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Download as PDF daltland on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES 44610 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 170 / Friday, August 31, 2018 / Notices test release, if studies during the first 9– 10 years do not provide a clear answer on whether a spawning cue is important, is included in Alternative 3. In addition to the actions common to Alternatives 3–6, Alternative 4 would include mechanical construction of ESH at an average rate of 195 acres per year when construction is needed in the Garrison, Fort Randall, and Gavins Point reaches. Alternative 4 also includes implementation of a spring ESH creation release if System storage is at 42 MAF or greater on April 1, normal flows that could create 250 acres of ESH have not occurred in the previous four years, and downstream flow is below identified flood control constraints specific to this alternative. In addition to the actions common to Alternatives 3–6, Alternative 5 would include mechanical construction of ESH at an average rate of 253 acres per year when construction is needed in the Garrison, Fort Randall, and Gavins Point reaches. Alternative 5 also includes implementation of a fall ESH creation release if System storage is at 54.5 MAF or greater on October 17, normal flows that could create 250 acres of ESH have not occurred in the previous four years, and downstream flow is below identified flood control constraints specific to this alternative. In addition to the actions common to Alternatives 3–6, Alternative 6 would include mechanical construction of ESH at an average rate of 245 acres per year when construction is needed in the Garrison, Fort Randall, and Gavins Point reaches. Alternative 6 also includes implementation of a spawning cue release, attempted every 3 years, consisting of a bimodal pulse in March and May. These spawning cue releases would not be started or would be terminated whenever downstream flow is at identified flood control constraints specific to this alternative. The final EIS evaluates the potential effects on the human environment associated with each of the above alternatives. Resources and uses evaluated include: River infrastructure and hydrological processes; pallid sturgeon; piping plover and interior least tern; fish and wildlife habitat; other special status species; water quality; air quality; cultural resources; land use and ownership; commercial sand and gravel dredging; flood risk management and interior drainage; hydropower; irrigation; navigation; recreation; thermal power; water supply; wastewater facilities; tribal interests (other); human health and safety; environmental justice; ecosystem services; and Mississippi River resources. VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:42 Aug 30, 2018 Jkt 244001 Based on projected impacts, the ability to meet the plan’s purpose, need and species objectives, and other decision criteria, USACE has identified Alternative 3-Mechanical Construction as its preferred alternative. Importantly, Alternative 3 would be implemented under the science and adaptive management framework summarized in Chapter 4 of the MRRMP–EIS and detailed within the Science and Adaptive Management Plan (SAMP). Schedule. Public comments on the final MRRMP–EIS must be received by October 9, 2018. The USACE will consider new comments received on the final MRRMP–EIS prior to issuing a Record of Decision which is expected in the fall of 2018. Public Disclosure Statement. If you wish to comment, you may provide your comments as indicated under the ADDRESSES section of this notice. Before including your address, phone number, email address, or any other personal identifying information in your comment, you should be aware that your entire comment—including your personal identifying information—may be made available to the public at any time. While you can request us to withhold your personal identifying information from public review, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so. Dated: August 20, 2018. Mark Harberg, Program Manager, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. [FR Doc. 2018–18982 Filed 8–30–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3720–58–P DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION [Docket No.: ED–2018–ICCD–0037] Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Application for the Educational Flexibility (Ed-Flex) Program Department of Education (ED), Office of Elementary and Secondary Education (OESE). ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, ED is proposing a new information collection. DATES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before October 1, 2018. ADDRESSES: To access and review all the documents related to the information collection listed in this notice, please use http://www.regulations.gov by SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00049 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 searching the Docket ID number ED– 2018–ICCD–0037. Comments submitted in response to this notice should be submitted electronically through the Federal eRulemaking Portal at http:// www.regulations.gov by selecting the Docket ID number or via postal mail, commercial delivery, or hand delivery. Please note that comments submitted by fax or email and those submitted after the comment period will not be accepted. Written requests for information or comments submitted by postal mail or delivery should be addressed to the Director of the Information Collection Clearance Division, U.S. Department of Education, 550 12th Street SW, PCP, Room 9089, Washington, DC 20202–0023. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For specific questions related to collection activities, please contact Melissa Siry, 202–260–0926. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Department of Education (ED), in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA) (44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)), provides the general public and Federal agencies with an opportunity to comment on proposed, revised, and continuing collections of information. This helps the Department assess the impact of its information collection requirements and minimize the public’s reporting burden. It also helps the public understand the Department’s information collection requirements and provide the requested data in the desired format. ED is soliciting comments on the proposed information collection request (ICR) that is described below. The Department of Education is especially interested in public comment addressing the following issues: (1) Is this collection necessary to the proper functions of the Department; (2) will this information be processed and used in a timely manner; (3) is the estimate of burden accurate; (4) how might the Department enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (5) how might the Department minimize the burden of this collection on the respondents, including through the use of information technology. Please note that written comments received in response to this notice will be considered public records. Title of Collection: Application for the Educational Flexibility (Ed-Flex) Program. OMB Control Number: 1810—NEW. Type of Review: A new information collection. Respondents/Affected Public: State, Local, and Tribal Governments. E:\FR\FM\31AUN1.SGM 31AUN1 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 170 / Friday, August 31, 2018 / Notices Total Estimated Number of Annual Responses: 45. Total Estimated Number of Annual Burden Hours: 1,800. Abstract: The Educational Flexibility (Ed-Flex) program is authorized under the Education Flexibility Partnership Act of 1999 and was reauthorized by section 9207 of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). The Ed-Flex program allows the Secretary to authorize a State educational agency that serves an eligible State to waive statutory or regulatory requirements applicable to one or more the included programs for any local educational agency (LEAs), educational service agency, or school within the State. This information collection includes data reporting requirements that States must follow as part of the process of applying to be designated an Ed-Flex Partnership State. Dated: August 28, 2018. Stephanie Valentine, Acting Director, Information Collection Clearance Division, Office of the Chief Privacy Officer, Office of Management. [FR Doc. 2018–18992 Filed 8–30–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4000–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Environmental Management SiteSpecific Advisory Board, Hanford Office of Environmental Management, Department of Energy. ACTION: Notice of open meeting. AGENCY: This notice announces a meeting of the Environmental Management Site-Specific Advisory Board (EM SSAB), Hanford. The Federal Advisory Committee Act requires that public notice of this meeting be announced in the Federal Register. DATES: Wednesday, September 19, 2018 8:30 a.m.–4:45 p.m., Thursday, September 20, 2018 8:30 a.m.–1:00 p.m. ADDRESSES: Embassy Suites by Hilton Seattle Bellevue, 3225 158th Avenue SE, Bellevue, WA 98008. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kristen Holmes, Federal Coordinator, Department of Energy Richland Operations Office, P.O. Box 550, H5–20, Richland, WA 99352; Phone: (509) 373– 5803; or Email: kristen.l.holmes@ rl.doe.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Purpose of the Board: The purpose of the Board is to make recommendations to DOE–EM and site management in the areas of environmental restoration, waste management, and related activities. daltland on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:42 Aug 30, 2018 Jkt 244001 Tentative Agenda: • Potential Draft Advice D Double Shell Tank Integrity D Waste Incidental to Reprocessing (WIR) • Discussion Topics D Tri-Party Agreement Agencies’ Updates D Approval of Hanford Advisory Board Work Plan for 2019 D Hanford Advisory Board Committee Reports D Board Business Public Participation: The meeting is open to the public. The EM SSAB, Hanford, welcomes the attendance of the public at its advisory committee meetings and will make every effort to accommodate persons with physical disabilities or special needs. If you require special accommodations due to a disability, please contact Kristen Holmes at least seven days in advance of the meeting at the phone number listed above. Written statements may be filed with the Board either before or after the meeting. Individuals who wish to make oral statements pertaining to agenda items should contact Kristen Holmes at the address or telephone number listed above. Requests must be received five days prior to the meeting and reasonable provision will be made to include the presentation in the agenda. The Deputy Designated Federal Officer is empowered to conduct the meeting in a fashion that will facilitate the orderly conduct of business. Individuals wishing to make public comments will be provided a maximum of five minutes to present their comments. Minutes: Minutes will be available by writing or calling Kristen Holmes’ office at the address or phone number listed above. Minutes will also be available at the following website: http:// www.hanford.gov/page.cfm/hab/ FullBoardMeetingInformation. Signed in Washington, DC, on August 28, 2018. Latanya Butler, Deputy Committee Management Officer. [FR Doc. 2018–18935 Filed 8–30–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6450–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Methane Hydrate Advisory Committee Office of Fossil Energy, Department of Energy. ACTION: Notice of Open Meeting. AGENCY: This notice announces a meeting of the Methane Hydrate Advisory Committee. The Federal Advisory Committee Act requires that SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00050 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 44611 notice of these meetings be announced in the Federal Register. DATES: Thursday, October 18, 2018 8:30 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. (CST)— Registration 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (CST)—Meeting Friday, October 19, 2018 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. (CST)— Meeting ADDRESSES: Houston Airport Marriott at George Bush International, 18700 John F. Kennedy Blvd., Houston, TX, 77032. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Gabby Intihar, U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Oil and Natural Gas, 1000 Independence Avenue SW, Washington, DC 20585. Phone: (202) 586–2092. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Purpose of the Committee: The purpose of the Methane Hydrate Advisory Committee is to provide advice on potential applications of methane hydrate to the Secretary of Energy, and assist in developing recommendations and priorities for the Department of Energy’s Methane Hydrate Research and Development Program. Tentative Agenda: The agenda will include: Welcome and Introduction by the Designated Federal Officer; Committee Business; Update on Regulatory Reform; Methane Hydrate Program Budget; Update on Methane Hydrate Major Projects and International R&D Activities; Gas Hydrate in the Natural Environment; Advisory Committee Discussion; and Public Comments, if any. Public Participation: The meeting is open to the public. The Designated Federal Officer and the Chair of the Committee will conduct the meeting to facilitate the orderly conduct of business. If you would like to file a written statement with the Committee, you may do so either before or after the meeting. If you would like to make oral statements regarding any of the items on the agenda, you should contact Gabby Intihar at the phone number listed above and provide your name, organization, citizenship, and contact information. Anyone attending the meeting will be required to present government issued identification. Space is limited. You must make your request for an oral statement at least five business days prior to the meeting, and reasonable provisions will be made to include the presentation on the agenda. Public comment will follow the threeminute rule. Minutes: The minutes of this meeting will be available for public review and E:\FR\FM\31AUN1.SGM 31AUN1

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[Federal Register Volume 83, Number 170 (Friday, August 31, 2018)]
[Notices]
[Pages 44610-44611]
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DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

[Docket No.: ED-2018-ICCD-0037]


Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the 
Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; Comment 
Request; Application for the Educational Flexibility (Ed-Flex) Program

AGENCY: Department of Education (ED), Office of Elementary and 
Secondary Education (OESE).

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, ED is 
proposing a new information collection.

DATES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before 
October 1, 2018.

ADDRESSES: To access and review all the documents related to the 
information collection listed in this notice, please use http://www.regulations.gov by searching the Docket ID number ED-2018-ICCD-
0037. Comments submitted in response to this notice should be submitted 
electronically through the Federal eRulemaking Portal at http://www.regulations.gov by selecting the Docket ID number or via postal 
mail, commercial delivery, or hand delivery. Please note that comments 
submitted by fax or email and those submitted after the comment period 
will not be accepted. Written requests for information or comments 
submitted by postal mail or delivery should be addressed to the 
Director of the Information Collection Clearance Division, U.S. 
Department of Education, 550 12th Street SW, PCP, Room 9089, 
Washington, DC 20202-0023.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For specific questions related to 
collection activities, please contact Melissa Siry, 202-260-0926.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Department of Education (ED), in 
accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA) (44 U.S.C. 
3506(c)(2)(A)), provides the general public and Federal agencies with 
an opportunity to comment on proposed, revised, and continuing 
collections of information. This helps the Department assess the impact 
of its information collection requirements and minimize the public's 
reporting burden. It also helps the public understand the Department's 
information collection requirements and provide the requested data in 
the desired format. ED is soliciting comments on the proposed 
information collection request (ICR) that is described below. The 
Department of Education is especially interested in public comment 
addressing the following issues: (1) Is this collection necessary to 
the proper functions of the Department; (2) will this information be 
processed and used in a timely manner; (3) is the estimate of burden 
accurate; (4) how might the Department enhance the quality, utility, 
and clarity of the information to be collected; and (5) how might the 
Department minimize the burden of this collection on the respondents, 
including through the use of information technology. Please note that 
written comments received in response to this notice will be considered 
public records.
    Title of Collection: Application for the Educational Flexibility 
(Ed-Flex) Program.
    OMB Control Number: 1810--NEW.
    Type of Review: A new information collection.
    Respondents/Affected Public: State, Local, and Tribal Governments.

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    Total Estimated Number of Annual Responses: 45.
    Total Estimated Number of Annual Burden Hours: 1,800.
    Abstract: The Educational Flexibility (Ed-Flex) program is 
authorized under the Education Flexibility Partnership Act of 1999 and 
was reauthorized by section 9207 of the Every Student Succeeds Act 
(ESSA). The Ed-Flex program allows the Secretary to authorize a State 
educational agency that serves an eligible State to waive statutory or 
regulatory requirements applicable to one or more the included programs 
for any local educational agency (LEAs), educational service agency, or 
school within the State. This information collection includes data 
reporting requirements that States must follow as part of the process 
of applying to be designated an Ed-Flex Partnership State.

    Dated: August 28, 2018.
Stephanie Valentine,
Acting Director, Information Collection Clearance Division, Office of 
the Chief Privacy Officer, Office of Management.
[FR Doc. 2018-18992 Filed 8-30-18; 8:45 am]
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