Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Generic Clearance for Census Bureau Field Tests and Evaluations, 44599-44600 [2019-18274]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 165 / Monday, August 26, 2019 / Notices khammond on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES FSIS Public Health Information System (PHIS) Import Component. Applicants that do not file this information electronically can submit paper applications (FSIS Form 9540–1) to FSIS inspection personnel at an official import inspection establishment. The applicant is required to submit the FSIS Form 9540–1 in advance of the shipment’s arrival, but no later than when the entry is filed with CBP (9 CFR 327.5, 381.198, 557.5, 590.920). Return of Exported Products to the United States When product inspected and passed by FSIS is exported, but then returned to this country, the owner, broker, or agent of the product (the applicant) arranges for the product’s entry and notifies FSIS. 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FSIS has made the following estimates based upon an information collection assessment: Estimate of burden: The public reporting burden for this collection of information is estimated to average .202 hours per response. Estimated total number of respondents: 939. Estimated annual number of responses: 244,354. Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 49,385 hours. Copies of this information collection assessment can be obtained from Gina Kouba, Office of Policy and Program Development, Food Safety and Inspection Service, USDA, 1400 Independence Avenue SW, Room 6065, South Building, Washington, DC 20250– 3700; (202) 720–5627. 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[FR Doc. 2019–18327 Filed 8–23–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–DM–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Census Bureau Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Generic Clearance for Census Bureau Field Tests and Evaluations 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 October 25, 2019. ADDRESSES: Direct all written comments to Jennifer Childs, Assistant Center Chief, U.S. Census Bureau, 4600 Silver Hill Road, 5K022D, Washington, DC 20233 (or via the internet at PRAcomments@doc.gov). You may also submit comments, identified by Docket SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\26AUN1.SGM 26AUN1 44600 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 165 / Monday, August 26, 2019 / Notices Number USBC–2018–0013, 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, WordPerfect, 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 Jennifer Childs, Census Bureau, Washington, DC 20233; (301) 763–4932 (or via the internet at jennifer.hunter.childs@census.gov). SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: khammond on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES I. Abstract The U.S. Census Bureau plans to request an extension of the current OMB approval to conduct a series of studies to research and evaluate how to improve data collection activities for data collection programs at the Census Bureau. These studies will explore how the Census Bureau can improve efficiency, data quality, and response rates and reduce respondent burden in future census and survey operations, evaluations, and experiments. This information collection will operate as a generic clearance. The estimated number of respondents and annual reporting hours requested cover both the known and yet to be determined tests. A generic clearance is needed for these tests because, even though each test will follow a similar methodology, the exact number of tests and the explicit details of each test to be performed has yet to be determined. Once information collection plans are defined, they will be submitted on an individual basis in order to keep OMB informed as these tests progress. The Census Bureau plans to test the use of new and improved data collection techniques for selfenumeration and interviewer datacollection tasks surrounding and following the ongoing census and survey operations. The research and evaluation may include: Developing alternative enumeration or follow-up questionnaires; usability issues; conducting interviews or debriefings; VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:09 Aug 23, 2019 Jkt 247001 and non-English language training and interviews. To study enumeration, the Census Bureau may conduct the enumeration directly with a household member or knowledgeable respondent. The questions asked in these studies will be typical census or survey questions and questions related to that content, along with potential attitudinal and satisfaction debriefing questions. 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. 2019–18274 Filed 8–23–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–07–P II. Method of Collection The information will be collected through observations, self-response, face-face interviews, and/or telephone interviews. OMB Control Number: 0607–0971. Form Number: Not yet determined. Type of Review: Regular submission. Affected Public: Individuals or households. Estimated Number of Respondents: 100,000 per year. Estimated Time per Response: 25 minutes. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 41,667 hours annually. Estimated Total Annual Cost: There is no cost to the respondent other than time to answer the information request. Respondents Obligation: Mandatory or Voluntary, depending on cited authority. Legal Authority: Data collection for this project is authorized under the authorizing legislation for the questionnaire being tested. This may be Title 13, United States Code, Sections 131, 141, 161, 181, 182, 193, and 301 for Census Bureau sponsored surveys, and Title 13 or 15 for surveys sponsored by other Federal agencies. We do not now know what other titles will be referenced, since we 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 Frm 00003 Bureau of the Census 2020 Census Tribal Consultation Meetings III. Data PO 00000 DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Bureau of the Census, Department of Commerce. ACTION: Notice of 2020 Census Tribal Consultation meetings. AGENCY: The Bureau of the Census (Census Bureau) is continuing tribal consultation meetings through calendar year 2019 with federally recognized tribes as part of our ongoing government-to-government relationships. The Census Bureau received valuable feedback during our 2020 Census tribal consultation meetings held in 2015 and 2016, and the Census Bureau is continuing its communication and information on updates on the 2020 Census. The Census Bureau is planning one consultation meeting and one national webinar with federally recognized tribes. These meetings will provide a forum for tribes to share insights, make recommendations, and discuss concerns related to the 2020 Census data products. DATES: The Census Bureau will conduct information and consultation sessions on Wednesday, September 25, 2019, at 4:00 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time; and Monday, October 21, 2019, at 9:00– 11:00 a.m. Mountain Standard Time. Any questions or topics to be considered in the tribal consultation meetings must be received in writing by September 25, 2019. ADDRESSES: The Census Bureau will conduct the consultation sessions at the following locations: • The September 25 national webinar will be conducted at 4:00 p.m. EDT, via webcast at: WebEx Login Link: https:// censusevent.webex.com/censusevent/ onstage/g.php?MTID=e0e21564092e 8928ab763dd02ba6e40f7. Dial-in: 800–857–8887. Participant passcode: 5484613. • The October 21 consultation session will be held at the National Congress of American Indians annual conference, SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\26AUN1.SGM 26AUN1

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[Federal Register Volume 84, Number 165 (Monday, August 26, 2019)]
[Notices]
[Pages 44599-44600]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2019-18274]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

Census Bureau


Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Generic 
Clearance for Census Bureau Field Tests and Evaluations

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 October 25, 2019.

ADDRESSES: Direct all written comments to Jennifer Childs, Assistant 
Center Chief, U.S. Census Bureau, 4600 Silver Hill Road, 5K022D, 
Washington, DC 20233 (or via the internet at [email protected]). You 
may also submit comments, identified by Docket

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Number USBC-2018-0013, 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, WordPerfect, 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 Jennifer Childs, Census Bureau, Washington, DC 
20233; (301) 763-4932 (or via the internet at 
[email protected]).

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

I. Abstract

    The U.S. Census Bureau plans to request an extension of the current 
OMB approval to conduct a series of studies to research and evaluate 
how to improve data collection activities for data collection programs 
at the Census Bureau. These studies will explore how the Census Bureau 
can improve efficiency, data quality, and response rates and reduce 
respondent burden in future census and survey operations, evaluations, 
and experiments.
    This information collection will operate as a generic clearance. 
The estimated number of respondents and annual reporting hours 
requested cover both the known and yet to be determined tests. A 
generic clearance is needed for these tests because, even though each 
test will follow a similar methodology, the exact number of tests and 
the explicit details of each test to be performed has yet to be 
determined. Once information collection plans are defined, they will be 
submitted on an individual basis in order to keep OMB informed as these 
tests progress.
    The Census Bureau plans to test the use of new and improved data 
collection techniques for self-enumeration and interviewer data-
collection tasks surrounding and following the ongoing census and 
survey operations. The research and evaluation may include: Developing 
alternative enumeration or follow-up questionnaires; usability issues; 
conducting interviews or debriefings; and non-English language training 
and interviews. To study enumeration, the Census Bureau may conduct the 
enumeration directly with a household member or knowledgeable 
respondent. The questions asked in these studies will be typical census 
or survey questions and questions related to that content, along with 
potential attitudinal and satisfaction debriefing questions.

II. Method of Collection

    The information will be collected through observations, self-
response, face-face interviews, and/or telephone interviews.

III. Data

    OMB Control Number: 0607-0971.
    Form Number: Not yet determined.
    Type of Review: Regular submission.
    Affected Public: Individuals or households.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 100,000 per year.
    Estimated Time per Response: 25 minutes.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 41,667 hours annually.
    Estimated Total Annual Cost: There is no cost to the respondent 
other than time to answer the information request.
    Respondents Obligation: Mandatory or Voluntary, depending on cited 
authority.
    Legal Authority: Data collection for this project is authorized 
under the authorizing legislation for the questionnaire being tested. 
This may be Title 13, United States Code, Sections 131, 141, 161, 181, 
182, 193, and 301 for Census Bureau sponsored surveys, and Title 13 or 
15 for surveys sponsored by other Federal agencies. We do not now know 
what other titles will be referenced, since we 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. 2019-18274 Filed 8-23-19; 8:45 am]
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