Request for Nominations of Members To Serve on the Census Scientific Advisory Committee, 32787-32788 [2017-15014]

Download as PDF sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 136 / Tuesday, July 18, 2017 / Notices • Internet Self-Response • C–SAC Working Groups Progress Reports DATES: September 14–15, 2017. On Thursday, September 14, the meeting will begin at approximately 8:30 a.m. and end at approximately 5:00 p.m. On Friday, September 14, the meeting will begin at approximately 8:30 a.m. and end at approximately 3:00 p.m. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the U.S. Census Bureau Auditorium, 4600 Silver Hill Road, Suitland, Maryland 20746. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Tara Dunlop Jackson, Branch Chief for Advisory Committees, Customer Liaison and Marketing Services Office, tara.dunlop.jackson@census.gov, Department of Commerce, U.S. Census Bureau, Room 8H177, 4600 Silver Hill Road, Washington, DC 20233, telephone 301–763–5222. For TTY callers, please use the Federal Relay Service 1–800– 877–8339. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The members of the C–SAC are appointed by the Director, U.S. Census Bureau. The Committee provides scientific and technical expertise, as appropriate, to address Census Bureau program needs and objectives. The Committee has been established in accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act (Title 5, United States Code, Appendix 2, Section 10). All meetings are open to the public. A brief period will be set aside at the meeting for public comment on September 15. However, individuals with extensive questions or statements must submit them in writing to: census.scientific.advisory.committee@ census.gov (subject line ‘‘September 2017 C–SAC Meeting Public Comment’’), or by letter submission to Kimberly L. Leonard, Committee Liaison Officer, Department of Commerce, U.S. Census Bureau, Room 8H179, 4600 Silver Hill Road, Washington, DC 20233. If you plan to attend the meeting, please register by Monday, September 11, 2017. You may access the online registration from the following link: http://www.regonline.com/csac_ meeting_sep2017. Seating is available to the public on a first-come, first-served basis. This meeting is physically accessible to people with disabilities. Requests for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aids should also be directed to the Committee Liaison Officer as soon as known, and preferably two weeks prior to the meeting. Due to increased security and for access to the meeting, please call 301– VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:47 Jul 17, 2017 Jkt 241001 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: July 11, 2017. Ron S. Jarmin, Performing the Non-Exclusive Functions and Duties of the Director, Bureau of the Census. [FR Doc. 2017–15013 Filed 7–17–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–07–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Bureau of the Census Request for Nominations of Members To Serve on the Census Scientific Advisory Committee Bureau of the Census, Commerce. ACTION: Notice of request for nominations. AGENCY: The Bureau of the Census (Census Bureau) is requesting nominations of individuals and organizations to the Census Scientific Advisory Committee. The Census Bureau will consider nominations received in response to this notice, as well as from other sources. The SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section of this notice provides committee and membership criteria. DATES: Please submit nominations by August 11, 2017. ADDRESSES: Please submit nominations by email to the census.scientific.advisory.committee@ census.gov (subject line ‘‘2017 CSAC Nominations’’), or by letter submission to Kimberly L. Leonard, Committee Liaison Officer, 2017 CSAC Nominations, Department of Commerce, U.S. Census Bureau, Room 8H179, 4600 Silver Hill Road, Washington, DC 20233. Nominations also may be submitted via fax at (301) 763–8609. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Tara Dunlop Jackson, Branch Chief for Advisory Committees, Customer Liaison Marketing Services Offices, Department of Commerce, U.S. Census Bureau, Room 8H177, 4600 Silver Hill Road, Washington, DC 20233, telephone (301) 763–5222 or tara.dunlop.jackson@ census.gov. For TTY callers, please use the Federal Relay Service 1–800–877– 8339. SUMMARY: The Census Scientific Advisory Committee was established in accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act (Title 5, United States Code (U.S.C.), Appendix 2). The following provides SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 32787 information about the committee, membership, and the nomination process. Objectives and Duties 1. The Census Scientific Advisory Committee advises the Director of the U.S. Census Bureau on the uses of scientific developments in statistical data collection, statistical analysis, survey methodology, geospatial analysis, econometrics, cognitive psychology, and computer science as they pertain to the full range of Census Bureau programs and activities (including: Communications, decennial, demographic, economic, field operations, geographic, information technology, and statistics). 2. The Census Scientific Advisory Committee provides scientific and technical expertise from the following disciplines: Demography, economics, geography, psychology, statistics, survey methodology, social and behavioral sciences, Information Technology and computing, marketing, communications, and other fields of expertise, as appropriate, to address Census Bureau program needs and objectives. This expertise is necessary to ensure that the Census Bureau continues to provide relevant and timely statistics used by federal, state, and local governments as well as business and industry in an increasingly technologically-oriented society. 3. The Census Scientific Advisory Committee functions solely as an advisory body under the Federal Advisory Committee Act. 4. The Census Scientific Advisory Committee reports to the Director of the Census Bureau. Membership 1. The Census Scientific Advisory Committee consists of up to 21 members and one Chair appointed by the Director of the Census Bureau. 2. Members are appointed for a threeyear term with staggered term-end dates. 3. Members shall serve as either Special Government Employees (SGEs) or Representatives. SGEs will be subject to the ethical standards applicable to SGEs. Members will be individually advised of the capacity in which they serve through appointment letters. Committee membership will be reevaluated at the conclusion of the three-year term with the prospect of member renewal, active attendance and participation in meetings, administrative compliance, Census Bureau needs, and the Director’s concurrence will also be factors in renewals. E:\FR\FM\18JYN1.SGM 18JYN1 32788 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 136 / Tuesday, July 18, 2017 / Notices Organizations also may self-nominate. A summary of the organization’s qualifications and the experience that qualifies it for membership should be included in the nomination letter. Nominated organizations must be able to actively participate in the tasks of the Census Scientific Advisory Committee, including, but not limited to, regular meeting attendance, review of materials, and participation in conference calls, webinars, working groups, and special committee activities. 5. The Department of Commerce is committed to equal opportunity in the workplace and seeks diverse Advisory Committee membership. Miscellaneous 1. Members of the Census Scientific Advisory Committee serve without compensation, but receive reimbursement for committee-related travel and lodging expenses. 2. The Census Scientific Advisory Committee meets once or twice a year, budget permitting. Additional meetings may be held as deemed necessary by the Census Director or Designated Federal Official. All Advisory Committee meetings are open to the public in accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act. sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES 4. Committee members are selected in accordance with applicable Department of Commerce guidelines. The Census Scientific Advisory Committee aims to have balanced representation, considering such factors as geography, technical, and scientific expertise. The Advisory Committee will include members from diverse backgrounds, including academia and private enterprise, which are further diversified by business type or industry, geography, and other factors. 5. No employee of the federal government can serve as a member of the Census Scientific Advisory Committee. Dated: July 11, 2017. Ron S. Jarmin, Performing the Non-Exclusive Functions and Duties of the Director, Bureau of the Census. Nomination Information 1. Nominations are requested as described above. 2. Nominees must have scientific and technical expertise in such areas as demography, economics, geography, psychology, statistics, survey methodology, social and behavioral sciences, Information Technology, computing, or marketing. Such knowledge and expertise are needed to provide advice and recommendations to the Director of the Census Bureau on the trends, uses, and application of scientific innovations and developments in relation to the full range of Census Bureau programs and activities. 3. Individuals, groups, and/or organizations may submit nominations on behalf of individual candidates. A summary of the candidate’s ´ qualifications (resume or curriculum vitae) must be included along with the nomination letter. Nominees must be able to actively participate in the tasks of the Census Scientific Advisory Committee, including, but not limited to, regular meeting attendance, committee meeting discussant responsibilities, review of materials, as well as participation in conference calls, webinars, working groups, and/or special committee activities. 4. Nominations of organizations may come from individuals or organizations. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:47 Jul 17, 2017 Jkt 241001 [FR Doc. 2017–15014 Filed 7–17–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–07–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–570–967; C–570–968] Aluminum Extrusions From the People’s Republic of China: Notice of Second Amended Final Scope Ruling Pursuant to Court Decision Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: On March 28, 2017, the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (Federal Circuit) reversed the Court of International Trade (CIT) and sustained the Department of Commerce’s (Department) original scope ruling in which it found that Meridian Products LLC’s (Meridian) refrigerator/freezer trim kits did not satisfy the finished goods kit exclusion under the antidumping (AD) and countervailing duty (CVD) orders covering aluminum extrusions from the People’s Republic of China (PRC). The Department is therefore issuing a second amended final scope ruling. DATES: Effective July 18, 2017. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: James Terpstra, AD/CVD Operations, Office III, Enforcement and Compliance, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230; telephone: 202–482–3965. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: AGENCY: Background On December 17, 2012, the Department issued its Final Scope Ruling on Refrigerator Trim Kits in which it determined that the PO 00000 Frm 00004 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 refrigerator/freezer trim kits imported by Meridian did not meet the scope exclusions for ‘‘finished merchandise’’ and ‘‘finished goods kits.’’ 1 In particular, the Department held that, because the trim kits at issue consisted of pieces of aluminum extrusions plus fasteners and extraneous materials, they did not meet either scope exclusion. Therefore, the Department found the products at issue to be within the scope of the Orders.2 As discussed in detail in the Third Remand Results,3 the CIT remanded the Final Scope Ruling on Refrigerator Trim Kits three times.4 In Meridian IV,5 the CIT held that the Department’s longstanding recognition of a ‘‘fasteners’’ exception to the ‘‘finished goods kit’’ exclusion in the scope was unreasonable, finding that ‘‘the inclusion of ‘fasteners’ or ‘extraneous materials’ is not determinative when qualifying a kit consistent of multiple parts which otherwise meets the exclusionary requirements, as a ‘finished goods kit.’ ’’ 6 Additionally, the CIT explained that there is nothing in the scope language that indicates that the parts of a finished goods kit cannot consist entirely of aluminum extrusions.7 The CIT explained that ‘‘to qualify as a ‘finished goods kit’, a kit must contain every part required to assemble the final finished good, and it logically follows that if a kit is imported with all of the parts necessary to fully assemble the kit into its final finished form, then obviously (and necessarily) some of those ‘parts’ may be fasteners.’’ 8 1 The finished goods kit exclusion states: ‘‘A finished goods kits is understood to mean a packaged combination of parts that contains, at the time of importation, all of the necessary parts to fully assemble a final finished good and requires no further finishing or fabrication, such as cutting or punching, and is assembled ‘as is’ into a finished product.’’ The scope further states that, ‘‘{a}n imported product will not be considered a ‘finished goods kit’’ and therefore excluded from the scope of the investigation merely by including fasteners such as screws, bolts, etc. in the packaging with an aluminum extrusion product.’’ 2 See Memorandum, ‘‘Final Scope Ruling on Certain Refrigerator/Freezer Trim Kits, dated December 17, 2012 (Final Scope Ruling on Refrigerator Trim Kits) at 11. See also Aluminum Extrusions from the People’s Republic of China: Antidumping Duty Order, 76 FR 30650 (May 26, 2011) and Aluminum Extrusions from the People’s Republic of China: Countervailing Duty Order, 76 FR 30653 (May 26, 2011) (Orders). 3 See Final Results of Redetermination Pursuant to Court Remand, Meridian Products, LLC v. United States, Court No. 13–00018, Slip. Op. 15–67 (Oct. 29, 2015) (Third Remand Results). 4 See Third Remand Results at 6–10. 5 See Meridian Products, LLC v. United States, Court No. 13–00018, Slip. Op. 15–67 (Oct. 29, 2015) (Meridian IV). 6 See Meridian IV, Slip Op. 15–67 at 12–13. 7 Id. 8 Id., at 14 (emphasis omitted). E:\FR\FM\18JYN1.SGM 18JYN1

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[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 136 (Tuesday, July 18, 2017)]
[Notices]
[Pages 32787-32788]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2017-15014]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

Bureau of the Census


Request for Nominations of Members To Serve on the Census 
Scientific Advisory Committee

AGENCY: Bureau of the Census, Commerce.

ACTION: Notice of request for nominations.

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SUMMARY: The Bureau of the Census (Census Bureau) is requesting 
nominations of individuals and organizations to the Census Scientific 
Advisory Committee. The Census Bureau will consider nominations 
received in response to this notice, as well as from other sources. The 
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section of this notice provides committee and 
membership criteria.

DATES: Please submit nominations by August 11, 2017.

ADDRESSES: Please submit nominations by email to the 
census.scientific.advisory.committee@census.gov (subject line ``2017 
CSAC Nominations''), or by letter submission to Kimberly L. Leonard, 
Committee Liaison Officer, 2017 CSAC Nominations, Department of 
Commerce, U.S. Census Bureau, Room 8H179, 4600 Silver Hill Road, 
Washington, DC 20233. Nominations also may be submitted via fax at 
(301) 763-8609.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Tara Dunlop Jackson, Branch Chief for 
Advisory Committees, Customer Liaison Marketing Services Offices, 
Department of Commerce, U.S. Census Bureau, Room 8H177, 4600 Silver 
Hill Road, Washington, DC 20233, telephone (301) 763-5222 or 
tara.dunlop.jackson@census.gov. For TTY callers, please use the Federal 
Relay Service 1-800-877-8339.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Census Scientific Advisory Committee was 
established in accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act 
(Title 5, United States Code (U.S.C.), Appendix 2). The following 
provides information about the committee, membership, and the 
nomination process.

Objectives and Duties

    1. The Census Scientific Advisory Committee advises the Director of 
the U.S. Census Bureau on the uses of scientific developments in 
statistical data collection, statistical analysis, survey methodology, 
geospatial analysis, econometrics, cognitive psychology, and computer 
science as they pertain to the full range of Census Bureau programs and 
activities (including: Communications, decennial, demographic, 
economic, field operations, geographic, information technology, and 
statistics).
    2. The Census Scientific Advisory Committee provides scientific and 
technical expertise from the following disciplines: Demography, 
economics, geography, psychology, statistics, survey methodology, 
social and behavioral sciences, Information Technology and computing, 
marketing, communications, and other fields of expertise, as 
appropriate, to address Census Bureau program needs and objectives. 
This expertise is necessary to ensure that the Census Bureau continues 
to provide relevant and timely statistics used by federal, state, and 
local governments as well as business and industry in an increasingly 
technologically-oriented society.
    3. The Census Scientific Advisory Committee functions solely as an 
advisory body under the Federal Advisory Committee Act.
    4. The Census Scientific Advisory Committee reports to the Director 
of the Census Bureau.

Membership

    1. The Census Scientific Advisory Committee consists of up to 21 
members and one Chair appointed by the Director of the Census Bureau.
    2. Members are appointed for a three-year term with staggered term-
end dates.
    3. Members shall serve as either Special Government Employees 
(SGEs) or Representatives. SGEs will be subject to the ethical 
standards applicable to SGEs. Members will be individually advised of 
the capacity in which they serve through appointment letters. Committee 
membership will be reevaluated at the conclusion of the three-year term 
with the prospect of member renewal, active attendance and 
participation in meetings, administrative compliance, Census Bureau 
needs, and the Director's concurrence will also be factors in renewals.

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    4. Committee members are selected in accordance with applicable 
Department of Commerce guidelines. The Census Scientific Advisory 
Committee aims to have balanced representation, considering such 
factors as geography, technical, and scientific expertise. The Advisory 
Committee will include members from diverse backgrounds, including 
academia and private enterprise, which are further diversified by 
business type or industry, geography, and other factors.
    5. No employee of the federal government can serve as a member of 
the Census Scientific Advisory Committee.

Miscellaneous

    1. Members of the Census Scientific Advisory Committee serve 
without compensation, but receive reimbursement for committee-related 
travel and lodging expenses.
    2. The Census Scientific Advisory Committee meets once or twice a 
year, budget permitting. Additional meetings may be held as deemed 
necessary by the Census Director or Designated Federal Official. All 
Advisory Committee meetings are open to the public in accordance with 
the Federal Advisory Committee Act.

Nomination Information

    1. Nominations are requested as described above.
    2. Nominees must have scientific and technical expertise in such 
areas as demography, economics, geography, psychology, statistics, 
survey methodology, social and behavioral sciences, Information 
Technology, computing, or marketing. Such knowledge and expertise are 
needed to provide advice and recommendations to the Director of the 
Census Bureau on the trends, uses, and application of scientific 
innovations and developments in relation to the full range of Census 
Bureau programs and activities.
    3. Individuals, groups, and/or organizations may submit nominations 
on behalf of individual candidates. A summary of the candidate's 
qualifications (resum[eacute] or curriculum vitae) must be included 
along with the nomination letter. Nominees must be able to actively 
participate in the tasks of the Census Scientific Advisory Committee, 
including, but not limited to, regular meeting attendance, committee 
meeting discussant responsibilities, review of materials, as well as 
participation in conference calls, webinars, working groups, and/or 
special committee activities.
    4. Nominations of organizations may come from individuals or 
organizations. Organizations also may self-nominate. A summary of the 
organization's qualifications and the experience that qualifies it for 
membership should be included in the nomination letter. Nominated 
organizations must be able to actively participate in the tasks of the 
Census Scientific Advisory Committee, including, but not limited to, 
regular meeting attendance, review of materials, and participation in 
conference calls, webinars, working groups, and special committee 
activities.
    5. The Department of Commerce is committed to equal opportunity in 
the workplace and seeks diverse Advisory Committee membership.

    Dated: July 11, 2017.
Ron S. Jarmin,
Performing the Non-Exclusive Functions and Duties of the Director, 
Bureau of the Census.
[FR Doc. 2017-15014 Filed 7-17-17; 8:45 am]
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