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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information or copies of the information collection instrument(s) and instructions should be directed to Magdalena Ramos, U.S. Census Bureau, 4600 Silver Hill Rd., Room 4H265, Washington, DC 20233, 301–763–4295 (or via the Internet at Magdalena.Ramos@census.gov). SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Abstract In preparation for the 2010 Census, the U.S. Census Bureau will conduct a Census Coverage Measurement (CCM) test as part of the 2008 Census Dress Rehearsal. The 2008 Census Dress Rehearsal will be conducted in two sites, one urban, and the other one, a mix of urban and suburban. San Joaquin County, California is the urban site. South Central North Carolina has been selected as the urban/suburban mix test site. This area consists of Fayetteville and nine counties surrounding Fayetteville (Chatham, Cumberland, Harnett, Hoke, Lee, Montgomery, Moore, Richmond, and Scotland). As is typical, the CCM operations and activities will be conducted separate from and independent of the census operations. The CCM program for the dress rehearsal is designed to test that all planned coverage measurement operations are working as expected, that they are integrated internally, and that E:\FR\FM\10OCN1.SGM 10OCN1 jlentini on PROD1PC65 with NOTICES 59430 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 195 / Tuesday, October 10, 2006 / Notices they are coordinated with the appropriate census operations. This is particularly important because the dress rehearsal is the first time in the 2010 census cycle that CCM operations for housing units will be conducted. The CCM operations planned for the dress rehearsal, to the extent possible, will mirror those that will be conducted for the 2010 Census to provide estimates of net coverage error and coverage error components (omissions and erroneous enumerations) for housing units and persons in housing units (see Definition of Terms). The data collection and matching methodologies for previous coverage measurement programs were designed only to measure net coverage error, which reflects the difference between omissions and erroneous inclusions. The Independent Listing Operation is the first step in the CCM process. It will be conducted to obtain a complete housing unit inventory of all the addresses within the CCM sample block clusters before the 2008 Census Dress Rehearsal enumeration commences. In both dress rehearsal sites, enumerators will canvass every street, road, or other place where people might live in their assigned block clusters and constructs a list of housing units. Enumerators will contact a member (or proxy) of each housing unit to ensure all units at a given address are identified. They also identify the location of each housing unit by assigning map spots on block cluster maps provided with their assignment materials. If an enumerator is uncertain whether a particular living quarters is a housing unit, it will be listed and flagged for followup (this will be a part of the Initial Housing Unit Followup). Following the completion of each block cluster, the listing books are keyed for matching against the census Decennial Master Address File (DMAF) for the same areas. Completed Independent Listing Books are subject to Quality Control (QC) wherein QC listers return to the field to check 12 units per cluster to ensure that the work performed is of acceptable quality and to verify that the correct blocks were visited. If the cluster fails the QC, then the QC lister reworks the entire cluster. The Independent Listing results will be computer and clerically matched to the DMAF from the census in the same areas. As the result of the matching an additional relisting operation can occur for block clusters suspected of high levels of geocoding errors in the original independent listing. The methods and procedures for relisting will be the same as those for the listing operation. There will be one Independent Listing Form, VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:42 Oct 06, 2006 Jkt 211001 DX–1302, that will be used for listing, QC, and relisting. The addresses that remain unmatched or unresolved after matching will be sent to the field during the next field operation of the CCM, Initial Housing Unit Followup, to collect additional information that might allow a resolution of any differences between the independent listing results and the census DMAF. Cases will also be sent to resolve potential duplicates and unresolved housing unit/group quarter status. The forms and procedures to be used in the Initial Housing Unit Followup phase of the CCM in the 2008 Census Dress Rehearsal and all subsequent CCM phases will be submitted separately. II. Method of Collection The independent listing and relisting operations will be conducted using person-to-person interviews. Definition of Terms Components of Coverage Error—The two components of census coverage error are census omissions (missed persons or housing units) and erroneous inclusions (persons or housing units enumerated in the census that should not have been). Examples of erroneous inclusions are: persons or housing units enumerated in the census that should not have been enumerated at all, persons or housing units enumerated in an incorrect location, and persons or housing units enumerated more than once (duplicates). Net Coverage Error—Reflects the difference between census omissions and erroneous inclusions. A positive net error indicates an undercount, while a negative net error indicates an overcount. For more information about the Census 2000 Coverage Measurement Program, please visit the following page of the Census Bureau’s Web site: http://www.census.gov/dmd/www/ refroom.html. III. Data OMB Number: Not available. Form Number: DX–1302. Type of Review: Regular. Affected Public: Individuals or households. Estimated Number of Respondents: 40,000 Housing units (HUs) for Independent Listing, 4,000 HUs for Independent Listing QC, 400 HUs for Relisting, and 40 HUs for Relisting QC. Estimated Times per Response: 2 minutes. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 1,480. PO 00000 Frm 00005 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Estimated Total Annual Cost to the Public: No cost to the respondent except for their time to respond. Respondent Obligation: Mandatory. Legal Authority: Title 13, U.S. Code, Sections 141, 193, and 221. IV. 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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

Census Bureau


Census Coverage Measurement Independent Listing and Relisting 
Operations

ACTION: Proposed collection; comment request.

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SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce, as part of its continuing effort 
to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public 
and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on 
proposed and/or continuing information collections, as required by the 
Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 104-13 (44 U.S.C. 
3506(c)(2)(A)).

DATES: Written comments must be submitted on or before December 11, 
2006.

ADDRESSES: Direct all comments to Diana Hynek, Departmental Paperwork 
Clearance Officer, Department of Commerce, Room 6625, 14th and 
Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington DC 20230 (or via the Internet at 
Dhynek@doc.gov).

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information or 
copies of the information collection instrument(s) and instructions 
should be directed to Magdalena Ramos, U.S. Census Bureau, 4600 Silver 
Hill Rd., Room 4H265, Washington, DC 20233, 301-763-4295 (or via the 
Internet at Magdalena.Ramos@census.gov).

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. Abstract

    In preparation for the 2010 Census, the U.S. Census Bureau will 
conduct a Census Coverage Measurement (CCM) test as part of the 2008 
Census Dress Rehearsal. The 2008 Census Dress Rehearsal will be 
conducted in two sites, one urban, and the other one, a mix of urban 
and suburban. San Joaquin County, California is the urban site. South 
Central North Carolina has been selected as the urban/suburban mix test 
site. This area consists of Fayetteville and nine counties surrounding 
Fayetteville (Chatham, Cumberland, Harnett, Hoke, Lee, Montgomery, 
Moore, Richmond, and Scotland). As is typical, the CCM operations and 
activities will be conducted separate from and independent of the 
census operations. The CCM program for the dress rehearsal is designed 
to test that all planned coverage measurement operations are working as 
expected, that they are integrated internally, and that

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they are coordinated with the appropriate census operations. This is 
particularly important because the dress rehearsal is the first time in 
the 2010 census cycle that CCM operations for housing units will be 
conducted. The CCM operations planned for the dress rehearsal, to the 
extent possible, will mirror those that will be conducted for the 2010 
Census to provide estimates of net coverage error and coverage error 
components (omissions and erroneous enumerations) for housing units and 
persons in housing units (see Definition of Terms). The data collection 
and matching methodologies for previous coverage measurement programs 
were designed only to measure net coverage error, which reflects the 
difference between omissions and erroneous inclusions.
    The Independent Listing Operation is the first step in the CCM 
process. It will be conducted to obtain a complete housing unit 
inventory of all the addresses within the CCM sample block clusters 
before the 2008 Census Dress Rehearsal enumeration commences. In both 
dress rehearsal sites, enumerators will canvass every street, road, or 
other place where people might live in their assigned block clusters 
and constructs a list of housing units. Enumerators will contact a 
member (or proxy) of each housing unit to ensure all units at a given 
address are identified. They also identify the location of each housing 
unit by assigning map spots on block cluster maps provided with their 
assignment materials. If an enumerator is uncertain whether a 
particular living quarters is a housing unit, it will be listed and 
flagged for followup (this will be a part of the Initial Housing Unit 
Followup). Following the completion of each block cluster, the listing 
books are keyed for matching against the census Decennial Master 
Address File (DMAF) for the same areas.
    Completed Independent Listing Books are subject to Quality Control 
(QC) wherein QC listers return to the field to check 12 units per 
cluster to ensure that the work performed is of acceptable quality and 
to verify that the correct blocks were visited. If the cluster fails 
the QC, then the QC lister reworks the entire cluster.
    The Independent Listing results will be computer and clerically 
matched to the DMAF from the census in the same areas. As the result of 
the matching an additional relisting operation can occur for block 
clusters suspected of high levels of geocoding errors in the original 
independent listing. The methods and procedures for relisting will be 
the same as those for the listing operation. There will be one 
Independent Listing Form, DX-1302, that will be used for listing, QC, 
and relisting.
    The addresses that remain unmatched or unresolved after matching 
will be sent to the field during the next field operation of the CCM, 
Initial Housing Unit Followup, to collect additional information that 
might allow a resolution of any differences between the independent 
listing results and the census DMAF. Cases will also be sent to resolve 
potential duplicates and unresolved housing unit/group quarter status. 
The forms and procedures to be used in the Initial Housing Unit 
Followup phase of the CCM in the 2008 Census Dress Rehearsal and all 
subsequent CCM phases will be submitted separately.

II. Method of Collection

    The independent listing and relisting operations will be conducted 
using person-to-person interviews.

Definition of Terms

    Components of Coverage Error--The two components of census coverage 
error are census omissions (missed persons or housing units) and 
erroneous inclusions (persons or housing units enumerated in the census 
that should not have been). Examples of erroneous inclusions are: 
persons or housing units enumerated in the census that should not have 
been enumerated at all, persons or housing units enumerated in an 
incorrect location, and persons or housing units enumerated more than 
once (duplicates).
    Net Coverage Error--Reflects the difference between census 
omissions and erroneous inclusions. A positive net error indicates an 
undercount, while a negative net error indicates an overcount.
    For more information about the Census 2000 Coverage Measurement 
Program, please visit the following page of the Census Bureau's Web 
site: http://www.census.gov/dmd/www/refroom.html.

III. Data

    OMB Number: Not available.
    Form Number: DX-1302.
    Type of Review: Regular.
    Affected Public: Individuals or households.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 40,000 Housing units (HUs) for 
Independent Listing, 4,000 HUs for Independent Listing QC, 400 HUs for 
Relisting, and 40 HUs for Relisting QC.
    Estimated Times per Response: 2 minutes.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 1,480.
    Estimated Total Annual Cost to the Public: No cost to the 
respondent except for their time to respond.
    Respondent Obligation: Mandatory.
    Legal Authority: Title 13, U.S. Code, Sections 141, 193, and 221.

IV. Request for Comments

    Comments are invited on: (a) Whether the proposed collection of 
information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of 
the agency, including whether the information shall have practical 
utility; (b) the accuracy of the agency's estimate of the burden 
(including hours and cost) of the proposed collection; (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 respondents, including through the use of automated 
collection techniques or other forms of information technology.
    Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized 
and/or included in the request for OMB approval of the information 
collection; they also will become a matter of public record.

    Dated: October 3, 2007.
Madeleine Clayton,
Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer.
[FR Doc. E6-16618 Filed 10-6-06; 8:45 am]
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