Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services; List of Correspondence, 71269-71270 [E5-6578]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 227 / Monday, November 28, 2005 / Notices AGENCY: Dated: November 22, 2005. Angela C. Arrington, Leader, Information Management Case Services Team, Regulatory Information Management Services, Office of the Chief Information Officer. SUMMARY: Federal Student Aid DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION Notice of Proposed Information Collection Requests Department of Education. The Leader, Information Management Case Services Team, Regulatory Information Management Services, Office of the Chief Information Officer, invites comments on the proposed information collection requests as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before January 27, 2006. DATES: 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. The Department of Education is especially interested in public comment addressing the following issues: (1) Is this collection necessary to the proper functions of the Department; (2) will this information be processed and used in a timely manner; (3) is the estimate of burden accurate; (4) how might the Department enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (5) how might the Department minimize the burden of this collection on the respondents, including through the use of information technology. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:28 Nov 25, 2005 Jkt 208001 Type of Review: Revision of a currently approved collection. Title: Federal PLUS Loan Application and Master Promissory Note, Endorser Addendum, and School Certification. Frequency: On Occasion. Affected Public: Individuals or household (primary). Reporting and Recordkeeping Hour Burden: Responses: 922,500. Burden Hours: 922,500. Abstract: The Federal PLUS Loan Application and Master Promissory Note is the means by which an eligible parent borrower applies for and agrees to repay a Federal PLUS Loan. Requests for copies of the proposed information collection request may be accessed from http://edicsweb.ed.gov, by selecting the ‘‘Browse Pending Collections’’ link and by clicking on link number 02941. 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 Joe Schubart at Joe.Schubart@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. 05–23330 Filed 11–25–05; 8:45 am] DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services; List of Correspondence Department of Education. List of Correspondence from July 1, 2005 through September 30, 2005. AGENCY: ACTION: SUMMARY: The Secretary is publishing the following list pursuant to section 607(d) of the Individuals with Frm 00008 Fmt 4703 Disabilities Education Act, as amended by the Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act of 2004 (IDEA). Under section 607(d) of IDEA, the Secretary is required, on a quarterly basis, to publish in the Federal Register a list of correspondence from the U.S. Department of Education (Department) received by individuals during the previous quarter that describes the interpretations of the Department of IDEA or the regulations that implement 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. The following list identifies correspondence from the Department issued from July 1, 2005 through September 30, 2005. Included on the list are those letters that contain interpretations of the requirements of 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. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Part B—Assistance for Education of all Children With Disabilities Section 611—Authorization; Allotment; Use of Funds; Authorization of Appropriations BILLING CODE 4000–01–P PO 00000 71269 Sfmt 4703 Topic Addressed: State Administration Æ Dear Colleague letter dated July 25, 2005, advising States that the Department is invoking its transition authority under section 303 of IDEA, which terminates on December 3, 2005, to give States more time to ensure that their interagency agreements are current before the new restriction added to section 611(e)(1) of IDEA on use of Part B funds for State administration takes effect. E:\FR\FM\28NON1.SGM 28NON1 71270 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 227 / Monday, November 28, 2005 / Notices Section 612—State Eligibility Topic Addressed: Evaluation Æ Letter dated September 21, 2005 to Texas Commissioner of Education Shirley Neeley, regarding steps that the Department has taken to address educational challenges for displaced students resulting from Hurricane Katrina and advising the Texas Education Agency on how to ensure timely completion of evaluations of children suspected of having a disability in districts enrolling a significant number of displaced students. Æ Letter dated August 9, 2005 to Virgin Islands Educational Consultant Eleanor Hirsh, providing an explanation regarding new requirements relating to (1) pre-referral activities and timeliness of referrals for initial evaluation to determine eligibility for special education and related services; (2) use of evaluations conducted under Part C of IDEA to determine eligibility under Part B of IDEA; and (3) placement options for preschool-aged children with disabilities. Topic Addressed: Maintenance of State Financial Support Æ Letter dated September 21, 2005 to Louisiana Superintendent of Education Cecil J. Picard, regarding the steps the Department is taking to assist the State and school districts in educating displaced students as a result of Hurricane Katrina and informing the State the Department will waive the State-level maintenance of effort requirement as permitted under section 612(a)(18)(C) of IDEA. Section 613—Local Educational Agency Eligibility Topic Addressed: Charter Schools Æ Letter dated September 13, 2005 to Hawaii Department of Education Special Education Director Dr. Paul Ban, regarding the requirements of Part B of IDEA that are applicable to public charter schools under Hawaii’s unitary school system. Section 615—Procedural Safeguards Topic Addressed: Student Discipline Æ Letter dated July 28, 2005 to Charlotte-Mecklenburg, North Carolina Commissioner Bill James, regarding requirements applicable to disciplining students with disabilities. 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 VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:28 Nov 25, 2005 Jkt 208001 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. 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) John H. Hager, Assistant Secretary for Special Education and Rehabilitative Services. [FR Doc. E5–6578 Filed 11–25–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4000–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY National Nuclear Security Administration Notice of Intent to Prepare a Site-Wide Environmental Impact Statement for the Y–12 National Security Complex National Nuclear Security Administration, Department of Energy. ACTION: Notice of Intent (NOI). AGENCY: SUMMARY: Pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) of 1969, as amended (42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq.), the Council on Environmental Quality’s (CEQ) and the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) regulations implementing NEPA (40 CFR Parts 1500–1508 and 10 CFR Part 1021, respectively), the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA), an agency within the DOE, announces its intent to prepare a SiteWide Environmental Impact Statement (SWEIS) for the Y–12 National Security Complex (Y–12) located at the junction of Bear Creek Road and Scarboro Road in Anderson County, Tennessee, near the city of Oak Ridge, Tennessee. NNSA has determined that one or more of the proposals to be evaluated would be a major federal action that could significantly affect the quality of the human environment; therefore, in accordance with the DOE regulations implementing NEPA, preparation of a new SWEIS is appropriate. The new SWEIS will evaluate new proposals as well as update the analyses presented in the original SWEIS (DOE/ EIS–0309) issued in November 2001 (66 PO 00000 Frm 00009 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 FR 56663, November 9, 2001). In its 2002 Record of Decision (ROD) (67 FR 11296, March 13, 2002), DOE announced its decision to continue operations at Y–12 and to construct and operate two new facilities: (1) The Highly Enriched Uranium Materials Facility (HEUMF) and (2) the Special Materials Complex (SMC). The HEUMF is currently under construction. The SMC was subsequently cancelled due to changing mission requirements and replaced by a smaller facility that pertains to purification only (Supplement Analysis for Purification Facility, Site-Wide Environmental Impact Statement for the Y–12 National Security Complex, DOE/EIS–0309/SA– 1, August 2002), and the installation of two new pieces of equipment to allow reuse of parts rather than construction of a facility to manufacture new parts. The No Action Alternative for the new SWEIS is the continued implementation of the 2002 ROD, as modified by actions analyzed in subsequent NEPA reviews. Three action alternatives are proposed for consideration in the new SWEIS in addition to the No Action Alternative. Each alternative includes the No Action Alternative as a baseline. The three alternatives differ in that one includes a new fully modernized manufacturing facility optimized for safety, security and efficiency; another consists of upgrading the existing facilities to attain the highest level of safety, security and efficiency possible without construction of new facilities; and the third consists of operating the current facilities until they are no longer viable followed by deactivation of those facilities and cessation of the associated operations. DATES: NNSA invites comments on the scope of the SWEIS. The public scoping period starts with the publication of this NOI in the Federal Register and will continue through January 9, 2006. NNSA will consider all comments received or postmarked through this date in defining the scope of the SWEIS. Scoping comments received after this date will be considered to the extent practicable. NNSA will hold public scoping meetings at 475 Oak Ridge Turnpike, Oak Ridge, Tennessee, in the U.S. Department of Energy Information Center on December 15, 2005, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. The public scoping meetings will provide the public with an opportunity to present comments, ask questions, and discuss issues with NNSA officials regarding the SWEIS. The NNSA has invited the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation to participate as a cooperating agency in the preparation of the SWEIS. By this E:\FR\FM\28NON1.SGM 28NON1

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[Federal Register Volume 70, Number 227 (Monday, November 28, 2005)]
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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 July 1, 2005 through September 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 by the Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act 
of 2004 (IDEA). Under section 607(d) of IDEA, the Secretary is 
required, on a quarterly basis, to publish in the Federal Register a 
list of correspondence from the U.S. Department of Education 
(Department) received by individuals during the previous quarter that 
describes the interpretations of the Department of IDEA or the 
regulations that implement 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 July 1, 2005 through September 30, 
2005.
    Included on the list are those letters that contain interpretations 
of the requirements of 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.

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

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

Topic Addressed: State Administration
    [cir] Dear Colleague letter dated July 25, 2005, advising States 
that the Department is invoking its transition authority under section 
303 of IDEA, which terminates on December 3, 2005, to give States more 
time to ensure that their interagency agreements are current before the 
new restriction added to section 611(e)(1) of IDEA on use of Part B 
funds for State administration takes effect.

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Section 612--State Eligibility

Topic Addressed: Evaluation
    [cir] Letter dated September 21, 2005 to Texas Commissioner of 
Education Shirley Neeley, regarding steps that the Department has taken 
to address educational challenges for displaced students resulting from 
Hurricane Katrina and advising the Texas Education Agency on how to 
ensure timely completion of evaluations of children suspected of having 
a disability in districts enrolling a significant number of displaced 
students.
    [cir] Letter dated August 9, 2005 to Virgin Islands Educational 
Consultant Eleanor Hirsh, providing an explanation regarding new 
requirements relating to (1) pre-referral activities and timeliness of 
referrals for initial evaluation to determine eligibility for special 
education and related services; (2) use of evaluations conducted under 
Part C of IDEA to determine eligibility under Part B of IDEA; and (3) 
placement options for preschool-aged children with disabilities.
Topic Addressed: Maintenance of State Financial Support
    [cir] Letter dated September 21, 2005 to Louisiana Superintendent 
of Education Cecil J. Picard, regarding the steps the Department is 
taking to assist the State and school districts in educating displaced 
students as a result of Hurricane Katrina and informing the State the 
Department will waive the State-level maintenance of effort requirement 
as permitted under section 612(a)(18)(C) of IDEA.

Section 613--Local Educational Agency Eligibility

Topic Addressed: Charter Schools
    [cir] Letter dated September 13, 2005 to Hawaii Department of 
Education Special Education Director Dr. Paul Ban, regarding the 
requirements of Part B of IDEA that are applicable to public charter 
schools under Hawaii's unitary school system.

Section 615--Procedural Safeguards

Topic Addressed: Student Discipline
    [cir] Letter dated July 28, 2005 to Charlotte-Mecklenburg, North 
Carolina Commissioner Bill James, regarding requirements applicable to 
disciplining students with disabilities.

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.

    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)

John H. Hager,
Assistant Secretary for Special Education and Rehabilitative Services.
[FR Doc. E5-6578 Filed 11-25-05; 8:45 am]
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