Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Current Population Survey (CPS) Voting and Registration Supplement, 14632-14633 [2020-05191]

Download as PDF jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES 14632 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 50 / Friday, March 13, 2020 / Notices contact for verification of the information. The information collected via the AES is used by the U.S. Federal Government and the private sector. The data collected from the AES serves as the official record of export transactions. The mandatory use of the AES enables the Federal Government to produce more complete, accurate and timely export statistics. The Census Bureau delegated the authority to enforce the FTR to the BIS’s Office of Export Enforcement along with the DHS’s U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and Homeland Security Investigations (HSI). The mandatory use of the AES also facilitates the enforcement of the EAR for the detection and prevention of exports of national security sensitive commodities to unauthorized destinations by the BIS and the CBP; the International Traffic in Arms Regulations by the U.S. Department of State for the exports of defense articles; the validation of the Kimberly Process Certificate for the exports of rough diamonds; and regulations pertaining to other federal agencies export requirements. (i.e. Environmental Protection Agency, Drug Enforcement Agency, etc.) Other Federal agencies use these data to develop the components of the merchandise trade figures used in the calculations for the balance of payments and Gross Domestic Product accounts to evaluate the effects of the value of U.S. exports; to plan and examine export promotion programs and agricultural development and assistance programs; and to prepare for and assist in trade negotiations under the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade. Collection of these data also eliminates the need for conducting additional surveys for the collection of information as the AES shows the relationship of the parties to the export transaction (as required by the Bureau of Economic Analysis). The Bureau of Labor Statistics also use these AES data as a source for developing the export price index and by the U.S. Department of Transportation for administering the negotiation of reciprocal arrangements for transportation facilities between the U.S. and other countries. Additionally, a collaborative effort amongst the Census Bureau, the National Governors’ Association and other data users resulted in the development of export statistics requiring the state of origin to be reported on the AES. This information enables state governments to focus activities and resources on fostering the exports of goods that originate in their states. VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:16 Mar 12, 2020 Jkt 250001 Export statistics collected from the AES aid private sector companies, financial institutions, and transportation entities in conducting market analysis and market penetration studies for the development of new markets and market-share strategies. Port authorities, steamship lines, airlines, aircraft manufacturers, and air transport associations use these data for measuring the volume and effect of air or vessel shipments and the need for additional or new types of facilities. The International Trade Administration relies heavily on the preliminary import statistics of steel mill products provided by the Census Bureau. In 1999, as a part of the federal government’s steel initiative, the Department of Commerce was instructed by the White House administration to monitor steel imports so that industry could monitor trends and take appropriate action. Currently, the steel industry faces a similar situation further necessitating the preliminary publication of these statistics. The early release of preliminary statistics on steel mill imports provides the public with an early warning of any potential shifts in trade patterns in this important industry. A variety of parties, including government officials and the public with an interest in imports of steel products continue to use this monitoring system heavily. The importer of record or its licensed customs broker file electronic entry summaries through the ACE, and file paper import entry summaries (CBP– 7501) or paper records of vessel foreign repair or equipment purchase (CBP– 226) directly with CBP in accordance with 19 CFR parts 1–199. The FTR, subpart F addresses the general requirements for filing import entries with CBP in the ACE in accordance with 19 CFR, which is the source of the import data on steel mill products. Affected Public: Business or other forprofit. Frequency: On occasion. Respondent’s Obligation: Mandatory. Legal Authority: Title 13 United States Code, Chapter 9, Section 301. This information collection request may be viewed at www.reginfo.gov. Follow the instructions to view Department of Commerce collections currently under review by OMB. Written comments and recommendations for the proposed information collection should be sent within 30 days of publication of this PO 00000 Frm 00004 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 notice to OIRA_Submission@ omb.eop.gov or fax to (202) 395–5806. Sheleen Dumas, Department PRA Clearance Officer, Office of the Chief Information Officer, Commerce Department. [FR Doc. 2020–05192 Filed 3–12–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–07–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Census Bureau Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Current Population Survey (CPS) Voting and Registration Supplement Census Bureau, Commerce. Notice. AGENCY: ACTION: 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. The information to be collected is the Voting and Registration Supplement, collected in conjunction with the Current Population Survey (CPS). DATES: To ensure consideration, written comments must be submitted on or before May 12, 2020. ADDRESSES: Direct all written comments to Lisa A. Clement, Survey Director, Current Population and American Time Use Surveys, U.S. Census Bureau, 4600 Silver Hill Road, ADDP/CPS HQ– 7H141, Washington, DC 20233 (or via the internet at PRAcomments@doc.gov). You may also submit comments, identified by Docket Number USBC– 2019–0019, to the Federal e-Rulemaking Portal: http://www.regulations.gov. All comments received are part of the public record. No comments will be posted to http://www.regulations.gov for public viewing until after the comment period has closed. Comments will generally be posted without change. All Personally Identifiable Information (for example, name and address) voluntarily submitted by the commenter may be publicly accessible. Do not submit Confidential Business Information or otherwise sensitive or protected information. You may submit attachments to electronic comments in Microsoft Word, Excel, or Adobe PDF file formats. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information or copies of the information collection instrument(s) and instructions should SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\13MRN1.SGM 13MRN1 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 50 / Friday, March 13, 2020 / Notices be directed to Tim J. Marshall, U.S. Census Bureau, ADDP/CPS HQ–7H143, Washington, DC 20233–8400, (301) 763– 3806 (or via the internet at dsd.cps@ census.gov). SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Abstract The Census Bureau plans to request clearance from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for the collection of data concerning the Voting and Registration Supplement to be conducted in conjunction with the November 2020 CPS. The Census Bureau sponsors the supplement questions, which have been previously collected in November biennially since 1964. The current clearance expired August 31, 2019. This survey has provided statistical information for tracking historical trends of voter and nonvoter characteristics in each Presidential or Congressional election since 1964. The data collected from the November supplement relates demographic characteristics (age, sex, race, education, occupation, and income) to voting and nonvoting behavior. The November CPS supplement is the only federal survey that provides a comprehensive set of voter and nonvoter characteristics. Federal, state, and local election officials use these data to formulate policies relating to the voting and registration process. Academic researchers, political party committees, think tanks, and other private organizations also use the voting and registration data. jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES II. Method of Collection The voting and registration information will be collected by both personal visit and telephone interviews in conjunction with the November CPS interviewing. All interviews are conducted using computer-assisted interviewing. III. Data OMB Control Number: 0607–0466. Form Number(s): There are no paper forms. We conduct all interviews using computers. Type of Review: Regular submission. Affected Public: Households. Estimated Number of Respondents: 52,000. Estimated Time per Response: 1.5 minutes. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 1300. Estimated Total Annual Cost to Public: $0 (This is not the cost of respondents’ time, but the indirect costs respondents may incur for such things as purchases of specialized software or VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:16 Mar 12, 2020 Jkt 250001 hardware needed to report, or expenditures for accounting or records maintenance services required by the collection.) Respondent’s Obligation: Voluntary. Legal Authority: Title 13, United States Code, Section 182; and Title 29, United States Code, Section 1. 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, Department PRA Clearance Officer, Office of the Chief Information Officer, Commerce Department. [FR Doc. 2020–05191 Filed 3–12–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–07–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Census Bureau Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; 2020 New York City Housing and Vacancy Survey Census Bureau, Commerce. Notice. AGENCY: ACTION: 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 the proposed reinstatement, with change, of the 2020 New York City Housing and Vacancy Survey, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. DATES: To ensure consideration, written comments must be submitted on or before May 12, 2020. ADDRESSES: Direct all written comments to Tamara Cole, Survey Director, U.S. Census Bureau, 4600 Silver Hill Road, Room 8H181, Washington, DC 20233 (or SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00005 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 14633 via the internet at PRAcomments@ doc.gov). You may also submit comments, identified by Docket Number USBC–2019–0007, to the Federal eRulemaking 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 Tamara Cole, US Census Bureau, Room 8H181, Washington, DC 20233–8500; phone 301–763–4665; email Tamara.A.Cole@census.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION I. Abstract The New York City Housing and Vacancy Survey (NYCHVS) is sponsored by the New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development and is conducted approximately every three years. The Census Bureau has conducted the survey for the City since 1962. The primary purpose of the survey is to measure the net rental vacancy rate, and describe the supply, condition, and continued need for rent control and rent stabilization. NYCHVS survey data are also used by policymakers, advocates, and researchers to inform policy and analyze housing costs and conditions in the City. Detailed data from the survey cover many characteristics of the City’s housing market, including characteristics of the City’s population, households, housing stock, and neighborhoods. Data collected about each person in the household include housing costs and burden, income and employment, and key demographics, including membership in protected classes. On the household level, the NYCHVS collects data including total housing costs and income, public assistance, healthcare and childcare costs, and residential history. Data on the City’s housing stock include building and unit quality and condition, E:\FR\FM\13MRN1.SGM 13MRN1

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[Federal Register Volume 85, Number 50 (Friday, March 13, 2020)]
[Notices]
[Pages 14632-14633]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2020-05191]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

Census Bureau


Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Current 
Population Survey (CPS) Voting and Registration Supplement

AGENCY: 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. The information to be collected is the 
Voting and Registration Supplement, collected in conjunction with the 
Current Population Survey (CPS).

DATES: To ensure consideration, written comments must be submitted on 
or before May 12, 2020.

ADDRESSES: Direct all written comments to Lisa A. Clement, Survey 
Director, Current Population and American Time Use Surveys, U.S. Census 
Bureau, 4600 Silver Hill Road, ADDP/CPS HQ-7H141, Washington, DC 20233 
(or via the internet at [email protected]). You may also submit 
comments, identified by Docket Number USBC-2019-0019, to the Federal e-
Rulemaking Portal: http://www.regulations.gov. All comments received 
are part of the public record. No comments will be posted to http://www.regulations.gov for public viewing until after the comment period 
has closed. Comments will generally be posted without change. All 
Personally Identifiable Information (for example, name and address) 
voluntarily submitted by the commenter may be publicly accessible. Do 
not submit Confidential Business Information or otherwise sensitive or 
protected information. You may submit attachments to electronic 
comments in Microsoft Word, Excel, or Adobe PDF file formats.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information or 
copies of the information collection instrument(s) and instructions 
should

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be directed to Tim J. Marshall, U.S. Census Bureau, ADDP/CPS HQ-7H143, 
Washington, DC 20233-8400, (301) 763-3806 (or via the internet at 
[email protected]).

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. Abstract

    The Census Bureau plans to request clearance from the Office of 
Management and Budget (OMB) for the collection of data concerning the 
Voting and Registration Supplement to be conducted in conjunction with 
the November 2020 CPS. The Census Bureau sponsors the supplement 
questions, which have been previously collected in November biennially 
since 1964. The current clearance expired August 31, 2019.
    This survey has provided statistical information for tracking 
historical trends of voter and nonvoter characteristics in each 
Presidential or Congressional election since 1964. The data collected 
from the November supplement relates demographic characteristics (age, 
sex, race, education, occupation, and income) to voting and nonvoting 
behavior. The November CPS supplement is the only federal survey that 
provides a comprehensive set of voter and nonvoter characteristics. 
Federal, state, and local election officials use these data to 
formulate policies relating to the voting and registration process. 
Academic researchers, political party committees, think tanks, and 
other private organizations also use the voting and registration data.

II. Method of Collection

    The voting and registration information will be collected by both 
personal visit and telephone interviews in conjunction with the 
November CPS interviewing. All interviews are conducted using computer-
assisted interviewing.

III. Data

    OMB Control Number: 0607-0466.
    Form Number(s): There are no paper forms. We conduct all interviews 
using computers.
    Type of Review: Regular submission.
    Affected Public: Households.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 52,000.
    Estimated Time per Response: 1.5 minutes.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 1300.
    Estimated Total Annual Cost to Public: $0 (This is not the cost of 
respondents' time, but the indirect costs respondents may incur for 
such things as purchases of specialized software or hardware needed to 
report, or expenditures for accounting or records maintenance services 
required by the collection.)
    Respondent's Obligation: Voluntary.
    Legal Authority: Title 13, United States Code, Section 182; and 
Title 29, United States Code, Section 1.

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,
Department PRA Clearance Officer, Office of the Chief Information 
Officer, Commerce Department.
[FR Doc. 2020-05191 Filed 3-12-20; 8:45 am]
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