Request for Nominations of Members To Serve on the Census Advisory Committee on the African American Population, 4685-4686 [E7-1629]

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[FR Doc. 07–465 Filed 1–30–07; 2:49 pm] BILLING CODE 6335–01–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Bureau of Census Request for Nominations of Members To Serve on the Census Advisory Committee on the African American Population Bureau of the Census, Commerce. ACTION: Notice of request for nominations. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The Bureau of the Census (Census Bureau) is requesting nominations of individuals to the Census Advisory Committee on the African American Population. The Census Bureau will consider nominations received in response to this notice, as well as from other sources. The SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section of this notice provides Committee and membership criteria. DATES: Please submit nominations by February 22, 2007. ADDRESSES: Please submit nominations to Edwina Jaramillo, Race and Ethnic Advisory Committee Program Coordinator, Census Advisory E:\FR\FM\01FEN1.SGM 01FEN1 4686 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 21 / Thursday, February 1, 2007 / Notices Committee Office, U.S. Census Bureau, Room 8H156, 4600 Silver Hill Road, Washington, DC 20233. Nominations also may be submitted via fax at (301) 457–8608, or e-mail to: edwina.martha. jaramillo@census.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Edwina Jaramillo, Race and Ethnic Advisory Committee Program Coordinator, Census Advisory Committee Office, U.S. Census Bureau, Room 8H156, 4600 Silver Hill Road, Washington, DC 20233, telephone (301) 763–4047. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Committee was established in accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act (Title 5, United States Code, Appendix 2) in 1995. The following provides information about the Committee, membership, and the nomination process. Objectives and Duties 1. The Committee provides an organized and continuing channel of communication between African American communities and the Census Bureau. Committee members identify useful strategies to encourage census participation within the African American population, and on ways data can be disseminated for maximum usefulness to the African American population. 2. The Committee draws upon prior decennial planning efforts, research studies, test censuses, and other experiences to provide advice and recommendations for the 2010 Decennial Census Program. 3. The Committee functions solely as an advisory body under the Federal Advisory Committee Act. 4. The Committee reports to the Director of the Census Bureau. rwilkins on PROD1PC63 with NOTICES Membership 1. Members are appointed by and serve at the discretion of the Secretary of Commerce. 2. Members are appointed to the ninemember Committee for a period of three years. Members will be reevaluated at the conclusion of the three-year term with the prospect of renewal, pending Advisory Committee needs and the Secretary’s concurrence. Committee members are selected in accordance with applicable Department of Commerce guidelines. The Committee aims to have a balanced representation, considering such factors as geography, gender, technical expertise, community involvement, and knowledge of census procedures and activities. The Committee aims to include members from diverse backgrounds, including VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:47 Jan 31, 2007 Jkt 211001 state and local governments, academia, media, research, community-based organizations, and the private sector. No employee of the federal government can serve as a member of the Committee. Meeting attendance and active participation in the activities of the Advisory Committee are essential for sustained Committee membership as well as submission of required annual financial disclosure statements. Miscellaneous 1. Members of the Committee serve without compensation, but receive reimbursement for Committee-related travel and lodging expenses. 2. The Committee meets at least once a year, budget permitting, but additional meetings may be held as deemed necessary by the Census Director or Designated Federal Official. All Committee meetings are open to the public in accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act. Nomination Information 1. Nominations are requested as described above. 2. Nominees should have expertise and knowledge of the cultural patterns and issues and/or data needs of the African American community. Such knowledge and expertise are needed to provide advice and recommendations to the Census Bureau on how best to enumerate the African American population and obtain complete and accurate data on this population. Individuals, groups, or organizations may submit nominations on behalf of a potential candidate. A summary of the ´ ´ candidate’s qualifications (resume or curriculum vitae) must be included along with the nomination letter. Nominees must have the ability to participate in Advisory Committee meetings and tasks. Besides Committee meetings, active participation may include Committee assignments and participation in conference calls and working groups. 3. The Department of Commerce is committed to equal opportunity in the workplace and seeks diverse Committee membership. Dated: January 29, 2007. Charles Louis Kincannon, Director, Bureau of the Census. [FR Doc. E7–1629 Filed 1–31–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–07–P PO 00000 Frm 00007 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Bureau of Census Request for Nominations of Members To Serve on the Census Advisory Committee on the American Indian and Alaska Native Population Bureau of the Census, Commerce. ACTION: Notice of request for nominations. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The Bureau of the Census (Census Bureau) is requesting nominations of individuals to the Census Advisory Committee on the American Indian and Alaska Native Populations. The Census Bureau will consider nominations received in response to this notice, as well as from other sources. The SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section of this notice provides Committee and membership criteria. Please submit nominations by February 22, 2007. ADDRESSES: Please submit nominations to Edwina Jaramillo, Race and Ethnic Advisory Committee Program Coordinator, Census Advisory Committee Office, U.S. Census Bureau, Room 8H156, 4600 Silver Hill Road, Washington, DC 20233. Nominations also may be submitted via fax at (301) 457–8608, or e-mail to: edwina.martha.jaramillo@census.gov. DATES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Edwina Jaramillo, Race and Ethnic Advisory Committee Program Coordinator, Census Advisory Committee Office, U.S. Census Bureau, Room 8H156, 4600 Silver Hill Road, Washington, DC 20233, telephone (301) 763–4047. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Committee was established in accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act (Title 5, United States Code, Appendix 2) in 1995. The following provides information about the Committee, membership, and the nomination process. Objectives and Duties 1. The Committee provides an organized and continuing channel of communication between American Indian and Alaska Native communities and the Census Bureau. Committee members identify useful strategies to encourage census participation within the American Indian and Alaska Native population, and on ways data can be disseminated for maximum usefulness to the American Indian and Alaska Native population. E:\FR\FM\01FEN1.SGM 01FEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

Bureau of Census


Request for Nominations of Members To Serve on the Census 
Advisory Committee on the African American Population

AGENCY: Bureau of the Census, Commerce.

ACTION: Notice of request for nominations.

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SUMMARY: The Bureau of the Census (Census Bureau) is requesting 
nominations of individuals to the Census Advisory Committee on the 
African American Population. The Census Bureau will consider 
nominations received in response to this notice, as well as from other 
sources. The SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section of this notice provides 
Committee and membership criteria.

DATES: Please submit nominations by February 22, 2007.

ADDRESSES: Please submit nominations to Edwina Jaramillo, Race and 
Ethnic Advisory Committee Program Coordinator, Census Advisory

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Committee Office, U.S. Census Bureau, Room 8H156, 4600 Silver Hill 
Road, Washington, DC 20233. Nominations also may be submitted via fax 
at (301) 457-8608, or e-mail to: 
edwina.martha.jaramillo@census.gov.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Edwina Jaramillo, Race and Ethnic 
Advisory Committee Program Coordinator, Census Advisory Committee 
Office, U.S. Census Bureau, Room 8H156, 4600 Silver Hill Road, 
Washington, DC 20233, telephone (301) 763-4047.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Committee was established in accordance 
with the Federal Advisory Committee Act (Title 5, United States Code, 
Appendix 2) in 1995. The following provides information about the 
Committee, membership, and the nomination process.

Objectives and Duties

    1. The Committee provides an organized and continuing channel of 
communication between African American communities and the Census 
Bureau. Committee members identify useful strategies to encourage 
census participation within the African American population, and on 
ways data can be disseminated for maximum usefulness to the African 
American population.
    2. The Committee draws upon prior decennial planning efforts, 
research studies, test censuses, and other experiences to provide 
advice and recommendations for the 2010 Decennial Census Program.
    3. The Committee functions solely as an advisory body under the 
Federal Advisory Committee Act.
    4. The Committee reports to the Director of the Census Bureau.

Membership

    1. Members are appointed by and serve at the discretion of the 
Secretary of Commerce.
    2. Members are appointed to the nine-member Committee for a period 
of three years. Members will be reevaluated at the conclusion of the 
three-year term with the prospect of renewal, pending Advisory 
Committee needs and the Secretary's concurrence. Committee members are 
selected in accordance with applicable Department of Commerce 
guidelines. The Committee aims to have a balanced representation, 
considering such factors as geography, gender, technical expertise, 
community involvement, and knowledge of census procedures and 
activities. The Committee aims to include members from diverse 
backgrounds, including state and local governments, academia, media, 
research, community-based organizations, and the private sector. No 
employee of the federal government can serve as a member of the 
Committee. Meeting attendance and active participation in the 
activities of the Advisory Committee are essential for sustained 
Committee membership as well as submission of required annual financial 
disclosure statements.

Miscellaneous

    1. Members of the Committee serve without compensation, but receive 
reimbursement for Committee-related travel and lodging expenses.
    2. The Committee meets at least once a year, budget permitting, but 
additional meetings may be held as deemed necessary by the Census 
Director or Designated Federal Official. All Committee meetings are 
open to the public in accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee 
Act.

Nomination Information

    1. Nominations are requested as described above.
    2. Nominees should have expertise and knowledge of the cultural 
patterns and issues and/or data needs of the African American 
community. Such knowledge and expertise are needed to provide advice 
and recommendations to the Census Bureau on how best to enumerate the 
African American population and obtain complete and accurate data on 
this population. Individuals, groups, or organizations may submit 
nominations on behalf of a potential candidate. A summary of the 
candidate's qualifications (r[eacute]sum[eacute] or curriculum vitae) 
must be included along with the nomination letter. Nominees must have 
the ability to participate in Advisory Committee meetings and tasks. 
Besides Committee meetings, active participation may include Committee 
assignments and participation in conference calls and working groups.
    3. The Department of Commerce is committed to equal opportunity in 
the workplace and seeks diverse Committee membership.

    Dated: January 29, 2007.
Charles Louis Kincannon,
Director, Bureau of the Census.
[FR Doc. E7-1629 Filed 1-31-07; 8:45 am]
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