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Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 56 / Wednesday, March 23, 2016 / Notices to make oral statements of three minutes or less. Individuals wishing to make an oral statement should request in writing by April 15, 2016, to be scheduled on the agenda. Anyone who would like to bring related matters to the attention of the committee may file written statements with the committee staff before or after the meeting. Written comments and requests for time for oral comments must be sent to Lynn Ballard, RAC Coordinator, Caribou-Targhee NF Supervisor’s Office, 1405 Hollipark Drive, Idaho Falls, Idaho 83401; by email to lballard@fs.fed.us, or via facsimile to 208–557–5827. 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AGENCY: ACTION: 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 planning meeting of the New Mexico Advisory Committee to the Commission will convene at 10:00 a.m. (MDT) on Thursday, March 24, 2016, via teleconference. The purpose of the meeting is to review and vote on project proposal on elder abuse. The committee will also discuss and establish subcommittees. Members of the public may listen to the discussion by dialing the following Conference Call Toll-Free Number: 1– 888–455–2260; Conference ID: 8138480. 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Agenda • Welcome and Introductions Sandra Rodriguez, Chair, New Mexico Advisory Committee Malee V. Craft, Regional Director, Rocky Mountain Regional Office (RMRO) • Review and vote on project proposal on Elder Abuse • Establish subcommittees • Next Steps DATES: Thursday, March 24, 2016, at 10:00 a.m. (MDT) ADDRESSES: To be held via teleconference: Conference Call Toll-Free Number: 1– 888–455–2260, Conference ID: 8138480. TDD: Dial Federal Relay Service 1–800– 977–8339 and give the operator the above conference call number and conference ID. PO 00000 Frm 00008 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 15505 FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Malee V. Craft, DFO, mcraft@usccr.gov, 303–866–1040. Exceptional Circumstance: Pursuant to 41 CFR 102–3.150, the notice for this meeting is given less than 15 calendar days prior to the meeting because of the exceptional circumstances of technical difficulties. Given the exceptional urgency of the events, the agency and advisory committee deem it important for the advisory committee to meet on the date given. Dated: March 18, 2016. David Mussatt, Chief, Regional Programs Unit. [FR Doc. 2016–06538 Filed 3–22–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6335–01–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Census Bureau Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Address Canvassing Test 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. DATES: To ensure consideration, written comments must be submitted on or before May 23, 2016. 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 Robin A. Pennington, Census Bureau, HQ–2K281N, Washington, DC 20233; (301) 763–8132 (or via email at robin.a.pennington@ census.gov). SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: I. Abstract During the years preceding the 2020 Census, the Census Bureau will pursue its commitment to reduce the costs of conducting a decennial census, while maintaining our commitment to quality. E:\FR\FM\23MRN1.SGM 23MRN1 15506 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 56 / Wednesday, March 23, 2016 / Notices jstallworth on DSK7TPTVN1PROD with NOTICES With cost reductions in mind, the Census Bureau is focusing on Key Innovation Areas, which includes reengineering the 2020 Census Address Canvassing Operation. The goal of Reengineering Address Canvassing is to ensure an accurate address frame is developed utilizing innovative methodologies and data for updating the Master Address File (MAF)/ Topologically Integrated Geographic Encoding and Referencing (TIGER) System throughout the decade. The Address Canvassing Test, which occurs in the fall of 2016, will include two major components of the reengineered Address Canvassing operation: In-Office Address Canvassing and In-Field Address Canvassing. The purpose of the test is to determine the accuracy and feasibility of some of the planned innovations for Address Canvassing. The Census Bureau believes that there are other means for accomplishing the address list updates and determining which areas have housing changes without canvassing every single block in the field just before the census. The Address Canvassing Test will examine these new methods, which will allow decisions to be made about their feasibility for use within the decennial census. The following objectives are crucial to a successful Address Canvassing Test: • Implementing all In-Office Address Canvassing processes, including Interactive Review (IR), Active Block Resolution (ABR), MAF Updating and Identification of the In-Field Address Canvassing workload. • Evaluating the effectiveness of online training for Field Supervisors and Field Representatives. • Measuring the effectiveness of InOffice Address Canvassing through InField Address Canvassing. • Integrating multiple information technology applications to create one seamless operational data collection, control and management system. Background The purpose of the Address Canvassing Operation is (1) to deliver a complete and accurate address list and spatial database for enumeration and tabulation, and (2) to determine the type and address characteristics for each living quarter. A complete and accurate address list and map is the cornerstone of a successful census. For the 2010 Census, Address Canvassing field staff, referred to as listers, traversed almost every block in the nation to compare what they observed on the ground to the contents of the Census Bureau’s address list. Listers verified or corrected addresses VerDate Sep<11>2014 15:26 Mar 22, 2016 Jkt 238001 that were on the list, added new addresses to the list, and deleted addresses that no longer existed. Listers also collected map spot locations (i.e., Global Positioning System coordinates) for each structure and added new streets. In addition to Address Canvassing, the Census Bureau conducted the Group Quarters Validation (GQV) operation after the Address Canvassing operation and prior to enumeration for the 2010 Census. The purpose of the GQV operation was to improve the Group Quarters (GQ) frame. A GQ is a place where people live or stay, in a group living arrangement, that is owned or managed by an entity or organization providing housing and/or services for the residents. This is not a typical household-type living arrangement, and residency is commonly restricted to those receiving specific services. People living in GQs are usually not related to each other. Types of GQs include such places as college residence halls, residential treatment centers, skillednursing facilities, group homes, military barracks, correctional facilities, and workers’ dormitories. Services offered may include custodial or medical care as well as other types of assistance. For the 2010 Census GQV operation, field staff visited a specific address to determine if it was a GQ, housing unit, transitory location, a non-residential unit, or if it was nonexistent. If the address was a GQ, the lister conducted an in-person interview with the GQ contact person to determine a type of GQ and collect additional information to plan for enumeration. In support of a more efficient census design strategy, the 2020 Census will not conduct a separate operation to validate GQ information. Instead, the 2020 Census will validate GQ information during the Address Canvassing operation. Transitory Locations are recreational vehicle parks, campgrounds, hotels, motels, marinas, racetracks, circuses and carnivals. Transitory Locations are not in scope for the Address Canvassing Test. 2020 Census Address Canvassing: InOffice Address Canvassing In-Office Address Canvassing is the process of using empirical geographic evidence (e.g., imagery, comparison of the Census Bureau’s address list to partner-provided lists) to assess the current address list and make changes where necessary. This component removes geographic areas from the InField Address Canvassing workload based on the determination of address stability. In addition, this component detects and captures change from high PO 00000 Frm 00009 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 quality administrative and third-party data, reducing the In-Field Address Canvassing workload. In-Office Address Canvassing starts with Interactive Review (IR), which is an imagery-based review to assess the extent to which the number of addresses—both housing units and Group Quarters—in the census address list are consistent with the number of addresses visible in current imagery. It also assesses the changes between the current imagery and an older vintage of imagery (around the time of 2010 Address Canvassing). Results from IR inform the Active Block Resolution (ABR) process, which seeks to research and update areas identified with growth, decline, undercoverage of addresses, or overcoverage of addresses from the comparison of the two different vintages of imagery and counts of addresses in the MAF. In addition to using the results from IR, the ABR process uses other data sources to resolve the identified issues in the office and to update the MAF rather than sending these areas to In-Field Address Canvassing. The other data sources include local Geographic Information Systems (GIS) viewers available online, parcel data, local files acquired through the U.S. Census Bureau’s Geographic Support System (GSS) program, and commercial data. Areas not resolved in the office become the universe of geographic areas worked during In-Field Address Canvassing. 2020 Census Address Canvasing: InField Address Canvassing In-Field Address Canvassing is the process of having field staff visit specific geographic areas to identify every place where people could live or stay. Field staff compare what they see on the ground to the existing census address list and either verify or correct the address and location information. Field staff also classify each living quarter (LQ) as a housing unit or GQ. Field staff (listers) will knock on doors at every structure in an attempt to locate LQs. If someone answers, the lister will provide a Confidentiality Notice and ask about the address in order to verify or update the information, as appropriate. The listers will then ask if there are any additional LQs in the structure or on the property. If there are additional LQs, the listers will collect/update that information, as appropriate. If the lister does not find anyone at home, they will update the address list as best they can by observation. E:\FR\FM\23MRN1.SGM 23MRN1 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 56 / Wednesday, March 23, 2016 / Notices II. Method of Collection Universe The Address Canvassing Test occurs in two sites within the continental United States. Each site is comprised of 4,000 blocks with up to 125,000 addresses in each site. All living quarters in the test sites are included in the In-Office Address Canvassing workload, as well as the In-Field Address Canvassing workload. For the In-Field Address Canvassing data collection, listers will knock on every door to ask residents about their living quarters. However, the Census Bureau expects that they would make contact with residents (i.e., someone is at home) at most 50 percent of the time. In-Field Address Canvassing 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. In-Field Address Canvassing will hire new field listers, who are primarily inexperienced with census listing activities. Listers will receive work assignments grouped by geography and in close proximity to the lister’s residence (whenever possible). Field staff will use the Census Bureau’s Listing and Mapping Application (LiMA) software on government furnished smartphone devices. Dated: March 17, 2016. Glenna Mickelson, Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer. Current Design Strategy [A–570–848] In order to assess and accomplish the stated objectives described above, both In-Office Address Canvassing clerical staff and In-Field Address Canvassing listers will work every block in the two test sites. This allows for the comparison of results from both InOffice Address Canvassing and In-Field Address Canvasing to measure the effectiveness of In-Office Address Canvassing procedures and processes. Freshwater Crawfish Tail Meat From the People’s Republic of China: Rescission of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review in Part; 2014– 2015 jstallworth on DSK7TPTVN1PROD with NOTICES III. Data OMB Control Number: 0607–XXXX. Form Number(s): NA. Type of Review: Regular Submission. Affected Public: Households/ Individuals. Estimated Number of Respondents: 62,500 Households. Estimated Time per Response: 5 min/ Household. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 5,208. Estimated Total Annual Cost to Public: The only cost to respondents is that of their time to respond. Respondent’s Obligation: Mandatory. Legal Authority: Title 13 United States Code, Sections 141 and 193. IV. Request for Comments Comments are invited on: (a) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance VerDate Sep<11>2014 15:26 Mar 22, 2016 Jkt 238001 [FR Doc. 2016–06466 Filed 3–22–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–07–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (the Department) is rescinding its administrative review in part on freshwater crawfish tail meat from the People’s Republic of China for the period of review (POR) September 1, 2014, through August 31, 2015. DATES: Effective Date: March 23, 2016. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Hermes Pinilla, AD/CVD Operations Office I, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482–3477. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: AGENCY: Background On September 1, 2015, we published a notice of opportunity to request an administrative review of the antidumping duty order on freshwater crawfish tail meat from the People’s Republic of China for the POR September 1, 2014, through August 31, PO 00000 Frm 00010 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 15507 2015.1 On November 9, 2015, in response to timely requests from the petitioners,2 China Kingdom (Beijing) Import & Export Co., Ltd, Deyan Aquatic Products and Food Co., Ltd (Deyan), and Xuzhou Jinjiang Foodstuff Co., Ltd, and in accordance with section 751(a) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act), and 19 CFR 351.221(c)(1)(i), we initiated an administrative review of the antidumping duty order on freshwater crawfish tail meat from the People’s Republic of China with respect to nine companies.3 On February 2, 2016, the petitioners withdrew their request for an administrative review for six out of nine companies, Deyan, Hubei Yuesheng Aquatic Products Co., Ltd., Nanjing Gemsen International Co., Ltd., Weishan Hongda Aquatic Food Co., Ltd., Xiping Opeck Food Co., Ltd., and Yancheng HiKing Agriculture Developing Co., Ltd.4 On February 11, 2016, Deyan withdrew its request for an administrative review.5 On January 27, 2016, the Department exercised its discretion to toll its administrative deadlines due to the closure of the Federal Government. Thus, the deadline for withdrawing a request for an administrative review was extended by four business days. The revised deadline for withdrawing an administrative review was February 12, 2016.6 Therefore, Deyan’s withdrawal request for an administrative review was timely. Rescission of Administrative Review in Part Pursuant to 19 CFR 351.213(d)(1), the Department will rescind an administrative review, ‘‘in whole or in part, if a party that requested a review withdraws the request within 90 days of the date of publication of notice of initiation of the requested review.’’ Because the petitioners and Deyan withdrew their review requests in a 1 See Antidumping or Countervailing Duty Order, Finding, or Suspended Investigation; Opportunity To Request Administrative Review, 80 FR 52741 (September 1, 2015). 2 Crawfish Processors Alliance (collectively, the petitioners). 3 See Initiation of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Administrative Reviews, 80 FR 69193 (November 9, 2015). 4 See letter from the petitioners to the Department, ‘‘Freshwater Crawfish Tail Meat from the People’s Republic of China: Withdrawal of Certain Requests for 2014–15 Administrative Review’’ dated February 2, 2016. 5 See letter from Deyan to the Department titled, ‘‘Re: Freshwater Crawfish Tail Meat from the People’s Republic of China Withdrawal of Request for Review’’ dated February 11, 2016. 6 See Memorandum to the Record from Ron Lorentzen, Acting A/S for Enforcement & Compliance, regarding ‘‘Tolling of Administrative Deadlines As a Result of the Government Closure During Snowstorm ‘Jonas’ ’’ dated January 27, 2016. 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[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 56 (Wednesday, March 23, 2016)]
[Notices]
[Pages 15505-15507]
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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

Census Bureau


Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Address 
Canvassing Test

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.

DATES: To ensure consideration, written comments must be submitted on 
or before May 23, 2016.

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 Robin A. Pennington, Census Bureau, HQ-2K281N, 
Washington, DC 20233; (301) 763-8132 (or via email at 
robin.a.pennington@census.gov).

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. Abstract

    During the years preceding the 2020 Census, the Census Bureau will 
pursue its commitment to reduce the costs of conducting a decennial 
census, while maintaining our commitment to quality.

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With cost reductions in mind, the Census Bureau is focusing on Key 
Innovation Areas, which includes reengineering the 2020 Census Address 
Canvassing Operation. The goal of Reengineering Address Canvassing is 
to ensure an accurate address frame is developed utilizing innovative 
methodologies and data for updating the Master Address File (MAF)/
Topologically Integrated Geographic Encoding and Referencing (TIGER) 
System throughout the decade.
    The Address Canvassing Test, which occurs in the fall of 2016, will 
include two major components of the reengineered Address Canvassing 
operation: In-Office Address Canvassing and In-Field Address 
Canvassing. The purpose of the test is to determine the accuracy and 
feasibility of some of the planned innovations for Address Canvassing. 
The Census Bureau believes that there are other means for accomplishing 
the address list updates and determining which areas have housing 
changes without canvassing every single block in the field just before 
the census. The Address Canvassing Test will examine these new methods, 
which will allow decisions to be made about their feasibility for use 
within the decennial census.
    The following objectives are crucial to a successful Address 
Canvassing Test:
     Implementing all In-Office Address Canvassing processes, 
including Interactive Review (IR), Active Block Resolution (ABR), MAF 
Updating and Identification of the In-Field Address Canvassing 
workload.
     Evaluating the effectiveness of online training for Field 
Supervisors and Field Representatives.
     Measuring the effectiveness of In-Office Address 
Canvassing through In-Field Address Canvassing.
     Integrating multiple information technology applications 
to create one seamless operational data collection, control and 
management system.

Background

    The purpose of the Address Canvassing Operation is (1) to deliver a 
complete and accurate address list and spatial database for enumeration 
and tabulation, and (2) to determine the type and address 
characteristics for each living quarter. A complete and accurate 
address list and map is the cornerstone of a successful census.
    For the 2010 Census, Address Canvassing field staff, referred to as 
listers, traversed almost every block in the nation to compare what 
they observed on the ground to the contents of the Census Bureau's 
address list. Listers verified or corrected addresses that were on the 
list, added new addresses to the list, and deleted addresses that no 
longer existed. Listers also collected map spot locations (i.e., Global 
Positioning System coordinates) for each structure and added new 
streets.
    In addition to Address Canvassing, the Census Bureau conducted the 
Group Quarters Validation (GQV) operation after the Address Canvassing 
operation and prior to enumeration for the 2010 Census. The purpose of 
the GQV operation was to improve the Group Quarters (GQ) frame. A GQ is 
a place where people live or stay, in a group living arrangement, that 
is owned or managed by an entity or organization providing housing and/
or services for the residents. This is not a typical household-type 
living arrangement, and residency is commonly restricted to those 
receiving specific services. People living in GQs are usually not 
related to each other. Types of GQs include such places as college 
residence halls, residential treatment centers, skilled-nursing 
facilities, group homes, military barracks, correctional facilities, 
and workers' dormitories. Services offered may include custodial or 
medical care as well as other types of assistance.
    For the 2010 Census GQV operation, field staff visited a specific 
address to determine if it was a GQ, housing unit, transitory location, 
a non-residential unit, or if it was nonexistent. If the address was a 
GQ, the lister conducted an in-person interview with the GQ contact 
person to determine a type of GQ and collect additional information to 
plan for enumeration. In support of a more efficient census design 
strategy, the 2020 Census will not conduct a separate operation to 
validate GQ information. Instead, the 2020 Census will validate GQ 
information during the Address Canvassing operation.
    Transitory Locations are recreational vehicle parks, campgrounds, 
hotels, motels, marinas, racetracks, circuses and carnivals. Transitory 
Locations are not in scope for the Address Canvassing Test.

2020 Census Address Canvassing: In-Office Address Canvassing

    In-Office Address Canvassing is the process of using empirical 
geographic evidence (e.g., imagery, comparison of the Census Bureau's 
address list to partner-provided lists) to assess the current address 
list and make changes where necessary. This component removes 
geographic areas from the In-Field Address Canvassing workload based on 
the determination of address stability. In addition, this component 
detects and captures change from high quality administrative and third-
party data, reducing the In-Field Address Canvassing workload.
    In-Office Address Canvassing starts with Interactive Review (IR), 
which is an imagery-based review to assess the extent to which the 
number of addresses--both housing units and Group Quarters--in the 
census address list are consistent with the number of addresses visible 
in current imagery. It also assesses the changes between the current 
imagery and an older vintage of imagery (around the time of 2010 
Address Canvassing).
    Results from IR inform the Active Block Resolution (ABR) process, 
which seeks to research and update areas identified with growth, 
decline, undercoverage of addresses, or overcoverage of addresses from 
the comparison of the two different vintages of imagery and counts of 
addresses in the MAF. In addition to using the results from IR, the ABR 
process uses other data sources to resolve the identified issues in the 
office and to update the MAF rather than sending these areas to In-
Field Address Canvassing. The other data sources include local 
Geographic Information Systems (GIS) viewers available online, parcel 
data, local files acquired through the U.S. Census Bureau's Geographic 
Support System (GSS) program, and commercial data. Areas not resolved 
in the office become the universe of geographic areas worked during In-
Field Address Canvassing.

2020 Census Address Canvasing: In-Field Address Canvassing

    In-Field Address Canvassing is the process of having field staff 
visit specific geographic areas to identify every place where people 
could live or stay. Field staff compare what they see on the ground to 
the existing census address list and either verify or correct the 
address and location information. Field staff also classify each living 
quarter (LQ) as a housing unit or GQ. Field staff (listers) will knock 
on doors at every structure in an attempt to locate LQs. If someone 
answers, the lister will provide a Confidentiality Notice and ask about 
the address in order to verify or update the information, as 
appropriate. The listers will then ask if there are any additional LQs 
in the structure or on the property. If there are additional LQs, the 
listers will collect/update that information, as appropriate. If the 
lister does not find anyone at home, they will update the address list 
as best they can by observation.

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II. Method of Collection

Universe

    The Address Canvassing Test occurs in two sites within the 
continental United States. Each site is comprised of 4,000 blocks with 
up to 125,000 addresses in each site. All living quarters in the test 
sites are included in the In-Office Address Canvassing workload, as 
well as the In-Field Address Canvassing workload. For the In-Field 
Address Canvassing data collection, listers will knock on every door to 
ask residents about their living quarters. However, the Census Bureau 
expects that they would make contact with residents (i.e., someone is 
at home) at most 50 percent of the time.

In-Field Address Canvassing

    In-Field Address Canvassing will hire new field listers, who are 
primarily inexperienced with census listing activities. Listers will 
receive work assignments grouped by geography and in close proximity to 
the lister's residence (whenever possible). Field staff will use the 
Census Bureau's Listing and Mapping Application (LiMA) software on 
government furnished smartphone devices.

Current Design Strategy

    In order to assess and accomplish the stated objectives described 
above, both In-Office Address Canvassing clerical staff and In-Field 
Address Canvassing listers will work every block in the two test sites. 
This allows for the comparison of results from both In-Office Address 
Canvassing and In-Field Address Canvasing to measure the effectiveness 
of In-Office Address Canvassing procedures and processes.

III. Data

    OMB Control Number: 0607-XXXX.
    Form Number(s): NA.
    Type of Review: Regular Submission.
    Affected Public: Households/Individuals.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 62,500 Households.
    Estimated Time per Response: 5 min/Household.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 5,208.
    Estimated Total Annual Cost to Public: The only cost to respondents 
is that of their time to respond.
    Respondent's Obligation: Mandatory.
    Legal Authority: Title 13 United States Code, Sections 141 and 193.

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: March 17, 2016.
Glenna Mickelson,
Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer.
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