Request for Nominations of Member Organizations To Serve on the 2010 Census Advisory Committee, 13168-13169 [05-5392]

Download as PDF 13168 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 52 / Friday, March 18, 2005 / Notices Washington, DC 20233 (or via the Internet at judy.m.dodds@census.gov). SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Abstract The Census Bureau conducts a series of monthly, quarterly, and annual surveys as part of the Current Industrial Reports (CIR) program. The CIR surveys deal mainly with the quantity and value of shipments of particular products and occasionally with data on production and inventories; unfilled orders, receipts, stocks and consumption; and comparative data on domestic production, exports, and imports of the products they cover. These surveys provide continuing and timely national statistical data on manufacturing. The results of these surveys are used extensively by individual firms, trade associations, and market analysts in planning or recommending marketing and legislative strategies. The CIR program includes both mandatory and voluntary surveys. Typically, the monthly and quarterly surveys are conducted on a voluntary basis and annual collections are mandatory. The collection frequency of individual CIR surveys is determined by the cyclical nature of production, the need for frequent trade monitoring, or the use of data in Government economic indicator series. Some monthly and quarterly CIR surveys have an annual ‘‘counterpart’’ collection. The annual counterpart collects annual data on a mandatory basis from those firms not participating in the more frequent collection. Due to the large number of surveys in the CIR program, for clearance purposes, the CIR surveys are divided into ‘‘waves.’’ One wave is resubmitted for clearance each year. This year the Census Bureau plans to submit mandatory and voluntary surveys of Wave III for clearance. The surveys in Wave III are: Mandatory surveys Voluntary survey M311H—Fats and Oils (Warehouse) ........................................................................................... M311L—Fats and Oils (Renderers). M311M—Fats and Oils (Consumers). M311N—Fats and Oils (Producers). MA327E—Consumer, Scientific, Technical, and Industrial Glassware. MA333D—Construction Machinery. MA333F—Mining, Machinery and Mineral Processing Equipment. ** MA334B—Selected Instruments & Related Products. ** MA334M—Consumer Electronics. MA334P—Communication Equipment. ** MA334Q—Semiconductors, Printed Circuit Boards, and Other Electronic Components. MA334R—Computers and Office and Accounting Machines. ** MA334S—Electromedical and Irradiation Equipment. ** MA335A—Switchgear, Switchboard Apparatus, Relays, and Industrial Controls. *M336G—Civil Aircraft and Aircraft Engines. * This voluntary survey has mandatory annual counterpart. ** Moved from another wave. II. Method of Collection The Census Bureau will use mail out/ mail back survey forms to collect data. We ask respondents to return monthly report forms within 10 days, quarterly report forms within 15 days, and annual report forms within 30 days of the initial mailing. Telephone calls and/or letters encouraging participation will be mailed to respondents who have not responded by the designated time. III. Data OMB Number: 0607–0476. Form Number: See Chart Above. Type of Review: Regular Review. Affected Public: Businesses, or other for-profit organizations. Estimated Number of Respondents: 9,109. Estimated Time Per Response: 1.4322 hours. Estimated Total Annual Burden: 13,046 hours. Estimated Total Annual Cost: The estimated cost to respondents for all the CIR reports in Wave III for fiscal year 2006 is $217,477. Respondent’s Obligation: The CIR program includes both mandatory and voluntary surveys. VerDate jul<14>2003 16:14 Mar 17, 2005 Jkt 205001 Legal Authority: Title 13, United States Code, sections 61, 182, 224, and 225. IV. Request for Comments Comments are invited on: (a) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information shall have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden (including hours and cost) of the proposed collection of information; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on respondents, including through the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized and/or included in the request for OMB approval of this information collection; they also will become a matter of public record. PO 00000 Dated: March 15, 2005. Madeleine Clayton, Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. 05–5427 Filed 3–17–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–07–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Bureau of the Census Request for Nominations of Member Organizations To Serve on the 2010 Census Advisory Committee Bureau of the Census, Department of Commerce. AGENCY: Notice of request for nominations. ACTION: SUMMARY: The Bureau of the Census (Census Bureau) invites and requests nominations of organizations for appointment to the 2010 Census Advisory Committee (2010 CAC). The SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section for this notice provides information about the objectives and duties of the advisory committee and membership criteria. Please submit nominations by April 8, 2005. DATES: Frm 00010 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\18MRN1.SGM 18MRN1 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 52 / Friday, March 18, 2005 / Notices Please submit nominations to Jeri Green, Chief, Census Advisory Committee Office, U.S. Census Bureau, Room 3627, Federal Building 3, 4700 Silver Hill Road, Washington, DC 20233, telephone 301–763–6590. Nominations also may be submitted via fax (301–457–2642) or by e-mail to jeri.green@census.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jeri Green, Chief, Census Advisory Committee Office, Census Bureau, Room 3627, Federal Building 3, 4700 Silver Hill Road, Washington, DC 20233, telephone 301–763–6590, or e-mail to jeri.green@census.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The 2010 CAC was established in accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act (Title 5, United States Code (U.S.C.), Appendix 2). The following provides information about the Committee, membership, and nomination process: ADDRESSES: Objectives and Duties 1. The 2010 CAC considers the needs of the decennial census from the perspective of outside data users and other organizations having a substantial interest and expertise in the conduct and outcome of the decennial. The Committee will provide advice on how best the Census Bureau can effectively and efficiently accomplish its decennial goals and objectives. 2. The 2010 CAC addresses policy, research, and technical issues related to the design and implementation of the 2010 decennial census, including the American Community Survey. 3. The Committee functions solely as an advisory body under the Federal Advisory Committee Act. Membership 1. The Secretary of Commerce appoints the member organizations and designates the Chair and Vice-Chair of the Committee. 2. The 2010 CAC consists of a Chair, Vice-Chair, and a designated representative from each member organization. The 2010 CAC is comprised of up to twenty (20) member organizations. Member organizations represent data users, general governmental entities, technology-based organizations, and entities with expertise in the statutory and constitutional uses of census data, including redistricting. Membership also will include ex-officio members representing U.S. Senate and House of Representatives’ Committees with census oversight responsibilities. A representative from the Census Advisory Committees on Race and Ethnic Populations also serves as ex- VerDate jul<14>2003 16:14 Mar 17, 2005 Jkt 205001 13169 officio member. Ex-officio members serve in a non-voting capacity. 3. Committee members are selected in accordance with applicable Department of Commerce guidelines. The Committee’s composition should reflect a balance of viewpoints and perspectives, considering such factors as geography, diversity in the sectors represented (i.e., business and industry, academia, consumers, etc.), and the public-at-large. The size and the scope of the member organization also are considered. 4. Committee members should have relevant backgrounds and experience to significantly assist and/or contribute to the overall functions, tasks, and missions of the decennial census. The members should bring diverse perspectives and be able to provide advice on policy and technical issues affecting the goals of ongoing decennial programs, surveys, and initiatives. 5. The Committee has the fewest number of members necessary to accomplish the objectives of the Charter. Committee membership will not duplicate other organizations, interests, or communities already represented on existing census advisory committees or census consultation groups (i.e., Census Information Centers or State Data Centers). 6. Committee members report to the Director of the Census Bureau. committee needs for that organization’s expertise and specialized advice, and the status and schedule of decennial planning activities and implementation. 3. Nominations of organizations may come from individuals or organizations. Organizations also may self-nominate. A summary of the organization’s qualifications and the experience that qualifies it for membership should be included in the nomination letter. Nominated organizations must be able to actively participate in the tasks of the Committee, including, but not limited to regular meeting attendance, review of materials, and participation in conference calls, working groups, and special committee activities. All DCAC members included under the previous charter must apply for membership under the new 2010 CAC charter and structure. 4. The Department of Commerce is committed to equal opportunity in the workplace and seeks diverse Committee membership. Miscellaneous 1. Members of the Committee serve without compensation, but the Census Bureau will, upon request, reimburse travel expenses, as authorized by 5 U.S.C. 5701, et seq., dealing with travel and subsistence expenses. 2. The Committee meets at least once a year. Meetings are one to two days in duration. 3. Committee meetings are open to the public. International Trade Administration Nomination Information 1. The Census Bureau is seeking nominations for membership on the 2010 CAC to include organizations that are knowledgeable about issues related to the statutory and/or constitutional uses of the census data, general governmental entities, data users, and research and technology-based organizations. 2. Member organizations shall initially serve a staggered term of either two or three years. Upon completion of the initial terms, all subsequent terms shall be three years. Members may be invited to serve a second subsequent term contingent upon the organization’s active participation in advisory committee activities, overall advisory PO 00000 Frm 00011 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Dated: March 15, 2005. Hermann Habermann, Deputy Director and Chief Operating Officer, Bureau of the Census. 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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

Bureau of the Census


Request for Nominations of Member Organizations To Serve on the 
2010 Census Advisory Committee

AGENCY: Bureau of the Census, Department of Commerce.

ACTION: Notice of request for nominations.

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SUMMARY: The Bureau of the Census (Census Bureau) invites and requests 
nominations of organizations for appointment to the 2010 Census 
Advisory Committee (2010 CAC). The SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section 
for this notice provides information about the objectives and duties of 
the advisory committee and membership criteria.

DATES: Please submit nominations by April 8, 2005.

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ADDRESSES: Please submit nominations to Jeri Green, Chief, Census 
Advisory Committee Office, U.S. Census Bureau, Room 3627, Federal 
Building 3, 4700 Silver Hill Road, Washington, DC 20233, telephone 301-
763-6590. Nominations also may be submitted via fax (301-457-2642) or 
by e-mail to jeri.green@census.gov.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jeri Green, Chief, Census Advisory 
Committee Office, Census Bureau, Room 3627, Federal Building 3, 4700 
Silver Hill Road, Washington, DC 20233, telephone 301-763-6590, or e-
mail to jeri.green@census.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The 2010 CAC was established in accordance 
with the Federal Advisory Committee Act (Title 5, United States Code 
(U.S.C.), Appendix 2). The following provides information about the 
Committee, membership, and nomination process:

Objectives and Duties

    1. The 2010 CAC considers the needs of the decennial census from 
the perspective of outside data users and other organizations having a 
substantial interest and expertise in the conduct and outcome of the 
decennial. The Committee will provide advice on how best the Census 
Bureau can effectively and efficiently accomplish its decennial goals 
and objectives.
    2. The 2010 CAC addresses policy, research, and technical issues 
related to the design and implementation of the 2010 decennial census, 
including the American Community Survey.
    3. The Committee functions solely as an advisory body under the 
Federal Advisory Committee Act.

Membership

    1. The Secretary of Commerce appoints the member organizations and 
designates the Chair and Vice-Chair of the Committee.
    2. The 2010 CAC consists of a Chair, Vice-Chair, and a designated 
representative from each member organization. The 2010 CAC is comprised 
of up to twenty (20) member organizations. Member organizations 
represent data users, general governmental entities, technology-based 
organizations, and entities with expertise in the statutory and 
constitutional uses of census data, including redistricting. Membership 
also will include ex-officio members representing U.S. Senate and House 
of Representatives' Committees with census oversight responsibilities. 
A representative from the Census Advisory Committees on Race and Ethnic 
Populations also serves as ex-officio member. Ex-officio members serve 
in a non-voting capacity.
    3. Committee members are selected in accordance with applicable 
Department of Commerce guidelines. The Committee's composition should 
reflect a balance of viewpoints and perspectives, considering such 
factors as geography, diversity in the sectors represented (i.e., 
business and industry, academia, consumers, etc.), and the public-at-
large. The size and the scope of the member organization also are 
considered.
    4. Committee members should have relevant backgrounds and 
experience to significantly assist and/or contribute to the overall 
functions, tasks, and missions of the decennial census. The members 
should bring diverse perspectives and be able to provide advice on 
policy and technical issues affecting the goals of ongoing decennial 
programs, surveys, and initiatives.
    5. The Committee has the fewest number of members necessary to 
accomplish the objectives of the Charter. Committee membership will not 
duplicate other organizations, interests, or communities already 
represented on existing census advisory committees or census 
consultation groups (i.e., Census Information Centers or State Data 
Centers).
    6. Committee members report to the Director of the Census Bureau.

Miscellaneous

    1. Members of the Committee serve without compensation, but the 
Census Bureau will, upon request, reimburse travel expenses, as 
authorized by 5 U.S.C. 5701, et seq., dealing with travel and 
subsistence expenses.
    2. The Committee meets at least once a year. Meetings are one to 
two days in duration.
    3. Committee meetings are open to the public.

Nomination Information

    1. The Census Bureau is seeking nominations for membership on the 
2010 CAC to include organizations that are knowledgeable about issues 
related to the statutory and/or constitutional uses of the census data, 
general governmental entities, data users, and research and technology-
based organizations.
    2. Member organizations shall initially serve a staggered term of 
either two or three years. Upon completion of the initial terms, all 
subsequent terms shall be three years. Members may be invited to serve 
a second subsequent term contingent upon the organization's active 
participation in advisory committee activities, overall advisory 
committee needs for that organization's expertise and specialized 
advice, and the status and schedule of decennial planning activities 
and implementation.
    3. Nominations of organizations may come from individuals or 
organizations. Organizations also may self-nominate. A summary of the 
organization's qualifications and the experience that qualifies it for 
membership should be included in the nomination letter. Nominated 
organizations must be able to actively participate in the tasks of the 
Committee, including, but not limited to regular meeting attendance, 
review of materials, and participation in conference calls, working 
groups, and special committee activities. All DCAC members included 
under the previous charter must apply for membership under the new 2010 
CAC charter and structure.
    4. The Department of Commerce is committed to equal opportunity in 
the workplace and seeks diverse Committee membership.

    Dated: March 15, 2005.
Hermann Habermann,
Deputy Director and Chief Operating Officer, Bureau of the Census.
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