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Download as PDF 454 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 3 / Tuesday, January 6, 2009 / Notices SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: mstockstill on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES Public Participation and Request for Comments The Coast Guard invites comments on whether this ICR should be granted based on the collection being necessary for the proper performance of Departmental functions. In particular, the Coast Guard would appreciate comments addressing: (1) The practical utility of the collection; (2) the accuracy of the estimated burden of the collection; (3) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of information subject to the collection; and (4) ways to minimize the burden of the collection on respondents, including the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. We encourage you to respond to this request by submitting comments and related materials. We will post all comments received, without change, to https://www.regulations.gov. They will include any personal information you provide. We have an agreement with DOT to use their DMF. Please see the paragraph on DOT’s ‘‘Privacy Act Policy’’ below. Submitting comments: If you submit a comment, please include the docket number [USCG–2008–0929], indicate the specific section of the document to which each comment applies, providing a reason for each comment. We recommend you include your name, mailing address, an e-mail address, or other contact information in the body of your document so that we can contact you if we have questions regarding your submission. You may submit your comments and material by electronic means, mail, fax, or delivery to the DMF at the address under ADDRESSES; but please submit them by only one means. If you submit them by mail or delivery, submit them in an unbound format, no larger than 81⁄2 by 11 inches, suitable for copying and electronic filing. If you submit them by mail and would like to know that they reached the Facility, please enclose a stamped, self-addressed postcard or envelope. We will consider all comments and material received during the comment period and will address them accordingly. Viewing comments and documents: Go to https://www.regulations.gov to view documents mentioned in this notice as being available in the docket. Enter the docket number for this notice [USCG–2008–0929] in the Search box, and click ‘‘Go >>.’’ You may also visit the DMF in room W12–140 on the West Building Ground Floor, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE., Washington, DC, between VerDate Nov<24>2008 17:02 Jan 05, 2009 Jkt 217001 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. Privacy Act: Anyone can search the electronic form of all comments received in dockets by the name of the individual submitting the comment (or signing the comment, if submitted on behalf of an association, business, labor union, etc.). You may review the Privacy Act statement regarding our public dockets in the January 17, 2008 issue of the Federal Register (73 FR 3316) Previous Request for Comments On September 23, 2008, the Coast Guard published a notice in the Federal Register (73 FR 54853) requesting comments on our intent to submit an ICR to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) requesting a revision of its approval for the following collection of information: 1625–0040, Continuous Discharge Book, Application, Physical Exam Report, Sea Service Report, Chemical Testing, Entry Level Physical. It stated the ICR would be made available both in the online docket and at a Coast Guard facility in Washington, DC. However, the ICR was not made available online during the stated comment period, so the comment period is reopened until February 5, 2008. Information Collection Request Title: Continuous Discharge Book, Application, Physical Exam Report, Sea Service Report, Chemical Testing, Entry Level Physical. OMB Control Number: 1625–0040. Summary: Title 46 U.S.C. 7302(b) authorizes the Coast Guard to issue a Continuous Discharge Book (CG Form 719A) upon request from an individual. Title 46, Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), paragraphs 10.205(a), 10.207(a), 10.209(a)(1), 12.02–9(a), and 12.02– 27(a)(1) mandate that each applicant for a license, certificate of registry, or merchant mariner document shall make written application on a Coast Guard furnished form Application for License as Officer, Staff Officer, Operator, and Merchant Mariner’s Document (CG Form 719B); sections 10.205(d), 12.05– 5, and 12.15–5 require each applicant requesting a license or merchant mariner document must present a completed Coast Guard physical examination report, Merchant Mariner Physical Examination Report (CG Form 719K) executed by the physician. Sections 10.207(e)(2) and 10.209(d)(2) of 46 CFR state the report may be required. Further, paragraph 10.211(a) mandates criteria Small Vessel Sea Service Form (CG Form 719S) for documenting sea service on vessels of less than 200 gross registered tons. Paragraphs 10.202(i) and PO 00000 Frm 00027 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 12.02–9(f) mandates that each applicant shall produce evidence, DOT/USCG Periodic Drug Testing Form (CG Form 719P) of having passed a chemical test for dangerous drugs. Paragraph 12.02– 17(e) requires entry-level merchant mariner document applicants to provide a statement from a qualified practitioner attesting to the applicant’s medical fitness to perform the functions for which the document is issued Entry Level Physical (CG Form 719K/E). Need: The Coast Guard will use the information collected solely for the purposes of determining issuance eligibility of a merchant mariner credential(s), i.e., license, certificate of registry, or merchant mariner document. Forms: CG Form 719A, Continuous Discharge Book; CG Form 719B, Application for License as Officer, Staff Officer, Operator, and Merchant Mariner’s Document; CG Form 719K, Merchant Mariner Physical Examination Report; CG Form 719K/E, Entry Level Physical; CG Form 719S, Small Vessel Sea Service Form; and CG Form 719P, DOT/USCG Periodic Drug Testing Form. Respondents: Individuals and households. Frequency: On occasion. Burden Estimate: The estimated burden has decreased from 329,356 hours to 10,833 hours a year. Dated: December 29, 2008. D.T. Glenn, Rear Admiral, U.S. Coast Guard Assistant Commandant for Command, Control, Communications, Computers and Information Technology. [FR Doc. E8–31419 Filed 1–5–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–15–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Indian Affairs No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 AGENCY: Bureau of Indian Affairs, Interior. ACTION: Extension of time for submitting nominations for tribal representatives for the No Child Left Behind Negotiated Rulemaking Committee membership. SUMMARY: The Secretary of the Interior is extending the deadline from December 8, 2008, to January 23, 2009, for tribes to nominate individuals for membership on the No Child Left Behind Negotiated Rulemaking Committee. This committee will work with the Department of the Interior to develop recommendations for proposed regulations regarding the BIE-funded school facilities as required by the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001. E:\FR\FM\06JAN1.SGM 06JAN1 mstockstill on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 3 / Tuesday, January 6, 2009 / Notices DATES: Nominations from tribes for membership in the negotiated rulemaking committee and comments on the establishment of this committee, including additional interests other than those identified in this notice, must be postmarked or faxed no later than January 23, 2009. ADDRESSES: Send nominations and comments to the Designated Federal Official, at the following address: Michele F. Singer, Director, Office of Regulatory Management, Office of the Assistant Secretary—Indian Affairs, 1001 Indian School Road, NW., Suite 312, Albuquerque, NM 87104. Or fax to (505) 563–3811. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Michele F. Singer, Designated Federal Official. Telephone: (505) 563–3805. Fax: (505) 563–3811. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On October 22, 2008, we published a notice requesting nominations for a negotiated rulemaking committee. Pursuant to the mandate of the No Child Left Behind Act, the committee will prepare and submit to the Secretary of the Interior a report or reports setting out: • A method for creating a catalog of school facilities; • The school replacement and new construction needs of the interested parties, and a formula for the equitable distribution of funds to address those needs; • The major and minor renovation needs of the interested parties, and the formula for the equitable distribution of funds to address such needs; and • Facilities standards for home-living (dormitory) situations. The Federal Register notice appeared at 73 FR 63008. In that notice we invited nominations for committee membership from tribes whose students attend BIEfunded schools, whether the school is operated by the bureau or by the tribe through a contract or grant. To the maximum extent possible, the proportional representation of tribes on the committee will reflect the proportionate share of students from tribes served by the BIE-funded school system. In addition, the Secretary will consider the balance of representation with regard to geographical location, size, and type of school and facility, as well as the interests of parents, teachers, administrators, and school board members, in selecting tribal committee representatives. Because committee membership should reflect the diversity of tribal interests, representatives of tribal and tribally operated schools should nominate representatives and alternates who will: VerDate Nov<24>2008 18:15 Jan 05, 2009 Jkt 217001 • Have knowledge of school facilities and their repair, renovation, and construction (this may include knowledge and skills of construction project management, school facilities operation and management, construction cost estimation, education program space needs, budgeting and appropriation, engineering); • Have relevant experience as past or present superintendents, principals, facility managers, teachers, or school board members or possess direct experience with school construction projects; • Be able to coordinate, to the extent possible, with other tribes and schools who may not be represented on the committee; • Be able to represent the tribe(s) with the authority to embody tribal views, communicate with tribal constituents, and have a clear means to reach agreement on behalf of the tribe(s); • Be able to negotiate effectively on behalf of the tribe(s) represented; • Be able to commit the time and effort required to attend and prepare for meetings; and • Be able to collaborate among diverse parties in a consensus-seeking process. In addition, in order for tribes and schools with too few students to be represented under the proportional membership computation, the Secretary invites nominations from the following parties who would be affected by the final products of the committee, which may include report(s) and/or proposed regulations: • Tribes served by BIE-funded schools not represented by the tribes allocated seats according to share of student enrollment (please refer to the Final Convening Report prepared by CBI, p. 38 at https://ecr.gov/pdf/ BIA_FinalConvRpt200803.pdf.); • Tribes who will help to increase the geographic diversity of representation on the committee; • Representatives who will help to increase the diversity of types of schools represented (e.g., off-reservation boarding schools, dorms, and schools serving multiple tribes); • Representatives who might be nominated by multiple tribes or regional tribal associations and have ability to coordinate and represent a coalition or group of like-minded tribes and schools; and • Representatives of regional or national Indian education organizations. Nominees of these interests, like the proportionate-share nominees, must meet the criteria of this section. There will be a facilitation team available to assist tribes or groups of PO 00000 Frm 00028 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 455 tribes in selecting nominees who can meet the nomination criteria and represent the interests of multiple tribes and schools. For such assistance, Tribes may contact Sarah Palmer, Senior Program, Manager, U.S. Institute for Environmental Conflict Resolution, 130 South Scott Avenue, Tucson, AZ 85701, Direct Telephone: (520) 901–8556, email: palmer@ecr.gov. Web site: https:// www.ecr.gov. We will consider nominations for tribal committee representatives only if they are nominated through the process identified in this notice and in the Federal Register notice at 72 FR 63008. We will not consider any nominations that we receive in any other manner. We will also not consider nominations for Federal representatives. Only the Secretary may nominate Federal employees to the committee. Nominations must include the following information about each tribal nominee for membership on the No Child Left Behind negotiated rulemaking committee: (1) The nominee’s name, tribal affiliation, job title, major job duties, employer, business address, business telephone and fax numbers (and business e-mail address, if applicable); (2) The tribal interest(s) to be represented by the nominee (see section V of the notice appeared at 73 FR63008) and whether the nominee will represent other interest(s) related to this rulemaking, as the tribe may designate; ´ (3) A resume reflecting the nominee’s qualifications and experience in Indian education (including being a parent of a student attending a BIE-funded school) and experience in any phase of school facility construction (including master planning, project planning, design, construction, and facility management), indicating that the nominee can adequately represent the interest(s) identified in (2) above; and (4) A brief description of how they will represent tribal views, communicate with tribal constituents, and have a clear means to reach agreement on behalf of the tribe(s) they are representing. Additionally, a statement as to whether the nominee is only representing one tribe’s views or whether the expectation is that the nominee represents a group of tribes. To be considered, nominations must be received by the close of business on the date listed in the DATES section, at the location indicated in the ADDRESSES section. Nominations and comments received will be available for inspection at the address listed above from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. E:\FR\FM\06JAN1.SGM 06JAN1 456 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 3 / Tuesday, January 6, 2009 / Notices to any other vehicle use that is expressly authorized or otherwise officially approved by the BLM. Violation of this order is punishable by a fine not to exceed $1,000, and/or imprisonment not to exceed 12 months as defined under 43 CFR 8360.0–7. Enhanced penalties may also be imposed under the authority of Title 18 U.S.C. § 3571. Notice of this closure order and a detailed map will be posted at the Royal Gorge Field Office. Dated: December 12, 2008. Len Bobinchock, Acting Superintendent. [FR Doc. E8–31156 Filed 1–5–09; 8:45 am] [CO–200–1220–MA] Notice of Temporary Closure of Public Lands to Motorized Vehicle Travel Roy L. Masinton, Field Manager. [FR Doc. E8–31427 Filed 1–5–09; 8:45 am] Golden Gate National Recreation Area; Notice of Public Open Houses for Calendar Year 2009 BILLING CODE 4310–JB–P Dated: December 24, 2008. George T. Skibine, Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary for Policy and Economic Development. [FR Doc. E8–31411 Filed 1–5–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–02–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management Bureau of Land Management; Royal Gorge Field Office. ACTION: Notice of Temporary Closure of Public Lands to Motorized Vehicle Travel on Public Lands. AGENCY: Notice is hereby given that effective immediately, certain public lands in Fremont County, Colorado, are temporarily closed to all types of motorized travel. The purpose of this closure is to prevent the development of unauthorized user-created trails and damage to soils and vegetation, and to protect sensitive paleontological resources. Approximately 1,600 acres of public lands are affected by this closure. These lands will remain closed while travel management planning is completed in 2009. This closure is made under the authority of 43 CFR 8364.1. DATES: Effective immediately from the date of publication in the Federal Register and remaining in effect unless revised, revoked or amended. ADDRESSES: Bureau of Land Management, Royal Gorge Field Office, ˜ 3028 East Main Street, Canon City, Colorado 81212; telephone 719–269– 8500. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Roy L. Masinton, Field Manager, or Leah Quesenberry, Outdoor Recreation Planner, at the above address and phone number. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The public lands affected by this closure are identified as follows: mstockstill on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES SUMMARY: Fremont County, Colorado, Sixth Principal Meridian Located in the Garden Park area, approximately 6 miles north of Canon City, Colorado. T. 17 S., R. 70 W., Section 19: SW1⁄4NE1⁄4, SE1⁄4NW1⁄4, NE1⁄4SW1⁄4, and SE1⁄4 Section 20: SW1⁄4NE1⁄4, SE1⁄4NW1⁄4, and S1⁄2 Section 23: SE1⁄4SW1⁄4, and SW1⁄4SE1⁄4 Section 26: NE1⁄4, SE1⁄4NW1⁄4, and NE1⁄4SE1⁄4 Section 29: N1⁄2, SE1⁄4SW1⁄4, and W1⁄2SE1⁄4 Section 30: NE1⁄4 This closure order does not apply to emergency, law enforcement, and federal or other government vehicles while being used for official or other emergency purposes, or VerDate Nov<24>2008 18:20 Jan 05, 2009 Jkt 217001 DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Park Service Acadia National Park, Bar Harbor, ME; Acadia National Park Advisory Commission; Notice of Meeting Notice is hereby given in accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act (Pub. L. 92–463, 86 Stat. 770, 5 U.S.C. App. 1, Sec. 10), that the Acadia National Park Advisory Commission will hold a meeting on Monday, February 2, 2009. The Commission was established pursuant to Public Law 99–420, Sec. 103. The purpose of the commission is to consult with the Secretary of the Interior, or his designee, on matters relating to the management and development of the park, including but not limited to the acquisition of lands and interests in lands (including conservation easements on islands) and termination of rights of use and occupancy. The meeting will convene at Park Headquarters, Bar Harbor, Maine, at 1 p.m., to consider the following agenda: 1. Review and approval of minutes from the meeting held September 15, 2008. 2. Committee reports: —Land Conservation —Park Use —Science and Education —Historic 3. Old business. 4. Superintendents report. 5. Public comments. 6. Proposed agenda for next Commission meeting, June 2009. The meeting is open to the public. Interested persons may make oral/ written presentations to the Commission or file written statements. Such requests should be made to the Superintendent at least seven days prior to the meeting. Further information concerning this meeting may be obtained from the Superintendent, Acadia National Park, P.O. Box 177, Bar Harbor, Maine 04609, tel: (207) 288–3338. PO 00000 Frm 00029 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 BILLING CODE 4310–2N–M DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Park Service Notice is hereby given that public Open Houses of the Golden Gate National Recreation Area (GGNRA) will be scheduled in calendar year 2009 to distribute information and provide public involvement on issues related to management of the GGNRA. These Open Houses are scheduled for the following dates in San Francisco and at locations yet to be determined in San Mateo County and Mann County, California: Tuesday, February 17, 4 p.m.—Marin County, CA location (TBA). Tuesday, May 19, 4 p.m.—Park Headquarters, Fort Mason, San Francisco, CA. Tuesday, September 15, 4 p.m.— Pacifica, CA location (TBA). Tuesday, November 17, 4 p.m.—Park Headquarters, Fort Mason, San Francisco, CA. All Open Houses will start at 4 p.m. Information confirming the time and location of all public meetings or cancellations of any meetings can be received by calling the Office of Public Affairs at (415) 561–4733. Public Open House agendas and all documents for public scoping and public comment on issues listed below can be found on the park Web site at https://www.nps.gov/ goga. Anticipated possible agenda items at meetings during calendar year 2009 include: • Marin Headlands—Fort Baker Transportation Management Plan. • General Management Plan—Golden Gate National Recreation Area. • Extension of San Francisco Municipal Railway’s Historic ‘‘F’’ Streetcar Line. • Dog Management Plan for GGNRA. • Dias Ridge Trail Rehabilitation and Trail Improvement Project. • Southern Marin Equestrian Plan Update. • Doyle Drive—South Access to the Golden Gate Bridge. • The San Francisco Bay Trail at Fort Mason. • The Upper Fort Mason entry at Bay & Franklin Streets. E:\FR\FM\06JAN1.SGM 06JAN1

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[Federal Register Volume 74, Number 3 (Tuesday, January 6, 2009)]
[Notices]
[Pages 454-456]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E8-31411]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Bureau of Indian Affairs


No Child Left Behind Act of 2001

AGENCY: Bureau of Indian Affairs, Interior.

ACTION: Extension of time for submitting nominations for tribal 
representatives for the No Child Left Behind Negotiated Rulemaking 
Committee membership.

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SUMMARY: The Secretary of the Interior is extending the deadline from 
December 8, 2008, to January 23, 2009, for tribes to nominate 
individuals for membership on the No Child Left Behind Negotiated 
Rulemaking Committee. This committee will work with the Department of 
the Interior to develop recommendations for proposed regulations 
regarding the BIE-funded school facilities as required by the No Child 
Left Behind Act of 2001.

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DATES: Nominations from tribes for membership in the negotiated 
rulemaking committee and comments on the establishment of this 
committee, including additional interests other than those identified 
in this notice, must be postmarked or faxed no later than January 23, 
2009.

ADDRESSES: Send nominations and comments to the Designated Federal 
Official, at the following address: Michele F. Singer, Director, Office 
of Regulatory Management, Office of the Assistant Secretary--Indian 
Affairs, 1001 Indian School Road, NW., Suite 312, Albuquerque, NM 
87104. Or fax to (505) 563-3811.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Michele F. Singer, Designated Federal 
Official. Telephone: (505) 563-3805. Fax: (505) 563-3811.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On October 22, 2008, we published a notice 
requesting nominations for a negotiated rulemaking committee. Pursuant 
to the mandate of the No Child Left Behind Act, the committee will 
prepare and submit to the Secretary of the Interior a report or reports 
setting out:
     A method for creating a catalog of school facilities;
     The school replacement and new construction needs of the 
interested parties, and a formula for the equitable distribution of 
funds to address those needs;
     The major and minor renovation needs of the interested 
parties, and the formula for the equitable distribution of funds to 
address such needs; and
     Facilities standards for home-living (dormitory) 
situations.
    The Federal Register notice appeared at 73 FR 63008. In that notice 
we invited nominations for committee membership from tribes whose 
students attend BIE-funded schools, whether the school is operated by 
the bureau or by the tribe through a contract or grant. To the maximum 
extent possible, the proportional representation of tribes on the 
committee will reflect the proportionate share of students from tribes 
served by the BIE-funded school system. In addition, the Secretary will 
consider the balance of representation with regard to geographical 
location, size, and type of school and facility, as well as the 
interests of parents, teachers, administrators, and school board 
members, in selecting tribal committee representatives.
    Because committee membership should reflect the diversity of tribal 
interests, representatives of tribal and tribally operated schools 
should nominate representatives and alternates who will:
     Have knowledge of school facilities and their repair, 
renovation, and construction (this may include knowledge and skills of 
construction project management, school facilities operation and 
management, construction cost estimation, education program space 
needs, budgeting and appropriation, engineering);
     Have relevant experience as past or present 
superintendents, principals, facility managers, teachers, or school 
board members or possess direct experience with school construction 
projects;
     Be able to coordinate, to the extent possible, with other 
tribes and schools who may not be represented on the committee;
     Be able to represent the tribe(s) with the authority to 
embody tribal views, communicate with tribal constituents, and have a 
clear means to reach agreement on behalf of the tribe(s);
     Be able to negotiate effectively on behalf of the tribe(s) 
represented;
     Be able to commit the time and effort required to attend 
and prepare for meetings; and
     Be able to collaborate among diverse parties in a 
consensus-seeking process.
    In addition, in order for tribes and schools with too few students 
to be represented under the proportional membership computation, the 
Secretary invites nominations from the following parties who would be 
affected by the final products of the committee, which may include 
report(s) and/or proposed regulations:
     Tribes served by BIE-funded schools not represented by the 
tribes allocated seats according to share of student enrollment (please 
refer to the Final Convening Report prepared by CBI, p. 38 at https://
ecr.gov/pdf/BIA_FinalConvRpt200803.pdf.);
     Tribes who will help to increase the geographic diversity 
of representation on the committee;
     Representatives who will help to increase the diversity of 
types of schools represented (e.g., off-reservation boarding schools, 
dorms, and schools serving multiple tribes);
     Representatives who might be nominated by multiple tribes 
or regional tribal associations and have ability to coordinate and 
represent a coalition or group of like-minded tribes and schools; and
     Representatives of regional or national Indian education 
organizations. Nominees of these interests, like the proportionate-
share nominees, must meet the criteria of this section.
    There will be a facilitation team available to assist tribes or 
groups of tribes in selecting nominees who can meet the nomination 
criteria and represent the interests of multiple tribes and schools. 
For such assistance, Tribes may contact Sarah Palmer, Senior Program, 
Manager, U.S. Institute for Environmental Conflict Resolution, 130 
South Scott Avenue, Tucson, AZ 85701, Direct Telephone: (520) 901-8556, 
e-mail: palmer@ecr.gov. Web site: https://www.ecr.gov.
    We will consider nominations for tribal committee representatives 
only if they are nominated through the process identified in this 
notice and in the Federal Register notice at 72 FR 63008. We will not 
consider any nominations that we receive in any other manner. We will 
also not consider nominations for Federal representatives. Only the 
Secretary may nominate Federal employees to the committee.
    Nominations must include the following information about each 
tribal nominee for membership on the No Child Left Behind negotiated 
rulemaking committee:
    (1) The nominee's name, tribal affiliation, job title, major job 
duties, employer, business address, business telephone and fax numbers 
(and business e-mail address, if applicable);
    (2) The tribal interest(s) to be represented by the nominee (see 
section V of the notice appeared at 73 FR63008) and whether the nominee 
will represent other interest(s) related to this rulemaking, as the 
tribe may designate;
    (3) A resum[eacute] reflecting the nominee's qualifications and 
experience in Indian education (including being a parent of a student 
attending a BIE-funded school) and experience in any phase of school 
facility construction (including master planning, project planning, 
design, construction, and facility management), indicating that the 
nominee can adequately represent the interest(s) identified in (2) 
above; and
    (4) A brief description of how they will represent tribal views, 
communicate with tribal constituents, and have a clear means to reach 
agreement on behalf of the tribe(s) they are representing. 
Additionally, a statement as to whether the nominee is only 
representing one tribe's views or whether the expectation is that the 
nominee represents a group of tribes.
    To be considered, nominations must be received by the close of 
business on the date listed in the DATES section, at the location 
indicated in the ADDRESSES section. Nominations and comments received 
will be available for inspection at the address listed above from 8 
a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays.


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    Dated: December 24, 2008.
George T. Skibine,
Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary for Policy and Economic Development.
[FR Doc. E8-31411 Filed 1-5-09; 8:45 am]
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