[Federal Register Volume 83, Number 81 (Thursday, April 26, 2018)]
[Pages 18350-18351]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2018-08921]



Sunshine Act Meetings

TIME AND DATE: The Members of the National Council on Disability (NCD) 
will hold a quarterly meeting on Thursday, May 10, from 9:00 a.m.-4:30 
p.m., Central Time, in Houston, TX.

PLACE: This meeting will occur in Houston, TX, at the Hilton Americas-
Houston, Lanier Grand Ballroom G (Level 4), 1600 Lamar Street, Houston, 
TX 77010. Interested parties may join the meeting in person at the 
meeting location or may join by phone in a listening-only capacity 
(other than the period allotted for public comment noted below) using 
the following call-in information: Teleconference number: 1-888-599-
8667; Conference ID: 8134951; Conference Title: NCD Meeting; Host Name: 
Neil Romano.

MATTERS TO BE CONSIDERED: The Council will receive agency updates on 
policy projects, finance, governance, and other business. The Council 
will then receive a presentation on hurricane preparation, response, 
and recovery. Following that panel, the Council will receive an update 
on the work done to date for its 2018 Progress Report to Congress and 
the President, which this year will focus on monitoring and enforcement 
efforts in three federal agencies. Following a break for lunch, the 
Council will next receive presentations on guardianship issues in 
Texas; followed by education issues in Texas. Following those two panel 
presentations, the Council will receive a presentation on bioethics and 
disability. The meeting will conclude with a time for public comment.

Agenda: The times provided below are approximations for when each 
agenda item is anticipated to be discussed (all times Central):

Thursday, May 10

9:00-9:10 a.m.--Welcome and introductions
9:10-9:15 a.m.--Greetings from the Mayor's Office
9:15-9:20 a.m.--Greetings from former NCD Chair Lex Frieden
9:20-9:30 a.m.--Chairman's Report
9:30-9:35 a.m.--Executive Director's Report
9:35-10:05 a.m.--Business Meeting
10:05-10:20 a.m.--Break
10:20-11:20 a.m.--Hurricane Preparation, Response, and Recovery
11:20 a.m.-12:00 p.m.--2018 Progress Report
12:00-1:00 p.m.--LUNCH BREAK
1:00-2:00 p.m.--Guardianship Panel
2:00-2:15 p.m.--BREAK
2:15-3:15 p.m.--Education/Individuals with Disabilities Education Act 
3:15-4:00 p.m.--Bioethics and Disability
4:00-4:30 p.m.--Public comments (focused on NCD's newest policy 
priorities--elimination of 14c; institutionalization as a result of 
natural disaster; bioethics and disability; centralized accommodation 
funds for the federal government)
4:30 p.m.--Adjourn.

Public Comment: To better facilitate NCD's public comment, any 
individual interested in providing public comment is asked to register 
his or her intent to provide comment in advance by sending an email to 
[email protected] with the subject line ``Public Comment'' with 
your name, organization, state, and topic of comment included in the 
body of your email. Full-length written public comments may also be 
sent to that email address. All emails to register for public comment 
at the quarterly meeting must be received by Wednesday, May 9, 2018. 
Priority will be given to those individuals who are in-person to 
provide their comments during the public comment period. Those 
commenters on the phone will be called on per the list of those 
registered via email. Due to time constraints, NCD asks all commenters 
to limit their comments to three minutes. Comments

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received at the May quarterly meeting will be limited to those 
regarding NCD's newest policy priorities--elimination of 14c; 
institutionalization as a result of natural disaster; bioethics and 
disability; centralized accommodation funds for the federal government.

NW, Suite 850, Washington, DC 20004; 202-272-2004 (V), 202-272-2074 

ACCOMMODATIONS: A CART streamtext link has been arranged for this 
meeting. The web link to access CART on Thursday, May 9, 2018 is: 
    Those who plan to attend the meeting in-person and require 
accommodations should notify NCD as soon as possible to allow time to 
make arrangements. To help reduce exposure to fragrances for those with 
multiple chemical sensitivities, NCD requests that all those attending 
the meeting in person refrain from wearing scented personal care 
products such as perfumes, hairsprays, and deodorants.

    Dated: April 24, 2018.
Sharon M. Lisa Grubb,
Acting Executive Director.
[FR Doc. 2018-08921 Filed 4-24-18; 4:15 pm]