Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Generic Clearance for Questionnaire Pretesting Research, 16737 [2010-7448]

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[FR Doc. 2010–7437 Filed 4–1–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DT–M VerDate Nov<24>2008 16:40 Apr 01, 2010 Jkt 220001 DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE U.S. Bureau of the Census Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Generic Clearance for Questionnaire Pretesting Research U.S. Census Bureau. Notice. AGENCY: ACTION: 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: DATES: To ensure consideration, written comments must be submitted on or before June 1, 2010. 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 Theresa J. DeMaio, U.S. Census Bureau, Room 5K–319, 4600 Silver Hill Road, Washington, DC 20233–9150, (301) 763–4894 (or via the Internet at theresa.j.demaio@census.gov). SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Abstract The Census Bureau plans to request an extension of the current OMB approval to conduct a variety of smallscale questionnaire pretesting activities under this generic clearance. A block of hours will be dedicated to these activities for each of the next three years. OMB will be informed in writing of the purpose and scope of each of these activities, as well as the timeframe and number of burden hours used. The number of hours used will not exceed the number set aside for this purpose. This research program will be used by the Census Bureau and survey sponsors to improve questionnaires and procedures, reduce respondent burden, and ultimately increase the quality of data collected in the Census Bureau censuses and surveys. The clearance will be used to conduct pretesting of decennial, demographic, and economic census and survey questionnaires prior PO 00000 Frm 00019 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 9990 16737 to fielding them. Pretesting activities will involve one of the following methods of identifying measurement problems with the questionnaire or survey procedure: Cognitive interviews, focus groups, respondent debriefing, behavior coding of respondent/ interviewer interaction, and split panel tests. II. Method of Collection Any of the following methods may be used: Mail, telephone, face-to-face, paper-and-pencil, CATI, CAPI, Internet, or IVR. III. Data OMB Number: 0607–0725. Form Number: Various. Type of Review: Regular submission. Affected Public: Individuals or Households, Farms, Business or other for-profit. Estimated Number of Respondents: 16,500. Estimated Time per Response: 1 hour. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 16,500. Estimated Total Annual Cost: There is no cost to respondent, except for their time to complete the questionnaire. Respondent’s Obligation: Voluntary. Legal Authority: 13 U.S.C. 131, 141, 142, 161, 181, 182, 193, and 301. 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 house 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: March 30, 2010. Glenna Mickelson, Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer. 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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

U.S. Bureau of the Census


Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Generic 
Clearance for Questionnaire Pretesting Research

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 June 1, 2010.

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 Theresa J. DeMaio, U.S. Census Bureau, Room 5K-
319, 4600 Silver Hill Road, Washington, DC 20233-9150, (301) 763-4894 
(or via the Internet at theresa.j.demaio@census.gov).

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

I. Abstract

    The Census Bureau plans to request an extension of the current OMB 
approval to conduct a variety of small-scale questionnaire pretesting 
activities under this generic clearance. A block of hours will be 
dedicated to these activities for each of the next three years. OMB 
will be informed in writing of the purpose and scope of each of these 
activities, as well as the timeframe and number of burden hours used. 
The number of hours used will not exceed the number set aside for this 
purpose.
    This research program will be used by the Census Bureau and survey 
sponsors to improve questionnaires and procedures, reduce respondent 
burden, and ultimately increase the quality of data collected in the 
Census Bureau censuses and surveys. The clearance will be used to 
conduct pretesting of decennial, demographic, and economic census and 
survey questionnaires prior to fielding them. Pretesting activities 
will involve one of the following methods of identifying measurement 
problems with the questionnaire or survey procedure: Cognitive 
interviews, focus groups, respondent debriefing, behavior coding of 
respondent/interviewer interaction, and split panel tests.

II. Method of Collection

    Any of the following methods may be used: Mail, telephone, face-to-
face, paper-and-pencil, CATI, CAPI, Internet, or IVR.

III. Data

    OMB Number: 0607-0725.
    Form Number: Various.
    Type of Review: Regular submission.
    Affected Public: Individuals or Households, Farms, Business or 
other for-profit.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 16,500.
    Estimated Time per Response: 1 hour.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 16,500.
    Estimated Total Annual Cost: There is no cost to respondent, except 
for their time to complete the questionnaire.
    Respondent's Obligation: Voluntary.
    Legal Authority: 13 U.S.C. 131, 141, 142, 161, 181, 182, 193, and 
301.

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 house 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: March 30, 2010.
Glenna Mickelson,
Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer.
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