Notice is hereby given, pursuant to the provisions of the rules and regulations of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights (Commission), and the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA), that a planning meeting of the Start Printed Page 79650Louisiana Advisory Committee (Committee) to the Commission will convene in Baton Rouge at Louisiana State University, Student Union Room 303, Raphael Semmes Road (corner of Raphael Semmes Road and Highland) at 2 p.m. and adjourn at approximately 5 p.m. on Thursday, January 26, 2012. The purpose of this meeting is to continue planning the Committee's civil rights project. The Committee has invited Mr. Carle Jackson of the Louisiana Commission on Law Enforcement to provide preliminary information concerning potential racial disparities in the high incarceration of African-Americans in state operated prisons.
This meeting is available to the public through the following call-in number: (225) 578-4958, conference call access code number. Any interested member of the public may call this number and listen to the meeting. Callers can expect to incur charges for calls they initiate over wireless lines, and the Commission will not refund any incurred charges. Callers will incur no charge for calls they initiate over land-line connections to the toll-free telephone number. Persons with hearing impairments may also follow the proceedings by first calling the Federal Relay Service at 1-(800) 977-8339 and providing the Service with the conference call number and contact name Farella E. Robinson.
To ensure that the Commission secures an appropriate number of lines for the public, persons are asked to register by contacting Corrine Sanders of the Central Regional Office and TTY/TDD telephone number, by 4 p.m. on January 19, 2012.
Members of the public are entitled to submit written comments. The comments must be received in the regional office by February 7, 2012. The address is U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, 400 State Avenue, Suite 908, Kansas City, Kansas 66101. Comments may be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org. Records generated by this meeting may be inspected and reproduced at the Central Regional Office, as they become available, both before and after the meeting. Persons interested in the work of this advisory committee are advised to go to the Commission's Web site, www.usccr.gov, or to contact the Central Regional Office at the above email or street address.
The meeting will be conducted pursuant to the provisions of the rules and regulations of the Commission and FACA.
Dated in Washington, DC, December 19, 2011.
Acting Chief, Regional Programs Coordination Unit.
[FR Doc. 2011-32800 Filed 12-21-11; 8:45 am]
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