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agencies to adopt the recommendations of the Conference and is required by the Administrative Conference Act to transmit to the President and to Congress an annual report and interim reports concerning the activities of the Conference, including reports on the implementation of its recommendations.
Recommendations adopted by the Conference may call for new legislation or for action on the part of affected agencies. A substantial number of recommendations have been implemented and others are in the process of implementation.
The Chairman is authorized to make independent inquiries into procedural matters he considers important for Conference consideration, including matters proposed by individuals inside or outside the Government. The purpose of conducting inquiries into such individual problems is not to review the results in particular cases, but rather to determine whether the problems should be made the subject of Conference study in the
interest of developing fair and effective procedures for such cases.
Upon the request of the head of a department or agency, the Chairman is authorized to furnish advice and
assistance on matters of administrative procedure. The Conference collects information and statistics from departments and agencies and publishes such reports as it considers useful for evaluating and improving administrative processes. The Conference also serves as a forum for the interchange among departments and agencies of information that may be useful in improving administrative practices and procedures.
Sources of Information
The Conference furnishes upon request copies of its recent recommendations and reports. It also maintains a library where copies of all official Conference documents are available for public inspection. Recommendations of the Conference appear in the title 1, part 305, of the Code of Federal Regulations.
For further information, contact the Information Officer, Administrative Conference of the United States, 2120 L Street NW., Washington, DC 20037. Phone, 202–254-7020.
AFRICAN DEVELOPMENT FOUNDATION
1625 Massachusetts Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20036
[For the African Development Foundation statement of organization, see the Federal Register of May 3, 1985, 50 FR 18860]
The African Development Foundation assists and supports indigenous communitybased, self-help grassroots organizations in their efforts to solve their own
The African Development Foundation was established by the African Development Foundation Act (22 U.S.C. 290h), as a nonprofit, government corporation to support the self-help efforts of poor people in African
countries. The Foundation became operational in 1984 and is governed by a seven-member Board of Directors appointed by the President and confirmed by the Senate. By law, five Board members are from the private
sector and two are from the Government.
The purposes of the Foundation are to: -strengthen the bonds of friendship and understanding between the people of Africa and the United States;
-support self-help activities at the local level designed to enlarge opportunities for community development;
-stimulate and assist effective and expanding participation of Africans in their development process; and
encourage the establishment and growth of development institutions that are indigenous to particular countries in Africa and that can respond to the requirements of the poor in those countries.
To carry out its purposes, the Foundation makes grants, loans, and loan guarantees to any African private group, association, or other entity engaged in peaceful activities that enable the people of Africa to develop more fully.
For further information, contact the Congressional Liaison Officer, African Development Foundation, Suite 600, 1625 Massachusetts Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20036. Phone, 202-673-3916.
AMERICAN BATTLE MONUMENTS COMMISSION
20 Massachusetts Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20314
[For the American Battle Monuments Commission statement of organization, see the Federal Register of Nov. 30, 1968, 33 FR 17865, as amended at 34 FR 9573, June 18, 1969]
The American Battle Monuments Commission is responsible for the design, construction, and maintenance of permanent Federal military cemeteries and memorials on foreign soil, as well as for certain memorials on American soil. The Commission controls the design and provides regulations for the erection of monuments, markers, and memorials in foreign countries by other U.S. citizens and organizations, public or private.
The American Battle Monuments Commission was established by act of March 4, 1923, as amended (36 U.S.C. 121). The Commission is administered by the Secretary under the guidance of the Commissioners, who are appointed by
the President and serve without pay (36 U.S.C. 121-138b).
The Commission provides to the general public upon request the exact location and other information concerning place of interment or
MANILA OFFICE (Republic of the Philip- American Military Cemetery, Manila, R.P., William J. Graulty
MEDITERRANEAN OFFICE (Administers cemeteries in Italy and Tunisia)
7 Via Umbria, Rome, Italy, or c/o Ameri- Col. Kenneth S. Pond, USA can Embassy, APO New York 09794
For further information, contact the Director of Operations and Finance, American Battle Monuments Commission, Room 5127, Pulaski Building, 20 Massachusetts Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20314. Phone, 202-272-0536.
APPALACHIAN REGIONAL COMMISSION
1666 Connecticut Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20235
Alternate Federal Cochairman
WINIFRED A. PIZZANO
Gov. CARROLL A. CAMPBELL, JR.,
OF SOUTH CAROLINA
The Appalachian Regional Commission is a Federal-State governmental agency concerned with the economic, physical, and social development of the 13-State Appalachian region, which includes parts of Alabama, Georgia, Kentucky, Maryland, Mississippi, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, and all of West Virginia.
The Appalachian Regional Commission
Under the Appalachian Regional
All recommendations of the
majority of the Governors and the Federal Cochairman.
Because of the State-Federal nature of the Commission, its staff members are not Federal employees. Commission expenses are shared equally by the Federal Government and the Appalachian States.
The Appalachian Regional Development Act of 1965 authorizes a broad spectrum of economic development programs that will contribute to the growth of the 397county region.
These programs include:
-construction of the Appalachian Development Highway System and local access roads, which stimulates industrial and commercial growth, opens remote areas of the region for travel and development, and provides access to schools, health clinics, hospitals, and other community facilities;
-the Area Economic and Human Resource Development Program, which
develops and strengthens local governments, creates jobs and encourages private investment in the region through retention and expansion of commercial, industrial, agricultural, forestry, and service enterprises, develops infrastructures (such as industrial water and sewer systems) human resources, housing, and job training programs;
-the Distressed County Program, which helps the region's 88 poorest counties meet their critical needs, especially in such areas as safe drinking water and waste disposal; and
-the Regional Program Initiatives, which encourage investment strategies to improve economic competitiveness, either to address a specific opportunity such as technology transfer, promotion of entrepreneurship, export development; or to help solve human resource problems such as school dropouts, adult illiteracy, or other educational issues, infant mortality, and inadequate rural health care.
Member States—Appalachian Regional Commission
Fred O. Braswell III
ALABAMA-Alabama Department of Economic and Community Af- H. Guy Hunt
GEORGIA-Department of Community Affairs, Suite 800, 40 Mariet Joe Frank Harris
ta St. NW., Atlanta, 30303
KENTUCKY-2d Fl., Capitol Plaza Tower, Frankfort, 40601
MARYLAND-State Department of Economic and Community Devel- William Donald Schaefer
MISSISSISSI-Office of Federal-State Programs, 2002 Sillers Office Ray Mabus
NEW YORK-Secretary of State, 162 Washington Ave., Albany, Mario M. Cuomo
NORTH CAROLINA-Department of Administration, 116 W. Jones James G. Martin
OHIO-Ohio's Office of Appalachia, P.O. Box 1001, Office of Local Richard F. Celeste
PENNSYLVANIA-Department of Commerce, Rm. 433, Forum Bldg., Robert P. Casey
SOUTH CAROLINA-State of South Carolina's Washington Office, Carroll A. Campbell, Jr.
TENNESSEE-Community Development Division, Rm. 1007, Andrew Ned McWherter
VIRGINIA-Department of Housing and Community Development, Gerald A. Baliles
WEST VIRGINIA-Governor's Office, State Capitol Complex, Arch A. Moore, Jr.
Gail S. Shaffer
James S. Lofton
Brenda K. Mitchell
Neal J. Barber
Sources of Information
Publications Copies of the Annual
Report of Fiscal Year 1987 and
Appalachia: A Journal of the
available from the Public Affairs Office, Appalachian Regional Commission, 1666
Connecticut Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20235. Phone, 202-673-7968.
For further information, contact the Public Affairs Office, Appalachian Regional Commission, 1666 Connecticut Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20235. Phone, 202-673-7968.
BOARD FOR INTERNATIONAL BROADCASTING 1201 Connecticut Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20036
Director of Engineering
The Board for International Broadcasting was established by the Board for International Broadcasting Act of 1973 (22 U.S.C. 2871).
The Board for International Broadcasting, an independent Federal agency responsible to the President and the Congress, consists of nine members appointed by the President by and with the advice and consent of the Senate for a term of 3 years. Members are selected from among Americans distinguished in the fields of foreign policy or mass communications; no more than five members may be of the same political party.
The Board is served on a permanent basis by an executive staff recruited in accordance with appropriate Office of Personnel Management regulations.
The Board's function is to oversee the operations of Radio Liberty (RL), which broadcasts to the Soviet Union, and
MALCOLM S. FORBES, JR.
CLAIR W. BURGENER, LANE
KIRKLAND, KENNETH Y.
TOMLINSON, JAMES A. MICHENER,
EDWARD N. NEY, MICHAEL
NOVAK, LILA BURT CUMMINGS
TOWER, E. EUGENE PELL (ex
BRUCE D. PORTER
MARK G. POMAR
Radio Free Europe (RFE), which broadcasts to Poland, Romania, Czechoslovakia, Hungary, Bulgaria, and the Baltic States. The chief operating executive of the merged, nonprofit radio corporation, RFE/RL, Inc., is an ex officio member of the Board for International Broadcasting, participating in its activities but not voting in its determinations.
In making Federal grants to the Radios, which were originally organized as nonprofit corporations, the Board is authorized to:
-review their mission and operation and to assess the quality, effectiveness, and professional integrity of their broadcasting within the context of the broad foreign policy objectives of the United States;
encourage the most efficient utilization of available resources and to undertake such studies as may be necessary to identify areas in which the operations of the Radios may be made more efficient and economical;