List of Correspondence From April 1, 2013, Through June 30, 2013, 1642-1643 [2014-00171]

Download as PDF PMANGRUM on DSK3VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 1642 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 6 / Thursday, January 9, 2014 / Notices as directed by the Secretary. If you receive a multi-year award, you must submit an annual performance report that provides the most current performance and financial expenditure information as directed by the Secretary under 34 CFR 75.118. The Secretary may also require more frequent performance reports under 34 CFR 75.720(c). For specific requirements on reporting, please go to www.ed.gov/ fund/grant/apply/appforms/ appforms.html. 4. Performance Measures: Under the Government Performance and Results Act of 1993 (GPRA), the Department has established a set of performance measures, including long-term measures, that are designed to yield information on various aspects of the effectiveness and quality of the Educational Technology, Media, and Materials for Individuals with Disabilities program. These measures are included in the application package and focus on the extent to which projects are of high quality, are relevant to improving outcomes of children with disabilities, contribute to improving outcomes for children with disabilities, and generate evidence of validity and availability to appropriate populations. Projects funded under this competition are required to submit data on these measures as directed by OSEP: Program Performance Measure #1: The percentage of educational technology, media, and materials projects judged to be of high quality. Program Performance Measure #2: The percentage of educational technology, media, and materials projects judged to be of high relevance to improving outcomes of infants, toddlers, children, and youth with disabilities. Program Performance Measure #3: The percentage of educational technology, media, and materials projects that produce findings, products, and other services that contribute to improving results for infants, toddlers, children, and youth with disabilities. Program Performance Measure #4: The percentage of educational technology, media, and materials projects that validate their products and services. Program Performance Measure #5: The percentage of educational technology, media, and materials projects that make validated technologies available for widespread use. Grantees will be required to report information on their project’s performance in annual performance reports and additional performance data VerDate Mar<15>2010 14:08 Jan 08, 2014 Jkt 232001 to the Department (34 CFR 75.590 and 75.591). 5. Continuation Awards: In making a continuation award, the Secretary may consider, under 34 CFR 75.253, the extent to which a grantee has made ‘‘substantial progress toward meeting the objectives in its approved application.’’ This consideration includes the review of a grantee’s progress in meeting the targets and projected outcomes in its approved application, and whether the grantee has expended funds in a manner that is consistent with its approved application and budget. In making a continuation grant, the Secretary also considers whether the grantee is operating in compliance with the assurances in its approved application, including those applicable to Federal civil rights laws that prohibit discrimination in programs or activities receiving Federal financial assistance from the Department (34 CFR 100.4, 104.5, 106.4, 108.8, and 110.23). VII. Agency Contact FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Terry Jackson, U.S. Department of Education, 400 Maryland Avenue SW., Room 4081, PCP, Washington, DC 20202–2600. Telephone: (202) 245– 6039. If you use a TDD or a TTY, call the Federal Relay Service (FRS), toll free, at 1–800–877–8339. VIII. Other Information Accessible Format: Individuals with disabilities can obtain this document and a copy of the application package in an accessible format (e.g., braille, large print, audiotape, or compact disc) by contacting the Grants and Contracts Services Team, U.S. Department of Education, 400 Maryland Avenue SW., Room 5075, PCP, Washington, DC 20202–2550. Telephone: (202) 245– 7363. If you use a TDD or a TTY, call the FRS, toll free, at 1–800–877–8339. 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. PO 00000 Frm 00023 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Specifically, through the advanced search feature at this site, you can limit your search to documents published by the Department. Dated: January 6, 2014. Michael K. Yudin, Acting Assistant Secretary for Special Education and Rehabilitative Services. [FR Doc. 2014–00165 Filed 1–8–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4000–01–P DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION List of Correspondence From April 1, 2013, Through June 30, 2013 Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services; Department of Education. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Secretary is publishing the following list of correspondence from the U.S. Department of Education (Department) to individuals during the previous quarter. The correspondence describes the Department’s interpretations of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) or the regulations that implement the IDEA. This list and the letters or other documents described in this list, with personally identifiable information redacted, as appropriate, can be found at: http://www2.ed.gov/policy/speced/ guid/idea/index.html. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jessica Spataro or Mary Louise Dirrigl. Telephone: (202) 245–7605. If you use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD) or a text telephone (TTY), you can call the Federal Relay Service (FRS), toll free, at 1–800–877–8339. Individuals with disabilities can obtain a copy of this list and the letters or other documents described in this list in an accessible format (e.g., braille, large print, audiotape, or compact disc) by contacting Jessica Spataro or Mary Louise Dirrigl at (202) 245–7605. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The following list identifies correspondence from the Department issued from April 1, 2013, through June 30, 2013. Under section 607(f) of the IDEA, the Secretary is required to publish this list quarterly in the Federal Register. The list includes those letters that contain interpretations of the requirements of the IDEA and its implementing regulations, and it may also include letters and other documents that the Department believes will assist the public in understanding the requirements of the law. The list identifies the date and topic of each letter, and it provides summary SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\09JAN1.SGM 09JAN1 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 6 / Thursday, January 9, 2014 / Notices information, as appropriate. To protect the privacy interests of the individual or individuals involved, personally identifiable information has been redacted, as appropriate. Part B—Assistance for Education of All Children With Disabilities Section 614—Evaluations, Eligibility Determinations, Individualized Education Programs, and Educational Placements Topic Addressed: Individualized Education Programs Æ Letter dated May 21, 2013, to New England Juvenile Defender Center President Christopher Northrop, regarding parent participation at individualized education program (IEP) team meetings. Æ Dear Colleague Letter dated June 19, 2013, regarding the requirements in Part B of the IDEA to provide braille instruction for children who are blind or visually impaired. Section 615—Procedural Safeguards Topic Addressed: Discipline Procedures Æ Letter dated April 2, 2013, to Utah State Director of Special Education Glenna Gallo, regarding the requirements in Part B of the IDEA that apply to functional behavioral assessments. Topic Addressed: Natural Environments Æ Letter dated April 18, 2013, to Utah Provider Consortium Chairperson Marsha Johnson, regarding the meaning of community settings for purposes of meeting the natural environments requirement in Part C of the IDEA. PMANGRUM on DSK3VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Section 639—Procedural Safeguards Topic Addressed: Confidentiality of Records Æ Letter dated May 8, 2013, to North Texas Rehabilitation Center Early Childhood Intervention Program Director Charlcie Flinn, regarding the confidentiality requirements that apply to early intervention records of infants and toddlers with disabilities in Part C of the IDEA and the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act. 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 Jkt 232001 [FR Doc. 2014–00171 Filed 1–8–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4000–01–P The final general permit and other related documents in the administrative record are on file and may be inspected any time between 8:30 a.m. and 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding legal holidays, at the following address: U.S. EPA, Region 9, NPDES Permits Office (WTR–5), 75 Hawthorne Street, San Francisco, CA 94105–3901. ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Eugene Bromley, EPA, Region 9, NPDES Permits Office (WTR–5), 75 Hawthorne Street, San Francisco, California 94105– 3901, or telephone (415) 972–3510. Copies of the final general permit, Addendum to Fact Sheet and the Response to Public Comments will be provided upon request and are also available at EPA, Region 9’s Web site at: http://www.epa.gov/region9/water/ npdes/permits.html. Public notice of Region 9’s tentative decision to issue the permit was published in the Federal Register on December 20, 2012 (77 FR 75429), and in the Santa Barbara News-Press on December 19, 2012. The public comment period closed on February 4, 2013. Region 9 received written comments from eight parties concerning the proposed permit. Region 9 prepared a separate document (Response to Public Comments) which discusses these comments in more detail and Region 9’s responses to the comments. For the most part, the final permit is very similar to the permit proposed in December 2012. However, the monitoring requirements for produced water discharges were revised based on public comments and also discussions between Region 9 and California Coastal Commission (CCC) staff concerning Region 9’s consistency determination for the permit pursuant to the Coastal Zone Management Act (CZMA). Region 9 also added a requirement to maintain an inventory of the chemicals used to formulate well treatment, completion and workover fluids, and if there is a discharge of the fluids, to report the chemical formulation with the quarterly discharge monitoring report. This requirement was added in response to recent concerns regarding the potential effects of discharges of fluids used for offshore hydraulic fracturing operations. The final permit also includes a number of technical corrections and other relatively minor revisions based on public comment or other sources. These revisions are discussed in more detail in the Response to Public Comments and the final Addendum to Fact Sheet. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY, REGION 9 [FRL–9905–23–Region 9] Reissuance of National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) General Permit for Offshore Oil and Gas Exploration, Development and Production Operations Off Southern California Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice of availability of final NPDES general permit. Section 636—Individulaized Family Service Plan 14:08 Jan 08, 2014 Dated: January 6, 2014. Michael K. Yudin, Acting Assistant Secretary for Special Education and Rehabilitative Services. AGENCY: Part C—Infants and Toddlers With Disabilities VerDate Mar<15>2010 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. EPA Region 9 is today publishing this notice of availability of its final general NPDES permit (permit No. CAG280000) for discharges from offshore oil and gas exploration, development and production facilities located in Federal waters off the coast of Southern California. The general permit establishes effluent limitations, prohibitions, and other conditions for discharges from facilities that engage in such operations within the geographic coverage area of the general permit. The general permit applies to 23 existing development and production platforms as well as to any new exploratory drilling operations located in and discharging to the specified lease blocks on the Pacific Outer Continental Shelf covered by the permit. The new general permit replaces the previous general permit issued on September 22, 2004 (69 FR 56761). DATES: For purposes of judicial review the permit is considered issued on January 23, 2014. The final permit was signed on December 20, 2013 and is effective on March 1, 2014. SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00024 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 1643 E:\FR\FM\09JAN1.SGM 09JAN1

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[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 6 (Thursday, January 9, 2014)]
[Notices]
[Pages 1642-1643]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-00171]


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DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION


List of Correspondence From April 1, 2013, Through June 30, 2013

AGENCY: Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services; 
Department of Education.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Secretary is publishing the following list of 
correspondence from the U.S. Department of Education (Department) to 
individuals during the previous quarter. The correspondence describes 
the Department's interpretations of the Individuals with Disabilities 
Education Act (IDEA) or the regulations that implement the IDEA. This 
list and the letters or other documents described in this list, with 
personally identifiable information redacted, as appropriate, can be 
found at: http://www2.ed.gov/policy/speced/guid/idea/index.html.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jessica Spataro or Mary Louise 
Dirrigl. Telephone: (202) 245-7605.
    If you use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD) or a text 
telephone (TTY), you can call the Federal Relay Service (FRS), toll 
free, at 1-800-877-8339.
    Individuals with disabilities can obtain a copy of this list and 
the letters or other documents described in this list in an accessible 
format (e.g., braille, large print, audiotape, or compact disc) by 
contacting Jessica Spataro or Mary Louise Dirrigl at (202) 245-7605.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:
    The following list identifies correspondence from the Department 
issued from April 1, 2013, through June 30, 2013. Under section 607(f) 
of the IDEA, the Secretary is required to publish this list quarterly 
in the Federal Register. The list includes those letters that contain 
interpretations of the requirements of the IDEA and its implementing 
regulations, and it may also include letters and other documents that 
the Department believes will assist the public in understanding the 
requirements of the law. The list identifies the date and topic of each 
letter, and it provides summary

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information, as appropriate. To protect the privacy interests of the 
individual or individuals involved, personally identifiable information 
has been redacted, as appropriate.

Part B--Assistance for Education of All Children With Disabilities

Section 614--Evaluations, Eligibility Determinations, Individualized 
Education Programs, and Educational Placements

Topic Addressed: Individualized Education Programs
    [cir] Letter dated May 21, 2013, to New England Juvenile Defender 
Center President Christopher Northrop, regarding parent participation 
at individualized education program (IEP) team meetings.
    [cir] Dear Colleague Letter dated June 19, 2013, regarding the 
requirements in Part B of the IDEA to provide braille instruction for 
children who are blind or visually impaired.

Section 615--Procedural Safeguards

Topic Addressed: Discipline Procedures
    [cir] Letter dated April 2, 2013, to Utah State Director of Special 
Education Glenna Gallo, regarding the requirements in Part B of the 
IDEA that apply to functional behavioral assessments.

Part C--Infants and Toddlers With Disabilities

Section 636--Individulaized Family Service Plan

Topic Addressed: Natural Environments
    [cir] Letter dated April 18, 2013, to Utah Provider Consortium 
Chairperson Marsha Johnson, regarding the meaning of community settings 
for purposes of meeting the natural environments requirement in Part C 
of the IDEA.

Section 639--Procedural Safeguards

Topic Addressed: Confidentiality of Records
    [cir] Letter dated May 8, 2013, to North Texas Rehabilitation 
Center Early Childhood Intervention Program Director Charlcie Flinn, 
regarding the confidentiality requirements that apply to early 
intervention records of infants and toddlers with disabilities in Part 
C of the IDEA and the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act.
    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.

    Dated: January 6, 2014.
Michael K. Yudin,
Acting Assistant Secretary for Special Education and Rehabilitative 
Services.
[FR Doc. 2014-00171 Filed 1-8-14; 8:45 am]
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