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Census Advisory Committees

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AGENCY:

Bureau of the Census, Department of Commerce.

ACTION:

Notice of public meeting.

SUMMARY:

Pursuant to the Federal Advisory Committee Act, Title 5, United States Code, appendix 2, section 10(a)(b), the Bureau of the Census (Census Bureau) is giving notice of a joint meeting, followed by separate and concurrently held meetings of the Census Advisory Committees (CACs) on the African American Population, the American Indian and Alaska Native Populations, the Asian Population, the Hispanic Population, and the Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander Populations. The Committees will address issues related to the 2010 reengineered decennial census, including the American Community Survey and other related decennial programs. The five Census Advisory Committees on Race and Ethnicity will meet in plenary and concurrent sessions on October 1-3. Last minute changes to the schedule are possible, which could prevent us from giving advance notification.

DATES:

October 1-3, 2003. On October 1, the meeting will begin at approximately 12:30 p.m. and end at approximately 5:30 p.m. On October 2, the meeting will begin at approximately 8:30 a.m. and end at approximately 5 p.m. On October 3, the meeting will begin at approximately 8:30 a.m. and end at approximately 12:15 p.m.

ADDRESSES:

The meeting will be held at the Holiday Inn Hotel and Suites, 625 First Street, Alexandria, Virginia 22314.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Jeri Green, Committee Liaison Officer, Department of Commerce, U.S. Census Bureau, Room 3627, Federal Office Building 3, Washington, DC 20233, telephone (301) 763-2070, TTY (301) 457-2540.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

The CACs on the African American Population, the American Indian and Alaska Native Populations, the Asian Population, the Hispanic Population, and the Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander Populations are comprised of nine members each. The Committees provide an organized and continuing channel of communication between the representative race and ethnic populations and the U.S. Census Bureau. The Committee provides an outside-user perspective about how research and design plans for the 2010 reengineered decennial census, the American Community Survey, and other related programs realize goals and satisfy needs associated with these communities. They also assist the Census Bureau on ways that census data can best be disseminated to diverse race and ethnic populations and other users.

All meetings are open to the public. A brief period will be set aside at the meeting for public comment. However, individuals with extensive questions or statements must submit them in writing to the Committee Liaison Officer, named above, at least three days before the meeting. Seating is available to the public on a first-come, first-served basis.

These meetings are physically accessible to people with disabilities. Requests for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aids should be directed to the Committee Liaison Officer as soon as known and preferably two weeks prior to the meeting.

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Dated: August 22, 2003.

Preston Jay Waite,

Acting Director, Bureau of the Census.

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[FR Doc. 03-22027 Filed 8-27-03; 8:45 am]

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