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Download as PDF 3694 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 14 / Tuesday, January 22, 2008 / Notices 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: January 15, 2008. Gwellnar Banks, Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. E8–919 Filed 1–18–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–EC–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE U.S. Census Bureau Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Current Population Survey (CPS) Basic Demographic Items U.S. Census Bureau, Department of Commerce. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: 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)). SUMMARY: To ensure consideration, written comments must be submitted on or before March 24, 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 Dennis E. Clark, U.S. Census Bureau, 7H0003J, Washington, DC 20233–8400 at (301) 763–5488 (or via the Internet at Dennis.E.Clark@census.gov). DATES: sroberts on PROD1PC70 with NOTICES SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 20:38 Jan 18, 2008 Jkt 214001 II. Method of Collection The CPS basic demographic information is collected from individual households by both personal visits and telephone interviews each month. All interviews are conducted using computer-assisted interviewing. III. Data OMB Control Number: 0607–0049. Form Number: None. Type of Review: Regular submission. Affected Public: Individuals or households. Estimated Number of Respondents: 57,000 per month. Estimated Time per Response: 1.58 minutes. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 18,012. Estimated Total Annual Cost: $0. Respondent’s Obligation: Voluntary. Legal Authority: Title 13, U.S.C., Section 182, and Title 29, U.S.C., Sections 1–9. IV. Request for Comments I. 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Some of the demographic information collected are age, marital status, gender, Armed Forces status, education, race, origin, and family income. These data are used in conjunction with other data, particularly the monthly labor force data, as well as periodic supplement data. The data is also used independently for internal analytic research and for evaluation of other surveys. And, in addition, as a control to produce accurate estimates of other personal characteristics. 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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

U.S. Census Bureau


Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Current 
Population Survey (CPS) Basic Demographic Items

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 March 24, 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 Dennis E. Clark, U.S. Census Bureau, 7H0003J, 
Washington, DC 20233-8400 at (301) 763-5488 (or via the Internet at 
Dennis.E.Clark@census.gov).

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

I. Abstract

    The U.S. Census Bureau plans to request clearance from the Office 
of Management and Budget (OMB) for the collection of basic demographic 
information on the Current Population Survey (CPS) beginning in July 
2008. The current clearance expires June 30, 2008.
    The CPS has been the source of official government statistics on 
employment and unemployment for over 50 years. The Bureau of Labor 
Statistics (BLS) and the Census Bureau jointly sponsor the basic 
monthly survey. The Census Bureau also prepares and conducts all the 
field work. At OMB's request, the Census Bureau and the BLS divide the 
clearance request in order to reflect the joint sponsorship and funding 
of the CPS program. The justification that follows is in support of the 
demographic data.
    The demographic information collected in the CPS provides a unique 
set of data on selected characteristics for the civilian 
noninstitutional population. Some of the demographic information 
collected are age, marital status, gender, Armed Forces status, 
education, race, origin, and family income. These data are used in 
conjunction with other data, particularly the monthly labor force data, 
as well as periodic supplement data. The data is also used 
independently for internal analytic research and for evaluation of 
other surveys. And, in addition, as a control to produce accurate 
estimates of other personal characteristics.

II. Method of Collection

    The CPS basic demographic information is collected from individual 
households by both personal visits and telephone interviews each month. 
All interviews are conducted using computer-assisted interviewing.

III. Data

    OMB Control Number: 0607-0049.
    Form Number: None.
    Type of Review: Regular submission.
    Affected Public: Individuals or households.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 57,000 per month.
    Estimated Time per Response: 1.58 minutes.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 18,012.
    Estimated Total Annual Cost: $0.
    Respondent's Obligation: Voluntary.
    Legal Authority: Title 13, U.S.C., Section 182, and Title 29, 
U.S.C., Sections 1-9.

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: January 15, 2008.
Gwellnar Banks,
Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer.
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