Request for Nominations of Members To Serve on the Bureau of Indian Education Advisory Board for Exceptional Children, 52347-52352 [2012-21247]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 168 / Wednesday, August 29, 2012 / Notices Pierce Lake would be emphasized over the next 15 years. The hydrologic regime would better emulate natural seasonal and long-term variability. More diverse, sustainable vegetation patterns would be restored on Refuge wetlands and prairies. A detailed description of objectives and actions included in this preferred alternative is found in chapter 4 of the Draft CCP. ADDRESSES: Public Involvement We will give the public an opportunity to provide input at a public meeting. You can obtain the schedule from the address or Web site listed in this notice (see ADDRESSES). You may also submit comments anytime during the comment period. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Public Availability of Comments Before including your address, phone number, email 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. While you can ask us in your comment to withhold your personal identifying information from public review, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so. Chris Jensen, Assistant Regional Director, Midwest Region, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. [FR Doc. 2012–21301 Filed 8–28–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–55–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Indian Affairs Request for Nominations of Members To Serve on the Bureau of Indian Education Advisory Board for Exceptional Children Bureau of Indian Affairs, Interior. ACTION: Notice of Request for Nominations. AGENCY: Pursuant to the Federal Advisory Committee Act, the Bureau of Indian Education (BIE) requests nominations of individuals to serve on the Advisory Board for Exceptional Children (Advisory Board). There are five positions available. The BIE will consider nominations received in response to this Request for Nominations, as well as other sources. The SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section for this notice provides committee and membership criteria. DATES: Nominations must be received on or before October 1, 2012. TKELLEY on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:37 Aug 28, 2012 Jkt 226001 Submit nomination applications to Sue Bement, Designated Federal Officer, Bureau of Indian Education, Albuquerque Service Center, Division of Performance and Accountability, 1011 Indian School Road NW., Suite 332, Albuquerque, NM 87104–1088, telephone (505) 563–5274 or fax (505) 563–5281, Attention: Sue Bement. Sue Bement, Education Specialist, at the above-listed address and telephone number. The Advisory Board was established in accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act, 5 U.S.C. App. 2. The following provides information about the Committee, the membership and the nomination process. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 1. Objective and Duties (a) Members of the Advisory Board will provide guidance, advice and recommendations with respect to special education and related services for children with disabilities in Bureaufunded schools in accordance with the requirements of IDEA; (b) The Advisory Board will: (1) Provide advice and recommendations for the coordination of services within the BIE and with other local, state and federal agencies; (2) Provide advice and recommendations on a broad range of policy issues dealing with the provision of educational services to American Indian children with disabilities; (3) Serve as advocates for American Indian students with special education needs by providing advice and recommendations regarding best practices, effective program coordination strategies, and recommendations for improved educational programming; (4) Provide advice and recommendations for the preparation of information required to be submitted to the Secretary of Education under 20 U.S.C. 1411(h)(2); (5) Provide advice and recommend policies concerning effective inter/intraagency collaboration, including modifications to regulations, and the elimination of barriers to inter/intraagency programs and activities; (6) Report and direct all correspondence to the Assistant Secretary—Indian Affairs through the Director, BIE with a courtesy copy to the Designated Federal Officer (DFO). 2. Membership (a) Pursuant to 20 U.S.C. 1411(h)(6), the Advisory Board will be composed of PO 00000 Frm 00039 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 52347 up to 15 individuals involved in or concerned with the education and provision of services to Indian infants, toddlers, children and youth with disabilities. The Advisory Board composition will reflect a broad range of viewpoints and will include at least one member representing each of the following interests: Indians with disabilities; teachers of children with disabilities; Indian parents or guardians of children with disabilities; service providers; state education officials; local education; state interagency coordinating councils (for states having Indian reservations); Tribal representatives or Tribal organization representatives; and other members representing the divisions and entities of the BIE. (b) The Assistant Secretary—Indian Affairs may provide the Secretary of the Interior recommendations for the chairperson; however, the chairperson and other Advisory Board members will be appointed by the Secretary. Advisory Board members shall serve staggered terms of two years or three years from the date of their appointment. 3. Miscellaneous (a) Members of the Advisory Board will not receive compensation, but will be reimbursed for travel, including subsistence, and other necessary expenses incurred in the performance of their duties in the same manner as persons employed intermittently in government service under 5 U.S.C. 5703. (b) A member may not participate in matters that will directly affect, or appear to affect, the financial interests of the member or the member’s spouse or minor children, unless authorized by the appropriate ethics official. Compensation from employment does not constitute a financial interest of the member so long as the matter before the committee will not have a special or distinct effect on the member or the member’s employer, other than as part of a class. The provisions of this paragraph do not affect any other statutory or regulatory ethical obligations to which a member may be subject. (c) The Advisory Board meets at least twice a year, budget permitting, but additional meetings may be held as deemed necessary by the Assistant Secretary—Indian Affairs or DFO. (d) All Advisory Board meetings are open to the public in accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act regulations. E:\FR\FM\29AUN1.SGM 29AUN1 52348 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 168 / Wednesday, August 29, 2012 / Notices 4. Nomination Information (a) Nominations are requested from individuals, organizations, and federally recognized tribes, as well as from state directors of Special Education (within the 23 states in which Bureau-funded schools are located) concerned with the education of Indian children with disabilities as described above. (b) Nominees should have expertise and knowledge of the issues and needs of American Indian children with disabilities. This knowledge and expertise are needed to provide advice and recommendations to the BIE regarding the needs of American Indian children with disabilities. (c) A summary of the candidate’s ´ ´ qualifications (resume or curriculum vitae) must be provided. Nominees must have the ability to attend Advisory Board meetings, carry out Advisory Board assignments, participate in conference calls, and work in groups. Basis for Nominations If you wish to nominate someone for appointment to the Advisory Board, please do not make the nomination until the person has been contacted and has agreed to have his or her name submitted to BIE for this purpose. Nomination Application (Please fill out this form completely and include a copy of the nominee’s ´ ´ resume or curriculum vitae.) Note: Additional pages may be added for further explanation of any item. Reference the corresponding item number for which the additional explanation is made. Bureau of Indian Education Advisory Board for Exceptional Children TKELLEY on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Nomination Information A. Nominations are requested from individuals, organizations, and federally recognized tribes, as well as from State Directors of Special Education (within the 23 states in which Bureau funded schools are located) concerned with the education of American Indian children with disabilities as described above. B. Nominees should have expertise and knowledge of the issues and needs of American Indian children with disabilities. This knowledge and expertise are needed to provide advice and recommendations to the BIE VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:37 Aug 28, 2012 Jkt 226001 regarding the needs of American Indian children with disabilities. C. A summary of the candidate’s ´ ´ qualifications (resume or curriculum vitae) must be included with the nomination. Nominees must have the ability to (1) attend Advisory Board meetings, (2) carry out committee assignments, (3) participate in conference calls, and (4) work in groups. Objective and Duties A. The Advisory Board provides guidance, advice, and recommendations with respect to special education and related services for children with disabilities in BIE-funded schools in accordance with the requirements of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), 20 U.S.C. 1400 et seq. B. The Advisory Board provides advice and recommendations for the coordination of services within the BIE and with other local, State, and Federal agencies. C. The Advisory Board provides advice and recommendations on a broad range of policy issues dealing with provision of educational services to American Indian children with disabilities. D. The Advisory Board serves as an advocate for American Indian students with special education needs by providing advice and recommendations regarding best practices, effective program coordination strategies, and recommendations for improved educational programming. E. The Advisory Board provides advice and recommendations for preparation of information required to be submitted to the Secretary of Education. F. The Advisory Board provides advice and recommends policies concerning effective inter/intra-agency collaboration, including modifications to regulations, and elimination of barriers to inter/intra-agency programs and activities. G. The Advisory Board reports and directs all correspondence to the Assistant Secretary—Indian Affairs through the Director of the Bureau of Indian Education with a courtesy copy to the DFO. Membership A. The Advisory Board will be composed of up to 15 members. The Assistant Secretary—Indian Affairs may provide the Secretary of the Interior PO 00000 Frm 00040 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 recommendations for the Chairperson. However, all Advisory Board members will be appointed by the Secretary of the Interior as required. Advisory Board members will serve staggered terms of two years or three years from the date of their appointment. The Secretary may remove members from the Advisory Board at any time at his or her discretion. B. As required by IDEA, the Advisory Board will be composed of individuals involved in or concerned with the education and provision of services to Indian children with disabilities. The Advisory Board composition will reflect a broad range of viewpoints and will include at least one member representing each of the following interests: Indian persons with disabilities; teachers of children with disabilities; Indian parents or guardians of children with disabilities; service providers; State Education Officials; Local Education Officials; State Interagency Coordinating Councils (for states having Indian reservations); tribal representatives or tribal organization representatives; and BIA employees concerned with the education of children with disabilities. C. Members of the Advisory Board will not receive compensation, but will be reimbursed for travel, subsistence and other necessary expenses incurred in the performance of their duties consistent with the provisions of 5 U.S.C. 5703. D. A member may not participate in matters that will directly affect, or appear to affect, the financial interests of the member or the member’s spouse or minor children, unless authorized by the appropriate ethics official. Compensation from employment does not constitute a financial interest of the member so long as the matter before the committee will not have a special or distinct effect on the member or the member’s employer, other than as part of a class. The provisions of this paragraph do not affect any other statutory or regulatory ethical obligations to which a member may be subject. E. The Advisory Board meets at least twice a year, budget permitting, but additional meetings may be held as deemed necessary by the Assistant Secretary—Indian Affairs or DFO. 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Address Please submit nominations to Sue Bement, Designated Federal Officer, Bureau of Indian Education, Albuquerque Service Center, Division of Performance and Accountability, 1011 Indian School Road NW., Albuquerque, NM 87104–1088, telephone 505–563– 5274 or fax to 505–563–5281. Contact For further information, contact Sue Bement, Education Specialist, Albuquerque Service Center, Division of Performance and Accountability, at the above listed address and telephone number. Dated: August 23, 2012. Donald E. Laverdure, Acting Assistant Secretary—Indian Affairs. [FR Doc. 2012–21247 Filed 8–28–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–6W–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management [LLCAD06000 L51010000.ER0000.LVRWB12B4840] Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement for the Rio Mesa Gen-Tie Project and Possible Land Use Plan Amendment, Riverside County, CA Bureau of Land Management, Interior. ACTION: Notice of intent. AGENCY: In compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, as amended, (NEPA) and the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976, as amended (FLPMA), the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Palm Springs South Coast Field Office, Palm Springs, California, intends to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Rio Mesa GenTie Project. The proposed project would require an amendment to the California Desert Conservation Area (CDCA) Plan (1980 as amended), which would be evaluated in this EIS. By this notice, the BLM is announcing the beginning of the scoping process to solicit public comments and identify issues related to the EIS/plan amendment (PA). DATES: This notice initiates the public scoping process for the EIS/PA. Comments on issues related to the EIS/ PA may be submitted in writing until September 28, 2012. The date(s) and TKELLEY on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:37 Aug 28, 2012 Jkt 226001 location(s) of any scoping meetings will be announced at least 15 days in advance through local media, newspapers and the BLM Web site at: http://www.blm.gov/ca/st/en/fo/ palmsprings/Solar_Projects.html. In order to be included in the analysis, all comments must be received prior to the close of the 30-day scoping period or 15 days after the last public meeting, whichever is later. We will provide additional opportunities for public participation as appropriate. ADDRESSES: You may submit scoping comments for the proposed Rio Mesa Gen-Tie Project by any of the following methods: • Web site: http://www.blm.gov/ca/st/ en.html; • Email: CARioMesa@blm.gov; • Fax: 951–697–5299; or • Mail: Lynnette Elser, Planning and Environmental Coordinator, BLM California Desert District Office, 22835 Calle San Juan de Los Lagos, Moreno Valley, CA 92553. Documents pertinent to this proposal may be examined at the BLM Palm Springs South Coast Field Office, 1201 Bird Center Drive, Palm Springs, CA 92262 or at the BLM California Desert District Office. For further information and/or to have your name added to our mailing list, contact Lynnette Elser, Planning and Environmental Coordinator; telephone 951–697–5233; address 22835 Calle San Juan de Los Lagos, Moreno Valley, CA 92553; email lelser@blm.gov. Persons who use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD) may call the Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) at 800–877–8339 to contact the above individual during normal business hours. The FIRS is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, to leave a message or question with the above individual. You will receive a reply during normal business hours. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The applicant, Rio Mesa Solar Holdings, LLC, has requested a right-of-way (ROW) authorization to construct, operate, maintain, and decommission an approximately 8-mile generation interconnection transmission (gen-tie) line, an approximately 3-mile emergency power line and an approximately 1.6 miles of access roads on BLM-managed land. Through an application with the California Energy Commission, the applicant proposes to construct an approximately 3805-acre, 500-MW solar generation facility on nearby private lands. The aboveidentified components proposed on BLM-managed lands in Riverside County approximately 13 miles PO 00000 Frm 00044 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 southwest of Blythe, California, would support this thermal power plant project. The Project’s 230-kilovolt (kV) gen-tie line is proposed to parallel the existing Imperial Irrigation District F Line from where it crosses the Rio Mesa generation site north to the Southern California Edison Colorado River Substation where it could connect the Project to the regional transmission grid. Due to the number of transmission lines in this location, the BLM will consider whether the CDCA Plan should be amended by designating this area as a utility corridor. Additionally two pathways for 33-kV lines providing electrical service to the Project and two pathways for roads providing access to the Project are proposed on BLMadministered lands. If approved, project construction would begin in 2013 and would take approximately 24 months to complete. The purpose of the public scoping process is to determine relevant issues that will influence the scope of the environmental analysis, including alternatives, and guide the process for developing the Draft EIS/PA. The BLM has identified the following preliminary issues: Air quality, biological resources, recreation, cultural resources, water resources, geological resources, special management areas, land use, noise, paleontological resources, public health, socioeconomic, soils, and traffic and transportation, visual resources. It should be noted that the BLM has determined that the proposed solar facility on private property is a connected action, and the BLM plans to analyze the potential effects of the solar facility in the EIS. Pursuant to the BLM’s CDCA Plan, sites associated with transmission above 161kV not identified in the CDCA Plan will be considered through the plan amendment process to determine the suitability of the site for energy transmission. Since a portion of the gentie route was not previously identified as a designated utility corridor, its authorization would require amendment of the CDCA Plan. By this notice, the BLM is complying with requirements in 43 CFR 1610.2(c) to notify the public of potential amendments to CDCA Plan predicated on the findings in the EIS. If a land use plan amendment is necessary, the BLM will integrate the land use planning process with the NEPA process for the Project. A preliminary list of the potential planning criteria that will be used to help guide and define the scope of the plan amendment process includes: 1. The plan amendments will be completed in compliance with FLPMA, NEPA, and all other relevant Federal E:\FR\FM\29AUN1.SGM 29AUN1

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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Bureau of Indian Affairs


Request for Nominations of Members To Serve on the Bureau of 
Indian Education Advisory Board for Exceptional Children

AGENCY: Bureau of Indian Affairs, Interior.

ACTION: Notice of Request for Nominations.

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SUMMARY: Pursuant to the Federal Advisory Committee Act, the Bureau of 
Indian Education (BIE) requests nominations of individuals to serve on 
the Advisory Board for Exceptional Children (Advisory Board). There are 
five positions available. The BIE will consider nominations received in 
response to this Request for Nominations, as well as other sources. The 
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section for this notice provides committee 
and membership criteria.

DATES: Nominations must be received on or before October 1, 2012.

ADDRESSES: Submit nomination applications to Sue Bement, Designated 
Federal Officer, Bureau of Indian Education, Albuquerque Service 
Center, Division of Performance and Accountability, 1011 Indian School 
Road NW., Suite 332, Albuquerque, NM 87104-1088, telephone (505) 563-
5274 or fax (505) 563-5281, Attention: Sue Bement.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Sue Bement, Education Specialist, at 
the above-listed address and telephone number.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Advisory Board was established in 
accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act, 5 U.S.C. App. 2. 
The following provides information about the Committee, the membership 
and the nomination process.

1. Objective and Duties

    (a) Members of the Advisory Board will provide guidance, advice and 
recommendations with respect to special education and related services 
for children with disabilities in Bureau-funded schools in accordance 
with the requirements of IDEA;
    (b) The Advisory Board will:
    (1) Provide advice and recommendations for the coordination of 
services within the BIE and with other local, state and federal 
agencies;
    (2) Provide advice and recommendations on a broad range of policy 
issues dealing with the provision of educational services to American 
Indian children with disabilities;
    (3) Serve as advocates for American Indian students with special 
education needs by providing advice and recommendations regarding best 
practices, effective program coordination strategies, and 
recommendations for improved educational programming;
    (4) Provide advice and recommendations for the preparation of 
information required to be submitted to the Secretary of Education 
under 20 U.S.C. 1411(h)(2);
    (5) Provide advice and recommend policies concerning effective 
inter/intra- agency collaboration, including modifications to 
regulations, and the elimination of barriers to inter/intra- agency 
programs and activities;
    (6) Report and direct all correspondence to the Assistant 
Secretary--Indian Affairs through the Director, BIE with a courtesy 
copy to the Designated Federal Officer (DFO).

2. Membership

    (a) Pursuant to 20 U.S.C. 1411(h)(6), the Advisory Board will be 
composed of up to 15 individuals involved in or concerned with the 
education and provision of services to Indian infants, toddlers, 
children and youth with disabilities. The Advisory Board composition 
will reflect a broad range of viewpoints and will include at least one 
member representing each of the following interests: Indians with 
disabilities; teachers of children with disabilities; Indian parents or 
guardians of children with disabilities; service providers; state 
education officials; local education; state interagency coordinating 
councils (for states having Indian reservations); Tribal 
representatives or Tribal organization representatives; and other 
members representing the divisions and entities of the BIE.
    (b) The Assistant Secretary--Indian Affairs may provide the 
Secretary of the Interior recommendations for the chairperson; however, 
the chairperson and other Advisory Board members will be appointed by 
the Secretary. Advisory Board members shall serve staggered terms of 
two years or three years from the date of their appointment.

3. Miscellaneous

    (a) Members of the Advisory Board will not receive compensation, 
but will be reimbursed for travel, including subsistence, and other 
necessary expenses incurred in the performance of their duties in the 
same manner as persons employed intermittently in government service 
under 5 U.S.C. 5703.
    (b) A member may not participate in matters that will directly 
affect, or appear to affect, the financial interests of the member or 
the member's spouse or minor children, unless authorized by the 
appropriate ethics official. Compensation from employment does not 
constitute a financial interest of the member so long as the matter 
before the committee will not have a special or distinct effect on the 
member or the member's employer, other than as part of a class. The 
provisions of this paragraph do not affect any other statutory or 
regulatory ethical obligations to which a member may be subject.
    (c) The Advisory Board meets at least twice a year, budget 
permitting, but additional meetings may be held as deemed necessary by 
the Assistant Secretary--Indian Affairs or DFO.
    (d) All Advisory Board meetings are open to the public in 
accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act regulations.

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4. Nomination Information

    (a) Nominations are requested from individuals, organizations, and 
federally recognized tribes, as well as from state directors of Special 
Education (within the 23 states in which Bureau-funded schools are 
located) concerned with the education of Indian children with 
disabilities as described above.
    (b) Nominees should have expertise and knowledge of the issues and 
needs of American Indian children with disabilities. This knowledge and 
expertise are needed to provide advice and recommendations to the BIE 
regarding the needs of American Indian children with disabilities.
    (c) A summary of the candidate's qualifications 
(r[eacute]sum[eacute] or curriculum vitae) must be provided. Nominees 
must have the ability to attend Advisory Board meetings, carry out 
Advisory Board assignments, participate in conference calls, and work 
in groups.

Basis for Nominations

    If you wish to nominate someone for appointment to the Advisory 
Board, please do not make the nomination until the person has been 
contacted and has agreed to have his or her name submitted to BIE for 
this purpose.

Nomination Application

    (Please fill out this form completely and include a copy of the 
nominee's r[eacute]sum[eacute] or curriculum vitae.)

    Note: Additional pages may be added for further explanation of 
any item. Reference the corresponding item number for which the 
additional explanation is made.

Bureau of Indian Education

Advisory Board for Exceptional Children

Nomination Information
    A. Nominations are requested from individuals, organizations, and 
federally recognized tribes, as well as from State Directors of Special 
Education (within the 23 states in which Bureau funded schools are 
located) concerned with the education of American Indian children with 
disabilities as described above.
    B. Nominees should have expertise and knowledge of the issues and 
needs of American Indian children with disabilities. This knowledge and 
expertise are needed to provide advice and recommendations to the BIE 
regarding the needs of American Indian children with disabilities.
    C. A summary of the candidate's qualifications 
(r[eacute]sum[eacute] or curriculum vitae) must be included with the 
nomination. Nominees must have the ability to (1) attend Advisory Board 
meetings, (2) carry out committee assignments, (3) participate in 
conference calls, and (4) work in groups.
Objective and Duties
    A. The Advisory Board provides guidance, advice, and 
recommendations with respect to special education and related services 
for children with disabilities in BIE-funded schools in accordance with 
the requirements of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act 
(IDEA), 20 U.S.C. 1400 et seq.
    B. The Advisory Board provides advice and recommendations for the 
coordination of services within the BIE and with other local, State, 
and Federal agencies.
    C. The Advisory Board provides advice and recommendations on a 
broad range of policy issues dealing with provision of educational 
services to American Indian children with disabilities.
    D. The Advisory Board serves as an advocate for American Indian 
students with special education needs by providing advice and 
recommendations regarding best practices, effective program 
coordination strategies, and recommendations for improved educational 
programming.
    E. The Advisory Board provides advice and recommendations for 
preparation of information required to be submitted to the Secretary of 
Education.
    F. The Advisory Board provides advice and recommends policies 
concerning effective inter/intra-agency collaboration, including 
modifications to regulations, and elimination of barriers to inter/
intra-agency programs and activities.
    G. The Advisory Board reports and directs all correspondence to the 
Assistant Secretary--Indian Affairs through the Director of the Bureau 
of Indian Education with a courtesy copy to the DFO.
Membership
    A. The Advisory Board will be composed of up to 15 members. The 
Assistant Secretary--Indian Affairs may provide the Secretary of the 
Interior recommendations for the Chairperson. However, all Advisory 
Board members will be appointed by the Secretary of the Interior as 
required. Advisory Board members will serve staggered terms of two 
years or three years from the date of their appointment. The Secretary 
may remove members from the Advisory Board at any time at his or her 
discretion.
    B. As required by IDEA, the Advisory Board will be composed of 
individuals involved in or concerned with the education and provision 
of services to Indian children with disabilities. The Advisory Board 
composition will reflect a broad range of viewpoints and will include 
at least one member representing each of the following interests: 
Indian persons with disabilities; teachers of children with 
disabilities; Indian parents or guardians of children with 
disabilities; service providers; State Education Officials; Local 
Education Officials; State Interagency Coordinating Councils (for 
states having Indian reservations); tribal representatives or tribal 
organization representatives; and BIA employees concerned with the 
education of children with disabilities.
    C. Members of the Advisory Board will not receive compensation, but 
will be reimbursed for travel, subsistence and other necessary expenses 
incurred in the performance of their duties consistent with the 
provisions of 5 U.S.C. 5703.
    D. A member may not participate in matters that will directly 
affect, or appear to affect, the financial interests of the member or 
the member's spouse or minor children, unless authorized by the 
appropriate ethics official. Compensation from employment does not 
constitute a financial interest of the member so long as the matter 
before the committee will not have a special or distinct effect on the 
member or the member's employer, other than as part of a class. The 
provisions of this paragraph do not affect any other statutory or 
regulatory ethical obligations to which a member may be subject.
    E. The Advisory Board meets at least twice a year, budget 
permitting, but additional meetings may be held as deemed necessary by 
the Assistant Secretary--Indian Affairs or DFO.
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Deadline

    Submit nominations on or before October 1, 2012.

Address

    Please submit nominations to Sue Bement, Designated Federal 
Officer, Bureau of Indian Education, Albuquerque Service Center, 
Division of Performance and Accountability, 1011 Indian School Road 
NW., Albuquerque, NM 87104-1088, telephone 505-563-5274 or fax to 505-
563-5281.
Contact
    For further information, contact Sue Bement, Education Specialist, 
Albuquerque Service Center, Division of Performance and Accountability, 
at the above listed address and telephone number.

    Dated: August 23, 2012.
Donald E. Laverdure,
Acting Assistant Secretary--Indian Affairs.
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