Sunshine Act Meetings, 40690 [2013-16454]

Download as PDF 40690 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 130 / Monday, July 8, 2013 / Notices emcdonald on DSK67QTVN1PROD with NOTICES to pre-register by contacting Ms. Terri Joya at (202) 401–1282, by fax at (202) 401–1782 or by email to tjoya@nifa. usda.gov. Participants may reserve one 5-minute comment period. More time may be available, depending on the number of people wishing to make a presentation. Reservations will be confirmed on a first-come, first-served basis. All other participants may provide comments during the webbased listening session if time permits, or submit written comments. All written comments must be received by close of business July 30, 2013, to be considered. All comments and the official transcript of the meeting, when they become available, may be reviewed on the NIFA Web page, http://www.nifa.usda.gov/ funding/afri/afri_listen_session.html for six months. Additional AFRI Programspecific web-based listening sessions may occur after July 16, 2013 to obtain public comments for use in developing other AFRI RFAs. Dates and times will be posted to the following URL: http:// www.nifa.usda.gov/funding/afri/ afri_faq_webinars.html. Background and Purpose Significant variations from the historical rate of water supply and availability are projected to have major impacts on agricultural, forest, and range production systems. The new water program area within AFRI will be coordinated with, and leverage, efforts in other AFRI challenge areas, such as the Food Security, Food Safety, Climate Variability and Change and Sustainable Bioenergy challenge areas, and help solve critical water resource problems in rural and agricultural watersheds across the United States. The program will focus on developing solutions for water management that link food, water, climate change, energy, and environmental issues. Funding will be used to develop and transfer management practices, technologies, and tools for farmers, ranchers, forest owners and managers, and citizens to improve water resource quantity and quality. NIFA’s approach will link social, economic, and behavioral sciences with traditional biophysical sciences and engineering to address watershed- or aquifer-scale problems. NIFA has tentatively identified three critical topics that warrant immediate, comprehensive, and coordinated efforts in research, education, and extension. These three topics are: (1) Ensuring agricultural water security, addressing surface water, groundwater and reclaimed water needed to produce a wide array of agricultural goods and services now and into the future; (2) Improving nutrient management in VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:27 Jul 05, 2013 Jkt 229001 agricultural landscapes with focus on nitrogen and phosphorous; and (3) Reducing impacts of chemicals of emerging concern and the presence and movement of waterborne pathogens in the landscape. Information regarding the AFRI program can be found at http:// www.nifa.usda.gov/funding/afri/ afri.html. AFRI grants are authorized for FYs 2009–2013, of which the Secretary may retain no more than 4 percent for administrative costs. Grants will be awarded on the basis of merit, quality, and relevance and may have terms of up to 10 years. Subject to the availability of appropriations to carry out the research component of the AFRI program, the Secretary may award grants to State agricultural experiment stations; colleges and universities; university research foundations; other research institutions and organizations; Federal agencies; national laboratories; private organizations or corporations; individuals; or any group consisting of two or more of the aforementioned entities. The integrated component of the AFRI program, the Secretary may awards grants to colleges and universities; 1994 Land-Grant Institutions; and Hispanic-serving agricultural colleges and universities. Implementation Plans NIFA plans to consider stakeholder input received from this web-based listening session as well as other written comments in developing the FY 2014 solicitations for this program. • Discussion re: Proposed Findings and Recommendations for the 2013 Statutory Enforcement Report • Status Update on the Sex Trafficking: A Gender-Based Violation of Civil Rights Report • Status Update on the Federal Civil Rights Engagement with Arab and Muslim American Communities Post 9/11 Report III. Management and Operations • Staff Director’s report • Acting Chief of Regional Programs’ report IV. Approval of State Advisory Committee Appointment Slates • • • • • Kentucky Maine Minnesota New Hampshire New York V. Adjourn Meeting FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT PERSON: Lenore Ostrowsky, Acting Chief, Public Affairs Unit (202) 376– 8591. Hearing-impaired persons who will attend the meeting and require the services of a sign language interpreter should contact Pamela Dunston at (202) 376–8105 or at signlanguage@usccr.gov at least seven business days before the scheduled date of the meeting. Dated: July 3, 2013. TinaLouise Martin, Director of Management/Human Resources. Done at Washington, DC, this 26th day of June, 2013. Sonny Ramaswamy, Director, National Institute of Food and Agriculture. [FR Doc. 2013–16454 Filed 7–3–13; 4:15 pm] [FR Doc. 2013–16204 Filed 7–5–13; 8:45 am] DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE BILLING CODE 3410–22–P Bureau of Economic Analysis COMMISSION ON CIVIL RIGHTS Sunshine Act Meetings United States Commission on Civil Rights ACTION: Revised Notice of Business Meeting. AGENCY: Friday, July 12, 2013; 9:30 a.m. EST PLACE: 1331 Pennsylvania Ave. NW., Suite 1150, Washington, DC 20425 DATE AND TIME: MEETING AGENDA I. Approval of Agenda II. 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[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 130 (Monday, July 8, 2013)]
[Notices]
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[FR Doc No: 2013-16454]


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COMMISSION ON CIVIL RIGHTS


Sunshine Act Meetings

AGENCY: United States Commission on Civil Rights

ACTION: Revised Notice of Business Meeting.

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DATE AND TIME: Friday, July 12, 2013; 9:30 a.m. EST

PLACE: 1331 Pennsylvania Ave. NW., Suite 1150, Washington, DC 20425

MEETING AGENDA 

I. Approval of Agenda

II. Program Planning

 Approval of Final Draft of 2013 Statutory Enforcement Report
 Discussion re: Proposed Findings and Recommendations for the 
2013 Statutory Enforcement Report
 Status Update on the Sex Trafficking: A Gender-Based Violation 
of Civil Rights Report
 Status Update on the Federal Civil Rights Engagement with Arab 
and Muslim American Communities Post 9/11 Report

III. Management and Operations

 Staff Director's report
 Acting Chief of Regional Programs' report

IV. Approval of State Advisory Committee Appointment Slates

 Kentucky
 Maine
 Minnesota
 New Hampshire
 New York

V. Adjourn Meeting

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT PERSON: Lenore Ostrowsky, Acting Chief, 
Public Affairs Unit (202) 376-8591.
    Hearing-impaired persons who will attend the meeting and require 
the services of a sign language interpreter should contact Pamela 
Dunston at (202) 376-8105 or at signlanguage@usccr.gov at least seven 
business days before the scheduled date of the meeting.

    Dated: July 3, 2013.
TinaLouise Martin,
Director of Management/Human Resources.
[FR Doc. 2013-16454 Filed 7-3-13; 4:15 pm]
BILLING CODE 6335-01-P