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Federal Register / Vol. 64, No.

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DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION Dated: September 22, 1999. ADDRESSES: Written comments should
William Burrow, be addressed to the Office of
Notice of Proposed Information Leader, Information Management Group, Information and Regulatory Affairs,
Collection Requests Office of the Chief Information Officer. Attention: Danny Werfel, Desk Officer,
Department of Education, Office of
AGENCY: Department of Education. Office of Student Financial Assistance
Management and Budget, 725 17th
Programs
Street, N.W., Room 10235, New
SUMMARY: The Leader, Information
Type of Review: New Executive Office Building, Washington,
Management Group, Office of the Chief Title: The Leveraging Educational DC 20503 or should be electronically
Information Officer, invites comments Assistance Partnership (LEAP) Program mailed to the internet address
on the proposed information collection Frequency: Annually DWERFEL@OMB.EOP.GOV.
requests as required by the Paperwork Affected Public: State; local or Tribal SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Section
Reduction Act of 1995. Gov’t, SEAs or LEAs 3506 of the Paperwork Reduction Act of
DATES: Interested persons are invited to Reporting and Recordkeeping Burden: 1995 (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35) requires
submit comments on or before Responses: 56. that the Office of Management and
November 29, 1999. Burden Hours: 224. Budget (OMB) provide interested
Abstract: The LEAP Program, which Federal agencies and the public an early
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Section was formally known as the State opportunity to comment on information
3506 of the Paperwork Reduction Act of Student Incentive Grant Program, uses collection requests. OMB may amend or
1995 (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35) requires matching Federal/State funds to provide waive the requirement for public
that the Office of Management and a nationwide system of grants to assist consultation to the extent that public
Budget (OMB) provide interested postsecondary education students with participation in the approval process
Federal agencies and the public an early substantial financial need. On this would defeat the purpose of the
opportunity to comment on information application the states provide information collection, violate State or
collection requests. OMB may amend or information the Department requires to Federal law, or substantially interfere
waive the requirement for public obligate programs funds and for with any agency’s ability to perform its
consultation to the extent that public program management. The signed statutory obligations. The Leader,
participation in the approval process assurances legally bind the states to Information Management Group, Office
would defeat the purpose of the administer the program according to of the Chief Information Officer,
information collection, violate State or regulatory and statutory requirements. publishes that notice containing
Federal law, or substantially interfere Written comments and requests for proposed information collection
with any agency’s ability to perform its copies of the proposed information requests prior to submission of these
statutory obligations. The Leader, collection request should be addressed requests to OMB. Each proposed
Information Management Group, Office to Vivian Reese, Department of information collection, grouped by
of the Chief Information Officer, Education, 400 Maryland Avenue, SW, office, contains the following: (1) Type
Room 5624, Regional Office Building 3, of review requested, e.g. new, revision,
publishes that notice containing
Washington, DC 20202–4651, or should extension, existing or reinstatement; (2)
proposed information collection
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be electronically mailed to the internet Title; (3) Summary of the collection; (4)
requests prior to submission of these address OCIO IMG Issues@ed.gov, or Description of the need for, and
requests to OMB. Each proposed should be faxed to 202–708–9346. proposed use of, the information; (5)
information collection, grouped by For questions regarding burden and/ Respondents and frequency of
office, contains the following: (1) Type or the collection activity requirements, collection; and (6) Reporting and/or
of review requested, e.g. new, revision, contact Joseph Schubart at 202–708– Recordkeeping burden. OMB invites
extension, existing or reinstatement; (2)
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9266 or by e-mail at public comment.
Title; (3) Summary of the collection; (4) joe schubart@ed.gov. Individuals who Dated: September 22, 1999.
Description of the need for, and use a telecommunications device for the
proposed use of, the information; (5) William E. Burrow,
deaf (TDD) may call the Federal
Respondents and frequency of Leader, Information Management Group,
Information Relay Service (FIRS) at 1–
Office of the Chief Information Officer.
collection; and (6) Reporting and/or 800–877–8339.
Recordkeeping burden. OMB invites [FR Doc. 99–25132 Filed 9–27–99; 8:45 am]
Office of Postsecondary Education
public comment. Type of Review: Reinstatement.
BILLING CODE 4000–01–P
The Department of Education is Title: Application for Grants Under
especially interested in public comment the Strengthening Institutions Program,
addressing the following issues: (1) Is DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION American Indian Tribally Controlled
this collection necessary to the proper Colleges and Universities Program, and
functions of the Department; (2) will Submission for OMB Review; Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian
this information be processed and used Comment Request Serving Institutions Program.
in a timely manner; (3) is the estimate Frequency: Annually.
AGENCY: Department of Education. Affected Public: Not-for-profit
of burden accurate; (4) how might the SUMMARY: The Leader, Information institutions.
Department enhance the quality, utility, Management Group, Office of the Chief Reporting and Recordkeeping Burden:
and clarity of the information to be Information Officer invites comments Responses: 500.
collected; and (5) how might the on the submission for OMB review as Burden Hours: 12,485.
Department minimize the burden of this required by the Paperwork Reduction Abstract: This information is required
collection on the respondents, including Act of 1995. of institutions of higher education that
through the use of information DATES: Interested persons are invited to apply for grants under the Strengthening
technology. submit comments on or before October Institutions Program, the American
28, 1999. Indian Tribally Controlled Colleges and
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Universities Program, and the Alaska 9624 or Michael Skinker (Program granted in FE Order EA–154.
Native and Native Hawaiian Serving Attorney) 202–586–6667. Consequently, DOE believes that it has
Institutions Program, authorized under SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On adequately satisfied its responsibilities
Title II, Part A of the Higher Education October 1, 1997, the Office of Fossil under the National Environmental
Act of 1965, as amended. This Energy (FE) of the Department of Energy Policy Act of 1969 through the
information will be used in the (DOE) authorized Niagara Mohawk documentation of a categorical
evaluation process to determine which Energy Marketing, Inc.1 to transmit exclusion in the FE Docket EA–154
applicants should receive grant funds. electric energy from the United States to proceeding.
This information collection is being Canada as a power marketer (Order No. Copies of this application will be
submitted under the Streamlined EA–154) using the international electric made available, upon request, for public
Clearance Process for Discretionary transmission facilities owned and inspection and copying at the address
Grant Information Collections (1890– operated by Basin Electric Power provided above or by accessing the
0001). Therefore, this 30-day public Cooperative, Bonneville Power Fossil Energy Home Page at http://
comment notice will be the only public Administration, Citizens Utilities, www.fe.doe.gov. Upon reaching the
comment notice published for this Detroit Edison, Eastern Maine Electric Fossil Energy Home page, select
information collection. Cooperative, Joint Owners of the ‘‘Regulatory Programs,’’ then
Written comments and requests for Highgate Project, Maine Electric Power ‘‘Electricity Regulation,’’ and then
copies of the proposed information Company, Maine Public Service ‘‘Pending Proceedings’’ from the options
collection request should be addressed Company, Minnesota Power, Minnkota menus.
to Vivian Reese, Department of Power Cooperative, New York Power Issued in Washington, DC, on September
Education, 400 Maryland Avenue, SW, Authority, Niagara Mohawk Power 22, 1999.
Room 5624, Regional Office Building 3, Corp., Northern States Power, and Anthony J. Como,
Washington, DC 20202–4651, or should Vermont Electric Transmission Deputy Director, Electric Power Regulation,

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be electronically mailed to the internet Company. That authorization will Office of Coal & Power Im/Ex, Office of Coal
address OCIO IMG Issues@ed.gov, or expire on October 1, 1999. & Power Systems, Office of Fossil Energy.
should be faxed to 202–708–9346. On September 21, 1999, NMEM filed [FR Doc. 99–25185 Filed 9–27–99; 8:45 am]
For questions regarding burden and/ an application with FE for renewal of BILLING CODE 6450–01–P
or the collection activity requirements, the export authority contained in Order
contact Joseph Schubart at 202–708– No. EA–154. NMEM has requested that
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9266 or by e-mail at authorization be issued for a five-year DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY
joe schubart@ed.gov. Individuals who term and that the international
use a telecommunications device for the Federal Energy Regulatory
transmission facilities of Long Sault,
deaf (TDD) may call the Federal Commission
Inc. be added to the list of authorized
Information Relay Service (FIRS) at 1– export points. DOE has provided a 15- [Docket No. RP99–507–000]
800–877–8339. day public comment period in response
[FR Doc. 99–25133 Filed 9–27–99; 8:45 am] to NMEM’s request for expedited Amoco Energy Trading Corporation,
BILLING CODE 4000–01–P processing of this application. Amoco Production Company and
Burlington Resources Oil & Gas
Procedural Matters Company v. El Paso Natural Gas
Any person desiring to become a Company; Notice of Complaint
DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY
party to this proceeding or to be heard September 22, 1999.
[Docket No. EA–154–A] by filing comments or protests to this Take notice that on September 21,
application should file a petition to 1999, pursuant to Rule 206 of the
Application to Export Electric Energy; intervene, comment or protest at the
Niagara Mohawk Energy Marketing, Commission’s Rules of Practice and
address provided above in accordance Procedure (18 CFR 385.206), Amoco
Inc. with § 385.211 or § 385.214 of the Energy Trading Corporation and Amoco
AGENCY: Office of Fossil Energy, DOE. Federal Energy Regulatory Production Company (Amoco) and
ACTION: Notice of Application. Commission’s rules of practice and Burlington Resources Oil & Gas
procedures (18 CFR 385.211, 385.214). Company (Burlington) filed a Section 5
SUMMARY: Niagara Mohawk Energy Fifteen copies of each petition and complaint against El Paso Natural Gas
Marketing, Inc. (NMEM) has applied for protest should be filed with the DOE on Company (El Paso), requesting the
renewal of its authority to transmit or before the date listed above. Commission to require El Paso to
electric energy from the United States to Comments on the NMEM request to
change the manner in which it allocates
Canada pursuant to section 202(e) of the export should be clearly marked with
firm delivery point capacity on its
Federal Power Act. Docket EA–154–A. Additional copies
system.
DATES: Comments, protests or requests are to be filed directly with Ms. Robin Specifically, Amoco and Burlington
to intervene must be submitted on or R. Hope, Energy Transaction request the Commission to order El Paso
before October 13, 1999. Administrator, Niagara Mohawk Energy to cease and desist selling primary firm
ADDRESSES: Comments, protests or Marketing, Inc., 507 Plum Street, delivery point capacity at the Southern
requests to intervene should be Syracuse, NY 13204. California Gas Company/Topock
addressed as follows: Office of Coal & DOE notes that the circumstances delivery point in excess of the capacity
Power Im/Ex (FE–27), Office of Fossil described in this application are available at that point. Amoco and
Energy, U.S. Department of Energy, virtually identical to those for which Burlington request that this complaint
1000 Independence Avenue, SW, export authority had previously been be given ‘‘Fast Track’’ processing,
Washington, DC 20585–0350 (FAX 202– pursuant to Rule 206(h).
1 Order No. EA–154 was issued to Plum Street
287–5736). Any person desiring to be heard or to
Energy Marketing, Inc. On October 28, 1998, Plum
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Street notified DOE that it had changed its name to protest this filing should file a motion
Ellen Russell (Program Office) 202–586– Niagara Mohawk Energy Marketing, Inc. to intervene or protests with the Federal