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No Child Left Behind School Facilities and Construction Negotiated Rulemaking Committee-Notice of Meeting

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Bureau of Indian Affairs, Interior.

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Negotiated Rulemaking Committee meeting.


In accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act, the Bureau of Indian Affairs is announcing that the No Child Left Behind School Facilities and Construction Negotiated Rulemaking Committee will hold its fourth meeting in Bloomington, Minnesota. The purpose of the meeting is to continue working on reports and recommendations to Congress and the Secretary as required under the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001.


The Committee's fourth meeting will begin at 8 a.m. on October 12, 2010, and end at 12:30 p.m. on October 15, 2010.


The meeting will be held at the Ramada Mall of America Hotel, 2300 East American Boulevard, Bloomington, Minnesota 55425.

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The Designated Federal Official, Michele F. Singer, Director, Office of Regulatory Affairs and Collaborative Action, Office of the Assistant Secretary—Indian Affairs, 1001 Indian School Road, NW., Suite 312, Albuquerque, NM 87104; telephone (505) 563-3805; fax (505) 563-3811.

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The No Child Left Behind School Facilities and Construction Negotiated Rulemaking Committee was established to prepare and submit to the Secretary a catalog of the conditions at Bureau-funded schools, and to prepare reports covering: The school replacement and new construction needs at Bureau-funded school facilities; a formula for the equitable distribution of funds to address those needs; a list of major and minor renovation needs at those facilities; and a formula for equitable distribution of funds to address those needs. The reports are to be submitted to Congress and to the Secretary. The Committee also expects to draft proposed regulations covering construction standards for heating, lighting, and cooling in home-living (dormitory) situations.

The following items will be on the agenda:

  • Review and approve July 2010 meeting summary;
  • General update from September group meeting and progress made;
  • Discussion of workgroup drafts, including a section-by-section analysis and organization of content;
  • Drafting of full report;
  • Planning for January 2011 meeting; and
  • Public comments.

Written comments may be sent to the Designated Federal Official listed in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section above. All meetings are open to the public; however, transportation, lodging, and meals are the responsibility of the participating public.

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Dated: September 20, 2010.

Larry Echo Hawk,

Assistant Secretary—Indian Affairs.

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[FR Doc. 2010-24107 Filed 9-27-10; 8:45 am]