FR Doc 05-1648
[Federal Register: January 28, 2005 (Volume 70, Number 18)]
[Notices]               
[Page 4111-4112]
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DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

 
Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services, 
Individuals With Disabilities Education Act, as Amended by the 
Individuals With Disabilities Education Improvement Act of 2004

ACTION: Notice of Public Meeting to seek comments and suggestions on 
regulatory issues under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act 
(IDEA), as amended by the Individuals with Disabilities Education 
Improvement Act of 2004.

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SUMMARY: The Secretary announces plans to hold the sixth of a series of 
public meetings to seek comments and suggestions from the public prior 
to developing and publishing proposed regulations to implement programs 
under the recently revised Individuals with Disabilities Education Act.
    Date and Time of Public Meeting: Friday, February 18, 2005 from 
3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. and from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

ADDRESSES: University of Wyoming, Wyoming Union, 2nd Floor, Laramie, WY 
82071.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Troy R. Justesen. Telephone: (202) 
245-7468.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background

    On December 3, 2004, the President signed into law Public Law 108-
446, the Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act of 
2004, amending the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). 
Copies of the new law may be obtained at the following Web site: 
http://edworkforce.house.gov/issues/108th/education/idea/conferencereport/confrept.htm.

    Enactment of the new law provides an opportunity to consider 
improvements in the regulations implementing the IDEA (including both 
formula and discretionary grant programs) that would strengthen the 
Federal effort to ensure every child with a disability has available a 
free appropriate public education that--(1) is of high quality, and (2) 
is designed to achieve the high standards reflected in the No Child 
Left Behind Act and regulations.
    The Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services will be 
holding a series of public meetings during the first few months of 
calendar year 2005 to seek input and suggestions for developing 
regulations, as needed, based on the Individuals with Disabilities 
Education Improvement Act of 2004.

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    This notice provides specific information about the sixth of these 
meetings, scheduled for Laramie, WY (see Date and Time of Public 
Meeting earlier in this Notice). The final meeting will be conducted in 
the following location:
     Washington, DC.
    In a subsequent Federal Register notice, we will notify you of the 
specific date and location of this meeting, as well as other relevant 
information.
    Individuals who need accommodations for a disability in order to 
attend the meeting (i.e., interpreting services, assistive listening 
devices, and material in alternative format) should notify the contact 
person listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT. The meeting 
location is accessible to individuals with disabilities.

    Dated: January 24, 2005.
John H. Hager,
Assistant Secretary for Special Education and Rehabilitative Services.
[FR Doc. 05-1648 Filed 1-27-05; 8:45 am]

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