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Download as PDF 5932 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 22 / Monday, February 3, 2020 / Notices meetings via teleconference on Tuesday, February 18, 2020 at 12 p.m. and Wednesday, March 4, 2020 at 11:30 a.m. Pacific Time. The purpose of the meeting for the Committee to discuss their upcoming hearing on Voting Rights and Felony Convictions in Washington. gzmYAAQ Please click on the ‘‘Meeting Details’’ and ‘‘Documents’’ links. Persons interested in the work of this Committee are also directed to the Commission’s website, http:// www.usccr.gov, or may contact the Regional Programs Unit office at the above email or street address. The meetings will be held on: • Tuesday, February 18, 2020, at 12 p.m. Pacific Time • Wednesday March 4, 2020, at 11:30 a.m. Pacific Time Public Call Information: Dial: 800– 367–2403, Conference ID: 2255959. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Brooke Peery, DFO, at bpeery@usccr.gov or (213) 894–3437. 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Members of the public are also entitled to submit written comments; the comments must be received in the regional office within 30 days following the meeting. Written comments may be mailed to the Regional Programs Unit Office, U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, 300 N Los Angeles St., Suite 2010, Los Angeles, CA 90012. They may also be faxed to the Commission at (213) 894– 0508, or emailed to Angelica Trevino at atrevino@usccr.gov. Persons who desire additional information may contact the Regional Programs Unit Office at (213) 894–3437. Records generated from this meeting may be inspected and reproduced at the Regional Programs Unit Office, as they become available, both before and after the meeting. Records of the meeting will be available at: https:// www.facadatabase.gov/FACA/apex/ FACAPublicCommittee?id=a10t0000001 Agenda Welcome and Roll Call Discussion: Hearing on Voting Rights in Washington Public Comment Adjournment lotter on DSKBCFDHB2PROD with NOTICES DATES: VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:47 Jan 31, 2020 Jkt 250001 Dated: January 29, 2020. David Mussatt, Supervisory Chief, Regional Programs Unit. [FR Doc. 2020–01951 Filed 1–31–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE P COMMISSION ON CIVIL RIGHTS Notice of Public Meeting of the Tennessee Advisory Committee U.S. Commission on Civil Rights. ACTION: Notice of meeting. AGENCY: Notice is hereby given, pursuant to the provisions of the rules and regulations of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights and the Federal Advisory Committee Act, that the Tennessee Advisory Committee will hold a public meeting on Friday, January 31, 2020, at 12:30 p.m. Central Time, to continue discussion of its report on legal financial obligations. Public Call Information: Dial: 800– 353–6461; Conference ID: 1126557. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: David Mussatt (Supervisory Chief, Regional Programs Unit) at dmussatt@ usccr.gov or (312) 353–8311. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This meeting is available to the public through the following toll-free call-in number: 800–353–6461, conference ID number: 1126557. Any interested member of the public may call this number and listen to the meeting. Callers can expect to incur charges for calls they initiate over wireless lines, and the Commission will not refund any incurred charges. Callers will incur no charge for calls they initiate over landline connections to the toll-free telephone number. Persons with hearing impairments may also follow the proceedings by first calling the Federal Relay Service at 1–800–877–8339 and providing the Service with the conference call number and conference ID number. Members of the public are entitled to make comments during the open period SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00006 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 at the end of the meeting. Members of the public may also submit written comments; the comments must be received in the Regional Programs Unit within 30 days following the meeting. Written comments may be mailed to the Midwestern Regional Office, U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, John C. Kluczynski Federal Building, 230 S Dearborn St., Suite 2120, Chicago, IL 60604. They may be faxed to the Commission at (312) 353–8324, or emailed to dmussatt@usccr.gov. Persons who desire additional information may contact the Regional Programs Unit at (312) 353–8311. Records and documents discussed during the meeting will be available for public viewing prior to and after the meetings at https:// www.facadatabase.gov/FACA/ FACAPublicViewCommitteeDetails?id= a10t0000001gzm9AAA. Please click on the ‘‘Committee Meetings’’ tab. Records generated from these meetings may also be inspected and reproduced at the Regional Programs Unit, as they become available, both before and after the meetings. 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. Agenda I. Opening Remarks II. Discussion of Legal Financial Obligations Report III. Public Comments IV. Adjournment Dated: January 28, 2020. David Mussatt, Supervisory Chief, Regional Programs Unit. [FR Doc. 2020–01901 Filed 1–31–20; 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: 2020 Census—Program Updates. The initial Federal Register Notice ‘‘2020 Census’’ (June 8, 2018, Vol. 83, Number 111, pp. 26643–26653, FR Doc. No.: 2018–12365) described the 2020 Census in full. Approval for the 2020 Census is being sought from OMB in E:\FR\FM\03FEN1.SGM 03FEN1 5933 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 22 / Monday, February 3, 2020 / Notices phases. The first phase of approval was for the 2020 Census Address Canvassing operation only, which was described in Federal Register Notice ‘‘2020 Census,’’ October 2, 2018 (Vol. 83, No. 191, pp. 49535–49539, FR Doc. No.: 2018– 21386). Address Canvassing creates the address list for the census and precedes census enumeration data collection. The remaining enumeration operations scoped for the 2020 Census data collection were described in Federal Register Notice ‘‘2020 Census,’’ February 13, 2019 (Vol. 84, No. 30, pp 3746–3757, FR Doc. No.: 2019–02223), which had an additional 30-day comment period. The Evaluations and Experiments Program was described in Federal Register Notice ‘‘2020 Census— Evaluations and Experiments,’’ September 9, 2019 (Vol. 84, No. 174, pp 47233–47239, FR Doc. No.: 2019– 19312). This was an additional revision to the approved OMB materials. There has been an additional change to the 2020 Census program since the prior Notice publication. In particular, the program change is the addition of Mobile Questionnaire Assistance, a component of internet Self-Response. This change will be described below. Other program updates are also described in this Notice. In particular, ongoing address frame activity is impacting the total number of housing units, which impacts the estimate of response burden. OMB Control Number: 0607–1006. Form Number(s): No additional forms for this revision. Type of Request: Revision of a currently approved collection. Number of Respondents: 195,747,754 to 2020 Census. Average Hours Per Response: 10 minutes for census enumeration. Burden Hours: 29,381,849 for 2020 Census. This burden is higher than shown in prior Notices for multiple reasons. The list of living quarters has increased due to ongoing address file development. The Self-Response Quality Assurance estimate has been adjusted to use the upper-level estimate rather than the lower-level. In addition, estimates of the number of addresses that would be added to the Nonresponse Followup universe from late updating operations that were shown in prior Notices were planning estimates of the maximum number. At present the Census Bureau has actual counts of addresses submitted in all late address frame updating operations. The total of these addresses is less than the predicted maximum used in prior estimates. At the same time 2020 Census universe file updating is currently in progress. The counts shown in the table below reflect the number of addresses received through all operations assuming no duplication across sources. This results in an overestimate of this total number. Thus the expected workload for Nonresponse Followup is lower than that shown in previous Notices, and the final estimate could become still lower as file processing completes. 2020 CENSUS Estimated number of respondents lotter on DSKBCFDHB2PROD with NOTICES Operation or category Estimated time per response (in minutes) Total burden hours Address Canvassing .................................................................................................. Address Canvassing Listing Quality Control ............................................................. 15,786,734 1,578,673 5 5 1,315,561 131,556 Address Canvassing Subtotal ............................................................................ Geographic Areas Focused on Self-Response (this includes Mailout and Update Leave): Internet/Telephone/Paper ................................................................................... Optimization of Self-Response Experiment ....................................................... Extending the Decennial Census Environment to the Mailing Materials ........... Update Leave ..................................................................................................... Update Leave Quality Control ............................................................................ Nonresponse Followup ....................................................................................... Nonresponse Followup Reinterview ................................................................... Self-Response Quality Assurance ...................................................................... Field Verification ................................................................................................. Field Verification Quality Control ........................................................................ Coverage Improvement ...................................................................................... Non-ID Processing Phone Followup .................................................................. 17,365,407 .............................. 1,447,117 90,060,785 118,541 172,992 6,805,523 680,552 62,474,993 3,123,750 750,000 220,000 11,000 3,200,000 750,000 10 10 10 5 5 10 5 10 2 2 7 5 15,010,131 19,757 28,832 567,127 56,713 10,412,499 260,313 125,000 7,333 367 373,333 62,500 Self-Response Areas Subtotal .................................................................... Geographic Area Focused on Update Enumerate: Update Enumerate Production ........................................................................... Update Enumerate Listing Quality Control ......................................................... Update Enumerate Reinterview ......................................................................... 168,368,136 .............................. 26,923,905 35,000 3,500 1,750 12 5 10 7,000 292 292 Update Enumerate Subtotal ........................................................................ Group Quarters (GQ): Domestic Violence Shelter address collection ................................................... GQ Advance Contact (facility) ............................................................................ GQ Enumeration—eResponse (facility) ............................................................. GQ Enumeration—person contact ..................................................................... Service-Based Enumeration ............................................................................... Group Quarters Quality Control ......................................................................... Domestic Violence Shelter Enumeration ............................................................ Military Enumeration ........................................................................................... Maritime and Military Vessel Enumeration ......................................................... 40,250 .............................. 7,584 57 297,000 14,300 8,000,000 800,000 8,500 0* 0* 0* 20 10 20 5 5 5 .............................. .............................. .............................. 19 49,500 4,767 666,667 66,667 708 0 0 0 Group Quarters Subtotal ............................................................................. Carnivals/Circuses address collection ....................................................................... Hotels/Motels address collection ............................................................................... 9,119,857 450 55,000 .............................. 10 10 788,328 75 9,167 VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:47 Jan 31, 2020 Jkt 250001 PO 00000 Frm 00007 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\03FEN1.SGM 03FEN1 5934 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 22 / Monday, February 3, 2020 / Notices 2020 CENSUS—Continued Estimated number of respondents Operation or category Estimated time per response (in minutes) Total burden hours Enumeration at Transitory Locations—Advance Contact ......................................... Enumeration at Transitory Locations—Units ............................................................. Federally Affiliated Count Overseas .......................................................................... Island Areas Censuses—Housing Units ................................................................... Island Areas Censuses—Group Quarters ................................................................. 50,000 600,000 82 138,281 10,291 10 10 5 40 30 8,333 100,000 7 92,187 5,146 Totals .................................................................................................................. 195,747,754 .............................. 29,381,849 * This burden is included in GQ enumeration—person contact. lotter on DSKBCFDHB2PROD with NOTICES Needs and Uses: Article 1, Section 2 of the United States Constitution mandates that the U.S. House of Representatives be reapportioned every ten years by conducting an enumeration of all residents. In addition to the reapportionment of the U.S. Congress, Census data are used to draw legislative district boundaries within states. Census data are also used by numerous agencies to determine funding allocations for the distribution of an estimated $675 billion of federal funds each year. The taking of a decennial census is mandated by Article 1, Section 2 of the U.S. Constitution. Title 13, United States Code (U.S.C), Section 141 directs the Secretary to take a decennial census of population and housing, determining its form and content, and further authorizes the collection of such other census information in relation to the decennial census, as necessary. These authorities are delegated to the Director of the Census Bureau under Department of Commerce Organization Order 35– 2A. The Census Bureau is required to conduct the 2020 Census to collect the person and housing data that will be used for reapportionment, redistricting, and various statistical data products, under Title 13, U.S. Code. Additionally, the Census Bureau is authorized under Title 13 Section 193 to conduct surveys and collect information before, during, and after the decennial census to assist in the conduct of the decennial census. Type of Enumeration Areas Prior to the census, it is necessary to delineate all geographic areas into Type of Enumeration Areas (TEAs), which describe what methodology will be used for census material delivery and household enumeration in order to use the most cost-effective enumeration approach for achieving maximum accuracy and completeness. TEAs also describe what methodology will be used for updating the address frame. For the United States and Puerto Rico, TEAs are delineated at the block level based on the address and spatial data in the Census Bureau’s Master Address File VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:47 Jan 31, 2020 Jkt 250001 (MAF)/Topologically Integrated Geographic Encoding and Referencing system (TIGER) database. The TEAs designated for the 2020 Census are: * TEA 1 = Self-Response. * TEA 2 = Update Enumerate. * TEA 3 = Island Areas. * TEA 4 = Remote Alaska. * TEA 6 = Update Leave. The most common enumeration method by percentage of households is self-response (TEA 1), where materials will be delivered to each address through the mail and self-response will be supported and promoted. Selfresponse can occur when households mail back a 2020 Census paper questionnaire, submit the data on the 2020 Census internet questionnaire, or call the telephone number for Census Questionnaire Assistance and submit the data during the phone call. After the initial self-response phase, nonresponding households in TEA 1 will be enumerated in the Nonresponse Followup (NRFU) operation. In Update Enumerate (TEA 2), Census Bureau enumerators visit an address, update the address list, and attempt household enumeration at the same time. This TEA will be used for a very small portion of the addresses in the country, such as those with access problems or minimal mail service. The Island Areas (TEA 3) are not currently included in MAF/ TIGER. With no existing address list for these areas, the address list will be created and enumeration will be attempted at the same time. Remote Alaska (TEA 4) uses the Update Enumerate methodology but in remote areas of Alaska. These areas have unique challenges associated with the accessibility to communities where the population ranges from several hundred people to just a few people. Communities are widely scattered and rarely linked by roads. Most are accessible only by small-engine airplane, snowmobile, four-wheel-drive vehicles, dogsled, or some combination thereof. This operation occurs earlier PO 00000 Frm 00008 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 than other enumeration operations (starting in January) due to seasonal availability of the population, who disperse when warmer weather arrives. During Update Leave (TEA 6), Census Bureau staff visit an address, update the address list, and leave a questionnaire package at each individual housing unit. The household is expected to return the questionnaire or submit their data online or by telephone. Puerto Rico is designated as entirely Update Leave in order to create a current address list at the time of the census, in response to changes that may have occurred due to recent natural disasters. Nonresponding units in Update Leave areas are included in the NRFU workload. The final TEA delineation includes updated counts of housing units resulting from Address Canvassing and other housing unit update operations. These updated counts change the burden table from prior publications and increase the total burden. A map of the areas designated for the various TEAs is shown at the embedded link: TEA Viewer Mobile Questionnaire Assistance The Census Bureau has recently added a Mobile Questionnaire Assistance component to the internet Self-Response operation. This component will create additional opportunities for the public to respond to the 2020 Census in key locations that are experiencing low response rates. The Mobile Response Initiative builds on and improves the model for the 2010 Census Questionnaire Assistance Centers. With the use of mobile technology, Mobile Questionnaire Assistance can be deployed in areas experiencing low response rates across the country, rather than in static locations. Respondents can receive assistance from trained staff, and they can answer the 2020 Census using Census Bureau iPads to access the internet Self-Response instrument. E:\FR\FM\03FEN1.SGM 03FEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 22 / Monday, February 3, 2020 / Notices lotter on DSKBCFDHB2PROD with NOTICES Evaluations and Experiments For the 2020 Census, the evaluations and experiments program has been described either as a revision to the 2020 Census package, as part of the Census Bureau’s 2020 Census PostEnumeration Survey Independent Listing Operation (covered under OMB approval #0607–1009), or within Generic Clearances for Census Bureau Field Tests and Evaluations (covered under OMB approval #0607–0971 and #0607–0978). There are a few updates to the 2020 Census evaluations and experiments program since the publication of the prior Federal Register Notice. The full program is described below. For the 2020 Census, operational assessments, quality profiles, evaluations, and experiments are all produced within the Evaluations and Experiments operation. Operational Assessments are designed to document final volumes, rates, and costs for individual operations or processes using data from production files and activities and information collected from debriefings and lessons learned. They do not include analysis. Operational assessments report out on planned versus actual variances as they relate to budget, schedule, and workloads (production and training) and on meeting performance success criteria. Depending on the operation, they may include frequency distributions and standard demographic or address tables. Quality profiles are designed to provide the results from the quality assurance program for an operation. No additional data collection is required for the purpose of creating the operational assessments or the quality profiles. They are described here for the purpose of providing the complete scope of the Evaluations and Experiments operation. The evaluations and experiments performed during a census represent the initial plans for updating and improving the subsequent census. While testing continues throughout the decade, certain aspects can only be tested within a decennial census environment, as public awareness of the census and of the responsibility to respond is often a key factor of the test. Evaluations are designed to analyze, interpret, and synthesize the effectiveness and efficiencies of census components and their impact on data quality and coverage using data collected from census operations, processes, systems, and auxiliary data collections. Experiments provide quantitative or qualitative results for tests that occur during a decennial census. Since they occur in an environment of optimal census awareness, results simulate more closely to what experimental treatments would yield in a full production application. Experiments inform planning of future decennial censuses, so 2020 Census experiments will focus on planning toward a 2030 Census. The table below shows the full set of planned evaluation efforts. Two assessments, seven evaluations, and six synthesis reports have recently been added to the planned list. The new assessments are Count Review Operational Assessment, and internet Self-Response: Mobile Questionnaire Assistance Assessment. In addition some of the Post-Enumeration Survey assessments have been split into multiple assessments but will cover the same material. The new evaluations are: Evaluating the 2020 Census Communication Campaign: Census Mindset Measures Before and After the Campaign, 2020 Census Quantitative Testing, 2020 Census Tracking Survey, Investigating Digital Advertising and Online Self-Response, Matching 2019 Census Barrier, Attitudes, and Behaviors Study Survey Sample to 2020 Census, Comparing 2019 Census Test and 2020 Census Self-Respons Rates to Estimate ‘‘Decennial Environment,’’and Evaluating the Effect of the Decennial Census on Self-Response to the American Community Survey. In addition, six synthesis reports have been added. A synthesis report integrates component reports on a particular topic. The topics of the synthesis reports are: The Integrated Partnership and Communications Program, Undercount of Young Children, Response Rates and Behavior Analysis, Interviewer Data Collection, Address List Development, Administrative Records. These are described briefly in the table below and in more detail in the study plans that are included with this package of materials. For the purposes of fully defining the Evaluations and Experiments operation, specific assessments, evaluations, and experiments planned for the 2020 Census are documented in the table below. Some evaluations and experiments shown in italics are described within other OMB approval packages, as noted in the footnotes to the table. 2020 Census Operational Assessments: Archiving Operational Assessment Census Questionnaire Assistance Operational Assessment Content and Forms Design Operational Assessment Count Question Resolution Operational Assessment Count Review Operational Assessment Coverage Improvement Operational Assessment Decennial Logistics Management—Logistics Management Support Operational Assessment Decennial Logistics Management—Space Acquisition and Lease Management Operational Assessment Decennial Service Center Operational Assessment Demographic Analysis Operational Assessment Enumeration at Transitory Locations Advance Contact Operational Assessment Enumeration at Transitory Locations Operational Assessment Evaluations and Experiments Operational Assessment Federally Affiliated Count Overseas Operational Assessment Field Infrastructure—Field Office Administration and Payroll Operational Assessment Field Infrastructure—Recruiting, Onboarding, and Training Operational Assessment Forms Printing and Distribution Operational Assessment Geographic Partnership Programs Operational Assessment Group Quarters Advance Contact Assessment Report Group Quarters Enumeration and Military Enumerations Assessment In-Field Address Canvassing Operational Assessment In-Office Address Canvassing Operational Assessment Integrated Partnership and Communications Contract Assessment Integrated Partnership and Communications Operational Assessment Research to Support the Integrated Partnership and Communications Program Internet Self-Response Operational Assessment VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:47 Jan 31, 2020 Jkt 250001 PO 00000 Frm 00009 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 5935 E:\FR\FM\03FEN1.SGM 03FEN1 5936 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 22 / Monday, February 3, 2020 / Notices Internet Self-Response: Mobile Questionnaire Assistance Assessment Island Areas Censuses Operational Assessment Item Nonresponse Rates Assessment Study Language Services Operational Assessment Local Update of Census Addresses Operational Assessment Maritime Vessel Enumeration Report New Construction Operational Assessment Non-ID Operational Assessment Nonresponse Followup Operational Assessment Paper Data Capture Operational Assessment Post-Enumeration Survey Sampling and Estimation Operational Assessment Post-Enumeration Survey Field Operations Independent Listing Operational Assessment Post-Enumeration Survey Field Operations Initial Housing Unit Followup Operational Assessment Post-Enumeration Survey Field Operations Person Interview Operational Assessment Post-Enumeration Survey Field Operations Person Followup Operational Assessment Post-Enumeration Survey Field Operations Final Housing Unit Followup Operational Assessment Post-Enumeration Survey Matching Initial Housing Unit Matching Operational Assessment Post-Enumeration Survey Matching Person Matching Operational Assessment Post-Enumeration Survey Matching Final Housing Unit Matching Operational Assessment Redistricting Data Program Operational Assessment Response Processing Operational Assessment Response Rates Assessment Study Self-Response Quality Assurance Operational Assessment Service-Based Enumeration Assessment Report Systems and Applications in the 2020 Census (Security, Privacy, and Confidentiality) Update Enumerate Operational Assessment Update Leave Operational Assessment 2020 Census Quality Control (QC): Quality Control Study Plan for Listing Operations Quality Control Study Plan for Enumeration Operations Address Canvassing QC Results Update Leave QC Results Nonresponse Followup QC Results Person Interview QC Results Independent Listing QC Results 2020 Census evaluations and experiments Additional data collected lotter on DSKBCFDHB2PROD with NOTICES Evaluations Reengineered Address Canvassing .................................................................................................................. • Estimate certain types of errors that can occur during In-Field Address Canvassing. Investigate effectiveness of In-Office Address Canvassing and Interactive Review. Compare costs of reengineered Address Canvassing to 100 percent In-Field Address Canvassing. • Evaluate In-Field Address Canvassing listers by including false addresses (salting) and suppressing a sample of valid addresses. • Evaluate In-Office and In-Field Address Canvassing using Post-Enumeration Survey listing results.1 Administrative Record Dual-System Estimation ................................................................................................ Determine whether dual system estimates could be generated without conducting an independent postenumeration survey, using Administrative Records. Evaluating Privacy and Confidentiality Concerns 2 ............................................................................................ Capture respondents’ concerns about privacy and confidentiality during the census, particularly with respect to the internet response option and administrative records use in a census environment. The Undercount of Young Children: A Qualitative Evaluation of Census Materials and Operations 2, 3 .......... Conduct focus groups and cognitive interviews to identify where existing roster questions and procedures are failing and how to improve them. Research on Hard to Count Populations: Non-English Speakers and Complex Household Residents, including Undercount of Children Research 2. Assess NRFU interviews in areas associated with potential undercoverage and non-English speaking households. In addition, administer a specialized enumerator training module to a sample of Spanishspeaking bilingual enumerators to evaluate its impact. Analysis of Census Internet Self-Response Paradata by Language ................................................................ Examine 2020 Census web paradata and assess by language. Group Quarters Advance Contact: Refining Classification of College or University Student Housing 2 .......... Explore whether refined classification used in the 2020 Census results in more accurately identifying privately owned college housing. Evaluating the 2020 Census Communications Campaign: Census Mindset Measures Before and After the Campaign 4. Gauge whether the portion of the population with mindsets less inclined to participate in the census shrank over the course of the campaign while the portion of the population with mindsets more inclined to participate grew larger. 2020 Census Quantitative Copy Testing 4 ......................................................................................................... Test whether 2020 Census television and radio advertisements perform better than control ads that do not mention the 2020 Census on factors including message recall, message comprehension, ad likability and enjoyability, behavioral intention to respond to the census, and the Census Bureau’s corporate image. VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:47 Jan 31, 2020 Jkt 250001 PO 00000 Frm 00010 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\03FEN1.SGM Salted and suppressed addresses within Address Canvassing: same burden estimate because listers should delete incorrect addresses (which does not involve contact) and add missing addresses (which is the same burden as for valid addresses). None. NA. NA. NA. None. NA. Opinion data; multiple waves of collection. Awareness and comprehension data across multiple treatments. 03FEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 22 / Monday, February 3, 2020 / Notices 2020 Census evaluations and experiments Additional data collected 2020 Census Tracking Survey 4 ........................................................................................................................ Track US public sentiment concerning matters that may bear upon 2020 Census participation to examine how attitudes and perceptions change during the census measurement period (mid-March through May 2020) Investigating Digital Advertising and Online Self-Response ............................................................................. Investigate the relationship between digital advertising materials and online self-response by analyzing ISR paradata. Matching 2018 Census Barriers, Attitudes, and Behaviors Study Survey Sample to 2020 Census ................ Match the 2018 Census Barriers, Attitudes, and Motivators Study (CBAMS) survey sample addresses to 2020 Census addresses to evaluate (1) how well survey respondents’ intended response behaviors align with actual response behaviors, (2) the characteristics of non-responding CBAMS households. Comparing 2019 Census Test and 2020 Census Self-Response Rates to Estimate ‘‘Decennial Environment’’. Matching 2019 Census Test data to 2020 Census data to compare self-response behavior with and without the decennial environment. Evaluating the Effect of the Decennial Census on Self-Response to the American Community Survey ........ Assess of the impact of the decennial census communications campaign on garnering self-response from members of the public for the American Community Survey. Analyze the self-response trends for the American Community Survey to assess the extent to which the changes in the data collection environment during the decennial census affect other self-response data collection efforts undertaken by the Census Bureau. Experiments Extending the Census Environment to the Mailing Materials ............................................................................ Test effect on self-response rates of wearable, nonmonetary mailing inserts that promote the 2020 Census as well as mailing materials that incorporate elements and images developed by the 2020 Census communications campaign. In addition, test the use of an every door direct mail piece and comparing two different every door direct mail pieces for the effect on self-response rates. Optimization of Self-Response in the 2020 Census Experiment ...................................................................... Evaluate impacts of the mailing strategy and the influence of the internet response option by (1) mailing a sample of housing units a modified version of 2010 Census materials with no promotion of the internet response option on a schedule that resembles what occurred during the 2010 Census, (2) mailing another sample of housing units a modified version of the 2020 Census materials with no promotion of the internet response option, (3) switching the planned mail contact strategy between internet choice and internet first for another sample of housing units. In addition, test the effectiveness of communications and partnership activities by not mailing and 2020 Census materials to a sample of households. Real-Time 2020 Census Administrative Record Census Simulation ................................................................ Compare person-level, housing unit-level, and hybrid approaches to conducting an administrative record census. Synthesis Reports Integrated Partnership and Communications Evaluation Synthesis Report ...................................................... Undercount of Young Children .......................................................................................................................... Response Rates and Behavior Analysis ........................................................................................................... Interviewer Data Collection ................................................................................................................................ Address List Development ................................................................................................................................. Administrative Records ...................................................................................................................................... Opinion data; monthly then daily collections. 1. 2. 3. 4. lotter on DSKBCFDHB2PROD with NOTICES 5937 None. None. None. None. None. None. None. None. None. None. None. None. None. 2020 Census Post-Enumeration Survey Independent Listing Operation (OMB approval #0607–1009). Generic Clearance for Census Bureau Field Tests and Evaluations (OMB approval #0607–0971). Generic Clearance for Questionnaire Pretesting Research (OMB approval #0607–0725). Generic Clearance for Testing (OMB approval #0607–0978). Affected Public: Individuals or Households. Frequency: Once every 10 years. Respondent’s Obligation: Mandatory. Legal Authority: Title 13, United States Code, Section 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, identified by Docket number OMB–2018–0004, may be submitted to the Federal eRulemaking portal: https:// www.regulations.gov within 30 days of publication of this notice. All comments received are part of the public record VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:47 Jan 31, 2020 Jkt 250001 and will be posted to http:// www.regulations.gov for public viewing. 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 PO 00000 Frm 00011 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 9990 Microsoft Word, Excel, WordPerfect, or Adobe PDF file formats only. Sheleen Dumas, Department PRA Clearance Officer, Office of the Chief Information Officer, Commerce Department. 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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: 2020 Census--Program Updates.
    The initial Federal Register Notice ``2020 Census'' (June 8, 2018, 
Vol. 83, Number 111, pp. 26643-26653, FR Doc. No.: 2018-12365) 
described the 2020 Census in full. Approval for the 2020 Census is 
being sought from OMB in

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phases. The first phase of approval was for the 2020 Census Address 
Canvassing operation only, which was described in Federal Register 
Notice ``2020 Census,'' October 2, 2018 (Vol. 83, No. 191, pp. 49535-
49539, FR Doc. No.: 2018-21386). Address Canvassing creates the address 
list for the census and precedes census enumeration data collection. 
The remaining enumeration operations scoped for the 2020 Census data 
collection were described in Federal Register Notice ``2020 Census,'' 
February 13, 2019 (Vol. 84, No. 30, pp 3746-3757, FR Doc. No.: 2019-
02223), which had an additional 30-day comment period. The Evaluations 
and Experiments Program was described in Federal Register Notice ``2020 
Census--Evaluations and Experiments,'' September 9, 2019 (Vol. 84, No. 
174, pp 47233-47239, FR Doc. No.: 2019-19312). This was an additional 
revision to the approved OMB materials.
    There has been an additional change to the 2020 Census program 
since the prior Notice publication. In particular, the program change 
is the addition of Mobile Questionnaire Assistance, a component of 
internet Self-Response. This change will be described below. Other 
program updates are also described in this Notice. In particular, 
ongoing address frame activity is impacting the total number of housing 
units, which impacts the estimate of response burden.
    OMB Control Number: 0607-1006.
    Form Number(s): No additional forms for this revision.
    Type of Request: Revision of a currently approved collection.
    Number of Respondents: 195,747,754 to 2020 Census.
    Average Hours Per Response: 10 minutes for census enumeration.
    Burden Hours: 29,381,849 for 2020 Census.
    This burden is higher than shown in prior Notices for multiple 
reasons. The list of living quarters has increased due to ongoing 
address file development. The Self-Response Quality Assurance estimate 
has been adjusted to use the upper-level estimate rather than the 
lower-level. In addition, estimates of the number of addresses that 
would be added to the Nonresponse Followup universe from late updating 
operations that were shown in prior Notices were planning estimates of 
the maximum number. At present the Census Bureau has actual counts of 
addresses submitted in all late address frame updating operations. The 
total of these addresses is less than the predicted maximum used in 
prior estimates. At the same time 2020 Census universe file updating is 
currently in progress. The counts shown in the table below reflect the 
number of addresses received through all operations assuming no 
duplication across sources. This results in an overestimate of this 
total number. Thus the expected workload for Nonresponse Followup is 
lower than that shown in previous Notices, and the final estimate could 
become still lower as file processing completes.

                                                   2020 Census
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                                                                              Estimated time
                 Operation or category                    Estimated number   per response (in     Total burden
                                                           of respondents        minutes)            hours
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Address Canvassing.....................................         15,786,734                  5          1,315,561
Address Canvassing Listing Quality Control.............          1,578,673                  5            131,556
                                                        --------------------------------------------------------
    Address Canvassing Subtotal........................         17,365,407  .................          1,447,117
Geographic Areas Focused on Self-Response (this
 includes Mailout and Update Leave):
    Internet/Telephone/Paper...........................         90,060,785                 10         15,010,131
    Optimization of Self-Response Experiment...........            118,541                 10             19,757
    Extending the Decennial Census Environment to the              172,992                 10             28,832
     Mailing Materials.................................
    Update Leave.......................................          6,805,523                  5            567,127
    Update Leave Quality Control.......................            680,552                  5             56,713
    Nonresponse Followup...............................         62,474,993                 10         10,412,499
    Nonresponse Followup Reinterview...................          3,123,750                  5            260,313
    Self-Response Quality Assurance....................            750,000                 10            125,000
    Field Verification.................................            220,000                  2              7,333
    Field Verification Quality Control.................             11,000                  2                367
    Coverage Improvement...............................          3,200,000                  7            373,333
    Non-ID Processing Phone Followup...................            750,000                  5             62,500
                                                        --------------------------------------------------------
        Self-Response Areas Subtotal...................        168,368,136  .................         26,923,905
Geographic Area Focused on Update Enumerate:
    Update Enumerate Production........................             35,000                 12              7,000
    Update Enumerate Listing Quality Control...........              3,500                  5                292
    Update Enumerate Reinterview.......................              1,750                 10                292
                                                        --------------------------------------------------------
        Update Enumerate Subtotal......................             40,250  .................              7,584
Group Quarters (GQ):
    Domestic Violence Shelter address collection.......                 57                 20                 19
    GQ Advance Contact (facility)......................            297,000                 10             49,500
    GQ Enumeration--eResponse (facility)...............             14,300                 20              4,767
    GQ Enumeration--person contact.....................          8,000,000                  5            666,667
    Service-Based Enumeration..........................            800,000                  5             66,667
    Group Quarters Quality Control.....................              8,500                  5                708
    Domestic Violence Shelter Enumeration..............               0\*\  .................                  0
    Military Enumeration...............................               0\*\  .................                  0
    Maritime and Military Vessel Enumeration...........               0\*\  .................                  0
                                                        --------------------------------------------------------
        Group Quarters Subtotal........................          9,119,857  .................            788,328
Carnivals/Circuses address collection..................                450                 10                 75
Hotels/Motels address collection.......................             55,000                 10              9,167

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Enumeration at Transitory Locations--Advance Contact...             50,000                 10              8,333
Enumeration at Transitory Locations--Units.............            600,000                 10            100,000
Federally Affiliated Count Overseas....................                 82                  5                  7
Island Areas Censuses--Housing Units...................            138,281                 40             92,187
Island Areas Censuses--Group Quarters..................             10,291                 30              5,146
                                                        --------------------------------------------------------
    Totals.............................................        195,747,754  .................         29,381,849
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* This burden is included in GQ enumeration--person contact.

    Needs and Uses: Article 1, Section 2 of the United States 
Constitution mandates that the U.S. House of Representatives be 
reapportioned every ten years by conducting an enumeration of all 
residents. In addition to the reapportionment of the U.S. Congress, 
Census data are used to draw legislative district boundaries within 
states. Census data are also used by numerous agencies to determine 
funding allocations for the distribution of an estimated $675 billion 
of federal funds each year.
    The taking of a decennial census is mandated by Article 1, Section 
2 of the U.S. Constitution. Title 13, United States Code (U.S.C), 
Section 141 directs the Secretary to take a decennial census of 
population and housing, determining its form and content, and further 
authorizes the collection of such other census information in relation 
to the decennial census, as necessary. These authorities are delegated 
to the Director of the Census Bureau under Department of Commerce 
Organization Order 35-2A. The Census Bureau is required to conduct the 
2020 Census to collect the person and housing data that will be used 
for reapportionment, redistricting, and various statistical data 
products, under Title 13, U.S. Code. Additionally, the Census Bureau is 
authorized under Title 13 Section 193 to conduct surveys and collect 
information before, during, and after the decennial census to assist in 
the conduct of the decennial census.

Type of Enumeration Areas

    Prior to the census, it is necessary to delineate all geographic 
areas into Type of Enumeration Areas (TEAs), which describe what 
methodology will be used for census material delivery and household 
enumeration in order to use the most cost-effective enumeration 
approach for achieving maximum accuracy and completeness. TEAs also 
describe what methodology will be used for updating the address frame. 
For the United States and Puerto Rico, TEAs are delineated at the block 
level based on the address and spatial data in the Census Bureau's 
Master Address File (MAF)/Topologically Integrated Geographic Encoding 
and Referencing system (TIGER) database.
    The TEAs designated for the 2020 Census are:

* TEA 1 = Self-Response.
* TEA 2 = Update Enumerate.
* TEA 3 = Island Areas.
* TEA 4 = Remote Alaska.
* TEA 6 = Update Leave.

    The most common enumeration method by percentage of households is 
self-response (TEA 1), where materials will be delivered to each 
address through the mail and self-response will be supported and 
promoted. Self-response can occur when households mail back a 2020 
Census paper questionnaire, submit the data on the 2020 Census internet 
questionnaire, or call the telephone number for Census Questionnaire 
Assistance and submit the data during the phone call. After the initial 
self-response phase, nonresponding households in TEA 1 will be 
enumerated in the Nonresponse Followup (NRFU) operation. In Update 
Enumerate (TEA 2), Census Bureau enumerators visit an address, update 
the address list, and attempt household enumeration at the same time. 
This TEA will be used for a very small portion of the addresses in the 
country, such as those with access problems or minimal mail service. 
The Island Areas (TEA 3) are not currently included in MAF/TIGER. With 
no existing address list for these areas, the address list will be 
created and enumeration will be attempted at the same time. Remote 
Alaska (TEA 4) uses the Update Enumerate methodology but in remote 
areas of Alaska. These areas have unique challenges associated with the 
accessibility to communities where the population ranges from several 
hundred people to just a few people. Communities are widely scattered 
and rarely linked by roads. Most are accessible only by small-engine 
airplane, snowmobile, four-wheel-drive vehicles, dogsled, or some 
combination thereof. This operation occurs earlier than other 
enumeration operations (starting in January) due to seasonal 
availability of the population, who disperse when warmer weather 
arrives. During Update Leave (TEA 6), Census Bureau staff visit an 
address, update the address list, and leave a questionnaire package at 
each individual housing unit. The household is expected to return the 
questionnaire or submit their data online or by telephone. Puerto Rico 
is designated as entirely Update Leave in order to create a current 
address list at the time of the census, in response to changes that may 
have occurred due to recent natural disasters. Nonresponding units in 
Update Leave areas are included in the NRFU workload.
    The final TEA delineation includes updated counts of housing units 
resulting from Address Canvassing and other housing unit update 
operations. These updated counts change the burden table from prior 
publications and increase the total burden. A map of the areas 
designated for the various TEAs is shown at the embedded link: TEA 
Viewer

Mobile Questionnaire Assistance

    The Census Bureau has recently added a Mobile Questionnaire 
Assistance component to the internet Self-Response operation. This 
component will create additional opportunities for the public to 
respond to the 2020 Census in key locations that are experiencing low 
response rates. The Mobile Response Initiative builds on and improves 
the model for the 2010 Census Questionnaire Assistance Centers. With 
the use of mobile technology, Mobile Questionnaire Assistance can be 
deployed in areas experiencing low response rates across the country, 
rather than in static locations. Respondents can receive assistance 
from trained staff, and they can answer the 2020 Census using Census 
Bureau iPads to access the internet Self-Response instrument.

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Evaluations and Experiments

    For the 2020 Census, the evaluations and experiments program has 
been described either as a revision to the 2020 Census package, as part 
of the Census Bureau's 2020 Census Post-Enumeration Survey Independent 
Listing Operation (covered under OMB approval #0607-1009), or within 
Generic Clearances for Census Bureau Field Tests and Evaluations 
(covered under OMB approval #0607-0971 and #0607-0978). There are a few 
updates to the 2020 Census evaluations and experiments program since 
the publication of the prior Federal Register Notice. The full program 
is described below.
    For the 2020 Census, operational assessments, quality profiles, 
evaluations, and experiments are all produced within the Evaluations 
and Experiments operation. Operational Assessments are designed to 
document final volumes, rates, and costs for individual operations or 
processes using data from production files and activities and 
information collected from debriefings and lessons learned. They do not 
include analysis. Operational assessments report out on planned versus 
actual variances as they relate to budget, schedule, and workloads 
(production and training) and on meeting performance success criteria. 
Depending on the operation, they may include frequency distributions 
and standard demographic or address tables. Quality profiles are 
designed to provide the results from the quality assurance program for 
an operation. No additional data collection is required for the purpose 
of creating the operational assessments or the quality profiles. They 
are described here for the purpose of providing the complete scope of 
the Evaluations and Experiments operation.
    The evaluations and experiments performed during a census represent 
the initial plans for updating and improving the subsequent census. 
While testing continues throughout the decade, certain aspects can only 
be tested within a decennial census environment, as public awareness of 
the census and of the responsibility to respond is often a key factor 
of the test. Evaluations are designed to analyze, interpret, and 
synthesize the effectiveness and efficiencies of census components and 
their impact on data quality and coverage using data collected from 
census operations, processes, systems, and auxiliary data collections. 
Experiments provide quantitative or qualitative results for tests that 
occur during a decennial census. Since they occur in an environment of 
optimal census awareness, results simulate more closely to what 
experimental treatments would yield in a full production application. 
Experiments inform planning of future decennial censuses, so 2020 
Census experiments will focus on planning toward a 2030 Census.
    The table below shows the full set of planned evaluation efforts. 
Two assessments, seven evaluations, and six synthesis reports have 
recently been added to the planned list. The new assessments are Count 
Review Operational Assessment, and internet Self-Response: Mobile 
Questionnaire Assistance Assessment. In addition some of the Post-
Enumeration Survey assessments have been split into multiple 
assessments but will cover the same material. The new evaluations are: 
Evaluating the 2020 Census Communication Campaign: Census Mindset 
Measures Before and After the Campaign, 2020 Census Quantitative 
Testing, 2020 Census Tracking Survey, Investigating Digital Advertising 
and Online Self-Response, Matching 2019 Census Barrier, Attitudes, and 
Behaviors Study Survey Sample to 2020 Census, Comparing 2019 Census 
Test and 2020 Census Self-Respons Rates to Estimate ``Decennial 
Environment,''and Evaluating the Effect of the Decennial Census on 
Self-Response to the American Community Survey. In addition, six 
synthesis reports have been added. A synthesis report integrates 
component reports on a particular topic. The topics of the synthesis 
reports are: The Integrated Partnership and Communications Program, 
Undercount of Young Children, Response Rates and Behavior Analysis, 
Interviewer Data Collection, Address List Development, Administrative 
Records. These are described briefly in the table below and in more 
detail in the study plans that are included with this package of 
materials.
    For the purposes of fully defining the Evaluations and Experiments 
operation, specific assessments, evaluations, and experiments planned 
for the 2020 Census are documented in the table below. Some evaluations 
and experiments shown in italics are described within other OMB 
approval packages, as noted in the footnotes to the table.

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2020 Census Operational Assessments:
    Archiving Operational Assessment
    Census Questionnaire Assistance Operational Assessment
    Content and Forms Design Operational Assessment
    Count Question Resolution Operational Assessment
    Count Review Operational Assessment
    Coverage Improvement Operational Assessment
    Decennial Logistics Management--Logistics Management Support
     Operational Assessment
    Decennial Logistics Management--Space Acquisition and Lease
     Management Operational Assessment
    Decennial Service Center Operational Assessment
    Demographic Analysis Operational Assessment
    Enumeration at Transitory Locations Advance Contact Operational
     Assessment
    Enumeration at Transitory Locations Operational Assessment
    Evaluations and Experiments Operational Assessment
    Federally Affiliated Count Overseas Operational Assessment
    Field Infrastructure--Field Office Administration and Payroll
     Operational Assessment
    Field Infrastructure--Recruiting, Onboarding, and Training
     Operational Assessment
    Forms Printing and Distribution Operational Assessment
    Geographic Partnership Programs Operational Assessment
    Group Quarters Advance Contact Assessment Report
    Group Quarters Enumeration and Military Enumerations Assessment
    In-Field Address Canvassing Operational Assessment
    In-Office Address Canvassing Operational Assessment
    Integrated Partnership and Communications Contract Assessment
    Integrated Partnership and Communications Operational Assessment
    Research to Support the Integrated Partnership and Communications
     Program
    Internet Self-Response Operational Assessment

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    Internet Self-Response: Mobile Questionnaire Assistance Assessment
    Island Areas Censuses Operational Assessment
    Item Nonresponse Rates Assessment Study
    Language Services Operational Assessment
    Local Update of Census Addresses Operational Assessment
    Maritime Vessel Enumeration Report
    New Construction Operational Assessment
    Non-ID Operational Assessment
    Nonresponse Followup Operational Assessment
    Paper Data Capture Operational Assessment
    Post-Enumeration Survey Sampling and Estimation Operational
     Assessment
    Post-Enumeration Survey Field Operations Independent Listing
     Operational Assessment
    Post-Enumeration Survey Field Operations Initial Housing Unit
     Followup Operational Assessment
    Post-Enumeration Survey Field Operations Person Interview
     Operational Assessment
    Post-Enumeration Survey Field Operations Person Followup Operational
     Assessment
    Post-Enumeration Survey Field Operations Final Housing Unit Followup
     Operational Assessment
    Post-Enumeration Survey Matching Initial Housing Unit Matching
     Operational Assessment
    Post-Enumeration Survey Matching Person Matching Operational
     Assessment
    Post-Enumeration Survey Matching Final Housing Unit Matching
     Operational Assessment
    Redistricting Data Program Operational Assessment
    Response Processing Operational Assessment
    Response Rates Assessment Study
    Self-Response Quality Assurance Operational Assessment
    Service-Based Enumeration Assessment Report
    Systems and Applications in the 2020 Census (Security, Privacy, and
     Confidentiality)
    Update Enumerate Operational Assessment
    Update Leave Operational Assessment
2020 Census Quality Control (QC):
    Quality Control Study Plan for Listing Operations
    Quality Control Study Plan for Enumeration Operations
    Address Canvassing QC Results
    Update Leave QC Results
    Nonresponse Followup QC Results
    Person Interview QC Results
    Independent Listing QC Results
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  2020 Census evaluations and experiments     Additional data collected
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                Evaluations
Reengineered Address Canvassing............  Salted and suppressed
 Estimate certain types of errors     addresses within Address
 that can occur during In-Field Address       Canvassing: same burden
 Canvassing. Investigate effectiveness of     estimate because listers
 In-Office Address Canvassing and             should delete incorrect
 Interactive Review. Compare costs of         addresses (which does not
 reengineered Address Canvassing to 100       involve contact) and add
 percent In-Field Address Canvassing..        missing addresses (which
 Evaluate In-Field Address            is the same burden as for
 Canvassing listers by including false        valid addresses).
 addresses (salting) and suppressing a
 sample of valid addresses..
 Evaluate In-Office and In-Field
 Address Canvassing using Post-Enumeration
 Survey listing results.\1\.
Administrative Record Dual-System            None.
 Estimation.
Determine whether dual system estimates
 could be generated without conducting an
 independent post-enumeration survey, using
 Administrative Records..
Evaluating Privacy and Confidentiality       NA.
 Concerns \2\.
Capture respondents' concerns about privacy
 and confidentiality during the census,
 particularly with respect to the internet
 response option and administrative records
 use in a census environment..
The Undercount of Young Children: A          NA.
 Qualitative Evaluation of Census Materials
 and Operations 2, 3.
Conduct focus groups and cognitive
 interviews to identify where existing
 roster questions and procedures are
 failing and how to improve them..
Research on Hard to Count Populations: Non-  NA.
 English Speakers and Complex Household
 Residents, including Undercount of
 Children Research \2\.
Assess NRFU interviews in areas associated
 with potential undercoverage and non-
 English speaking households. In addition,
 administer a specialized enumerator
 training module to a sample of Spanish-
 speaking bilingual enumerators to evaluate
 its impact..
Analysis of Census Internet Self-Response    None.
 Paradata by Language.
Examine 2020 Census web paradata and assess
 by language..
Group Quarters Advance Contact: Refining     NA.
 Classification of College or University
 Student Housing \2\.
Explore whether refined classification used
 in the 2020 Census results in more
 accurately identifying privately owned
 college housing..
Evaluating the 2020 Census Communications    Opinion data; multiple
 Campaign: Census Mindset Measures Before     waves of collection.
 and After the Campaign \4\.
Gauge whether the portion of the population
 with mindsets less inclined to participate
 in the census shrank over the course of
 the campaign while the portion of the
 population with mindsets more inclined to
 participate grew larger..
2020 Census Quantitative Copy Testing \4\..  Awareness and comprehension
Test whether 2020 Census television and       data across multiple
 radio advertisements perform better than     treatments.
 control ads that do not mention the 2020
 Census on factors including message
 recall, message comprehension, ad
 likability and enjoyability, behavioral
 intention to respond to the census, and
 the Census Bureau's corporate image..

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2020 Census Tracking Survey \4\............  Opinion data; monthly then
Track US public sentiment concerning          daily collections.
 matters that may bear upon 2020 Census
 participation to examine how attitudes and
 perceptions change during the census
 measurement period (mid-March through May
 2020).
Investigating Digital Advertising and        None.
 Online Self-Response.
Investigate the relationship between
 digital advertising materials and online
 self-response by analyzing ISR paradata..
Matching 2018 Census Barriers, Attitudes,    None.
 and Behaviors Study Survey Sample to 2020
 Census.
Match the 2018 Census Barriers, Attitudes,
 and Motivators Study (CBAMS) survey sample
 addresses to 2020 Census addresses to
 evaluate (1) how well survey respondents'
 intended response behaviors align with
 actual response behaviors, (2) the
 characteristics of non-responding CBAMS
 households..
Comparing 2019 Census Test and 2020 Census   None.
 Self-Response Rates to Estimate
 ``Decennial Environment''.
Matching 2019 Census Test data to 2020
 Census data to compare self-response
 behavior with and without the decennial
 environment..
Evaluating the Effect of the Decennial       None.
 Census on Self-Response to the American
 Community Survey.
Assess of the impact of the decennial
 census communications campaign on
 garnering self-response from members of
 the public for the American Community
 Survey. Analyze the self-response trends
 for the American Community Survey to
 assess the extent to which the changes in
 the data collection environment during the
 decennial census affect other self-
 response data collection efforts
 undertaken by the Census Bureau..
                Experiments
Extending the Census Environment to the      None.
 Mailing Materials.
Test effect on self-response rates of
 wearable, nonmonetary mailing inserts that
 promote the 2020 Census as well as mailing
 materials that incorporate elements and
 images developed by the 2020 Census
 communications campaign. In addition, test
 the use of an every door direct mail piece
 and comparing two different every door
 direct mail pieces for the effect on self-
 response rates..
Optimization of Self-Response in the 2020    None.
 Census Experiment.
Evaluate impacts of the mailing strategy
 and the influence of the internet response
 option by (1) mailing a sample of housing
 units a modified version of 2010 Census
 materials with no promotion of the
 internet response option on a schedule
 that resembles what occurred during the
 2010 Census, (2) mailing another sample of
 housing units a modified version of the
 2020 Census materials with no promotion of
 the internet response option, (3)
 switching the planned mail contact
 strategy between internet choice and
 internet first for another sample of
 housing units. In addition, test the
 effectiveness of communications and
 partnership activities by not mailing and
 2020 Census materials to a sample of
 households..
Real-Time 2020 Census Administrative Record  None.
 Census Simulation.
Compare person-level, housing unit-level,
 and hybrid approaches to conducting an
 administrative record census..
             Synthesis Reports
Integrated Partnership and Communications    None.
 Evaluation Synthesis Report.
Undercount of Young Children...............  None.
Response Rates and Behavior Analysis.......  None.
Interviewer Data Collection................  None.
Address List Development...................  None.
Administrative Records.....................  None.
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1. 2020 Census Post-Enumeration Survey Independent Listing Operation
  (OMB approval #0607-1009).
2. Generic Clearance for Census Bureau Field Tests and Evaluations (OMB
  approval #0607-0971).
3. Generic Clearance for Questionnaire Pretesting Research (OMB approval
  #0607-0725).
4. Generic Clearance for Testing (OMB approval #0607-0978).

    Affected Public: Individuals or Households.
    Frequency: Once every 10 years.
    Respondent's Obligation: Mandatory.
    Legal Authority: Title 13, United States Code, Section 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, identified by Docket number OMB-2018-0004, may be submitted 
to the Federal e-Rulemaking portal: https://www.regulations.gov within 
30 days of publication of this notice. All comments received are part 
of the public record and will be posted to http://www.regulations.gov 
for public viewing. 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.

Sheleen Dumas,
Department PRA Clearance Officer, Office of the Chief Information 
Officer, Commerce Department.
[FR Doc. 2020-01945 Filed 1-31-20; 8:45 am]
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