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Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 15 / Monday, January 26, 2009 / Notices the analytical underpinings of the action. The amendment may address excess capacity and other changes to the scallop management program, including essential fish habitat closures and a change to scallop fishing year time frame. Finally, the Council will address any other outstanding business prior to adjournment of its February meeting. Although other non-emergency issues not contained in this agenda may come before this Council for discussion, those issues may not be the subjects of formal action during this meeting. Council action will be restricted to those issues specifically listed in this notice and any issues arising after publication of this notice that require emergency action under section 305(c) of the MagnusonStevens Act, provided that the public has been notified of the Council’s intent to take final action to address the emergency. Special Accommodations This meeting is physically accessible to people with disabilities. Requests for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aids should be directed to Paul J. Howard (see ADDRESSES) at least 5 days prior to the meeting date. Dated: January 21, 2009. Tracey L. Thompson, Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. E9–1560 Filed 1–23–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–S DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XM90 Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meetings AGENCY: National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of public meeting. The Pacific Fishery Management Council’s (Council) coastal pelagic species (CPS) advisory bodies will hold meetings, which are open to the public, on February 10–12, 2009. The primary purpose of the meetings is to comment on the draft terms of reference for the CPS stock assessment review process, review 2009 survey plans, develop plans for a report to the Council on long-term sardine allocation, and discuss revisions to the CPS Fishery Management Plan (FMP) in accordance with the reauthorized MagnusonSUMMARY: VerDate Nov<24>2008 17:20 Jan 23, 2009 Jkt 217001 Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act. The CPS Management Team (CPSMT) will meet on Tuesday, February 10, 2009, beginning at 1 p.m. and again on Wednesday, February 11, 2009, beginning at 8:30 a.m. Both meeting days will go until business for that day is completed. The CPS Advisory Subpanel (CPSAS) will meet Thursday, February 12, 2009, from 8:30 a.m. until business for the day is completed. DATES: All meetings will be held in the Large Conference Room at the Southwest Fisheries Science Center of the National Marine Fisheries Service, 8604 La Jolla Shores Drive, La Jolla, CA 92037, (858) 546–7000. Council address: Pacific Fishery Management Council, 7700 NE Ambassador Place, Suite 101, Portland, OR 97220–1384. ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Mike Burner, Pacific Fishery Management Council, (503) 820–2280. The CPSMT and CPSAS will also elect officers for 2009, discuss the 2009 Stock Assessment and Fishery Evaluation document, and address other issues relating to CPS management. The CPSMT and CPSAS will develop recommendations for Council consideration at its March 8–13, 2009 meeting in Seattle, Washington. Although nonemergency issues not contained in the meeting agendas may be discussed, those issues may not be the subject of formal action during these meetings. Advisory body action will be restricted to those issues specifically listed in this notice and any issues arising after publication of this notice that require emergency action under Section 305(c) of the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act, provided the public has been notified of the intent to take final action to address the emergency. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Special Accommodations This meeting is physically accessible to people with disabilities. Requests for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aids should be directed to Ms. Carolyn Porter at 503–820–2280 at least five days prior to the meeting date. Dated: January 21, 2009. Tracey L. Thompson, Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. E9–1567 Filed 1–23–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–S PO 00000 Frm 00010 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 4377 DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Office of the Secretary Establishment of Department of Defense Federal Advisory Committees Department of Defense. Establishment of federal advisory committee. AGENCY: ACTION: SUMMARY: Under the provisions of section 596 of Public Law 110–417, the Federal Advisory Committee Act of 1972 (5 U.S.C. Appendix, as amended), the Government in the Sunshine Act of 1976 (5 U.S.C. 552b, as amended), and 41 CFR 102–3.65, the Department of Defense gives notice that it is establishing the Military Leadership Diversity Commission (hereafter referred to as the Commission). The Commission is a nondiscretionary federal advisory commission established under the authority of section 596 of Public Law 110–417 and 41 CFR 102–3.50(a) to conduct a comprehensive evaluation and assessment of policies that provide opportunities for the promotion and advancement of minority members of the Armed Forces, including minority members who are senior officers. In carrying out the study, the commission shall examine the following: 1. The efforts to develop and maintain diverse leadership at all levels of the Armed Forces. 2. The successes and failures of developing and maintaining a diverse leadership, particularly at the general and flag officer positions. 3. The effect of expanding Department of Defense secondary educational programs to diverse civilian populations, to include military service academy preparatory schools. 4. The ability of current recruitment and retention practices to attract and maintain a diverse pool of qualified individuals in sufficient numbers in officer pre-commissioning programs. 5. The ability of current activities to increase continuation rates for ethnicand gender-specific members of the Armed Forces. 6. The benefits of conducting an annual conference attended by civilian military, active-duty and retired military, and corporate leaders on diversity, to include a review of current policy and the annual demographic data from the Defense Manpower Data Center. 7. The status of prior recommendations made to the Department of Defense and to Congress concerning diversity initiatives within the Armed Forces. E:\FR\FM\26JAN1.SGM 26JAN1 4378 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 15 / Monday, January 26, 2009 / Notices 8. The incorporation of private sector practices that have been successful in cultivating diverse leadership. 9. The establishment and maintenance of fair promotion and command opportunities for ethnic- and gender-specific members of the Armed Forces at the 0–5 grade level and above. 10. An assessment of pre-command billet assignments of ethnic-specific members of the Armed Forces. 11. The development of a uniform definition, to be used throughout the Department of Defense, of diversity that is congruent with the core values and vision of the Department of Defense for the future workforce. 12. The existing metrics and milestones for evaluating the diversity plans of the Department of Defense (including the plans of the Military Departments) and for facilitating future evaluation and oversight. 13. The existence and maintenance of fair promotion, assignment, and command opportunities for ethnic- and gender-specific members of the Armed Forces at the levels of warrant officer, chief warrant officer, company and junior grade, field and mid-grade, and general and flag officer. 14. The current institution structure of the Office of Diversity Management and Equal Opportunity of the Department of Defense, and of similar officers of the Military Departments, and their ability to ensure effective and accountable diversity management across the Department of Defense. 15. The option available for improving the substance or implementation of current plans and policies of the Department of Defense and the Military Departments. No later than 12 months after the date on which the commission first meets, the commission shall submit to the President and Congress a report on the commission’s study. The report shall include, as a minimum, the following: 1. The findings and conclusions of the commission; 2. The recommendations of the commission for improving diversity within the Armed Forces; and 3. Such other information and recommendations as the commission considers appropriate. In addition, the commission may submit interim reports to the President and Congress as the commission considers appropriate. The commission, pursuant to section 596(d)(3) of Public Law 110–417, may consult with appropriate private, for profit, and non-profit organizations and advocacy groups to learn methods for developing, implementing, and sustaining senior diverse leadership VerDate Nov<24>2008 17:20 Jan 23, 2009 Jkt 217001 within the Department of Defense. In addition, the commission, pursuant to section 596(f)(1) of Public Law 110–416, may hold such hearings, sit and act at such times and places, take such testimony, and receive such evidence as the commission considers appropriate. Members shall be appointed for the life of the commission. Any vacancy in the commission shall be filled in the same manner as the original appointment. The commission, pursuant to section 596(b) of Public Law 110–416, shall be composed of the following members: 1. The Director of the Defense Manpower Data Center; 2. The Commandant of the Director of the Defense Equal Opportunity Management Institute; 3. A commissioned officer from each of the Army, Navy, Air Force, and Marine Corps who serves or has served in a leadership position with either a Military Department command or combatant command; 4. A commissioned officer or noncommissioned officer of the Coast Guard on active duty; 5. A retired general or flag officer from each of the Army, Navy, Air Force and Marine Corps; 6. A retired flag officer of the Coast Guard; 7. A retired noncommissioned officer from each of the Army, Navy, Air Force and Marine Corps; 8. Five retired commissioned officers who served in leadership positions with either a Military Department command or combatant command, of who no less than three shall represent the views of minority veterans; 9. Four individuals with expertise in cultivating diverse leaders in private or non-profit organizations; and 10. An attorney with appropriate experience and expertise in constitutional and legal matters related to the duties and responsibilities of the committee. The appointment of the Director of the Defense Manpower Data Center and the Commandant of the Defense Equal Opportunity Management Institute shall be based upon their ex-officio position within the Department of Defense. Representatives for the incumbents may attend committee meetings; however, they shall not exercise any authority unless they have been appointed in writing, pursuant to DoD policies and procedures, as the Acting Director. With the exception of the representatives of the U.S. Coast Guard, the Secretary of Defense shall appoint the commission members. Commission members appointed by the Secretary of Defense, who are not full-time or PO 00000 Frm 00011 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 permanent part-time employees of the federal government, shall be appointed as experts and consultants under the authority of 5 U.S.C. 3109, and these individuals shall serve as special government employees. Pursuant to section 596(g)(1) of Public Law 110–416, the Secretary of Homeland Security, in consultation with the Commandant of the Coast Guard, shall appoint two individuals to represent the interests of the U.S. Coast Guard. Commission members, who are not full-time or permanent part-time federal employees, shall serve without compensation. All commission members shall be provided travel and per diem for official commission travel. These experts and consultants shall be considered Special Government Employees, and their appointments, regardless of their term of office, shall be renewed by the Secretary of Defense on an annual basis. The Secretary of Defense, pursuant to section 596(b)(3) of Public Law 110– 416, shall designate one member as the chairman of the commission. The commission, pursuant to section 596(c)(2) of Public Law 110–416, shall meet at the call of the chairman. Pursuant to section 596(b)(6) of Public Law 110–416, fifteen committee members shall constitute a quorum, but a lesser number may hold hearings. The Department of Defense, pursuant to 41 CFR 102–3.105(i) and DoD policies and procedures, shall appoint a fulltime or permanent part-time DoD employee to serve as commission’s Designated Federal Officer. The Designated Federal Officer shall comply with existing federal statutes and regulations governing federal advisory committees, and shall attend all commission and subcommittee meetings. The commission shall be authorized to establish subcommittees, as necessary and consistent with its mission, and these subcommittees or working groups shall operate under the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act of 1972, the Government in the Sunshine Act of 1976 (5 U.S.C. 552b, as amended), and other appropriate federal regulations. Such subcommittees or workgroups shall not work independently of the chartered commission, and shall report all their recommendations and advice to the commission for full deliberation and discussion. Subcommittees or workgroups have no authority to make decisions on behalf of the chartered commission nor can they report directly to the Department of Defense or any E:\FR\FM\26JAN1.SGM 26JAN1 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 15 / Monday, January 26, 2009 / Notices federal officers or employees who are not commission members. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Contact Jim Freeman, Deputy Committee Management Officer for the Department of Defense, 703–601–6128. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Pursuant to 41 CFR 102–3.105(j) and 102–3.140, the public or interested organizations may submit written statements to the Military Leadership Diversity Commission membership about the commission’s mission and functions. Written statements may be submitted at any time or in response to the stated agenda of planned meeting of the Military Leadership Diversity Commission. All written statements shall be submitted to the Designated Federal Officer for the Military Leadership Diversity Commission, and this individual will ensure that the written statements are provided to the membership for their consideration. Contact information for the Military Leadership Diversity Commission’s Designated Federal Officer, once appointed, may be obtained from the GSA’s FACA Database—https:// www.fido.gov/facadatabase/public.asp. The Designated Federal Officer, pursuant to 41 CFR 102–3.150, will announce planned meetings of the Military Leadership Diversity Commission. The Designated Federal Officer, at that time, may provide additional guidance on the submission of written statements that are in response to the stated agenda for the planned meeting in question. Dated: January 14, 2009. Patricia L. Toppings, OSD Federal Register Liaison Officer, Department of Defense. [FR Doc. E9–1423 Filed 1–23–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 5001–06–P DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Office of the Secretary Reserve Forces Policy Board (RFPB) AGENCY: Department of Defense; Office of the Secretary of Defense Reserve Forces Policy Board. ACTION: Notice of meeting. SUMMARY: Under the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act of 1972 (5 U.S.C., Appendix, as amended), the Government in the Sunshine Act of 1976 (5 U.S.C. 552b, as amended), and 41 CFR 102–3.150, the Department of Defense announces that the following Federal advisory committee meeting of VerDate Nov<24>2008 17:20 Jan 23, 2009 Jkt 217001 the Reserve Forces Policy Board (FRPB) will take place: DATES: February 18, 2009 (8:30 a.m.–4 p.m.) and February 19, 2009 (8:30 a.m.– 3 p.m.). ADDRESSES: Meeting address is the Pentagon, Conference Room 3E863, Arlington, VA. Mailing address is Reserve Forces Policy Board, 7300 Defense Pentagon, Washington, DC 20301–7300. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Col Marjorie Davis, Designated Federal Officer, (703) 697–4486 (Voice), (703) 614–0504 (Facsimile), marjorie.davis@osd.mil. Mailing address is Reserve Forces Policy Board, 7300 Defense Pentagon, Washington, DC 20301–7300. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Purpose of the Meeting: An open meeting of the Reserve Forces Policy Board. Agenda: Discussion of policy issues relevant to the Reserve Components. Public’s Accessibility to the Meeting: Pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 552b, as amended, and 41 CFR 102–3.140 through 102– 3.165, and the availability of space, this meeting is open to the public. Committee’s Designated Federal Officer: To request a seat, contact the Designated Federal Official (DFO) not later than February 11, 2009, at 703– 697–4486, or by e-mail, marjorie.davis@osd.mil and/or donald.ahern@osd.mil. Mailing address is Reserve Forces Policy Board, 7300 Defense Pentagon, Washington, DC 20301–7300. Written Statements: Pursuant to 41 CFR 102–3.105(j) and 102–3.140, the public or interested organizations may submit written statements to the membership of the Reserve Forces Policy Board at any time or in response to the stated agenda of a planned meeting. Written statements should be submitted to the Reserve Forces Policy Board’s Designated Federal Officer. The Designated Federal Officer’s contact information can be obtained from the GSA’s FACA Database—https:// www.fido.gov/facadatabase/public.asp. Written statements that do not pertain to a scheduled meeting of the Reserve Forces Policy Board may be submitted at any time. However, if individual comments pertain to a specific topic being discussed at a planned meeting then these statements must be submitted no later than five business days prior to the meeting in question. The Designated Federal Officer will review all submitted written statements and provide copies to all the committee members. PO 00000 Frm 00012 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 4379 Dated: January 14, 2009. Patricia L. Toppings, OSD Federal Register Liaison Officer, Department of Defense. [FR Doc. E9–1427 Filed 1–23–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 5001–06–P DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Department of the Air Force [Docket ID: USAF–2009–0013] Privacy Act of 1974; System of Records AGENCY: Department of the Air Force, DoD. ACTION: Notice to alter a system of records. SUMMARY: The Department of the Air Force is proposing to alter a system of records notice in its existing inventory of record systems subject to the Privacy Act of 1974, (5 U.S.C. 552a), as amended. DATES: This proposed action will be effective without further notice on February 25, 2009, unless comments are received which result in a contrary determination. ADDRESSES: Send comments to the Air Force Privacy Act Officer, Office of Warfighting Integration and Chief Information Officer, SAF/XCPPI, 1800 Air Force Pentagon, Washington, DC 20330–1800. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Kenneth Brodie at (703) 696–7557. The Department of the Air Force systems of records notices subject to the Privacy Act of 1974, (5 U.S.C. 552a), as amended, have been published in the Federal Register and are available from the address above. The proposed system report, as required by 5 U.S.C. 552a(r) of the Privacy Act of 1974, as amended, was submitted on January 14, 2009, to the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, and the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) pursuant to paragraph 4c of Appendix I to OMB Circular No. A–130, ‘Federal Agency Responsibilities for Maintaining Records About Individuals,’ dated February 8, 1996 (February 20, 1996, 61 FR 6427). SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: E:\FR\FM\26JAN1.SGM 26JAN1

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DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE

Office of the Secretary


Establishment of Department of Defense Federal Advisory 
Committees

AGENCY: Department of Defense.

ACTION: Establishment of federal advisory committee.

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SUMMARY: Under the provisions of section 596 of Public Law 110-417, the 
Federal Advisory Committee Act of 1972 (5 U.S.C. Appendix, as amended), 
the Government in the Sunshine Act of 1976 (5 U.S.C. 552b, as amended), 
and 41 CFR 102-3.65, the Department of Defense gives notice that it is 
establishing the Military Leadership Diversity Commission (hereafter 
referred to as the Commission).
    The Commission is a non-discretionary federal advisory commission 
established under the authority of section 596 of Public Law 110-417 
and 41 CFR 102-3.50(a) to conduct a comprehensive evaluation and 
assessment of policies that provide opportunities for the promotion and 
advancement of minority members of the Armed Forces, including minority 
members who are senior officers.
    In carrying out the study, the commission shall examine the 
following:
    1. The efforts to develop and maintain diverse leadership at all 
levels of the Armed Forces.
    2. The successes and failures of developing and maintaining a 
diverse leadership, particularly at the general and flag officer 
positions.
    3. The effect of expanding Department of Defense secondary 
educational programs to diverse civilian populations, to include 
military service academy preparatory schools.
    4. The ability of current recruitment and retention practices to 
attract and maintain a diverse pool of qualified individuals in 
sufficient numbers in officer pre-commissioning programs.
    5. The ability of current activities to increase continuation rates 
for ethnic- and gender-specific members of the Armed Forces.
    6. The benefits of conducting an annual conference attended by 
civilian military, active-duty and retired military, and corporate 
leaders on diversity, to include a review of current policy and the 
annual demographic data from the Defense Manpower Data Center.
    7. The status of prior recommendations made to the Department of 
Defense and to Congress concerning diversity initiatives within the 
Armed Forces.

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    8. The incorporation of private sector practices that have been 
successful in cultivating diverse leadership.
    9. The establishment and maintenance of fair promotion and command 
opportunities for ethnic- and gender-specific members of the Armed 
Forces at the 0-5 grade level and above.
    10. An assessment of pre-command billet assignments of ethnic-
specific members of the Armed Forces.
    11. The development of a uniform definition, to be used throughout 
the Department of Defense, of diversity that is congruent with the core 
values and vision of the Department of Defense for the future 
workforce.
    12. The existing metrics and milestones for evaluating the 
diversity plans of the Department of Defense (including the plans of 
the Military Departments) and for facilitating future evaluation and 
oversight.
    13. The existence and maintenance of fair promotion, assignment, 
and command opportunities for ethnic- and gender-specific members of 
the Armed Forces at the levels of warrant officer, chief warrant 
officer, company and junior grade, field and mid-grade, and general and 
flag officer.
    14. The current institution structure of the Office of Diversity 
Management and Equal Opportunity of the Department of Defense, and of 
similar officers of the Military Departments, and their ability to 
ensure effective and accountable diversity management across the 
Department of Defense.
    15. The option available for improving the substance or 
implementation of current plans and policies of the Department of 
Defense and the Military Departments.
    No later than 12 months after the date on which the commission 
first meets, the commission shall submit to the President and Congress 
a report on the commission's study. The report shall include, as a 
minimum, the following:
    1. The findings and conclusions of the commission;
    2. The recommendations of the commission for improving diversity 
within the Armed Forces; and
    3. Such other information and recommendations as the commission 
considers appropriate.
    In addition, the commission may submit interim reports to the 
President and Congress as the commission considers appropriate.
    The commission, pursuant to section 596(d)(3) of Public Law 110-
417, may consult with appropriate private, for profit, and non-profit 
organizations and advocacy groups to learn methods for developing, 
implementing, and sustaining senior diverse leadership within the 
Department of Defense. In addition, the commission, pursuant to section 
596(f)(1) of Public Law 110-416, may hold such hearings, sit and act at 
such times and places, take such testimony, and receive such evidence 
as the commission considers appropriate.
    Members shall be appointed for the life of the commission. Any 
vacancy in the commission shall be filled in the same manner as the 
original appointment. The commission, pursuant to section 596(b) of 
Public Law 110-416, shall be composed of the following members:
    1. The Director of the Defense Manpower Data Center;
    2. The Commandant of the Director of the Defense Equal Opportunity 
Management Institute;
    3. A commissioned officer from each of the Army, Navy, Air Force, 
and Marine Corps who serves or has served in a leadership position with 
either a Military Department command or combatant command;
    4. A commissioned officer or noncommissioned officer of the Coast 
Guard on active duty;
    5. A retired general or flag officer from each of the Army, Navy, 
Air Force and Marine Corps;
    6. A retired flag officer of the Coast Guard;
    7. A retired noncommissioned officer from each of the Army, Navy, 
Air Force and Marine Corps;
    8. Five retired commissioned officers who served in leadership 
positions with either a Military Department command or combatant 
command, of who no less than three shall represent the views of 
minority veterans;
    9. Four individuals with expertise in cultivating diverse leaders 
in private or non-profit organizations; and
    10. An attorney with appropriate experience and expertise in 
constitutional and legal matters related to the duties and 
responsibilities of the committee.
    The appointment of the Director of the Defense Manpower Data Center 
and the Commandant of the Defense Equal Opportunity Management 
Institute shall be based upon their ex-officio position within the 
Department of Defense. Representatives for the incumbents may attend 
committee meetings; however, they shall not exercise any authority 
unless they have been appointed in writing, pursuant to DoD policies 
and procedures, as the Acting Director.
    With the exception of the representatives of the U.S. Coast Guard, 
the Secretary of Defense shall appoint the commission members. 
Commission members appointed by the Secretary of Defense, who are not 
full-time or permanent part-time employees of the federal government, 
shall be appointed as experts and consultants under the authority of 5 
U.S.C. 3109, and these individuals shall serve as special government 
employees.
    Pursuant to section 596(g)(1) of Public Law 110-416, the Secretary 
of Homeland Security, in consultation with the Commandant of the Coast 
Guard, shall appoint two individuals to represent the interests of the 
U.S. Coast Guard.
    Commission members, who are not full-time or permanent part-time 
federal employees, shall serve without compensation. All commission 
members shall be provided travel and per diem for official commission 
travel.
    These experts and consultants shall be considered Special 
Government Employees, and their appointments, regardless of their term 
of office, shall be renewed by the Secretary of Defense on an annual 
basis.
    The Secretary of Defense, pursuant to section 596(b)(3) of Public 
Law 110-416, shall designate one member as the chairman of the 
commission.
    The commission, pursuant to section 596(c)(2) of Public Law 110-
416, shall meet at the call of the chairman. Pursuant to section 
596(b)(6) of Public Law 110-416, fifteen committee members shall 
constitute a quorum, but a lesser number may hold hearings.
    The Department of Defense, pursuant to 41 CFR 102-3.105(i) and DoD 
policies and procedures, shall appoint a full-time or permanent part-
time DoD employee to serve as commission's Designated Federal Officer. 
The Designated Federal Officer shall comply with existing federal 
statutes and regulations governing federal advisory committees, and 
shall attend all commission and subcommittee meetings.
    The commission shall be authorized to establish subcommittees, as 
necessary and consistent with its mission, and these subcommittees or 
working groups shall operate under the provisions of the Federal 
Advisory Committee Act of 1972, the Government in the Sunshine Act of 
1976 (5 U.S.C. 552b, as amended), and other appropriate federal 
regulations.
    Such subcommittees or workgroups shall not work independently of 
the chartered commission, and shall report all their recommendations 
and advice to the commission for full deliberation and discussion. 
Subcommittees or workgroups have no authority to make decisions on 
behalf of the chartered commission nor can they report directly to the 
Department of Defense or any

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federal officers or employees who are not commission members.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Contact Jim Freeman, Deputy Committee 
Management Officer for the Department of Defense, 703-601-6128.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Pursuant to 41 CFR 102-3.105(j) and 102-
3.140, the public or interested organizations may submit written 
statements to the Military Leadership Diversity Commission membership 
about the commission's mission and functions. Written statements may be 
submitted at any time or in response to the stated agenda of planned 
meeting of the Military Leadership Diversity Commission.
    All written statements shall be submitted to the Designated Federal 
Officer for the Military Leadership Diversity Commission, and this 
individual will ensure that the written statements are provided to the 
membership for their consideration. Contact information for the 
Military Leadership Diversity Commission's Designated Federal Officer, 
once appointed, may be obtained from the GSA's FACA Database--https://
www.fido.gov/facadatabase/public.asp.
    The Designated Federal Officer, pursuant to 41 CFR 102-3.150, will 
announce planned meetings of the Military Leadership Diversity 
Commission. The Designated Federal Officer, at that time, may provide 
additional guidance on the submission of written statements that are in 
response to the stated agenda for the planned meeting in question.

    Dated: January 14, 2009.
Patricia L. Toppings,
OSD Federal Register Liaison Officer, Department of Defense.
[FR Doc. E9-1423 Filed 1-23-09; 8:45 am]
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