Sunshine Act Meetings

Federal Register, Volume 84 Issue 125 (Friday, June 28, 2019)
[Federal Register Volume 84, Number 125 (Friday, June 28, 2019)]
[Pages 31122-31123]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office []
[FR Doc No: 2019-14040]
Sunshine Act Meetings
TIME AND DATES: The Members of the National Council on Disability (NCD)
will hold a quarterly business meeting and community forum on Monday,
July 15, 2019, 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m., Central Daylight Time), in Chicago,
Illinois. Registration is not required.
PLACE: This meeting will occur at Access Living of Metropolitan
Chicago, 115 W Chicago Ave., Chicago, Illinois 60654. 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: 1-866-556-2429; Conference ID:
5096693; Conference Title: NCD Meeting; Host Name: Neil Romano. In the
event of teleconference disruption or failure, attendees can follow the
meeting by accessing the Communication Access Realtime Translation
(CART) link provided. CART is text-only translation that occurs real
time during the meeting and is not an exact transcript.
MATTERS TO BE CONSIDERED: The Council will receive agency updates on
policy projects, finance, governance, and other business. Following
agency updates, the Council will receive panel presentations on complex
rehabilitation acquisition; air transportation; annual required ethics
training; a panel presentation on communication access; and a public
comment session. Following unfinished business, the meeting will
adjourn, to be followed by a public reception, providing attendees an
opportunity to talk with presidentially and congressionally appointed
Council Members and full-time professional staff from the National
Council on Disability. Following the reception, an information session
on Achieving A Better Life Experience (ABLE) accounts will occur.
AGENDA: The times provided below are approximations for when each
agenda item is anticipated to be discussed (all times Central):
Monday, July 15
8:30 a.m.-8:35 a.m.--Welcome and Introductions
8:35 a.m.-8:55 a.m.--Welcome from Chicago
8:55 a.m.-9:55 a.m.--Executive Reports
9:55 a.m.-10:10 a.m.--Break
10:10 a.m.-11:40 a.m.--Complex Rehabilitation Acquisition Panel
11:40 a.m.-1:00 p.m.--Lunch (on your own)
1:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m.--Air Transportation Panel
2:00 p.m.-2:15 p.m.--Break
2:15 p.m.-3:15 p.m.--Annual Ethics Training
3:15 p.m.-4:45 p.m.--Communication Access Panel
4:45 p.m.-5:15 p.m.--Public Comment
5:15 p.m.-5:30 p.m.--Unfinished Business
5:30 p.m. Adjourn
5:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m.--Reception
6:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.--Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE)
Information Session
    Come learn all about ABLE accounts and the Illinois ABLE program!
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accounts allow individuals with disabilities the opportunity to save
and invest money without losing eligibility for certain public benefits
programs, like Medicaid, Social Security, and Section 8 housing.
Earnings in ABLE accounts are not subject to federal income tax, so
long as funds are spent on qualified disability expenses. Deposits can
be invested in different options chosen by the participant. While
participants can still withdraw and spend money as needed, an ABLE
account also allows money to grow for when it is needed for disability
PUBLIC COMMENT: Your participation during the public comment period
provides an opportunity for us to hear from you--individuals,
businesses, providers, educators, parents and advocates. Your comments
are important in bringing attention to the issues in your community.
Priority will be given to in-person attendees. Each person will be
given 3 minutes to present comment. If you are presenting as a group
and prefer to choose a spokesperson, your group representative will be
given 6 minutes to provide comment. Any individual interested in
providing public comment is asked to register their 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.
To ensure your comments are accurately reflected and become part of the
public record, NCD requests electronic submission prior to Friday, July
12, 2019, or immediately after the meeting to [email protected].
CONTACT PERSON: Anne Sommers, NCD, 1331 F Street NW, Suite 850,
Washington, DC 20004; 202-272-2004 (V), 202-272-2074 (TTY), or
[email protected].
ACCOMMODATIONS: To ensure appropriate accommodations are provided,
please send an email to Anthony Simpson at [email protected] no
later than July 12, indicating ``Accommodations'' in the subject line.
An assistive listening system, computer assisted real-time
transcription, and sign language interpreters will be available. A CART
streamtext link has been arranged for this meeting. The web link to
access CART (in English) on Monday, July 15, 2019 is:
    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. Flash photography and
video documentation may occur during the meeting. Please alert staff if
you are affected by photo sensitivity. Attendance at the meeting
indicates consent to be photographed and recorded for NCD public
affairs activities.
    Due to last-minute confirmations or cancellations, NCD may
substitute agenda items without advance public notice.
    Dated: June 26, 2019.
Sharon M. Lisa Grubb,
Executive Director.
[FR Doc. 2019-14040 Filed 6-26-19; 4:15 pm]