Agenda and Notice of Public Meeting of the New Jersey Advisory Committee, 8245-8246 [2020-02935]

Download as PDF 8245 Notices Federal Register Vol. 85, No. 30 Thursday, February 13, 2020 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 jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES February 10, 2020. The Department of Agriculture will submit the following information collection requirement(s) to OMB for review and clearance under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 104–13 on or after the date of publication of this notice. 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AGENCY: ACTION: 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 planning meeting of the New Jersey Advisory Committee to the Commission will convene by conference call, on Friday, February 21, 2020 at 3:00 p.m. (EST). The purpose of the meeting is discuss plans and assignments to carryout the Committee’s civil rights project on the collateral consequences that a criminal record has on criminal forfeitures and occupational licensing. DATES: Friday, February 21, 2020, at 3:00 p.m. (EST). ADDRESSES: Public Call-In Information: Conference call number: 1–800–667– 5617 and conference call ID number: 7386659. SUMMARY: Ivy L. Davis, at ero@usccr.gov or by phone at 202–376–7533. 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Persons with hearing impairments may also follow the discussion by first calling the Federal Relay Service at 1– 800–877–8339 and providing the operator with the toll-free conference call number: 1–800–667–5617 and conference call ID number: 7386659. Members of the public are invited to make statements during the Public Comment section of the meeting or to submit written comments. The comments must be received in the regional office approximately 30 days after each scheduled meeting. Written comments may be mailed to the Eastern Regional Office, U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, 1331 Pennsylvania Avenue, Suite 1150, Washington, DC 20425, or emailed to Evelyn Bohor at ero@usccr.gov. Persons who desire additional information may contact the Eastern Regional Office at (202) 376– 7533. 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[Federal Register Volume 85, Number 30 (Thursday, February 13, 2020)]
[Notices]
[Pages 8245-8246]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2020-02935]


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COMMISSION ON CIVIL RIGHTS


Agenda and Notice of Public Meeting of the New Jersey Advisory 
Committee

AGENCY: 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 
planning meeting of the New Jersey Advisory Committee to the Commission 
will convene by conference call, on Friday, February 21, 2020 at 3:00 
p.m. (EST). The purpose of the meeting is discuss plans and assignments 
to carryout the Committee's civil rights project on the collateral 
consequences that a criminal record has on criminal forfeitures and 
occupational licensing.

DATES: Friday, February 21, 2020, at 3:00 p.m. (EST).

ADDRESSES: Public Call-In Information: Conference call number: 1-800-
667-5617 and conference call ID number: 7386659.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ivy L. Davis, at [email protected] or by 
phone at 202-376-7533.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Interested members of the public may listen 
to the discussion by calling the following toll-free conference call 
number: 1-800-667-5617 and conference call ID number: 7386659. Please 
be advised that before placing them into the conference call, the 
conference call operator may ask callers to provide their names, their 
organizational affiliations (if any), and email addresses (so that 
callers may be notified of future meetings). Callers can expect to 
incur charges for calls they initiate over wireless lines, and the 
Commission will not refund any

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incurred charges. Callers will incur no charge for calls they initiate 
over land-line connections to the toll-free telephone number herein.
    Persons with hearing impairments may also follow the discussion by 
first calling the Federal Relay Service at 1-800-877-8339 and providing 
the operator with the toll-free conference call number: 1-800-667-5617 
and conference call ID number: 7386659.
    Members of the public are invited to make statements during the 
Public Comment section of the meeting or to submit written comments. 
The comments must be received in the regional office approximately 30 
days after each scheduled meeting. Written comments may be mailed to 
the Eastern Regional Office, U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, 1331 
Pennsylvania Avenue, Suite 1150, Washington, DC 20425, or emailed to 
Evelyn Bohor at [email protected]. Persons who desire additional 
information may contact the Eastern Regional Office at (202) 376-7533.
    Records and documents discussed during the meeting will be 
available for public viewing, as they become available at: https://gsageo.force.com/FACA/FACAPublicViewCommitteeDetails?id=a10t0000001gzjVAAQ click the 
``Meeting Details'' and ``Documents'' links. Records generated from 
this meeting may also be inspected and reproduced at the Eastern 
Regional Office, as they become available, both before and after the 
meetings. Persons interested in the work of this advisory committee are 
advised to go to the Commission's website, www.usccr.gov, or to contact 
the Eastern Regional Office at the above phone number, email or street 
address.

Agenda

Friday, February 21, 2020 at 3:00 p.m. (EST)

I. Welcome and Roll Call
II. Project Planning
III. Other Business
IV. Next Meeting
V. Public Comments
VI. Adjourn

    Dated: February 10, 2020.
David Mussatt,
Supervisory Chief, Regional Programs Unit.
[FR Doc. 2020-02935 Filed 2-12-20; 8:45 am]
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