Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request, 20848-20849 [2019-09767]

Download as PDF jbell on DSK3GLQ082PROD with NOTICES 20848 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 92 / Monday, May 13, 2019 / Notices call, at 12:00 p.m. (EDT) Thursday, June 6, 2019. The purpose of the planning meeting is to continue project planning for a future briefing meeting on the Committee’s civil rights project that examines the intersection of homelessness, mental health and the criminal justice system, including a review of the DC Mental Health Court. DATES: Thursday, June 6, 2019 at 12:00 p.m. (EDT). ADDRESSES: Public Call-In Information: Conference call number: 1–877–260– 1479 and conference call ID number: 1929821. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ivy L. Davis, at ero@usccr.gov or by phone at 202–376–7533. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Interested members of the public may listen to the discussion by calling the following tollfree conference call number: 1–877– 260–1479 and conference call ID number: 1929821. 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Agenda Thursday, June 6, 2019, at 12:00 p.m. (EDT) I. Welcome and Rollcall II. Discuss Project and Hearing Planning III. Other Business IV. Next Planning Meeting V. Public Comments VI. Adjourn Dated: May 7, 2019. David Mussatt, Supervisory Chief, Regional Programs Unit. [FR Doc. 2019–09746 Filed 5–10–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 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 Methods Panel Tests, 2019 Due Dates Test. OMB Control Number: 0607–0936. Form Number(s): ACS–1, ACS internet. Type of Request: Non-substantive Change Request. Number of Respondents: 144,000. Average Hours per Response: 40 minutes. Burden Hours: No additional burden hours are requested under this nonsubstantive change request. Needs and Uses: The American Community Survey (ACS) collects detailed socioeconomic data from about 3.5 million housing units in the United States and 36,000 in Puerto Rico each year. The ACS also collects detailed socioeconomic data from about 195,000 residents living in Group Quarter (GQ) facilities. An ongoing data collection effort with an annual sample of this magnitude requires that the ACS continue research, testing, and evaluations aimed at reducing respondent burden, improving data PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 quality, achieving survey cost efficiencies, and improving ACS questionnaire content and related data collection materials. The ACS Methods Panel is a research program designed to address and respond to issues and survey needs. Residents of sampled housing units are invited to self-respond to the ACS through a series of up to five mailings. These mailings are sent to respondents over approximately six and a half weeks. Research has shown that when a request has a sense of urgency, people are more likely to comply with the request (Kotter, 2008; Gunelius, 2009). One way of creating a sense of urgency is through deadline or due date messaging. The current ACS mailings contain implied due date messages, such as ‘‘. . . please complete the survey online as soon as possible’’ or ‘‘If you have not already responded, please do so now’’ but do not provide an explicit due date. The purpose of this test is to assess the effect on selfresponse of an explicit due date message in the fifth mailing. Six experimental treatments are proposed. One treatment will serve as the control and will not contain an explicit due date. The other treatments will vary the use and placement of a due date. This test will study the impact on self-response and cost of including a due date in the fifth mailing. To field this test, the Census Bureau plans to use the ACS production sample (clearance number: 0607–0810, expires 06/30/ 2020). Thus, there is no increase in burden from this test since each treatment will result in the same burden estimate per interview (40 minutes). The Census Bureau proposes to test the use of due date messages as part of the ACS September or October 2019 panel, adhering to the same data collection protocols as production ACS. The ACS sample design consists of randomly assigning each monthly sample panel into 24 groups of approximately 12,000 addresses each. Each group, called a methods panel group, within a monthly sample is representative of the full monthly sample. Each monthly sample is a representative subsample of the entire annual sample and is representative of the sampling frame. The Census Bureau proposes to use two randomly selected methods panel groups for each treatment. Hence, each treatment will have a sample size of approximately 24,000 addresses. In total, approximately 144,000 addresses will be used for the six experimental treatments. The remaining sample will receive production materials. E:\FR\FM\13MYN1.SGM 13MYN1 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 92 / Monday, May 13, 2019 / Notices The Census Bureau proposes to evaluate treatment comparisons by comparing self-response rates. For each comparison a two-tailed test will be used so that the Census Bureau can measure the impact on the evaluation measure in either direction with 80 percent power, at the a = 0.1 level. The sample size will be able to detect differences of approximately 1.74 percentage points between the selfresponse return rates between two experimental treatments. Additionally, a cost analysis will also be conducted. Affected Public: Individuals or households. Frequency: One-time test as part of the monthly American Community Survey. 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. 2019–09767 Filed 5–10–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–07–P Bureau of Economic Analysis [Docket No. 1903292999–9299–01] RIN 0691–XC090 BE–9: Quarterly Survey of Foreign Airline Operators’ Revenues and Expenses in the United States Bureau of Economic Analysis, Commerce. ACTION: Notice of reporting requirements. AGENCY: By this Notice, the Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA), Department of Commerce, is informing the public that it is conducting the mandatory survey titled Quarterly Survey of Foreign Airline Operators’ Revenues and Expenses in the United States (BE– 9). The data collected on the BE–9 survey are needed to measure U.S. trade in transport services and to analyze the impact of U.S. trade on the U.S. and foreign economies. This survey is jbell on DSK3GLQ082PROD with NOTICES VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:29 May 10, 2019 Jkt 247001 FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Christopher Stein, Chief, Services Surveys Branch (BE–50), Balance of Payments Division, Bureau of Economic Analysis, U.S. Department of Commerce, 4600 Silver Hill Road, Washington, DC 20233; phone (301) 278–9189; or via email at Christopher.Stein@bea.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Through this Notice, BEA publishes the reporting requirements for the BE–9 survey form. As noted below, all entities required to respond to this mandatory survey will be contacted by BEA. Entities must submit the completed survey forms within 45 days after the end of each calendar quarter. This Notice is being issued in conformance with the rule BEA issued on April 24, 2012 (77 FR 24373), establishing guidelines for collecting data on international trade in services and direct investment through notices, rather than through rulemaking. Additional information about BEA’s collection of data on international trade in services and direct investment can be found in the 2012 rule, the International Investment and Trade in Services Survey Act (22 U.S.C. 3101 et seq.), and 15 CFR part 801. Survey data on international trade in services and direct investment that are not collected pursuant to the 2012 rule are described separately in 15 CFR part 801. The BE– 9 survey form and instructions are available at www.bea.gov/ssb. Reporting DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE SUMMARY: authorized by the International Investment and Trade in Services Survey Act. Frm 00004 survey forms and instructions, which contain complete information on reporting procedures and definitions, can be downloaded from www.bea.gov/ ssb and submitted through mail or fax. Form BE–9 inquiries can be made by phone to BEA at (301) 278–9303 or by sending an email to be-9help@bea.gov. When To Report: Reports are due to BEA 45 days after the end of each calendar quarter. Paperwork Reduction Act Notice This data collection has been approved by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act and assigned control number 0608–0068. An agency may not conduct or sponsor, and a person is not required to respond to, a collection of information unless it displays a valid control number assigned by OMB. Public reporting burden for this collection of information is estimated to average 6 hours per response. Additional information regarding this burden estimate may be viewed at www.reginfo.gov; under the Information Collection Review tab, click on ‘‘Search’’ and use the above OMB control number to search for the current survey instrument. Send comments regarding this burden estimate to Director, Bureau of Economic Analysis (BE–1), U.S. Department of Commerce, 4600 Silver Hill Rd., Washington, DC 20233; and to the Office of Management and Budget, Paperwork Reduction Project 0608–0068, 725 17th Street NW, Washington, DC 20503, or via email at OIRA_Submission@omb.eop.gov. Authority: 22 U.S.C. 3101–3108. Notice of specific reporting requirements, including who is to report, the information to be reported, the manner of reporting, and the time and place of filing reports, will be mailed to those required to complete this survey. Who Must Report: (a) Reports are required from U.S. offices, agents, or other representatives of foreign airline operators that had total reportable revenues or total reportable expenses that were $5 million or more during the prior year, or are expected to be $5 million or more during the current year. (b) Entities required to report will be contacted individually by BEA. Entities not contacted by BEA have no reporting responsibilities. What To Report: The survey collects information on foreign airline operators’ revenues and expenses in the United States. How To Report: Reports can be filed using BEA’s electronic reporting system at www.bea.gov/efile. Copies of the PO 00000 20849 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Paul W. Farello, Associate Director for International Economics, Bureau of Economic Analysis. [FR Doc. 2019–09790 Filed 5–10–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–06–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Bureau of Economic Analysis [Docket No. 190329314–9314–01] RIN 0691–XC099 BE–577: Quarterly Survey of U.S. Direct Investment Abroad— Transactions of U.S. Reporter With Foreign Affiliate Bureau of Economic Analysis, Commerce. ACTION: Notice of reporting requirements. AGENCY: By this Notice, the Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA), Department of Commerce, is informing the public SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\13MYN1.SGM 13MYN1

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[Federal Register Volume 84, Number 92 (Monday, May 13, 2019)]
[Notices]
[Pages 20848-20849]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2019-09767]


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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 Methods Panel Tests, 2019 Due 
Dates Test.
    OMB Control Number: 0607-0936.
    Form Number(s): ACS-1, ACS internet.
    Type of Request: Non-substantive Change Request.
    Number of Respondents: 144,000.
    Average Hours per Response: 40 minutes.
    Burden Hours: No additional burden hours are requested under this 
non-substantive change request.
    Needs and Uses: The American Community Survey (ACS) collects 
detailed socioeconomic data from about 3.5 million housing units in the 
United States and 36,000 in Puerto Rico each year. The ACS also 
collects detailed socioeconomic data from about 195,000 residents 
living in Group Quarter (GQ) facilities. An ongoing data collection 
effort with an annual sample of this magnitude requires that the ACS 
continue research, testing, and evaluations aimed at reducing 
respondent burden, improving data quality, achieving survey cost 
efficiencies, and improving ACS questionnaire content and related data 
collection materials. The ACS Methods Panel is a research program 
designed to address and respond to issues and survey needs.
    Residents of sampled housing units are invited to self-respond to 
the ACS through a series of up to five mailings. These mailings are 
sent to respondents over approximately six and a half weeks. Research 
has shown that when a request has a sense of urgency, people are more 
likely to comply with the request (Kotter, 2008; Gunelius, 2009). One 
way of creating a sense of urgency is through deadline or due date 
messaging. The current ACS mailings contain implied due date messages, 
such as ``. . . please complete the survey online as soon as possible'' 
or ``If you have not already responded, please do so now'' but do not 
provide an explicit due date. The purpose of this test is to assess the 
effect on self-response of an explicit due date message in the fifth 
mailing.
    Six experimental treatments are proposed. One treatment will serve 
as the control and will not contain an explicit due date. The other 
treatments will vary the use and placement of a due date.
    This test will study the impact on self-response and cost of 
including a due date in the fifth mailing. To field this test, the 
Census Bureau plans to use the ACS production sample (clearance number: 
0607-0810, expires 06/30/2020). Thus, there is no increase in burden 
from this test since each treatment will result in the same burden 
estimate per interview (40 minutes). The Census Bureau proposes to test 
the use of due date messages as part of the ACS September or October 
2019 panel, adhering to the same data collection protocols as 
production ACS.
    The ACS sample design consists of randomly assigning each monthly 
sample panel into 24 groups of approximately 12,000 addresses each. 
Each group, called a methods panel group, within a monthly sample is 
representative of the full monthly sample. Each monthly sample is a 
representative subsample of the entire annual sample and is 
representative of the sampling frame. The Census Bureau proposes to use 
two randomly selected methods panel groups for each treatment. Hence, 
each treatment will have a sample size of approximately 24,000 
addresses. In total, approximately 144,000 addresses will be used for 
the six experimental treatments. The remaining sample will receive 
production materials.

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    The Census Bureau proposes to evaluate treatment comparisons by 
comparing self-response rates. For each comparison a two-tailed test 
will be used so that the Census Bureau can measure the impact on the 
evaluation measure in either direction with 80 percent power, at the 
[alpha] = 0.1 level. The sample size will be able to detect differences 
of approximately 1.74 percentage points between the self-response 
return rates between two experimental treatments. Additionally, a cost 
analysis will also be conducted.
    Affected Public: Individuals or households.
    Frequency: One-time test as part of the monthly American Community 
Survey.
    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 [email protected] or fax to (202) 395-5806.

Sheleen Dumas,
Departmental Lead PRA Officer, Office of the Chief Information Officer, 
Commerce Department.
[FR Doc. 2019-09767 Filed 5-10-19; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 3510-07-P