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On some technical issues there are differing views, and receiving feedback at public meetings provides BLS with the opportunity to SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00046 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 consider all viewpoints. The Committee will consist of 16 members and will be chosen from a cross-section of economists, statisticians, and behavioral scientists who represent a balance of expertise. DATES: Nominations for the TAC membership should be postmarked by April 17, 2017. ADDRESSES: Nominations for the TAC membership should be sent to: Acting Commissioner Bill Wiatrowski, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2 Massachusetts Avenue NE., Room 4040, Washington, DC 20212. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Lucy Eldridge, Associate Commissioner, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2 Massachusetts Avenue NE., Office of Productivity and Technology, Room 2180, Washington, DC 20212. Telephone: 202–691–5600. This is not a toll free number. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: BLS intends to renew memberships in the TAC for another three years. The Bureau often faces highly technical issues while developing and maintaining the accuracy and relevancy of its data on employment and unemployment, prices, productivity, and compensation and working conditions. These issues range from how to develop new measures to how to make sure that existing measures account for the ever-changing economy. The BLS presents issues and then draws on the specialized expertise of Committee members representing specialized fields within the academic disciplines of economics, statistics and survey design. Committee members are also invited to bring to the attention of BLS, issues that have been identified in the academic literature or in their own research. The TAC was established to provide advice to the Commissioner of Labor Statistics on technical topics selected by the BLS. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to providing comments on papers and presentations developed by BLS research and program staff, conducting research on issues identified by BLS on which an objective technical opinion or recommendation from outside of BLS would be valuable, recommending BLS conduct internal research projects to address technical problems with BLS statistics that have been identified in the academic literature, participating in discussions of areas where the types or coverage of economic statistics could be expanded or improved and areas where statistics are no longer relevant, and establishing working relationships with professional associations with an interest in BLS statistics, such as the American E:\FR\FM\31MRN1.SGM 31MRN1 sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 61 / Friday, March 31, 2017 / Notices Statistical Association and the American Economic Association. Nominations: BLS is looking for committed TAC members who have a strong interest in, and familiarity with, BLS data. The Agency is looking for nominees who use and have a comprehensive understanding of economic statistics. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics is committed to bringing greater diversity of thought, perspective, and experience to its advisory committees. Nominees from all races, gender, age, and disabilities are encouraged to apply. Interested persons may nominate themselves or may submit the name of another person who they believe to be interested in and qualified to serve on the TAC. Nominations may also be submitted by organizations. Nominations should include the name, address, and telephone number of the candidate. Each nomination should include a summary of the candidate’s training or experience relating to BLS data specifically, or economic statistics more generally. BLS will conduct a basic background check of candidates before their appointment to the TAC. The background check will involve accessing publicly available, Internetbased sources. The economists will have research experience with technical issues related to BLS data and will be familiar with employment and unemployment statistics, price index numbers, compensation measures, productivity measures, occupational and health statistics, or other topics relevant to BLS data series. The statisticians will be familiar with sample design, data analysis, computationally intensive statistical methods, non-sampling errors or other areas which are relevant to BLS work. The behavioral scientists will be familiar with questionnaire design, usability or other areas of survey development. BLS invites persons interested in serving on the TAC to submit their names for consideration for committee membership. Authority: This notice was prepared in accordance with the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA), 5 U.S.C. App. 2, the Secretary of Labor has determined that the Bureau of Labor Statistics Data Users Advisory Committee is in the public interest in connection with the performance of duties imposed upon the Commissioner of Labor Statistics by 29 U.S.C. 1 and 2. This determination follows consultation with the Committee Management Secretariat, General Services Administration. VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:31 Mar 30, 2017 Jkt 241001 Signed at Washington, DC, this 22nd day of March 2017. Kimberley D. Hill, Chief, Division of Management Systems, Bureau of Labor Statistics. [FR Doc. 2017–06341 Filed 3–30–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–24–P 16065 DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Mine Safety and Health Administration Petitions for Modification of Application of Existing Mandatory Safety Standards Mine Safety and Health Administration, Labor. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Bureau of Labor Statistics The Bureau of Labor Statistics Data Users Advisory Committee will meet on Friday, May 19, 2017. The meeting will be held in the Postal Square Building, 2 Massachusetts Avenue NE., Washington, DC. The Committee provides advice to the Bureau of Labor Statistics from the points of view of data users from various sectors of the U.S. economy, including the labor, business, research, academic, and government communities, on technical matters related to the collection, analysis, dissemination, and use of the Bureau’s statistics, on its published reports, and on the broader aspects of its overall mission and function. The meeting will be held in Meeting Rooms 1, 2, and 3 of the Janet Norwood Conference and Training Center. 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[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 61 (Friday, March 31, 2017)]
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[FR Doc No: 2017-06341]


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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Bureau of Labor Statistics


Technical Advisory Committee; Request for Nominations

AGENCY: Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), Labor.

ACTION: Request for nominations to the BLS Technical Advisory 
Committee.

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SUMMARY: The BLS is soliciting new members for the Technical Advisory 
Committee (TAC). Five current membership terms expire on May 20, 2017. 
The TAC provides advice and makes recommendations to the Bureau of 
Labor Statistics on technical aspects of data collection and the 
formulation of economic measures. On some technical issues there are 
differing views, and receiving feedback at public meetings provides BLS 
with the opportunity to consider all viewpoints. The Committee will 
consist of 16 members and will be chosen from a cross-section of 
economists, statisticians, and behavioral scientists who represent a 
balance of expertise.

DATES: Nominations for the TAC membership should be postmarked by April 
17, 2017.

ADDRESSES: Nominations for the TAC membership should be sent to: Acting 
Commissioner Bill Wiatrowski, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2 
Massachusetts Avenue NE., Room 4040, Washington, DC 20212.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Lucy Eldridge, Associate Commissioner, 
U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2 Massachusetts Avenue NE., Office of 
Productivity and Technology, Room 2180, Washington, DC 20212. 
Telephone: 202-691-5600. This is not a toll free number.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: BLS intends to renew memberships in the TAC 
for another three years. The Bureau often faces highly technical issues 
while developing and maintaining the accuracy and relevancy of its data 
on employment and unemployment, prices, productivity, and compensation 
and working conditions. These issues range from how to develop new 
measures to how to make sure that existing measures account for the 
ever-changing economy. The BLS presents issues and then draws on the 
specialized expertise of Committee members representing specialized 
fields within the academic disciplines of economics, statistics and 
survey design. Committee members are also invited to bring to the 
attention of BLS, issues that have been identified in the academic 
literature or in their own research.
    The TAC was established to provide advice to the Commissioner of 
Labor Statistics on technical topics selected by the BLS. 
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to providing comments on 
papers and presentations developed by BLS research and program staff, 
conducting research on issues identified by BLS on which an objective 
technical opinion or recommendation from outside of BLS would be 
valuable, recommending BLS conduct internal research projects to 
address technical problems with BLS statistics that have been 
identified in the academic literature, participating in discussions of 
areas where the types or coverage of economic statistics could be 
expanded or improved and areas where statistics are no longer relevant, 
and establishing working relationships with professional associations 
with an interest in BLS statistics, such as the American

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Statistical Association and the American Economic Association.
    Nominations: BLS is looking for committed TAC members who have a 
strong interest in, and familiarity with, BLS data. The Agency is 
looking for nominees who use and have a comprehensive understanding of 
economic statistics. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics is committed 
to bringing greater diversity of thought, perspective, and experience 
to its advisory committees. Nominees from all races, gender, age, and 
disabilities are encouraged to apply. Interested persons may nominate 
themselves or may submit the name of another person who they believe to 
be interested in and qualified to serve on the TAC. Nominations may 
also be submitted by organizations. Nominations should include the 
name, address, and telephone number of the candidate. Each nomination 
should include a summary of the candidate's training or experience 
relating to BLS data specifically, or economic statistics more 
generally. BLS will conduct a basic background check of candidates 
before their appointment to the TAC. The background check will involve 
accessing publicly available, Internet-based sources.
    The economists will have research experience with technical issues 
related to BLS data and will be familiar with employment and 
unemployment statistics, price index numbers, compensation measures, 
productivity measures, occupational and health statistics, or other 
topics relevant to BLS data series. The statisticians will be familiar 
with sample design, data analysis, computationally intensive 
statistical methods, non-sampling errors or other areas which are 
relevant to BLS work. The behavioral scientists will be familiar with 
questionnaire design, usability or other areas of survey development. 
BLS invites persons interested in serving on the TAC to submit their 
names for consideration for committee membership.
    Authority: This notice was prepared in accordance with the 
provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA), 5 U.S.C. App. 
2, the Secretary of Labor has determined that the Bureau of Labor 
Statistics Data Users Advisory Committee is in the public interest in 
connection with the performance of duties imposed upon the Commissioner 
of Labor Statistics by 29 U.S.C. 1 and 2. This determination follows 
consultation with the Committee Management Secretariat, General 
Services Administration.

    Signed at Washington, DC, this 22nd day of March 2017.
Kimberley D. Hill,
Chief, Division of Management Systems, Bureau of Labor Statistics.
[FR Doc. 2017-06341 Filed 3-30-17; 8:45 am]
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