Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Computer and Internet Use Supplement to the Census Bureau's Current Population Survey, 2325-2326 [2017-00154]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 5 / Monday, January 9, 2017 / Notices Estimated Number of Respondents: 75. Estimated Time per Response: Management plan, 1,800 hours; site profile, 1,800 hours; award application, 8 hours; award reports, 5 hours; designations, 2,000 hours; NEPA documentation, 40 hours. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 8,216. Estimated Total Annual Cost to Public: $1,000 in recordkeeping/ reporting costs. IV. Request for Comments Comments are invited on: (a) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information shall have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden (including hours and cost) of the proposed collection of information; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on respondents, including through the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized and/or included in the request for OMB approval of this information collection; they also will become a matter of public record. Dated: January 4, 2017. Sarah Brabson, NOAA PRA Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 2017–00145 Filed 1–6–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–08–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XF089 Fisheries of the South Atlantic; Southeast Data, Assessment, and Review (SEDAR); Data Scoping Webinar for South Atlantic Red Grouper; Public Meeting National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of SEDAR 53 Assessment webinar. sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES AGENCY: The SEDAR 53 assessment of the South Atlantic stock of red grouper will consist of a series webinars. See SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION. SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 21:14 Jan 06, 2017 Jkt 241001 A SEDAR 53 Assessment webinar will be held Wednesday, February 1, 2017, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held via webinar. The webinar is open to members of the public. Those interested in participating should contact Julia Byrd at SEDAR (see FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT) to request an invitation providing webinar access information. Please request webinar invitations at least 24 hours in advance of each webinar. SEDAR address: South Atlantic Fishery Management Council, 4055 Faber Place Drive, Suite 201, N. Charleston, SC 29405; www.sedarweb.org. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Julia Byrd, SEDAR Coordinator, 4055 Faber Place Drive, Suite 201, North Charleston, SC 29405; phone (843) 571– 4366; email: julia.byrd@safmc.net. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Gulf of Mexico, South Atlantic, and Caribbean Fishery Management Councils, in conjunction with NOAA Fisheries and the Atlantic and Gulf States Marine Fisheries Commissions, have implemented the Southeast Data, Assessment and Review (SEDAR) process, a multi-step method for determining the status of fish stocks in the Southeast Region. The product of the SEDAR webinar series will be a report which compiles and evaluates potential datasets and recommends which datasets are appropriate for assessment analyses, and describes the fisheries, evaluates the status of the stock, estimates biological benchmarks, projects future population conditions, and recommends research and monitoring needs. Participants for SEDAR Workshops are appointed by the Gulf of Mexico, South Atlantic, and Caribbean Fishery Management Councils and NOAA Fisheries Southeast Regional Office, Highly Migratory Species Management Division, and Southeast Fisheries Science Center. Participants include: data collectors and database managers; stock assessment scientists, biologists, and researchers; constituency representatives including fishermen, environmentalists, and nongovernmental organizations (NGOs); international experts; and staff of Councils, Commissions, and state and federal agencies. The items of discussion in the Assessment webinar are as follows: 1. Participants will continue discussions to develop population models to evaluate stock status, estimate population benchmarks, and project future conditions, as specified in the Terms of Reference. DATES: PO 00000 Frm 00017 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 2325 2. Participants will recommend the most appropriate methods and configurations for determining stock status and estimating population parameters. 3. Participants will prepare a workshop report and determine whether the assessment(s) are adequate for submission for review. Although non-emergency issues not contained in this agenda may come before this group for discussion, those issues may not be the subject of formal action during this meeting. Action will be restricted to those issues specifically identified in this notice and any issues arising after publication of this notice that require emergency action under section 305(c) of the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act, provided the public has been notified of the intent to take final action to address the emergency. Special Accommodations This meeting is accessible to people with disabilities. Requests for auxiliary aids should be directed to the SAFMC office (see ADDRESSES) at least 10 business days prior to the meeting. Note: The times and sequence specified in this agenda are subject to change. Authority: 16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq. Dated: January 4, 2017. Tracey L. Thompson, Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2017–00113 Filed 1–6–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Telecommunications and Information Administration Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Computer and Internet Use Supplement to the Census Bureau’s Current Population Survey National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA). 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 comment on proposed and/or continuing information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. DATES: Submit comments on or before March 10, 2017. ADDRESSES: Direct all written comments to Jennifer Jessup, Departmental SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\09JAN1.SGM 09JAN1 2326 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 5 / Monday, January 9, 2017 / Notices Paperwork Clearance Officer, (202) 482– 0336, Department of Commerce, Room 6612, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230 (or via email at JJessup@doc.gov). FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: NTIA has made a copy of the proposed information collection instrument available at https://ntia.doc.gov/files/ ntia/publications/november_2017_cps_ supplement_draft_for_public_ comment.pdf. Additionally, requests for further information or copies of the proposed information collection instrument and instructions should be directed to Rafi Goldberg, Telecommunications Policy Analyst, Office of Policy Analysis and Development, NTIA, at (202) 482–4375 or RGoldberg@ntia.doc.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES I. Abstract NTIA proposes to add 58 questions to the U.S. Census Bureau’s November 2017 Current Population Survey (CPS) to gather reliable data on broadband (also known as high-speed Internet) use by U.S. households through the Computer and Internet Use Supplement (‘‘the Supplement’’). The planned Supplement will be the fourteenth since NTIA began sponsoring such surveys in November 1994. Since that time, NTIA has continually revised the Supplement to reflect developments in Internet technology, applications, and connected devices. As the digital economy’s accelerating growth reinforces the Internet’s importance to the nation’s economic prosperity, policymakers, businesses, non-profits, communities, and other stakeholders increasingly rely on data about whether and how Americans use broadband in their routine activities. Recognizing that digitally-connected Americans provide the modern workforce, creative innovation, and growing customer base to help sustain our nation’s global competitiveness, the Supplement will yield data that can inform investment decisions and resource allocations to advance full participation in the digital economy. NTIA is working with Congress, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), other federal agencies, state and local governments, as well as with industry and non-profits to develop and promote policies that foster broadband deployment and adoption. These policies help to ensure that the nation’s businesses and consumers can obtain competitively priced high-speed Internet access and that everyone is able to gain the skills necessary to use the technology. Collecting current, VerDate Sep<11>2014 21:14 Jan 06, 2017 Jkt 241001 systematic, and comprehensive information on broadband use and nonuse by U.S. households is critical to enabling policymakers to gauge progress made to date, and also to identify specific areas and demographic groups in which broadband adoption is a concern with a specificity that permits carefully targeted and cost-effective responses. The U.S. Census Bureau is widely regarded as a premier data collector based on centuries of experience and rigorous scientific methods. Collection of NTIA’s requested broadband usage data will occur in conjunction with the U.S. Census Bureau’s scheduled November 2017 CPS, thereby significantly reducing the potential burdens on the U.S. Census Bureau and on surveyed households. The U.S. government has an increasingly pressing need for comprehensive broadband data. The U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO), NTIA, and the FCC have issued reports noting the importance of useful broadband adoption data for policymakers. Moreover, Congress passed legislation—the Broadband Data Improvement Act in 2008 and the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act in 2009—wholly or in part to address this deficiency. Modifying the November 2017 CPS to include NTIA’s requested broadband questions will enable the Commerce Department and NTIA to respond to congressional concerns and directives. II. Method of Collection The Supplement will be administered through personal visits and live telephone interviews using computerassisted telephone interviewing and computer-assisted personal interviewing. III. Data OMB Control Number: 0660–0021. Form Number(s): None. Type of Review: Regular submission (Revision of a currently approved collection). Affected Public: Individuals and households. Estimated Number of Respondents: 54,000 households. Estimated Time per Response: 10 minutes. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 9,000. Estimated Total Annual Cost to Public: $0. IV. Requests for Comments Comments are invited on: (a) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance PO 00000 Frm 00018 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 9990 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 on respondents of providing the requested information, 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 be a matter of public record. Sheleen Dumas, PRA Departmental Lead, Office of the Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. 2017–00154 Filed 1–6–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–60–P CONSUMER PRODUCT SAFETY COMMISSION Sunshine Act Meetings Notice (Correction) Wednesday, January 11, 2017, 9:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. TIME AND DATE: Hearing Room 420, Bethesda Towers, 4330 East-West Highway, Bethesda, Maryland. PLACE: Commission Meeting—Open to the Public. STATUS: MATTERS TO BE CONSIDERED: 1. Decisional Matter: Final Rule: Safety Standard for Sling Carriers (9:30 a.m.–11:00 a.m.) 2. Briefing Matter: Proposed Rule: Amendments to Fireworks Regulations (11:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.) A live webcast of the Meeting can be viewed at www.cpsc.gov/live. CONTACT PERSON FOR MORE INFORMATION: Todd A. Stevenson, Office of the Secretary, U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, 4330 East-West Highway, Bethesda, MD 20814, (301) 504–7923. Dated: January 5, 2017. Todd A. Stevenson, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2017–00270 Filed 1–5–17; 4:15 pm] BILLING CODE 6355–01–P E:\FR\FM\09JAN1.SGM 09JAN1

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[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 5 (Monday, January 9, 2017)]
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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Telecommunications and Information Administration


Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Computer and 
Internet Use Supplement to the Census Bureau's Current Population 
Survey

AGENCY: National Telecommunications and Information Administration 
(NTIA).

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 comment on proposed and/or continuing 
information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 
1995.

DATES: Submit comments on or before March 10, 2017.

ADDRESSES: Direct all written comments to Jennifer Jessup, Departmental

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Paperwork Clearance Officer, (202) 482-0336, Department of Commerce, 
Room 6612, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230 (or via 
email at JJessup@doc.gov).

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: NTIA has made a copy of the proposed 
information collection instrument available at https://ntia.doc.gov/files/ntia/publications/november_2017_cps_supplement_draft_for_public_comment.pdf. 
Additionally, requests for further information or copies of the 
proposed information collection instrument and instructions should be 
directed to Rafi Goldberg, Telecommunications Policy Analyst, Office of 
Policy Analysis and Development, NTIA, at (202) 482-4375 or 
RGoldberg@ntia.doc.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

I. Abstract

    NTIA proposes to add 58 questions to the U.S. Census Bureau's 
November 2017 Current Population Survey (CPS) to gather reliable data 
on broadband (also known as high-speed Internet) use by U.S. households 
through the Computer and Internet Use Supplement (``the Supplement''). 
The planned Supplement will be the fourteenth since NTIA began 
sponsoring such surveys in November 1994. Since that time, NTIA has 
continually revised the Supplement to reflect developments in Internet 
technology, applications, and connected devices.
    As the digital economy's accelerating growth reinforces the 
Internet's importance to the nation's economic prosperity, 
policymakers, businesses, non-profits, communities, and other 
stakeholders increasingly rely on data about whether and how Americans 
use broadband in their routine activities. Recognizing that digitally-
connected Americans provide the modern workforce, creative innovation, 
and growing customer base to help sustain our nation's global 
competitiveness, the Supplement will yield data that can inform 
investment decisions and resource allocations to advance full 
participation in the digital economy.
    NTIA is working with Congress, the Federal Communications 
Commission (FCC), other federal agencies, state and local governments, 
as well as with industry and non-profits to develop and promote 
policies that foster broadband deployment and adoption. These policies 
help to ensure that the nation's businesses and consumers can obtain 
competitively priced high-speed Internet access and that everyone is 
able to gain the skills necessary to use the technology. Collecting 
current, systematic, and comprehensive information on broadband use and 
non-use by U.S. households is critical to enabling policymakers to 
gauge progress made to date, and also to identify specific areas and 
demographic groups in which broadband adoption is a concern with a 
specificity that permits carefully targeted and cost-effective 
responses.
    The U.S. Census Bureau is widely regarded as a premier data 
collector based on centuries of experience and rigorous scientific 
methods. Collection of NTIA's requested broadband usage data will occur 
in conjunction with the U.S. Census Bureau's scheduled November 2017 
CPS, thereby significantly reducing the potential burdens on the U.S. 
Census Bureau and on surveyed households.
    The U.S. government has an increasingly pressing need for 
comprehensive broadband data. The U.S. Government Accountability Office 
(GAO), NTIA, and the FCC have issued reports noting the importance of 
useful broadband adoption data for policymakers. Moreover, Congress 
passed legislation--the Broadband Data Improvement Act in 2008 and the 
American Recovery and Reinvestment Act in 2009--wholly or in part to 
address this deficiency. Modifying the November 2017 CPS to include 
NTIA's requested broadband questions will enable the Commerce 
Department and NTIA to respond to congressional concerns and 
directives.

II. Method of Collection

    The Supplement will be administered through personal visits and 
live telephone interviews using computer-assisted telephone 
interviewing and computer-assisted personal interviewing.

III. Data

    OMB Control Number: 0660-0021.
    Form Number(s): None.
    Type of Review: Regular submission (Revision of a currently 
approved collection).
    Affected Public: Individuals and households.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 54,000 households.
    Estimated Time per Response: 10 minutes.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 9,000.
    Estimated Total Annual Cost to Public: $0.

IV. Requests 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 on 
respondents of providing the requested information, 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 be a matter of public record.

Sheleen Dumas,
PRA Departmental Lead, Office of the Chief Information Officer.
[FR Doc. 2017-00154 Filed 1-6-17; 8:45 am]
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