Generic Clearance for Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Generic Clearance for Internet Nonprobability Panel Pretesting and Qualitative Survey Methods Testing, 4284-4286 [2017-00584]

Download as PDF 4284 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 9 / Friday, January 13, 2017 / Notices of waste storage facilities along with the perpetual treatment of water discharge emanating from the waste storage facilities and the mines themselves would likely be required to ameliorate these adverse effects. Yet, it is not at all certain that such maintenance and treatment can be assured over many decades. Proposed Action The United States Forest Service (USFS) has submitted an application to the Secretary of Interior proposing a withdrawal, for a 20-year term, of approximately 234,328 acres of NFS lands within the Rainy River Watershed on the Superior National Forest from disposition under United States mineral and geothermal leasing laws, subject to valid existing rights. This proposal will also include an amendment to the Superior National Forest Land and Resource Management Plan to reflect this withdrawal. Possible Alternatives In addition to the USFS proposal, a ‘‘no action’’ alternative will be analyzed, and no additional alternatives have been identified at this time. No alternative sites are feasible because the lands subject to the withdrawal application are the lands for which protection is sought from the impacts of exploration and development under the United States mineral and geothermal leasing laws. Lead and Cooperating Agencies The USFS will be the lead agency. The USFS will designate the BLM as a cooperating agency. The BLM shall independently evaluate and review the draft and final environmental impact statements and any other documents needed for the Secretary of Interior to make a decision on the proposed withdrawal. Responsible Official asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Nature of Decision To Be Made The Responsible Official will complete an environmental impact statement, documenting the information and analysis necessary to support a decision on withdrawal, and to support an amendment to the Superior National Forest Land and Resource Management Plan. The Secretary of Interior is the authorized official to approve a proposal for withdrawal. The Responsible Official is the authorized official to approve an amendment to the Superior National 19:06 Jan 12, 2017 Scoping Process This notice of intent initiates the scoping process, which guides the development of the environmental impact statement. The USFS and Bureau of Land Management (BLM) will hold a public meeting within the initial 90-day comment period to gather public input on the proposed request for withdrawal. This meeting will be held at the Duluth Entertainment and Convention Center on March 16, 2017 from 5:00 to 7:30 p.m. CT (350 Harbor Drive, Duluth, MN 55802). Further opportunities for public particpation will be provided upon publication of the Draft EIS, including a minimum 45-day public comment period. A plan amendment is subject to pre-decisional objection procedures at 36 CFR 219, Subpart B. It is important that reviewers provide their comments at such times and in such manner that they are useful to the agency’s preparation of the environmental impact statement. Therefore, comments should be provided prior to the close of the comment period and should clearly articulate the reviewer’s concerns and contentions. Comments received in response to this solicitation, including names and addresses of those who comment, will be part of the public record for this proposed action. Comments submitted anonymously will be accepted and considered, however. Dated: January 6, 2017. Richard Periman, Deputy Forest Supervisor. [FR Doc. 2017–00506 Filed 1–12–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–11–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Census Bureau Forest Supervisor, Superior National Forest. VerDate Sep<11>2014 Forest Land and Resource Management Plan to reflect the proposed withdrawal. Jkt 241001 Generic Clearance for Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Generic Clearance for Internet Nonprobability Panel Pretesting and Qualitative Survey Methods Testing 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 SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00006 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. DATES: To ensure consideration, written comments must be submitted on or before March 14, 2017. 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 Jennifer Hunter Childs, U.S. Census Bureau, 4600 Silver Hill Road, Center for Survey Measurement, Washington, DC 20233 or (202)603– 4827. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Abstract The Census Bureau is committed to conducting research in a cost efficient manner. Prior to this generic clearance, several stages of testing occurred in research projects at the Census Bureau. As a first stage of research, the Census Bureau pretests questions on surveys or censuses and evaluates the usability and ease of use of Web sites using a small number of subjects during focus groups, usability and cognitive testing. These projects are in-person and laborintensive, but typically only target samples of 20 to 30 respondents. This small-scale work is done through another existing OMB generic clearance. Often the second stage is a larger-scale field test with a split-panel design of a survey or a release of a Census Bureau data dissemination product with a feedback mechanism. The field tests often involve a lot of preparatory work and often are limited in the number of panels tested due to the cost considerations. They are often targeted at very large sample sizes with over 10,000 respondents per panel. These are typically done using stand-alone OMB clearances. Cost efficiencies can occur by testing some research questions in a mediumscale test, using a smaller number of participants than what we typically use in a field test, yet a larger and more diverse set of participants than who we recruit for cognitive and usability tests. Using Internet panel pretesting, we can answer some research questions more thoroughly than in the small-scale testing, but less expensively than in the large-scale field test. This clearance established a medium-scale (defined as having sample sizes from 100–2000 per study), cost-efficient method of testing E:\FR\FM\13JAN1.SGM 13JAN1 asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 9 / Friday, January 13, 2017 / Notices questions and contact strategies over the Internet through different types of nonprobability samples. This research program will be used by the Census Bureau and survey sponsors to test alternative contact methods, including emails and text messages (via an opt-in strategy), improve online questionnaires and procedures, reduce respondent burden, and ultimately increase the quality of data collected in the Census Bureau censuses and surveys. We will use the clearance to conduct pretesting of decennial and demographic census and survey questionnaires prior to fielding them as well as communications and/or marketing strategies and data dissemination tools for the Census Bureau. The primary method of identifying measurement problems with the questionnaire or survey procedure is split panel tests. This will encompass both methodological and subject matter research questions that can be tested on a medium-scale nonprobability panel. This research program will also be used by the Census Bureau for remote usability testing of electronic interfaces and to perform other qualitative analyses such as respondent debriefings. An advantage of using remote, mediumscale testing is that participants can test products at their convenience using their own equipment, as opposed to using Census Bureau-supplied computers. A diverse participant pool (geographically, demographically, or economically) is another advantage. Remote usability testing would use click through rates and other paradata, accuracy and satisfaction scores, and written qualitative comments to determine optimal interface designs and to obtain feedback from respondents. The public is currently offered an opportunity to participate in this research remotely, by signing up for an online research panel. If a person opts in, the Census Bureau will occasionally email (or text, if applicable) the person an invitation to complete a survey for one of our research projects. Invited respondents will be told the topic of the survey, and how long it will take to complete it. Under this clearance, we will also conduct similar-scale and similarly designed research using other email lists to validate preliminary findings and expand the research. II. Method of Collection Split sample experiments. This involves testing alternative versions of questionnaires, invitations to questionnaires (e.g., emails or text messages), or Web sites, at least some of which have been designed to address problems identified in draft versions or VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:06 Jan 12, 2017 Jkt 241001 versions from previous waves. The use of multiple questionnaires, invitations, or Web sites, randomly assigned to permit statistical comparisons, is the critical component here; data collection will be via the Internet. Comparison of revised questionnaires (or invitations) against a control version, preferably, or against each other facilitates statistical evaluation of the performance of alternative versions of the questionnaire (or invitation or Web site). The number of versions tested and the number of cases per version will depend on the objectives of the test. We cannot specify with certainty a minimum panel size, although we would expect that no questionnaire versions would be administered to less than fifty respondents. Split sample tests that incorporate methodological questionnaire design experiments will have a larger maximum sample size (up to several hundred cases per panel) than other pretest methods. This will enable the detection of statistically significant differences, and facilitate methodological experiments that can extend questionnaire design knowledge more generally for use in a variety of Census Bureau data collection instruments. Usability Interviews: This method involves getting respondent input to aid in the development of automated questionnaires and Web sites and associated materials. The objective is to identify problems that keep respondents from completing automated questionnaires accurately and efficiently with minimal burden, or that prevent respondents from successfully navigating Web sites and finding the information they seek. Remote usability testing may be conducted under this clearance, whereby a user would receive an invitation to use a Web site or survey, then answer targeted questions about that experience. Qualitative Interviews: This method involves one-on-one (or sometimes group) interviews in which the respondent is typically asked questions about survey content areas, survey questions or the survey process. A number of different techniques may be involved, including cognitive interviews and focus groups. The objective is to identify problems of ambiguity or misunderstanding, or other difficulties respondents may have answering survey questions in order to improve the information ultimately collected in large scale surveys and censuses. Data collection for this project is authorized under the authorizing legislation for the questionnaire being tested. This authorization may be Title PO 00000 Frm 00007 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 4285 13, United States Code (U.S.C.), Sections 131, 141, 161, 181, 182, 193, and 301 for Census Bureau-sponsored surveys, and Title 13 and 15 for surveys sponsored by other Federal agencies. We do not now know what other titles will be referenced, since we do not know what survey questionnaires will be pretested during the course of the clearance. Literature on and considerations about the use of nonprobability samples for this type of work have recently been thoroughly covered by a Task Force commissioned by the American Association for Public Opinion Research and are well documented there (Baker, et al., 2013). The information collected in this program of developing and testing questionnaires will be used by staff from the Census Bureau and sponsoring agencies to evaluate and improve the quality of the data in the surveys and censuses that are ultimately conducted. Because the questionnaires being tested under this clearance are still in the process of development, the data that result from these collections are not considered official statistics of the Census Bureau or other Federal agencies. Data will be included in research reports prepared for sponsors inside and outside of the Census Bureau. The results may also be prepared for presentations related to survey methodology at professional meetings or publications in professional journals. III. Data OMB Control Number: 0607–0978. Form Number(s): TBD. Type of Review: Extension of a Currently Approved Collection. Affected Public: Individuals and households. Number of Respondents: 60,000. Average Hours per Response: 0.167 Burden Hours: 10,000. Estimated Total Annual Cost to Public: None. Respondent’s Obligation: Voluntary. Legal Authority: Data collection for this project is authorized under the authorizing legislation for the questionnaire being tested. This may be Title 13, U.S.C., Sections 131, 141, 161, 181, 182, 193, and 301 for Census Bureau-sponsored surveys, and Title 13 and 15 for surveys sponsored by other Federal agencies. We do not now know what other titles will be referenced, since we do not know what survey questionnaires will be pretested during the course of the clearance. IV. Request for Comments Comments are invited on: (a) Whether the proposed collection of information E:\FR\FM\13JAN1.SGM 13JAN1 4286 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 9 / Friday, January 13, 2017 / Notices 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. Frequency: On Occasion. Respondent’s Obligation: Mandatory. This information collection request may be viewed at reginfo.gov http:// www.reginfo.gov/public/. Follow the instructions to view Department of Commerce collections currently under review by OMB. Written comments and recommendations for the proposed information collection should be sent within 30 days of publication of this notice to OIRA_Submission@ omb.eop.gov or fax to (202) 395–5806. Sheleen Dumas, PRA Departmental Lead, Office of the Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. 2017–00702 Filed 1–12–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–33–P Sheleen Dumas, PRA Departmental Lead, Office of the Chief Information Officer. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE [FR Doc. 2017–00584 Filed 1–12–17; 8:45 am] [B–003–2017] Foreign-Trade Zones Board BILLING CODE 3510–07–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Report of Requests for Restrictive Trade Practice or Boycott 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: Bureau of Industry and Security. Title: Report of Requests for Restrictive Trade Practice or Boycott. Form Number(s): BIS–621P, BIS– 6051P, BIS–6051 P–a. OMB Control Number: 0694–0012. Type of Request: Regular. Burden Hours: 482. Estimated Number of Respondents: 412. Estimated Time per Response: 1 hour to 1 hour and 30 minutes. Needs and Uses: This information is used to monitor requests for participation in foreign boycotts against countries friendly to the U.S. The information is analyzed to note changing trends and to decide upon appropriate action to be taken to carry out the United States’ policy of discouraging its citizens from participating in foreign restrictive trade practices and boycotts directed against friendly countries. Affected Public: Business or other forprofit organizations. VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:06 Jan 12, 2017 Jkt 241001 Foreign-Trade Zone (FTZ) 122—Corpus Christi, Texas, Notification of Proposed Production Activity, Superior Weighting Products LLC, (Barite/Calcium Carbonate/Bentonite), Corpus Christi, Texas The Port of Corpus Christi, grantee of FTZ 122, submitted a notification of proposed production activity to the FTZ Board on behalf of Superior Weighting Products LLC (Superior Weighting), located in Corpus Christi, Texas. The notification conforming to the requirements of the regulations of the FTZ Board (15 CFR 400.22) was received on January 3, 2017. A separate application for subzone designation at the Superior Weighting facility was submitted and will be processed under Section 400.38 of the Board’s regulations. The facility will be used to process raw barite into ground barite, and to further process calcium carbonate (limestone) and bentonite. Pursuant to 15 CFR 400.14(b), FTZ activity would be limited to the specific foreign-status materials and components and specific finished products described in the submitted notification (as described below) and subsequently authorized by the FTZ Board. Production under FTZ procedures could exempt Superior Weighting from customs duty payments on the foreignstatus components used in export production. On its domestic sales, Superior Weighting would be able to choose the duty rate during customs entry procedures that applies to natural barium sulfate (barite) ground, processed calcium carbonate (limestone) PO 00000 Frm 00008 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 and processed bentonite (duty rates 0.0%) for the foreign-status inputs noted below. Customs duties also could possibly be deferred or reduced on foreign-status production equipment. The components and materials sourced from abroad include: natural barium sulfate (raw barite) not ground (duty rate ranging from $0.00 to $1.25/ t-CN); calcium carbonate (limestone) (duty rate 0.0%); bentonite (duty rate 0.0%). Public comment is invited from interested parties. Submissions shall be addressed to the Board’s Executive Secretary at the address below. The closing period for their receipt is February 22, 2017. A copy of the notification 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 ‘‘Reading Room’’ section of the Board’s Web site, which is accessible via www.trade.gov/ftz. For further information, contact Juanita H. Chen at Juanita.Chen@ trade.gov or (202) 482–1378. Dated: January 6, 2017. Elizabeth Whiteman, Acting Executive Secretary. [FR Doc. 2017–00750 Filed 1–12–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Foreign-Trade Zones Board [B–61–2016] Foreign-Trade Zone (FTZ) 79—Tampa, Florida; Authorization of Production Activity; Givaudan Flavors Corporation(Flavor Products); Lakeland, Florida On September 12, 2016, Givaudan Flavors Corporation submitted a notification of proposed production activity to the Foreign-Trade Zones (FTZ) Board for its facility within Subzone 79E, in Lakeland, Florida. The notification was processed in accordance with the regulations of the FTZ Board (15 CFR part 400), including notice in the Federal Register inviting public comment (81 FR 64870, September 21, 2016). The FTZ Board has determined that no further review of the activity is warranted at this time. The production activity described in the notification is authorized, subject to the FTZ Act and the Board’s regulations, including Section 400.14. E:\FR\FM\13JAN1.SGM 13JAN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

 Census Bureau


Generic Clearance for Proposed Information Collection; Comment 
Request; Generic Clearance for Internet Nonprobability Panel Pretesting 
and Qualitative Survey Methods Testing

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 March 14, 2017.

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 Jennifer Hunter Childs, U.S. Census Bureau, 4600 
Silver Hill Road, Center for Survey Measurement, Washington, DC 20233 
or (202)603-4827.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. Abstract

    The Census Bureau is committed to conducting research in a cost 
efficient manner. Prior to this generic clearance, several stages of 
testing occurred in research projects at the Census Bureau. As a first 
stage of research, the Census Bureau pretests questions on surveys or 
censuses and evaluates the usability and ease of use of Web sites using 
a small number of subjects during focus groups, usability and cognitive 
testing. These projects are in-person and labor-intensive, but 
typically only target samples of 20 to 30 respondents. This small-scale 
work is done through another existing OMB generic clearance. Often the 
second stage is a larger-scale field test with a split-panel design of 
a survey or a release of a Census Bureau data dissemination product 
with a feedback mechanism. The field tests often involve a lot of 
preparatory work and often are limited in the number of panels tested 
due to the cost considerations. They are often targeted at very large 
sample sizes with over 10,000 respondents per panel. These are 
typically done using stand-alone OMB clearances.
    Cost efficiencies can occur by testing some research questions in a 
medium-scale test, using a smaller number of participants than what we 
typically use in a field test, yet a larger and more diverse set of 
participants than who we recruit for cognitive and usability tests. 
Using Internet panel pretesting, we can answer some research questions 
more thoroughly than in the small-scale testing, but less expensively 
than in the large-scale field test. This clearance established a 
medium-scale (defined as having sample sizes from 100-2000 per study), 
cost-efficient method of testing

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questions and contact strategies over the Internet through different 
types of nonprobability samples.
    This research program will be used by the Census Bureau and survey 
sponsors to test alternative contact methods, including emails and text 
messages (via an opt-in strategy), improve online questionnaires and 
procedures, reduce respondent burden, and ultimately increase the 
quality of data collected in the Census Bureau censuses and surveys. We 
will use the clearance to conduct pretesting of decennial and 
demographic census and survey questionnaires prior to fielding them as 
well as communications and/or marketing strategies and data 
dissemination tools for the Census Bureau. The primary method of 
identifying measurement problems with the questionnaire or survey 
procedure is split panel tests. This will encompass both methodological 
and subject matter research questions that can be tested on a medium-
scale nonprobability panel.
    This research program will also be used by the Census Bureau for 
remote usability testing of electronic interfaces and to perform other 
qualitative analyses such as respondent debriefings. An advantage of 
using remote, medium-scale testing is that participants can test 
products at their convenience using their own equipment, as opposed to 
using Census Bureau-supplied computers. A diverse participant pool 
(geographically, demographically, or economically) is another 
advantage. Remote usability testing would use click through rates and 
other paradata, accuracy and satisfaction scores, and written 
qualitative comments to determine optimal interface designs and to 
obtain feedback from respondents.
    The public is currently offered an opportunity to participate in 
this research remotely, by signing up for an online research panel. If 
a person opts in, the Census Bureau will occasionally email (or text, 
if applicable) the person an invitation to complete a survey for one of 
our research projects. Invited respondents will be told the topic of 
the survey, and how long it will take to complete it. Under this 
clearance, we will also conduct similar-scale and similarly designed 
research using other email lists to validate preliminary findings and 
expand the research.

II. Method of Collection

    Split sample experiments. This involves testing alternative 
versions of questionnaires, invitations to questionnaires (e.g., emails 
or text messages), or Web sites, at least some of which have been 
designed to address problems identified in draft versions or versions 
from previous waves. The use of multiple questionnaires, invitations, 
or Web sites, randomly assigned to permit statistical comparisons, is 
the critical component here; data collection will be via the Internet. 
Comparison of revised questionnaires (or invitations) against a control 
version, preferably, or against each other facilitates statistical 
evaluation of the performance of alternative versions of the 
questionnaire (or invitation or Web site).
    The number of versions tested and the number of cases per version 
will depend on the objectives of the test. We cannot specify with 
certainty a minimum panel size, although we would expect that no 
questionnaire versions would be administered to less than fifty 
respondents.
    Split sample tests that incorporate methodological questionnaire 
design experiments will have a larger maximum sample size (up to 
several hundred cases per panel) than other pretest methods. This will 
enable the detection of statistically significant differences, and 
facilitate methodological experiments that can extend questionnaire 
design knowledge more generally for use in a variety of Census Bureau 
data collection instruments.
    Usability Interviews: This method involves getting respondent input 
to aid in the development of automated questionnaires and Web sites and 
associated materials. The objective is to identify problems that keep 
respondents from completing automated questionnaires accurately and 
efficiently with minimal burden, or that prevent respondents from 
successfully navigating Web sites and finding the information they 
seek. Remote usability testing may be conducted under this clearance, 
whereby a user would receive an invitation to use a Web site or survey, 
then answer targeted questions about that experience.
    Qualitative Interviews: This method involves one-on-one (or 
sometimes group) interviews in which the respondent is typically asked 
questions about survey content areas, survey questions or the survey 
process. A number of different techniques may be involved, including 
cognitive interviews and focus groups. The objective is to identify 
problems of ambiguity or misunderstanding, or other difficulties 
respondents may have answering survey questions in order to improve the 
information ultimately collected in large scale surveys and censuses.
    Data collection for this project is authorized under the 
authorizing legislation for the questionnaire being tested. This 
authorization may be Title 13, United States Code (U.S.C.), Sections 
131, 141, 161, 181, 182, 193, and 301 for Census Bureau-sponsored 
surveys, and Title 13 and 15 for surveys sponsored by other Federal 
agencies. We do not now know what other titles will be referenced, 
since we do not know what survey questionnaires will be pretested 
during the course of the clearance.
    Literature on and considerations about the use of nonprobability 
samples for this type of work have recently been thoroughly covered by 
a Task Force commissioned by the American Association for Public 
Opinion Research and are well documented there (Baker, et al., 2013).
    The information collected in this program of developing and testing 
questionnaires will be used by staff from the Census Bureau and 
sponsoring agencies to evaluate and improve the quality of the data in 
the surveys and censuses that are ultimately conducted. Because the 
questionnaires being tested under this clearance are still in the 
process of development, the data that result from these collections are 
not considered official statistics of the Census Bureau or other 
Federal agencies. Data will be included in research reports prepared 
for sponsors inside and outside of the Census Bureau. The results may 
also be prepared for presentations related to survey methodology at 
professional meetings or publications in professional journals.

III. Data

    OMB Control Number: 0607-0978.
    Form Number(s): TBD.
    Type of Review: Extension of a Currently Approved Collection.
    Affected Public: Individuals and households.
    Number of Respondents: 60,000.
    Average Hours per Response: 0.167
    Burden Hours: 10,000.
    Estimated Total Annual Cost to Public: None.
    Respondent's Obligation: Voluntary.
    Legal Authority: Data collection for this project is authorized 
under the authorizing legislation for the questionnaire being tested. 
This may be Title 13, U.S.C., Sections 131, 141, 161, 181, 182, 193, 
and 301 for Census Bureau-sponsored surveys, and Title 13 and 15 for 
surveys sponsored by other Federal agencies. We do not now know what 
other titles will be referenced, since we do not know what survey 
questionnaires will be pretested during the course of the clearance.

IV. Request for Comments

    Comments are invited on: (a) Whether the proposed collection of 
information

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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. 2017-00584 Filed 1-12-17; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 3510-07-P