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Subject: Notice of Additional Negotiated Rulemaking Committee Meeting on PLUS "Adverse Credit"

Publication Date: April 11, 2014

Posted Date: April 11, 2014

Subject: Notice of Additional Negotiated Rulemaking Committee Meeting on PLUS "Adverse Credit"

FR Type: Notice


[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 70 (Friday, April 11, 2014)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Page 20139]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-08211]

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DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

34 CFR Chapter VI

Negotiated Rulemaking Committee, Notice of Additional Committee 
Meeting--Title IV Federal Student Aid Programs, Program Integrity and 
Improvement

AGENCY: Office of Postsecondary Education, Department of Education.

ACTION: Notice of intent to establish negotiated rulemaking committee.

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SUMMARY: On November 20, 2013, we announced our intention to establish 
a negotiated rulemaking committee to prepare proposed regulations to 
address program integrity and improvement issues 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). 
We also announced the schedule for three sessions of committee 
meetings. We now announce the addition of a fourth session, consisting 
of two days of committee meetings to focus on the development of 
proposed regulations to define ``adverse credit'' for borrowers in the 
Federal Direct PLUS Loan Program.

DATES: The dates, times, and locations of the fourth session are set 
out in the Schedule for Negotiations section under SUPPLEMENTARY 
INFORMATION, below.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For information about the content of 
this notice, including information about the negotiated rulemaking 
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: wendy.macias@ed.gov.
    For general information about the negotiated rulemaking process, 
see The Negotiated Rulemaking Process for Title IV Regulations, 
Frequently Asked Questions at http://www2.ed.gov/policy/highered/reg/hearulemaking/hea08/neg-reg-faq.html.
    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.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On November 20, 2013, we published a 
document in the Federal Register (78 FR 69612) announcing our intention 
to establish a negotiated rulemaking committee to prepare proposed 
regulations to address program integrity and improvement issues for the 
Title IV Federal Student Aid Programs. In that notice, we set a 
schedule for three sessions of committee meetings and requested 
nominations for individual negotiators who represent key stakeholder 
constituencies for the issues to be negotiated to serve on the 
committee.
    At the committee meeting on March 26, 2013, the Department proposed 
that a fourth committee meeting be scheduled to ensure that the 
Committee had sufficient time to discuss the issues, in view of 
additional time being devoted to the gathering and consideration of 
data pertinent to defining ``adverse credit'' for borrowers in the 
Federal Direct PLUS Loan Program. The Committee approved the proposal 
by consensus.
    We now announce the addition of a fourth session consisting of 
committee meetings to take place May 19-20, 2014, to focus on the 
development of proposed regulations to define ``adverse credit,'' but 
also to discuss, subject to time available, any other issues remaining 
open from the initial three meetings. The meetings will run from 9 a.m. 
to 5 p.m. The schedule for the fourth session follows.
    Schedule for Negotiations: The committee will meet for its fourth 
and final session on May 19-20, 2014. The meetings will run from 9 a.m. 
to 5 p.m.
    The meetings will be held at the U.S. Department of Education at: 
1990 K Street NW., Eighth Floor Conference Center, Washington, DC 
20006. The meetings are open to the public.
    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 
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as all other documents of the Department published in the Federal 
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    Program Authority: 20 U.S.C. 1098a.

    Dated: April 8, 2014.
Lynn B. Mahaffie,
Senior Director, Policy Coordination, Development, and Accreditation 
Service, delegated the authority to perform the functions and duties of 
the Assistant Secretary for Postsecondary Education.
[FR Doc. 2014-08211 Filed 4-10-14; 8:45 am]
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