Advisory Committee on Data for Evidence Building

Cited as:86 FR 2381
Court:The Under Secretary For Economic Affairs Office
Publication Date:12 Jan 2021
Record Number:2021-00380
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intention to request a revision for a
currently approved information
collection in support of compliance
with Civil Rights laws.
DATES
: Comments on this notice must be
received by March 15, 2021 to be
assured of consideration.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT
:
Sharese C. Paylor, Ed.D, Director, Rural
Development, Civil Rights Staff, U.S.
Department of Agriculture, STOP 0703,
1400 Independence Ave. SW,
Washington, DC 20250–0703,
Telephone (202) 692–0097 (voice) or
800.877.8339 (Federal Relay).
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION
:
Title: 7 CFR 1901–E, Civil Rights
Compliance Requirements.
OMB Number: 0575–0018.
Expiration Date of Approval: May 30,
2021.
Type of Request: Revision of a
Currently Approved Information
Collection.
Abstract: The information collection
under OMB Number 0575–0018 enables
the RHS, RBS, and RUS, to effectively
monitor a recipient’s compliance with
the civil rights laws, and to determine
whether or not service and benefits are
being provided to beneficiaries on an
equal opportunity basis. The RBS, RHS,
and RUS are required to provide Federal
financial assistance through its housing
and community and business programs
on an equal opportunity basis. The laws
implemented in 7 CFR part 1901,
subpart E, require the recipients of RBS,
RHS, and RUS Federal financial
assistance to collect various types of
information, including information on
participants in certain of these agencies’
programs, by race, color, and national
origin.
The information collected and
maintained by the recipients of certain
programs from RBS, RHS, and RUS is
used internally by these agencies for
monitoring compliance with the civil
rights laws and regulations. This
information is made available to USDA
officials, officials of other Federal
agencies, and to Congress for reporting
purposes. Without the required
information, RBS, RHS, RUS and its
recipients will lack the necessary
documentation to demonstrate that their
programs are being administered in a
nondiscriminatory manner, and in full
compliance with the civil rights laws.
In addition, the RBS, RHS, RUS and
their recipients would be vulnerable in
lawsuits alleging discrimination in the
affected programs of these agencies, and
would be without appropriate data and
documentation to defend themselves by
demonstrating that services and benefits
are being provided to beneficiaries on
an equal opportunity basis.
Estimate of Burden: Public reporting
burden for this collection of information
is estimated to average 7.5 hours per
response.
Respondents: Recipients of RBS, RHS,
and RUS Federal financial assistance,
loan, and loan guarantee programs.
Estimated Number of Respondents:
27,000.
Estimated Number of Responses per
Respondent: 2.72.
Estimated Number of Responses:
73,559.
Estimated Total Annual Burden on
Respondents: 550,276.
Copies of this information collection
can be obtained from Kimble Brown,
Regulations and Paperwork
Management Branch, at (202) 720–6780.
Comments
Comments are invited on: (a) Whether
the proposed collection of information
is necessary for the proper performance
of the functions of the Rural
Development, including whether the
information will have practical utility;
(b) the accuracy of the Agencies’
estimate of the burden of the proposed
collection of information including the
validity of the methodology and
assumptions used; (c) ways to enhance
the quality, utility and clarity of the
information to be collected; and (d)
ways to minimize the burden of the
collection of information on those who
are to respond, including through the
use of appropriate automated,
electronic, mechanical, or other
technological collection techniques or
other forms of information technology.
Comments may be sent to Jeanne Jacobs,
Regulations and Paperwork
Management Branch, Support Services
Division, Rural Development U.S.
Department of Agriculture, STOP 0742,
Washington, DC 20250–0742. All
responses to this notice will be
summarized and included in the request
for OMB approval. All comments will
also become a matter of public record.
Elizabeth Green,
Acting Administrator, Rural Housing Service.
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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE
Office of the Under Secretary for
Economic Affairs
Advisory Committee on Data for
Evidence Building
AGENCY
: Office of the Under Secretary
for Economic Affairs, Department of
Commerce.
ACTION
: Notice of public meetings.
SUMMARY
: The Office of the Under
Secretary for Economic Affairs is
providing notice of three upcoming
meetings of the Advisory Committee on
Data for Evidence Building (ACDEB or
Committee). These will constitute the
second, third, and fourth meeting of the
Committee in support of its charge to
review, analyze, and make
recommendations on how to promote
the use of Federal data for evidence
building purposes. At the conclusion of
the Committee’s first and second year, it
will submit to the Director of the Office
of Management and Budget, Executive
Office of the President, an annual report
on the activities and findings of the
Committee. This report will also be
made available to the public.
DATES
: February 19, 2021; March 19,
2021; April 23, 2021. The meetings will
begin at approximately 9:00 a.m. and
adjourn at approximately 12:00 p.m.
(ET).
ADDRESSES
: Those interested in
attending the Committee’s public
meetings are requested to RSVP to
Evidence@bea.gov one week prior to
each meeting. Agendas, background
material, and meeting links will be
accessible 24 hours prior to each
meeting at www.bea.gov/evidence.
Members of the public who wish to
submit written input for the
Committee’s consideration are
welcomed to do so via email to
Evidence@bea.gov. Additional
opportunities for public input will be
forthcoming.
The safety and well-being of the
public, committee members, and our
staff are our top priority. In light of
current travel restrictions and social-
distancing guidelines resulting from the
COVID–19 outbreak, each meeting will
be held virtually.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT
:
Gianna Marrone, Program Analyst, U.S.
Department of Commerce, 4600 Silver
Hill Road (BE–64), Suitland, MD 20746;
phone (301) 278–9282; email Evidence@
bea.gov.
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION
: The
Foundations for Evidence-Based
Policymaking Act (Pub. L. 115–435,
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Evidence Act 101(a)(2) (5 U.S.C. 315
(a)), establishes the Committee and its
charge. It specifies that the Chief
Statistician of the United States shall
serve as the Chair and other members
shall be appointed by the Director of the
Office of Management and Budget
(OMB). The Act prescribes a
membership balance plan that includes:
One agency Chief Information Officer;
one agency Chief Privacy Officer; one
agency Chief Performance Officer; three
members who are agency Chief Data
Officers; three members who are agency
Evaluation Officers; and three members
who are agency Statistical Officials who
are members of the Interagency Council
for Statistical Policy established under
section 3504(e)(8) of title 44.
Additionally, at least 10 members are
to be representative of state and local
governments and nongovernmental
stakeholders with expertise in
government data policy, privacy,
technology, transparency policy,
evaluation and research methodologies,
and other relevant subjects. Committee
members serve for a term of two years.
Following a public solicitation and
review of nominations, the Director of
OMB appointed members per this
balance plan and information on the
membership can be found at
www.bea.gov/evidence. Any member
appointed to fill a vacancy occurring
before the expiration of the term for
which the member’s predecessor was
appointed shall be appointed only for
the remainder of that term.
The ACDEB is interested in the
public’s input on the issues it will
consider, and requests that interested
parties submit statements to the ACDEB
via email to Evidence@bea.gov. Please
use the subject line ‘‘ACDEB Meeting
Public Comment.’’ All statements will
be provided to the members for their
consideration and will become part of
the Committee’s records. Additional
opportunities for public input will be
forthcoming as the Committee’s work
progresses.
ACDEB Committee meetings are open,
and the public is invited to attend and
observe. Those planning to attend are
asked to RSVP to Evidence@bea.gov.
The call-in number, access code, and
meeting link will be posted 24 hours
prior to each meeting on www.bea.gov/
evidence. The meetings are accessible to
people with disabilities. Requests for
foreign language interpretation or other
auxiliary aids should be directed to
Gianna Marrone at Evidence@bea.gov
two weeks prior to each meeting.
Dated: January 6, 2021.
Gianna Marrone,
Alternate Designated Federal Official, U.S.
Department of Commerce.
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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE
Foreign-Trade Zones Board
[S–03–2021]
Foreign-Trade Zone 266—Madison,
Wisconsin; Application for Subzone;
Coating Place, Inc.; Verona, Wisconsin
An application has been submitted to
the Foreign-Trade Zones (FTZ) Board by
Dane County, Wisconsin, grantee of FTZ
266, requesting subzone status for the
facility of Coating Place, Inc. (Coating
Place), located in Verona, Wisconsin.
The application was submitted pursuant
to the provisions of the Foreign-Trade
Zones Act, as amended (19 U.S.C. 81a–
81u), and the regulations of the FTZ
Board (15 CFR part 400). It was formally
docketed on January 6, 2021.
A notification of proposed production
activity has been submitted and is being
processed under 15 CFR 400.37 (Doc. B–
62–2020). The proposed subzone would
be subject to the existing activation limit
of FTZ 266.
In accordance with the FTZ Board’s
regulations, Elizabeth Whiteman and
Juanita Chen of the FTZ Staff are
designated examiners to review the
application and make recommendations
to the Executive Secretary.
Public comment is invited from
interested parties. Submissions shall be
addressed to the FTZ Board’s Executive
Secretary and sent to: ftz@trade.gov. The
closing period for their receipt is
February 22, 2021. Rebuttal comments
in response to material submitted
during the foregoing period may be
submitted during the subsequent 15-day
period to March 8, 2021.
A copy of the application will be
available for public inspection in the
‘‘Reading Room’’ section of the FTZ
Board’s website, which is accessible via
www.trade.gov/ftz.
For further information, contact
Elizabeth Whiteman at
Elizabeth.Whiteman@trade.gov or
Juanita Chen at Juanita.Chen@trade.gov.
Dated: January 7, 2021.
Andrew McGilvray,
Executive Secretary.
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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE
Bureau of Industry and Security
Agency Information Collection
Activities; Submission to the Office of
Management and Budget (OMB) for
Review and Approval; Comment
Request; Application for NATO
International Bidding
AGENCY
: Bureau of Industry and
Security, Commerce.
ACTION
: Notice of information collection,
request for comment.
SUMMARY
: The Department of
Commerce, in accordance with the
Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995
(PRA), invites the general public and
other Federal agencies to comment on
proposed, and continuing information
collections, which helps us assess the
impact of our information collection
requirements and minimize the public’s
reporting burden. The purpose of this
notice is to allow for 60 days of public
comment preceding submission of the
collection to OMB.
DATES
: To ensure consideration,
comments regarding this proposed
information collection must be received
on or before March 15, 2021.
ADDRESSES
: Interested persons are
invited to submit comments by email to
Mark Crace, IC Liaison, Bureau of
Industry and Security, at mark.crace@
bis.doc.gov or to PRAcomments@
doc.gov). Do not submit Confidential
Business Information or otherwise
sensitive or protected information.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT
:
Requests for additional information or
specific questions related to collection
activities should be directed to Mark
Crace, IC Liaison, Bureau of Industry
and Security, phone 202–482–8093 or
by email at mark.crace@bis.doc.gov.
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION
:
I. Abstract
This new proposed information
collection replaces previously approved
generic collection 0694–0128. All U.S.
firms desiring to participate in the
NATO International Competitive
Bidding (ICB) process under the NATO
Security Investment Program (NSIP)
must be certified as technically,
financially and professionally
competent. The U.S. Department of
Commerce provides the Declaration of
Eligibility that certifies these firms. Any
such firm seeking certification is
required to submit a completed Form
BIS–4023P along with a current annual
financial report and a resume of past
projects in order to become certified and
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