Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; 2020 Census Post-Enumeration Survey Independent Listing Operation, 53849-53850 [2018-23268]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 207 / Thursday, October 25, 2018 / Notices of this Committee are directed to the Commission’s website, https:// www.usccr.gov, or may contact the Regional Programs Unit at the above email or street address. Agenda I. Welcome II. Approve minutes from 10/18 meeting III. Discussion of op-ed on voting rights IV. Public Comment V. Next Steps VI. Adjournment Exceptional Circumstance: Pursuant to 41 CFR 102–3.150, the notice for this meeting is given less than 15 calendar days prior to the meeting because of the exceptional circumstance of the timeliness of completing the current activity. Dated: October 19, 2018. David Mussatt, Supervisory Chief, Regional Programs Unit. [FR Doc. 2018–23292 Filed 10–24–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6335–01–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Census Bureau Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; 2020 Census PostEnumeration Survey Independent Listing Operation U.S. Census Bureau, Commerce. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Department of Commerce, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. DATES: To ensure consideration, written comments must be submitted on or before December 24, 2018. 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 docpra@doc.gov). You may also submit comments, identified by Docket number USBC–2018–0015, to the Federal e-Rulemaking Portal: http:// www.regulations.gov. All comments received are part of the public record. No comments will be posted to http:// www.regulations.gov for public viewing until after the comment period has closed. Comments will generally be daltland on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:10 Oct 24, 2018 Jkt 247001 posted without change. All Personally Identifiable Information (for example, name and address) voluntarily submitted by the commenter may be publicly accessible. Do not submit Confidential Business Information or otherwise sensitive or protected information. You may submit attachments to electronic comments in Microsoft Word, Excel, WordPerfect, or Adobe PDF file formats only. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information or copies of the information collection instrument(s) and instructions should be directed to Robin A. Pennington, U.S. Census Bureau, 4600 Silver Hill Road, Room 2H465, Washington, DC 20233, 301–763–8132 (or via the internet at Robin.A.Pennington@census.gov). SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Abstract As in previous censuses, the PostEnumeration Survey (PES) for the 2020 Census will be conducted to provide estimates of census net coverage error and components of census coverage (such as correct enumerations, omissions, and erroneous enumerations, including duplicates) for housing units and people living in housing units (see Definition of Terms) for the United States and Puerto Rico, excluding remote Alaska. These coverage estimates provide insight into the quality and coverage of census results, which can be used to improve future censuses. The primary sampling unit is the Basic Collection Unit (BCU), which is the smallest unit of collection geography for 2020 Census listing operations. As in the past, the PES operations and activities must be conducted separate from and independent of the other 2020 Census operations. The Independent Listing operation is the first field operation in the PES process. It will be conducted to obtain a complete inventory of all the housing unit addresses within the PES sample of BCUs in the United States (excluding remote Alaska) and in Puerto Rico before the 2020 Census enumeration commences. Group quarters addresses will not be listed as they are out of scope for PES. During the Independent Listing operation, field staff, referred to as ‘‘listers,’’ will canvass every street, road, or other place where people might live in their assigned BCUs and construct a list of housing units using an automated data collection instrument on a laptop. The laptop will contain the data collection instrument with digital maps of the area that needs to be canvassed. Listers will attempt to contact a member PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 53849 of each housing unit they encounter on their route. If someone answers, the lister will provide a Confidentiality Notice and ask about the address in order to collect the address information, as appropriate. To ensure all units at an address are properly listed, the lister will then ask if there are any additional vacant or occupied units in the structure or on the property. If there are additional units, the lister will collect and update that information. To be classified as a separate unit, they must meet the housing unit definition requirement of having direct access from outside or through a common hallway, and must either have someone living there or be intended for occupancy, even if vacant at the time of the Independent Listing operation. Mobile homes and trailers, both in a park and not in a park, will also be listed, including any empty lots or pads in the parks in the BCU. Finally, any occupied camper, recreational vehicle, van, boat, tent or other location where people are living during the listing operation will also be listed as a housing unit. If the lister does not find anyone at home after several attempts, he or she will try to collect the information from a proxy or add any found addresses to the address list by observation as a last resort. Listers will also identify the location of each housing unit by collecting map spots (i.e., Global Positioning System (GPS) coordinates). The lister will also collect information on the status of each housing unit, such as occupied, vacant, under construction, empty trailer park, etc. Completed Independent Listing BCUs will be automatically reviewed for abnormal characteristics (such as GPS information indicating that the lister was far from the units they were listing). BCUs with unusual characteristics may be subject to quality control wherein quality control listers return to the field to check a portion of units to ensure that the work performed meets Census Bureau quality standards. Following the completion of listing for each BCU, the addresses are computer and clerically matched, on a flow basis, against the list of addresses considered valid for the census. Addresses that remain unmatched or have unresolved address status after matching will be sent to the Initial Housing Unit Followup operation, during which listers collect additional information that might allow a resolution of any differences between the Independent Listing and census address list results. Cases will also be sent to the field to resolve potential duplicates and unresolved housing unit E:\FR\FM\25OCN1.SGM 25OCN1 53850 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 207 / Thursday, October 25, 2018 / Notices status. The questions and procedures to be used in the Initial Housing Unit Followup phase of the PostEnumeration Survey in the 2020 Census and all subsequent Post-Enumeration Survey phases will be published in separate Federal Register Notices. The 2020 Census Evaluations and Experiments program will also be using the results of this PES Independent Listing for an evaluation, in conjunction with 2020 Census operations. The specific activities for this evaluation will be described in detail in future Federal Register Notices for additional 30-day comment periods for both the 2020 PES Independent Listing and the 2020 Census. These will be considered as substantive changes to both approved OMB packages. daltland on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES II. Method of Collection Independent Listing field staff will use the Census Bureau’s Listing and Mapping Application (LiMA) software on government furnished laptop devices. Definition of Terms Components of Census Coverage— The components of census coverage include correct enumerations, erroneous enumerations, whole-person imputations, and omissions. Correct enumerations are people or housing units that were correctly enumerated in the census. Erroneous enumerations are people or housing units that were enumerated in the census but should not have been. Examples of erroneous enumerations are duplicates, nonexistent housing units or people, and people or housing units that were enumerated in the wrong place. Omissions are people and housing units that were not correctly enumerated in the census but should have been. Lastly, whole-person imputations are census records for which all of the demographic characteristics were imputed. Many of these imputations represent people in housing units where we knew the household count but did not obtain sufficient information about the people residing at the housing unit. Net Coverage Error—Reflects the difference between the true population and the census count. If the census count was less than the actual number of people or housing units in the population, then we say there was an undercount. If the census count was more than the actual number of people or housing units in the population, then we say there was an overcount. For more information about the PostEnumeration Survey Program, please visit the following page of the Census Bureau’s website: https:// VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:10 Oct 24, 2018 Jkt 247001 www.census.gov/coverage_ measurement/post-enumeration_ surveys/. For more information about the Evaluations and Experiments Program, please visit the following document in the Census Bureau’s 2020 Census Memo Series: 2020 Census Evaluations and Experiments. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Foreign-Trade Zones Board [S–173–2018] Foreign-Trade Zone 84—Houston, Texas; Application for Subzone; BAUER-Pileco Inc.; Conroe, Texas 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. An application has been submitted to the Foreign-Trade Zones Board (the Board) by the Port of Houston Authority, grantee of FTZ 84, requesting subzone status for the facility of BAUER-Pileco Inc. (BAUER-Pileco) located in Conroe, Texas. The application was submitted pursuant to the provisions of the Foreign-Trade Zones Act, as amended (19 U.S.C. 81a– 81u), and the regulations of the Board (15 CFR part 400). It was formally docketed on October 19, 2018. The proposed subzone (18.6 acres) is located at 680 Conroe Park West Drive in Conroe, Texas. At the proposed subzone, BAUER-Pileco would be able to conduct the production activity already authorized for the company for its existing facility in Conroe. No additional authorization for production activity has been requested at this time. The proposed subzone would be subject to the existing activation limit of FTZ 84. In accordance with the Board’s regulations, Camille Evans of the FTZ Staff is designated examiner to review the application and make recommendations to the Executive Secretary. Public comment is invited from interested parties. Submissions shall be addressed to the Board’s Executive Secretary at the address below. The closing period for their receipt is December 4, 2018. Rebuttal comments in response to material submitted during the foregoing period may be submitted during the subsequent 15-day period to December 19, 2018. A copy of the application will be available for public inspection at the Office of the Executive Secretary, Foreign-Trade Zones Board, Room 21013, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230–0002, and in the ‘‘Reading Room’’ section of the Board’s website, which is accessible via www.trade.gov/ftz. For further information, contact Camille Evans at Camille.Evans@ trade.gov or (202) 482–2350. Sheleen Dumas, Departmental Lead PRA Officer, Office of the Chief Information Officer. Dated: October 19, 2018. Andrew McGilvray, Executive Secretary. [FR Doc. 2018–23268 Filed 10–24–18; 8:45 am] [FR Doc. 2018–23283 Filed 10–24–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–07–P BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P III. Data OMB Control Number: 0607–XXXX. Form Number: NA. Type of Review: Regular submission. Affected Public: Individuals or Households. Estimated Number of Respondents: 565,000 Housing Units (HUs) for Independent Listing and 85,000 HUs for Independent Listing Quality Control. Estimated Time per Response: 5 min. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 54,167 hours. Estimated Total Annual Cost: $0. (This is not the cost of respondents’ time, but the indirect costs respondents may incur for such things as purchases of specialized software or hardware needed to report, or expenditures for accounting or records maintenance services required specifically by the collection.) Respondent’s Obligation: Mandatory. Legal Authority: Title 13, U.S. Code, Sections 141 and 193. IV. Request for Comments PO 00000 Frm 00004 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 9990 E:\FR\FM\25OCN1.SGM 25OCN1

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[Federal Register Volume 83, Number 207 (Thursday, October 25, 2018)]
[Notices]
[Pages 53849-53850]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2018-23268]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

 Census Bureau


Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; 2020 Census 
Post-Enumeration Survey Independent Listing Operation

AGENCY: U.S. Census Bureau, Commerce.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce, as part of its continuing effort 
to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public 
and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on 
proposed and/or continuing information collections, as required by the 
Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.

DATES: To ensure consideration, written comments must be submitted on 
or before December 24, 2018.

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 [email protected]). You may also submit comments, identified by Docket 
number USBC-2018-0015, to the Federal e-Rulemaking Portal: http://www.regulations.gov. All comments received are part of the public 
record. No comments will be posted to http://www.regulations.gov for 
public viewing until after the comment period has closed. Comments will 
generally be posted without change. All Personally Identifiable 
Information (for example, name and address) voluntarily submitted by 
the commenter may be publicly accessible. Do not submit Confidential 
Business Information or otherwise sensitive or protected information. 
You may submit attachments to electronic comments in Microsoft Word, 
Excel, WordPerfect, or Adobe PDF file formats only.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information or 
copies of the information collection instrument(s) and instructions 
should be directed to Robin A. Pennington, U.S. Census Bureau, 4600 
Silver Hill Road, Room 2H465, Washington, DC 20233, 301-763-8132 (or 
via the internet at [email protected]).

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. Abstract

    As in previous censuses, the Post-Enumeration Survey (PES) for the 
2020 Census will be conducted to provide estimates of census net 
coverage error and components of census coverage (such as correct 
enumerations, omissions, and erroneous enumerations, including 
duplicates) for housing units and people living in housing units (see 
Definition of Terms) for the United States and Puerto Rico, excluding 
remote Alaska. These coverage estimates provide insight into the 
quality and coverage of census results, which can be used to improve 
future censuses. The primary sampling unit is the Basic Collection Unit 
(BCU), which is the smallest unit of collection geography for 2020 
Census listing operations. As in the past, the PES operations and 
activities must be conducted separate from and independent of the other 
2020 Census operations.
    The Independent Listing operation is the first field operation in 
the PES process. It will be conducted to obtain a complete inventory of 
all the housing unit addresses within the PES sample of BCUs in the 
United States (excluding remote Alaska) and in Puerto Rico before the 
2020 Census enumeration commences. Group quarters addresses will not be 
listed as they are out of scope for PES.
    During the Independent Listing operation, field staff, referred to 
as ``listers,'' will canvass every street, road, or other place where 
people might live in their assigned BCUs and construct a list of 
housing units using an automated data collection instrument on a 
laptop. The laptop will contain the data collection instrument with 
digital maps of the area that needs to be canvassed. Listers will 
attempt to contact a member of each housing unit they encounter on 
their route. If someone answers, the lister will provide a 
Confidentiality Notice and ask about the address in order to collect 
the address information, as appropriate. To ensure all units at an 
address are properly listed, the lister will then ask if there are any 
additional vacant or occupied units in the structure or on the 
property. If there are additional units, the lister will collect and 
update that information. To be classified as a separate unit, they must 
meet the housing unit definition requirement of having direct access 
from outside or through a common hallway, and must either have someone 
living there or be intended for occupancy, even if vacant at the time 
of the Independent Listing operation. Mobile homes and trailers, both 
in a park and not in a park, will also be listed, including any empty 
lots or pads in the parks in the BCU. Finally, any occupied camper, 
recreational vehicle, van, boat, tent or other location where people 
are living during the listing operation will also be listed as a 
housing unit.
    If the lister does not find anyone at home after several attempts, 
he or she will try to collect the information from a proxy or add any 
found addresses to the address list by observation as a last resort. 
Listers will also identify the location of each housing unit by 
collecting map spots (i.e., Global Positioning System (GPS) 
coordinates). The lister will also collect information on the status of 
each housing unit, such as occupied, vacant, under construction, empty 
trailer park, etc. Completed Independent Listing BCUs will be 
automatically reviewed for abnormal characteristics (such as GPS 
information indicating that the lister was far from the units they were 
listing). BCUs with unusual characteristics may be subject to quality 
control wherein quality control listers return to the field to check a 
portion of units to ensure that the work performed meets Census Bureau 
quality standards.
    Following the completion of listing for each BCU, the addresses are 
computer and clerically matched, on a flow basis, against the list of 
addresses considered valid for the census. Addresses that remain 
unmatched or have unresolved address status after matching will be sent 
to the Initial Housing Unit Followup operation, during which listers 
collect additional information that might allow a resolution of any 
differences between the Independent Listing and census address list 
results. Cases will also be sent to the field to resolve potential 
duplicates and unresolved housing unit

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status. The questions and procedures to be used in the Initial Housing 
Unit Followup phase of the Post-Enumeration Survey in the 2020 Census 
and all subsequent Post-Enumeration Survey phases will be published in 
separate Federal Register Notices.
    The 2020 Census Evaluations and Experiments program will also be 
using the results of this PES Independent Listing for an evaluation, in 
conjunction with 2020 Census operations. The specific activities for 
this evaluation will be described in detail in future Federal Register 
Notices for additional 30-day comment periods for both the 2020 PES 
Independent Listing and the 2020 Census. These will be considered as 
substantive changes to both approved OMB packages.

II. Method of Collection

    Independent Listing field staff will use the Census Bureau's 
Listing and Mapping Application (LiMA) software on government furnished 
laptop devices.

Definition of Terms

    Components of Census Coverage--The components of census coverage 
include correct enumerations, erroneous enumerations, whole-person 
imputations, and omissions. Correct enumerations are people or housing 
units that were correctly enumerated in the census. Erroneous 
enumerations are people or housing units that were enumerated in the 
census but should not have been. Examples of erroneous enumerations are 
duplicates, nonexistent housing units or people, and people or housing 
units that were enumerated in the wrong place. Omissions are people and 
housing units that were not correctly enumerated in the census but 
should have been. Lastly, whole-person imputations are census records 
for which all of the demographic characteristics were imputed. Many of 
these imputations represent people in housing units where we knew the 
household count but did not obtain sufficient information about the 
people residing at the housing unit.
    Net Coverage Error--Reflects the difference between the true 
population and the census count. If the census count was less than the 
actual number of people or housing units in the population, then we say 
there was an undercount. If the census count was more than the actual 
number of people or housing units in the population, then we say there 
was an overcount.
    For more information about the Post-Enumeration Survey Program, 
please visit the following page of the Census Bureau's website: https://www.census.gov/coverage_measurement/post-enumeration_surveys/.
    For more information about the Evaluations and Experiments Program, 
please visit the following document in the Census Bureau's 2020 Census 
Memo Series: 2020 Census Evaluations and Experiments.

III. Data

    OMB Control Number: 0607-XXXX.
    Form Number: NA.
    Type of Review: Regular submission.
    Affected Public: Individuals or Households.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 565,000 Housing Units (HUs) for 
Independent Listing and 85,000 HUs for Independent Listing Quality 
Control.
    Estimated Time per Response: 5 min.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 54,167 hours.
    Estimated Total Annual Cost: $0. (This is not the cost of 
respondents' time, but the indirect costs respondents may incur for 
such things as purchases of specialized software or hardware needed to 
report, or expenditures for accounting or records maintenance services 
required specifically by the collection.)
    Respondent's Obligation: Mandatory.
    Legal Authority: Title 13, U.S. Code, Sections 141 and 193.

IV. Request for Comments

    Comments are invited on: (a) Whether the proposed collection of 
information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of 
the agency, including whether the information shall have practical 
utility; (b) the accuracy of the agency's estimate of the burden 
(including hours and cost) of the proposed collection of information; 
(c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the 
information to be collected; and (d) ways to minimize the burden of the 
collection of information on respondents, including through the use of 
automated collection techniques or other forms of information 
technology.
    Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized 
and/or included in the request for OMB approval of this information 
collection; they also will become a matter of public record.

Sheleen Dumas,
Departmental Lead PRA Officer, Office of the Chief Information Officer.
[FR Doc. 2018-23268 Filed 10-24-18; 8:45 am]
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