Advisory Commission on Accessible Instructional Materials in Postsecondary Education for Students with Disabilities, 80481-80482 [2010-32094]

Download as PDF srobinson on DSKHWCL6B1PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 245 / Wednesday, December 22, 2010 / Notices Commission Report, the Army is required to close Fort McPherson and relocate certain tenant organizations to Pope Air Force Base, North Carolina; Shaw Air Force Base, South Carolina; Fort Eustis, Virginia; and Fort Sam Houston, Texas. The tenant relocation actions were the subject of separate National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) analyses. After tenants are relocated and all non-caretaking operations have ceased on the installation, the Army will close Fort McPherson. Closure is required no later than 15 September 2011. Following closure, the property (approximately 487 acres) will be excess to Army needs. Accordingly, the Army proposes to dispose of its real property interests at Fort McPherson. The DoD and the Army have recognized the McPherson Planning Local Redevelopment Agency (MPLRA) as the local reuse authority for reuse planning associated with Fort McPherson. The MPLRA developed the Fort McPherson Reuse Plan, which is pending notification from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development required under the BRAC Act and the Stewart B. McKinney Homeless Assistance Act (42 U.S.C. 11301 et seq.). The plan is available electronically at http:// www.mcphersonredevelopment.com/. On 9 September 2009, Governor Purdue authorized the establishment of the McPherson Implementing Local Redevelopment Authority, which will be responsible for overseeing the implementation of the Reuse Plan. Four alternatives were analyzed in the FEIS: (1) A No Action Alternative, under which the Army would continue operations at Fort McPherson at levels similar to those occurring prior to the BRAC Commission’s recommendation for closure; (2) an Early Transfer Alternative, under which transfer and reuse of the property would occur before environmental remedial actions have been completed (but consistent with protection of human health and the environment); (3) a Traditional Disposal Alternative, under which transfer and reuse of the property would occur once environmental remediation is complete for individual parcels of the installation; and (4) a Caretaker Status Alternative, which begins following the closure of the installation in the event that the Army is unable to dispose of the property, after which time the maintenance of the property would be reduced to minimal activities necessary to ensure security, health, and safety, and to avoid physical deterioration of facilities. Alternative 2 (Early Transfer) is the Army’s preferred alternative, VerDate Mar<15>2010 20:24 Dec 21, 2010 Jkt 223001 which would make the property available for reuse sooner than under the traditional disposal alternative. Three reuse scenarios, based on medium, medium-high, and high intensity levels of reuse are also evaluated as secondary actions of disposal of Fort McPherson. These reuse scenarios encompass the level of reuse expected under the Reuse Plan, which is considered the medium-high intensity reuse scenario. For early transfer and traditional disposal alternatives, moderate adverse effects would be expected to occur to aesthetics and visual resources, noise, water resources, biological resources, cultural resources (to include the historic district at Fort McPherson), transportation, and utilities. Reuses analyzed in the EIS could result in significant adverse effects in the areas of land use, air quality, and transportation. Disposal of the property for reuse in accordance with the Reuse Plan would mitigate to less than significant the direct and cumulative impacts of disposal and reuse. A Record of Decision stating which alternative the Army has selected will not be issued earlier than 30 days after this notice. An electronic version of the FEIS can be viewed or downloaded from the following Web site: http:// www.hqda.army.mil/acsim/brac/ nepa_eis_docs.htm. Dated: December 13, 2010. Hershell E. Wolfe, Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Army (Environment, Safety and Occupational Health). [FR Doc. 2010–32174 Filed 12–21–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3710–08–P DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION Advisory Commission on Accessible Instructional Materials in Postsecondary Education for Students with Disabilities U. S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services, Advisory Commission on Accessible Instructional Materials in Postsecondary Education for Students with Disabilities. ACTION: Notice of an Open Meeting via Conference Call. AGENCY: The notice sets forth the schedule and agenda of the meeting of the Advisory Commission on Accessible Instructional Materials in Postsecondary Education for Students with Disabilities. The notice also describes the functions of the Commission. Notice of the SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00027 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 80481 meeting is required by section 10 (a) (2) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act and is intended to notify the public of its opportunity to attend. DATES: January 7, 2011. TIME: 11 a.m.–5 p.m. ADDRESSES: The Commission will meet via conference call on January 7, 2011. The Executive Director of the Commission will serve as the ‘‘host’’ of the meeting and will initiate the teleconference meeting at approximately 10:45 a.m. EST on January 7, 2011. The Dial-In number for members of the public for the call is 1–800–860–2442 or 1–412–858–4600 for individuals calling in from outside of the United States. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT: Elizabeth Shook, Program Specialist, Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services, United States Department of Education, 550 12th Street, SW., Washington, DC 20202; telephone: (202) 245–7642, fax: 202– 245–7638. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Advisory Commission on Accessible Instructional Materials in Postsecondary Education for Students with Disabilities (the Commission) is established under Section 772 of the Higher Education Opportunity Act, Public Law 110–315, dated August 14, 2008. The Commission is established to (a) conduct a comprehensive study, which will—(I) assess the barriers and systemic issues that may affect, and technical solutions available that may improve, the timely delivery and quality of accessible instructional materials for postsecondary students with print disabilities, as well as the effective use of such materials by faculty and staff; and (II) make recommendations related to the development of a comprehensive approach to improve the opportunities for postsecondary students with print disabilities to access instructional materials in specialized formats in a time frame comparable to the availability of instructional materials for postsecondary nondisabled students. In making recommendations for the study, the Commission shall consider— (I) how students with print disabilities may obtain instructional materials in accessible formats within a time frame comparable to the availability of instructional materials for nondisabled students; and to the maximum extent practicable, at costs comparable to the costs of such materials for nondisabled students; (II) the feasibility and technical parameters of establishing standardized electronic file formats, such as the National Instructional Materials Accessibility Standard as defined in Section 674(e)(3) of the E:\FR\FM\22DEN1.SGM 22DEN1 srobinson on DSKHWCL6B1PROD with NOTICES 80482 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 245 / Wednesday, December 22, 2010 / Notices Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, to be provided by publishers of instructional materials to producers of materials in specialized formats, institutions of higher education, and eligible students; (III) the feasibility of establishing a national clearinghouse, repository, or file-sharing network for electronic files in specialized formats and files used in producing instructional materials in specialized formats, and a list of possible entities qualified to administer such clearinghouse, repository, or network; (IV) the feasibility of establishing market-based solutions involving collaborations among publishers of instructional materials, producers of materials in specialized formats, and institutions of higher education; (V) solutions utilizing universal design; and (VI) solutions for low-incidence, highcost requests for instructional materials in specialized formats. The purpose of the meeting is to receive updates from two of the Commission’s task force groups. The Commission will receive updates from the Technology and Legal task force groups. The Commission will also review its upcoming meeting schedule and the timeline for completing its report. Given the limited meeting time, the Commission does not anticipate that there will be an opportunity for public comment during the teleconference meeting. Members of the public are encouraged to submit written comments to the AIM Commission Web site at aimcommission@ed.gov. Members of the public may also join the Commission’s list serv at PSCpublic@lists.cast.org. Detailed minutes of the meeting, including summaries of the activities of the closed sessions and related matters that are informative to the public and consistent with the policy of section 5 U.S.C. 552b(c) will be available to the public. Records are kept of all Commission proceedings and are available for public inspection at the Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services, United States Department of Education, 550 12th Street, SW., Washington, DC 20202, Monday—Friday during the hours of 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Individuals who will need accommodations for a disability in order to listen to the meeting (e.g., interpreting services, assistive listening devices, or material in alternative format) should notify Elizabeth Shook at (202) 245–7642, no later than January 4, 2011. We will make every attempt to meet requests for accommodations after this date, but, VerDate Mar<15>2010 20:24 Dec 21, 2010 Jkt 223001 cannot guarantee their availability. The conference call will be accessible to individuals with disabilities. Electronic Access to this Document: You may 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/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 1–866–512–1800; or in the Washington, DC area at 202–512–0000. Department of Energy Organization Act (42 U.S.C. 7151(b), 7172(f)) and require authorization under section 202(e) of the FPA (16 U.S.C. 824a(e)). On June 4, 2002 the Department of Energy (DOE) issued Order No. EA–262, which authorized TCPM to transmit electric energy from the United States to Canada as a power marketer for a twoyear term using existing international transmission facilities. DOE renewed the TCPM export authorization two additional times: on May 19, 2004 in Order No. EA–262–A and again on May 17, 2011 in Order No. EA–262–B. Order No. EA–262–B will expire on May 17, 2011. On December 13, 2010, TCPM filed an application with DOE for Dated: December 16, 2010. renewal of the export authority Alexa Posny, contained in Order No. EA–262 for a Assistant Secretary, Office of Special ten-year term. Education and Rehabilitative Services. The electric energy that TCPM [FR Doc. 2010–32094 Filed 12–21–10; 8:45 am] proposes to export to Canada would be BILLING CODE 4000–01–P surplus energy purchased from electric utilities, Federal power marketing agencies, and other entities within the United States. The existing international DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY transmission facilities to be utilized by [OE Docket No. EA–262–C] TCPM have previously been authorized Application To Export Electric Energy; by Presidential permits issued pursuant to Executive Order 10485, as amended, TransCanada Power Marketing Ltd. and are appropriate for open access AGENCY: Office of Electricity Delivery transmission by third parties. and Energy Reliability, DOE. Procedural Matters: Any person desiring to become a party to these ACTION: Notice of Application. proceedings or to be heard by filing SUMMARY: TransCanada Power comments or protests to this application Marketing Ltd. (TCPM) has applied to should file a petition to intervene, renew its authority to transmit electric comment, or protest at the address energy from the United States to Canada provided above in accordance with pursuant to section 202(e) of the Federal §§ 385.211 or 385.214 of the Federal Power Act (FPA). Energy Regulatory Commission’s Rules of Practice and Procedures (18 CFR DATES: Comments, protests, or requests 385.211, 385.214). Fifteen copies of each to intervene must be submitted to DOE petition and protest should be filed with and received on or before January 21, DOE and must be received on or before 2011. the date listed above. ADDRESSES: Comments, protests, or Comments on the TCPM application requests to intervene should be to export electric energy to Canada addressed to: Christopher Lawrence, should be clearly marked with Docket Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy No. 262–C. An additional copy is to be Reliability, Mail Code: OE–20, U.S. filed directly with Frank Karabetsos, Department of Energy, 1000 Legal Counsel, TransCanada Power Independence Avenue, SW., Marketing Ltd., 450–1st Street, SW., Washington, DC 20585–0350. Because Calgary Alberta, Canada T2P 5H1. A of delays in handling conventional mail, final decision will be made on this it is recommended that documents be application after the environmental transmitted by overnight mail, by impacts have been evaluated pursuant electronic mail to to DOE’s National Environmental Policy Christopher.Lawrence@hq.doe.gov, or by Act Implementing Procedures (10 CFR facsimile to 202–586–8008. Part 1021) and after a determination is FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: made by DOE that the proposed action Christopher Lawrence (Program Office) will not adversely impact on the 202–586–5260. reliability of the U.S. electric power SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Exports of supply system. Copies of this application will be electricity from the United States to a made available, upon request, for public foreign country are regulated by the Department of Energy (DOE) pursuant to inspection and copying at the address provided above, by accessing the sections 301(b) and 402(f) of the PO 00000 Frm 00028 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\22DEN1.SGM 22DEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 75, Number 245 (Wednesday, December 22, 2010)]
[Notices]
[Pages 80481-80482]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2010-32094]


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DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION


Advisory Commission on Accessible Instructional Materials in 
Postsecondary Education for Students with Disabilities

AGENCY: U. S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education and 
Rehabilitative Services, Advisory Commission on Accessible 
Instructional Materials in Postsecondary Education for Students with 
Disabilities.

ACTION: Notice of an Open Meeting via Conference Call.

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SUMMARY: The notice sets forth the schedule and agenda of the meeting 
of the Advisory Commission on Accessible Instructional Materials in 
Postsecondary Education for Students with Disabilities. The notice also 
describes the functions of the Commission. Notice of the meeting is 
required by section 10 (a) (2) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act 
and is intended to notify the public of its opportunity to attend.

DATES: January 7, 2011.

TIME: 11 a.m.-5 p.m.

ADDRESSES: The Commission will meet via conference call on January 7, 
2011. The Executive Director of the Commission will serve as the 
``host'' of the meeting and will initiate the teleconference meeting at 
approximately 10:45 a.m. EST on January 7, 2011. The Dial-In number for 
members of the public for the call is 1-800-860-2442 or 1-412-858-4600 
for individuals calling in from outside of the United States.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT: Elizabeth Shook, Program Specialist, 
Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services, United States 
Department of Education, 550 12th Street, SW., Washington, DC 20202; 
telephone: (202) 245-7642, fax: 202-245-7638.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Advisory Commission on Accessible 
Instructional Materials in Postsecondary Education for Students with 
Disabilities (the Commission) is established under Section 772 of the 
Higher Education Opportunity Act, Public Law 110-315, dated August 14, 
2008. The Commission is established to (a) conduct a comprehensive 
study, which will--(I) assess the barriers and systemic issues that may 
affect, and technical solutions available that may improve, the timely 
delivery and quality of accessible instructional materials for 
postsecondary students with print disabilities, as well as the 
effective use of such materials by faculty and staff; and (II) make 
recommendations related to the development of a comprehensive approach 
to improve the opportunities for postsecondary students with print 
disabilities to access instructional materials in specialized formats 
in a time frame comparable to the availability of instructional 
materials for postsecondary nondisabled students.
    In making recommendations for the study, the Commission shall 
consider--(I) how students with print disabilities may obtain 
instructional materials in accessible formats within a time frame 
comparable to the availability of instructional materials for 
nondisabled students; and to the maximum extent practicable, at costs 
comparable to the costs of such materials for nondisabled students; 
(II) the feasibility and technical parameters of establishing 
standardized electronic file formats, such as the National 
Instructional Materials Accessibility Standard as defined in Section 
674(e)(3) of the

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Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, to be provided by 
publishers of instructional materials to producers of materials in 
specialized formats, institutions of higher education, and eligible 
students; (III) the feasibility of establishing a national 
clearinghouse, repository, or file-sharing network for electronic files 
in specialized formats and files used in producing instructional 
materials in specialized formats, and a list of possible entities 
qualified to administer such clearinghouse, repository, or network; 
(IV) the feasibility of establishing market-based solutions involving 
collaborations among publishers of instructional materials, producers 
of materials in specialized formats, and institutions of higher 
education; (V) solutions utilizing universal design; and (VI) solutions 
for low-incidence, high-cost requests for instructional materials in 
specialized formats.
    The purpose of the meeting is to receive updates from two of the 
Commission's task force groups. The Commission will receive updates 
from the Technology and Legal task force groups. The Commission will 
also review its upcoming meeting schedule and the timeline for 
completing its report.
    Given the limited meeting time, the Commission does not anticipate 
that there will be an opportunity for public comment during the 
teleconference meeting. Members of the public are encouraged to submit 
written comments to the AIM Commission Web site at 
aimcommission@ed.gov. Members of the public may also join the 
Commission's list serv at PSCpublic@lists.cast.org.
    Detailed minutes of the meeting, including summaries of the 
activities of the closed sessions and related matters that are 
informative to the public and consistent with the policy of section 5 
U.S.C. 552b(c) will be available to the public. Records are kept of all 
Commission proceedings and are available for public inspection at the 
Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services, United States 
Department of Education, 550 12th Street, SW., Washington, DC 20202, 
Monday--Friday during the hours of 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Individuals who will need accommodations for a 
disability in order to listen to the meeting (e.g., interpreting 
services, assistive listening devices, or material in alternative 
format) should notify Elizabeth Shook at (202) 245-7642, no later than 
January 4, 2011. We will make every attempt to meet requests for 
accommodations after this date, but, cannot guarantee their 
availability. The conference call will be accessible to individuals 
with disabilities.
    Electronic Access to this Document: You may 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/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 1-866-512-
1800; or in the Washington, DC area at 202-512-0000.

    Dated: December 16, 2010.
Alexa Posny,
Assistant Secretary, Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative 
Services.
[FR Doc. 2010-32094 Filed 12-21-10; 8:45 am]
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