Agenda and Notice of Public Meetings of the District of Columbia Advisory Committee, 52005-52006 [E8-20742]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 174 / Monday, September 8, 2008 / Notices The REA grants flexibility to Recreation RACs by stating that the Secretaries: • May have as many additional Recreation RACs in a State or region as the Secretaries consider necessary; • Shall not establish a Recreation RAC in a State if the Secretaries determine, in consultation with the Governor of the State, that sufficient interest does not exist to ensure that participation on the committee is balanced in terms of the points of view represented and the functions to be performed; or • May use a resource advisory committee established pursuant to another provision of law and in accordance with that law. The Forest Service and BLM elected to jointly use existing BLM RACs in the States of Arizona, Idaho, the Dakotas, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, and Utah. The Forest Service also chartered new Recreation RACs for the Forest Service Pacific Northwest, Pacific Southwest, Eastern, and Southern Regions, and for the State of Colorado. The Forest Service is using an existing advisory board for the Black Hills National Forest in South Dakota. In addition, the Governors of three States— Alaska, Nebraska, and Wyoming— requested that their states be exempt from the Recreation RAC requirement, and the Secretary concurred with the exemptions. Members were appointed to the Forest Service established Recreation RACs in February 2007 for three regions (Pacific Northwest, Eastern, and Southern), and July 2007 for one region (Pacific Southwest) and one State (State of Colorado). The Secretaries have signed an Interagency Agreement that authorizes the Forest Service to using existing BLM RACs and the BLM to use Forest Service established Recreation RACs for the purposes stated in the REA. Dated: September 2, 2008. Boyd K. Rutherford, Assistant Secretary for Administration. [FR Doc. E8–20762 Filed 9–5–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–11–P mstockstill on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES BROADCASTING BOARD OF GOVERNORS Sunshine Act Meeting Thursday, September 11, 2008, 2 p.m.–3 p.m. PLACE: Cohen Building, Room 3321, 330 Independence Ave., SW., Washington, DC 20237. DATE AND TIME: VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:59 Sep 05, 2008 Jkt 214001 CLOSED MEETING: The members of the Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) will meet in closed session to review and discuss a number of issues relating to U.S. Government-funded nonmilitary international broadcasting. They will address internal procedural, budgetary, and personnel issues, as well as sensitive foreign policy issues relating to potential options in the U.S. international broadcasting field. This meeting is closed because if open it likely would either disclose matters that would be properly classified to be kept secret in the interest of foreign policy under the appropriate executive order (5 U.S.C. 552b.(c)(1)) or would disclose information the premature disclosure of which would be likely to significantly frustrate implementation of a proposed agency action. (5 U.S.C. 552b(c)(9)(B)). In addition, part of the discussion will relate solely to the internal personnel and organizational issues of the BBG or the International Broadcasting Bureau. (5 U.S.C. 552b.(c)(2) and (6)) FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Persons interested in obtaining more information should contact Timi Nickerson Kenealy at (202) 203–4545. Dated: September 4, 2008. Timi Nickerson Kenealy, Acting Legal Counsel. [FR Doc. E8–20840 Filed 9–4–08; 11:15 am] BILLING CODE 8610–01–P COMMISSION ON CIVIL RIGHTS Agenda and Notice of Public Meetings of the Connecticut 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 a briefing meeting and a planning meeting of the Connecticut Advisory Committee to the Commission will convene at 11 a.m. on Monday, September, 22, 2008, in Room 1 C located in the Legislative Building, 210 Capitol Ave., in Hartford, Connecticut. The purpose of the briefing is to hear from local advocates on topical civil rights issues. After the briefing the Committee will plan future activities. Members of the public are entitled to submit written comments; the comments must be received in the regional office by October 22, 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 PO 00000 Frm 00005 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 52005 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, September 3, 2008. Christopher Byrnes, Chief, Regional Programs Coordination Unit. [FR Doc. E8–20744 Filed 9–5–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6335–01–P COMMISSION ON CIVIL RIGHTS Agenda and Notice of Public Meetings of the District of Columbia 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 planning meetings of Subcommittees of the District of Columbia Advisory Committee to the Commission will convene at 12 p.m. on Tuesday, September 30, 2008, at the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, 624 Ninth Street, NW., Conference Room 540, Washington, DC 20425. The Subcommittee on Immigration will convene at 12 p.m. and the Subcommittee on Voting Rights will convene at 1:30 p.m. The purpose of each meeting is to discuss possible topics to recommend to the District of Columbia SAC as a civil rights project. Members of the public are entitled to submit written comments; the comments must be received in the regional office by Monday, October 20, 2008. The address is Eastern Regional Office, 624 Ninth Street, NW., Suite 740, Washington, DC 20425. Persons who desire additional information should contact Alfreda Greene, Secretary, at 202–376–7533, or by e-mail: agreene@usccr.gov. E:\FR\FM\08SEN1.SGM 08SEN1 52006 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 174 / Monday, September 8, 2008 / Notices 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, September 3, 2008. Christopher Byrnes, Chief, Regional Programs Coordination Unit. [FR Doc. E8–20742 Filed 9–5–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6335–01–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Bureau of Industry and Security [Docket No. 0808181107–81109–01] Effects of Foreign Policy-Based Export Controls Bureau of Industry and Security, Commerce. ACTION: Request for comments on foreign policy-based export controls. mstockstill on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES AGENCY: SUMMARY: The Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) is reviewing the foreign policy-based export controls in the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) to determine whether they should be modified, rescinded or extended. To help make these determinations, BIS is seeking comments on how existing foreign policy-based export controls have affected exporters and the general public. Additionally, BIS is particularly interested in comments regarding the Entity List (Supplement No. 4 to part 744 of the EAR), including on its usefulness and format, as well as on the specific entities listed and the licensing policies and requirements assigned to each. DATES: Comments must be received by October 8, 2008. ADDRESSES: Written comments may be sent by e-mail to publiccomments@bis.doc.gov. Include ‘‘FPBEC’’ in the subject line of the message. Written comments (three copies) may be submitted by mail or VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:59 Sep 05, 2008 Jkt 214001 hand delivery to Jeffery Lynch, Regulatory Policy Division, Bureau of Industry and Security, Department of Commerce, 14th Street & Pennsylvania Avenue, NW., Room 2705, Washington, DC 20230. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For general questions regarding foreign policy-based export controls, Joan Roberts, Foreign Policy Division, Office of Nonproliferation and Treaty Compliance, Bureau of Industry and Security, telephone: (202) 482–4252, and for questions specific to the Entity List, Karen Nies-Vogel, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Export Administration, Bureau of Industry and Security, telephone: (202) 482–3811. Copies of the current Annual Foreign Policy Report to the Congress are available at http://www.bis.doc.gov/ PoliciesAndRegulations/ 08ForPolControls/index.htm and copies may also be requested by calling the Office of Nonproliferation and Treaty Compliance at the number listed above. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Foreign policy-based controls in the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) are implemented pursuant to section 6 of the Export Administration Act of 1979, as amended. The current foreign policybased export controls maintained by the Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) are set forth in the EAR, including in parts 742 (CCL Based Controls), 744 (End-User and End-Use Based Controls) and 746 (Embargoes and Special Country Controls). These controls apply to a range of countries, items, activities and persons, including: Certain general purpose microprocessors for ‘‘military end-uses’’ and ‘‘military end-users’’ (§ 744.17); significant items (SI): Hot section technology for the development, production, or overhaul of commercial aircraft engines, components, and systems (§ 742.14); encryption items (§§ 742.15 and 744.9); crime control and detection commodities (§ 742.7); specially designed implements of torture (§ 742.11); certain firearms included within the Inter-American Convention Against the Illicit Manufacturing of and Trafficking in Firearms, Ammunition, Explosives, and Other Related Materials (§ 742.17); regional stability items (§ 742.6); equipment and related technical data used in the design, development, production, or use of certain rocket systems and unmanned air vehicles (§§ 742.5 and 744.3); chemical precursors and biological agents, associated equipment, technical data, and software related to the production of chemical and biological agents (§§ 742.2 and 744.4) and various PO 00000 Frm 00006 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 chemicals included in those controlled pursuant to the Chemical Weapons Convention (§ 742.18); nuclear propulsion (§ 744.5); aircraft and vessels (§ 744.7); communication intercepting devices (software and technology) (§ 742.13); embargoed countries (part 746); countries designated as supporters of acts of international terrorism (§§ 742.8, 742.9, 742.10, 742.19, 746.2, 746.4, 746.7, and 746.9); certain entities in Russia (§ 744.10); individual terrorists and terrorist organizations (§§ 744.12, 744.13 and 744.14); certain persons designated by Executive Order 13315 (‘‘Blocking Property of the Former Iraqi Regime, Its Senior Officials and Their Family Members’’) (§ 744.18); and certain sanctioned entities (§ 744.20). Attention is also given in this context to the controls on nuclearrelated commodities and technology (§§ 742.3 and 744.2), which are, in part, implemented under section 309(c) of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Act. Under the provisions of section 6 of the Export Administration Act of 1979, as amended (50 U.S.C. app. 2401–2420 (2000)) (EAA), export controls maintained for foreign policy purposes require annual extension. Section 6 of the EAA requires a report to Congress when foreign policy-based export controls are extended. The EAA expired on August 20, 2001. Executive Order 13222 of August 17, 2001 (3 CFR, 2001 Comp., p. 783 (2002)), which has been extended by successive Presidential Notices, the most recent being that of July 23, 2008, 73 FR 43603 (July 25, 2008), continues the EAR and, to the extent permitted by law, the provisions of the EAA, in effect under the International Emergency Economic Powers Act (50 U.S.C. 1701–1706 (2000)). The Department of Commerce, insofar as appropriate, is following the provisions of section 6 by reviewing its foreign policy-based export controls, requesting public comments on such controls, and preparing a report to be submitted to Congress. In January 2008, the Secretary of Commerce, on the recommendation of the Secretary of State, extended for one year all foreign policy-based export controls then in effect. To assure maximum public participation in the review process, comments are solicited on the extension or revision of the existing foreign policy-based export controls for another year. Among the criteria considered in determining whether to continue or revise U.S. foreign policy-based export controls are the following: 1. The likelihood that such controls will achieve the intended foreign policy purpose, in light of other factors, E:\FR\FM\08SEN1.SGM 08SEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 73, Number 174 (Monday, September 8, 2008)]
[Notices]
[Pages 52005-52006]
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COMMISSION ON CIVIL RIGHTS


Agenda and Notice of Public Meetings of the District of Columbia 
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 planning meetings of 
Subcommittees of the District of Columbia Advisory Committee to the 
Commission will convene at 12 p.m. on Tuesday, September 30, 2008, at 
the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, 624 Ninth Street, NW., Conference 
Room 540, Washington, DC 20425. The Subcommittee on Immigration will 
convene at 12 p.m. and the Subcommittee on Voting Rights will convene 
at 1:30 p.m. The purpose of each meeting is to discuss possible topics 
to recommend to the District of Columbia SAC as a civil rights project.
    Members of the public are entitled to submit written comments; the 
comments must be received in the regional office by Monday, October 20, 
2008. The address is Eastern Regional Office, 624 Ninth Street, NW., 
Suite 740, Washington, DC 20425. Persons who desire additional 
information should contact Alfreda Greene, Secretary, at 202-376-7533, 
or by e-mail: agreene@usccr.gov.

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    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, September 3, 2008.
Christopher Byrnes,
Chief, Regional Programs Coordination Unit.
[FR Doc. E8-20742 Filed 9-5-08; 8:45 am]
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