Confidentiality Pledge Revision Notice, 90319-90322 [2016-30014]

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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 Virginia State Advisory Committee to the Commission (MD State Advisory Committee) will convene by conference call at 12:00 p.m. (EDT) on Thursday, January 5, 2017. The purpose of each planning meeting is to discuss project planning and eventually select topic(s) for the Committee’s civil rights review. At its last meeting, the Committee decided to have a proposal on hate crimes presented and considered among other potential topics. DATES: The meeting will be held on Thursday, January 5, 2017, at 12:00 p.m. EST. ADDRESSES: Public call information: Dial: 888–601–3861, Conference ID: 417838 SUMMARY: Ivy L. 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Persons with hearing impairments may also follow the discussion by first calling the Federal Relay Service at 1–800–977–8339 and providing the operator with the toll-free conference FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 90319 call-in number: 1–888–601–3861 and conference call ID: 417838. Members of the public are invited to submit written comments; the comments must be received in the regional office approximately 30 days after each scheduled meeting. Written comments may be mailed to the Eastern Regional Office, U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, 1331 Pennsylvania Avenue, Suite 1150, Washington, DC 20425, faxed to (202) 376–7548, or emailed to Evelyn Bohor at ero@ usccr.gov. Persons who desire additional information may contact the Eastern Regional Office at (202) 376– 7533. 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[FR Doc. 2016–29913 Filed 12–13–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Census Bureau Confidentiality Pledge Revision Notice U.S. Census Bureau, Department of Commerce. ACTION: Notice of revision of the confidentiality pledge under Title 13 United States Code, Section 9. AGENCY: Under 44 U.S.C. 3506(e) and 13 U.S.C. Section 9, the U.S. Census Bureau is announcing revisions to the confidentiality pledge it provides to its respondents under Title 13, United States Code, Section 9. These revisions are required by the passage and SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\14DEN1.SGM 14DEN1 sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES 90320 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 240 / Wednesday, December 14, 2016 / Notices implementation of provisions of the Federal Cybersecurity Enhancement Act of 2015 (H.R. 2029, Division N, Title II, Subtitle B, Sec. 223), which permit and require the Secretary of Homeland Security to provide Federal civilian agencies’ information technology systems with cybersecurity protection for their Internet traffic. More details on this announcement are presented in the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section below. DATES: These revisions become effective upon publication of this notice in the Federal Register. In a separate companion Federal Register notice, the U.S. Census Bureau is seeking public comment on these confidentiality pledge revisions. ADDRESSES: Questions about this notice should be addressed 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 should be directed to Robin J. Bachman, Policy Coordination Office, Census Bureau, HQ–8H028, Washington, DC 20233; 301–763–6440 (or via email at pco.policy.office@census.gov). Due to delays in the receipt of regular mail related to security screening, respondents are encouraged to use electronic communications. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Federal statistics provide key information that the Nation uses to measure its performance and make informed choices about budgets, employment, health, investments, taxes, and a host of other significant topics. The overwhelming majority of Federal surveys are conducted on a voluntary basis. Respondents, ranging from businesses to households to institutions, may choose whether or not to provide the requested information. Many of the most valuable Federal statistics come from surveys that ask for highly sensitive information such as proprietary business data from companies or particularly personal information or practices from individuals. Strong and trusted confidentiality and exclusively statistical use pledges under Title 13, U.S.C. and similar statistical confidentiality pledges are effective and necessary in honoring the trust that businesses, individuals, and institutions, by their responses, place in statistical agencies. Under the authority of Title 13, U.S.C. and similar statistical confidentiality protection statutes, many Federal VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:45 Dec 13, 2016 Jkt 241001 statistical agencies make statutory pledges that the information respondents provide will be seen only by statistical agency personnel or their sworn agents, and will be used only for statistical purposes. Title 13, U.S.C. and similar statutes protect the confidentiality of information that agencies collect solely for statistical purposes and under a pledge of confidentiality. These acts protect such statistical information from administrative, law enforcement, taxation, regulatory, or any other nonstatistical use and immunize the information submitted to statistical agencies from legal process. Moreover, many of these statutes carry criminal penalties of a Class E felony (fines up to $250,000, or up to five years in prison, or both) for conviction of a knowing and willful unauthorized disclosure of covered information. As part of the Consolidated Appropriations Act for Fiscal Year 2016 signed on December 17, 2015, the Congress included the Federal Cybersecurity Enhancement Act of 2015 (H.R. 2029, Division N, Title II, Subtitle B, Sec. 223). This Act, among other provisions, permits and requires the Secretary of Homeland Security to provide Federal civilian agencies’ information technology systems with cybersecurity protection for their Internet traffic. The technology currently used to provide this protection against cyber malware is known as Einstein 3A; it electronically searches Internet traffic in and out of Federal civilian agencies in real time for malware signatures. When such a signature is found, the Internet packets that contain the malware signature are shunted aside for further inspection by Department of Homeland Security (DHS) personnel. Since it is possible that such packets entering or leaving a statistical agency’s information technology system may contain a small portion of confidential statistical data, statistical agencies can no longer promise their respondents that their responses will be seen only by statistical agency personnel or their sworn agents. However, they can promise, in accordance with provisions of the Federal Cybersecurity Enhancement Act of 2015, that such monitoring can be used only to protect information and information systems from cybersecurity risks, thereby, in effect, providing stronger protection to the integrity of the respondents’ submissions. Consequently, with the passage of the Federal Cybersecurity Enhancement Act of 2015, the Federal statistical community has an opportunity to PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 welcome the further protection of its confidential data offered by DHS’ Einstein 3A cybersecurity protection program. The DHS cybersecurity program’s objective is to protect Federal civilian information systems from malicious malware attacks. The Federal statistical system’s objective is to ensure that the DHS Secretary performs those essential duties in a manner that honors the Government’s statutory promises to the public to protect their confidential data. Given that the Department of Homeland Security is not a Federal statistical agency, both DHS and the Federal statistical system have been successfully engaged in finding a way to balance both objectives and achieve these mutually reinforcing objectives. Accordingly, DHS and Federal statistical agencies, in cooperation with their parent departments, have developed a Memorandum of Agreement for the installation of Einstein 3A cybersecurity protection technology to monitor their Internet traffic and have incorporated an associated Addendum on Highly Sensitive Agency Information that provides additional protection and enhanced security handling of confidential statistical data. However, many current Title 13, U.S.C. and similar statistical confidentiality pledges promise that respondents’ data will be seen only by statistical agency personnel or their sworn agents. Since it is possible that DHS personnel could see some portion of those confidential data in the course of examining the suspicious Internet packets identified by Einstein 3A sensors, statistical agencies need to revise their confidentiality pledges to reflect this process change. Therefore, the U.S. Census Bureau is providing this notice to alert the public to the confidentiality pledge revisions in an efficient and coordinated fashion. The following is the revised statistical confidentiality pledge for the Census Bureau’s data collections: The U.S. Census Bureau is required by law to protect your information. The Census Bureau is not permitted to publicly release your responses in a way that could identify you. Per the Federal Cybersecurity Enhancement Act of 2015, your data are protected from cybersecurity risks through screening of the systems that transmit your data. The following listing includes Census Bureau information collections which are confidential under 13 U.S.C. Section 9, as well as information collections that the Census Bureau conducts on behalf of other agencies which are confidential under 13 U.S.C. Section 9 and for which E:\FR\FM\14DEN1.SGM 14DEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 240 / Wednesday, December 14, 2016 / Notices the confidentiality pledges will also be revised. sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES OMB No. Title of information collection 0607–0008 ........ 0607–0013 ........ 0607–0049 ........ 0607–0104 ........ 0607–0110 ........ 0607–0117 ........ 0607–0151 ........ 0607–0153 ........ 0607–0175 ........ 0607–0179 ........ 0607–0189 ........ 0607–0190 ........ 0607–0195 ........ 0607–0354 ........ 0607–0368 ........ 0607–0422 ........ 0607–0432 ........ 0607–0444 ........ 0607–0449 ........ 0607–0464 ........ 0607–0466 ........ 0607–0561 ........ 0607–0610 ........ 0607–0717 ........ 0607–0725 ........ 0607–0757 ........ 0607–0782 ........ 0607–0795 ........ 0607–0809 ........ 0607–0810 ........ 0607–0907 ........ 0607–0909 ........ 0607–0912 ........ 0607–0921 ........ 0607–0932 ........ 0607–0936 ........ 0607–0963 ........ 0607–0969 ........ 0607–0971 ........ 0607–0977 ........ 0607–0978 ........ 0607–0983 ........ 0607–0986 ........ 0607–0987 ........ 0607–0988 ........ 0607–0989 ........ 0607–0990 ........ 0607–0991 ........ 0607–0992 ........ 0607–XXXX ...... 0607–0760 ........ 0607–XXXX ...... 0607–XXXX ...... 2528–0017 ........ 1220–0175 ........ 1220–0050 ........ 1220–0100 ........ 1121–0317 ........ 1121–0111 ........ 3145–0141 ........ 1018–0088 ........ 1121–0260 ........ 1121–0184 ........ 1121–0302 ........ 2528–0013 ........ 2528–0276 ........ 1905–0169 ........ 2528–0029 ........ 0935–0110 ........ 1220–0187 ........ 0536–0043 ........ VerDate Sep<11>2014 Manufacturers’ Shipments, Inventories, and Orders Survey. Annual Retail Trade Report. Current Population Survey (CPS) Basic Demographics. Advance Monthly Retail Trade Survey (MARTS). Survey of Housing Starts, Sales, and Completions. U.S. Census-Age Search. The Boundary and Annexation Survey (BAS) & Boundary Validation Program (BVP). Construction Progress Reporting Surveys. Quarterly Survey of Plant Capacity Utilization. Housing Vacancy Survey (HVS). Business and Professional Classification Report. Monthly Wholesale Trade Survey. Annual Wholesale Trade Survey (AWTS). Annual Social and Economic Supplement to the Current Population Survey. Special Census Program. Service Annual Survey. Quarterly Financial Report (QFR). 2014–2016 Company Organization Survey. Annual Survey of Manufactures. October School Enrollment Supplement to the Current Population Survey. Current Population Survey, Voting and Registration Supplement. Manufacturers’ Unfilled Orders Survey. Current Population Survey June Fertility Supplement. Monthly Retail Trade Survey. Generic Clearance for Questionnaire Pretesting Research. 2017 New York City Housing and Vacancy Survey. Annual Capital Expenditures Survey. Generic Clearance for Geographic Partnership Programs. Generic Clearance for MAF and TIGER Update Activities. The American Community Survey. Quarterly Services Survey. Information and Communication Technology Survey. Business R&D and Innovation Survey. 2017 Economic Census—Commodity Flow Survey (CFS)—Advance Questionnaire. 2017 Economic Census—Commodity Flow Survey. American Community Survey Methods Panel Tests. 2015 Management and Organizational Practices Survey. Federal Statistical System Public Opinion Survey. Generic Clearance for 2020 Census Tests to Research the Use of Automation in Field Data Collection Activities. 2014 Survey of Income and Program Participation (SIPP) Panel. Generic Clearance for Internet Nonprobability Panel Pretesting. Comparing Health Insurance Measurement Error (CHIME). Annual Survey of Entrepreneurs. The School District Review Program (SDRP). The Redistricting Data Program. 2016 Census Test. National Survey of Children’s Health. 2017 Economic Census Industry Classification Report. Address Canvassing Testing. 2017 Census Test—currently submitted for clearance. Economic Census Round 3 Focus Group Discussion—currently submitted for clearance. Collection of State Administrative Records Data—currently submitted for clearance. 2020 Census Local Update of Census Addresses Operation (LUCA)—currently submitted for clearance. 2015 American Housing Survey. American Time Use Survey (ATUS). Consumer Expenditure Quarterly and Diary Surveys (CEQ/CED). Current Population Survey (CPS)—Basic Labor Force. Identify Theft Supplement to the NCVS. National Crime Victimization Survey 2015–2018. National Survey of College Graduates (NSCG). National Survey of Fishing, Hunting, and Wildlife-Associated Recreation. 2015 Police Public Contact Supplement. 2017 School Crime Supplement to the NCVS. Supplemental Victimization Survey. Survey of Market Absorption (SOMA). Rental Housing Finance Survey (RHFS). Manufacturing Energy Consumption Survey (MECSA). Manufactured Housing Survey (MHS). Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS). ATUS-Eating and Health Supplement. Food Security Supplement to the Current Population Survey. 18:45 Dec 13, 2016 Jkt 241001 PO 00000 Frm 00004 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\14DEN1.SGM 14DEN1 90321 90322 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 240 / Wednesday, December 14, 2016 / Notices OMB No. Title of information collection 1220–0153 ........ Contingent Worker Supplement to the Current Population Survey—(Currently in Federal Register Notice Stage—has not been fully approved). Veterans Supplement to the Current Population Survey. Child Support Supplement to the Current Population Survey. National Survey of Unbanked and Underbanked Households. Volunteers Supplement. Displaced Workers Supplement. Survey of Public Participation in the Arts. Computer and Internet Use. 1220–0102 0970–0416 3064–0167 1220–0102 1220–0104 3135–0136 0660–0221 ........ ........ ........ ........ ........ ........ ........ Sheleen Dumas, PRA Departmental Lead, Office of the Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. 2016–30014 Filed 12–13–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–07–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–570–964] Seamless Refined Copper Pipe and Tube from the People’s Republic of China: Preliminary Results of Administrative Review; 2014–2015 Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (the ‘‘Department’’) is conducting the fifth administrative review of the antidumping duty order on seamless refined copper pipe and tube from the People’s Republic of China (‘‘PRC’’), covering the period November 1, 2014 through October 31, 2015. The Department preliminarily finds that, during the period of review (‘‘POR’’), the Hailiang Single Entity sold subject merchandise in the United States at less than normal value. Additionally, the Department preliminarily finds that the GD Single Entity did not sell subject merchandise in the United States at less than normal value. Interested parties are invited to comment on these preliminary results. DATES: Effective December 14, 2016. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Drew Jackson or Stephen Bailey, AD/ CVD Operations, Office IV, Enforcement & Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230; telephone: 482–4406, and 482–0193, respectively. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES AGENCY: Background On November 22, 2010, the Department published in the Federal Register an antidumping duty order on VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:45 Dec 13, 2016 Jkt 241001 copper pipe and tube from the PRC.1 On November 3, 2015, the Department published in the Federal Register a notice of opportunity to request an administrative review of the antidumping duty order on copper pipe and tube from the PRC for the period November 1, 2014 through October 31, 2015.2 On November 30, 2015, the Department received a request from Cerro Flow Products, LLC, Wieland Copper Products, LLC, Mueller Copper Tube Products Inc., and Mueller Copper Tube Company, Inc. (collectively, ‘‘Petitioners’’) to conduct administrative reviews of the following companies: (1) GD Group; (2) GD Holding; (3) GD Trading; (4) Zhejiang Hailiang Co., Ltd.; (5) Shanghai Hailiang Copper Co., Ltd.; (6) Zhejiang Jiahe Pipes Inc.; (7) Sinochem Ningbo Ltd.; (8) Sinochem Ningbo Import & Export Co., Ltd.; (9) Ningbo Jintian Copper Tube Co., Ltd.; (10) Zhejiang Naile Copper Co., Ltd.; (11) Guilin Lijia Metals Co., Ltd.; (12) Foshan Hua Hong Copper Tube Co., Ltd.; (13) Taicang City Jinxin Copper Tube Co., Ltd.; (14) Hong Kong Hailiang Metal; (15) Hong Kong Hailiang Metal Trading Limited; (16) China Hailiang Metal Trading; and (17) Shanghai Hailiang Metal Trading Limited.3 Also, on November 30, 2015, the Department received a request from the Hailiang Group Companies 4 to conduct an administrative review of its sales for the POR.5 On January 7, 2016, the 1 See Seamless Refined Copper Pipe and Tube from Mexico and the People’s Republic of China: Antidumping Duty Orders and Amended Final Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value From Mexico, 75 FR 71070 (November 22, 2010). 2 See Antidumping or Countervailing Duty Order, Finding, or Suspended Investigation; Opportunity To Request Administrative Review, 80 FR 67706 (November 3, 2015). 3 See Letter to the Department from Petitioners, ‘‘Seamless Refined Copper Pipe and Tube from China: Request for Administrative Review,’’ dated November 30, 2015. 4 Submissions in this proceeding were filed on behalf of Hong Kong Hailiang Metal Trading Limited, Zhejiang Hailiang Co., Ltd. and Shanghai Hailiang Copper Co., Ltd. (collectively, the ‘‘Hailiang Group Companies’’). 5 See Letter to the Department from the Hailiang Group Companies, ‘‘Request for Administrative Review of the Antidumping Duty Order on Seamless Refined Copper Pipe and Tube from the PO 00000 Frm 00005 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Department published in the Federal Register a notice initiating an antidumping duty administrative review of copper pipe and tube from the PRC for the period November 1, 2014, through October 31, 2015, with respect to these 16 companies.6 Scope of the Order The merchandise subject to the order is seamless refined copper pipe and tube. The product is currently classified under Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (‘‘HTSUS’’) item numbers 7411.10.1030 and 7411.10.1090. Products subject to this order may also enter under HTSUS item numbers 7407.10.1500, 7419.99.5050, 8415.90.8065, and 8415.90.8085. Although the HTSUS numbers are provided for convenience and customs purposes, the written description of the scope of this order remains dispositive.7 Extension of Deadlines for Preliminary Results On July 12, 2016, the Department extended the time period for issuing the preliminary results of this review until December 5, 2016.8 People’s Republic of China,’’ dated November 30, 2015. 6 See Initiation of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Administrative Reviews, 81 FR 736 (January 7, 2016) (‘‘Initiation Notice’’). 7 See Memorandum to Christian Marsh, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Operations, from Gary Taverman, Associate Deputy Assistant Secretary for Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Operations, regarding, ‘‘Decision Memorandum for the Preliminary Results of the 2014–2015 Administrative Review of the Antidumping Duty Order on Seamless Refined Copper Pipe and Tube from the People’s Republic of China,’’ dated concurrently with and hereby adopted by this notice (‘‘Preliminary Decision Memorandum’’), for a complete description of the scope of the order. 8 See Memorandum to Christian Marsh, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Operations, through Abdelali Elouaradia, Office Director, Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Operations, Office 4, regarding, ‘‘Seamless Refined Copper Pipe and Tube from the People’s Republic of China: Extension of Deadline for Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review,’’ dated July 12, 2016. 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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

Census Bureau


Confidentiality Pledge Revision Notice

AGENCY: U.S. Census Bureau, Department of Commerce.

ACTION: Notice of revision of the confidentiality pledge under Title 13 
United States Code, Section 9.

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SUMMARY: Under 44 U.S.C. 3506(e) and 13 U.S.C. Section 9, the U.S. 
Census Bureau is announcing revisions to the confidentiality pledge it 
provides to its respondents under Title 13, United States Code, Section 
9. These revisions are required by the passage and

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implementation of provisions of the Federal Cybersecurity Enhancement 
Act of 2015 (H.R. 2029, Division N, Title II, Subtitle B, Sec. 223), 
which permit and require the Secretary of Homeland Security to provide 
Federal civilian agencies' information technology systems with 
cybersecurity protection for their Internet traffic. More details on 
this announcement are presented in the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION 
section below.

DATES: These revisions become effective upon publication of this notice 
in the Federal Register. In a separate companion Federal Register 
notice, the U.S. Census Bureau is seeking public comment on these 
confidentiality pledge revisions.

ADDRESSES: Questions about this notice should be addressed 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 
should be directed to Robin J. Bachman, Policy Coordination Office, 
Census Bureau, HQ-8H028, Washington, DC 20233; 301-763-6440 (or via 
email at pco.policy.office@census.gov). Due to delays in the receipt of 
regular mail related to security screening, respondents are encouraged 
to use electronic communications.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Federal statistics provide key information 
that the Nation uses to measure its performance and make informed 
choices about budgets, employment, health, investments, taxes, and a 
host of other significant topics. The overwhelming majority of Federal 
surveys are conducted on a voluntary basis. Respondents, ranging from 
businesses to households to institutions, may choose whether or not to 
provide the requested information. Many of the most valuable Federal 
statistics come from surveys that ask for highly sensitive information 
such as proprietary business data from companies or particularly 
personal information or practices from individuals. Strong and trusted 
confidentiality and exclusively statistical use pledges under Title 13, 
U.S.C. and similar statistical confidentiality pledges are effective 
and necessary in honoring the trust that businesses, individuals, and 
institutions, by their responses, place in statistical agencies.
    Under the authority of Title 13, U.S.C. and similar statistical 
confidentiality protection statutes, many Federal statistical agencies 
make statutory pledges that the information respondents provide will be 
seen only by statistical agency personnel or their sworn agents, and 
will be used only for statistical purposes. Title 13, U.S.C. and 
similar statutes protect the confidentiality of information that 
agencies collect solely for statistical purposes and under a pledge of 
confidentiality. These acts protect such statistical information from 
administrative, law enforcement, taxation, regulatory, or any other 
non-statistical use and immunize the information submitted to 
statistical agencies from legal process. Moreover, many of these 
statutes carry criminal penalties of a Class E felony (fines up to 
$250,000, or up to five years in prison, or both) for conviction of a 
knowing and willful unauthorized disclosure of covered information.
    As part of the Consolidated Appropriations Act for Fiscal Year 2016 
signed on December 17, 2015, the Congress included the Federal 
Cybersecurity Enhancement Act of 2015 (H.R. 2029, Division N, Title II, 
Subtitle B, Sec. 223). This Act, among other provisions, permits and 
requires the Secretary of Homeland Security to provide Federal civilian 
agencies' information technology systems with cybersecurity protection 
for their Internet traffic. The technology currently used to provide 
this protection against cyber malware is known as Einstein 3A; it 
electronically searches Internet traffic in and out of Federal civilian 
agencies in real time for malware signatures.
    When such a signature is found, the Internet packets that contain 
the malware signature are shunted aside for further inspection by 
Department of Homeland Security (DHS) personnel. Since it is possible 
that such packets entering or leaving a statistical agency's 
information technology system may contain a small portion of 
confidential statistical data, statistical agencies can no longer 
promise their respondents that their responses will be seen only by 
statistical agency personnel or their sworn agents. However, they can 
promise, in accordance with provisions of the Federal Cybersecurity 
Enhancement Act of 2015, that such monitoring can be used only to 
protect information and information systems from cybersecurity risks, 
thereby, in effect, providing stronger protection to the integrity of 
the respondents' submissions.
    Consequently, with the passage of the Federal Cybersecurity 
Enhancement Act of 2015, the Federal statistical community has an 
opportunity to welcome the further protection of its confidential data 
offered by DHS' Einstein 3A cybersecurity protection program. The DHS 
cybersecurity program's objective is to protect Federal civilian 
information systems from malicious malware attacks. The Federal 
statistical system's objective is to ensure that the DHS Secretary 
performs those essential duties in a manner that honors the 
Government's statutory promises to the public to protect their 
confidential data. Given that the Department of Homeland Security is 
not a Federal statistical agency, both DHS and the Federal statistical 
system have been successfully engaged in finding a way to balance both 
objectives and achieve these mutually reinforcing objectives.
    Accordingly, DHS and Federal statistical agencies, in cooperation 
with their parent departments, have developed a Memorandum of Agreement 
for the installation of Einstein 3A cybersecurity protection technology 
to monitor their Internet traffic and have incorporated an associated 
Addendum on Highly Sensitive Agency Information that provides 
additional protection and enhanced security handling of confidential 
statistical data.
    However, many current Title 13, U.S.C. and similar statistical 
confidentiality pledges promise that respondents' data will be seen 
only by statistical agency personnel or their sworn agents. Since it is 
possible that DHS personnel could see some portion of those 
confidential data in the course of examining the suspicious Internet 
packets identified by Einstein 3A sensors, statistical agencies need to 
revise their confidentiality pledges to reflect this process change. 
Therefore, the U.S. Census Bureau is providing this notice to alert the 
public to the confidentiality pledge revisions in an efficient and 
coordinated fashion.
    The following is the revised statistical confidentiality pledge for 
the Census Bureau's data collections:

    The U.S. Census Bureau is required by law to protect your 
information. The Census Bureau is not permitted to publicly release 
your responses in a way that could identify you. Per the Federal 
Cybersecurity Enhancement Act of 2015, your data are protected from 
cybersecurity risks through screening of the systems that transmit 
your data.

    The following listing includes Census Bureau information 
collections which are confidential under 13 U.S.C. Section 9, as well 
as information collections that the Census Bureau conducts on behalf of 
other agencies which are confidential under 13 U.S.C. Section 9 and for 
which

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the confidentiality pledges will also be revised.

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         OMB No.                  Title of information collection
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0607-0008................  Manufacturers' Shipments, Inventories, and
                            Orders Survey.
0607-0013................  Annual Retail Trade Report.
0607-0049................  Current Population Survey (CPS) Basic
                            Demographics.
0607-0104................  Advance Monthly Retail Trade Survey (MARTS).
0607-0110................  Survey of Housing Starts, Sales, and
                            Completions.
0607-0117................  U.S. Census-Age Search.
0607-0151................  The Boundary and Annexation Survey (BAS) &
                            Boundary Validation Program (BVP).
0607-0153................  Construction Progress Reporting Surveys.
0607-0175................  Quarterly Survey of Plant Capacity
                            Utilization.
0607-0179................  Housing Vacancy Survey (HVS).
0607-0189................  Business and Professional Classification
                            Report.
0607-0190................  Monthly Wholesale Trade Survey.
0607-0195................  Annual Wholesale Trade Survey (AWTS).
0607-0354................  Annual Social and Economic Supplement to the
                            Current Population Survey.
0607-0368................  Special Census Program.
0607-0422................  Service Annual Survey.
0607-0432................  Quarterly Financial Report (QFR).
0607-0444................  2014-2016 Company Organization Survey.
0607-0449................  Annual Survey of Manufactures.
0607-0464................  October School Enrollment Supplement to the
                            Current Population Survey.
0607-0466................  Current Population Survey, Voting and
                            Registration Supplement.
0607-0561................  Manufacturers' Unfilled Orders Survey.
0607-0610................  Current Population Survey June Fertility
                            Supplement.
0607-0717................  Monthly Retail Trade Survey.
0607-0725................  Generic Clearance for Questionnaire
                            Pretesting Research.
0607-0757................  2017 New York City Housing and Vacancy
                            Survey.
0607-0782................  Annual Capital Expenditures Survey.
0607-0795................  Generic Clearance for Geographic Partnership
                            Programs.
0607-0809................  Generic Clearance for MAF and TIGER Update
                            Activities.
0607-0810................  The American Community Survey.
0607-0907................  Quarterly Services Survey.
0607-0909................  Information and Communication Technology
                            Survey.
0607-0912................  Business R&D and Innovation Survey.
0607-0921................  2017 Economic Census--Commodity Flow Survey
                            (CFS)--Advance Questionnaire.
0607-0932................  2017 Economic Census--Commodity Flow Survey.
0607-0936................  American Community Survey Methods Panel
                            Tests.
0607-0963................  2015 Management and Organizational Practices
                            Survey.
0607-0969................  Federal Statistical System Public Opinion
                            Survey.
0607-0971................  Generic Clearance for 2020 Census Tests to
                            Research the Use of Automation in Field Data
                            Collection Activities.
0607-0977................  2014 Survey of Income and Program
                            Participation (SIPP) Panel.
0607-0978................  Generic Clearance for Internet Nonprobability
                            Panel Pretesting.
0607-0983................  Comparing Health Insurance Measurement Error
                            (CHIME).
0607-0986................  Annual Survey of Entrepreneurs.
0607-0987................  The School District Review Program (SDRP).
0607-0988................  The Redistricting Data Program.
0607-0989................  2016 Census Test.
0607-0990................  National Survey of Children's Health.
0607-0991................  2017 Economic Census Industry Classification
                            Report.
0607-0992................  Address Canvassing Testing.
0607-XXXX................  2017 Census Test--currently submitted for
                            clearance.
0607-0760................  Economic Census Round 3 Focus Group
                            Discussion--currently submitted for
                            clearance.
0607-XXXX................  Collection of State Administrative Records
                            Data--currently submitted for clearance.
0607-XXXX................  2020 Census Local Update of Census Addresses
                            Operation (LUCA)--currently submitted for
                            clearance.
2528-0017................  2015 American Housing Survey.
1220-0175................  American Time Use Survey (ATUS).
1220-0050................  Consumer Expenditure Quarterly and Diary
                            Surveys (CEQ/CED).
1220-0100................  Current Population Survey (CPS)--Basic Labor
                            Force.
1121-0317................  Identify Theft Supplement to the NCVS.
1121-0111................  National Crime Victimization Survey 2015-
                            2018.
3145-0141................  National Survey of College Graduates (NSCG).
1018-0088................  National Survey of Fishing, Hunting, and
                            Wildlife-Associated Recreation.
1121-0260................  2015 Police Public Contact Supplement.
1121-0184................  2017 School Crime Supplement to the NCVS.
1121-0302................  Supplemental Victimization Survey.
2528-0013................  Survey of Market Absorption (SOMA).
2528-0276................  Rental Housing Finance Survey (RHFS).
1905-0169................  Manufacturing Energy Consumption Survey
                            (MECSA).
2528-0029................  Manufactured Housing Survey (MHS).
0935-0110................  Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS).
1220-0187................  ATUS-Eating and Health Supplement.
0536-0043................  Food Security Supplement to the Current
                            Population Survey.

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1220-0153................  Contingent Worker Supplement to the Current
                            Population Survey--(Currently in Federal
                            Register Notice Stage--has not been fully
                            approved).
1220-0102................  Veterans Supplement to the Current Population
                            Survey.
0970-0416................  Child Support Supplement to the Current
                            Population Survey.
3064-0167................  National Survey of Unbanked and Underbanked
                            Households.
1220-0102................  Volunteers Supplement.
1220-0104................  Displaced Workers Supplement.
3135-0136................  Survey of Public Participation in the Arts.
0660-0221................  Computer and Internet Use.
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Sheleen Dumas,
PRA Departmental Lead, Office of the Chief Information Officer.
[FR Doc. 2016-30014 Filed 12-13-16; 8:45 am]
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