[Federal Register Volume 85, Number 203 (Tuesday, October 20, 2020)]
[Page 66534]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2020-23161]



Census Bureau

2020 Census Tribal Consultation; Virtual Public Meeting

AGENCY: Bureau of the Census, Department of Commerce.

ACTION: Notice of meeting.


SUMMARY: The Bureau of the Census (Census Bureau) is continuing tribal 
consultation meetings through calendar year 2020. These meetings 
reflect the Census Bureau's commitment to strengthen government-to-
government relationships with federally recognized tribes. The Census 
Bureau will provide updates and seek input on the 2020 Disclosure 
Avoidance System (DAS). The Census Bureau conducted one national tribal 
consultation webinar in September 2019 and two formal tribal 
consultation meetings in October 2019 specific to the 2020 Disclosure 
Avoidance System. The Census Bureau is planning one national webinar 
with federally recognized tribes, which will provide a forum for tribes 
to receive an update and to provide input on the 2020 Disclosure 
Avoidance System regarding work done specifically for the American 
Indian and Alaska Native tribal areas. The Census Bureau will provide 
information directly to tribes prior to the national webinar to give 
tribes time to review and provide input.

DATES: The Census Bureau will conduct the tribal consultation webinar 
on Tuesday, November 17, 2020, at 3:00 p.m. EST. Any questions or 
topics to be considered in the tribal consultation meetings must be 
received in writing via email by Tuesday, November 17, 2020.

ADDRESSES: The Census Bureau tribal consultation webinar meeting will 
be held via the WebEx platform at the following presentation link: 
    For audio, please call the following number: 888-456-0349. When 
prompted, please use the following Participant Code: 3683767. Event 
Password (If Requested): @Tribal.

Coordinator, Office of Congressional and Intergovernmental Affairs, 
Intergovernmental Affairs Office, U.S. Census Bureau, Washington, DC 
20233; telephone (301) 763-9335; fax (301) 763-3780; or by email at 
[email protected] or at [email protected].



    The Census Bureau's procedures for outreach, notice, and 
consultation ensure involvement of tribes, to the extent practicable 
and permitted by law, before making decisions or implementing policies, 
rules, or programs that affect federally recognized tribal governments. 
These meetings are open to citizens of federally recognized tribes by 
    The Census Bureau's Decennial Directorate and the Intergovernmental 
Affairs Office are responsible for the development and implementation 
of outreach and promotion activities to assist in obtaining a complete 
and accurate census count in 2020 among all residents, including the 
American Indian and Alaska Native populations. This program is one part 
of the overall outreach and promotion efforts directed at building 
awareness about the importance of the Census Bureau's commitment to 
produce quality 2020 American Indian and Alaska Native data for all 
tribal communities and organizations.
    In accordance with Executive Order 13175, Consultation and 
Coordination with Indian Tribal Governments, issued November 6, 2000, 
the Census Bureau is adhering to its tribal consultation policy by 
seeking the input of tribal governments in the planning and 
implementation of the 2020 Census with the goal of ensuring the most 
accurate counts and data for the American Indian and Alaska Native 
population. In that regard, we are seeking comments to the following 
operational topics:

1. 2020 Disclosure Avoidance System
2. American Indian and Alaska Native Geography Hierarchy

    Through the national tribal consultation webinar, Census Bureau 
staff will provide tribal communities with further details on 
disclosure avoidance methodology. For more information, please see the 
following URL link: https://www.census.gov/programs-surveys/decennial-census/2020-census/planning-management/2020-census-data-products/2020-das-updates.html.
    Steven D. Dillingham, Director, Bureau of the Census, approved the 
publication of this Notice in the Federal Register.

    Dated: October 14, 2020.
Sheleen Dumas,
Department PRA Clearance Officer, Office of the Chief Information 
Officer, Commerce Department.
[FR Doc. 2020-23161 Filed 10-19-20; 8:45 am]