|(a) A local feasibility study consisting of a survey of need, potential student clientele, financial ability of the jurisdiction, and other pertinent data must be carried out under the auspices of the Steering Committee and the college which shall operate the branch campus. This feasibility study may be conducted either by the Steering Committee or by professionals. (b) Board staff shall offer advice and technical assistance to the Steering Committee under the direction of the Commissioner. When the feasibility study is conducted by a professional individual or research organization, the Steering Committee shall fully advise the Commissioner prior to initiating the study. (c) The feasibility study shall be made in consultation with the Board staff and, upon completion, be submitted to the Commissioner. The Commissioner, in consultation with Board staff, shall determine if further documentation or clarification is needed to
supplement the information presented in the feasibility study. (d) The feasibility study shall be reviewed by the Board, along with other information it deems appropriate, in determining whether the criteria as set out in §8.89 of this title (relating to Standards and Board Procedure for Approval) have been met.