Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Survey of Income and Program Participation (SIPP) 2014 Panel, 17137-17139 [2016-06895]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 59 / Monday, March 28, 2016 / Notices is to ensure clarity, improved transparency, and consistency for proposed activities affecting landscapes. Those efforts include improving information sharing and mitigation support tools by working with other Federal agencies, States, Tribes, and partners to identify and share information in order to define natural resources baselines and monitor the effectiveness of mitigation actions. Dated: March 21, 2016. Brian Ferebee, Associate Deputy Chief of National Forest System, U.S. Forest Service. BILLING CODE 3411–15–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Forest Service Lake Tahoe Basin Federal Advisory Committee (LTFAC) Forest Service, USDA. ACTION: Notice of meeting. AGENCY: The Lake Tahoe Basin Federal Advisory Committee (Committee) will meet in Incline Village, Nevada. The Committee is established consistent with the Federal Advisory Committee Act of 1972. Additional information concerning the Committee, including meeting summary/minutes, can be found by visiting the Committee’s Web site at: http://www.fs.usda.gov/goto/ ltbmu/LTFAC. The summary/minutes of the meetings will be posted within 21 days of the meetings. DATES: The meeting will be held on April 14, 2016, from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. All meetings are subject to cancellation. For updated status of the meeting prior to attendance, please contact the person listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT. SUMMARY: The meeting will be held at the Donald W. Reynolds Nonprofit Community Center, Meiling Training Room, 948 Incline Way, Incline Village, Nevada. Written comments may be submitted as described under Supplementary Information. All comments, including names and addresses, when provided, are placed in the record and are available for public inspection and copying. The public may inspect comments received at the Forest Service, 35 College Drive, South Lake Tahoe, California. Please call ahead at 530–543–2774 to facilitate entry to the building. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Karen Kuentz, Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit, Forest Service, 35 Lhorne on DSK5TPTVN1PROD with NOTICES VerDate Sep<11>2014 14:52 Mar 25, 2016 Jkt 238001 The purpose of this meeting is to provide: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: (1) Current status of the Lake Tahoe Restoration Act and Southern Nevada Public Land Management Act (2) Review of SNPLMA 2013 Report (3) Review of Environmental Improvement Plan (4) Committee’s future implementation strategy discussion (5) Review of 2016 meeting schedule [FR Doc. 2016–06857 Filed 3–25–16; 8:45 am] ADDRESSES: College Drive, South Lake Tahoe, California 96150, by phone at 530–543– 2774, or by email at kkuentz@fs.fed.us. Individuals who use telecommunication devices for the deaf (TDD) may call the Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) at 1–800–877–8339 between 8:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m., Eastern Standard Time, Monday through Friday. The meeting is open to the public. Anyone who would like to bring related matters to the attention of the Committee may file written statements with the Committee staff before the meeting. The agenda will include time for people to make oral statements of three minutes or less. Individuals wishing to make an oral statement should submit a request in writing by April 7, 2016. Written comments and time requests for oral comments must be sent to Karen Kuentz, Forest Service, Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit, 35 College Drive, South Lake Tahoe, California 96150, or by email at kkuentz@fs.fed.us, or via facsimile to 530–543–2693. Meeting Accommodations: If you are a person requiring reasonable accommodation, please make requests in advance for sign language interpreting, assistive listening devices or other reasonable accommodation for access to the facility or proceedings by contacting the person listed in the section titled FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT. All reasonable accommodation requests are managed on a case by case basis. Dated: March 18, 2016. Jeff Marsolais, Forest Supervisor. [FR Doc. 2016–06902 Filed 3–25–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–11–P PO 00000 Frm 00005 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 17137 DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Census Bureau Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Survey of Income and Program Participation (SIPP) 2014 Panel 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 the proposed Survey of Income and Program Participation 2014 Panel, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. DATES: To ensure consideration, written comments must be submitted on or before May 27, 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 Jason Fields, U.S. Census Bureau, ADDP, HQ–7H153, 4600 Silver Hill Road, Washington, DC 20233–0001 (301–763–2465 or via the Internet at Jason.M.Fields@census.gov). SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: I. Abstract The Census Bureau has completed two of four waves of the Survey of Income and Program Participation 2014 Panel (SIPP), which began in February 2014. Wave 1 of the SIPP 2014 Panel was conducted from February to June of 2014. Wave 2 was conducted from February to June of 2015. Wave 3 is scheduled to be conducted from April to June of 2016. Wave 4 is scheduled to be conducted from February to June of 2017. This notice is for a request to extend the current OMB approval, which expires on December 31, 2016, to December 31, 2019. The SIPP is a household-based survey designed as a continuous series of national panels. The SIPP represents a source of information for a wide variety of topics and allows the integration of information for separate topics to form a single, unified database allowing for the examination of the interaction between tax, transfer, and other E:\FR\FM\28MRN1.SGM 28MRN1 Lhorne on DSK5TPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 17138 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 59 / Monday, March 28, 2016 / Notices government and private policies. Government domestic policy formulators depend heavily upon SIPP information concerning the distribution of income received either directly as money or indirectly as in-kind benefits and the effect of tax and transfer programs on that distribution. They also need improved and expanded data on the income and general economic and financial situation of the U.S. population, which the SIPP has provided on a continuing basis since 1983. The SIPP has measured levels of economic well-being and permitted measurement of changes in these levels over time. The 2014 SIPP interview includes a portion conducted using an Event History Calendar (EHC) that facilitates the collection of dates of events and spells of coverage. The EHC assists the respondent’s ability to recall events accurately over the one year reference period and provides increased data quality and inter-topic consistency for dates reported by respondents. The EHC is intended to help respondents recall information in a more natural ‘‘autobiographical’’ manner by using life events as triggers to recall other economic events. The EHC was previously used in the 2010–2013 SIPP– EHC field tests in addition to 2014 Panel Waves 1 and 2. The 2014 Panel SIPP design does not contain freestanding topical modules; however, a portion of traditional SIPP topical module content is integrated into the 2014 SIPP Panel interview. Examples of this content include questions on medical expenses, child care, retirement and pension plan coverage, marital history, adult and child well-being, and others. The 2014 SIPP Panel Wave 1 was a brand new sample with new survey respondents who were not previously interviewed. The 2014 SIPP Panel uses a revised interviewing method structure that follows adults (age 15 years and older) who move from the prior wave household. Consequently, Waves 2, 3, and 4 incorporate dependent data, which is information collected from the prior wave interview brought forward to the current interview. The Census Bureau used and plans to continue using Computer Assisted Recorded Interview (CARI) technology for some of the respondents during the 2014 SIPP Panel. CARI is a data collection method that captures audio along with response data during computer-assisted personal and telephone interviews (CAPI & CATI). With the respondent’s consent, a portion of each interview is recorded unobtrusively and both the sound file and screen images are returned with the VerDate Sep<11>2014 14:52 Mar 25, 2016 Jkt 238001 response data to a central location for coding. By reviewing the recorded portions of the interview, quality assurance analysts can evaluate the likelihood that the exchange between the field representative and respondent is authentic and follows critical survey protocol as defined by the sponsor and based on best practices. During the 2014 SIPP Panel we are developing protocols to use the CARI Interactive Data Access System (CARI System), an innovative, integrated, multifaceted monitoring system that features a configurable webbased interface for behavior coding, quality assurance, and coaching. This system assists in coding interviews for measuring question and interviewer performance and the interaction between interviewers and respondents. SIPP designed a multi-wave incentive experiment to evaluate the efficacy of incentives as a means of increasing respondent cooperation. In Wave 1, the panel was divided into four groups and each household was randomly assigned to one of the groups. Group 1 was the control group; households in this group were not to be eligible for an incentive in any wave of the 2014 panel. Group 2 was not eligible to receive an incentive in Wave 1, but was eligible for a $40 debit card for Wave 2. This group was used to test retroactively the efficacy of a propensity model. Group 3 was eligible to receive a $20 incentive in Wave 1, but was not eligible to receive a debit card in Wave 2. Group 4 was eligible to receive a $40 incentive in Wave 1. In Wave 2 Group 4 was split in two subgroups: A—did not receive a debit card; and B—was eligible for a $40 debit card. Consequently, in Wave 2 only two groups were eligible to receive debit cards (Group 2 and 4B). For Wave 3 in 2016, Group 1 will continue as prior waves (no incentive), Group 4A will continue to receive a $40 debit card, and Group 4B will be determined using an adaptive model with the remaining groups. For those in the modeled groups, roughly 22,500 households, 30% will be eligible for incentives. Selection for the Wave 3 incentive in the modeled groups will be made using a propensity model process. For all waves, we distribute the incentives centrally from our National Processing Center. This centralized distribution eliminates any discretion on the part of the field representatives, ensuring that only eligible households are given (or promised) incentives. Approximately 30,500 households are expected to be interviewed for the 2014 SIPP Panel Waves 3 and 4. We estimate that each household contains 2.1 people aged 15 and above, yielding approximately 64,050 person-level PO 00000 Frm 00006 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 interviews per wave in this panel. Interviews take approximately 60 minutes per adult on average, consequently the total annual burden for 2014 SIPP–EHC interviews will be 64,050 hours per year. II. Method of Collection The 2014 SIPP Panel instrument consists of one interview per person per wave (year) resulting in four total interviews over the life of the panel. Each interview will reference the previous calendar year depending on the wave. The interview is conducted in person with all household members 15 years old or over using regular proxyrespondent rules. In the instances where the residence is not accessible or the respondent makes a request the interview may be conducted by telephone. III. Data OMB Control Number: 0607–0977. Form Number(s): SIPP/CAPI Automated Instrument. Type of Review: Regular submission. Affected Public: Individuals or households. Estimated Number of Respondents: 64,050. Estimated Time per Response: 60 minutes per person on average. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 64,050. Estimated Total Annual Cost to Public: $35,000,000. Respondent’s Obligation: Voluntary. Legal Authority: 13 U.S.C. Section 182. Confidentiality: The data collected under this agreement are confidential under 13 U.S.C. Section 9. All access to Title 13 data from this survey is restricted to those holding Census Bureau Special Sworn Status pursuant to 13 U.S.C. Section 23(c). 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 E:\FR\FM\28MRN1.SGM 28MRN1 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 59 / Monday, March 28, 2016 / Notices included in the request for OMB approval of this information collection; they also will become a matter of public record. Dated: March 23, 2016. Glenna Mickelson, Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. 2016–06895 Filed 3–25–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–07–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Lhorne on DSK5TPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request The Department of Commerce will submit to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for clearance the following proposal for collection of information under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. chapter 35). Agency: U.S. Census Bureau. Title: National Survey of Children’s Health. OMB Control Number: 0607–XXXX. Form Number(s): English survey forms include: NSCH–S1 (English Screener), NSCH–T1 (English Topical for 0- to 5year-old children), NSCH–T2 (English Topical for 6- to 11-year-old children), NSCH–T3 (English Topical for 12- to 17-year-old children). Spanish survey forms include: NSCH–S–S1 (Spanish Screener), NSCH–S–T1 (Spanish Topical for 0to 5-year-old children), NSCH–S–T2 (Spanish Topical for 6to 11-year-old children), and NSCH–S–T3 (Spanish Topical for 12to 17-year-old children). Type of Request: Regular submission. Number of Respondents: 190,406 for the Screener and 76,500 for the Topical. Average Hours Per Response: 0.083 for the screener and 0.5 for the topical. Burden Hours: 54,117. Needs and Uses: The National Survey of Children’s Health (NSCH) enables the Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB) of the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to produce national and state-based estimates on the health and well-being of children, their families, and their communities as well as estimates of the prevalence and impact of children with special health care needs. Data will be collected using two modes. The first mode is an Internet survey that contains the screener and topical instruments. The Internet instrument first will take the respondent VerDate Sep<11>2014 14:52 Mar 25, 2016 Jkt 238001 through the screener questions. If the household screens into the study, the respondent will be taken directly into one of the three age-based topical sets of questions. The second mode that is a mailout/mailback of a self-administered paper-and-pencil interviewing (PAPI) screener instrument followed by a separate mailout/mailback of a PAPI age-based topical instrument. The National Survey of Children’s Health (NSCH) is a large-scale (sample size is 364,153 addresses) national survey. The survey will consist of several experiments: (i) To assess amount of respondent cash incentives ($0, $2, or $5) needed to gain cooperation and participation in the survey, (ii) to test whether an alternative Maternal and Child Health Bureau branding improves response for the NSCH over the Census Bureau’s standard branding and (iii) modification to data collection procedures based on the tract level internet response likelihood. Affected Public: Parents, researchers, policymakers, and family advocates. Frequency: This 2016 collection is the first administration of the new NSCH. There is a possibility that this will become an annual or biennial survey, with a new sample drawn for each administration. Respondent’s Obligation: Voluntary. Legal Authority: Census Authority: 13 U.S.C. Section 8(b), HRSA MCHB Authority: 42 U.S.C., Section 701(a)(2). Confidentiality: The data collected under this agreement are confidential under 13 U.S.C. Section 9. All access to Title 13 data from this survey is restricted to Census Bureau employees and those holding Census Bureau Special Sworn Status pursuant to 13 U.S.C. Section 23(c). This information collection request may be viewed at www.reginfo.gov. Follow the instructions to view Department of Commerce collections currently under review by OMB. Written comments and recommendations for the proposed information collection should be sent within 30 days of publication of this notice to OIRA_Submission@ omb.eop.gov or fax to (202) 395–5806. Dated: March 23, 2016. Glenna Mickelson, Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. 2016–06903 Filed 3–25–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–07–P PO 00000 Frm 00007 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 17139 DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XE537 Western Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meetings National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of public meetings and hearings. AGENCY: The Western Pacific Fishery Management Council (Council) will convene a meeting of its Fishery Ecosystem Plan Team (Insular fisheries and Pelagic fisheries teams) and the Fishery Data Collection and Research Committee—Technical Committee (FDCRC–TC). The FEP Team will review the revised annual report to serve as the Stock Assessment and Fishery Evaluation (SAFE) Report for the Western Pacific region, conduct the evaluation of the 2015 catches to the 2015 Annual Catch Limits (ACL) for the coral reef, crustacean, and Territory bottomfish fisheries, and look at options for changing the current risk determination process and specification of optimum yield (OY). The FDCRC–TC will review the status of the data collection improvement efforts in the Western Pacific region and address the data collection gaps identified by the FEP Teams to support the monitoring of the fisheries in the SAFE report. DATES: The FEP Team meeting will be held between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. on April 11–13, 2016. The Insular and Pelagic Teams will have concurrent sessions from 8:30 a.m. on April 11, 2016 to 12 noon on April 12, 2016. A joint FEP Team session will be held from 1 p.m. on April 12, 2016 to 5 p.m. on April 13, 2016. The FDCRC–TC will be held on April 14–15, 2016. For specific times and agendas, see SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION. ADDRESSES: The FEP Team and FDCRC– TC meetings will be held at the Ala Moana Hotel, 410 Atkinson Dr., Honolulu, HI 96814; phone (808) 956– 4262. The Insular Fisheries Team concurrent session will be at the Carnation Room while the Pelagic Fisheries Team concurrent session will be at the Plumeria Room. The Joint FEP Team meeting will be at the Garden Lanai Room. The FDCRC–TC meeting will be at the Ilima Room. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kitty M. Simonds, Executive Director, phone: (808) 522–8220. SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\28MRN1.SGM 28MRN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

 Census Bureau


Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Survey of 
Income and Program Participation (SIPP) 2014 Panel

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 the 
proposed Survey of Income and Program Participation 2014 Panel, as 
required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.

DATES: To ensure consideration, written comments must be submitted on 
or before May 27, 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 Jason Fields, U.S. Census Bureau, ADDP, HQ-7H153, 
4600 Silver Hill Road, Washington, DC 20233-0001 (301-763-2465 or via 
the Internet at Jason.M.Fields@census.gov).

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

I. Abstract

    The Census Bureau has completed two of four waves of the Survey of 
Income and Program Participation 2014 Panel (SIPP), which began in 
February 2014. Wave 1 of the SIPP 2014 Panel was conducted from 
February to June of 2014. Wave 2 was conducted from February to June of 
2015. Wave 3 is scheduled to be conducted from April to June of 2016. 
Wave 4 is scheduled to be conducted from February to June of 2017. This 
notice is for a request to extend the current OMB approval, which 
expires on December 31, 2016, to December 31, 2019.
    The SIPP is a household-based survey designed as a continuous 
series of national panels. The SIPP represents a source of information 
for a wide variety of topics and allows the integration of information 
for separate topics to form a single, unified database allowing for the 
examination of the interaction between tax, transfer, and other

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government and private policies. Government domestic policy formulators 
depend heavily upon SIPP information concerning the distribution of 
income received either directly as money or indirectly as in-kind 
benefits and the effect of tax and transfer programs on that 
distribution. They also need improved and expanded data on the income 
and general economic and financial situation of the U.S. population, 
which the SIPP has provided on a continuing basis since 1983. The SIPP 
has measured levels of economic well-being and permitted measurement of 
changes in these levels over time.
    The 2014 SIPP interview includes a portion conducted using an Event 
History Calendar (EHC) that facilitates the collection of dates of 
events and spells of coverage. The EHC assists the respondent's ability 
to recall events accurately over the one year reference period and 
provides increased data quality and inter-topic consistency for dates 
reported by respondents. The EHC is intended to help respondents recall 
information in a more natural ``autobiographical'' manner by using life 
events as triggers to recall other economic events. The EHC was 
previously used in the 2010-2013 SIPP-EHC field tests in addition to 
2014 Panel Waves 1 and 2. The 2014 Panel SIPP design does not contain 
freestanding topical modules; however, a portion of traditional SIPP 
topical module content is integrated into the 2014 SIPP Panel 
interview. Examples of this content include questions on medical 
expenses, child care, retirement and pension plan coverage, marital 
history, adult and child well-being, and others.
    The 2014 SIPP Panel Wave 1 was a brand new sample with new survey 
respondents who were not previously interviewed. The 2014 SIPP Panel 
uses a revised interviewing method structure that follows adults (age 
15 years and older) who move from the prior wave household. 
Consequently, Waves 2, 3, and 4 incorporate dependent data, which is 
information collected from the prior wave interview brought forward to 
the current interview.
    The Census Bureau used and plans to continue using Computer 
Assisted Recorded Interview (CARI) technology for some of the 
respondents during the 2014 SIPP Panel. CARI is a data collection 
method that captures audio along with response data during computer-
assisted personal and telephone interviews (CAPI & CATI). With the 
respondent's consent, a portion of each interview is recorded 
unobtrusively and both the sound file and screen images are returned 
with the response data to a central location for coding. By reviewing 
the recorded portions of the interview, quality assurance analysts can 
evaluate the likelihood that the exchange between the field 
representative and respondent is authentic and follows critical survey 
protocol as defined by the sponsor and based on best practices. During 
the 2014 SIPP Panel we are developing protocols to use the CARI 
Interactive Data Access System (CARI System), an innovative, 
integrated, multifaceted monitoring system that features a configurable 
web-based interface for behavior coding, quality assurance, and 
coaching. This system assists in coding interviews for measuring 
question and interviewer performance and the interaction between 
interviewers and respondents.
    SIPP designed a multi-wave incentive experiment to evaluate the 
efficacy of incentives as a means of increasing respondent cooperation. 
In Wave 1, the panel was divided into four groups and each household 
was randomly assigned to one of the groups. Group 1 was the control 
group; households in this group were not to be eligible for an 
incentive in any wave of the 2014 panel. Group 2 was not eligible to 
receive an incentive in Wave 1, but was eligible for a $40 debit card 
for Wave 2. This group was used to test retroactively the efficacy of a 
propensity model. Group 3 was eligible to receive a $20 incentive in 
Wave 1, but was not eligible to receive a debit card in Wave 2. Group 4 
was eligible to receive a $40 incentive in Wave 1. In Wave 2 Group 4 
was split in two subgroups: A--did not receive a debit card; and B--was 
eligible for a $40 debit card. Consequently, in Wave 2 only two groups 
were eligible to receive debit cards (Group 2 and 4B).
    For Wave 3 in 2016, Group 1 will continue as prior waves (no 
incentive), Group 4A will continue to receive a $40 debit card, and 
Group 4B will be determined using an adaptive model with the remaining 
groups. For those in the modeled groups, roughly 22,500 households, 30% 
will be eligible for incentives. Selection for the Wave 3 incentive in 
the modeled groups will be made using a propensity model process. For 
all waves, we distribute the incentives centrally from our National 
Processing Center. This centralized distribution eliminates any 
discretion on the part of the field representatives, ensuring that only 
eligible households are given (or promised) incentives.
    Approximately 30,500 households are expected to be interviewed for 
the 2014 SIPP Panel Waves 3 and 4. We estimate that each household 
contains 2.1 people aged 15 and above, yielding approximately 64,050 
person-level interviews per wave in this panel. Interviews take 
approximately 60 minutes per adult on average, consequently the total 
annual burden for 2014 SIPP-EHC interviews will be 64,050 hours per 
year.

II. Method of Collection

    The 2014 SIPP Panel instrument consists of one interview per person 
per wave (year) resulting in four total interviews over the life of the 
panel. Each interview will reference the previous calendar year 
depending on the wave. The interview is conducted in person with all 
household members 15 years old or over using regular proxy-respondent 
rules. In the instances where the residence is not accessible or the 
respondent makes a request the interview may be conducted by telephone.

III. Data

    OMB Control Number: 0607-0977.
    Form Number(s): SIPP/CAPI Automated Instrument.
    Type of Review: Regular submission.
    Affected Public: Individuals or households.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 64,050.
    Estimated Time per Response: 60 minutes per person on average.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 64,050.
    Estimated Total Annual Cost to Public: $35,000,000.
    Respondent's Obligation: Voluntary.
    Legal Authority: 13 U.S.C. Section 182.
    Confidentiality: The data collected under this agreement are 
confidential under 13 U.S.C. Section 9. All access to Title 13 data 
from this survey is restricted to those holding Census Bureau Special 
Sworn Status pursuant to 13 U.S.C. Section 23(c).

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

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included in the request for OMB approval of this information 
collection; they also will become a matter of public record.

    Dated: March 23, 2016.
Glenna Mickelson,
Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer.
[FR Doc. 2016-06895 Filed 3-25-16; 8:45 am]
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