Continuation of Hearing on the Department of Justice's Actions Related to the New Black Panther Party Litigation and its Enforcement of Section 11(b) of the Voting Rights Act, 22551 [2010-9983]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 82 / Thursday, April 29, 2010 / Notices comment. The time for individual oral comments may be limited. Gerald Lawrence, Jr., Designated Federal Officer, Davy Crockett National Forest RAC. [FR Doc. 2010–9809 Filed 4–28–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–11–M DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Agricultural Marketing Service [Doc. No. AMS–FV–09–0052; FV–09–326] United States Standards for Grades of Frozen Blueberries AGENCY: Agricultural Marketing Service, USDA. ACTION: Notice; withdrawal. SUMMARY: The Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS), of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) is withdrawing a notice soliciting comments on its proposed revision to the United States Standards for Grades of Frozen Blueberries. After considering the comments received regarding the proposed revision and the withdrawal of the petition requesting revisions, the agency has decided not to proceed with this action. DATES: Effective Date: April 29, 2010. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Myron Betts, Inspection and Standardization Section, Processed Products Branch (PPB), Fruit and Vegetable Programs (FV), AMS, USDA, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW., Room 0709, South Building; STOP 0247, Washington, DC 20250; Telephone: (202) 720–5021 or fax (202) 720–9906; or e-mail: Myron.Betts@ams.usda.gov. The United States Standards for Grades of Frozen Blueberries are available by accessing the AMS Web site on the Internet at http://www.ams.usda.gov/ processedinspection. mstockstill on DSKH9S0YB1PROD with NOTICES Background On August 22, 2008, AMS received a petition from the North American Blueberry Council (NABC), requesting revisions to the United States Standards for Grades of Frozen Blueberries. These standards are issued under the Agricultural Marketing Act of 1946 (7 U.S.C. 1621–1627). The petitioner requested the USDA to revise the terminology used for the product description of frozen blueberries. On December 22, 2008, prior to undertaking research and other work associated with revising an official grade standard, AMS published a notice in the Federal Register (73 FR 78285) soliciting comments on the petition to VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:19 Apr 28, 2010 Jkt 220001 revise the U.S. Standards for Grades of Frozen Blueberries. AMS received two comments: one from the USDA, Agricultural Research Service and the other from the American Frozen Food Institute. Both commenters stated that the proposal should include all hybrids and cultivars of the appropriate species. Given the absence of product samples and additional information on the berries that were the subject of its petition, NABC withdrew its request. Accordingly, after considering the comments received regarding the proposed revision and the withdrawal of the petition requesting revisions; AMS has decided not to proceed further with the proposed revision to the U.S. Standards for Grades of Frozen Blueberries. The notice published in the Federal Register on December 22, 2008 (73 FR 87285) is hereby withdrawn. Authority: 7 U.S.C. 1621–1627. Dated: April 22, 2010. David R. Shipman, Acting Administrator, Agricultural Marketing Service. [FR Doc. 2010–9869 Filed 4–28–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–02–M COMMISSION ON CIVIL RIGHTS Continuation of Hearing on the Department of Justice’s Actions Related to the New Black Panther Party Litigation and its Enforcement of Section 11(b) of the Voting Rights Act AGENCY: United States Commission on Civil Rights. ACTION: Notice of hearing. DATE AND TIME: Friday, May 14, 2010; 9:30 a.m. EDT. PLACE: U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, 624 Ninth Street, NW., Room 540, Washington, DC 20425. SUMMARY: The Commission’s Hearing on the Department of Justice’s Actions Related to the New Black Panther Party Litigation and its Enforcement of Section 11(b) of the Voting Rights Act, conducted on April 23, 2010 and noticed in the March 18, 2010 Federal Register at 75 FR 13076, was continued until May 14, 2010 at 9:30 a.m. EDT in Washington, DC at the Commission’s offices located at 624 Ninth Street, NW., Room 540, Washington, DC 20425, and will continue thereafter until completed. An executive session not open to the public may be convened at any appropriate time before or during the hearing. Notice of these hearings was previously published at 75 FR 13076 pursuant to the Civil Rights Commission PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 22551 Amendments Act of 1994, 42 U.S.C. 1975a and 45 CFR 702.3. The purpose of this hearing is to collect information within the jurisdiction of the Commission, under 42 U.S.C. 1975a, related particularly to the Department of Justice’s actions in the New Black Panther Party Litigation and Enforcement of Section 11(b) of the Voting Rights Act. The Commission is authorized to hold hearings and to issue subpoenas for the production of documents and the attendance of witnesses pursuant to 45 CFR 701.2. The Commission is an independent bipartisan, fact finding agency authorized to study, collect, and disseminate information, and to appraise the laws and policies of the Federal Government, and to study and collect information with respect to discrimination or denials of equal protection of the laws under the Constitution because of race, color, religion, sex, age, disability, or national origin, or in the administration of justice. The Commission has broad authority to investigate allegations of voting irregularities even when alleged abuses do not involve discrimination. 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 scheduled date of the hearing at 202–376–8105. TDD: (202) 376–8116. Dated: April 26, 2010. David Blackwood, General Counsel. [FR Doc. 2010–9983 Filed 4–28–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6335–01–P COMMISSION ON CIVIL RIGHTS Agenda and Notice of Public Meeting 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 and the Federal Advisory Committee Act, that an orientation and planning meeting of the District of Columbia Advisory Committee will convene at 11 a.m. on Thursday, May 13, 2010, at the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, 624 Ninth Street, NW., Conference Room 540, Washington, DC 20425. The purpose of the orientation meeting is to review the rules of operation for the Advisory Committee. E:\FR\FM\29APN1.SGM 29APN1

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COMMISSION ON CIVIL RIGHTS


Continuation of Hearing on the Department of Justice's Actions 
Related to the New Black Panther Party Litigation and its Enforcement 
of Section 11(b) of the Voting Rights Act

AGENCY: United States Commission on Civil Rights.

ACTION: Notice of hearing.

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DATE AND TIME: Friday, May 14, 2010; 9:30 a.m. EDT.

PLACE: U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, 624 Ninth Street, NW., Room 
540, Washington, DC 20425.

SUMMARY: The Commission's Hearing on the Department of Justice's 
Actions Related to the New Black Panther Party Litigation and its 
Enforcement of Section 11(b) of the Voting Rights Act, conducted on 
April 23, 2010 and noticed in the March 18, 2010 Federal Register at 75 
FR 13076, was continued until May 14, 2010 at 9:30 a.m. EDT in 
Washington, DC at the Commission's offices located at 624 Ninth Street, 
NW., Room 540, Washington, DC 20425, and will continue thereafter until 
completed. An executive session not open to the public may be convened 
at any appropriate time before or during the hearing.
    Notice of these hearings was previously published at 75 FR 13076 
pursuant to the Civil Rights Commission Amendments Act of 1994, 42 
U.S.C. 1975a and 45 CFR 702.3. The purpose of this hearing is to 
collect information within the jurisdiction of the Commission, under 42 
U.S.C. 1975a, related particularly to the Department of Justice's 
actions in the New Black Panther Party Litigation and Enforcement of 
Section 11(b) of the Voting Rights Act.
    The Commission is authorized to hold hearings and to issue 
subpoenas for the production of documents and the attendance of 
witnesses pursuant to 45 CFR 701.2. The Commission is an independent 
bipartisan, fact finding agency authorized to study, collect, and 
disseminate information, and to appraise the laws and policies of the 
Federal Government, and to study and collect information with respect 
to discrimination or denials of equal protection of the laws under the 
Constitution because of race, color, religion, sex, age, disability, or 
national origin, or in the administration of justice. The Commission 
has broad authority to investigate allegations of voting irregularities 
even when alleged abuses do not involve discrimination.

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 scheduled date of the hearing at 202-376-
8105. TDD: (202) 376-8116.

    Dated: April 26, 2010.
David Blackwood,
General Counsel.
[FR Doc. 2010-9983 Filed 4-28-10; 8:45 am]
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