Bureau of the Census, Department of Commerce.
Notice of public meeting.
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 census policies, research and methodology, tests, operations, communications/messaging, and other activities to ascertain needs and best practices to improve censuses, surveys, operations, and programs. The NAC will meet in a plenary session on October 9-10, 2014. Last-minute changes to the schedule are possible, which could prevent giving advance public notice of schedule adjustments.
October 9-10, 2014. On October 9, the meeting will begin at approximately 8:30 a.m. and end at approximately 5:00 p.m. On October 10, the meeting will begin at approximately 8:30 a.m. and end at approximately 1:00 p.m.
The meeting will be held at the U.S. Census Bureau, 4600 Silver Hill Road, Suitland, Maryland 20746.
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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
Jeri Green, Jeri.Green@census.gov, 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.
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The NAC comprises up to thirty-two members. The Committee provides an organized and continuing channel of communication between race, ethnic, and other populations and the Census Bureau. The Committee advises the Director of the Census Bureau on the full range of economic, housing, demographic, socioeconomic, linguistic, technological, methodological, geographic, behavioral, and operational variables affecting the cost, accuracy, and implementation of Census Bureau programs and surveys, including the decennial census.
The Committee is established in accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act (Title 5, United States Code, Appendix 2, Section 10(a)(b)).
All meetings are open to the public. A brief period will be set aside at the meeting for public comment on October 10. However, individuals with extensive questions or statements must submit them in writing to: firstname.lastname@example.org (subject line “October 2014 NAC Meeting Public Comment”), or by letter submission to Committee Liaison Officer, October 2014 NAC Meeting, Department of Commerce, U.S. Census Bureau, Room 8H182, 4600 Silver Hill Road, Washington, DC 20233. Such submissions will be included in the record for the meeting if received by Wednesday, October 8, 2014.
If you plan to attend the meeting, please register by Monday, October 6, 2014. You may access the online registration from the following link: https://www.regonline.com/nac_oct2014_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 possible, 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.
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Dated: September 16, 2014.
John H. Thompson,
Director, Bureau of the Census.
[FR Doc. 2014-22561 Filed 9-19-14; 8:45 am]
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