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National Advisory Committee on Racial, Ethnic and Other Populations

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Bureau of the Census, Department of Commerce.


Notice of public virtual meeting.


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:​about/​cac/​nac.html.


Wednesday, April 5, 2017. The virtual meeting will begin at approximately 1:00 p.m. ET and end at approximately 4:00 p.m. ET.


The meeting will be held via WebEx at the following URL link:​census/​j.php?​MTID=​m9ac9810e9f4eb0eb26bcb85ba8345731. For audio please call the following phone number: 800-857-5160. When prompted, please use the following Participant Code: 2017451.

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Tara Dunlop Jackson, Advisory Committee Branch Chief, Customer Liaison and Marketing Services Office,, Department of Commerce, U.S. Census Bureau, Room 8H177, 4600 Silver Hill Road, Washington, DC 20233, telephone 301-763-5222. For TTY callers, please use the Federal Relay Service 1-800-877-8339.

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The NAC was established in March 2012 and operates in accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act (Title 5, United States Code, Appendix 2, Section 10). NAC members are appointed by the Director, U.S. Census Bureau, and consider topics such as hard to reach populations, race and ethnicity, language, aging populations, American Indian and Alaska Native tribal considerations, new immigrant populations, populations affected by natural disasters, highly mobile and migrant populations, complex households, rural populations, and population segments with limited access to technology. The Committee also advises on data privacy and confidentiality, among other issues.

All meetings are open to the public. A brief period will be set aside at the meeting for public comment on April 5. Individuals with extensive questions or statements must submit them in writing to: (subject line “April 5 NAC Virtual Meeting Public Comment”), or by letter submission to the Committee Liaison Officer, Department of Commerce, U.S. Census Bureau, Room 8H179, 4600 Silver Hill Road, Washington, DC 20233.

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Dated: March 16, 2017.

John H. Thompson,

Director, Bureau of the Census.

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[FR Doc. 2017-05649 Filed 3-21-17; 8:45 am]