Measuring Cross-Border Data Flows: Unmet Data Needs Roundtable, 24067 [2016-09500]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 79 / Monday, April 25, 2016 / Notices Dated: April 20, 2016. Angela Somma, Chief, Endangered Species Division, Office of Protected Resources, National Marine Fisheries Service. Permit 20081 asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES researchers would measure and weigh the collected lamprey and then return them to the collection site. The researchers could potentially encounter juvenile SR steelhead during the surveys, but these fish would not be collected or directly sampled in any way. In general, the risk to salmonids from the lamprey electrofisher is very small because few salmonids use the microhabitats (shallow slow water with fine sediments) in which juvenile lamprey tend to be found and because the electrofishing equipment would be set at a low voltage and pulse rate. Therefore the researchers do not intend to kill any listed salmonids, but a few may die as an inadvertent result of the activities. SUMMARY: The USFWS is seeking a five-year research permit to take MCR steelhead while conducting research on bull trout in the White Salmon River, Washington. Before its removal in 2011, Condit Dam blocked fish access to most of the White Salmon River basin for nearly 100 years. In 2007 and 2010, the USFWS surveyed for and did not find any bull trout in the White Salmon River basin. The conclusion of those surveys was that bull trout were extirpated and the dam was the likely cause. The purpose of USFWS’ current research is to evaluate whether or not bull trout have begun to recolonize the White Salmon River basin. The research would benefit listed salmonids by providing information on the rebounding health of the White Salmon system—data that would be used in the ongoing restoration efforts in the area. The USFWS would use backpack electrofishing gear to capture fish and would release juvenile steelhead immediately. The researchers do not expect to kill any steelhead but a small number may die as an unintended result of the research activities. This notice is provided pursuant to section 10(c) of the ESA. NMFS will evaluate the applications, associated documents, and comments submitted to determine whether the applications meet the requirements of section 10(a) of the ESA and Federal regulations. The final permit decisions will not be made until after the end of the 30-day comment period. NMFS will publish notice of its final action in the Federal Register. VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:02 Apr 22, 2016 Jkt 238001 [FR Doc. 2016–09526 Filed 4–22–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Telecommunications and Information Administration Measuring Cross-Border Data Flows: Unmet Data Needs Roundtable National Telecommunications and Information Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce. ACTION: Notice of open meeting. AGENCY: As part of the Digital Economy Agenda, the Department of Commerce is working to identify data gaps in measuring the importance of cross-border data flows and the economic impact of restrictions to the free-flow of data. Through this Notice, we announce a roundtable to facilitate a discussion with stakeholders and experts as a first step in improving the Department’s understanding of those data gaps and related economic questions. DATES: The roundtable will be held on May 9, 2016, from 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., Eastern Daylight Time. ADDRESSES: The roundtable will be held at the Bureau of Labor Statistics Conference Center, 2 Massachusetts Avenue NE., Washington, DC FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Giulia McHenry, Chief Economist, NTIA, at (202) 482–0061 or gmchenry@ntia.doc.gov; Jessica Nicholson, Economist, Office of the Chief Economist, Department of Commerce at (202) 482–2343 or jnicholson@doc.gov and/or visit NTIA’s Web site at www.ntia.doc.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) recognizes that worldwide data usage and data flows between countries are growing and becoming an increasingly important component of international trade and communication between individuals and businesses worldwide. It is generally accepted that cross-border data flows increase economic opportunity and restrictions to these flows are economically detrimental, but there is relatively little supporting data or evidence. Commerce is working to identify data gaps in measuring the importance of cross-border data flows and the economic impact of restrictions to the free-flow of data. We are hosting PO 00000 Frm 00016 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 9990 24067 this roundtable of stakeholders and experts as a first step in improving the information available to data users and other stakeholders. The goal of this roundtable is to get input from stakeholders on what additional data and analysis on cross-border data flows is necessary. NTIA will post a detailed agenda on its Web site, www.ntia.doc.gov, prior to the meeting. The roundtable will include two-break-out sessions during which subject-matter experts will be divided into small groups for the purpose of providing insight and feedback on specific questions related to data needs. After each session, the groups will be asked to briefly report back the main takeaways from their discussions. Agenda topics and format are subject to change. The roundtable will be open to observers and press on a first-come, first-served basis. Space is limited. Attendees must present valid government-issued photo identification upon arrival in order to enter the building. So that we may plan appropriately to accommodate all interested persons, attendees are asked to provide prior notice of their intention to attend by sending an email to Giulia McHenry at or gmchenry@ntia.doc.gov, or Jessica Nicholson at jnicholson@doc.gov no later than Thursday, May 5, 2016 at 12 p.m., Eastern Daylight Time. The public meeting is physically accessible to people with disabilities. Individuals requiring accommodations, such as sign language interpretation or other ancillary aids, are asked to notify Giulia McHenry at (202) 482–0061 or gmchenry@ntia.doc.gov, at least five (5) business days before the meeting. Please contact Giulia McHenry at (202) 482–0061 or gmchenry@ntia.doc.gov; Jessica Nicholson at (202) 482–2343 or jnicholson@doc.gov; and/or visit NTIA’s Web site at www.ntia.doc.gov for the most up-to-date meeting agenda and access information. Dated: April 20, 2016. Kathy D. Smith, Chief Counsel, National Telecommunications and Information Administration. 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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Telecommunications and Information Administration


Measuring Cross-Border Data Flows: Unmet Data Needs Roundtable

AGENCY: National Telecommunications and Information Administration, 
U.S. Department of Commerce.

ACTION: Notice of open meeting.

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SUMMARY: As part of the Digital Economy Agenda, the Department of 
Commerce is working to identify data gaps in measuring the importance 
of cross-border data flows and the economic impact of restrictions to 
the free-flow of data. Through this Notice, we announce a roundtable to 
facilitate a discussion with stakeholders and experts as a first step 
in improving the Department's understanding of those data gaps and 
related economic questions.

DATES: The roundtable will be held on May 9, 2016, from 8:30 a.m. to 
12:00 p.m., Eastern Daylight Time.

ADDRESSES: The roundtable will be held at the Bureau of Labor 
Statistics Conference Center, 2 Massachusetts Avenue NE., Washington, 
DC

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Giulia McHenry, Chief Economist, NTIA, 
at (202) 482-0061 or gmchenry@ntia.doc.gov; Jessica Nicholson, 
Economist, Office of the Chief Economist, Department of Commerce at 
(202) 482-2343 or jnicholson@doc.gov and/or visit NTIA's Web site at 
www.ntia.doc.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) 
recognizes that worldwide data usage and data flows between countries 
are growing and becoming an increasingly important component of 
international trade and communication between individuals and 
businesses worldwide. It is generally accepted that cross-border data 
flows increase economic opportunity and restrictions to these flows are 
economically detrimental, but there is relatively little supporting 
data or evidence. Commerce is working to identify data gaps in 
measuring the importance of cross-border data flows and the economic 
impact of restrictions to the free-flow of data. We are hosting this 
roundtable of stakeholders and experts as a first step in improving the 
information available to data users and other stakeholders. The goal of 
this roundtable is to get input from stakeholders on what additional 
data and analysis on cross-border data flows is necessary.
    NTIA will post a detailed agenda on its Web site, www.ntia.doc.gov, 
prior to the meeting. The roundtable will include two-break-out 
sessions during which subject-matter experts will be divided into small 
groups for the purpose of providing insight and feedback on specific 
questions related to data needs. After each session, the groups will be 
asked to briefly report back the main takeaways from their discussions. 
Agenda topics and format are subject to change.
    The roundtable will be open to observers and press on a first-come, 
first-served basis. Space is limited. Attendees must present valid 
government-issued photo identification upon arrival in order to enter 
the building.
    So that we may plan appropriately to accommodate all interested 
persons, attendees are asked to provide prior notice of their intention 
to attend by sending an email to Giulia McHenry at or 
gmchenry@ntia.doc.gov, or Jessica Nicholson at jnicholson@doc.gov no 
later than Thursday, May 5, 2016 at 12 p.m., Eastern Daylight Time.
    The public meeting is physically accessible to people with 
disabilities. Individuals requiring accommodations, such as sign 
language interpretation or other ancillary aids, are asked to notify 
Giulia McHenry at (202) 482-0061 or gmchenry@ntia.doc.gov, at least 
five (5) business days before the meeting.
    Please contact Giulia McHenry at (202) 482-0061 or 
gmchenry@ntia.doc.gov; Jessica Nicholson at (202) 482-2343 or 
jnicholson@doc.gov; and/or visit NTIA's Web site at www.ntia.doc.gov 
for the most up-to-date meeting agenda and access information.

    Dated: April 20, 2016.
Kathy D. Smith,
Chief Counsel, National Telecommunications and Information 
Administration.
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