Request for Comment on Draft Convening Report Regarding Negotiated Rulemaking and Bureau of Indian Affairs Funded School Facilities Repair, Renovation, & Construction, 59556-59557 [07-5187]

Download as PDF 59556 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 203 / Monday, October 22, 2007 / Notices Kelly Services. Accordingly, the Department is amending this certification to include on-site leased workers from Kelly Services. The amended notice applicable to TA–W–62,053 is hereby issued as follows: All workers of Sunrise Medical, Incorporated, Devilbiss Healthcare, including on-site leased workers of Kelly Services, Somerset, Pennsylvania, who became totally or partially separated from employment on or after August 27, 2006, through October 10, 2009, are eligible to apply for adjustment assistance under Section 223 of the Trade Act of 1974, and are also eligible to apply for alternative trade adjustment assistance under Section 246 of the Trade Act of 1974. Signed at Washington, DC, this 17th day of October 2007. Linda G. Poole, Certifying Officer, Division of Trade Adjustment Assistance. [FR Doc. E7–20727 Filed 10–19–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–FN–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Employment and Training Administration [TA–W–61,530] ebenthall on PRODPC61 with NOTICES Track Corporation Including On-Site Leased Workers of Forge Industrial Spring Lake, Michigan; Notice of Revised Determination on Reconsideration On June 18, 2007, the Department of Labor (Department) issued a Negative Determination Regarding Eligibility to Apply for Worker Adjustment Assistance and Alternative Trade Adjustment Assistance applicable to the Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) and Alternative Trade Adjustment Assistance (ATAA) petition filed by a company official on behalf of workers and former workers of Track Corporation, Spring Lake, Michigan (subject firm). The Department’s Notice of negative determination was published in the Federal Register on July 9, 2007 (72 FR 37266). The subject firm produces seat adjusters for the automotive industry and public seating for stadiums and theaters. Workers are separately identifiable by product line. The TAA/ATAA petition was filed on behalf of workers engaged in the production of seat adjusters. The negative determination was based on the Department’s findings that the subject firm did not shift production of seat adjusters abroad and does not import seat adjusters. A survey revealed that the subject firm’s major customer VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:02 Oct 19, 2007 Jkt 214001 did not import seat adjusters during the relevant period. By letter dated July 16, 2007, a company official requested administrative reconsideration of the Department’s negative determination. The request for reconsideration stated that the subject firm’s major customer replaced subject firm purchases with imported seat adjusters. During the reconsideration investigation, the Department carefully reviewed the administrative file, contacted the company official for clarification, and contacted the subject firm’s major customer for more information about its import purchases. Previously-submitted information revealed that subject firm sales, production, and employment levels declined during the relevant period. Information obtained during the reconsideration investigation revealed that the subject firm’s major customer began using foreign-made seat adjusters in 2006 and replacing subject firm purchases with foreign-made seat adjusters during 2007. In accordance with section 246 the Trade Act of 1974 (26 U.S.C. 2813), as amended, the Department herein presents the results of its investigation regarding certification of eligibility to apply for ATAA. The Department has determined in this case that the group eligibility requirements of section 246 have been met. A significant number of workers at the firm are age 50 or over. Workers possess skills that are not easily transferable. Competitive conditions within the industry are adverse. Conclusion After careful review of the information obtained in the initial and reconsideration investigations, I determine that the subject workers are adversely-impacted by increased imports of articles like or directly competitive with those produced at the subject firm. In accordance with the provisions of the Act, I make the following certification: All workers of Track Corporation, including on-site workers of Forge Industrial, Spring Lake, Michigan, engaged in the production of seat adjusters, who became totally or partially separated from employment on or after May 16, 2006 through two years from the date of this certification, are eligible to apply for adjustment assistance under section 223 of the Trade Act of 1974, and are eligible to apply for alternative trade adjustment assistance under section 246 of the Trade Act of 1974. PO 00000 Frm 00046 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Signed at Washington, DC this 23rd day of August 2007. Elliott S. Kushner, Certifying Officer, Division of Trade Adjustment Assistance. [FR Doc. E7–20725 Filed 10–19–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–FN–P MORRIS K. UDALL SCHOLARSHIP AND EXCELLENCE IN NATIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY FOUNDATION Request for Comment on Draft Convening Report Regarding Negotiated Rulemaking and Bureau of Indian Affairs Funded School Facilities Repair, Renovation, & Construction United States Institute for Environmental Conflict Resolution, Morris K. Udall Foundation. ACTION: Notice of draft convening report and request for comment. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The U.S. Institute for Environmental Conflict Resolution invites comments on its draft convening report regarding Department of the Interior’s (DOI) Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA)-funded school facilities construction as identified in the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 (NCLB Act). The draft report was prepared at the request of the DOI, BIA, and Bureau of Indian Education (BIE). Such a convening report is described generally in the Negotiated Rulemaking Act of 1996, Pub. L. 104–320, section 563(b). As a neutral, independent federal program, the U.S. Institute and its impartial contractor team, Consensus Building Institute (CBI) conducted twohundred (200) interviews of people with an interest in BIA-funded school facilities construction. The purpose of the interviews was to explore the opportunities for, and barriers to, using negotiated rulemaking to develop regulations implementing the requirements of the NCLB Act related to BIA-funded school facilities. The draft report covers school facility topics identified from the NCLB Act: • Methods to catalog school facilities; • Determining formulas for priority and funding for school replacement construction and new construction • Determining formulas for priority and funding for school renovation and repair; • Facilities standards for home living (dormitory) situations. In the draft report, CBI identified several key themes from its interviews: • There is a strong willingness to go forward with a negotiated rulemaking, as it is required by statute. E:\FR\FM\22OCN1.SGM 22OCN1 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 203 / Monday, October 22, 2007 / Notices ebenthall on PRODPC61 with NOTICES • Interviewees were supportive of negotiating to improve the fairness, efficiency and transparency of the funding formulas for all aspects of school facilities funding • There is a need to integrate the formal negotiation with less formal methods of consulting with the tribes who will not have seats at the table. CBI suggests a national workshop for all tribes with school facilities as part of the preparation for the negotiation process. This workshop could help identify options for the negotiating committee to work with. • Representation of the tribes on the negotiating committee is required by the NCLB Act to be roughly proportional to the percent of students each tribe has in the system. For the majority of tribes (i.e. beyond the top eleven for student population), there will need to be a process for sharing seats or otherwise developing representation structures. The draft convening report may be accessed at http://www.cbuilding.org. and at http://www.ecr.gov. This notice invites interested individuals, organizations and governments to review and offer comments that focus on the findings and recommendations presented draft convening report. DATES: Please submit comments on or before December 22, 2007. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments by any of the following methods: • E-mail: bie@cbuilding.org. • Fax: 1–617–492–1919. • Mail: Consensus Building Institute; Attn: BIE Convening Draft Report Comment, 238 Main Street, Suite 400, Cambridge, MA 02142. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Patrick Field, Consensus Building Institute, 238 Main Street, Suite 400, Cambridge, MA 02142, (617) 492–1414 x118, pfield@cbuilding.org; Sarah Palmer, Senior Program Manager, U.S. Institute for Environmental Conflict Resolution, 130 S. Scott Avenue, Tucson, AZ 85701, phone (520) 901– 8556, fax (520) 901–8557, palmer@ecr.gov; Michele F. Singer, Director, Office of Regulatory Management, Office of the Assistant Secretary, Indian Affairs, 1001 Indian School Road, NW., Albuquerque, NM 87104, phone (505) 563–5415, fax (505) 563–3811, michele_f_singer@ios.doi.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background The No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB Act) requires the Department of the Interior to use procedures set out in the Negotiated Rulemaking Act of 1996, Pub. L. 104–320, Section 563 when VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:02 Oct 19, 2007 Jkt 214001 developing regulations to implement the NCLB Act’s provisions regarding schools operated or funded by the BIA. BIA has used negotiated rulemaking to address six (6) of the seven (7) regulations required under the NCLB Act. DOI and BIA want to assess the feasibility of using the negotiated rulemaking process to develop the final rule, dealing with school construction and repair. In the fall of 2006 DOI sought assistance with this effort from the U.S. Institute, an independent impartial government entity with expertise in convening, assessment and alternative dispute resolution processes. In accordance with its statutory authority, the 1998 Environmental Policy and Conflict Resolution Act (Pub. L. 105– 156, codified at 20 U.S.C. 5601 et seq.), the U.S. Institute conducted a convening assessment. For more information on the U.S. Institute, please visit http://www.ecr.gov. The U.S. Institute contracted with an independent, impartial convening team, the Consensus Building Institute (CBI), to carry out interviews and prepare a draft convening report. The scope of the draft convening report includes views on school facility topics identified from the NCLB Act and the opportunities of and barriers to negotiated rulemaking. To understand the range of perspectives on or interests in these topics, the convening team conducted 200 confidential interviews with tribal officials or their designees, representatives of BIA-funded or grantfunded tribal schools, and others with an interest in Bureau-funded school facilities construction on the following: • Interviewees’ views on the substantive issues listed above; • Suggestions for how diverse geographic, size, and tribal interests can best be represented on a Negotiated Rulemaking Committee; • Any concerns or barriers to the establishment of and successful execution of a Negotiated Rulemaking Committee on these topics; and • Consultative activities and potential approaches to consultation that the Bureau might undertake regarding these issues. The draft convening report reflects CBI findings and preliminary recommendations to DOI, BIA, and BIE based on these interviews. The draft report will be made available to all interviewees for comment. Upon receipt of comments, CBI and the U.S. Institute will consider all comments and prepare a final report for the Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs and Bureau of Indian Education. All comments received on the draft will be PO 00000 Frm 00047 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 59557 made available to DOI, BIA, and BIE. The final report will also be made available to the interviewees, all interested tribes, and the general public via a Web site link. Authority: 20 U.S.C. 5601 et seq. Dated: October 16, 2007. Christopher L. Helms, Executive Director, Morris K. Udall Scholarship and Excellence in National Environmental Policy Foundation. [FR Doc. 07–5187 Filed 10–19–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6870–FN–M NATIONAL ARCHIVES AND RECORDS ADMINISTRATION Information Security Oversight Office National Industrial Security Program Policy Advisory Committee: Notice of Meeting In accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act (5 U.S.C. app 2) and implementing regulation 41 CFR 101.6, announcement is made for the following committee meeting: Name of Committee: National Industrial Security Program Policy Advisory Committee (NISPPAC). Date of Meeting: November 15, 2007. Time of Meeting: 10 am–12 noon. Place of Meeting: National Archives and Records Administration, 700 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW., Archivist’s Reception Room, Room 105, Washington, DC 20408. Purpose: To discuss National Industrial Security Program policy matters. This meeting will be open to the public. However, due to space limitations and access procedures, the name and telephone number of individuals planning to attend must be submitted to the Information Security Oversight Office (ISOO) no later than Monday, October 29, 2007. ISOO will provide additional instructions for gaining access to the location of the meeting. For Further Information Contact: Patrick Viscuso, Senior Program Analyst, Information Security Oversight Office, National Archives Building, 700 Pennsylvania Avenue, Washington, DC 20408, telephone number (202) 357–5313. Dated: October 16, 2007. Mary Ann Hadyka, Committee Management Officer. [FR Doc. E7–20698 Filed 10–19–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7515–01–P NATIONAL CREDIT UNION ADMINISTRATION Notice of Meeting 10 a.m., Thursday, October 25, 2007. TIME AND DATE: E:\FR\FM\22OCN1.SGM 22OCN1

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MORRIS K. UDALL SCHOLARSHIP AND EXCELLENCE IN NATIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL 
POLICY FOUNDATION


Request for Comment on Draft Convening Report Regarding 
Negotiated Rulemaking and Bureau of Indian Affairs Funded School 
Facilities Repair, Renovation, & Construction

AGENCY:  United States Institute for Environmental Conflict Resolution, 
Morris K. Udall Foundation.

ACTION:  Notice of draft convening report and request for comment.

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SUMMARY:  The U.S. Institute for Environmental Conflict Resolution 
invites comments on its draft convening report regarding Department of 
the Interior's (DOI) Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA)-funded school 
facilities construction as identified in the No Child Left Behind Act 
of 2001 (NCLB Act). The draft report was prepared at the request of the 
DOI, BIA, and Bureau of Indian Education (BIE). Such a convening report 
is described generally in the Negotiated Rulemaking Act of 1996, Pub. 
L. 104-320, section 563(b).
    As a neutral, independent federal program, the U.S. Institute and 
its impartial contractor team, Consensus Building Institute (CBI) 
conducted two-hundred (200) interviews of people with an interest in 
BIA-funded school facilities construction. The purpose of the 
interviews was to explore the opportunities for, and barriers to, using 
negotiated rulemaking to develop regulations implementing the 
requirements of the NCLB Act related to BIA-funded school facilities. 
The draft report covers school facility topics identified from the NCLB 
Act:
     Methods to catalog school facilities;
     Determining formulas for priority and funding for school 
replacement construction and new construction
     Determining formulas for priority and funding for school 
renovation and repair;
     Facilities standards for home living (dormitory) 
situations.
    In the draft report, CBI identified several key themes from its 
interviews:
     There is a strong willingness to go forward with a 
negotiated rulemaking, as it is required by statute.

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     Interviewees were supportive of negotiating to improve the 
fairness, efficiency and transparency of the funding formulas for all 
aspects of school facilities funding
     There is a need to integrate the formal negotiation with 
less formal methods of consulting with the tribes who will not have 
seats at the table. CBI suggests a national workshop for all tribes 
with school facilities as part of the preparation for the negotiation 
process. This workshop could help identify options for the negotiating 
committee to work with.
     Representation of the tribes on the negotiating committee 
is required by the NCLB Act to be roughly proportional to the percent 
of students each tribe has in the system. For the majority of tribes 
(i.e. beyond the top eleven for student population), there will need to 
be a process for sharing seats or otherwise developing representation 
structures.
    The draft convening report may be accessed at http://
www.cbuilding.org. and at http://www.ecr.gov. This notice invites 
interested individuals, organizations and governments to review and 
offer comments that focus on the findings and recommendations presented 
draft convening report.

DATES: Please submit comments on or before December 22, 2007.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments by any of the following methods:
     E-mail: bie@cbuilding.org.
     Fax: 1-617-492-1919.
     Mail: Consensus Building Institute; Attn: BIE Convening 
Draft Report Comment, 238 Main Street, Suite 400, Cambridge, MA 02142.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Patrick Field, Consensus Building 
Institute, 238 Main Street, Suite 400, Cambridge, MA 02142, (617) 492-
1414 x118, pfield@cbuilding.org; Sarah Palmer, Senior Program Manager, 
U.S. Institute for Environmental Conflict Resolution, 130 S. Scott 
Avenue, Tucson, AZ 85701, phone (520) 901-8556, fax (520) 901-8557, 
palmer@ecr.gov; Michele F. Singer, Director, Office of Regulatory 
Management, Office of the Assistant Secretary, Indian Affairs, 1001 
Indian School Road, NW., Albuquerque, NM 87104, phone (505) 563-5415, 
fax (505) 563-3811, michele_f_singer@ios.doi.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

Background

    The No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB Act) requires the Department of 
the Interior to use procedures set out in the Negotiated Rulemaking Act 
of 1996, Pub. L. 104-320, Section 563 when developing regulations to 
implement the NCLB Act's provisions regarding schools operated or 
funded by the BIA. BIA has used negotiated rulemaking to address six 
(6) of the seven (7) regulations required under the NCLB Act. DOI and 
BIA want to assess the feasibility of using the negotiated rulemaking 
process to develop the final rule, dealing with school construction and 
repair.
    In the fall of 2006 DOI sought assistance with this effort from the 
U.S. Institute, an independent impartial government entity with 
expertise in convening, assessment and alternative dispute resolution 
processes. In accordance with its statutory authority, the 1998 
Environmental Policy and Conflict Resolution Act (Pub. L. 105-156, 
codified at 20 U.S.C. 5601 et seq.), the U.S. Institute conducted a 
convening assessment. For more information on the U.S. Institute, 
please visit http://www.ecr.gov.
    The U.S. Institute contracted with an independent, impartial 
convening team, the Consensus Building Institute (CBI), to carry out 
interviews and prepare a draft convening report. The scope of the draft 
convening report includes views on school facility topics identified 
from the NCLB Act and the opportunities of and barriers to negotiated 
rulemaking. To understand the range of perspectives on or interests in 
these topics, the convening team conducted 200 confidential interviews 
with tribal officials or their designees, representatives of BIA-funded 
or grant-funded tribal schools, and others with an interest in Bureau-
funded school facilities construction on the following:
     Interviewees' views on the substantive issues listed 
above;
     Suggestions for how diverse geographic, size, and tribal 
interests can best be represented on a Negotiated Rulemaking Committee;
     Any concerns or barriers to the establishment of and 
successful execution of a Negotiated Rulemaking Committee on these 
topics; and
     Consultative activities and potential approaches to 
consultation that the Bureau might undertake regarding these issues.
    The draft convening report reflects CBI findings and preliminary 
recommendations to DOI, BIA, and BIE based on these interviews. The 
draft report will be made available to all interviewees for comment. 
Upon receipt of comments, CBI and the U.S. Institute will consider all 
comments and prepare a final report for the Department of the Interior, 
Bureau of Indian Affairs and Bureau of Indian Education. All comments 
received on the draft will be made available to DOI, BIA, and BIE. The 
final report will also be made available to the interviewees, all 
interested tribes, and the general public via a Web site link.

    Authority: 20 U.S.C. 5601 et seq.

    Dated: October 16, 2007.
Christopher L. Helms,
Executive Director, Morris K. Udall Scholarship and Excellence in 
National Environmental Policy Foundation.
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