National Board for Education Sciences; Meeting, 3188-3189 [2014-00893]

Download as PDF 3188 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 12 / Friday, January 17, 2014 / Notices Affairs Office of the Army Environmental Command at 210–466– 1590 or 1–855–846–3940 (toll free), or by email at usarmy.jbsa.aex.mbx@ mail.mil. The Army’s proposed action, referred to as the Schofield Generating Station Project (SGSP), is a lease of 10.3 acres of land and a related 2.5 acre interconnection easement on Schofield Barracks to Hawaiian Electric, as well Hawaiian Electric’s construction, ownership, operation, and maintenance of a 50 MW biofuel-capable power generation plant and 46-kilovolt subtransmission line. The SGSP would be a source of renewable power that would provide an energy security service to Schofield Barracks, Wheeler Army Airfield, and Field Station Kunia if loss of service occurs from the normal sources of electricity supporting these installations. Any electricity produced from renewable biofuels would also help achieve the Army goals of producing renewable energy on Armyowned real property. The SGSP would benefit Hawaiian Electric and the residents of Oahu. It would provide a quick-starting facility to help maintain grid stability; provide a facility at a higher elevation and away from coastlines; provide a physically secure facility on a military installation; and makes progress toward the Hawaii Renewable Portfolio Standard. The SGSP would operate on a mix of biofuel and diesel, as required to meet Hawaiian Electric’s Renewable Portfolio Standard and the Army’s renewable energy goals, and may help sustain a local demand for biofuels. Since the SGSP would be multi-fuel capable, it would be able to run on a combination of fuels as necessary to ensure operations are economically viable and can continue under adverse operating conditions. The EIS will assess the potential for direct, indirect, and cumulative effects on the human, natural, and cultural environment and identify mitigation measures for any adverse effects. The EIS will examine two alternative operating scenarios for the proposed action. Under the first scenario, the SGSP would run approximately six hours per day, and consume up to eight million gallons of fuel per year. Under the second scenario, the SGSP would operate seven days a week and 24 hours per day, and would consume up to 31.5 million gallons of fuel per year. The EIS will analyze a No Action Alternative, as prescribed by the Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) regulations, to serve as the emcdonald on DSK67QTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:00 Jan 16, 2014 Jkt 232001 baseline against which the proposed action and alternatives are compared. Under this alternative, the SGSP would not be built. The EIS process will also examine whether there are additional reasonable alternatives that could meet the needs of both the Army and Hawaiian Electric. Key resources of concern, for which potentially significant impacts could occur, include air quality, traffic, and stormwater. The Army is preparing supporting studies for those resources. The Department of the Army encourages all interested members of the public, as well as federal, state, and local agencies to participate in the scoping process for the preparation of this EIS. Interested members may participate in scoping meetings, submit written comments, or both. Written comments will be accepted within a 45day period following the publication of the Notice of Intent (NOI) in the Federal Register. Scoping meetings will be held on the Island of Oahu, Hawaii during the first week of February 2014. Notification of the locations and times for the meetings will be published in the Honolulu Star-Advertiser. Brenda S. Bowen, Army Federal Register Liaison Officer. [FR Doc. 2014–00888 Filed 1–16–14; 8:45 am] DoN published a notice of intent to prepare an EIS for EA–18G Growler Airfield Operations at NAS Whidbey Island, Washington and also announced public scoping meetings. DoN provided a 120-day public scoping period which ended on January 3, 2014. The original public scoping period was intended to avoid any complications or delays that could result from government shutdowns and the end of the calendar year. This notice announces an extension of the public scoping period until January 31, 2014. Scoping comments may be submitted in writing to the EA–18G EIS Project Manager (Code EV21/SS); Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) Atlantic, 6506 Hampton Boulevard, Norfolk, Virginia 23508, or electronically via the project Web site (http://www.whidbeyeis.com). All written comments must be postmarked or received (online) by January 31, 2014, to ensure they become part of the official record. Dated: January 14, 2014. N.A. Hagerty-Ford, Commander, Office of the Judge Advocate General, U.S. Navy, Federal Register Liaison Officer. [FR Doc. 2014–00876 Filed 1–16–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3810–FF–P BILLING CODE 3710–08–P DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE National Board for Education Sciences; Meeting Department of the Navy Reopening and Extending the Public Comment Period for the Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement for EA–18G Growler Airfield Operations at Naval Air Station Whidbey Island, Washington Department of the Navy, DoD. Notice. AGENCY: ACTION: The Department of the Navy (DoN) is reopening and extending the public scoping period for the notice of intent to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for EA–18G Growler Airfield Operations at Naval Air Station (NAS) Whidbey Island, Washington. This notice announces an extension of the public scoping period until January 31, 2014. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: EA– 18G EIS Project Manager (Code EV21/ SS); Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) Atlantic, 6506 Hampton Boulevard, Norfolk, Virginia 23508. SUMMARY: On September 5, 2013 (78 FR 54635), the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: PO 00000 Frm 00026 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Institute of Education Sciences, U.S. Department of Education. ACTION: Notice of an open meeting. AGENCY: This notice sets forth the schedule and proposed agenda of an upcoming meeting of the National Board for Education Sciences (NBES). The notice also describes the functions of the Committee. Notice of this meeting is required by Section 10(a) (2) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act and is intended to notify the public of their opportunity to attend the meeting. DATES: January 31, 2014. Time: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Eastern Standard Time ADDRESSES: 80 F Street NW., Large Board Room, Washington, DC 20001 FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ellie Pelaez, 555 New Jersey Avenue NW., Room 600 E, Washington, DC 20208; phone: (202) 219–0644; fax: (202) 219– 1402; email: Ellie.Pelaez@ed.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The National Board for Education Sciences is authorized by Section 116 of the Education Sciences Reform Act of 2002 SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\17JAN1.SGM 17JAN1 emcdonald on DSK67QTVN1PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 12 / Friday, January 17, 2014 / Notices (ESRA), 20 U.S.C. 9516. The Board advises the Director of the Institute of Education Sciences (IES) on, among other things, the establishments of activities to be supported by the Institute, on the funding for applications for grants, contracts, and cooperative agreements for research after the completion of peer review, and reviews and evaluates the work of the Institute. On January 31, 2014, starting at 8:30 a.m., the Board meeting will commence and members will approve the agenda. From 8:35 to 9 a.m., the Board will hold elections for Chair and Vice Chair. At 9 a.m., there will be remarks from the former and new chair of the Board. From 9:15 to 10:15 a.m., John Easton and the Commissioners of IES’s national centers will then give an overview of recent developments at IES. A break will take place from 10:15 to 10:30 a.m. The Board meeting will resume from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. when the Board will discuss the topic, ‘‘Ongoing efforts to improve IES: Debriefing on the House Committee Hearing and GAO Report.’’ Bridget Terry Long will provide the opening remarks and roundtable discussion will take place after. The meeting will break for lunch and annual ethics training from 11:30 to 1 p.m. From 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m., the Board will consider the topic, ‘‘Supporting English Language Learners.’’ Following opening remarks by Sean Reardon of Stanford University, Gabriela Uro of the Council of Great City Schools, and Eileen de los Reyes of Boston Public Schools, Board members will engage in roundtable discussion of the issues raised. An afternoon break will take place from 2:30 to 2:45 p.m. From 2:45 to 4:15 p.m., the Board will discuss the What Works Clearinghouse in regards to postsecondary education topics. After opening remarks from Ruth Neild, Commissioner of the National Center for Education Evaluation (NCEE) and Jeffrey Valentine, Principal Investigator for What Works Clearinghouse—Postsecondary Topics, the Board will engage in roundtable discussion of the topic. Closing remarks and a consideration of next steps from the IES Director and NBES Chair will take place from 4:15 to 4:30 p.m., with adjournment scheduled for 4:30 p.m. There will not be an opportunity for public comment. However, members of the public are encouraged to submit written comments related to NBES to Ellie Pelaez (see contact information above). A final agenda is available from Ellie Pelaez (see contact information above) and is posted on the Board Web site http://ies.ed.gov/director/board/ agendas/index.asp. Individuals who VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:00 Jan 16, 2014 Jkt 232001 will need accommodations for a disability in order to attend the meeting (e.g., interpreting services, assistance listening devices, or materials in alternative format) should notify Ellie Pelaez no later than January 24. We will attempt to meet requests for accommodations after this date but cannot guarantee their availability. The meeting site is accessible to individuals with disabilities. Records are kept of all Board proceedings and are available for public inspection at 555 New Jersey Avenue NW., Suite 602, Washington, DC 20208, from the hours of 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Eastern Standard Time Monday through Friday. Electronic Access to This Document: You may view this document, as well as 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: 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 are at (202) 512–0000. Note: The official version of this document is the document published in the Federal Register. Free Internet access to this official edition of the Federal Register and the Code of Federal Regulations is available on GPO Access at: www.gpoaccess.gov/nara/ index.html. John Q. Easton, Director, Institute of Education Science. [FR Doc. 2014–00893 Filed 1–16–14; 8:45 am] 3189 What is the role of NACIQI? The NACIQI is established under Section 114 of the HEA, and its members are appointed— (A) On the basis of the individuals’ experience, integrity, impartiality, and good judgment; (B) From among individuals who are representatives of, or knowledgeable concerning, education and training beyond secondary education, representing all sectors and types of institutions of higher education; and, (C) On the basis of the individuals’ technical qualifications, professional standing, and demonstrated knowledge in the fields of accreditation and administration of higher education. The NACIQI meets at least twice a year and provides recommendations to the Secretary of Education pertaining to: • The establishment and enforcement of the standards of accrediting agencies or associations under subpart 2 of part H of Title IV, HEA. • The recognition of specific accrediting agencies or associations. • The preparation and publication of the list of nationally recognized accrediting agencies and associations. • The eligibility and certification process for institutions of higher education under Title IV of the HEA. • The relationship between (1) accreditation of institutions of higher education and the certification and eligibility of such institutions, and (2) State licensing responsibilities with respect to such institutions. • Any other advisory functions relating to accreditation and institutional eligibility that the Secretary may prescribe by regulation. Who are the current members of the committee? BILLING CODE 4000–01–P The current members of the NACIQI are: DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION Members Appointed by Secretary of Education Arne Duncan With Terms Expiring September 30, 2019 National Advisory Committee on Institutional Quality and Integrity: Notice of Membership National Advisory Committee on Institutional Quality and Integrity, Office of Postsecondary Education, Department of Education. AGENCY: What is the purpose of this notice? The purpose of this notice is to list the members of the National Advisory Committee on Institutional Quality and Integrity (NACIQI). This notice is required under Section 114(e)(1) of the Higher Education Act (HEA) of 1965, as amended. PO 00000 Frm 00027 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 • Susan D. Phillips, Ph.D., NACIQI Chair; Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, The State University of New York at Albany, Albany, New York. • Simon J. Boehme, Student, Senior, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York. • Roberta L. Derlin, Ph.D., Associate Provost, New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, New Mexico. • Frank H. Wu, J.D., Chancellor and Dean, University of California, Hastings College of the Law, San Francisco, California. • Federico Zaragoza, Ph.D., Vice Chancellor of Economic and Workforce E:\FR\FM\17JAN1.SGM 17JAN1

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[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 12 (Friday, January 17, 2014)]
[Notices]
[Pages 3188-3189]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-00893]


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DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION


National Board for Education Sciences; Meeting

AGENCY: Institute of Education Sciences, U.S. Department of Education.

ACTION: Notice of an open meeting.

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SUMMARY: This notice sets forth the schedule and proposed agenda of an 
upcoming meeting of the National Board for Education Sciences (NBES). 
The notice also describes the functions of the Committee. Notice of 
this meeting is required by Section 10(a) (2) of the Federal Advisory 
Committee Act and is intended to notify the public of their opportunity 
to attend the meeting.

DATES: January 31, 2014.
    Time: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Eastern Standard Time

ADDRESSES: 80 F Street NW., Large Board Room, Washington, DC 20001

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ellie Pelaez, 555 New Jersey Avenue 
NW., Room 600 E, Washington, DC 20208; phone: (202) 219-0644; fax: 
(202) 219-1402; email: Ellie.Pelaez@ed.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The National Board for Education Sciences is 
authorized by Section 116 of the Education Sciences Reform Act of 2002

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(ESRA), 20 U.S.C. 9516. The Board advises the Director of the Institute 
of Education Sciences (IES) on, among other things, the establishments 
of activities to be supported by the Institute, on the funding for 
applications for grants, contracts, and cooperative agreements for 
research after the completion of peer review, and reviews and evaluates 
the work of the Institute.
    On January 31, 2014, starting at 8:30 a.m., the Board meeting will 
commence and members will approve the agenda. From 8:35 to 9 a.m., the 
Board will hold elections for Chair and Vice Chair. At 9 a.m., there 
will be remarks from the former and new chair of the Board.
    From 9:15 to 10:15 a.m., John Easton and the Commissioners of IES's 
national centers will then give an overview of recent developments at 
IES. A break will take place from 10:15 to 10:30 a.m.
    The Board meeting will resume from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. when the 
Board will discuss the topic, ``Ongoing efforts to improve IES: 
Debriefing on the House Committee Hearing and GAO Report.'' Bridget 
Terry Long will provide the opening remarks and roundtable discussion 
will take place after. The meeting will break for lunch and annual 
ethics training from 11:30 to 1 p.m.
    From 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m., the Board will consider the topic, 
``Supporting English Language Learners.'' Following opening remarks by 
Sean Reardon of Stanford University, Gabriela Uro of the Council of 
Great City Schools, and Eileen de los Reyes of Boston Public Schools, 
Board members will engage in roundtable discussion of the issues 
raised. An afternoon break will take place from 2:30 to 2:45 p.m.
    From 2:45 to 4:15 p.m., the Board will discuss the What Works 
Clearinghouse in regards to postsecondary education topics. After 
opening remarks from Ruth Neild, Commissioner of the National Center 
for Education Evaluation (NCEE) and Jeffrey Valentine, Principal 
Investigator for What Works Clearinghouse--Postsecondary Topics, the 
Board will engage in roundtable discussion of the topic.
    Closing remarks and a consideration of next steps from the IES 
Director and NBES Chair will take place from 4:15 to 4:30 p.m., with 
adjournment scheduled for 4:30 p.m.
    There will not be an opportunity for public comment. However, 
members of the public are encouraged to submit written comments related 
to NBES to Ellie Pelaez (see contact information above). A final agenda 
is available from Ellie Pelaez (see contact information above) and is 
posted on the Board Web site http://ies.ed.gov/director/board/agendas/index.asp. Individuals who will need accommodations for a disability in 
order to attend the meeting (e.g., interpreting services, assistance 
listening devices, or materials in alternative format) should notify 
Ellie Pelaez no later than January 24. We will attempt to meet requests 
for accommodations after this date but cannot guarantee their 
availability. The meeting site is accessible to individuals with 
disabilities.
    Records are kept of all Board proceedings and are available for 
public inspection at 555 New Jersey Avenue NW., Suite 602, Washington, 
DC 20208, from the hours of 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Eastern Standard Time 
Monday through Friday.
    Electronic Access to This Document: You may view this document, as 
well as 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: www.ed.gov/news/fed-register/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 are at (202) 512-0000.

    Note:  The official version of this document is the document 
published in the Federal Register. Free Internet access to this 
official edition of the Federal Register and the Code of Federal 
Regulations is available on GPO Access at: www.gpoaccess.gov/nara/index.html.


John Q. Easton,
Director, Institute of Education Science.
[FR Doc. 2014-00893 Filed 1-16-14; 8:45 am]
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