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Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 114 / Wednesday, June 14, 2006 / Notices applications for Targeted Assistance Grants to determine whether the data the SEA submits demonstrate an increase in student achievement in schools and districts participating in the Reading First program. rwilkins on PROD1PC63 with NOTICES How Is the Targeted Assistance Grant Application Submitted? The data that States must submit to demonstrate an increase in student achievement are the same data States must submit in their annual performance reports. Accordingly, the annual performance report will serve as the Targeted Assistance Grant application, and States may apply for a Targeted Assistance Grant by submitting their annual performance reports. The annual performance report is available and submitted electronically at: https:// www.readingfirstapr.org. 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E6–9287 Filed 6–13–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4000–01–P DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION National Mathematics Advisory Panel National Mathematics Advisory Panel, U.S. Department of Education. ACTION: Notice of open meeting and public hearing. AGENCY: SUMMARY: This notice sets forth the schedule and proposed agenda of an upcoming meeting, including a public hearing, with members of the National Mathematics Advisory Panel. The notice also describes the functions of the Panel. Notice of this meeting is required by section 10(a)(2) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act and is intended to notify the public of their opportunity to attend. DATES: Wednesday, June 28, 2006 and Thursday, June 29, 2006. Time: Meetings on June 28, 2006: 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. and 3 p.m.–4:30 p.m.; open session for public comment on June 29, 2006: 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. ADDRESSES: All meetings and the open session for public comment will be held at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. However, please note the locations for meetings on each day. • June 28th Meetings—The Kenan Center, Kenan Drive, Building 498. PO 00000 Frm 00032 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 34331 • June 29th Open session with public comment—The Carolina Inn, Pittsboro Street. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Tyrrell Flawn, Executive Director, National Mathematics Advisory Panel, 400 Maryland Avenue, SW., Washington, DC 20202; telephone: (202) 260–8354. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Panel was established by Executive Order 13398. The purpose of this Panel is to foster greater knowledge of and improved performance in mathematics among American students, in order to keep America competitive, support American talent and creativity, encourage innovation throughout the American economy, and help State, local, territorial, and tribal governments give the nation’s children and youth the education they need to succeed. The June 28th meeting will begin with a discussion of methodology from 9–10 a.m. followed later in the day from 3– 4:30 p.m with a report on subgroup progress in the areas of Conceptual Knowledge and Skills, Learning Processes, Instructional Practices, and Teachers, as set forth in the Executive Order. Individuals interested in attending the meeting must register in advance because of limited space issues. Please contact Jennifer Graban at (202) 260–1491 or by e-mail at Jennifer.Graban@ed.gov. On June 29th, from 1–4 p.m. the public is invited to comment on elements of the Executive Order and the Panel’s work. If you are interested in participating in the open session on June 29th, please contact Jennifer Graban at 202–260–1491 or Jennifer.Graban@ed.gov to reserve time on the agenda. Please include your name, the organization you represent if appropriate, and a brief description of the issue you would like to present. Participants will be allowed five minutes to make their comments. At the meeting, participants are also encouraged to submit three written copies of their comments. Given the expected number of individuals interested in providing comments at the meeting, reservations for presenting comments should be made as soon as possible. Reservations will be processed on a first-come, firstserved basis. Persons who are unable to obtain reservations to speak during the meeting are encouraged to submit written comments. Written comments will be accepted at the meeting site, via e-mail at tyrrell.flawn@ed.gov, or mailed to Tyrrell Flawn, Executive Director, National Math Panel, 400 Maryland Avenue, SW., Washington, DC 20202. E:\FR\FM\14JNN1.SGM 14JNN1 34332 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 114 / Wednesday, June 14, 2006 / Notices The Panel will submit to the President, through the Secretary, a preliminary report not later than January 31, 2007, and a final report not later than February 28, 2008. Both reports shall, at a minimum, contain recommendations, based on the best available scientific evidence. The meeting site is accessible to individuals with disabilities. Individuals who will need accommodations in order to attend the meeting such as interpreting services, assistive listening devices, or materials in alternative format, should notify Alyson Knapp at 202–260–0583 or by email at Alyson.Knapp@ed.gov no later than June 19, 2006. We will attempt to meet requests for accommodations after this date but cannot guarantee their availability. Records are kept of all Panel proceedings and are available for public inspection at the staff office for the Panel, from the hours of 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Dated: June 8, 2006. Margaret Spellings, Secretary, U.S. Department of Education. [FR Doc. 06–5384 Filed 6–13–06; 8:45am] BILLING CODE 4000–01–M DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Energy Information Administration Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request Energy Information Administration (EIA), Department of Energy (DOE). ACTION: Agency information collection activities: proposed collection; comment request. rwilkins on PROD1PC63 with NOTICES AGENCY: SUMMARY: The EIA is soliciting comments on the proposed reinstatement, and three-year approval to the Form RW–859, ‘‘Nuclear Fuel Data Survey.’’ The previous version of the Form RW–859 survey was discontinued on February 28, 2005. DATES: Comments must be filed by August 14, 2006. If you anticipate difficulty in submitting comments within that period, contact the person listed below as soon as possible. ADDRESSES: Send comments to Jim Finucane. To ensure receipt of the comments by the due date, submission by fax (202–287–1934) or e-mail jim.finucane@eia.doe.gov is recommended. The mailing address is Office of Coal, Nuclear, Electric and Alternate Fuels, EI–52, 950 L’Enfant Plaza, SW., U.S. Department of Energy, VerDate Aug<31>2005 19:47 Jun 13, 2006 Jkt 208001 Washington, DC 20585–0650. Alternatively, Jim Finucane may be contacted by telephone at 202–287– 1966. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information or copies of any forms and instructions should be directed to Jim Finucane at the address listed above. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Background II. Current Actions III. Request for Comments I. Background The Federal Energy Administration Act of 1974 (Pub. L. No. 93–275, 15 U.S.C. 761 et seq.) and the DOE Organization Act (Pub. L. No. 95–91, 42 U.S.C. 7101 et seq.) require the EIA to carry out a centralized, comprehensive, and unified energy information program. This program collects, evaluates, assembles, analyzes, and disseminates information on energy resource reserves, production, demand, technology, and related economic and statistical information. This information is used to assess the adequacy of energy resources to meet near and longer term domestic demands. The EIA, as part of its effort to comply with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (Pub. L. 104–13, 44 U.S.C. chapter 35), provides the general public and other Federal agencies with opportunities to comment on collections of energy information conducted by or in conjunction with the EIA. Any comments received help the EIA to prepare data requests that maximize the utility of the information collected, and to assess the impact of collection requirements on the public. Also, the EIA will later seek approval by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) under Section 3507(a) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. This data collection will provide the Office of Civilian Radioactive Waste Management (OCRWM) of DOE with detailed information concerning the spent nuclear fuel generated by the respondents (commercial utility generators of spent nuclear fuel within the U.S. are respondents to this survey). The DOE will take possession of this spent fuel and will need this data to properly design the spent fuel repository (spent fuel receiving systems, spent fuel handling systems, etc.), which will be the final disposal site for the spent fuel and high-level radioactive waste materials. II. Current Actions EIA will be requesting a reinstatement with revisions and a three-year approval PO 00000 Frm 00033 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 of its form RW–859, ‘‘Nuclear Fuel Data Survey.’’ As in previous surveys, all data will be collected once. Only changes in the specific previously reported data elements will require updating. The current Form RW–859 redesign effort and associated changes has several fundamental goals and objectives: —Maintain the fidelity of collection of the information required by OCRWM, by continuing to collect quality data on reactors, historical spent fuel discharges, projections of spent fuel discharges, pool capacities and inventories, and special fuel and nonfuel forms relevant to OCRWM needs; —Simplify the process of data collection and validation, by enhancing the ability of respondents to provide data through electronic data transfer in any available format (spreadsheet, database, etc.); —Minimize the impacts of changes to the supporting database and associated software by maintaining the look and feel of previous systems and by providing incremental improvements without the need for outside programming support; and —Enhance internal reports to improve the quality of submitted data by enhancing existing procedures through the use of internal reporting tools to standardize and automate data quality and consistency checks. The major changes to the Form RW– 859 survey include the following: The EIA is proposing to modify the structure of the Form RW–859 survey form to organize the data into separate utility, reactor, discharged fuel, storage facility, non-fuel, and comments schedules. The seven sections from the 2002 version of the survey would be replaced with the six schedules. The redesign increases the visibility of storage facilities as individual entities. The collection of all discharged fuel data in a single survey section thus consolidates all basic fuel data (enrichment, weight, burnup, discharge date) for all fuel, including special forms to ensure consistent, nonrepetitive data. This would involve the inclusion of data on special fuel forms (consolidated fuel, fuel in canisters, fuel rods, fuel pieces) as a supplement to the basic fuel data survey section, rather than being collected in separate sections as in previous surveys. The revised form eliminates the collection of duplicative information. Previous surveys collected contact information separately for each reactor; the new survey methodology collects and stores information once for an E:\FR\FM\14JNN1.SGM 14JNN1

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[Federal Register Volume 71, Number 114 (Wednesday, June 14, 2006)]
[Notices]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 06-5384]


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DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION


National Mathematics Advisory Panel

AGENCY: National Mathematics Advisory Panel, U.S. Department of 
Education.

ACTION: Notice of open meeting and public hearing.

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SUMMARY: This notice sets forth the schedule and proposed agenda of an 
upcoming meeting, including a public hearing, with members of the 
National Mathematics Advisory Panel. The notice also describes the 
functions of the Panel. Notice of this meeting is required by section 
10(a)(2) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act and is intended to 
notify the public of their opportunity to attend.

DATES: Wednesday, June 28, 2006 and Thursday, June 29, 2006. Time: 
Meetings on June 28, 2006: 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. and 3 p.m.-4:30 p.m.; open 
session for public comment on June 29, 2006: 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

ADDRESSES: All meetings and the open session for public comment will be 
held at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. However, please 
note the locations for meetings on each day.
     June 28th Meetings--The Kenan Center, Kenan Drive, 
Building 498.
     June 29th Open session with public comment--The Carolina 
Inn, Pittsboro Street.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Tyrrell Flawn, Executive Director, 
National Mathematics Advisory Panel, 400 Maryland Avenue, SW., 
Washington, DC 20202; telephone: (202) 260-8354.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Panel was established by Executive Order 
13398. The purpose of this Panel is to foster greater knowledge of and 
improved performance in mathematics among American students, in order 
to keep America competitive, support American talent and creativity, 
encourage innovation throughout the American economy, and help State, 
local, territorial, and tribal governments give the nation's children 
and youth the education they need to succeed.
    The June 28th meeting will begin with a discussion of methodology 
from 9-10 a.m. followed later in the day from 3-4:30 p.m with a report 
on subgroup progress in the areas of Conceptual Knowledge and Skills, 
Learning Processes, Instructional Practices, and Teachers, as set forth 
in the Executive Order. Individuals interested in attending the meeting 
must register in advance because of limited space issues. Please 
contact Jennifer Graban at (202) 260-1491 or by e-mail at 
Jennifer.Graban@ed.gov.
    On June 29th, from 1-4 p.m. the public is invited to comment on 
elements of the Executive Order and the Panel's work. If you are 
interested in participating in the open session on June 29th, please 
contact Jennifer Graban at 202-260-1491 or Jennifer.Graban@ed.gov to 
reserve time on the agenda. Please include your name, the organization 
you represent if appropriate, and a brief description of the issue you 
would like to present. Participants will be allowed five minutes to 
make their comments. At the meeting, participants are also encouraged 
to submit three written copies of their comments.
    Given the expected number of individuals interested in providing 
comments at the meeting, reservations for presenting comments should be 
made as soon as possible. Reservations will be processed on a first-
come, first-served basis. Persons who are unable to obtain reservations 
to speak during the meeting are encouraged to submit written comments. 
Written comments will be accepted at the meeting site, via e-mail at 
tyrrell.flawn@ed.gov, or mailed to Tyrrell Flawn, Executive Director, 
National Math Panel, 400 Maryland Avenue, SW., Washington, DC 20202.

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    The Panel will submit to the President, through the Secretary, a 
preliminary report not later than January 31, 2007, and a final report 
not later than February 28, 2008. Both reports shall, at a minimum, 
contain recommendations, based on the best available scientific 
evidence.
    The meeting site is accessible to individuals with disabilities. 
Individuals who will need accommodations in order to attend the meeting 
such as interpreting services, assistive listening devices, or 
materials in alternative format, should notify Alyson Knapp at 202-260-
0583 or by e-mail at Alyson.Knapp@ed.gov no later than June 19, 2006. 
We will attempt to meet requests for accommodations after this date but 
cannot guarantee their availability.
    Records are kept of all Panel proceedings and are available for 
public inspection at the staff office for the Panel, from the hours of 
9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

    Dated: June 8, 2006.
Margaret Spellings,
Secretary, U.S. Department of Education.
[FR Doc. 06-5384 Filed 6-13-06; 8:45am]
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