Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Survey of Income and Program Participation (SIPP) 2011 Re-engineered SIPP-Field Test, 35764-35765 [2010-15085]

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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)). DATES: To ensure consideration, written comments must be submitted on or before August 23, 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 Patrick J. Benton, Census Bureau, Room HQ–6H045, Washington, DC 20233–8400, (301) 763–4618. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Abstract The Census Bureau plans to conduct a field test for the Re-engineered SIPP from January to May of 2011. The SIPP is a household-based survey designed as a continuous series of national panels. The SIPP is molded around a central ‘‘core’’ of labor force and income questions that remain fixed throughout PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 the life of the panel and then supplemented with questions designed to address specific needs. Examples of these types of questions include medical expenses, child care, retirement and pension plan coverage, marital history, and others. The 2011 Re-engineered SIPP instrument is a revision of the 2010 ReSIPP test instrument, in which respondents were interviewed during the 2010 Dress Rehearsal Re-SIPP Field Test. The Re-engineered SIPP will interview respondents in one year intervals, using the previous calendar year as the reference period. The content of the Re-engineered SIPP will match that of the 2008 Panel SIPP very closely. The Re-engineered SIPP will not contain free-standing topical modules. However, a portion of the 2008 Panel topical module content will be integrated into the Re-engineered SIPP interview. The Re-engineered SIPP will use an Event History Calendar (EHC) which records dates of events and spells of coverage. The EHC should provide increased accuracy to dates reported by respondents. The SIPP represents a source of information for a wide variety of topics and allows information for separate topics to be integrated to form a single, unified database so that the interaction between tax, transfer, and other government and private policies can be examined. Government domestic policy formulators depend heavily upon the SIPP information concerning the distribution of income received directly as money or indirectly as in-kind benefits and the effect of tax and transfer programs on this distribution. They also need improved and expanded data on the income and general economic and financial situation of the U.S. population, which the SIPP has provided on a continuing basis since 1983. The SIPP has measured levels of economic well-being and permitted changes in these levels to be measured over time. Approximately 4,000 households will be selected for the 2011 Re-engineered SIPP field test, of which, 3200 households are expected to be interviewed. We estimate that each household contains 2.1 people aged 15 and above, yielding approximately 6,720 person-level interviews in this field test. Interviews take 60 minutes on average. The total annual burden for E:\FR\FM\23JNN1.SGM 23JNN1 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 120 / Wednesday, June 23, 2010 / Notices 2011 Re-engineered SIPP field test interviews would be 6,720 hours in FY 2011. II. Method of Collection The 2011 Re-engineered SIPP field test instrument will consist of one household interview which will reference the calendar year 2010. The interview is conducted in person with all household members 15 years old or over using regular proxy-respondent rules. III. Data OMB Control Number: 0607–0957. Form Number: SIPP/CAPI Automated Instrument. Type of Review: Regular. Affected Public: Individuals or Households. Estimated Number of Respondents: 6,720 people. Estimated Time per Response: 60 minutes per person on average. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 6,720. Estimated Total Annual Cost: The only cost to respondents is their time. Respondent’s Obligation: Voluntary. Legal Authority: Title 13, United States Code, Section 182. mstockstill on DSKH9S0YB1PROD 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 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: June 17, 2010. Glenna Mickelson, Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. 2010–15085 Filed 6–22–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–07–P VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:17 Jun 22, 2010 Jkt 220001 DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Telecommunications and Information Administration Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; BroadbandMatch Web Site Tool AGENCY: National Telecommunications and Information Administration, Commerce. 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. DATES: Written comments must be submitted on or before August 23, 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 and instructions should be directed to Ian Martinez, Broadband Technology Opportunities Program, NTIA, at (202) 482–3027, imartinez@ntia.doc.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Abstract Congress, through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, appropriated $7.2 billion and directed the Department of Agriculture’s Rural Utilities Service (RUS) and the Department of Commerce’s National Telecommunications Information Administration (NTIA) to expand broadband access to unserved and underserved communities across the U.S., increase jobs, spur investments in technology and infrastructure, and provide long-term economic benefits. The result is the RUS Broadband Initiatives Program (BIP) and the NTIA Broadband Technology Opportunities Program (BTOP). BIP makes loans and grants for broadband infrastructure projects in rural areas. BTOP provides grants to fund broadband infrastructure, public computer centers and sustainable broadband adoption projects. NTIA Administrator Larry E. Strickling, in his testimony before the Senate Commerce Committee, suggested the use of a ‘‘comprehensive PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 35765 communities’’ strategy in BTOP’s second round of funding, aimed at supporting middle mile projects to anchor institutions in the community, such as libraries, colleges and potentially hospitals or public safety organizations, ideally with commitments from last mile providers who would build off of the middle mile projects to residential end users. This type of partnership might have been burdensome to potential applicant partners and nonanchors that still wish to participate in the BTOP program; as such, in coordination with the White House’s Open Government Initiative that seeks to promote transparency, openness and collaboration, NTIA decided to create a tool that would allow larger anchor institutions, smaller satellite organizations, Internet service providers and technical experts to find one another and create mutually beneficial partnerships. The tool, BroadbandMatch (available at http://match.broadbandusa.gov), allows potential applicants to find partners for broadband projects, helping them to combine expertise and create stronger proposals. Now, in support of the Recovery Act’s goals to create jobs, promote economic growth, and encourage participation of socially and economically disadvantaged small business concerns, BroadbandMatch includes small disadvantaged businesses desiring to provide goods and services for broadband projects around the country. It is a helpful resource for firms seeking contracting opportunities with BTOP grantees, among other participants, and for purchasers intending to diversify their suppliers. Current participants will be solicited to continue their participation in the program by opting in; potentially, new participants will be encouraged through publicizing of BroadbandMatch using the press, conferences, and conversations between applicants/ grantees and Federal program officers. II. Method of Collection Participants in BroadbandMatch fill out an organizational profile form, containing information such as category or type of organization, preferred partnerships, geographic location, and basic contact information. III. Data OMB Control Number: 0660–0033. Form Number(s): None. Type of Review: Regular submission (Extension of a currently approved information collection). E:\FR\FM\23JNN1.SGM 23JNN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

U.S. Census Bureau


Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Survey of 
Income and Program Participation (SIPP) 2011 Re-engineered SIPP--Field 
Test

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 August 23, 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 Patrick J. Benton, Census Bureau, Room HQ-6H045, 
Washington, DC 20233-8400, (301) 763-4618.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. Abstract

    The Census Bureau plans to conduct a field test for the Re-
engineered SIPP from January to May of 2011. The SIPP is a household-
based survey designed as a continuous series of national panels. The 
SIPP is molded around a central ``core'' of labor force and income 
questions that remain fixed throughout the life of the panel and then 
supplemented with questions designed to address specific needs. 
Examples of these types of questions include medical expenses, child 
care, retirement and pension plan coverage, marital history, and 
others.
    The 2011 Re-engineered SIPP instrument is a revision of the 2010 
Re-SIPP test instrument, in which respondents were interviewed during 
the 2010 Dress Rehearsal Re-SIPP Field Test. The Re-engineered SIPP 
will interview respondents in one year intervals, using the previous 
calendar year as the reference period.
    The content of the Re-engineered SIPP will match that of the 2008 
Panel SIPP very closely. The Re-engineered SIPP will not contain free-
standing topical modules. However, a portion of the 2008 Panel topical 
module content will be integrated into the Re-engineered SIPP 
interview. The Re-engineered SIPP will use an Event History Calendar 
(EHC) which records dates of events and spells of coverage. The EHC 
should provide increased accuracy to dates reported by respondents.
    The SIPP represents a source of information for a wide variety of 
topics and allows information for separate topics to be integrated to 
form a single, unified database so that the interaction between tax, 
transfer, and other government and private policies can be examined. 
Government domestic policy formulators depend heavily upon the SIPP 
information concerning the distribution of income received directly as 
money or indirectly as in-kind benefits and the effect of tax and 
transfer programs on this distribution. They also need improved and 
expanded data on the income and general economic and financial 
situation of the U.S. population, which the SIPP has provided on a 
continuing basis since 1983. The SIPP has measured levels of economic 
well-being and permitted changes in these levels to be measured over 
time.
    Approximately 4,000 households will be selected for the 2011 Re-
engineered SIPP field test, of which, 3200 households are expected to 
be interviewed. We estimate that each household contains 2.1 people 
aged 15 and above, yielding approximately 6,720 person-level interviews 
in this field test. Interviews take 60 minutes on average. The total 
annual burden for

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2011 Re-engineered SIPP field test interviews would be 6,720 hours in 
FY 2011.

II. Method of Collection

    The 2011 Re-engineered SIPP field test instrument will consist of 
one household interview which will reference the calendar year 2010. 
The interview is conducted in person with all household members 15 
years old or over using regular proxy-respondent rules.

III. Data

    OMB Control Number: 0607-0957.
    Form Number: SIPP/CAPI Automated Instrument.
    Type of Review: Regular.
    Affected Public: Individuals or Households.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 6,720 people.
    Estimated Time per Response: 60 minutes per person on average.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 6,720.
    Estimated Total Annual Cost: The only cost to respondents is their 
time.
    Respondent's Obligation: Voluntary.
    Legal Authority: Title 13, United States Code, 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: June 17, 2010.
Glenna Mickelson,
Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer.
[FR Doc. 2010-15085 Filed 6-22-10; 8:45 am]
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