[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 178 (Thursday, September 13, 2012)]
[Notices]
[Pages 56635-56636]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-22603]


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DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION


The Historically Black College and University Capital Financing 
Advisory Board

AGENCY: U.S. Department of Education, Office of Postsecondary 
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 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

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intended to notify the public of their opportunity to attend.

DATES: Monday, September 24, 2012.

Time: 10:00 a.m.-2:00 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 NW., 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 (HBCU) campuses and to advise Congress regarding 
the progress made in implementing the program. Specifically, the Board 
provides advice as to the capital needs of 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 additional steps in which the HBCU 
Capital Financing Program might improve its operation.
    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 E. Watson at 202 219-7037, no later than Thursday, September 20, 
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 Monday, September 
24, 2012, between 1:00 p.m. and 1:30 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 E. Watson, 1990 K Street NW., Room 6040, 
Washington DC, by Thursday September 20, 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 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., 
Eastern Time, Monday through Friday. Electronic Access to This 
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David A. Bergeron,
Acting Assistant Secretary for Postsecondary Education.
[FR Doc. 2012-22603 Filed 9-12-12; 8:45 am]
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