[Federal Register Volume 63, Number 63 (Thursday, April 2, 1998)]
[Pages 16292-16293]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 98-8603]



Advisory Committee on Minority Veterans, Notice of Meeting

    The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), in accordance with Public 
Law 103-446, gives notice that a meeting of the Advisory Committee on 
Minority Veterans will be held from Monday, April 27, through 
Wednesday, April 29, 1998, in Washington, DC. The purpose of the 
Advisory Committee on Minority Veterans is to advise the Secretary of 
Veterans Affairs on the administration of VA benefits and services for 
minority veterans, to assess the needs of minority veterans and to 
evaluate whether VA compensation, medical and rehabilitation services, 
outreach, and other programs are meeting those needs. The Committee 
will make recommendations to the Secretary regarding such activities.
    The meeting will convene in room 230, VA Central Office (VACO) 
Building, 810 Vermont Avenue, NW, Washington, DC, from 8:30 A.M. to 
5:00 P.M. On Monday, April 27, the Committee will focus on VA health 
care delivery to minority veterans and receive reports from Veterans 
Health Administration officials on implementation of the Advisory 
Committee's recommendations contained in its two previous annual 
reports. The Committee will also receive testimony from several 
Veterans Service Organizations. On Tuesday, April 28,

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the Committee will review the reports of subcommittee activities since 
the January meeting. The Committee will also finalize budgets for each 
subcommittee and schedule field visits for the coming year. On 
Wednesday, April 29, the Committee will begin outlining and drafting 
its fourth annual report to the Secretary of Veterans Affairs. These 
sessions will be open to the public. It will be necessary for those 
wishing to attend to contact Mr. Anthony T. Hawkins, Department of 
Veterans Affairs phone (202) 273-6708 prior to April 20, 1998. No time 
will be allocated for the purpose of receiving oral presentations from 
the public. However, the Committee will accept appropriate written 
comments from interested parties on issues affecting minority veterans. 
Such comments should be referred to the Committee at the following 
address: Advisory Committee on Minority Veterans, Center for Minority 
Veterans (OOM), U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, 810 Vermont 
Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20420.

    Dated: March 19, 1998.

    By Direction of the Acting Secretary.
Heyward Bannister,
Committee Management Officer.
[FR Doc. 98-8603 Filed 4-1-98; 8:45 am]