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Download as PDF 53172 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 172 / Wednesday, September 7, 2005 / Notices EIS/EIR to be made available to the public in June 2006. A public hearing will be held during the public comment period for the Draft EIS/EIR. Dated: August 22, 2005. Mark R. Blackburn, Lieutenant Colonel, U.S. Army, Acting District Engineer. [FR Doc. 05–17691 Filed 9–6–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3710–92–P DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION Part B—Assistance for Education of All Children With Disabilities Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services; List of Correspondence Section 611—Authorization; Allotment; Use of Funds; Authorization of Appropriations Department of Education. List of correspondence from April 1, 2005 through June 30, 2005. AGENCY: ACTION: SUMMARY: The Secretary is publishing the following list pursuant to section 607(d) of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, as amended (IDEA). Under section 607(d) of the IDEA, the Secretary is required, on a quarterly basis, to publish in the Federal Register a list of correspondence from the Department of Education received by individuals during the previous quarter that describes the interpretations of the Department of Education (Department) of the IDEA or the regulations that implement the IDEA. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Melisande Lee or JoLeta Reynolds. Telephone: (202) 245–7468. 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 a copy of this notice in an alternative format (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, or computer diskette) on request to the contact persons listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The following list identifies correspondence from the Department issued from April 1, 2005 through June 30, 2005. Included on the list are those letters that contain interpretations of the requirements of the IDEA and its implementing regulations, as well as letters and other documents that the Department believes will assist the public in understanding the requirements of the law and its regulations. The date of and topic addressed by a letter are identified, and summary information is also provided, as appropriate. To protect the privacy interests of the individual or individuals VerDate Aug<18>2005 15:05 Sep 06, 2005 Jkt 205001 involved, personally identifiable information has been deleted, as appropriate. Most of the changes made to the IDEA by the Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act of 2004 (IDEA 2004), which reauthorized and amended the IDEA, took effect on July 1, 2005. Because the letters in this list were issued prior to July 1, 2005, the effective date of IDEA 2004, statutory citations in this list refer to the provisions of the IDEA that were in effect prior to July 1, 2005. Section 619—Preschool Grants Topic Addressed: Allocation of Funds. • Letter dated June 20, 2005 to New York State Education Department Deputy Commissioner Dr. Rebecca Cort, clarifying that the New York State Education Department may not require its local educational agencies (LEAs) to pass through Part B funds to private providers or counties in the form of a suballocation required under New York law, but that at an LEA’s discretion, disbursements may be made to cover the cost of providing special education and related services to individual students with disabilities. Topic Addressed: Use of Funds. • Letter dated May 5, 2005 to Guam Associate Superintendent of Education Vincent T. Leon Guerrero, clarifying that Part B funds may be used to purchase mini buses equipped with wheelchair lifts operated solely to provide transportation services for eligible students with disabilities. • Letter dated April 5, 2005 to Louisiana Department of Education Superintendent of Education Cecil J. Picard, approving the State’s request to use Part B funds to purchase computer equipment and software to improve educational services for students with disabilities in the State’s residential programs. Section 612—State Eligibility Topic Addressed: Children with disabilities placed in private schools by their parents. • Office of Special Education Programs Memorandum 05–09 dated June 27, 2005 to Chief State School Officers, regarding significant statutory changes made by IDEA 2004 governing the obligations of LEAs to parentallyplaced private school children with disabilities attending private schools in the LEA’s area of jurisdiction and PO 00000 Frm 00025 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 announcing that for the 2005–06 school year only, the Secretary will allow States and LEAs to use the best available data in calculating the proportionate amount of Federal funds to be expended on services for parentally-placed private school children with disabilities, in lieu of conducting new child counts. Topic Addressed: Participation of children with disabilities in state and district-wide assessments. • Letter dated June 22, 2005 to New Mexico Public Education Department Director of Special Education Denise Koscielniak, clarifying that IDEA requirements governing the participation of children with disabilities in State and districtwide assessments are applicable to New Mexico’s kindergarten screening program. Section 613—Local Educational Agency Eligibility Topic Addressed: Charter schools. • Letter dated June 3, 2005 to Arizona Attorney Mary Ellen Simonson, regarding the Department’s audit determination that for-profit charter schools are not eligible to receive funds under IDEA or Title I Part A of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act. Part C—Infants and Toddlers With Disabilities Section 636—Individualized Family Service Plan Topic Addressed: Natural environments. • Letter dated June 7, 2005 to Washington Infant and Toddler Early Intervention Program Director Sandy L. Morris, regarding the natural environments requirements in Part C of IDEA, and clarifying that IDEA 2004 continues the Department’s longstanding interpretation that early intervention services must be provided in a natural environment, unless a written justification exists for providing these services in other settings. 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/index.html. 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. E:\FR\FM\07SEN1.SGM 07SEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 172 / Wednesday, September 7, 2005 / Notices 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. (Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Number 84.027, Assistance to States for Education of Children with Disabilities) Dated: August 31, 2005. John H. Hager, Assistant Secretary for Special Education and Rehabilitative Services. [FR Doc. 05–17665 Filed 9–6–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4000–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Docket Nos. RP05–574–000 and CP05–5– 000] Questar Pipeline Company; Notice of Tariff Filing August 30, 2005. Take notice that on August 25, 2005, Questar Pipeline Company (Questar), pursuant to 154.7 of the Commission’s Regulations, and ordering paragraph D of the Commission’s January 21, 2005, Order Issuing Certificate in Docket No. CP05–5–000, tendered for filing and acceptance the following tariff sheets to its First Revised Volume No. 1 to be effective October 1, 2005. filing an intervention or protest on or before the intervention or protest date need not serve motions to intervene or protests on persons other than the Applicant. The Commission encourages electronic submission of protests and interventions in lieu of paper using the ‘‘eFiling’’ link at http://www.ferc.gov. Persons unable to file electronically should submit an original and 14 copies of the protest or intervention to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, 888 First Street, NE., Washington, DC 20426. This filing is accessible on-line at http://www.ferc.gov, using the ‘‘eLibrary’’ link and is available for review in the Commission’s Public Reference Room in Washington, DC. There is an ‘‘eSubscription’’ link on the Web site that enables subscribers to receive email notification when a document is added to a subscribed docket(s). For assistance with any FERC Online service, please email FERCOnlineSupport@ferc.gov, or call (866) 208–3676 (toll free). For TTY, call (202) 502–8659. Magalie R. Salas, Secretary. [FR Doc. E5–4858 Filed 9–6–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY First Revised Volume No. 1 Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Thirty-Seventh Revised Sheet No. 5, Eighteenth Revised Sheet No. 5A, Third Revised Sheet No. 181, Fourth Revised Sheet No. 184. [Docket No. RP05–157–005] Questar states that copies of this filing were served upon the Public Service Commission of Utah and the Public Service Commission of Wyoming and customers. Any person desiring to intervene or to protest this filing must file in accordance with Rules 211 and 214 of the Commission’s Rules of Practice and Procedure (18 CFR 385.211 and 385.214). Protests will be considered by the Commission in determining the appropriate action to be taken, but will not serve to make protestants parties to the proceeding. Any person wishing to become a party must file a notice of intervention or motion to intervene, as appropriate. Such notices, motions, or protests must be filed in accordance with the provisions of Section 154.210 of the Commission’s regulations (18 CFR 154.210). Anyone filing an intervention or protest must serve a copy of that document on the Applicant. Anyone VerDate Aug<18>2005 15:05 Sep 06, 2005 Jkt 205001 Saltville Gas Storage Company L.L.C.; Notice of Filing August 30, 2005. Take notice that on August 17, 2005, Saltville Gas Storage Company L.L.C. (‘‘Saltville’’) tendered for filing an original and five copies of a Firm Storage Service Agreement (‘‘FSS Agreement’’) with Sequent Energy Management, L.P. The subject agreement is in all respects the same as the FSS Agreement between Saltville and NUI Energy Brokers, Inc. (‘‘NUIEB’’) previously filed with and approved by the Commission, but the agreement is corrected to reflect that the shipper is NUIEB’s successor, Sequent Energy Management, L.P. Saltville requests an effective date of January 1, 2005 for the FSS Agreement, and requests that the Commission grant any authorizations and waivers of the Commission’s regulations that are necessary to permit that effective date. PO 00000 Frm 00026 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 53173 Saltville states that copies of the filing were mailed to all customers of Saltville and affected state commissions. Any person desiring to protest this filing must file in accordance with Rule 211 of the Commission’s Rules of Practice and Procedure (18 CFR 385.211). Protests to this filing will be considered by the Commission in determining the appropriate action to be taken, but will not serve to make protestants parties to the proceeding. Such protests must be filed in accordance with the provisions of Section 154.210 of the Commission’s regulations (18 CFR 154.210). Anyone filing a protest must serve a copy of that document on all the parties to the proceeding. The Commission encourages electronic submission of protests in lieu of paper using the ‘‘eFiling’’ link at http://www.ferc.gov. Persons unable to file electronically should submit an original and 14 copies of the protest to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, 888 First Street, NE., Washington, DC 20426. This filing is accessible on-line at http://www.ferc.gov, using the ‘‘eLibrary’’ link and is available for review in the Commission’s Public Reference Room in Washington, DC. There is an ‘‘eSubscription’’ link on the Web site that enables subscribers to receive email notification when a document is added to a subscribed docket(s). For assistance with any FERC Online service, please e-mail FERCOnlineSupport@ferc.gov, or call (866) 208–3676 (toll free). For TTY, call (202) 502–8659. Comment Date: 5 p.m. Eastern Time on September 6, 2005. Magalie R. Salas, Secretary. [FR Doc. E5–4860 Filed 9–6–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P E:\FR\FM\07SEN1.SGM 07SEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION


Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services; List of 
Correspondence

AGENCY: Department of Education.

ACTION: List of correspondence from April 1, 2005 through June 30, 
2005.

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SUMMARY: The Secretary is publishing the following list pursuant to 
section 607(d) of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, as 
amended (IDEA). Under section 607(d) of the IDEA, the Secretary is 
required, on a quarterly basis, to publish in the Federal Register a 
list of correspondence from the Department of Education received by 
individuals during the previous quarter that describes the 
interpretations of the Department of Education (Department) of the IDEA 
or the regulations that implement the IDEA.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Melisande Lee or JoLeta Reynolds. 
Telephone: (202) 245-7468.
    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 a copy of this notice in 
an alternative format (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, or 
computer diskette) on request to the contact persons listed under FOR 
FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The following list identifies correspondence 
from the Department issued from April 1, 2005 through June 30, 2005.
    Included on the list are those letters that contain interpretations 
of the requirements of the IDEA and its implementing regulations, as 
well as letters and other documents that the Department believes will 
assist the public in understanding the requirements of the law and its 
regulations. The date of and topic addressed by a letter are 
identified, and summary information is also provided, as appropriate. 
To protect the privacy interests of the individual or individuals 
involved, personally identifiable information has been deleted, as 
appropriate. Most of the changes made to the IDEA by the Individuals 
with Disabilities Education Improvement Act of 2004 (IDEA 2004), which 
reauthorized and amended the IDEA, took effect on July 1, 2005. Because 
the letters in this list were issued prior to July 1, 2005, the 
effective date of IDEA 2004, statutory citations in this list refer to 
the provisions of the IDEA that were in effect prior to July 1, 2005.

Part B--Assistance for Education of All Children With Disabilities

Section 611--Authorization; Allotment; Use of Funds; Authorization of 
Appropriations

Section 619--Preschool Grants

    Topic Addressed: Allocation of Funds.
     Letter dated June 20, 2005 to New York State Education 
Department Deputy Commissioner Dr. Rebecca Cort, clarifying that the 
New York State Education Department may not require its local 
educational agencies (LEAs) to pass through Part B funds to private 
providers or counties in the form of a suballocation required under New 
York law, but that at an LEA's discretion, disbursements may be made to 
cover the cost of providing special education and related services to 
individual students with disabilities.
    Topic Addressed: Use of Funds.
     Letter dated May 5, 2005 to Guam Associate Superintendent 
of Education Vincent T. Leon Guerrero, clarifying that Part B funds may 
be used to purchase mini buses equipped with wheelchair lifts operated 
solely to provide transportation services for eligible students with 
disabilities.
     Letter dated April 5, 2005 to Louisiana Department of 
Education Superintendent of Education Cecil J. Picard, approving the 
State's request to use Part B funds to purchase computer equipment and 
software to improve educational services for students with disabilities 
in the State's residential programs.

Section 612--State Eligibility

    Topic Addressed: Children with disabilities placed in private 
schools by their parents.
     Office of Special Education Programs Memorandum 05-09 
dated June 27, 2005 to Chief State School Officers, regarding 
significant statutory changes made by IDEA 2004 governing the 
obligations of LEAs to parentally-placed private school children with 
disabilities attending private schools in the LEA's area of 
jurisdiction and announcing that for the 2005-06 school year only, the 
Secretary will allow States and LEAs to use the best available data in 
calculating the proportionate amount of Federal funds to be expended on 
services for parentally-placed private school children with 
disabilities, in lieu of conducting new child counts.
    Topic Addressed: Participation of children with disabilities in 
state and district-wide assessments.
     Letter dated June 22, 2005 to New Mexico Public Education 
Department Director of Special Education Denise Koscielniak, clarifying 
that IDEA requirements governing the participation of children with 
disabilities in State and districtwide assessments are applicable to 
New Mexico's kindergarten screening program.

Section 613--Local Educational Agency Eligibility

    Topic Addressed: Charter schools.
     Letter dated June 3, 2005 to Arizona Attorney Mary Ellen 
Simonson, regarding the Department's audit determination that for-
profit charter schools are not eligible to receive funds under IDEA or 
Title I Part A of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act.

Part C--Infants and Toddlers With Disabilities

Section 636--Individualized Family Service Plan

    Topic Addressed: Natural environments.
     Letter dated June 7, 2005 to Washington Infant and Toddler 
Early Intervention Program Director Sandy L. Morris, regarding the 
natural environments requirements in Part C of IDEA, and clarifying 
that IDEA 2004 continues the Department's longstanding interpretation 
that early intervention services must be provided in a natural 
environment, unless a written justification exists for providing these 
services in other settings.

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/index.html.
    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.


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    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.

(Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Number 84.027, Assistance to 
States for Education of Children with Disabilities)

    Dated: August 31, 2005.
John H. Hager,
Assistant Secretary for Special Education and Rehabilitative Services.
[FR Doc. 05-17665 Filed 9-6-05; 8:45 am]
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