[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 192 (Friday, October 3, 2014)]
[Notices]
[Pages 59762-59763]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-23612]


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DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION


Announcement of an Open Public Hearing

AGENCY: National Advisory Council on Indian Education (NACIE or 
Council), Department of Education.

ACTION: Announcement of an Open Public Hearing.

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SUMMARY: This notice sets forth the schedule of an upcoming public 
hearing conducted by a subcommittee comprised of NACIE members. The 
purpose of this public hearing is to receive public comments and/or 
recommendations and/or suggestions to the Council on the improvement of 
Federal education programs that include Indian children or adults as 
participants or that may benefit Indian children or adults, and 
recommendations concerning the funding of any such program.

DATES: The NACIE public hearings will be held on:

October 15, 2014-9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Alaska Time Zone (AKDT)
October 15, 2014-1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Alaska Time Zone (AKDT)
October 16, 2014-9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Alaska Time Zone (AKDT)
October 16, 2014-1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Alaska Time Zone (AKDT)
    The public hearing meeting location in Anchorage, Alaska is: Hotel 
Captain Cook, Voyager Room, 939 W 5th Ave, Anchorage, AK 99501, Phone: 
(907) 276-6000 or (800)-843-1950, Fax: (907) 343-2298.

ADDRESSES: U.S. Department of Education, Office of Elementary and 
Secondary Education, 400 Maryland Ave. SW., Room 3E205, Washington, DC 
20202.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jenelle Leonard, Designated Federal 
Official, Office of Elementary and Secondary Education, U.S. Department 
of Education, 400 Maryland Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20202. Telephone: 
202-205-2161. Fax: 202-205-5870.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: NACIE's Statutory Authority and Function: 
The National Advisory Council on Indian Education is authorized by 
Sec.  7141 of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act. The Council 
is established within the Department of Education to advise the 
Secretary of Education on the funding and administration (including the 
development of regulations, and administrative policies and practices) 
of any program over which the Secretary has jurisdiction and includes 
Indian children or adults as participants or programs that may benefit 
Indian children or adults, including any program established under 
Title VII, Part A of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act. The 
Council submits to the Congress, not later than June 30 of each year, a 
report on the activities of the Council that includes recommendations 
the Council considers appropriate for the improvement of Federal 
education programs that include Indian children or adults as 
participants or that may benefit Indian children or adults, and 
recommendations concerning the funding of any such program.
    One of the Council's responsibilities is to develop and provide 
recommendations to the Secretary of Education on the funding and 
administration (including the development of regulations, and 
administrative policies and practices) of any program over which the 
Secretary has jurisdiction that can benefit Indian children or adults 
participating in any

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program which could benefit Indian children. The purpose of the 
scheduled listening sessions is for the designated NACIE Subcommittee 
members to conduct a series of listening sessions in conjunction with 
the National Indian Education Association's Annual Conference. The 
Conference participants and the general public are invited to provide 
public comments. The public comments and input will serve to inform the 
NACIE as they develop recommendations to the Secretary of Education on 
the funding and administration (including the development of 
regulations, and administrative policies and practices) of any program 
over which the Secretary has jurisdiction and includes Indian children 
or adults as participants or programs that may benefit Indian children 
or adults, including any program established under Title VII, Part A of 
the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, and conduct discussions on 
the development of the report to Congress that should be submitted no 
later than June 30, of each year.
    To sign up to provide comments and RSVP, access the NACIE Web site 
at WWW.NACIE-ED.ORG beginning October 8, 2014.
    Individuals who will need accommodations for a disability in order 
to attend the meeting (e.g., interpreting services, assistive listening 
devices, or material in alternative format) should notify Jenelle 
Leonard at (202) 205-2161, no later than Wednesday, October 8, 2014. We 
will make every attempt to meet requests for accommodations after this 
date, but cannot guarantee their availability. The meeting site is 
accessible to individuals with disabilities.
    Speakers will be allowed to provide comments for no more than five 
(5) minutes. Comments should pertain to the work of NACIE and/or the 
Office of Indian Education.
    Access to Records of the Meeting: The Department will post the 
official report of the hearings on the NACIE Web site 21 days after the 
meeting. Pursuant to the FACA, the public may also inspect the 
materials at the Office of Indian Education, United States Department 
of Education, 400 Maryland Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20202. Monday-
Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time or by emailing 
[email protected] or by calling (202) 205-2161 to schedule an 
appointment.
    Reasonable Accommodations: The hearing site 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 by or no later than 
October 8, 2014. Although we will attempt to meet a request received 
after that date, we may not be able to make available the requested 
auxiliary aid or service because of insufficient time to arrange it.
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    Authority: The National Advisory Council on Indian Education is 
authorized by Section 7141 of the Elementary and Secondary Education 
Act. The Council is established within the Department of Education to 
advise the Secretary of Education on the funding and administration 
(including the development of regulations, and administrative policies 
and practices) of any program over which the Secretary has jurisdiction 
and includes Indian children or adults as participants or programs that 
may benefit Indian children or adults, including any program 
established under Title VII, Part A of the Elementary and Secondary 
Education Act.

Deborah S. Delisle,
Assistant Secretary for Elementary and Secondary Education.
[FR Doc. 2014-23612 Filed 10-2-14; 8:45 am]
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