Bureau of the Census – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Foreign Trade Regulations (FTR): Request for Public Comments Regarding Standard and Routed Export Transactions
Document Number: 2017-21569
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2017-10-06
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census
The Bureau of the Census (U.S. Census Bureau) is seeking public comments to perform a review of the requirements governing routed export transactions. In particular, the Census Bureau is interested in comments regarding the definition of a routed export transaction as well as the responsibilities of parties in routed export transactions. Routed export transactions are transactions in which the Foreign Principal Party in Interest (FPPI) controls the movement of the goods out of the country. There are a variety of reasons why the FPPI assumes this responsibility such as the use of a preferred carrier and the desire to not disclose the ultimate consignee to the U.S. Principal Party in Interest (USPPI), although the ultimate consignee is properly identified to the U.S. Government. Because the FPPI controls the movement of the goods in a routed transaction and cannot file Electronic Export Information (EEI), the Census Bureau requires the FPPI to authorize a U.S. authorized agent or the USPPI to file the EEI on its behalf. This ensures that the Census Bureau collects the statistical information.
Foreign Trade Regulations (FTR): Clarification on the Collection and Confidentiality of Kimberley Process Certificates
Document Number: 2017-20920
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2017-09-29
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census
The U.S. Census Bureau (Bureau of the Census) proposes to amend its regulations in order to clarify that the data collected from the Kimberley Process Certificates (KPCs) are collected in compliance with the Clean Diamond Trade Act and not under the Census Bureau's laws and regulations. In addition, this rule clarifies the submission requirements and permissible uses of the KPCs.
National Advisory Committee
Document Number: 2017-20061
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-09-20
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census
The U.S. Census Bureau is giving notice of a meeting of the National Advisory Committee on Racial, Ethnic and Other Populations (NAC). The NAC addresses policy, research, and technical issues relating to all Census Bureau programs and activities. These activities include the production and dissemination of detailed demographic and economic statistics across all program areas, including the Decennial Census programs. The NAC will meet in a plenary session on November 2- 3, 2017. Last minute changes to the schedule are possible, which could prevent us from giving advance public notice of schedule adjustments. Planned topics of discussion include the following items: 2020 Census Program updates 2020 Census Operations: Integrated Communications Plan Undercount of Young Children Working Group update Integrated Partnership and Communications Working Group update Please visit the Census Advisory Committees Web site for the most current meeting agenda at: http://www.census.gov/about/cac.html. The meeting will be available via webcast at: http://www.census.gov/ newsroom/census-live.html.
Foreign Trade Regulations (FTR): Clarification on Filing Requirements; Correction
Document Number: 2017-20060
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-09-20
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census
On April 19, 2017, the Census Bureau revised the Foreign Trade Regulations (FTR). The revisions to the FTR reflected the implementation of the International Trade Data System, in accordance with the Executive Order 13659, Streamlining the Export/Import Process for American Businesses. In the Final Rule, the Census Bureau also amended the appendices section. Appendices B, C, E, and F were removed and appendix D was revised and redesignated as the new appendix B. With the revisions to the appendices section, there are a few sections of the FTR that were inadvertently not updated to reflect these changes. This document corrects the final regulations.
Limited-Access Highway Classification Codes
Document Number: 2017-15125
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-07-19
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census
The Bureau of the Census (U.S. Census Bureau) publishes this notice to announce the upcoming change in the classification of limited-access highways in the Census Bureau's Master Address File/ Topologically Integrated Referencing and Encoding (MAF/TIGER) System. The change assigns all limited-access highways a MAF/TIGER Feature Classification Code (MTFCC) of S1100 (Primary Roads). Previously, the classification code for limited-access highways was either S1100 (Primary Roads) or S1200 (Secondary Roads).
Request for Nominations of Members To Serve on the Census Scientific Advisory Committee
Document Number: 2017-15014
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-07-18
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census
The Bureau of the Census (Census Bureau) is requesting nominations of individuals and organizations to the Census Scientific Advisory Committee. The Census Bureau 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.
Census Scientific Advisory Committee
Document Number: 2017-15013
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-07-18
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census
The Bureau of the Census (Census Bureau) is giving notice of a meeting of the Census Scientific Advisory Committee (C-SAC). The Committee will address policy, research, and technical issues relating to a full range of Census Bureau programs and activities, including communications, decennial, demographic, economic, field operations, geographic, information technology, and statistics. The C-SAC will meet in a plenary session from September 14-15, 2017. Last minute changes to the schedule are possible, which could prevent giving advance public notice of schedule adjustments. Please visit the Census Advisory Committees Web site for the most current meeting agenda at: http:// www.census.gov/about/cac.html. The meeting will be available via webcast at: http://www.ustream.tv/uscensusbureau. Topics of discussion will include the following items:
2020 Census Redistricting Data Program Commencement of Phase 2: The Voting District Project
Document Number: 2017-13506
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-06-28
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census
This notice announces the commencement of Phase 2 of the 2020 Census Redistricting Data Program: The Voting District Project. This second phase specifically provides States the opportunity to provide the Census Bureau with their voting district boundaries (election precincts, wards, etc.). In addition, States have the opportunity to suggest to the Census Bureau legal boundary updates. State participation in Phase 2 of the Redistricting Data Program is voluntary.
Current Mandatory Business Surveys
Document Number: 2017-09858
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-05-16
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census
The Bureau of the Census (U.S. Census Bureau) has determined that it is conducting the following current mandatory business surveys in 2017: Annual Retail Trade Survey, Annual Wholesale Trade Survey, Service Annual Survey, Company Organization Survey, Annual Survey of Manufactures, Manufacturers' Unfilled Orders Survey, Annual Capital Expenditures Survey, Business R&D and Innovation Survey, Annual Survey of Entrepreneurs, and the Business & Professional Classification Report. We have determined that data collected from these surveys are needed to aid the efficient performance of essential governmental functions and have significant application to the needs of the public and industry. The data derived from these surveys, most of which have been conducted for many years, are not publicly available from nongovernmental or other governmental sources.
Federal Economic Statistics Advisory Committee Meeting
Document Number: 2017-09132
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-05-05
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census
The Bureau of the Census (U.S. Census Bureau) is giving notice of a meeting of the Federal Economic Statistics Advisory Committee (FESAC). The Committee will advise the Directors of the Economics and Statistics Administration's (ESA) two statistical agencies, the Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) and the Census Bureau, and the Commissioner of the U.S. Department of Labor's Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) on statistical methodology and other technical matters related to the collection, tabulation, and analysis of federal economic statistics. Last minute changes to the agenda are possible, which could prevent giving advance public notice of schedule adjustments.
Limited-Access Highway Classification Codes
Document Number: 2017-08320
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-04-25
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census
The Bureau of the Census (U.S. Census Bureau) publishes this notice to request public comment on a proposal to change the classification of limited-access highways in the Census Bureau's Master Address File/Topologically Integrated Referencing and Encoding (MAF/ TIGER) System. The change will assign all limited-access highways a MAF/TIGER Feature Classification Code (MTFCC) of S1100 (Primary Roads). Currently, the classification code for limited-access highways is either S1100 (Primary Roads) or S1200 (Secondary Roads).
Foreign Trade Regulations: Clarification on Filing Requirements
Document Number: 2017-07646
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-04-19
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census
The Bureau of the Census (Census Bureau) issues this Final Rule amending the Foreign Trade Regulations (FTR) to reflect new export reporting requirements. Specifically, the Census Bureau is making changes related to the implementation of the International Trade Data System (ITDS), in accordance with the Executive Order 13659, Streamlining the Export/Import Process for American Businesses. The ITDS was established by the Security and Accountability for Every (SAFE) Port Act of 2006. The changes also include the addition of the original Internal Transaction Number (ITN) data element in the Automated Export System (AES). Lastly, the Census Bureau is making remedial changes to improve clarity of the reporting requirements. These changes are discussed in detail in the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section.
National Advisory Committee
Document Number: 2017-06986
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-04-07
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census
The Bureau of the Census (Census Bureau) is giving notice of a meeting of the National Advisory Committee on Racial, Ethnic and Other Populations (NAC). The NAC will address policy, research, and technical issues relating to a full range of Census Bureau programs and activities, including communications, decennial, demographic, economic, field operations, geographic, information technology, and statistics. The NAC will meet in a plenary session on April 27-28, 2017. Last minute changes to the schedule are possible, which could prevent us from giving advance public notice of schedule adjustments. Please visit the Census Advisory Committees Web site for the most current meeting agenda at: http://www.census.gov/about/cac.html. The meeting will be available via webcast at: http://www.census.gov/newsroom/census- live.html or at http://www.ustream.tv/embed/6504322?wmode=direct.
National Advisory Committee on Racial, Ethnic and Other Populations
Document Number: 2017-05649
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-03-22
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census
The Bureau of the Census (Census Bureau) is giving notice of a virtual meeting of the National Advisory Committee on Racial, Ethnic and Other Populations (NAC). The Committee will address the U.S. Census Bureau's release of the 2015 National Content Test Race and Ethnicity Analysis Report, which presents findings to the Census Bureau Director and executive staff on the optimal design elements of the race/ ethnicity question(s) as preparations continue for the 2020 Census. The 2015 National Content Test is part of the research and development cycle leading up to a re-engineered 2020 Census. The test was designed to compare different questionnaire design strategies for race and ethnicity. The NAC will meet virtually on Wednesday, April 5, 2017. Last minute changes to the schedule are possible, which could prevent giving advance public notice of schedule adjustments. Please visit the Census Advisory Committees Web site for the most current meeting agenda at: https://www.census.gov/about/cac/nac.html.
Census Scientific Advisory Committee
Document Number: 2017-03864
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-02-28
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census
The Bureau of the Census (Census Bureau) is giving notice of a meeting of the Census Scientific Advisory Committee (C-SAC). The Committee will address policy, research, and technical issues relating to a full range of Census Bureau programs and activities, including communications, decennial, demographic, economic, field operations, geographic, information technology, and statistics. The C-SAC will meet in a plenary session from March 30-31, 2017. Last minute changes to the schedule are possible, which could prevent giving advance public notice of schedule adjustments. Please visit the Census Advisory Committees Web site for the most current meeting agenda at: http://www.census.gov/ about/cac.html. The meeting will be available via webcast at: http:// www.census.gov/newsroom/census-live.html or at http://www.ustream.tv/ embed/6504322?wmode=direct.
National Sunshine Week Public Event
Document Number: 2017-03481
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-02-23
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census
The Bureau of the Census (U.S. Census Bureau) is announcing the following event, ``Strengthening Transparency through Open Data and Access to Information,'' in recognition of National Sunshine Week. In recognizing open government, the Census Bureau will hold public speaker sessions to educate and engage the public in open data and information efforts.
Census Bureau 2020 Advisory Committee; Extension of Nominations Submission Period
Document Number: 2017-01025
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-01-18
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census
The Bureau of the Census (Census Bureau) is issuing this document to extend the nominations submission period for the Census Bureau 2020 Advisory Committee; Notice of Request for Nominations, which was published in the Federal Register on December 20, 2016. The nominations submission period, which would have ended on January 19, 2017, is now extended until February 17, 2017.
Census Bureau 2020 Advisory Committee
Document Number: 2016-30606
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-12-20
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census
The Bureau of the Census (Census Bureau) is hereby giving notice that the Secretary of Commerce has determined that the establishment of the Census Bureau 2020 Advisory Committee is necessary and in the public interest. The Committee will function solely as an advisory body and in compliance with provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act. Copies of the charter will be filed with the appropriate Committees of the U.S. Congress and with the Library of Congress.
Census Bureau 2020 Advisory Committee
Document Number: 2016-30605
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-12-20
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census
The Bureau of the Census (Census Bureau) is requesting nominations of organizations to the Census Bureau 2020 Advisory Committee. The Census Bureau 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.
Voting Rights Act Amendments of 2006, Determinations Under Section 203
Document Number: 2016-28969
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-12-05
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census
As required by Section 203 of the Voting Rights Act of 1965, as amended, this notice publishes the Bureau of the Census (Census Bureau) Director's determinations as to which political subdivisions are subject to the minority language assistance provisions of the Act. As of this date, those jurisdictions that are listed as covered by Section 203 have a legal obligation to provide the minority language assistance prescribed by the Act.
Federal Economic Statistics Advisory Committee
Document Number: 2016-27534
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-11-16
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census
The Secretary of Commerce has determined that renewal of the charter of the Federal Economic Statistics Advisory Committee (FESAC) is necessary and in the public interest in connection with the performance of duties imposed by law on the U.S. Department of Commerce, and with the concurrence of the General Services Administration, established within the Economics and Statistics Administration (ESA), Department of Commerce. The renewed FESAC charter can be found on the Bureau of the Census' (Census Bureau's) Advisory Committee Web site at the following link: http://www.census.gov/fesac/.
Federal Economic Statistics Advisory Committee Meeting
Document Number: 2016-27533
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-11-16
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census
The Bureau of the Census (U.S. Census Bureau) is giving notice of a meeting of the Federal Economic Statistics Advisory Committee (FESAC). The Committee will advise the Directors of the Economics and Statistics Administration's (ESA) two statistical agencies, the Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) and the Census Bureau, and the Commissioner of the U.S. Department of Labor's Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) on statistical methodology and other technical matters related to the collection, tabulation, and analysis of federal economic statistics. Last minute changes to the agenda are possible, which could prevent giving advance public notice of schedule adjustments.
National Advisory Committee; Meetings
Document Number: 2016-23670
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-09-30
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census
The Bureau of the Census (Census Bureau) is giving notice of a meeting of the National Advisory Committee on Racial, Ethnic and Other Populations (NAC). The NAC will address policy, research, and technical issues relating to a full range of Census Bureau programs and activities, including communications, decennial, demographic, economic, field operations, geographic, information technology, and statistics. The NAC will meet in a plenary session on November 3-4, 2016. Last minute changes to the schedule are possible, which could prevent us from giving advance public notice of schedule adjustments. Please visit the Census Advisory Committees Web site for the most current meeting agenda at: http://www.census.gov/about/cac.html. The meeting will be available via webcast at: http://www.census.gov/newsroom/census- live.html or at http://www.ustream.tv/embed/6504322?wmode=direct.
Census Scientific Advisory Committee
Document Number: 2016-22785
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-09-22
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census
The Bureau of the Census (Census Bureau) is giving notice of a virtual meeting of the Census Scientific Advisory Committee (CSAC). The Committee will address the results of the 2015 National Content Test on race and ethnicity. The CSAC will meet virtually on Thursday, October 6, 2016. Last minute changes to the schedule are possible, which could prevent giving advance public notice of schedule adjustments. Please visit the Census Advisory Committees Web site for the most current meeting agenda at: http://www.census.gov/about/cac.html.
National Advisory Committee
Document Number: 2016-22783
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-09-22
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census
The Bureau of the Census (Census Bureau) is giving notice of a virtual meeting of the National Advisory Committee (NAC). The Committee will address the results of the 2015 National Content Test on race and ethnicity. The NAC will meet virtually on Monday, October 3, 2016. Last minute changes to the schedule are possible, which could prevent giving advance public notice of schedule adjustments. Please visit the Census Advisory Committees Web site for the most current meeting agenda at: http://www.census.gov/about/cac.html.
Temporary Suspension of the Special Census Program
Document Number: 2016-22629
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-09-20
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census
This document serves as notice to state and local governments and to other federal agencies that, beginning on September 30, 2018, the Bureau of the Census (Census Bureau) will temporarily suspend the Special Census Program for five yearsthe two years preceding the decennial census, the decennial census year and the two years following it to accommodate the taking of the 2020 Decennial Census. The Census Bureau will announce, in a future Federal Register notice, the date that the program resumes. The Census Bureau plans to resume the program in the year 2022, after the 2020 Census data becomes available, for those entities that desire the service, provided that any and all costs associated with this work are borne by the local governmental entity.
Census Scientific Advisory Committee
Document Number: 2016-19853
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-08-19
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census
The Bureau of the Census (Census Bureau) is giving notice of a meeting of the Census Scientific Advisory Committee (C-SAC). The Committee will address policy, research, and technical issues relating to a full range of Census Bureau programs and activities, including communications, decennial, demographic, economic, field operations, geographic, information technology, and statistics. The C-SAC will meet in a plenary session on September 15-16, 2016. Last minute changes to the schedule are possible, which could prevent giving advance public notice of schedule adjustments. Please visit the Census Advisory Committees Web site for the most current meeting agenda at: http:// www.census.gov/cac. The meeting will be available via webcast at: http://www.census.gov/newsroom/census-live.html or at http:// www.ustream.tv/embed/6504322?wmode=direct.
National Advisory Committee
Document Number: 2016-18956
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-08-10
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census
The Bureau of the Census (Census Bureau) is giving notice of a virtual meeting of the National Advisory Committee (NAC). The Committee will address the 2017 Census Tribal Enrollment Reinterview Questions and the Integrated Partnership and Communications Working Group will make recommendations to the NAC. The NAC will meet virtually on Monday, August 22, 2016. Last minute changes to the schedule are possible, which could prevent giving advance public notice of schedule adjustments. Please visit the Census Advisory Committees Web site for the most current meeting agenda at: http://www.census.gov/cac/.
2020 Census Tribal Consultation Meetings
Document Number: 2016-18645
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-08-05
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census
Pursuant to Executive Order 13175, the Bureau of the Census (Census Bureau) is continuing tribal consultation meetings through calendar year 2016 with federally recognized tribes across the country as part of our ongoing government-to-government relations. The Census Bureau is planning to conduct tribal consultation meetings with federally recognized tribes across the country between September 2016 and December 2016. These meetings will provide a forum for tribes to share insights, make recommendations and discuss concerns related to the 2020 Census. The Census Bureau's procedures for outreach, notice and consultation will 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. The Census Bureau requests that interested members of the public comment with any questions or topics they would like to see considered in these meetings. For a list of dates, locations and times please check http://www.census.gov/aian/ census_2020/. These meetings are open to members of federally recognized tribes by invitation.
Proposed 2020 Census Residence Criteria and Residence Situations; Extension of Comment Period
Document Number: 2016-17484
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2016-07-25
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census
The Bureau of the Census (Census Bureau) is issuing this document to extend the comment period on the Proposed 2020 Census Residence Criteria and Residence Situations, which was published in the Federal Register on June 30, 2016. The comment period for the proposed criteria, which would have ended on August 1, 2016, is now extended until September 1, 2016.
Request for Nominations of Members To Serve on the Federal Economic Statistics Advisory Committee
Document Number: 2016-16758
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-07-15
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census
The Secretary of Commerce is requesting nominations of individuals to the Federal Economic Statistics Advisory Committee. The Secretary 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.
Proposed 2020 Census Residence Criteria and Residence Situations
Document Number: 2016-15372
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2016-06-30
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census
The Bureau of the Census (U.S. Census Bureau) is providing notification and requesting comment on the proposed ``2020 Census Residence Rule and Residence Situations.'' In addition, this document contains a summary of comments received in response to the May 20, 2015, Federal Register document, as well as the Census Bureau's responses to those comments. The residence criteria are used to determine where people are counted during each decennial census. Specific residence situations are included with the criteria to illustrate how the criteria are applied.
Current Mandatory Business Surveys
Document Number: 2016-14970
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-06-24
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census
The Bureau of the Census (U.S. Census Bureau) has determined that it is conducting the following current mandatory business surveys for 2016: Annual Retail Trade Survey, Annual Wholesale Trade Survey, Service Annual Survey, Company Organization Survey, Annual Survey of Manufactures, Manufacturers' Unfilled Orders Survey, Annual Capital Expenditures Survey, Business R&D and Innovation Survey, Annual Survey of Entrepreneurs, Management and Organizational Practices Survey, and the Business & Professional Classification Report. We have determined that data collected from these surveys are needed to aid the efficient performance of essential governmental functions and have significant application to the needs of the public and industry. The data derived from these surveys, most of which have been conducted for many years, are not publicly available from nongovernmental or other governmental sources.
Request for Nominations of Members To Serve on the Census Scientific Advisory Committee
Document Number: 2016-14185
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-06-15
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census
The Bureau of the Census (Census Bureau) is requesting nominations of individuals and organizations to the Census Scientific Advisory Committee. The Census Bureau 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.
Request for Nominations of Members To Serve on the National Advisory Committee on Racial, Ethnic, and Other Populations
Document Number: 2016-14167
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-06-15
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census
The Bureau of the Census (Census Bureau) is requesting nominations of individuals and organizations to the National Advisory Committee on Racial, Ethnic, and Other Populations. The Census Bureau 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.
Federal Economic Statistics Advisory Committee
Document Number: 2016-10757
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-05-06
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census
The Bureau of the Census (U.S. Census Bureau) is giving notice of a meeting of the Federal Economic Statistics Advisory Committee (FESAC). The Committee will advise the Directors of the Economics and Statistics Administration's (ESA) two statistical agencies, the Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) and the Census Bureau, and the Commissioner of the U.S. Department of Labor's Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) on statistical methodology and other technical matters related to the collection, tabulation, and analysis of federal economic statistics. Last minute changes to the agenda are possible, which could prevent giving advance public notice of schedule adjustments.
National Advisory Committee
Document Number: 2016-10118
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-04-29
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census
The Bureau of the Census (Census Bureau) is giving notice of a meeting of the National Advisory Committee on Racial, Ethnic and Other Populations (NAC). The NAC will address policy, research, and technical issues relating to a full range of Census Bureau programs and activities, including communications, decennial, demographic, economic, field operations, geographic, information technology, and statistics. The NAC will meet in a plenary session on May 26-27, 2016. Last minute changes to the schedule are possible, which could prevent us from giving advance public notice of schedule adjustments. Please visit the Census Advisory Committees Web site for the most current meeting agenda at: http://www.census.gov/cac/ . The meeting will be available via webcast at: http://www.census.gov/ newsroom/census-live.html http://www.ustream.tv/embed/ 6504322?wmode=direct.
National Advisory Committee
Document Number: 2016-08730
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-04-15
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census
The Bureau of the Census (Census Bureau) is issuing this notice to correct the Census Bureau Web site address that identifies how to access the teleconference meeting via WebEx. The Census Bureau originally published in the Federal Register on Friday, April 8, 2016 (81 FR 20617), a Notice of Public Virtual Meeting for the National Advisory Committee. This notice corrects the Census Bureau WebEx teleconference URL link. The next to last sentence in the ADDRESSES section now reads: ``The meeting will be available via WebEx, please use the following URL link: https://census.webex.com/mw0401lsp13/ mywebex/ default.do?service=1&siteurl=census&nomenu=true&main_url=%2Fm c0901lsp13% 2Fe.do%3Fsiteurl%3Dcensus%26AT%3DMI%26EventID%3D424606577%26U ID%3D299172 6397%26Host%3DQUhTSwAAAAIyQSQiyawT_DJbOTsUe68M- jWVHAe0Ru7RWgg7cubgEHSWvbjgXWgLvItWgQm2Cxyfl2o- icLRBmNBhEFs_QRx0%26FrameSet%3D2%26MTID%3Dm7d3200255f93f2afdc b115cd1b80b c0c. The last sentence in the ADDRESSES section is unchanged and continues to read as: ``The meeting number is 744882915.'' There were no other changes to the notice.
National Advisory Committee
Document Number: 2016-08167
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-04-08
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census
The Bureau of the Census (Census Bureau) is giving notice of a virtual meeting of the National Advisory Committee (NAC). The Committee will address updates on the 2015 National Content Test and Tribal Enrollment Question Focus Groups. The NAC will meet virtually on Thursday, April 21, 2016. Last minute changes to the schedule are possible, which could prevent giving advance public notice of schedule adjustments. Please visit the Census Advisory Committees Web site for the most current meeting agenda at: http://www.census.gov/cac/.
National Advisory Committee on Racial, Ethnic and Other Populations
Document Number: 2016-08164
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-04-08
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census
The Bureau of the Census (Census Bureau) is giving notice that the Secretary of the Department of Commerce has determined that the charter renewal of the National Advisory Committee of Racial, Ethnic, and Other Populations (NAC) is necessary and in the public interest. The renewed charter can be found on the Census Bureau's Advisory Committee Web site at the following link: https://www.census.gov/cac/.
2017 Census of Governments
Document Number: 2016-07736
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-04-05
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census
The Bureau of the Census (U.S. Census Bureau) publishes this notice to request public comment on the content of the 2017 Census of Governments. The Census of Governments is conducted at 5-year intervals (years ending in 2 and 7) and is the most comprehensive compilation of statistics about state and local governments available. The Census Bureau is seeking input on the content of the 2017 Census of Governments to ensure that the Census of Governments continues to be the most comprehensive measure of state and local governments by adapting to growing areas of interest, accounting and policy changes. The granting of specific authority to conduct the program is Title 13, United States Code (U.S.C.), Section 161, which authorizes and requires the Census of Governments.
Census Scientific Advisory Committee
Document Number: 2016-05541
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-11
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census
The Bureau of the Census (Census Bureau) is giving notice of a meeting of the Census Scientific Advisory Committee (C-SAC). The Committee will address policy, research, and technical issues relating to a full range of Census Bureau programs and activities, including communications, decennial, demographic, economic, field operations, geographic, information technology, and statistics. The C-SAC will meet in a plenary session on April 14-15, 2016. Last minute changes to the schedule are possible, which could prevent giving advance public notice of schedule adjustments. Please visit the Census Advisory Committees Web site for the most current meeting agenda at: http://www.census.gov/ cac/. The meeting will be available via Web cast at: http:// www.census.gov/newsroom/census-live.html or at http://www.ustream.tv/ embed/6504322?wmode=direct.
Foreign Trade Regulations: Clarification on Filing Requirements
Document Number: 2016-05047
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2016-03-09
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census
The Bureau of the Census (Census Bureau) is proposing to amend its regulations to reflect new export reporting requirements related to the implementation of the International Trade Data System (ITDS), in accordance with the Executive Order 13659, Streamlining the Export/ Import Process for American Businesses. The ITDS was established by the Security and Accountability for Every (SAFE) Port Act of 2006. The proposed changes also include the addition of two new data elements in the Automated Export System (AES); the original Internal Transaction Number (ITN) field and the used electronics indicator. Lastly, the Census Bureau proposes to make changes to provide clarity on existing reporting requirements. These changes are discussed in detail in the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section.
National Sunshine Week Public Event
Document Number: 2016-02525
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-02-09
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census
The Bureau of the Census (U.S. Census Bureau) is announcing the following event, ``Celebrating Openness,'' in recognition of National Sunshine Week. In recognizing the 50th Anniversary of the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) and as part of its efforts to promote the goals of open government, the Census Bureau will hold public workshops describing the components of our Open Government Plan.
Annual Retail Trade Survey
Document Number: 2016-00507
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-01-13
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census
The United States Department of Commerce's Bureau of the Census (Census Bureau) publishes this notice to announce that the Director of the Census Bureau has determined the need to conduct the 2015 Annual Retail Trade Survey (ARTS). ARTS covers employer firms with establishments located in the United States and classified in the Retail Trade and/or Accommodation and Food Services sectors as defined by the 2007 North American Industry Classification System (NAICS). Through this survey, the Census Bureau will collect data covering annual sales, annual e-commerce sales, year-end inventories held inside and outside the United States, total operating expenses, purchases, accounts receivables, and, for selected industries, merchandise line sales. These data are collected to provide a sound statistical basis for the formation of policy by various government agencies. Results will be available for use for a variety of public and business needs such as economic and market analysis, company performance, and forecasting future demand. The Census Bureau conducts the ARTS to provide continuing and timely national statistical data on retail trade, and accommodation and food services activity annually.
Annual Wholesale Trade Survey
Document Number: 2016-300
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-01-11
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census
The United States Department of Commerce's Bureau of the Census (Census Bureau) publishes this notice to announce that the Director of the Census Bureau has determined the need to conduct the 2015 Annual Wholesale Trade Survey (AWTS). The AWTS covers employer firms with establishments located in the United States and classified in the Wholesale Trade sector as defined by the 2007 North American Industry Classification System (NAICS). Through this survey, the Census Bureau will collect data covering annual sales, e-commerce sales, purchases, total operating expenses, year-end inventories held both inside and outside the United States, commissions, total operating revenue, and gross selling value, for three components of wholesale activity: Wholesale distributors; manufacturers' sales branches and offices; and agents, brokers, and electronic markets. These data are collected to provide a sound statistical basis for the formation of policy by various government agencies. Results will be available for use for a variety of public and business needs such as economic and market analysis, company performance, and forecasting future demand. The Census Bureau conducts the AWTS to provide continuing and timely national statistical data on wholesale trade annually.
National Advisory Committee
Document Number: 2015-32262
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-12-23
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census
The Bureau of the Census (Census Bureau) is giving notice of a virtual meeting of the National Advisory Committee (NAC). The Committee will address updates on the 2020 Census Tribal Consultations. The NAC will meet virtually on Wednesday, January 13, 2016. Last minute changes to the schedule are possible, which could prevent giving advance public notice of schedule adjustments. Please visit the Census Advisory Committees Web site for the most current meeting agenda at: http:// www.census.gov/cac/.
Federal Economic Statistics Advisory Committee Meeting
Document Number: 2015-28557
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-11-10
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census
The Bureau of the Census (U.S. Census Bureau) is giving notice of a meeting of the Federal Economic Statistics Advisory Committee (FESAC). The Committee will advise the Directors of the Economics and Statistics Administration's (ESA) two statistical agencies, the Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) and the Census Bureau, and the Commissioner of the U.S. Department of Labor's Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) on statistical methodology and other technical matters related to the collection, tabulation, and analysis of federal economic statistics. Last minute changes to the agenda are possible, which could prevent giving advance public notice of schedule adjustments.
Streamlining Summary Level 070 Tables in the 5-Year American Community Survey
Document Number: 2015-27280
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-10-27
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census
The Census Bureau hereby announces that it will streamline the production and release of American Community Survey (ACS) Summary Level 070 tables (state/county/county subdivision/place remainder (or part)) to the 15 tables necessary for the delineation of metropolitan, micropolitan, and related statistical areas as defined by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). The ACS collects detailed demographic, social, economic, and housing data from about 3.5 million addresses in the United States and 36,000 in Puerto Rico each year. Annual data products are released in the form of 1-Year and 5-Year estimates with 5-Year estimates being produced for over 578,000 geographies by 87 different summary levels. Most summary levels and their corresponding geographies are then produced for approximately 1,000 detailed tables. As a cost-saving measure and to improve the usability of the estimates, the Census Bureau has decided to streamline the production and release of Summary Level 070 tables to the 15 tables necessary for delineation. Based on data user analytics, customer feedback, and responses from an earlier Federal Register Notice (June 5, 2015; 80 FR 32084) soliciting comments on the streamlining of the summary level, we believe that the streamlining of this summary level will not have a significant impact to our data users. Therefore, beginning in December 2015, the Census Bureau will be tabulating and releasing only those 15 tables for Summary Level 070 that are necessary for the delineation of metropolitan, micropolitan, and related statistical areas (particularly for identification of New England City and Town Area principal cities), commuting analysis, and basic demographic and housing analysis.
Census Scientific Advisory Committee
Document Number: 2015-26605
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-10-20
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census
The Bureau of the Census (Census Bureau) is giving notice of a virtual meeting of the Census Scientific Advisory Committee (C-SAC). The Committee will address policy, research, and technical issues relating to the 2020 Census Operational Plan. The C-SAC will meet via teleconference on November 2, 2015. Last-minute changes to the schedule are possible, which could prevent us from giving advance public notice of schedule adjustments. Please visit the Census Advisory Committees Web site for the most current meeting agenda at: http://www.census.gov/ cac/.