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(General) Subject: Negotiated Rulemaking, Additional Public Hearing and Extension of Deadline for Submission of Written Comments

Posted Date:May 13, 2013

Author: Jeff Baker, Director, Policy Liaison and Implementation, Federal Student Aid

Subject: Negotiated Rulemaking, Additional Public Hearing and Extension of Deadline for Submission of Written Comments

In an April 16, 2013, Federal Register notice we announced topics for consideration for action by a negotiated rulemaking committee. We also announced three public hearings at which interested parties could comment on the topics suggested by the Department and suggest additional topics for consideration for action by the negotiating committee. The notice also invited the public to comment on the topics and submit topics for consideration in writing by May 30, 2013.

This Electronic Notice informs the public that a May 13, 2013 Federal Register notice announced an additional public hearing to be held on June 4, 2013, in Atlanta, Georgia, and extended the deadline date for the submission of written comments to June 4, 2013.

The additional public hearing on June 4, 20132 will be held from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. local time at:

Spelman College
William and Camille Cosby Auditorium
350 Spelman Lane
Atlanta, Georgia 30314

Individuals desiring to present comments at the public hearing must register by sending an email to negreghearing@ed.gov. The email should include the name of the presenter along with a general timeframe during which the individual would like to speak (for example, a presenter could indicate morning or afternoon, or before 11:00 a.m. or after 3:00 p.m.). We will attempt to accommodate each speaker’s preference but, if we are unable to do so, we will make the determination on a first-come, first-served basis (based on the time and date the email was received). It is likely that each participant will be limited to five minutes. The Department will notify registrants of the location and time slot reserved for them. An individual may make only one presentation at the public hearings. If we receive more registrations than we are able to accommodate, the Department reserves the right to reject the registration of an entity or individual that is affiliated with an entity or individual that is already scheduled to present comments and to select among registrants to ensure that a broad range of entities and individuals is allowed to present. We will accept walk-in registrations for any remaining time slots on a first-come, first-served basis beginning at 8:30 a.m. on the day of the public hearing at the Department’s on-site registration table. Speakers may also submit written comments.

Instructions for submitting written comments are included in the April 16, 2013, Federal Register notice. Additional information on this negotiated rulemaking effort, is available at http://www2.ed.gov/policy/highered/reg/hearulemaking/2012/index.html.

Last Modified: 05/12/2013