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Federal Register / Vol. 66, No.

198 / Friday, October 12, 2001 / Notices 52119

Dated: October 5, 2001. What Is the Purpose of This Notice? What Are the Functions of the National
John Tressler, Advisory Committee?
The purpose of this notice is to
Leader, Regulatory Information Management, The Committee advises the Secretary
Office of the Chief Information Officer. announce the public meeting of the
National Advisory Committee and invite of Education about:
Office of Elementary and Secondary third-party oral presentations before the • The establishment and enforcement
Education Committee. This notice also presents the of the criteria for recognition of
proposed agenda and informs the public accrediting agencies or associations
Type of Review: Reinstatement, with under subpart 2 of part H of Title IV,
change, of a previously approved of its opportunity to attend this meeting.
The notice of this meeting is required HEA.
collection for which approval has • The recognition of specific
expired. under section 10(a)(2) of the Federal
Advisory Committee Act. accrediting agencies or associations.
Title: Annual Report of Children in • The preparation and publication of
State Agency and Locally Operated When and Where Will the Meeting the list of nationally recognized
Institutions for Neglected and Take Place? accrediting agencies and associations.
Delinquent Children (KA). • The eligibility and certification
We will hold the public meeting on
Frequency: Annually. process for institutions of higher
December 10, 2001 from 1 p.m. until
Affected Public: State, Local, or Tribal education under Title IV, HEA.
5:30 p.m., and on December 11, 2001 • The development of standards and
Gov’t, SEAs or LEAs (primary). from 8:30 a.m. until 4 p.m. at the
Reporting and Recordkeeping Hour criteria for specific categories of
Swissôtel Washington (The Watergate), vocational training institutions and
Burden: 2650 Virginia Avenue, NW., institutions of higher education for
Responses: 3052 Washington, DC 20037. You may call which there are no recognized
Burden Hours: 4224. the hotel at (202) 965–2300 or fax the accrediting agencies, associations, or
Abstract: An annual survey is hotel at (202) 965–1173 to inquire about State agencies in order to establish the
conducted to collect data on (1) the rooms. interim eligibility of those institutions
number of children enrolled in What Assistance Will Be Provided to to participate in Federally funded
educational programs of State-operated Individuals With Disabilities? programs.
institutions for neglected or delinquent • The relationship between: (1)
(N or D) children, community day The meeting site is accessible to Accreditation of institutions of higher
programs for N or D children; and adult individuals with disabilities. If you will education and the certification and
correctional institutions and (2) the need an auxiliary aid or service to eligibility of such institutions, and (2)
October caseload of N or D children in participate in the meeting (e.g., State licensing responsibilities with
local institutions. interpreting service, assistive listening respect to such institutions.
Requests for copies of the proposed device, or materials in an alternate • Any other advisory functions
information collection request may be format), notify the contact person listed relating to accreditation and
accessed from http://edicsweb.ed.gov, or in this notice at least two weeks before institutional eligibility that the
should be addressed to Vivian Reese, the scheduled meeting date. Although Secretary may prescribe.
Department of Education, 400 Maryland we will attempt to meet a request
received after that date, we may not be What Items Will Be on the Agenda for
Avenue, SW., Room 4050, Regional
able to make available the requested Discussion at the Meeting?
Office Building 3, Washington, DC
20202–4651. Requests may also be auxiliary aid or service because of Agenda topics will include the review
electronically mailed to the Internet insufficient time to arrange it. of agencies that have submitted
address OCIO.RIMG@ed.gov or faxed to Who Is the Contact Person for the petitions for initial recognition or
202–708–9346. Please specify the Meeting? renewal of recognition or request for an
complete title of the information expansion of scope.
collection when making your request. Please contact Ms. Bonnie LeBold, the
What Agencies Will the Advisory
Comments regarding burden and/or Executive Director of the National
Committee Review at the Meeting?
the collection activity requirements Advisory Committee on Institutional
should be directed to Kathy Axt at (540) Quality and Integrity, if you have The Advisory Committee will review
776–7742. Individuals who use a questions about the meeting. You may the following agencies during its
telecommunications device for the deaf contact her at the U.S. Department of December 10–11, 2001 meeting.
(TDD) may call the Federal Information Education, room 7007, MS 7592, 1990 K Nationally Recognized Accrediting
Relay Service (FIRS) at 1–800–877– St., NW., Washington, DC 20006, Agencies
8339. telephone: (202) 219–7009, fax: (202)
219–7008, e-mail: Petition for Initial Recognition
[FR Doc. 01–25637 Filed 10–4–01; 8:45 am] Bonnie.LeBold@ed.gov. Individuals who 1. Commission on Massage Therapy
BILLING CODE 4000–01–P use a telecommunications device for the Accreditation (Requested scope of
deaf (TDD) may call the Federal recognition: the accreditation of
Information Relay Service at 1–800– institutions and programs that award
DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION 877–8339. postsecondary certificates, diplomas,
National Advisory Committee on What Is the Authority for the National and degrees in the practice of massage
Institutional Quality and Integrity Advisory Committee? therapy.)
(National Advisory Committee); Petitions for Renewal of Recognition
Meeting The National Advisory Committee on
Institutional Quality and Integrity is 1. Accrediting Association of Bible
AGENCY: National Advisory Committee established under Section 114 of the Colleges, Commission on Accreditation
on Institutional Quality and Integrity, Higher Education Act (HEA) as (Current scope of recognition: the
Department of Education. amended, 20 U.S.C. 1011c. accreditation and preaccreditation

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(‘‘Candidate for Accreditation’’) of Bible higher degree nurse education request for written comments on
colleges and institutes offering programs.) agencies that are being reviewed during
undergraduate programs.) this meeting was published in the
Petition for an Expansion of Scope
2. American Academy for Liberal Federal Register on July 13, 2001. The
Education (Current scope of recognition: 1. Accrediting Council for Continuing Advisory Committee will receive and
the accreditation and preaccreditation Education and Training (Current scope consider only written comments
(‘‘Candidate for Accreditation’’) of of recognition: the accreditation of submitted by the deadline specified in
institutions of higher education and institutions of higher education that that Federal Register notice.
programs within institutions of higher offer non-collegiate continuing
education that offer liberal arts degrees education programs. Requested scope of How Do I Request To Present Comments
at the baccalaureate level or a recognition: the accreditation of Regarding General Issues Rather Than
documented equivalency.) institutions of higher education that Specific Accrediting Agencies?
3. American Physical Therapy offer non-collegiate continuing
education programs and occupational At the conclusion of the meeting, the
Association, Commission on Committee, at its discretion, may invite
Accreditation in Physical Therapy associate degrees (Associate in
Occupational Studies (A.O.S) and attendees to address the Committee
Education (Current scope of recognition:
Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.)) briefly on issues pertaining to the
the accreditation and preaccreditation
functions of the Committee, which are
(‘‘Candidate for Accreditation’’ status) of Who Can Make Third-Party Oral listed earlier in this notice. If you are
programs for the preparation of physical Presentations at This Meeting? interested in making such comments,
therapists and physical therapist
We invite you to make a third-party you should inform Ms. LeBold before or
assistants. Requested scope of
oral presentation before the National during the meeting.
recognition: The accreditation and
preaccreditation (‘‘Candidate for Advisory Committee concerning the
How May I Obtain Access to the Records
Accreditation’) of physical therapist recognition of any agency published in
of the Meeting?
education programs leading to the first this notice.
professional degree at the master’s or How Do I Request To Make an Oral We will record the meeting and make
doctoral level and physical therapist Presentation? a transcript available for public
assistant education programs at the inspection at the U.S. Department of
You must submit a written request to Education, 1990 K St., NW.,
associate degree level, including the use make an oral presentation concerning an
of distance education.) Washington, DC 20006 between the
agency listed in this notice to the hours of 9 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday
4. American Veterinary Medical contact person so that the request is
Association, Council on Education through Friday, except Federal holidays.
received no later than November 16,
(Current scope of recognition: the It is preferred that an appointment be
2001. Your request (no more than 6
accreditation and preaccreditation made in advance of such inspection.
pages maximum) should include:
(‘‘Reasonable Assurance’’) of programs • The names, addresses, phone How May I Obtain Electronic Access to
leading to professional degrees (D.V.M. numbers, and fax numbers of all persons This Document?
or D.M.V.) in veterinary medicine.) seeking an appearance,
5. Association for Clinical Pastoral • The organization they represent, You may view this document, as well
Education, Inc., Accreditation and as all other Department of Education
Commission (Current scope of • A brief summary of the principal documents published in the Federal
recognition: the accreditation of clinical points to be made during the oral Register, in text or Adobe Portable
pastoral education (CPE) centers and presentation. Document Format (PDF) on the Internet
CPE and supervisory CPE programs.) If you wish, you may attach documents at the following site: http://www.ed.gov/
6. Commission on Collegiate Nursing illustrating the main points of your oral legislation/FedRegister.
Education (Current scope of recognition: testimony. Please keep in mind, To use PDF you must have Adobe
the accreditation of nursing education however, that any attachments are Acrobat Reader, which is available free
programs at the baccalaureate and included in the 6-page limit. at this site. If you have questions about
graduate degree levels.) Please do not send materials directly using PDF, call the U.S. Government
7. Distance Education and Training to Committee members. Only materials Printing Office (GPO), toll free, at 1–
Council, Accrediting Commission submitted by the deadline to the contact 888–293–6498; or in the Washington,
(Current scope of recognition: the person listed in this notice and in DC, area at (202) 512–1530.
accreditation of private and non-private accordance with these instructions
distance education institutions offering Note: The official version of this document
become part of the official record and
non-degree and associate, baccalaureate, is the document published in the Federal
are considered by the Committee in its
and master’s degree programs primarily Register. Free Internet access to the official
deliberations. Documents received after
through the distance learning method. edition of the Federal Register and the Code
the November 16, 2001 deadline will
Requested scope of recognition: the of Federal Regulations is available on GPO
not be distributed to the Advisory Access at: http://www.access.gpo.gov/nara/
accreditation of private and non-private Committee for their consideration.
distance education institutions offering index.html.
Individuals making oral presentations
non-degree and associate, baccalaureate, may not distribute written materials at Authority: 5 U.S.C. Appendix 2.
master’s, and first professional degree the meeting. Dated: October 5, 2001.
programs primarily through the distance
learning method.) If I Cannot Attend the Meeting, Can I Maureen McLaughlin,
8. National League for Nursing Submit Written Comments Regarding an Deputy Assistant Secretary for Policy,
Accrediting Commission (Current scope Accrediting Agency in Lieu of Making Planning and Innovation Office of
of recognition: the accreditation of an Oral Presentation? Postsecondary Education.
programs in practical nursing, and This notice requests third-party oral [FR Doc. 01–25665 Filed 10–11–01; 8:45 am]
diploma, associate, baccalaureate and testimony, not written comment. A BILLING CODE 4000–01–P

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