Notice of Public Meeting of the Indiana Advisory Committee to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, 56580-56581 [2017-25746]

Download as PDF 56580 Notices Federal Register Vol. 82, No. 228 Wednesday, November 29, 2017 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. COMMISSION ON CIVIL RIGHTS Notice of Public Meeting of the Arizona Advisory Committee U.S. Commission on Civil Rights. ACTION: Announcement 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 (FACA) that a meeting of the Arizona Advisory Committee (Committee) to the Commission will be held at 12:00 p.m. (Mountain Time) Friday, December 1, 2017. The purpose of the meeting is for the Committee to discuss logistics for March briefing on voting rights. DATES: The meeting will be held on Friday, December 1, 2017, at 12:00 p.m. MT. Public Call Information: Dial: 800–474–8920. Conference ID: 2072412. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ana Victoria Fortes (DFO) at afortes@ usccr.gov or (213) 894–3437. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This meeting is available to the public through the following toll-free call-in number: 800–474–8920, conference ID number: 2072412. 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 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 1–800–877–8339 and providing the Service with the conference call number and conference ID number. Members of the public are entitled to make comments during the open period pmangrum on DSK3GDR082PROD with NOTICES1 SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 15:19 Nov 28, 2017 Jkt 241001 at the end of the meeting. Members of the public may also submit written comments; the comments must be received in the Regional Programs Unit within 30 days following the meeting. Written comments may be mailed to the Western Regional Office, U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, 300 North Los Angeles Street, Suite 2010, Los Angeles, CA 90012. They may be faxed to the Commission at (213) 894–0508, or emailed Ana Victoria Fortes at afortes@ usccr.gov. Persons who desire additional information may contact the Regional Programs Unit at (213) 894– 3437. Records and documents discussed during the meeting will be available for public viewing prior to and after the meeting at https://facadatabase.gov/ committee/meetings.aspx?cid=235. Please click on the ‘‘Meeting Details’’ and ‘‘Documents’’ links. Records generated from this meeting may also be inspected and reproduced at the Regional Programs Unit, as they become available, both before and after the meeting. Persons interested in the work of this Committee are directed to the Commission’s Web site, http:// www.usccr.gov, or may contact the Regional Programs Unit at the above email or street address. Agenda I. Welcome II. Approval of minutes from November 17, 2017 meeting III. Discuss Briefing Logistics a. Update on briefing location IV. Discuss Potential Speakers V. Next Steps VI. Adjournment Exceptional Circumstance: Pursuant to 41 CFR 102–3.150, the notice for this meeting is given less than 15 calendar days prior to the meeting because of the exceptional circumstance of the committee needing to plan a briefing on voting rights to satisfy the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights’ 2018 Statutory Enforcement report timeline. Dated: November 24, 2017. David Mussatt, Supervisory Chief, Regional Programs Unit. [FR Doc. 2017–25754 Filed 11–28–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6335–01–P PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 COMMISSION ON CIVIL RIGHTS Notice of Public Meeting of the Indiana Advisory Committee to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights U.S. Commission on Civil Rights. ACTION: Announcement 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 Indiana Advisory Committee (Committee) will hold a meeting on Wednesday December 13, 2017, at 2:00 p.m. EST for the purpose of preparing for its public meeting on voting rights issues in the state. DATES: The meeting will be held on Wednesday, December 13, 2017, at 2:00 p.m. EST. Public Call Information: Dial: 888– 556–4997, Conference ID: 6272038. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Melissa Wojnaroski, DFO, at mwojnaroski@usccr.gov or 312–353– 8311. SUMMARY: Members of the public can listen to the discussion. This meeting is available to the public through the following tollfree call-in number: 888–556–4997, conference ID: 6272038. Any interested member of the public may call this number and listen to the meeting. An open comment period will be provided to allow members of the public to make a statement as time allows. 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 regular charges for calls they initiate over wireless lines, according to their wireless plan. 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 1–800–877–8339 and providing the Service with the conference call number and conference ID number. 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Records of the meeting will be available via www.facadatabase.gov under the Commission on Civil Rights, Indiana Advisory Committee link (http://www.facadatabase.gov/ committee/meetings.aspx?cid=247). Persons interested in the work of this Committee are directed to the Commission’s Web site, http:// www.usccr.gov, or may contact the Regional Programs Unit Office at the above email or street address. Agenda Welcome and Roll Call Discussion: Voting Rights in Indiana Public Comment Future Plans and Actions Adjournment Dated: November 23, 2017. David Mussatt, Supervisory Chief, Regional Programs Unit. 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COMMISSION ON CIVIL RIGHTS


Notice of Public Meeting of the Indiana Advisory Committee to the 
U.S. Commission on Civil Rights

AGENCY: U.S. Commission on Civil Rights.

ACTION: Announcement 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 Indiana 
Advisory Committee (Committee) will hold a meeting on Wednesday 
December 13, 2017, at 2:00 p.m. EST for the purpose of preparing for 
its public meeting on voting rights issues in the state.

DATES: The meeting will be held on Wednesday, December 13, 2017, at 
2:00 p.m. EST.
    Public Call Information: Dial: 888-556-4997, Conference ID: 
6272038.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Melissa Wojnaroski, DFO, at 
mwojnaroski@usccr.gov or 312-353-8311.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Members of the public can listen to the 
discussion. This meeting is available to the public through the 
following toll-free call-in number: 888-556-4997, conference ID: 
6272038. Any interested member of the public may call this number and 
listen to the meeting. An open comment period will be provided to allow 
members of the public to make a statement as time allows. 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 regular charges for calls they initiate over wireless lines, 
according to their wireless plan. 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 1-800-877-8339 and providing the 
Service with the conference call number and conference ID number.
    Members of the public are also entitled to submit written comments;

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the comments must be received in the regional office within 30 days 
following the meeting. Written comments may be mailed to the Regional 
Programs Unit 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 Carolyn Allen at 
callen@usccr.gov. Persons who desire additional information may contact 
the Regional Programs Unit Office at (312) 353-8311.
    Records generated from this meeting may be inspected and reproduced 
at the Regional Programs Unit 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, Indiana 
Advisory Committee link (http://www.facadatabase.gov/committee/meetings.aspx?cid=247). Persons interested in the work of this 
Committee are directed to the Commission's Web site, http://www.usccr.gov, or may contact the Regional Programs Unit Office at the 
above email or street address.

Agenda

Welcome and Roll Call
Discussion: Voting Rights in Indiana
Public Comment
Future Plans and Actions
Adjournment

    Dated: November 23, 2017.
David Mussatt,
Supervisory Chief, Regional Programs Unit.
[FR Doc. 2017-25746 Filed 11-28-17; 8:45 am]
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