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ED/OPE RIN: 1840-AD20 Publication ID: Fall 2016 
Title: State Authorization 

The Department is amending the regulations governing the State authorization of institutions participating in title IV programs by issuing new requirements for the authorization of distance education providers and correspondence education providers, as well as new requirements for the authorization of foreign additional locations and branch campuses.

Agency: Department of Education(ED)  Priority: Other Significant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Final Rule Stage 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: No 
CFR Citation: 34 CFR 600.9    34 CFR 600.2    34 CFR 668.50   
Legal Authority: 20 U.S.C. 1001 and 1002   
Legal Deadline:  None
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  07/25/2016  81 FR 48597   
NPRM Comment Period End  08/24/2016 
Final Action  12/00/2016 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No  Government Levels Affected: State 
Small Entities Affected: No  Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
Public Comment URL:  
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Agency Contact:
Sophia McArdle
Department of Education
Office of Postsecondary Education
400 Maryland Avenue SW, Room 290-44,
Washington, DC 20202
Phone:202 453-6318