Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request, 13629-13631 [2019-06651]

Download as PDF 13629 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 66 / Friday, April 5, 2019 / Notices collection geography for 2020 Census listing operations. As in the past, including in the 2010 Census Coverage Measurement program, the PostEnumeration Survey 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 PostEnumeration Survey process. It will be conducted to obtain a complete inventory of all housing unit addresses within the Post-Enumeration Survey sample of basic collection units in the United States (excluding remote Alaska) and in Puerto Rico before the 2020 Census enumeration commences. Group quarters will be excluded. Remote Alaska is out of scope for the PES because the seasonal nature of addresses and the population throughout the year make it infeasible to accurately conduct the matching and follow-up operations necessary for dual-system estimation. For this reason, the Census Bureau’s past post-enumeration surveys have never included remote Alaska. Field staff, referred to as ‘‘listers,’’ will canvass every street, road, or other place where people might live in their assigned basic collection units and construct a list of housing units using an automated data collection instrument on a laptop. Listers will attempt to contact a member of each housing unit they encounter on their route to ensure all units at a given address are identified. If someone answers, the lister will provide a Confidentiality Notice and ask about the address in order to collect the address information, as appropriate. 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. Proxies are respondents who are not members of the household. 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 khammond on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES Data collection operation I. ACS Household Questionnaire—Paper Mailout/ Mailback. ACS Household CAPI—Personal Visit Non-response Follow-up. ACS Household internet ........ VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:46 Apr 04, 2019 housing unit, such as occupied, vacant, under construction, empty trailer park, etc. Completed Independent Listing basic collection units will be automatically reviewed for unusual characteristics (such as GPS information indicating that the lister was far from the units they were listing). Basic collection units with unusual characteristics may be subject to a 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. As previously discussed within the presubmission Federal Register Notice for Post-Enumeration Survey Independent Listing and Quality Control (FR Vol. 83, Number 207, October 25, 2018, Pages 53849–53850), the 2020 Census Evaluations and Experiments program will also be receiving the data collected in this operation for a 2020 Census evaluation of the 2020 Census Address Canvassing operation. This evaluation will take full advantage of the fact that it uses the same listing procedures as the PostEnumeration Survey Independent Listing. The sample size for the PostEnumeration Survey Independent Listing is sufficient for the Address Canvassing evaluation needs. Using the collected data for both purposes minimizes respondent burden. Specific details of the Address Canvassing evaluation will be described in a subsequent Nonsubstantive Change to the Post-Enumeration Survey Independent Listing data collection. Other components of the 2020 Census Experiments and Evaluations program are described in either the Generic Clearance for Census Bureau Field Tests and Evaluations (covered under OMB approval #0607–0971), or will be described as the third component of the 2020 Census data collection (covered under OMB approval #0607–1006, Evaluations and Experiments component, to appear). Affected Public: Individuals or Households. Frequency: One Time. Forms or instrument used in data collection Annual estimated number of respondents Respondent’s Obligation: Mandatory. Legal Authority: Title 13, U.S. Code, Sections 141 and 193. 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. 2019–06652 Filed 4–4–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–07–P 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: American Community Survey. OMB Control Number: 0607–0810. Form Number(s): ACS–1, ACS–1(SP), ACS–1(PR), ACS–1(PR)SP, ACS–1(GQ), ACS–1(PR)(GQ), GQFQ, ACS CAPI (HU), ACS RI (HU), and AGQ QI, AGQ RI. Type of Request: Regular Submission. Number of Respondents: 3,760,000 for the initial interview and 45,200 for reinterview. Average Hours per Response: 40 minutes for the average household questionnaire. Burden Hours: The estimate is an annual average of 2,455,868 burden hours. The table below provides the calculation for this estimate. Estimated minutes per respondent by data collection activity Annual estimated burden hours ACS–1, ACS–1(SP), ACS– 1PR, ACS–1PR(SP). 3,540,000 ............................... 40 CAPI HU ................................ [698,000 included in I.] .......... [40] [466,000 included in I.] Internet HU ............................ [712,000 included in I.] .......... [40] [475,000 included in I.] Jkt 247001 PO 00000 Frm 00005 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\05APN1.SGM 05APN1 2,360,000. khammond on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES 13630 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 66 / Friday, April 5, 2019 / Notices Estimated minutes per respondent by data collection activity Data collection operation Forms or instrument used in data collection Annual estimated number of respondents II. ACS GQ Facility Questionnaire CAPI—Telephone and Personal Visit. III. ACS GQ CAPI Personal Interview or Telephone, and—Paper Self-response. IV. ACS Household Reinterview—CATI/CAPI. V. ACS GQ GQ-level Reinterview—CATI/CAPI. CAPI GQFQ .......................... 20,000 .................................... 15 5,000. CAPI, ACS–1(GQ), ACS– 1(GQ)(PR). 200,000 .................................. 25 83,333. ACS HU–RI ........................... 43,200 .................................... 10 7,200. ACS GQ–RI ........................... 2,000 ...................................... 10 335. Totals .............................. ................................................ 3,805,200 ............................... N/A Needs and Uses: The U.S. Census Bureau requests authorization from the OMB for revisions to the American Community Survey (ACS). The ACS is one of the Department of Commerce’s most valuable data products, used extensively by businesses, nongovernmental organizations (NGOs), local governments, and many federal agencies. In conducting this survey, the Census Bureau’s top priority is respecting the time and privacy of the people providing information while preserving its value to the public. In 2020, the ACS will adopt the final version of the race and Hispanic origin questions that will be implemented for the 2020 Census. This change will make the ACS consistent with 2020 Census data on this topic. The ACS will also change the instruction for reporting babies’ ages to match the 2020 Census. Ongoing research suggests the instructions for reporting infants creates challenges for some respondents. Cognitive testing demonstrated the wording for the age instruction is unclear and confusing to respondents. Details about all of the questions planned for the 2020 Census and the American Community Survey are available at https://www.census.gov/ library/publications/2018/dec/plannedquestions-2020-acs.html. The ACS self-response rates in 2010, a decennial census year, were higher than usual in the first few months of the year but were lower than usual in the spring and summer months, when the 2010 Census was underway. The increased self-response rates early in the year were attributed to decennial census communications, while the decreased rates later in the year were attributed to respondent confusion, as respondents had already filled out their decennial census form and did not understand that the ACS was a separate data VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:46 Apr 04, 2019 Jkt 247001 collection. Prior research suggests that during a decennial census year, ACS mail materials such as envelopes and letters should be revised to distinguish the ACS from the census. For the 2020 ACS data collection year, the Census Bureau plans to modify the mail package contents, field representative flyers, scripts for the Interactive Voice Recognition system, and frequently asked questions to better communicate to respondents that the ACS is a separate data collection from the 2020 Census and that respondents selected for the ACS should complete both the ACS and the 2020 Census. As a result of the 2018 Mail Materials Test, the Census Bureau plans to implement new mail materials designed to better emphasize the benefits of survey participation. Included in the changes are the use of updated logos on the envelopes and letters to identify the mail more clearly as coming from the Census Bureau and the addition of ‘‘Open Immediately’’ on some of the envelopes. Additionally, bold lettering and boxes (callout boxes) are used to highlight elements of the materials to capture the attention of busy respondents who may not read the entire letter. The mandatory nature of the survey is highlighted by using bold text and isolating sentences about being mandatory in the materials. Some materials, such as the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) brochure are excluded from the mailings to simplify the materials and focus the attention of the respondent to what they need to do. Content from the FAQ brochure is included on the back of the letters. This information is new since the publication of the 60-day Federal Register Notice, Doc. 2018–22443, Volume 83, pages 52189–52190 on October 16, 2018. To encourage self-response in the ACS, the Census Bureau sends up to five mailings to an address selected to PO 00000 Frm 00006 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Annual estimated burden hours 2,455,868. be in the sample. The first mailing, sent to all mailable addresses in the sample, includes an invitation to participate in the ACS online and states that a paper questionnaire will be sent in a few weeks to those unable to respond online. Subsequent mailings serve as a reminder to respond to the survey, with a paper questionnaire included in the third mailing for those households that prefer to respond by mailing back the questionnaire. The Census Bureau may ask those who begin filling out the survey online to provide an email address, which would be used to send an email reminder to households that did not complete the online form. The reminder asks them to log back in to finish responding to the survey. Some addresses are deemed unmailable because the address is incomplete or directs mail only to a post office box. The Census Bureau currently collects data for these housing units using Computer-Assisted Personal Interviewing. The Census Bureau plans to make the ACS online survey available to all housing units in the 50 states and the District of Columbia, including those with unmailable addresses. Residents in housing units with unmailable addresses will still be contacted by Census Bureau field representatives, but they will now be given the option to complete the survey online or by personal interview. Affected Public: Individuals or households. Frequency: Response to the ACS is on a one-time basis. 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 E:\FR\FM\05APN1.SGM 05APN1 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 66 / Friday, April 5, 2019 / Notices 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. 2019–06651 Filed 4–4–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–07–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Bureau of the Census National Advisory Committee Meeting Bureau of the Census, Department of Commerce. ACTION: Notice of public meeting. AGENCY: The Bureau of the Census (Census Bureau) gives notice of a meeting of the National Advisory Committee on Racial, Ethnic, and Other Populations (NAC). The NAC addresses policy, research, and technical issues relating to Census Bureau programs and activities, including the Decennial Census Program. The NAC is scheduled to meet in a plenary session on May 2– 3, 2019. Planned topics of discussion include the following items: • Update on the 2020 Census Æ Review of proposed 2020 Data Products Plan Æ Update on Integrated Partnership and Communications Program Partnership and Engagement Program Update Æ Update from the Undercount of Young Children Task Force • Working Group Updates Please visit the Census Advisory Committees website for the most current meeting agenda at: http:// www.census.gov/about/cac.html. The meeting will be available live via webcast at: http://www.census.gov/ newsroom/census-live.html. DATES: May 2–3, 2019. On Thursday, May 2, the meeting will begin at 8:30 a.m. and end at 5:00 p.m. On Friday, May 3, the meeting will begin at 8:30 a.m. and end at 2:00 p.m. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the U.S. Census Bureau Auditorium, 4600 Silver Hill Road, Suitland, Maryland 20746. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Tara Dunlop Jackson, Branch Chief for Census Bureau Advisory Committees, at tara.dunlop.jackson@census.gov, Department of Commerce, U.S. Census Bureau, Room 8H177, 4600 Silver Hill Road, Washington, DC 20233, telephone 301–763–5222. For TTY callers, please khammond on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:46 Apr 04, 2019 Jkt 247001 use the Federal Relay Service 1–800– 877–8339. The NAC was established in March 2012 and operates in accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act (Title 5, United States Code, Appendix 2, Section 10). NAC members are appointed by the Director of the Census Bureau and provide recommendations to the Director on statistical and data collection issues on topics such as hardto-reach populations, race and ethnicity, language, aging populations, American Indian and Alaska Native tribal considerations, new immigrant populations, populations affected by natural disasters, highly mobile and migrant populations, complex households, rural populations, and population segments with limited access to technology. The Committee also advises on data privacy and confidentiality, among other issues. All meetings are open to the public. A brief period will be set aside at the meeting for public comment on Friday, May 3. However, individuals with extensive questions or statements must submit them in writing to: census.national.advisory.committee@ census.gov (subject line ‘‘May 2019 NAC Meeting Public Comment’’) or by letter submission to Tara Dunlop Jackson, Committee Liaison Officer, Department of Commerce, U.S. Census Bureau, Room 8H177, 4600 Silver Hill Road, Washington, DC 20233. If you plan to attend the meeting, please register by Monday, April 29, 2019. You may access the online registration from the following link: https://may2019nac.eventbrite.com. This meeting is physically accessible to people with disabilities. Requests for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aids should also be directed to the Committee Liaison Officer as soon as known, and preferably two weeks prior to the meeting. Due to security protocols and for access to the meeting, please call 301– 763–9906 upon arrival at the Census Bureau on the day of the meeting. A photo ID must be presented in order to receive your visitor’s badge. Visitors are not allowed beyond the first floor. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Dated: March 29, 2019. Steven D. Dillingham, Director, Bureau of the Census. [FR Doc. 2019–06700 Filed 4–4–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–07–P PO 00000 Frm 00007 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 13631 DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Foreign-Trade Zones Board [B–20–2019] Foreign-Trade Zone (FTZ) 168—Dallas/ Fort Worth, Texas; Notification of Proposed Production Activity; Samsung Electronics America, Inc. (Packaging for Mobiles and Tablets), Coppell, Texas Metroplex International Trade Development Corporation, grantee of FTZ 168, submitted a notification of proposed production activity to the FTZ Board on behalf of Samsung Electronics America, Inc. (Samsung), located in Coppell, Texas. The notification conforming to the requirements of the regulations of the FTZ Board (15 CFR 400.22) was received on March 29, 2019. Samsung already has authority for kitting of mobile phones and tablet computers within Subzone 168D. The current request would add a foreign status material/component to the scope of authority. Pursuant to 15 CFR 400.14(b), additional FTZ authority would be limited to the specific foreignstatus material/component described in the submitted notification (as described below) and subsequently authorized by the FTZ Board. Production under FTZ procedures could exempt Samsung from customs duty payments on the foreign-status material/component used in export production. On its domestic sales, for the foreign-status material/component noted below, Samsung would be able to choose the duty rate during customs entry procedures that apply to mobile phones and tablet computers (duty-free). Samsung would be able to avoid duty on foreign-status components which become scrap/waste. Customs duties also could possibly be deferred or reduced on foreign-status production equipment. The material/component sourced from abroad is retail packaging trays consisting of bamboo and sugar cane pulp (duty-free). The request indicates that the material/component is subject to special duties under Section 301 of the Trade Act of 1974 (Section 301), depending on the country of origin. The applicable Section 301 decision requires subject merchandise to be admitted to FTZs in privileged foreign status (19 CFR 146.41). 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 May 15, 2019. E:\FR\FM\05APN1.SGM 05APN1

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[Federal Register Volume 84, Number 66 (Friday, April 5, 2019)]
[Notices]
[Pages 13629-13631]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2019-06651]


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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: U.S. Census Bureau.
    Title: American Community Survey.
    OMB Control Number: 0607-0810.
    Form Number(s): ACS-1, ACS-1(SP), ACS-1(PR), ACS-1(PR)SP, ACS-
1(GQ), ACS-1(PR)(GQ), GQFQ, ACS CAPI (HU), ACS RI (HU), and AGQ QI, AGQ 
RI.
    Type of Request: Regular Submission.
    Number of Respondents: 3,760,000 for the initial interview and 
45,200 for reinterview.
    Average Hours per Response: 40 minutes for the average household 
questionnaire.
    Burden Hours: The estimate is an annual average of 2,455,868 burden 
hours. The table below provides the calculation for this estimate.

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                                                                                              Estimated
                                                                                             minutes per
                                       Forms or instrument used   Annual estimated number   respondent by
      Data collection operation           in data collection          of respondents            data               Annual estimated burden hours
                                                                                             collection
                                                                                              activity
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I. ACS Household Questionnaire--Paper  ACS-1, ACS-1(SP), ACS-    3,540,000...............              40  2,360,000.
 Mailout/Mailback.                      1PR, ACS-1PR(SP).
ACS Household CAPI--Personal Visit     CAPI HU.................  [698,000 included in I.]            [40]  [466,000 included in I.]
 Non-response Follow-up.
ACS Household internet...............  Internet HU.............  [712,000 included in I.]            [40]  [475,000 included in I.]

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II. ACS GQ Facility Questionnaire      CAPI GQFQ...............  20,000..................              15  5,000.
 CAPI--Telephone and Personal Visit.
III. ACS GQ CAPI Personal Interview    CAPI, ACS-1(GQ), ACS-     200,000.................              25  83,333.
 or Telephone, and--Paper Self-         1(GQ)(PR).
 response.
IV. ACS Household Reinterview--CATI/   ACS HU-RI...............  43,200..................              10  7,200.
 CAPI.
V. ACS GQ GQ-level Reinterview--CATI/  ACS GQ-RI...............  2,000...................              10  335.
 CAPI.
                                                                ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Totals...........................  ........................  3,805,200...............             N/A  2,455,868.
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    Needs and Uses: The U.S. Census Bureau requests authorization from 
the OMB for revisions to the American Community Survey (ACS).
    The ACS is one of the Department of Commerce's most valuable data 
products, used extensively by businesses, nongovernmental organizations 
(NGOs), local governments, and many federal agencies. In conducting 
this survey, the Census Bureau's top priority is respecting the time 
and privacy of the people providing information while preserving its 
value to the public.
    In 2020, the ACS will adopt the final version of the race and 
Hispanic origin questions that will be implemented for the 2020 Census. 
This change will make the ACS consistent with 2020 Census data on this 
topic. The ACS will also change the instruction for reporting babies' 
ages to match the 2020 Census. Ongoing research suggests the 
instructions for reporting infants creates challenges for some 
respondents. Cognitive testing demonstrated the wording for the age 
instruction is unclear and confusing to respondents. Details about all 
of the questions planned for the 2020 Census and the American Community 
Survey are available at https://www.census.gov/library/publications/2018/dec/planned-questions-2020-acs.html.
    The ACS self-response rates in 2010, a decennial census year, were 
higher than usual in the first few months of the year but were lower 
than usual in the spring and summer months, when the 2010 Census was 
underway. The increased self-response rates early in the year were 
attributed to decennial census communications, while the decreased 
rates later in the year were attributed to respondent confusion, as 
respondents had already filled out their decennial census form and did 
not understand that the ACS was a separate data collection. Prior 
research suggests that during a decennial census year, ACS mail 
materials such as envelopes and letters should be revised to 
distinguish the ACS from the census. For the 2020 ACS data collection 
year, the Census Bureau plans to modify the mail package contents, 
field representative flyers, scripts for the Interactive Voice 
Recognition system, and frequently asked questions to better 
communicate to respondents that the ACS is a separate data collection 
from the 2020 Census and that respondents selected for the ACS should 
complete both the ACS and the 2020 Census.
    As a result of the 2018 Mail Materials Test, the Census Bureau 
plans to implement new mail materials designed to better emphasize the 
benefits of survey participation. Included in the changes are the use 
of updated logos on the envelopes and letters to identify the mail more 
clearly as coming from the Census Bureau and the addition of ``Open 
Immediately'' on some of the envelopes. Additionally, bold lettering 
and boxes (callout boxes) are used to highlight elements of the 
materials to capture the attention of busy respondents who may not read 
the entire letter. The mandatory nature of the survey is highlighted by 
using bold text and isolating sentences about being mandatory in the 
materials. Some materials, such as the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) 
brochure are excluded from the mailings to simplify the materials and 
focus the attention of the respondent to what they need to do. Content 
from the FAQ brochure is included on the back of the letters. This 
information is new since the publication of the 60-day Federal Register 
Notice, Doc. 2018-22443, Volume 83, pages 52189-52190 on October 16, 
2018.
    To encourage self-response in the ACS, the Census Bureau sends up 
to five mailings to an address selected to be in the sample. The first 
mailing, sent to all mailable addresses in the sample, includes an 
invitation to participate in the ACS online and states that a paper 
questionnaire will be sent in a few weeks to those unable to respond 
online. Subsequent mailings serve as a reminder to respond to the 
survey, with a paper questionnaire included in the third mailing for 
those households that prefer to respond by mailing back the 
questionnaire. The Census Bureau may ask those who begin filling out 
the survey online to provide an email address, which would be used to 
send an email reminder to households that did not complete the online 
form. The reminder asks them to log back in to finish responding to the 
survey.
    Some addresses are deemed unmailable because the address is 
incomplete or directs mail only to a post office box. The Census Bureau 
currently collects data for these housing units using Computer-Assisted 
Personal Interviewing. The Census Bureau plans to make the ACS online 
survey available to all housing units in the 50 states and the District 
of Columbia, including those with unmailable addresses. Residents in 
housing units with unmailable addresses will still be contacted by 
Census Bureau field representatives, but they will now be given the 
option to complete the survey online or by personal interview.
    Affected Public: Individuals or households.
    Frequency: Response to the ACS is on a one-time basis.
    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

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information collection should be sent within 30 days of publication of 
this notice to [email protected] or fax to (202) 395-5806.

Sheleen Dumas,
Departmental Lead PRA Officer, Office of the Chief Information Officer, 
Commerce Department.
[FR Doc. 2019-06651 Filed 4-4-19; 8:45 am]
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