Request for Nominations of Members To Serve on the National Advisory Committee on Racial, Ethnic, and Other Populations, 38976-38977 [2021-15682]

Download as PDF 38976 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 139 / Friday, July 23, 2021 / Notices Est. number of responses Affected public Number of responses per respondent Total annual responses (records) Est. total hours per response Est. total burden Business Sponsors Level Total .................................... 2,210 1 2,210 0.25 552.50 Estimated Public Disclosure Burden Total ............ 5,577 1 5,577 0.25 1,394.25 Total Burden for SFSP Est. number of respondents Number of responses per respondent Est. total hours per response Est. total burden Reporting (with changes) ..................................................... Recordkeeping (no change) ................................................ Public Disclosure (with changes) ......................................... 63,942 5,577 5,577 4.46 18.09 1 285,316 100,902 5,577 1.59 0.08 0.25 453,159.55 8,145.42 1,394.25 Total Burden for SFSP ................................................. 63,942 6.13 391,795 1.181 462,699.22 Tameka Owens, Acting Administrator, Food and Nutrition Service. Please submit nominations via email to the address listed below, census.national.advisory.committee@ census.gov (subject line 2021 NAC Nominations’’). ADDRESSES: [FR Doc. 2021–15679 Filed 7–22–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–30–P FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Census Bureau Request for Nominations of Members To Serve on the National Advisory Committee on Racial, Ethnic, and Other Populations Census Bureau, Commerce. Notice of request for nominations. AGENCY: ACTION: The Director of the Census Bureau (Director) is seeking nominations for the National Advisory Committee on Racial, Ethnic and Other Populations (NAC). The purpose of the NAC is to provide advice to the Director on the full range of economic, housing, demographic, socioeconomic, linguistic, technological, methodological, geographic, behaviorial and operational variables affecting the cost, accuracy and implementation of Census Bureau programs and surveys, including the decennial census. The Director has determined that the work of the NAC is in the public interest and relevant to the duties of the Census Bureau. Therefore, the Director is seeking nominations to fill vacancies on the NAC. Additional information concerning the NAC can be found by visiting the NAC’s website at: https://www.census.gov/about/cac/ sac.html. SUMMARY: khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES Total annual responses Nominations must be received on or before September 30, 2021. Nominations must contain a completed resume. The Census Bureau will retain nominations received after the deadline for consideration should additional vacancies occur. DATES: VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:49 Jul 22, 2021 Jkt 253001 Shana Banks, Chief, Advisory Committee Brach, Office of Program, Performance and Stakeholder Integration (PPSI), Census Bureau, by telephone at 301–763–3815 or by email at Shana.J.Banks@census.gov. Individuals who use telecommunication devices for the deaf (TDD) may call the Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) at 1–800–877–8339 between 8:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m., Eastern Standard Time, Monday through Friday. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background In accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA), Title 5, United States Code, Appendix 2, Section 10, the Director of the Census Bureau is seeking nominations for the National Advisory Committee on Racial, Ethnic, and Other Populations (NAC). The NAC will operate under the provisions of FACA and will report to the Secretary of the Department of Commerce through the Director of the Census Bureau. The Census Bureau’s National Advisory Committee on Racial, Ethnic, and Other Populations will advise the Director of the Census Bureau on the full range of Census Bureau programs and activities. The Advisory Committee will provide race, ethnic, and other population expertise from the following disciplines: Economic, housing, demographic, socioeconomic, linguistic, technological, methodological, geographic, and behavioral and operational variables affecting the cost, accuracy, and implementation of Census Bureau programs and surveys, including the decennial census. PO 00000 Frm 00007 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Objectives and Duties 1. The NAC advises the Director of the Census Bureau (the Director) on the full range of economic, housing, demographic, socioeconomic, linguistic, technological, methodological, geographic, behavioral, and operational variables affecting the cost, accuracy, and implementation of Census Bureau programs and surveys, including the decennial census. 2. The NAC advises the Census Bureau on the data needs of underserved communities and how census data products might address such needs. 3. The NAC provides guidance on census policies, research and methodology, tests, operations, communications/messaging, and other activities to ascertain needs and best practices to improve censuses, surveys, operations, and programs. 4. The NAC reviews and provides formal recommendations and feedback on working papers, reports, and other documents related to the design and implementation of Census Bureau programs and surveys. 5. In providing insight, perspectives, and expertise on the full spectrum of Census Bureau surveys and programs, the NAC examines such areas as hidden households, language barriers, students and youth, aging populations, American Indian and Alaska Native tribal considerations, new immigrant populations, populations affected by natural disasters, highly mobile and migrant populations, complex households, poverty, race/ethnic distribution, privacy and confidentiality, rural populations and businesses, individuals and households with limited access to information and communications technologies, the dynamic nature of new businesses, minority ownership of businesses, as well as other concerns impacting E:\FR\FM\23JYN1.SGM 23JYN1 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 139 / Friday, July 23, 2021 / Notices Census Bureau survey design and implementation. 6. The NAC uses formal advisory committee meetings, webinars, web conferences, working groups, and other methods to accomplish its goals, consistent with the requirements of the FACA. The NAC will consult with regional office staff to help identify regional, local, tribal and grass roots issues, trends and perspectives related to Census Bureau surveys and programs. 7. The NAC functions solely as an advisory body under the FACA. khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES Membership 1. The NAC consists of up to 32 members who serve at the discretion of the Director. The Census Bureau is seeking eight qualified candidates to be considered for appointment. 2. The NAC aims to have a balanced representation among its members, considering such factors as geography, age, sex, race, ethnicity, technical expertise, community involvement, and knowledge of census programs and/or activities. 3. The NAC aims to include members from diverse backgrounds, including state, local and tribal governments; academia; research, national and community-based organizations; and, the private sector. 4. Members will be selected from the public and private sectors. Members may serve as Special Government Employees (SGEs) or representatives who are selected to represent specific organizations. 5. SGEs and representatives will be selected based on their expertise in or representation of specific areas to include: Diverse populations (including race and ethnic populations); national, state, local, and tribal interest organizations serving hard-to-count populations; researchers; communitybased organizations; academia; business interests; marketing and media professionals; researchers; and, members of professional associations. Members will be individually advised of the capacity in which they will serve through their appointment letters. 6. Membership is open to persons who are not seated on other Census Bureau stakeholder entities (i.e., State Data Centers, Census Information Centers, Federal State Cooperative on Populations Estimates Program, other Census Advisory Committees, etc.). People who have already served one full-term on a Census Bureau Advisory Committee may not serve on any other Census Bureau Advisory Committee for three years from the termination of previous service. No employee of the VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:49 Jul 22, 2021 Jkt 253001 federal government can serve as a member of the NAC. 7. Members will serve for a three-year term. All members will be reevaluated at the conclusion of each term with the prospect of renewal, pending the committee needs. Active attendance and participation in meetings and activities (e.g., conference calls and assignments) will be factors considered when determining term renewal or membership continuance. Members may be appointed for a second three-year term at the discretion of the Director. 8. Members will be selected on a standardized basis, in accordance with applicable Department of Commerce guidance. Miscellaneous 1. Members of the NAC serve without compensation, but receive reimbursement for committee-related travel and lodging expenses. 2. The NAC meets at least twice a year, budget permitting, but additional meetings may be held as deemed necessary by the Census Bureau Director or Designated Federal Officer. All NAC meetings are open to the public in accordance with the FACA. Nomination Process 1. Nominations should satisfy the requirements described in the Membership section above. 2. Individuals, groups, and/or organizations may submit nominations on behalf of candidates. A summary of the candidate’s qualifications (re´esume´e or curriculum vitae) must be included along with the nomination letter. Nominees must be able to actively participate in the tasks of the 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. 3. The Department of Commerce is committed to equal opportunity in the workplace and seeks diverse NAC membership. Ron S. Jarmin, Acting Director, Census Bureau, approved the publication of this Notice in the Federal Register. Dated: July 20, 2021. Sheleen Dumas, Department PRA Clearance Officer, Office of the Chief Information Officer, Commerce Department. [FR Doc. 2021–15682 Filed 7–22–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–07–P PO 00000 Frm 00008 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 38977 DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Census Bureau Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Commodity Flow Survey (CFS) U.S. Census Bureau, Commerce. ACTION: Notice of information collection, request for comment. AGENCY: The Department of Commerce, in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to comment on proposed, and continuing information collections, which helps us assess the impact of our information collection requirements and minimize the public’s reporting burden. The purpose of this notice is to allow for 60 days of public comment on the proposed reinstatement, with change, of the Commodity Flow Survey, prior to the submission of the information collection request (ICR) to OMB for approval. DATES: To ensure consideration, comments regarding this proposed information collection must be received on or before September 21, 2021. ADDRESSES: Interested persons are invited to submit written comments by email to Thomas.J.Smith@census.gov. Please reference Commodity Flow Survey in the subject line of your comments. You may also submit comments, identified by Docket Number USBC–2021–0017, to the Federal e-Rulemaking Portal: http:// www.regulations.gov. All comments received are part of the public record. No comments will be posted to http:// www.regulations.gov for public viewing until after the comment period has closed. Comments will generally be posted without change. All Personally Identifiable Information (for example, name and address) voluntarily submitted by the commenter may be publicly accessible. Do not submit Confidential Business Information or otherwise sensitive or protected information. You may submit attachments to electronic comments in Microsoft Word, Excel, or Adobe PDF file formats. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information or specific questions related to collection activities should be directed to Berin Linfors, Branch Chief, at 301–763–5366 or berin.linfors@census.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\23JYN1.SGM 23JYN1

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[Federal Register Volume 86, Number 139 (Friday, July 23, 2021)]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2021-15682]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

Census Bureau


Request for Nominations of Members To Serve on the National 
Advisory Committee on Racial, Ethnic, and Other Populations

AGENCY: Census Bureau, Commerce.

ACTION: Notice of request for nominations.

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SUMMARY: The Director of the Census Bureau (Director) is seeking 
nominations for the National Advisory Committee on Racial, Ethnic and 
Other Populations (NAC). The purpose of the NAC is to provide advice to 
the Director on the full range of economic, housing, demographic, 
socioeconomic, linguistic, technological, methodological, geographic, 
behaviorial and operational variables affecting the cost, accuracy and 
implementation of Census Bureau programs and surveys, including the 
decennial census. The Director has determined that the work of the NAC 
is in the public interest and relevant to the duties of the Census 
Bureau. Therefore, the Director is seeking nominations to fill 
vacancies on the NAC. Additional information concerning the NAC can be 
found by visiting the NAC's website at: https://www.census.gov/about/cac/sac.html.

DATES: Nominations must be received on or before September 30, 2021. 
Nominations must contain a completed resume. The Census Bureau will 
retain nominations received after the deadline for consideration should 
additional vacancies occur.

ADDRESSES: Please submit nominations via email to the address listed 
below, [email protected] (subject line 2021 
NAC Nominations'').

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Shana Banks, Chief, Advisory Committee 
Brach, Office of Program, Performance and Stakeholder Integration 
(PPSI), Census Bureau, by telephone at 301-763-3815 or by email at 
[email protected]. Individuals who use telecommunication devices 
for the deaf (TDD) may call the Federal Information Relay Service 
(FIRS) at 1-800-877-8339 between 8:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m., Eastern 
Standard Time, Monday through Friday.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background

    In accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA), Title 
5, United States Code, Appendix 2, Section 10, the Director of the 
Census Bureau is seeking nominations for the National Advisory 
Committee on Racial, Ethnic, and Other Populations (NAC). The NAC will 
operate under the provisions of FACA and will report to the Secretary 
of the Department of Commerce through the Director of the Census 
Bureau.
    The Census Bureau's National Advisory Committee on Racial, Ethnic, 
and Other Populations will advise the Director of the Census Bureau on 
the full range of Census Bureau programs and activities. The Advisory 
Committee will provide race, ethnic, and other population expertise 
from the following disciplines: Economic, housing, demographic, 
socioeconomic, linguistic, technological, methodological, geographic, 
and behavioral and operational variables affecting the cost, accuracy, 
and implementation of Census Bureau programs and surveys, including the 
decennial census.

Objectives and Duties

    1. The NAC advises the Director of the Census Bureau (the Director) 
on the full range of economic, housing, demographic, socioeconomic, 
linguistic, technological, methodological, geographic, behavioral, and 
operational variables affecting the cost, accuracy, and implementation 
of Census Bureau programs and surveys, including the decennial census.
    2. The NAC advises the Census Bureau on the data needs of 
underserved communities and how census data products might address such 
needs.
    3. The NAC provides guidance on census policies, research and 
methodology, tests, operations, communications/messaging, and other 
activities to ascertain needs and best practices to improve censuses, 
surveys, operations, and programs.
    4. The NAC reviews and provides formal recommendations and feedback 
on working papers, reports, and other documents related to the design 
and implementation of Census Bureau programs and surveys.
    5. In providing insight, perspectives, and expertise on the full 
spectrum of Census Bureau surveys and programs, the NAC examines such 
areas as hidden households, language barriers, students and youth, 
aging populations, American Indian and Alaska Native tribal 
considerations, new immigrant populations, populations affected by 
natural disasters, highly mobile and migrant populations, complex 
households, poverty, race/ethnic distribution, privacy and 
confidentiality, rural populations and businesses, individuals and 
households with limited access to information and communications 
technologies, the dynamic nature of new businesses, minority ownership 
of businesses, as well as other concerns impacting

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Census Bureau survey design and implementation.
    6. The NAC uses formal advisory committee meetings, webinars, web 
conferences, working groups, and other methods to accomplish its goals, 
consistent with the requirements of the FACA. The NAC will consult with 
regional office staff to help identify regional, local, tribal and 
grass roots issues, trends and perspectives related to Census Bureau 
surveys and programs.
    7. The NAC functions solely as an advisory body under the FACA.

Membership

    1. The NAC consists of up to 32 members who serve at the discretion 
of the Director. The Census Bureau is seeking eight qualified 
candidates to be considered for appointment.
    2. The NAC aims to have a balanced representation among its 
members, considering such factors as geography, age, sex, race, 
ethnicity, technical expertise, community involvement, and knowledge of 
census programs and/or activities.
    3. The NAC aims to include members from diverse backgrounds, 
including state, local and tribal governments; academia; research, 
national and community-based organizations; and, the private sector.
    4. Members will be selected from the public and private sectors. 
Members may serve as Special Government Employees (SGEs) or 
representatives who are selected to represent specific organizations.
    5. SGEs and representatives will be selected based on their 
expertise in or representation of specific areas to include: Diverse 
populations (including race and ethnic populations); national, state, 
local, and tribal interest organizations serving hard-to-count 
populations; researchers; community-based organizations; academia; 
business interests; marketing and media professionals; researchers; 
and, members of professional associations. Members will be individually 
advised of the capacity in which they will serve through their 
appointment letters.
    6. Membership is open to persons who are not seated on other Census 
Bureau stakeholder entities (i.e., State Data Centers, Census 
Information Centers, Federal State Cooperative on Populations Estimates 
Program, other Census Advisory Committees, etc.). People who have 
already served one full-term on a Census Bureau Advisory Committee may 
not serve on any other Census Bureau Advisory Committee for three years 
from the termination of previous service. No employee of the federal 
government can serve as a member of the NAC.
    7. Members will serve for a three-year term. All members will be 
reevaluated at the conclusion of each term with the prospect of 
renewal, pending the committee needs. Active attendance and 
participation in meetings and activities (e.g., conference calls and 
assignments) will be factors considered when determining term renewal 
or membership continuance. Members may be appointed for a second three-
year term at the discretion of the Director.
    8. Members will be selected on a standardized basis, in accordance 
with applicable Department of Commerce guidance.

Miscellaneous

    1. Members of the NAC serve without compensation, but receive 
reimbursement for committee-related travel and lodging expenses.
    2. The NAC meets at least twice a year, budget permitting, but 
additional meetings may be held as deemed necessary by the Census 
Bureau Director or Designated Federal Officer. All NAC meetings are 
open to the public in accordance with the FACA.

Nomination Process

    1. Nominations should satisfy the requirements described in the 
Membership section above.
    2. Individuals, groups, and/or organizations may submit nominations 
on behalf of candidates. A summary of the candidate's qualifications 
(r[eacute]esum[eacute]e or curriculum vitae) must be included along 
with the nomination letter. Nominees must be able to actively 
participate in the tasks of the 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.
    3. The Department of Commerce is committed to equal opportunity in 
the workplace and seeks diverse NAC membership.
    Ron S. Jarmin, Acting Director, Census Bureau, approved the 
publication of this Notice in the Federal Register.

    Dated: July 20, 2021.
Sheleen Dumas,
Department PRA Clearance Officer, Office of the Chief Information 
Officer, Commerce Department.
[FR Doc. 2021-15682 Filed 7-22-21; 8:45 am]
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