[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 222 (Friday, November 16, 2012)]
[Pages 68734-68735]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-27935]



Minority Business Development Agency

Meeting of the National Advisory Council on Minority Business 

AGENCY: Minority Business Development Agency, U.S. Department of 

ACTION: Notice of open meeting.


SUMMARY: The National Advisory Council for Minority Business Enterprise 
(NACMBE) will hold its seventh meeting to discuss final recommendations 
in support of accelerating the growth of minority-owned businesses. The 
members of the Council will come to a consensus regarding the final 
recommendations to fulfill NACMBE's charter mandate in preparation for 
submission to the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Commerce. The 
agenda may change to accommodate Council business.

DATES: The meeting will be held on Thursday, December 6, 2012, from 9 
a.m. to 5 p.m. Eastern Time (ET).

ADDRESSES: This meeting will be held at the Marriott Wardman Park 
Hotel, 2660 Woodley Road Northwest, Washington, DC 20008.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Demetria Gallagher, National 
Director's Office, Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA), U.S. 
Department of Commerce at (202) 482-1624 email: dgallagher@mbda.gov.

    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 
recommendations from the private sector on a broad range of policy 
issues that affect minority businesses and their ability to access 
successfully the domestic and global marketplace.
    Topics to be considered: During the meeting the Council will 
discuss and deliberate on final recommendations to accelerate the 
growth of minority-owned businesses in domestic and global markets. 
Recommendations for proposed programs and new policies are centered on 
the areas of focus of each subcommittee. The subcommittee topics 
include: (1) Definition of Minority Business Enterprises (MBEs) and 
MBDA's role, (2) Creation of an MBE Forum, and (3) Strategic Alliances 
and Exports.
    Public Participation: The meeting is open to the public. Public 
seating is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis. 
Members of the public wishing to attend the meeting must notify 
Demetria Gallagher at the contact information above by 5 p.m. EST on 
Monday, December 3, 2012, to preregister. Please specify any requests 
for reasonable accommodation at least ten (10) business days in advance 
of the meeting. Last minute requests will be accepted, but may not be 
possible to fulfill.
    A limited amount of time, in the afternoon, 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 affairs of the NACMBE at www.mbda.gov/main/nacmbe-submit-comments. To be considered during the meeting, comments must be 
received no later than 5 p.m. ET on Tuesday, December 4, 2012, 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 meeting.
    This meeting is physically accessible to people with disabilities. 
Requests for

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sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aids should be directed 
to Demetria Gallagher, at (202) 482-1624, or dgallagher@mbda.gov, at 
least ten (10) days before the meeting date.
    Copies of the NACMBE open meeting minutes will be available to the 
public upon request.

    Dated: November 7, 2012.
David A. Hinson,
National Director, Minority Business Development Agency.
[FR Doc. 2012-27935 Filed 11-15-12; 8:45 am]