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[FR Doc. 2019–03202 Filed 2–22–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE U.S. Census Bureau 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. Agency: U.S. Census Bureau. Title: American Community Survey Methods Panel Tests, 2019 Census Test. OMB Control Number: 0607–0936. Form Number(s): DM–QA, DM–QA(E/ S), DM–QB, DM–QB(E/S). Type of Request: Non-Substantive Change Request. Number of Respondents: 480,000. Average Hours per Response: 10 minutes for the average household questionnaire. Burden Hours: No additional burden hours are requested under this nonsubstantive change request. Needs and Uses: The U.S. Census Bureau requests authorization from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for the American Community Survey (ACS) Methods Panel 2019 Census Test. The purpose of this proposed test is to gather direct, quantitative information on the potential impact of the inclusion of the citizenship question on self-response in the 2020 Census to fine-tune the planning for the 2020 Census Nonresponse Follow-up (NRFU) operation, which is designed to collect responses from addresses that did not self-respond. The potential impact on self-response is of particular interest since it is the primary and most costeffective mode of data collection in the decennial census. The Census Bureau lacks definitive, empirical evidence on the impact of the inclusion of the citizenship question on self-response in the 2020 Census. The information obtained from this test may also inform the Integrated Partnership and Communications Campaign, which is the outreach campaign to maximize selfresponse to the 2020 Census. The 2019 Census Test will use the ACS Methods Panel to conduct the test. This will allow the Census Bureau to continue devoting its full complement of staff resources to 2020 Census operations. PO 00000 Frm 00008 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 The ACS Methods Panel is a research program designed to address and respond to emerging issues and needs of the Census Bureau’s Decennial Census Programs, including the 2020 Census and ACS. Every year, the Census Bureau contacts over 3.5 million sampled addresses across the country to participate in the ACS and hundreds of millions each decade for the decennial census. The complexity of both of these programs requires that the Census Bureau continue research, testing, and evaluations aimed at reducing respondent burden, improving data quality, achieving survey cost efficiencies, and improving questionnaire content and related data collection materials. For the 2019 Census Test, the Census Bureau will compare two treatments using a randomized controlled experiment. The control treatment questionnaire will ask 2020 Census questions (i.e., number of people, tenure, sex, age, date of birth, Hispanic origin, race, citizenship, relationship to householder, and coverage questions). The experimental treatment questionnaire will ask these same questions minus the citizenship question. The test will employ a sample size of 480,000 addresses that will be divided evenly between the control and the experimental treatments. This sample size is designed to detect a difference of 0.5 percentage points between the selfresponse rates of the control and experimental treatments at the national level. The sample, which will be separate from the ACS production sample, will oversample areas with high proportions of non-citizens and historically low self-response rates. The sample construction will allow for limited analysis by race and Hispanic origin. The test will have a Census Day (reference date) of July 1, 2019. The first mailing will go out mid-June 2019. The data collection period will be nine weeks. Data collection will end midAugust 2019. The test will utilize the 2020 Census mail strategy, including internet First and internet Choice contact strategies, and the use of English-only and English/Spanish bilingual materials. With the internet First contact strategy, the initial mailing only provides instructions for responding online. The initial mailing for the internet Choice contact strategy also includes a paper questionnaire. For each contact strategy, a subset of the areas will receive bilingual materials (English/Spanish). The 2019 Census Test will be of the household population and will include E:\FR\FM\25FEN1.SGM 25FEN1 5987 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 37 / Monday, February 25, 2019 / Notices areas designated to be self-response areas in the 2020 Census, specifically excluding Puerto Rico and the population living in group quarters. The test will be conducted using selfresponse only. The Census Bureau will also provide telephone questionnaire assistance (TQA). Respondents will be able to call TQA with questions about the survey and may also complete their survey over the phone. TQA can support 10 of the 12 non-English languages supported in the 2020 Census: Spanish, Chinese (Mandarin and Cantonese), Vietnamese, Korean, Russian, Arabic, Tagalog, French, Haitian Creole, and Portuguese. The exceptions are Japanese and Polish. Preliminary results that can be used to adjust NRFU hiring and refine messaging for the Integrated Partnership and Communications Campaign will be available on a rolling basis. Selfresponse rates will be available by the end of August 2019, and preliminary results will be available in early October 2019. Final results are expected by spring 2020. Affected Public: Individuals or households. Frequency: One-time test. Respondent’s Obligation: Mandatory. Legal Authority: Title 13, United States Code, Sections 141, 193, and 221. This information collection request may be viewed at www.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. Sheleen Dumas, Departmental Lead PRA Officer, Office of the Chief Information Officer, Commerce Department. [FR Doc. 2019–03200 Filed 2–22–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–07–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Economic Development Administration Notice of Petitions by Firms for Determination of Eligibility To Apply for Trade Adjustment Assistance Economic Development Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce. ACTION: Notice and opportunity for public comment. AGENCY: The Economic Development Administration (EDA) has received petitions for certification of eligibility to apply for Trade Adjustment Assistance from the firms listed below. Accordingly, EDA has initiated investigations to determine whether increased imports into the United States of articles like or directly competitive with those produced by each of the firms contributed importantly to the total or partial separation of the firms’ workers, or threat thereof, and to a decrease in sales or production of each petitioning firm. 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A written request for a hearing must be submitted to the Trade Adjustment Assistance Division, Room 71030, VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:22 Feb 22, 2019 Jkt 247001 Economic Development Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, Washington, DC 20230, no later than ten (10) calendar days following publication of this notice. These petitions are PO 00000 Frm 00009 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Product(s) The firm manufactures dental handpieces and related attachments for drilling and polishing teeth. The firm manufactures wood flooring, paneling, moldings, and other wood products from a wide range of tree species. The firm applies coatings to a wide range of textiles, including wax, resin, vinyl, acrylic, and other custom coatings. The firm provides supply chain management and integrated logistics services for large manufacturers and service firms. The firm manufactures dry material handling and packaging systems, including equipment for filling and unloading sacks of dry materials. The firm designs and manufactures custom windows and doors of metal and wood. The firm manufactures plastic plumbing fixtures. received pursuant to section 251 of the Trade Act of 1974, as amended. Please follow the requirements set forth in EDA’s regulations at 13 CFR 315.9 for procedures to request a public hearing. The Catalog of Federal E:\FR\FM\25FEN1.SGM 25FEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

U.S. Census Bureau


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.
    Agency: U.S. Census Bureau.
    Title: American Community Survey Methods Panel Tests, 2019 Census 
Test.
    OMB Control Number: 0607-0936.
    Form Number(s): DM-QA, DM-QA(E/S), DM-QB, DM-QB(E/S).
    Type of Request: Non-Substantive Change Request.
    Number of Respondents: 480,000.
    Average Hours per Response: 10 minutes for the average household 
questionnaire.
    Burden Hours: No additional burden hours are requested under this 
non-substantive change request.
    Needs and Uses: The U.S. Census Bureau requests authorization from 
the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for the American Community 
Survey (ACS) Methods Panel 2019 Census Test. The purpose of this 
proposed test is to gather direct, quantitative information on the 
potential impact of the inclusion of the citizenship question on self-
response in the 2020 Census to fine-tune the planning for the 2020 
Census Nonresponse Follow-up (NRFU) operation, which is designed to 
collect responses from addresses that did not self-respond. The 
potential impact on self-response is of particular interest since it is 
the primary and most cost-effective mode of data collection in the 
decennial census. The Census Bureau lacks definitive, empirical 
evidence on the impact of the inclusion of the citizenship question on 
self-response in the 2020 Census. The information obtained from this 
test may also inform the Integrated Partnership and Communications 
Campaign, which is the outreach campaign to maximize self-response to 
the 2020 Census.
    The 2019 Census Test will use the ACS Methods Panel to conduct the 
test. This will allow the Census Bureau to continue devoting its full 
complement of staff resources to 2020 Census operations.
    The ACS Methods Panel is a research program designed to address and 
respond to emerging issues and needs of the Census Bureau's Decennial 
Census Programs, including the 2020 Census and ACS. Every year, the 
Census Bureau contacts over 3.5 million sampled addresses across the 
country to participate in the ACS and hundreds of millions each decade 
for the decennial census. The complexity of both of these programs 
requires that the Census Bureau continue research, testing, and 
evaluations aimed at reducing respondent burden, improving data 
quality, achieving survey cost efficiencies, and improving 
questionnaire content and related data collection materials.
    For the 2019 Census Test, the Census Bureau will compare two 
treatments using a randomized controlled experiment. The control 
treatment questionnaire will ask 2020 Census questions (i.e., number of 
people, tenure, sex, age, date of birth, Hispanic origin, race, 
citizenship, relationship to householder, and coverage questions). The 
experimental treatment questionnaire will ask these same questions 
minus the citizenship question.
    The test will employ a sample size of 480,000 addresses that will 
be divided evenly between the control and the experimental treatments. 
This sample size is designed to detect a difference of 0.5 percentage 
points between the self-response rates of the control and experimental 
treatments at the national level. The sample, which will be separate 
from the ACS production sample, will oversample areas with high 
proportions of non-citizens and historically low self-response rates. 
The sample construction will allow for limited analysis by race and 
Hispanic origin.
    The test will have a Census Day (reference date) of July 1, 2019. 
The first mailing will go out mid-June 2019. The data collection period 
will be nine weeks. Data collection will end mid-August 2019. The test 
will utilize the 2020 Census mail strategy, including internet First 
and internet Choice contact strategies, and the use of English-only and 
English/Spanish bilingual materials. With the internet First contact 
strategy, the initial mailing only provides instructions for responding 
online. The initial mailing for the internet Choice contact strategy 
also includes a paper questionnaire. For each contact strategy, a 
subset of the areas will receive bilingual materials (English/Spanish).
    The 2019 Census Test will be of the household population and will 
include

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areas designated to be self-response areas in the 2020 Census, 
specifically excluding Puerto Rico and the population living in group 
quarters. The test will be conducted using self-response only. The 
Census Bureau will also provide telephone questionnaire assistance 
(TQA). Respondents will be able to call TQA with questions about the 
survey and may also complete their survey over the phone. TQA can 
support 10 of the 12 non-English languages supported in the 2020 
Census: Spanish, Chinese (Mandarin and Cantonese), Vietnamese, Korean, 
Russian, Arabic, Tagalog, French, Haitian Creole, and Portuguese. The 
exceptions are Japanese and Polish.
    Preliminary results that can be used to adjust NRFU hiring and 
refine messaging for the Integrated Partnership and Communications 
Campaign will be available on a rolling basis. Self-response rates will 
be available by the end of August 2019, and preliminary results will be 
available in early October 2019. Final results are expected by spring 
2020.
    Affected Public: Individuals or households.
    Frequency: One-time test.
    Respondent's Obligation: Mandatory.
    Legal Authority: Title 13, United States Code, Sections 141, 193, 
and 221.
    This information collection request may be viewed at 
www.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.

Sheleen Dumas,
Departmental Lead PRA Officer, Office of the Chief Information Officer, 
Commerce Department.
[FR Doc. 2019-03200 Filed 2-22-19; 8:45 am]
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