[Federal Register Volume 87, Number 46 (Wednesday, March 9, 2022)]
[Notices]
[Pages 13251-13252]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2022-04924]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

Census Bureau


2020 Census Tribal Consultation; Virtual Public Meeting

AGENCY: Census Bureau, Department of Commerce.

ACTION: Notice of meeting.

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SUMMARY: The Census Bureau will conduct a tribal consultation on the 
next set of 2020 Census Data Products on March 24, 2022, via national 
webinar, and review the 2010 Demonstration Data Product--Demographic 
and Housing Characteristics File (DHC). The tribal consultation meeting 
reflects the Census Bureau's continuous commitment to strengthen 
nation-to-nation relationships with federally recognized tribes. 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 and state recognized tribes 
by invitation. In that regard, the Census Bureau is seeking comments on 
the 2010 Demonstration Data--DHC, and asking tribal governments to 
identify the problematic table, level of geography, and a description 
of the use case, along with the likely implications should the data be 
released as-is. Tribes will have four weeks after consultation to 
analyze the 2010 Demonstration Data Product--DHC.

DATES: The Census Bureau will conduct the tribal consultation webinar 
on Thursday, March 24, 2022, from 3:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. EDT. Any 
questions or topics to be considered in the tribal consultation 
meetings must be received in writing via email by Tuesday, March 22, 
2022.

ADDRESSES: The Census Bureau tribal consultation webinar meeting will 
be held via the WebEx platform at the following presentation link: 
https://uscensus.webex.com/uscensus/j.php?MTID=mbbb8b045ae75775d741beb2e914814e3 Submit your comments by 
email. Send comments to: [email protected].

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Van Lawrence, Acting Tribal Affairs 
Coordinator, Office of Congressional

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and Intergovernmental Affairs, Intergovernmental Affairs Office, U.S. 
Census Bureau, Washington, DC 20233; telephone (301) 763-6100; or email 
at [email protected]

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Census Bureau is planning one national 
webinar on March 24, 2022, with federally and state recognized tribes, 
which will provide a forum for tribes to review the 2010 Demonstration 
Data Product--Demographic and Housing Characteristics File (DHC). This 
demonstration data product represents the most recent development 
version of the 2020 Census Disclosure Avoidance System (DAS) applied to 
published 2010 Census Data. The 2010 Demonstration Data Product--DHC 
will provide demographic and housing characteristics, including age, 
sex, race, Hispanic or Latino origin, relationship to householder, 
household type, couple type, housing tenure and vacancy. Some subjects 
are repeated by major OMB race/ethnicity groups for the household and 
group quarters population. Specifically, based on your analysis, we 
would like to know which data would be deemed unusable for your use 
cases. It will be helpful if you can identify the problematic table, 
level of geography, and a description of the use case, along with the 
likely implications should the data be released as-is.
    In accordance with Executive Order 13175, Consultation and 
Coordination with Indian Tribal Governments, issued November 6, 2000, 
the Census Bureau has adhered 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, the Census Bureau is seeking comments on 
the 2010 Demonstration Data Product--DHC and is reviewing feedback 
received on the Detailed DHC tables.

Demographic and Housing Characteristics File (DHC)

    The DHC will include some of the demographic and housing tables 
previously included in the 2010 Census Summary File 1 (SF1).
     Subjects: Age, sex, race, Hispanic or Latino origin, 
household type, family type, relationship to householder, group 
quarters population, housing occupancy, and housing tenure. Some 
subjects are repeated for major OMB race/ethnicity groups.
     Access: data.census.gov.
     Lowest level of geography: To be determined.
     Production Date: Tentatively 2022.

Detailed Demographic and Housing Characteristics (Detailed DHC)

    The Detailed DHC will provide population counts, as well as 
demographic and housing statistics for detailed racial and ethnic 
groups, and American Indian and Alaska Native tribes and villages. 
These types of statistics were previously included in the 2010 Census 
Summary File 2 (SF2) and the 2010 American Indian and Alaska Native 
Summary File (AIANSF). In addition, the Detailed DHC will include a few 
tables from the 2010 Summary File 1 (SF1) that are not included in the 
DHC.
     Subjects: Detailed racial and ethnic groups, American 
Indian and Alaska Native tribes and villages, and complex household 
composition and characteristics tables (e.g., population in occupied 
housing units) not included in DHC.
     Access: data.census.gov.
     Lowest level of geography: To be determined.
     Date: To be determined.
    Information about the content of these data products was released 
on September 16, 2021. Tribes will have four weeks after consultation 
to analyze the 2010 Demonstration Data Product--DHC.
    1. Input and comments due by April 21, 2022. Submit your comments 
by email. Send comments to: [email protected] or 
[email protected].
    Robert L. Santos, Director, Census Bureau, approved the publication 
of this Notice in the Federal Register.

    Dated: March 3, 2022.
Sheleen Dumas,
Department PRA Clearance Officer, Office of the Chief Information 
Officer, Commerce Department.
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