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Download as PDF 55034 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 186 / Wednesday, September 24, 2008 / Notices Hispanic origin questions. As mentioned above, the AQE Reinterview Evaluation will be administered to two subsamples. The first subsample will ask probing questions on the design of separate race and Hispanic Origin questions, while the second subsample will ask probing questions on the design of a combined race and Hispanic Origin question. The Census Bureau will also conduct a Content Reinterview Evaluation. The Census Bureau conducts this evaluation to measure response error (including an examination of the reliability and accuracy of responses to the census questionnaire). In short, the reinterview consists of asking respondents the same set of questions on the Decennial Census Short Form (D–1) to determine if questions are worded sufficiently to produce consistent responses. Form Numbers: The forms are too numerous to list here (if needed, see contact information above). Type of Review: Regular submission. Affected Public: Individuals or households. Estimated Number of Respondents: 700,000. Estimated Time per Response: 10 minutes. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 10,000. (Please note that this only reflects burden hours that are in addition to what is already accounted for in the 2010 Census forms clearance package. Experimental forms replace the official 2010 Census for households in the experimental sample). Estimated Total Annual Cost: $0. Respondent’s Obligation: Mandatory. Legal Authority: Title 13 U.S.C. 141 and 193. 2010 Alternative Group Quarters (GQ) Questionnaire Evaluation IV. Request for Comments By collecting an alternative address for all GQ respondents, this test examines additional ways of correcting duplicates and other erroneous enumerations in the Census without a costly follow-up operation. The address, previously asked of only GQ respondents who are allowed to claim a ‘‘usual home elsewhere,’’ would be asked of everyone. Results will be compared against the ‘‘control,’’ which consists of the standard 2010 Census individual GQ forms. This test is comprised of one treatment with an estimated sample size of 2,500. For this test, researchers will select whole GQs rather than selecting a subsample of residents from many GQs. For example, an entire college dormitory would be in sample as opposed to sampling residents of the dormitory who stay in rooms ending with an even number. jlentini on PROD1PC65 with NOTICES II. Method of Collection For experiments, the information will be collected through a variety of forms (delivered by mail or an enumerator) or face-to-face interviews. For evaluations, the information will be collected during personal visits by enumerators using paper forms or telephone interviews. The range of methods that may be needed for the balance of evaluations include customer satisfaction surveys, telephone surveys, field personal visits, and/or focus groups with respondents. The detailed methods will be provided in the separate OMB clearance submissions. III. Data OMB Control Number: None. VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:26 Sep 23, 2008 Jkt 214001 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: September 19, 2008. Gwellnar Banks, Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. E8–22417 Filed 9–23–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–07–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Census Bureau Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; 2010 Coverage Follow-up Telephone Operation U.S. Census Bureau. Notice. AGENCY: ACTION: SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and PO 00000 Frm 00014 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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 November 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 Frank Vitrano, U.S. Census Bureau, Room 3H174, Washington, DC 20233–9200, 301–763– 3961 (or via e-mail at frank.a.vitrano@census.gov). SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Abstract The Census Bureau has completed four studies designed to evaluate the efficacy of modified procedures for improving coverage through the use of a coverage follow-up of the population and its housing: (1) The 2004 Census Test Coverage Research Follow-up (OMB Control Number 0607–0910); (2) the 2005 National Census Test Coverage Follow-up (OMB Control Number 0607– 0916); (3) the 2006 Census Test Coverage Follow-up (OMB Control Number 0607–0923); and (4) the 2008 Census Dress Rehearsal Coverage Follow-up Telephone Operation (OMB Control Number 0607–0946). Historically, the decennial census has been affected by undercounts that affect certain demographic groups (such as babies and minorities), and people in certain living situations (such as renters who move often and people whose residence is complicated or ambiguous). The 2010 Coverage Follow-up (CFU) telephone operation will serve to clarify initial enumeration responses in an effort to improve within-household coverage. Coverage interviews in the decennial censuses traditionally involve a second interview with the respondent to determine if changes should be made to their household roster as reported on their initial census return. The questions in the CFU interview attempt to determine if people were omitted and/or erroneously enumerated. Corrections to the roster are made, E:\FR\FM\24SEN1.SGM 24SEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 186 / Wednesday, September 24, 2008 / Notices jlentini on PROD1PC65 with NOTICES where necessary, and are based on the residence rule for 2010 Census. The 2010 CFU telephone operation will be conducted April 26, 2010 through August 13, 2010. II. Method of Collection The CFU telephone operation will be administered using computer-assisted telephone interviews. It is estimated that 6,000,000 households will be included in the 2010 CFU telephone universe. This universe is selected based on the following criteria: • Initial census housing unit returns that responded ‘‘yes’’ to either coverage question; • Initial census returns that have a count discrepancy between the reported household population count and the actual number of persons recorded on the census form; • Initial census returns containing more than six persons; • Initial returns that are matched against an administrative records database to identify potential undercount; and • Initial census returns that are computer-matched to determine possible duplicate person links. The CFU interview includes probes about any of the following situations that seem applicable based on the household’s responses on the questionnaire: • Types of missing people, • Where college students live, • Where children in custody arrangements spend most of their time, • Where those who vacation spend most of their time, • If anyone else in the household stays anywhere else any part of the time, and • If anyone stayed in a facility where groups of people stay. When anyone is identified as potentially counted or omitted in error, Census then ask questions to establish the appropriate census residence of that person according to the residence rules in effect for the 2010 Census. We will contact respondents using telephone numbers provided by respondents on the initial census questionnaire and/or provided through a phone number look-up service through a commercial vendor. These interviews will be conducted at commercial call centers using computerassisted telephone interviewing (CATI). The CATI instrument will be in English and Spanish. As in previous censuses, we will not conduct field interviews as part of this effort due to the extremely high cost. III. Data OMB Control Number: 0607–0946. VerDate Aug<31>2005 19:36 Sep 23, 2008 Jkt 214001 Form Number: D–1302I, Coverage Follow-Up Telephone Interview Instrument (English, Spanish). Type of Review: Regular submission. Affected Public: Individuals or households. Estimated Number of Respondents: 6,000,000. Estimated Time per Response: 10 minutes. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 1,000,000. Estimated Total Annual Cost: $0. Respondent’s Obligation: Mandatory. Legal Authority: Title 13 of the United States Code, Sections 141 and 193. 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: September 19, 2008. Gwellnar Banks, Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. E8–22414 Filed 9–23–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–07–P Foreign–Trade Zones Board Order No. 1570 Approval of Manufacturing Authority, Within Foreign–Trade Zone 38, Spartanburg County, SC, Kittel Supplier USA, Inc. (Automotive Roof/ Luggage Racks) Pursuant to its authority under the Foreign–Trade Zones Act of June 18, 1934, as amended (19 U.S.C. 81a–81u) (the Act), the Foreign–Trade Zones Board (the Board) adopts the following Order: Whereas, the South Carolina State Ports Authority, grantee of FTZ 38, has requested authority under Section 400.28 (a)(2) of the Board’s regulations PO 00000 Frm 00015 Fmt 4703 on behalf of Kittel Supplier USA, Inc., to assemble automotive roof/luggage racks under FTZ procedures within FTZ 38 Site 3, Duncan, South Carolina (FTZ Docket 4–2008, filed 1–28–2008); Whereas, notice inviting public comment has been given in the Federal Register (73 FR 7250, 2–7–2008); Whereas, the Board adopts the findings and recommendations of the examiner’s report, and finds that the requirements of the FTZ Act and the Board’s regulations are satisfied, and that approval of the application is in the public interest; Now, therefore, the Board hereby grants authority for the assembly of automotive roof/luggage racks within FTZ 38 for Kittel Supplier USA, Inc., as described in the application and Federal Register notice, subject to the Act and the Board’s regulations, including Section 400.28. Signed at Washington, DC, this 10th day of September 2008. David M. Spooner, Assistant Secretary of Commerce,for Import Administration,Alternate Chairman,Foreign– Trade Zones Board. Attest: Andrew McGilvray, Executive Secretary. [FR Doc. E8–22461 Filed 9–23–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–S DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration A–351–841 Notice of Final Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value: Polyethylene Terephthalate Film, Sheet, and Strip from Brazil Import Administration, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. EFFECTIVE DATE: September 24, 2008. SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (the Department) determines that imports of polyethylene terephthalate film, sheet and strip (PET film) from Brazil are being, or are likely to be, sold in the United States at less than fair value, as provided in section 735 of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act). The final dumping margins are listed below in the section entitled ‘‘Final Determination of Investigation.’’ FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Michael J. Heaney or Robert James, Import Administration, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue, NW, Washington, AGENCY: DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Sfmt 4703 55035 E:\FR\FM\24SEN1.SGM 24SEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 73, Number 186 (Wednesday, September 24, 2008)]
[Notices]
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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

Census Bureau


Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; 2010 Coverage 
Follow-up Telephone 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 November 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 Frank Vitrano, U.S. Census Bureau, Room 3H174, 
Washington, DC 20233-9200, 301-763-3961 (or via e-mail at 
frank.a.vitrano@census.gov).

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

I. Abstract

    The Census Bureau has completed four studies designed to evaluate 
the efficacy of modified procedures for improving coverage through the 
use of a coverage follow-up of the population and its housing: (1) The 
2004 Census Test Coverage Research Follow-up (OMB Control Number 0607-
0910); (2) the 2005 National Census Test Coverage Follow-up (OMB 
Control Number 0607-0916); (3) the 2006 Census Test Coverage Follow-up 
(OMB Control Number 0607-0923); and (4) the 2008 Census Dress Rehearsal 
Coverage Follow-up Telephone Operation (OMB Control Number 0607-0946).
    Historically, the decennial census has been affected by undercounts 
that affect certain demographic groups (such as babies and minorities), 
and people in certain living situations (such as renters who move often 
and people whose residence is complicated or ambiguous). The 2010 
Coverage Follow-up (CFU) telephone operation will serve to clarify 
initial enumeration responses in an effort to improve within-household 
coverage.
    Coverage interviews in the decennial censuses traditionally involve 
a second interview with the respondent to determine if changes should 
be made to their household roster as reported on their initial census 
return. The questions in the CFU interview attempt to determine if 
people were omitted and/or erroneously enumerated. Corrections to the 
roster are made,

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where necessary, and are based on the residence rule for 2010 Census.
    The 2010 CFU telephone operation will be conducted April 26, 2010 
through August 13, 2010.

II. Method of Collection

    The CFU telephone operation will be administered using computer-
assisted telephone interviews. It is estimated that 6,000,000 
households will be included in the 2010 CFU telephone universe. This 
universe is selected based on the following criteria:
     Initial census housing unit returns that responded ``yes'' 
to either coverage question;
     Initial census returns that have a count discrepancy 
between the reported household population count and the actual number 
of persons recorded on the census form;
     Initial census returns containing more than six persons;
     Initial returns that are matched against an administrative 
records database to identify potential undercount; and
     Initial census returns that are computer-matched to 
determine possible duplicate person links.
    The CFU interview includes probes about any of the following 
situations that seem applicable based on the household's responses on 
the questionnaire:
     Types of missing people,
     Where college students live,
     Where children in custody arrangements spend most of their 
time,
     Where those who vacation spend most of their time,
     If anyone else in the household stays anywhere else any 
part of the time, and
     If anyone stayed in a facility where groups of people 
stay.
    When anyone is identified as potentially counted or omitted in 
error, Census then ask questions to establish the appropriate census 
residence of that person according to the residence rules in effect for 
the 2010 Census.
    We will contact respondents using telephone numbers provided by 
respondents on the initial census questionnaire and/or provided through 
a phone number look-up service through a commercial vendor. These 
interviews will be conducted at commercial call centers using computer-
assisted telephone interviewing (CATI). The CATI instrument will be in 
English and Spanish. As in previous censuses, we will not conduct field 
interviews as part of this effort due to the extremely high cost.

III. Data

    OMB Control Number: 0607-0946.
    Form Number: D-1302I, Coverage Follow-Up Telephone Interview 
Instrument (English, Spanish).
    Type of Review: Regular submission.
    Affected Public: Individuals or households.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 6,000,000.
    Estimated Time per Response: 10 minutes.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 1,000,000.
    Estimated Total Annual Cost: $0.
    Respondent's Obligation: Mandatory.
    Legal Authority: Title 13 of the United States Code, Sections 141 
and 193.

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: September 19, 2008.
Gwellnar Banks,
Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer.
 [FR Doc. E8-22414 Filed 9-23-08; 8:45 am]
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