[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 192 (Wednesday, October 3, 2012)]
[Notices]
[Pages 60476-60477]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-24449]


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NATIONAL COUNCIL ON DISABILITY


Sunshine Act Meetings

TIME AND DATES: The Members of the National Council on Disability (NCD) 
will hold a quarterly meeting on Monday, October 22, 2012, 3:45 p.m.-5 
p.m., ET; and on Tuesday, October 23, 2012, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., ET.

PLACE: The meeting will occur in-person at K&L Gates law firm, 1601 K 
Street, NW., at the corner of 16th and K Streets, Washington, DC 20006. 
Interested parties may join the meeting in person

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or may join the phone line in a listening-only capacity (with the 
exception of the public comment period) using the following call-in 
number: 1-888-438-5453; Passcode: 7040549. If asked, the conference 
call leader's name is Aaron Bishop.

MATTERS TO BE CONSIDERED: The Council will receive updates from the 
Council's standing committees and will deliberate on several policy 
project proposals on topics including automated vehicle technology, 
vocational rehabilitation, home- and community-based services, and 
veterans issues, including re-entry of veterans with disabilities into 
civilian life. The Council will also use the quarterly meeting to 
release and provide a policy briefing on a new NCD policy paper on 
deinstitutionalization (``Deinstitutionalization: Unfinished 
Business'') and its accompanying online toolkit.
    Only the Governance and Planning Committee will provide its 
committee report on Monday, October 22, from 4:30-5 p.m., ET. The 
remaining committee reports, including deliberation on proposed policy 
projects, will resume on Tuesday, October 23, at 9:15 a.m., ET. During 
those deliberations, NCD Members will also discuss the format and 
topical focus for its 2013 Progress Report to the President and U.S. 
Congress during the morning of October 23. NCD's annual Progress Report 
is a statutorily mandated report intended to provide an assessment of 
the status of the nation in achieving equality of opportunity, economic 
self-sufficiency, independent living, and inclusion and integration 
into all aspects of society for people with disabilities, along with 
recommendations for policy changes. NCD is charged by Congress with 
seeking input from the public, particularly people with disabilities, 
in determining the issues on which to focus, and the findings, 
conclusions, and recommendations in the report. Accordingly, NCD 
welcomes public comment on October 23, from 4:00-4:30 p.m., ET, 
specific to suggestions regarding the focus, findings, conclusions, and 
recommendations of it 2013 Progress Report. The policy briefing on 
NCD's ``Deinstitutionalization: Unfinished Business'' policy paper will 
occur at approximately 2:15 p.m. on Tuesday, October 23.

PUBLIC COMMENT: The public comment period will take place on Tuesday, 
October 23, 2012, from 4 p.m.-4:30 p.m., ET. Although comments on any 
topic are accepted, NCD welcomes public comment specific to suggestions 
regarding the focus, findings, conclusions, and recommendations of it 
2013 Progress Report.
    Any individuals interested in providing public comment will be 
asked to provide their names and their organizational affiliations, if 
applicable, and to limit their comments to three minutes. Individuals 
may also provide public comment by sending their comments in writing to 
Lawrence Carter-Long, Public Affairs Specialist, at 
[email protected], using the subject line of ``Public Comment.''

CONTACT PERSON FOR MORE INFORMATION: Anne Sommers, NCD, 1331 F Street, 
NW., Suite 850, Washington, DC 20004; 202-272-2004 (V), 202-272-2074 
(TTY).

ACCOMMODATIONS: Those who plan to attend and require accommodations 
should notify NCD as soon as possible to allow time to make 
arrangements.

    Dated: September 28, 2012.
Aaron Bishop,
Executive Director.
[FR Doc. 2012-24449 Filed 10-1-12; 11:15 am]
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