Agenda and Notice of Public Meeting of the Vermont Advisory Committee, 30376 [E8-11783]

Download as PDF 30376 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 102 / Tuesday, May 27, 2008 / Notices http://www.fsa.usda.gov/FSA/ webapp?area=home&subject= copr&topic=ecp. DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Farm Service Agency Signed in Washington, DC, on May 20, 2008. Teresa C. Lasseter, Administrator, Farm Service Agency. [FR Doc. E8–11774 Filed 5–23–08; 8:45 am] Emergency Conservation Program Farm Service Agency, USDA. ACTION: Notice of availability and request for comments. pwalker on PROD1PC71 with NOTICES AGENCY: SUMMARY: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Farm Service Agency (FSA) announces the availability of a Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (SEIS) for potential changes to the Emergency Conservation Program (ECP). ECP provides emergency funding to farmers and ranchers who have suffered damage to their agricultural lands as a result of a natural disaster. The goals of ECP are to restore farmland (currently, cropland, hayland, and pastureland) to a normal productive state after a natural disaster and provide assistance to producers to carry out emergency water conservation or enhancing measures in times of severe drought. The potential changes (proposed action) under consideration include expanding ECP eligibility to other types of farmland, namely timberland, farmsteads, roads, and feedlots. If FSA implements the changes, FSA would publish a proposed rule to reflect changes to the policy. The draft SEIS is available for public comment. The draft SEIS analyzes the impacts of the proposed action on the nation’s environmental resources and economy. FSA analyzed the no action alternative (continuation of current program) to provide an environmental baseline. DATES: To ensure that the full range of issues and alternatives related to the ECP are addressed, FSA requests comments. We will consider comments that we receive by June 26, 2008. We will consider comments submitted after this date to the extent possible. ADDRESSES: We invite you to submit comments on this notice. Send written comments on the draft SEIS and requests for copies of the draft SEIS to ECP SEIS, c/o Geo-Marine Incorporated, 2713 Magruder Blvd., Suite D, Hampton, VA 23666–1572; or comment via the Web or request a hardcopy of the Draft SEIS by logging on to http:// public.geo-marine.com. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Matthew T. Ponish, National Environmental Compliance Manager, USDA FSA CEPD, Stop 0513, 1400 Independence Ave., SW., Washington, DC 20250–0513, (202) 720–6853, or email at: Matthew.Ponish@wdc.usda.gov. More detailed information on ECP may be obtained from FSA’s Web site: VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:22 May 23, 2008 Jkt 214001 COMMISSION ON CIVIL RIGHTS Agenda and Notice of Public Meeting of the Vermont Advisory Committee Notice is hereby given, pursuant to the provisions of the rules and regulations of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights (Commission), and the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA), that orientation and planning meetings of the Rhode Island Advisory Committee to the Commission will convene at 12:30 p.m. on Thursday, June 12, 2008, in the Billings North Lounge located at 48 University Place at the University of Vermont in Burlington, VT. The purpose of these meetings is to provide an orientation to new members and plan future activities of the committee. The committee will also have a briefing on racial profiling. Members of the public are entitled to submit written comments; the comments must be received in the regional office by July 12, 2008. The address is Eastern Regional Office, 624 9th St., NW., Washington, DC 20425. Persons wishing to e-mail their comments, or who desire additional information should contact Alfreda Greene, Secretary, at 202–376–7533 or by e-mail to: agreene@usccr.gov. Hearing-impaired persons who will attend the meetings and require the services of a sign language interpreter should contact the Regional Office at least ten (10) working days before the scheduled date of the meetings. Records generated from these meetings may be inspected and reproduced at the Eastern Regional Office, as they become available, both before and after the meetings. Persons interested in the work of this advisory committee are advised to go to the Commission’s Web site, http:// www.usccr.gov, or to contact the Eastern Regional Office at the above e-mail or street address. The meetings will be conducted pursuant to the provisions of the rules and regulations of the Commission and FACA. 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Needs and Uses: The U.S. Census Bureau collects the HVS data for a sample of vacant housing units identified in the monthly Current Population Survey (CPS) sample and provides the only quarterly statistics on rental vacancy rates, and home ownership rates for the United States, the four census regions, inside vs. outside metropolitan areas (MSAs), the 50 States, the District of Columbia, and the 75 largest MSAs. Private and public sector organizations use these rates extensively to gauge and analyze the housing market. In addition, the rental vacancy rate is a component of the index of leading economic indicators published by the Department of Commerce. 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COMMISSION ON CIVIL RIGHTS


Agenda and Notice of Public Meeting of the Vermont Advisory 
Committee

    Notice is hereby given, pursuant to the provisions of the rules and 
regulations of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights (Commission), and 
the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA), that orientation and 
planning meetings of the Rhode Island Advisory Committee to the 
Commission will convene at 12:30 p.m. on Thursday, June 12, 2008, in 
the Billings North Lounge located at 48 University Place at the 
University of Vermont in Burlington, VT. The purpose of these meetings 
is to provide an orientation to new members and plan future activities 
of the committee. The committee will also have a briefing on racial 
profiling.
    Members of the public are entitled to submit written comments; the 
comments must be received in the regional office by July 12, 2008. The 
address is Eastern Regional Office, 624 9th St., NW., Washington, DC 
20425. Persons wishing to e-mail their comments, or who desire 
additional information should contact Alfreda Greene, Secretary, at 
202-376-7533 or by e-mail to: agreene@usccr.gov.
    Hearing-impaired persons who will attend the meetings and require 
the services of a sign language interpreter should contact the Regional 
Office at least ten (10) working days before the scheduled date of the 
meetings.
    Records generated from these meetings may be inspected and 
reproduced at the Eastern Regional Office, as they become available, 
both before and after the meetings. Persons interested in the work of 
this advisory committee are advised to go to the Commission's Web site, 
http://www.usccr.gov, or to contact the Eastern Regional Office at the 
above e-mail or street address.
    The meetings will be conducted pursuant to the provisions of the 
rules and regulations of the Commission and FACA.

    Dated in Washington, DC, May 21, 2008.
Christopher Byrnes,
Chief, Regional Programs Coordination Unit.
 [FR Doc. E8-11783 Filed 5-23-08; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 6335-01-P