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DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION Information Relay Service (FIRS) at 1– The Secretary must also revise, for
800–877–8339. each award year, the table on asset
Federal Pell Grant, Federal Perkins Individuals with disabilities may protection allowance as provided for in
Loan, Federal Work-Study, Federal obtain this document in an alternative section 478(d) of the HEA. The
Supplemental Educational Opportunity format (e.g., Braille, large print, Education Savings and Asset Protection
Grant, Federal Family Education Loan, audiotape or computer diskette) on Allowance table for the award year
and William D. Ford Federal Direct request to the contact person listed in 2004–2005 has been updated in section
Loan Programs the preceding paragraph. 3 of this notice.
Section 477(b)(5) of Part F of the HEA
AGENCY: Federal Student Aid, SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Part F of also requires the Secretary to increase
Department of Education. Title IV of the HEA specifies the criteria, the amount specified for the
ACTION: Notice of revision of the Federal data elements, calculations, and tables Employment Expense Allowance to
need analysis methodology for the used in the Federal Need Analysis account for inflation based upon
2004–2005 award year. Methodology EFC calculations. increases in the Bureau of Labor
Section 478 of Part F of the HEA Statistics budget of the marginal costs
SUMMARY: The Secretary of Education requires the Secretary to adjust four of for a two-worker compared to a one-
announces the annual updates to the the tables—the Income Protection worker family for meals away from
tables that will be used in the statutory Allowance, the Adjusted Net Worth of home, apparel and upkeep,
‘‘Federal Need Analysis Methodology’’ a Business or Farm, the Education transportation, and housekeeping
to determine a student’s expected family Savings and Asset Protection services. However, the Secretary has
contribution (EFC) for award year 2004– Allowance, and the Assessment determined that the magnitude of the
2005 under Part F of Title IV of the Schedules and Rates—each award year marginal differences in the applicable
Higher Education Act (HEA) of 1965, as to take into account inflation. The employment expenses adjusted for
amended (Title IV, HEA Programs). An changes are based, in general, upon inflation does not support increasing the
EFC is the amount a student and his or increases in the Consumer Price Index. amount of the Employment Expense
her family may reasonably be expected For the award year 2004–2005 the Allowance. Furthermore, because the
to contribute toward the student’s Secretary is charged with updating the statute does not provide for a reduction
postsecondary educational costs for income protection allowance, adjusted in this allowance, it will remain the
purposes of determining financial aid net worth of a business or farm, and the lesser of $3,000 or 35% of the earned
eligibility. The Title IV, HEA Programs assessment schedules and rates to income for the 2004–2005 award year.
include the Federal Pell Grant, campus- account for inflation that took place The HEA provides for the following
based (Federal Perkins Loan, Federal between December 2002 and December annual updates:
Work-Study, and Federal Supplemental 2003. However, since the Secretary must 1. Income Protection Allowance. This
Educational Opportunity Grant publish these tables before December allowance is the amount of living
Programs), Federal Family Education 2003, the increases in the tables must be expenses associated with the
Loan, and William D. Ford Federal based upon a percentage equal to the maintenance of an individual or family
Direct Loan Programs. estimated percentage increase in the that may be offset against the family’s
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Consumer Price Index for all Urban income. It varies by family size. The
Edith Bell, Management and Program Consumers for 2002. The Secretary income protection allowance for the
Analysis, U.S. Department of Education, estimates that the increase in the dependent student is $2,420. The
Union Center Plaza, 830 First Street, Consumer Price Index for all Urban income protection allowances for
NE., Washington, DC 20202. Telephone: Consumers for the period December parents of dependent students and
(202) 377–3231. If you use a 2002 through December 2003 will be 2.2 independent students with dependents
telecommunications device for the deaf percent. The updated tables are in other than a spouse for award year
(TDD), you may call the Federal sections 1, 2, and 4 of this notice. 2004–2005 are:

Number in college
Family size
1 2 3 4 5

2 ............................................................................................................... 13,700 11,350 .................... .................... ....................


3 ............................................................................................................... 17,060 14,730 12,380 .................... ....................
4 ............................................................................................................... 21,070 18,720 16,390 14,050 ....................
5 ............................................................................................................... 24,860 22,510 20,180 17,840 15,510
6 ............................................................................................................... 29,070 26,730 24,400 22,060 19,730
For each additional family member add $3,280.
For each additional college student subtract $2,330.

The income protection allowances for income produced from these assets is
Number in
Marital status
independent students and independent already assessed in another part of the
college
students without dependents other than formula; and (2) the formula protects a
Married .................. 1 8,780
a spouse for award year 2004–2005 are: portion of the value of the assets. The
portion of these assets included in the
Number in 2. Adjusted Net Worth (NW) of a contribution calculation is computed
Marital status college Business or Farm. A portion of the full according to the following schedule.
net value of a farm or business is This schedule is used for parents of
Single .................... 1 $5,490
excluded from the calculation of an dependent students, independent
Married .................. 2 5,490
expected contribution since—(1) the students, independent students without

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other than a spouse.

3. Education Savings and Asset expenses. There are three asset one for independent students with
Protection Allowance. This allowance protection allowance tables—one for dependents other than a spouse.
protects a portion of net worth (assets parents of dependent students, one for BILLING CODE 4000–01–P
less debts) from being considered independent students without
available for postsecondary educational dependents other than a spouse, and

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4. Assessment Schedules and Rates. resources. For dependent students, the AAI represents a measure of a family’s
Two schedules that are subject to expected parental contribution is financial strength, which considers both
updates, one for dependent students derived from an assessment of the income and assets.
and one for independent students with parents, adjusted available income The parents’ contribution for a
dependents other than a spouse, are (AAI). For independent students with dependent student is computed
used to determine the expected dependents other than a spouse, the
according to the following schedule:
contribution toward educational expected contribution is derived from
expenses from family financial an assessment of the family’s AAI. The

The contribution for an independent spouse is computed according to the


student with dependents other than a following schedule:

5. Employment Expense Allowance. transportation, and housekeeping 6. Allowance for State and Other
This allowance for employment-related services. Taxes. This allowance for State and
expenses, which is used for the parents The Secretary is not increasing this other taxes protects a portion of the
of dependent students and for married allowance for the 2004–2005 award year parents’ and student’s income from
independent students with dependents, for the reasons stated above. The being considered available for
recognizes additional expenses incurred postsecondary educational expenses.
employment expense allowance for
by working spouses and single-parent There are four tables for State and other
parents of dependent students, married
households. The allowance is based taxes, one each for parents of dependent
independent students without students, independent students with
upon the marginal differences in costs dependents other than a spouse, and
for a two-worker family compared to a dependents other than a spouse,
independent students with dependents dependent students, and independent
one-worker family for meals away from other than a spouse is the lesser of
home, apparel and upkeep, students without dependents other than
$3,000 or 35 percent of earned income. a spouse.
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Electronic Access to This Document issuances of securities or assumptions of Transmission), 1500 Granville Road,
You may view this document, as well liability by Jamaica Bay should file a Newark, Ohio 43058–4970, filed with
as all other Department of Education motion to intervene or protest with the the Federal Energy Regulatory
documents published in the Federal Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Commission (Commission) in Docket
Register, in text or Adobe Portable 888 First Street, NE., Washington, DC No. CP03–296–000, an abbreviated
Document Format (PDF) on the Internet 20426, in accordance with Rules 211 application pursuant to section 7(c) of
at the following site: http://www.ed.gov/ and 214 of the Commission’s Rules of the Natural Gas Act and part 157 of the
legislation/FedRegister. Practice and Procedure (18 CFR 385.211 Commission’s regulations for a
To use PDF you must have Adobe and 385.214). certificate of public convenience and
Acrobat Reader, which is available free Notice is hereby given that the
necessity authorizing the acquisition,
at this site. If you have questions about deadline for filing motions to intervene
or protests, as set forth above, is June 18, ownership, and operation of certain
using PDF, call the U.S. Government existing natural gas pipeline and storage
Printing Office (GPO), toll free, at 1– 2003.
Absent a request to be heard in facilities located in central Ohio, as
888–293–6498; or in Washington, DC,
opposition by the deadline above, more fully described in the application.
area at (202) 512–1530.
Jamaica Bay are authorized to issue NGO Transmission also requests in
Note: The official version of this document Docket No. CP03–298–000, that the
is the document published in the Federal
securities and assume obligations or
Register. Free Internet access to the official liabilities as a guarantor, indorser, Commission issue a blanket certificate
edition of the Federal Register and the Code surety, or otherwise in respect of any of public convenience and necessity
of Federal Regulations is available on GPO security of another person; provided pursuant to section 7(c) of the Natural
Access at: http://www.access.gpo.gov/nara/ that such issuance or assumption is for Gas Act and under part 157, Subpart F
index.html. some lawful object within the corporate of the Commission’s regulations. NGO
(Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance purposes of Jamaica Bay, compatible Transmission further requests that the
Numbers: 84.007 Federal Supplemental with the public interest, and is Commission act on its application by
Educational Opportunity Grant; 84.032 reasonably necessary or appropriate for
Federal Family Education Loan Program;
October 1, 2003, so that the
such purposes. reorganization can be completed by the
84.033 Federal Work-Study Program; 84.038 The Commission reserves the right to
Federal Perkins Loan Program; 84.063 start of the 2003/2004 winter heating
Federal Pell Grant Program; William D. Ford
require a further showing that neither
season.
Federal Direct Loan Program, 84.268) public nor private interests will be
adversely affected by continued This filing is available for review at
Dated: May 28, 2003. the Commission in the Public Reference
approval of Jamaica Bay’s issuances of
Theresa S. Shaw, securities or assumptions of liability. Room or may be viewed on the
Chief Operating Officer, Federal Student Aid. Copies of the full text of the Order are Commission’s Web site at http://
[FR Doc. 03–13680 Filed 5–29–03; 8:45 am] available from the Commission’s Public www.ferc.gov using the ‘‘FERRIS’’ link.
BILLING CODE 4000–01–P Reference Branch, 888 First Street, NE., Enter the docket number excluding the
Washington, DC 20426. The Order may last three digits in the docket number
also be viewed on the Commission’s field to access the document. For
DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Web site at http://www.ferc.gov, using assistance, please contact FERC Online
the ‘‘FERRIS’’ link. Enter the docket Support at
Federal Energy Regulatory number excluding the last three digits in
Commission FERCOnlineSupport@ferc.gov or toll-
the docket number filed to access the free at (866) 208–3676, or for TTY,
[Docket Nos. ER03–623–000 and ER03–623– document. Comments, protests, and contact (202) 502–8659. Any questions
001] interventions may be filed electronically regarding this application should be
via the internet in lieu of paper. See 18
Jamaica Bay Peaking Facility, LLC; directed to Ned Hengerer or Douglas
CFR 385.2001(a)(1)(iii) and the
Notice of Issuance of Order John, Counsel for NGO Transmission,
instructions on the Commission’s Web
site under the ‘‘e-Filing’’ link. The Inc., John & Hengerer, 1200 17th Street,
May 21, 2003. NW., Suite 600, Washington, DC 20036–
Jamaica Bay Peaking facility, LLC Commission strongly encourages
electronic filings. 3013, electronic mail:
(Jamaica Bay) filed an application for
ehengerer@jhenergy.com, phone: (202)
market-based rate authority, with an Magalie R. Salas,
accompanying tariff. The proposed tariff 429–8811, fax: 202–429–8805.
Secretary.
provides for the sale of capacity, energy Specifically, NGO Transmission, a
[FR Doc. 03–13483 Filed 5–29–03; 8:45 am] single member cooperative, requests
and certain ancillary services at market-
BILLING CODE 6717–01–P
based rates. Jamaica Bay also requested authorization to acquire, own, and
waiver of various Commission operate approximately 171 miles of
regulations. In particular, Jamaica Bay DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY existing small and medium diameter
requested that the Commission grant natural gas pipeline and three
blanket approval under 18 CFR part 34 Federal Energy Regulatory connected storage facilities with an
of all future issuances of securities and Commission aggregate peak day transportation
assumptions of liability by Jamaica Bay.
On May 19, 2003, pursuant to [Docket Nos. CP03–296–000 and CP03–298–
000]
delegated authority, the Director,
Division of Tariffs and Market NGO Transmission, Inc.; Notice of
Development—South, granted the Application
request for blanket approval under part
34, subject to the following: May 22, 2003.
Any person desiring to be heard or to Take notice that on May 13, 2003,
protest the blanket approval of NGO Transmission, Inc. (NGO

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