State Advisory Committees; Request for Applications, 69641-69642 [2013-27817]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 224 / Wednesday, November 20, 2013 / Notices We are advising the public of our decision to authorize the importation into the continental United States of Swiss chard from Colombia. Based on the findings of a pest risk analysis, which we made available to the public for review and comment through a previous notice, we have determined that the application of one or more designated phytosanitary measures will be sufficient to mitigate the risks of introducing or disseminating plant pests or noxious weeds via the importation of Swiss chard from Colombia. SUMMARY: DATES: Effective: November 20, 2013. Ms. Dorothy Wayson, Senior Regulatory Policy Specialist, Plant Health Programs, PPQ, APHIS, 4700 River Road Unit 133, Riverdale, MD 20737–1231; (301) 851–2036. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Background Under the regulations in ‘‘SubpartFruits and Vegetables’’ (7 CFR 319.56– 1 through 319.56–61, referred to below as the regulations), the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) of the U.S. Department of Agriculture prohibits or restricts the importation of fruits and vegetables into the United States from certain parts of the world to prevent plant pests from being introduced into and spread within the United States. Section 319.56–4 of the regulations contains a performance-based process for approving the importation of commodities that, based on the findings of a pest risk analysis (PRA), can be safely imported subject to one or more of the designated phytosanitary measures listed in paragraph (b) of that section. Under that process, APHIS publishes a notice in the Federal Register announcing the availability of the PRA that evaluates the risks associated with the importation of a particular fruit or vegetable. Following the close of the 60-day comment period, APHIS may begin issuing permits for importation of the fruit or vegetable subject to the identified designated measures if: (1) No comments were received on the PRA; (2) the comments on the PRA revealed that no changes to the PRA were necessary; or (3) changes to the PRA were made in response to public comments, but the changes did not affect the overall conclusions of the analysis and the Administrator’s determination of risk. VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:04 Nov 19, 2013 Jkt 232001 In accordance with that process, we published a notice1 in the Federal Register on July 8, 2013 (78 FR 40688– 40689, Docket No. APHIS–2013–0052), in which we announced the availability, for review and comment, of a PRA that evaluated the risks associated with the importation into the continental United States of Swiss chard (Beta vulgaris ssp. cicla (L.) Koch) from Colombia. The PRA consisted of a risk assessment identifying pests of quarantine significance that could follow the pathway of importation of Swiss chard from Colombia into the continental United States and a risk management document identifying phytosanitary measures to be applied to that commodity to mitigate the pest risk. We solicited comments on the notice for 60 days ending on September 6, 2013. We did not receive any comments by that date. Therefore, in accordance with the regulations in § 319.56–4(c)(2)(ii), we are announcing our decision to authorize the importation into the continental United States of Swiss chard from Colombia subject to the following phytosanitary measures: • The Swiss chard must be imported in commercial consignments only; • The Swiss chard is subject to inspection at the port of entry; and • The Swiss chard must be accompanied by a phytosanitary certificate issued by the national plant protection organization of Colombia with the additional declaration stating that the consignment was inspected and found free of Copitarsia incommoda and Liriomyza huidobrensis. These conditions will be listed in the Fruits and Vegetables Import Requirements database (available at http://www.aphis.usda.gov/favir). In addition to these specific measures, Swiss chard from Colombia will be subject to the general requirements listed in § 319.56–3 that are applicable to the importation of all fruits and vegetables. Authority: 7 U.S.C. 450, 7701–7772, and 7781–7786; 21 U.S.C. 136 and 136a; 7 CFR 2.22, 2.80, and 371.3. Done in Washington, DC, this 13th day of November 2013. Michael C. Gregoire, Acting Administrator, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service. [FR Doc. 2013–27703 Filed 11–19–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–34–P 1 To view the notice and the PRA, go to http:// www.regulations.gov/#!docketDetail;D=APHIS2013-0052. PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 69641 COMMISSION ON CIVIL RIGHTS State Advisory Committees; Request for Applications United States Commission on Civil Rights. ACTION: Notice of period during which individuals may apply to be appointed to the Nevada Advisory Committee; request for applications. AGENCY: Because the terms of the members of the Hawaii Advisory Committee are expiring as of March 16, 2014, the United States Commission on Civil Rights hereby invites any individual who is eligible to be appointed to apply. The memberships covered by this notice are exclusively for the Nevada Advisory Committee, and applicants must be residents of Nevada to be considered. Letters of interest must be received by the Western Regional Office of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights no later than January 18, 2013. Letters of interest must be sent to the address listed below. DATES: Letters of interest for membership on the Nevada Advisory Committee should be received no later than January 18, 2013. ADDRESSES: Send letters of interest to: U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, Western Regional Office, 300 North Los Angeles Street, Suite 2010, Los Angeles, CA 90012. Letter can also be sent via email to atrevino@usccr.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Peter Minarik, Acting Regional Director, Western Regional Office, (213) 894– 3437, pminarik@usccr.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Nevada Advisory Committees (SAC) is a statutorily mandated advisory committee of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights pursuant to 42 U.S.C. 1975a. Under the charter for the SAC, the purpose is to provide advice and recommendations to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights (Commission) on a broad range of civil rights matters in its respective state that pertain to alleged deprivations of voting rights or discrimination or denials of equal protection of the laws because of race, color, religion, sex, age, disability, or national origin, or the administration of justice. SACs also provide assistance to the Commission in its statutory obligation to serve as a national clearinghouse for civil rights information. The SAC consists of not more than 19 members, each of whom will serve a two-year term. Members serve as unpaid Special Government Employees who are reimbursed for travel and expenses. To SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\20NON1.SGM 20NON1 69642 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 224 / Wednesday, November 20, 2013 / Notices be eligible to be on a SAC, applicants must be residents of Nevada and have demonstrated expertise or interest in civil rights issues. The Commission is an independent, bipartisan agency established by Congress in 1957 to focus on matters of race, color, religion, sex, age, disability, or national origin. Its mandate is to: • Investigate complaints from citizens that their voting rights are being deprived, • Study and collect information about discrimination or denials of equal protection under the law, • Appraise federal civil rights laws and policies, • Serve as a national clearinghouse on discrimination laws, • Submit reports and findings and recommendations to the President and the Congress, and • Issue public service announcements to discourage discrimination. The Commission invites any individual who is eligible to be appointed a member of the Nevada Advisory Committee covered by this notice to send a letter of interest and a resume to the address above. Dated: November 15, 2013. David Mussatt, Acting Chief, Regional Programs Coordination Unit. BILLING CODE 6335–01–P COMMISSION ON CIVIL RIGHTS BILLING CODE P Agenda and Notice of Public Meeting of the Oregon Advisory Committee COMMISSION ON CIVIL RIGHTS Agenda and Notice of Public Meeting of the Tennessee Advisory Committee tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Dated: November 15, 2013. David Mussatt, Acting Chief, Regional Programs Coordination Unit. [FR Doc. 2013–27818 Filed 11–19–13; 8:45 am] [FR Doc. 2013–27817 Filed 11–19–13; 8:45 am] Notice is hereby given, pursuant to the provisions of the rules and regulations of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights (Commission) and the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA) that a meeting of the Tennessee Advisory Committee (Committee) to the Commission will be held on December 11, 2013, at the Nashville Public Library, 615 Church Street, Nashville, TN 37219. The meeting is scheduled to begin at 2:00 p.m. EST and adjourn at approximately 3:30 p.m. EST. The purpose of the meeting is to discuss the Committee’s report on ex-felon voting rights and plan other Committee projects. Members of the public are entitled to submit written comments. The comments must be received in the Southern Regional Office of the Commission by January 11, 2014. The address is Southern Regional Office, U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, 61 Forsyth Street SW., Suite 16T126, Atlanta, GA 30303. Persons wishing to VerDate Mar<15>2010 email their comments or who desire additional information should contact Peter Minarik, Regional Director of the Southern Regional Office, at (404) 562– 7000 (or for hearing impaired TDD 913– 551–1414), or by email to pminarik@ usccr.gov. Hearing-impaired persons who will attend the meeting and require the services of a sign language interpreter should contact the Regional Office at least ten (10) working days before the scheduled date of the meeting. Records generated from this meeting may be inspected and reproduced at the Southern Regional Office, as they become available, both before and after the meeting. Persons interested in the work of this advisory committee are advised to go to the Commission’s Web site, www.usccr.gov, or to contact the Southern Regional Office at the above email or street address. The meeting will be conducted pursuant to the provisions of the rules and regulations of the Commission and FACA. 17:29 Nov 19, 2013 Jkt 232001 Notice is hereby given, pursuant to the provisions of the rules and regulations of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights (Commission), and the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA), that a meeting of the Oregon Advisory Committee to the Commission (Committee) will convene by conference call at 10:30 a.m. Pacific Time and adjourn at approximately 11:30 a.m. on December 9, 2013. The purpose of the meeting is to decide whether: (A) The Committee will do an overview examination of six topics—(i) immigration and the administration of justice, (ii) equal educational opportunity, (iii) civil rights of the mentally ill, (iv) human trafficking, (v) standing your ground laws, and (vi) women’s rights issues; or (B) the Committee will focus on doing a more in-depth study on just one of these issues; or (C) the Committee will do an overview, but of just three or four of the possible six topics. This meeting is available to the public through the following toll-free call-in number: 877–446–3914, conference ID: 5498730. Any interested member of the public may call this number and listen PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 to the meeting. Callers can expect to incur charges for calls they initiate over wireless lines, and the Commission will not refund any incurred charges. Callers will incur no charge for calls they initiate over land-line connections to the toll-free telephone number. Persons with hearing impairments may also follow the proceedings by first calling the Federal Relay Service at 1–800–977– 8339 and providing the Service with the conference call number and conference ID number. Members of the public are entitled to submit written comments. The comments must be received in the regional office by January 9, 2014. The address is U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, Western Regional Office, 300 North Los Angeles St., Suite 2010, Los Angeles, CA 90012. Comments may be emailed to atrevino@usccr.gov. Records generated by this meeting may be inspected and reproduced at the Western Regional Office, as they become available, both before and after the meeting, and they will be uploaded onto the database at www.facadatabase.gov. Persons interested in the work of this advisory committee are advised to go to the Commission’s Web site, www.usccr.gov, or to contact the Western Regional Office at the above email or street address. The meeting will be conducted pursuant to the provisions of the rules and regulations of the Commission and FACA. Dated: November 15, 2013. David Mussatt, Acting Chief, Regional Programs Coordination Unit. [FR Doc. 2013–27819 Filed 11–19–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE P COMMISSION ON CIVIL RIGHTS Agenda and Notice of Public Meeting of the Hawaii Advisory Committee Notice is hereby given, pursuant to the provisions of the rules and regulations of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights (Commission) and the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA) that a meeting of the Hawaii Advisory Committee (Committee) to the Commission will convene by conference call at 10:00 a.m. Hawaiian Time (1:00 p.m. Pacific Time) on December 6, 2013. The purpose of the meeting is for the Committee to discuss a report to the Commission on language access as a civil right. This meeting is available to the public through the following toll-free call-in number: 877–446–3914, conference ID: 9935615. Any interested member of the E:\FR\FM\20NON1.SGM 20NON1

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[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 224 (Wednesday, November 20, 2013)]
[Notices]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
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COMMISSION ON CIVIL RIGHTS


State Advisory Committees; Request for Applications

AGENCY: United States Commission on Civil Rights.

ACTION: Notice of period during which individuals may apply to be 
appointed to the Nevada Advisory Committee; request for applications.

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SUMMARY: Because the terms of the members of the Hawaii Advisory 
Committee are expiring as of March 16, 2014, the United States 
Commission on Civil Rights hereby invites any individual who is 
eligible to be appointed to apply. The memberships covered by this 
notice are exclusively for the Nevada Advisory Committee, and 
applicants must be residents of Nevada to be considered. Letters of 
interest must be received by the Western Regional Office of the U.S. 
Commission on Civil Rights no later than January 18, 2013. Letters of 
interest must be sent to the address listed below.

DATES: Letters of interest for membership on the Nevada Advisory 
Committee should be received no later than January 18, 2013.

ADDRESSES: Send letters of interest to: U.S. Commission on Civil 
Rights, Western Regional Office, 300 North Los Angeles Street, Suite 
2010, Los Angeles, CA 90012. Letter can also be sent via email to 
atrevino@usccr.gov.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Peter Minarik, Acting Regional 
Director, Western Regional Office, (213) 894-3437, pminarik@usccr.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Nevada Advisory Committees (SAC) is a 
statutorily mandated advisory committee of the U.S. Commission on Civil 
Rights pursuant to 42 U.S.C. 1975a. Under the charter for the SAC, the 
purpose is to provide advice and recommendations to the U.S. Commission 
on Civil Rights (Commission) on a broad range of civil rights matters 
in its respective state that pertain to alleged deprivations of voting 
rights or discrimination or denials of equal protection of the laws 
because of race, color, religion, sex, age, disability, or national 
origin, or the administration of justice. SACs also provide assistance 
to the Commission in its statutory obligation to serve as a national 
clearinghouse for civil rights information.
    The SAC consists of not more than 19 members, each of whom will 
serve a two-year term. Members serve as unpaid Special Government 
Employees who are reimbursed for travel and expenses. To

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be eligible to be on a SAC, applicants must be residents of Nevada and 
have demonstrated expertise or interest in civil rights issues.
    The Commission is an independent, bipartisan agency established by 
Congress in 1957 to focus on matters of race, color, religion, sex, 
age, disability, or national origin. Its mandate is to:
     Investigate complaints from citizens that their voting 
rights are being deprived,
     Study and collect information about discrimination or 
denials of equal protection under the law,
     Appraise federal civil rights laws and policies,
     Serve as a national clearinghouse on discrimination laws,
     Submit reports and findings and recommendations to the 
President and the Congress, and
     Issue public service announcements to discourage 
discrimination.
    The Commission invites any individual who is eligible to be 
appointed a member of the Nevada Advisory Committee covered by this 
notice to send a letter of interest and a resume to the address above.

    Dated: November 15, 2013.
David Mussatt,
Acting Chief, Regional Programs Coordination Unit.
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