Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Generic Clearance for Questionnaire Pretesting Research, 21750-21751 [2019-10021]

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Persons interested in the work of this Committee are directed to the Commission’s website, https:// www.usccr.gov, or may contact the Regional Programs Unit at the above email or street address. jbell on DSK3GLQ082PROD with NOTICES Agenda I. Welcome II. Approval of April 16, 2019 Meeting Minutes III. Review Project Proposal IV. Public Comment V. Next Steps VI. Adjournment VerDate Sep<11>2014 22:43 May 14, 2019 Jkt 247001 Dated: May 9, 2019. David Mussatt, Supervisory Chief, Regional Programs Unit. [FR Doc. 2019–09954 Filed 5–14–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Census Bureau Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Generic Clearance for Questionnaire Pretesting Research 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 July 15, 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 docpra@doc.gov). You may also submit comments, identified by Docket Number USBC–2019–0004, 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. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information or copies of the information collection instrument(s) and instructions should be directed to Jennifer Hunter Childs, U.S. Census Bureau, 4600 Silver Hill Road, Washington, DC 20233–9150, (202) 603–4827 (or via the internet at jennifer.hunter.childs@census.gov). SUMMARY: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 I. Abstract The Census Bureau plans to request an extension of the current OMB approval to conduct a variety of smallscale questionnaire pretesting activities under this generic clearance. A block of hours will be dedicated to these activities for each of the next three years. OMB will be informed in writing of the purpose and scope of each of these activities, as well as the time frame and the number of burden hours used. The number of hours used will not exceed the number set aside for this purpose. This research program will be used by the Census Bureau and survey sponsors to improve questionnaires and procedures, reduce respondent burden, and ultimately increase the quality of data collected in the Census Bureau censuses and surveys. The clearance will be used to conduct pretesting of decennial, demographic, and economic census and survey questionnaires prior to fielding them. Pretesting activities will involve one of the following methods for identifying measurement problems with the questionnaire or survey procedure: Cognitive interviews, focus groups, respondent debriefing, behavior coding of respondent/ interviewer interaction, and split panel tests. II. Method of Collection Any of the following methods may be used: Mail, telephone, face-to-face; paper-and-pencil, CATI, CAPI, internet, mobile device, or IVR. III. Data OMB Control Number: 0607–0725. Form Number(s): Various. Type of Review: Regular submission. Affected Public: Individuals or households, businesses or other for profit, farms. Estimated Number of Respondents: 5,500 per year. Estimated Time per Response: 1 hour. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 5,500 hours annually. Estimated Total Annual Cost to Public: There is no cost to the respondent other than time to answer the information request. Respondent’s Obligation: Voluntary. Legal Authority: Data collection for this project is authorized under the authorizing legislation for the questionnaire being tested. This may be Title 13, Sections 131, 141, 161, 181, 182, 193, and 301 for Census Bureausponsored surveys, and Title 13 for surveys sponsored by other Federal agencies. We do not now know what other titles will be referenced, since we E:\FR\FM\15MYN1.SGM 15MYN1 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 94 / Wednesday, May 15, 2019 / Notices do not know what survey questionnaires will be pretested during the course of the clearance. IV. Request for Comments Comments are invited on: (a) Whether the proposed collection of information 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. 2019–10021 Filed 5–14–19; 8:45 am] sectors deemed critical to U.S. national security. The information gathered is necessary to determine the health and competitiveness as well as the needs of these critical market segments in order to maintain a strong U.S. industrial base. Affected Public: Business or other forprofit organizations. Frequency: On Occasion. Respondent’s Obligation: Mandatory. This information collection request may be viewed at reginfo.gov http:// www.reginfo.gov/public/. 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. Sheleen Dumas, Departmental Lead PRA Officer, Office of the Chief Information Officer, Commerce Department. [FR Doc. 2019–09999 Filed 5–14–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–33–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Bureau of Industry and Security BILLING CODE 3510–07–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; International Import Certificate Bureau of Industry and Security AGENCY: Bureau of Industry and Security, Commerce. ACTION: Notice. jbell on DSK3GLQ082PROD with NOTICES 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 (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35). Agency: Bureau of Industry and Security. Title: National Security and Critical Technology Assessments of the U.S. Industrial Base. Form Number(s): N/A. OMB Control Number: 0694–0119. Type of Review: Regular submission. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 308,000 hours. Estimated Number of Respondents: 28,000. Estimated Time per Response: 8 to 14 hours per response. Needs and Uses: The Department of Commerce, in coordination with the Department of Defense and other Federal agencies, conducts survey assessments of U.S. industrial base VerDate Sep<11>2014 22:43 May 14, 2019 Jkt 247001 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 July 15, 2019. ADDRESSES: Direct all written comments to Jennifer Jessup, Departmental Paperwork Clearance Officer, Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Room 6616, Washington, DC 20230 (or via the internet at docpra@doc.gov.) FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information or copies of the information collection instrument and instructions should be directed to Mark Crace, BIS ICB Liaison, (202) 482–8093 or at mark.crace@ bis.doc.gov. SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00004 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 21751 SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Abstract The United States and several other countries have increased the effectiveness of their respective controls over international trade in strategic commodities by means of an Import Certificate procedure. For the U.S. importer, this procedure provides that, where required by the exporting country, the importer submits an international import certificate to the U.S. Government to certify that he/she will import commodities into the United States and will not reexport such commodities, except in accordance with the export control regulations of the United States. The U.S. Government, in turn, certifies that such representations have been made. II. Method of Collection Submitted electronically or on paper. III. Data OMB Control Number: 0694–0017. Form Number(s): BIS–645P. Type of Review: Regular submission. Affected Public: Business or other forprofit organizations. Estimated Number of Respondents: 195. Estimated Time per Response: 16 minutes. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 52. Estimated Total Annual Cost to Public: $0. Respondent’s Obligation: Voluntary. Legal Authority: Public Law 95–223 Sec 203. International Emergency Economic Powers Act. IV. Request for Comments Comments are invited on: (a) Whether the proposed collection of information 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; E:\FR\FM\15MYN1.SGM 15MYN1

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[Federal Register Volume 84, Number 94 (Wednesday, May 15, 2019)]
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[FR Doc No: 2019-10021]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

Census Bureau


Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Generic 
Clearance for Questionnaire Pretesting Research

AGENCY: U.S. Census Bureau, Commerce.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: 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 July 15, 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 [email protected]). You may also submit comments, identified by Docket 
Number USBC-2019-0004, 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.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information or 
copies of the information collection instrument(s) and instructions 
should be directed to Jennifer Hunter Childs, U.S. Census Bureau, 4600 
Silver Hill Road, Washington, DC 20233-9150, (202) 603-4827 (or via the 
internet at [email protected]).

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION

I. Abstract

    The Census Bureau plans to request an extension of the current OMB 
approval to conduct a variety of small-scale questionnaire pretesting 
activities under this generic clearance. A block of hours will be 
dedicated to these activities for each of the next three years. OMB 
will be informed in writing of the purpose and scope of each of these 
activities, as well as the time frame and the number of burden hours 
used. The number of hours used will not exceed the number set aside for 
this purpose.
    This research program will be used by the Census Bureau and survey 
sponsors to improve questionnaires and procedures, reduce respondent 
burden, and ultimately increase the quality of data collected in the 
Census Bureau censuses and surveys. The clearance will be used to 
conduct pretesting of decennial, demographic, and economic census and 
survey questionnaires prior to fielding them. Pretesting activities 
will involve one of the following methods for identifying measurement 
problems with the questionnaire or survey procedure: Cognitive 
interviews, focus groups, respondent debriefing, behavior coding of 
respondent/interviewer interaction, and split panel tests.

II. Method of Collection

    Any of the following methods may be used: Mail, telephone, face-to-
face; paper-and-pencil, CATI, CAPI, internet, mobile device, or IVR.

III. Data

    OMB Control Number: 0607-0725.
    Form Number(s): Various.
    Type of Review: Regular submission.
    Affected Public: Individuals or households, businesses or other for 
profit, farms.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 5,500 per year.
    Estimated Time per Response: 1 hour.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 5,500 hours annually.
    Estimated Total Annual Cost to Public: There is no cost to the 
respondent other than time to answer the information request.
    Respondent's Obligation: Voluntary.
    Legal Authority: Data collection for this project is authorized 
under the authorizing legislation for the questionnaire being tested. 
This may be Title 13, Sections 131, 141, 161, 181, 182, 193, and 301 
for Census Bureau-sponsored surveys, and Title 13 for surveys sponsored 
by other Federal agencies. We do not now know what other titles will be 
referenced, since we

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do not know what survey questionnaires will be pretested during the 
course of the clearance.

IV. Request for Comments

    Comments are invited on: (a) Whether the proposed collection of 
information 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.
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