Thursday's meeting announcements: VA research projects under discussion

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s consumer advisory board is meeting on Sept. 18 on the campus of Mississippi Valley State University in Itta Bena, Miss. The committee will discuss access to credit and financial resources. 

The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights advisory panel for Rhode Island is holding an orientation meeting in Providence on Sept. 18 to introduce new members to the committee’s operation and discuss potential topics to study. 

Also on Sept. 18, the Federal Communications Commission is hosting a meeting of the North American Numbering Council, which provides advise on telephone numbers

On the afternoon of Sept. 19, the federal commission for mine safety is meeting in Washington to act on a dispute between the Labor Department and an energy company. 

Fishing regulators are holding a workshop on Sept. 20 in Seattle to discuss fees and programs in the Bering Sea

The advisory committee for the Defense Department’s National Security Education Board is meeting in Washington on Sept. 23.

The Fish and Wildlife Service is holding three public hearings on the status of the gray wolf. The hearings will be held in Washington, Sacramento, Calif., and Albuquerque, N.M., from Sept. 30 to Oct. 4. 

The Interior Department’s advisory committee for the Exxon Valdez oil spill is meeting in Anchorage, Alaska, on Oct. 3.

On Oct. 10 and 11, the Air Force Academy’s board of visitors will meet on the school’s campus in Colorado Springs, Colo. 

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s board for organic food is meeting on Oct. 22, 23 and 24 in Louisville, Ky. 

A Transportation Department board on the Saint Lawrence Seaway, which connects the Great Lakes to the Atlantic Ocean, is meeting in Washington on Oct. 23. 

The Food and Drug Administration’s advisory committee for allergenic products is meeting in Rockville, Md., on Nov. 5 and 6. 

On Nov. 14, the Environmental Protection Agency’s panels on ozone transport and visibility in the Mid-Atlantic will hold a joint meeting to discuss ways to reduce haze and ozone pollution.