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Download as PDF asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 39 / Wednesday, March 1, 2017 / Notices 5. The Subgroup also proposes that OMB provide guidance to Federal agencies that race/ethnicity coding procedures be documented and made publicly available, as this would allow greater transparency and promote further consistency in Federal data collections. 6. The Subgroup proposes further clarifying the standards to indicate the classification is not intended to be genetically based, nor based on skin color. Rather, the goal of standards is to provide guidelines for the Federal measurement of race/ethnicity as a social construct and therefore inform public policy decisions. (b) Request for Public Comment: The Subgroup also considered whether referring to Black or African American as the ‘‘principal minority race’’ is still relevant, meaningful, accurate, and acceptable. Given that many of the groups classified as racial and ethnic minorities have experienced institutionalized or State-sanctioned discrimination as well as social disadvantage and oppression, many consider it to be important to continue identifying the principal minority group in Federal data collections and reporting systems. However, it is not clear if the referent groups should change given changing demographics. 1. Should Hispanic or Latino be among the groups considered among ‘‘principal minorities’’? Would alternative terms be more salient (e.g., ‘‘principal minority race/ethnicity’’)? Hispanic or Latino usually is considered an ethnicity while ‘‘minority’’ is usually used when referencing race. The overall goal of the standards’ review is to ensure the quality of information that is used to inform Federal policy, without imposing undue burden on the public. Comments are requested on any aspect of the Working Group’s proposals. When evaluating the proposals, readers may wish to refer to the set of general principles used by Working Group members to govern its review (enumerated in Section 1 of the Working Group’s interim report)—a process that has attempted to balance statistical issues, data needs, and social concerns. We recognize these principles may in some cases represent competing goals for the standards. For example, having categories that are comprehensive in the coverage of our Nation’s diverse population (Principle 4) and that would facilitate selfidentification (Principle 2) may not be operationally feasible in terms of the burden that would be placed upon respondents and the public and private costs that would be associated with implementation (Principle 8). VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:09 Feb 28, 2017 Jkt 241001 D. Conclusion This Notice affords a second opportunity for the public to comment on the interim progress of the Working Group. None of the proposals has been adopted and no interim decisions have been made concerning them. OMB can modify or reject any of the proposals, and OMB has the option of making no changes. The report and its proposals are published in this Notice because OMB believes that they are worthy of public discussion, and OMB’s decision will benefit from obtaining the public’s views on the recommendations. OMB plans to announce its decision in spring 2017 so that revisions, if any, can be reflected in preparations for the 2020 Census. Dominic J. Mancini, Acting Administrator, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs. [FR Doc. 2017–03973 Filed 2–28–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE P 12247 www.nitrd.gov/nitrdgroups/ index.php?title=Joint_Engineering_ Team_(JET). Public Comments: The government seeks individual input; attendees/ participants may provide individual advice only. Members of the public are welcome to submit their comments to jet-comments@nitrd.gov. Please note that under the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA), all public comments and/or presentations will be treated as public documents and will be made available to the public via the JET Web site. Submitted by the National Science Foundation in support of the Networking and Information Technology Research and Development (NITRD) National Coordination Office (NCO) on February 23, 2017. Suzanne H. Plimpton, Reports Clearance Officer, National Science Foundation. [FR Doc. 2017–03935 Filed 2–28–17; 8:45 am] NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION BILLING CODE 7555–01–P Large Scale Networking (LSN)—Joint Engineering Team (JET) NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION The Networking and Information Technology Research and Development (NITRD) National Coordination Office (NCO), National Science Foundation. ACTION: Notice of meetings. AGENCY: Dr. Grant Miller at miller@nitrd.gov or (703) 292–4873. 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NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION


Large Scale Networking (LSN)--Joint Engineering Team (JET)

AGENCY: The Networking and Information Technology Research and 
Development (NITRD) National Coordination Office (NCO), National 
Science Foundation.

ACTION: Notice of meetings.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dr. Grant Miller at miller@nitrd.gov 
or (703) 292-4873.

DATES: The JET meetings are held on the third Tuesday of each month 
(January 2017-December 2017, 12:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m., at the National 
Science Foundation, 4201 Wilson Boulevard, Arlington, VA 22230. Please 
note that public seating for these meetings is limited and is available 
on a first-come, first served basis. WebEx and/or Teleconference 
participation is available for each meeting. Please reference the JET 
Web site for updates. Further information about the NITRD may be found 
at: http://www.nitrd.gov/.

SUMMARY: The JET, established in 1997, provides for information sharing 
among Federal agencies and non-Federal participants with interest in 
high performance research networking and networking to support science 
applications. The JET reports to the Large Scale Networking (LSN) 
Interagency Working Group (IWG). The agendas, minutes, and other 
meeting materials and information can be found on the JET Web site at: 
https://www.nitrd.gov/nitrdgroups/index.php?title=Joint_Engineering_Team_(JET).
    Public Comments: The government seeks individual input; attendees/
participants may provide individual advice only. Members of the public 
are welcome to submit their comments to jet-comments@nitrd.gov. Please 
note that under the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act 
(FACA), all public comments and/or presentations will be treated as 
public documents and will be made available to the public via the JET 
Web site.
    Submitted by the National Science Foundation in support of the 
Networking and Information Technology Research and Development (NITRD) 
National Coordination Office (NCO) on February 23, 2017.

Suzanne H. Plimpton,
Reports Clearance Officer, National Science Foundation.
[FR Doc. 2017-03935 Filed 2-28-17; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 7555-01-P