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Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 186 / Thursday, September 24, 2020 / Notices be affected by the location and operation of the facility, focusing on those areas that are potentially sensitive. The goal is to show that environmental effects have been considered and the facts found indicate no significant impact (for example, refueling sites are not on top of aquifers, nesting areas, graves, sacred sites, etc.). These are examples to show the utility of and need to identify actual place-based environmental issues rather than compiling lists of environmental resources not at issue].’’ Proposed Action and Alternatives The agency should list and briefly describe its proposed action and reasonable alternatives that meet the purpose and need. The agency must use its discretion to ensure the number and range of reasonable alternatives is reasoned and not arbitrary or capricious. 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AGENCY: PO 00000 Frm 00015 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 60139 This notice sets forth the agenda for a National Assessment Governing Board (hereafter referred to as Governing Board) meeting in September 2020. This notice provides information to members of the public who may be interested in attending the meeting or providing written comments related to the work of the Governing Board. Notice of this meeting is required under the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA). Participation in the open sessions of the meeting is via advance online registration at www.nagb.gov, which will open five working days prior to September 29, 2020. DATES: The September 2020 meeting will be held on the following dates: Open Meeting: September 29, 2020 3:00–3:30 p.m. (ET) Closed Meeting, 3:45–5:15 p.m. (ET) FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Munira Mwalimu, Executive Officer/ Designated Federal Official for the Governing Board, 800 North Capitol Street NW, Suite 825, Washington, DC 20002, telephone: (202) 357–6938, fax: (202) 357–6945, email: Munira.Mwalimu@ed.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Statutory Authority and Function: The Governing Board is established under the National Assessment of Educational Progress Authorization Act, Title III of Public Law 107–279. Information on the Governing Board and its work can be found at www.nagb.gov. The Governing Board is established to formulate policy for the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) administered by the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES). The Governing Board’s responsibilities include the following: (1) Selecting subject areas to be assessed; (2) developing assessment frameworks and specifications; (3) developing appropriate student achievement levels for each grade and subject tested; (4) developing standards and procedures for interstate and national comparisons; (5) improving the form and use of NAEP; (6) developing guidelines for reporting and disseminating results; and (7) releasing initial NAEP results to the public. Written comments related to the work of the Governing Board may be submitted electronically or in hard copy to the attention of the Executive Officer/ Designated Federal Official (see contact information noted above). Governing Board Full Meeting: Open Meeting: September 29, 2020: 3:00–3:30 p.m. (ET); Closed Meeting, 3:45–5:15 p.m. On September 29, 2020, the Governing Board will meet in open SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\24SEN1.SGM 24SEN1 60140 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 186 / Thursday, September 24, 2020 / Notices session from 3:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. The Governing Board Chair will lead a discussion on the final draft of the Strategic Vision, and the Governing Board will take action on its adoption. After this session, the Board will break for 15 minutes and begin the closed session at 3:45 p.m. On September 29, 2020, the full Governing Board will convene in two closed sessions from 3:45 p.m. to 5:15 p.m. The first closed session will convene from 3:45 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. to receive a briefing on embargoed results from the 2019 Nation’s Report Cards in Reading and Mathematics for grade 12 students. These results have not been yet been released to the public and must be kept confidential until that time to maintain the security of the data and results. The discussions are protected by exemption 9(B) of § 552b(c) of Title 5 of the United States Code. Following this briefing, the Governing Board will meet in a second closed session from 4:30 p.m. to 5:15 p.m. to discuss independent cost estimates related to the impact of the COVID–19 pandemic on the NAEP 2021 operations and subsequent potential impacts on the NAEP budget and assessment schedule. The discussions may impact current and future NAEP contracts and budgets and must be kept confidential. Public disclosure of this confidential information would significantly impede implementation of the NAEP assessment program if conducted in open session. Such matters are protected by exemption 9(B) of § 552b(c) of Title 5 of the United States Code. The September 29, 2020 meeting will adjourn at 5:15 p.m. Access to Records of the Meeting: Pursuant to FACA requirements, the public may also inspect the meeting materials at www.nagb.gov five working days prior to each meeting. The official verbatim transcripts of the public meeting sessions will be available for public inspection no later than 30 calendar days following the meeting. Reasonable Accommodations: The meeting is accessible to individuals with disabilities. If you will need an auxiliary aid or service to participate in the meeting (e.g., interpreting service, assistive listening device, or materials in an alternate format), notify the contact person listed in this notice no later than ten working days prior to each meeting. Electronic Access to this Document: The official version of this document is the document published in the Federal Register. Internet access to the official edition of the Federal Register and the Code of Federal Regulations is available via the Federal Digital System at: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:00 Sep 23, 2020 Jkt 250001 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 Adobe website. 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: Pub. L. 107–279, Title III— National Assessment of Educational Progress § 301. Lesley Muldoon, Executive Director, National Assessment Governing Board (NAGB), U.S. Department of Education. [FR Doc. 2020–20267 Filed 9–23–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE P DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION List of Borrowers Who Have Defaulted on Their Health Education Assistance Loans Federal Student Aid, Department of Education. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: Federal Student Aid (FSA), as required by the Public Health Service Act (the Act), is publishing this list of Health Education Assistance Loan (HEAL) borrowers who have defaulted on their loans as of August 1, 2020. This information is also made available for use by organizations authorized by the Act. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For Defaulted HEAL Borrowers with Account-Related Questions: A borrower who is in default on a HEAL program loan and who has an account-related question should contact: HHS Program Support Center, Accounting Services, Debt Collection Center, Mailstop 10230B, 7700 Wisconsin Avenue, Suite 8–8110D, Bethesda, MD 20857. Telephone: (301) 492–4664. For General HEAL Information: For general HEAL program questions, contact the HEAL program team: Telephone: (844) 509–8957. Email: HEAL@ed.gov. For Organizations Requesting HEAL Defaulted Borrower Information or Confirmation under Section 709(c)(2) of the Act (42 U.S.C. 292h(c)(2)): To request information related to a HEAL defaulted borrower or SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00016 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 confirmation of the borrower’s default status, contact the HEAL program team: Telephone: (844) 509–8957. Email: HEAL@ed.gov. If you use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD) or a text telephone (TTY), call the Federal Relay Service, toll free, at 1–800–877–8339. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: From fiscal year 1978 through fiscal year 1998, the HEAL program insured loans made by participating lenders to eligible graduate students in schools of medicine, osteopathy, dentistry, veterinary medicine, optometry, podiatry, public health, pharmacy, and chiropractic, and in programs in health administration and clinical psychology. Authorization for new HEAL program loans was discontinued on September 30, 1998. Under division H, title V, section 525 of the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2014 (Pub. L. 113–76), and title VII, part A, subpart I of the Public Health Service Act (42 U.S.C. Chapter 6A), the authority to administer the HEAL program, including servicing, collecting, and enforcing any loans made under the HEAL program that remain outstanding, was transferred from the Secretary of Health and Human Services to the Secretary of Education effective July 1, 2014. 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[Federal Register Volume 85, Number 186 (Thursday, September 24, 2020)]
[Notices]
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[FR Doc No: 2020-20267]


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DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

National Assessment Governing Board


Meetings

AGENCY: National Assessment Governing Board, Department of Education.

ACTION: Announcement of open and closed virtual meetings.

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SUMMARY: This notice sets forth the agenda for a National Assessment 
Governing Board (hereafter referred to as Governing Board) meeting in 
September 2020. This notice provides information to members of the 
public who may be interested in attending the meeting or providing 
written comments related to the work of the Governing Board. Notice of 
this meeting is required under the Federal Advisory Committee Act 
(FACA). Participation in the open sessions of the meeting is via 
advance online registration at www.nagb.gov, which will open five 
working days prior to September 29, 2020.

DATES: The September 2020 meeting will be held on the following dates:
    Open Meeting: September 29, 2020 3:00-3:30 p.m. (ET)
    Closed Meeting, 3:45-5:15 p.m. (ET)

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Munira Mwalimu, Executive Officer/
Designated Federal Official for the Governing Board, 800 North Capitol 
Street NW, Suite 825, Washington, DC 20002, telephone: (202) 357-6938, 
fax: (202) 357-6945, email: [email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:
    Statutory Authority and Function: The Governing Board is 
established under the National Assessment of Educational Progress 
Authorization Act, Title III of Public Law 107-279. Information on the 
Governing Board and its work can be found at www.nagb.gov.
    The Governing Board is established to formulate policy for the 
National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) administered by the 
National Center for Education Statistics (NCES). The Governing Board's 
responsibilities include the following: (1) Selecting subject areas to 
be assessed; (2) developing assessment frameworks and specifications; 
(3) developing appropriate student achievement levels for each grade 
and subject tested; (4) developing standards and procedures for 
interstate and national comparisons; (5) improving the form and use of 
NAEP; (6) developing guidelines for reporting and disseminating 
results; and (7) releasing initial NAEP results to the public.
    Written comments related to the work of the Governing Board may be 
submitted electronically or in hard copy to the attention of the 
Executive Officer/Designated Federal Official (see contact information 
noted above).
    Governing Board Full Meeting: Open Meeting: September 29, 2020: 
3:00-3:30 p.m. (ET); Closed Meeting, 3:45-5:15 p.m.
    On September 29, 2020, the Governing Board will meet in open

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session from 3:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. The Governing Board Chair will lead 
a discussion on the final draft of the Strategic Vision, and the 
Governing Board will take action on its adoption. After this session, 
the Board will break for 15 minutes and begin the closed session at 
3:45 p.m.
    On September 29, 2020, the full Governing Board will convene in two 
closed sessions from 3:45 p.m. to 5:15 p.m.
    The first closed session will convene from 3:45 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. 
to receive a briefing on embargoed results from the 2019 Nation's 
Report Cards in Reading and Mathematics for grade 12 students. These 
results have not been yet been released to the public and must be kept 
confidential until that time to maintain the security of the data and 
results. The discussions are protected by exemption 9(B) of Sec.  
552b(c) of Title 5 of the United States Code.
    Following this briefing, the Governing Board will meet in a second 
closed session from 4:30 p.m. to 5:15 p.m. to discuss independent cost 
estimates related to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the NAEP 
2021 operations and subsequent potential impacts on the NAEP budget and 
assessment schedule. The discussions may impact current and future NAEP 
contracts and budgets and must be kept confidential. Public disclosure 
of this confidential information would significantly impede 
implementation of the NAEP assessment program if conducted in open 
session. Such matters are protected by exemption 9(B) of Sec.  552b(c) 
of Title 5 of the United States Code. The September 29, 2020 meeting 
will adjourn at 5:15 p.m.
    Access to Records of the Meeting: Pursuant to FACA requirements, 
the public may also inspect the meeting materials at www.nagb.gov five 
working days prior to each meeting. The official verbatim transcripts 
of the public meeting sessions will be available for public inspection 
no later than 30 calendar days following the meeting.
    Reasonable Accommodations: The meeting is accessible to individuals 
with disabilities. If you will need an auxiliary aid or service to 
participate in the meeting (e.g., interpreting service, assistive 
listening device, or materials in an alternate format), notify the 
contact person listed in this notice no later than ten working days 
prior to each meeting.
    Electronic Access to this Document: The official version of this 
document is the document published in the Federal Register. 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 
Adobe website. 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: Pub. L. 107-279, Title III--National Assessment of 
Educational Progress Sec.  301.

Lesley Muldoon,
Executive Director, National Assessment Governing Board (NAGB), U.S. 
Department of Education.
[FR Doc. 2020-20267 Filed 9-23-20; 8:45 am]
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