Inland Waterways Users Board, 61828 [E8-24679]

Download as PDF 61828 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 202 / Friday, October 17, 2008 / Notices quantity and quality, geologic resources, vegetation, fish and wildlife, threatened and endangered species, soils, prime farmland, noise, light, aesthetics, historic and pre-historic cultural resources, socioeconomics, land use, public roads, and air quality. 5. Cooperating Agencies: At this time, no other federal or state agencies have been established as cooperating agencies in preparation of the EIS. However, numerous federal and state agencies, including the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, the Texas Historical Commission, and the U.S. Forest Service are expected to be involved in the preparation of, and provide comments on, the EIS. 6. Additional Review and Consultation: Compliance with other federal and state requirements that will be addressed in the EIS include, but will not be limited to, state water quality certification under Section 401 of the Clean Water Act, protection of water quality under the Texas Pollutant Discharge Elimination System, protection of air quality under the Texas Air Quality Act, protection of endangered and threatened species under Section 7 of the Endangered Species Act, and protection of cultural resources under Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act. 7. Availability of the Draft EIS: The Draft EIS is projected to be available by June 2009. A public hearing will be conducted following the release of the Draft EIS. Brenda S. Bowen, Army Federal Register Liaison Officer. [FR Doc. E8–24818 Filed 10–16–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3720–58–P DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Department of the Army; Corps of Engineers Inland Waterways Users Board Department of the Army, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, DoD. ACTION: Notice of open meeting. sroberts on PROD1PC70 with NOTICES AGENCY: SUMMARY: In Accordance with 10(a)(2) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (Pub. L. 92–463), announcement is made of the forthcoming meeting. Name of Committee: Inland Waterways Users Board (Board). Date: November 18, 2008. Location: Chicago Marriott O’Hare, 8535 West Higgins Road, Chicago, VerDate Aug<31>2005 19:18 Oct 16, 2008 Jkt 217001 Illinois 60631, (773–693–4444 or 800– 228–9290). Time: Registration will begin at 8:30 a.m. and the meeting is scheduled to adjourn at 1 p.m. Agenda: The Board will hear briefings on the status of the funding for inland navigation projects and studies, an assessment of the Inland Waterways Trust Fund, and a preliminary plan for a future business model for inland waterways projects. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Mark R. Pointon, Headquarters, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, CECW–IP, 441 G Street, NW., Washington, DC 20314–1000; Ph: 202–761–4258. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The meeting is open to the public. Any interested person may attend, appear before, or file statements with the committee at the time and in the manner permitted by the committee. Brenda S. Bowen, Army Federal Register Liaison Officer. [FR Doc. E8–24679 Filed 10–16–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3720–58–P DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION Title III of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (ESEA), as Amended by the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 (NCLB) Office of English Language Acquisition, U.S. Department of Education. ACTION: Notice of final interpretations. AGENCY: SUMMARY: In a notice of proposed interpretations published on May 2, 2008, the Secretary of Education (Secretary) proposed interpretations of several provisions of Title III of the ESEA regarding the annual administration of English language proficiency (ELP) assessments to limited English proficient (LEP) students served by Title III, the establishment and implementation of annual measurable achievement objectives (AMAOs) for States and subgrantees receiving Title III funds, and State and local implementation of Title III accountability provisions. This notice of final interpretations provides the Secretary’s final interpretation for each of the ten proposed interpretations. DATES: These final interpretations are effective November 17, 2008. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Richard L. Smith, Office of English Language Acquisition, U.S. Department of Education, 400 Maryland Avenue, SW., room 5C–132, Washington, DC 20202. Telephone: (202) 401–1402. PO 00000 Frm 00052 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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 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: Background General. The intent of this notice of final interpretations (notice) is to ensure that all States understand and implement the requirements of Title III in accordance with the Secretary’s ‘‘bright-line’’ principles of NCLB— including annual assessments of and accountability for all students—as they apply to the implementation of Title III of the ESEA. One of the key goals of Title III of the ESEA is to ensure that LEP students attain English language proficiency, attain high levels of academic achievement in English, and meet the same challenging State academic content and student academic achievement standards that all children are expected to meet. To achieve this goal, Title III grants provide States and their subgrantees 1 with funds to implement language instruction educational programs to help LEP students acquire English and achieve at high levels in the core academic subjects. Title III subgrantees are required to use Title III funds to support (1) highquality professional development designed to improve services to LEP students, and (2) high-quality language instruction educational programs that are designed to increase the English proficiency and academic achievement of LEP students. Title III does not require subgrantees to use a specific or particular curriculum or approach to language instruction, except that the language instruction must be, as required in section 3113(b)(6) of the ESEA, tied to scientifically based research on teaching LEP students and demonstrated to be effective. With the enactment of NCLB, States for the first time were required to 1 This notice refers to ‘‘subgrantees’’ throughout, consistent with the language in Title III of the ESEA, to refer to entities receiving Title III, Part A subgrants. The vast majority of subgrantees under Title III are local educational agencies (LEAs). However, subgrantees may also include groups of LEAs in which one or more LEAs is too small to be individually eligible to apply for a Title III grant; such LEAs may join together to form consortia in order to qualify to receive the minimum amount of a Title III subgrant, $10,000. E:\FR\FM\17OCN1.SGM 17OCN1

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DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE

Department of the Army; Corps of Engineers


Inland Waterways Users Board

AGENCY: Department of the Army, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, DoD.

ACTION: Notice of open meeting.

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SUMMARY: In Accordance with 10(a)(2) of the Federal Advisory Committee 
Act (Pub. L. 92-463), announcement is made of the forthcoming meeting.
    Name of Committee: Inland Waterways Users Board (Board).
    Date: November 18, 2008.
    Location: Chicago Marriott O'Hare, 8535 West Higgins Road, Chicago, 
Illinois 60631, (773-693-4444 or 800-228-9290).
    Time: Registration will begin at 8:30 a.m. and the meeting is 
scheduled to adjourn at 1 p.m.
    Agenda: The Board will hear briefings on the status of the funding 
for inland navigation projects and studies, an assessment of the Inland 
Waterways Trust Fund, and a preliminary plan for a future business 
model for inland waterways projects.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Mark R. Pointon, Headquarters, 
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, CECW-IP, 441 G Street, NW., Washington, 
DC 20314-1000; Ph: 202-761-4258.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The meeting is open to the public. Any 
interested person may attend, appear before, or file statements with 
the committee at the time and in the manner permitted by the committee.

Brenda S. Bowen,
Army Federal Register Liaison Officer.
[FR Doc. E8-24679 Filed 10-16-08; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 3720-58-P