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President's Advisory Commission on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders

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AGENCY:

President's Advisory Commission on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders, Department of Education.

ACTION:

Announcement of open meetings.

SUMMARY:

This notice sets forth the schedule and agenda of the meeting of the President's Advisory Commission on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (Commission). The notice also describes the functions of the Commission. Notice of the meeting is required by § 10 (a) (2) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act and is intended to notify the public of its opportunity to attend.

DATES:

The Commission meetings will be held on Tuesday, December 6, 2016 from 1:00 p.m.—5:30 p.m. EST and Wednesday, December 7, 2016 from 8:30 a.m.—12:30 p.m. EST at the U.S. Department of Education, 550 12th SW., 10th Floor, Washington, DC 20202. On Thursday, December 8, the Commission will be convening with the White House Initiative on AAPIs Regional Network (RN) from 9:00am—5:00pm at the U.S. Department of Education, 550 12th SW., 10th Floor, Washington, DC 20202.

Please Note: To enter the Department of Education, visitors must present a valid, unexpired photo ID issued by a Federal or state government.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Justin Trinidad, White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders, Potomac Center Plaza, 550 12th Street SW., Washington, DC 20202; email: Justin.Trinidad@ed.gov; telephone: 202-245-6321, fax: 202-245-7166.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

The AAPI Commission's Statutory Authority and Function: The President's Advisory Commission on Asian Start Printed Page 83231Americans and Pacific Islanders is established under Executive Order 13515, dated October 14, 2009 and subsequently continued and amended by Executive Order 13708. The Commission is also governed by the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA), (P.L 92-463; as amended, 5 U.S.C.A. App.2) which sets forth standards for the formation and use of advisory committees. According to Executive Order 13515, the Commission shall provide advice to the President, through the Secretary of Education and a senior official designated by the President, on: (i) The development, monitoring, and coordination of executive branch efforts to improve the quality of life of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPIs) through increased participation in Federal programs in which such persons may be underserved; (ii) the compilation of research and data related to AAPI populations and subpopulations; (iii) the development, monitoring, and coordination of Federal efforts to improve the economic and community development of AAPI businesses; and (iv) strategies to increase public and private-sector collaboration, and community involvement in improving the health, education, environment, and well-being of AAPIs.

Meeting Agenda: The purpose of this meeting is to discuss current and future endeavors of the White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders and key issues and concerns impacting the AAPI community; review the work of the White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders; and determine key strategies to help meet the Commission's charge as outlined in Executive Order 13515. On Thursday, December 8th, the Commission will meet with the Regional Network to determine regional engagement strategies and deliverables.

Members of the public who wish to attend the meetings must RSVP to Justin Trinidad via email at Justin.Trinidad@ed.gov no later than November 28, 2016 at 3:00 p.m. ET. The RSVP must include name, title, organization/affiliation, email address, and telephone number of the person attending the meeting.

Submission of Written Comments: Due to time constraints, there will not be a public comment period at these meetings. However, individuals wishing to provide written comments regarding the meeting agenda or the Commission's work may send comments to Justin Trinidad via email at Justin.Trinidad@ed.gov. Please include in the subject line the wording, “Public Comment—Commission Meeting.”

Access to Records of the Meeting: The Department will post the official report of the meeting on its Department of Education Web site no later than 90 days after the meeting. Pursuant to the FACA, the public may also inspect the materials at 550 12th Street SW., Washington, DC 20202 by emailing Justin.Trinidad@ed.gov or by calling (202) 245-6321 to schedule an appointment.

Reasonable Accommodations: The meeting sites are accessible to individuals with disabilities. Individuals who will need accommodations for a disability in order to attend the meetings (e.g., interpreting services, assistive listening devices, or material in alternative format) should notify Justin Trinidad by emailing Justin.Trinidad@ed.gov or by calling (202) 245-6321, no later than November 28, 2016. We will make every attempt to meet requests for accommodations after this date, but cannot guarantee their availability.

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Authority: Executive Order No. 13515, as amended by Executive Orders 13585 and extended by 13708.

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Ted Mitchell,

Under Secretary, U.S. Department of Education.

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[FR Doc. 2016-27882 Filed 11-18-16; 8:45 am]

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