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Federal Register Summary for the Week of 23-27 January 2006

AGRICULTURE


Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service Final Revised Guidelines for State Plans of Work for the Agricultural Research and Extension Formula Funds

AGENCY: Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service, USDA.

ACTION: Final notice.

SUMMARY: The Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service (CSREES) is implementing the revisions to the Guidelines for State Plans of Work for the Agricultural Research and Extension Formula Funds. These guidelines prescribe the procedures to be followed by the eligible institutions receiving Federal agricultural research and extension formula funds under the Hatch Act of 1887, as amended; the National Agricultural Research, Extension, and Teaching Policy Act of 1977. The recipients of these funds are commonly referred to as the 1862 land-grant institutions and 1890 land-grant institutions, including Tuskegee University and West Virginia State University. CSREES also is revising and reinstating a previously approved information collection (OMB No. 0524-0036) associated with these Guidelines.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Bart Hewitt; Program Analyst, Planning and Accountability, Office of the Administrator; CSREES-USDA; Washington, DC 20250; at 202-720-5623, 202-720-7714 (fax) or via electronic mail at .

http://edocket.access.gpo.gov/2006/06-680.htm


COMMERCE


Notice of Solicitation for Sea Grant Review Panelists

AGENCY: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research (OAR) National Sea Grant Review Panel.

SUMMARY: This notice responds to the National Sea Grant College Program Act, at 33 U.S.C. 1128, which requires the Secretary of Commerce to solicit nominations at least once a year for membership on the Sea Grant Review Panel. This advisory committee provides advice on the implementation of the National Sea Grant College Program.

DATES: Resumes should be sent to the address specified and must be received by 30 days from publication.

ADDRESSES: Dr. Leon M. Cammen, Interim Executive Director; National Sea Grant College Program; 1315 East-West Highway, Room 11841; Silver Spring, Maryland 20910

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dr. Leon M. Cammen of the National Sea Grant College Program at the address given above; telephone (301) 713-2435 extension 136 or fax number (301) 713-0799.

http://edocket.access.gpo.gov/2006/E6-830.htm


EDUCATION


Office of Innovation and Improvement; Overview Information; Transition to Teaching Grant Program; Notice Inviting Applications for New Awards for Fiscal Year (FY) 2006

Dates: Applications Available: January 27, 2006. Deadline for Notice of Intent to Apply: February 21, 2006. Deadline for Transmittal of Applications: March 20, 2006. Deadline for Intergovernmental Review:
May 19, 2006.

Eligible Applicants: A State educational agency (SEA); a high-need local educational agency (LEA); a for-profit or nonprofit organization that has a proven record of effectively recruiting and retaining highly qualified teachers, in a partnership with a high-need LEA or an SEA; an institution of higher education (IHE), in a partnership with a high-need LEA or an SEA; a regional consortium of SEAs; or a consortium of high-need LEAs. For further information on whether an LEA qualifies as a "high-need LEA,'' see section III. 1. Eligible Applicants in this notice.

Estimated Available Funds: $5-6 million. The Department has established separate funding categories for projects of different scope. These categories are:
(1) National/regional projects (84.350C) that serve eligible high-need LEAs in more than one State;
(2) Statewide projects (84.350B) that serve eligible high-need LEAs statewide or eligible high-need LEAs in more than one area of a State; and
(3) Local projects (84.350A) that serve one eligible high-need LEA or two or more eligible high-need LEAs in a single area of a State.
Estimated Range of Awards: National/regional projects--$300,000-$1,000,000 per year; Statewide projects--$150,000-$600,000 per year; and Local projects--$100,000-$400,000 per year.
Estimated Average Size of Awards: National/regional projects--$750,000 per year; Statewide projects--$375,000 per year; and Local projects--$225,000 per year.
Estimated Number of Awards: National/regional projects--2; Statewide projects--5; and Local projects--10.

For Further Information Contact: Thelma Leenhouts, Gillian Cohen-Boyer, Beatriz Ceja, or Anthony Sepulveda, U.S. Department of Education, 400 Maryland Avenue, SW., room 4W318, Washington, DC 20202. Telephone: (202) 260-0223 (Thelma Leenhouts); (202) 401-2159 (Gillian Cohen-Boyer); (202) 260-3548 (202) 205-5009 (Beatriz Ceja); or (202) 260-0464 (Anthony Sepulveda). By e-mail: .

http://edocket.access.gpo.gov/2006/06-763.htm


ENERGY


Office of Science; Basic Energy Sciences Advisory Committee

ACTION: Notice of open meeting.

SUMMARY: This notice announces a meeting of the Basic Energy Sciences Advisory Committee (BESAC). Federal Advisory Committee Act (Pub. L. 92-463, 86 Stat. 770) requires that public notice of these meetings be announced in the Federal Register.

DATES: Thursday, February 16, 2006, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, February 17, 2006, 8:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.

ADDRESSES: Bethesda North Marriott Hotel and Conference Center, 5701 Marinelli Road, North Bethesda, MD 20852.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Karen Talamini; Office of Basic Energy Sciences; U.S. Department of Energy; Germantown Building, Independence Avenue, Washington, DC 20585; Telephone: (301) 903-4563.

http://edocket.access.gpo.gov/2006/E6-934.htm


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