Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Census Coverage Measurement Independent Listing Operation, 43406-43407 [E8-17067]

Download as PDF 43406 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 144 / Friday, July 25, 2008 / Notices Dated: July 22, 2008. Gwellnar Banks, Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. E8–17061 Filed 7–24–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request mstockstill on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES Dated: July 22, 2008. Gwellnar Banks, Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. E8–17060 Filed 7–24–08; 8:45 am] Census Bureau The Department of Commerce will submit to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for clearance the following proposal for collection of information under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35). Agency: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). Title: NOAA Community-based Restoration Program Progress Reports. Form Number(s): None. OMB Approval Number: 0648–0428. Type of Request: Regular submission. Burden Hours: 792. Number of Respondents: 99. Average Hours per Response: 8. Needs and Uses: The Commercial Operator’s Annual Report (COAR) provides information on exvessel and first wholesale values for statewide Alaska fish and shellfish products. This information is used to analyze and measure the impact of proposed or enacted management measures. The National Marine Fisheries Service requires owners of catcher/processors and motherships operating in the Exclusive Economic Zone off Alaska to complete the State of Alaska, Department of Fish and Game COAR. Affected Public: Business or other forprofit organizations. Frequency: Annually. Respondent’s Obligation: Mandatory. OMB Desk Officer: David Rostker, (202) 395–3897. Copies of the above information collection proposal can be obtained by 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 David_Rostker@omb.eop.gov. VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:15 Jul 24, 2008 Jkt 214001 Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Census Coverage Measurement Independent Listing Operation U.S. Census Bureau. Notice. AGENCY: ACTION: 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 September 23, 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 Gia F Donnalley, U.S. Census Bureau, 4600 Silver Hill Road, Room 4K067, Washington, DC 20233, 301–763–4370 (or via the Internet at Gia.F.Donnalley@census.gov.) DATES: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION I. Abstract The 2010 Census Coverage Measurement (CCM) Independent Listing Operation will be conducted in the U.S. (excluding remote Alaska) and in Puerto Rico in select CCM sampled areas. The primary sampling unit is a block cluster, which consists of one or more geographically contiguous census blocks. As in the past, the CCM operations and activities will be conducted separate from and independent of the 2010 Census operations. CCM will be conducted to provide estimates of net coverage error and PO 00000 Frm 00009 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 coverage error components (omissions and erroneous enumerations) for housing units and persons in housing units (see Definition of Terms) to improve future censuses. 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 2010 Census enumeration commences. Enumerators will canvass every street, road, or other place where people might live in their assigned block clusters and construct 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 will identify the location of each housing unit by assigning map spots on block maps provided with their assignment materials. 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 a Dependent Quality Check (DQC) wherein DQC 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 DQC, then the DQC 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. There will be two Independent Listing Forms, D–1302 and D–1302PR. The D–1302 is the English language version of the listing form and will be used both to list and to conduct DQC for addresses in CCM stateside sample areas. The D–1302PR is the Spanish language version of the listing form, which will be used for the same purposes in the CCM sample areas of Puerto Rico. 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 also will be sent to resolve potential duplicates and unresolved housing unit status. The forms and procedures to be used in the Initial Housing Unit Followup phase of E:\FR\FM\25JYN1.SGM 25JYN1 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 144 / Friday, July 25, 2008 / Notices the CCM in the 2010 Census and all subsequent CCM phases will be the subject of a separate Federal Register Notice. II. Method of Collection The Independent Listing operation will be conducted using person-toperson 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 2010 Coverage Measurement Program, please visit the following page of the Census Bureau’s Web site: http:// www.census.gov/cac/www/pdf/ coverage-measurement-program.pdf. III. Data OMB Control Number: None. Form Number: D–1302, D–1302PR. Type of Review: Regular submission. Affected Public: Individuals or Households. Estimated Number of Respondents: 1,000,000 Housing Units (HUs) for Independent Listing and 157,000 HUs for Independent Listing DQC. Estimated Time per Response: 2 minutes. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 38,567. Estimated Total Annual Cost: $0. Respondent’s Obligation: Mandatory. Legal Authority: Title 13, U.S. Code, Section 141, 193, and 221. mstockstill on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES 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 VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:15 Jul 24, 2008 Jkt 214001 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: July 22, 2008. Gwellnar Banks, Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. E8–17067 Filed 7–24–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–07–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Application for Insular Watch and Jewelry Program Benefits 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. DATES: Written comments must be submitted on or before September 23, 2008. 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 and instructions should be directed to: Faye Robinson, Statutory Import Programs Staff, (202) 482–3526, Faye_Robinson@ita.doc.gov and fax number (202) 482–0949. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: ADDRESSES: I. Abstract Public Law 97–446, as amended by Public Law 103–465, Public Law 106– 36, and Public Law 108–429, requires the Departments of Commerce and the Interior (Departments) to administer the Frm 00010 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 distribution of watch duty-exemptions and watch and jewelry duty-refunds to program producers in the U.S. insular possessions and the Northern Mariana Islands. The primary consideration in collecting information is the enforcement of the law and the information gathered is limited to that necessary to prevent abuse of the program and to permit a fair and equitable distribution of its benefits. The ITA–334P is the principal program form used for recording operational data on the basis of which program entitlements are distributed among the producers. This form also serves as the producer’s application to the Departments for these entitlements and is completed biannually by watch and jewelry assemblers and manufacturers. A proposed modification to form ITA– 334P is planned, by dividing it into four forms, so that there is an annual and mid-year application for watch producers and an annual and mid-year application for jewelry producers. This would not involve any increase in the amount of information collected. II. Method of Collection International Trade Administration. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: PO 00000 43407 The form is sent to each watch and jewelry producer biannually. The form is also available at http://itaweb.ita.doc.gov/doc/eFormsPub.nsf and may be completed online and printed, and submitted via mail. III. Data OMB Control Number: 0625–0040. Form Number: ITA–334P. Type of Review: Regular submission. Affected Public: Business or other forprofit organizations. Estimated Number of Respondents: 5. Estimated Time per Response: 3 hours. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 30. Estimated Total Annual Cost to Public: $600. 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 costs) 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 forms of information technology. E:\FR\FM\25JYN1.SGM 25JYN1

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[Federal Register Volume 73, Number 144 (Friday, July 25, 2008)]
[Notices]
[Pages 43406-43407]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E8-17067]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

Census Bureau


Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Census Coverage 
Measurement Independent Listing Operation

AGENCY: U.S. Census Bureau.

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 September 23, 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 Gia F Donnalley, U.S. Census Bureau, 4600 Silver 
Hill Road, Room 4K067, Washington, DC 20233, 301-763-4370 (or via the 
Internet at Gia.F.Donnalley@census.gov.)

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION

I. Abstract

    The 2010 Census Coverage Measurement (CCM) Independent Listing 
Operation will be conducted in the U.S. (excluding remote Alaska) and 
in Puerto Rico in select CCM sampled areas. The primary sampling unit 
is a block cluster, which consists of one or more geographically 
contiguous census blocks. As in the past, the CCM operations and 
activities will be conducted separate from and independent of the 2010 
Census operations.
    CCM will be conducted 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) to improve future censuses. 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 2010 Census enumeration commences. Enumerators will canvass 
every street, road, or other place where people might live in their 
assigned block clusters and construct 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 will 
identify the location of each housing unit by assigning map spots on 
block maps provided with their assignment materials. 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 a Dependent 
Quality Check (DQC) wherein DQC 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 DQC, then the DQC 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. There will be 
two Independent Listing Forms, D-1302 and D-1302PR. The D-1302 is the 
English language version of the listing form and will be used both to 
list and to conduct DQC for addresses in CCM stateside sample areas. 
The D-1302PR is the Spanish language version of the listing form, which 
will be used for the same purposes in the CCM sample areas of Puerto 
Rico.
    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 also will be sent to resolve 
potential duplicates and unresolved housing unit status. The forms and 
procedures to be used in the Initial Housing Unit Followup phase of

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the CCM in the 2010 Census and all subsequent CCM phases will be the 
subject of a separate Federal Register Notice.

II. Method of Collection

    The Independent Listing operation 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 2010 Coverage Measurement 
Program, please visit the following page of the Census Bureau's Web 
site: http://www.census.gov/cac/www/pdf/coverage-measurement-
program.pdf.

III. Data

    OMB Control Number: None.
    Form Number: D-1302, D-1302PR.
    Type of Review: Regular submission.
    Affected Public: Individuals or Households.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 1,000,000 Housing Units (HUs) for 
Independent Listing and 157,000 HUs for Independent Listing DQC.
    Estimated Time per Response: 2 minutes.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 38,567.
    Estimated Total Annual Cost: $0.
    Respondent's Obligation: Mandatory.
    Legal Authority: Title 13, U.S. Code, Section 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 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: July 22, 2008.
Gwellnar Banks,
Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer.
[FR Doc. E8-17067 Filed 7-24-08; 8:45 am]
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