Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Computer and Internet Use Supplement to the Census Bureau's Current Population Survey, 6056-6057 [2015-02087]

Download as PDF 6056 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 23 / Wednesday, February 4, 2015 / Notices Council address: Pacific Council, 7700 NE Ambassador Place, Suite 101, Portland, OR 97220–1384. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dr. Kit Dahl, Pacific Council; telephone: (503) 820–2422. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The meeting for February 4th only has changed to a different location due to construction of the hotel. See ADDRESSES for the meeting locations. The original notice published in the Federal Register on January 15, 2015 (80 FR 2399). All other previouspublished information remains unchanged. Special Accommodations The meetings are physically accessible to people with disabilities. Requests for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aids should be directed to Mr. Kris Kleinschmidt at (503) 820–2425 at least 5 days prior to the meeting date. Dated: January 30, 2015. Tracey L. Thompson, Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2015–02147 Filed 2–3–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Telecommunications and Information Administration Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Computer and Internet Use Supplement to the Census Bureau’s Current Population Survey National Telecommunications and Information Administration, 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. DATES: Submit comments on or before April 6, 2015. ADDRESSES: Direct all written comments to Jennifer Jessup, Departmental Paperwork Clearance Officer, (202) 482– 0336, Department of Commerce, Room 6612, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230 (or via the Internet at JJessup@doc.gov). FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information or mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:18 Feb 03, 2015 Jkt 235001 copies of the proposed information collection instrument and instructions should be directed to Rafi Goldberg, Telecommunications Policy Analyst, Office of Policy Analysis and Development, NTIA, at (202) 482–1880 or RGoldberg@ntia.doc.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Abstract NTIA proposes to add 61 questions to the U.S. Census Bureau’s July 2015 Current Population Survey (CPS) to gather reliable data on broadband (also known as high-speed Internet) use by U.S. households. President Obama has established a national goal of universal, affordable broadband access for all Americans.1 In support of that goal, he traveled to Cedar Falls, Iowa on January 14, 2015, and spoke of his plans to ‘‘give more communities access to faster, cheaper broadband so they can succeed in the digital economy. . . . [T]oday, high speed broadband is not a luxury, but a necessity.’’ 2 The Administration is working with Congress, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), and other stakeholders to develop and advance economic and regulatory policies that foster broadband deployment and adoption to help ensure that the nation’s consumers and businesses can obtain competitively priced high-speed Internet access and develop the skills necessary to use the technology. Collecting current, systematic, and comprehensive information on broadband use and non-use by U.S. households is critical to allow policymakers not only to gauge progress made to date, but also to identify problem areas with a specificity that permits carefully targeted and costeffective responses. The Census Bureau is widely regarded as a superior collector of data based on its centuries of experience and its scientific methods. Collection of NTIA’s requested broadband usage data will occur in conjunction with the Census Bureau’s scheduled July 2015 CPS, thereby significantly reducing the potential burdens on the Bureau and on surveyed households. Twelve previous CPS surveys have included questions on broadband and Internet. The U.S. government has an increasingly pressing need for comprehensive broadband data. The U.S. Government Accountability Office 1 See http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2014/10/ 31/promoting-rural-opportunity-expanding-accessbroadband (last viewed January 6, 2015). 2 See http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/ 2015/01/14/remarks-president-promotingcommunity-broadband (last viewed January 15, 2015). PO 00000 Frm 00018 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 (GAO), NTIA, and the FCC have issued reports noting the lack of useful broadband adoption data for policymakers, and Congress passed legislation—the Broadband Data Improvement Act in 2008 and the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act in 2009—wholly or in part to address this deficiency. The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) looks to Census Bureau data as an important input into their inter-country benchmark analyses. Modifying the July CPS to include NTIA’s requested broadband questions will allow the Commerce Department and NTIA to respond to congressional concerns and directives, and to work with the OECD on its broadband methodologies with more recent data. II. Method of Collection Personal visits and telephone interviews using computer-assisted telephone interviewing and computerassisted personal interviewing. III. Data OMB Control Number: 0660–XXXX. Form Number(s): None. Type of Review: Regular submission (Revision of a currently approved collection). Affected Public: Individuals and households. Estimated Number of Respondents: 54,000 households. Estimated Time per Response: 10 minutes. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 9,000. Estimated Total Annual Cost to Public: $0. IV. Requests 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 on respondents of providing the requested information, 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 be a matter of public record. E:\FR\FM\04FEN1.SGM 04FEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 23 / Wednesday, February 4, 2015 / Notices Dated: January 29, 2015. Glenna Mickelson, Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer. Executive Secretary, JSC, at (703) 693– 9299 or via email at harlye.carlton@ usmc.mil. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The JSC is conducting this annual review of the MCM pursuant to Executive Order 12473—Manual for Courts-Martial, United States, 1984, and Department of Defense Directive 5500.17, Role and Responsibility of the Joint Service Committee (JSC) on Military Justice. [FR Doc. 2015–02087 Filed 2–3–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–60–P DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Office of the Secretary [Docket ID: DoD–2015–OS–0010] Dated: January 30, 2015. Aaron Siegel, Alternate OSD Federal Register Liaison Officer, Department of Defense. Manual for Courts-Martial; Proposed Amendments Joint Service Committee (JSC) on Military Justice, DoD. ACTION: Annual Review of the Manual for Courts-Martial, United States. AGENCY: The JSC is conducting its annual review of the Manual for CourtsMartial (MCM), United States. The committee invites members of the public to suggest changes to the MCM. Please provide supporting rationale for any proposed changes. In light of the significant changes to the military justice system resulting from the National Defense Authorization Acts for Fiscal Years 2014 and 2015, the JSC will not consider proposed changes submitted prior to October 1, 2014 during this annual review. If the proponent of any proposed change submitted prior to October 1, 2014 would like a previously submitted proposal to be considered by the JSC, it must be resubmitted as explained in this notice. DATES: Proposed changes must be received no later than April 6, 2015. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments, identified by docket number and title, by any of the following methods: • Federal eRulemaking Portal: http:// www.regulations.gov. Follow the instructions for submitting comments. • Mail: Federal Docket Management System Office, 4800 Mark Center Drive, East Tower, Suite 02G09, Alexandria, VA 22350–3100. Instructions: All submissions received must include the agency name and docket number for this Federal Register document. The general policy for comments and other submissions from members of the public is to make these submissions available for public viewing on the Internet at http:// www.regulations.gov as they are received without change, including any personal identifiers or contact information. mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Captain Harlye S. Carlton, USMC, VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:18 Feb 03, 2015 Jkt 235001 [FR Doc. 2015–02126 Filed 2–3–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 5001–06–P DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Office of the Secretary [Docket ID: DoD–2014–OS–0140] Manual for Courts-Martial; Proposed Amendments Joint Service Committee on Military Justice (JSC), Department of Defense. ACTION: Notice of response to public comments on proposed amendments to the Manual for Courts-Martial, United States (2012 ed.). AGENCY: The Joint Service Committee on Military Justice (JSC) is publishing final proposed amendments to the Manual for Courts-Martial, United States (MCM). The proposed changes concern the rules of evidence and the punitive articles applicable in trials by courts-martial. These proposed changes have not been coordinated within the Department of Defense under DoD Directive 5500.1, ‘‘Preparation, Processing and Coordinating Legislation, Executive Orders, Proclamations, Views Letters and Testimony,’’ June 15, 2007, and do not constitute the official position of the Department of Defense, the Military Departments, or any other Government agency. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Capt Harlye S. Carlton, USMC, (703) 963– 9299 or harlye.carlton@usmc.mil. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: Background On October 3, 2014 (79 FR 59938– 59959), the JSC published a Notice of Proposed Amendments concerning the rules of procedure and evidence and the punitive articles applicable in trials by courts-martial and a Notice of Public Meeting to receive comments on these proposals. The public meeting was held PO 00000 Frm 00019 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 6057 on October 29, 2014. Two members of the public provided oral comments at the public meeting, with one of the members of the public also submitting a written comment. Additionally, several written comments were received electronically. All comments were considered by the JSC. Public Comments: Comments and materials received from the public are available under Docket ID Number DoD–2014–OS–0140–0001, Federal Register Number 2014–23546, and at the following link http://www. regulations.gov/#!documentDetail;D= DOD-2014-OS-0140-0001. Discussion of Comments and Changes The JSC considered each public comment and made some modifications to the proposed amendments accordingly. Additionally, the JSC added proposed amendments to implement provisions in the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2015, Public Law 113–291, December 19, 2014 (FY15 NDAA). Comments that were submitted that are outside the scope of these proposed changes will be considered as part of the JSC’s 2015 annual review of the MCM. The JSC will forward the public comments and proposed amendments to the Department of Defense. The public comments regarding the proposed changes and a summary of proposed amendments to implement FY15 NDAA provisions follow: a. Several comments recommended adding a requirement to RCM 305(i) that a neutral and detached officer should inquire whether a victim has been contacted and provided the opportunity to be heard during the 7-day review of pretrial confinement. Comments also recommended that a neutral and detached officer should inquire whether the victim has waived the right to be heard. The JSC has adopted this proposal in part as follows: —R.C.M. 305(i)(2)(D) is amended to read as follows: ‘‘Memorandum. The 7-day reviewing officer’s conclusions, including the factual findings on which they are based, shall be set forth in a written memorandum. The memorandum shall also state whether the victim was notified of the review, was given the opportunity to confer with the representative of the command or counsel for the government, and was given a reasonable opportunity to be heard. A copy of the memorandum and all documents considered by the 7-day reviewing officer shall be maintained in accordance with regulations prescribed by the Secretary concerned and provided to the accused or the Government on request.’’ b. Two comments recommended amending RCM 702 to clarify that the E:\FR\FM\04FEN1.SGM 04FEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 80, Number 23 (Wednesday, February 4, 2015)]
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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Telecommunications and Information Administration


Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Computer and 
Internet Use Supplement to the Census Bureau's Current Population 
Survey

AGENCY: National Telecommunications and Information Administration, 
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.

DATES: Submit comments on or before April 6, 2015.

ADDRESSES: Direct all written comments to Jennifer Jessup, Departmental 
Paperwork Clearance Officer, (202) 482-0336, Department of Commerce, 
Room 6612, 14th Street 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 proposed information collection instrument and 
instructions should be directed to Rafi Goldberg, Telecommunications 
Policy Analyst, Office of Policy Analysis and Development, NTIA, at 
(202) 482-1880 or RGoldberg@ntia.doc.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. Abstract

    NTIA proposes to add 61 questions to the U.S. Census Bureau's July 
2015 Current Population Survey (CPS) to gather reliable data on 
broadband (also known as high-speed Internet) use by U.S. households. 
President Obama has established a national goal of universal, 
affordable broadband access for all Americans.\1\ In support of that 
goal, he traveled to Cedar Falls, Iowa on January 14, 2015, and spoke 
of his plans to ``give more communities access to faster, cheaper 
broadband so they can succeed in the digital economy. . . . [T]oday, 
high speed broadband is not a luxury, but a necessity.'' \2\
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    \1\ See http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2014/10/31/promoting-rural-opportunity-expanding-access-broadband (last viewed January 6, 
2015).
    \2\ See http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2015/01/14/remarks-president-promoting-community-broadband (last viewed January 
15, 2015).
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    The Administration is working with Congress, the Federal 
Communications Commission (FCC), and other stakeholders to develop and 
advance economic and regulatory policies that foster broadband 
deployment and adoption to help ensure that the nation's consumers and 
businesses can obtain competitively priced high-speed Internet access 
and develop the skills necessary to use the technology. Collecting 
current, systematic, and comprehensive information on broadband use and 
non-use by U.S. households is critical to allow policymakers not only 
to gauge progress made to date, but also to identify problem areas with 
a specificity that permits carefully targeted and cost-effective 
responses.
    The Census Bureau is widely regarded as a superior collector of 
data based on its centuries of experience and its scientific methods. 
Collection of NTIA's requested broadband usage data will occur in 
conjunction with the Census Bureau's scheduled July 2015 CPS, thereby 
significantly reducing the potential burdens on the Bureau and on 
surveyed households. Twelve previous CPS surveys have included 
questions on broadband and Internet.
    The U.S. government has an increasingly pressing need for 
comprehensive broadband data. The U.S. Government Accountability Office 
(GAO), NTIA, and the FCC have issued reports noting the lack of useful 
broadband adoption data for policymakers, and Congress passed 
legislation--the Broadband Data Improvement Act in 2008 and the 
American Recovery and Reinvestment Act in 2009--wholly or in part to 
address this deficiency. The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and 
Development (OECD) looks to Census Bureau data as an important input 
into their inter-country benchmark analyses. Modifying the July CPS to 
include NTIA's requested broadband questions will allow the Commerce 
Department and NTIA to respond to congressional concerns and 
directives, and to work with the OECD on its broadband methodologies 
with more recent data.

II. Method of Collection

    Personal visits and telephone interviews using computer-assisted 
telephone interviewing and computer-assisted personal interviewing.

III. Data

    OMB Control Number: 0660-XXXX.
    Form Number(s): None.
    Type of Review: Regular submission (Revision of a currently 
approved collection).
    Affected Public: Individuals and households.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 54,000 households.
    Estimated Time per Response: 10 minutes.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 9,000.
    Estimated Total Annual Cost to Public: $0.

IV. Requests 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 on 
respondents of providing the requested information, 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 be a matter of public record.


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    Dated: January 29, 2015.
Glenna Mickelson,
Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer.
[FR Doc. 2015-02087 Filed 2-3-15; 8:45 am]
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