Notice Inviting Publishers To Submit Tests for a Determination of Suitability for Use in the National Reporting System for Adult Education, 54904-54905 [2012-21866]

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AGENCY: DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Department of the Army, Corps of Engineers DATES: Intent to Prepare a Draft Environmental Impact Statement/Environmental Impact Report for the Proposed Ballona Wetlands Restoration Project at Ballona Creek Within the City and County of Los Angeles, California SUMMARY: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Department of the Army, DoD. ACTION: Notice of Intent—Extension of Comment Period for Scoping. AGENCY: The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) and the California Department of Fish and Game (CDFG) intend to jointly prepare a Draft Environmental Impact Statement/ Environmental Impact Report (DEIS/ EIR) for the proposed Ballona Wetlands Restoration Project. The proposed project is intended to return the daily ebb and flow of tidal waters, maintain freshwater circulation, and augment the physical and biological functions and services in the project area. Restoring the wetland functions and services would allow native wetland vegetation to be reestablished, providing important habitat for a variety of wildlife species. As a restored site, the Ballona Wetlands would play an important role to provide seasonal habitat for migratory birds. A restored, optimally functioning wetland SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00031 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Deadline for transmittal of applications: October 1, 2012. The Secretary of Education (1) invites publishers to submit tests for review and approval for use in the National Reporting System for Adult Education (NRS); and (2) announces the date by which publishers must submit these tests. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: John LeMaster, U.S. Department of Education, 400 Maryland Avenue SW., room 11159, Potomac Center Plaza, Washington, DC 20202–7240. Telephone: (202) 245–6218 or by email: John.LeMaster@ed.gov. If you use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD) or a text telephone (TTY), call the Federal Relay Service (FRS), toll free, at 1–800–877– 8339. The Department’s regulations for Measuring Educational Gain in the National Reporting System for Adult Education, 34 CFR part 462 (NRS regulations), include the procedures for determining the suitability of tests for use in the NRS. Criteria the Secretary uses: In order for the Secretary to consider a test suitable for use in the NRS, the test must meet the criteria and requirements established in § 462.13. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: E:\FR\FM\06SEN1.SGM 06SEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 173 / Thursday, September 6, 2012 / Notices Submission Requirements: (a) In preparing your application, you must comply with the requirements in § 462.11. (b) In accordance with § 462.10, the deadline for transmittal of applications is October 1. (c) Whether you submit your application by mail (through the U.S. Postal Service or a commercial carrier) or deliver your application by hand or by courier service, you must mail or deliver three copies of your application, on or before the deadline date, to the following address: NRS Assessment Review, c/o American Institutes for Research, 1000 Thomas Jefferson Street NW., Washington, DC 20007. (d) If you submit your application by mail or commercial carrier, you must show proof of mailing consisting of one of the following: (1) A legibly dated U.S. Postal Service postmark. (2) A legible mail receipt with the date of mailing stamped by the U.S. Postal Service. (3) A dated shipping label, invoice, or receipt from a commercial carrier. (4) Any other proof of mailing acceptable to the Secretary of the Department of Education. (e) If you mail your application through the U.S. Postal Service, we do not accept either of the following as proof of mailing: (1) A private metered postmark. (2) A mail receipt that is not dated by the U.S. Postal Service. (f) If your application is postmarked after the application deadline date, we will not consider your TKELLEY on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Note: The U.S. Postal Service does not uniformly provide a dated postmark. Before relying on this method, you should check with your local post office. (g) If you submit your application by hand delivery, you (or a courier service) must deliver three copies of the application by hand, on or before 4:30:00 p.m., Washington, DC time, on the application deadline date. Accessible Format: Individuals with disabilities can obtain this document in an accessible format (e.g., braille, large print, audiotape, or compact disc) on request to the contact person listed in this notice. Electronic Access to This Document: The official version of this document is the document published in the Federal Register. 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[FR Doc. 2012–21866 Filed 9–5–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4000–01–P ELECTION ASSISTANCE COMMISSION Request for Substantive Comments on the EAC’s Proposed Requirements for Version 1.1 of the Voluntary Voting System Guidelines (VVSG) United States Election Assistance Commission. ACTION: Request for public comment on proposed requirements for Version 1.1 of the Voluntary Voting System Guidelines (VVSG). AGENCY: The Help America Vote Act of 2002 (HAVA) (Pub. L. 107–252; 42 U.S.C. 15301 et seq. (October 29, 2002)) established the U.S. Election Assistance Commission (EAC). Section 202 of HAVA directs the EAC to adopt voluntary voting system guidelines (VVSG) and to provide for the testing, certification, decertification, and recertification of voting system hardware and software. The VVSG provides specifications and standards against which voting systems can be tested to determine if they provide basic functionality, accessibility, and security capabilities. As required by Section 222 (d) of HAVA, the EAC is publishing a set of proposed requirements (Voluntary Voting System Guidelines, 1.1) for the testing of voting systems for a 90 day public comment period. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: Background The EAC made the decision to update and revise the 2005 VVSG (also known as VVSG 1.0) as a result of feedback received through its Voting System Testing and Certification Program. As the EAC has worked to test and certify voting systems it observed and received feedback from various sources that the PO 00000 Frm 00032 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 54905 standards being tested to were at times ambiguous and difficult to apply in testing. This ambiguity led to challenges in making testing consistent both within a test laboratory and across test campaigns at different laboratories. The EAC also received feedback from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) that the creation of formalized test suites for the 2005 VVSG would be aided by a clarification of certain portions of document. This information, combined with the EAC’s issuance of thirty five interpretations of the VVSG to clarify various standards, led the EAC to propose improvements to the 2005 VVSG. In addition, the EAC determined to implement a number of recommendations submitted by the EAC’s Technical Guidelines Development Committee (TGDC). The TGDC held numerous public meetings and subcommittee conference calls to create a set of draft guidelines for recommendation to the EAC (all TGDC meeting materials can be found at http://www.nist.gov/itl/vote/). On August 17, 2007, the TGDC voted to complete final edits of their recommendations and submitted them to the Executive Director of the EAC. The EAC received the draft guidelines from the TGDC on August 31, 2007. After receipt of the TGDC’s recommendations for the next iteration (VVSG 2.0) of the VVSG the EAC opened a one hundred and eighty day public comment period. During this comment period, which ran from September 2007 to May 2008, the EAC received comments praising many of the proposed standards as being more testable and less ambiguous than previous versions of the standard. This public comment period produced over 3000 comments on the recommendations. In addition, during the comment period the EAC conducted a series of seven roundtable discussions regarding the TGDC’s recommendations. After the close of the public comment period for the TGDC’s VVSG 2.0 recommendations and considering a variety of relevant factors, the EAC made the decision to first update and revise the 2005 VVSG with portions of the TGDC’s recommendations. This serves as the basis for the creation of VVSG 1.1. As noted during the previous public comment period for version VVSG 1.1, by revising the guidelines now, the EAC expects to improve the test process over the short term for existing voting systems while allowing additional time to develop more complex revisions for the requirements in VVSG 2.0 written for the next generation of voting systems. Topics currently undergoing E:\FR\FM\06SEN1.SGM 06SEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION


Notice Inviting Publishers To Submit Tests for a Determination of 
Suitability for Use in the National Reporting System for Adult 
Education

AGENCY: Office of Vocational and Adult Education, Department of 
Education.

ACTION: Notice.

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DATES: Deadline for transmittal of applications: October 1, 2012.

SUMMARY: The Secretary of Education (1) invites publishers to submit 
tests for review and approval for use in the National Reporting System 
for Adult Education (NRS); and (2) announces the date by which 
publishers must submit these tests.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: John LeMaster, U.S. Department of 
Education, 400 Maryland Avenue SW., room 11159, Potomac Center Plaza, 
Washington, DC 20202-7240. Telephone: (202) 245-6218 or by email: 
John.LeMaster@ed.gov.
    If you use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD) or a text 
telephone (TTY), call the Federal Relay Service (FRS), toll free, at 1-
800-877-8339.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Department's regulations for Measuring 
Educational Gain in the National Reporting System for Adult Education, 
34 CFR part 462 (NRS regulations), include the procedures for 
determining the suitability of tests for use in the NRS.
    Criteria the Secretary uses: In order for the Secretary to consider 
a test suitable for use in the NRS, the test must meet the criteria and 
requirements established in Sec.  462.13.

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    Submission Requirements:
    (a) In preparing your application, you must comply with the 
requirements in Sec.  462.11.
    (b) In accordance with Sec.  462.10, the deadline for transmittal 
of applications is October 1.
    (c) Whether you submit your application by mail (through the U.S. 
Postal Service or a commercial carrier) or deliver your application by 
hand or by courier service, you must mail or deliver three copies of 
your application, on or before the deadline date, to the following 
address: NRS Assessment Review, c/o American Institutes for Research, 
1000 Thomas Jefferson Street NW., Washington, DC 20007.
    (d) If you submit your application by mail or commercial carrier, 
you must show proof of mailing consisting of one of the following:
    (1) A legibly dated U.S. Postal Service postmark.
    (2) A legible mail receipt with the date of mailing stamped by the 
U.S. Postal Service.
    (3) A dated shipping label, invoice, or receipt from a commercial 
carrier.
    (4) Any other proof of mailing acceptable to the Secretary of the 
Department of Education.
    (e) If you mail your application through the U.S. Postal Service, 
we do not accept either of the following as proof of mailing:
    (1) A private metered postmark.
    (2) A mail receipt that is not dated by the U.S. Postal Service.
    (f) If your application is postmarked after the application 
deadline date, we will not consider your

    Note:  The U.S. Postal Service does not uniformly provide a 
dated postmark. Before relying on this method, you should check with 
your local post office.

    (g) If you submit your application by hand delivery, you (or a 
courier service) must deliver three copies of the application by hand, 
on or before 4:30:00 p.m., Washington, DC time, on the application 
deadline date.
    Accessible Format: Individuals with disabilities can obtain this 
document in an accessible format (e.g., braille, large print, 
audiotape, or compact disc) on request to the contact person listed in 
this notice.
    Electronic Access to This Document: The official version of this 
document is the document published in the Federal Register. Free 
Internet access to the official edition of the Federal Register and the 
Code of Federal Regulations is available via the Federal Digital System 
at: www.gpo.gov/fdsys. At this site you can view this document, as well 
as all other documents of this Department published in the Federal 
Register, in text or Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF). To use PDF 
you must have Adobe Acrobat Reader, which is available free at the 
site.
    You may also access documents of the Department published in the 
Federal Register by using the article search feature at: 
www.federalregister.gov. Specifically, through the advanced search 
feature at this site, you can limit your search to documents published 
by the Department.

    Authority:  20 U.S.C. 9212

    Dated: August 30, 2012.
Brenda Dann-Messier,
Assistant Secretary for Vocational and Adult Education.
[FR Doc. 2012-21866 Filed 9-5-12; 8:45 am]
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