February 1, 2007

Request for Nominations of Members To Serve on the Census Advisory Committee on the American Indian and Alaska Native Population

SUMMARY: The Bureau of the Census (Census Bureau) is requesting nominations of individuals to the Census Advisory Committee on the American Indian and Alaska Native Populations. The Census Bureau will consider nominations received in response to this notice, as well as from other sources. The SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section of this notice provides Committee and membership criteria.
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[Federal Register: February 1, 2007 (Volume 72, Number 21)]
[Notices]               
[Page 4686-4687]
From the Federal Register Online via GPO Access [wais.access.gpo.gov]
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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

Bureau of Census

 
Request for Nominations of Members To Serve on the Census 
Advisory Committee on the American Indian and Alaska Native Population

AGENCY: Bureau of the Census, Commerce.

ACTION: Notice of request for nominations.

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SUMMARY: The Bureau of the Census (Census Bureau) is requesting 
nominations of individuals to the Census Advisory Committee on the 
American Indian and Alaska Native Populations. The Census Bureau will 
consider nominations received in response to this notice, as well as 
from other sources. The SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section of this 
notice provides Committee and membership criteria.

DATES: Please submit nominations by February 22, 2007.

ADDRESSES: Please submit nominations to Edwina Jaramillo, Race and 
Ethnic Advisory Committee Program Coordinator, Census Advisory 
Committee Office, U.S. Census Bureau, Room 8H156, 4600 Silver Hill 
Road, Washington, DC 20233. Nominations also may be submitted via fax 
at (301) 457-8608, or e-mail to: edwina.martha.jaramillo@census.gov.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Edwina Jaramillo, Race and Ethnic 
Advisory Committee Program Coordinator, Census Advisory Committee 
Office, U.S. Census Bureau, Room 8H156, 4600 Silver Hill Road, 
Washington, DC 20233, telephone (301) 763-4047.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Committee was established in accordance 
with the Federal Advisory Committee Act (Title 5, United States Code, 
Appendix 2) in 1995. The following provides information about the 
Committee, membership, and the nomination process.

Objectives and Duties

    1. The Committee provides an organized and continuing channel of 
communication between American Indian and Alaska Native communities and 
the Census Bureau. Committee members identify useful strategies to 
encourage census participation within the American Indian and Alaska 
Native population, and on ways data can be disseminated for maximum 
usefulness to the American Indian and Alaska Native population.

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    2. The Committee draws upon prior decennial planning efforts, 
research studies, test censuses, and other experiences to provide 
advice and recommendations for the 2010 Decennial Census Program.
    3. The Committee functions solely as an advisory body under the 
Federal Advisory Committee Act.
    4. The Committee reports to the Director of the Census Bureau.

Membership

    1. Members are appointed by and serve at the discretion of the 
Secretary of Commerce.
    2. Members are appointed to the nine-member Committee for a period 
of three years. Members will be reevaluated at the conclusion of the 
three-year term with the prospect of renewal, pending Advisory 
Committee needs and the Secretary's concurrence. Committee members are 
selected in accordance with applicable Department of Commerce 
guidelines. The Committee aims to have a balanced representation, 
considering such factors as geography, gender, and technical expertise, 
community involvement and knowledge of census procedures and 
activities. The Committee aims to include members from diverse 
backgrounds, including state and local governments, academia, media, 
research, community-based organizations, and the private sector. No 
employee of the federal government can serve as a member of the 
Committee. Meeting attendance and active participation in the 
activities of the Advisory Committee are essential for sustained 
Committee membership as well as submission of required annual financial 
disclosure statements.

Miscellaneous

    1. Members of the Committee serve without compensation, but receive 
reimbursement for committee-related travel and lodging expenses.
    2. The Committee meets at least once a year, budget permitting, but 
additional meetings may be held as deemed necessary by the Census 
Director or Designated Federal Official. All Committee meetings are 
open to the public in accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee 
Act.

Nomination Information

    1. Nominations are requested as described above.
    2. Nominees should have expertise and knowledge of the cultural 
patterns and issues and/or data needs of the American Indian and Alaska 
Native community. Such knowledge and expertise are needed to provide 
advice and recommendations to the Census Bureau on how best to 
enumerate the American Indian and Alaska Native population and obtain 
complete and accurate data on this population. Individuals, groups, or 
organizations may submit nominations on behalf of a potential 
candidate. A summary of the candidate's qualifications 
(r[eacute]sum[eacute] or curriculum vitae) must be included along with 
the nomination letter. Nominees must have the ability to participate in 
Advisory Committee meetings and tasks. Besides Committee meetings, 
active participation may include Committee assignments and 
participation in conference calls and working groups.
    3. The Department of Commerce is committed to equal opportunity in 
the workplace and seeks diverse Committee membership.

    Dated: January 29, 2007.
Charles Louis Kincannon,
Director, Bureau of the Census.
 [FR Doc. E7-1628 Filed 1-31-07; 8:45 am]

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