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Download as PDF ycherry on PRODPC74 with NOTICES 62486 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 213 / Monday, November 5, 2007 / Notices permit decision through publication of a Notice of Intent to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (68 FR 13720, March 20, 2003). That notice also announced a public scoping period during which interested parties were invited to provide written comments expressing their issues or concerns relating to the proposal. In a letter jointly signed by the OPRD and the Service, agencies and the public were notified of the opportunity to comment, and of the dates and locations of upcoming public meetings. Information regarding the public meetings was also posted on the OPRD’s Web site. In March 2003, public meetings were held in Coos Bay, Newport, Tillamook, and Portland, Oregon. Utilizing the public scoping comments, the Service prepared a DEIS to analyze the effects of alternatives on the human environment. Alternative 2 in the DEIS is implementation of OPRD’s Plan, including issuance of a permit by the Service, and was developed in collaboration with the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife. Two other alternatives are analyzed in the DEIS: Alternative 1, NoAction, under which the OPRD would continue their ocean shore management activities with no issuance of a permit by the Service; and, Alternative 3, Management of Additional OPRD Sites, which would include management of three additional western snowy plover management areas than are included in Alternative 2. The Service invites the public to comment on the Plan, DEIS, and draft IA during a 60-day comment period beginning on the date of this notice. The Service will evaluate the application, associated documents, and comments submitted thereon to determine whether the application meets the requirements of the ESA, and to prepare a Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS). Application requirements and issuance criteria for incidental take permits are found in 50 CFR 17.22(b). The Service decision regarding issuance of an incidental take permit will be made no sooner than 30 days after completion of the FEIS and the associated Record of Decision. All comments received, including names and addresses, will become part of the administrative record and will be available for review pursuant to section 10(c) of the ESA. Anonymous comments will not be considered. All submissions from organizations or businesses, and from individuals identifying themselves as representatives or officials of organizations or businesses, are available for public inspection in their entirety. VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:04 Nov 02, 2007 Jkt 214001 Before including your address, phone number, e-mail address, or other personal identifying information in your comment, you should be aware that your entire comment—including your personal identifying information—may be made publicly available at any time. If you wish us to withhold your name and/or address, you must state this prominently at the beginning of your comment. While you can ask us to withhold your personal identifying information from public review, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so. We will honor your request to withhold your personal information to the extent allowable by law. This notice is provided pursuant to section 10(c) of the ESA and Service regulations for implementing NEPA, as amended (40 CFR 1506.6). If we determine that all requirements are met, we will issue an incidental take permit under section 10(a)(1)(B) of the ESA to the OPRD for take of the western snowy plover, incidental to otherwise lawful activities, in accordance with the Plan, the IA, and the permit. Cynthia U. Barry, Acting Deputy Regional Director, Region 1, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. [FR Doc. E7–21670 Filed 11–2–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–55–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Indian Affairs Submission of Information Collection to OMB for Approval Bureau of Indian Education, Interior. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The Bureau of Indian Education (BIE) is planning to reinstate the Home-living Programs and School Closure and Consolidation, OMB Control Number 1076–0164 as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act. This collection expired during the renewal process because the 30-day notice was not published before the expiration date. The reinstatement will ensure we can continue to operate the residential program of the No Child Left Behind Act. This notice replaces the notice published Wednesday, October 3, 2007 (72 FR 56373). DATES: Written comments must be submitted on or before December 5, 2007. You may submit comments on the information collection to the Desk Officer for the Department of the Interior at the Office of Management and ADDRESSES: PO 00000 Frm 00059 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Budget, by facsimile to (202) 395–6566 or you may send an e-mail to OIRA_DOCKET@omb.eop.gov. Please send copies of comments to the Bureau of Indian Education (BIE), 1849 C Street, NW., Mail Stop 3609–MIB, Washington, DC 20240. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dr. James Martin, (202) 208–6123. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Abstract Public Law 107–110, the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act of January 8, 2001, requires all schools including Bureau of Indian Education (BIE) funded boarding/residential schools to ensure that all children have a fair, equal, and significant opportunity to obtain a high-quality education and reach, at a minimum, proficiency on challenging academic achievement standards and assessments. In addition, the BIE is required by NCLB to implement national standards for homeliving situations in all BIE funded residential schools. The BIE is required to assess each residential school and submit a plan to the Congress, Tribes and schools which will bring all BIE funded residential schools up to the national standards. Information from all BIE funded residential schools must be collected in order to assess each school’s progress in meeting the national standards. Finally, the BIE is required to monitor programs, gather data, and complete reports for the U.S. Department of Education. To achieve these results, residential schools must prepare reports, develop curriculum, prepare financial planning documents, and establish standards to measure student progress. The BIE uses the Annual Report to the Department of Education and three other information collections for the BIE to collect data, measuring each school’s performance. When there is a lack of progress, the residential schools must show that they have developed school improvement, corrective action, or restructuring plans to address the problems of all students. Additional information collection requirements have been developed to implement the No Child Left Behind Act. II. Request for Comments A 60-day notice requesting comments was published on May 7, 2007 (Vol. 72, FR 25773). There were no comments received regarding that notice. You are invited to comment on the following items to the Desk Officer at OMB at the citation in ADDRESSES section. (a) Whether the collection of information is necessary for the proper E:\FR\FM\05NON1.SGM 05NON1 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 213 / Monday, November 5, 2007 / Notices performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information will have practical utility; (b) The accuracy of the agencies’ estimate of the burden (including the hours and cost) of the proposed collection of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumption used; (c) Ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; (d) Ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, including through the use of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or other collection techniques or other forms of information technology. Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized and become a matter of public record. OMB has up to 60 days to make a decision, but may decide after 30 days; therefore your comments will receive maximum consideration if received during the 30-day period. We will not request nor sponsor a collection of information, and you need not respond to such a request, if there is no valid Office of Management and Budget Control Number. ycherry on PRODPC74 with NOTICES III. Data OMB Control Number: 1076–0164. Type of review: Reinstatement of Expired Collection. Title: Home-living Standards and School Closure and Consolidation, 25 CFR Part 36 and 48. Brief Description of collection: This collection is mandatory according to statutory regulations, and the benefit to the respondents is continued supplementary Title programs funds. This collection deals with the dormitories and residential schools as well as possible school consolidations or closures. Respondents: Bureau-funded schools with residential programs, tribal governing bodies and school boards are the respondents, and submission is mandatory. Number of Respondents: There are 66 schools with residential programs, of which 28 are Bureau-operated and 38 are tribally operated. Thus, the collection of information must be cleared for 38 of the 66 residential schools. Estimated Time per Response: Ranges from .02 hour to 40 hours with an average of 1.841 hours, depending upon the activity. Frequency of Response: Annually and on occasion. VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:04 Nov 02, 2007 Jkt 214001 Total Annual Burden to Respondents: 1,344 hours (730 responses x 1.841 average hourly burden per response). Dated: October 24, 2007. Carl J. Artman, Assistant Secretary—Indian Affairs. [FR Doc. E7–21676 Filed 11–2–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–XN–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management [CA–670–1220–NU] Emergency Closure of Selected Public Lands in Eastern San Diego County, CA Bureau of Land Management, Interior. ACTION: Notice of Emergency Closure of Selected Public Lands in Eastern San Diego County, California. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The Bureau of Land Management, El Centro Field Office (BLM), is providing notice pursuant to Title 43 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) 8364.1 (Closure and Restriction Orders), which provides, in part, for the Authorized Officer to close or restrict use of designated public lands for the protection of persons, property, and public lands and resources. Notice is hereby given that the El Centro Field Office (BLM) will immediately close selected public lands to public access in Eastern San Diego County, CA. Due to extreme fire conditions currently in this area and in the interest of public safety, the following areas will be temporarily closed until the end of the current fire emergency. (1) McCain Valley Conservation Area (22,852 acres) to include Cottonwood Campground, Lark Canyon Campground and Lark Canyon Day Use OHV Area, Boulevard, CA. (2) Buck Canyon (2,763 acres), Ranchita, CA. (3) Chariot Canyon/Rodriguez Canyon (6,870 acres), Julian, CA. (4) San Felipe Hills (5,278 acres), Ranchita, CA. DATES: The emergency closure is effective October 26, 2007 and will remain in effect until the end of the fire emergency and until rescinded or modified by the Authorized Officer. The restriction prohibiting public entry and use within the affected areas will help protect public health and safety. ADDRESSES: Maps of the closure area may be obtained from the El Centro Field Office, 1661 S. 4th Street, El Centro, CA 92243, Phone 760–337– 4400. PO 00000 Frm 00060 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 62487 FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Stephen M. Razo, BLM California Desert District Director of External Affairs, (951) 697–5217. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The affected areas described herein will be subject to the following use restrictions: 1. Unless otherwise authorized, no person shall access the described restricted area. 2. Persons who are exempt from the restriction include: a. Any Federal, State or local officers engaged in fire, emergency, or law enforcement activities; b. BLM employees, contractors, or agents engaged in official duties; c. Individuals operating within the scope of their official and legitimate governmental duties; and d. Additional persons may be allowed, but must have advanced written approval from the BLM Authorized Officer, El Centro Field Office. Maps of the closure area may be obtained from the El Centro Field Office, 1661 S. 4th Street, El Centro, CA 92243, Phone 760–337–4400. The areas affected by this order will be posted with appropriate regulatory signs and/or physical barriers. Penalties: On all public lands, under section 303(a) of the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976 (FLPMA), 43 U.S.C. 1733(a), 43 CFR 8360.0–7, and 43 CFR 9262.1, any person who violates any of these supplementary rules, closures or restrictions on public lands of this order may be tried before a United States Magistrate and fined no more than $1,000.00 or imprisoned for no more than 12 months, or both. Such violations may also be subject to enhancement fines provided for by 18 U.S.C. 3571 (not to exceed $100,000 and/or imprisonment not to exceed 12 months). Dated: October 29, 2007. Vicki L. Wood, El Centro Field Office (BLM), Manager. [FR Doc. E7–21675 Filed 11–2–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–40–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management [AK–910–07–1739-NSSI] Notice of Minor Amendments to the Charter of the Technical Advisory Panel for the North Slope Science Initiative and Call for Nominations Bureau of Land Management, Alaska State Office. AGENCY: E:\FR\FM\05NON1.SGM 05NON1

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[Federal Register Volume 72, Number 213 (Monday, November 5, 2007)]
[Notices]
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[FR Doc No: E7-21676]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Bureau of Indian Affairs


Submission of Information Collection to OMB for Approval

AGENCY: Bureau of Indian Education, Interior.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Bureau of Indian Education (BIE) is planning to reinstate 
the Home-living Programs and School Closure and Consolidation, OMB 
Control Number 1076-0164 as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act. 
This collection expired during the renewal process because the 30-day 
notice was not published before the expiration date. The reinstatement 
will ensure we can continue to operate the residential program of the 
No Child Left Behind Act. This notice replaces the notice published 
Wednesday, October 3, 2007 (72 FR 56373).

DATES: Written comments must be submitted on or before December 5, 
2007.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments on the information collection to the 
Desk Officer for the Department of the Interior at the Office of 
Management and Budget, by facsimile to (202) 395-6566 or you may send 
an e-mail to OIRA--DOCKET@omb.eop.gov. Please send copies of comments 
to the Bureau of Indian Education (BIE), 1849 C Street, NW., Mail Stop 
3609-MIB, Washington, DC 20240.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dr. James Martin, (202) 208-6123.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

I. Abstract

    Public Law 107-110, the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act of January 
8, 2001, requires all schools including Bureau of Indian Education 
(BIE) funded boarding/residential schools to ensure that all children 
have a fair, equal, and significant opportunity to obtain a high-
quality education and reach, at a minimum, proficiency on challenging 
academic achievement standards and assessments. In addition, the BIE is 
required by NCLB to implement national standards for home-living 
situations in all BIE funded residential schools. The BIE is required 
to assess each residential school and submit a plan to the Congress, 
Tribes and schools which will bring all BIE funded residential schools 
up to the national standards. Information from all BIE funded 
residential schools must be collected in order to assess each school's 
progress in meeting the national standards. Finally, the BIE is 
required to monitor programs, gather data, and complete reports for the 
U.S. Department of Education. To achieve these results, residential 
schools must prepare reports, develop curriculum, prepare financial 
planning documents, and establish standards to measure student 
progress. The BIE uses the Annual Report to the Department of Education 
and three other information collections for the BIE to collect data, 
measuring each school's performance. When there is a lack of progress, 
the residential schools must show that they have developed school 
improvement, corrective action, or restructuring plans to address the 
problems of all students. Additional information collection 
requirements have been developed to implement the No Child Left Behind 
Act.

II. Request for Comments

    A 60-day notice requesting comments was published on May 7, 2007 
(Vol. 72, FR 25773). There were no comments received regarding that 
notice.
    You are invited to comment on the following items to the Desk 
Officer at OMB at the citation in ADDRESSES section.
    (a) Whether the collection of information is necessary for the 
proper

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performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the 
information will have practical utility;
    (b) The accuracy of the agencies' estimate of the burden (including 
the hours and cost) of the proposed collection of information, 
including the validity of the methodology and assumption used;
    (c) Ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the 
information to be collected;
    (d) Ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on 
those who are to respond, including through the use of appropriate 
automated, electronic, mechanical, or other collection techniques or 
other forms of information technology.
    Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized 
and become a matter of public record.
    OMB has up to 60 days to make a decision, but may decide after 30 
days; therefore your comments will receive maximum consideration if 
received during the 30-day period. We will not request nor sponsor a 
collection of information, and you need not respond to such a request, 
if there is no valid Office of Management and Budget Control Number.

III. Data

    OMB Control Number: 1076-0164.
    Type of review: Reinstatement of Expired Collection.
    Title: Home-living Standards and School Closure and Consolidation, 
25 CFR Part 36 and 48.
    Brief Description of collection: This collection is mandatory 
according to statutory regulations, and the benefit to the respondents 
is continued supplementary Title programs funds. This collection deals 
with the dormitories and residential schools as well as possible school 
consolidations or closures.
    Respondents: Bureau-funded schools with residential programs, 
tribal governing bodies and school boards are the respondents, and 
submission is mandatory.
    Number of Respondents: There are 66 schools with residential 
programs, of which 28 are Bureau-operated and 38 are tribally operated. 
Thus, the collection of information must be cleared for 38 of the 66 
residential schools.
    Estimated Time per Response: Ranges from .02 hour to 40 hours with 
an average of 1.841 hours, depending upon the activity.
    Frequency of Response: Annually and on occasion.
    Total Annual Burden to Respondents: 1,344 hours (730 responses x 
1.841 average hourly burden per response).

    Dated: October 24, 2007.
Carl J. Artman,
Assistant Secretary--Indian Affairs.
[FR Doc. E7-21676 Filed 11-2-07; 8:45 am]
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