Notice of Proposed Waivers for the Rehabilitation Training-Rehabilitation Continuing Education Program (RCEP), 26974-26975 [E8-10518]

Download as PDF 26974 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 92 / Monday, May 12, 2008 / Notices rwilkins on PROD1PC63 with NOTICES send you a Grant Award Notification (GAN). We may also notify you informally. If your application is not evaluated or not selected for funding, we notify you. 2. Administrative and National Policy Requirements: We identify administrative and national policy requirements in the application package and reference these and other requirements in the Applicable Regulations section in this notice. We reference the regulations outlining the terms and conditions of an award in the Applicable Regulations section in this notice and include these and other specific conditions in the GAN. The GAN also incorporates your approved application as part of your binding commitments under the grant. 3. Reporting: At the end of your project period, you must submit a final performance report, including financial information, as directed by the Secretary. 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Other Information Alternative Format: Individuals with disabilities can obtain this document and a copy of the application package in an alternative format (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, or computer diskette) on request to the program contact person listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT in Section VII in this notice. Electronic Access to This Document: You can 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: http://www.gpoaccess.gov/nara/ index.html. Dated: May 7, 2008. Diane Auer Jones, Assistant Secretary for Postsecondary Education. [FR Doc. E8–10520 Filed 5–9–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4000–01–P DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION Notice of Proposed Waivers for the Rehabilitation Training—Rehabilitation Continuing Education Program (RCEP) Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services, Department of Education. SUMMARY: The Secretary proposes to waive the requirements in 34 CFR 75.250 and 75.261(a) and (c)(2) of the Education Department General Administrative Regulations (EDGAR), respectively, that generally prohibit project periods exceeding five years and project period extensions involving the obligation of additional Federal funds. These waivers would enable seven current RCEP grantees to provide continuing education to employees of vocational rehabilitation (VR) agencies and their partners and to continue to receive some additional Federal funding AGENCY: PO 00000 Frm 00020 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 from July 1, 2008 until September 30, 2008. DATES: We must receive your comments on or before May 27, 2008. ADDRESSES: Address all comments about these proposed waivers to Christine Marschall, U.S. Department of Education, 400 Maryland Ave, SW., room 5053, Potomac Center Plaza, Washington, DC 20202–2800. If you prefer to send your comments through the Internet, use the following address: Christine.Marschall@ed.gov. You must include the term ‘‘RCEP Waivers’’ in the subject line of your electronic message. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Christine Marschall. Telephone: (202) 245–7429 or via Internet: Christine.Marschall@ed.gov. If you use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD), call the Federal Relay Service (FRS) at 1–800– 877–8339. Individuals with disabilities can obtain this document in an alternative format (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, 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 notice of proposed waivers. During and after the comment period, you may inspect all public comments about this notice of proposed waivers in room 5053, Potomac Center Plaza, 550 12th Street, 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 the Rulemaking Record 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 or other documents in the public rulemaking record for this proposed priority. If you want to schedule an appointment for this type of aid, please contact the person listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT. Supplementary Information The RCEPs provide continuing education to employees of State VR agencies and their partners, as well as other rehabilitation services agencies. The Rehabilitation Services E:\FR\FM\12MYN1.SGM 12MYN1 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 92 / Monday, May 12, 2008 / Notices Administration (RSA) in the Department’s Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services is in the process of redesigning the RCEPs to create and support 10 regional Technical Assistance and Continuing Education (TACE) centers. (For more information on the proposed TACE centers, see the notice of proposed priority that the Department published in the Federal Register on January 29, 2008 (73 FR 5179).) The Department intends to make awards for the TACE centers so that grant activities can begin by October 1, 2008. The waivers proposed in this notice are intended to ensure that services provided by the current RCEP grantees are provided to the extent possible through October 1, 2008, the anticipated date that the TACE centers will commence their project activities. The project periods for the following current RCEP grantees end on June 30, 2008: (1) State University of New York at Buffalo, (2) George Washington University, (3) the University of Arkansas, (4) the University of Missouri-Columbia, (5) the University of Northern Colorado, (6) San Diego State University, and (7) Western Washington University. Because it would be contrary to the public interest to have a lapse in continuing education activities before grants for RSA’s new TACE projects are awarded and implemented, the Secretary proposes to provide some additional funding to the seven RCEP grantees referenced in this paragraph to allow them to continue operating until September 30, 2008. In order to do so, the Secretary proposes to waive the requirements in 34 CFR 75.250 and 75.261(a) and (c)(2), which generally prohibit project periods exceeding five years and extensions of project periods that involve the obligation of additional Federal funds. rwilkins on PROD1PC63 with NOTICES Note: RSA does not plan to continue funding any other RCEPs with the exception of three RCEP grantees currently in the fourth year of their grant (Assumption College, the University of Tennessee, and Georgia State University) with budget periods ending on June 30, 2008. For these three RCEP grantees, the Secretary plans to extend their current budget period and provide some additional funding to support continuing education activities until September 30, 2008. We will announce the final waivers, if any, in a notice in the Federal Register. We will determine the final waivers after considering responses to this notice and other information available to the Department. Proposed Waivers—Rehabilitation Continuing Education Program The Secretary proposes, as necessary, to waive the requirements in 34 CFR VerDate Aug<31>2005 20:23 May 09, 2008 Jkt 214001 26975 75.250 and 75.261(a) and (c)(2), which prohibit project periods exceeding five years and extensions of project periods that involve the obligation of additional Federal funds, for current RCEP grantees in the fifth year of their grants. Under these waivers, the seven RCEP grantees that have grants ending on June 30, 2008 would be eligible for additional funding, as available, to allow them to continue their activities through September 30, 2008. Dated: May 7, 2008. William R. Knudsen, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Special Education and Rehabilitative Services. [FR Doc. E8–10518 Filed 5–9–08; 8:45 am] Regulatory Flexibility Act Certification [Project No. 13125–000] The Secretary certifies that the proposed waivers would not have a significant economic impact on a substantial number of small entities. MARMC Enterprises, LLC; Notice of Application Accepted for Filing and Soliciting Comments, Motions To Intervene, and Protests Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 May 5, 2008. This extension and notice of waivers would not contain any information collection requirements. Intergovernmental Review: This program is subject to Executive Order 12372 and the regulations in 34 CFR part 79. One of the objectives of the Executive Order is to foster an intergovernmental partnership and a strengthened federalism. The Executive order relies on processes developed by State and local governments for coordination and review of proposed Federal financial assistance. This document provides early notification of our specific plans and actions for this program. Electronic Access to This Document You may view this document, as well as all other Department of Education documents 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 edition of the Federal Register and the Code of Federal Regulations is available on GPO Access at: http://www.gpoaccess.gov/nara/ index.html. (Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Number 84.264A, Rehabilitation Continuing Education Program) Program Authority: 29 U.S.C. 772. PO 00000 Frm 00021 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 BILLING CODE 4000–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Take notice that the following hydroelectric applications have been filed with the Commission and are available for public inspection: a. Type of Application: Preliminary Permit. b. Project No.: P–13125–000. c. Date Filed: March 3, 2008. d. Applicant: MARMC Enterprises, LLC. e. Name of the Project: Belair Project. f. Location: The project would be located on the Mississippi River in Plaquemines Parish, Louisiana. The project uses no dam or impoundment. g. Filed Pursuant to: Federal Power Act, 16 U.S.C. 791a–825r. h. Applicants Contact: Ms. Nicoline Marinovich, 722 Oak Lane, Thibodaux, LA 70301, (986) 705–2940. i. FERC Contact: Patricia W. Gillis, (202) 502–8735. j. Deadline for filing comments, protests, and motions to intervene: 60 days from the issuance date of this notice. All documents (original and eight copies) should be filed with: Secretary, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, 888 First Street, NE., Washington, DC 20426. Comments, protests, and interventions may be filed electronically via the Internet in lieu of paper; see 18 CFR 385.2001(a)(1)(iii) and the instructions on the Commission’s Web site under the ‘‘e-Filing’’ link. The Commission strongly encourages electronic filings. Please include the project number (P–13125–000) on any comments or motions filed. The Commission’s Rules of Practice and Procedure require all intervenors filing documents with the Commission to serve a copy of that document on each person in the official service list for the project. Further, if an intervenor files comments or documents with the Commission relating to the merits of an E:\FR\FM\12MYN1.SGM 12MYN1

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[Federal Register Volume 73, Number 92 (Monday, May 12, 2008)]
[Notices]
[Pages 26974-26975]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E8-10518]


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DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION


Notice of Proposed Waivers for the Rehabilitation Training--
Rehabilitation Continuing Education Program (RCEP)

AGENCY: Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services, 
Department of Education.

SUMMARY: The Secretary proposes to waive the requirements in 34 CFR 
75.250 and 75.261(a) and (c)(2) of the Education Department General 
Administrative Regulations (EDGAR), respectively, that generally 
prohibit project periods exceeding five years and project period 
extensions involving the obligation of additional Federal funds. These 
waivers would enable seven current RCEP grantees to provide continuing 
education to employees of vocational rehabilitation (VR) agencies and 
their partners and to continue to receive some additional Federal 
funding from July 1, 2008 until September 30, 2008.

DATES: We must receive your comments on or before May 27, 2008.

ADDRESSES: Address all comments about these proposed waivers to 
Christine Marschall, U.S. Department of Education, 400 Maryland Ave, 
SW., room 5053, Potomac Center Plaza, Washington, DC 20202-2800. If you 
prefer to send your comments through the Internet, use the following 
address: Christine.Marschall@ed.gov. 
    You must include the term ``RCEP Waivers'' in the subject line of 
your electronic message.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Christine Marschall. Telephone: (202) 
245-7429 or via Internet: Christine.Marschall@ed.gov. 
    If you use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD), call the 
Federal Relay Service (FRS) at 1-800-877-8339.
    Individuals with disabilities can obtain this document in an 
alternative format (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, 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 notice of proposed 
waivers.
    During and after the comment period, you may inspect all public 
comments about this notice of proposed waivers in room 5053, Potomac 
Center Plaza, 550 12th Street, 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 the Rulemaking 
Record

    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 or other documents in the public 
rulemaking record for this proposed priority. If you want to schedule 
an appointment for this type of aid, please contact the person listed 
under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT.

Supplementary Information

    The RCEPs provide continuing education to employees of State VR 
agencies and their partners, as well as other rehabilitation services 
agencies. The Rehabilitation Services

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Administration (RSA) in the Department's Office of Special Education 
and Rehabilitative Services is in the process of redesigning the RCEPs 
to create and support 10 regional Technical Assistance and Continuing 
Education (TACE) centers. (For more information on the proposed TACE 
centers, see the notice of proposed priority that the Department 
published in the Federal Register on January 29, 2008 (73 FR 5179).) 
The Department intends to make awards for the TACE centers so that 
grant activities can begin by October 1, 2008.
    The waivers proposed in this notice are intended to ensure that 
services provided by the current RCEP grantees are provided to the 
extent possible through October 1, 2008, the anticipated date that the 
TACE centers will commence their project activities. The project 
periods for the following current RCEP grantees end on June 30, 2008: 
(1) State University of New York at Buffalo, (2) George Washington 
University, (3) the University of Arkansas, (4) the University of 
Missouri-Columbia, (5) the University of Northern Colorado, (6) San 
Diego State University, and (7) Western Washington University. Because 
it would be contrary to the public interest to have a lapse in 
continuing education activities before grants for RSA's new TACE 
projects are awarded and implemented, the Secretary proposes to provide 
some additional funding to the seven RCEP grantees referenced in this 
paragraph to allow them to continue operating until September 30, 2008. 
In order to do so, the Secretary proposes to waive the requirements in 
34 CFR 75.250 and 75.261(a) and (c)(2), which generally prohibit 
project periods exceeding five years and extensions of project periods 
that involve the obligation of additional Federal funds.

    Note: RSA does not plan to continue funding any other RCEPs with 
the exception of three RCEP grantees currently in the fourth year of 
their grant (Assumption College, the University of Tennessee, and 
Georgia State University) with budget periods ending on June 30, 
2008. For these three RCEP grantees, the Secretary plans to extend 
their current budget period and provide some additional funding to 
support continuing education activities until September 30, 2008.

    We will announce the final waivers, if any, in a notice in the 
Federal Register. We will determine the final waivers after considering 
responses to this notice and other information available to the 
Department.

Proposed Waivers--Rehabilitation Continuing Education Program

    The Secretary proposes, as necessary, to waive the requirements in 
34 CFR 75.250 and 75.261(a) and (c)(2), which prohibit project periods 
exceeding five years and extensions of project periods that involve the 
obligation of additional Federal funds, for current RCEP grantees in 
the fifth year of their grants.
    Under these waivers, the seven RCEP grantees that have grants 
ending on June 30, 2008 would be eligible for additional funding, as 
available, to allow them to continue their activities through September 
30, 2008.

Regulatory Flexibility Act Certification

    The Secretary certifies that the proposed waivers would not have a 
significant economic impact on a substantial number of small entities.

Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995

    This extension and notice of waivers would not contain any 
information collection requirements.
    Intergovernmental Review: This program is subject to Executive 
Order 12372 and the regulations in 34 CFR part 79. One of the 
objectives of the Executive Order is to foster an intergovernmental 
partnership and a strengthened federalism. The Executive order relies 
on processes developed by State and local governments for coordination 
and review of proposed Federal financial assistance.
    This document provides early notification of our specific plans and 
actions for this program.

Electronic Access to This Document

    You may view this document, as well as all other Department of 
Education documents 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 edition of the Federal Register and the Code of Federal 
Regulations is available on GPO Access at: http://www.gpoaccess.gov/
nara/index.html.


(Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Number 84.264A, 
Rehabilitation Continuing Education Program)

    Program Authority: 29 U.S.C. 772.

    Dated: May 7, 2008.
William R. Knudsen,
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Special Education and Rehabilitative 
Services.
[FR Doc. E8-10518 Filed 5-9-08; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4000-01-P