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37 / Tuesday, February 25, 2003 / Notices

Navy, and community partnerships. DC 20503 or should be electronically background information on school
Navy will consider possible alternatives mailed to the internet address context and student demographics to
using a combination of ordinance target Lauren.Wittenberg@omb.eop.gov. benchmark performance and inform
locations within the APAFR. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Section policy.
The EIS will evaluate the 3506 of the Paperwork Reduction Act of Written requests for information
environmental effects associated with: 1995 (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35) requires should be addressed to Vivian Reese,
Airspace; noise; range safety; earth that the Office of Management and Department of Education, 400 Maryland
resources; water resources; air quality; Budget (OMB) provide interested Avenue, SW, Room 4050, Regional
biological resources, including Federal agencies and the public an early Office Building 3, Washington, DC
threatened and endangered species; opportunity to comment on information 20202–4651 or directed to her e-mail
land use; socioeconomic resources; collection requests. OMB may amend or address Vivian.Reese@ed.gov. Requests
infrastructure; and cultural resources. waive the requirement for public may also be faxed to 202–708–9346.
The analysis will include an evaluation consultation to the extent that public Please specify the complete title of the
of the direct, indirect, and cumulative participation in the approval process information collection when making
impacts. No decision will be made to would defeat the purpose of the your request.
implement any alternative until the information collection, violate State or Comments regarding burden and/or
NEPA process is completed. Federal law, or substantially interfere the collection activity requirements
The Navy is initiating the scoping with any agency’s ability to perform its should be directed to Joseph Schubart at
process to identify community concerns statutory obligations. The Leader, his e-mail address Joe.Schubart@ed.gov.
and local issues that will be addressed Regulatory Management Group, Office Individuals who use a
in the EIS. Federal, state, and local of the Chief Information Officer, telecommunications device for the deaf
agencies, and interested persons are publishes that notice containing (TDD) may call the Federal Information
encouraged to provide oral and/or proposed information collection Relay Service (FIRS) at 1–800–877–
written comments to the Navy to requests prior to submission of these 8339.
identify specific issues or topics of requests to OMB. Each proposed [FR Doc. 03–4316 Filed 2–24–03; 8:45 am]
environmental concern that should be information collection, grouped by BILLING CODE 4000–01–P
addressed in the EIS. Written comments office, contains the following: (1) Type
must be postmarked by April 15, 2003, of review requested, e.g. new, revision,
and should be mailed to: Avon Park Air- extension, existing or reinstatement; (2) DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
to-Ground Training EIS, c/o Title; (3) Summary of the collection; (4)
Commanding Officer, Southern Div., Description of the need for, and Student Assistance General Provisions
Naval Facilities Engineering Command, proposed use of, the information; (5)
PO Box 190010, North Charleston, SC AGENCY: Department of Education.
Respondents and frequency of ACTION: Notice of implementation of
29419–9010, Attn: Code ES12/WS (Will collection; and (6) Reporting and/or
Sloger), telephone (843) 820–5797, electronic delivery of school cohort
Recordkeeping burden. OMB invites default rate data for institutions located
facsimile (843) 820–7472. public comment. in the United States.
Dated: February 20, 2003.
Dated: February 19, 2003.
J.T. Baltimore, SUMMARY: The Secretary gives notice of
John D. Tressler, Leader,
Lieutenant Commander, Judge Advocate the implementation of electronic
Regulatory Management Group, Office of the delivery of cohort default rate
General’s Corps, U.S. Navy, Alternate Federal
Chief Information Officer.
Register Liaison Officer. notification packages to institutions
[FR Doc. 03–4411 Filed 2–24–03; 8:45 am] Office of Educational Research and located in the United States (domestic
BILLING CODE 3810–FF–P Improvement institutions) that participate in the
Type of Review: Revision of a Federal student aid programs authorized
currently approved collection. under Title IV of the Higher Education
DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION Title: Program for International Act of 1965, as amended. This notice
Student Assessment (PISA) (KI). concerns electronic processes related to
Submission for OMB Review; Frequency: Other: one time. cohort default rates calculated for
Comment Request Affected Public: Individuals or institutions participating in the Federal
household (primary), State, Local, or Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program,
AGENCY: Department of Education.
Tribal Gov’t, SEAs or LEAs. the William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan
SUMMARY: The Leader, Regulatory
Reporting and Recordkeeping Hour (Direct Loan) Program, or both. It does
Management Group, Office of the Chief Burden: Responses: 10800; Burden not apply to cohort default rates
Information Officer invites comments Hours: 28125. calculated for the Federal Perkins Loan
on the submission for OMB review as Abstract: The Program for Program.
required by the Paperwork Reduction International Student Assessment Domestic schools must participate in
Act of 1995. (PISA) is a new system of international this new electronic process by June 1,
DATES: Interested persons are invited to assessments that focus on 15-year-olds’ 2003. After that date, and except in the
submit comments on or before March capabilities in reading literacy, case of a technical problem caused by
27, 2003. mathematics literacy, and science the U.S. Department of Education
ADDRESSES: Written comments should literacy. PISA 2000 was the first cycle (Department) as described below, the
be addressed to the Office of of PISA, which will be conducted every electronic process will be the sole
Information and Regulatory Affairs, three years, with a primary focus on one means by which the Secretary provides
Attention: Lauren Wittenberg, Desk area for each cycle. PISA 2000 focused notice to domestic schools of their draft
Officer, Department of Education, Office on reading literacy; mathematics and official cohort default rates and
of Management and Budget, 725 17th literacy will be the focus in 2003, and underlying data. While participation in
Street, NW., Room 10235, New science literacy in 2006. In addition to the electronic process by domestic
Executive Office Building, Washington, assessment data, PISA provides schools is mandatory as of June 1, 2003,

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we will begin electronic distribution of destination points, as noted in the IFAP available free at this site. If you have
cohort default rate notifications with the announcement. questions about using the PDF, call the
fiscal year (FY) 2001 draft rates in If an institution believes that a U.S. Government Printing Office (GPO);
February 2003, for schools that by then technical problem that was caused by toll free, at 1–888–293–6498; or in the
have registered for the new service, as the U.S. Department of Education Washington, DC area at (202) 512–1530.
described below. (Department) resulted in the institution You may also view this document in
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: not being able to access its electronic PDF at the following site: ifap.ed.gov.
Kriste Jordan, Default Management, cohort default rate information, it must Note: The official version of this document
Schools Channel, Federal Student Aid, notify us no later than five business is the document published in the Federal
U.S. Department of Education, Union days after the transmission date Register. Free Internet access to the official
Center Plaza, 084B4, 830 First Street, announced on IFAP. By doing so and if edition of the Federal Register and the Code
Washington, DC 20002. Telephone: we agree that the problem was caused of Federal Regulations is available on GPO
(202) 377–3191, FAX (202) 275–4511. by the Department, we will extend the Access at: http://www.access.gpo.gov/nara/
If you use a telecommunications challenge, appeal, and adjustment index.html.
device for the deaf (TDD), you may call deadlines and timeframes to account for
Program Authority: 20 U.S.C. 1085, 1094,
the Federal Information Relay Service a re-transmission of the information
1099c.
(FIRS) at 1–800–877–8339. after the technical problem is resolved. Dated: February 20, 2003.
Individuals with disabilities may Reports of technical problems must be
Sally L. Stroup,
obtain this document in an alternative made via e-mail and addressed to our
Assistant Secretary, Office of Postsecondary
format (e.g., Braille, large print, Default Management sharepost at:
Education.
audiotape, or computer diskette) on fsa.schools.
[FR Doc. 03–4392 Filed 2–24–03; 8:45 am]
request to the program contact person default.management@ed.gov.
listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION Each institution is responsible for BILLING CODE 4000–01–P

CONTACT. updating its SAIG enrollment whenever


a change is needed to its cohort default
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Beginning DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY
rate notification package destination
with the release of fiscal year (FY) 2001 point. Failure of an institution to enroll
draft cohort default rates in February in or update SAIG for the eCDR process Federal Energy Regulatory
2003, we will electronically transmit does not constitute a valid, timely Commission
draft and official cohort default rate technical problem that would extend [Docket No. EL03–38–000]
notification packages to domestic timeframes or deadlines for appeals,
institutions using our Student Aid challenges, and adjustments. Before Commissioners: Pat Wood, III,
Internet Gateway (SAIG). The electronic To implement the electronic process, Chairman; William L. Massey, and Nora
delivery of cohort default rate every domestic school must, no later Mead Brownell; Cargill Power Markets,
information to domestic institutions than June 1, 2003, designate an SAIG LLC, Complainant, v. Midwest
will replace the current process, which destination point that will receive the Independent Transmission System
involves delivery of hardcopy institution’s electronic cohort default Operator, Inc., Respondent; Order on
documents. Foreign schools (i.e., rate (eCDR) notification packages. The Complaint Establishing Hearing and
schools eligible to participate in the designation of the eCDR destination Settlement Procedures
Federal Family Education Loan Program point must be conducted through the
under section 102(a)(1)(C) of the Higher SAIG enrollment process at: http:// February 14, 2003.
Education Act of 1965, as amended) are www.sfawebenroll.ed.gov. 1. In this order, the Commission sets
not subject to participation in this In addition, before eCDR functionality for hearing the complaint (complaint)
electronic process. Foreign schools will can be provided to the designated SAIG filed on December 31, 2002 by Cargill
continue to receive their cohort default destination point each institution must Power Markets, LLC (Cargill) against the
rate notification documents in hardcopy submit, by June 1, 2003, a hardcopy Midwest Independent Transmission
rather than electronically. Foreign SAIG signature page signed by the System Operator, Inc. (Midwest ISO),
schools’ rights to appeal, make institution’s Chief Executive Officer regarding a request by Cargill for long-
challenges and seek adjustments will (CEO) (e.g., President, Chancellor, term firm transmission service.
continue to run from the date of receipt Owner) or the person previously Moreover, to aid the parties in settling
of the hardcopy, as they have in the designated by the CEO as the their dispute, we will hold the hearing
past. institution’s SAIG signature authority. in abeyance pending the outcome of
For each electronic distribution of Once SAIG enrollment is completed, settlement judge procedures.
default rate notifications (draft and the institution’s designee will receive
official) to domestic institutions, we Background
electronic school cohort default rate
will announce on our Information for notification packages unless the school 2. Cargill complains that the Midwest
Financial Aid Professionals (IFAP) Web changes the designee by submitting a ISO wrongfully recalled Cargill’s
site (http://www.ifap.ed.gov) the date of revision to its SAIG enrollment. confirmed reservation with the Midwest
the electronic transmission of cohort ISO for 52 MW of long-term firm point-
default rate information to the Electronic Access to This Document to-point transmission service (service
destination points designated by each You may view this document, as well reservation) from the Pennsylvania-New
domestic institution. Except as as all other Department of Education Jersey-Maryland (PJM) source Control
described in the following paragraph, documents published in the Federal Area to the Michigan-Ontario
the time periods for making appeals and Register, in text or Adobe Portable Independent Electricity Market Operator
challenges and seeking adjustments Document Format (PDF) on the Internet border (MI–IMO), for the period January
under 34 CFR part 668, subpart M will at the following site: http://www.ed.gov/ 1, 2003 through January 1, 2004. Cargill
begin with the sixth business day after legislation/FedRegister. states that the Midwest ISO confirmed
the date the default rate notification To use the PDF you must have the the service reservation on November 21,
packages were transmitted to the SAIG Adobe Acrobat Reader, which is 2002. Cargill further contends that on

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