Availability of Draft Strategic Plan and Request for Comment, 44569-44570 [05-15261]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 148 / Wednesday, August 3, 2005 / Notices Solicitation of public comments concerning a request for safeguard action on imports from China of cotton and man-made fiber swimwear (Category 359-S/659-S). ACTION: SUMMARY: On July 11, 2005, the Committee received a request from the American Manufacturing Trade Action Coalition, the National Council of Textile Organizations, the National Textile Association, and UNITE HERE requesting that the Committee limit imports from China of cotton and manmade fiber swimwear (Category 359-S/ 659-S). They request that a textile and apparel safeguard action, as provided for in the Report of the Working Party on the Accession of China to the World Trade Organization (the Accession Agreement) be applied on imports of such swimwear. The Committee hereby solicits public comments on this request, in particular with regard to whether imports from China of such nightwear are, due to market disruption, threatening to impede the orderly development of trade in this product. Comments must be submitted by September 2, 2005 to the Chairman, Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements, Room 3001A, United States Department of Commerce, 14th and Constitution Avenue, N.W., Washington, DC 20230. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jay Dowling, Office of Textiles and Apparel, U.S. Department of Commerce, (202) 482-4058. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Authority: Section 204 of the Agriculture Act of 1956, as amended; Executive Order 11651, as amended. 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The Committee has determined that this request provides the information necessary for the Committee to consider the request in light of the considerations set forth in the Procedures. The text of the request is available at http://otexa.ita.doc.gov/ Safeguard05.htm. The Committee is soliciting public comments on this request, in particular with regard to whether imports from China of such swimwear are, due to market disruption, threatening to impede the orderly development of trade in this product. Comments may be submitted by any interested person. Comments must be received no later than September 2, 2005. Interested persons are invited to submit ten copies of such comments to the Chairman, Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements, Room 3001A, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th and Constitution Avenue N.W., Washington, DC 20230. 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If the Committee makes an affirmative determination that imports of Chinese origin cotton and man-made fiber swimwear are, due to market disruption, threatening to impede the orderly development of trade in these products, the United States will request consultations with China with a view to easing or avoiding such market disruption in accordance with the Accession Agreement and the Committee’s Procedures. James C. Leonard III, Chairman, Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements. [FR Doc. 05–15447 Filed 8–1–05; 1:41 pm] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–S CORPORATION FOR NATIONAL AND COMMUNITY SERVICE Availability of Draft Strategic Plan and Request for Comment Corporation for National and Community Service. ACTION: Notice of availability of draft strategic plan and request for comment. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The Corporation for National and Community Service (‘‘Corporation’’) announces the availability of its draft strategic plan for 2005–2010. The Government Performance and Results Act of 1993 (GPRA) requires Federal agencies to establish a strategic plan covering not less than a 5-year period, and to solicit the views and suggestions of those entities potentially affected by or interested in the plan. The Corporation is interested in receiving comments on its draft strategic plan. Comments may be provided in writing or expressed during scheduled conference calls. E:\FR\FM\03AUN1.SGM 03AUN1 44570 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 148 / Wednesday, August 3, 2005 / Notices Written comments must be submitted by August 31, 2005. If comments are received after that date, we will consider them to the extent practicable. ADDRESSES: Written comments on the draft strategic plan may be submitted to the Corporation by any of the following methods: 1. Electronically via the Corporation’s e-mail address system to: strategicplan@cns.gov. 2. By fax to 202–606–3464, Attention: CNCS Strategic Plan Coordinator, Office of Research and Policy Development, 1201 New York Avenue, NW., Suite 10900, Washington, DC. 3. By hand delivery or courier to the Corporation’s mailroom at room 8410 at the address given in paragraph (2) above, between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. 4. By mail sent to: Corporation for National and Community Service, Attention: Strategic Plan Coordinator, Office of Research and Policy Development, 1201 New York Avenue, NW., Suite 10900, Washington, DC 20525. Due to continued delays in the Corporation’s receipt of mail, we strongly encourage responses via e-mail, fax, and hand or courier delivery. Additionally, comments may be expressed during scheduled conference calls described below. This notice may be requested in alternative format for the visually impaired. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: LaMonica Shelton; Corporation for National and Community Service, 1201 New York Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20525; (202) 606–6743. For additional information about the conference calls, please refer to our Web site http://www.NationalService.gov or contact Angela Martin at 202–606–6711 or amartin@cns.gov. The TDD/TTY number is 202–606–3472. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: GPRA requires Federal agencies to establish a strategic plan covering not less than a 5year period, and to solicit the views and suggestions of those entities potentially affected by or interested in the plan. This notice represents one in a series of consultations seeking input from a variety of sources on the Corporation’s draft strategic plan. The draft strategic plan is available on the Corporation’s Web site at http:// www.NationalService.gov. The draft plan includes the Corporation’s mission statement and a description of strategic goals and implementation steps. The Corporation’s annual operating plans and budgets are designed to implement DATES: VerDate jul<14>2003 15:22 Aug 02, 2005 Jkt 205001 the strategic plan. We would like to receive input from a wide range of organizations, public bodies, and other stakeholders. We especially encourage the views and suggestions of organizations sponsoring national service programs, state commissions on national and community service, state and local education agencies, other state and local government entities, other volunteer and service organizations, and Members of Congress. The Corporation also encourages comments from current and former participants in Corporationfunded national service programs and has sought the input of our own employees. Please consider the following questions in providing your input: • Does the document express the spirit and history of service while also explaining why Corporation-funded national service programs are critical today? • Are the focus areas appropriate cross-program priorities for the agency for the next five years? • Under the focus areas, have we identified strong strategies and targets? • Will this Strategic Plan help you in your future planning? Public Comment. It is the policy of the Corporation to encourage stakeholders in our programs and other interested parties to comment on the draft strategic plan. This policy is intended to provide a means for gathering a collection of opinions and perspectives that will enable us to make more informed decisions on matters that affect the future of our national service programs. In addition to written comments, which may be submitted in the manner set out above in the ADDRESSES section, input also may be provided by participating in one of our conference calls. Conference Calls. During the month of August, the Corporation is planning three conference calls for the purpose of obtaining comments on the draft strategic plan. Please check our Web site at http://www.NationalService.gov for further information on dates, times, and other information regarding these conference calls, or contact Angela Martin at 202–606–6711 or amartin@cns.gov. As you comment, please provide the rationale for any suggestions and identify whether you base your suggestions on participation in, or direct observation of, national service programs and activities conducted and supported by the Corporation. We anticipate publishing the final Strategic Plan for 2005–2010 in the fall of 2005, and making it available on our Web site at that time. 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[Federal Register Volume 70, Number 148 (Wednesday, August 3, 2005)]
[Notices]
[Pages 44569-44570]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
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CORPORATION FOR NATIONAL AND COMMUNITY SERVICE


Availability of Draft Strategic Plan and Request for Comment

AGENCY: Corporation for National and Community Service.

ACTION: Notice of availability of draft strategic plan and request for 
comment.

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SUMMARY: The Corporation for National and Community Service 
(``Corporation'') announces the availability of its draft strategic 
plan for 2005-2010. The Government Performance and Results Act of 1993 
(GPRA) requires Federal agencies to establish a strategic plan covering 
not less than a 5-year period, and to solicit the views and suggestions 
of those entities potentially affected by or interested in the plan. 
The Corporation is interested in receiving comments on its draft 
strategic plan. Comments may be provided in writing or expressed during 
scheduled conference calls.

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DATES: Written comments must be submitted by August 31, 2005. If 
comments are received after that date, we will consider them to the 
extent practicable.

ADDRESSES: Written comments on the draft strategic plan may be 
submitted to the Corporation by any of the following methods:
    1. Electronically via the Corporation's e-mail address system to: 
strategicplan@cns.gov.
    2. By fax to 202-606-3464, Attention: CNCS Strategic Plan 
Coordinator, Office of Research and Policy Development, 1201 New York 
Avenue, NW., Suite 10900, Washington, DC.
    3. By hand delivery or courier to the Corporation's mailroom at 
room 8410 at the address given in paragraph (2) above, between 9 a.m. 
and 4 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays.
    4. By mail sent to: Corporation for National and Community Service, 
Attention: Strategic Plan Coordinator, Office of Research and Policy 
Development, 1201 New York Avenue, NW., Suite 10900, Washington, DC 
20525.
    Due to continued delays in the Corporation's receipt of mail, we 
strongly encourage responses via e-mail, fax, and hand or courier 
delivery. Additionally, comments may be expressed during scheduled 
conference calls described below. This notice may be requested in 
alternative format for the visually impaired.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: LaMonica Shelton; Corporation for 
National and Community Service, 1201 New York Avenue, NW., Washington, 
DC 20525; (202) 606-6743. For additional information about the 
conference calls, please refer to our Web site http://
www.NationalService.gov or contact Angela Martin at 202-606-6711 or 
amartin@cns.gov. The TDD/TTY number is 202-606-3472.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: GPRA requires Federal agencies to establish 
a strategic plan covering not less than a 5-year period, and to solicit 
the views and suggestions of those entities potentially affected by or 
interested in the plan. This notice represents one in a series of 
consultations seeking input from a variety of sources on the 
Corporation's draft strategic plan. The draft strategic plan is 
available on the Corporation's Web site at http://
www.NationalService.gov. The draft plan includes the Corporation's 
mission statement and a description of strategic goals and 
implementation steps. The Corporation's annual operating plans and 
budgets are designed to implement the strategic plan. We would like to 
receive input from a wide range of organizations, public bodies, and 
other stakeholders. We especially encourage the views and suggestions 
of organizations sponsoring national service programs, state 
commissions on national and community service, state and local 
education agencies, other state and local government entities, other 
volunteer and service organizations, and Members of Congress. The 
Corporation also encourages comments from current and former 
participants in Corporation-funded national service programs and has 
sought the input of our own employees.
    Please consider the following questions in providing your input:
     Does the document express the spirit and history of 
service while also explaining why Corporation-funded national service 
programs are critical today?
     Are the focus areas appropriate cross-program priorities 
for the agency for the next five years?
     Under the focus areas, have we identified strong 
strategies and targets?
     Will this Strategic Plan help you in your future planning?
    Public Comment. It is the policy of the Corporation to encourage 
stakeholders in our programs and other interested parties to comment on 
the draft strategic plan. This policy is intended to provide a means 
for gathering a collection of opinions and perspectives that will 
enable us to make more informed decisions on matters that affect the 
future of our national service programs. In addition to written 
comments, which may be submitted in the manner set out above in the 
ADDRESSES section, input also may be provided by participating in one 
of our conference calls.
    Conference Calls. During the month of August, the Corporation is 
planning three conference calls for the purpose of obtaining comments 
on the draft strategic plan. Please check our Web site at http://
www.NationalService.gov for further information on dates, times, and 
other information regarding these conference calls, or contact Angela 
Martin at 202-606-6711 or amartin@cns.gov.
    As you comment, please provide the rationale for any suggestions 
and identify whether you base your suggestions on participation in, or 
direct observation of, national service programs and activities 
conducted and supported by the Corporation. We anticipate publishing 
the final Strategic Plan for 2005-2010 in the fall of 2005, and making 
it available on our Web site at that time.

    Dated: July 28, 2005.
Frank R. Trinity,
General Counsel.
[FR Doc. 05-15261 Filed 8-2-05; 8:45 am]
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