Census Advisory Committees, 52247-52248 [2015-21330]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 167 / Friday, August 28, 2015 / Notices considered; however, anonymous comments will not provide the Agency with the ability to provide the respondsent with notification of subsequent environmental documents. The School Trust Land Exchange decision is subject to objections following Forest Service regulations at 36 CFR 218, Subparts A and B. Only individuals or organizations who submit timely and specific written comments as defined at 36 CFR 218.2 regarding the proposed project during a public comment period established by the Responsible Official are eligible to file an objection to the School Trust Land Exchange. Scoping comments already received during the February–May 2015 scoping period provide commenters with standing to object per requirements of 36 CFR 218.2. The opportunity to object will be provided when a draft decision on the project is published. Dated: August 10, 2015. Brenda Halter, Forest Supervisor. [FR Doc. 2015–20834 Filed 8–27–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–11–P COMMISSION ON CIVIL RIGHTS Notice of Public Meeting of the Texas State Advisory Committee for the Purpose of Planning Project Activity U.S. Commission on Civil Rights. ACTION: Announcement 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 (FACA) that a meeting of the Texas State Advisory Committee (Committee) to the Commission will be held on Friday, September 18, 2015, at 1:30 p.m. for the purpose of planning projects on school discipline and voting rights. This meeting is available to the public through the following toll-free call-in number: 888–503–8169, conference ID: 5785668. 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. Lhorne on DSK5TPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 14:19 Aug 27, 2015 Jkt 235001 Members of the public are entitled to make comments in the open period at the end of the meeting. Members of the public may also submit written comments. The comments must be received in the Western Regional Office of the Commission by October 28, 2015. The address is Western Regional Office, U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, 300 N. Los Angeles Street, Suite 2010, Los Angeles, CA 90012. Persons wishing to email their comments may do so by sending them to Angelica Trevino, Civil Rights Analyst, Western Regional Office, at atrevino@usccr.gov. Persons who desire additional information should contact the Western Regional Office, at (213) 894–3437, (or for hearing impaired TDD 913–551–1414), or by email to atrevino@usccr.gov. 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 and documents discussed during the meeting will be available for public viewing prior to and after the meeting at http://facadatabase.gov/ committee/meetings.aspx?cid=276 and clicking on the ‘‘Meeting Details’’ and ‘‘Documents’’ links. Records generated from this meeting may also 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 directed to the Commission’s Web site, http://www.usccr.gov, or may contact the Western Regional Office at the above email or street address. Agenda: 1:30 p.m.—Discussion of project proposal on school discipline and voting rights project 2:30 p.m.—Public comment Adjournment DATES: Friday, September 18, 2015, FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Peter Minarik, DFO, at (213) 894–3437 or pminarik@usccr.gov. Dated August 25, 2015. David Mussatt, Chief, Regional Programs Coordination Unit. [FR Doc. 2015–21370 Filed 8–27–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6335–01–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Bureau of the Census Census Advisory Committees Bureau of the Census, Department of Commerce. ACTION: Notice of Public Meeting. AGENCY: PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 52247 The Bureau of the Census (Census Bureau) is giving notice of a meeting of the National Advisory Committee on Racial, Ethnic and Other Populations (NAC). The NAC will address census policies, research and methodology, tests, operations, communications/messaging, and other activities to ascertain needs and best practices to improve censuses, surveys, operations, and programs. The NAC will meet in a plenary session on October 8– 9, 2015. Last-minute changes to the schedule are possible, which could prevent giving advance public notice of schedule adjustments. Please visit the Census Advisory Committee’s Web site for the most current meeting agenda at: http://www.census.gov/cac/. DATES: October 8–9, 2015. On October 8, the meeting will begin at approximately 8:30 a.m. and end at approximately 5:00 p.m. On October 9, the meeting will begin at approximately 8:30 a.m. and end at approximately 1:30 p.m. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the U.S. Census Bureau, 4600 Silver Hill Road, Suitland, Maryland 20746. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kim Collier, Assistant Division Chief for Stakeholders, Customer Liaison and Marketing Services Office, kimberly.l.collier@census.gov, Department of Commerce, U.S. Census Bureau, Room 8H185, 4600 Silver Hill Road, Washington, DC 20233, telephone 301–763–6590. For TTY callers, please use the Federal Relay Service 1–800– 877–8339. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The NAC comprises up to thirty-two members. The Committee provides an organized and continuing channel of communication between race, ethnic, and other populations and the Census Bureau. The Committee advises the Director of the Census Bureau on the full range of economic, housing, demographic, socioeconomic, linguistic, technological, methodological, geographic, behavioral, and operational variables affecting the cost, accuracy, and implementation of Census Bureau programs and surveys, including the decennial census. The Committee is established in accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act (Title 5, United States Code, Appendix 2, Section 10(a)(b)). All meetings are open to the public. A brief period will be set aside at the meeting for public comment on October 9. However, individuals with extensive questions or statements must submit them in writing to: census.national.advisory.committee@ census.gov (subject line ‘‘October 2015 NAC Meeting Public Comment’’), or by SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\28AUN1.SGM 28AUN1 52248 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 167 / Friday, August 28, 2015 / Notices letter submission to the Committee Liaison Officer, October 2015 NAC Meeting, Department of Commerce, U.S. Census Bureau, Room 8H185, 4600 Silver Hill Road, Washington, DC 20233. If you plan to attend the meeting, please register by Monday, October 5. You may access the online registration from the following link (please use Mozilla Firefox as your browser): https://www.regonline.com/nac_ oct2015_meeting. Seating is available to the public on a first-come, first-served basis. These meetings are physically accessible to people with disabilities. Requests for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aids should be directed to the Committee point of contact as soon as possible, preferably two weeks prior to the meeting. Due to increased security and for access to the meeting, please call 301– 763–9906 upon arrival at the Census Bureau on the day of the meeting. A photo ID must be presented in order to receive your visitor’s badge. Visitors are not allowed beyond the first floor. Dated: August 24, 2015. John H. Thompson, Director, Bureau of the Census. [FR Doc. 2015–21330 Filed 8–27–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–07–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Lhorne on DSK5TPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request The Department of Commerce will submit to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for clearance the following proposal for collection of information under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. chapter 35). Agency: U.S. Census Bureau. Title: Annual Survey of School System Finances. OMB Control Number: 0607–0700. Form Number(s): F–33, F–33–L1, F– 33–L2, F–33–L3. Type of Request: Extension of a currently approved collection. Number of Respondents: 3,709. Average Hours per Response: 1.02 hours. Burden Hours: 3,789. Needs and Uses: The U.S. Census Bureau, on behalf of the U.S. Department of Education’s National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), requests an extension of approval for the Annual Survey of School System Finances, OMB Number 0607–0700. The Census Bureau’s collection of school VerDate Sep<11>2014 14:19 Aug 27, 2015 Jkt 235001 district finance data and associated publications are the most comprehensive sources for prekindergarten through grade 12 finance data. These data are collected from the universe of school districts using uniform definitions and concepts of revenue, expenditure, debt, and assets as defined by the Financial Accounting for Local and State School Systems. This survey and the Annual Surveys of State and Local Government Finances (OMB No. 0607–0585) are conducted as part of the Census Bureau’s State and Local Government Finance program. Data collected from cities, counties, states, and special district governments are combined with data collected from local school systems to produce state and national totals of government spending. Local school system spending comprises a significant portion of total government spending. In 2012, public elementary-secondary expenditures accounted for 33.6 percent of local government spending. This comprehensive and ongoing, time series collection of local education agency finances maintains historical continuity in the state and local government statistics community. Elementary-secondary education related spending is the single largest financial activity of state and local governments. Education finance statistics provided by the Census Bureau allow for analyses of how public elementary-secondary school systems receive and spend funds. Increased focus on education has led to a demand for data reflecting student performance, graduation rates, and school finance policy—all of which are related to the collection of this local education finance data. State legislatures, local leaders, university researchers, and parents increasingly rely on data to make substantive decisions about education. School district finance is a vital sector of the education data spectrum used by stakeholders to form policy and to develop new education strategies. The Census Bureau uses an announcement letter and form to collect state and local government public education finance data. We mail the letter electronically to respondents at the beginning of each survey period soliciting the assistance of the state education agencies (SEAs) in providing data centrally for their public school systems. The letter officially announces the opening of the collection period and requests administrative data, such as estimated date of submission, changes to reporting format from prior year, and updated contact information for the state coordinator. Census Bureau staff PO 00000 Frm 00004 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 use the response to this letter to plan for the processing of state education agency data submissions. The form (F–33) contains the elementary-secondary education finance items. In practice, this form serves more as a data processing guide rather than as a data collection instrument. The Census Bureau relies heavily on collecting this public school system finance data centrally from state education agencies. All states provide significant amounts of these data centrally to the Census Bureau via the Internet using File Transfer Protocol (FTP). Supplemental forms are sent to school systems in states where the state education agency cannot provide information on assets (F–33–L1), indebtedness (F–33–L2), or both (F–33–L3). The Census Bureau facilitates central collection by accepting states’ data in one of two formats. Currently, 21 states provide the Census Bureau electronic copies of state-specific detailed education finance data files. The Census Bureau maintains programs for converting these data from the state agency format to the Census Bureau F– 33 format. Thirty states reformat statespecific data files into the Census Bureau’s format prior to submitting the data electronically to the Census Bureau. The education finance data collected and processed by the Census Bureau are an essential component of the agency’s state and local government finance collection and provide unique products for users of education finance data. The Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) uses data from the survey to develop figures for the Gross Domestic Product (GDP). F–33 data items specifically contribute to the estimates for National Income and Product Accounts (NIPA), Input-Output accounts (I–O), and gross domestic investments. BEA also uses the data to assess other public fiscal spending trends and events. The Census Bureau’s Government Finances program has disseminated comprehensive and comparable public fiscal data since 1902. School finance data, which comprised 33.6 percent of all local government spending in 2012, is currently incorporated into the local government statistics reported on the Annual Surveys of State and Local Government Finances. The report contains benchmark statistics on public revenue, expenditure, debt, and assets. They are widely used by economists, legislators, social and political scientists, and government administrators. The Census Bureau makes available detailed files for all school systems from E:\FR\FM\28AUN1.SGM 28AUN1

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[Federal Register Volume 80, Number 167 (Friday, August 28, 2015)]
[Notices]
[Pages 52247-52248]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

Bureau of the Census


Census Advisory Committees

AGENCY: Bureau of the Census, Department of Commerce.

ACTION: Notice of Public Meeting.

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SUMMARY: The Bureau of the Census (Census Bureau) is giving notice of a 
meeting of the National Advisory Committee on Racial, Ethnic and Other 
Populations (NAC). The NAC will address census policies, research and 
methodology, tests, operations, communications/messaging, and other 
activities to ascertain needs and best practices to improve censuses, 
surveys, operations, and programs. The NAC will meet in a plenary 
session on October 8-9, 2015. Last-minute changes to the schedule are 
possible, which could prevent giving advance public notice of schedule 
adjustments. Please visit the Census Advisory Committee's Web site for 
the most current meeting agenda at: http://www.census.gov/cac/.

DATES: October 8-9, 2015. On October 8, the meeting will begin at 
approximately 8:30 a.m. and end at approximately 5:00 p.m. On October 
9, the meeting will begin at approximately 8:30 a.m. and end at 
approximately 1:30 p.m.

ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the U.S. Census Bureau, 4600 
Silver Hill Road, Suitland, Maryland 20746.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kim Collier, Assistant Division Chief 
for Stakeholders, Customer Liaison and Marketing Services Office, 
kimberly.l.collier@census.gov, Department of Commerce, U.S. Census 
Bureau, Room 8H185, 4600 Silver Hill Road, Washington, DC 20233, 
telephone 301-763-6590. For TTY callers, please use the Federal Relay 
Service 1-800-877-8339.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The NAC comprises up to thirty-two members. 
The Committee provides an organized and continuing channel of 
communication between race, ethnic, and other populations and the 
Census Bureau. The Committee advises the Director of the Census Bureau 
on the full range of economic, housing, demographic, socioeconomic, 
linguistic, technological, methodological, geographic, behavioral, and 
operational variables affecting the cost, accuracy, and implementation 
of Census Bureau programs and surveys, including the decennial census. 
The Committee is established in accordance with the Federal Advisory 
Committee Act (Title 5, United States Code, Appendix 2, Section 
10(a)(b)).
    All meetings are open to the public. A brief period will be set 
aside at the meeting for public comment on October 9. However, 
individuals with extensive questions or statements must submit them in 
writing to: census.national.advisory.committee@census.gov (subject line 
``October 2015 NAC Meeting Public Comment''), or by

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letter submission to the Committee Liaison Officer, October 2015 NAC 
Meeting, Department of Commerce, U.S. Census Bureau, Room 8H185, 4600 
Silver Hill Road, Washington, DC 20233.
    If you plan to attend the meeting, please register by Monday, 
October 5. You may access the online registration from the following 
link (please use Mozilla Firefox as your browser): https://www.regonline.com/nac_oct2015_meeting. Seating is available to the 
public on a first-come, first-served basis.
    These meetings are physically accessible to people with 
disabilities. Requests for sign language interpretation or other 
auxiliary aids should be directed to the Committee point of contact as 
soon as possible, preferably two weeks prior to the meeting.
    Due to increased security and for access to the meeting, please 
call 301-763-9906 upon arrival at the Census Bureau on the day of the 
meeting. A photo ID must be presented in order to receive your 
visitor's badge. Visitors are not allowed beyond the first floor.

    Dated: August 24, 2015.
John H. Thompson,
Director, Bureau of the Census.
[FR Doc. 2015-21330 Filed 8-27-15; 8:45 am]
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