Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Special Census Program, 53102-53103 [2015-21663]

Download as PDF 53102 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 170 / Wednesday, September 2, 2015 / Notices mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES pest risk assessment (PPRA) for a 30-day comment period through the publication of a Federal Register notice. Then, after reviewing and evaluating the comments on the draft EA and the preliminary PPRA and other information, APHIS revises the PPRA as necessary and prepares a final EA and, based on the final EA, a National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) decision document (either a finding of no significant impact (FONSI) or a notice of intent to prepare an environmental impact statement). If a FONSI is reached, APHIS furnishes a response to the petitioner, either approving or denying the petition. APHIS also publishes a notice in the Federal Register announcing the regulatory status of the GE organism and the availability of APHIS’ final EA, PPRA, FONSI, and our regulatory determination. APHIS sought public comment on a draft EA, a preliminary PPRA, and whether the subject potatoes are likely to pose a plant pest risk from May 5, 2015, to June 4, 2015.3 APHIS received 24 comments on the petition. Nineteen comments supported the determination of nonregulated status, and five comments did not support the determination of nonregulated status. The majority of the comments opposing the determination expressed general opposition to APHIS making a determination of nonregulated status of GE organisms. Issues raised during the comment period included concerns regarding the potential for disruption of trade and potential human health and environmental impacts. APHIS has addressed the issues raised during the comment period and has provided responses to comments as an attachment to the FONSI. National Environmental Policy Act After reviewing and evaluating the comments received during the comment period on the draft EA and preliminary PPRA and other information, APHIS has prepared a final EA. The EA has been prepared to provide the public with documentation of APHIS’ review and analysis of any potential environmental impacts associated with the determination of nonregulated status of Simplot’s InnateTM W8 potato. The EA was prepared in accordance with: (1) NEPA, as amended (42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq.), (2) regulations of the Council on Environmental Quality for implementing the procedural provisions of NEPA (40 CFR parts 1500–1508), (3) USDA regulations implementing NEPA (7 CFR part 1b), and (4) APHIS’ NEPA 3 80 FR 25660–25661. VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:04 Sep 01, 2015 Jkt 235001 Implementing Procedures (7 CFR part 372). Based on our EA, the response to public comments, and other pertinent scientific data, APHIS has reached a FONSI with regard to the preferred alternative identified in the EA (to make a determination of nonregulated status of InnateTM W8 potatoes). Determination Based on APHIS’ analysis of field and laboratory data submitted by Simplot, references provided in the petition, peer-reviewed publications, information analyzed in the EA, the PPRA, comments provided by the public, and information provided in APHIS’ response to those public comments, APHIS has determined that Simplot’s InnateTM Potato designated as Russet Burbank event W8 is unlikely to pose a plant pest risk and therefore is no longer subject to our regulations governing the introduction of certain GE organisms. Copies of the signed determination document, PPRA, final EA, FONSI, and response to comments, as well as the previously published petition and supporting documents, are available as indicated in the ADDRESSES and FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT sections of this notice. Authority: 7 U.S.C. 7701–7772 and 7781– 7786; 31 U.S.C. 9701; 7 CFR 2.22, 2.80, and 371.3. Done in Washington, DC, this 28th day of August 2015. Kevin Shea, Administrator, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service. [FR Doc. 2015–21747 Filed 9–1–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–34–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Census Bureau Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Special Census Program 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, Public Law 104–13 (44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)). SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 To ensure consideration, written comments must be submitted on or before November 2, 2015. 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: Direct all requests for additional information, or copies of the information collection instrument(s), and instructions to Michael A. Hall, Bureau of the Census, 4600 Silver Hill Road, Field Division, Special Census Branch, Location 5H149, Washington, DC 20233 and/or call (301) 763–1429. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: DATES: I. Abstract The Special Census Program is a reimbursable service offered and performed by the Census Bureau for the government of any state, county, city, or other political subdivision within a state. This includes the District of Columbia, the government of any possession or area over which the U.S. exercises jurisdiction, control, or sovereignty, and other governmental units that require current population data between decennial censuses. Many states use Special Census population statistics to determine the distribution of funds to local jurisdictions. The local jurisdictions may also use the data to plan new schools, transportation systems, housing programs, or water treatment facilities. The Census Bureau will use the following forms to conduct the various Special Census operations: SC–1, Special Census Enumerator Questionnaire—This interview form will be used to collect special census data at regular housing units (HU), and eligible units in Transient Locations (TL) such as RV parks, marinas, campgrounds, hotels or motels. SC–1(SUPP), Continuation Form for Enumerator Questionnaires—This interview form will be used to collect special census data at a regular HU or eligible units in a TL, when there are more than five members in a household. SC–1 (Phone/WYC), Special Census Enumeration Questionnaire—This interview form will be used to collect special census data when a respondent calls the local special census office. SC–2, Group Quarters Questionnaire—This interview form will be used to collect special census data at group quarters (GQ) such as hospitals, prisons, boarding and rooming houses, college dormitories, military facilities, and convents. E:\FR\FM\02SEN1.SGM 02SEN1 mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 170 / Wednesday, September 2, 2015 / Notices SC–3 (RI), Enumeration Reinterview Form—This is a quality assurance form used by enumerators to conduct an independent interview at a sample of HUs. Special Census office staff will compare the data collected on this form with the original interview to make sure the original enumerator followed procedures. SC–116, Group Quarters Enumeration Control Sheet—This page will be used by Special Census enumerators to list residents/clients at GQs. SC–117, TL Enumeration Record— This forms will be used by office staff to collect contact information and schedule interviews for TLs, to determine the type of TL, and to estimate the number of interviews to be conducted. SC–351, Group Quarters Initial Contact Checklist—This checklist will be used by enumerators to collect contact information and to determine the type of GQ. SC–920, Address Listing Page- This page will include existing addresses from the MAF. Special Census enumerators will update these addresses, if needed, at the time of enumeration. SC–921(HU), Housing Unit Add Page—This page will be used by enumerators to add HUs that are observed to exist on the ground, that are not contained on the address listing page. SC–921(GQ), Group Quarter Add Page—This page will be used by enumerators to add GQs that are observed to exist on the ground, that are not contained on the address listing page. SC–1(F), Information Sheet, and the Confidentiality Notice—This notice is required by the Privacy Act of 1974. Special Census field staff are required by law to give an Information Sheet to each person from whom they request census-related information. The Special Census Program will include a library of forms and the operational procedures used for the many Special Censuses we anticipate conducting this decade. The Census Bureau will establish a reimbursable agreement with a variety of potential special census customers that are unknown at this time. No additional documentation will be provided to OMB in advance of conducting any Special Census utilizing the library of standard forms and procedures. However, any deviation from the standard forms or procedures, such as asking additional questions, will be submitted to OMB for approval. The Special Census program will provide OMB an annual report VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:04 Sep 01, 2015 Jkt 235001 summarizing the activity under the clearance for the year. II. Method of Collection 53103 Dated: August 27, 2015. Glenna Mickelson, Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer. The Special Census Program will use the Census 2010 Update/Enumerate (U/ E) methodology. Enumerators will canvass their assigned areas, with an address register that contains addresses obtained from the MAF. Special Census enumerators will update the address information as needed, based on their observation of HUs, TLs or GQs that exist on the ground. Additionally, enumerators will interview households at regular HUs, eligible units at TLs, and residents at GQs using the appropriate Special Census forms. [FR Doc. 2015–21663 Filed 9–1–15; 8:45 am] III. Data An application has been submitted to the Foreign-Trade Zones (FTZ) Board by the City of Fort Wayne, grantee of Foreign-Trade Zone 182, requesting authority to reorganize the zone to expand its service area under the alternative site framework (ASF) adopted by the FTZ Board (15 CFR 400.2(c)). The ASF is an option for grantees for the establishment or reorganization of zones and can permit significantly greater flexibility in the designation of new subzones or ‘‘usagedriven’’ FTZ sites for operators/users located within a grantee’s ‘‘service area’’ in the context of the FTZ Board’s standard 2,000-acre activation limit for a zone. The application was submitted pursuant to 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 August 25, 2015. FTZ 182 was approved by the Board on December 23, 1991 (Board Order 549, 57 FR 1450, 1/14/1992), reorganized under the ASF on June 22, 2011 (Board Order 1770, 78 FR 39070, 7/5/2011) and its ASF service area was expanded on January 2, 2014 (Board Order 1927, 79 FR 2410, 1/14/2014). The zone currently has a service area that includes Adams, Allen, Blackford, DeKalb, Huntington, Jay, LaGrange, Noble, Steuben, Wabash, Wells and Whitley Counties. The applicant is now requesting authority to expand the service area of the zone to include Randolph County, Indiana, as described in the application. If approved, the grantee would be able to serve sites throughout the expanded service area based on companies’ needs for FTZ designation. The application indicates that the proposed expanded service area is adjacent to the Indianapolis and Dayton Customs and Border Protection Ports of Entry. In accordance with the FTZ Board’s regulations, Elizabeth Whiteman of the FTZ Staff is designated examiner to OMB Control Number: 0607–0368. Form Number: SC–1, SC–1(SUPP), SC–1(Phone/WYC), SC–2, SC–3(RI), SC– 116, SC–117, SC–351, SC–920, SC– 921(HU), SC–921(GQ), SC–1(F). Type of Review: Regular submission. Affected Public: Individual households, businesses, and for profit and not-for-profit institutions. Estimated Number of Respondents: 248,430. Estimated Time per Response: approximately 13 minutes. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 53,527. Estimated Total Cost: There is no cost to respondents other than their time. Respondents Obligation: Voluntary. Legal Authority: Title 13 U.S.C. Section 196. 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. PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 BILLING CODE 3510–07–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Foreign-Trade Zones Board [B–56–2015] Foreign-Trade Zone 182—Fort Wayne, Indiana, Application for Reorganization, (Expansion of Service Area), Under Alternative Site Framework E:\FR\FM\02SEN1.SGM 02SEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 80, Number 170 (Wednesday, September 2, 2015)]
[Notices]
[Pages 53102-53103]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2015-21663]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

Census Bureau


Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Special Census 
Program

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 November 2, 2015.

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: Direct all requests for additional 
information, or copies of the information collection instrument(s), and 
instructions to Michael A. Hall, Bureau of the Census, 4600 Silver Hill 
Road, Field Division, Special Census Branch, Location 5H149, 
Washington, DC 20233 and/or call (301) 763-1429.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. Abstract

    The Special Census Program is a reimbursable service offered and 
performed by the Census Bureau for the government of any state, county, 
city, or other political subdivision within a state. This includes the 
District of Columbia, the government of any possession or area over 
which the U.S. exercises jurisdiction, control, or sovereignty, and 
other governmental units that require current population data between 
decennial censuses.
    Many states use Special Census population statistics to determine 
the distribution of funds to local jurisdictions. The local 
jurisdictions may also use the data to plan new schools, transportation 
systems, housing programs, or water treatment facilities.
    The Census Bureau will use the following forms to conduct the 
various Special Census operations:
    SC-1, Special Census Enumerator Questionnaire--This interview form 
will be used to collect special census data at regular housing units 
(HU), and eligible units in Transient Locations (TL) such as RV parks, 
marinas, campgrounds, hotels or motels.
    SC-1(SUPP), Continuation Form for Enumerator Questionnaires--This 
interview form will be used to collect special census data at a regular 
HU or eligible units in a TL, when there are more than five members in 
a household.
    SC-1 (Phone/WYC), Special Census Enumeration Questionnaire--This 
interview form will be used to collect special census data when a 
respondent calls the local special census office.
    SC-2, Group Quarters Questionnaire--This interview form will be 
used to collect special census data at group quarters (GQ) such as 
hospitals, prisons, boarding and rooming houses, college dormitories, 
military facilities, and convents.

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    SC-3 (RI), Enumeration Reinterview Form--This is a quality 
assurance form used by enumerators to conduct an independent interview 
at a sample of HUs. Special Census office staff will compare the data 
collected on this form with the original interview to make sure the 
original enumerator followed procedures.
    SC-116, Group Quarters Enumeration Control Sheet--This page will be 
used by Special Census enumerators to list residents/clients at GQs.
    SC-117, TL Enumeration Record--This forms will be used by office 
staff to collect contact information and schedule interviews for TLs, 
to determine the type of TL, and to estimate the number of interviews 
to be conducted.
    SC-351, Group Quarters Initial Contact Checklist--This checklist 
will be used by enumerators to collect contact information and to 
determine the type of GQ.
    SC-920, Address Listing Page- This page will include existing 
addresses from the MAF. Special Census enumerators will update these 
addresses, if needed, at the time of enumeration.
    SC-921(HU), Housing Unit Add Page--This page will be used by 
enumerators to add HUs that are observed to exist on the ground, that 
are not contained on the address listing page.
    SC-921(GQ), Group Quarter Add Page--This page will be used by 
enumerators to add GQs that are observed to exist on the ground, that 
are not contained on the address listing page.
    SC-1(F), Information Sheet, and the Confidentiality Notice--This 
notice is required by the Privacy Act of 1974. Special Census field 
staff are required by law to give an Information Sheet to each person 
from whom they request census-related information.
    The Special Census Program will include a library of forms and the 
operational procedures used for the many Special Censuses we anticipate 
conducting this decade. The Census Bureau will establish a reimbursable 
agreement with a variety of potential special census customers that are 
unknown at this time. No additional documentation will be provided to 
OMB in advance of conducting any Special Census utilizing the library 
of standard forms and procedures. However, any deviation from the 
standard forms or procedures, such as asking additional questions, will 
be submitted to OMB for approval. The Special Census program will 
provide OMB an annual report summarizing the activity under the 
clearance for the year.

II. Method of Collection

    The Special Census Program will use the Census 2010 Update/
Enumerate (U/E) methodology. Enumerators will canvass their assigned 
areas, with an address register that contains addresses obtained from 
the MAF. Special Census enumerators will update the address information 
as needed, based on their observation of HUs, TLs or GQs that exist on 
the ground. Additionally, enumerators will interview households at 
regular HUs, eligible units at TLs, and residents at GQs using the 
appropriate Special Census forms.

III. Data

    OMB Control Number: 0607-0368.
    Form Number: SC-1, SC-1(SUPP), SC-1(Phone/WYC), SC-2, SC-3(RI), SC-
116, SC-117, SC-351, SC-920, SC-921(HU), SC-921(GQ), SC-1(F).
    Type of Review: Regular submission.
    Affected Public: Individual households, businesses, and for profit 
and not-for-profit institutions.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 248,430.
    Estimated Time per Response: approximately 13 minutes.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 53,527.
    Estimated Total Cost: There is no cost to respondents other than 
their time.
    Respondents Obligation: Voluntary.
    Legal Authority: Title 13 U.S.C. Section 196.

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: August 27, 2015.
Glenna Mickelson,
Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer.
[FR Doc. 2015-21663 Filed 9-1-15; 8:45 am]
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