservoir pressure is lowest. It is estimated that the new horizontal well will provide 25 MMcf/ day at the wellhead. Columbia’s request seeks no change in the certificated physical parameters, including total inventory, reservoir pressure, and capacity. The construction of the proposed facilities will cost approximately $2,750,000. Any questions concerning this application may be directed to Matthew J. Agen, Senior Counsel, Columbia Gas Transmission, LLC, 5151 San Felipe, Suite 2400, Houston, Texas 77056, or by phone at (713) 386–3619; email magen@ cpg.com. This filing is available for review at the Commission or may be viewed on the Commission’s Web site at http:// www.ferc.gov, using the ‘‘eLibrary’’ link. Enter the docket number excluding the last three digits in the docket number filed to access the document. For assistance, please contact FERC Online Support at FERCOnlineSupport@ ferc.gov or call toll-free at (866) 208– 3676, or, for TTY, contact (202) 502– 8659. Comments, protests and interventions may be filed electronically via the Internet in lieu of paper. See, 18 CFR 385.2001(a)(1)(iii) and the instructions on the Commission’s Web site under the ‘‘e-Filing’’ link. The Commission strongly encourages interveners to file electronically. Pursuant to section 157.9 of the Commission’s rules, 18 CFR 157.9, within 90 days of this Notice, the Commission staff will either: complete its environmental assessment (EA) and place it into the Commission’s public record (eLibrary) for this proceeding; or issue a Notice of Schedule for Environmental Review. If a Notice of Schedule for Environmental Review is issued, it will indicate, among other milestones, the anticipated date for the Commission staff’s issuance of the final environmental impact statement (FEIS) or EA for this proposal. The filing of the EA in the Commission’s public record for this proceeding or the issuance of a Notice of Schedule for Environmental Review will serve to notify federal and state agencies of the timing for the completion of all necessary reviews, and the subsequent need to complete all federal authorizations within 90 days of the date of issuance of the Commission staff’s FEIS or EA. Any person or the Commission’s staff may, within 60 days after issuance of the instant notice by the Commission, file pursuant to Rule 214 of the Commission’s Procedural Rules (18 CFR 385.214) a motion to intervene or notice of intervention and pursuant to section 157.205 of the regulations under the E:\FR\FM\21JYN1.SGM 21JYN1

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[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 140 (Thursday, July 21, 2016)]
[Notices]
[Pages 47378-47379]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2016-17233]


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DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION


National Advisory Committee on Institutional Quality and 
Integrity Meeting

AGENCY: National Advisory Committee on Institutional Quality and 
Integrity (NACIQI), Office of Postsecondary Education, U.S. Department 
of Education.

ACTION: Announcement of an open meeting.

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SUMMARY: This notice sets forth the agenda, date, time, dial-in 
procedures, and procedures to request to make oral comments for the 
August 23, 2016 meeting of the NACIQI. The notice of this meeting is 
required under Sec.  10(a)(2) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act 
(FACA) and Sec.  114(d)(1)(B) of the Higher Education Act (HEA) of 
1965, as amended.

DATES: The NACIQI meeting will be held on August 23, 2016, from 12:00 
p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time via telephone conference.

Dial-In Procedures

    The meeting will be conducted via telephone conference. 
Participants and members of the public should dial: 888-566-6510 and 
enter code 9937417 when prompted. Participation in the meeting will be 
on a first-come first-served basis with the first 300 hundred callers 
accommodated. The meeting will also be hosted via webinar at: https://educate.webex.com/educate/e.php?MTID=m114df4b98257cd8e99b5aede5c9fd598.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jennifer Hong, Executive Director/
Designated Federal Official, NACIQI, U.S. Department of Education, 400 
Maryland Avenue SW., Room 6W250, Washington, DC 20202, telephone: (202) 
453-7805, or email: Jennifer.Hong@ed.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: NACIQI's Statutory Authority and Function: 
The NACIQI is established under Sec.  114 of the Higher Education Act 
of 1965, as amended (HEA), 20 U.S.C. 1011c. The NACIQI advises the 
Secretary of Education about:
     The establishment and enforcement of the criteria for 
recognition of accrediting agencies or associations under subpart 2 of 
part H of Title IV of the HEA, as amended.
     The preparation and publication of the list of nationally 
recognized accrediting agencies and associations.
     The eligibility and certification process for institutions 
of higher education under Title IV of the HEA, together with 
recommendations for improvement in such process.
     The relationship between (1) accreditation of institutions 
of higher education and the certification and eligibility of such 
institutions, and (2) State licensing responsibilities with respect to 
such institutions.
     Any other advisory function relating to accreditation and 
institutional eligibility that the Secretary may prescribe by 
regulation.
    Meeting Agenda: Below is a list of agencies, including their 
current and requested scopes of recognition, that are scheduled for 
review by NACIQI during the August 23, 2016 meeting. The meeting will 
be conducted in accordance with the review procedures outlined in the 
March 18, 2016 Federal Register notice (Vol. 81, No. 53).

Applications for Renewal of Recognition

1. Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges

    Scope of recognition: The accreditation of private, postsecondary, 
non-degree-granting institutions and degree-granting institutions in 
the United States, including those granting associate, baccalaureate 
and master's degrees, that are predominantly organized to educate 
students for occupational, trade and technical careers, and including 
institutions that offer programs via distance education.

2. American Osteopathic Association, Osteopathic College Accreditation

    Scope of recognition: The accreditation and preaccreditation 
(``Provisional Accreditation'') throughout the United States of 
freestanding institutions of osteopathic medicine and of osteopathic 
medical programs leading to the degree of Doctor of Osteopathy or 
Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine.
    Title IV Note: Only freestanding schools or colleges of osteopathic 
medicine may use accreditation by this agency to establish eligibility 
to participate in Title IV programs.

3. Council on Occupational Education

    Scope of recognition: The accreditation and preaccreditation 
(``Candidacy Status'') throughout the United States of postsecondary 
occupational education institutions offering non-degree and applied 
associate degree programs in specific career and technical education 
fields, including institutions that offer programs via distance 
education.

4. Transnational Association of Christian Colleges and Schools, 
Accreditation Commission

    Scope of recognition: The accreditation and preaccreditation 
(``Candidate'' Status) of Christian postsecondary institutions in the 
United States that offer certificates, diplomas, and associate, 
baccalaureate, and graduate degrees, including institutions that offer 
distance education.

Compliance Reports

 Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities

    Scope of recognition: The accreditation and preaccreditation 
(``Candidacy Status'') of postsecondary degree-granting educational 
institutions in Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, and 
Washington, and the accreditation of programs offered via distance 
education within these institutions. (Compliance report on 34 CFR 
602.24(a) and 602.24(b) for findings affirmed on appeal by the 
Secretary. Please see http://oha.ed.gov/secretarycases/2014-7-O-S.pdf 
for the Secretary's appeal decision.)
    Submission of requests to make an oral comment regarding a specific 
accrediting agency under review: Pre-registered third-party oral 
commenters will have the opportunity to make a three-minute oral 
comment concerning one of the agencies scheduled for review at the 
August 23, 2016 meeting. These oral commenters are listed on the June 
22-24, 2016 agenda, which is available at: http://www2.ed.gov/about/bdscomm/list/naciqi-dir/2016-spring/naciqi-agenda-june-2016.pdf
    Oral comments about agencies undergoing review must relate to the 
Criteria for Recognition of Accrediting Agencies, which is available 
at: http://www.ed.gov/admins/finaid/accred/index.html. Oral commenters 
may also

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register on August 23, 2016 to make an oral comment during NACIQI's 
deliberations concerning a particular agency or institution scheduled 
for review, by calling (202) 453-7615 from 7:30 a.m.-8:30 a.m. Eastern 
Time. The requestor must provide his or her name, title, organization/
affiliation, mailing address, email address, and telephone number. A 
total of up to fifteen minutes during each agency review will be 
allotted for oral commenters who register on August 23, 2016 by 8:30 
a.m. Eastern Time. Individuals will be selected on a first-call, first-
served basis. If selected, each commenter may not exceed three minutes. 
The oral comments made will become part of the official record and will 
be considered by the Department and NACIQI in their deliberations. No 
individual in attendance or making oral presentations may distribute 
written materials at the meeting.
    Access to Records of the Meeting: The Department will post the 
official report of the meeting on the NACIQI Web site 90 calendar days 
after the meeting. Pursuant to the FACA, the public may also inspect 
the materials at 400 Maryland Avenue SW., Washington, DC, by emailing 
aslrecordsmanager@ed.gov or by calling (202) 453-7110 to schedule an 
appointment.
    Reasonable Accommodations: 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 at least two weeks 
before the scheduled meeting date. Although we will attempt to meet a 
request received after that date, we may not be able to make available 
the requested auxiliary aid or service because of insufficient time to 
arrange it.

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 for free at the Adobe Web 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.
    Delegation of Authority: The Secretary of Education has delegated 
authority to Lynn B. Mahaffie, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Planning, 
Policy, and Innovation, to perform the duties of Assistant Secretary 
for Postsecondary Education.

    Authority: 20 U.S.C. 1011c.

Lynn B. Mahaffie,
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Planning, Policy, and Innovation, 
delegated the duties of Assistant Secretary for Postsecondary 
Education.
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