Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request, 52368-52369 [05-17490]

Download as PDF 52368 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 170 / Friday, September 2, 2005 / Notices phone number to Stephen Cauffman and he will provide you with instructions for admittance. Non-U.S. citizens must also submit their country of citizenship, title, employer/sponsor, and address. Mr. Cauffman’s e-mail address is stephen.cauffman@nist.gov and his phone number is (301) 975–6051. Dated: August 26, 2005. William Jeffrey, Director. [FR Doc. 05–17518 Filed 9–1–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–13–P DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Department of the Army; Corps of Engineers Intent To Prepare a Draft Environmental Impact Statement for Construction of the Following Features of the Mississippi River and Tributaries—Morganza, LA to the Gulf of Mexico Project (MtoG): Houma Navigation Canal (HNC) Lock Complex and Associated Structures, in Terrebonne Parish in the Vicinity of Dulac, LA to Include Levee Reach G1, HNC Lock Access Road, HNC Closure Dam, HNC Lock and Floodgate Complex, Levee Reach F1, Bayou Grand Caillou Structure, and the Sand Sources for these Levee Reaches Department of the Army, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, DoD. ACTION: Notice of intent. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Mississippi Valley Division, New Orleans District, is initiating this study under the authority of the Energy and Water Development Appropriation Act for Fiscal Year 2002 (Pub. L. 107– 66) to determine the environmental impacts of the Houma Navigation Canal (HNC) lock complex and associated structures. The reconnaissance study for the Mississippi River & Tributaries— Morganza, Louisiana to the Gulf of Mexico hurricane protection project (MtoG) was authorized by a resolution adopted April 30, 1992, by the Committee of Public Works and Transportation of the U.S. House of Representatives. The Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) of 1996 authorized the Corps to conduct an independent study of a lock to be located in the HNC. That study was completed in 1997. In 1998, Congress authorized the Corps to initiate detailed design of the multipurpose lock in the HNC. A Final Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement (FPEIS) entitled ‘‘Mississippi River & Tributaries—Morganza, Louisiana to the VerDate Aug<18>2005 18:00 Sep 01, 2005 Jkt 205001 Gulf of Mexico Hurricane Protection’’ went to the public in March 2002. A Record of Decision has not been signed for this FPEIS. The MtoG entered the design phase following approval by the Mississippi River Commission and the execution of a design agreement in May 2002. The lock complex and associated structures on the HNC are part of the larger MtoG project. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Questions concerning the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) should be addressed to Mr. Nathan Dayan at U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, PM–RS, P.O. Box 60267, New Orleans, LA 70160–0267, phone (504) 862–2030, fax number (504) 862–2572 or by e-mail at nathan.s.dayan@mvn02.usace.army.mil. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 1. Proposed Action. The proposed action would include (1) The construction of a gated lock and floodgate complex built in a bypass channel adjacent to the HNC, (2) the building of closure dam on the HNC, (3) the construction of MtoG hurricane protection levee reach G1, (4) the building of HNC lock access road, (5) the building of MtoG hurricane protection levee reach F1, (6) the construction of Bayou Grand Caillou structure, and (7) identification of the sand sources for construction activity. The material dredged for the construction and maintenance of the channels would be used for wetlands restoration and construction, to the extent practicable. Economic and environmental analysis would be used to determine the most practical plan, which would provide for the greatest overall public benefit. 2. Alternatives. Alternatives recommended for consideration presently include the construction of the HNC lock complex and associated structures as described in the MtoG programmatic FEIS. Additionally, various levee alignments, as well as structure locations, depth, and sizes will be investigated. 3. Scoping. Scoping is the process for determining the scope of alternatives and significant issues to be addressed in the EIS. A letter will be sent to all parties believed to have an interest in the analysis. The letter will also notify interested parties of public scoping meetings that will be held in the local area and request their input on alternatives and issues to be evaluated. Notices will also be sent to local news media. All interested parties are invited to comment at this time, and anyone interested in this study should request to be included in the study mailing list. PO 00000 Frm 00008 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 A public scoping meeting will be held around September of 2005. The meeting will be held in the vicinity of Houma, LA. Additional meetings could be held, depending upon public interest and if it is determined that further public coordination is warranted. 4. Significant Issues. The tentative list of resources and issues to be evaluated in the EIS includes tidal wetlands (marshes and swamps), aquatic resources, commercial and recreational fisheries, wildlife resources, essential fish habitat, water quality, air quality, threatened and endangered species, recreation resources, and cultural resources. Socioeconomic items to be evaluated in the EIS include navigation, flood protection, business and industrial activity, employment, land use, property values, public/community facilities and services, tax revenues, population, community and regional growth, transportation, housing, community cohesion, and noise. 5. Environmental Consultation and Review. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) will assist in the documentation of existing conditions and assessment of effects of project alternatives through Fish and Wildlife Coordination Act consultation procedures. The USFWS will provide a Fish and Wildlife Coordination Act report. Consultation will be accomplished with the USFWS and the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) concerning threatened and endangered species and their critical habitat. The NMFS will be consulted regarding the effects of this proposed action on Essential Fish Habitat. The draft EIS (DEIS) or a notice of its availability will be distributed to all interested agencies, organizations, and individuals. 6. Estimated Date of Availability. Funding levels will dictate the date when the DEIS is available. The earliest that the DEIS is expected to be available is May of 2006. Dated: August 16, 2005. Richard P. Wagenaar, Colonel, U.S. Army, District Engineer. [FR Doc. 05–17496 Filed 9–1–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3710–84–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 AGENCY: SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\02SEN1.SGM 02SEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 170 / Friday, September 2, 2005 / Notices Officer invites comments on the submission for OMB review as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. DATES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before October 3, 2005. ADDRESSES: Written comments should be addressed to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Attention: Rachel Potter, Desk Officer, Department of Education, Office of Management and Budget, 725 17th Street, NW., Room 10222, 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, 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: August 29, 2005. Angela C. Arrington, Leader, Information Management Case Services Team, Regulatory Information Management Services, Office of the Chief Information Officer. Institute of Education Sciences Type of Review: Revision. Title: National Assessment of Educational Progress 12th Grade Participation and Engagement Study. Frequency: One time. Affected Public: Individuals or household; State, local, or tribal gov’t, SEAs or LEAs. Reporting and Recordkeeping Hour Burden: Responses: 8,440. VerDate Aug<18>2005 18:00 Sep 01, 2005 Jkt 205001 Burden Hours: 2,148. Abstract: This submittal applies to a special study on 12th grade students’ participation and engagement in the NAEP assessments. This study is intended to determine if fall assessments are preferable to spring assessments for participation of students in their final year of secondary education. Requests for copies of the information collection submission for OMB review may be accessed from http:// edicsweb.ed.gov, by selecting the ‘‘Browse Pending Collections’’ link and by clicking on link number 2870. 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 202–245–6623. 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. 05–17490 Filed 9–1–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4000–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [IC05–11–001, FERC–11] Commission Information Collection Activities, Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Extension August 26, 2005. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: SUMMARY: In compliance with the requirements of section 3507 of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, 44 U.S.C. 3507, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (Commission) has submitted the information collection described below to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and extension of this information collection requirement. Any interested person may file comments directly with OMB and should address PO 00000 Frm 00009 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 52369 a copy of those comments to the Commission as explained below. The Commission received no comments in response to an earlier Federal Register notice of June 7, 2005 (70 FR 33140–41) and has made this notation in its submission to OMB. DATES: Comments on the collection of information are due by September 23, 2005. Address comments on the collection of information to the Office of Management and Budget, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Attention: Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Desk Officer. Comments to OMB should be filed electronically, c/o oira_submission@omb.eop.gov and include the OMB Control No. as a point of reference. The Desk Officer may be reached by telephone at (202) 395–4650. A copy of the comments should also be sent to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Office of the Executive Director, ED–33, Attention: Michael Miller, 888 First Street, NE., Washington, DC 20426. Comments may be filed either in paper format or electronically. Those persons filing electronically do not need to make a paper filing. For paper filings, such comments should be submitted to the Office of the Secretary, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, 888 First Street, NE., Washington, DC 20426 and should refer to Docket No. IC05–11–001. Documents filed electronically via the Internet must be prepared in WordPerfect, MS Word, Portable Document Format, or ASCII format. To file the document, access the Commission’s Web site at http:// www.ferc.gov and click on ‘‘Make an EFiling,’’ and then follow the instructions for each screen. First time users will have to establish a user name and password. The Commission will send an automatic acknowledgement to the sender’s e-mail address upon receipt of comments. User assistance for electronic filings is available at (202) 502–8258 or by e-mail to efiling@ferc.gov. Comments should not be submitted to e-mail address. All comments may be viewed, printed or downloaded remotely via the Internet through FERC’s homepage using the ‘‘eLibrary’’ link. Enter the docket number excluding the last three digits in the docket number field to access the document. For user assistance, contact FERCOnlineSupport@ferc.gov or tollfree at (866) 208–3676, or for TTY, contact (202) 502–8659. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Michael Miller may be reached by telephone at (202) 502–8415, by fax at ADDRESSES: E:\FR\FM\02SEN1.SGM 02SEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 70, Number 170 (Friday, September 2, 2005)]
[Notices]
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[FR Doc No: 05-17490]


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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

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Officer invites comments on the submission for OMB review as required 
by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.

DATES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before 
October 3, 2005.

ADDRESSES: Written comments should be addressed to the Office of 
Information and Regulatory Affairs, Attention: Rachel Potter, Desk 
Officer, Department of Education, Office of Management and Budget, 725 
17th Street, NW., Room 10222, 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, 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: August 29, 2005.
Angela C. Arrington,
Leader, Information Management Case Services Team, Regulatory 
Information Management Services, Office of the Chief Information 
Officer.

Institute of Education Sciences

    Type of Review: Revision.
    Title: National Assessment of Educational Progress 12th Grade 
Participation and Engagement Study.
    Frequency: One time.
    Affected Public: Individuals or household; State, local, or tribal 
gov't, SEAs or LEAs.
    Reporting and Recordkeeping Hour Burden:
    Responses: 8,440.
    Burden Hours: 2,148.
    Abstract: This submittal applies to a special study on 12th grade 
students' participation and engagement in the NAEP assessments. This 
study is intended to determine if fall assessments are preferable to 
spring assessments for participation of students in their final year of 
secondary education.
    Requests for copies of the information collection submission for 
OMB review may be accessed from http://edicsweb.ed.gov, by selecting 
the ``Browse Pending Collections'' link and by clicking on link number 
2870. 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 202-245-6623. 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.

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