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ED: Negotiated Rulemaking on Gainful Employment in a Recognized Occupation

Federal Register, June 12, 2013, Page 35179-35181


Office of Postsecondary Education, Department of Education


Intention to establish negotiated rulemaking committee


We announce our intention to establish a negotiated rulemaking   committee to prepare proposed regulations for the Federal Student Aid   programs authorized under title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965,   as amended (HEA) (title IV Federal Student Aid programs). The proposed   regulations would establish standards for programs that prepare   students for gainful employment in a recognized occupation. This   committee will include representatives of organizations or groups with   interests that are significantly affected by the subject matter of the   proposed regulations. We request nominations for individual negotiators   who represent key stakeholder constituencies for the issue to be   negotiated to serve on the committee and we set a schedule for   committee meetings.      The Department continues to review and appreciates and values the   testimony offered at the public hearings and the comments submitted   through the public comment process regarding other proposed rulemaking   topics, including: cash management of funds provided under title IV   Federal Student Aid programs; regulations designed to prevent fraud;   State authorization for programs offered through distance education or   correspondence education; State authorization for foreign locations of   institutions located in a State; clock to credit hour conversion;   changes made by the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013   to the campus safety and security reporting requirements in the HEA;   the definition of ''adverse credit'' for borrowers in the Federal   Direct PLUS Loan Program; and campus-based Federal Student Aid program   reforms. We anticipate announcing our intention to establish a   negotiated rulemaking committee or committees to consider some or all   of these rulemaking issues in the coming months.


We must receive your nominations for negotiators to serve on the committee on or before July 12, 2013. The dates, times, and locations of the committee meetings are set out in the Schedule for Negotiations section under SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION, below.


Please send your nominations for negotiators to Wendy Macias, U.S. Department of Education, 1990 K Street NW., Room 8017, Washington, DC 20006. Telephone: (202) 502-7526 or by email:

Further Information

For information about the content of this notice, including information about the negotiated rulemaking process or the nomination submission process, contact: Wendy Macias, U.S. Department of Education, 1990 K Street NW., room 8017, Washington, DC 20006. Telephone: (202) 502-7526 or by email: For general information about the negotiated rulemaking process, see The Negotiated Rulemaking Process for Title IV Regulations, Frequently Asked Questions at If you use a telecommunications device for the deaf or text telephone, call the Federal Relay Service, toll free, at 1-800-877- 8339. 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.