Intent To Compromise Claim Against the State of Michigan State Department of Corrections, 46204-46205 [06-6887]

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Before compromising the claim, the Department must publish its intent to do so in the Federal Register and provide the public an opportunity to comment on that action (20 U.S.C. 1234a(j)). DATES: We must receive your comments on the proposed action on or before September 25, 2006. ADDRESSES: Address all comments concerning the proposed action to John R. Mason, Esq., Office of the General Counsel, U.S. Department of Education, 400 Maryland Avenue, SW., room 6E112, Washington, DC 20202–2110. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: John R. Mason, Esq. Telephone (202) 401– 6057. 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 alternative format (e.g., Braille, large print, audio PO 00000 Frm 00021 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 tape, or computer diskette) on request to the contact person listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Invitation To Comment We invite you to submit comments regarding this proposed action. During and after the comment period, you may inspect all public comments in room 6E112, FB–6, 400 Maryland Avenue, SW., Washington, DC between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. Eastern time, Monday through Friday of each week except Federal holidays. Assistance to Individuals With Disabilities in Reviewing Comments On request, we will supply an appropriate aid, such as a reader or print magnifier, to an individual with a disability who needs assistance to review the comments. If you want to schedule an appointment for this type of aid, please contact the person listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT. Background The claim in question arose when the Department’s Assistant Deputy Secretary for Safe and Drug-Free Schools issued a program determination letter (PDL) on April 29, 2005. The PDL demanded a refund of $114,923 of funds awarded to the MDC by the Department under the Youth Offenders program for fiscal years 2001 through 2003. This program, authorized by 20 U.S.C. 1151, provides State grants for workplace and community transition training for incarcerated youth offenders. The Assistant Deputy Secretary determined that a total of $114,923 had been misspent for inappropriate space rental charges, excess costs for materials and textbooks, and payments for classes not begun by certain prisoners. MDC filed a timely request for review of the PDL with the OALJ. The Administrative Law Judge suspended proceedings so that the parties could discuss settlement. During settlement discussions, the MDC provided the Assistant Deputy Secretary additional documentation and materials for review. After consideration of those materials, the Department proposes to compromise the claim of $114,923 for $78,965, nearly sixty-nine percent of the amount the Assistant Deputy Secretary disallowed in the PDL. Based on the amount that would be repaid by MDC, the additional materials and documentation submitted by MDC while this appeal has been pending before the OALJ, and litigation risks and costs of proceeding through the administrative, and possibly, court E:\FR\FM\11AUN1.SGM 11AUN1 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 155 / Friday, August 11, 2006 / Notices process for this appeal, the Department has determined that it would not be practical or in the public interest to continue this proceeding. Rather, under the authority in 20 U.S.C. 1234a(j), the Department has determined that compromise of this claim for a refund of $78,965 is appropriate. The public is invited to comment on the Department’s intent to compromise this claim. Additional information may be obtained by calling or writing to John R. Mason, Esq. at the telephone number listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT or the address listed under ADDRESSES. 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. Estimated Available Funds: The Administration has requested $90,626,000 for the Personnel Development to Improve Services and Results for Children with Disabilities program for FY 2007, of which we intend to use an estimated $4,800,000 for the Preparation of Leadership Personnel competition. The actual level of funding, if any, depends on final congressional action. However, we are inviting applications to allow enough time to complete the grant process if Congress appropriates funds for this program. Estimated Range of Awards: $171,969—200,000. Estimated Average Size of Awards: $196,200. Maximum Award: We will reject any application that proposes a budget exceeding $200,000 for a single budget period of 12 months. The Assistant Secretary for Special Education and Rehabilitative Services may change the maximum amount through a notice published in the Federal Register. Estimated Number of Awards: 24. 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Priority: In accordance with 34 CFR 75.105(b)(2)(v), this priority is from allowable activities specified in the statute (see sections 662(d) and 681(d) of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA)). Absolute Priority: For FY 2007 this priority is an absolute priority. Under 34 CFR 75.105(c)(3) we consider only applications that meet this priority. This priority is: Dates: Applications Available: August 11, 2006. Deadline for Transmittal of Applications: October 10, 2006. Deadline for Intergovernmental Review: December 11, 2006. Eligible Applicants: Institutions of higher education (IHEs). Preparation of Leadership Personnel This priority supports and is limited to projects that train personnel at the preservice doctoral or postdoctoral level in early intervention, special education or related services and at the advanced graduate level (masters and specialists) in special education administration/ Program Authority: 20 U.S.C. 1234a(j). Dated: August 9, 2006. Lawrence A. Warder, Chief Financial Officer. [FR Doc. 06–6887 Filed 8–10–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4000–01–P DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION hsrobinson on PROD1PC67 with NOTICES1 Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services Overview Information; Personnel Development To Improve Services and Results for Children With Disabilities—Preparation of Leadership Personnel; Notice Inviting Applications for New Awards for Fiscal Year (FY) 2007 VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:03 Aug 10, 2006 Jkt 208001 PO 00000 Frm 00022 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 46205 supervision. In order to be eligible under this priority, programs must provide training and support for scholars to complete their training within the performance period of the grant. Therefore, only the following types of programs of study will meet the requirements of this priority: 1. A major in special education, related services or early intervention at the doctoral or post-doctoral level; and 2. Training at the advanced graduate level (masters and specialists programs) in special education administration/ supervision. Note: Training that leads to a Doctor of Audiology (D Aud) degree is not included as part of this priority because training programs that lead to a D Aud degree are eligible to apply for funding under the Combined Priority for Personnel Preparation competition (CFDA 84.325K) announced in a notice inviting applications published elsewhere in this issue of the Federal Register. Projects funded under this absolute priority must— (a) Demonstrate, in the narrative section of the application under ‘‘Quality of Project Services,’’ how— (1) The program prepares personnel to address the specialized needs of children with disabilities from diverse cultural and language backgrounds, including limited English proficient children with disabilities, by— (i) Identifying the competencies needed by leadership personnel to understand and work with culturally and linguistically diverse populations (the competencies identified should reflect the current knowledge base); and (ii) Preparing personnel to use those competencies through early intervention, special education, and related services training programs; (2) All relevant coursework for the proposed program reflects current research and pedagogy on— (i) Participation and achievement in the general education curriculum and improved outcomes for children with disabilities; and (ii) The provision of coordinated services in natural environments to improve outcomes for infants and toddlers with disabilities and their families; (3) The program offers integrated training and practice opportunities that will enhance the collaborative competencies of all personnel who share responsibility for providing effective services for children with disabilities; (4) For programs that train personnel in early intervention, special education or related services, the program ensures E:\FR\FM\11AUN1.SGM 11AUN1

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DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION


Intent To Compromise Claim Against the State of Michigan State 
Department of Corrections

AGENCY: Department of Education.

ACTION: Notice of intent to compromise a claim with request for 
comments.

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SUMMARY: The U.S. Department of Education (Department) intends to 
compromise a claim against the Michigan State Department of Corrections 
(MDC) now pending before the Office of Administrative Law Judges 
(OALJ), Docket No. 05-37-R. Before compromising the claim, the 
Department must publish its intent to do so in the Federal Register and 
provide the public an opportunity to comment on that action (20 U.S.C. 
1234a(j)).

DATES: We must receive your comments on the proposed action on or 
before September 25, 2006.

ADDRESSES: Address all comments concerning the proposed action to John 
R. Mason, Esq., Office of the General Counsel, U.S. Department of 
Education, 400 Maryland Avenue, SW., room 6E112, Washington, DC 20202-
2110.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: John R. Mason, Esq. Telephone (202) 
401-6057. 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 
alternative format (e.g., Braille, large print, audio tape, or computer 
diskette) on request to the contact person listed under FOR FURTHER 
INFORMATION CONTACT.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

Invitation To Comment

    We invite you to submit comments regarding this proposed action. 
During and after the comment period, you may inspect all public 
comments in room 6E112, FB-6, 400 Maryland Avenue, SW., Washington, DC 
between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. Eastern time, Monday through 
Friday of each week except Federal holidays.

Assistance to Individuals With Disabilities in Reviewing Comments

    On request, we will supply an appropriate aid, such as a reader or 
print magnifier, to an individual with a disability who needs 
assistance to review the comments. If you want to schedule an 
appointment for this type of aid, please contact the person listed 
under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT.

Background

    The claim in question arose when the Department's Assistant Deputy 
Secretary for Safe and Drug-Free Schools issued a program determination 
letter (PDL) on April 29, 2005. The PDL demanded a refund of $114,923 
of funds awarded to the MDC by the Department under the Youth Offenders 
program for fiscal years 2001 through 2003. This program, authorized by 
20 U.S.C. 1151, provides State grants for workplace and community 
transition training for incarcerated youth offenders. The Assistant 
Deputy Secretary determined that a total of $114,923 had been misspent 
for inappropriate space rental charges, excess costs for materials and 
textbooks, and payments for classes not begun by certain prisoners.
    MDC filed a timely request for review of the PDL with the OALJ. The 
Administrative Law Judge suspended proceedings so that the parties 
could discuss settlement. During settlement discussions, the MDC 
provided the Assistant Deputy Secretary additional documentation and 
materials for review. After consideration of those materials, the 
Department proposes to compromise the claim of $114,923 for $78,965, 
nearly sixty-nine percent of the amount the Assistant Deputy Secretary 
disallowed in the PDL.
    Based on the amount that would be repaid by MDC, the additional 
materials and documentation submitted by MDC while this appeal has been 
pending before the OALJ, and litigation risks and costs of proceeding 
through the administrative, and possibly, court

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process for this appeal, the Department has determined that it would 
not be practical or in the public interest to continue this proceeding. 
Rather, under the authority in 20 U.S.C. 1234a(j), the Department has 
determined that compromise of this claim for a refund of $78,965 is 
appropriate. The public is invited to comment on the Department's 
intent to compromise this claim. Additional information may be obtained 
by calling or writing to John R. Mason, Esq. at the telephone number 
listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT or the address listed 
under ADDRESSES.
    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: www.gpoaccess.gov/nara/
index.html.


    Program Authority:  20 U.S.C. 1234a(j).

    Dated: August 9, 2006.
Lawrence A. Warder,
Chief Financial Officer.
[FR Doc. 06-6887 Filed 8-10-06; 8:45 am]
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