2020 Census Tribal Consultation Meetings, 44600-44601 [2019-18301]

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information or copies of the information collection instrument(s) and instructions should be directed to Jennifer Childs, Census Bureau, Washington, DC 20233; (301) 763–4932 (or via the internet at jennifer.hunter.childs@census.gov). SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: khammond on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES I. Abstract The U.S. Census Bureau plans to request an extension of the current OMB approval to conduct a series of studies to research and evaluate how to improve data collection activities for data collection programs at the Census Bureau. These studies will explore how the Census Bureau can improve efficiency, data quality, and response rates and reduce respondent burden in future census and survey operations, evaluations, and experiments. This information collection will operate as a generic clearance. The estimated number of respondents and annual reporting hours requested cover both the known and yet to be determined tests. A generic clearance is needed for these tests because, even though each test will follow a similar methodology, the exact number of tests and the explicit details of each test to be performed has yet to be determined. Once information collection plans are defined, they will be submitted on an individual basis in order to keep OMB informed as these tests progress. The Census Bureau plans to test the use of new and improved data collection techniques for selfenumeration and interviewer datacollection tasks surrounding and following the ongoing census and survey operations. The research and evaluation may include: Developing alternative enumeration or follow-up questionnaires; usability issues; conducting interviews or debriefings; VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:09 Aug 23, 2019 Jkt 247001 and non-English language training and interviews. To study enumeration, the Census Bureau may conduct the enumeration directly with a household member or knowledgeable respondent. The questions asked in these studies will be typical census or survey questions and questions related to that content, along with potential attitudinal and satisfaction debriefing questions. included in the request for OMB approval of this information collection; they also will become a matter of public record. Sheleen Dumas, Departmental Lead PRA Officer, Office of the Chief Information Officer, Commerce Department. [FR Doc. 2019–18274 Filed 8–23–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–07–P II. Method of Collection The information will be collected through observations, self-response, face-face interviews, and/or telephone interviews. OMB Control Number: 0607–0971. Form Number: Not yet determined. Type of Review: Regular submission. Affected Public: Individuals or households. Estimated Number of Respondents: 100,000 per year. Estimated Time per Response: 25 minutes. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 41,667 hours annually. Estimated Total Annual Cost: There is no cost to the respondent other than time to answer the information request. Respondents Obligation: Mandatory or Voluntary, depending on cited authority. Legal Authority: Data collection for this project is authorized under the authorizing legislation for the questionnaire being tested. This may be Title 13, United States Code, Sections 131, 141, 161, 181, 182, 193, and 301 for Census Bureau sponsored surveys, and Title 13 or 15 for surveys sponsored by other Federal agencies. We do not now know what other titles will be referenced, since we do not know what survey questionnaires will be pretested during the course of the clearance. IV. Request for Comments 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 shall have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden (including hours and cost) of the proposed collection of information; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on respondents, including through the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized and/or Frm 00003 Bureau of the Census 2020 Census Tribal Consultation Meetings III. Data PO 00000 DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Bureau of the Census, Department of Commerce. ACTION: Notice of 2020 Census Tribal Consultation meetings. AGENCY: The Bureau of the Census (Census Bureau) is continuing tribal consultation meetings through calendar year 2019 with federally recognized tribes as part of our ongoing government-to-government relationships. The Census Bureau received valuable feedback during our 2020 Census tribal consultation meetings held in 2015 and 2016, and the Census Bureau is continuing its communication and information on updates on the 2020 Census. The Census Bureau is planning one consultation meeting and one national webinar with federally recognized tribes. These meetings will provide a forum for tribes to share insights, make recommendations, and discuss concerns related to the 2020 Census data products. DATES: The Census Bureau will conduct information and consultation sessions on Wednesday, September 25, 2019, at 4:00 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time; and Monday, October 21, 2019, at 9:00– 11:00 a.m. Mountain Standard Time. Any questions or topics to be considered in the tribal consultation meetings must be received in writing by September 25, 2019. ADDRESSES: The Census Bureau will conduct the consultation sessions at the following locations: • The September 25 national webinar will be conducted at 4:00 p.m. EDT, via webcast at: WebEx Login Link: https:// censusevent.webex.com/censusevent/ onstage/g.php?MTID=e0e21564092e 8928ab763dd02ba6e40f7. Dial-in: 800–857–8887. Participant passcode: 5484613. • The October 21 consultation session will be held at the National Congress of American Indians annual conference, SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\26AUN1.SGM 26AUN1 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 165 / Monday, August 26, 2019 / Notices Albuquerque Convention Center, 401 2nd St NW, Albuquerque, NM 87102. Please direct all written comments to Dee Alexander, Tribal Affairs Coordinator, Office of Congressional and Intergovernmental Affairs, Intergovernmental Affairs Office, U.S. Census Bureau, Washington, DC 20233; telephone (301) 763–9335; fax (301) 763–3780; or by email at Dee.A.Alexander@census.gov or, at ocia.tao@census.gov. Dee Alexander, Tribal Affairs Coordinator, Office of Congressional and Intergovernmental Affairs, Intergovernmental Affairs Office, U.S. Census Bureau, Washington, DC 20233; telephone (301) 763–9335; fax (301) 763–3780; or by email at Dee.A.Alexander@census.gov or at ocia.tao@census.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background The Census Bureau’s procedures for outreach, notice and consultation ensure involvement of tribes, to the extent practicable and permitted by law, before making decisions or implementing policies, rules, or programs that affect federally recognized tribal governments. These meetings are open to citizens of federally recognized tribes by invitation. The Census Bureau’s Decennial Directorate and the Intergovernmental Affairs Office is responsible for the development and implementation of outreach and promotion activities to assist in obtaining a complete and accurate census count in 2020 among all residents including the American Indian and Alaska Native populations. This program is one part of the overall outreach and promotion efforts directed at building awareness about the importance of the census and motivating response to the 2020 Census in communities all across the country. In accordance with Executive Order 13175, Consultation and Coordination with Indian Tribal Governments, issued November 6, 2000, the Census Bureau is adhering to its tribal consultation policy by seeking the input of tribal governments in the planning and implementation of the 2020 Census with the goal of ensuring the most accurate counts and data for the American Indian and Alaska Native population. In that regard, we are seeking comments to the following operational topics: 1. 2020 Census Disclosure Avoidance System (DAS) 2. 2020 Census data products for the American Indian and Alaska Native population The Census Bureau is transitioning to a new Disclosure Avoidance System (DAS) to protect information provided 44601 by respondents on the 2020 Census. The DAS is a new, advanced, and more powerful confidentiality protection system than the Census Bureau has previously used. The DAS employs a rigorous mathematical process to protect respondents’ information and identity. The Census Bureau is fully committed to publishing detailed race and ethnicity data from the 2020 Census, including detailed data on the American Indian and Alaska Native populations. These products will be available in a format that uses the detailed self-reported data, including the option for respondents to report as many race categories as apply. The geographic specificity will be limited to areas that meet certain, still to be determined, minimum population standards, as they have in the past. The Census Bureau also will apply the new 2020 Census Disclosure Avoidance System to all data products. Through the webinar and tribal consultation sessions, Census Bureau staff will provide tribal communities with further details on the Census Bureau’s plans to modernize its disclosure avoidance methodology for the 2020 Census and potential changes to the 2020 Census data products. For more information on DAS, please see the following URL link: https://www.census.gov/programssurveys/decennial-census/2020-census/ planning-management/memo-series/ 2020-memo-2019_12.html. TRIBAL CONSULTATION MEETING DATES AND TIMES Date Time (local time zone) Location Wednesday, September 25, 2019 .. 4:00 p.m. EST—Eastern Standard Time. Monday, October 21, 2019 ............. 9:00–11:00 a.m. Mountain Standard Time. WebEx Login Link: https://censusevent.webex.com/censusevent/onstage/g.php?MTID=e0e21564092e8928ab763dd02ba6e40f7. Dial-in: 800–857–8887. Participant passcode: 5484613. National Congress of American Indians, 67th Annual Convention and Marketplace, Albuquerque Convention Center, Albuquerque, New Mexico, 87102. Dated: August 20, 2019. Steven D. Dillingham, Director, Bureau of the Census. Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice; Determination on a Tribal Resource Management Plan. [FR Doc. 2019–18301 Filed 8–23–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–07–P khammond on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration [0648–XR034] Endangered and Threatened Species; Take of Anadromous Fish National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and AGENCY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:09 Aug 23, 2019 Notice is hereby given that NMFS has made a determination on the Nez Perce Tribe’s Tribal Resource Management Plan (TRMP), pursuant to the protective regulations promulgated for Pacific salmon and steelhead under the Endangered Species Act (ESA). The TRMP specifies the implementation of fisheries targeting steelhead in the Snake River Basin. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Charlene Hurst, at phone number: (503) 230–5409, or via email: Charlene.n.hurst@noaa.gov. SUMMARY: Jkt 247001 PO 00000 Frm 00004 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Species Covered in This Notice Chinook salmon (Oncorhynchus tshawytscha): threatened, naturally produced and artificially propagated Snake River Spring/Summer and Snake River Fall. Steelhead (O. mykiss): threatened, naturally produced and artificially propagated Snake River Basin. Sockeye salmon (O. nerka): endangered, naturally produced and artificially propagated Snake River. Background The Nez Perce Tribe TRMP describes fisheries targeting adult steelhead within the Snake River Basin. This plan E:\FR\FM\26AUN1.SGM 26AUN1

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[Federal Register Volume 84, Number 165 (Monday, August 26, 2019)]
[Notices]
[Pages 44600-44601]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2019-18301]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

Bureau of the Census


2020 Census Tribal Consultation Meetings

AGENCY: Bureau of the Census, Department of Commerce.

ACTION: Notice of 2020 Census Tribal Consultation meetings.

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SUMMARY: The Bureau of the Census (Census Bureau) is continuing tribal 
consultation meetings through calendar year 2019 with federally 
recognized tribes as part of our ongoing government-to-government 
relationships. The Census Bureau received valuable feedback during our 
2020 Census tribal consultation meetings held in 2015 and 2016, and the 
Census Bureau is continuing its communication and information on 
updates on the 2020 Census. The Census Bureau is planning one 
consultation meeting and one national webinar with federally recognized 
tribes. These meetings will provide a forum for tribes to share 
insights, make recommendations, and discuss concerns related to the 
2020 Census data products.

DATES: The Census Bureau will conduct information and consultation 
sessions on Wednesday, September 25, 2019, at 4:00 p.m. Eastern 
Daylight Time; and Monday, October 21, 2019, at 9:00-11:00 a.m. 
Mountain Standard Time.
    Any questions or topics to be considered in the tribal consultation 
meetings must be received in writing by September 25, 2019.

ADDRESSES: The Census Bureau will conduct the consultation sessions at 
the following locations:
     The September 25 national webinar will be conducted at 
4:00 p.m. EDT, via webcast at: WebEx Login Link: https://censusevent.webex.com/censusevent/onstage/g.php?MTID=e0e21564092e8928ab763dd02ba6e40f7.
    Dial-in: 800-857-8887. Participant passcode: 5484613.
     The October 21 consultation session will be held at the 
National Congress of American Indians annual conference,

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Albuquerque Convention Center, 401 2nd St NW, Albuquerque, NM 87102.
    Please direct all written comments to Dee Alexander, Tribal Affairs 
Coordinator, Office of Congressional and Intergovernmental Affairs, 
Intergovernmental Affairs Office, U.S. Census Bureau, Washington, DC 
20233; telephone (301) 763-9335; fax (301) 763-3780; or by email at 
[email protected] or, at [email protected].

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dee Alexander, Tribal Affairs 
Coordinator, Office of Congressional and Intergovernmental Affairs, 
Intergovernmental Affairs Office, U.S. Census Bureau, Washington, DC 
20233; telephone (301) 763-9335; fax (301) 763-3780; or by email at 
[email protected] or at [email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

Background

    The Census Bureau's procedures for outreach, notice and 
consultation ensure involvement of tribes, to the extent practicable 
and permitted by law, before making decisions or implementing policies, 
rules, or programs that affect federally recognized tribal governments. 
These meetings are open to citizens of federally recognized tribes by 
invitation.
    The Census Bureau's Decennial Directorate and the Intergovernmental 
Affairs Office is responsible for the development and implementation of 
outreach and promotion activities to assist in obtaining a complete and 
accurate census count in 2020 among all residents including the 
American Indian and Alaska Native populations. This program is one part 
of the overall outreach and promotion efforts directed at building 
awareness about the importance of the census and motivating response to 
the 2020 Census in communities all across the country.
    In accordance with Executive Order 13175, Consultation and 
Coordination with Indian Tribal Governments, issued November 6, 2000, 
the Census Bureau is adhering to its tribal consultation policy by 
seeking the input of tribal governments in the planning and 
implementation of the 2020 Census with the goal of ensuring the most 
accurate counts and data for the American Indian and Alaska Native 
population. In that regard, we are seeking comments to the following 
operational topics:

1. 2020 Census Disclosure Avoidance System (DAS)
2. 2020 Census data products for the American Indian and Alaska Native 
population

    The Census Bureau is transitioning to a new Disclosure Avoidance 
System (DAS) to protect information provided by respondents on the 2020 
Census. The DAS is a new, advanced, and more powerful confidentiality 
protection system than the Census Bureau has previously used. The DAS 
employs a rigorous mathematical process to protect respondents' 
information and identity. The Census Bureau is fully committed to 
publishing detailed race and ethnicity data from the 2020 Census, 
including detailed data on the American Indian and Alaska Native 
populations. These products will be available in a format that uses the 
detailed self-reported data, including the option for respondents to 
report as many race categories as apply. The geographic specificity 
will be limited to areas that meet certain, still to be determined, 
minimum population standards, as they have in the past. The Census 
Bureau also will apply the new 2020 Census Disclosure Avoidance System 
to all data products. Through the webinar and tribal consultation 
sessions, Census Bureau staff will provide tribal communities with 
further details on the Census Bureau's plans to modernize its 
disclosure avoidance methodology for the 2020 Census and potential 
changes to the 2020 Census data products. For more information on DAS, 
please see the following URL link: https://www.census.gov/programs-surveys/decennial-census/2020-census/planning-management/memo-series/2020-memo-2019_12.html.

               Tribal Consultation Meeting Dates and Times
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                                 Time (local time
             Date                     zone)               Location
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Wednesday, September 25, 2019.  4:00 p.m. EST--    WebEx Login Link:
                                 Eastern Standard   https://
                                 Time.              censusevent.webex.co
                                                    m/censusevent/
                                                    onstage/
                                                    g.php?MTID=e0e215640
                                                    92e8928ab763dd02ba6e
                                                    40f7.
                                                   Dial-in: 800-857-
                                                    8887. Participant
                                                    passcode: 5484613.
Monday, October 21, 2019......  9:00-11:00 a.m.    National Congress of
                                 Mountain           American Indians,
                                 Standard Time.     67th Annual
                                                    Convention and
                                                    Marketplace,
                                                    Albuquerque
                                                    Convention Center,
                                                    Albuquerque, New
                                                    Mexico, 87102.
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    Dated: August 20, 2019.
Steven D. Dillingham,
Director, Bureau of the Census.
[FR Doc. 2019-18301 Filed 8-23-19; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 3510-07-P