Bureau of the Census 2020 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

2022 Economic Census
Document Number: 2020-27403
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-12-14
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census
The Bureau of the Census (U.S. Census Bureau) publishes this notice to announce that it is planning to conduct the 2022 Economic Census. The Census Bureau also is requesting public comment on the 2022 Economic Census content. This collection will be fully electronic using a secure encrypted internet data collection system called Centurion. The Economic Census is conducted at 5-year intervals (years ending in 2 and 7) and is the most comprehensive compilation of statistics about U.S. businesses and the economy.
2022 Census of Governments
Document Number: 2020-27402
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-12-14
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 2022 Census of Governments. This collection will be primarily electronic using a secure encrypted internet data collection system called Centurion. 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 U.S. state and local governments.
2020 Census Tribal Consultation; Virtual Public Meeting
Document Number: 2020-25634
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-11-20
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census
The Bureau of the Census (Census Bureau) will conduct its final calendar year 2020 tribal consultation meeting on December 16 via a webinar. The tribal consultation meetings reflect the Census Bureau's commitment to strengthen government-to-government relationships with federally recognized tribes. The Census Bureau will provide updates and seek input on the 2020 Census Disclosure Avoidance System (DAS). The Census Bureau conducted one national tribal consultation webinar in September 2019 and two formal tribal consultation meetings in October 2019 specific to the 2020 Census Disclosure Avoidance System. The Census Bureau is planning one national webinar on December 16, 2020 with federally recognized tribes, which will provide a forum for tribes to receive an update and to provide input on the 2020 Census Disclosure Avoidance System regarding work done specifically for the American Indian and Alaska Native tribal areas. The Census Bureau will provide information directly to tribes prior to the national webinar to give tribes time to review and provide input.
Foreign Trade Regulations (FTR): Request for Public Comments on the Overall Impact of the Removal of Electronic Export Information (EEI) Filing Requirements for Shipments Between the United States and Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands
Document Number: 2020-19986
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-09-17
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census
The Bureau of the Census (Census Bureau) is seeking public comments on its consideration to remove the Electronic Export Information (EEI) filing requirement for shipments between the United States and Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. For many years, the Census Bureau has received requests, from both the government of Puerto Rico and members of the international trade community, to eliminate the requirement to file EEI for shipments between the United States and Puerto Rico in the Automated Export System. One of the reasons for requesting removal of the filing requirement is that it seems to treat Puerto Rico like a foreign country, when in fact Puerto Rico is a U.S. territory and part of the U.S. customs area. Arguments have also been made that the requirement imposes a burden on what should be treated as interstate commerce, discourages manufacturers in the 50 states to ship to Puerto Rico, and impedes economic development on the island. However, removal of the filing requirement could impact the quality and availability of key federal statistics. The Census Bureau is requesting information to assess potential impacts of a regulatory change in the filing requirements and to identify stakeholder priorities for data quality and availability.
Census Scientific Advisory Committee
Document Number: 2020-11881
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-06-02
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census
The Secretary of the U.S. Department of Commerce renewed and filed the charter for the Census Scientific Advisory Committee (CSAC). The purpose of the CSAC is to provide advice to the Director of the Bureau of the Census (Census Bureau) on the full range of Census Bureau programs and activities including communications, decennial, demographic, economic, field operations, geographic, information technology, and statistics. The Secretary has determined that the work of the CSAC is in the public interest and relevant to the duties of the Census Bureau. Additional information concerning the CSAC can be found by visiting the CSAC's website at: https://www.census.gov/about/cac/ sac.html.
National Advisory Committee on Racial, Ethnic and Other Populations
Document Number: 2020-09180
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-04-30
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census
The Secretary of the Department of Commerce renewed and filed the charter for the National Advisory Committee on Racial, Ethnic and Other Populations (NAC). The purpose of the NAC is to provide advice to the Director of the Bureau of the Census (Census Bureau) on the full range of economic, housing, demographic, socioeconomic, linguistic, technological, methodological, geographic, behaviorial and operational variables affecting the cost, accuracy and implementation of Census Bureau programs and surveys, including the decennial census. The Secretary has determined that the work of the NAC is in the public interest and relevant to the duties of the Census Bureau. Additional information concerning the NAC can be found by visiting the NAC's website at: https://www.census.gov/about/cac/nac.html.
Request for Nominations of Members To Serve on the National Advisory Committee on Racial, Ethnic, and Other Populations
Document Number: 2020-04556
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-03-05
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census
The Director of the Bureau of the Census (Director) (Census Bureau) is seeking nominations for the National Advisory Committee on Racial, Ethnic and Other Populations (NAC). The purpose of the NAC is to provide advice to the Director of the Census Bureau on the full range of economic, housing, demographic, socioeconomic, linguistic, technological, methodological, geographic, behaviorial and operational variables affecting the cost, accuracy and implementation of Census Bureau programs and surveys, including the decennial census. The Director has determined that the work of the NAC is in the public interest and relevant to the duties of the Census Bureau. Therefore, the Director is seeking nominations to fill vacancies on the NAC. Additional information concerning the NAC can be found by visiting the NAC's website at: https://www.census.gov/about/cac/nac.html.
Request for Nominations of Members To Serve on the Census Scientific Advisory Committee
Document Number: 2020-04552
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-03-05
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census
The Director of the Bureau of the Census (Director) (Census Bureau) is seeking nominations for the Census Scientific Advisory Committee (CSAC). The purpose of the CSAC is to provide advice to the Director of the Census Bureau on the full range of Census Bureau programs and activities including communications, decennial, demographic, economic, field operations, geographic, information technology, and statistics. The Director has determined that the work of the CSAC is in the public interest and relevant to the duties of the Census Bureau. Therefore, the Director is seeking nominations to fill vacancies on the CSAC. Additional information concerning the CSAC can be found by visiting the CSAC's website at: https://www.census.gov/ about/cac/sac.html.
Census Scientific Advisory Committee
Document Number: 2020-04551
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-03-05
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census
The U.S. 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. CSAC information, including the agenda topics, can be found at the following website: https://www.census.gov/about/cac/sac.html.
Management and Organizational Practices Survey-Hospitals (MOPS-HP)
Document Number: 2020-02758
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-02-12
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 a Management and Organizational Practices SurveyHospitals (MOPS-HP) as a joint project with Harvard Business School. 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 MOPS-HP will collect data on management practices from Chief Nursing Officers (CNOs) at general, medical, and surgical hospitals to assist in identifying determinants of clinical and financial performance. These data are not publicly available from nongovernment or other governmental sources.
Temporary Suspension of the Population Estimates Challenge Program
Document Number: 2019-28416
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-01-09
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census
This document provides notice to state and local governments and to Federal agencies that, beginning on January 8, 2020, the Bureau of the Census (Census Bureau) will temporarily suspend the Population Estimates Challenge Program during the decennial census year (2020) and 2021 to accommodate the taking of the 2020 Census. The suspension of this program is a necessary action in order to ensure that sufficient resources are allocated to conduct the decennial census, allowing the Census Bureau's Population Division staff to effectively evaluate the 2020 Census results. The Census Bureau will publish a document in the Federal Register announcing the resumption of the Population Estimates Challenge Program when the stay is lifted.