Notice and Request for Comments: Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) Tribal Consultations, 78120-78122 [2016-26832]

Download as PDF 78120 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 215 / Monday, November 7, 2016 / Notices and not suitable for ink- or laser-jet printing.33 D. Channels of Marketing APP claims that 83 Bright paper is marketed differently from other uncoated paper covered by the Orders because it is advertised as a lower brightness product produced to reduce eyestrain, manufactured for 2-sided copying, and is OBA Free.34 E. Cost of Modification Relative to Total Value APP states that 83 Bright paper is not produced with additional OBAs and contains fewer bleaching chemicals. As a result, APP notes that it is less expensive to produce than other uncoated paper cover by the Orders.35 sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES Analysis After analyzing the information summarized above, we determine that the petitioners have satisfied the criteria to warrant an initiation of a formal anticircumvention inquiry, pursuant to section 781(c) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.225(i). As described above, the petitioners included declarations from members of the U.S. industry addressing the five factors the Department typically examines as part of a minor alterations inquiry under section 781(c) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.225(i). These declarations attest that: (1) With the exception of brightness, the overall physical characteristics of 83 Bright paper and other uncoated paper cover by the Orders are the same; (2) the expectations of ultimate users of 83 Bright paper and other uncoated paper cover by the Orders are the same; (3) the uses of 83 Bright paper and other uncoated paper cover by the Orders are the same; (4) the channels of marketing 83 Bright paper and other uncoated paper cover by the Orders are the same; and (5) the relative cost to reduce the brightness of 83 Bright paper to a GE brightness level below 85 is minimal.36 We examined the declarations and found that the persons making them are in a position to have knowledge about the facts described in the declarations with respect to each of the aforementioned factors. However, we note that APP provided information demonstrating the relative cost of producing 83 Bright paper and the process by which it is produced which differs from that provided by the petitioners. Specifically, by APP’s own at 27–28. at 29. 35 Id., at 30. 36 See Initiation Request at Exhibits 1 and 2. admission, 83 Bright paper is less expensive to produce because it does not contain the OBAs needed to raise the paper’s brightness level to 85 or above and has fewer bleaching chemical than other uncoated paper covered by the Orders. Thus, there is an evidentiary basis to conclude that APP has altered its production process in order to produce a low-brightness paper.37 As noted above, we are initiating a minor alterations anti-circumvention inquiry pursuant to section 781(c) of the Act regarding 83 Bright paper. We do not find it appropriate to initiate a laterdeveloped merchandise circumvention inquiry pursuant to section 781(d) of the Act because APP provided information demonstrating that merchandise with a brightness level comparable to 83 Bright paper was produced and sold in commercial volumes at the time of the filing of the petitions and, thus, 83 Bright paper cannot be considered laterdeveloped merchandise.38 Finally, we do not find it appropriate to initiate a scope inquiry pursuant to 19 CFR 351.225(k) because APP provided information demonstrating that 83 Bright paper is not colored paper.39 Merchandise Subject to the Minor Alterations Anti-Circumvention Proceeding This minor alterations anticircumvention inquiry covers uncoated paper with a GE brightness level of 83 +/¥ 1. Although only APP Indonesia is discussed in their request, as discussed above, the petitioners clarified that, consistent with 19 CFR 351.225(m), the intent of their request was that the Department conduct a single inquiry and issue a single ruling applicable to each of the Orders. In accordance with 19 CFR 351.225(m), if the Secretary considers it appropriate, the Secretary may conduct a single inquiry and issue a single scope ruling that applies to all such orders. Therefore, we will examine whether it is appropriate to apply the results of this inquiry to each of the seven Orders. The Department will not order the suspension of liquidation of entries of any additional merchandise at this time. However, in accordance with 19 CFR 351.225(l)(2), if the Department issues a preliminary affirmative determination, we will then instruct U.S. Customs and Border Protection to suspend liquidation and require a cash deposit of estimated duties on the merchandise. Following consultation with interested parties, the Department will 33 Id., 34 Id., VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:02 Nov 04, 2016 Jkt 241001 37 Id. 38 See 39 See PO 00000 APP Response at 10 and Exhibit 3. APP Response at 5 and Exhibit 2. Frm 00014 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 establish a schedule for questionnaires and comments on the issues related to each of the Orders. The Department intends to issue its final determinations within 300 days of the date of publication of this initiation. This notice is published in accordance with sections 781(c) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.225(i) and (j). Dated: October 31, 2016. Paul Piquado, Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance. [FR Doc. 2016–26847 Filed 11–4–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Minority Business Development Agency [Docket No.: 161012956–6956–01] Notice and Request for Comments: Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) Tribal Consultations Minority Business Development Agency, Department of Commerce. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) plans to conduct five tribal consultation meetings with federally recognized tribes, American Indian and Alaska Native business/trade/economic organizations, and American Indian and Alaska Native-owned firms, between November 2016 and February 2017. The purpose of these tribal consultations is to provide a venue for tribal leaders share insights, make recommendations, and discuss concerns regarding MBDA’s business development and entrepreneurial services in Indian Country. MBDA is also accepting written comments related to the business development issues stated in this notice. DATES: Tribal consultations will be conducted in different locations between November 2016 and February 2017. The specific dates, locations and times will be announced on the MBDA Web site at http://www.mbda.gov/ tribalconsult . Written comments in response to the questions posed in this notice must be submitted no later than January 30, 2017. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments, identified by MBDA–2016–0001, by the following methods: Electronic Submission: Submit all electronic public comments via the Federal eRulemaking Portal. Go to www.regulations.gov/docket?D=MBDASUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\07NON1.SGM 07NON1 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 215 / Monday, November 7, 2016 / Notices 2016-001, click the ‘‘Comment Now!’’ icon, complete the required fields, and enter or attach your comments; Mail: Submit written comments to Bridget Gonzales, Chief, Office of Legislative, Education and Intergovernmental Affairs, Minority Business Development Agency, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW., Room 5067, Washington, DC 20230. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Melvin Tabilas, Legislative and Intergovernmental Affairs Specialist, Office of Legislative, Education and Intergovernmental Affairs, Minority Business Development Agency, at (202) 482–5598; or by email at mtabilas@ mbda.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Background The Minority Business Development Agency’s (MBDA) Office of Legislative and Intergovernmental Affairs (OLEIA) serves as the focal point for consultation with Tribal governments and Tribal organizations on policy, regulatory and legislative issues that will have a direct impact on American Indian and Alaska Native (AIAN) communities. The tribal consultations will be conducted in conjunction with the MBDA’s Office of Business Development (OBD) which designs and manages the business development services available to Native American entrepreneurs and tribally-owned businesses. Outreach and business development support specific to the AIAN populations is one part of the overall efforts of MBDA to ensure all programs and services of the Agency are available to members of the tribal communities. MBDA is the only Federal agency created specifically to foster the establishment and growth of minority business enterprises (MBEs). MBDA actively promotes the strategic growth and expansion of MBEs by offering management and technical assistance through a nationwide network of business centers. All MBDA Business Centers serve businesses owned or controlled by persons or groups of persons from the following groups: American Indians and Native Americans (including Alaska Natives, Alaska Native Corporations, Tribal entities, Tribal universities and Tribal governments), African Americans, Asian Indian Americans, Asian and Pacific Islander Americans, Hasidic Jewish Americans, and Hispanic Americans. MBDA target clients are businesses with $1.0 million or more in revenues. The MBDA Business Centers provide services that include, but are not limited to, initial consultations and assessments, business technical assistance, and access to federal and non-federal procurement and financing opportunities. Specific performance requirements and metrics are used by MBDA to evaluate each business center and are a key component of the MBDA’s business development programs. During fiscal year 2016, MBDA provided dedicated outreach to the AIAN population through the operation of six MBDA Business Centers—AIAN 78121 in the following locations: Fresno, California; Santa Fe, New Mexico; Tulsa, Oklahoma; Bismarck, North Dakota; Anchorage, Alaska; and Bridgeport, Connecticut. For more details about the current goals and objectives of the MBDA Business Centers—AIAN, please see the Federal Funding Opportunity notice that was issued in 2012 at http://www.mbda.gov/ tribalconsult. Funding for the current MBDA Business Center—AIAN program will expire in August 2017. MBDA expects to renew its investment in Indian Country and has designed the tribal consultations to allow tribal governments and organizations an opportunity to provide information on how to better provide business development services and programs. The locations and approximate dates, and times of the meetings are provided below in Supplementary Information. The specific dates and times will be posted on MBDA’s Web site at http:// www.mbda.gov/tribalconsult. The meetings are open to members of federally recognized tribes. In consideration of tribal leaders who are not able to attend a tribal consultation meeting, MBDA is also accepting written comments based on the questions listed below. II. Tribal Consultation Meetings Tribal consultation sessions are tentatively scheduled in association with the following events: Location Event 1. Nov 1–3, 2016 ............................ Tulsa, Oklahoma ........................... 2. Nov 14–17, 2016 ........................ Santa Fe, New Mexico .................. 3. November 14–17, 2016 .............. sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES Date Minneapolis, MN ............................ Native American Contractors Association—Annual B2B Conference & Marketplace. National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development—Reservation Economic Summit (RES) New Mexico. Long Term Services and Supports in Indian Country Conference. Details about each Tribal consultation meeting will be posted on the MBDA Web site at: http://www.mbda.gov/ tribalconsult. The MBDA Tribal consultation meetings are being hosted by the U.S. Federal Government. They are open and public meetings. They will be tape-recorded and transcribed so that we can retain valuable input and feedback. Registration for the nongovernmental organization conferences is not mandatory to participate in in the MBDA Tribal consultations. III. Questions for Public Comment Comments may be provided in response to any or all of the following questions. Please identify the specific AIAN community represented by the VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:02 Nov 04, 2016 Jkt 241001 comments (e.g., Cherokee Nation, Alaska Native village, Native American businesses off reservation, triballyowned businesses): 1. Describe any self-governance entrepreneurial or business development programs that have resulted in positive impacts to your community’s economic development? What were the impacts and how did they come about? 2. What challenges exist to business development and job creation in AIAN communities? What ideas or solutions do you think would address these challenges? 3. What are your goals and priorities for advancing AIAN entrepreneurship and business development? PO 00000 Frm 00015 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 4. What are some best practices that you’ve seen implemented that positively address the business development challenges experienced by your community from either a self-governing perspective, and/or from Federal, state, or local programs? 5. Have you (or businesses from your Tribe/Tribal organization) been a client of a MBDA Business Center—AIAN? a. If so, please describe the services and activities that have been most beneficial to growing their business and/or creating jobs: 1. Access to private sector contracts; 2. Access to Federal/State or Municipal contracts; 3. Access to capital; 4. Exporting; E:\FR\FM\07NON1.SGM 07NON1 78122 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 215 / Monday, November 7, 2016 / Notices 5. Joint partnerships/teaming arrangements; 6. Other. b. If you or your business have not been a client of a MBDA Business Center, please state reasons why, if any? 6. Do the goals and objectives of the MBDA Business Centers—AIAN align with your Tribe’s business and economic development goals? If so, please elaborate. If not, please provide recommendations for improvements, enhancements or alternatives. Comments must include the following: Name and title of commenter, name of tribe, tribal organization or business, AIAN location (if applicable), city, and state. Dated: November 2, 2016. Josephine Arnold, Chief Counsel, Minority Business Development Agency. [FR Doc. 2016–26832 Filed 11–4–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0649–XF021 Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of a public meeting via webinar. AGENCY: The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council will hold a meeting of its Standing and Reef Fish Scientific and Statistical Committees (SSC) via webinar. DATES: The meeting will convene on Tuesday, November 22, 2016, from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. EST. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held via webinar; you may attend by registering at: https:// attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/ 3715638296142754308. See below for instructions on how to register. Council address: Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council, 2203 N. Lois Avenue, Suite 1100, Tampa, FL 33607; telephone: (813) 348–1630. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Steven Atran, Senior Fishery Biologist, Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council; steven.atran@gulfcouncil.org, telephone: (813) 348–1630. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:02 Nov 04, 2016 Jkt 241001 Tuesday, November 22, 2016; 10 a.m.– 11 a.m. I. Introductions, Voice ID, and Adoption of Agenda II. SEDAR 48 (Black Grouper) Benchmark Assessment Preparation a. Review and Approval of Terms of Reference b. Review of Project Schedule c. Selection of Appointees to Data, Assessment, and Review Workshops III. Other Business Meeting Adjourns Both participants and observers must register in advance for the webinar. You may register for the SSC: Standing and Reef Fish webinar by going to the Council’s Web site (http:// www.gulfcoucil.org) and clicking on ‘‘Committee & Panel meetings, or by entering the following link: https:// attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/ 3715638296142754308 After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar. The Agenda is subject to change, and the latest version along with other meeting materials will be posted on the Council’s file server. To access the file server, the URL is https:// public.gulfcouncil.org:5001/webman/ index.cgi, or go to the Council’s Web site and click on the FTP link in the lower left of the Council Web site (http://www.gulfcouncil.org). The username and password are both ‘‘gulfguest’’. Click on the ‘‘Library Folder’’, then scroll down to ‘‘SSC meeting-2016–11 webinar’’. The meeting will be webcast over the internet. See above for instructions on registering for the webinar. Although other non-emergency issues not on the agenda may come before the Scientific and Statistical Committee for discussion, in accordance with the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act, those issues may not be the subject of formal action during this meeting. Actions of the Scientific and Statistical Committee will be restricted to those issues specifically identified in the agenda and any issues arising after publication of this notice that require emergency action under Section 305(c) of the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act, provided the public has been notified of the Council’s intent to take action to address the emergency. Special Accommodations This meeting is physically accessible to people with disabilities. Requests for sign language interpretation or other PO 00000 Frm 00016 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 auxiliary aids should be directed to Kathy Pereira at the Gulf Council Office (see ADDRESSES), at least 5 working days prior to the meeting. Dated: November 2, 2016. Tracey L. Thompson, Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2016–26855 Filed 11–4–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XF023 Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council; Public Meetings National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice; public hearings and webinar. AGENCY: The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council (Council) will hold eight public hearings and one webinar to solicit public comments on Coastal Migratory Pelagics (CMP) Amendment 29—Allocation Sharing and Accountability Measures for the Gulf of Mexico Migratory Group of King Mackerel. DATES: The public hearings will be held November 30–December 8, 2016. The meetings will begin at 6 p.m. and will conclude no later than 9 p.m. For specific dates and times, see SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION. ADDRESSES: The public documents can be obtained by contacting the Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council, 2203 N. Lois Avenue, Suite 1100, Tampa, FL 33607; (813) 348–1630 or on their Web site at www.gulfcouncil.org. Meeting addresses: The public hearings will be held in Tampa, Key West and Panama City, FL; Port Aransas and Galveston, TX; Pascagoula, MS; Mobile, AL; Houma, LA; and one webinar. For specific locations, see SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION. 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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

Minority Business Development Agency

[Docket No.: 161012956-6956-01]


Notice and Request for Comments: Minority Business Development 
Agency (MBDA) Tribal Consultations

AGENCY: Minority Business Development Agency, Department of Commerce.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) plans to 
conduct five tribal consultation meetings with federally recognized 
tribes, American Indian and Alaska Native business/trade/economic 
organizations, and American Indian and Alaska Native-owned firms, 
between November 2016 and February 2017. The purpose of these tribal 
consultations is to provide a venue for tribal leaders share insights, 
make recommendations, and discuss concerns regarding MBDA's business 
development and entrepreneurial services in Indian Country. MBDA is 
also accepting written comments related to the business development 
issues stated in this notice.

DATES: Tribal consultations will be conducted in different locations 
between November 2016 and February 2017. The specific dates, locations 
and times will be announced on the MBDA Web site at http://www.mbda.gov/tribalconsult . Written comments in response to the 
questions posed in this notice must be submitted no later than January 
30, 2017.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments, identified by MBDA-2016-0001, by 
the following methods: Electronic Submission: Submit all electronic 
public comments via the Federal e-Rulemaking Portal. Go to 
www.regulations.gov/docket?D=MBDA-

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2016-001, click the ``Comment Now!'' icon, complete the required 
fields, and enter or attach your comments; Mail: Submit written 
comments to Bridget Gonzales, Chief, Office of Legislative, Education 
and Intergovernmental Affairs, Minority Business Development Agency, 
1401 Constitution Avenue NW., Room 5067, Washington, DC 20230.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Melvin Tabilas, Legislative and 
Intergovernmental Affairs Specialist, Office of Legislative, Education 
and Intergovernmental Affairs, Minority Business Development Agency, at 
(202) 482-5598; or by email at mtabilas@mbda.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

I. Background

    The Minority Business Development Agency's (MBDA) Office of 
Legislative and Intergovernmental Affairs (OLEIA) serves as the focal 
point for consultation with Tribal governments and Tribal organizations 
on policy, regulatory and legislative issues that will have a direct 
impact on American Indian and Alaska Native (AIAN) communities. The 
tribal consultations will be conducted in conjunction with the MBDA's 
Office of Business Development (OBD) which designs and manages the 
business development services available to Native American 
entrepreneurs and tribally-owned businesses. Outreach and business 
development support specific to the AIAN populations is one part of the 
overall efforts of MBDA to ensure all programs and services of the 
Agency are available to members of the tribal communities.
    MBDA is the only Federal agency created specifically to foster the 
establishment and growth of minority business enterprises (MBEs). MBDA 
actively promotes the strategic growth and expansion of MBEs by 
offering management and technical assistance through a nationwide 
network of business centers. All MBDA Business Centers serve businesses 
owned or controlled by persons or groups of persons from the following 
groups: American Indians and Native Americans (including Alaska 
Natives, Alaska Native Corporations, Tribal entities, Tribal 
universities and Tribal governments), African Americans, Asian Indian 
Americans, Asian and Pacific Islander Americans, Hasidic Jewish 
Americans, and Hispanic Americans. MBDA target clients are businesses 
with $1.0 million or more in revenues.
    The MBDA Business Centers provide services that include, but are 
not limited to, initial consultations and assessments, business 
technical assistance, and access to federal and non-federal procurement 
and financing opportunities. Specific performance requirements and 
metrics are used by MBDA to evaluate each business center and are a key 
component of the MBDA's business development programs.
    During fiscal year 2016, MBDA provided dedicated outreach to the 
AIAN population through the operation of six MBDA Business Centers--
AIAN in the following locations: Fresno, California; Santa Fe, New 
Mexico; Tulsa, Oklahoma; Bismarck, North Dakota; Anchorage, Alaska; and 
Bridgeport, Connecticut. For more details about the current goals and 
objectives of the MBDA Business Centers--AIAN, please see the Federal 
Funding Opportunity notice that was issued in 2012 at http://www.mbda.gov/tribalconsult.
    Funding for the current MBDA Business Center--AIAN program will 
expire in August 2017. MBDA expects to renew its investment in Indian 
Country and has designed the tribal consultations to allow tribal 
governments and organizations an opportunity to provide information on 
how to better provide business development services and programs. The 
locations and approximate dates, and times of the meetings are provided 
below in Supplementary Information. The specific dates and times will 
be posted on MBDA's Web site at http://www.mbda.gov/tribalconsult. The 
meetings are open to members of federally recognized tribes. In 
consideration of tribal leaders who are not able to attend a tribal 
consultation meeting, MBDA is also accepting written comments based on 
the questions listed below.

II. Tribal Consultation Meetings

    Tribal consultation sessions are tentatively scheduled in 
association with the following events:

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             Date                    Location              Event
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1. Nov 1-3, 2016..............  Tulsa, Oklahoma..  Native American
                                                    Contractors
                                                    Association--Annual
                                                    B2B Conference &
                                                    Marketplace.
2. Nov 14-17, 2016............  Santa Fe, New      National Center for
                                 Mexico.            American Indian
                                                    Enterprise
                                                    Development--Reserva
                                                    tion Economic Summit
                                                    (RES) New Mexico.
3. November 14-17, 2016.......  Minneapolis, MN..  Long Term Services
                                                    and Supports in
                                                    Indian Country
                                                    Conference.
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    Details about each Tribal consultation meeting will be posted on 
the MBDA Web site at: http://www.mbda.gov/tribalconsult. The MBDA 
Tribal consultation meetings are being hosted by the U.S. Federal 
Government. They are open and public meetings. They will be tape-
recorded and transcribed so that we can retain valuable input and 
feedback. Registration for the non-governmental organization 
conferences is not mandatory to participate in in the MBDA Tribal 
consultations.

III. Questions for Public Comment

    Comments may be provided in response to any or all of the following 
questions. Please identify the specific AIAN community represented by 
the comments (e.g., Cherokee Nation, Alaska Native village, Native 
American businesses off reservation, tribally-owned businesses):
    1. Describe any self-governance entrepreneurial or business 
development programs that have resulted in positive impacts to your 
community's economic development? What were the impacts and how did 
they come about?
    2. What challenges exist to business development and job creation 
in AIAN communities? What ideas or solutions do you think would address 
these challenges?
    3. What are your goals and priorities for advancing AIAN 
entrepreneurship and business development?
    4. What are some best practices that you've seen implemented that 
positively address the business development challenges experienced by 
your community from either a self-governing perspective, and/or from 
Federal, state, or local programs?
    5. Have you (or businesses from your Tribe/Tribal organization) 
been a client of a MBDA Business Center--AIAN?
    a. If so, please describe the services and activities that have 
been most beneficial to growing their business and/or creating jobs:
    1. Access to private sector contracts;
    2. Access to Federal/State or Municipal contracts;
    3. Access to capital;
    4. Exporting;

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    5. Joint partnerships/teaming arrangements;
    6. Other.
    b. If you or your business have not been a client of a MBDA 
Business Center, please state reasons why, if any?
    6. Do the goals and objectives of the MBDA Business Centers--AIAN 
align with your Tribe's business and economic development goals? If so, 
please elaborate. If not, please provide recommendations for 
improvements, enhancements or alternatives.
    Comments must include the following: Name and title of commenter, 
name of tribe, tribal organization or business, AIAN location (if 
applicable), city, and state.

    Dated: November 2, 2016.
Josephine Arnold,
Chief Counsel, Minority Business Development Agency.
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