Request for Comments on the First Annual Report of the Advisory Committee on Data for Evidence Building, 68465-68466 [2021-26161]

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The Crescent Creek Wild and Scenic River boundary and Comprehensive River Management Plan are available for review at the following offices, if arrangements are made in advance: USDA Forest Service, Yates Building, 14th and Independence Avenues SW, Washington, DC 20024, phone—800–832–1355; Pacific SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00006 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 68465 Northwest Regional Office, 1220 SW Third Avenue, Portland, OR 97204, phone—503–808–2468; and Deschutes National Forest Supervisor’s Office, 63095 Deschutes Market Road, Bend, OR 97701, phone—541–383–5300. Please contact the appropriate office prior to arrival. The Omnibus Oregon Wild and Scenic Rivers Act of 1988 (Pub. L. 100– 557) of October 28, 1988 designated Crescent Creek, Oregon as a National Wild and Scenic River, to be administered by the Secretary of Agriculture. As specified by law, the boundary will not be effective until ninety days after Congress receives the transmittal. Dated: November 26, 2021. Sandra Watts, Acting Associate Deputy Chief, National Forest System. [FR Doc. 2021–26177 Filed 12–1–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3411–15–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Office of the Under Secretary for Economic Affairs Request for Comments on the First Annual Report of the Advisory Committee on Data for Evidence Building Office of the Under Secretary for Economic Affairs, Department of Commerce. ACTION: Request for comments. AGENCY: The Foundations for Evidence-Based Policymaking Act of 2018 requires Federal agencies to modernize their data management practices to develop and support evidence-based policymaking. The Act requires the Director of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), or the head of an agency designated by the Director, to establish the Advisory Committee on Data for Evidence Building (Advisory Committee). In a letter dated September 3, 2019, OMB delegated managerial and administrative responsibility for this Federal advisory committee to the Department of Commerce Office of Under Secretary for Economic Affairs (OUSEA). The Advisory Committee is required to deliver publicly available annual reports on its activities and findings to the OMB Director. The Advisory Committee submitted its first-year report on October 29, 2021. This FRN requests comments from the public on the Advisory Committee’s first annual report. SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\02DEN1.SGM 02DEN1 68466 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 229 / Thursday, December 2, 2021 / Notices Comments must be received by December 31, 2021. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments by emailing Evidence@bea.gov. Begin with the phrase ‘‘Comments for the Advisory Committee on Data for Evidence Building;’’ and indicate which section(s) of the report your comments address. Comments by fax or paper delivery will not be accepted. Privacy Note: Comments submitted in response to this notice may be made available to the public through relevant websites. Therefore, commenters should only include information they wish to make publicly available on the internet. Do not submit confidential business information or otherwise sensitive or protected information. Please note the confidentiality of routine communication and responses to this public comment request are treated as public comments and may therefore be made publicly available, notwithstanding the inclusion of the routine notice. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Gianna Marrone, Program Analyst, U.S. Department of Commerce, 4600 Silver Hill Road (BE–64), Suitland, MD 20746; phone (301) 278–9282; email Evidence@ bea.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: DATES: lotter on DSK11XQN23PROD with NOTICES1 Request for Comments The Advisory Committee submitted its first-year report to the Director of the Office of Management and Budget on October 29, 2021. The report is also available publicly on the Advisory Committee’s website. The report summarizes the Committee’s first-year activities and resulting findings, laying out a vision for a National Secure Data Service and the future of data sharing, data linkages, and privacy enhancing techniques across Federal agencies and with state and local governments. The report describes recommended actions that can be taken today to build towards that vision while also articulating the path that the Committee intends to take across the next year to further develop recommendations for implementing the vision. Over the past 12 months, the Committee has engaged in extensive fact-finding, including examining the recommendations of the Commission on Evidence-Based Policymaking and the implications of their partial implementation through the Evidence Act; leveraging the expertise of its members; hearing from researchers, government leaders, other experts, and the public; conducting virtual site visits to existing data facilities; and beginning to collaboratively synthesize the VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:49 Dec 01, 2021 Jkt 256001 different perspectives and use cases into a coherent understanding of the current state and future needs for the use of data for evidence building. The Committee members recognize their efforts as a work-in-progress that will continue across the next 12 months. This request for comments offers researchers, evaluators, contractors, government entities, and other interested parties the opportunity to inform the Committee’s second-year plans. This is a general solicitation of comments from the public. The FRN commentors may respond to any section of the report. Please clearly indicate which section(s) of the report you address in your response and provide evidence to support assertions, where practicable. Dated: November 29, 2021. Authority: 5 U.S.C. 315. Alyssa Holdren, Designated Federal Official, Advisory Committee on Data for Evidence Building. [FR Doc. 2021–26161 Filed 12–1–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–MN–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Bureau of Economic Analysis Federal Economic Statistics Advisory Committee Bureau of Economic Analysis, U.S. Department of Commerce. ACTION: Notice of request for nominations. AGENCY: The Under Secretary for Economic Affairs requests nominations of individuals to the Federal Economic Statistics Advisory Committee (FESAC). The Under Secretary for Economic Affairs in coordination with the Directors of the Department’s statistical agencies, the Bureau of Economic Analysis and the U.S. Census Bureau, as well as the Commissioner of the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics will consider nominations received in response to this notice, as well as from other sources. The SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section of this notice provides Committee and membership criteria. DATES: Nominations for the FESAC will be accepted on an ongoing basis and will be considered as and when vacancies arise. ADDRESSES: Please submit nominations by email to Gianna.marrone@bea.gov (subject line ‘‘FESAC Nomination’’). FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Gianna Marrone, Committee Management Official, Department of SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00007 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Commerce, Bureau of Economic Analysis, telephone 301–278–9282, email: gianna.marrone@bea.gov. 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[Federal Register Volume 86, Number 229 (Thursday, December 2, 2021)]
[Notices]
[Pages 68465-68466]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

Office of the Under Secretary for Economic Affairs


Request for Comments on the First Annual Report of the Advisory 
Committee on Data for Evidence Building

AGENCY: Office of the Under Secretary for Economic Affairs, Department 
of Commerce.

ACTION: Request for comments.

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SUMMARY: The Foundations for Evidence-Based Policymaking Act of 2018 
requires Federal agencies to modernize their data management practices 
to develop and support evidence-based policymaking. The Act requires 
the Director of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), or the head 
of an agency designated by the Director, to establish the Advisory 
Committee on Data for Evidence Building (Advisory Committee). In a 
letter dated September 3, 2019, OMB delegated managerial and 
administrative responsibility for this Federal advisory committee to 
the Department of Commerce Office of Under Secretary for Economic 
Affairs (OUSEA). The Advisory Committee is required to deliver publicly 
available annual reports on its activities and findings to the OMB 
Director. The Advisory Committee submitted its first-year report on 
October 29, 2021. This FRN requests comments from the public on the 
Advisory Committee's first annual report.

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DATES: Comments must be received by December 31, 2021.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments by emailing [email protected]. Begin 
with the phrase ``Comments for the Advisory Committee on Data for 
Evidence Building;'' and indicate which section(s) of the report your 
comments address. Comments by fax or paper delivery will not be 
accepted.
    Privacy Note: Comments submitted in response to this notice may be 
made available to the public through relevant websites. Therefore, 
commenters should only include information they wish to make publicly 
available on the internet. Do not submit confidential business 
information or otherwise sensitive or protected information.
    Please note the confidentiality of routine communication and 
responses to this public comment request are treated as public comments 
and may therefore be made publicly available, notwithstanding the 
inclusion of the routine notice.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Gianna Marrone, Program Analyst, U.S. 
Department of Commerce, 4600 Silver Hill Road (BE-64), Suitland, MD 
20746; phone (301) 278-9282; email [email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Request for Comments

    The Advisory Committee submitted its first-year report to the 
Director of the Office of Management and Budget on October 29, 2021. 
The report is also available publicly on the Advisory Committee's 
website. The report summarizes the Committee's first-year activities 
and resulting findings, laying out a vision for a National Secure Data 
Service and the future of data sharing, data linkages, and privacy 
enhancing techniques across Federal agencies and with state and local 
governments. The report describes recommended actions that can be taken 
today to build towards that vision while also articulating the path 
that the Committee intends to take across the next year to further 
develop recommendations for implementing the vision.
    Over the past 12 months, the Committee has engaged in extensive 
fact-finding, including examining the recommendations of the Commission 
on Evidence-Based Policymaking and the implications of their partial 
implementation through the Evidence Act; leveraging the expertise of 
its members; hearing from researchers, government leaders, other 
experts, and the public; conducting virtual site visits to existing 
data facilities; and beginning to collaboratively synthesize the 
different perspectives and use cases into a coherent understanding of 
the current state and future needs for the use of data for evidence 
building. The Committee members recognize their efforts as a work-in-
progress that will continue across the next 12 months.
    This request for comments offers researchers, evaluators, 
contractors, government entities, and other interested parties the 
opportunity to inform the Committee's second-year plans. This is a 
general solicitation of comments from the public. The FRN commentors 
may respond to any section of the report. Please clearly indicate which 
section(s) of the report you address in your response and provide 
evidence to support assertions, where practicable.
    Dated: November 29, 2021.
    Authority: 5 U.S.C. 315.

Alyssa Holdren,
Designated Federal Official, Advisory Committee on Data for Evidence 
Building.
[FR Doc. 2021-26161 Filed 12-1-21; 8:45 am]
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