Notice of Public Meeting of the Texas Advisory Committee, 56941-56942 [2017-25878]

Download as PDF 56941 Notices Federal Register Vol. 82, No. 230 Friday, December 1, 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. DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES November 28, 2017. The Department of Agriculture has submitted the following information collection requirement(s) to OMB for review and clearance under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 104–13. Comments are required regarding (1) Whether the collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information will have practical utility; (2) the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of burden including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; (3) ways to enhance the quality, utility and clarity of the information to be collected; and (4) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, including through the use of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology. Comments regarding this information collection received by January 2, 2018 will be considered. Written comments should be addressed to: Desk Officer for Agriculture, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget (OMB), New Executive Office Building, 725 17th Street NW., Washington, DC 20502. 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Summary of Collection: As specified in the 2002 Farm Security and Rural Investment Act of 2002, the Secretary prepares a report of election that includes, among other things, ‘‘the race, ethnicity and gender of each nominee, as provided through the voluntary selfidentification of each nominee’’. The information will be collected using form FSA–669–A and FSA–669A–2, ‘‘Nomination Form for County FSA Committee Election’’. Completion of the form is voluntary. Need and Use of the Information: FSA will collect information on race, ethnicity and gender of each nominee as provided through the voluntary selfidentification of each nominee agreeing to run for a position. The information will be sent to Kansas City for preparation of the upcoming election. The Secretary will review the information annually. If the information is not collected in any given year, the Secretary would not be able to prepare the report as required by the regulations. Description of Respondents: Individuals or households. Number of Respondents: 10,000. Frequency of Responses: Reporting: Annually. Total Burden Hours: 6,700. Ruth Brown, Departmental Information Collection Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 2017–25944 Filed 11–30–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–05–P COMMISSION ON CIVIL RIGHTS Notice of Public Meeting of the Texas 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 SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA) that a meeting of the Texas Advisory Committee (Committee) to the Commission will be held at 11:30 a.m. (Central Time) Thursday, December 7, 2017. The purpose of the meeting is for the Committee to begin planning for briefing on voting rights. DATES: The meeting will be held on Thursday, December 7, 2017, at 11:30 a.m. CT. Public Call Information: Dial: 800–263–8506. Conference ID: 3696022. 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: 800–263–8506, conference ID number: 3696022. 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 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=276. Please click on the ‘‘Meeting Details’’ and ‘‘Documents’’ links. Records E:\FR\FM\01DEN1.SGM 01DEN1 56942 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 230 / Friday, December 1, 2017 / Notices 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. Discuss Potential Panelists III. Discuss Potential Panel Categories IV. Public Comment 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 27, 2017. David Mussatt, Supervisory Chief, Regional Programs Unit. BILLING CODE P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Economic Development Administration Implementation of Revolving Loan Fund Risk Analysis System This notice outlines and solicits public comments on the performance measures that the Economic Development Administration (EDA) has selected to implement the Risk Analysis System to monitor the Revolving Loan Fund (RLF) Program. The Risk Analysis System, which is being implemented by concurrent changes to EDA regulations, is designed to lessen reporting and compliance burdens on RLF Recipients while providing for more efficient and effective oversight of the RLF Program. The Risk Analysis System measures are adapted from the Uniform Financial Institutions Rating System and evaluate RLF Recipients based on factors used by that system and data provided by RLF Recipients via the standard RLF Financial Report, Form ED–209. This notice seeks public comment on the sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES 16:44 Nov 30, 2017 Jkt 244001 Mitchell Harrison, Program Analyst, Performance and National Programs Division, Economic Development Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW., Mail Stop 71030, Washington, DC 20230 or via email at mharrison@ eda.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Economic Development Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce. ACTION: Notice of proposed performance measures and request for comments. AGENCY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 Written comments are due on or before January 2, 2018. ADDRESSES: Comments on the notice may be submitted through any of the following methods: • Email: regulations@eda.gov. Include ‘‘Comments on EDA Notice’’ and ‘‘Implementation of Revolving Loan Fund Risk Analysis System’’ in the subject line of the message. • Fax: (202) 482–5671. Please indicate ‘‘Attention: Office of the Chief Counsel,’’ ‘‘Comments on EDA Notice,’’ and ‘‘Implementation of Revolving Loan Fund Risk Analysis System’’ on the cover page. • Mail: Ryan Servais, Attorney Advisor, Office of the Chief Counsel, Economic Development Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW., Suite 72023, Washington, DC 20230. Please indicate ‘‘Comments on EDA Notice’’ and ‘‘Implementation of Revolving Loan Fund Risk Analysis System’’ on the envelope. DATES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: [FR Doc. 2017–25878 Filed 11–30–17; 8:45 am] SUMMARY: measures EDA will use to assess performance under the Risk Analysis System. I. Overview Investments to capitalize or recapitalize RLFs are governed by, inter alia, the Public Works and Economic Development Act of 1965, as amended (PWEDA) (42 U.S.C. 3121 et seq.), the regulations outlined at 13 CFR part 307, subpart B, and the EDA RLF Standard Terms and Conditions attached to RLF grant awards. The purpose of RLF grants is to provide regions with a flexible and continuing source of capital, to be used with other economic development tools, for creating and retaining jobs and inducing private investment that will contribute to long-term economic stability and growth. RLF grants are awarded to States, regional development organizations, local governments, Indian tribes, and non-profit organizations. Currently, EDA applies a limited compliance-based approach to determine whether RLF Recipients adhere to regulatory requirements and fulfill the terms of RLF awards. RLF Recipients found to be non-compliant are subject to possible corrective action PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 plans (CAPs), sequestration, and termination. As part of its most recent amendment to the regulations implementing PWEDA, which are effectuated through a Final Rule published contemporaneously with this notice,1 EDA revised its RLF regulations to reflect best practices within the financial community and to strengthen EDA’s efforts to evaluate, monitor, and improve RLF performance by moving to a risk-based approach to assess individual RLFs. This new approach, known as the Risk Analysis System, is modeled on the Uniform Financial Institutions Rating System, commonly known as the Capital, Assets, Management, Earnings, Liquidity, and Sensitivity (CAMELS) rating system, which has been used since 1979 by a number of Federal agencies to assess financial institutions on a uniform basis and to identify those in need of additional oversight. The CAMELS system produces a composite rating by examining six components: Capital adequacy, asset quality, management capability, earnings, liquidity, and sensitivity to market risk. The Risk Analysis System uses a set of metrics that generally examine these same components. However, because of the unique goal of the RLF Program as a driver of critical economic development, particularly within distressed communities, EDA has developed a modified approach. In addition to assessing RLF Recipients based on metrics for capital adequacy, asset quality, management capability, earnings, and liquidity, EDA will consider metrics examining strategic results, rather than sensitivity to market risk. EDA’s newly revised regulations include key changes to support this shift to the Risk Analysis System and to ease the transition for RLF Recipients. These changes include the following: • Replacing the formerly employed Capital Utilization Standard with the new Allowable Cash Percentage (ACP). In the current version of the RLF regulation at 13 CFR 307.16(c), the Capital Utilization Standard was applicable during the revolving phase of an RLF and required RLF Recipients to ‘‘provide that at all times at least 75 percent of the RLF Capital is loaned or 1 The Department notes that the President’s Fiscal Year 2018 Budget calls for the elimination of EDA. The Department considers the Final Rule amending the PWEDA implementing regulations to be important because the Department would need to continue to administer and monitor RLF grants in perpetuity under current statutory authorities. The regulatory changes in the Final Rule will enable the Department to more efficiently manage the residual RLF portfolio going forward. E:\FR\FM\01DEN1.SGM 01DEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 230 (Friday, December 1, 2017)]
[Notices]
[Pages 56941-56942]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2017-25878]


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COMMISSION ON CIVIL RIGHTS


Notice of Public Meeting of the Texas Advisory Committee

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 (FACA) that a 
meeting of the Texas Advisory Committee (Committee) to the Commission 
will be held at 11:30 a.m. (Central Time) Thursday, December 7, 2017. 
The purpose of the meeting is for the Committee to begin planning for 
briefing on voting rights.

DATES: The meeting will be held on Thursday, December 7, 2017, at 11:30 
a.m. CT.
    Public Call Information:
    Dial: 800-263-8506.
    Conference ID: 3696022.

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: 800-263-8506, 
conference ID number: 3696022. 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 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 entitled to make comments during the open 
period 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=276. Please click on the 
``Meeting Details'' and ``Documents'' links. Records

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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. Discuss Potential Panelists
III. Discuss Potential Panel Categories
IV. Public Comment
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 27, 2017.
David Mussatt,
Supervisory Chief, Regional Programs Unit.
[FR Doc. 2017-25878 Filed 11-30-17; 8:45 am]
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