Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Current Population Survey (CPS) Fertility Supplement, 62513-62514 [2015-26308]

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Determinations for reasonable accommodation will be made on a caseby-case basis. Minutes of the meeting will be available for public review at the Internet Web site http:// www.ams.usda.gov/PVPO. Dated: October 13, 2015. Rex A. Barnes, Associate Administrator, Agricultural Marketing Service. [FR Doc. 2015–26377 Filed 10–15–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–02–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Census Bureau Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Current Population Survey (CPS) Fertility Supplement U.S. Census Bureau, Commerce. AGENCY: E:\FR\FM\16OCN1.SGM 16OCN1 62514 ACTION: Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 200 / Friday, October 16, 2015 / Notices II. Method of Collection Notice. 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: DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE The fertility information will be collected by both personal visit and telephone interviews in conjunction with the regular June CPS interviewing. All interviews are conducted using computer-assisted interviewing. International Trade Administration III. Data April 23–28, 2016. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION OMB Control Number: 0607–0610. Form Number: There are no forms. We conduct all interviewing on computers. Type of Review: Regular submission. Affected Public: Individuals or Households. Estimated Number of Respondents: 30,000. Estimated Time per Response: 1 minute. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 500. Estimated Total Annual Cost: There are no costs to the respondents other than their time to answer the CPS questions. Respondents Obligation: Voluntary. Legal Authority: Title 13 U.S.C. Sections 141, 182. I. Abstract IV. Request for Comments The U.S. Census Bureau plans to request clearance for the collection of data concerning the Fertility Supplement to be conducted in conjunction with the June 2016 CPS. The Census Bureau sponsors the supplement questions, which were previously collected in June 2014, and have been asked periodically since 1971. Title 13 U.S.C. Sections 141 and 182 authorize the collection of this information on individuals and households. This year, the 2016 Fertility Supplement will include questions on marital status and cohabitation of women at the time of their first birth. This survey provides information used mainly by government and private analysts to project future population growth, to analyze child spacing, and to aid policymakers in their decisions affected by changes in family size and composition. Past studies have discovered noticeable changes in the patterns of fertility rates and the timing of the first birth. Potential needs for government assistance, such as aid to families with dependent children, child care, and maternal health care for single parent households, can be estimated using CPS characteristics matched with fertility data. 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. To ensure consideration, written comments must be submitted on or before December 15, 2015. 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AGENCY: The United States Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration (ITA), with support from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and organizers of the Saudi-American Healthcare Forum (SAHF) is organizing a Healthcare Technology & Hospital Information Services Trade Mission to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and Kuwait from April 23–28, 2016. The purpose of the mission is to introduce U.S. firms to the rapidly expanding healthcare sectors in these two countries and to assist U.S. companies in pursuing opportunities in this sector. The mission is designed for U.S. companies and international hospital groups providing hospital operation and management services, hospital information systems, and eHealth solutions. The mission also will assist U.S. companies already doing business in Saudi Arabia and Kuwait to expand their footprint. 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[Federal Register Volume 80, Number 200 (Friday, October 16, 2015)]
[Notices]
[Pages 62513-62514]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2015-26308]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

 Census Bureau


Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Current 
Population Survey (CPS) Fertility Supplement

AGENCY: U.S. Census Bureau, Commerce.

[[Page 62514]]


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 December 15, 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: Requests for additional information or 
copies of the information collection instrument(s) and instructions 
should be directed to Karen Woods, U.S. Census Bureau, 7H110F, 
Washington, DC 20233-8400 at (301) 763-3806.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION

I. Abstract

    The U.S. Census Bureau plans to request clearance for the 
collection of data concerning the Fertility Supplement to be conducted 
in conjunction with the June 2016 CPS. The Census Bureau sponsors the 
supplement questions, which were previously collected in June 2014, and 
have been asked periodically since 1971. Title 13 U.S.C. Sections 141 
and 182 authorize the collection of this information on individuals and 
households. This year, the 2016 Fertility Supplement will include 
questions on marital status and cohabitation of women at the time of 
their first birth.
    This survey provides information used mainly by government and 
private analysts to project future population growth, to analyze child 
spacing, and to aid policymakers in their decisions affected by changes 
in family size and composition. Past studies have discovered noticeable 
changes in the patterns of fertility rates and the timing of the first 
birth. Potential needs for government assistance, such as aid to 
families with dependent children, child care, and maternal health care 
for single parent households, can be estimated using CPS 
characteristics matched with fertility data.

II. Method of Collection

    The fertility information will be collected by both personal visit 
and telephone interviews in conjunction with the regular June CPS 
interviewing. All interviews are conducted using computer-assisted 
interviewing.

III. Data

    OMB Control Number: 0607-0610.
    Form Number: There are no forms. We conduct all interviewing on 
computers.
    Type of Review: Regular submission.
    Affected Public: Individuals or Households.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 30,000.
    Estimated Time per Response: 1 minute.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 500.
    Estimated Total Annual Cost: There are no costs to the respondents 
other than their time to answer the CPS questions.
    Respondents Obligation: Voluntary.
    Legal Authority: Title 13 U.S.C. Sections 141, 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: October 9, 2015.
Glenna Mickelson,
Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer.
[FR Doc. 2015-26308 Filed 10-15-15; 8:45 am]
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