Final Content Design for the Prototype 2020 Census Redistricting Data File, 19042-19043 [2018-09189]

Download as PDF 19042 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 84 / Tuesday, May 1, 2018 / Notices Hinton at jhinton@usccr.gov. Persons who desire additional information may contact the Southern Regional Office at (404) 562–7000. Records generated from this meeting may be inspected and reproduced at the Southern Regional Office, as they become available, both before and after the meeting. Records of the meeting will be available via www.facadatabase.gov under the Commission on Civil Rights, North Carolina Advisory Committee link. Persons interested in the work of this Committee are directed to the Commission’s website, http:// www.usccr.gov, or may contact the Southern Regional Office at the above email or street address. Agenda Welcome and Introductions Thea Monet, Chair North Carolina Advisory Committee discussion of potential project topics Thea Monet, Chair Open Comment Staff/Advisory Committee Public Participation Adjournment Dated: April 26, 2018. David Mussatt, Supervisory Chief, Regional Programs Unit. [FR Doc. 2018–09193 Filed 4–30–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Bureau of the Census [Docket Number 180319296–8296–01] Final Content Design for the Prototype 2020 Census Redistricting Data File Bureau of the Census, Department of Commerce. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Bureau of the Census (U.S. Census Bureau) hereby provides notification of the final design for the Prototype 2020 Census Redistricting Data File to be produced from the 2018 End-to-End Census Test. In addition, this notice contains a summary of the comments received in response to the November 8, 2017 Federal Register notice as well as the Census Bureau’s responses to those comments. We are issuing this notice to inform the public of the expected data tables being produced from the 2018 End-to-End Census Test as part of Phase 3 (Data Delivery phase) of the 2020 Census Redistricting Data Program. DATES: The Final Content Design for the Prototype 2020 Census Redistricting amozie on DSK30RV082PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:12 Apr 30, 2018 Jkt 244001 Data File in this notice will be official May 31, 2018. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: James Whitehorne, Chief, Census Redistricting and Voting Rights Data Office, U.S. Census Bureau, 4600 Silver Hill Road, Room 4H057, Washington, DC 20233, telephone (301) 763–4039, or email rdo@census.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Under the provisions of Public Law 94–171, as amended (Title 13, United States Code (U.S.C.), Section 141(c)), the Director of the Census Bureau is required to provide the ‘‘officers or public bodies with initial responsibility for legislative apportionment or districting of each state . . .’’ with the opportunity to specify small geographic areas (e.g., census blocks, voting districts, wards, and election precincts) for which they wish to receive decennial census population totals for the purpose of reapportionment and redistricting. By April 1 of the year following the census, the Secretary of Commerce is required to furnish those state officials or their designees with population counts for counties, cities, census blocks, and state-specified congressional districts, legislative districts, and voting districts. The 2020 Census Redistricting Data Program was initially announced on July 15, 2014, in the Federal Register (79 FR 41258). This notice described the program that the Census Bureau proposed to adopt for the 2020 Census. As seen in the 1990, 2000, and 2010 censuses, the 2020 Census Redistricting Data Program is partitioned into several phases. Phase 1, the Block Boundary Suggestion Project, was announced in a Federal Register notice on June 26, 2015 (80 FR 36765). This notice described the procedures for the states to provide the Census Bureau with their suggestions for the 2020 Census tabulation block inventory. Phase 2, the Voting District Project, was announced in a Federal Register notice on June 28, 2017 (82 FR 29276). This second phase specifically provides states the opportunity to provide the Census Bureau with their voting district boundaries (election precincts, wards, etc.). Phase 3 of the 2020 Redistricting Data Program is data delivery. The 2020 Census Redistricting Data Program provides states the opportunity to specify the small geographic areas for which they wish to receive 2020 Census population totals for the purpose of reapportionment and redistricting. This notice pertains to Phase 3, the Data Delivery phase of the program, and the content of the Prototype 2020 Census Redistricting Data File that will be PO 00000 Frm 00004 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 produced from the 2018 End-to-End Census Test. Summary of Comments Received in Response to the ‘‘Proposed Content for the Prototype 2020 Census Redistricting Data File’’ On November 8, 2017, the Census Bureau published a notice in the Federal Register asking for public comment on the ‘‘Proposed Content for the Prototype 2020 Census Redistricting Data File’’ (82 FR 51805). The Census Bureau received three comments. Comment 1: The comment expressed support for keeping separate questions on Hispanic origin and race. Response to Comment 1: As this Federal Register notice pertains to data product format and not data collection methods, this comment is considered outside the scope of this notice. Comment 2: The comment expressed support for including the group quarters tabulation as a part of the data product. Response to Comment 2: The group quarters tabulation will be included as a part of the Prototype 2020 Redistricting Data File. Comment 3: The comment expressed support for a Middle East North African race or ethnicity category for data collection. Response to Comment 3: As this Federal Register notice pertains to data product format and not data collection methods, this comment is considered outside the scope of this notice. The Census Bureau will continue to communicate with each state to ensure all are well informed of the benefits of working with the Census Bureau toward a successful 2020 Census. In addition, the Census Redistricting and Voting Rights Data Office will continue to work with each state to ensure that all are prepared to participate in every phase of the Redistricting Data Program. As required by Public Law 94–171, every state, regardless of its participation in Phase 1 or Phase 2, will receive the official redistricting data in Phase 3. Final Content Design for the Prototype 2020 Census Redistricting Data File This final content design takes into account that the Census Bureau has now determined that planned race and ethnicity questions for the 2020 Census will follow a two-question format. The decision to use separate questions is detailed in the 2020 Census Memorandum Series as Memorandum 2018.02. It is available at: https:// www.census.gov/programs-surveys/ decennial-census/2020-census/ planning-management/memo-series/ 2020-memo-2018_02.html. E:\FR\FM\01MYN1.SGM 01MYN1 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 84 / Tuesday, May 1, 2018 / Notices amozie on DSK30RV082PROD with NOTICES While the decision to use separate questions means the final content design announced here differs from what was proposed in the previous notice, the possibility of using separate questions for race and ethnicity and its effect on the prototype file design was addressed in that notice. Using separate questions follows the most current race and ethnicity collection guidance set by the Office of Management and Budget, which remains unchanged since 1997. In accordance with the provisions of Title 13, U.S.C., Section 141(c), and on behalf of the Secretary of Commerce, the U.S. Census Bureau Director previously requested comments on the proposed content of the required population counts being produced as part of Phase 3 of the 2020 Census Redistricting Data Program. The proposed content stated that should the Census Bureau use separate questions on race and ethnicity, then the prototype file would revert to the same design as that used for the 2010 Census. In addition, the proposed content stated that regardless of whether a separate or combined question format is used in the 2020 Census, a group quarters table will be added to assist those states that reallocate populations before redistricting. This table will include the group quarters categories of: Institutionalized populations (correctional facilities for adults, juvenile facilities, nursing facilities/ skilled nursing facilities, and other institutional facilities) and noninstitutionalized populations (college/university student housing, military quarters, and other noninstitutionalized facilities). The group quarters table will include state, county, county subdivision, voting district, tract, and block geographic levels for the total population in the group quarters count. Thus, the final design of the Prototype 2020 Census Redistricting Data File will be the same design as that used for the 2010 Census Redistricting Data File, with the addition of a group quarters table. A schematic of the tables planned for the Prototype 2020 Census Redistricting File is available at the Census Bureau’s FTP site at: https://www2.census.gov/ programs-surveys/decennial/rdo/about/ 2020-census-program/Phase3/Phase3_ prototype_schematic_final.pdf. Dated: April 24, 2018. Ron S. Jarmin, Associate Director for Economic Programs Performing the Non-Exclusive Functions and Duties of the Director Bureau of the Census. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request The Department of Commerce will submit to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for clearance the following proposal for collection of information under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. chapter 35). Agency: International Trade Administration. Title: Export Trade Certificate of Review. OMB Control Number: 0625–0125. Form Number(s): ITA–4093P. Type of Request: Regular Submission. Number of Respondents: 9. Average Hours per Response: 32 hours (application); 2 hours (annual report). Burden Hours: 440 hours. Needs and Uses: The collection of information is necessary for both the Departments of Commerce and Justice to conduct an analysis, in order to determine whether the applicant and its members are eligible to receive the protection of an Export Trade Certificate of Review and whether the applicant’s proposed export-related conduct meets the standards in Section 303(a) of the Act. The collection of information constitutes the essential basis of the statutory determinations to be made by the Secretary of Commerce and the Attorney General. Affected Public: Business or other for profit organizations; not-for-profit institutions, and state, local or tribal government. Frequency: Submission of an application form is required each time an entity of the affected public applies for a new or amended Export Trade Certificate of Review. Completion of an annual report is required one time per year from existing Certificate holders. Respondent’s Obligation: Voluntary. This information collection request may be viewed at reginfo.gov. 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. 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: International Trade Administration. Title: Survey of International Air Travelers (SIAT). OMB Control Number: 0625–0227. Form Number(s): None. Type of Request: Regular submission (extension and revision of a currently approved information collection). Number of Respondents: 300,000. Average Hours per Response: 15 minutes. Burden Hours: 75,000. Needs and Uses: The Survey of International Air Travelers (SIAT) program, administered by the National Travel and Tourism Office (NTTO) of the International Trade Administration provides source data required to: (1) Estimate international travel and passenger fare exports, imports and the trade balance for the United States, (2) comply with the U.S. Travel Promotion Act of 2009 (Pub. L. 111–145), collect, analyze and report information to the Corporation for Travel Promotion (CTP), and support the National Export Initiative (NEI–NEXT) to double U.S. exports, (3) comply with the 1945, 1961, 1981, and 1996 travel and tourism related acts to collect and publish comprehensive international travel and tourism statistics and other marketing information, and (4) support the continuation of the Travel & Tourism Satellite Accounts for the United States, which provide the only spending and employment figures for the industry. The SIAT program contains the core data that is analyzed and communicated by NTTO with other government agencies, associations and businesses that share the same objective of increasing U.S. international travel exports. The SIAT assists NTTO in assessing the economic impact of international travel on state and local economies, providing visitation estimates, key market intelligence, and identifying traveler and trip characteristics. The U.S. Department of Commerce assists travel industry enterprises to increase international travel and passenger fare exports for the country as well as outbound travel on U.S. carriers. The Survey program provides the only Sheleen Dumas, Departmental Lead PRA Officer, Office of the Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. 2018–09189 Filed 4–30–18; 8:45 am] [FR Doc. 2018–09116 Filed 4–30–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–07–P BILLING CODE 3510–DR–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:12 Apr 30, 2018 Jkt 244001 19043 PO 00000 Frm 00005 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\01MYN1.SGM 01MYN1

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[Federal Register Volume 83, Number 84 (Tuesday, May 1, 2018)]
[Notices]
[Pages 19042-19043]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2018-09189]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

Bureau of the Census

[Docket Number 180319296-8296-01]


Final Content Design for the Prototype 2020 Census Redistricting 
Data File

AGENCY: Bureau of the Census, Department of Commerce.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Bureau of the Census (U.S. Census Bureau) hereby provides 
notification of the final design for the Prototype 2020 Census 
Redistricting Data File to be produced from the 2018 End-to-End Census 
Test. In addition, this notice contains a summary of the comments 
received in response to the November 8, 2017 Federal Register notice as 
well as the Census Bureau's responses to those comments. We are issuing 
this notice to inform the public of the expected data tables being 
produced from the 2018 End-to-End Census Test as part of Phase 3 (Data 
Delivery phase) of the 2020 Census Redistricting Data Program.

DATES: The Final Content Design for the Prototype 2020 Census 
Redistricting Data File in this notice will be official May 31, 2018.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: James Whitehorne, Chief, Census 
Redistricting and Voting Rights Data Office, U.S. Census Bureau, 4600 
Silver Hill Road, Room 4H057, Washington, DC 20233, telephone (301) 
763-4039, or email [email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Under the provisions of Public Law 94-171, 
as amended (Title 13, United States Code (U.S.C.), Section 141(c)), the 
Director of the Census Bureau is required to provide the ``officers or 
public bodies with initial responsibility for legislative apportionment 
or districting of each state . . .'' with the opportunity to specify 
small geographic areas (e.g., census blocks, voting districts, wards, 
and election precincts) for which they wish to receive decennial census 
population totals for the purpose of reapportionment and redistricting.
    By April 1 of the year following the census, the Secretary of 
Commerce is required to furnish those state officials or their 
designees with population counts for counties, cities, census blocks, 
and state-specified congressional districts, legislative districts, and 
voting districts.
    The 2020 Census Redistricting Data Program was initially announced 
on July 15, 2014, in the Federal Register (79 FR 41258). This notice 
described the program that the Census Bureau proposed to adopt for the 
2020 Census. As seen in the 1990, 2000, and 2010 censuses, the 2020 
Census Redistricting Data Program is partitioned into several phases. 
Phase 1, the Block Boundary Suggestion Project, was announced in a 
Federal Register notice on June 26, 2015 (80 FR 36765). This notice 
described the procedures for the states to provide the Census Bureau 
with their suggestions for the 2020 Census tabulation block inventory. 
Phase 2, the Voting District Project, was announced in a Federal 
Register notice on June 28, 2017 (82 FR 29276). This second phase 
specifically provides states the opportunity to provide the Census 
Bureau with their voting district boundaries (election precincts, 
wards, etc.). Phase 3 of the 2020 Redistricting Data Program is data 
delivery.
    The 2020 Census Redistricting Data Program provides states the 
opportunity to specify the small geographic areas for which they wish 
to receive 2020 Census population totals for the purpose of 
reapportionment and redistricting. This notice pertains to Phase 3, the 
Data Delivery phase of the program, and the content of the Prototype 
2020 Census Redistricting Data File that will be produced from the 2018 
End-to-End Census Test.

Summary of Comments Received in Response to the ``Proposed Content for 
the Prototype 2020 Census Redistricting Data File''

    On November 8, 2017, the Census Bureau published a notice in the 
Federal Register asking for public comment on the ``Proposed Content 
for the Prototype 2020 Census Redistricting Data File'' (82 FR 51805). 
The Census Bureau received three comments.
    Comment 1: The comment expressed support for keeping separate 
questions on Hispanic origin and race.
    Response to Comment 1: As this Federal Register notice pertains to 
data product format and not data collection methods, this comment is 
considered outside the scope of this notice.
    Comment 2: The comment expressed support for including the group 
quarters tabulation as a part of the data product.
    Response to Comment 2: The group quarters tabulation will be 
included as a part of the Prototype 2020 Redistricting Data File.
    Comment 3: The comment expressed support for a Middle East North 
African race or ethnicity category for data collection.
    Response to Comment 3: As this Federal Register notice pertains to 
data product format and not data collection methods, this comment is 
considered outside the scope of this notice.
    The Census Bureau will continue to communicate with each state to 
ensure all are well informed of the benefits of working with the Census 
Bureau toward a successful 2020 Census. In addition, the Census 
Redistricting and Voting Rights Data Office will continue to work with 
each state to ensure that all are prepared to participate in every 
phase of the Redistricting Data Program. As required by Public Law 94-
171, every state, regardless of its participation in Phase 1 or Phase 
2, will receive the official redistricting data in Phase 3.

Final Content Design for the Prototype 2020 Census Redistricting Data 
File

    This final content design takes into account that the Census Bureau 
has now determined that planned race and ethnicity questions for the 
2020 Census will follow a two-question format. The decision to use 
separate questions is detailed in the 2020 Census Memorandum Series as 
Memorandum 2018.02. It is available at: https://www.census.gov/programs-surveys/decennial-census/2020-census/planning-management/memo-series/2020-memo-2018_02.html.

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    While the decision to use separate questions means the final 
content design announced here differs from what was proposed in the 
previous notice, the possibility of using separate questions for race 
and ethnicity and its effect on the prototype file design was addressed 
in that notice. Using separate questions follows the most current race 
and ethnicity collection guidance set by the Office of Management and 
Budget, which remains unchanged since 1997.
    In accordance with the provisions of Title 13, U.S.C., Section 
141(c), and on behalf of the Secretary of Commerce, the U.S. Census 
Bureau Director previously requested comments on the proposed content 
of the required population counts being produced as part of Phase 3 of 
the 2020 Census Redistricting Data Program.
    The proposed content stated that should the Census Bureau use 
separate questions on race and ethnicity, then the prototype file would 
revert to the same design as that used for the 2010 Census. In 
addition, the proposed content stated that regardless of whether a 
separate or combined question format is used in the 2020 Census, a 
group quarters table will be added to assist those states that 
reallocate populations before redistricting. This table will include 
the group quarters categories of: Institutionalized populations 
(correctional facilities for adults, juvenile facilities, nursing 
facilities/skilled nursing facilities, and other institutional 
facilities) and noninstitutionalized populations (college/university 
student housing, military quarters, and other non-institutionalized 
facilities). The group quarters table will include state, county, 
county subdivision, voting district, tract, and block geographic levels 
for the total population in the group quarters count. Thus, the final 
design of the Prototype 2020 Census Redistricting Data File will be the 
same design as that used for the 2010 Census Redistricting Data File, 
with the addition of a group quarters table.
    A schematic of the tables planned for the Prototype 2020 Census 
Redistricting File is available at the Census Bureau's FTP site at: 
https://www2.census.gov/programs-surveys/decennial/rdo/about/2020-census-program/Phase3/Phase3_prototype_schematic_final.pdf.

    Dated: April 24, 2018.
Ron S. Jarmin,
Associate Director for Economic Programs Performing the Non-Exclusive 
Functions and Duties of the Director Bureau of the Census.
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