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Federal Register / Vol. 66, No.

135 / Friday, July 13, 2001 / Notices 36759

Education is especially interested in who use a telecommunications device offer a second opportunity to submit
public comment addressing the for the deaf (TDD) may call the Federal written comment.
following issues: (1) Is this collection Information Relay Service (FIRS) at 1–
What Happens to the Comments That I
necessary to the proper functions of the 800–877–8339.
Submit?
Department; (2) will this information be [FR Doc. 01–17523 Filed 7–12–01; 8:45 am]
processed and used in a timely manner; We will review your comments, in
BILLING CODE 4000–01–P response to this notice, as part of our
(3) is the estimate of burden accurate;
(4) how might the Department enhance evaluation of the agencies’ compliance
the quality, utility, and clarity of the with the Secretary’s Criteria for
DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION Recognition of Accrediting Agencies.
information to be collected; and (5) how
might the Department minimize the Recognition of Accrediting Agencies, The Criteria are regulations found in 34
burden of this collection on the State Agencies for the Approval of CFR part 602 (for accrediting agencies)
respondents, including through the use Public Postsecondary Vocational and in 34 CFR part 603 (for State
of information technology. Education, and State Agencies for the approval agencies).
We will also include your comments
Dated: July 9, 2001. Approval of Nurse Education
in the staff analyses we present to the
John Tressler, AGENCY: National Advisory Committee Advisory Committee at its December
Leader, Regulatory Information Management, on Institutional Quality and Integrity, 2001 meeting. Therefore, in order for us
Office of the Chief Information Officer. Department of Education (The Advisory to give full consideration to your
Office of Educational Research and Committee). comments, it is important that we
Improvement receive them by August 27, 2001. In all
What Is the Purpose of This Notice? instances, your comments about
Type of Review: New. The purpose of this notice is to invite agencies seeking initial or continued
Title: International Adult Literacy and written comments on accrediting recognition or request for an expansion
Lifestyle Skills Survey. agencies whose applications to the of scope must relate to the Criteria for
Frequency: One time. Secretary for initial or renewed Recognition. In addition, your
Affected Public: Businesses or other recognition or request for an expansion comments for any agency whose interim
for-profit. of scope will be reviewed at the report is scheduled for review must
Reporting and Recordkeeping Hour Advisory Committee meeting to be held relate to the issues raised and the
Burden: on December 10–11, 2001. Criteria for Recognition cited in the
Responses: 2,320. Secretary’s letter that requested the
Burden Hours: 5,140. Where Should I Submit My Comments? interim report.
Abstract: The International Adult Please submit your written comments
Literacy and Lifeskills Survey (IALL) What Happens to Comments Received
by August 27, 2001 to Carol Griffiths,
will collect internationally comparable After the Deadline?
Chief, Accrediting Agency Evaluation,
information on the literacy and Accreditation and State Liaison. You We will review any comments
numeracy performance of adults from may contact her at the U.S. Department received after the deadline. If such
around the world. The IALL will be of Education, 1990 K Street, NW., 7th comments, upon investigation, reveal
administered in the general household Floor, Room 7105, Washington, DC that the accrediting agency is not acting
population aged 16–65 and in selected 20006–8509, telephone: (202) 219–7011. in accordance with the Criteria for
federally-funded adult education Individuals who use a Recognition, we will take action either
programs. The IALL household telecommunications device for the deaf before or after the meeting, as
assessment will provide a detailed (TDD) may call the Federal Information appropriate.
picture of the literacy and numeracy Relay Service at 1–800–877–8339. What Agencies Are on the Agenda for
skills of U.S. adults compared to adults the Meeting?
from other countries. The IALL adult What Is the Authority for the Advisory
education program assessment will Committee? The Secretary of Education recognizes
show the literacy skills of the adults The National Advisory Committee on accrediting agencies and State approval
enrolled in adult education programs Institutional Quality and Integrity is agencies for public postsecondary
and how they differ from the U.S. established under section 114 of the vocational education and nurse
general population and international Higher Education Act (HEA), as education if the Secretary determines
populations. amended, 20 U.S.C. 1011c. One of the that they meet the Criteria for
Requests for copies of the proposed purposes of the Advisory Committee is Recognition. Recognition means that the
information collection request may be to advise the Secretary of Education on Secretary considers the agency to be a
accessed from http://edicsweb.ed.gov, or the recognition of accrediting agencies reliable authority as to the quality of
should be addressed to Vivian Reese, and State approval agencies. education offered by institutions or
Department of Education, 400 Maryland programs that are encompassed within
Avenue, SW., Room 4050, Regional Will This Be My Only Opportunity To the scope of recognition he grants to the
Office Building 3, Washington, DC Submit Written Comments? agency. The following agencies will be
20202–4651. Requests may also be Yes, this notice announces the only reviewed during the December 2001
electronically mailed to the internet opportunity you will have to submit meeting of the Advisory Committee:
address OCIO_IMG_Issues@ed.gov or written comments. However, a Nationally Recognized Accrediting
faxed to 202–708–9346. Please specify subsequent Federal Register notice will Agencies
the complete title of the information announce the meeting and invite
collection when making your request. individuals and/or groups to submit Petition for Initial Recognition
Comments regarding burden and/or the requests to make oral presentations 1. Commission on Massage Therapy
collection activity requirements should before the Advisory Committee on the Accreditation (Requested scope of
be directed to Kathy Axt at her internet agencies that the Committee will recognition: the accreditation of
address Kathy.Axt@ed.gov. Individuals review. That notice, however, does not institutions and programs that award

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36760 Federal Register / Vol. 66, No. 135 / Friday, July 13, 2001 / Notices

postsecondary certificates, diplomas, non-degree and associate, baccalaureate, Notice 01–15: Energy Biosciences
and degrees in the practice of massage master’s, and first professional degree Program.
therapy.) programs primarily through the distance Published in FR, Vol. 66, No. 2, pages
learning method.) 356–357, January 3, 2001.
Petitions for Renewal of Recognition 8. National League for Nursing The deadline for formal applications
1. Accrediting Association of Bible Accrediting Commission (Current scope has been extended to July 13, 2001.
Colleges, Commission on Accreditation of recognition: The accreditation of Notice 01–24: Theoretical Research in
(Current scope of recognition: The programs in practical nursing, and Plasma and Fusion Science.
accreditation and preaccreditation diploma, associate, baccalaureate and Published in FR, Vol. 66, No. 61,
(‘‘Candidate for Accreditation’’) of Bible higher degree nurse education pages 17165–17167, March 29, 2001.
colleges and institutes offering programs.) The deadline for formal applications
undergraduate programs.) has been extended to July 13, 2001.
2. American Academy for Liberal Petition for an Expansion of Scope
Notice 01–25: Development of
Education (Current scope of recognition: 1. Accrediting Council for Continuing Diagnostic Systems for Magnetic Fusion
The accreditation and preaccreditation Education and Training (Current scope Energy Sciences.
(‘‘Candidate for Accreditation’’) of of recognition: The accreditation of Experiments Published in FR, Vol. 66,
institutions of higher education and institutions of higher education that No. 78, pages 20442–20443, April 23,
programs within institutions of higher offer non-collegiate continuing 2001.
education that offer liberal arts degrees education programs. Requested scope of The deadline for the Letter-of-Intent
at the baccalaureate level or a recognition: The accreditation of has been extended to July 27, 2001.
documented equivalency.) institutions of higher education that The deadline for formal applications
3. American Physical Therapy offer non-collegiate continuing has been extended to August 31, 2001.
Association, Commission on education programs and occupational Notice 01–26: Program for Ecosystem
Accreditation in Physical Therapy associate degrees (Associate in Research (PER).
Education (Current scope of recognition: Occupational Studies (A.O.S) and Published in FR, Vol. 66, No. 97,
The accreditation and preaccreditation Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.)) pages 27636–27638, May 18, 2001.
(‘‘Candidate for Accreditation’’ status) of The deadline for preapplications has
Where Can I Inspect Petitions and
programs for the preparation of physical been extended to August 2, 2001.
Third-Party Comments Before and After
therapists and physical therapist The deadline for formal applications
the Meeting?
assistants. Requested scope of has been extended to September 13,
recognition: The accreditation and All petitions and those third-party 2001.
preaccreditation (‘‘Candidate for comments received in advance of the
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
Accreditation’’) of physical therapist meeting, will be available for public
education programs leading to the first inspection and copying at the U.S. Notice 01–15: Energy Biosciences
professional degree at the master’s or Department of Education, 1990 K Street, Program
doctoral level and physical therapist NW., 7th Floor, Room 7105, Ms. Pat Snyder, Chemical Sciences,
assistant education programs at the Washington, DC 20006–8509, telephone Geosciences and Biosciences Division,
associate degree level, including the use (202) 219–7011 between the hours of Office of Basic Energy Sciences, SC–
of distance education.) 8:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m., Monday 143, 19901 Germantown Road,
4. American Veterinary Medical through Friday, until November 16, Germantown, MD 20874–1290,
Association, Council on Education 2001. They will be available again after telephone (301) 903–2873; E-mail
(Current scope of recognition: The the December 10–11 Advisory pat.snyder@science.doe.gov.
accreditation and preaccreditation Committee meeting. An appointment
(‘‘Reasonable Assurance’’) of programs must be made in advance of such Notice 01–24: Theoretical Research in
leading to professional degrees (D.V.M. inspection or copying. Plasma and Fusion Science
or D.M.V.) in veterinary medicine.) Authority: 5 U.S.C. Appendix 2. Office of Fusion Energy Sciences, U.S.
5. Association for Clinical Pastoral Department of Energy, 19901
Dated: June 27, 2001.
Education, Inc., Accreditation Germantown Road, Germantown, MD
Commission (Current scope of Maureen A. McLaughlin,
20874–1290. Specific contacts for each
recognition: The accreditation of Deputy Assistant Secretary for Policy,
area of interest, along with telephone
clinical pastoral education (CPE) centers Planning, and Innovation, Office of
Postsecondary Education. numbers and Internet addresses, are
and CPE and supervisory CPE listed below:
programs.) [FR Doc. 01–17536 Filed 7–12–01; 8:45 am]
Magnetohydrodynamics and Stability:
6. Commission on Collegiate Nursing BILLING CODE 4000–01–U
Rostom Dagazian, Research Division,
Education (Current scope of recognition: SC–55, Telephone: (301) 903–4926, or
The accreditation of nursing education by Internet address,
programs at the baccalaureate and DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY rostom.dagazian@science.doe.gov.
graduate degree levels.) Confinement and Transport: Curt
7. Distance Education and Training Office of Science; Energy Biosciences Bolton, Research Division, SC–55,
Council, Accrediting Commission Program, et al.; Extension of Due Date Telephone: (301) 903–4914, or by
(Current scope of recognition: The for Notices Inviting Grant Applications Internet address,
accreditation of private and non-private AGENCY: Department of Energy (DOE). curt.bolton@science.doe.gov.
distance education institutions offering ACTION: Extension of due dates for Edge and Divertor Physics: Walter
non-degree and associate, baccalaureate, notices inviting grant applications. Sadowski, Research Division, SC–55,
and master’s degree programs primarily Telephone: (301) 903–4678, or by
through the distance learning method. The Office of Science (SC), U. S. Internet address,
Requested scope of recognition: The Department of Energy (DOE), hereby walt.sadowski@science.doe.gov.
accreditation of private and non-private extends the due dates for the following Plasma Heating and Non-inductive
distance education institutions offering notices: Current Drive: Walter Sadowski,

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