Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; 2017 Economic Census of Island Areas, 43573-43575 [2016-15786]

Download as PDF Washington, DC 20230 (or via the Internet at jjessup@doc.gov). [FR Doc. 2016–15787 Filed 7–1–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–07–P FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information or copies of the information collection instrument(s) and instructions should be directed to Kevin Deardorff, U.S. Census Bureau, Economy Wide Statistics Division, Room 8K154, 4600 Silver Hill Road, Washington, DC 20233, telephone (301) 763–6033, or via the Internet at Kevin.E.Deardorff@ census.gov. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Census Bureau Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; 2017 Economic Census of Island Areas 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 September 6, 2016. ADDRESSES: Direct all written comments to Jennifer Jessup, Departmental Paperwork Clearance Officer, Department of Commerce, Room 6616, 14th and Constitution Avenue NW., SUMMARY: sradovich on DSK3GDR082PROD with NOTICES SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:27 Jul 01, 2016 Jkt 238001 I. Abstract The Economic Census of Island Areas, conducted under authority of Title 13, United States Code (U.S.C.), Section 131, is the primary source of facts about the structure and functioning of the U.S. economy, including Puerto Rico, Guam, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and American Samoa, collectively referred to as Island Areas. The Economic Census of Island Areas, is the primary source of facts about each of the island areas’ economies. Economic Census of Island Areas statistics serve to benchmark estimates of local net income and gross domestic product, and PO 00000 Frm 00004 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 43573 provide essential information for government (Federal and local), businesses, and the general public. The 2017 Economic Census of Island Areas will cover the following sectors as defined by the North American Industry Classification System (NAICS): Mining; Utilities; Construction; Manufacturing; Wholesale and Retail Trades; Transportation and Warehousing; Information; Finance and Insurance; Real Estate and Rental and Leasing; Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services; Management of Companies and Enterprises; Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services; Educational Services; Health Care and Social Assistance; Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation; Accommodation and Food Services; and Other Services (except Public Administration). This scope is roughly equivalent to that of the stateside Economic Census. Due to concerns about the completeness of the universe for collection, the Economic Census of Island Areas does not collect data on Scheduled Air Transportation (NAICS 4811) or Business, Professional, Labor, Political, and Similar Organizations (NAICS 8139). The Economic Census of Island Areas is the E:\FR\FM\05JYN1.SGM 05JYN1 EN05JY16.011</GPH> Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 128 / Tuesday, July 5, 2016 / Notices 43574 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 128 / Tuesday, July 5, 2016 / Notices only source of economic data collected for the Island Areas. The information collected will produce statistics by kind of business on the number of establishments, sales, value of shipments, receipts, revenue, payroll, and employment. The Economic Census of Island Areas will also yield a variety of industry-specific statistics, including sales/receipts by commodity/merchandise/receipt lines, sales/value of shipments by class of customer, and number of hotel rooms. While the Economic Census of Island Areas collects the same sector level data as the Economic Census, the data published are at a less detailed NAICS level with some additional exclusions. Data collection for the 2017 Economic Census of Island Areas will begin in January of 2018 and will closeout in Questionnaire No. and electronic path ID sradovich on DSK3GDR082PROD with NOTICES 2101T 2102T 2103T 2104T 2301T 2302T 2303T 2304T 3101T 3102T 3103T 3104T 4201T 4202T 4203T 4204T 4401T 4402T 4403T 4404T 5101T 5102T 5103T 5104T 5201T 5202T 5203T 5204T 7201T 7202T 7203T 7204T .............................................. .............................................. .............................................. .............................................. .............................................. .............................................. .............................................. .............................................. .............................................. .............................................. .............................................. .............................................. .............................................. .............................................. .............................................. .............................................. .............................................. .............................................. .............................................. .............................................. .............................................. .............................................. .............................................. .............................................. .............................................. .............................................. .............................................. .............................................. .............................................. .............................................. .............................................. .............................................. 17:27 Jul 01, 2016 II. Method of Collection The 2017 Economic Census of Island Areas will be conducted using electronic reporting instrument procedures with a follow-up mailout of a paper questionnaire. Establishments will be selected from the Census Bureau’s Business Register. The Census Bureau’s Business Register provides a current and comprehensive database of U.S. business establishments and companies for statistical program use. An establishment will be included in the 2017 Economic Census of Island Areas if: (a) It is engaged in any of the sectors within the scope of the census listed above; (b) it is an active operating establishment with payroll; and (c) it is located in Puerto Rico, Guam, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, the U.S. Virgin Islands, or American Samoa. III. Data OMB Control Number: 0607–XXXX. Questionnaire Number(s): Electronic Path ID(s): The questionnaires and paths in the electronic instrument used to collect information in the Islands Areas are tailored to specific industries or groups of industries. Puerto Rico questionnaires and electronic instruments are available in English as well as Spanish. Island area Trade Puerto Rico .................................... Puerto Rico .................................... Selected U.S. Territories ............... American Samoa ........................... Puerto Rico .................................... Puerto Rico .................................... Selected U.S. Territories ............... American Samoa ........................... Puerto Rico .................................... Puerto Rico .................................... Selected U.S. Territories ............... American Samoa ........................... Puerto Rico .................................... Puerto Rico .................................... Selected U.S. Territories ............... American Samoa ........................... Puerto Rico .................................... Puerto Rico .................................... Selected U.S. Territories ............... American Samoa ........................... Puerto Rico .................................... Puerto Rico .................................... Selected U.S. Territories ............... American Samoa ........................... Puerto Rico .................................... Puerto Rico .................................... Selected U.S. Territories ............... American Samoa ........................... Puerto Rico .................................... Puerto Rico .................................... Selected U.S. Territories ............... American Samoa ........................... Type of Review: Regular submission. Affected Public: Local governments, businesses, and other for profit or nonprofit institutions or organizations. Estimated Number of Respondents: 52,970 (Puerto Rico: 45,000; Guam: 3,400; Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands: 1,400; U.S. Virgin Islands: 2,700; American Samoa: 470). Estimated Time per Response: 1 hour. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 52,970 hours. VerDate Sep<11>2014 October of 2018. In an effort to reduce respondent burden, processing time, and cost, the 2017 Economic Census of Island Areas is aiming to increase data collection through the use of electronic reporting tools. Jkt 238001 Utilities, Transportation, and Warehousing. Utilidades, Transportacion y Almacenaje. Utilities, Transportation, and Warehousing. Utilities, Transportation, and Warehousing. Construction. Industrias de Construccion. Construction. Construction. Manufacturing. Manufactura. Manufacturing. Manufacturing. Wholesale Trade. Comercio al Poy Mayor. Wholesale Trade. Wholesale Trade. Retail Trade. Comercio al Detal. Retail Trade. Retail Trade. Services. Servicios. Services. Services. Finance, Insurance, Real Estate, Rental, and Leasing. Finanzas y Seguros, Bienes Raices, Alquiler y Arrendamiento. Finance, Insurance, Real Estate, Rental, and Leasing. Finance, Insurance, Real Estate, Rental, and Leasing. Accommodation Services. Servicios de Alojamiento. Accommodation Services. Accommodation Services. Estimated Total Annual Cost to Public: $0. Respondent’s Obligation: Mandatory. Legal Authority: Title 13, U.S.C., Section 131 and 191. 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 PO 00000 Frm 00005 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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\05JYN1.SGM 05JYN1 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 128 / Tuesday, July 5, 2016 / Notices included in the request for OMB approval of this information collection; they also will become a matter of public record. Dated: June 29, 2016. Glenna Mickelson, Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. 2016–15786 Filed 7–1–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–07–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE sradovich on DSK3GDR082PROD 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: Address Canvassing Testing. OMB Control Number: 0607–XXXX. Form Number(s): DF–31DA(E/S) Confidentiality Notice. LiMA Screenshots. Type of Request: Regular Submission. Number of Respondents: 86,250. Average Hours per Response: 5 minutes per Household. Burden Hours: 7,188. Needs and Uses: 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. 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 Census Bureau plans to test Address Canvassing during the Fall of 2016 in the Address Canvassing Test, and in the Spring of 2017 as part of the 2017 Puerto Rico Census Test. Both tests will include two major components of the reengineered Address Canvassing operation: In-Office Address Canvassing and In-Field Address Canvassing. The purpose of the tests 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 as was done in previous VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:27 Jul 01, 2016 Jkt 238001 censuses. These tests 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 and 2017 Puerto Rico Census Test: • Implementing all planned 2020 Census 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. 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. In addition to the Address Canvassing Test, the Census Bureau will also test the Address Canvassing operation as part of the 2017 Puerto Rico Census Test. This information is new compared to the information that was included in the Federal Register Notice for the Address Canvassing Test. The addition of the 2017 Puerto Rico Census Test Address Canvassing necessitated a name change for this package to ‘‘Address Canvassing Testing’’ from the ‘‘Address Canvassing Test’’ that appeared in the earlier Federal Register Notice. The Address Canvassing operations in the 2017 Puerto Rico Census Test will occur in the winter of 2017 and in the sites selected for the 2017 Puerto Rico Census Test. This universe consists of an estimated 95,000 housing units in the selected areas. The methodology and test objectives for the Address Canvassing operation in the 2017 Puerto Rico Census Test are the same as the Address Canvassing Test. Supporting Documents About the 2020 Census Design and the Address Canvassing Test Objectives We are submitting with the package the following documents with the purpose stated: PO 00000 Frm 00006 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 43575 1. The 2020 Census Operational Plan documents at a high-level the objectives for the census tests already completed, as well as those planned for the future. This document shows the current planned design of the 2020 Census and identifies design decisions made, as well as remaining decisions to be made using census test results. https:// www.census.gov/programs-surveys/ decennial-census/2020-census/ planning-management/memo-series/ 2020-memo-2015_02.html. 2. The 2020 Census Detailed Operational Plan for the Address Canvassing Operation complements the U.S. Census Bureau’s 2020 Census Operational Plan. This document describes the objectives and procedures for all aspects of the Address Canvassing program, including a description of the major tasks involved in the implementation, the overall program workflow, and the overall resources needed to support the effort. https://www.census.gov/programssurveys/decennial-census/2020-census/ planning-management/memo-series/ 2020-memo-2015_04.html. 3. The 2020 Census Research and Testing Management Plan defines the high-level research for the life-cycle of the program, thereby providing direction for research and testing activities and for decision-making based on the outcomes. https:// www.census.gov/programs-surveys/ decennial-census/2020-census/ planning-management/memo-series/ 2020-memo-2015_03.html. In addition, we are submitting planning documents that list our Goals, Objectives, and Success Criteria for the Address Canvassing Test and the 2017 Puerto Rico Census Test, which outlines the research questions related to the design decisions to be made using the results of this test. Address Canvassing Test—Buncombe County, North Carolina and St. Louis (Part), Missouri For the Address Canvassing Test, the areas within Buncombe County, North Carolina and St. Louis (part), Missouri were chosen based on a variety of characteristics: • One site is experiencing population and housing unit growth and contains a mix of urban, suburban and rural territory. • One site is a city experiencing sustained population decline. • Both sites contain a mix of address styles, such as city-style addresses (i.e., 101 Main St.), non city-style addresses (i.e., Rural Route 2, Box 12) and location descriptions (i.e., Tan Mobile Home). E:\FR\FM\05JYN1.SGM 05JYN1

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[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 128 (Tuesday, July 5, 2016)]
[Notices]
[Pages 43573-43575]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2016-15786]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

 Census Bureau


Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; 2017 Economic 
Census of Island Areas

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 September 6, 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 Kevin Deardorff, U.S. Census Bureau, Economy Wide 
Statistics Division, Room 8K154, 4600 Silver Hill Road, Washington, DC 
20233, telephone (301) 763-6033, or via the Internet at 
Kevin.E.Deardorff@census.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

I. Abstract

    The Economic Census of Island Areas, conducted under authority of 
Title 13, United States Code (U.S.C.), Section 131, is the primary 
source of facts about the structure and functioning of the U.S. 
economy, including Puerto Rico, Guam, the Commonwealth of the Northern 
Mariana Islands, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and American Samoa, 
collectively referred to as Island Areas. The Economic Census of Island 
Areas, is the primary source of facts about each of the island areas' 
economies. Economic Census of Island Areas statistics serve to 
benchmark estimates of local net income and gross domestic product, and 
provide essential information for government (Federal and local), 
businesses, and the general public.
    The 2017 Economic Census of Island Areas will cover the following 
sectors as defined by the North American Industry Classification System 
(NAICS): Mining; Utilities; Construction; Manufacturing; Wholesale and 
Retail Trades; Transportation and Warehousing; Information; Finance and 
Insurance; Real Estate and Rental and Leasing; Professional, 
Scientific, and Technical Services; Management of Companies and 
Enterprises; Administrative and Support and Waste Management and 
Remediation Services; Educational Services; Health Care and Social 
Assistance; Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation; Accommodation and Food 
Services; and Other Services (except Public Administration). This scope 
is roughly equivalent to that of the stateside Economic Census. Due to 
concerns about the completeness of the universe for collection, the 
Economic Census of Island Areas does not collect data on Scheduled Air 
Transportation (NAICS 4811) or Business, Professional, Labor, 
Political, and Similar Organizations (NAICS 8139). The Economic Census 
of Island Areas is the

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only source of economic data collected for the Island Areas.
    The information collected will produce statistics by kind of 
business on the number of establishments, sales, value of shipments, 
receipts, revenue, payroll, and employment. The Economic Census of 
Island Areas will also yield a variety of industry-specific statistics, 
including sales/receipts by commodity/merchandise/receipt lines, sales/
value of shipments by class of customer, and number of hotel rooms. 
While the Economic Census of Island Areas collects the same sector 
level data as the Economic Census, the data published are at a less 
detailed NAICS level with some additional exclusions.
    Data collection for the 2017 Economic Census of Island Areas will 
begin in January of 2018 and will closeout in October of 2018. In an 
effort to reduce respondent burden, processing time, and cost, the 2017 
Economic Census of Island Areas is aiming to increase data collection 
through the use of electronic reporting tools.

II. Method of Collection

    The 2017 Economic Census of Island Areas will be conducted using 
electronic reporting instrument procedures with a follow-up mailout of 
a paper questionnaire. Establishments will be selected from the Census 
Bureau's Business Register. The Census Bureau's Business Register 
provides a current and comprehensive database of U.S. business 
establishments and companies for statistical program use. An 
establishment will be included in the 2017 Economic Census of Island 
Areas if: (a) It is engaged in any of the sectors within the scope of 
the census listed above; (b) it is an active operating establishment 
with payroll; and (c) it is located in Puerto Rico, Guam, the 
Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, the U.S. Virgin Islands, 
or American Samoa.

III. Data

    OMB Control Number: 0607-XXXX.
    Questionnaire Number(s): Electronic Path ID(s): The questionnaires 
and paths in the electronic instrument used to collect information in 
the Islands Areas are tailored to specific industries or groups of 
industries. Puerto Rico questionnaires and electronic instruments are 
available in English as well as Spanish.

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     Questionnaire No. and
      electronic path ID           Island area             Trade
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2101T.........................  Puerto Rico......  Utilities,
                                                    Transportation, and
                                                    Warehousing.
2102T.........................  Puerto Rico......  Utilidades,
                                                    Transportacion y
                                                    Almacenaje.
2103T.........................  Selected U.S.      Utilities,
                                 Territories.       Transportation, and
                                                    Warehousing.
2104T.........................  American Samoa...  Utilities,
                                                    Transportation, and
                                                    Warehousing.
2301T.........................  Puerto Rico......  Construction.
2302T.........................  Puerto Rico......  Industrias de
                                                    Construccion.
2303T.........................  Selected U.S.      Construction.
                                 Territories.
2304T.........................  American Samoa...  Construction.
3101T.........................  Puerto Rico......  Manufacturing.
3102T.........................  Puerto Rico......  Manufactura.
3103T.........................  Selected U.S.      Manufacturing.
                                 Territories.
3104T.........................  American Samoa...  Manufacturing.
4201T.........................  Puerto Rico......  Wholesale Trade.
4202T.........................  Puerto Rico......  Comercio al Poy
                                                    Mayor.
4203T.........................  Selected U.S.      Wholesale Trade.
                                 Territories.
4204T.........................  American Samoa...  Wholesale Trade.
4401T.........................  Puerto Rico......  Retail Trade.
4402T.........................  Puerto Rico......  Comercio al Detal.
4403T.........................  Selected U.S.      Retail Trade.
                                 Territories.
4404T.........................  American Samoa...  Retail Trade.
5101T.........................  Puerto Rico......  Services.
5102T.........................  Puerto Rico......  Servicios.
5103T.........................  Selected U.S.      Services.
                                 Territories.
5104T.........................  American Samoa...  Services.
5201T.........................  Puerto Rico......  Finance, Insurance,
                                                    Real Estate, Rental,
                                                    and Leasing.
5202T.........................  Puerto Rico......  Finanzas y Seguros,
                                                    Bienes Raices,
                                                    Alquiler y
                                                    Arrendamiento.
5203T.........................  Selected U.S.      Finance, Insurance,
                                 Territories.       Real Estate, Rental,
                                                    and Leasing.
5204T.........................  American Samoa...  Finance, Insurance,
                                                    Real Estate, Rental,
                                                    and Leasing.
7201T.........................  Puerto Rico......  Accommodation
                                                    Services.
7202T.........................  Puerto Rico......  Servicios de
                                                    Alojamiento.
7203T.........................  Selected U.S.      Accommodation
                                 Territories.       Services.
7204T.........................  American Samoa...  Accommodation
                                                    Services.
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    Type of Review: Regular submission.
    Affected Public: Local governments, businesses, and other for 
profit or nonprofit institutions or organizations.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 52,970 (Puerto Rico: 45,000; Guam: 
3,400; Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands: 1,400; U.S. Virgin 
Islands: 2,700; American Samoa: 470).
    Estimated Time per Response: 1 hour.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 52,970 hours.
    Estimated Total Annual Cost to Public: $0.
    Respondent's Obligation: Mandatory.
    Legal Authority: Title 13, U.S.C., Section 131 and 191.

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: June 29, 2016.
Glenna Mickelson,
Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer.
[FR Doc. 2016-15786 Filed 7-1-16; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 3510-07-P