Census Scientific Advisory Committee Public Meeting, 36874-36875 [2018-16321]

Download as PDF 36874 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 147 / Tuesday, July 31, 2018 / Notices Avenue SW, Washington, DC 20250– 2216. daltland on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Robert Martin, eGovernment Program Leader; Phone Number: 202–445–5388; Email: rmartin@nifa.usda.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: NIFA Proposal Review Process. OMB Number: 0524–0041. Expiration Date of Current Approval: 10/31/2018. Type of Request: Extension of a currently approved information collection for three years. Abstract: The National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) is responsible for performing a review of proposals submitted to NIFA competitive award programs in accordance with section 103(a) of the Agricultural Research, Extension, and Education Reform Act of 1998, 7 U.S.C. 7613(a). Reviews are undertaken to ensure that projects supported by NIFA are of high quality, and are consistent with the goals and requirements of the funding program. Proposals submitted to NIFA undergo a programmatic evaluation to determine worthiness of Federal support. The evaluations consist of a peer panel review and may also entail an assessment by Federal employees and electronically submitted (ad-hoc) reviews in the Peer Review System. Need and Use of the Information: The information collected from the evaluations is used to support NIFA grant programs. NIFA uses the results of the proposal evaluation to determine whether a proposal should be declined or recommended for award. When NIFA has rendered a decision, copies of reviews, excluding the names of the reviewers, and summaries of review panel deliberations, if any, are provided to the submitting Project Director. Given the highly technical nature of many of these proposals, the quality of the peer review greatly depends on the appropriate matching of the subject matter of the proposal with the technical expertise of the potential reviewer. In order to obtain this information, an electronic questionnaire is used to collect information about potential panel and ad-hoc reviewers. If the reviewer is already in our database, the questionnaire asks potential reviewers to update their basic biographical information including address, contact information, professional expertise, and their availability to review for NIFA in the future. If the reviewer is new, they are prompted to complete the questionnaire. This information has been invaluable in the NIFA review VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:30 Jul 30, 2018 Jkt 244001 process, which has been recognized by the grantee and grantor community for its quality. The applications and associated materials made available to reviewers, as well as the discussions that take place during panel review meetings are strictly confidential and are not to be disclosed to or discussed with anyone who has not been officially designated to participate in the review process. While each panelist certifies at the time of preparing a review they do not have a conflict-of-interest with a particular application and will maintain its confidentiality in the Peer Review System, a certification of their intent at the time of the panel review proceedings is collected to emphasize and reinforce confidentiality not only of applications and reviews but also panel discussions. On the Conflict-of-Interest and Confidentiality Certification Form, the panelist affirms they understand the conflict-of-interest guidelines and will not be involved in the review of the application(s) where a conflict exists. The panelist also affirms their intent to maintain the confidentiality of the panel process and not disclose to another individual any information related to the peer review or use any information for personal benefit. Estimate of Burden: NIFA estimates that anywhere from one hour to twenty hours may be required to review a proposal. It is estimated that approximately five hours are required to review an average proposal. Each proposal receives an average of four reviews, accounting for an annual burden of 20 hours. NIFA estimates it receives 4,600 competitive applications each year. The total annual burden on reviewers is 92,000 hours. NIFA estimates that the potential reviewer questionnaire takes an estimated 10 minutes to complete. The database consists of approximately 50,000 reviewers. The total annual burden of questionnaire is 8,330 hours. NIFA estimates that the potential Conflict-ofInterest and Confidentiality Certification Form takes an estimated 10 minutes to complete. The agency has approximately 1,000 panelists each year. The total annual burden of the certification form is 167 hours. The total annual burden of the component of the entire review process is 100,497 hours. Comments are invited on: (a) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the Agency, including whether the information will have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the Agency’s estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, including through the use of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology. All responses to this notice will be summarized and included in the request to OMB for approval. All comments will become a matter of public record. Done in Washington, DC, on July 24, 2018. Thomas Shanower, Acting Director, National Institute of Food and Agriculture. [FR Doc. 2018–16326 Filed 7–30–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Bureau of the Census Census Scientific Advisory Committee Public Meeting Bureau of the Census, Department of Commerce. ACTION: Notice of public meeting. AGENCY: The Bureau of the Census (Census Bureau) is giving notice of a meeting of the Census Scientific Advisory Committee (CSAC). The Committee will address policy, research, and technical issues relating to a full range of Census Bureau programs and activities, including communications, decennial, demographic, economic, field operations, geographic, information technology, and statistics. The CSAC will meet in a plenary session on September 13–14, 2018. Last minute changes to the schedule are possible, which could prevent giving advance public notice of schedule adjustments. Please visit the Census Advisory Committees website for the most current meeting agenda at: http:// www.census.gov/cac/. The meeting will be available via webcast at: https:// www.census.gov/newsroom/censuslive.html. Topics of discussion will include: • 2020 Census Program Update • 2018 End-to-End Test Update • Administrative Records Update • Efforts to Modernize Disclosure Limitation Update DATES: September 13–14, 2018. On Thursday, September 13, the meeting will begin at 8:30 a.m. and end at approximately 5:00 p.m. On Friday, September 14, the meeting will begin at 8:30 a.m. and end at approximately 2:00 p.m. SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\31JYN1.SGM 31JYN1 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 147 / Tuesday, July 31, 2018 / Notices 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, census.scientific.advisory.committee@ 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 CSAC members 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 14. However, individuals with extensive questions or statements must submit them in writing by email census.scientific.advisory.committee@ census.gov (subject line ‘‘September 2018 CSAC Meeting Public Comment’’) or by letter to Tara Dunlop Jackson, Committee Liaison Officer, Department of Commerce, U.S. Census Bureau, Room 8H177, 4600 Silver Hill Road, Washington, DC 20233. If you plan to attend the meeting, please register by Monday, September 10, 2018. You may access the online registration from the following link: https://www.regonline.com/csac_ meeting_sep2018. 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. Please call 301–763–9906 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. daltland on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES ADDRESSES: Dated: July 24, 2018. Ron S. Jarmin, Associate Director for Economic Programs, Performing the Non-Exclusive Functions and Duties of the Director, Bureau of the Census. [FR Doc. 2018–16321 Filed 7–30–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–07–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:30 Jul 30, 2018 Jkt 244001 DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–549–822] Certain Frozen Warmwater Shrimp From Thailand: Rescission of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2017–2018 Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) is rescinding the administrative review of the antidumping duty order on certain frozen warmwater shrimp (shrimp) from Thailand for the period February 1, 2017, through January 31, 2018, based on the timely withdrawal of all requests for review. DATES: Applicable July 31, 2018. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Alice Maldonado, AD/CVD Operations, Office II, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482–4682. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: AGENCY: Background On February 1, 2018, Commerce published in the Federal Register a notice of opportunity to request an administrative review of the antidumping duty order on shrimp from Thailand for the period February 1, 2017, through January 31, 2018.1 In February 2018, Commerce received timely requests, in accordance with section 751(a) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act), to conduct an administrative review of this antidumping duty order from the Ad Hoc Shrimp Trade Action Committee (the petitioner), the American Shrimp Processors Association (ASPA), and certain individual companies.2 Based upon these requests, on April 16, 2017, in accordance with section 751(a) of the Act, Commerce published in the 1 See Antidumping or Countervailing Duty Order, Finding, or Suspended Investigation; Opportunity to Request Administrative Review, 83 FR 4639 (February 1, 2018). 2 See Good Luck Product Co., Ltd.’s (Good Luck’s) February 22, 2018, Request for Administrative Review; Petitioner’s February 26, 2018, Request for Administrative Review; and May Ao Foods Co., Ltd./A Foods 1991 Co., Ltd.’s (collectively, Mayao’s), Thai Royal Frozen Food Co., Ltd.’s (Thai Royal’s), Thai Union Group Public Co., Ltd. (also known as Thai Union Frozen Products Public Co. Ltd.)/Thai Union Seafood Co., Ltd./Pakfood Public Company Limited/Okeanos Food Co. Ltd.’s (collectively, Thai Union/Pakfood’s), and ASPA’s February 27, 2017, Requests for Administrative Review. PO 00000 Frm 00004 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 36875 Federal Register a notice of initiation listing 160 companies for which Commerce received timely requests for review.3 In July 2018, all parties timely withdrew their requests for an administrative review.4 Rescission of Review Pursuant to 19 CFR 351.213(d)(1), Commerce will rescind an administrative review, in whole or in part, if a party who requested the review withdraws the request within 90 days of the date of publication of notice of initiation of the requested review. As noted above, all parties withdrew their requests for review by the 90-day deadline. Accordingly, we are rescinding the administrative review of the antidumping duty order on frozen warmwater shrimp from Thailand covering the period February 1, 2017, through January 31, 2018. Assessment Commerce will instruct U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to assess antidumping duties on all appropriate entries. Antidumping duties shall be assessed at rates equal to the cash deposit of estimated antidumping duties required at the time of entry, or withdrawal from warehouse, for consumption, in accordance with 19 CFR 351.212(c)(1)(i). Commerce intends to issue appropriate assessment instructions to CBP 15 days after publication of this notice in the Federal Register. Notification to Importers This notice serves as a reminder to importers of their responsibility under 19 CFR 351.402(f)(2) to file a certificate regarding the reimbursement of antidumping duties prior to liquidation of the relevant entries during this review period. Failure to comply with this requirement could result in Commerce’s presumption that reimbursement of antidumping duties occurred and the subsequent assessment of doubled antidumping duties. Notification Regarding Administrative Protective Orders This notice also serves as a reminder to parties subject to administrative protective order (APO) of their responsibility concerning the return or 3 See Initiation of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Administrative Reviews, 83 FR 16298 (April 16, 2018). 4 See Petitioner’s, ASPA’s, Mayao’s, Thai Union/ Pakfood’s, and Thai Royal’s, June 28, 2018, Withdrawals of Administrative Review Request, and Good Luck’s June 29, 2018, Withdrawal of Administrative Review Request. E:\FR\FM\31JYN1.SGM 31JYN1

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[Federal Register Volume 83, Number 147 (Tuesday, July 31, 2018)]
[Notices]
[Pages 36874-36875]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2018-16321]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

Bureau of the Census


Census Scientific Advisory Committee Public Meeting

AGENCY: Bureau of the Census, Department of Commerce.

ACTION: Notice of public meeting.

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SUMMARY: The Bureau of the Census (Census Bureau) is giving notice of a 
meeting of the Census Scientific Advisory Committee (CSAC). The 
Committee will address policy, research, and technical issues relating 
to a full range of Census Bureau programs and activities, including 
communications, decennial, demographic, economic, field operations, 
geographic, information technology, and statistics. The CSAC will meet 
in a plenary session on September 13-14, 2018. Last minute changes to 
the schedule are possible, which could prevent giving advance public 
notice of schedule adjustments. Please visit the Census Advisory 
Committees website for the most current meeting agenda at: http://www.census.gov/cac/. The meeting will be available via webcast at: 
https://www.census.gov/newsroom/census-live.html. Topics of discussion 
will include:

 2020 Census Program Update
 2018 End-to-End Test Update
 Administrative Records Update
 Efforts to Modernize Disclosure Limitation Update

DATES: September 13-14, 2018. On Thursday, September 13, the meeting 
will begin at 8:30 a.m. and end at approximately 5:00 p.m. On Friday, 
September 14, the meeting will begin at 8:30 a.m. and end at 
approximately 2:00 p.m.

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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, 
[email protected], 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 CSAC members 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 14. However, 
individuals with extensive questions or statements must submit them in 
writing by email [email protected] 
(subject line ``September 2018 CSAC Meeting Public Comment'') or by 
letter to Tara Dunlop Jackson, Committee Liaison Officer, Department of 
Commerce, U.S. Census Bureau, Room 8H177, 4600 Silver Hill Road, 
Washington, DC 20233.
    If you plan to attend the meeting, please register by Monday, 
September 10, 2018. You may access the online registration from the 
following link: https://www.regonline.com/csac_meeting_sep2018. 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.
    Please call 301-763-9906 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 24, 2018.
Ron S. Jarmin,
Associate Director for Economic Programs, Performing the Non-Exclusive 
Functions and Duties of the Director, Bureau of the Census.
[FR Doc. 2018-16321 Filed 7-30-18; 8:45 am]
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