Notice of Public Meeting of the Illinois Advisory Committee for a Meeting on Discussing the Project Proposal on Hate Crimes in Illinois and a Briefing on Religious Discrimination in Prisons, 31086-31087 [2014-12532]

Download as PDF mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 31086 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 104 / Friday, May 30, 2014 / Notices need and minimizes or mitigates potential impacts. RUS is authorized to make loans and loan guarantees that finance the construction of electric distribution, transmission, and generation facilities, including system improvements and replacements required to furnish and improve electric service in rural areas, as well as demand side management, energy conservation programs, and ongrid and off-grid renewable energy systems. RUS is responsible for completing the environmental review process in processing Basin Electric’s application. RUS is serving as the lead Federal agency, as defined at 40 CFR 1501.5, for preparation of the FEIS. Based on an interconnection with the Western Area Power Administration’s (Western) transmission system, Western has, in accordance with 40 CFR 1501.6, is serving as a cooperating agency for the environmental review of the proposed Project. Western is also serving as the lead Federal agency, in accordance with 36 CFR 800.2(a)(2), for the Section 106 review of cultural resources and the Endangered Species Act (ESA), Section 7 review for threatened and endangered species. The U.S. Forest Service (USFS) may issue a special use permit under the Federal Land Policy Management Act and is also serving as a cooperating agency. Separate Records of Decision (RODs) will be issued by Western and the USFS for their respective actions. It is anticipated that the RODS will be issued in July 2014. The proposed Project is subject to the jurisdiction of the North Dakota Public Service Commission (NDPSC), which has regulatory authority for siting electrical transmission facilities within the State. 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VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:23 May 29, 2014 Jkt 232001 Because the Project covers a large land area and access in some cases has been restricted, Section 106 review will be phased in accordance with 36 CFR 800.4(b)(2) and 800.5(a)(3). Accordingly, Western will complete Section 106 review using a Programmatic Agreement (PA) pursuant to 36 CFR 800.14(b)(1)(ii). RUS, at the request of Western, will manage the development and execution of the PA. RUS may issue the Record of Decision for the proposed Project once the PA has been executed. This Notice of Availability also serves as a notice of proposed floodplain or wetland action. It is anticipated that there will be no effect on floodplains and wetlands by the proposed Project. The majority of the floodplains/ wetlands crossed are associated with river and stream crossings and can be spanned. Some structures may be located in the floodplain of the Little Missouri River; however, no effects to the floodplain are anticipated. James F. 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AGENCY: 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 that the Illinois Advisory Committee (Committee) will hold a meeting on Thursday, June 12, 2014, for the purpose of discussing and voting on a project proposal regarding hate crimes in Illinois and for gathering information and hearing statements regarding religious discrimination in Illinois prisons. The Committee will have the proposal presented by the Commission’s two Midwestern Regional Office interns and discuss the proposal afterward. The Committee also will hear testimony from the chief chaplain of the state’s Department of Corrections to update information the Committee had obtained on the topic in 2007. The testimony presented at this meeting will provide in part a basis for the Committee’s final recommendations on the topic. Members of the public are invited and welcomed to make statements into the record at the meeting starting at 3:30 p.m. Members of the public who cannot attend in person can listen to the discussion. This meeting is available to the public through the following tollfree call-in number: 888–438–5535, conference ID: 9306519. Any interested member of the public may call this number and listen 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 SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\30MYN1.SGM 30MYN1 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 104 / Friday, May 30, 2014 / Notices charge for calls they initiate over landline 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. Member of the public are also entitled to submit written comments; the comments must be received in the regional office by July 12, 2014. Written comments may be mailed to the Midwestern Regional Office, U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, 55 W. Monroe St., Suite 410, Chicago, IL 60615. They may also be faxed to the Commission at (312) 353–8311, or emailed to Administrative Assistant, Carolyn Allen at callen@usccr.gov. Persons who desire additional information may contact the Midwestern Regional Office at (312) 353–8311. Hearing-impaired persons who will attend the meeting and require the services of a sign language interpreter should contact the Midwestern 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 Midwestern Regional Office, as they become available, both before and after the meeting. Records of the meeting will be available via www.facadatabase.gov under the Commission on Civil Rights, Illinois Advisory Committee link. Persons interested in the work of this Committee are directed to the Commission’s Web site, http:// www.usccr.gov, or may contact the Midwestern Regional Office at the above email or street address. Agenda: Welcome and Introductions 12:00 p.m. to 12:10 p.m. Barbara Abrajano, Chairman, Illinois Advisory Committee Discussion of Hate Crime Project Proposal mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 12:10 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. Changho Kim, USCCR intern Mrinalini Penumaka, USCCR intern Illinois Advisory Committee Briefing on Religious Discrimination in Prisons 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. IL Department of Correction Chief Chaplain Stephen Keim 3:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. 18:23 May 29, 2014 3:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Adjournment 4:00 p.m. The meeting will be held on Thursday, June 12, 2014, at 12:00 p.m. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the University of Chicago Law School, 1111 E. 60th St., Classroom VI, Chicago, IL 60637. DATES: Dated: May 23, 2014. David Mussatt, Acting Chief, Regional Programs Coordination Unit. 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COMMISSION ON CIVIL RIGHTS


Notice of Public Meeting of the Illinois Advisory Committee for a 
Meeting on Discussing the Project Proposal on Hate Crimes in Illinois 
and a Briefing on Religious Discrimination in Prisons

AGENCY: U.S. Commission on Civil Rights.

ACTION: Notice of meeting.

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SUMMARY: 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 that the Illinois 
Advisory Committee (Committee) will hold a meeting on Thursday, June 
12, 2014, for the purpose of discussing and voting on a project 
proposal regarding hate crimes in Illinois and for gathering 
information and hearing statements regarding religious discrimination 
in Illinois prisons. The Committee will have the proposal presented by 
the Commission's two Midwestern Regional Office interns and discuss the 
proposal afterward. The Committee also will hear testimony from the 
chief chaplain of the state's Department of Corrections to update 
information the Committee had obtained on the topic in 2007. The 
testimony presented at this meeting will provide in part a basis for 
the Committee's final recommendations on the topic.
    Members of the public are invited and welcomed to make statements 
into the record at the meeting starting at 3:30 p.m. Members of the 
public who cannot attend in person can listen to the discussion. This 
meeting is available to the public through the following toll-free 
call-in number: 888-438-5535, conference ID: 9306519. Any interested 
member of the public may call this number and listen 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

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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.
    Member of the public are also entitled to submit written comments; 
the comments must be received in the regional office by July 12, 2014. 
Written comments may be mailed to the Midwestern Regional Office, U.S. 
Commission on Civil Rights, 55 W. Monroe St., Suite 410, Chicago, IL 
60615. They may also be faxed to the Commission at (312) 353-8311, or 
emailed to Administrative Assistant, Carolyn Allen at callen@usccr.gov. 
Persons who desire additional information may contact the Midwestern 
Regional Office at (312) 353-8311.
    Hearing-impaired persons who will attend the meeting and require 
the services of a sign language interpreter should contact the 
Midwestern 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 Midwestern Regional Office, as they become available, both 
before and after the meeting. Records of the meeting will be available 
via www.facadatabase.gov under the Commission on Civil Rights, Illinois 
Advisory Committee link. Persons interested in the work of this 
Committee are directed to the Commission's Web site, http://www.usccr.gov, or may contact the Midwestern Regional Office at the 
above email or street address.
    Agenda:

Welcome and Introductions

12:00 p.m. to 12:10 p.m.
    Barbara Abrajano, Chairman, Illinois Advisory Committee

Discussion of Hate Crime Project Proposal

12:10 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.
    Changho Kim, USCCR intern
    Mrinalini Penumaka, USCCR intern
    Illinois Advisory Committee

Briefing on Religious Discrimination in Prisons

2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
    IL Department of Correction Chief Chaplain Stephen Keim

Business Meeting

3:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Open Session

    3:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Adjournment

4:00 p.m.

DATES: The meeting will be held on Thursday, June 12, 2014, at 12:00 
p.m.

ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the University of Chicago Law 
School, 1111 E. 60th St., Classroom VI, Chicago, IL 60637.

    Dated: May 23, 2014.
David Mussatt,
Acting Chief, Regional Programs Coordination Unit.
[FR Doc. 2014-12532 Filed 5-29-14; 8:45 am]
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