Meeting of the National Advisory Council on Minority Business Enterprise, 70015 [2013-28047]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 226 / Friday, November 22, 2013 / Notices information collection should be sent within 30 days of publication of this notice to Jasmeet Seehra, OMB Desk Officer by email to Jasmeet_K._Seehra@ omb.eop.gov, or by fax to (202) 395– 5167. Dated: November 18, 2013. Gwellnar Banks, Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. 2013–28010 Filed 11–21–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–33–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Minority Business Development Agency Meeting of the National Advisory Council on Minority Business Enterprise Minority Business Development Agency, U.S. Department of Commerce. ACTION: Notice of open meeting. AGENCY: The National Advisory Council on Minority Business Enterprise (NACMBE) will hold its eighth meeting via conference call to discuss and reach consensus on recommendations for the Secretary of the Department of Commerce regarding the growth of minority-owned businesses in domestic and global markets. The members of the Council will finalize the recommendations, fulfilling NACMBE’s charter mandate, in preparation for submission to the Secretary of Commerce. The agenda for the meeting may change to accommodate Council business. DATES: The conference call will be held on Tuesday, December 10, from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time (EST). Members of the public wishing to participate may use the following information to listen to the conference call: CALL–IN NUMBER: 1–415–228– 4956; PASSCODE: MBDA. Participants are encouraged to call in ten minutes before the scheduled start time. A limited amount of time will be available for brief oral comments from members of the public after the Council’s discussion of the recommendations. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Demetria Gallagher, National Director’s Office, Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA), U.S. Department of Commerce at (202) 482–1624; email: dgallagher@mbda.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background: The Secretary of Commerce established the NACMBE on April 28, 2010 pursuant to his discretionary authority and in emcdonald on DSK67QTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:47 Nov 21, 2013 Jkt 232001 accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act, as amended (5 U.S.C. App. 2). The NACMBE was established to provide the Secretary of Commerce with recommendations on a broad range of policy issues that affect minority businesses and their ability to access successfully the domestic and global marketplace. Topics To Be Considered: During the meeting, the Council will discuss the final recommendations for the Secretary relating to the growth of minorityowned businesses in domestic and global markets. Recommendations for proposed programs and new policies are centered on the areas of focus for each subcommittee. The subcommittee topics include: (1) Definition of Minority Business Enterprises (MBEs) and MBDA’s role, (2) Creation of an MBE Forum, and (3) Strategic Alliances and Exports. Public Participation: The meeting is open to the public. Members of the public wishing to join the conference call must notify Demetria Gallagher at the contact information above no later than 5:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time on Friday, December 6, 2013. Any member of the public may submit written comments concerning the recommendations of the NACMBE to www.mbda.gov/main/nacmbesubmit-comments. The comments must be received no later than 5:00 p.m. EST on Friday, December 6, 2013, to ensure transmission to the Council prior to the meeting. Comments received after that date will be distributed to the members but may not be considered at the meeting. Copies of the NACMBE open meeting minutes will be available to the public upon request. Dated: November 18, 2013. 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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

Minority Business Development Agency


Meeting of the National Advisory Council on Minority Business 
Enterprise

AGENCY: Minority Business Development Agency, U.S. Department of 
Commerce.

ACTION: Notice of open meeting.

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SUMMARY: The National Advisory Council on Minority Business Enterprise 
(NACMBE) will hold its eighth meeting via conference call to discuss 
and reach consensus on recommendations for the Secretary of the 
Department of Commerce regarding the growth of minority-owned 
businesses in domestic and global markets. The members of the Council 
will finalize the recommendations, fulfilling NACMBE's charter mandate, 
in preparation for submission to the Secretary of Commerce. The agenda 
for the meeting may change to accommodate Council business.

DATES: The conference call will be held on Tuesday, December 10, from 
2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time (EST). Members of the 
public wishing to participate may use the following information to 
listen to the conference call: CALL-IN NUMBER: 1-415-228-4956; 
PASSCODE: MBDA. Participants are encouraged to call in ten minutes 
before the scheduled start time. A limited amount of time will be 
available for brief oral comments from members of the public after the 
Council's discussion of the recommendations.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Demetria Gallagher, National 
Director's Office, Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA), U.S. 
Department of Commerce at (202) 482-1624; email: dgallagher@mbda.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:
    Background: The Secretary of Commerce established the NACMBE on 
April 28, 2010 pursuant to his discretionary authority and in 
accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act, as amended (5 
U.S.C. App. 2). The NACMBE was established to provide the Secretary of 
Commerce with recommendations on a broad range of policy issues that 
affect minority businesses and their ability to access successfully the 
domestic and global marketplace.
    Topics To Be Considered: During the meeting, the Council will 
discuss the final recommendations for the Secretary relating to the 
growth of minority-owned businesses in domestic and global markets. 
Recommendations for proposed programs and new policies are centered on 
the areas of focus for each subcommittee. The subcommittee topics 
include: (1) Definition of Minority Business Enterprises (MBEs) and 
MBDA's role, (2) Creation of an MBE Forum, and (3) Strategic Alliances 
and Exports.
    Public Participation: The meeting is open to the public. Members of 
the public wishing to join the conference call must notify Demetria 
Gallagher at the contact information above no later than 5:00 p.m. 
Eastern Standard Time on Friday, December 6, 2013.
    Any member of the public may submit written comments concerning the 
recommendations of the NACMBE to www.mbda.gov/main/nacmbe-submit-comments. The comments must be received no later than 5:00 p.m. EST on 
Friday, December 6, 2013, to ensure transmission to the Council prior 
to the meeting. Comments received after that date will be distributed 
to the members but may not be considered at the meeting.
    Copies of the NACMBE open meeting minutes will be available to the 
public upon request.

    Dated: November 18, 2013.
Josephine Arnold,
Chief Counsel, Minority Business Development Agency.
[FR Doc. 2013-28047 Filed 11-21-13; 8:45 am]
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