[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 98 (Tuesday, May 21, 2013)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Page 29652]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-12087]


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DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

34 CFR Part 600

RIN 1840-AD02


Institutional Eligibility Under the Higher Education Act of 1965, 
as Amended; Delay of Implementation Date

AGENCY: Office of Postsecondary Education, Department of Education.

ACTION: Final regulations; delay of implementation date.

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SUMMARY: This document provides for a further delay until July 1, 2014, 
of the implementation date for certain State authorization regulations 
when an institution's State authorization does not meet the 
requirements of these regulations by the earlier delayed implementation 
date of July 1, 2013.

DATES: The implementation date is delayed to July 1, 2014, as discussed 
in the Supplementary Information section of this document.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Sophia McArdle, U.S. Department of 
Education, 1990 K Street NW., Room 8019, Washington, DC 20006-8542. 
Telephone: (202) 219-7078 or via the Internet at: 
Sophia.McArdle@ed.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This document further delays until July 1, 
2014, the implementation date of the changes to 34 CFR 600.9(a) and (b) 
(State authorization regulations) published in the Federal Register on 
October 29, 2010 (75 FR 66833) when an institution's State 
authorization does not meet the requirements of these regulations by 
July 1, 2013. The October 29, 2010, final regulations provided for 
delayed implementation until July 1, 2013, for institutions in States 
that could not implement the changes in Sec.  600.9 prior to that date 
and obtained from the State an explanation of how a one-year extension 
would permit the State to modify its procedures to comply with amended 
Sec.  600.9. The Department is providing this further extension to 
qualifying institutions because several States have notified us that 
they need additional time to develop or complete processes in order for 
some institutions to be able to comply with the State authorization 
provisions in Sec.  600.9(a) and (b).
    In order for an institution that cannot demonstrate it meets the 
State authorization requirements under the Department's regulations to 
receive an extension until July 1, 2014, to implement Sec.  600.9(a) 
and (b), the institution must obtain from the State an explanation of 
how an additional one-year extension will permit the State to modify 
its procedures to comply with amended Sec.  600.9. This explanation 
must be provided to Department staff upon request.
    Accessible Format: 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.
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List of Subjects in 34 CFR Part 600

    Colleges and universities, Grant programs--education, Loan 
programs--education, Reporting and recordkeeping requirements, Student 
aid, Vocational education.

    Delegation of Authority: The Secretary of Education has 
delegated authority to Brenda Dann-Messier, Assistant Secretary for 
Vocational and Adult Education, to perform the functions and duties 
of the Assistant Secretary for Postsecondary Education.

    Dated: May 16, 2013.
Brenda Dann-Messier,
Assistant Secretary for Vocational and Adult Education, delegated the 
authority to perform the functions and duties of the Assistant 
Secretary for Postsecondary Education.
[FR Doc. 2013-12087 Filed 5-20-13; 8:45 am]
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