Accrediting Agencies Currently Undergoing Review for Purposes of Recognition by the U.S. Secretary of Education; Update, 35295-35296 [2020-12351]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 111 / Tuesday, June 9, 2020 / Notices comments on the information collection at that time. Additional Information: An emergency clearance approval for the use of the system is described below due to the following conditions: Section 18004 of the Act authorizes the Secretary of Education (‘‘Secretary’’) to allocate formula grant funds to participating institutions of higher educations (IHEs). It requires the IHEs to use no less than fifty percent of the funds received to provide emergency financial aid grants to students for expenses related to the disruption of campus operations due to coronavirus (including eligible expenses under a student’s cost of attendance such as food, housing, course materials, technology, health care, and child care). ED is requesting an emergency clearance so that IHEs may appropriately determine which individuals attending their institution are eligible to receive emergency financial aid grants under the CARES Act. Dated: June 4, 2020. Kate Mullan, PRA Coordinator, Strategic Collections and Clearance Governance and Strategy Division, Office of Chief Data Officer. [FR Doc. 2020–12491 Filed 6–8–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4000–01–P DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION Accrediting Agencies Currently Undergoing Review for Purposes of Recognition by the U.S. Secretary of Education; Update Office of Postsecondary Education, Accreditation Group, U.S. Department of Education. ACTION: Update to the call for written third-party comments. AGENCY: This notice is an update to the previous notice published in the Federal Register Vol 85, No. 103 on May 28, 2020 for members of the public on submitting written comments for accrediting agencies currently undergoing review for purposes of recognition by the U.S. Secretary of Education. The purpose of this notice is to correct the scope of recognition for the National Accrediting Commission of Career Arts and Sciences Inc. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Herman Bounds, Director, Accreditation Group, Office of Postsecondary Education, U.S. Department of Education, 400 Maryland Avenue SW, Room 270–01, Washington, DC 20202, telephone: (202) 453–7615, or email: herman.bounds@ed.gov. jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 23:08 Jun 08, 2020 Jkt 250001 This notice is an update to the previous notice published in the Federal Register at 85 FR 32031 on May 28, 2020. This request for written third-party comments concerning the performance of accrediting agencies under review by the Secretary of Education is required by section 496(n)(1)(A) of the Higher Education Act (HEA) of 1965, as amended, and pertains to the Winter 2021 meeting of the National Advisory Committee on Institutional Quality and Integrity (NACIQI). The meeting date and location have not been determined, but will be announced in a later Federal Register notice. In addition, a later Federal Register notice will describe how to register to provide oral comments at the meeting. Agencies Under Review and Evaluation: The Department requests written comments from the public on the following accrediting agencies, which are currently undergoing review and evaluation by the Accreditation Group, and which will be reviewed at the Winter 2021 NACIQI meeting. The agencies are listed by the type of application each has submitted. We have also indicated each agency’s current scope of recognition. If any agency requests a change to its scope of recognition, we have identified both the current scope of recognition and the requested scope of recognition. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Applications for Renewal of Recognition 1. Association of Institutions of Jewish Studies. Scope of Recognition: The accreditation of postsecondary institutions of Jewish Studies within the United States exclusively offering educational programs leading to a certificate, associate degree, baccalaureate degree or their equivalent credential in Jewish Studies or Classical Torah Studies. 2. American Speech-LanguageHearing Association, Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology. Scope of Recognition: The accreditation and preaccreditation (Accreditation Candidate) throughout the United States of education programs in audiology and speech-language pathology leading to the first professional or clinical degree at the master’s or doctoral level, and the accreditation of these programs offered via distance education. 3. American Board of Funeral Service Education, Committee on Accreditation. Scope of Recognition: The accreditation of institutions and programs within the United States awarding diplomas, associate degrees and bachelor’s degrees in funeral service or mortuary science, PO 00000 Frm 00041 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 35295 including the accreditation of distance learning courses and programs offered by these programs and institutions. 4. Council on Naturopathic Medical Education. Scope of Recognition: The accreditation and preaccreditation throughout the United States of graduate-level, four-year naturopathic medical education programs leading to the Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine (NMD) or Doctor of Naturopathy (ND). 5. Commission on Massage Therapy Accreditation. Scope of Recognition: The accreditation of institutions and programs in the United States that award postsecondary certificates, postsecondary diplomas, academic Associate degrees and occupational Associate degrees, in the practice of massage therapy, bodywork, and aesthetics/esthetics and skin care. 6. Montessori Accreditation Council for Teacher Education. Scope of Recognition: The accreditation of Montessori teacher education institutions and programs throughout the United States, including those offered via distance education. 7. Midwifery Education Accreditation Council. Scope of Recognition: The accreditation and pre-accreditation throughout the United States of directentry midwifery educational institutions and programs conferring degrees and certificates, including the accreditation of such programs offered via distance education. 8. National Accrediting Commission of Career Arts and Sciences Inc. Corrected Scope of Recognition: The accreditation throughout the United States of postsecondary schools and departments of cosmetology arts and sciences and massage therapy. Application for Granting of Academic (Masters and Doctoral) Degrees by Federal Agencies and Institutions 1. U.S. Army Command and General Staff College: Undergoing Substantive Change (Curriculum Change). Submission of Written Comments Regarding a Specific Accrediting Agency Under Review Written comments about the recognition of any of the accrediting listed above must be received by June 23, 2020 in the ThirdPartyComments@ ed.gov mailbox and include the subject line ‘‘Written Comments: (agency name).’’ The email must include the name(s), title, organization/affiliation, mailing address, email address, and telephone number of the person(s) making the comment. Comments should be submitted as a Microsoft Word document or in a medium compatible with Microsoft Word (not a PDF file) E:\FR\FM\09JNN1.SGM 09JNN1 35296 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 111 / Tuesday, June 9, 2020 / Notices that is attached to an electronic mail message (email) or provided in the body of an email message. Comments about an agency that has submitted a petition for initial recognition, renewal of recognition, or an expansion of scope must relate to the agency’s compliance with the Criteria for the Recognition of Accrediting Agencies, which are available at http://www.ed.gov/admins/ finaid/accred/index.html. Only written materials submitted by the deadline to the email address listed in this notice, and in accordance with these instructions, become part of the official record concerning agencies scheduled for review and are considered by the Department and NACIQI in their deliberations. 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 the 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. Authority: 20 U.S.C. 1011c. Robert L. King, Assistant Secretary for Postsecondary Education. [FR Doc. 2020–12351 Filed 6–8–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Docket No. ER20–1907–000] jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES Minco Wind I, LLC; Supplemental Notice That Initial Market-Based Rate Filing Includes Request for Blanket Section 204 Authorization This is a supplemental notice in the above-referenced Minco Wind I, LLC’s application for market-based rate authority, with an accompanying rate tariff, noting that such application includes a request for blanket authorization, under 18 CFR part 34, of VerDate Sep<11>2014 23:08 Jun 08, 2020 Jkt 250001 future issuances of securities and assumptions of liability. Any person desiring to intervene or to protest should file with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, 888 First Street NE, Washington, DC 20426, in accordance with Rules 211 and 214 of the Commission’s Rules of Practice and Procedure (18 CFR 385.211 and 385.214). Anyone filing a motion to intervene or protest must serve a copy of that document on the Applicant. Notice is hereby given that the deadline for filing protests with regard to the applicant’s request for blanket authorization, under 18 CFR part 34, of future issuances of securities and assumptions of liability, is June 23, 2020. The Commission encourages electronic submission of protests and interventions in lieu of paper, using the FERC Online links at http:// www.ferc.gov. To facilitate electronic service, persons with internet access who will eFile a document and/or be listed as a contact for an intervenor must create and validate an eRegistration account using the eRegistration link. Select the eFiling link to log on and submit the intervention or protests. Persons unable to file electronically may mail similar pleadings to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, 888 First Street NE, Washington, DC 20426. Hand delivered submissions in docketed proceedings should be delivered to Health and Human Services, 12225 Wilkins Avenue, Rockville, Maryland 20852. In addition to publishing the full text of this document in the Federal Register, the Commission provides all interested persons an opportunity to view and/or print the contents of this document via the internet through the Commission’s Home Page (http:// ferc.gov) using the eLibrary link. Enter the docket number excluding the last three digits in the docket number field to access the document. At this time, the Commission has suspended access to the Commission’s Public Reference Room, due to the proclamation declaring a National Emergency concerning the Novel Coronavirus Disease (COVID–19), issued by the President on March 13, 2020. For assistance, contact the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission at FERCOnlineSupport@ferc.gov or call toll-free, (886) 208–3676 or TYY, (202) 502–8659. PO 00000 Frm 00042 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Dated: June 3, 2020. Nathaniel J. Davis, Sr., Deputy Secretary. [FR Doc. 2020–12459 Filed 6–8–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Project No. 7630–005] Town of South Hill, VA; Notice of Application for Surrender of Exemption, Soliciting Comments, Motions To Intervene, and Protests Take notice that the following hydroelectric application has been filed with the Commission and is available for public inspection: a. Type of Proceeding: Application for surrender of exemption from licensing. b. Project No.: 7630–005. c. Date Filed: April 20, 2020. d. Exemptee: Town of South Hill, Virginia. e. Name of Project: Whittles Mill Dam Project. f. Location: The project is located on the Meherrin River in the Town of South Hill in Mecklenburg County, Virginia. g. Filed Pursuant to: Federal Power Act, 16 U.S.C. 791a–825r. h. Licensee Contact: Alexis Jones, B&B Consultants, Inc., 212 E. Ferrell Street, South Hill, VA 23970, (434) 447– 7621 ajones@bandbcons.com. i. FERC Contact: Rebecca Martin, (202) 502–6012, Rebecca.martin@ ferc.gov. j. Deadline for filing comments, interventions, and protests Deadline for filing comments, motions to intervene, and protests: August 3, 2020. The Commission strongly encourages electronic filing. Please file comments, motions to intervene, and protests using the Commission’s eFiling system at http://www.ferc.gov/docs-filing/ efiling.asp. Commenters can submit brief comments up to 6,000 characters, without prior registration, using the eComment system at http:// www.ferc.gov/docs-filing/ ecomment.asp. You must include your name and contact information at the end of your comments. For assistance, please contact FERC Online Support at FERCOnlineSupport@ferc.gov, (866) 208–3676 (toll free), or (202) 502–8659 (TTY). In lieu of electronic filing, please send a paper copy to: Secretary, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, 888 First Street NE, Washington, DC 20426. The first page of any filing should include docket number P–7630–005. E:\FR\FM\09JNN1.SGM 09JNN1

Agencies

[Federal Register Volume 85, Number 111 (Tuesday, June 9, 2020)]
[Notices]
[Pages 35295-35296]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2020-12351]


-----------------------------------------------------------------------

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION


Accrediting Agencies Currently Undergoing Review for Purposes of 
Recognition by the U.S. Secretary of Education; Update

AGENCY: Office of Postsecondary Education, Accreditation Group, U.S. 
Department of Education.

ACTION: Update to the call for written third-party comments.

-----------------------------------------------------------------------

SUMMARY: This notice is an update to the previous notice published in 
the Federal Register Vol 85, No. 103 on May 28, 2020 for members of the 
public on submitting written comments for accrediting agencies 
currently undergoing review for purposes of recognition by the U.S. 
Secretary of Education. The purpose of this notice is to correct the 
scope of recognition for the National Accrediting Commission of Career 
Arts and Sciences Inc.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Herman Bounds, Director, Accreditation 
Group, Office of Postsecondary Education, U.S. Department of Education, 
400 Maryland Avenue SW, Room 270-01, Washington, DC 20202, telephone: 
(202) 453-7615, or email: [email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This notice is an update to the previous 
notice published in the Federal Register at 85 FR 32031 on May 28, 
2020. This request for written third-party comments concerning the 
performance of accrediting agencies under review by the Secretary of 
Education is required by section 496(n)(1)(A) of the Higher Education 
Act (HEA) of 1965, as amended, and pertains to the Winter 2021 meeting 
of the National Advisory Committee on Institutional Quality and 
Integrity (NACIQI). The meeting date and location have not been 
determined, but will be announced in a later Federal Register notice. 
In addition, a later Federal Register notice will describe how to 
register to provide oral comments at the meeting.
    Agencies Under Review and Evaluation: The Department requests 
written comments from the public on the following accrediting agencies, 
which are currently undergoing review and evaluation by the 
Accreditation Group, and which will be reviewed at the Winter 2021 
NACIQI meeting.
    The agencies are listed by the type of application each has 
submitted. We have also indicated each agency's current scope of 
recognition. If any agency requests a change to its scope of 
recognition, we have identified both the current scope of recognition 
and the requested scope of recognition.

Applications for Renewal of Recognition

    1. Association of Institutions of Jewish Studies. Scope of 
Recognition: The accreditation of postsecondary institutions of Jewish 
Studies within the United States exclusively offering educational 
programs leading to a certificate, associate degree, baccalaureate 
degree or their equivalent credential in Jewish Studies or Classical 
Torah Studies.
    2. American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Council on 
Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology. 
Scope of Recognition: The accreditation and preaccreditation 
(Accreditation Candidate) throughout the United States of education 
programs in audiology and speech-language pathology leading to the 
first professional or clinical degree at the master's or doctoral 
level, and the accreditation of these programs offered via distance 
education.
    3. American Board of Funeral Service Education, Committee on 
Accreditation. Scope of Recognition: The accreditation of institutions 
and programs within the United States awarding diplomas, associate 
degrees and bachelor's degrees in funeral service or mortuary science, 
including the accreditation of distance learning courses and programs 
offered by these programs and institutions.
    4. Council on Naturopathic Medical Education. Scope of Recognition: 
The accreditation and preaccreditation throughout the United States of 
graduate-level, four-year naturopathic medical education programs 
leading to the Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine (NMD) or Doctor of 
Naturopathy (ND).
    5. Commission on Massage Therapy Accreditation. Scope of 
Recognition: The accreditation of institutions and programs in the 
United States that award postsecondary certificates, postsecondary 
diplomas, academic Associate degrees and occupational Associate 
degrees, in the practice of massage therapy, bodywork, and aesthetics/
esthetics and skin care.
    6. Montessori Accreditation Council for Teacher Education. Scope of 
Recognition: The accreditation of Montessori teacher education 
institutions and programs throughout the United States, including those 
offered via distance education.
    7. Midwifery Education Accreditation Council. Scope of Recognition: 
The accreditation and pre-accreditation throughout the United States of 
direct-entry midwifery educational institutions and programs conferring 
degrees and certificates, including the accreditation of such programs 
offered via distance education.
    8. National Accrediting Commission of Career Arts and Sciences Inc. 
Corrected Scope of Recognition: The accreditation throughout the United 
States of postsecondary schools and departments of cosmetology arts and 
sciences and massage therapy.

Application for Granting of Academic (Masters and Doctoral) Degrees by 
Federal Agencies and Institutions

    1. U.S. Army Command and General Staff College: Undergoing 
Substantive Change (Curriculum Change).

Submission of Written Comments Regarding a Specific Accrediting Agency 
Under Review

    Written comments about the recognition of any of the accrediting 
listed above must be received by June 23, 2020 in the 
[email protected] mailbox and include the subject line 
``Written Comments: (agency name).'' The email must include the 
name(s), title, organization/affiliation, mailing address, email 
address, and telephone number of the person(s) making the comment. 
Comments should be submitted as a Microsoft Word document or in a 
medium compatible with Microsoft Word (not a PDF file)

[[Page 35296]]

that is attached to an electronic mail message (email) or provided in 
the body of an email message. Comments about an agency that has 
submitted a petition for initial recognition, renewal of recognition, 
or an expansion of scope must relate to the agency's compliance with 
the Criteria for the Recognition of Accrediting Agencies, which are 
available at http://www.ed.gov/admins/finaid/accred/index.html.
    Only written materials submitted by the deadline to the email 
address listed in this notice, and in accordance with these 
instructions, become part of the official record concerning agencies 
scheduled for review and are considered by the Department and NACIQI in 
their deliberations.
    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 the 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.

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

Robert L. King,
Assistant Secretary for Postsecondary Education.
[FR Doc. 2020-12351 Filed 6-8-20; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE P