Notice of Proposed Extension of Project Period and Waiver for the Spinal Cord Injury Model Systems Centers (SCIMS), 21188-21189 [05-8229]

Download as PDF 21188 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 78 / Monday, April 25, 2005 / Notices administrative and national policy requirements in the application package and reference these and other requirements in the Applicable Regulations section of this notice. We reference the regulations outlining the terms and conditions of an award in the Applicable Regulations section of this notice and include these and other specific conditions in the GAN. The GAN also incorporates your approved application as part of your binding commitments under the grant. 3. Reporting: At the end of your project period you must submit a final performance report as directed by 34 CFR 356.51. 4. Performance Measures: To evaluate the overall success of its research program, NIDRR assesses the quality of its funded projects through review of grantee performance and products. 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[FR Doc. 05–8228 Filed 4–22–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4000–01–P DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION Notice of Proposed Extension of Project Period and Waiver for the Spinal Cord Injury Model Systems Centers (SCIMS) National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR), Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services, Department of Education. SUMMARY: The Secretary proposes to waive the requirements in Education Department General Administrative Regulations (EDGAR), in 34 CFR 75.250 and 75.261(c)(2), respectively, that generally prohibit project periods exceeding five years and project period extensions involving the obligation of additional Federal funds. This extension of project period and waiver would enable the current SCIMS (a total of 16), which provide assistance to establish innovative projects for the delivery, demonstration, and evaluation of comprehensive medical, vocational, and other rehabilitation services to meet the wide range of needs of individuals with Spinal Cord Injury (SCI), to receive additional Federal funding from September 1, 2005, until December 1, 2006, a period exceeding the original project period of five years. AGENCY: PO 00000 Frm 00016 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 We must receive your comments on or before May 25, 2005. ADDRESSES: Address all comments about this proposed extension and waiver to Donna Nangle, U.S. Department of Education, 400 Maryland Avenue, SW., room 6030, Potomac Center Plaza, Washington, DC 20204–2700. If you prefer to send your comments through the Internet, use the following address: donna.nangle@ed.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Donna Nangle. Telephone: (202) 245– 7462. If you use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD), you may call the Federal Relay Service (FRS) at 1– 800–877–8339. Individuals with disabilities may obtain this document in an alternative format (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, or computer diskette) on request to the contact person listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT. DATES: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Invitation to Comment We invite you to submit comments regarding this proposed extension of project period and waiver. During and after the comment period, you may inspect all public comments about this proposed extension of project period and waiver in room 6030, Potomac Center Plaza, 550 12th Street, SW., Washington, DC, between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 4 p.m., eastern time, Monday through Friday of each week except Federal holidays. Assistance to Individuals With Disabilities in Reviewing the Rulemaking Record On request, we will supply an appropriate aid, such as a reader or print magnifier, to an individual with a disability who needs assistance to review the comments or other documents in the public rulemaking record for this proposed extension of project period and waiver. If you want to schedule an appointment for this type of aid, please contact the person listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT. NIDRR supports the goals of the President’s New Freedom Initiative (NFI) and the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research Long Range Plan (Plan), which are designed to help improve rehabilitation services and outcomes for individuals with disabilities. Note: The NFI can be accessed on the Internet at the following site: http:// www.whitehouse.gov/infocus/newfreedom/. E:\TEMP\25APN1.SGM 25APN1 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 78 / Monday, April 25, 2005 / Notices Regulatory Flexibility Act Certification The Plan can be accessed on the Internet at the following site: http:// www.ed.gov/rschstat/research/pubs/ index.html. rmajette on DSK29S0YB1PROD with NOTICES Background In accordance with the goals of the NFI and the Plan, and as authorized under section 204(a)(1) of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended, through NIDRR, the Department provides funding for projects to improve services and outcomes for individuals with disabilities. The Conference Report accompanying the 2005 Appropriations Act noted that NIDRR received additional funding for the SCIMS program and stated that the conferees intended that the additional funds should be used to support investments that could facilitate multi-center research on therapies, interventions, and the use of technology. NIDRR is conducting background work to inform the competition and plans to defer new awards, formerly scheduled for 2005, until 2006 in order to use the background information to guide development of competition priorities, allow applicants sufficient time to prepare proposals, and place all SCIMS grants on the same funding schedule. The grants for 16 SCIMS at University of Alabama/Birmingham, Santa Clara Valley Medical Center (SCVMC), Los Amigos Research and Education Institute, Inc. (LAREI), Craig Hospital, University of Miami, Shepherd Center, Inc., Boston University Medical Center Hospital, University of Michigan, University of Missouri/Columbia, Kessler Medical Rehabilitation Research and Education Corporation (KMRREC), Mount Sinai School of Medicine, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, University of Pittsburgh, The Institute for Rehabilitation and Research (TIRR), Virginia Commonwealth University, and the University of Washington are scheduled to expire on various dates between August 31, 2005, and November 30, 2005. It would be contrary to the public interest, however, to have any lapses in these SCI research activities before the new awards are made in FY 2006. To avoid any lapse in research and related activities, the Secretary is proposing to fund each of these projects for an additional 12 months. Accordingly, the Secretary proposes to waive the requirements in 34 CFR 75.250 and 75.261(c)(2), which prohibit project periods exceeding five years and extensions of project periods that involve the obligation of additional Federal funds. VerDate Nov<24>2008 14:51 Oct 19, 2009 Jkt 220001 The Secretary certifies that the proposed extension of the project period and waiver would not have a significant economic impact on a substantial number of small entities. The only entities that would be affected are the 16 Spinal Cord Injury Model Systems Centers. Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 This proposed extension of project period and waiver does not contain any information collection requirements. Intergovernmental Review This program is not subject to the requirements of Executive Order 12372 and the regulations in 34 CFR part 79. Electronic Access to This Document You may view this document, as well as all other Department of Education documents published in the Federal Register, in text or Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF) on the Internet at the following site: http://www.ed.gov/ news/fedregister. To use PDF you must have Adobe Acrobat Reader, which is available free at this site. If you have questions about using PDF, call the U.S. Government Printing Office (GPO), toll free, at 1– 888–293–6498; or in the Washington, DC, area at (202) 512–1530. Note: The official version of this document is the document published in the Federal Register. Free Internet access to the official edition of the Federal Register and the Code of Federal Regulations is available on GPO Access at: http://www.gpoaccess.gov/nara/ index.html. Dated: April 20, 2005. John H. Hager, Assistant Secretary for Special Education and Rehabilitative Services. [FR Doc. 05–8229 Filed 4–22–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4000–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY [Docket Nos. PP–234–1 and PP–235–2] Record of Decision and Floodplain Statement of Findings; ImperialMexicali 230-kV Transmission Lines Office of Electricity and Energy Assurance,1 U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). ACTION: Record of Decision (ROD) and Floodplain Statement of Findings. AGENCY: 1 On April 13, 2005, the Secretary of Energy transferred the authority to grant Presidential permits from the Office of Fossil Energy to the Office of Electricity and Energy Assurance. PO 00000 Frm 00017 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 21189 SUMMARY: DOE announces its decision to implement the Proposed Action alternative, identified as the preferred alternative, in the ‘‘Final Environmental Impact Statement for the ImperialMexicali 230-kV Transmission Lines’’ (DOE/EIS–0365). That alternative is to grant a Presidential permit to both Baja California Power, Inc. (BCP; hereinafter referred to as Intergen 2) and Sempra Energy Resources (hereinafter referred to as Sempra 3) for each to construct, operate, maintain, and connect a double-circuit, 230,000-volt (230-kV) electric transmission line that crosses the U.S.-Mexico border in the vicinity of Calexico, California, and connects to the associated natural gas-fired electric power plant located near Mexicali, Mexico. The permits will authorize the transmission lines to connect to the respective power plants as those plants are presently designed. In reaching this decision, DOE considered the potential environmental impacts in the U.S. from constructing and operating the two transmission lines and from the related action of operating the two associated Mexico power plants. DOE also considered the continuing need for additional electrical supplies in the region, the low potential environmental impacts, the lack of adverse impacts to the reliability of the U.S. electric power supply system, the practicality or the availability of the alternatives, and public comments provided during the preparation of the EIS. This ROD and Floodplain Statement of Findings have been prepared in accordance with the regulations of the Council on Environmental Quality (40 CFR Parts 1500–1508) for implementing the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), DOE’s NEPA Implementing Procedures (10 CFR Part 1021), and 2 Throughout court proceedings and the EIS process, BCP has been referred to as Intergen. This naming convention was used to avoid confusion and because that was the name by which the court knew the permit applicant. This naming convention also will be used throughout this ROD. 3 On August 29, 2002, Sempra and Termoelectrica ´ U.S., LLC (T–US) jointly filed an application with DOE for the voluntary transfer from Sempra to T– US of the facilities authorized by Presidential Permit PP–235, which was issued to Sempra by DOE on December 5, 2001. Sempra and T–US, both indirect wholly-owned subsidiaries of Sempra Energy, a California corporation, requested the transfer of Presidential Permit PP–235 to enable the parties to effectuate an internal corporate reorganization that would result in T–US owning, operating, and maintaining the international transmission facilities as an exempt wholesale generator. After an appropriate administrative proceeding, on November 12, 2002, DOE issued Presidential Permit PP–235–1 to T–U.S. The name Sempra will be used in this ROD because that was the name commonly used in the court proceeding. However, the permit that DOE has decided to issue will be issued in the name T–US. E:\TEMP\25APN1.SGM 25APN1

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[Federal Register Volume 70, Number 78 (Monday, April 25, 2005)]
[Notices]
[Pages 21188-21189]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
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DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION


Notice of Proposed Extension of Project Period and Waiver for the 
Spinal Cord Injury Model Systems Centers (SCIMS)

AGENCY: National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research 
(NIDRR), Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services, 
Department of Education.

SUMMARY: The Secretary proposes to waive the requirements in Education 
Department General Administrative Regulations (EDGAR), in 34 CFR 75.250 
and 75.261(c)(2), respectively, that generally prohibit project periods 
exceeding five years and project period extensions involving the 
obligation of additional Federal funds. This extension of project 
period and waiver would enable the current SCIMS (a total of 16), which 
provide assistance to establish innovative projects for the delivery, 
demonstration, and evaluation of comprehensive medical, vocational, and 
other rehabilitation services to meet the wide range of needs of 
individuals with Spinal Cord Injury (SCI), to receive additional 
Federal funding from September 1, 2005, until December 1, 2006, a 
period exceeding the original project period of five years.

DATES: We must receive your comments on or before May 25, 2005.

ADDRESSES: Address all comments about this proposed extension and 
waiver to Donna Nangle, U.S. Department of Education, 400 Maryland 
Avenue, SW., room 6030, Potomac Center Plaza, Washington, DC 20204-
2700. If you prefer to send your comments through the Internet, use the 
following address: donna.nangle@ed.gov.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Donna Nangle. Telephone: (202) 245-
7462.
    If you use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD), you may 
call the Federal Relay Service (FRS) at 1-800-877-8339.
    Individuals with disabilities may obtain this document in an 
alternative format (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, or computer 
diskette) on request to the contact person listed under FOR FURTHER 
INFORMATION CONTACT.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Invitation to Comment

    We invite you to submit comments regarding this proposed extension 
of project period and waiver.
    During and after the comment period, you may inspect all public 
comments about this proposed extension of project period and waiver in 
room 6030, Potomac Center Plaza, 550 12th Street, SW., Washington, DC, 
between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 4 p.m., eastern time, Monday through 
Friday of each week except Federal holidays.

Assistance to Individuals With Disabilities in Reviewing the Rulemaking 
Record

    On request, we will supply an appropriate aid, such as a reader or 
print magnifier, to an individual with a disability who needs 
assistance to review the comments or other documents in the public 
rulemaking record for this proposed extension of project period and 
waiver. If you want to schedule an appointment for this type of aid, 
please contact the person listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT.
    NIDRR supports the goals of the President's New Freedom Initiative 
(NFI) and the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation 
Research Long Range Plan (Plan), which are designed to help improve 
rehabilitation services and outcomes for individuals with disabilities.

    Note: The NFI can be accessed on the Internet at the following 
site: http://www.whitehouse.gov/infocus/newfreedom/.


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    The Plan can be accessed on the Internet at the following site: 
http://www.ed.gov/rschstat/research/pubs/index.html.

Background

    In accordance with the goals of the NFI and the Plan, and as 
authorized under section 204(a)(1) of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, 
as amended, through NIDRR, the Department provides funding for projects 
to improve services and outcomes for individuals with disabilities. The 
Conference Report accompanying the 2005 Appropriations Act noted that 
NIDRR received additional funding for the SCIMS program and stated that 
the conferees intended that the additional funds should be used to 
support investments that could facilitate multi-center research on 
therapies, interventions, and the use of technology. NIDRR is 
conducting background work to inform the competition and plans to defer 
new awards, formerly scheduled for 2005, until 2006 in order to use the 
background information to guide development of competition priorities, 
allow applicants sufficient time to prepare proposals, and place all 
SCIMS grants on the same funding schedule.
    The grants for 16 SCIMS at University of Alabama/Birmingham, Santa 
Clara Valley Medical Center (SCVMC), Los Amigos Research and Education 
Institute, Inc. (LAREI), Craig Hospital, University of Miami, Shepherd 
Center, Inc., Boston University Medical Center Hospital, University of 
Michigan, University of Missouri/Columbia, Kessler Medical 
Rehabilitation Research and Education Corporation (KMRREC), Mount Sinai 
School of Medicine, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, University of 
Pittsburgh, The Institute for Rehabilitation and Research (TIRR), 
Virginia Commonwealth University, and the University of Washington are 
scheduled to expire on various dates between August 31, 2005, and 
November 30, 2005. It would be contrary to the public interest, 
however, to have any lapses in these SCI research activities before the 
new awards are made in FY 2006.
    To avoid any lapse in research and related activities, the 
Secretary is proposing to fund each of these projects for an additional 
12 months. Accordingly, the Secretary proposes to waive the 
requirements in 34 CFR 75.250 and 75.261(c)(2), which prohibit project 
periods exceeding five years and extensions of project periods that 
involve the obligation of additional Federal funds.

Regulatory Flexibility Act Certification

    The Secretary certifies that the proposed extension of the project 
period and waiver would not have a significant economic impact on a 
substantial number of small entities. The only entities that would be 
affected are the 16 Spinal Cord Injury Model Systems Centers.

Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995

    This proposed extension of project period and waiver does not 
contain any information collection requirements.

Intergovernmental Review

    This program is not subject to the requirements of Executive Order 
12372 and the regulations in 34 CFR part 79.

Electronic Access to This Document

    You may view this document, as well as all other Department of 
Education documents published in the Federal Register, in text or Adobe 
Portable Document Format (PDF) on the Internet at the following site: 
http://www.ed.gov/news/fedregister.
    To use PDF you must have Adobe Acrobat Reader, which is available 
free at this site. If you have questions about using PDF, call the U.S. 
Government Printing Office (GPO), toll free, at 1-888-293-6498; or in 
the Washington, DC, area at (202) 512-1530.

    Note: The official version of this document is the document 
published in the Federal Register. Free Internet access to the 
official edition of the Federal Register and the Code of Federal 
Regulations is available on GPO Access at: http://www.gpoaccess.gov/
nara/index.html.


    Dated: April 20, 2005.
John H. Hager,
Assistant Secretary for Special Education and Rehabilitative Services.
[FR Doc. 05-8229 Filed 4-22-05; 8:45 am]
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