FR Doc 05-16722
[Federal Register: August 23, 2005 (Volume 70, Number 162)]
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[Page 49263-49264]
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DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

 
Jacob K. Javits Gifted and Talented Program--National Research 
and Development Center

AGENCY: Institute of Education Sciences (IES), Department of Education.

ACTION: Notice of extension of project period and waiver.

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SUMMARY: The Director waives the requirements in Education Department 
General Administrative Regulations (EDGAR), in 34 CFR 75.250 and 
75.261(c)(2), respectively, that generally prohibit project periods 
exceeding five years and project period extensions involving the 
obligation of additional Federal funds. This extension of project 
period and waiver will enable the current Jacob K. Javits Gifted and 
Talented Program--National Research and Development Center (Center) to 
be funded for an additional 12-month Federal funding period from 
October 1, 2005, until September 30, 2006, a period exceeding the 
original project period of five years. This extension will avoid any 
lapse in research and related activities conducted by the Center while 
IES is conducting a competition for a new award under this program 
during fiscal year 2006.

DATES: This notice is effective August 23, 2005.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Elizabeth Payer, Institute of 
Education Sciences, U.S. Department of Education, 555 New Jersey 
Avenue, NW., room 602C, Washington, DC 20208. Telephone: (202) 219-1310 
or via Internet: elizabeth.payer@ed.gov.
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INFORMATION CONTACT.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On June 13, 2000, we published a notice in 
the Federal Register (65 FR 37229) inviting applications for one award 
under the Jacob K. Javits Gifted and Talented Education Program--
National Research and Development Center. The purpose of this program 
is to support a national research and development center to conduct 
research on methods and techniques for identifying and teaching gifted 
and talented students and for using gifted and talented programs and 
methods to serve all students. The authorizing statute for the Jacob K. 
Javits Gifted and Talented Education Program does not specify a project 
period for this program. See the Jacob K. Javits Gifted and Talented 
Students Education Act of 1994, 20 U.S.C. 8034 (2000) and the Jacob K. 
Javits Gifted and Talented Students Education Act of 2001, 20 U.S.C. 
7253 (2000 Supplement 1).
    The notice inviting applications, consistent with 34 CFR 75.250, 
established a project period of five years. The project period for the 
Center, as established in its initial grant award, is from October 1, 
2000 until September 30, 2005.
    Under section 191 of the Education Sciences Reform Act, 20 U.S.C. 
9581, IES is not subject to section 437(d) of the General Education 
Provisions Act, 20 U.S.C. 1232(d), and, for that reason, can waive 34 
CFR 75.250 and 75.261(c)(2) without providing notice and an opportunity 
for public comment. Accordingly, IES waives the requirements in 34 CFR 
75.250 and 75.261(c)(2), which prohibit project periods exceeding five 
years and extensions of project periods that involve the obligation of 
additional Federal funds. The waiver of these provisions will allow IES 
to fund the current Center for an additional budget period of 12 
months, from October 1, 2005 until September 30, 2006. This action is 
being taken in order to avoid any lapse in research and related 
activities carried out by the Center while IES is conducting a 
competition for a new award under this program during fiscal year 2006.

Regulatory Flexibility Act Certification

    The Secretary certifies that the final extension of the project 
period and waiver would not have a significant economic impact on a 
substantial number of small entities. The only entity that would be 
affected is the current Center.

Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995

    This final extension of project period and waiver does not contain 
any information collection requirements.

Intergovernmental Review

    This program is not subject to the requirements of Executive Order 
12372 and the regulations in 34 CFR part 79.

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(Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Number 84.206 Javits Gifted 
and Talented Education Grants Program)

    Program Authority: 20 U.S.C. 7253c(d).

    Dated: August 18, 2005.
Grover J. Whitehurst,
Director, Institute of Education Sciences.
[FR Doc. 05-16722 Filed 8-22-05; 8:45 am]

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