Minority Farmer Advisory Committee; Re-Establishment of Charter, 65372 [2014-26102]

Download as PDF 65372 Notices Federal Register Vol. 79, No. 213 Tuesday, November 4, 2014 This section of the FEDERAL REGISTER contains documents other than rules or proposed rules that are applicable to the public. Notices of hearings and investigations, committee meetings, agency decisions and rulings, delegations of authority, filing of petitions and applications and agency statements of organization and functions are examples of documents appearing in this section. DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Minority Farmer Advisory Committee; Re-Establishment of Charter Office of Advocacy and Outreach, USDA. ACTION: Notice of re-establishment. AGENCY: We are giving notice that the Secretary of Agriculture intends to reestablish the charter of the Advisory Committee on Minority Farmers (the ‘‘Committee’’) for a 2-year term. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mrs. Kenya Nicholas, Designated Federal Official, USDA Office of Advocacy and Outreach, 1400 Independence Avenue SW., Room 520–A, Washington, DC 20250–0170; Telephone (202) 720–6350; Fax (202) 720–7136; Email: kenya.nicholas@osec.usda.gov. ADDRESSES: Inquiries may be sent to: Mrs. Kenya Nicholas, Designated Federal Official, USDA Office of Advocacy and Outreach, 1400 Independence Avenue SW., Room 520– A, Washington, DC 20250–0170. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Pursuant to the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA, 5 U.S.C. App.), notice is hereby given that the Secretary of Agriculture intends to re-establish the Advisory Committee on Minority Farmers for 2 years. A call for nominations was previously announced and has closed. Those applicants will be revetted and will be appointed for 2-year terms immediately following charter renewal. This Committee will advise the Secretary of Agriculture on matters particularly affecting: Minority farmers and ranchers participating in and equal access to USDA programs and services; the implementation of the Outreach and Assistance for Socially Disadvantaged and Veteran Farmers and Ranchers (OASDVFR) also known as the ‘‘2501 Program’’; and civil rights activities within the Department as these activities relate to the participants of the OASDVFR Program. The Committee rmajette on DSK3VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 15:39 Nov 03, 2014 Jkt 235001 will consider recommendations proffered from the previous committee members in 2012 and suggest means of implementation. The Secretary will appoint 15 members from among applicants vetted in order to obtain the broadest possible representation on the Committee, pursuant to Section 5 of the Agricultural Credit Improvement Act of 1992 (Pub. L. 102–554), in accordance with the FACA and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Regulation 1041–1. Equal opportunity practices, in line with the USDA policies, will be followed in all appointments to the Committee. To ensure that the recommendations of the Committee have taken into account the needs of the diverse groups served by the Department, membership should include, to the extent practicable, individuals with demonstrated ability to represent minorities, women, and persons with disabilities. Signed in Washington, DC, this 24th day of October, 2014. Carolyn C. Parker, Director, Office of Advocacy and Outreach. [FR Doc. 2014–26102 Filed 11–3–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE P COMMISSION ON CIVIL RIGHTS Notice of Public Meeting of the Kansas Advisory Committee for a Meeting To Discuss the Voter ID Law in Kansas and Seclusion and Restraint of Children With Disabilities in Kansas Schools U.S. Commission on Civil Rights. ACTION: Notice of meeting. 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 Kansas Advisory Committee (Committee) will hold a meeting on Wednesday, November 19, 2014, at 12:00 p.m. CST for the purpose of discussing two project topics. First, the Committee will continue its discussion on the Kansas vote ID law and determine whether it intends to consider a project proposal on the topic at a future meeting. Second, the Committee will consider and vote on a proposal to hear testimony and issue an SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 advisory memorandum on the issue of seclusion and restraint of children with disabilities in Kansas schools. Members of the public can listen to the discussion. This meeting is available to the public through the following tollfree call-in number: 888–397–5352, conference ID: 3973125. Any interested member of the public may call this number and listen to the meeting. The conference call operator will ask callers to identify themselves, the organization they are affiliated with (if any), and an email address prior to placing callers into the conference room. 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 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. Members of the public are also entitled to submit written comments; the comments must be received in the regional office by December 19, 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) 353–8324, 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. 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, Missouri 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. E:\FR\FM\04NON1.SGM 04NON1

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This section of the FEDERAL REGISTER contains documents other than rules 
or proposed rules that are applicable to the public. Notices of hearings 
and investigations, committee meetings, agency decisions and rulings, 
delegations of authority, filing of petitions and applications and agency 
statements of organization and functions are examples of documents 
appearing in this section.

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Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 213 / Tuesday, November 4, 2014 / 
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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE


Minority Farmer Advisory Committee; Re-Establishment of Charter

AGENCY: Office of Advocacy and Outreach, USDA.

ACTION: Notice of re-establishment.

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SUMMARY: We are giving notice that the Secretary of Agriculture intends 
to re-establish the charter of the Advisory Committee on Minority 
Farmers (the ``Committee'') for a 2-year term.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mrs. Kenya Nicholas, Designated 
Federal Official, USDA Office of Advocacy and Outreach, 1400 
Independence Avenue SW., Room 520-A, Washington, DC 20250-0170; 
Telephone (202) 720-6350; Fax (202) 720-7136; Email: 
kenya.nicholas@osec.usda.gov.

ADDRESSES: Inquiries may be sent to: Mrs. Kenya Nicholas, Designated 
Federal Official, USDA Office of Advocacy and Outreach, 1400 
Independence Avenue SW., Room 520-A, Washington, DC 20250-0170.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Pursuant to the Federal Advisory Committee 
Act (FACA, 5 U.S.C. App.), notice is hereby given that the Secretary of 
Agriculture intends to re-establish the Advisory Committee on Minority 
Farmers for 2 years. A call for nominations was previously announced 
and has closed. Those applicants will be revetted and will be appointed 
for 2-year terms immediately following charter renewal.
    This Committee will advise the Secretary of Agriculture on matters 
particularly affecting: Minority farmers and ranchers participating in 
and equal access to USDA programs and services; the implementation of 
the Outreach and Assistance for Socially Disadvantaged and Veteran 
Farmers and Ranchers (OASDVFR) also known as the ``2501 Program''; and 
civil rights activities within the Department as these activities 
relate to the participants of the OASDVFR Program. The Committee will 
consider recommendations proffered from the previous committee members 
in 2012 and suggest means of implementation.
    The Secretary will appoint 15 members from among applicants vetted 
in order to obtain the broadest possible representation on the 
Committee, pursuant to Section 5 of the Agricultural Credit Improvement 
Act of 1992 (Pub. L. 102-554), in accordance with the FACA and U.S. 
Department of Agriculture (USDA) Regulation 1041-1. Equal opportunity 
practices, in line with the USDA policies, will be followed in all 
appointments to the Committee. To ensure that the recommendations of 
the Committee have taken into account the needs of the diverse groups 
served by the Department, membership should include, to the extent 
practicable, individuals with demonstrated ability to represent 
minorities, women, and persons with disabilities.

    Signed in Washington, DC, this 24th day of October, 2014.
Carolyn C. Parker,
Director, Office of Advocacy and Outreach.
[FR Doc. 2014-26102 Filed 11-3-14; 8:45 am]
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