[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 10 (Friday, January 14, 2011)]
[Page 2662]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2011-757]



Minority Business Development Agency

National Advisory Council for Minority Business Enterprise; 

AGENCY: Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA), Department of 

ACTION: Notice of an open meeting.


SUMMARY: The National Advisory Council for Minority Business Enterprise 
(NACMBE) will hold its inaugural meeting to provide an orientation of 
new committee members, discuss administrative procedures and future 
work products to fulfill the NACMBE's charter mandate.

DATES: The meeting will be held on Wednesday, February 2, 2011, from 10 
a.m. to 5 p.m. Eastern Standard Time (EST).

ADDRESSES: This meeting will be held at the U.S. Department of 
Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20230.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Bria Bailey, Office of Legislative, 
Education and Intergovernmental Affairs, Minority Business Development 
Agency, U.S. Department of Commerce at (202) 482-2943; e-mail: 
mbda.gov">[email protected]mbda.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background: The Secretary of Commerce 
established the NACMBE pursuant to his discretionary authority and in 
accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act, as amended (5 
U.S.C. App. 2) on April 28, 2010. The NACMBE is to provide the 
Secretary of Commerce with consensus advice from the private sector on 
a broad range of policy issues that affect minority businesses and 
their ability to successfully access the domestic and global 
    Topics to be considered: The agenda for the February 2, 2011, 
NACMBE meeting is as follows:
    1. Welcome and introduction of council members.
    2. Council orientation and Ethics Briefing.
    3. Discussion of NACMBE priorities.
    4. Establish working groups.
    5. Public comment period.
    Public Participation: The meeting is open to the public from 1 
p.m.-5 p.m. Public seating is limited and available on a first-come, 
first-served basis. Members of the public wishing to attend the meeting 
must notify Bria Bailey at the contact information above by 5 p.m. EST 
on Thursday, January 27, 2011, in order to preregister for clearance 
into the building. Please specify any requests for reasonable 
accommodation at least five (5) business days in advance of the 
meeting. Last minute requests will be accepted, but may be impossible 
to fill. A limited amount of time, from 4:15 p.m.-4:45 p.m. will be 
available for pertinent brief oral comments from members of the public 
attending the meeting. Any member of the public may submit pertinent 
written comments concerning the NACMBE's affairs at any time before or 
after the meeting. Comments may be submitted to the National Advisory 
Council on Minority Business Enterprises Office of Legislative, 
Education and Intergovernmental Affairs, Minority Business Development 
Agency, Room 5065, 1401 Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20230. 
To be considered during the meeting, comments must be received no later 
than 5 p.m. EST on Thursday, January 27, 2011, to ensure transmission 
to the Council prior to the meeting. Comments received after that date 
will be distributed to the members but may not be considered at the 
    This meeting is physically accessible to people with disabilities. 
Requests for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aids 
should be directed to Bria Bailey, at (202) 482-2943, or mbda.gov">[email protected]mbda.gov, at least five (5) days before the meeting date.
    Copies of the NACMBE open meeting minutes will be available to the 
public upon request.

    Dated: January 11, 2011.
David A. Hinson,
National Director, Minority Business Development Agency.
[FR Doc. 2011-757 Filed 1-13-11; 8:45 am]