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Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 12 / Thursday, January 19, 2006 / Notices Document Format (PDF) on the Internet at the following site: http://www.ed.gov/ news/fedregister. 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. Program Authority: 20 U.S.C. 6531–6537. Dated: January 13, 2006. Henry L. Johnson, Assistant Secretary for Elementary and Secondary Education. [FR Doc. E6–582 Filed 1–18–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4000–01–P DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION Submission of Data by State Educational Agencies National Center for Education Statistics, Institute of Education Sciences, Department of Education. ACTION: Notice of dates of submission of State revenue and expenditure reports for fiscal year (FY) 2005 and of revisions to those reports. sroberts on PROD1PC70 with NOTICES AGENCY: SUMMARY: The Secretary announces dates for the submission by State educational agencies (SEAs) of expenditure and revenue data and average daily attendance statistics on ED Form 2447 (the National Public Education Financial Survey (NPEFS)) for FY 2005. The Secretary sets these dates to ensure that data are available to serve as the basis for timely distribution of Federal funds. The U.S. Bureau of the Census (Bureau of the Census) is the data collection agent for the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES). The data will be published by NCES and will be used by the Secretary in the calculation of allocations for FY 2007 appropriated funds. DATES: The date on which submissions will first be accepted is March 13, 2006. The mandatory deadline for the final submission of all data, including any revisions to previously submitted data, is September 5, 2006. ADDRESSES: SEAs may mail ED Form 2447 to: Bureau of the Census, ATTENTION: Governments Division, Washington, DC 20233–6800. VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:38 Jan 18, 2006 Jkt 208001 SEAs may submit data via the World Wide Web using the interactive survey form at http://www.surveys.nces.ed.gov/ ccdnpefs. If the Web form is used, it includes a digital confirmation page where a pin number may be entered. A successful entry of the pin number serves as a signature by the authorizing official. A certification form also may be printed from the Web site, and signed by the authorizing official and mailed to the Governments Division of the Bureau of the Census, at the address listed in the previous paragraph. This signed form must be mailed within five business days of Web form data submission. Alternatively, SEAs may hand deliver submissions by 4 p.m. (Eastern Time) to: Governments Division, Bureau of the Census, 8905 Presidential Parkway, Washington Plaza II, room 508, Upper Marlboro, MD 20772. If an SEA’s submission is received by the Bureau of the Census after September 5, 2006, in order for the submission to be accepted, the SEA must show one of the following as proof that the submission was mailed on or before the mandatory deadline date: 1. A legibly dated U.S. Postal Service postmark. 2. A legible mail receipt with the date of mailing stamped by the U.S. Postal Service. 3. A dated shipping label, invoice, or receipt from a commercial carrier. 4. Any other proof of mailing acceptable to the Secretary. If the SEA mails ED Form 2447 through the U.S. Postal Service, the Secretary does not accept either of the following as proof of mailing: 1. A private metered postmark. 2. A mail receipt that is not dated by the U.S. Postal Service. Note: The U.S. Postal Service does not uniformly provide a dated postmark. Before relying on this method, an SEA should check with its local post office. Ms. Terri Kennerly, Chief, Bureau of the Census, ATTENTION: Governments Division, Washington, DC 20233–6800. Telephone: (301) 763–1559. 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 this document in an alternative format (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, or computer diskette) on request to: Frank Johnson, National Center for Education Statistics, Institute of Education Sciences, U.S. Department of Education, Washington, DC 20208– 5651. Telephone: (202) 502–7362. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: PO 00000 Frm 00015 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 3063 Under the authority of section 153(a)(1)(I) of the Education Sciences Reform Act of 2002 (Pub. L. 107–279), 20 U.S.C. 9543, which authorizes NCES to gather data on the financing of education, NCES collects data annually from SEAs through ED Form 2447. The report from SEAs includes attendance, revenue, and expenditure data from which NCES determines the average State per pupil expenditure (SPPE) for elementary and secondary education, as defined in the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965, as amended (ESEA) (20 U.S.C. 7801(2)). In addition to utilizing the SPPE data as general information on the financing of elementary and secondary education, the Secretary uses these data directly in calculating allocations for certain formula grant programs, including Title I of the ESEA, Impact Aid, and Indian Education programs. Other programs such as the Educational Technology State Grants program (Title II of the ESEA, Part D), the Education for Homeless Children and Youth Program under Title VII of the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act, the Teacher Quality State Grants program (Title II of the ESEA, Part A), and the Safe and Drug-Free Schools and Communities program (Title IV of the ESEA, Part A) make use of SPPE data indirectly because their formulas are based, in whole or in part, on State Title I allocations. In January 2006, the Bureau of the Census, acting as the data collection agent for NCES, will mail to SEAs ED Form 2447 with instructions and request that SEAs submit data to the Bureau of the Census on March 13, 2006, or as soon as possible thereafter. SEAs are urged to submit accurate and complete data on March 13, or as soon as possible thereafter, to facilitate timely processing. Submissions by SEAs to the Bureau of the Census will be checked for accuracy and returned to each SEA for verification. All data, including any revisions, must be submitted to the Bureau of the Census by an SEA not later than September 5, 2006. Having accurate and consistent information on time is critical to an efficient and fair allocation process and to the NCES statistical process. To ensure timely distribution of Federal education funds based on the best, most accurate data available, NCES establishes, for allocation purposes, September 5, 2006, as the final date by which the NPEFS Web form or ED Form 2447 must be submitted. If an SEA submits revised data after the final deadline that results in a lower SPPE figure, its allocations may be adjusted SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: E:\FR\FM\19JAN1.SGM 19JAN1 3064 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 12 / Thursday, January 19, 2006 / Notices downward or the Department may request the SEA to return funds. SEAs should be aware that all of these data are subject to audit and that, if any inaccuracies are discovered in the audit process, the Department may seek recovery of overpayments for the applicable programs. If an SEA submits revised data after September 5, 2006, the data also may be too late to be included in the final NCES published dataset. Electronic Access to This Document: You may view this document, as well as all other documents of this Department 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. 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. Authority: 20 U.S.C. 9543. Dated: January 13, 2006. Grover J. Whitehurst, Director, Institute of Education Sciences. [FR Doc. E6–586 Filed 1–18–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4000–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Docket No. IC06–716–000; FERC–716] Commission Information Collection Activities, Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Extension January 11, 2006. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, DOE. ACTION: Notice of proposed information collection and request for comments. sroberts on PROD1PC70 with NOTICES AGENCY: SUMMARY: In compliance with the requirements of section 3506(c)(2)(a) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (Pub. L. 104–13), the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (Commission) is soliciting public comment on the VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:38 Jan 18, 2006 Jkt 208001 specific aspects of the information collection described below. DATES: Comments on the collection of information are due March 10, 2006. ADDRESSES: Copies of sample filings of the proposed collection of information can be obtained from the Commission’s Web site (http://www.ferc.gov/docsfilings/elibrary.asp) or from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Attn: Michael Miller, Office of the Executive Director Officer, ED–34, 888 First Street, NE., Washington, DC 20426. Comments may be filed either in paper format or electronically. Those parties filing electronically do not need to make a paper filing. For paper filing, the original and 14 copies of such comments should be submitted to the Office of the Secretary, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, 888 First Street, NE., Washington, DC 20426 and refer to Docket No. IC06–716–000. 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. All comments may be viewed, printed or downloaded remotely via the Internet through FERC’s homepage using the eLibrary link. For user assistance, contact FERCOnlineSupport@ferc.gov or toll-free 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 (202) 273–0873, and by e-mail at michael.miller@ferc.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The information collected under the requirements of FERC–716 ‘‘Good Faith Request for Transmission Service and Response by Transmitting Utility Under Sections 211(a) and 213(a) of the Federal Power Act’’ (OMB No. 1902– 0170) is used by the Commission to implement the statutory provisions of sections 211 and 213 of the Federal Power Act (FPA) as amended and added by the Energy Policy Act 1992. The information is not filed with the Commission, however, the request and PO 00000 Frm 00016 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 response may be analyzed as a part of a section 211 proceeding. This collection of information covers the information that must be contained in the request and in the response. The Energy Policy Act of 1992 amended section 211 of the FPA and expanded the Commission’s authority to order transmission service. Under the revised section 211, the Commission may order transmission services if it finds that such action would be in the public interest, would not unreasonably impair the continued reliability of electric systems affected by the order, and would meet the requirements of amended section 211 of the FPA. The Commission’s policy statement in Public Law 93–3, Policy Statement Regarding Good Faith Requests for Transmission Services and Responses by Transmitting Utilities Under Sections 211(a) and 213(a) of the Federal Power Act, as amended, implemented a data exchange between a transmission requester and a transmitting utility prior to the submission of section 211 request with the Commission. Components of the data exchange are identified in the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), 18 CFR 2.20. The general policy sets forth standards by which the Commission determines whether and when a valid good faith request for transmission has been made under section 211 of the FPA. In developing the standards, the Commission sought to encourage an open exchange of information with a reasonable degree of specificity and completeness between the party requesting transmission services and the transmitting utility. As a result, twelve components of a good faith estimate are identified under 18 CFR 2.20. Information in the data exchange is not filed as noted above with the Commission, unless negotiations between the transmission requestor and the transmitting utility have not been successful and the transmission requestor files a section 211 request (FERC–716A, 1902–0168) with the Commission. The request and response may be analyzed by the Commission as part of the section 211 proceeding. Action: The Commission is requesting a three-year extension of the current expiration date, with no changes to the existing collection of data. Burden Statement: Public reporting burden for this collection is estimated as: E:\FR\FM\19JAN1.SGM 19JAN1

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[Federal Register Volume 71, Number 12 (Thursday, January 19, 2006)]
[Notices]
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[FR Doc No: E6-586]


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DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION


Submission of Data by State Educational Agencies

AGENCY: National Center for Education Statistics, Institute of 
Education Sciences, Department of Education.

ACTION: Notice of dates of submission of State revenue and expenditure 
reports for fiscal year (FY) 2005 and of revisions to those reports.

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SUMMARY: The Secretary announces dates for the submission by State 
educational agencies (SEAs) of expenditure and revenue data and average 
daily attendance statistics on ED Form 2447 (the National Public 
Education Financial Survey (NPEFS)) for FY 2005. The Secretary sets 
these dates to ensure that data are available to serve as the basis for 
timely distribution of Federal funds. The U.S. Bureau of the Census 
(Bureau of the Census) is the data collection agent for the National 
Center for Education Statistics (NCES). The data will be published by 
NCES and will be used by the Secretary in the calculation of 
allocations for FY 2007 appropriated funds.

DATES: The date on which submissions will first be accepted is March 
13, 2006. The mandatory deadline for the final submission of all data, 
including any revisions to previously submitted data, is September 5, 
2006.

ADDRESSES: SEAs may mail ED Form 2447 to: Bureau of the Census, 
ATTENTION: Governments Division, Washington, DC 20233-6800.
    SEAs may submit data via the World Wide Web using the interactive 
survey form at http://www.surveys.nces.ed.gov/ccdnpefs. If the Web form 
is used, it includes a digital confirmation page where a pin number may 
be entered. A successful entry of the pin number serves as a signature 
by the authorizing official. A certification form also may be printed 
from the Web site, and signed by the authorizing official and mailed to 
the Governments Division of the Bureau of the Census, at the address 
listed in the previous paragraph. This signed form must be mailed 
within five business days of Web form data submission.
    Alternatively, SEAs may hand deliver submissions by 4 p.m. (Eastern 
Time) to: Governments Division, Bureau of the Census, 8905 Presidential 
Parkway, Washington Plaza II, room 508, Upper Marlboro, MD 20772.
    If an SEA's submission is received by the Bureau of the Census 
after September 5, 2006, in order for the submission to be accepted, 
the SEA must show one of the following as proof that the submission was 
mailed on or before the mandatory deadline date:
    1. A legibly dated U.S. Postal Service postmark.
    2. A legible mail receipt with the date of mailing stamped by the 
U.S. Postal Service.
    3. A dated shipping label, invoice, or receipt from a commercial 
carrier.
    4. Any other proof of mailing acceptable to the Secretary.
    If the SEA mails ED Form 2447 through the U.S. Postal Service, the 
Secretary does not accept either of the following as proof of mailing:
    1. A private metered postmark.
    2. A mail receipt that is not dated by the U.S. Postal Service.


    Note: The U.S. Postal Service does not uniformly provide a dated 
postmark. Before relying on this method, an SEA should check with 
its local post office.



FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Terri Kennerly, Chief, Bureau of 
the Census, ATTENTION: Governments Division, Washington, DC 20233-6800. 
Telephone: (301) 763-1559. 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 this document in an 
alternative format (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, or computer 
diskette) on request to: Frank Johnson, National Center for Education 
Statistics, Institute of Education Sciences, U.S. Department of 
Education, Washington, DC 20208-5651. Telephone: (202) 502-7362.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Under the authority of section 153(a)(1)(I) 
of the Education Sciences Reform Act of 2002 (Pub. L. 107-279), 20 
U.S.C. 9543, which authorizes NCES to gather data on the financing of 
education, NCES collects data annually from SEAs through ED Form 2447. 
The report from SEAs includes attendance, revenue, and expenditure data 
from which NCES determines the average State per pupil expenditure 
(SPPE) for elementary and secondary education, as defined in the 
Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965, as amended (ESEA) (20 
U.S.C. 7801(2)).
    In addition to utilizing the SPPE data as general information on 
the financing of elementary and secondary education, the Secretary uses 
these data directly in calculating allocations for certain formula 
grant programs, including Title I of the ESEA, Impact Aid, and Indian 
Education programs. Other programs such as the Educational Technology 
State Grants program (Title II of the ESEA, Part D), the Education for 
Homeless Children and Youth Program under Title VII of the McKinney-
Vento Homeless Assistance Act, the Teacher Quality State Grants program 
(Title II of the ESEA, Part A), and the Safe and Drug-Free Schools and 
Communities program (Title IV of the ESEA, Part A) make use of SPPE 
data indirectly because their formulas are based, in whole or in part, 
on State Title I allocations.
    In January 2006, the Bureau of the Census, acting as the data 
collection agent for NCES, will mail to SEAs ED Form 2447 with 
instructions and request that SEAs submit data to the Bureau of the 
Census on March 13, 2006, or as soon as possible thereafter. SEAs are 
urged to submit accurate and complete data on March 13, or as soon as 
possible thereafter, to facilitate timely processing. Submissions by 
SEAs to the Bureau of the Census will be checked for accuracy and 
returned to each SEA for verification. All data, including any 
revisions, must be submitted to the Bureau of the Census by an SEA not 
later than September 5, 2006.
    Having accurate and consistent information on time is critical to 
an efficient and fair allocation process and to the NCES statistical 
process. To ensure timely distribution of Federal education funds based 
on the best, most accurate data available, NCES establishes, for 
allocation purposes, September 5, 2006, as the final date by which the 
NPEFS Web form or ED Form 2447 must be submitted. If an SEA submits 
revised data after the final deadline that results in a lower SPPE 
figure, its allocations may be adjusted

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downward or the Department may request the SEA to return funds. SEAs 
should be aware that all of these data are subject to audit and that, 
if any inaccuracies are discovered in the audit process, the Department 
may seek recovery of overpayments for the applicable programs. If an 
SEA submits revised data after September 5, 2006, the data also may be 
too late to be included in the final NCES published dataset.
    Electronic Access to This Document: You may view this document, as 
well as all other documents of this Department 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.
    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.


    Authority:  20 U.S.C. 9543.

    Dated: January 13, 2006.
Grover J. Whitehurst,
Director, Institute of Education Sciences.
[FR Doc. E6-586 Filed 1-18-06; 8:45 am]
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