NASA Advisory Council; Science Committee; Heliophysics Subcommittee; Meeting, 67401 [2016-23657]

Download as PDF mstockstill on DSK3G9T082PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 190 / Friday, September 30, 2016 / Notices administrative reporting. These include, among others: • Enforcing the requirements of the Voting Rights Act; • reviewing State congressional redistricting plans; • collecting and presenting population and population characteristics data, labor force data, education data, and vital and health statistics; • establishing and evaluating Federal affirmative action plans and evaluating affirmative action and discrimination in employment in the private sector; • monitoring the access of minorities to home mortgage loans under the Home Mortgage Disclosure Act; • enforcing the Equal Credit Opportunity Act; • monitoring and enforcing desegregation plans in the public schools; • assisting minority businesses under the minority business development programs; and • monitoring and enforcing the Fair Housing Act. To most effectively promote information quality, the intended uses of data on race and ethnicity should be considered when changes to the standards are contemplated. Additionally, the possible effects of any proposed changes on the quality and utility of the resulting data must be considered. General Principles for the Review of the Racial and Ethnic Data Categories: When providing comment on particular areas of the current standard, it also may be helpful to consult the principles that framed the 1977 and 1997 revisions. Comments on these principles are welcomed. 1. The racial and ethnic categories set forth in the standard should not be interpreted as being scientific or anthropological in nature. 2. Respect for individual dignity should guide the processes and methods for collecting data on race and ethnicity; respondent self-identification should be facilitated to the greatest extent possible. 3. To the extent practicable, the concepts and terminology should reflect clear and generally understood definitions that can achieve broad public acceptance. 4. The racial and ethnic categories should be comprehensive in coverage and produce compatible, nonduplicated, exchangeable data across Federal agencies. 5. Foremost consideration should be given to data aggregations by race and ethnicity that are useful for statistical analysis, program administration and VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:49 Sep 29, 2016 Jkt 238001 assessment, and enforcement of existing laws and judicial decisions, bearing in mind that the standards are not intended to be used to establish eligibility for participation in any Federal program. 6. While Federal data needs for racial and ethnic data are of primary importance, consideration should also be given to needs at the State and local government levels, including American Indian tribal and Alaska Native village governments, as well as to general societal needs for these data. 7. The categories should set forth a minimum standard; additional categories should be permitted provided they can be aggregated to the standard categories. The number of standard categories should be kept to a manageable size, as determined by statistical concerns and data needs. 8. A revised set of categories should be operationally feasible in terms of burden placed upon respondents and the cost to agencies and respondents to implement the revisions. 9. Any changes in the categories should be based on sound methodological research and should include evaluations of the impact of any changes not only on the usefulness of the resulting data but also on the comparability of any new categories with the existing ones. 10. Any revision to the categories should provide for a crosswalk at the time of adoption between the old and the new categories so that historical data series can be statistically adjusted and comparisons can be made. 11. Because of the many and varied needs and strong interdependence of Federal agencies for racial and ethnic data, any changes to the existing categories should be the product of an interagency collaborative effort. OMB recognizes that these principles may in some cases represent competing goals for the standard. Through the review process, it will be necessary to balance statistical issues, needs for data, and social concerns. The application of these principles to guide the review and possible revision of the standard ultimately should result in consistent, publicly accepted data on race and ethnicity that will meet the needs of the government and the public while recognizing the diversity of the population and respecting the individual’s dignity. Howard A. Shelanski, Administrator, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs. [FR Doc. 2016–23672 Filed 9–29–16; 8:45 am] NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION [Notice: (16–069)] NASA Advisory Council; Science Committee; Heliophysics Subcommittee; Meeting National Aeronautics and Space Administration. AGENCY: ACTION: Notice of meeting. In accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act, Public Law 92–463, as amended, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) announces a meeting of the Heliophysics Subcommittee of the NASA Advisory Council (NAC). This Subcommittee reports to the Science Committee of the NAC. The meeting will be held for the purpose of soliciting, from the scientific community and other persons, scientific and technical information relevant to program planning. SUMMARY: Tuesday, October 25, 2016, 10:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m., Eastern Time. DATES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: KarShelia Henderson, Science Mission Directorate, NASA Headquarters, Washington, DC 20546, (202) 358–2355, fax (202) 358–2779, or khenderson@ nasa.gov. The meeting will be open to the public telephonically and via WebEx. Any interested person may call the USA toll free conference call number 1–888–625– 1623, passcode 5538265, to participate in this meeting by telephone. The WebEx link is https://nasa.webex.com/; the meeting number is 999 356 448 and the password is HPS2016!. The agenda for the meeting includes the following topics: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: —Living With a Star (LWS) Vision —LWS Focus Topics for Research Opportunities in Space and Earth Sciences (ROSES) 2017 It is imperative that the meeting be held on this date to accommodate the scheduling priorities of the key participants. Patricia D. Rausch, Advisory Committee Management Officer, National Aeronautics and Space Administration. [FR Doc. 2016–23657 Filed 9–29–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7510–13–P BILLING CODE 3110–01–P PO 00000 Frm 00113 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 9990 67401 E:\FR\FM\30SEN1.SGM 30SEN1

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NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION

[Notice: (16-069)]


NASA Advisory Council; Science Committee; Heliophysics 
Subcommittee; Meeting

AGENCY: National Aeronautics and Space Administration.

ACTION: Notice of meeting.

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SUMMARY: In accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act, Public 
Law 92-463, as amended, the National Aeronautics and Space 
Administration (NASA) announces a meeting of the Heliophysics 
Subcommittee of the NASA Advisory Council (NAC). This Subcommittee 
reports to the Science Committee of the NAC. The meeting will be held 
for the purpose of soliciting, from the scientific community and other 
persons, scientific and technical information relevant to program 
planning.

DATES: Tuesday, October 25, 2016, 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m., Eastern Time.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: KarShelia Henderson, Science Mission 
Directorate, NASA Headquarters, Washington, DC 20546, (202) 358-2355, 
fax (202) 358-2779, or khenderson@nasa.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The meeting will be open to the public 
telephonically and via WebEx. Any interested person may call the USA 
toll free conference call number 1-888-625-1623, passcode 5538265, to 
participate in this meeting by telephone. The WebEx link is https://nasa.webex.com/; the meeting number is 999 356 448 and the password is 
HPS2016!. The agenda for the meeting includes the following topics:

--Living With a Star (LWS) Vision
--LWS Focus Topics for Research Opportunities in Space and Earth 
Sciences (ROSES) 2017

    It is imperative that the meeting be held on this date to 
accommodate the scheduling priorities of the key participants.

Patricia D. Rausch,
Advisory Committee Management Officer, National Aeronautics and Space 
Administration.
[FR Doc. 2016-23657 Filed 9-29-16; 8:45 am]
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