Advisory Committee on Student Financial Assistance: Hearing, 27109-27110 [E7-9218]

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This notice also describes the functions of the Advisory Committee. Notice of this hearing is required under Section 10(a)(2) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act. This document is intended to notify the general public. DATE AND TIME: Tuesday, June 5, 2007, beginning at 9 a.m. and ending at approximately 5 p.m. ADDRESSES: Holiday Inn on the Hill, Federal North Room, 415 New Jersey Avenue, NW., Washington DC 20001. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dr. Michelle Asha Cooper, Deputy Director, Advisory Committee on Student Financial Assistance, Capitol Place, 80 F Street, NW, Suite 413, Washington DC 20202–7582, (202) 219–2099. Individuals who use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD) may call the Federal Information Relay Service (FRS) at 1–800–877–8339. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Advisory Committee on Student Financial Assistance is established under Section 491 of the Higher Education Act of 1965 as amended by Public Law 100–50 (20 U.S.C. 1098). The Advisory Committee serves as an independent source of advice and counsel to the Congress and the Secretary of Education on student financial aid policy. Since its inception, the congressional mandate requires the Advisory Committee to conduct objective, nonpartisan, and independent analyses on important aspects of the student assistance programs under Title IV of the Higher Education Act, and to make recommendations that will result in the maintenance of access to postsecondary education for low- and middle-income students. In addition, Congress expanded the Advisory Committee’s mission in the Higher Education Amendments of 1998 to include several important areas: access, Title IV modernization, distance education, and early information and needs assessment. Specifically, the Advisory Committee is to review, monitor and evaluate the Department of Education’s progress in these areas and PO 00000 Frm 00037 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 27109 report recommended improvements to Congress and the Secretary. The Advisory Committee has scheduled this one-day hearing to discuss release of its new report related to its congressionally requested study to make textbooks more affordable (Textbook Study). This one-year study, was requested by the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Education and Labor (formerly Education and the Workforce) to investigate further the problem of rising textbook prices and determine the impact of rising textbook prices on students’ ability to afford a postsecondary education. In addition, other discussions will focus on two components of the Advisory Committee’s three-year Innovative Pathways Study: Expected Family Contribution and early financial aid information. The proposed agenda includes expert testimony and discussions by prominent higher education community leaders, Congressional staff, state representatives, and institutions on (a) the Advisory Committee’s Textbook Study recommendations; (b) legislative efforts to simplify the student aid application and delivery process; and (c) the National Advising Corps. The Advisory Committee will also conduct a public comment and discussion session. Individuals who will need accommodations for a disability in order to attend the hearing (i.e., interpreting services, assistive listening devices, and/or materials in alternative format) should notify the Advisory Committee no later than Tuesday, May 29, 2007 by contacting Ms. Hope Gray at (202) 219– 2099 or via e-mail at hope.gray@ed.gov. We will attempt to meet requests after this date, but cannot guarantee availability of the requested accommodation. The hearing site is accessible to individuals with disabilities. The Advisory Committee invites the public to submit written comments on the agenda topics to the following e-mail address: ACSFA@ed.gov. Information regarding the topics covered at the hearing will also be available on the Advisory Committee’s Web site, http://www.ed.gov/ACSFA. We must receive your comments on or before Tuesday, May 29, 2007 to be included in the hearing materials. Space for the hearing is limited and you are encouraged to register early if you plan to attend. You may register by sending an email to the following address: ACSFA@ed.gov or Tracy.Deanna.Jones@ed.gov. Please include your name, title, affiliation, complete address (including internet E:\FR\FM\14MYN1.SGM 14MYN1 27110 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 92 / Monday, May 14, 2007 / Notices and email address, if available), and telephone and fax numbers. If you are unable to register electronically, you may fax your registration information to the Advisory Committee staff office at (202) 219–3032. You may also contact the Advisory Committee staff directly at (202) 219–2099. The registration deadline is Tuesday, May 29, 2007. Records are kept for Advisory Committee proceedings, and are available for inspection at the Office of the Advisory Committee on Student Financial Assistance, Capitol Place, 80 F Street, NW.—Suite 413, Washington, DC from the hours of 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. Information regarding the Advisory Committee is available on the Committee’s Web site, http:// www.ed.gov/ACSFA. Electronic Access to This Document: You may view this document, as well as 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/index.html. To use PDF you must have Adobe Acrobat Reader, which is available free at this site. 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Take notice that on April 27, 2007, Colorado Interstate Gas Company (CIG), Post Office Box 1087, Colorado Springs, Colorado 80944, filed an application in Docket No. CP07–207–000, pursuant to section 7(c) of the Natural Gas Act for a certificate of public convenience and VerDate Aug<31>2005 18:21 May 11, 2007 Jkt 211001 necessity authorizing its High Plains Expansion Project which consists of approximately 164 miles of 24- and 30inch diameter pipeline, in four related pipeline segments, and metering facilities, with appurtenances, to be located in Adams, Morgan, and Weld Counties, Colorado. As part of the project, CIG is seeking authorization to implement new services and rates, and gas quality control rates and fuel charges. When completed, the pipeline facilities will transport and deliver up to 899,000 Dth per day of natural gas, all as more fully set forth in the application which is on file with the Commission and open for public inspection. This filing is available for review at the Commission in the Public Reference Room or may be viewed on the Commission’s Web site at http:// www.ferc.gov using the ‘‘eLibrary’’ link. Enter the docket number excluding the last three digits in the docket number field to access the document. For assistance, please contact FERC Online Support at FERCOnlineSupport@ferc.gov or toll free at (866)208–3676, or for TTY, contact (202) 502–8659. Any questions regarding this Application should be directed to Richard Derryberry, Director, Regulatory Affairs, Colorado Interstate Gas Company, P. O. Box 1087, Colorado Springs, Colorado, 80944 at (719) 520– 3788 or by fax at (719) 667–7534 or Craig V. Richardson, Vice President and General Counsel, Colorado Interstate Gas Company, P. O. Box 1087, Colorado Springs, Colorado, 80944 at (719)520– 4829 or by fax at (719)520–4898. On October 6, 2006, the Commission staff granted CIG’s request to utilize the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) Pre-Filing Process and assigned Docket No. PF06–36–000 to staff activities involving the CIG’s expansion project. Now, as of the filing of CIG’s application on April 27, 2007, the NEPA Pre-Filing Process for this project has ended. From this time forward, CIG’s proceeding will be conducted in Docket No. CP07–207–000, as noted in the caption of this Notice. Pursuant to section 157.9 of the Commission’s rules, 18 CFR 157.9, within 90 days of this Notice the Commission staff will either: Complete its environmental assessment (EA) and place it into the Commission’s public record (eLibrary) for this proceeding, or issue a Notice of Schedule for Environmental Review. If a Notice of Schedule for Environmental Review is issued, it will indicate, among other milestones, the anticipated date for the Commission staff’s issuance of the final environmental impact statement (FEIS) PO 00000 Frm 00038 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 or EA for this proposal. The filing of the EA in the Commission’s public record for this proceeding or the issuance of a Notice of Schedule for Environmental Review will serve to notify federal and state agencies of the timing for the completion of all necessary reviews, and the subsequent need to complete all federal authorizations within 90 days of the date of issuance of the Commission staff’s FEIS or EA. There are two ways to become involved in the Commission’s review of this project. First, any person wishing to obtain legal status by becoming a party to the proceedings for this project should, on or before the below listed comment date, file with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, 888 First Street, NE., Washington, DC. 20426, a motion to intervene in accordance with the requirements of the Commission’s Rules of Practice and Procedure (18 CFR 385.214 or 385.211) and the Regulations under the NGA (18 CFR 157.10). A person obtaining party status will be placed on the service list maintained by the Secretary of the Commission and will receive copies of all documents filed by the applicant and by all other parties. A party must submit 14 copies of filings made with the Commission and must mail a copy to the applicant and to every other party in the proceeding. Only parties to the proceeding can ask for court review of Commission orders in the proceeding. However, a person does not have to intervene in order to have comments considered. 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[Federal Register Volume 72, Number 92 (Monday, May 14, 2007)]
[Notices]
[Pages 27109-27110]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E7-9218]


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DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION


Advisory Committee on Student Financial Assistance: Hearing

AGENCY: Advisory Committee on Student Financial Assistance, Education.

ACTION: Notice of an opening hearing.

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SUMMARY: This notice sets forth the schedule and proposed agenda of a 
forthcoming hearing of the Advisory Committee on Student Financial 
Assistance (The Advisory Committee). This notice also describes the 
functions of the Advisory Committee. Notice of this hearing is required 
under Section 10(a)(2) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act. This 
document is intended to notify the general public.

Date and Time: Tuesday, June 5, 2007, beginning at 9 a.m. and ending at 
approximately 5 p.m.

ADDRESSES: Holiday Inn on the Hill, Federal North Room, 415 New Jersey 
Avenue, NW., Washington DC 20001.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dr. Michelle Asha Cooper, Deputy 
Director, Advisory Committee on Student Financial Assistance, Capitol 
Place, 80 F Street, NW, Suite 413, Washington DC 20202-7582, (202) 219-
2099.
    Individuals who use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD) 
may call the Federal Information Relay Service (FRS) at 1-800-877-8339.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Advisory Committee on Student Financial 
Assistance is established under Section 491 of the Higher Education Act 
of 1965 as amended by Public Law 100-50 (20 U.S.C. 1098). The Advisory 
Committee serves as an independent source of advice and counsel to the 
Congress and the Secretary of Education on student financial aid 
policy. Since its inception, the congressional mandate requires the 
Advisory Committee to conduct objective, nonpartisan, and independent 
analyses on important aspects of the student assistance programs under 
Title IV of the Higher Education Act, and to make recommendations that 
will result in the maintenance of access to postsecondary education for 
low- and middle-income students. In addition, Congress expanded the 
Advisory Committee's mission in the Higher Education Amendments of 1998 
to include several important areas: access, Title IV modernization, 
distance education, and early information and needs assessment. 
Specifically, the Advisory Committee is to review, monitor and evaluate 
the Department of Education's progress in these areas and report 
recommended improvements to Congress and the Secretary.
    The Advisory Committee has scheduled this one-day hearing to 
discuss release of its new report related to its congressionally 
requested study to make textbooks more affordable (Textbook Study). 
This one-year study, was requested by the U.S. House of Representatives 
Committee on Education and Labor (formerly Education and the Workforce) 
to investigate further the problem of rising textbook prices and 
determine the impact of rising textbook prices on students' ability to 
afford a postsecondary education. In addition, other discussions will 
focus on two components of the Advisory Committee's three-year 
Innovative Pathways Study: Expected Family Contribution and early 
financial aid information.
    The proposed agenda includes expert testimony and discussions by 
prominent higher education community leaders, Congressional staff, 
state representatives, and institutions on (a) the Advisory Committee's 
Textbook Study recommendations; (b) legislative efforts to simplify the 
student aid application and delivery process; and (c) the National 
Advising Corps. The Advisory Committee will also conduct a public 
comment and discussion session.
    Individuals who will need accommodations for a disability in order 
to attend the hearing (i.e., interpreting services, assistive listening 
devices, and/or materials in alternative format) should notify the 
Advisory Committee no later than Tuesday, May 29, 2007 by contacting 
Ms. Hope Gray at (202) 219-2099 or via e-mail at hope.gray@ed.gov. We 
will attempt to meet requests after this date, but cannot guarantee 
availability of the requested accommodation. The hearing site is 
accessible to individuals with disabilities.
    The Advisory Committee invites the public to submit written 
comments on the agenda topics to the following e-mail address: 
ACSFA@ed.gov. Information regarding the topics covered at the hearing 
will also be available on the Advisory Committee's Web site, http://
www.ed.gov/ACSFA. We must receive your comments on or before Tuesday, 
May 29, 2007 to be included in the hearing materials.
    Space for the hearing is limited and you are encouraged to register 
early if you plan to attend. You may register by sending an email to 
the following address: ACSFA@ed.gov or Tracy.Deanna.Jones@ed.gov. 
Please include your name, title, affiliation, complete address 
(including internet

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and email address, if available), and telephone and fax numbers. If you 
are unable to register electronically, you may fax your registration 
information to the Advisory Committee staff office at (202) 219-3032. 
You may also contact the Advisory Committee staff directly at (202) 
219-2099. The registration deadline is Tuesday, May 29, 2007.
    Records are kept for Advisory Committee proceedings, and are 
available for inspection at the Office of the Advisory Committee on 
Student Financial Assistance, Capitol Place, 80 F Street, NW.--Suite 
413, Washington, DC from the hours of 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday 
through Friday, except Federal holidays. Information regarding the 
Advisory Committee is available on the Committee's Web site, http://
www.ed.gov/ACSFA.
    Electronic Access to This Document: You may view this document, as 
well as 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/
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 of the Federal Register and the Code of Federal Regulations 
is available on GPO Access at: http://www.gpoaccess.gov/nara/
index.html.


    Dated: May 9, 2007.
William J. Goggin,
Executive Director, Advisory Committee on Student Financial Assistance.
[FR Doc. E7-9218 Filed 5-11-07; 8:45 am]
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