2020 Census Tribal Consultation; Virtual Public Meeting, 66534 [2020-23161]

Download as PDF 66534 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 203 / Tuesday, October 20, 2020 / Notices III. Adjourn Meeting Dated: October 16, 2020. David Mussatt, Supervisory Chief, Regional Programs Unit. [FR Doc. 2020–23333 Filed 10–16–20; 4:15 pm] BILLING CODE 6335–01–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Census Bureau 2020 Census Tribal Consultation; Virtual Public Meeting Bureau of the Census, Department of Commerce. ACTION: Notice of meeting. AGENCY: The Bureau of the Census (Census Bureau) is continuing tribal consultation meetings through calendar year 2020. These meetings reflect the Census Bureau’s commitment to strengthen government-to-government relationships with federally recognized tribes. The Census Bureau will provide updates and seek input on the 2020 Disclosure Avoidance System (DAS). The Census Bureau conducted one national tribal consultation webinar in September 2019 and two formal tribal consultation meetings in October 2019 specific to the 2020 Disclosure Avoidance System. The Census Bureau is planning one national webinar with federally recognized tribes, which will provide a forum for tribes to receive an update and to provide input on the 2020 Disclosure Avoidance System regarding work done specifically for the American Indian and Alaska Native tribal areas. The Census Bureau will provide information directly to tribes prior to the national webinar to give tribes time to review and provide input. DATES: The Census Bureau will conduct the tribal consultation webinar on Tuesday, November 17, 2020, at 3:00 p.m. EST. Any questions or topics to be considered in the tribal consultation meetings must be received in writing via email by Tuesday, November 17, 2020. ADDRESSES: The Census Bureau tribal consultation webinar meeting will be held via the WebEx platform at the following presentation link: https:// uscensus.webex.com/uscensus/onstage/ g.php?MTID=e020a909b86d28 a8ea57200e1f0861e95. For audio, please call the following number: 888–456–0349. When prompted, please use the following Participant Code: 3683767. Event Password (If Requested): @Tribal. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dee Alexander, Tribal Affairs Coordinator, Office of Congressional and SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:08 Oct 19, 2020 Jkt 253001 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. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Dated: October 14, 2020. Sheleen Dumas, Department PRA Clearance Officer, Office of the Chief Information Officer, Commerce Department. Background DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE 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 are 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 Bureau’s commitment to produce quality 2020 American Indian and Alaska Native data for all tribal communities and organizations. 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 Disclosure Avoidance System 2. American Indian and Alaska Native Geography Hierarchy Through the national tribal consultation webinar, Census Bureau staff will provide tribal communities with further details on disclosure avoidance methodology. For more information, please see the following URL link: https://www.census.gov/ programs-surveys/decennial-census/ 2020-census/planning-management/ 2020-census-data-products/2020-dasupdates.html. Steven D. Dillingham, Director, Bureau of the Census, approved the publication of this Notice in the Federal Register. PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 [FR Doc. 2020–23161 Filed 10–19–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–07–P Census Bureau Census Scientific Advisory Committee; Virtual Public Meeting Bureau of the Census, Department of Commerce. ACTION: Notice of meeting. AGENCY: The Bureau of the Census (Census Bureau) is giving notice of a virtual meeting of the Census Scientific Advisory Committee (CSAC). The 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, and other fields of expertise, as appropriate, to address Census Bureau program needs and objectives. 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 at http://www.census.gov/cac for the CSAC meeting information, including the agenda, and how to join the meeting. DATES: The virtual meeting will be held on Thursday, November 12, 2020, from 1:00 p.m.–3:00 p.m. EST. ADDRESSES: In light of the uncertainty related to travel restrictions and socialdistancing requirements, resulting from the COVID–19 outbreak, the meeting will be held via the WebEx platform at the following presentation link: https:// uscensus.webex.com/uscensus/onstage/ g.php?MTID=ed28cd37e0e3598 bd4aa098586b29cb95. For audio, please call the following number: 1–800–857–5051. When prompted, please use the following Participant Code: 8808521. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Shana Banks, Advisory Committee Branch Chief, Office of Program, Performance and Stakeholder Integration (PPSI), shana.j.banks@ census.gov, Department of Commerce, U.S. Census Bureau, Room 2K128F, 4600 Silver Hill Road, Washington, DC 20233, telephone 301–763–3815. For TTY callers, please use the Federal Relay Service at 1–800–877–8339. SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\20OCN1.SGM 20OCN1

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[Federal Register Volume 85, Number 203 (Tuesday, October 20, 2020)]
[Notices]
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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

Census Bureau


2020 Census Tribal Consultation; Virtual Public Meeting

AGENCY: Bureau of the Census, Department of Commerce.

ACTION: Notice of meeting.

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SUMMARY: The Bureau of the Census (Census Bureau) is continuing tribal 
consultation meetings through calendar year 2020. These meetings 
reflect the Census Bureau's commitment to strengthen government-to-
government relationships with federally recognized tribes. The Census 
Bureau will provide updates and seek input on the 2020 Disclosure 
Avoidance System (DAS). The Census Bureau conducted one national tribal 
consultation webinar in September 2019 and two formal tribal 
consultation meetings in October 2019 specific to the 2020 Disclosure 
Avoidance System. The Census Bureau is planning one national webinar 
with federally recognized tribes, which will provide a forum for tribes 
to receive an update and to provide input on the 2020 Disclosure 
Avoidance System regarding work done specifically for the American 
Indian and Alaska Native tribal areas. The Census Bureau will provide 
information directly to tribes prior to the national webinar to give 
tribes time to review and provide input.

DATES: The Census Bureau will conduct the tribal consultation webinar 
on Tuesday, November 17, 2020, at 3:00 p.m. EST. Any questions or 
topics to be considered in the tribal consultation meetings must be 
received in writing via email by Tuesday, November 17, 2020.

ADDRESSES: The Census Bureau tribal consultation webinar meeting will 
be held via the WebEx platform at the following presentation link: 
https://uscensus.webex.com/uscensus/onstage/g.php?MTID=e020a909b86d28a8ea57200e1f0861e95.
    For audio, please call the following number: 888-456-0349. When 
prompted, please use the following Participant Code: 3683767. Event 
Password (If Requested): @Tribal.

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 are 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 Bureau's commitment to 
produce quality 2020 American Indian and Alaska Native data for all 
tribal communities and organizations.
    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 Disclosure Avoidance System
2. American Indian and Alaska Native Geography Hierarchy

    Through the national tribal consultation webinar, Census Bureau 
staff will provide tribal communities with further details on 
disclosure avoidance methodology. For more information, please see the 
following URL link: https://www.census.gov/programs-surveys/decennial-census/2020-census/planning-management/2020-census-data-products/2020-das-updates.html.
    Steven D. Dillingham, Director, Bureau of the Census, approved the 
publication of this Notice in the Federal Register.

    Dated: October 14, 2020.
Sheleen Dumas,
Department PRA Clearance Officer, Office of the Chief Information 
Officer, Commerce Department.
[FR Doc. 2020-23161 Filed 10-19-20; 8:45 am]
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