Request for Nominations of Members To Serve on the Bureau of Indian Affairs Advisory Board for Exceptional Education, 2417-2421 [05-705]

Download as PDF 2417 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 9 / Thursday, January 13, 2005 / Notices sources (including national, State and local data and information from grantee consortia leaders and clients) in order to develop a Report to Congress in September 2005 and a national evaluation report by September 2006. The survey will collect data for key evaluation goals including coordination and integration of safety net services, capacity and access issues, health care delivery, quality of care, cost savings, sustainability, and provider and patient satisfaction. The survey of the HCAP consortia leaders, who typically are project directors, is a short Web-based survey of 12 questions that will be available through the HRSA HCAP Web site. The sample of eligible consortia includes all those who have received HCAP funding, with the exception of the most recent round of HCAP grantees. These grantees were excluded from the sample because they lack program experience that Number of respondents Data collection Responses per respondent would provide the evaluation with significant information. This survey will be used to assess consortia leaders’ perspectives on the strengths and limitations of using consortia to strengthen the community safety net. It will query leaders on the perceived efficacy of the consortia approach, accomplishments, strengths, weaknesses and suggestions/areas for future improvement of the program. The burden estimate is as follows: Total responses Hours per response Total burden hours Provider Survey ................................................................... 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[FR Doc. 05–671 Filed 1–12–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4165–15–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Health Resources and Services Administration Advisory Committee on Interdisciplinary, Community-Based Linkages; Notice of Meeting In accordance with section 10(a)(2) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (Pub. L. 92–463), notice is hereby given of the following meeting: Name: Advisory Committee on Interdisciplinary, Community-Based Linkages. Dates and Times: January 31, 2005, 8:30 a.m.–5 p.m. February 1, 2005, 8:30 a.m.–5 p.m. February 2, 2005, 8:30 a.m.–2 p.m. Place: The DoubleTree Hotel, 1750 Rockville Pike, Rockville, MD 20852. Status: The meeting will be open to the public. Agenda: Agenda items will include, but not be limited to: Welcome; plenary session on Allied Health issues as they relate to the grant programs under the purview of the Committee with presentations by speakers VerDate jul<14>2003 17:46 Jan 12, 2005 Jkt 205001 representing the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), constituent groups, field experts and committee members. The following topics will be addressed at the meeting: What are HRSA/BHPr’s Allied Health projects and what does the legislation dictate; what is the past history, current status, and future outlook of Allied Health; and, what is the Allied Health Reinvestment Act (S. 2491/H.R. 4016—108th Congress). Proposed agenda items are subject to change as priorities dictate. Public Comments: Public comment will be permitted at the end of the Committee meeting on January 31, 2005, and before lunch on February 1, 2005. Oral presentations will be limited to 5 minutes per public speaker. Persons interested in providing an oral presentation should submit a written request, with a copy of their presentation to: Ann Bell, Public Health Fellow, Division of State, Community and Public Health, Bureau of Health Professions, Health Resources and Services Administration, Room 8A–09, 5600 Fishers Lane, Rockville, Maryland 20857, Telephone (301) 443–0582. Requests should contain the name, address, telephone number, and any business or professional affiliation of the person desiring to make an oral presentation. Groups having similar interests are requested to combine their comments and present them through a single representative. The Division of State, Community and Public Health will notify each presenter by mail or telephone of their assigned presentation time. Persons who do not file a request in advance for a presentation, but wish to make an oral statement may register to do so at the DoubleTree Hotel, Rockville, MD, on January 31, 2005. These persons will be allocated time as the Committee meeting agenda permits. For Further Information Contact: Anyone requiring information regarding the Committee should contact Ann Bell, Division of State, Community and Public Health, Bureau of Health Professions, Health Resources and Services Administration, PO 00000 Frm 00042 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Room 8A–09, 5600 Fishers Lane, Rockville, Maryland 20857, Telephone (301) 443–0582. Dated: January 7, 2005. Steven A. Pelovitz, Associate Administrator for Administration and Financial Management. [FR Doc. 05–670 Filed 1–12–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4165–15–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Indian Affairs Request for Nominations of Members To Serve on the Bureau of Indian Affairs Advisory Board for Exceptional Education Bureau of Indian Affairs, Interior. ACTION: Notice of request for nominations. AGENCY: SUMMARY: Pursuant to the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA) and the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA), Office of Indian Education Programs (OIEP), requests nominations of individuals to serve on the BIA Advisory Board for Exceptional Education (Advisory Board). The BIA/ OIEP will consider nominations received in response to this Request for Nominations. The SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section provides committee and membership criteria, and the membership nomination form. DATES: Submit nominations on or before February 14, 2005. ADDRESSES: Please submit nomination applications to Gloria Yepa, Supervisory Education Specialist, BIA, OIEP, Center For School Improvement, 500 Gold E:\FR\FM\13JAN1.SGM 13JAN1 2418 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 9 / Thursday, January 13, 2005 / Notices Avenue, SW., Post Office Box 1088, Albuquerque, New Mexico 87103–1088. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Gloria Yepa, Supervisory Education Specialist, Office of Indian Education Programs, Center for School Improvement, (505) 248–7541. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Advisory Board was established in accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act, Public Law 92–463, 5 U.S.C, Appendix 2, Section 10(a)(b). The following provides information about the committee objective and duties, membership, miscellaneous, nomination information, and membership nomination form. Objective and Duties (a) Members of the Advisory Board provide guidance, advice and recommendations with respect to special education and related services for children with disabilities in BIA funded schools in accordance with the requirements of IDEA; (b) Provides advice and recommendations for the coordination of services within the BIA and with other local, State and Federal agencies; (c) Provides advice and recommendations on a broad range of policy issues dealing with the provision of educational services to American Indian children with disabilities; (d) Serves as an advocate for American Indian students with special education needs by providing advice and recommendations regarding best practices, effective program coordination strategies, and recommendations for improved educational programming; (e) Provides advice and recommendations for the preparation of information required to be submitted to the Secretary of Education under section 611(i)(2)(D) of IDEA; (f) Provides advice and recommends policies concerning effective inter/intraagency collaboration, including modifications to regulations, and the elimination of barriers to inter/intraagency programs and activities; and (g) Reports to the BIA/OIEP Lead Supervisory Education Specialist for special education. Membership (a) The Board will be composed of 15 members. The Assistant Secretary— Indian Affairs may provide the Secretary of the Interior recommendations for the Chairperson, however, the Secretary of the Interior will appoint the chairperson and other board members. Members will serve for a term of 2 years from the date of their VerDate jul<14>2003 17:46 Jan 12, 2005 Jkt 205001 appointment. The Secretary may remove members from the Board at any time at his/her discretion. (b) As required by the IDEA under section 611(i)(5), the Board will be composed of individuals involved in or concerned with the education and provision of services to Indian children with disabilities. The Board composition will reflect a broad range of viewpoints and will include at least one member representing each of the following interests: Indian persons with disabilities, teachers of children with disabilities, Indian parents or guardians of children with disabilities, service providers, State Education Officials, Local Education Officials, State Interagency Coordinating Councils (for states having Indian reservations), tribal representatives or tribal organization representatives, and BIA employees concerned with the education of children with disabilities. (b) Nominees should have expertise and knowledge of the issues and/or needs of American Indian children with disabilities. Such knowledge and expertise are needed to provide advice and recommendations to the BIA/OIEP regarding the needs of American Indian children with disabilities. (c) A summary of the candidates’ qualifications (resume or curriculum vitae) must be included with the nomination application. Nominees must have the ability to participate in Advisory Committee meetings, Committee assignments, participate in teleconference calls, and to work in groups. (d) The Department of the Interior is committed to equal opportunity in the workplace and seeks diverse Committee membership, but is bound by the Indian Preference Act of 1990, 25 U.S.C. 472. Miscellaneous The membership nomination form is attached to this notice. The nomination form may also be downloaded from the OIEP’s Web site at http:// www.ENAN.BIA.EDU. (a) Members of the Board will not receive compensation, but will be reimbursed for travel, subsistence and other necessary expenses incurred in the performance of their duties consistent with the provisions of 5 U.S.C. Chapter 57. (b) A member may not participate in matters that will directly affect, or appear to affect, the financial interests of the member or the member’s spouse or minor children, unless authorized by the Designated Federal Official (DFO). Compensation from employment does not constitute a financial interest of the member so long as the matter before the committee will not have a special or distinct effect on the member or the member’s employer, other than as part of a class. The provisions of this paragraph do not affect any other statutory or regulatory ethical obligations to which a member may be subject. (c) The Committee meets at least twice a year, budget permitting, but additional meetings may be held as deemed necessary by the Assistant Secretary or DFO. (d) All Committee meetings are open to the public in accordance with the FACA regulations. Nomination Information (a) Nominations are requested from individuals, organizations, and federally recognized tribes, as well as from State Directors of Special Education (within the 23 states in which BIA funded schools are located) concerned with the education of Indian children with disabilities as described above. PO 00000 Frm 00043 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Membership Nomination Form Dated: December 22, 2004. David W. Anderson, Assistant Secretary—Indian Affairs. Bureau of Indian Affairs Office of Indian Education Programs Advisory Board for Exceptional Education Membership Nomination Form Nomination Information A. Nominations are requested from individuals, organizations, and federally recognized tribes, as well as from State Directors of Special Education (within the 23 states in which BIA funded schools are located) concerned with the education of Indian children with disabilities. B. Nominees should have expertise and knowledge of the issues and/or needs of American Indian children with disabilities. Such knowledge and expertise are needed to provide advice and recommendations to the BIA/OIEP regarding the needs of American Indian children with disabilities. C. A summary of the candidates’ qualifications (resume or curriculum vitae) must be included with the nomination application. Nominees must have the ability to participate in Advisory Committee meetings, Committee assignments, participate in teleconference calls, and to work in groups. D. The Department of the Interior is committed to equal opportunity in the workplace and seeks diverse Committee membership, however, is bound by the E:\FR\FM\13JAN1.SGM 13JAN1 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 9 / Thursday, January 13, 2005 / Notices Indian Preference Act of 1990 (25 U.S.C. 472). Objective and Duties A. The Committee provides guidance, advice and recommendations with respect to special education and related services for children with disabilities in BIA funded schools in accordance with the requirements of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). B. The Committee provides advice and recommendations for the coordination of services within the BIA and with other local, State and Federal agencies. C. The Committee provides advice and recommendations on a broad range of policy issues dealing with the provision of educational services to American Indian children with disabilities. D. The Committee serves as an advocate for American Indian students with special education needs by providing advice and recommendations regarding best practices, effective program coordination strategies, and recommendations for improved educational programming. E. The Committee provides advice and recommendations for the preparation of information required to be submitted to the Secretary of Education. F. The Committee provides advice and recommends policies concerning VerDate jul<14>2003 17:46 Jan 12, 2005 Jkt 205001 effective inter/intra-agency collaboration, including modifications to regulations, and the elimination of barriers to inter/intra-agency programs and activities. G. The Committee reports to the Lead Supervisory Education Specialist. Membership A. The Board will be composed of 15 members. The Assistant Secretary— Indian Affairs may provide the Secretary of the Interior recommendations for the Chairperson. The Secretary of the Interior as required by IDEA will appoint all board members. Board members will serve for a term of 2 years from the date of their appointment. The Secretary may remove members from the Board at any time at his/her discretion. B. As required by IDEA under section 611(i)(5), 111 Stat. 59, the Board will be composed of individuals involved in or concerned with the education and provision of services to Indian children with disabilities. The Board composition will reflect a broad range of viewpoints and will include at least one member representing each of the following interests: Indian persons with disabilities, teachers of children with disabilities, Indian parents or guardians of children with disabilities, service providers, State Education Officials, Local Education Officials, State Interagency Coordinating Councils (for PO 00000 Frm 00044 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 2419 states having Indian reservations), tribal representatives or tribal organization representatives, and BIA employees concerned with the education of children with disabilities. C. Members of the Board will not receive compensation, but will be reimbursed for travel, subsistence and other necessary expenses incurred in the performance of their duties consistent with the provisions of 5 U.S.C. Chapter 57. D. A member may not participate in matters that will directly affect, or appear to affect, the financial interests of the member or the member’s spouse or minor children, unless authorized by the Designated Federal Official (DFO). Compensation from employment does not constitute a financial interest of the member so long as the matter before the committee will not have a special or distinct effect on the member or the member’s employer, other than as part of a class. The provisions of this paragraph do not affect any other statutory or regulatory ethical obligations to which a member may be subject. E. The Committee meets at least twice a year, budget permitting, but additional meetings may be held as deemed necessary by the Assistant Secretary or DFO. 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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Bureau of Indian Affairs


Request for Nominations of Members To Serve on the Bureau of 
Indian Affairs Advisory Board for Exceptional Education

AGENCY: Bureau of Indian Affairs, Interior.

ACTION: Notice of request for nominations.

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SUMMARY: Pursuant to the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA) and the 
Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), the Bureau of 
Indian Affairs (BIA), Office of Indian Education Programs (OIEP), 
requests nominations of individuals to serve on the BIA Advisory Board 
for Exceptional Education (Advisory Board). The BIA/OIEP will consider 
nominations received in response to this Request for Nominations. The 
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section provides committee and membership 
criteria, and the membership nomination form.

DATES: Submit nominations on or before February 14, 2005.

ADDRESSES: Please submit nomination applications to Gloria Yepa, 
Supervisory Education Specialist, BIA, OIEP, Center For School 
Improvement, 500 Gold

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Avenue, SW., Post Office Box 1088, Albuquerque, New Mexico 87103-1088.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Gloria Yepa, Supervisory Education 
Specialist, Office of Indian Education Programs, Center for School 
Improvement, (505) 248-7541.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Advisory Board was established in 
accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act, Public Law 92-463, 
5 U.S.C, Appendix 2, Section 10(a)(b). The following provides 
information about the committee objective and duties, membership, 
miscellaneous, nomination information, and membership nomination form.

Objective and Duties

    (a) Members of the Advisory Board provide guidance, advice and 
recommendations with respect to special education and related services 
for children with disabilities in BIA funded schools in accordance with 
the requirements of IDEA;
    (b) Provides advice and recommendations for the coordination of 
services within the BIA and with other local, State and Federal 
agencies;
    (c) Provides advice and recommendations on a broad range of policy 
issues dealing with the provision of educational services to American 
Indian children with disabilities;
    (d) Serves as an advocate for American Indian students with special 
education needs by providing advice and recommendations regarding best 
practices, effective program coordination strategies, and 
recommendations for improved educational programming;
    (e) Provides advice and recommendations for the preparation of 
information required to be submitted to the Secretary of Education 
under section 611(i)(2)(D) of IDEA;
    (f) Provides advice and recommends policies concerning effective 
inter/intra-agency collaboration, including modifications to 
regulations, and the elimination of barriers to inter/intra-agency 
programs and activities; and
    (g) Reports to the BIA/OIEP Lead Supervisory Education Specialist 
for special education.

Membership

    (a) The Board will be composed of 15 members. The Assistant 
Secretary--Indian Affairs may provide the Secretary of the Interior 
recommendations for the Chairperson, however, the Secretary of the 
Interior will appoint the chairperson and other board members. Members 
will serve for a term of 2 years from the date of their appointment. 
The Secretary may remove members from the Board at any time at his/her 
discretion.
    (b) As required by the IDEA under section 611(i)(5), the Board will 
be composed of individuals involved in or concerned with the education 
and provision of services to Indian children with disabilities. The 
Board composition will reflect a broad range of viewpoints and will 
include at least one member representing each of the following 
interests: Indian persons with disabilities, teachers of children with 
disabilities, Indian parents or guardians of children with 
disabilities, service providers, State Education Officials, Local 
Education Officials, State Interagency Coordinating Councils (for 
states having Indian reservations), tribal representatives or tribal 
organization representatives, and BIA employees concerned with the 
education of children with disabilities.

Miscellaneous

    (a) Members of the Board will not receive compensation, but will be 
reimbursed for travel, subsistence and other necessary expenses 
incurred in the performance of their duties consistent with the 
provisions of 5 U.S.C. Chapter 57.
    (b) A member may not participate in matters that will directly 
affect, or appear to affect, the financial interests of the member or 
the member's spouse or minor children, unless authorized by the 
Designated Federal Official (DFO). Compensation from employment does 
not constitute a financial interest of the member so long as the matter 
before the committee will not have a special or distinct effect on the 
member or the member's employer, other than as part of a class. The 
provisions of this paragraph do not affect any other statutory or 
regulatory ethical obligations to which a member may be subject.
    (c) The Committee meets at least twice a year, budget permitting, 
but additional meetings may be held as deemed necessary by the 
Assistant Secretary or DFO.
    (d) All Committee meetings are open to the public in accordance 
with the FACA regulations.

Nomination Information

    (a) Nominations are requested from individuals, organizations, and 
federally recognized tribes, as well as from State Directors of Special 
Education (within the 23 states in which BIA funded schools are 
located) concerned with the education of Indian children with 
disabilities as described above.
    (b) Nominees should have expertise and knowledge of the issues and/
or needs of American Indian children with disabilities. Such knowledge 
and expertise are needed to provide advice and recommendations to the 
BIA/OIEP regarding the needs of American Indian children with 
disabilities.
    (c) A summary of the candidates' qualifications (resume or 
curriculum vitae) must be included with the nomination application. 
Nominees must have the ability to participate in Advisory Committee 
meetings, Committee assignments, participate in teleconference calls, 
and to work in groups.
    (d) The Department of the Interior is committed to equal 
opportunity in the workplace and seeks diverse Committee membership, 
but is bound by the Indian Preference Act of 1990, 25 U.S.C. 472.

Membership Nomination Form

    The membership nomination form is attached to this notice. The 
nomination form may also be downloaded from the OIEP's Web site at 
http://www.ENAN.BIA.EDU.

    Dated: December 22, 2004.
David W. Anderson,
Assistant Secretary--Indian Affairs.

Bureau of Indian Affairs Office of Indian Education Programs Advisory 
Board for Exceptional Education Membership Nomination Form

Nomination Information

    A. Nominations are requested from individuals, organizations, and 
federally recognized tribes, as well as from State Directors of Special 
Education (within the 23 states in which BIA funded schools are 
located) concerned with the education of Indian children with 
disabilities.
    B. Nominees should have expertise and knowledge of the issues and/
or needs of American Indian children with disabilities. Such knowledge 
and expertise are needed to provide advice and recommendations to the 
BIA/OIEP regarding the needs of American Indian children with 
disabilities.
    C. A summary of the candidates' qualifications (resume or 
curriculum vitae) must be included with the nomination application. 
Nominees must have the ability to participate in Advisory Committee 
meetings, Committee assignments, participate in teleconference calls, 
and to work in groups.
    D. The Department of the Interior is committed to equal opportunity 
in the workplace and seeks diverse Committee membership, however, is 
bound by the

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Indian Preference Act of 1990 (25 U.S.C. 472).

Objective and Duties

    A. The Committee provides guidance, advice and recommendations with 
respect to special education and related services for children with 
disabilities in BIA funded schools in accordance with the requirements 
of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA).
    B. The Committee provides advice and recommendations for the 
coordination of services within the BIA and with other local, State and 
Federal agencies.
    C. The Committee provides advice and recommendations on a broad 
range of policy issues dealing with the provision of educational 
services to American Indian children with disabilities.
    D. The Committee serves as an advocate for American Indian students 
with special education needs by providing advice and recommendations 
regarding best practices, effective program coordination strategies, 
and recommendations for improved educational programming.
    E. The Committee provides advice and recommendations for the 
preparation of information required to be submitted to the Secretary of 
Education.
    F. The Committee provides advice and recommends policies concerning 
effective inter/intra-agency collaboration, including modifications to 
regulations, and the elimination of barriers to inter/intra-agency 
programs and activities.
    G. The Committee reports to the Lead Supervisory Education 
Specialist.

Membership

    A. The Board will be composed of 15 members. The Assistant 
Secretary--Indian Affairs may provide the Secretary of the Interior 
recommendations for the Chairperson. The Secretary of the Interior as 
required by IDEA will appoint all board members. Board members will 
serve for a term of 2 years from the date of their appointment. The 
Secretary may remove members from the Board at any time at his/her 
discretion.
    B. As required by IDEA under section 611(i)(5), 111 Stat. 59, the 
Board will be composed of individuals involved in or concerned with the 
education and provision of services to Indian children with 
disabilities. The Board composition will reflect a broad range of 
viewpoints and will include at least one member representing each of 
the following interests: Indian persons with disabilities, teachers of 
children with disabilities, Indian parents or guardians of children 
with disabilities, service providers, State Education Officials, Local 
Education Officials, State Interagency Coordinating Councils (for 
states having Indian reservations), tribal representatives or tribal 
organization representatives, and BIA employees concerned with the 
education of children with disabilities.
    C. Members of the Board will not receive compensation, but will be 
reimbursed for travel, subsistence and other necessary expenses 
incurred in the performance of their duties consistent with the 
provisions of 5 U.S.C. Chapter 57.
    D. A member may not participate in matters that will directly 
affect, or appear to affect, the financial interests of the member or 
the member's spouse or minor children, unless authorized by the 
Designated Federal Official (DFO). Compensation from employment does 
not constitute a financial interest of the member so long as the matter 
before the committee will not have a special or distinct effect on the 
member or the member's employer, other than as part of a class. The 
provisions of this paragraph do not affect any other statutory or 
regulatory ethical obligations to which a member may be subject.
    E. The Committee meets at least twice a year, budget permitting, 
but additional meetings may be held as deemed necessary by the 
Assistant Secretary or DFO.

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