USDA Section 538 Guaranteed Rural Rental Housing Program 2009 Industry Forums-Open Teleconference and/or Web Conference Meetings, 72444-72445 [E8-28244]

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Comments will be summarized and included in the submission request toward Office of Management and Budget approval. Dated: November 21, 2008. Robin L. Thompson, Associate Deputy Chief, State and Private Forestry. [FR Doc. E8–28343 Filed 11–26–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–11–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Rural Housing Service USDA Section 538 Guaranteed Rural Rental Housing Program 2009 Industry Forums—Open Teleconference and/or Web Conference Meetings Rural Housing Service, USDA. Notice. AGENCY: ACTION: SUMMARY: This notice announces a series of teleconference and/or Web conference meetings regarding the USDA Section 538 Guaranteed Rural Rental Housing Program, which will take place during the months of January, April, July and October in 2009. This notice also outlines suggested discussion topics for the meetings and is intended to notify the general public of their opportunity to participate in the teleconference and/or Web conference meetings. The dates and times for the teleconference and/or Web conference meetings will be announced via e-mail to parties registered as described below in FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Any member of the public wishing to register for the calls and obtain the call-in number, access code, Web link and other information for any of the public teleconferences and or Web conferences may contact James F. Carey, Financial and Loan Analyst, Multifamily Housing Guaranteed Loan Division, Rural Development, United States Department of Agriculture, telephone: (202) 401– DATES: E:\FR\FM\28NON1.SGM 28NON1 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 230 / Friday, November 28, 2008 / Notices 2307, fax: (202) 205–5066, or e-mail: james.carey@wdc.USDA.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The objectives of this series of teleconferences are as follows: • Enhance the effectiveness of the Section 538 Guaranteed Rural Rental Housing Program. • Establish a two-way communications forum to update industry participants and Rural Housing staff. • Enhance RHS’ awareness of the market and other forces that impact the Section 538 Multifamily Guaranteed Loan program. Topics to be discussed could include but will not be limited to the following: • Update on the USDA Section 538 Guaranteed Rural Rental Housing Program FY 2008 activities. • Perspectives on the current state of equity financing and its impact on the Section 538 program. • Use of the Section 538 program for financing ‘‘Workforce Housing’’. • Perspectives on the current state of debt financing and its impact on the Section 538 program. • Enhancing the use of Section 538 financing with the transfer and/or preservation of Section 515 developments. Dated: November 12, 2008. Russell T. Davis, Administrator, Rural Housing Service. [FR Doc. E8–28244 Filed 11–26–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–XV–P COMMITTEE FOR PURCHASE FROM PEOPLE WHO ARE BLIND OR SEVERELY DISABLED Procurement List; Additions Committee for Purchase From People Who Are Blind or Severely Disabled. ACTION: Additions to the Procurement List. mstockstill on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES AGENCY: SUMMARY: This action adds to the Procurement List products and services to be furnished by nonprofit agencies employing persons who are blind or have other severe disabilities. DATES: Effective Date: 12/28/2008. ADDRESSES: Committee for Purchase From People Who Are Blind or Severely Disabled, Jefferson Plaza 2, Suite 10800, 1421 Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington, Virginia, 22202–3259. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Emily A. Covey, Telephone: (703) 603– 7740, Fax: (703) 603–0655, or e-mail CMTEFedReg@AbilityOne.gov. VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:16 Nov 26, 2008 Jkt 217001 Additions: On 10/03/2008 and 10/10/2008, the Committee for Purchase From People Who Are Blind or Severely Disabled published notice (73 FR193, pages 57589 and 57590 and 73 FR198, pages 60236–60237) of proposed additions to the Procurement List. After consideration of the material presented to it concerning capability of qualified nonprofit agencies to provide the products and services and impact of the additions on the current or most recent contractors, the Committee has determined that the products and services listed below are suitable for procurement by the Federal Government under 41 U.S.C. 46–48c and 41 CFR 51– 2.4. Regulatory Flexibility Act Certification I certify that the following action will not have a significant impact on a substantial number of small entities. The major factors considered for this certification were: 1. The action will not result in any additional reporting, recordkeeping or other compliance requirements for small entities other than the small organizations that will furnish the products and services to the Government. 2. The action will result in authorizing small entities to furnish the products and services to the Government. 3. There are no known regulatory alternatives which would accomplish the objectives of the Javits-WagnerO’Day Act (41 U.S.C. 46–48c) in connection with the products and services proposed for addition to the Procurement List. End of Certification Accordingly, the following products and services are added to the Procurement List: Products Laminated Wiper, Biodegradable. NSN: 7920–00–NIB–0439. NPA: East Texas Lighthouse for the Blind, Tyler, TX. Contracting Activity: FEDERAL ACQUISITION SERVICE, GSA/FAS SOUTHWEST SUPPLY CENTER (QSDAC). Coverage: B-list for the broad government requirement as aggregated by the General Services Administration. Bag, Sand, Polypropylene, 26″ x 14″, Green NSN: 8105–00–142–9345—Bag, Sand, Polypropylene, 26″ x 14″, Green. NPA: Southeast Vocational Alliance, Inc., Houston, TX. Contracting Activity: DEFENSE LOGISTICS PO 00000 Frm 00004 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 72445 AGENCY, DEFENSE SUPPLY CENTER PHILADELPHIA. Coverage: C-list for the remaining 50% of the Defense Supply Center Philadelphia requirement. Services Service Type/Location: Base Supply Center, BSC, NAWS China Lake, 1 Administration Circle, China Lake, CA. NPA: The Lighthouse for the Blind, Inc. (Seattle Lighthouse), Seattle, WA. Contracting Activity: DEPT OF THE NAVY, FISC SAN DIEGO. Service Type/Location: Administrative Services, Delaware Valley Office, GSA Region 3, Trenton NJ, 402 E State Street, Trenton, NJ. NPA: Occupational Training Center of Burlington County, Mt. Holly, NJ. Contracting Activity: PUBLIC BUILDINGS SERVICE, GSA/PBS/R03 PHILATLANTIC. Service Type/Location: Laundry Services, FEMA—NETC, 16825 South Seton Avenue, Emmitsburg, MD, NPA: Jeanne Bussard Center, Inc., Frederick, MD, Contracting Activity: FEDERAL EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY, NETC ACQUISITION SECTION. Emily A. Covey, Acting Director, Program Operations. [FR Doc. E8–28251 Filed 11–26–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6353–01–P COMMITTEE FOR PURCHASE FROM PEOPLE WHO ARE BLIND OR SEVERELY DISABLED Clarification of Scope of Procurement List Additions; 2008 Commodities Procurement List; Quarterly Update of the A-List and Movement of Products Between the A-List, B-List and C-List Committee for Purchase From People Who Are Blind or Severely Disabled. ACTION: Publication of the quarterly update of the A-list and movement of products between the A-list, B-list and C-list as of January 1, 2009. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The Committee for Purchase From People Who Are Blind or Severely Disabled, in accordance with the procedures published on December 1, 2006 (71 FR 69535–69538), has updated the scope of the Program’s procurement preference requirements for the products listed below between and among the Committee’s A-list, B-list and C-list. A-list products are suitable for the Total Government Requirement as aggregated by the General Services Administration, the B-list are those products suitable for the Broad Government Requirement as aggregated by the General Services Administration, E:\FR\FM\28NON1.SGM 28NON1

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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Rural Housing Service


USDA Section 538 Guaranteed Rural Rental Housing Program 2009 
Industry Forums--Open Teleconference and/or Web Conference Meetings

AGENCY: Rural Housing Service, USDA.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: This notice announces a series of teleconference and/or Web 
conference meetings regarding the USDA Section 538 Guaranteed Rural 
Rental Housing Program, which will take place during the months of 
January, April, July and October in 2009. This notice also outlines 
suggested discussion topics for the meetings and is intended to notify 
the general public of their opportunity to participate in the 
teleconference and/or Web conference meetings.

DATES: The dates and times for the teleconference and/or Web conference 
meetings will be announced via e-mail to parties registered as 
described below in FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Any member of the public wishing to 
register for the calls and obtain the call-in number, access code, Web 
link and other information for any of the public teleconferences and or 
Web conferences may contact James F. Carey, Financial and Loan Analyst, 
Multifamily Housing Guaranteed Loan Division, Rural Development, United 
States Department of Agriculture, telephone: (202) 401-

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2307, fax: (202) 205-5066, or e-mail: james.carey@wdc.USDA.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The objectives of this series of 
teleconferences are as follows:
     Enhance the effectiveness of the Section 538 Guaranteed 
Rural Rental Housing Program.
     Establish a two-way communications forum to update 
industry participants and Rural Housing staff.
     Enhance RHS' awareness of the market and other forces that 
impact the Section 538 Multifamily Guaranteed Loan program.

Topics to be discussed could include but will not be limited to the 
following:
     Update on the USDA Section 538 Guaranteed Rural Rental 
Housing Program FY 2008 activities.
     Perspectives on the current state of equity financing and 
its impact on the Section 538 program.
     Use of the Section 538 program for financing ``Workforce 
Housing''.
     Perspectives on the current state of debt financing and 
its impact on the Section 538 program.
     Enhancing the use of Section 538 financing with the 
transfer and/or preservation of Section 515 developments.

    Dated: November 12, 2008.
Russell T. Davis,
Administrator, Rural Housing Service.
[FR Doc. E8-28244 Filed 11-26-08; 8:45 am]
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