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68890 Federal Register / Vol. 69, No.

227 / Friday, November 26, 2004 / Notices

Provisions are made for sealing Reporting and/or Recordkeeping Relay Service (FIRS) at 1–800–877–
expansion joints in concrete slab floors burden. OMB invites public comment. 8339.
and at the juncture of floor and wall. The Department of Education is [FR Doc. 04–26231 Filed 11–24–04; 8:45 am]
The foil may be provided in multiple especially interested in public comment
layers to provide a mechanical bond via addressing the following issues: (1) Is
the concrete or mortar oozing through this collection necessary to the proper
perforation or along pleats in each of the functions of the Department; (2) will DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
top and bottoms layers of the multi- this information be processed and used
layer foil, while providing at least one in a timely manner; (3) is the estimate RIN 1820 ZA40
solid layer through which a fluid will of burden accurate; (4) how might the
National Institute on Disability and
not pass, at least in one direction. Department enhance the quality, utility,
Serial No: 10/715,430. Rehabilitation Research—Disability
and clarity of the information to be
Date: 11/19/2003. and Rehabilitation Research Projects
collected; and (5) how might the
and Centers Program—Rehabilitation
Richard L. Frenette, Department minimize the burden of this Engineering Research Centers
collection on the respondents, including
through the use of information AGENCY: Office of Special Education and
[FR Doc. 04–26137 Filed 11–24–04; 8:45 am]
technology. Rehabilitative Services, Department of
Dated: November 18, 2004. Education.
Angela C. Arrington, ACTION: Notice of proposed priorities.

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION Leader, Information Management Case SUMMARY: The Assistant Secretary for
Services Team, Regulatory Information Special Education and Rehabilitative
Notice of Proposed Information Management Services, Office of the Chief Services proposes three funding
Collection Requests Information Officer.
priorities for the National Institute on
AGENCY: Department of Education. Federal Student Aid Disability and Rehabilitation Research’s
SUMMARY: The Leader, Information (NIDRR) Disability and Rehabilitation
Type of Review: Extension.
Management Case Services Team, Research Projects and Centers Program,
Title: Lender’s Application for
Regulatory Information Management Rehabilitation Engineering Research
Payment of Insurance Claim, ED Form
Services, Office of the Chief Information Centers (RERC) program. Each of these
Officer, invites comments on the priorities may be used for competitions
Frequency: On occasion.
proposed information collection in fiscal year (FY) 2005 and later years.
Affected Public: State, local, or tribal
requests as required by the Paperwork We take this action to focus research
gov’t, SEAs or LEAs; Businesses or other
Reduction Act of 1995. attention on areas of national need. We
DATES: Interested persons are invited to
intend these priorities to improve
Reporting and Recordkeeping Hour
submit comments on or before January rehabilitation services and outcomes for
Burden: Responses: 4,086. Burden
25, 2005. individuals with disabilities.
Hours: 858.
DATES: We must receive your comments
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Section Abstract: The ED Form 1207—
3506 of the Paperwork Reduction Act of Lender’s Application for Payment of on or before December 27, 2004.
1995 (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35) requires Insurance Claim is completed for each ADDRESSES: Address all comments about
that the Office of Management and borrower for whom the lender is filing these proposed priorities to Donna
Budget (OMB) provide interested a Federal claim. Lenders must file for Nangle, U.S. Department of Education,
Federal agencies and the public an early payment within 90 days of the default, 400 Maryland Avenue, SW., room 6030,
opportunity to comment on information depending on the type of claim filed. Potomac Center Plaza, Washington, DC
collection requests. OMB may amend or Requests for copies of the proposed 20204–2700. If you prefer to send your
waive the requirement for public information collection request may be comments through the Internet, use the
consultation to the extent that public accessed from http://edicsweb.ed.gov, following address:
participation in the approval process by selecting the ‘‘Browse Pending donna.nangle@ed.gov.
would defeat the purpose of the Collections’’ link and by clicking on FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
information collection, violate State or link number 2623. When you access the Donna Nangle. Telephone: (202) 245–
Federal law, or substantially interfere information collection, click on 7462.
with any agency’s ability to perform its ‘‘Download Attachments’’ to view. If you use a telecommunications
statutory obligations. The Leader, Written requests for information should device for the deaf (TDD), you may call
Information Management Case Services be addressed to U.S. Department of the Federal Information Relay Service
Team, Regulatory Information Education, 400 Maryland Avenue, SW., (FIRS) at 1–800–877–8339 between 8
Management Services, Office of the Potomac Center, 9th Floor, Washington, a.m. and 4 p.m., eastern time, Monday
Chief Information Officer, publishes that DC 20202–4700. Requests may also be through Friday.
notice containing proposed information electronically mailed to the Internet Individuals with disabilities may
collection requests prior to submission address OCIO_RIMG@ed.gov or faxed to obtain this document in an alternative
of these requests to OMB. Each 202–245–6621. Please specify the format (e.g., Braille, large print,
proposed information collection, complete title of the information audiotape, or computer diskette) on
grouped by office, contains the collection when making your request. request to the contact person listed
following: (1) Type of review requested, Comments regarding burden and/or under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION
e.g. new, revision, extension, existing or the collection activity requirements CONTACT.
reinstatement; (2) Title; (3) Summary of should be directed to Sheila Carey at her SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:
the collection; (4) Description of the e-mail address Sheila.Carey@ed.gov.
need for, and proposed use of, the Individuals who use a Invitation To Comment
information; (5) Respondents and telecommunications device for the deaf We invite you to submit comments
frequency of collection; and (6) (TDD) may call the Federal Information regarding these proposed priorities. To

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ensure that your comments have Invitational priority: Under an invitational the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as
maximum effect in developing the priority, we are particularly interested in amended, by—
notice of final priorities, we urge you to applications that meet the invitational • Developing and disseminating
priority. However, we do not give an
identify clearly the specific proposed innovative methods of applying
application that meets the priority a
priority that each comment addresses. competitive or absolute preference over other advanced technology, scientific
We invite you to assist us in applications (34 CFR 75.105(c)(1)). achievement, and psychological and
complying with the specific Note: NIDRR supports the goals of social knowledge to (1) solve
requirements of Executive Order 12866 President Bush’s New Freedom Initiative rehabilitation problems and remove
and its overall requirement of reducing (NFI). The NFI can be accessed on the environmental barriers and (2) study
regulatory burden that might result from Internet at the following site: http:// and evaluate new or emerging
these proposed priorities. Please let us www.whitehouse.gov/infocus/newfreedom/. technologies, products, or environments
know of any further opportunities we The proposed priorities are in concert and their effectiveness and benefits; or
should take to reduce potential costs or with NIDRR’s Long-Range Plan (Plan). • Demonstrating and disseminating
increase potential benefits while The Plan is comprehensive and (1) innovative models for the delivery of
preserving the effective and efficient integrates many issues relating to cost-effective rehabilitation technology
administration of the program. disability and rehabilitation research services to rural and urban areas and (2)
During and after the comment period, topics. While applicants will find many other scientific research to assist in
you may inspect all public comments sections throughout the Plan that meeting the employment and
about these priorities in Room 6030, 550 support potential research to be independent living needs of individuals
12th Street SW., Potomac Center Plaza, conducted under the proposed with severe disabilities; or
Washington, DC, between the hours of priorities, a specific reference is • Facilitating service delivery systems
8:30 a.m. and 4 p.m., Eastern time, included for each of the priorities change through (1) the development,
Monday through Friday of each week presented in this notice. The Plan can evaluation, and dissemination of
except Federal holidays. be accessed on the Internet at the consumer-responsive and individual
Assistance to Individuals With following site: http://www.ed.gov/ and family-centered innovative models
Disabilities in Reviewing the rschstat/research/pubs/index.html. for the delivery to both rural and urban
Rulemaking Record Through the implementation of the areas of innovative cost-effective
NFI and the Plan, NIDRR seeks to: (1) rehabilitation technology services and
On request, we will supply an Improve the quality and utility of (2) other scientific research to assist in
appropriate aid, such as a reader or disability and rehabilitation research; meeting the employment and
print magnifier, to an individual with a (2) foster an exchange of expertise, independence needs of individuals with
disability who needs assistance to information, and training to facilitate severe disabilities.
review the comments or other the advancement of knowledge and Each RERC must provide training
documents in the public rulemaking understanding of the unique needs of opportunities, in conjunction with
record for these proposed priorities. If traditionally underserved populations; institutions of higher education and
you want to schedule an appointment (3) determine best strategies and nonprofit organizations, to assist
for this type of aid, please contact the programs to improve rehabilitation individuals, including individuals with
person listed under FOR FURTHER outcomes for underserved populations; disabilities, to become rehabilitation
INFORMATION CONTACT. (4) identify research gaps; (5) identify
We will announce the final priorities technology researchers and
mechanisms of integrating research and practitioners.
in a notice in the Federal Register. We practice; and (6) disseminate findings.
will determine the final priorities after The Department is particularly
considering responses to this notice and Rehabilitation Engineering Research interested in ensuring that the
other information available to the Centers Program expenditure of public funds is justified
Department. This notice does not by the execution of intended activities
We may make awards under this and the advancement of knowledge and,
preclude us from proposing or funding program for up to 60 months through
additional priorities, subject to meeting thus, has built this accountability into
grants or cooperative agreements to the selection criteria. During the
applicable rulemaking requirements. public and private agencies and funding cycle of any RERC, NIDRR will
Note: This notice does not solicit organizations, including institutions of conduct one or more reviews of the
applications. In any year in which we choose higher education, Indian tribes, and activities and achievements of the
to use one or more of these proposed tribal organizations, to conduct RERC. In accordance with the
priorities, we invite applications through a research, demonstration, and training
notice published in the Federal Register. provisions of 34 CFR 75.253(a),
activities regarding rehabilitation continued funding depends at all times
When inviting applications we designate technology in order to enhance
each priority as absolute, competitive on satisfactory performance and
preference, or invitational. The effect of each
opportunities for meeting the needs of, accomplishment.
type of priority follows. and addressing the barriers confronted
Absolute priority: Under an absolute by, individuals with disabilities in all Priorities
priority, we consider only applications that aspects of their lives. Each RERC must Background
meet the priority (34 CFR 75.105(c)(3)). be operated by or in collaboration with
Competitive preference priority: Under a an institution of higher education or a Technology plays a vital role in the
competitive preference priority, we give nonprofit organization. Additional lives of millions of disabled and older
competitive preference to an application by information on the RERC program can Americans. Advances in assistive
either (1) awarding additional points, be found at: http://www.ed.gov/rschstat/ technology and adoption of principles
depending on how well or the extent to of universal design have significantly
which the application meets the priority (34
improved the quality of life for these
CFR 75.105(c)(2)(i)); or (2) selecting an General Requirements of Rehabilitation
application that meets the competitive individuals. Individuals with significant
Engineering Research Centers disabilities regularly use products
priority over an application of comparable
merit that does not meet the competitive RERCs shall carry out research or developed as the result of rehabilitation
priority (34 CFR 75.105(c)(2)(ii)). demonstration activities in support of and biomedical research to achieve and

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maintain maximum physical function, on one of the following priorities: (a) (5) Provide technical assistance to
live independently, study and learn, Technologies for Children with public and private organizations
and attain gainful employment. The Orthopedic Disabilities, (b) Low Vision responsible for developing policies,
range of engineering research has and Blindness, or (c) Universal Design guidelines, and standards that affect the
broadened to encompass not only and the Built Environment. specific area of research.
assistive technology but also technology (a) Technologies for Children with In addition, the following
at the systems level (i.e., the built Orthopedic Disabilities: This RERC must requirements apply to each RERC
environment, information and research and develop technologies that priority:
communication technologies, will help children with orthopedic • Each RERC must have the capability
transportation, etc.) and technology that disabilities overcome functional deficits to design, build, and test prototype
interfaces between the individual and and that will support their ability to devices and assist in the transfer of
systems technology and is basic to learn, play, and interact socially. The successful solutions to relevant
community integration. reference for this topic can be found in production and service delivery
The NIDRR RERC program has been a the Plan, chapter 5, Technology for settings. Each RERC must evaluate the
major force in the development of Access and Function: Research to efficacy and safety of its new products,
technology to enhance independent Enhance Mobility, and Research to instrumentation, or assistive devices.
function for individuals with Improve Manipulation Ability. • Each RERC must develop and
disabilities. The RERCs are recognized (b) Low Vision and Blindness: This implement, in the first three months of
as national centers of excellence in their RERC must research and develop the grant, a plan that describes how the
respective areas and collectively technologies that will improve RERC will include, as appropriate,
represent the largest federally supported assessment of vision impairments and individuals with disabilities or their
program responsible for advancing promote independence for individuals representatives in all phases of its
rehabilitation engineering research. For with low vision and blindness, activities including research,
example, the RERC program was an including those who are deaf/blind. The development, training, dissemination,
early pioneer in the development of reference for this topic can be found in and evaluation;
augmentative communication and has the Plan, chapter 5, Technology for • Each RERC must develop and
been at the forefront of prosthetics and Access and Function: Research to implement, in the first year of the grant
orthotics research for both children and Improve or Substitute for Sensory and in consultation with the NIDRR-
adults. RERCs have played a major role Functioning. funded National Center for the
in the development of voluntary (c) Universal Design and the Built Dissemination of Disability Research
standards that industry uses when Environment: This RERC must research, (NCDDR), a plan to disseminate the
developing wheelchairs, wheelchair develop, and evaluate strategies and RERC’s research results to persons with
restraint systems, information devices that will advance the field of disabilities, their representatives,
technologies, and the World Wide Web. universal design and assist designers, disability organizations, service
The RERC on Low Vision and Blindness builders, and manufacturers with providers, professional journals,
helped develop talking sign incorporating universal design in their manufacturers, and other interested
technologies that are currently being products and buildings. The reference parties.
used in major cities in both the United for this topic can be found in the Plan, • Each RERC must develop and
States and Japan to help blind and chapter 5, Technology for Access and implement, in the first year of the grant
visually impaired individuals navigate Function: Systems Technology: and in consultation with the NIDRR-
city streets and subways. RERCs have Universal Design and Accessibility. funded RERC on Technology Transfer, a
been a driving force in the development Under any one of these priorities, plan for ensuring that all new and
of universal design principles that can RERCs must focus on innovative improved technologies developed by
be applied to the built environment, technological solutions, new this RERC are successfully transferred to
information technology and knowledge, and concepts to promote the the marketplace.
telecommunications, transportation, and health, safety, independence, active • Each RERC must conduct a state-of-
consumer products. RERC research engagement in daily activities, and the-science conference on its respective
activities also contributed to the clinical quality of life of persons with area of research in the third year of the
use of electromyography, gait analysis, disabilities. Accordingly, each RERC grant and publish a comprehensive
and functional electrical stimulation. must: report on the final outcomes of the
Advancements in basic biomedical (1) Contribute substantially to the conference in the fourth year of the
science and technology have resulted in technical and scientific knowledge-base grant.
new opportunities to enhance further relevant to the priority; • Each RERC must coordinate with
the lives of people with disabilities. (2) Research, develop, and evaluate research projects of mutual interest with
Recent advances in biomaterials innovative technologies, products, relevant NIDRR-funded projects as
research, composite technologies, environments, performance guidelines, identified through consultation with the
information and telecommunication and monitoring and assessment tools as NIDRR project officer.
technologies, nanotechnologies, micro applicable to the priority;
(3) Identify, implement, and evaluate, Executive Order 12866
electro mechanical systems (MEMS),
sensor technologies, and the in collaboration with the relevant This notice of proposed priorities has
neurosciences provide a wealth of industry, professional associations, and been reviewed in accordance with
opportunities for individuals with institutions of higher education, Executive Order 12866. Under the terms
disabilities and should be incorporated innovative approaches to expand of the order, we have assessed the
into research focused on disability and research capacity in the specific field of potential costs and benefits of this
rehabilitation. study; regulatory action.
(4) Monitor trends and evolving The potential costs associated with
Proposed Priorities product concepts that represent and the notice of proposed priorities are
The Assistant Secretary proposes to signify future directions for technologies those resulting from statutory
fund RERCs, each of which must focus in the specific area of research; and requirements and those we have

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determined as necessary for Dated: November 22, 2004. ¶ 61,168 (2004). EMMT also filed an
administering this program effectively Troy R. Justesen, amendment to the CPS Entities’ market-
and efficiently. In assessing the Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary for Special based rate tariffs to incorporate the
potential costs and benefits—both Education and Rehabilitative Services. Market Behavior Rules adopted by the
quantitative and qualitative—of this [FR Doc. 04–26168 Filed 11–24–04; 8:45 am] Commission in Investigation of Terms
notice of proposed priorities, we have BILLING CODE 4000–01–P and Conditions of Public Utility Market-
determined that the benefits of the Based Rate Authorizations, 105 FERC
proposed priorities justify the costs. ¶ 61,218 (2003).
Summary of Potential Costs and DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY EMMT states that copies of the filing
Benefits were served on parties on the official
Federal Energy Regulatory service list in the above-captioned
The potential costs associated with Commission proceeding.
these proposed priorities are minimal [Docket No. EC05–18–000, et al.] Comment Date: 5 p.m. eastern time on
while the benefits are significant. November 30, 2004.
Grantees may anticipate costs associated National Energy & Transmission, Inc.,
with completing the application process et al.; Electric Rate and Corporate 4. Central Vermont Public Service
in terms of staff time, copying, and Filings Corporation
mailing or delivery. The use of e- [Docket No. ER98–2329–004]
November 16, 2004.
Application technology reduces mailing Take notice that on November 9,
The following filings have been made
and copying costs significantly. 2004, Central Vermont Public Service
with the Commission. The filings are
The benefits of the RERC Program listed in ascending order within each Corporation (Central Vermont) tendered
have been well established over the docket classification. for filing tariff sheets that modify its
years in that similar projects have been market-based rate tariff to add the
completed successfully. These proposed 1. National Energy & Gas Market Behavior Rules adopted by the
priorities will generate new knowledge Transmission, Inc. Commission in Investigation of Terms
and technologies through research, [Docket No. EC05–18–000] and Conditions of Public Utility Market-
development, dissemination, utilization, Take notice that on November 12, Based Rate Authorizations, 105 FERC
and technical assistance projects. 2004, National Energy & Gas ¶ 61,218 (2003). Central Vermont
The benefit of these priorities also Transmission, Inc. (NEGT) filed an requests an effective date of December
will be the establishment of new RERCs application pursuant to section 203 of 17, 2003.
that support the President’s NFI and the Federal Power Act for authorization Central Vermont states that a copy of
will improve the lives of persons with to transfer in excess of 5 percent of the the filing was served upon all parties to
disabilities. The new RERCs will new NEGT common stock to Avenue the Commission’s official service lists in
generate, disseminate, and promote the Capital Group, which is a creditor of the above-captioned dockets, the
use of new information that will NEGT, in connection with NEGT’s plan Vermont Public Service Board, and the
improve the options for individuals of reorganization approved by the New Hampshire Public Utilities
with disabilities to perform regular United States Bankruptcy Court for the Commission.
activities in the community. District of Maryland (Greenbelt Comment Date: 5 p.m. eastern time on
Applicable Program Regulations: 34 Division) as more fully described in the November 30, 2004.
CFR part 350. Application.
Comment Date: 5 p.m. eastern time on 5. Hardee Power Partners Limited
Electronic Access to This Document December 3, 2004. [Docket No. ER99–2341–002]
You may review this document, as 2. Southern California Water Company Take notice that on November 9,
well as all other Department of 2004, Hardee Power Partners Limited
Education documents published in the [Docket No. EL02–129–003]
(Hardee Power) submitted its triennial
Federal Register, in text or Adobe Take notice that on November 15, market power report) pursuant to
Portable Document Format (PDF) on the 2004, Southern California Water Acadia Power Partners LLC, 107 FERC
Internet at the following site: http:// Company (SCWC) tendered for filing a ¶ 61,168 (2004).
www.ed.gov/news/fedregister. refund report pursuant to the
Hardee Power states that copies of the
To use PDF you must have Adobe Commission’s Order issued November
filing were served on parties on the
Acrobat Reader, which is available free 1, 2004, Southern California Water
official service list in the above-
at this site. If you have questions about Company, 109 FERC ¶ 61, 121 (2004).
Comment Date: 5 p.m. eastern time on captioned proceeding.
using PDF, call the U.S. Government December 6, 2004. Comment Date: 5 p.m. eastern time on
Printing Office (GPO), toll free, at 1– November 30, 2004.
888–293–6498; or in the Washington, 3. CL Power Sales One, L.L.C., CL
DC, area at (202) 512–1530. Power Sales Two, L.L.C., CL Power 6. Hardee Power Partners Limited
Sales Seven, L.L.C., CL Power Sales [Docket No. ER99–2341–003]
Note: The official version of this document Eight, L.L.C., CL Power Sales Ten,
is the document published in the Federal Take notice that on November 9,
L.L.C. 2004, Hardee Power Partners Limited
Register. Free Internet access to the official
edition of the Federal Register and the Code [Docket Nos. ER95–892–056 and ER96–2652– (Hardee Power) submitted revisions to
of Federal Regulations is available on GPO 050] its market-based rate tariff to include the
Access at: http://www.gpoaccess.gov/nara/ Take notice that on November 9, Market Behavior Rules adopted by the
index.html. 2004, Edison Mission Marketing & Commission in Investigation of Terms
(Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Trading, Inc. (EMMT), on behalf of its and Conditions of Public Utility Market-
Number: 84.133E, Rehabilitation Engineering public utility affiliates listed above (CPS Based Rate Authorizations, 105 FERC
Research Centers Program) Entities), submitted their triennial ¶ 61,218 (2003) and to make ministerial
Program Authority: 29 U.S.C. 762(g) and market power analysis as required by changes that reflect that it is no longer
764(b)(3). Acadia Power Partners, LLC, 107 FERC affiliated with Tampa Electric Company.

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