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Building 3, Washington, DC 20202– Responses: 100. because of insufficient time to arrange

4651, or should be electronically mailed Burden Hours: 200. them.

to the internet address Abstract: Potential members will FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
Pat, or should be complete the application/nomination Bonnie LeBold, Executive Director,
faxed to 202–708–9346. form in order to be selected as members National Advisory Committee on
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: on the Federal Interagency Coordinating Institutional Quality and Integrity, U.S.
Patrick J. Sherrill (202) 708–8196. Council (FICC). The law requires that at Department of Education, 7th & D
Individuals who use a least 20% of the members of the FICC Streets, S.W., Room 3082, ROB–3,
telecommunications device for the deaf be parents of children with disabilities Washington, DC 20202–7592, telephone:
(TDD) may call the Federal Information age 12 or under, of whom at least one (202) 260–3636. Individuals who use a
Relay Service (FIRS) at 1–800–877–8339 must have a child with a disability telecommunications device for the deaf
between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m., Eastern time, under the age of 6. Three parent (TDD) may call the Federal Information
Monday through Friday. positions expired in the spring of 1998 Relay Service at 1–800+877–8339
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Section and were extended for one year due to between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m., Eastern time,
3506 of the Paperwork Reduction Act of extensive changes in the staffing and Monday through Friday.
1995 (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35) requires functioning of the FICC. One resignation SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The
that the Office of Management and occurred resulting in an under National Advisory Committee on
Budget (OMB) provide interested representation of parents on the FICC Institutional Quality and Integrity is
Federal agencies and the public an early and lack of compliance with the statute. established under Section 114 of the
opportunity to comment on information Therefore, all positions are in the Higher Education Act (HEA) as
collection requests. OMB may amend or process of being replaced and the need amended by Public Law 105–244 (20
waive the requirement for public for OMB clearance of the form was U.S.C. 1145). The Committee advises
consultation to the extent that public necessary. The collected data will be the Secretary of Education with respect
participation in the approval process used to make selections for FICC to the establishment and enforcement of
would defeat the purpose of the members. the criteria for recognition of accrediting
information collection, violate State or [FR Doc. 98–27904 Filed 10–16–98; 8:45 am] agencies or associations under subpart 2
Federal law, or substantially interfere BILLING CODE 4000–01–P
of part H of Title IV, HEA, the
with any agency’s ability to perform its recognition of specific accrediting
statutory obligations. The Leader, agencies or associations, the preparation
Information Management Group, Office DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION and publication of the list of nationally
of the Chief Financial and Chief recognized accrediting agencies and
Information Officer, publishes that National Advisory Committee on associations, and the eligibility and
notice containing proposed information Institutional Quality and Integrity; certification process for institutions of
collection requests prior to submission Meeting higher education under Title IV, HEA.
of these requests to OMB. Each The Committee also develops and
AGENCY: National Advisory Committee recommends to the Secretary standards
proposed information collection, on Institutional Quality and Integrity,
grouped by office, contains the and criteria for specific categories of
Department of Education. vocational training institutions and
following: (1) Type of review requested,
e.g. new, revision, extension, existing or ACTION: Notice of public meeting. institutions of higher education for
reinstatement; (2) Title; (3) Summary of which there are no recognized
SUMMARY: This notice sets forth the accrediting agencies, associations, or
the collection; (4) Description of the proposed agenda of the National
need for, and proposed use of, the State agencies, in order to establish
Advisory Committee on Institutional eligibility for such institutions on an
information; (5) Respondents and Quality and Integrity. Notice of this
frequency of collection; and (6) interim basis for participation in
meeting is required under section Federally funded programs.
Reporting and/or Recordkeeping 10(a)(2) of the Federal Advisory
burden. OMB invites public comment at Committee Act. This document is Agenda
the address specified above. Copies of intended to notify the general public of
the requests are available from Patrick J. The meeting on December 7–9, 1998
its opportunity to attend this public is open to the public. The following
Sherrill at the address specified above. meeting. agencies will be reviewed during the
Dated: October 13, 1998. DATES AND TIMES: December 7–9, 1998, December 1998 meeting of the Advisory
Kent H. Hannaman, 8:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. Committee.
Leader, Information Management Group, ADDRESSES: The Embassy Suites Hotel,
Office of the Chief Financial and Chief Nationally Recognized Accrediting
Information Officer.
1250 22nd Street, N.W., Washington, Agencies
D.C. 20037.
Office of the Under Secretary The meeting site is accessible to Petitions for Renewal of Recognition
Type of Review: Extension. individuals with disabilities. An 1. Accrediting Bureau of Health
Title: Federal Interagency individual with a disability who will Education Schools (Current scope of
Coordinating Council: Family Member need an accommodation to participate recognition: The accreditation of
Suggested Application/Nomination in the meeting (e.g., interpreting service, private, postsecondary allied health
Form. assistive listening device, or materials in education institutions, private medical
Frequency: On occasion. an alternate format) should notify the assistant programs, public and private
Affected Public: Individuals or contact person listed in this notice at medical laboratory technician programs,
households; Not-for-profit institutions; least two weeks before the scheduled and allied health programs leading to
Federal Government; State, local or meeting date. Although the Department the Associate of Applied Science and
Tribal Gov’t, SEAs or LEAs. will attempt to meet a request received the Associate of Occupational Science
Reporting and Recordkeeping Hour after that date, the requested degree. Requested expansion of scope:
Burden: accommodations may not be available the accreditation of institutions offering
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predominantly allied health education 10. Council on Education for Public This notice invites third-party oral
programs. ‘‘Predominantly’’ is defined Health presentations before the Advisory
by the agency as follows: at least 70 11. Liaison Committee on Medical Committee. It does not constitute
percent of the number of active Education another call for written comment.
programs offered are in the allied health 12. Montessori Accreditation Council Requests for oral presentation before the
area, and the number of students for Teacher Education, Commission Advisory Committee should be
enrolled in those programs exceeds 50 on Accreditation submitted in writing to Ms. LeBold at
percent of the institution’s full-time 13. Western Association of Schools and the address above by November 6, 1998.
equivalent (FTE) students, or at least 70 Colleges, Accrediting Commission Requests should include the names of
percent of the FTE students enrolled at for Schools all persons seeking an appearance, the
the institution are in allied health organization they represent, and a brief
programs). State Agencies Recognized for the summary of the principal points to be
2. National Environmental Health Approval of Public Postsecondary made during the oral presentation.
Science and Protection Accreditation Vocational Education Presenters are requested not to
Council (requested scope of recognition: Petitions for Renewal of Recognition distribute written materials at the
The accreditation and preaccreditation meeting or to send them directly to
1. Oklahoma State Board of Vocational members of the Advisory Committee.
(‘‘Preaccreditation’’) of baccalaureate
and Technical Education Presenters who wish to provide the
programs in environmental health
science and protection). 2. Utah State Board for Vocational Advisory Committee with brief
3. National League for Nursing Education document (no more than 6 page
Accrediting Commission (requested State Agencies Recognized for the maximum) illustrating the main points
scope of recognition: the accreditation Approval of Nurse Education of their oral testimony may submit them
of programs in practical nursing, and to Ms. LeBold by November 6, 1998 (one
diploma, associate, baccalaureate and Petition for Renewal of Recognition original and 25 copies). Documents
higher degree nurse education 1. Iowa Board of Nursing submitted after that date will not be
programs). 2. Maryland Board of Nursing distributed to the Committee. Presenters
4. New York State Board of Regents are reminded that this call for third-
Federal Agency Seeking Degree- party oral testimony does not constitute
(requested scope of recognition: the
Granting Authority a call for additional written comment.
accreditation (registration) of collegiate
degree-granting programs or curricula In accordance with the Federal policy At the conclusion of the meeting,
offered by institutions of higher governing the granting of academic attendees may, at the discretion of the
education in the State of New York and degrees by Federal agencies (approved Committee chair, be invited to address
of credit-bearing certificate and diploma by a letter from the Director, Bureau of the Committee briefly on issues
programs offered by degree-granting the Budget, to the Secretary, Health, pertaining to the functions of the
institutions of higher education in the Education, and Welfare, dated Committee, as identified in the section
State of New York). December 23, 1954), the Secretary is above on Supplementary Information.
required to establish a review committee Attendees interested in making such
Interim Reports
to advise the Secretary concerning any comments should inform Ms. LeBold
(An interim report is a follow-up legislation that may be proposed that before or during the meeting.
report on an accrediting agency’s would authorize the granting of degrees A record will be made of the
compliance with specific criteria for by a Federal agency. The review proceedings of the meeting and will be
recognition that was requested by the committee forwards its recommendation available for public inspection at the
Secretary when the Secretary granted concerning a Federal agency’s proposed Office of Postsecondary Education, U.S.
initial or renewed recognition to the degree-granting authority to the Department of Education, 7th and D
agency)— Secretary, who then forwards the Streets, SW, room 3082, ROB 3,
1. Accrediting Commission of Career committee’s recommendation and the Washington, DC, between the hours of
Schools and Colleges of Technology Secretary’s recommendation to the 9:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday
2. American Academy for Liberal Office of Management and Budget for through Friday, except Federal holidays.
Education review and transmittal to the Congress. Authority: 5 U.S.C. Appendix 2.
3. American Bar Association, Council of The Secretary uses the Advisory David A. Longanecker,
the Section of Legal Education and Committee as the review committee
Assistant Secretary for Postsecondary
Admissions to the Bar required for this purpose. Accordingly, Education.
American Board of Funeral Service the Advisory Committee will review the
[FR Doc. 98–27916 Filed 10–16–98; 8:45 am]
Education, Committee on following institution at this meeting:
Accreditation Proposed Master’s Degree-Granting
5. American Dental Association, Authority
Commission on Dental
Accreditation 1. Air University, Montgomery, AL; Air DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY
6. American Psychological Association, War College (request to award the
Committee on Accreditation master’s degree in Strategic Studies) Notice of Restricted Eligibility in
7. American Veterinary Medical and Air Command and Staff College Support of Advanced Coal Research at
Association, Council on Education (request to award the master’s U.S. Colleges and Universities
8. Association of Advanced Rabbinical degree in Operational Military Art
AGENCY: Federal Energy Technology
and Talmudic Schools, and Science)
Center (FETC), Pittsburgh, Department
Accreditation Commission A request for comments on agencies of Energy (DOE).
9. The Council on Chiropractic that are being reviewed during this
ACTION: Issuance of financial assistance
Education, Commission on meeting was published in the Federal
Accreditation Register on June 19, 1998.