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Bureau of the Census, Department of Commerce.


Notice of public meeting.


The Bureau of the Census (U.S. Census Bureau) is giving notice of a meeting of the Census Scientific Advisory Committee (C-SAC). The C-SAC will meet in a plenary session from September 18-19, 2014. 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. Last minute changes to the agenda are possible, which could prevent giving advance public notice of schedule adjustments.


September 18-19, 2014. On September 18, the C-SAC meeting will begin at approximately 8:30 a.m. and adjourn at approximately 5:15 p.m. On September 19, the meeting will begin at approximately 8:30 a.m. and adjourn at approximately 12:30 p.m.


The meeting will be held at the U.S. Census Bureau Auditorium, 4600 Silver Hill Road, Suitland, Maryland 20746.

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Jeri Green, Committee Liaison Officer, Department of Commerce, U.S. Census Bureau, Room 8H182, 4600 Silver Hill Road, Washington, DC 20233, telephone 301-763-6590. For TTY callers, please use the Federal Relay Service 1-800-877-8339. For further information by email, please use the following address:

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Members of the C-SAC are appointed by the Director, U.S. Census Bureau. The Committee provides scientific and technical expertise, as appropriate, to address Census Bureau program needs and objectives. The Committee has been established in accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act (Title 5, United States Code, Appendix 2, Section 10).

The meeting is open to the public, and a brief period is set aside for public comments and questions on September 19, 2014. Persons with extensive questions or statements must submit them in writing at least three days before the meeting to the Committee Liaison Officer named above. If you plan to attend the meeting, please register by Thursday, September 11, 2014. You may access the online registration form with the following link:​csac_​meeting_​sep2014. Seating is available to the public on a first-come, first-served basis.

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

Due to increased security and for access to the meeting, please call 301-763-9906 upon arrival at the Census Bureau on the day of the meeting. A photo ID must be presented in order to receive your visitor's badge. Visitors are not allowed beyond the first floor.

Topics to be discussed include the following items:

  • 2020 Census and 2014 Census Test Update.
  • Reorganized Census with Integrated Technology (ROCkIT).
  • 2015 Census Address Validation Test (AVT).
  • 2015 Administrative Records Modeling.
  • 2015 Optimizing Self-Response Test (Non-ID Processing).
  • Census Enterprise Data Collection and Processing Systems (CEDCap).
  • Income, Poverty and Health Insurance Statistics.
  • BIG Data.
  • Research and Methodology Recommendations Update.
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Dated: August 14, 2014.

John H. Thompson,

Director, Bureau of the Census.

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[FR Doc. 2014-19674 Filed 8-19-14; 8:45 am]