Notice of Public Meeting of the New Mexico Advisory Committee, 17852-17853 [2020-06646]

Download as PDF jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES 17852 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 62 / Tuesday, March 31, 2020 / Notices cases, justifications for county-level data. The test will be nation-wide, excluding Alaska and Hawaii, and will be conducted in three phases. For Phase One, a stratified random sample of approximately 36,000 farm and ranch operators will be mailed questionnaires; samples will be selected to ensure sufficient coverage of various sizes, locations and types of agricultural operations. The sample will be divided into control and treatment groups to test alternative versions of the questionnaires and/or data collection methodologies. Non-respondents will receive follow-up contact by first mail, then telephone. Phase Two will consist of up to 100 randomly selected agricultural operations who will be asked to participate in cognitive interviews. The sample may consist of some agricultural operations that completed the questionnaire in Phase One, as well as some additional operations selected to ensure sufficient size of comparison groups. The cognitive interviews conducted with Phase One respondents will be used to improve the overall 2022 Census of Agriculture questionnaire by allowing NASS to follow-up with respondents to better understand unusual responses and to ascertain question comprehension. The remainder of the cognitive interview sample will be randomly selected from operations to meet size and type criteria to ensure examination of suspected reporting problems or sections of the form without a sufficient responses in Phase One. The cognitive interviews of this group will also test further 2022 Census of Agriculture questionnaire variations, including the internet version. For Phase Three a stratified random sample of approximately 15,000 will be mailed letters asking them to go to a supplied internet address to complete the survey. Stratification will be used to ensure sufficient coverage of various sizes and types of agricultural operations. The sample will be divided into control and treatment groups to test alternative versions of the on-line questionnaires and methods to increase on-line response. Non-respondents will receive follow-up contact by mail. Response to all phases of the Census of Agriculture Content Test are voluntary. Authority: Although the Census of Agriculture is required by law (‘‘Census of Agriculture Act of 1997,’’ Public Law 105–113, 7 U.S.C. 2204(g) as amended), this Content Test is voluntary. These data will be collected under the authority of 7 U.S.C. 2204(a). Individually identifiable data collected under this authority are governed by Section 1770 of the Food Security Act VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:34 Mar 30, 2020 Jkt 250001 of 1985 as amended, 7 U.S.C. 2276, which requires USDA to afford strict confidentiality to non-aggregated data provided by respondents. This Notice is submitted in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 104–13 (44 U.S.C. 3501, et seq.) and Office of Management and Budget regulations at 5 CFR part 1320. NASS also complies with OMB Implementation Guidance, ‘‘Implementation Guidance for Title V of the E-Government Act, Confidential Information Protection and Statistical Efficiency Act of 2002 (CIPSEA),’’ Federal Register, Vol. 72, No. 115, June 15, 2007, p. 33362. Estimate of Burden: Reporting burden for Phase One, (mailout survey) of this collection of information is estimated to average 60 minutes per completed response and two (2) minutes per refusal. This was determined by our experience from past Censuses of Agriculture and by our survey methodologists, based on the length and difficulty of similar surveys. Burden is based on an estimated minimum response rate of 58%. This anticipated response rate is based on similar types of voluntary mail surveys and through the use of a mail questionnaire and (limited) telephone follow-up to nonrespondents. Reporting burden for Phase Two, (cognitive interviews) of this collection of information is estimated to average 120 minutes per completed response and five (5) minutes per refusal. This was determined by our survey methodologists who compared the questionnaire length and difficulty with previous cognitive pretests NASS has conducted. Reporting burden for Phase Three, (internet test) of this collection of information is estimated to average 35 minutes per completed response and two (2) minutes per refusal. This was determined by our experience from past Censuses of Agriculture and by our survey methodologists, who compared the questionnaire length and difficulty with similar surveys. Since Phase Three is internet only, the average time to complete the questionnaire is less than for Phase One (paper questionnaire and phone follow-up responses only) since the internet version is faster due to automated routing. Burden is based on an estimated minimum response rate of 50% which is similar to response rates observed for voluntary internet based surveys of a similar nature. Respondents: Potential farm and ranch operators. Estimated Number of Respondents: 51,200 farmers and/or ranchers PO 00000 Frm 00005 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 30,000 hours. (This is based on the expected response rates explained above.) 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 will have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; (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 those who are to respond, including through the use of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, technological or other forms of information technology collection methods. All responses to this notice will become a matter of public record and be summarized in the request for OMB approval. Signed at Washington, DC, March 23, 2020. Kevin L. Barnes, Associate Administrator. [FR Doc. 2020–06679 Filed 3–30–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–20–P COMMISSION ON CIVIL RIGHTS Notice of Public Meeting of the New Mexico Advisory Committee U.S. Commission on Civil Rights. ACTION: Announcement of meeting. AGENCY: Notice is hereby given, pursuant to the provisions of the rules and regulations of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights (Commission) and the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA), that the New Mexico Advisory Committee (Committee) to the Commission will hold a series of meetings the purpose of the meetings is for the Committee to discuss the project proposal on wage issues in New Mexico. DATES: Meetings will be held: • Tuesday, April 14th at 11:00 a.m. MT. • Wednesday, May 13th at 2:00 p.m. MT. • Wednesday, May 27th at 12:00 p.m. MT. Public Call Information: Dial: 800– 458–4121. Conference ID: 9123739. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Brooke Peery at bpeery@usccr.gov or (213) 894–3437. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This meeting is available to the public SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\31MRN1.SGM 31MRN1 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 62 / Tuesday, March 31, 2020 / Notices through the following toll-free call-in number: 800–458–4121, conference ID number: 9123739. Any interested member of the public may call this number and listen to the meeting. Callers can expect to incur charges for calls they initiate over wireless lines, and the Commission will not refund any incurred charges. Callers will incur no charge for calls they initiate over landline connections to the toll-free telephone number. Persons with hearing impairments may also follow the proceedings by first calling the Federal Relay Service at 1–800–877–8339 and providing the Service with the conference call number and conference ID number. Members of the public are entitled to make comments during the open period at the end of the meeting. Members of the public may also submit written comments; the comments must be received in the Regional Programs Unit within 30 days following the meeting. Written comments may be mailed to the Western Regional Office, U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, 300 North Los Angeles Street, Suite 2010, Los Angeles, CA 90012. They may be faxed to the Commission at (213) 894–0508, or emailed Angelica Trevino at atrevino@ usccr.gov. Persons who desire additional information may contact the Regional Programs Unit at (213) 894– 3437. Records and documents discussed during the meeting will be available for public viewing prior to and after the meeting at https://www.facadatabase .gov/FACA/FACAPublicView CommitteeDetails?id=a10t0000001gz lGAAQ. Please click on ‘‘Committee Meetings’’ tab. Records generated from this meeting may also be inspected and reproduced at the Regional Programs Unit, as they become available, both before and after the meeting. Persons interested in the work of this Committee are directed to the Commission’s website, http://www.usccr.gov, or may contact the Regional Programs Unit at the above email or street address. jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES Agenda I. Welcome and Roll Call II. Approval of Minutes III. Discussion: Project Proposal Process IV. Public Comment V. Adjournment Dated: March 26, 2020. David Mussatt, Supervisory Chief, Regional Programs Unit. [FR Doc. 2020–06646 Filed 3–30–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE P VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:01 Mar 30, 2020 Jkt 250001 COMMISSION ON CIVIL RIGHTS Notice of Public Meeting of the Wyoming Advisory Committee AGENCY: U.S. Commission on Civil Rights ACTION: Announcement of meeting. Notice is hereby given, pursuant to the provisions of the rules and regulations of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights (Commission) and the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA) that the meeting of the Wyoming Advisory Committee (Committee) to the Commission will be held at 1:00 p.m. (MDT) Wednesday, April 15, 2020. The purpose of this meeting is for the Committee to review their report on hate crimes. DATES: Wednesday, April 15, 2020 at 1:00 p.m. MDT Public Call Information: Dial: 800–367–2403. Passcode: 554781. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ana Victoria Fortes (DFO) at afortes@ usccr.gov or (213) 894–3437. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This meeting is available to the public through the following toll-free call-in number: 800–367–2403, passcode number: 554781. Any interested member of the public may call this number and listen to the meeting. Callers can expect to incur charges for calls they initiate over wireless lines, and the Commission will not refund any incurred charges. Callers will incur no charge for calls they initiate over landline connections to the toll-free telephone number. Persons with hearing impairments may also follow the proceedings by first calling the Federal Relay Service at 1–800–877–8339 and providing the Service with the conference call number and conference ID number. Members of the public are entitled to make comments during the open period at the end of the meeting. Members of the public may also submit written comments; the comments must be received in the Regional Programs Unit within 30 days following the meeting. Written comments may be mailed to the Western Regional Office, U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, 300 North Los Angeles Street, Suite 2010, Los Angeles, CA 90012. They may be faxed to the Commission at (213) 894–0508, or emailed Ana Victoria Fortes at afortes@ usccr.gov. Persons who desire additional information may contact the Regional Programs Unit at (213) 894– 3437. Records and documents discussed during the meeting will be available for SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00006 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 17853 public viewing prior to and after the meetings at https:// www.facadatabase.gov/FACA/FACA PublicViewCommitteeDetails? id=a10t0000001gzliAAA. Please click on ‘‘Committee Meetings’’ tab. Records generated from these meetings may also be inspected and reproduced at the Regional Programs Unit, as they become available, both before and after the meetings. Persons interested in the work of this Committee are directed to the Commission’s website, https://www.usccr.gov, or may contact the Regional Programs Unit at the above email or street address. Agenda I. Welcome II. Discuss Report III. Public Comment IV. Next Steps V. Adjournment Dated: March 26, 2020. David Mussatt, Supervisory Chief, Regional Programs Unit. [FR Doc. 2020–06647 Filed 3–30–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE P COMMISSION ON CIVIL RIGHTS Notice of Public Meeting of the Maine Advisory Committee to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights U.S. Commission on Civil Rights. ACTION: Announcement of meeting. AGENCY: Notice is hereby given, pursuant to the provisions of the rules and regulations of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights (Commission) and the Federal Advisory Committee Act that the Maine Advisory Committee (Committee) will hold a meeting on Thursday, April 9, 2020, at 12:00 p.m. (EDT) for the purpose of voting on its advisory memorandum on hate crimes in Maine. DATES: The meeting will be held on Thursday, April 9, 2020, at 12:00 p.m. EDT. Public Call Information: Dial: 1–888– 220–8451, Conference ID: 5315255. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Evelyn Bohor, at ero@usccr.gov or 202– 381–8915. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Members of the public can listen to the discussion. This meeting is available to the public through the above listed toll free number. Any interested member of the public may call this number and listen to the meeting. An open comment period will be provided to allow members of the public to make a SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\31MRN1.SGM 31MRN1

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[Federal Register Volume 85, Number 62 (Tuesday, March 31, 2020)]
[Notices]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
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Notice of Public Meeting of the New Mexico Advisory Committee

AGENCY: U.S. Commission on Civil Rights.

ACTION: Announcement of meeting.

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SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given, pursuant to the provisions of the 
rules and regulations of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights 
(Commission) and the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA), that the 
New Mexico Advisory Committee (Committee) to the Commission will hold a 
series of meetings the purpose of the meetings is for the Committee to 
discuss the project proposal on wage issues in New Mexico.

DATES: Meetings will be held:
     Tuesday, April 14th at 11:00 a.m. MT.
     Wednesday, May 13th at 2:00 p.m. MT.
     Wednesday, May 27th at 12:00 p.m. MT.
    Public Call Information: Dial: 800-458-4121. Conference ID: 
9123739.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Brooke Peery at [email protected] or 
(213) 894-3437.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This meeting is available to the public

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through the following toll-free call-in number: 800-458-4121, 
conference ID number: 9123739. Any interested member of the public may 
call this number and listen to the meeting. Callers can expect to incur 
charges for calls they initiate over wireless lines, and the Commission 
will not refund any incurred charges. Callers will incur no charge for 
calls they initiate over land-line connections to the toll-free 
telephone number. Persons with hearing impairments may also follow the 
proceedings by first calling the Federal Relay Service at 1-800-877-
8339 and providing the Service with the conference call number and 
conference ID number.
    Members of the public are entitled to make comments during the open 
period at the end of the meeting. Members of the public may also submit 
written comments; the comments must be received in the Regional 
Programs Unit within 30 days following the meeting. Written comments 
may be mailed to the Western Regional Office, U.S. Commission on Civil 
Rights, 300 North Los Angeles Street, Suite 2010, Los Angeles, CA 
90012. They may be faxed to the Commission at (213) 894-0508, or 
emailed Angelica Trevino at [email protected]. Persons who desire 
additional information may contact the Regional Programs Unit at (213) 
894-3437.
    Records and documents discussed during the meeting will be 
available for public viewing prior to and after the meeting at https://www.facadatabase.gov/FACA/FACAPublicViewCommitteeDetails?id=a10t0000001gzlGAAQ.
    Please click on ``Committee Meetings'' tab. Records generated from 
this meeting may also be inspected and reproduced at the Regional 
Programs Unit, as they become available, both before and after the 
meeting. Persons interested in the work of this Committee are directed 
to the Commission's website, http://www.usccr.gov, or may contact the 
Regional Programs Unit at the above email or street address.

Agenda

I. Welcome and Roll Call
II. Approval of Minutes
III. Discussion: Project Proposal Process
IV. Public Comment
V. Adjournment

    Dated: March 26, 2020.
David Mussatt,
Supervisory Chief, Regional Programs Unit.
[FR Doc. 2020-06646 Filed 3-30-20; 8:45 am]
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