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No Child Left Behind Negotiated Rulemaking Committee

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AGENCY:

Bureau of Indian Affairs, Interior.

ACTION:

Membership of the No Child Left Behind Negotiated Rulemaking Committee.

SUMMARY:

The Secretary of the Interior has established an advisory Committee to develop recommendations for proposed rules for Indian education under six sections of The No Child Left Behind Act of 2001. On May 5, 2003, the Secretary published the proposed membership for the No Child Left Behind Negotiated Rulemaking Committee and requested comments. Following review of the comments, the Secretary has named the members of the Committee.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

The No Child Left Behind Negotiated Rulemaking Committee is an advisory committee formed under the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 (Pub. L. 107-110), the Negotiated Rulemaking Act, and the Federal Advisory Committee Act. The purpose of the Committee is to negotiate and reach consensus on recommendations for proposed rules for Indian education under six sections of The No Child Left Behind Act of 2001. For more information on negotiated rulemaking under The No Child Left Behind Act, see Federal Register notices that we published on December 10, 2002 (67 FR 75828) and May 5, 2003 (68 FR 23631), or our Web site at http//www.oiep.bia.edu under “Negotiated Rulemaking.”

The Secretary proposed 19 tribal Committee members and 6 Federal Committee members. Following selection of the tribal Committee members as proposed in the May 5, 2003, Federal Register notice, one of the proposed tribal Committee members, David Germany, Mississippi Band of Choctaw, was unable to serve. The Secretary has replaced Mr. Germany with Vanessa Girard, Education Planner, Gila River Indian Community. In response to the Federal Register notice of proposed membership of the Committee, the Secretary received 8 comments, including 6 additional nominations for Committee membership. The Secretary found that the membership of the Committee adequately represented the tribes with bureau-funded schools and the interests Start Printed Page 42652previously identified. Therefore the Secretary did not select any of the new nominations for the Committee.

The Secretary has selected the following tribal representatives for the No Child Left Behind Negotiated Rulemaking Committee:

NomineeTribal affiliationEducational affiliation
Greg AndersonMuscogee (Creek) NationAdministrator, Creek Nation-Eufaula Dormitory.
Lorraine BegayNavajo NationDirector, Business Services, Greasewood Springs Community School, Inc.
Pauleen BillieNavajo NationExecutive Director, Navajo Area School Board Association.
Faye Blue EyesNavajo NationDirector, Support Services, Shiprock Alternative Schools, Inc.
Roger BordeauxPotowatomi NationSuperintendent, Tiospa Zina Tribal School.
Deborah BordeauxOglala Sioux TribePrincipal, Loneman School.
Doyce CannonEastern Band of Cherokee IndiansDirector of Education, Cherokee Central Schools.
Mary Helen CreamerNavajo NationProgram Manager, Tribal Education Department.
Laverne DallasHopi TribePresident, Hopi School Board.
Zachary DucheneauxCheyenne River Sioux TribeDistrict 6 Representative, Cheyenne River Sioux Tribal Council.
Gus Keene, Jr.Navajo NationDirector, Education Services, Ramah Navajo School Board.
Dolores McKerryNavajo NationProgram Manager, Navajo Education Center, North Central Association.
Wayne NewellPasamaquoddy TribeDirector, Culture and Bilingual Education.
Tony PivecCherokee NationSuperintendent, Sequoyah High School.
Mark SorensonNavajo NationExecutive Director, Little Singer Community School.
Terry Yellow FatStanding Rock Sioux TribeSuperintendent, Standing Rock Community School.
Wayne WaddoupsShoshone-BannockSuperintendent, Shoshone Bannock School District # 512.
Vanessa GirardGila River Indian CommunityEducation Planner, Gila River Indian Community.
Linda WarnerComanche NationPast Chief Executive Officer, Indian Community School of Milwaukee.

In addition, the Secretary has selected the following Federal representatives for the No Child Left Behind Negotiated Rulemaking Committee:

NameAffiliation
Theresa RosierOffice of the Assistant Secretary-Indian Affairs.
Sharon WellsSpecial Assistant Deputy Director, School Operations, BIA.
Edith BlackwellAssociate Solicitor, Division of Indian Affairs, Office of the Solicitor.
Bruce SteelePrincipal, Polacca Day School, BIA-OIEP-Hopi Agency.
Michael RossettiCounselor to the Secretary of the Interior.
Larry ByersPrincipal, Chemawa School, BIA-OIEP.
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Dated: July 10, 2003.

Aurene M. Martin,

Acting Assistant Secretary—Indian Affairs.

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[FR Doc. 03-18220 Filed 7-17-03; 8:45 am]

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