Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request, 13628-13629 [2019-06652]

Download as PDF 13628 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 66 / Friday, April 5, 2019 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Census Bureau Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Current Population Survey, School Enrollment Supplement 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 June 4, 2019. 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 PRAcomments@doc.gov). You may also submit comments, identified by Docket Number USBC– 2018–0019, 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, 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 Karen Woods, U.S. Census Bureau, ADDP/CPS HQ– 7H140F, Washington, DC 20233–8400, (301) 763–3806 (or via the internet at dsd.cps@census.gov). SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: khammond on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: I. Abstract The Census Bureau plans to request clearance from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for the collection of data concerning the School Enrollment Supplement to be conducted VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:46 Apr 04, 2019 Jkt 247001 in conjunction with the October Current Population Survey (CPS). The Census Bureau and the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) sponsor the basic annual school enrollment questions, which have been collected annually in the CPS for 50 years. The current clearance expired December 31, 2018. This survey provides information on public/private elementary school, secondary school, and college enrollment, and on characteristics of private school students and their families, which is used for tracking historical trends, policy planning, and support. This survey is the only source of national data on the age distribution and family characteristics of college students and the only source of demographic data on preprimary school enrollment. As part of the federal government’s efforts to collect data and provide timely information to local governments for policymaking decisions, the survey provides national trends in enrollment and progress in school. 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, Commerce Department. [FR Doc. 2019–06653 Filed 4–4–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–07–P II. Method of Collection The school enrollment information will be collected by both personal visit and telephone interviews in conjunction with the regular October CPS interviewing. All interviews are conducted using computer-assisted interviewing. III. Data OMB Control Number: 0607–0464. Form Number: There are no forms. We conduct all interviewing on computers. Type of Review: Regular submission. Affected Public: Households. Frequency: Annually. Estimated Number of Respondents: 54,000. Estimated Time per Response: 3 minutes. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 2,700. Estimated Total Annual Cost to Public: $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 by the collection.) Respondent’s Obligation: Voluntary. Legal Authority: Title 13, United States Code, Sections 141 and 182; and Title 29, United States Code, Sections 1–9. IV. Request for Comments Comments are invited on: (a) Whether the proposed collection of information PO 00000 Frm 00004 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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, Commerce. Title: 2020 Census Post-Enumeration Survey Independent Listing Operation. OMB Control Number: 0607–XXXX. Form Number(s): D–31(PES–IL), D– 31(PES–IL)PR, D–26(E/S). Type of Request: Regular submission. Number of Respondents: 565,000 Housing Units for Independent Listing and 85,000 housing units for Independent Listing Quality Control. Average Hours per Response: 5 minutes. Burden Hours: 54,167 hours. Needs and Uses: The PostEnumeration Survey 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 to improve future censuses. The primary sampling unit is the Basic Collection Unit, which is the smallest unit of E:\FR\FM\05APN1.SGM 05APN1 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.

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[Federal Register Volume 84, Number 66 (Friday, April 5, 2019)]
[Notices]
[Pages 13628-13629]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2019-06652]


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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, Commerce.
    Title: 2020 Census Post-Enumeration Survey Independent Listing 
Operation.
    OMB Control Number: 0607-XXXX.
    Form Number(s): D-31(PES-IL), D-31(PES-IL)PR, D-26(E/S).
    Type of Request: Regular submission.
    Number of Respondents: 565,000 Housing Units for Independent 
Listing and 85,000 housing units for Independent Listing Quality 
Control.
    Average Hours per Response: 5 minutes.
    Burden Hours: 54,167 hours.
    Needs and Uses: The Post-Enumeration Survey 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 to improve future censuses. The primary 
sampling unit is the Basic Collection Unit, which is the smallest unit 
of

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collection geography for 2020 Census listing operations. As in the 
past, including in the 2010 Census Coverage Measurement program, the 
Post-Enumeration 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 Post-Enumeration 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 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 Post-Enumeration Survey Independent Listing. 
The sample size for the Post-Enumeration 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.
    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 [email protected] or fax to (202)395-5806.

Sheleen Dumas,
Departmental Lead PRA Officer, Office of the Chief Information Officer, 
Commerce Department.
[FR Doc. 2019-06652 Filed 4-4-19; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 3510-07-P