Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Current Population Survey (CPS) Email Address Collection Test Supplement, 45910-45911 [2013-18204]

Download as PDF 45910 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 146 / Tuesday, July 30, 2013 / Notices Commission will convene at 11:00 a.m. (MDT) and end at 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, August 22, 2013, at City Hall, Pikes Peak Conference Room, Suite 200, Colorado Springs, CO. The meeting is for project planning. Members of the public are entitled to submit written comments. The comments must be received in the regional office by Monday, September 23, 2013. Comments may be mailed to the Rocky Mountain Regional Office, U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, 999– 18th Street, Suite 1380 South, Denver, CO 80202, faxed to 303–866–1050, or emailed to ebohor@usccr.gov. Persons who desire additional information may contact the Rocky Mountain Regional Office at 303–866–1040. Persons needing accessibility services should contact the Rocky Mountain Regional Office at least 10 working days before the scheduled date of the meeting. Records generated from this meeting may be inspected and reproduced at the Rocky Mountain 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, www.usccr.gov, or to contact the Rocky Mountain Regional Office at the above phone number, 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 Chicago, IL, on July 25, 2013. David Mussatt, Acting Chief, Regional Programs Coordination Unit. [FR Doc. 2013–18210 Filed 7–29–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6335–01–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Census Bureau Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Current Population Survey (CPS) Email Address Collection Test Supplement U.S. Census Bureau, Commerce. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: 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, pmangrum on DSK3VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 14:32 Jul 29, 2013 Jkt 229001 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 30, 2013. ADDRESSES: Direct all written comments to Jennifer Jessup, Departmental Paperwork Clearance Officer, Department of Commerce, Room 6616, 14th and Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230 (or via the Internet at jjessup@doc.gov). FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information or copies of the information collection instrument(s) and instructions should be directed to Kyra Linse, U.S. Census Bureau, DSD/CPS HQ–7H108F, Washington, DC 20233–8400, (301) 763– 9280. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Abstract The Census Bureau plans to request clearance for the collection of data concerning the November 2013 Email Address Collection Test Supplement. The Census Bureau and the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) sponsor the CPS which has been conducted for over 70 years. The Current Population Survey (CPS) has been collecting data on household employment for decades. Through the years, it has made survey improvements to keep the data quality and survey response rates high. Over the last few years, CPS, like many surveys, has seen response rates declining slowly. A review of paradata has found one of the main reasons for this decline is not just refusals but also respondent avoidance (i.e. the interviewers are unable to make contact with the respondent). This has led to an effort to think of new ways to contact respondents and reduce respondent burden so that they may be more likely to answer CPS over the many months needed. One of the solutions recommended has been to research the possibility of using the Internet as a data collection mode as well as a tool to help increase response rates. We foresee that in the future, we could collect email addresses from our respondents. For those that are eligible, we could then send an email to the respondent with a secure link in order for that respondent to complete the CPS the next month over the internet and in turn, keep up response rates while lowering costs of interviewing. Internet is not limited to just a survey data collection mode. These emails could be used for other contacts as well. We could allow the respondent to set up a time to meet with the interviewer at their convenience and PO 00000 Frm 00004 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 save on travel costs associated with the multiple personal visits. The email could also be as simple as a ‘‘Thank You’’ with information that lets respondents know their participation is improving the quality of our data. This supplement is the first step in the review of the feasibility of this plan. It will test the ability of collecting email addresses and collecting interest in being contacted by email or answering the survey through the internet for possible future enhancements to CPS. II. Method of Collection The email address collection will be collected by both personal visit and telephone interviews in conjunction with the regular November CPS interviewing. All interviews are conducted using computer-assisted interviewing. III. Data OMB Control Number: None. Form Number: There are no forms. We conduct all interviews on computers. Type of Review: Regular submission. Affected Public: Households. Estimated Number of Respondents: 29,500. Estimated Time per Response: 3 minutes. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 1,475. Estimated Total Annual Cost: The only cost to the respondents is that of their time. Respondents Obligation: Voluntary. Legal Authority: Title 13 U.S.C. 182, and Title 29, U.S.C., 1–9. 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. E:\FR\FM\30JYN1.SGM 30JYN1 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 146 / Tuesday, July 30, 2013 / Notices Dated: July 24, 2013. Gwellnar Banks, Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer. Board’s Web site, which is accessible via www.trade.gov/ftz. For Further Information Contact: Elizabeth Whiteman at Elizabeth. Whiteman@trade.gov or (202) 482–0473. [FR Doc. 2013–18204 Filed 7–29–13; 8:45 am] Dated: July 24, 2013. Andrew McGilvray, Executive Secretary. BILLING CODE 3510–07–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE [FR Doc. 2013–18319 Filed 7–29–13; 8:45 am] Foreign-Trade Zones Board BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P [S–114–2013] DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE pmangrum on DSK3VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Foreign-Trade Zone 247—Erie, Pennsylvania, Application for Subzone, Hardinger Transfer Co., Erie and Grove City, Pennsylvania An application has been submitted to the Foreign-Trade Zones (FTZ) Board by the Erie-Western Pennsylvania Port Authority, grantee of FTZ 247, requesting subzone status for the facilities of Hardinger Transfer Co., dba Team Hardinger Transportation and Warehousing (Team Hardinger), located in Erie and Grove City, Pennsylvania. The application was submitted pursuant to the provisions of the Foreign-Trade Zones Act, as amended (19 U.S.C. 81a– 81u), and the regulations of the FTZ Board (15 CFR part 400). It was formally docketed on July 24, 2013. The proposed subzone would consist of the following sites: Site 1 (36 acres) 3106 McCain Avenue, Erie, Erie County; Site 2 (19 acres) 1314 West 18th Street, Erie, Erie County; and, Site 3 (40 acres) 156 Hardinger Boulevard, Grove City, Venango County. No authorization for production activity has been requested at this time. The proposed subzone would be subject to the existing activation limit of FTZ 247. In accordance with the FTZ Board’s regulations, Elizabeth Whiteman of the FTZ Staff is designated examiner to review the application and make recommendations to the Executive Secretary. Public comment is invited from interested parties. Submissions shall be addressed to the FTZ Board’s Executive Secretary at the address below. The closing period for their receipt is September 9, 2013. Rebuttal comments in response to material submitted during the foregoing period may be submitted during the subsequent 15-day period to September 23, 2013. A copy of the application will be available for public inspection at the Office of the Executive Secretary, Foreign-Trade Zones Board, Room 21013, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230–0002, and in the ‘‘Reading Room’’ section of the FTZ VerDate Mar<15>2010 14:32 Jul 29, 2013 Jkt 229001 Foreign-Trade Zones Board [B–75–2013] Foreign-Trade Zone (FTZ) 38— Spartanburg County, South Carolina, Notification of Proposed Production Activity, Black & Decker (U.S.) Inc., (Power Tools), Fort Mill, South Carolina Black & Decker (U.S.) Inc. (Black & Decker) submitted a notification of proposed production activity to the FTZ Board for its facility in Fort Mill, South Carolina within Subzone 38E. The notification conforming to the requirements of the regulations of the FTZ Board (15 CFR 400.22) was received on July 19, 2013. The Black & Decker facility is located within Subzone 38E. The facility is used for the manufacturing of power tool parts and components, the manufacture and assembly of power tools, the packaging and kitting of power tools and the repair and rework of power tools, parts and accessories. Pursuant to 15 CFR 400.14(b), FTZ activity would be limited to the specific foreign-status materials and components and specific finished products described in the submitted notification (as described below) and subsequently authorized by the FTZ Board. Production under FTZ procedures could exempt Black & Decker from customs duty payments on the foreign status components used in export production. On its domestic sales, Black & Decker would be able to choose the duty rates during customs entry procedures that apply to miter saws, drills (with a self-contained motor), saws (with a self-contained motor), grinders, polishers, sanders, screwdrivers, nut-runners, impact wrenches, impact drivers, routers, planers, grass and weed trimmers/ edgers, electro-pneumatic rotary and percussion hammers, electric scissors, circle cutters, spindles, gears, sleeve bearings, motors (cordless), SA armatures and work lights (duty rate ranges from duty-free to 12.5%) for the PO 00000 Frm 00005 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 45911 foreign status inputs noted below. Customs duties also could possibly be deferred or reduced on foreign status production equipment. The components and materials sourced from abroad include: Resins (colored pigments); paints; inks; grease; adhesives; loctite; polyethylene, polypropylene, polystyrene, ABS, acetyl, epoxy powder, polycarbonate, polyethylene terephthalate, polyester, saturated polyester, glass filled nylon and polyamide resins; nylon tape; plastic hoses; flexible hoses; nameplates; transparent tapes; ID labels; plastic labels; tape; film stretch; plastic cases; poly-bags; battery caps; blister packs; shrink-heat tubing; plastic handles and knobs; O-rings; seals; washers; retaining clips; chuck key holders; cord protectors; nuts; spacers/ fasteners; drive belts; Styrofoam; rubber tubing and hoses; backing pads; caps plugs; polisher pads; tool bags; kit boxes; wood pallets; wood biscuits; corrugated sheets; corrugated cartons; non-corrugated cartons; sleeves; hang tags; labels; fillers; gaskets; paper gaskets; seals; corner posts; instruction/ owner manuals; heat transfer labels; blister cards; advertising flyers; leaflets; bulletins; warranty cards; survey cards; slot liners; mower, sander and planer filter bags; sander pads; felt washers and seals; grinding wheels; sanding discs; iron/metal powder; non-alloyed steel; steel; chains; bolts; screws; hardware bag assemblies; lock nuts; nuts; rivets; cotters; cotter pins; retaining rings; snap rings; blade locks; fastener pins; leaf, helical/coil and other springs; wire forms; flanges; backing flanges; rip fences; clips; brass strips; articles of aluminum die-casting; magnesium ingots; bandsaw, circular saw, jigsaw, cutsaw and other blades; wrenches; chuck keys; socket wrenches; clamps; punch/punch & die; drill bits; dies; die kits; loose keys; solders; solder wire; prepared solder bars; parts of inflator fans; mobile bases; wheels for lawnmowers; drill chucks; circle cutters; clamps for stationary tools; parts of work holders; tables and wings for saws; base/cutting arms; brackets, handles, knobs and parts of stationary tools; guards; parts of tools; parts for pneumatic nailers; actuators; bearing plates; bearing retainers; bearing supports; blade clamps; button switches; clamps; cord retainers; counterweights; cover plates; end caps; handles/switch covers; housings; field cases; lock buttons; parts of power tools; circular saw quadrants; shields; jigsaw shoe/plates; triggers; cord clamps; gear cases; dust shields; thrust bearings; ball bearings; needle roller bearings; E:\FR\FM\30JYN1.SGM 30JYN1

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[FR Doc No: 2013-18204]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

Census Bureau


Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Current 
Population Survey (CPS) Email Address Collection Test Supplement

AGENCY: U.S. Census Bureau, Commerce.

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 30, 2013.

ADDRESSES: Direct all written comments to Jennifer Jessup, Departmental 
Paperwork Clearance Officer, Department of Commerce, Room 6616, 14th 
and Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230 (or via the Internet 
at jjessup@doc.gov).

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information or 
copies of the information collection instrument(s) and instructions 
should be directed to Kyra Linse, U.S. Census Bureau, DSD/CPS HQ-
7H108F, Washington, DC 20233-8400, (301) 763-9280.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. Abstract

    The Census Bureau plans to request clearance for the collection of 
data concerning the November 2013 Email Address Collection Test 
Supplement. The Census Bureau and the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) 
sponsor the CPS which has been conducted for over 70 years.
    The Current Population Survey (CPS) has been collecting data on 
household employment for decades. Through the years, it has made survey 
improvements to keep the data quality and survey response rates high. 
Over the last few years, CPS, like many surveys, has seen response 
rates declining slowly. A review of paradata has found one of the main 
reasons for this decline is not just refusals but also respondent 
avoidance (i.e. the interviewers are unable to make contact with the 
respondent). This has led to an effort to think of new ways to contact 
respondents and reduce respondent burden so that they may be more 
likely to answer CPS over the many months needed.
    One of the solutions recommended has been to research the 
possibility of using the Internet as a data collection mode as well as 
a tool to help increase response rates. We foresee that in the future, 
we could collect email addresses from our respondents. For those that 
are eligible, we could then send an email to the respondent with a 
secure link in order for that respondent to complete the CPS the next 
month over the internet and in turn, keep up response rates while 
lowering costs of interviewing. Internet is not limited to just a 
survey data collection mode. These emails could be used for other 
contacts as well. We could allow the respondent to set up a time to 
meet with the interviewer at their convenience and save on travel costs 
associated with the multiple personal visits. The email could also be 
as simple as a ``Thank You'' with information that lets respondents 
know their participation is improving the quality of our data.
    This supplement is the first step in the review of the feasibility 
of this plan. It will test the ability of collecting email addresses 
and collecting interest in being contacted by email or answering the 
survey through the internet for possible future enhancements to CPS.

II. Method of Collection

    The email address collection will be collected by both personal 
visit and telephone interviews in conjunction with the regular November 
CPS interviewing. All interviews are conducted using computer-assisted 
interviewing.

III. Data

    OMB Control Number: None.
    Form Number: There are no forms. We conduct all interviews on 
computers.
    Type of Review: Regular submission.
    Affected Public: Households.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 29,500.
    Estimated Time per Response: 3 minutes.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 1,475.
    Estimated Total Annual Cost: The only cost to the respondents is 
that of their time.
    Respondents Obligation: Voluntary.
    Legal Authority: Title 13 U.S.C. 182, and Title 29, U.S.C., 1-9.

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.


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    Dated: July 24, 2013.
Gwellnar Banks,
Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer.
[FR Doc. 2013-18204 Filed 7-29-13; 8:45 am]
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