Request for Negotiator Nominations
On June 12, 2013, the Department published a notice in the Federal Register announcing our intention to establish a negotiated rulemaking committee to prepare proposed regulations to establish standards for programs that prepare students for gainful employment in a recognized occupation. The notice sets a schedule for the committee meetings and requests nominations for individual negotiators to serve on the negotiating committee.
Intent to Establish Negotiated Rulemaking Committee
The Department published a notice in the Federal Register on May 1, 2012, to announce our intention to establish a negotiated rulemaking committee to prepare proposed regulations for the Federal Student Aid Programs authorized by the Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended (HEA). This notice announced two 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 negotiated rulemaking committee. Transcripts from those hearings can be found below.
On April 16, 2013, we published a second notice in the Federal Register, announcing additional topics for consideration for action by the negotiated rulemaking committee. We also announced three additional public hearings at which interested parties may comment on the new topics suggested by the Department, and may suggest additional topics for consideration for action by the negotiated rulemaking committee. Transcripts from these hearings will be posted below.
On April 30, 2013, the Department published a correction notice [Negotiated Rulemaking Committee Public Hearing; Correction] to make clear that the correct docket ID for both the May 1, 2012 notice and the April 16, 2013 notice is ED-2012-OPE-0008.
The Department announced the addition of a June 4, 2013 public hearing in Atlanta, Georgia, in a May 13, 2013 notice in the Federal Register. More information is provided below.
Written comments submitted in response to these notices may be viewed through the Federal eRulemaking Portal at www.regulations.gov. Instructions for finding comments are available on the site under “How to Use Regulations.gov” in the Help section. Individuals can locate the appropriate docket for both notices by entering in the search box docket ID ED-2012-OPE-0008.
2013 Public Hearings
May 21, 2013 -- U.S. Department of Education, Washington, D.C., Eighth Floor Conference Center, 1990 K Street, N.W., Washington, DC 20006
May 23, 2013 -- University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, Hubert H. Humphrey School of Public Affairs, Cowles Auditorium, 301 19th Avenue S, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55455
May 30, 2013 -- University of California, San Francisco, UC Hall, Toland Hall Auditorium (Room U142), 533 Parnassus Avenue, San Francisco, California 94143
June 4, 2013 -- Spelman College, William and Camille Cosby Auditorium, 350 Spelman Lane, Atlanta, Georgia 30314
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There are public safety booths located at both gates of the college. Upon your arrival, the public safety officer(s) will inform you of where to park and give other directions and instructions as needed.
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All public hearings will be held from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. local time.
To register to speak at a public hearing, send an e-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org. The e-mail 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. It is likely that each participant will be limited to five minutes. 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.
2012 Public Hearings
May 23, 2012 -- South Mountain Community College, 7050 South 24th Street, Phoenix, Arizona 85042-5806
May 31, 2012 -- U.S. Department of Education, 1990 K Street, N.W., Washington, DC, 20006. The public hearings will be held in the 8th Floor Conference Center from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., local time.
[For general information on negotiated rulemaking, see The Negotiated Rulemaking Process for Title IV Regulations, Frequently Asked Questions.]