[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 6 (Tuesday, January 10, 2012)]
[Notices]
[Pages 1471-1472]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-220]


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DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION


The Historically Black College and University Capital Financing 
Advisory Board

AGENCY: U.S. Department of Education, The Historically Black College 
and University Capital Financing Advisory Board.

ACTION: Notice of an Open Meeting.

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SUMMARY: This notice sets forth the date and proposed agenda of an 
upcoming

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open meeting of the Historically Black College and University Capital 
Financing Advisory Board (Board). The notice also describes the 
functions of the Board. Notice of this meeting is required by Section 
10(a)(2) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act and is intended to 
notify the public of their opportunity to attend.

DATES: Friday, January 20, 2012. Time: 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

ADDRESSES: U.S. Department of Education, Board Room, 80 F Street NW., 
Washington, DC 20001.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Donald E. Watson, Executive Director, 
Historically Black College and University Capital Financing (HBCU 
Capital Financing) Advisory Board, 1990 K Street N.W., Room 6040, 
Washington, DC 20006; telephone: (202) 219-7037; fax: (202) 502-7852; 
email: donald.watson@ed.gov.
    Individuals who use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD) 
may call the Federal Information Relay Service (FRS) at 1-(800) 877-
8339, Monday through Friday between the hours of 8 a.m. and 8 p.m., 
Eastern Time.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Board is authorized by Title III, Part 
D, Section 347, of the Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended in 1998 
(20 U.S.C. 1066f). The Board is established within the Department of 
Education to provide advice and counsel to the Secretary and the 
Designated Bonding Authority as to the most effective and efficient 
means of implementing construction financing on Historically Black 
College and University campuses and to advise Congress regarding the 
progress made in implementing the program. The Board provides advice as 
to the capital needs of Historically Black Colleges and Universities 
(HBCUs), how those needs can be met through the program, and what 
additional steps might be taken to improve the operation and 
implementation of the construction-financing program.
    The purpose of this meeting is to review current program 
activities, to make administrative and legislative recommendations to 
the Secretary and the U.S. Congress addressing the capital financing 
issues of HBCUs, and to discuss what additional steps might be taken to 
improve the operation of the HBCU Capital Financing Program.
    Individuals who will need accommodations for a disability in order 
to attend the meeting (e.g., interpreting services, assistance 
listening devices, or materials in alternative format) should notify 
Donald Watson at (202) 219-7037, no later than January 13, 2012. We 
will attempt to meet requests for accommodations after this date but 
cannot guarantee their availability. The meeting site is accessible to 
individuals with disabilities.
    An opportunity for public comment is available on Friday, January 
20, 2012, between 1:30 p.m.-2 p.m. Each speaker will be allowed to 
speak for up to three minutes. Those members of the public interested 
in submitting written comments may do so by submitting them to the 
attention of Donald Watson, 1990 K Street NW., Room 6040, Washington, 
DC, by Friday, January 13, 2012.
    Records are kept of all Board proceedings and are available for 
public inspection at the Office of the Historically Black College and 
University Capital Financing Advisory Board, 1990 K Street NW., Room 
6040, Washington, DC 20006, from the hours of 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Eastern 
Time, Monday through Friday.
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Eduardo M. Ochoa,
Assistant Secretary for Postsecondary Education.
[FR Doc. 2012-220 Filed 1-9-12; 8:45 am]
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