[Federal Register: July 21, 1999 (Volume 64, Number 139)]
[Proposed Rules]               
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Office of Postsecondary Education

34 CFR Part 694

Notice of Negotiated Rulemaking Process for GEAR UP

AGENCY: Department of Education.

ACTION: Notice of negotiated rulemaking process for GEAR UP.


SUMMARY: We are announcing the formation of the negotiated rulemaking 
committee that will develop proposed regulations to implement chapter 2 
of subpart 2 of part A of Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965 
(HEA), ``Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate 
Programs'' (GEAR UP). We also announce the schedule for the negotiating 

DATES: The dates for the negotiation sessions are announced in the 
supplementary information section of this document.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Philip Schulz, U.S. Department of 
Education, 400 Maryland Avenue, SW., Room 4020, ROB-3, Washington, DC 
20202-5243. Telephone: (202) 708-8429. If you use a telecommunications 
device for the deaf (TDD) you may call the Federal Information Relay 
Service (FIRS) at 1-800-877-8339.
    Individuals with disabilities may obtain this document in an 
alternate format (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, or computer 
diskette) on request to the contact person listed in the preceding 

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On June 30, 1999, we published in the 
Federal Register (64 FR 35105) a notice announcing that we would be 
establishing a negotiated rulemaking committee to develop proposed 
regulations to implement chapter 2 of subpart 2 of part A of Title IV 
of the Higher Education Act of 1965 (HEA), ``Gaining Early Awareness 
and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs'' (GEAR UP). In that notice, 
we also solicited nominations from anyone who believed that his or her 
organization or group should participate in the GEAR UP negotiated 
rulemaking process.
    We list the organizations that we have selected to participate in 
the GEAR UP negotiated rulemaking process. We have identified the 
organizations listed as effective representatives of the interests that 
are significantly affected by the subject matter of the negotiated 
rulemaking. Organizations not listed that have expressed an interest in 
participating in the process are encouraged to work with the listed 
organizations to ensure that their views are known. Please note that 
participation in the rulemaking process is not limited to members of 
the committee. Following the negotiated rulemaking process, the 
Department will publish proposed rules in the Federal Register for 
public comment. The target date of publication of proposed rules 
developed by the committee is October, 1999.

GEAR UP Negotiated Rulemaking Committee

California State University System
The College Board
Council for Opportunity in Education
Council of the Great City Schools
Ford Foundation
High School Equivalency Program and the College Assistance Migrant 
Program Association and the National Association for Migrant Education, 
Inc. (a coalition)
Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities
``I Have a Dream'' Foundation
National Alliance of Black School Educators
National Association for College Admission Counseling
National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities
National Association of Secondary School Principals and the National 
Forum on Middle-Grades Reform (a coalition)
National Association of State Student Grant and Aid Programs
National Coalition of Title I/Chapter I Parents
National Collaboration for Youth
National Council of Higher Education Loan Programs
National Education Association
U.S. Chamber of Commerce
United States Student Association

Schedule for Negotiations

    We expect that there will be a total of up to 3 meetings of the 
committee, and we have scheduled the meetings to take place at the 
Department of Education (FB-6). All meetings will be open to the 
public. The following is the schedule for negotiations for the 

Session 1: July 29-30
Session 2: August 30-31
Session 3: September 22-23

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    Program Authority: 20 U.S.C. 1090a.
Claudio R. Prieto,
Acting Assistant Secretary for Postsecondary Education.
[FR Doc. 99-18727 Filed 7-20-99; 8:45 am]