[Federal Register: February 11, 1999 (Volume 64, Number 28)]
[Page 6882]
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Recognition of Accrediting Agencies, State Agencies for Approval 
of Public Postsecondary Vocational Education, and State Agencies for 
Approval of Nurse Education

AGENCY: Department of Education.

ACTION: Request for comments on agencies applying to the Secretary for 
renewal of recognition.


FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Karen W. Kershenstein, Director, 
Accreditation and Eligibility Determination Division, U.S. Department 
of Education, 7th and D Streets, SW, Room 3915 ROB-3, Washington, DC 
20202-5244, telephone: (202) 708-7417. Individuals who use a 
telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD) may call the Federal 
Information Relay Service at 1-800-877-8339 between 8 a.m. and 7 p.m., 
Eastern time, Monday through Friday.

recognizes, as reliable authorities as to the quality of education 
offered by institutions or programs within their scope, accrediting 
agencies and State approval agencies for public postsecondary 
vocational education and nurse education that meet certain criteria for 
recognition. A notice published in the Federal Register on December 24, 
1998 (Volume 63, page 71275) invited interested third parties to 
present written comments on agencies scheduled for review at the May 
1999 meeting of the National Advisory Committed on Institutional 
Quality and Integrity (NACIQI). The purpose of this notice is to add an 
accrediting agency whose interim report is scheduled for review at the 
May meeting. The name of that agency is included at the end of this 
notice. This notice also extends the deadline for interested third 
parties to submit written comments, only for the agency named in this 
notice, from February 8, 1999 to March 15, 1999. All other provisions 
of the December 24, 1998 Federal Register notice remain in effect.

Interim Report

    1. Transnational Association of Christian Colleges and Schools, 
Accrediting Commission.

    Dated: February 5, 1999.
Greg Woods,
Chief Operating Officer, Office of Student Financial Assistance 
[FR Doc. 99-3422 Filed 2-10-99; 8:45 am]