Minority Business Development Agency, Department of Commerce.
Notice of meeting.
The Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) publishes this notice to announce that the President's Advisory Commission on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (Commission) will hold a public meeting to deliberate the draft of the Commission's Report to the President. This report was compiled using data acquired from the Commission's site visits to Kansas City, MO; Los Angeles, CA; Houston, TX; Raleigh, NC; Chicago, IL; New York, NY and technical assistance conferences in order to fulfill the mandates of Executive Order 13339 on ways to provide equal economic opportunities for full participation of Asian American and Pacific Islander businesses where they may be underserved.
The public meeting will be held on Wednesday, October 19, 2005 from 8 a.m.-5:30 p.m. PST. For members of the public who are interested in providing comments to the Commission, please submit your written requests by October 14, 2005. Requests for special assistance, such as sign language interpretation or other reasonable accommodations, should be submitted to Mr. Erik Wang (See FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT) no later than October 14, 2005.
The public meeting will be held on Wednesday, October 19, 2005 at: Oakland Asian Cultural Center, 388 Ninth Street, Oakland, CA 94607.
For members of the public who are interested in addressing the Commission, please submit your request to Mr. Erik Wang, Office of the White House Initiative on AAPIs, Herbert C Hoover Building, 1401 Constitution Avenue, NW., Room 5092, Washington, DC 20230, or by fax to (202) 219-8809.Start Further Info
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For additional information about the Commission or the public meeting, please contact: Mr. Erik Wang, Office of the White House Initiative on AAPIs, Herbert C Hoover Building, 1401 Constitution Avenue, NW., Room 5092, Washington, DC 20230, Telephone (202) 482-2204.End Further Info End Preamble Start Supplemental Information
In accordance with section 10(a)(2) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (Pub. L. 92-463), announcement is made of the Commission's intent to conduct a public meeting on October 19, 2005. Agenda items will include, but will not be limited to: discussion of the Commission's 2006 Strategic Plan; discussion of the Commission's Report to the President; administrative tasks; upcoming events; and comments from the public.
The purpose of the Commission is to advise and make recommendations to the President on ways to provide equal economic opportunities for full participation of Asian American and Pacific Islander businesses in our free market economy where they may be underserved and thus, improving the quality of life for approximately 14.5 million Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders living in the United States and the U.S.-associated Pacific Island jurisdictions.
Requests to address the Commission must be made in writing and should include the name, address, telephone number and business or professional affiliation of the interested party. Individuals or groups addressing similar issues are encouraged to combine comments and make their request to address the Commission through a single representative. The allocation of time for remarks will be adjusted to accommodate the level of expressed interest. Written requests must be mailed or faxed to The Office of the White House Initiative on AAPIs by October 14, 2005 (See ADDRESSES). Anyone who requires special assistance, such as sign language interpretation or other reasonable accommodations, should contact Mr. Erik Wang no later than October 10, 2005 (See FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT). This meeting is open to the public.Start Signature
Dated: October 3, 2005.
Associate Director for Management.
[FR Doc. 05-20134 Filed 10-5-05; 8:45 am]
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