Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Census 2010 Participation Survey, 71116-71117 [E7-24199]

Download as PDF rmajette on PROD1PC64 with NOTICES 71116 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 240 / Friday, December 14, 2007 / Notices information under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35). Agency: International Trade Administration (ITA). Title: Implementation of Tariff Rate Quota Established Under the Tax Relief and Health Care Act of 2006 for Imports of Certain Cotton Woven Fabrics. OMB Control Number: 0625–0260. Form Number(s): ITA–4156P. Type of Request: Regular submission. Burden Hours: 10. Number of Respondents: 10. Average Hours per Response: 1 hour. Needs and Uses: The Tax Relief and Heath Care Act of 2006 (‘‘the Act’’) contains provisions to assist the men’s and boys’ cotton shirting industry. Among these provisions, the Act creates an annual Tariff Rate Quota (TRQ) providing for temporary reductions through December 31, 2009, in the import duties of cotton woven fabrics suitable for making men’s and boys’ cotton shirts (new Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS) headings 9902.52.08, 9902.52.09, 9902.52.10, 9902.52.11, 9902.52.12, 9902.52.13, 9902.52.14, 9902.52.15, 9902.52.16, 9902.52.17, 9902.52.18, and 9902.52.19). The reduction in duty is limited to 85 percent of the total square meter equivalents of all imported woven fabrics of cotton containing 85 percent or more by weight cotton used by manufacturers in cutting and sewing men’s and boys’ cotton shirts in the United States and purchased by such manufacturer during calendar year 2000. Section 406(b)(1) of the Act requires the Secretary of Commerce to fairly allocate the tariff rate quota. More specifically, the Secretary of Commerce must issue licenses and ensure that the TRQ is fairly allocated to eligible manufacturers under the above headings. The TRQ is effective for goods entered or withdrawn from warehouse for consumption, on or after January 1, 2007, and will remain in force through 2009. The TRQ will be allocated each year and a TRQ allocation will be valid only in the year for which it is issued. The reduction of import duties provided by the TRQ will be of considerable benefit to firms that receive TRQ allocations. It will lower these firms’ cost of production, enabling them to better compete with foreign imports. Affected Public: Business or other forprofit organizations. Frequency: Annually. Respondent’s Obligation: Voluntary. OMB Desk Officer: David Rostker, (202) 395–3897. Copies of the above information collection proposal can be obtained by VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:31 Dec 13, 2007 Jkt 214001 calling or writing Diana Hynek, Departmental Paperwork Clearance Officer, (202) 482–0266, Department of Commerce, Room 6625, 14th and Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20230 (or via the Internet at dHynek@doc.gov). Written comments and recommendations for the proposed information collection should be sent within 30 days of publication of this notice to David Rostker, OMB Desk Officer, Fax number (202) 395–7285 or via the Internet at David_Rostker@omb.eop.gov. Dated: December 10, 2007. Gwellnar Banks, Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. E7–24198 Filed 12–13–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Census Bureau Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Census 2010 Participation Survey U.S. Census Bureau, Department of Commerce. AGENCY: ACTION: Notice. 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)). To ensure consideration, written comments must be submitted on or before February 12, 2008. DATES: Direct all written 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). ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information or copies of the information collection instrument(s) and instructions should be directed to Nancy A. Bates, U.S. Census Bureau, C2PO, Room 8H491, 4600 Silver Hill Road, Washington, DC 20233 at 301–763–5248 (or via the Internet at Nancy.A.Bates@census.gov). SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: PO 00000 Frm 00005 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 I. Abstract The Census Bureau plans to request clearance to conduct the Census Participation Survey to measure public knowledge, awareness, and perceptions about the 2010 Census. This research is designed to complement previous research conducted for Census 2000 as well as the Census Planning Database (a geographic summary file with Census 2000 response information) to inform the strategic direction of the 2010 Census Integrated Communications Plan (ICP). Every ten years, the Census Bureau is congressionally mandated to count everyone (citizens and non-citizens) residing in the United States. An accurate count is critical for many reasons including but not limited to: • Congressional reapportionment, • Redistricting congressional boundaries; • Community planning; and • Distribution of public funds and program development. The role of the ICP is to increase public awareness and motivate people to respond to the census promptly, saving millions of taxpayer dollars. The specific objectives of the ICP are: • Increase mail response; • Improve cooperation with enumerators; and • Improve overall accuracy and reduce differential undercount For the first time in Census 2000, the Census Bureau ran a paid advertising campaign to support Census data collection activities. This campaign was considered a very successful initiative and one of several reasons cited with helping to reverse declining mail response rates. In developing the 2000 campaign, the Census Bureau relied on one’s likelihood to engage in civic activities as a proxy to one’s likelihood to respond to the census. The campaign was built on the slogan, ‘‘This is your Future. Don’t leave it blank.’’ The intent of this slogan and related variations was to incite a sense of personal benefit, community benefit, and infer a sense of urgency. The target mail response rate for the 2010 Census has been set at 69 percent, higher than the 67 percent obtained in Census 2000. To support this goal, the ICP includes a communications campaign based on behavior during the 2000 Census and current knowledge, attitudes, perceptions, barriers, and motivations specific to 2010 Census participation. This model will provide contemporary insight into public motivations specific to the census. There are many commonalities to Census 2000 such as low Census favorability; lack of E:\FR\FM\14DEN1.SGM 14DEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 240 / Friday, December 14, 2007 / Notices awareness and personal relevancy; and many motivators that were leveraged in 2000 still resonate. However, the social and political landscape has shifted since Census 2000 and the Census Bureau is facing new challenges such as: • Distrust in government is higher than ever; • Confidentiality issues heightened; • Shifting core values (quality of life; family values); • Definition of community is broadening; • Recent debates on immigration; and • Increased language barriers. The purpose of the Census Participation Survey is to inform tactical and strategic decisions for the ICP. The collected data will not be used to produce official Census Bureau estimates. II. Method of Collection The Census Participation Survey will be administered to a sample of adults. Most interviews will be selected though random-digit-dialing and administered via Computer Assisted Telephone Interviewing (CATI), while a small portion of the interviews will be conducted in-person. Some of the CATI interviews will be conducted on the respondent’s cell phone. A $10 gift will be provided to respondents as compensation for costs (inbound charges) incurred from the cell phone interview. Additionally, a $10 gift will be provided to respondents to the inperson interview to increase the response rate. When an address is available, respondents will be notified of the data collection with a prenotification letter. The Census Participation Survey will focus on the following topic areas: • Awareness about the census and attitudes and perceptions about the Census Bureau; • Barriers and motivations for census participation; • Potential 2010 Census messaging alternatives; • Current issues and their relevancy to census participation; • Individual-level participation in Census 2000 (self-reported) and participation intent for the 2010 Census; and • Demographics, socioeconomics, and psychographics. rmajette on PROD1PC64 with NOTICES III. Data OMB Control Number: None. Form Number: CPS–2008. Type of Review: Regular submission. Affected Public: Individuals or households. Estimated Number of Respondents: 4,000. VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:31 Dec 13, 2007 Jkt 214001 Estimated Time per Response: 25 minutes. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 1,667. Estimated Total Annual Cost: There is no cost to the respondents other than their time. Respondent’s Obligation: Voluntary. Legal Authority: Title 13 U.S.C. Section 182. 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 of information; (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 this information collection; they also will become a matter of public record. Dated: December 6, 2007. Gwellnar Banks, Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. E7–24199 Filed 12–13–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–07–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Bureau of Industry and Security Action Affecting Export Privileges; Cirrus Electronics, Cirrus Electronics Pte. Ltd, Cirrus Electronics Marketing (P) Ltd., Parthasarathy Sudarshan, Mythili Gopal, Akn Prasad, and Sampath Sundar; Order Renewing Temporary Denial Order In the Matter of: Cirrus Electronics LLC, Washington, DC Department of Corrections, Correctional Treatment Facility, 1901 E Street, SE., Washington, DC 20003; and 22 Redglobe Court, Simpsonville, South Carolina; Cirrus Electronics Pte., Ltd., Level 3 ECON Building, No. 2 Ang Mo Kio Street 64, Ang Mo Kio Industrial Park 3 Singapore; Cirrus Electronics Marketing (P) Ltd., #303, Suraj Ganga Arcade, 332/7, 15th Cross 2nd Block, Jayanagar, Bangalore, India; Parthasarathy Sudarshan, Washington, DC Department of Corrections, Correctional Treatment Facility, 1901 E Street, SE., Washington, DC 20003; PO 00000 Frm 00006 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 71117 Mythili Gopal, 22 Redglobe Court, Simpsonville, South Carolina; Akn Prasad, #303, Suraj Ganga Arcade, 332/ 7, 15th Cross 2nd Block, Jayanagar, Bangalore, India; Sampath Sundar, Level 3 ECON Building, No. 2 Ang Mo Kio Street 64, Ang Mo Kio Industrial Park 3 Singapore, Respondents. Pursuant to Section 766.24 of the Export Administration Regulations (‘‘EAR’’),1 the Bureau of Industry and Security (‘‘BIS’’), U.S. Department of Commerce, through its Office of Export Enforcement (‘‘OEE’’), has requested that I renew for 180 days an Order temporarily denying export privileges under the EAR (‘‘TDO’’) of: (1) Cirrus Electronics, doing business as Cirrus Electronics LLC, Washington, DC Department of Corrections Correctional Treatment Facility, 1901 E Street, SE., Washington, DC 20003 and 22 Redglobe Court, Simpsonsville, South Carolina (‘‘Cirrus U.S.A.’’) (2) Cirrus Electronics Pte Ltd., Level 3, ECON Building, No. 2, Ang Mo Kio Street 64, Ang Mo Kio Industrial Park 3, Singapore (‘‘Cirrus Singapore’’) (3) Cirrus Electronics Marketing (P) Ltd., #303 Suraj Ganga Arcade, 332/ 7, 15th Cross 2nd Block, Jayanagar, Bangalore, India (‘‘Cirrus India’’) (4) Parthasarathy Sudarshan, Managing Director, CEO, President, and Group Head of Cirrus Washington, DC Department of Corrections Correctional Treatment Facility, 1901 E Street, SE., Washington, DC 20003 and 22 Redglobe Court, Simpsonsville, South Carolina (5) Mythili Gopal, International Manager of Cirrus, 22 Redglobe Court, Simpsonsville, South Carolina (6) Akn Prasad, CEO of India Operations of Cirrus, #303 Suraj Ganga Arcade, 332/7, 15th Cross 2nd Block, Jayanagar, Bangalore, India (7) Sampath Sundar, Director of Operations of Cirrus, Cirrus Electronics Pte Ltd., Level 3, ECON Building, No. 2, Ang Mo Kio Street 64, Ang Mo Kio Industrial Park 3, Singapore 1 The EAR are currently codified at 15 CFR parts 730–774 (2007). The EAR are issued under the Export Administration Act of 1979, as amended (50 U.S.C. app. 2401–2420 (2000)) (‘‘EAA’’). Since August 21, 2001, the Act has been in lapse and the President, through Executive Order 13222 of August 17, 2001 (3 CFR, 2001 Comp. 783 (2002)), which has been extended by successive presidential notices, the most recent being that of August 15, 2007 (72 FR 46137 (August 16, 2007)), has continued the Regulations in effect under the International Emergency Economic Powers Act (50 U.S.C. § § 1701—1706 (2000)) (‘‘IEEPA’’). E:\FR\FM\14DEN1.SGM 14DEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 72, Number 240 (Friday, December 14, 2007)]
[Notices]
[Pages 71116-71117]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E7-24199]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

Census Bureau


Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Census 2010 
Participation Survey

AGENCY: U.S. Census Bureau, Department of Commerce.

ACTION: Notice.

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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: To ensure consideration, written comments must be submitted on 
or before February 12, 2008.

ADDRESSES: Direct all written 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 Nancy A. Bates, U.S. Census Bureau, C2PO, Room 
8H491, 4600 Silver Hill Road, Washington, DC 20233 at 301-763-5248 (or 
via the Internet at Nancy.A.Bates@census.gov).

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

I. Abstract

    The Census Bureau plans to request clearance to conduct the Census 
Participation Survey to measure public knowledge, awareness, and 
perceptions about the 2010 Census. This research is designed to 
complement previous research conducted for Census 2000 as well as the 
Census Planning Database (a geographic summary file with Census 2000 
response information) to inform the strategic direction of the 2010 
Census Integrated Communications Plan (ICP).
    Every ten years, the Census Bureau is congressionally mandated to 
count everyone (citizens and non-citizens) residing in the United 
States. An accurate count is critical for many reasons including but 
not limited to:
     Congressional reapportionment,
     Redistricting congressional boundaries;
     Community planning; and
     Distribution of public funds and program development.

The role of the ICP is to increase public awareness and motivate people 
to respond to the census promptly, saving millions of taxpayer dollars. 
The specific objectives of the ICP are:
     Increase mail response;
     Improve cooperation with enumerators; and
     Improve overall accuracy and reduce differential 
undercount
    For the first time in Census 2000, the Census Bureau ran a paid 
advertising campaign to support Census data collection activities. This 
campaign was considered a very successful initiative and one of several 
reasons cited with helping to reverse declining mail response rates. In 
developing the 2000 campaign, the Census Bureau relied on one's 
likelihood to engage in civic activities as a proxy to one's likelihood 
to respond to the census. The campaign was built on the slogan, ``This 
is your Future. Don't leave it blank.'' The intent of this slogan and 
related variations was to incite a sense of personal benefit, community 
benefit, and infer a sense of urgency. The target mail response rate 
for the 2010 Census has been set at 69 percent, higher than the 67 
percent obtained in Census 2000. To support this goal, the ICP includes 
a communications campaign based on behavior during the 2000 Census and 
current knowledge, attitudes, perceptions, barriers, and motivations 
specific to 2010 Census participation. This model will provide 
contemporary insight into public motivations specific to the census. 
There are many commonalities to Census 2000 such as low Census 
favorability; lack of

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awareness and personal relevancy; and many motivators that were 
leveraged in 2000 still resonate. However, the social and political 
landscape has shifted since Census 2000 and the Census Bureau is facing 
new challenges such as:
     Distrust in government is higher than ever;
     Confidentiality issues heightened;
     Shifting core values (quality of life; family values);
     Definition of community is broadening;
     Recent debates on immigration; and
     Increased language barriers.

    The purpose of the Census Participation Survey is to inform 
tactical and strategic decisions for the ICP. The collected data will 
not be used to produce official Census Bureau estimates.

II. Method of Collection

    The Census Participation Survey will be administered to a sample of 
adults. Most interviews will be selected though random-digit-dialing 
and administered via Computer Assisted Telephone Interviewing (CATI), 
while a small portion of the interviews will be conducted in-person. 
Some of the CATI interviews will be conducted on the respondent's cell 
phone. A $10 gift will be provided to respondents as compensation for 
costs (inbound charges) incurred from the cell phone interview. 
Additionally, a $10 gift will be provided to respondents to the in-
person interview to increase the response rate. When an address is 
available, respondents will be notified of the data collection with a 
pre-notification letter. The Census Participation Survey will focus on 
the following topic areas:
     Awareness about the census and attitudes and perceptions 
about the Census Bureau;
     Barriers and motivations for census participation;
     Potential 2010 Census messaging alternatives;
     Current issues and their relevancy to census 
participation;
     Individual-level participation in Census 2000 (self-
reported) and participation intent for the 2010 Census; and
     Demographics, socioeconomics, and psychographics.

III. Data

    OMB Control Number: None.
    Form Number: CPS-2008.
    Type of Review: Regular submission.
    Affected Public: Individuals or households.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 4,000.
    Estimated Time per Response: 25 minutes.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 1,667.
    Estimated Total Annual Cost: There is no cost to the respondents 
other than their time.
    Respondent's Obligation: Voluntary.
    Legal Authority: Title 13 U.S.C. Section 182.

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 of information; 
(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 this information 
collection; they also will become a matter of public record.

    Dated: December 6, 2007.
Gwellnar Banks,
Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer.
 [FR Doc. E7-24199 Filed 12-13-07; 8:45 am]
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