Agenda and Notice of Public Meeting of the Oregon Advisory Committee, 71376-71377 [2014-28276]

Download as PDF 71376 Notices Federal Register Vol. 79, No. 231 Tuesday, December 2, 2014 This section of the FEDERAL REGISTER contains documents other than rules or proposed rules that are applicable to the public. Notices of hearings and investigations, committee meetings, agency decisions and rulings, delegations of authority, filing of petitions and applications and agency statements of organization and functions are examples of documents appearing in this section. COMMISSION ON CIVIL RIGHTS Notice of Public Meeting of the Missouri Advisory Committee for a Meeting To Discuss Panel Participants and Location Sites of Public Meeting on Police-Community Relations U.S. Commission on Civil Rights. ACTION: Notice of meeting. AGENCY: Notice is hereby given, pursuant to the provisions of the rules and regulations of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights (Commission) and the Federal Advisory Committee Act that the Missouri Advisory Committee (Committee) will hold a meeting on Monday, December 15, 2014, at 12:00 p.m. for the purpose of discussing panel participants and location sites of public meeting on police-community relations. At is meeting in November, the Committee approved a proposal that included holding a public meeting in St. Louis to hear testimony from community members, police representatives, government officials, and other experts on police-community relations in Missouri. At this meeting, the Committee will begin to discuss how to create balanced panel discussions. Members of the public can listen to the discussion. This meeting is available to the public through the following tollfree call-in number: 888–510–1786, conference ID: 9613952. Any interested member of the public may call this number and listen to the meeting. Callers can expect to incur charges for calls they initiate over wireless lines, and the Commission will not refund any incurred charges. Callers will incur no charge for calls they initiate over landline connections to the toll-free telephone number. Persons with hearing impairments may also follow the proceedings by first calling the Federal Relay Service at 1–800–977–8339 and providing the Service with the rljohnson on DSK3VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 15:30 Dec 01, 2014 Jkt 235001 conference call number and conference ID number. Member of the public are also entitled to submit written comments; the comments must be received in the regional office by January 15, 2014. Written comments may be mailed to the Midwestern Regional Office, U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, 55 W. Monroe St., Suite 410, Chicago, IL 60615. They may also be faxed to the Commission at (312) 353–8324, or emailed to Carolyn Allen at callen@ usccr.gov. Persons who desire additional information may contact the Midwestern Regional Office at (312) 353–8311. Records generated from this meeting may be inspected and reproduced at the Midwestern Regional Office, as they become available, both before and after the meeting. Records of the meeting will be available via www.facadatabase.gov under the Commission on Civil Rights, Missouri Advisory Committee link. Persons interested in the work of this Committee are directed to the Commission’s Web site, http:// www.usccr.gov, or may contact the Midwestern Regional Office at the above email or street address. Agenda Welcome 12:00 p.m. to 12:05 p.m. S. David Mitchell, Chairman, Missouri Advisory Committee Discussion of Possible Presenters at Public Meeting 12:05 p.m. to 12:40 p.m. Missouri Advisory Committee Discussion of Possible Venues 12:40 p.m. to 12:55 p.m. Missouri Advisory Committee Planning Next Steps 12:55 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. Adjournment 1:00 p.m. DATES: The meeting will be held on Monday, December 15, 2014, at 12:00 p.m. CST. Public Call Information: Dial: 888– 510–1786, Conference ID: 9613952. Dated: November 25, 2014. David Mussatt, Chief, Regional Programs Unit. [FR Doc. 2014–28277 Filed 12–1–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6335–01–P PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 COMMISSION ON CIVIL RIGHTS Agenda and Notice of Public Meeting of the Oregon Advisory Committee Notice is hereby given, pursuant to the provisions of the rules and regulations of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights (Commission), and the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA), that a meeting of the Oregon Advisory Committee (Committee) to the Commission will convene on Thursday, December 18, 2014, at 1:00 p.m. and adjourn at approximately 2:00 p.m. The meeting will be held by teleconference. The purpose of the meeting is for the Committee to discuss its report on the status of civil rights. This meeting is available to the public through the following toll-free call-in number: 877–446–3914, conference ID: 440519. Any interested member of the public may call this number and listen to the meeting. Callers can expect to incur charges for calls they initiate over wireless lines, and the Commission will not refund any incurred charges. Callers will incur no charge for calls they initiate over land-line connections to the toll-free telephone number. Persons with hearing impairments may also follow the proceedings by first calling the Federal Relay Service at 1–800–977– 8339 and providing the Service with the conference call number and conference ID number. Members of the public are entitled to submit written comments. The comments must be received in the Western Regional Office by October 12, 2014. The mailing address is Western Regional Office, U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, 300 N. Los Angeles St., Suite 2010, Los Angeles, CA 90032. Persons wishing to email their comments may do so to atrevino@ usccr.gov. Persons that desire additional information should contact Angelica Trevino, Western Regional Office, at (213) 894–3437. Hearing-impaired persons who will attend the meeting and require the services of a sign language interpreter should contact the Regional Office at least ten (10) working days before the scheduled date of the meeting. Records generated from this meeting may be inspected and reproduced at the Western Regional Office, as they become available, both before and after the meeting. Persons interested in the work of this Committee are advised to go to E:\FR\FM\02DEN1.SGM 02DEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 231 / Tuesday, December 2, 2014 / Notices the Commission’s Web site, www.usccr.gov, or to contact the Western Regional Office at the above email or street address. The meeting will be conducted pursuant to the provisions of the rules and regulations of the Commission and FACA. Dated in November 25, 2014. David Mussatt, Chief, Regional Programs Coordination Unit. [FR Doc. 2014–28276 Filed 12–1–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6335–01–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Census Bureau Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; 2015 National Content Test U.S. Census Bureau, Commerce. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Department of Commerce, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 104–13 (44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)). SUMMARY: To ensure consideration, written comments must be submitted on or before February 2, 2015. ADDRESSES: Direct all written comments to Jennifer Jessup, Departmental Paperwork Clearance Officer, Department of Commerce, Room 6616, 14th and Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230 (or via the Internet at jjessup@doc.gov). FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information or copies of the information collection instrument(s) and instructions should be directed to Erin Love, Census Bureau, HQ–3H154E, Washington, DC 20233; (301) 763–2034 (or via email at erin.s.love@census.gov). SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: DATES: rljohnson on DSK3VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES I. Abstract The 2015 National Content Test (NCT) is part of the research and development cycle leading up to the re-engineered 2020 Census. The 2015 NCT will help the Census Bureau achieve one of its Strategic Goals—developing a census that is cost-effective, improves coverage, and reduces operational risk. VerDate Sep<11>2014 15:30 Dec 01, 2014 Jkt 235001 The first objective of this test is to evaluate and compare different census content, including race and Hispanic origin, relationship, and withinhousehold coverage. This will be the primary mid-decade opportunity to compare different content strategies prior to making final decisions about the content in the 2020 Census. The test will include a reinterview to further assess the accuracy and reliability of the question alternatives for race, origin, and within-household coverage. The second objective is to test different contact strategies for optimizing self-response. This includes nine different approaches to encouraging households to respond and, specifically, to respond using the less costly and more efficient Internet response option. These approaches include altering the timing of the first reminder, use of email as a reminder, altering the timing for sending the mail questionnaire, use of a third reminder, and sending a letter in place of a paper questionnaire to non-respondents. The third objective is to test different options for offering non-English materials. The goal is to provide language support for respondents with limited English proficiency. Options being explored include online Spanish questionnaires, dual-language English and Spanish paper questionnaires and letters, and additional questionnaire options and support in non-English languages. Regarding the first objective, the classification of racial and ethnic responses to the decennial census by the Census Bureau adheres to the U.S. Office of Management and Budget’s (OMB) October 30, 1997 ‘‘Revisions to the Standards for the Classification of Federal Data on Race and Ethnicity’’ (see www.whitehouse.gov/omb/fedreg_ 1997standards). There are five minimum categories for data on race: ‘‘White,’’ ‘‘Black or African American,’’ ‘‘American Indian or Alaska Native,’’ ‘‘Asian,’’ and ‘‘Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander.’’ There are two minimum categories for data on ethnicity: ‘‘Hispanic or Latino’’ and ‘‘Not Hispanic or Latino.’’ The OMB standards advise that respondents shall be offered the option of selecting one or more racial designations. The OMB standards also advise that race and ethnicity are two distinct concepts; therefore, Hispanics or Latinos may be any race. The minimum categories for data on race and ethnicity for Federal statistics, program administrative reporting, and civil rights compliance reporting are defined by OMB as follows: PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 71377 • American Indian or Alaska Native— A person having origins in any of the original peoples of North and South America (including Central America), and who maintains tribal affiliation or community attachment. • Asian—A person having origins in any of the original peoples of the Far East, Southeast Asia, or the Indian subcontinent including, for example, Cambodia, China, India, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Pakistan, the Philippine Islands, Thailand, and Vietnam. • Black or African American—A person having origins in any of the black racial groups of Africa. Terms such as ‘‘Haitian’’ or ‘‘Negro’’ can be used in addition to ‘‘Black or African American.’’ • Hispanic or Latino—A person of Mexican, Puerto Rican, Cuban, South or Central American, or other Spanish culture or origin, regardless of race. The term, ‘‘Spanish origin,’’ can be used in addition to ‘‘Hispanic or Latino.’’ • Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander—A person having origins in any of the original peoples of Hawaii, Guam, Samoa, or other Pacific Islands. • White—A person having origins in any of the original peoples of Europe, the Middle East, or North Africa. The 1997 OMB standards state the minimum categories that must be used to collect and present federal data on race and ethnicity. Additionally, the 1997 OMB standards permit the collection of more detailed information on population groups, provided that any additional groups can be aggregated into the minimum standard set of categories. Currently, the Census Bureau collects additional detailed information on Hispanic or Latino groups, American Indian and Alaska Native tribes, Asian groups, and Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander groups. For example, responses to the race question such as ‘‘Navajo Nation,’’ ‘‘Doyon,’’ and ‘‘Mayan’’ are collected and tabulated in Census Bureau censuses and surveys, and can be aggregated into the total American Indian or Alaska Native population. Detailed responses to the race question such as ‘‘Chinese,’’ ‘‘Asian Indian,’’ and ‘‘Vietnamese’’ are collected and tabulated, and can be aggregated into the total Asian population. Responses to the ethnicity question such as ‘‘Mexican,’’ ‘‘Puerto Rican,’’ and ‘‘Cuban’’ are collected and tabulated in Census Bureau censuses and surveys, and can be aggregated into the total Hispanic or Latino population. Responses to the race question such as ‘‘Native Hawaiian,’’ ‘‘Chamorro,’’ or ‘‘Fijian’’ are collected and tabulated, and can be aggregated into the total E:\FR\FM\02DEN1.SGM 02DEN1

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COMMISSION ON CIVIL RIGHTS


Agenda and Notice of Public Meeting of the Oregon Advisory 
Committee

    Notice is hereby given, pursuant to the provisions of the rules and 
regulations of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights (Commission), and 
the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA), that a meeting of the Oregon 
Advisory Committee (Committee) to the Commission will convene on 
Thursday, December 18, 2014, at 1:00 p.m. and adjourn at approximately 
2:00 p.m. The meeting will be held by teleconference. The purpose of 
the meeting is for the Committee to discuss its report on the status of 
civil rights.
    This meeting is available to the public through the following toll-
free call-in number: 877-446-3914, conference ID: 440519. Any 
interested member of the public may call this number and listen to the 
meeting. Callers can expect to incur charges for calls they initiate 
over wireless lines, and the Commission will not refund any incurred 
charges. Callers will incur no charge for calls they initiate over 
land-line connections to the toll-free telephone number. Persons with 
hearing impairments may also follow the proceedings by first calling 
the Federal Relay Service at 1-800-977-8339 and providing the Service 
with the conference call number and conference ID number.
    Members of the public are entitled to submit written comments. The 
comments must be received in the Western Regional Office by October 12, 
2014. The mailing address is Western Regional Office, U.S. Commission 
on Civil Rights, 300 N. Los Angeles St., Suite 2010, Los Angeles, CA 
90032. Persons wishing to email their comments may do so to 
atrevino@usccr.gov. Persons that desire additional information should 
contact Angelica Trevino, Western Regional Office, at (213) 894-3437.
    Hearing-impaired persons who will attend the meeting and require 
the services of a sign language interpreter should contact the Regional 
Office at least ten (10) working days before the scheduled date of the 
meeting.
    Records generated from this meeting may be inspected and reproduced 
at the Western Regional Office, as they become available, both before 
and after the meeting. Persons interested in the work of this Committee 
are advised to go to

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the Commission's Web site, www.usccr.gov, or to contact the Western 
Regional Office at the above email or street address.
    The meeting will be conducted pursuant to the provisions of the 
rules and regulations of the Commission and FACA.

    Dated in November 25, 2014.
David Mussatt,
Chief, Regional Programs Coordination Unit.
[FR Doc. 2014-28276 Filed 12-1-14; 8:45 am]
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