Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request, 8666-8667 [2019-04303]

Download as PDF 8666 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 47 / Monday, March 11, 2019 / Notices impairments may also follow the proceedings by first calling the Federal Relay Service at 1–800–877–8339 and providing the Service with the conference call number and conference ID number. Members of the public are entitled to make comments during the open period at the end of the meeting. Members of the public may also submit written comments; the comments must be received in the Regional Programs Unit within 30 days following the meeting. Written comments may be mailed to the Western Regional Office, U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, 300 North Los Angeles Street, Suite 2010, Los Angeles, CA 90012. They may be faxed to the Commission at (213) 894–0508, or emailed Alejandro Ventura at aventura@ usccr.gov. Persons who desire additional information may contact the Regional Programs Unit at (213) 894– 3437. 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Adjournment COMMISSION ON CIVIL RIGHTS DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Notice of Public Meeting of the Tennessee Advisory Committee Census Bureau AGENCY: U.S. Commission on Civil Rights. ACTION: Notice of meeting. Notice is hereby given, pursuant to the provisions of the rules and regulations of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights (Commission) and the Federal Advisory Committee Act that the Tennessee Advisory Committee will hold a public meeting on Wednesday, March 21, 2019; 1:30–2:30 p.m. to finalize Legal Financial Obligation (LFO) public hearing. DATES: The meeting will be held on Wednesday, March 21, 2019; 1:30–2:30 p.m. Public Call Information: Call: 877– 260–1479; Conference ID: 8369527. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jeff Hinton, DFO, at (312) 353–8311 or via email at jhinton@usccr.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Members of the public are invited to come in and listen to the discussion. Written comments will be accepted until March 19, 2019 and may be mailed to the Regional Program Unit Office, U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, 230 S. Dearborn, Suite 2120, Chicago, IL 60604. They may also be faxed to the Commission at (312) 353–8324 or may be emailed to the Regional Director, Jeff Hinton at jhinton@usccr.gov. Records of the meeting will be available via www.facadatabase.gov under the Commission on Civil Rights, Tennessee 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. SUMMARY: Agenda 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 circumstances of the federal government shutdown. Welcome and Call to Order Diane DiIanni, Tennessee SAC Chairman Regional Update—Jeff Hinton New Business: Diane DiIanni, Tennessee SAC Chairman/Staff/Advisory Committee Continuation: Preparation for public hearing (LFO). Public Participation Adjournment Dated: March 6, 2019. David Mussatt, Supervisory Chief, Regional Programs Unit. Dated: March 6, 2019. David Mussatt, Supervisory Chief, Regional Programs Unit. [FR Doc. 2019–04361 Filed 3–8–19; 8:45 am] [FR Doc. 2019–04355 Filed 3–8–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE P BILLING CODE P VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:41 Mar 08, 2019 Jkt 247001 PO 00000 Frm 00006 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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: Census Bureau. Title: National Survey of Children’s Health. OMB Control Number: 0607–0990. Form Number(s): English survey forms include: NSCH–S1 (English Screener), NSCH–T1 (English Topical for 0- to 5year-old children), NSCH–T2 (English Topical for 6- to 11-year-old children), NSCH–T3 (English Topical for 12- to 17-year-old children). Spanish survey forms include: NSCH–S–S1 (Spanish Screener), NSCH–S–T1 (Spanish Topical for 0to 5-year-old children), NSCH–S–T2 (Spanish Topical for 6to 11-year-old children), and NSCH–S–T3 (Spanish Topical for 12to 17-year-old children) NSCH–SC1 (Screener Card— perforated). Type of Request: Regular submission. Number of Respondents: 67,193 for the production screener, 26,321 for the production topical, 2,000 for the screener card, 680 for the screener card web screener, and 355 for the screener card web topical. Please note that the estimated number of respondents are slightly lower here than noted in the Presubmission Federal Register, published on November 13, 2018 (83 FR, No. 219; p. 56287–56290). The figures here are the correct figures and are a result of improved estimates of the response rates for the screener and topical modules using updated return rates from the 2018 NSCH cycle after survey closeout. Average Hours per Response: 0.083 for the production screener and screener card web screener, 0.55 for the production topical and screener card web topical, and 0.033 for the screener card. Burden Hours: 20,371. Please note that the estimated total annual burden hours are slightly lower here than noted in the Federal Register Pre-notice. The figure here is the correct figure and is a result of improved estimates of the response rates for the screener and topical modules using updated return rates from the 2018 NSCH cycle after survey closeout. E:\FR\FM\11MRN1.SGM 11MRN1 amozie on DSK9F9SC42PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 47 / Monday, March 11, 2019 / Notices Needs and Uses: The National Survey of Children’s Health (NSCH) enables the Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB) of the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to produce national and state-based estimates on the health and well-being of children, their families, and their communities as well as estimates of the prevalence and impact of children with special health care needs. Data will be collected using one of two modes. The first mode is a web instrument (Centurion) survey that contains the screener and topical instruments. The web instrument first will take the respondent through the screener questions. If the household screens into the study, the respondent will be taken directly into one of the three age-based topical sets of questions. The second mode is a mailout/mailback of a self-administered paper-and-pencil interviewing (PAPI) screener instrument followed by a separate mailout/mailback of a PAPI age-based topical instrument. A test of a single-question PAPI screener card instrument to ease the burden for households without children is also being conducted concurrently with the production survey. The National Survey of Children’s Health (NSCH) is a large-scale (sample size is 184,000 addresses) national survey with approximately 180,000 addresses included in the production survey and 4,000 addresses included in the screener card test. The survey will consist of one additional experiment to test the effectiveness of an envelope design that is aimed at increasing the likelihood of response by increasing the chance that the initial mail package is opened. Higher response can reduce follow-up costs and nonresponse bias. As in prior cycles of the NSCH, there remain two key, non-experimental design elements. The first additional non-experimental design element is either a $2 or $5 screener cash incentive mailed to 90% (45% each) of sampled addresses; the remaining 10% (the control) will receive no incentive to monitor the effectiveness of the cash incentive. This incentive is designed to increase response and reduce nonresponse bias. The incentive amounts were chosen based on the results of the 2018 NSCH as well as funding availability. The second additional non-experimental design element is a data collection procedure based on the block group-level paperonly response probability used to identify households (30% of the sample) that would be more likely to respond by paper and send them a paper VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:41 Mar 08, 2019 Jkt 247001 questionnaire from the initial mailing. The two experiments that will be further evaluated during the 2019 NSCH cycle are the screener card test as mentioned above along with a test of a more visually appealing, eye-catching envelope design that is aimed at increasing the likelihood that a mail package is opened, furthermore increasing the probability of response. Affected Public: Parents, researchers, policymakers, and family advocates. Frequency: The 2019 collection is the fourth administration of the NSCH. It is an annual survey, with a new sample drawn for each administration. Respondent’s Obligation: Voluntary. Legal Authority: Census Authority: 13 U.S.C. Section 8(b). HRSA MCHB Authority: Section 501(a)(2) of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 701) USDA Authority: The Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010, Public Law 111–296. In particular, 42 U.S.C. 1769d(a) authorizes USDA to conduct research on the causes and consequences of childhood hunger included in 1769d(a)(4)(B), the geographic dispersion of childhood hunger and food insecurity. CDC/NCBDDD Authority: Public Health Service Act, Section 301, 42 U.S.C. 241. Confidentiality: The Census Bureau is required by law to protect your information. The Census Bureau is not permitted to publicly release your responses in a way that could identify you or your household. Federal law protects your privacy and keeps your answers confidential (Title 13, United States Code, Section 9). Per the Federal Cybersecurity Enhancement Act of 2015, your data are protected from cybersecurity risks through screening of the systems that transmit your data. 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. 2019–04303 Filed 3–8–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–07–P PO 00000 Frm 00007 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 8667 DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE 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: Survey of State Government Research and Development. OMB Control Number: 0607–0933. Form Number(s): Survey Frame Review Module; SRD–1 State Agency Form. Type of Request: Extension of a currently approved collection. Number of Respondents: 604. Average Hours per Response: 1 hour and 45 minutes. Burden Hours: 1,056. Needs and Uses: The Census Bureau is requesting clearance to conduct the Survey of State Government Research and Development (SGRD) for the 2019– 2021 survey years. The Census Bureau conducts this survey on behalf of the National Science Foundation’s (NSF) National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics (NCSES). The NSF Act of 1950 includes a statutory charge to ‘‘provide a central clearinghouse for the collection, interpretation, and analysis of data on scientific and engineering resources and to provide a source of information for policy formulation by other agencies in the Federal Government.’’ Under the aegis of this legislative mandate, NCSES and its predecessors have sponsored surveys of research and development (R&D) since 1953, including the SGRD since 2006. This survey has helped to expand the scope of R&D collections to include state governments, where previously there had been no regularly established collection efforts, and thus a gap in the national portfolio of R&D statistics. NCSES sponsors surveys of R&D activities of Federal agencies, higher education institutions, and private industries. The results of these surveys provide a consistent information base for both federal and state government officials, industry professionals, and researchers to use in formulating public policy and planning in science and technology. These surveys allow for the analysis of current and historical trends of R&D in the U.S. and in international comparisons of R&D with other countries. The data collected from the SGRD fills a void that previously existed E:\FR\FM\11MRN1.SGM 11MRN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

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: Census Bureau.
    Title: National Survey of Children's Health.
    OMB Control Number: 0607-0990.
    Form Number(s):

English survey forms include:
    NSCH-S1 (English Screener),
    NSCH-T1 (English Topical for 0- to 5-year-old children),
    NSCH-T2 (English Topical for 6- to 11-year-old children),
    NSCH-T3 (English Topical for 12- to 17-year-old children).
Spanish survey forms include:
    NSCH-S-S1 (Spanish Screener),
    NSCH-S-T1 (Spanish Topical for 0- to 5-year-old children),
    NSCH-S-T2 (Spanish Topical for 6- to 11-year-old children), and
    NSCH-S-T3 (Spanish Topical for 12- to 17-year-old children)
    NSCH-SC1 (Screener Card--perforated).

    Type of Request: Regular submission.
    Number of Respondents: 67,193 for the production screener, 26,321 
for the production topical, 2,000 for the screener card, 680 for the 
screener card web screener, and 355 for the screener card web topical. 
Please note that the estimated number of respondents are slightly lower 
here than noted in the Presubmission Federal Register, published on 
November 13, 2018 (83 FR, No. 219; p. 56287-56290). The figures here 
are the correct figures and are a result of improved estimates of the 
response rates for the screener and topical modules using updated 
return rates from the 2018 NSCH cycle after survey closeout.
    Average Hours per Response: 0.083 for the production screener and 
screener card web screener, 0.55 for the production topical and 
screener card web topical, and 0.033 for the screener card.
    Burden Hours: 20,371. Please note that the estimated total annual 
burden hours are slightly lower here than noted in the Federal Register 
Pre-notice. The figure here is the correct figure and is a result of 
improved estimates of the response rates for the screener and topical 
modules using updated return rates from the 2018 NSCH cycle after 
survey closeout.

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    Needs and Uses: The National Survey of Children's Health (NSCH) 
enables the Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB) of the Health 
Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of 
Health and Human Services (HHS) to produce national and state-based 
estimates on the health and well-being of children, their families, and 
their communities as well as estimates of the prevalence and impact of 
children with special health care needs.
    Data will be collected using one of two modes. The first mode is a 
web instrument (Centurion) survey that contains the screener and 
topical instruments. The web instrument first will take the respondent 
through the screener questions. If the household screens into the 
study, the respondent will be taken directly into one of the three age-
based topical sets of questions. The second mode is a mailout/mailback 
of a self-administered paper-and-pencil interviewing (PAPI) screener 
instrument followed by a separate mailout/mailback of a PAPI age-based 
topical instrument. A test of a single-question PAPI screener card 
instrument to ease the burden for households without children is also 
being conducted concurrently with the production survey.
    The National Survey of Children's Health (NSCH) is a large-scale 
(sample size is 184,000 addresses) national survey with approximately 
180,000 addresses included in the production survey and 4,000 addresses 
included in the screener card test. The survey will consist of one 
additional experiment to test the effectiveness of an envelope design 
that is aimed at increasing the likelihood of response by increasing 
the chance that the initial mail package is opened. Higher response can 
reduce follow-up costs and nonresponse bias. As in prior cycles of the 
NSCH, there remain two key, non-experimental design elements. The first 
additional non-experimental design element is either a $2 or $5 
screener cash incentive mailed to 90% (45% each) of sampled addresses; 
the remaining 10% (the control) will receive no incentive to monitor 
the effectiveness of the cash incentive. This incentive is designed to 
increase response and reduce nonresponse bias. The incentive amounts 
were chosen based on the results of the 2018 NSCH as well as funding 
availability. The second additional non-experimental design element is 
a data collection procedure based on the block group-level paper-only 
response probability used to identify households (30% of the sample) 
that would be more likely to respond by paper and send them a paper 
questionnaire from the initial mailing. The two experiments that will 
be further evaluated during the 2019 NSCH cycle are the screener card 
test as mentioned above along with a test of a more visually appealing, 
eye-catching envelope design that is aimed at increasing the likelihood 
that a mail package is opened, furthermore increasing the probability 
of response.
    Affected Public: Parents, researchers, policymakers, and family 
advocates.
    Frequency: The 2019 collection is the fourth administration of the 
NSCH. It is an annual survey, with a new sample drawn for each 
administration.
    Respondent's Obligation: Voluntary.
    Legal Authority: Census Authority: 13 U.S.C. Section 8(b).
    HRSA MCHB Authority: Section 501(a)(2) of the Social Security Act 
(42 U.S.C. 701)
    USDA Authority: The Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010, Public 
Law 111-296. In particular, 42 U.S.C. 1769d(a) authorizes USDA to 
conduct research on the causes and consequences of childhood hunger 
included in 1769d(a)(4)(B), the geographic dispersion of childhood 
hunger and food insecurity.
    CDC/NCBDDD Authority: Public Health Service Act, Section 301, 42 
U.S.C. 241.
    Confidentiality: The Census Bureau is required by law to protect 
your information. The Census Bureau is not permitted to publicly 
release your responses in a way that could identify you or your 
household. Federal law protects your privacy and keeps your answers 
confidential (Title 13, United States Code, Section 9). Per the Federal 
Cybersecurity Enhancement Act of 2015, your data are protected from 
cybersecurity risks through screening of the systems that transmit your 
data.
    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. 2019-04303 Filed 3-8-19; 8:45 am]
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