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Subject: Delay of State Authorization Rules for Distance Education Providers

Publication Date: July 3, 2018

Posted Date: July 3, 2018

Subject: Delay of State Authorization Rules for Distance Education Providers

FR Type: Final

[Federal Register Volume 83, Number 128 (Tuesday, July 3, 2018)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Pages 31296-31303]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office []
[FR Doc No: 2018-14373]

[[Page 31295]]

Vol. 83


No. 128

July 3, 2018

Part III

 Department of Education


34 CFR Parts 600 and 668

Program Integrity and Improvement; Final Rule

Federal Register / Vol. 83 , No. 128 / Tuesday, July 3, 2018 / Rules 
and Regulations

[[Page 31296]]



34 CFR Parts 600 and 668

[Docket ID ED-2018-OPE-0041]
RIN 1840-AD39

Program Integrity and Improvement

AGENCY: Office of Postsecondary Education, Department of Education.

ACTION: Final rule; delay of effective date.


SUMMARY: The Secretary delays, until July 1, 2020, the effective date 
of selected provisions of the final regulations entitled Program 
Integrity and Improvement published in the Federal Register on December 
19, 2016 (the 2016 final regulations). The Secretary is delaying the 
effective date of selected provisions of the 2016 final regulations 
based on concerns recently raised by regulated parties and to ensure 
that there is adequate time to conduct negotiated rulemaking to 
reconsider selected provisions of 2016 final regulations and, as 
necessary, develop revised regulations. The provisions for which the 
effective date is being delayed are listed in the SUPPLEMENTARY 
INFORMATION section of this document.

DATES: Effective June 29, 2018, the effective date for the amendments 
to 34 CFR 600.2, 600.9(c), 668.2, and the addition of 34 CFR 668.50, 
published December 19, 2016, at 81 FR 92236, is delayed until July 1, 

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Sophia McArdle, Ph.D., U.S. Department 
of Education, 400 Maryland Ave. SW, Mail Stop 290-44, Washington, DC 
20202. Telephone: (202) 453-6318. Email:   If you use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD) or a text telephone
(TTY), call the Federal Relay Service (FRS), toll free, at 1-800-877-8339.

Last Modified: 07/02/2018