Bureau of the Census – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Soliciting Feedback From Users on 2020 Census Data Products; Reopening of Comment Period
Document Number: 2018-21837
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-10-09
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census
The Bureau of the Census (Census Bureau) is reopening the comment period provided in the notice entitled ``Soliciting Feedback from Users on 2020 Census Data Products,'' which was published in the Federal Register on July 19, 2018, in order to allow interested parties additional time to submit comments. The public comment period on that notice closed on September 17, 2018.
National Advisory Committee
Document Number: 2018-20232
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-09-18
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census
The Bureau of the Census (Census Bureau) gives 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 Program.
Census Scientific Advisory Committee Public Meeting
Document Number: 2018-16321
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-07-31
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 (CSAC). 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 CSAC will meet in a plenary session on September 13-14, 2018. 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 for the most current meeting agenda at: http:// www.census.gov/cac/. The meeting will be available via webcast at: https://www.census.gov/newsroom/census-live.html. Topics of discussion will include:
Request for Nominations of Members To Serve on the Census Scientific Advisory Committee
Document Number: 2018-16021
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-07-27
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census
The Bureau of the Census (Census Bureau) requests nominations of individuals 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; Extension of Nominations Submission Period
Document Number: 2018-16020
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-07-27
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 Request for Nominations of Members to Serve on the National Advisory Committee on Racial, Ethnic, and Other Populations, which was published in the Federal Register on June 4, 2018. The extension is in response to public demand for more time to submit nominations for the Committee. The nominations submission period, which would have ended on August 3, 2018, is now extended until September 4, 2018.
Soliciting Feedback From Users on 2020 Census Data Products
Document Number: 2018-15458
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-07-19
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census
Since 1790, a census of the U.S. population has been conducted every 10 years, as required by the U.S. Constitution. Following the completion of the 2020 Census, the Bureau of the Census (Census Bureau) will disseminate several data products, such as including summary and detailed data tables, national and state demographic profiles, and topical briefs. The Census Bureau anticipates publishing the plans for 2020 Census data products in a future notice and seeks information on how products for prior decennial censuses were used to help determine which products to disseminate for the 2020 Census. An upcoming live question-and-answer webinar will provide an opportunity to ask any procedural questions about how to respond to this Notice.
Annual Business Survey
Document Number: 2018-12356
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-06-08
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census
Notice is hereby given that the Bureau of the Census (Census Bureau) has determined that it is conducting the Annual Business Survey (ABS) of domestic nonfarm employer businesses in 2018. We have determined that data to be collected in this survey are needed to aid the efficient performance of essential governmental functions and have significant application to the needs of the public and industry. The ABS will provide the only comprehensive federal data on owner demographics and business characteristics, including financing research and development (for microbusinesses), and innovation. The data derived from this survey are not publicly available from nongovernmental or other governmental sources.
Request for Nominations of Members To Serve on the National Advisory Committee on Racial, Ethnic, and Other Populations
Document Number: 2018-11884
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-06-04
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 (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.
Current Mandatory Business Surveys
Document Number: 2018-10759
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-05-21
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 2018: Annual Retail Trade Survey, Annual Wholesale Trade Survey, Service Annual Survey, Report of Organization, Manufacturers' Unfilled Orders Survey, Annual Capital Expenditures Survey, Business Research and Development (R&D) Survey, and the Business and 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.
Census Scientific Advisory Committee Charter Renewal
Document Number: 2018-09282
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-05-02
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census
The Bureau of the Census (U.S. Census Bureau) hereby gives notice that the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Commerce has determined that the charter renewal of the Census Scientific Advisory Committee (CSAC) is necessary and in the public interest. The renewed charter can be found on the Census Advisory Committee website at the following URL link: https://www2.census.gov/cac/sac/sac-charter.pdf.
National Advisory Committee
Document Number: 2018-09281
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-05-02
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census
The Bureau of the Census (U.S. Census Bureau) hereby gives notice that the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Commerce has determined that the charter renewal of the National Advisory Committee on Racial, Ethnic, and Other Populations (NAC) is necessary and in the public interest. The renewed charter can be found on the Census Advisory Committee website at the following URL link: https:// www2.census.gov/cac/nac/nac-charter.pdf.
Final Content Design for the Prototype 2020 Census Redistricting Data File
Document Number: 2018-09189
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-05-01
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census
The Bureau of the Census (U.S. Census Bureau) hereby provides notification of the final design for the Prototype 2020 Census Redistricting Data File to be produced from the 2018 End-to-End Census Test. In addition, this notice contains a summary of the comments received in response to the November 8, 2017 Federal Register notice as well as the Census Bureau's responses to those comments. We are issuing this notice to inform the public of the expected data tables being produced from the 2018 End-to-End Census Test as part of Phase 3 (Data Delivery phase) of the 2020 Census Redistricting Data Program.
Foreign Trade Regulations (FTR): Clarification on the Collection and Confidentiality of Kimberley Process Certificates
Document Number: 2018-08518
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-04-24
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census
The Bureau of the Census (Census Bureau) issues this final rule amending its regulations to clarify that the data collected from the Kimberley Process Certificates (KPCs) are collected in compliance with the Clean Diamond Trade Act. In addition, this rule clarifies the submission requirements and permissible uses of the KPCs.
Federal Economic Statistics Advisory Committee Meeting
Document Number: 2018-07796
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-04-16
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 advises the Under Secretary for Economic Affairs, the Directors of 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. If you plan to attend the meeting, please register by Friday, June 1, 2018. You may access the online registration form with the following link: https://www.regonline.com/ fesac_june2018_meeting. Seating is available to the public on a first- come, first-served basis. An agenda will be accessible before the meeting at the following link: https://www.census.gov/fesac.
National Advisory Committee
Document Number: 2018-06719
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-04-03
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census
The Bureau of the Census (Census Bureau) gives 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 Program. The NAC is scheduled to meet in a plenary session on June 14-15, 2018. Planned topics of discussion include the following items:
Census Tracts for the 2020 Census-Proposed Criteria
Document Number: 2018-02625
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-02-15
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census
The Census Bureau is publishing this notice in the Federal Register to request comments from the public and other government agencies on census tracts. The Census Bureau will respond to the comments received as part of the publication of final criteria in the Federal Register. After the final criteria are published in the Federal Register,the Census Bureau will offer designated governments or organizations an opportunity to review and, if necessary, suggest updates to the boundaries and attributes of the census tracts in their geographic area under the Participant Statistical Areas Program (PSAP). In addition to reviewing and updating census tracts, the program also reviews and updates census block groups, census designated places, census county divisions, and statistical tribal geographic areas. The Census Bureau will issue notices in the Federal Register for each of these geographies.
Block Groups for the 2020 Census-Proposed Criteria
Document Number: 2018-02624
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-02-15
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census
The Census Bureau is publishing this notice in the Federal Register to request comments from the public and other government agencies on block groups. The Census Bureau will respond to the comments received as part of the publication of final criteria in the Federal Register. After the final criteria are published in the Federal Register, the Census Bureau will offer designated governments or organizations an opportunity to review and, if necessary, suggest updates to the boundaries and attributes of the block groups in their geographic area under the Participant Statistical Areas Program (PSAP). In addition to block groups, the program also encompasses the review and update of census tracts, census designated places, and census county divisions.
Census Designated Places (CDPs) for the 2020 Census-Proposed Criteria
Document Number: 2018-02623
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-02-15
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census
The Census Bureau is publishing this notice in the Federal Register to request comments from the public and other government agencies on the criteria and guidelines for identifying Census designated places (CDPs). The Census Bureau will respond to the comments in the Federal Register notice announcing the final criteria. After the final criteria are published in the Federal Register, the Census Bureau will offer designated governments or organizations an opportunity to review and, if necessary, suggest updates to the boundaries and attributes of the CDPs in their geographic area under the Participant Statistical Areas Program (PSAP). In separate Federal Register notices, the PSAP program is seeking comment on the review and update of census tracts, block groups, and census county divisions.
Census County Divisions (CCDs) and Equivalent Entities for the 2020 Census-Proposed Criteria
Document Number: 2018-02622
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-02-15
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census
The Census Bureau is publishing this notice in the Federal Register to request comments from the public and other government agencies on the general guidelines and criteria for identifying Census county divisions (CCDs). The Census Bureau will respond to comments received in the Federal Register notice announcing the final CCD criteria. After the final criteria are published in the Federal Register, the Census Bureau will offer designated governments or organizations an opportunity to review and, if necessary, suggest updates to the boundaries and attributes of CCDs in their geographic area under the Participant Statistical Areas Program (PSAP). In separate Federal Register notices, the PSAP program is seeking comment on the review and update of census tracts, block groups, and census designated places (CDPs).
National Sunshine Week Public Event
Document Number: 2018-02879
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-02-13
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census
The Bureau of the Census (Census Bureau) is announcing the following event, ``As a Matter of Open Government,'' in recognition of National Sunshine Week. The Census Bureau will hold public speaker sessions to educate and engage in open dialogue about our transparency efforts.
Final 2020 Census Residence Criteria and Residence Situations
Document Number: 2018-02370
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-02-08
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census
The Bureau of the Census (U.S. Census Bureau) is providing notification of the Final 2020 Census Residence Criteria and Residence Situations. In addition, this document contains a summary of comments received in response to the June 30, 2016, 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.
Census Scientific Advisory Committee
Document Number: 2018-02424
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-02-07
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 March 29-30, 2018. 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 for the most current meeting agenda at: http://www.census.gov/ cac/. The meeting will be available via webcast at: https:// www.census.gov/newsroom/census-live.html. Topics of discussion will include the following items:
Federal Economic Statistics Advisory Committee Meeting
Document Number: 2017-24706
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-11-15
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census
The U.S. Census Bureau is giving notice of a meeting of the Federal Economic Statistics Advisory Committee (FESAC). The Committee advises the Under Secretary for Economic Affairs, the Directors of 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. If you plan to attend the meeting, please register by Thursday, December 7, 2017. You may access the online registration form with the following link: https://www.regonline.com/fesac_december2017_meeting. Seating is available to the public on a first-come, first-served basis. An agenda will be accessible before the meeting at the following link: https:// www.census.gov/fesac.
Proposed Content for the Prototype 2020 Census Redistricting Data File
Document Number: 2017-24242
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-11-08
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census
The 2020 Census Redistricting Data Program provides states the opportunity to specify the small geographic areas for which they wish to receive 2020 decennial population totals for the purpose of reapportionment and redistricting. This notice pertains to Phase 3, the Data Delivery phase of the program, as the U.S. Census Bureau is providing notification and requesting comment on the content of the prototype 2020 Census Redistricting Data File that will be produced from the 2018 End-to-End Census Test. The Census Bureau anticipates publishing the content for the prototype 2020 Census Redistricting Data File from the 2018 End-to-End Census Test in the second quarter of fiscal year 2018 in a final notice. In that final notice, the Census Bureau also will respond to the comments received on this notice.
Annual Business Survey
Document Number: 2017-23041
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-10-24
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census
Notice is hereby given that the Bureau of the Census (Census Bureau) is considering a proposal to conduct an Annual Business Survey (ABS). Based on information and recommendations received by the Census Bureau, we understand that the data have significant application to the needs of other government agencies and the public. The ABS will provide the only comprehensive data on business owner demographics and business characteristics, including financing, research and development (for microbusinesses), and innovation. These data are not publicly available from nongovernment or other governmental sources.
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.