Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Survey of Income and Program Participation (SIPP) 2012 Re-engineered SIPP-Field Test, 22364-22365 [2011-9732]

Download as PDF 22364 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 77 / Thursday, April 21, 2011 / Notices be part of the public record for this proposed action. Comments submitted anonymously will be accepted and considered; however, anonymous comments will not provide the Agency with the ability to provide the respondent with subsequent environmental documents. Authority: 40 CFR 1508.22 and 36 CFR 220.5(b). Dated: April 14, 2011. Martie Schramm, District Ranger. [FR Doc. 2011–9656 Filed 4–20–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–11–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Forest Service Central Montana Resource Advisory Committee; Correction Forest Service, USDA. Notice of meeting; correction. AGENCY: ACTION: The Forest Service published a document in the Federal Register of April 13, 2011, concerning a notice of meeting for the Central Montana Resource Advisory Committee. The document contained an incorrect date. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ron Wiseman, 406–566–2292. SUMMARY: Correction In the Federal Register of April 13, 2011, in FR Doc. 2011–9006, on page 20624, in the second column, correcrt the DATES caption to read: The meeting will be held April 28, 2011 and will begin at 7 p.m. Dated: April 15, 2011. Ron B. Wiseman, Designated Federal Official. public briefing and planning meeting to identify a future civil rights project. Members of the public are entitled to submit written comments. The comments must be received in the regional office by June 3, 2011. The address is U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, 400 State Avenue, Suite 908, Kansas City, Kansas 66101. Persons wishing to e-mail their comments, or to present their comments verbally at the meeting, or who desire additional information should contact Farella E. Robinson, Regional Director, Central Regional Office, at (913) 551–1400, (or for hearing impaired TDD 913–551– 1414), or by e-mail to frobinson@usccr.gov. Hearing-impaired persons who will attend the meeting and require the services of a sign language interpreter should contact the Regional Office at least ten (10) working days before the scheduled date of the meeting. Records generated from this meeting may be inspected and reproduced at the Central Regional Office, as they become available, both before and after the meeting. Persons interested in the work of this advisory committee are advised to go to the Commission’s Web site, http://www.usccr.gov, or to contact the Central Regional Office at the above email or street address. The meeting will be conducted pursuant to the provisions of the rules and regulations of the Commission and FACA. Dated in Washington, DC, April 15, 2011. Peter Minarik, Acting Chief, Regional Programs Coordination Unit. [FR Doc. 2011–9669 Filed 4–20–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6335–01–P [FR Doc. 2011–9654 Filed 4–20–11; 8:45 am] DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE BILLING CODE 3410–11–P Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request COMMISSION ON CIVIL RIGHTS emcdonald on DSK2BSOYB1PROD with NOTICES Agenda and Notice of Public Meeting of the Louisiana Advisory Committee Notice is hereby given, pursuant to the provisions of the rules and regulations of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights (Commission), and the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA), that a meeting of the Louisiana Advisory Committee to the Commission will convene on Tuesday, May 10, 2011 at 2 p.m. and adjourn at approximately 6 p.m. at Southern University Law Center, Room 227, 1 Roosevelt Steptoe Dr., Baton Rouge, LA 70813. The purpose of the meeting is to conduct a VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:37 Apr 20, 2011 Jkt 223001 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: Certification Requirements for NOAA’s Hydrographic Product Quality Assurance Program. OMB Control Number: 0648–0507. Form Number(s): NA. Type of Request: Regular submission (extension of a current information collection). PO 00000 Frm 00006 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Number of Respondents: 5. Average Hours per Response: Initial application, documentation to accompany an item submitted for certification, and request for reconsideration of a NOAA decision, 4 hours each; inquiries, 1 hour each. Burden Hours: 16. Needs and Uses: This request is for a regular submission (extension) of a current information collection. NOAA was mandated to develop and implement a quality assurance program under which the Administrator may certify privately-made hydrographic products. NOAA has established procedures by which hydrographic products are proposed for certification; by which standards and compliance tests are developed, adopted, and applied for those products; and by which certification is awarded or denied. The application and recordkeeping requirements at 15 CFR 996 are basis for this collection of information. Affected Public: Business or other forprofit organizations. Frequency: On occasion. Respondent’s Obligation: Voluntary. OMB Desk Officer: OIRA_Submission@omb.eop.gov. 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 6616, 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 OIRA_Submission@omb.eop.gov. Dated: April 15, 2011. Gwellnar Banks, Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. 2011–9608 Filed 4–20–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Census Bureau Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Survey of Income and Program Participation (SIPP) 2012 Re-engineered SIPP—Field Test U.S. Census Bureau, Commerce. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Department of Commerce, as part of its continuing SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\21APN1.SGM 21APN1 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 77 / Thursday, April 21, 2011 / Notices 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 June 20, 2011. ADDRESSES: Direct all written comments to Diana Hynek, Departmental Paperwork Clearance Officer, Department of Commerce, Room 6616, 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: DATES: emcdonald on DSK2BSOYB1PROD with NOTICES I. Abstract The Census Bureau plans to conduct a field test for the Re-engineered SIPP (SIPP–EHC) from January to March of 2012. The SIPP is a household-based survey designed as a continuous series of national panels. 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. The SIPP–EHC is molded around a central ‘‘core’’ of labor force and income questions that are supplemented with questions designed to address specific needs in complementary subject areas. The 2012 SIPP–EHC again uses an Event History Calendar (EHC) which facilitates the collection of dates of events and spells of coverage, as did the 2011 SIPP– EHC. VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:37 Apr 20, 2011 Jkt 223001 The content of the 2012 SIPP–EHC will match that of the 2011 SIPP–EHC very closely. The SIPP–EHC design does not contain free-standing topical modules. As in the 2010 and 2011 SIPP– EHC interviews, a portion of traditional SIPP topical module content is integrated into the 2012 SIPP–EHC interview. Examples of this content include medical expenses, child care, retirement and pension plan coverage, marital history, adult and child wellbeing, and others. The EHC should assist respondent’s ability to recall events accurately over the longer reference period and provide increased data quality and inter-topic consistency for dates reported by respondents. The 2012 SIPP–EHC field test will revisit survey respondents who were first interviewed in the 2011 SIPP–EHC field test. The 2012 SIPP–EHC will interview respondents using the previous calendar year 2011 as the reference period. The 2012 SIPP–EHC is a critical evaluation in the transition to annual interviewing for the SIPP program. The 2012 SIPP–EHC will be the first test of the revised interviewing method structure that will follow adults (15 years and older) who move from the prior wave household, and will be the first revised interviewing method test incorporating dependent data from the prior wave in the EHC interview of a current wave. Dependent data, primarily information collected in the EHC from the end of the reference year to the interview month in the prior wave, is a crucial component added to the 2012 SIPP–EHC to reduce the impact of seam bias for longitudinal uses of the monthly data from SIPP–EHC as analyses of monthly data span calendar years. The 2012 SIPP–EHC will be the only opportunity to evaluate the ability to follow movers, implement dependent data use, and produce an initial evaluation of attrition related to the new instrument design and interview interval. Although the sample is limited to high-poverty strata in 20 states and cannot represent the characteristics of the test if implemented in a full nationally representative sample, a comparison can be effectively made to the same geographies and characteristics for the same period in the 2008 panel of the production SIPP. Additionally, the functionality of all of the interrelated systems to locate and re-interview respondents after a year can be tested. Approximately 2,600 households (based on response and coverage estimates derived from the 2010 SIPP– EHC field work) will be interviewed for the 2012 SIPP–EHC field test. We estimate that each household contains 2.1 people aged 15 and above, yielding PO 00000 Frm 00007 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 22365 approximately 5,460 person-level interviews in this field test. Interviews take 60 minutes per adult on average. The total annual burden for 2012 SIPP– EHC field test interviews will be 5,460 hours in FY 2012. II. Method of Collection The 2012 SIPP–EHC field test instrument will consist of one household interview which will reference the calendar year 2011. 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: 5,460 people. Estimated Time per Response: 60 minutes per person on average. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 5,460. 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: April 18, 2011. Glenna Mickelson, Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer. 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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

Census Bureau


Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Survey of 
Income and Program Participation (SIPP) 2012 Re-engineered SIPP--Field 
Test

AGENCY: U.S. Census Bureau, Commerce.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce, as part of its continuing

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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 20, 2011.

ADDRESSES: Direct all written comments to Diana Hynek, Departmental 
Paperwork Clearance Officer, Department of Commerce, Room 6616, 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 (SIPP-EHC) from January to March of 2012. The SIPP is a 
household-based survey designed as a continuous series of national 
panels. 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.
    The SIPP-EHC is molded around a central ``core'' of labor force and 
income questions that are supplemented with questions designed to 
address specific needs in complementary subject areas. The 2012 SIPP-
EHC again uses an Event History Calendar (EHC) which facilitates the 
collection of dates of events and spells of coverage, as did the 2011 
SIPP-EHC.
    The content of the 2012 SIPP-EHC will match that of the 2011 SIPP-
EHC very closely. The SIPP-EHC design does not contain free-standing 
topical modules. As in the 2010 and 2011 SIPP-EHC interviews, a portion 
of traditional SIPP topical module content is integrated into the 2012 
SIPP-EHC interview. Examples of this content include medical expenses, 
child care, retirement and pension plan coverage, marital history, 
adult and child well-being, and others. The EHC should assist 
respondent's ability to recall events accurately over the longer 
reference period and provide increased data quality and inter-topic 
consistency for dates reported by respondents.
    The 2012 SIPP-EHC field test will revisit survey respondents who 
were first interviewed in the 2011 SIPP-EHC field test. The 2012 SIPP-
EHC will interview respondents using the previous calendar year 2011 as 
the reference period. The 2012 SIPP-EHC is a critical evaluation in the 
transition to annual interviewing for the SIPP program. The 2012 SIPP-
EHC will be the first test of the revised interviewing method structure 
that will follow adults (15 years and older) who move from the prior 
wave household, and will be the first revised interviewing method test 
incorporating dependent data from the prior wave in the EHC interview 
of a current wave. Dependent data, primarily information collected in 
the EHC from the end of the reference year to the interview month in 
the prior wave, is a crucial component added to the 2012 SIPP-EHC to 
reduce the impact of seam bias for longitudinal uses of the monthly 
data from SIPP-EHC as analyses of monthly data span calendar years. The 
2012 SIPP-EHC will be the only opportunity to evaluate the ability to 
follow movers, implement dependent data use, and produce an initial 
evaluation of attrition related to the new instrument design and 
interview interval. Although the sample is limited to high-poverty 
strata in 20 states and cannot represent the characteristics of the 
test if implemented in a full nationally representative sample, a 
comparison can be effectively made to the same geographies and 
characteristics for the same period in the 2008 panel of the production 
SIPP. Additionally, the functionality of all of the interrelated 
systems to locate and re-interview respondents after a year can be 
tested.
    Approximately 2,600 households (based on response and coverage 
estimates derived from the 2010 SIPP-EHC field work) will be 
interviewed for the 2012 SIPP-EHC field test. We estimate that each 
household contains 2.1 people aged 15 and above, yielding approximately 
5,460 person-level interviews in this field test. Interviews take 60 
minutes per adult on average. The total annual burden for 2012 SIPP-EHC 
field test interviews will be 5,460 hours in FY 2012.

II. Method of Collection

    The 2012 SIPP-EHC field test instrument will consist of one 
household interview which will reference the calendar year 2011. 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: 5,460 people.
    Estimated Time per Response: 60 minutes per person on average.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 5,460.
    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: April 18, 2011.
Glenna Mickelson,
Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer.
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