[The Regulatory Plan and Unified Agenda of
                Federal Regulatory and Deregulatory Actions]
[Department of Education Semiannual Regulatory Agenda]
[From the U.S. Government Printing Office, www.gpo.gov]


Part VI

Department of Education


Semiannual Regulatory Agenda

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Office of the Secretary

34 CFR Subtitles A and B

Unified Agenda of Federal Regulatory and Deregulatory Actions

AGENCY: Office of the Secretary, Department of Education.

ACTION: Semiannual regulatory agenda.


SUMMARY: The Secretary of Education publishes a semiannual agenda of 
Federal regulatory and deregulatory actions. The agenda is issued under 
the authority of section 4(b) of Executive Order 12866 ``Regulatory 
Planning and Review.'' The purpose of the agenda is to encourage more 
effective public participation in the regulatory process by providing 
the public with early information about pending regulatory activities.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Questions or comments related to 
specific regulations listed in this agenda should be directed to the 
agency contact listed for the regulations. Questions or comments 
related to preparation of this agenda should be directed to Stanley M. 
Cohen, Division of Regulatory Services, Office of the General Counsel, 
Department of Education, Room 6E117, 400 Maryland Avenue, SW., 
Washington, DC 20202-2241; telephone: (202) 401-6305. Individuals who 
use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD) may call the Federal 
Relay Service (FRS) at 1-800-877-8339.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Section 4(b) of Executive Order 12866, dated 
September 30, 1993, requires the Department of Education (ED) to 
publish, at a time and in a manner specified by the Administrator of 
the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management 
and Budget, an agenda of all regulations under development or review. 
The Regulatory Flexibility Act, 5 U.S.C. 602(a), requires ED to 
publish, in October and April of each year, a regulatory flexibility 

    The regulatory flexibility agenda may be combined with any 
other agenda that satisfies the statutory requirements (5 U.S.C. 
605(a)). In compliance with the Executive Order and the Regulatory 
Flexibility Act, the Secretary publishes this agenda.

    For each set of regulations listed, the agenda provides the 
title of the document, the type of document, a citation to any 
rulemaking or other action taken since publication of the most 
recent agenda, and planned dates of future rulemaking. In addition, 
the agenda provides the following information:

 An abstract that includes a description of the problem to be 
addressed, any principal alternatives being considered, and potential 
costs and benefits of the action.

 An indication of whether the planned action is likely to have 
significant economic impact on a substantial number of small entities 
as defined by the Regulatory Flexibility Act (5 U.S.C. 601(6)).

 A reference to where a reader can find the current regulations 
in the Code of Federal Regulations.

 A citation of legal authority.

 The name, address, and telephone number of the contact person 
at ED from whom a reader can obtain additional information regarding 
the planned action.

    In accordance with ED's Principles for Regulating listed in its 
regulatory plan (74 FR 64194, published December 7, 2009); ED is 
committed to regulations that improve the quality and equality of 
services to its customers. ED will regulate only if absolutely 
necessary and then in the most flexible, most equitable, least 
burdensome way possible.

    Interested members of the public are invited to comment on any 
of the items listed in this agenda that they believe are not 
consistent with the Principles for Regulating. Members of the 
public are also invited to comment on any regulations listed in 
this agenda that ED plans to review under section 610 of the 
Regulatory Flexibility Act (5 U.S.C. 610) to determine their 
economic impact on small entities. ED has determined that none of 
the regulations in this agenda require review under section 610.

    This publication does not impose any binding obligation on ED 
with regard to any specific item in the agenda. ED may elect not to 
pursue any of the regulatory actions listed here, and regulatory 
action in addition to the items listed is not precluded. Dates of 
future regulatory actions are subject to revision in subsequent 

    Electronic Access to This Document

    The entire Unified Agenda is published electronically and is 
available online at www.reginfo.gov.

Dated: September 13, 2010.

 Charles P. Rose,

General Counsel.

                               Office of Postsecondary Education--Final Rule Stage
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  Number                                                                                               Number
299         Program Integrity: Gainful Employment--Measures (Reg Plan Seq No. 34).................    1840-AD06
References in boldface appear in The Regulatory Plan in part II of this issue of the Federal Register.

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Department of Education (ED)                           Final Rule Stage
Office of Postsecondary Education (OPE)


 Regulatory Plan: This entry is Seq. No. 34 in part II of this issue of 
the Federal Register.

RIN: 1840-AD06
[FR Doc. 2010-30454 Filed 12-17-10; 8:45 am]