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Download as PDF 28292 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 94 / Tuesday, May 17, 2005 / Notices of comprehensive investigation and exploration of infrastructure themes so that Commission resources are strategically funneled to ‘‘gaps’’ in State and Federal funding streams. Carrying out needs assessments on various infrastructure themes is central to the development of a theme. Energy, telecommunications, and rural primary health care facilities are examples of assessments that were initiated in conjunction with interested State and Federal agencies in the Commission’s first year. • Commission partners are responsible for compliance with procedural and substantive legal requirements. It is the expectation of the Denali Commission that partners will comply with all applicable local, State and Federal laws in carrying out Commission funded programs/projects. For example, the partner must address NEPA and OSHA regulations, Federal auditing requirements, competitive procurement issues and so forth. As a result, the Commission will look to partners who have demonstrated both administrative and program/project management success. • Adherence to the successful project management elements of time, budget and quality. Each of these factors is central to Denali Commission agreements with partners. The Commission wants to put our partners in a position of success in meeting the triple constraint of project management; deliver the project on time, on budget and completion of the full project scope in a cost effective manner. The challenge to the Commission is to allow sufficient flexibility for each partner to carry out the programs/ projects within their own established methods while assuring confident project completion and meeting all requirements of applicable laws and regulations. For example, the AEA employs a project methodology that relies heavily on force account construction (locally sponsored government crews). AEA also uses construction contracting to a lesser degree. In short, each agreement with a partner organization must be tailored to fit their approach to program/project management. Rural Energy Approach AEA has employed a two-step approach to bulk fuel project funding that is strongly supported by the Commission. Starting at the top of the AEA priority list, projects are provided 35% design funds one or more years before being eligible for capital funding. This allows for more accurate project cost estimates, resolution of easement and land issues, development of agreements between various local parties in site selection and tank farm ownership/maintenance. This step also serves to filter projects that are not ready for construction, for one reason or another, from advancing to the second step of project funding. This two-step approach ensures that funding does not sit unused by projects that are not ready for construction. Once a project has resolved any obstacles at the 35% design stage, then they are eligible for capital funding. AEA will reevaluate its priority list from time to time in order to factor in new information, particularly information from the statewide energy strategy. This reevaluation may result in some modification VerDate jul<14>2003 15:22 May 16, 2005 Jkt 205001 of the list. Funding priorities will also be subject to ‘‘readiness to proceed’’ considerations as described in part above. Rural Primary Care Facilities Approach In the past, communities constructed clinics based upon available grant funds (typically community development block grants of $200,000 to $500,000). Consequently clinic square footage was based upon available funding and not necessarily upon health care delivery service appropriate for the population and demographics of the community. Many clinics are therefore undersized. In FY99 the Commission allocated $300,000 to undertake a needs assessment for rural primary care facilities. The needs assessment was completed in October 2000 and included a database of primary health care facility needs statewide as well as a project prioritization methodology. The Commission’s investments in rural health facilities is based on this needs assessment. Job Training Strategy The Commission realizes that proper and prudent investment in public infrastructure must include a component for training local residents to maintain and operate publicly funded infrastructure. The Commission further realizes that through its investment in public infrastructure, such as bulk fuel storage facilities, it is creating numerous jobs related to the construction of these facilities and must develop a strategy to ensure local residents are properly trained to receive these jobs. The Denali Commission’s Training Strategy creates a statewide system to increase the local employment rates in Alaskan communities through the development of skills necessary to construct, maintain, and operate public infrastructure. The Commission has approved 10% of the FY00–FY03 funding for implementation of the Training Strategy. In FY04 the Commission received appropriation direction for funding from the U.S. Department of Labor. Through this funding the Commission ensures local residents are employed on public facility construction projects in their communities, while also protecting the Denali Commission’s investment in infrastructure by ensuring local residents are properly trained in the operations and maintenance of completed facilities. The Denali Commission’s Training Strategy involves several components that create a statewide system for job training outreach, coordination and delivery in rural Alaska. The Commission has partnered with several statewide organizations that will perform the necessary functions that make up the Denali Commission’s Training Strategy. The Training Strategy provides the Denali Commission the flexibility for future investment in job training needs statewide. Currently the Commission’s partners and the Denali Training Fund are focusing on jobs created by the construction of energy and health related projects. In the future, the Training Strategy will focus its efforts on other areas where the Commission is investing. PO 00000 Frm 00024 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Economic Development Strategy The Denali Commission in not a funding agency for traditional economic development activities. The Commission has a strategy that outlines the appropriate role of the Commission in the area of economic development. The strategy includes the following components: • The Commission, where appropriate will play the role of convener, bringing potential economic development participants together to support projects that meet Commission Standards outlined in paragraph IV below. • The Commission will act as a facilitator to assist in matching high priority, high potential public or private investment opportunities with available funding sources. • The Commission will serve as a catalyst for identification and removal of unnecessary economic development barriers by government. In Fiscal Year 2004, a statewide Economic Development Committee was established under the authority of the Denali Commission. Regional Development Strategy The Denali Commission encourages communities/tribes to build a local comprehensive plan and strategy, a component of which will be economic development. A comprehensive plan may also be referred to as a Development Strategy. Communities are encouraged to work with regional organizations such as ARDOR’s, regional non-profit corporations, borough governments and regional for-profit organizations to develop comprehensive strategies of which economic development will be a component. Regional strategies should take into consideration existing regional planning and strategy efforts including, but not limited to, the efforts of the FAA, HUD, Alaska DOT, ANTHC, Alaska VSW, State Division of Public Health, Alaska Department of Public Safety, regional nonprofits and others. The Denali Commission encourages the state to assist with technical support and funding at the local and regional level to build local and regional development strategies. The Denali Commission also encourages State and Federal governments to utilize the local and regional development strategies when prioritizing projects in the state or in a region. Jeffrey B. Staser, Federal Co-Chair. [FR Doc. 05–9768 Filed 5–16–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3300–01–P DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request Department of Education. The Leader, Information Management Case Services Team, Regulatory Information Management Services, Office of the Chief Information Officer invites comments on the AGENCY: SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\17MYN1.SGM 17MYN1 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 94 / Tuesday, May 17, 2005 / Notices submission for OMB review as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. DATES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before June 16, 2005. ADDRESSES: Written comments should be addressed to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Attention: Carolyn Lovett, Desk Officer, Department of Education, Office of Management and Budget, 725 17th Street, NW., Room 10235, New Executive Office Building, Washington, DC 20503 or faxed to (202) 395–6974. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Section 3506 of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35) requires that the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) provide interested Federal agencies and the public an early opportunity to comment on information collection requests. OMB may amend or waive the requirement for public consultation to the extent that public participation in the approval process would defeat the purpose of the information collection, violate State or Federal law, or substantially interfere with any agency’s ability to perform its statutory obligations. The Leader, Information Management Case Services Team, Regulatory Information Management Services, Office of the Chief Information Officer, publishes that notice containing proposed information collection requests prior to submission of these requests to OMB. Each proposed information collection, grouped by office, contains the following: (1) Type of review requested, e.g., new, revision, extension, existing or reinstatement; (2) Title; (3) Summary of the collection; (4) Description of the need for, and proposed use of, the information; (5) Respondents and frequency of collection; and (6) Reporting and/or Recordkeeping burden. OMB invites public comment. Dated: May 12, 2005. Angela C. Arrington, Leader, Information Management Case Services Team, Regulatory Information Management Services, Office of the Chief Information Officer. Office of Elementary and Secondary Education Type of Review: Extension. Title: State Progress Report—School Renovation, IDEA, and Technology Grants Program. Frequency: On Occasion. Affected Public: State, local, or tribal gov’t, SEAs or LEAs. Reporting and Recordkeeping Hour Burden: Responses: 15. Burden Hours: 30. VerDate jul<14>2003 15:22 May 16, 2005 Jkt 205001 Abstract: ED will collect the information required in the legislation from States and Outlying areas to document the progress of the School Renovation Program in achieving the legislative goals of improving school facilities and ensuring the health and safety of students and staff. Requests for copies of the submission for OMB review; comment request may be accessed from http:// edicsweb.ed.gov, by selecting the ‘‘Browse Pending Collections’’ link and by clicking on link number 2710. When you access the information collection, click on ‘‘Download Attachments ‘‘to view. Written requests for information should be addressed to U.S. Department of Education, 400 Maryland Avenue, SW., Potomac Center, 9th Floor, Washington, DC 20202–4700. Requests may also be electronically mailed to the Internet address OCIO_RIMG@ed.gov or faxed to 202–245–6621. Please specify the complete title of the information collection when making your request. Comments regarding burden and/or the collection activity requirements should be directed to Kathy Axt at her e-mail address Kathy.Axt@ed.gov. Individuals who use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD) may call the Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) at 1–800–877– 8339. [FR Doc. 05–9769 Filed 5–16–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4000–01–P ELECTION ASSISTANCE COMMISSION Sunshine Act Notice Election Assistance Commission. ACTION: Notice of Public Meeting Agenda. AGENCY: Tuesday, May 24, 2005, 10 a.m.–Noon. PLACE: U.S. Election Assistance Commission, 1225 New York Ave., NW., Suite 1100, Washington, DC 20005 (Metro Stop: Metro Center). AGENDA: The Commission will receive the following reports: Title II Requirements Payments Update; Statewide Voter Registration List Guidance Update; Provisional Voting and Voter Identification Study Update; Election Day Survey Analysis Update; Military and Overseas Citizens Survey Update; California Audit Update; Voluntary Voting System Guidelines Update; and updates on other administrative matters. The Commission will receive presentations on the following topic: Setting an Effective DATE AND TIME: PO 00000 Frm 00025 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 28293 Date for the Voluntary Voting System Guidelines. This meeting will be open to the public. * * * * * PERSON TO CONTACT FOR INFORMATION: Bryan Whitener, Telephone: (202) 566– 3100. * * * * * Carol A. Paquette, Interim Executive Director, U.S. Election Assistance Commission. [FR Doc. 05–9939 Filed 5–13–05; 2:24 pm] BILLING CODE 6820–YN–M DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Project No. 2586] Alabama Electric Cooperative, Inc.; Notice of Authorization for Continued Project Operation May 11, 2005. On April 29, 2003, Alabama Electric Cooperative, Inc., licensee for the Conecuh River Project No. 2586, filed an application for a new or subsequent license pursuant to the Federal Power Act (FPA) and the Commission’s regulations. Project No. 2586 is located on the Conecuh River in Covington County, Alabama. The license for Project No. 2586 was issued for a period ending April 30, 2005. Section 15(a)(1) of the FPA, 16 U.S.C. 808(a)(1), requires the Commission, at the expiration of a license term, to issue from year to year an annual license to the then licensee under the terms and conditions of the prior license until a new license is issued, or the project is otherwise disposed of as provided in section 15 or any other applicable section of the FPA. If the project’s prior license waived the applicability of section 15 of the FPA, then, based on section 9(b) of the Administrative Procedure Act, 5 U.S.C. 558(c), and as set forth at 18 CFR 16.21(a), if the licensee of such project has filed an application for a subsequent license, the licensee may continue to operate the project in accordance with the terms and conditions of the license after the minor or minor part license expires, until the Commission acts on its application. If the licensee of such a project has not filed an application for a subsequent license, then it may be required, pursuant to 18 CFR 16.21(b), to continue project operations until the Commission issues someone else a license for the project or otherwise orders disposition of the project. E:\FR\FM\17MYN1.SGM 17MYN1

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[Federal Register Volume 70, Number 94 (Tuesday, May 17, 2005)]
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DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION


Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request

AGENCY: Department of Education.

SUMMARY: The Leader, Information Management Case Services Team, 
Regulatory Information Management Services, Office of the Chief 
Information Officer invites comments on the

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submission for OMB review as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 
1995.

DATES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before 
June 16, 2005.

ADDRESSES: Written comments should be addressed to the Office of 
Information and Regulatory Affairs, Attention: Carolyn Lovett, Desk 
Officer, Department of Education, Office of Management and Budget, 725 
17th Street, NW., Room 10235, New Executive Office Building, 
Washington, DC 20503 or faxed to (202) 395-6974.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Section 3506 of the Paperwork Reduction Act 
of 1995 (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35) requires that the Office of Management 
and Budget (OMB) provide interested Federal agencies and the public an 
early opportunity to comment on information collection requests. OMB 
may amend or waive the requirement for public consultation to the 
extent that public participation in the approval process would defeat 
the purpose of the information collection, violate State or Federal 
law, or substantially interfere with any agency's ability to perform 
its statutory obligations. The Leader, Information Management Case 
Services Team, Regulatory Information Management Services, Office of 
the Chief Information Officer, publishes that notice containing 
proposed information collection requests prior to submission of these 
requests to OMB. Each proposed information collection, grouped by 
office, contains the following: (1) Type of review requested, e.g., 
new, revision, extension, existing or reinstatement; (2) Title; (3) 
Summary of the collection; (4) Description of the need for, and 
proposed use of, the information; (5) Respondents and frequency of 
collection; and (6) Reporting and/or Recordkeeping burden. OMB invites 
public comment.

    Dated: May 12, 2005.
Angela C. Arrington,
Leader, Information Management Case Services Team, Regulatory 
Information Management Services, Office of the Chief Information 
Officer.

Office of Elementary and Secondary Education

    Type of Review: Extension.
    Title: State Progress Report--School Renovation, IDEA, and 
Technology Grants Program.
    Frequency: On Occasion.
    Affected Public: State, local, or tribal gov't, SEAs or LEAs.
    Reporting and Recordkeeping Hour Burden: Responses: 15.
     Burden Hours: 30.
    Abstract: ED will collect the information required in the 
legislation from States and Outlying areas to document the progress of 
the School Renovation Program in achieving the legislative goals of 
improving school facilities and ensuring the health and safety of 
students and staff.
    Requests for copies of the submission for OMB review; comment 
request may be accessed from http://edicsweb.ed.gov, by selecting the 
``Browse Pending Collections'' link and by clicking on link number 
2710. When you access the information collection, click on ``Download 
Attachments `` to view. Written requests for information should be 
addressed to U.S. Department of Education, 400 Maryland Avenue, SW., 
Potomac Center, 9th Floor, Washington, DC 20202-4700. Requests may also 
be electronically mailed to the Internet address OCIO--RIMG@ed.gov or 
faxed to 202-245-6621. Please specify the complete title of the 
information collection when making your request.
    Comments regarding burden and/or the collection activity 
requirements should be directed to Kathy Axt at her e-mail address 
Kathy.Axt@ed.gov. Individuals who use a telecommunications device for 
the deaf (TDD) may call the Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) at 
1-800-877-8339.
[FR Doc. 05-9769 Filed 5-16-05; 8:45 am]
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