Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; 2018 End-to-End Census Test-Address Canvassing Operation, 72036-72037 [2016-25253]

Download as PDF 72036 ACTION: Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 202 / Wednesday, October 19, 2016 / Notices Notice; cancellation of meeting. The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights published a document in the Federal Register of September 16, 2016, concerning the announcement of a meeting on October 18, 2016. That meeting has been cancelled. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Barbara de la Viez, 202–376–7533. SUMMARY: Correction In the Federal Register of September 16, 2016, in FR Doc. 2016–22334, correct the DATES caption to read: DATES: Tuesday, November 15, 2016; Tuesday, December 20, 2016; Tuesday, January, 17, 2017 and Tuesday, February 21, 2017. Dated: October 13, 2016. David Mussatt, Supervisory Chief, Regional Programs Unit. [FR Doc. 2016–25219 Filed 10–18–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6335–01–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Census Bureau Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; 2018 End-to-End Census Test—Address Canvassing Operation 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 December 19, 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: sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:39 Oct 18, 2016 Jkt 241001 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. In the 2018 Fiscal Year, the Census Bureau will be performing a 2018 Endto-End Census Test. This last major test before the 2020 Census has the stated purpose (1) to test and validate 2020 Census operations, procedures, systems, and field infrastructure together to ensure proper integration and conformance with functional and nonfunctional requirements, and (2) to produce a prototype of geographic and data products. The Address Canvassing operation, beginning in the summer of 2017, is the first operation in the 2018 End-to-End Census Test. 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. The following objectives are crucial to a successful Address Canvassing operation: • Test the listing and mapping capabilities required by In-Field Address Canvassing. • Validate the creation of In-Field Address Canvassing workload by InOffice Address Canvassing. • Conduct a listing quality control operation during In-Field Address Canvassing. Background 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 PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 the residents. This is not a typical household-type living arrangement, and residency is commonly restricted to those receiving specific services. 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. For the 2010 Census GQV operation, field staff visited a specific address to determine if it was a GQ, housing unit, transitory location (TL), a nonresidential unit, or if it was nonexistent. If the address was a GQ or TL, the lister collected additional information needed for subsequent enumeration operations such as contact name. 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. This includes the collection of a contact name and phone number, as well as data about the type of GQ and the number of potential residents, which will be needed in enumeration operations during the census. The Address Canvassing Operation component of the 2018 End-to-End Census Test will be a test of the Address Canvassing field procedures planned for the 2020 Census Address Canvassing, as well as a validation study of the InOffice Address Canvassing that is planned. These processes are described in more detail below. 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 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 GQs—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 Census Address Canvassing). Results from IR inform the Active Block Resolution (ABR) process, which seeks to research and update areas identified with growth, decline, E:\FR\FM\19OCN1.SGM 19OCN1 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 202 / Wednesday, October 19, 2016 / Notices undercoverage of addresses, or overcoverage of addresses from the comparison of the two different vintages of imagery and counts of addresses in the Master Address File (MAF) maintained by the Census Bureau. 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 Canvassing: InField Address Canvassing In-Field Address Canvassing is the process of having listers visit specific geographic areas to identify every place where people could live or stay, and then to compare what they see on the ground to the existing census address list and either verify or correct the address and location information. Listers also classify each living quarter (LQ) as a housing unit or GQ. 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 lister will then ask if there are any additional LQs in the structure or on the property. If there are additional LQs, the lister 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. II. Method of Collection sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES Universe The 2018 End-to-End Census Test occurs in three sites within the continental United States: Pierce County, Washington, Providence County, Rhode Island, and BluefieldBeckley-Oak Hill, West Virginia area. For the In-Field Address Canvassing data collection within the 2018 End-toEnd Census Test, listers will knock on every door in their assigned blocks 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 25 percent of the time. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:39 Oct 18, 2016 Jkt 241001 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 Enterprise Census and Survey Enabling (ECaSE) platform’s Listing and Mapping software. Current Design Strategy In order to assess and accomplish the stated objectives described above, InOffice Address Canvassing clerical staff will work every block in the three sites. The In-Office Address Canvassing process will identify blocks that create the universe of blocks for In-Field Address Canvassing. The Census Bureau estimates that the 2020 Census In-Field Address Canvassing workload will be approximately 25 percent. III. Data OMB Control Number: 0607–XXXX. Form Number(s): NA. Type of Review: Regular Submission. Affected Public: Households/ Individuals. Estimated Number of Respondents: 43,965 Households. Estimated Time per Response: 5 min/ Household. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 3,664 hours. 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; PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 72037 they also will become a matter of public record. Sheleen Dumas, PRA Departmental Lead, Office of the Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. 2016–25253 Filed 10–18–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–07–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Foreign-Trade Zones Board [S–134–2016] Foreign-Trade Zone 73—Baltimore, Maryland, Area; Application for Subzone; Jos. A. Bank Manufacturing Company; Hampstead and Eldersburg, Maryland An application has been submitted to the Foreign-Trade Zones (FTZ) Board by the Maryland Aviation Administration, on behalf of the Maryland Department of Transportation, grantee of FTZ 73, requesting subzone status for the facilities of Jos. A. Bank Manufacturing Company, located in Hampstead and Eldersburg, Maryland. The application was submitted pursuant to the provisions of the Foreign-Trade Zones Act, as amended (19 U.S.C. 81a–81u), and the regulations of the FTZ Board (15 CFR part 400). It was formally docketed on October 13, 2016. The proposed subzone would consist of the following sites: Site 1 (38.5 acres) 500 Hanover Pike, Hampstead; Site 2 (13.5 acres) 626 Hanover Pike, Hampstead; and, Site 3 (3.2 acres) 1332 Londontown Blvd., Eldersburg. The proposed subzone would be subject to the existing activation limit of FTZ 73. No authorization for production activity has been requested at this time. In accordance with the FTZ Board’s regulations, Kathleen Boyce of the FTZ Staff is designated examiner to review the application and make recommendations to the Executive Secretary. Public comment is invited from interested parties. Submissions shall be addressed to the FTZ Board’s Executive Secretary at the address below. The closing period for their receipt is November 28, 2016. Rebuttal comments in response to material submitted during the foregoing period may be submitted during the subsequent 15-day period to December 13, 2016. A copy of the application will be available for public inspection at the Office of the Executive Secretary, Foreign-Trade Zones Board, Room 21013, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230–0002, and in the E:\FR\FM\19OCN1.SGM 19OCN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

 Census Bureau


Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; 2018 End-to-End 
Census Test--Address Canvassing Operation

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 December 19, 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. In the 2018 Fiscal 
Year, the Census Bureau will be performing a 2018 End-to-End Census 
Test. This last major test before the 2020 Census has the stated 
purpose (1) to test and validate 2020 Census operations, procedures, 
systems, and field infrastructure together to ensure proper integration 
and conformance with functional and non-functional requirements, and 
(2) to produce a prototype of geographic and data products.
    The Address Canvassing operation, beginning in the summer of 2017, 
is the first operation in the 2018 End-to-End Census Test. 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.
    The following objectives are crucial to a successful Address 
Canvassing operation:
     Test the listing and mapping capabilities required by In-
Field Address Canvassing.
     Validate the creation of In-Field Address Canvassing 
workload by In-Office Address Canvassing.
     Conduct a listing quality control operation during In-
Field Address Canvassing.

Background

    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. 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.
    For the 2010 Census GQV operation, field staff visited a specific 
address to determine if it was a GQ, housing unit, transitory location 
(TL), a non-residential unit, or if it was nonexistent. If the address 
was a GQ or TL, the lister collected additional information needed for 
subsequent enumeration operations such as contact name. 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. This includes the collection of a contact name and phone 
number, as well as data about the type of GQ and the number of 
potential residents, which will be needed in enumeration operations 
during the census. The Address Canvassing Operation component of the 
2018 End-to-End Census Test will be a test of the Address Canvassing 
field procedures planned for the 2020 Census Address Canvassing, as 
well as a validation study of the In-Office Address Canvassing that is 
planned. These processes are described in more detail below.

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 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 GQs--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 Census Address 
Canvassing).
    Results from IR inform the Active Block Resolution (ABR) process, 
which seeks to research and update areas identified with growth, 
decline,

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undercoverage of addresses, or overcoverage of addresses from the 
comparison of the two different vintages of imagery and counts of 
addresses in the Master Address File (MAF) maintained by the Census 
Bureau. 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 Canvassing: In-Field Address Canvassing

    In-Field Address Canvassing is the process of having listers visit 
specific geographic areas to identify every place where people could 
live or stay, and then to compare what they see on the ground to the 
existing census address list and either verify or correct the address 
and location information. Listers also classify each living quarter 
(LQ) as a housing unit or GQ. 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 lister 
will then ask if there are any additional LQs in the structure or on 
the property. If there are additional LQs, the lister 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.

II. Method of Collection

Universe

    The 2018 End-to-End Census Test occurs in three sites within the 
continental United States: Pierce County, Washington, Providence 
County, Rhode Island, and Bluefield-Beckley-Oak Hill, West Virginia 
area. For the In-Field Address Canvassing data collection within the 
2018 End-to-End Census Test, listers will knock on every door in their 
assigned blocks 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 25 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 
Enterprise Census and Survey Enabling (ECaSE) platform's Listing and 
Mapping software.

Current Design Strategy

    In order to assess and accomplish the stated objectives described 
above, In-Office Address Canvassing clerical staff will work every 
block in the three sites. The In-Office Address Canvassing process will 
identify blocks that create the universe of blocks for In-Field Address 
Canvassing. The Census Bureau estimates that the 2020 Census In-Field 
Address Canvassing workload will be approximately 25 percent.

III. Data

    OMB Control Number: 0607-XXXX.
    Form Number(s): NA.
    Type of Review: Regular Submission.
    Affected Public: Households/Individuals.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 43,965 Households.
    Estimated Time per Response: 5 min/Household.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 3,664 hours.
    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.

Sheleen Dumas,
PRA Departmental Lead, Office of the Chief Information Officer.
[FR Doc. 2016-25253 Filed 10-18-16; 8:45 am]
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