Sunshine Act Notice, 36455 [E9-17726]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 140 / Thursday, July 23, 2009 / Notices erowe on DSK5CLS3C1PROD with NOTICES environmental review compliance requirements in accordance with its statutory and regulatory obligations. The agency’s environmental policies and procedures are codified in 7 CFR Part 1794. All relevant environmental compliance requirements are integrated in the above regulation, including the National Environmental Policy Act, National Historic Preservation Act and Endangered Species Act compliance processes. All WEP applicants are required to integrate environmental factors, along with other technical and financial considerations into early project planning and design. The agency has guidance documents for applicants posted on the following webpage— http://www.usda.gov/rus/water/ees/ bulletin.htm. The environmental review process must be complete, including all public notice requirements prior to funding any proposals. (c) Applicable Statutory or Regulatory Authority. • Title 1 of Division A of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, 2009; • Consolidated Farm and Rural Development Act, Section 306(a)(1), (2) and (22) (7 U.S.C. 1926(a)(1), (2) and (22)); • 7 CFR Part 1780, Water and Waste Loans and Grants; and • RD Instruction 1940–C, Davis Bacon and Related Acts (Available in any RD Office). 6. Broadband Direct Loans and Grants Rural Development anticipates making Direct Broadband loans and grants available to eligible entities using Recovery Act funds. Further information regarding Broadband loans and grants will be provided separately in a subsequent NOFA or a series of NOFAs. Civil Rights: Programs referenced in this Notice are subject to applicable Civil Rights Laws. These laws include the Equal Credit Opportunity Act, Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title VIII of the Civil Rights Act of 1968, as amended in 1988, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Age Discrimination Act of 1975. Non-Discrimination Statement: The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) prohibits discrimination in all its programs and activities on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, and where applicable, sex, marital status, familial status, parental status, religion, sexual orientation, genetic information, political beliefs, reprisal, or because all or part of an individual’s income is derived from any public assistance program. (Not all VerDate Nov<24>2008 15:01 Jul 22, 2009 Jkt 217001 prohibited bases apply to all programs.) Persons with disabilities who require alternative means for communication of program information (Braille, large print, audiotape, etc.) should contact USDA’s TARGET Center at (202) 720– 2600 (voice and TDD). To file a complaint of discrimination, write to USDA, Director, Office of Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW., Washington, DC 20250–9410, or call (800) 795–3272 (voice), or (202) 720– 6382 (TDD). ‘‘USDA is an equal opportunity provider, employer, and lender.’’ Dated: July 17, 2009. Dallas Tonsager, Under Secretary. [FR Doc. E9–17512 Filed 7–22–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–XY–P COMMISSION ON CIVIL RIGHTS Sunshine Act Notice AGENCY: United States Commission on Civil Rights. ACTION: Notice of meeting. DATE AND TIME: Friday, July 31, 2009; 1:30 p.m. EDT. PLACE: Via Teleconference, Public Dial In—1–800–597–7623, Conference ID # 21390687. Meeting Agenda This meeting is open to the public. I. Approval of Agenda II. State Advisory Committee Issues • Arizona SAC • Hawaii SAC • Michigan SAC • Utah SAC III. Program Planning • Update on National Civil Rights Conference IV. Adjourn CONTACT PERSON FOR FURTHER INFORMATION: Lenore Ostrowsky, Acting Chief, Public Affairs Unit, (202) 376– 8591. TDD: (202) 376–8116. Persons with a disability requiring special services, such as an interpreter for the hearing impaired, should contact Pamela Dunston at least seven days prior to the meeting at 202–376–8105. TDD: (202) 376–8116. Dated: July 21, 2009. David Blackwood, General Counsel. [FR Doc. E9–17726 Filed 7–21–09; 4:15 pm] BILLING CODE 6335–01–P PO 00000 Frm 00008 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 36455 DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request The Department of Commerce will submit to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for clearance the following proposal for collection of information under the emergency provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35). Agency: National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA). Title: Broadband Subscription and Usage Survey (Supplement to the Census Bureau’s Current Population Survey). OMB Control Number: 0660–0021. Agency Form Number: None. Type of Request: Emergency submission. Burden Hours: 581. Average Time per Response: 38 seconds. Number of Respondents: 55,000. Needs and Uses: NTIA proposes to add five questions to the Census Bureau’s October 2009 Current Population Survey (CPS) in order to gather reliable data on broadband (also known as high-speed Internet) use by U.S. households. The Administration is committed to providing broadband service to every community in America. To that end, the Administration is working with Congress, NTIA, the Federal Communications Commission, Rural Utilities Service, the States, and other parties to develop and implement economic and regulatory policies that foster broadband deployment. Current, systematic, and comprehensive data on broadband subscription and use by U.S. households is critical to allow policymakers not only to gauge progress made to date, but also to identify problem areas with a specificity that permits carefully targeted and cost effective responses. The Census Bureau is widely regarded as a superior collector of data based on its centuries of experience and its scientific methods. Collection of NTIA’s requested broadband usage data, moreover, will occur in conjunction with Census’ scheduled October CPS, thereby significantly reducing the potential burdens on the Bureau and the households surveyed. The questions on Internet usage were included in seven previous Census household surveys. The need for comprehensive broadband data has become more pressing in recent months and has necessitated this request for expedited review. The General Accountability Office (GAO) recently issued reports E:\FR\FM\23JYN1.SGM 23JYN1

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[Federal Register Volume 74, Number 140 (Thursday, July 23, 2009)]
[Notices]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E9-17726]


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COMMISSION ON CIVIL RIGHTS


Sunshine Act Notice

AGENCY: United States Commission on Civil Rights.

ACTION: Notice of meeting.

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Date and Time: Friday, July 31, 2009; 1:30 p.m. EDT.

Place: Via Teleconference, Public Dial In--1-800-597-7623, Conference 
ID  21390687.

Meeting Agenda

    This meeting is open to the public.

I. Approval of Agenda
II. State Advisory Committee Issues
     Arizona SAC
     Hawaii SAC
     Michigan SAC
     Utah SAC
III. Program Planning
     Update on National Civil Rights Conference
IV. Adjourn

Contact Person for Further Information: Lenore Ostrowsky, Acting Chief, 
Public Affairs Unit, (202) 376-8591. TDD: (202) 376-8116.
    Persons with a disability requiring special services, such as an 
interpreter for the hearing impaired, should contact Pamela Dunston at 
least seven days prior to the meeting at 202-376-8105. TDD: (202) 376-
8116.

    Dated: July 21, 2009.
David Blackwood,
General Counsel.
[FR Doc. E9-17726 Filed 7-21-09; 4:15 pm]
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