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Download as PDF 2194 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 9 / Friday, January 13, 2006 / Notices channel. Bolsa Bay includes the Bolsa Chica Lowlands and Ecological Reserve, and is a major environmental resource in southern California. The Bay has been designated as an area of national significance, and is host to a wide assemblage of resident and migratory waterfowl and marine species including over 30 Federal and/or State listed sensitive species that utilize the wetlands during all or part of their annual cycle. The Bolsa Chica Flood Control Channel (BCFC), with its principal tributaries, the Anaheim-Barber City Channel and Westminster Channel, drains to Huntington Harbour. The BCFC Channel drains the western portion of the study area, with a significant portion of property adjacent to the Seal Beach Naval Weapons Station of the U.S. Navy and 1.5 miles runs through and adjacent to the Los Alamitos Armed Forces Training Base. Aside from the military facilities, this portion of the watershed is almost entirely urbanized. Agriculture is still practiced under leases granted by the Navy on portions of their property. The BCFC Channel outlets into Huntington Harbour, but unlike EGGW, does not outlet into Bolsa Bay. The sole ocean outlet for both Bolsa Bay and Huntington Harbour is to the north at Anaheim Bay and the Seal Beach National Wildlife Refuge. Tidal influence in the lowermost portion of the BCFC and East Garden GroveWintersburg Channels extended approximately 2 miles inland. Submit comments to Ms. Lydia Lopez-Cruz at U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Los Angeles District, CESPL– PD–RN, c/o Lydia-Cruz, P.O. Box 532711, Los Angeles, CA 90053–2325. ADDRESSES: Ms. Lydia Lopez-Cruz, Environmental Coordinator, at 213–452–3855 or e-mail at lydia.lopez-cruz@usace.army.mil. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: 1. Authorization. The proposed study is authorized in response to a House Resolution dated May 8, 1964, which reads as follows: hsrobinson on PROD1PC70 with NOTICES SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: ‘‘Resolved by the Committee on Public Works of the House of Representatives, United States, that the Board of Engineers for Rivers and Harbors is hereby requested to review the reports on (a) San Gabriel River and Tributaries, published as House Document No. 838, 76th Congress, 3d Session; (b) Santa Ana River and Tributaries, published as House Document No. 135, 81st Congress, 1st Session; and (c) the project authorized by the Flood Control Act of 1936 for the protection of the metropolitan area in Orange County, with a view to determining the advisability of modification of the VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:41 Jan 12, 2006 Jkt 208001 authorized projects in the interest of flood control and related purposes.’’ 2. Background. Before development, the watershed was largely comprised of grasses and trees, such as oaks, cottonwoods and sycamore. Early development was primarily agricultural with some residential. As of the early 1990s, 85 percent of the Westminster watershed was urbanized. Land use consists primarily of residential, commercial, military, light industrial, schools and parks, and transportation facilities. It is expected that in the next 50 years full development of the remaining agricultural and vacant land will occur. This future potential development is not expected to significantly affect the current flood conditions. 3. Scoping Process. A scoping meeting is scheduled for January 25, 2006, 6:30– 8 p.m., at Garden Grove Civic Center, Community Meeting Center, Constitution Room, 11300 Stanford Ave., Garden Grove, CA 92840. Additional public meetings will be scheduled throughout the study. For specific dates, times and locations please contact Mary Anne Skorpanich, Orange County, at 714–834–5311 or email at MaryAnne.Skorpanich @rdmd.ocgov.com. Potential impacts associated with the proposed action will be evaluated. Resource categories that will be analyzed are: physical environment, geology, biological resources, air quality, water quality, recreational usage, aesthetics, cultural resources, transportation, noise, hazardous waste, socioeconomics and safety. b. Participation of affected Federal, State and local resource agencies, Native American groups and concerned interest groups/individuals is encouraged in the scoping process. Time and location of the Public Scoping meeting will also be announced by means of a letter, public announcements and news releases. Public participation will be especially important in defining the scope of analysis in the EIS/EIR, identifying significant environmental issues and impact analysis in the EIS/EIR and providing useful information such as published and unpublished data, personal knowledge of relevant issues and recommending mitigative measures associated with the proposed action. c. Those interested in providing information or data relevant to the environmental or social impacts that should be included or considered in the environmental analysis can furnish this information by writing to the points of contact indicated above or by attending the public scoping meeting. A mailing PO 00000 Frm 00017 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 list will also be established so pertinent data may be distributed to interested parties. Dated: January 5, 2006. Alex C. Dornstauder, Colonel, U.S. Army, District Engineer. [FR Doc. 06–317 Filed 1–12–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3710–KF–M DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request Department of Education. The IC Clearance Official, Regulatory Information Management Services, Office of the Chief Information 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 February 13, 2006. 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 IC Clearance Official, 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. AGENCY: SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\13JAN1.SGM 13JAN1 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 9 / Friday, January 13, 2006 / Notices Dated: January 9, 2006. Angela C. Arrington, IC Clearance Official, Regulatory Information Management Services, Office of the Chief Information Officer. Federal Student Aid Type of Review: Extension. Title: Guaranty Agency Financial Report. Frequency: Monthly, Annually. Affected Public: State, Local, or Tribal Gov’t, SEAs or LEAs; Businesses or other for-profit. Reporting and Recordkeeping Hour Burden: Responses: 612. Burden Hours: 33,660. Abstract: The Guaranty Agency Financial Report is used to request payments from and make payments to the Department of Education under the FFEL program authorized by Title IV, Part B of the HEA of 1965, as amended. The report is also used to monitor the agency’s financial activities, including activities concerning its federal fund; operating fund and the agency’s restricted account. 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 2917. 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 IC DocketMgr@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 electronically mailed to the email address IC DocketMgr@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. E6–339 Filed 1–12–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4000–01–P hsrobinson on PROD1PC70 with NOTICES DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Final Procedures for Distribution of Remaining Crude Oil Overcharge Refunds Office of Hearings and Appeals, Department of Energy. AGENCY: VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:41 Jan 12, 2006 Jkt 208001 Notice of final procedures for distribution of remaining crude oil overcharge refunds. ACTION: SUMMARY: In a May 21, 2004 Notice, the Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Hearings and Appeals (OHA) announced procedures for making one final round of refund payments in this proceeding. However, there is ongoing litigation that could affect the amount of crude oil monies available for distribution, thus making it unworkable at this point to have a single, last round of payments that would exhaust the remaining crude oil refund monies. We instead announce here that we will issue refunds amounting to approximately 90% of the money due each eligible claimant. ADDRESSES: Inquiries should be addressed to: Crude Oil Refund Proceeding, Office of Hearings and Appeals, Department of Energy, Washington, DC 20585–1615, and submitted electronically to crudeoilrefunds@hq.doe.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Steven Goering, Staff Attorney, or Richard Cronin, Assistant Director, Office of Hearings and Appeals, Department of Energy; telephone: 202– 287–1449, e-mail: steven.goering@hq.doe.gov, richard.cronin@hq.doe.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Introduction OHA published a notice of proposed procedures for the distribution of remaining crude oil overcharge refunds in the Federal Register on September 30, 2005 (‘‘the September 30 notice’’), and requested comments from interested parties. 70 FR 57274. The September 30 notice explained that events and proliferating litigation affecting the windup of this crude oil refund proceeding have precluded the Department from proceeding with the calculation of the per-gallon ‘‘volumetric’’ refund amount that is necessary to make a single, final payment of refunds to all qualified applicants. Calculating the volumetric amount requires two fixed numbers: (1) The amount of funds available for distribution (‘‘the numerator’’), which is divided by (2) the number of gallons of eligible petroleum products purchased during the controls period by eligible claimants (‘‘the denominator’’). However, as explained in the September 30 notice, the increasing litigation that has been brought to bear on the proceeding may affect both the numerator and the denominator of the volumetric calculation. As a result, the PO 00000 Frm 00018 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 2195 plan to make a single, final round of refunds to eligible persons is unworkable and cannot be achieved. We therefore announced a provisional volumetric refund amount and defined that portion of the crude oil monies that would be reserved pending the resolution of the litigation. Specifically, we proposed to make refunds to claimants based upon a volumetric calculated using as a numerator approximately 90% of all available funds, and as a denominator the number of gallons of eligible petroleum products purchased during the controls period by eligible claimants plus the number of gallons claimed in an application denied by OHA that is currently the subject of pending litigation. We also proposed in the September 30 notice that we not distribute funds to 73 claimants, listed in the notice, whose refunds are currently being challenged by third parties in pending litigation. We proposed that, upon the conclusion of litigation and a final upholding of our refund awards, we would promptly release the funds to the affected claimants. II. Summary and Response to Comments on Proposed Procedures In response to the September 30 notice DOE received seven comments submitted by a State government, a member of the public, and law firms and filing services that represent eligible claimants. This section of the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION summarizes the issues raised in the comments, and gives DOE’s response, as follows: Comment: Two commenters disagree with our proposal not to disburse at this time funds that are currently the subject of litigation in which a U.S. District Court awarded plaintiffs attorney’s fees in the ‘‘amount of thirty percent (30%) of the fund derived from the amount of the increase in the per million-gallon distribution over the $670 [per million gallons] initially proposed by DOE.’’ Consolidated Edison v. Abraham, Civil Action No. 03–1991, slip op. at 12 (January 26, 2005). The Department has filed Notices of Appeal regarding this decision, and plaintiffs have filed appeals of the order insofar as it denied the full amount of attorney’s fees they sought, which would have amounted to 10% of the entire ‘‘Subpart V’’ crude oil fund, i.e., about $28 million. See DC Cir. Docket Nos. 05–5089, 05–5090, 05– 5223, and Fed. Cir. Docket Nos. 05– 1309, 05–1310, 05–1450. Neither commenter disagreed with the withholding of the amount of the attorney’s fee already awarded by the District Court, approximately 4% of the E:\FR\FM\13JAN1.SGM 13JAN1

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[Federal Register Volume 71, Number 9 (Friday, January 13, 2006)]
[Notices]
[Pages 2194-2195]
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DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION


Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request

AGENCY: Department of Education.

SUMMARY: The IC Clearance Official, Regulatory Information Management 
Services, Office of the Chief Information 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 
February 13, 2006.

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 IC Clearance Official, 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.


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    Dated: January 9, 2006.
Angela C. Arrington,
IC Clearance Official, Regulatory Information Management Services, 
Office of the Chief Information Officer.

Federal Student Aid

    Type of Review: Extension.
    Title: Guaranty Agency Financial Report.
    Frequency: Monthly, Annually.
    Affected Public: State, Local, or Tribal Gov't, SEAs or LEAs; 
Businesses or other for-profit.
    Reporting and Recordkeeping Hour Burden:
     Responses: 612.
     Burden Hours: 33,660.
    Abstract: The Guaranty Agency Financial Report is used to request 
payments from and make payments to the Department of Education under 
the FFEL program authorized by Title IV, Part B of the HEA of 1965, as 
amended. The report is also used to monitor the agency's financial 
activities, including activities concerning its federal fund; operating 
fund and the agency's restricted account.
    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 
2917. 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 IC DocketMgr@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 electronically mailed to the e-mail address IC 
DocketMgr@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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