Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; State and Local Government Finance and Public Employment and Payroll Forms, 20240-20242 [2020-07590]

Download as PDF 20240 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 70 / Friday, April 10, 2020 / Notices beliefs, exclude from participation in, deny the benefits of, or subject to discrimination any person in the United States under any program or activity conducted by the USDA. How To File a Complaint of Discrimination To file a complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, which may be accessed online at http:// www.ocio.usda.gov/sites/default/files/ docs/2012/Complain_combined_6_8_ 12.pdf, or write a letter signed by you or your authorized representative. Send your completed complaint form or letter to USDA by mail, fax, or email. Mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Director, Office of Adjudication, 1400 Independence Avenue SW, Washington, DC 20250–9410. Fax: (202) 690–7442, Email: program.intake@usda.gov. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means for communication (Braille, large print, audiotape, etc.) should contact USDA’s TARGET Center at (202) 720–2600 (voice and TDD). Done at Washington, DC, on April 6, 2020. Mary Lowe, U.S. Manager for Codex Alimentarius. [FR Doc. 2020–07538 Filed 4–9–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Rural Utilities Service Broadband Pilot (ReConnect) Program Rural Utilities Service, USDA. Notification. AGENCY: ACTION: On December 12, 2019, the Rural Utilities Service (RUS), a Rural Development agency of the United States Department of Agriculture, hereinafter referred to as the Agency, published a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) and solicitation of applications for the Broadband Pilot (ReConnect) Program in the Federal Register. On March 31, 2020, the Agency published a Notice in the Federal Register to extend the application window to April 15, 2020. This notice supplements the prior notice of March 31, 2020, and informs the public that the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) provides an additional $100 million for ReConnect grants to prevent, prepare for, and respond to coronavirus. lotter on DSKBCFDHB2PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: DATES: This policy is effective April 10, 2020. VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:00 Apr 09, 2020 Jkt 250001 FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Laurel Leverrier, Acting Assistant Administrator Telecommunications Program, Rural Utilities Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), email: laurel.leverrier@wdc.usda.gov, telephone (202) 720–9554. For general inquiries regarding the ReConnect Program Staff at https://www.usda.gov/ reconnect/contact-us. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background The Rural Utilities Service (RUS) published a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) and solicitation of applications in the Federal Register on Thursday, December 12, 2019 (84 FR 67913), announcing its general policy and application procedures for funding under the broadband pilot program (ReConnect Program) established pursuant to the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2018 (which became law on February 15, 2019). The ReConnect Program provides loans, grants, and loan/grant combinations to facilitate broadband deployment in rural areas. On Monday, March 30, 2020, the Agency published a notice in the Federal Register amending the FOA for the second round of the ReConnect Program to inform the public of an extension of the application window until April 15, 2020 (85 FR 17530). Purpose of This Notice On March 27, 2020, President Trump signed into law the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act). Section 11004 of the CARES Act provides an additional $100,000,000 for grants under the ReConnect Program to prevent, prepare for, and respond to the coronavirus. The additional funding remains available until September 30, 2021. The Agency will establish a set-aside for the $100 million for priority processing for applicants that submitted a 100% grant application during the first round of funding. For the application to be eligible for priority processing, the round one application must have been unsuccessful due to there being limited access to broadband in the proposed service area. Applicants are required to reapply during the second round of funding, which closes on April 15, 2020. The application must be for the same service area proposed by the applicant in the first round of funding to receive the prioritization, and the application must meet all other eligibility requirements. Applications already submitted during the second round of funding that meet these requirements will receive the priority consideration. The CARES Act also PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 requires that at least 90 percent of the households to be served by a project receiving a grant shall be in a rural area without sufficient access to broadband. The CARES Act defines a rural area without sufficient access to broadband as 10 Mbps downstream and 1 Mbps upstream. This definition will be reevaluated and redefined, as necessary, on an annual basis by the Secretary of Agriculture. In accordance with the CARES Act, an entity to which a grant is made under the ReConnect Program shall not use a grant to overbuild or duplicate broadband expansion efforts made by any entity that has received a broadband loan from the Agency. Chad Rupe, Administrator, Rural Utilities Service. [FR Doc. 2020–07741 Filed 4–8–20; 4:15 pm] BILLING CODE P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Census Bureau Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; State and Local Government Finance and Public Employment and Payroll Forms 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: State and Local Government Finance and Public Employment and Payroll Forms. OMB Control Number: 0607–0585. Form Number(s): E–1, E–2, E–3, E–4, E–5, E–6, E–7, E–8, E–9, E–10, F–5, F– 11, F–12, F–13, F–28, F–29, F–32. Type of Request: Revision of a currently approved collection. Number of Respondents: 73,508. Average Hours per Response: 1.69 hours. Burden Hours: 123,999. Needs and Uses: The Census of Governments—Finance and its related Annual Surveys of State and Local Government Finances are comprised of the Annual Survey of State Government Finances, Annual Survey of Local Government Finances, Annual Survey of State Tax Collections and Annual Survey of Public Pensions. These surveys collect data on state government finances; estimates of local government revenue, expenditure, debt, and assets; and pension systems nationally and within state areas. The Census of Governments—Employment and E:\FR\FM\10APN1.SGM 10APN1 lotter on DSKBCFDHB2PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 70 / Friday, April 10, 2020 / Notices Annual Survey of Public Employment and Payroll collect state and local government data on full-time and parttime employment, and payroll statistics by governmental function. The Census Bureau implements these programs through a full census every five years (years ending in ‘2’ and ‘7’), every five years since 1957, and the annual sample of state and local governments in the intervening years, with a new sample selected every five years (years ending in ‘4’ and ‘9’). Content on the census and annual surveys is the same, the only difference is the number of governmental units selected. This clearance and all future clearances will combine all Census of Governments programs and their related Annual programs, which were previously submitted separately. The Census Bureau is requesting approval to conduct the 2020 and 2021 Annual Surveys of State and Local Government Finances, Annual Survey of Public Employment and Payroll and the 2022 Census of Governments— Finance and Employment. These programs are the only comprehensive source of state and local government finance, employment, and payroll data collected on a nationwide scale using uniform definitions, concepts, and procedures. Data are collected for all agencies, departments, and school districts, institutions of the fifty state and approximate 90,000 local governments (counties, municipalities, townships, and special districts) during the census years, and for a sample of the local governments (approximately 11,000) for the survey years. An additional 13,000 units of school districts for local government finance are covered in a separate request. The programs covered by this request have moved towards eliminating collection by paper form as much as, and when possible. Throughout this submission, the word ‘‘form’’ refers to the digital version of the form accessed by respondents using our online collection instrument rather than a paper form. The only exception to this is the F–13 form, which is sent via email with a fillable PDF because the small number (50) of respondents did not justify the cost of converting it to an electronic form. Below is a short description of the forms utilized for data collection. Each form is tailored to the unique characteristics of the type and size of government or government agency to be surveyed. The E series of forms are used in the Public Employment and Payroll collection and the F series of forms are used in the State and Local Government Finance collection: VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:00 Apr 09, 2020 Jkt 250001 E–1 State Agencies—State agencies, excluding state colleges and universities. E–2 State Institutions of Higher Education—State institutions of higher education colleges and universities. E–3 Special Districts and Local Agencies—Dependent agencies of local governments and single function special district governments. E–4 Municipalities, Counties, Townships—County governments, municipalities, and township governments with a population of 1,000 or more. E–5 Municipalities and Townships—Shortened version of the E–4 form for municipalities and townships with a population of <1,000. E–6 School Systems—Local government operated institutions of education, elementary & secondary education and/or college & other postsecondary education. E–7 Major Special Districts and Agencies—Multifunction dependent agencies and fire protection agencies for local governments, and multifunction special district governments. E–8 Elementary and Secondary Education—Local government operated institutions of elementary and secondary education. E–9 Police Protection Agencies— State and local government police protection agencies. E–10 College and Other Postsecondary Education—Local government operated institutions of higher education. F–5 State governments provide detailed data on their tax collections using a spreadsheet that they receive via email and that includes the OMB approval number, authority and confidentiality statements, and burden estimate. F–11, F–12 State and local government pension systems provide data via electronic collection instrument on their receipts, payments, assets, membership, and beneficiaries. F–13 State agencies provide data not included in the audits, electronic files and other primary sources the Census Bureau uses to compile state government financial data via a fillable PDF that they receive via email that includes the OMB approval number, authority and confidentiality statements. Form F–13 is used to collect data from state insurance trust systems. F–28 Counties, cities, and townships provide data via electronic collection instrument on revenues, expenditures, debt, and assets. F–29 Multi-function special district governments provide data via electronic PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 20241 collection instrument on revenues, expenditures, debt, and assets. F–32 Single-function special district governments and dependent agencies of local governments provide data via electronic collection instrument on revenues, expenditures, debt and assets. In addition to the above collection methods, the Census Bureau also collects electronic data files through arrangements with state governments, central collection arrangements with local governments, and using customized electronic reporting instruments. The Census of Governments-Finance and its related Annual Surveys of State and Local Government Finances, provide data on state government finances and estimates of local government revenue, expenditure, debt, assets, and pension systems nationally and within state areas. The Census of Governments- Employment and Annual Survey of Public Employment and Payroll provide data on state and local government employment and payroll in the United States. Census Bureau staff apply a standard set of criteria while classifying government activity in order to provide a complete and uniform set of data on the finance and employment activities of governments in the United States. These data are widely used by Federal, state, and local legislators, policy makers, analysts, economists, and researchers to follow the changing characteristics of the government sector of the economy. The data are also widely used by the media and academia. Statistics compiled from data gathered using these forms are used in several important Federal government programs. Economists at the Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) use these statistics for developing the National Income and Product Accounts. According to the Chief Economist of BEA, BEA uses the information from these surveys to prepare the national income and product accounts (NIPA), regional accounts, and industry accounts. The data obtained from these forms are critical to BEA for maintaining reliable estimates. Specifically, BEA uses national, state, local, and type-ofgovernment aggregate data by function for full-time and part-time employees, and payroll to prepare estimates of functional payrolls for the public sector of the gross domestic product (GDP) as well as to derive state-level estimates of the employment and wages and salaries of students and their spouses who are employed by public institutions of higher education in which the students are enrolled. There is no other national E:\FR\FM\10APN1.SGM 10APN1 lotter on DSKBCFDHB2PROD with NOTICES 20242 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 70 / Friday, April 10, 2020 / Notices or state source for information on student workers at state institutions of higher education. The Federal Reserve Board use these finance data for constructing the Flow of Funds Accounts. Additionally, the state and local government finance data are also needed as inputs into the Criminal Justice Expenditure and Employment Extract Series (CJEE), produced by the Bureau of Justice Statistics, and the National Health Expenditure Accounts produced by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. The data are also published annually in the Digest of Education Statistics produced by National Center for Education Statistics, the Economic Report of the President produced by the Council of Economic Advisors, and the source data are used as input into the State and Local Governments Fiscal Outlook published by the Government Accountability Office. In addition, the data are used by the National Science Foundation as inputs into the State government R&D expenditures. Public interest groups of many types produce analyses of public sector activities using these data in addition to user organizations representing state and local government include the Council of State Governments, the National Conference of State Legislatures, Government Research Association, U.S. Conference of Mayors, National Association of Counties, National League of Cities, and the National Association of Towns and Townships. Other data users such as the National School Boards Association and the National Sheriffs Association also use these data for more specific analyses of government activities. State and local government financial information has continued to garner significant media attention and policy coverage as they provide insight into the complex nature and fiscal health of state and local government finances. Affected Public: State & local governments. Frequency: Annually. Respondent’s Obligation: Voluntary. Legal Authority: Title 13, Section 161, of the United States Code requires the Secretary of Commerce to conduct a census of governments every fifth year. Section 182 allows the Secretary of Commerce to conduct annual surveys in other years. 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 VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:00 Apr 09, 2020 Jkt 250001 information collection should be submitted within 30 days of the publication of this notice on the following website www.reginfo.gov/ public/do/PRAMain. Find this particular information collection by selecting ‘‘Currently under 30-day Review—Open for Public Comments’’ or by using the search function and entering either the title of the collection or the OMB Control Number 0607–0585. Sheleen Dumas, Department PRA Clearance Officer, Office of the Chief Information Officer, Commerce Department. [FR Doc. 2020–07590 Filed 4–9–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–07–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Bureau of Industry and Security Sensors and Instrumentation Technical Advisory Committee; Notice of Partially Closed Meeting; Revised— Time Change The Sensors and Instrumentation Technical Advisory Committee (SITAC) will meet on April 28, 2020, at 11:30 a.m., Eastern Daylight Time. The meeting is open to the public via teleconference. The Committee advises the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Export Administration on technical questions that affect the level of export controls applicable to sensors and instrumentation equipment and technology. Agenda Open Session 1. Welcome and Introductions. 2. Remarks from the Bureau of Industry and Security Management. 3. Industry Presentations. 4. New Business. Closed Session 5. Discussion of matters determined to be exempt from the provisions relating to public meetings found in 5 U.S.C. app. 2 §§ 10(a)(1) and 10(a)(3). The open session will be accessible via teleconference on a first come, first serve basis. To join the conference, submit inquiries to Ms. Yvette Springer at Yvette.Springer@bis.doc.gov, no later than April 21, 2020. A limited number of seats will be available during the public session of the meeting. Reservations are not accepted. To the extent that time permits, members of the public may present oral statements to the Committee. The public may submit written statements at any time before or after the meeting. However, to facilitate PO 00000 Frm 00004 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 distribution of public presentation materials to the Committee members, the Committee suggests that the materials be forwarded before the meeting to Ms. Springer. The Assistant Secretary for Administration, with the concurrence of the General Counsel, formally determined on October 10, 2019 pursuant to Section 10(d) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, as amended (5 U.S.C. app. 2 § 10(d), that the portion of this meeting dealing with pre-decisional changes to the Commerce Control List and U.S. export control policies shall be exempt from the provisions relating to public meetings found in 5 U.S.C. app. 2 §§ 10(a)(1) and 10(a)(3). The remaining portions of the meeting will be open to the public. For more information contact Yvette Springer on (202) 482–2813. Yvette Springer, Committee Liaison Officer. [FR Doc. 2020–07563 Filed 4–9–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–JT–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–570–863] Honey From the People’s Republic of China: Rescission of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2018– 2019 Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) is rescinding the administrative review of the antidumping duty (AD) order on honey from the People’s Republic of China (China) for the period of review (POR) December 1, 2018 through November 30, 2019. DATES: Applicable April 10, 2020. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jasun Moy, AD/CVD Operations, Office V, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482–8194. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: AGENCY: Background On December 6, 2019, Commerce published in the Federal Register a notice of opportunity to request an administrative review of the AD order on honey from China.1 On February 6, 1 See Antidumping or Countervailing Duty Order, Finding, or Suspended Investigation; Opportunity E:\FR\FM\10APN1.SGM 10APN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

 Census Bureau


Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB 
Review; Comment Request; State and Local Government Finance and Public 
Employment and Payroll Forms

    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: State and Local Government Finance and Public Employment and 
Payroll Forms.
    OMB Control Number: 0607-0585.
    Form Number(s): E-1, E-2, E-3, E-4, E-5, E-6, E-7, E-8, E-9, E-10, 
F-5, F-11, F-12, F-13, F-28, F-29, F-32.
    Type of Request: Revision of a currently approved collection.
    Number of Respondents: 73,508.
    Average Hours per Response: 1.69 hours.
    Burden Hours: 123,999.
    Needs and Uses: The Census of Governments--Finance and its related 
Annual Surveys of State and Local Government Finances are comprised of 
the Annual Survey of State Government Finances, Annual Survey of Local 
Government Finances, Annual Survey of State Tax Collections and Annual 
Survey of Public Pensions. These surveys collect data on state 
government finances; estimates of local government revenue, 
expenditure, debt, and assets; and pension systems nationally and 
within state areas. The Census of Governments--Employment and

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Annual Survey of Public Employment and Payroll collect state and local 
government data on full-time and part-time employment, and payroll 
statistics by governmental function. The Census Bureau implements these 
programs through a full census every five years (years ending in `2' 
and `7'), every five years since 1957, and the annual sample of state 
and local governments in the intervening years, with a new sample 
selected every five years (years ending in `4' and `9'). Content on the 
census and annual surveys is the same, the only difference is the 
number of governmental units selected. This clearance and all future 
clearances will combine all Census of Governments programs and their 
related Annual programs, which were previously submitted separately.
    The Census Bureau is requesting approval to conduct the 2020 and 
2021 Annual Surveys of State and Local Government Finances, Annual 
Survey of Public Employment and Payroll and the 2022 Census of 
Governments--Finance and Employment. These programs are the only 
comprehensive source of state and local government finance, employment, 
and payroll data collected on a nationwide scale using uniform 
definitions, concepts, and procedures. Data are collected for all 
agencies, departments, and school districts, institutions of the fifty 
state and approximate 90,000 local governments (counties, 
municipalities, townships, and special districts) during the census 
years, and for a sample of the local governments (approximately 11,000) 
for the survey years.
    An additional 13,000 units of school districts for local government 
finance are covered in a separate request.
    The programs covered by this request have moved towards eliminating 
collection by paper form as much as, and when possible. Throughout this 
submission, the word ``form'' refers to the digital version of the form 
accessed by respondents using our online collection instrument rather 
than a paper form. The only exception to this is the F-13 form, which 
is sent via email with a fillable PDF because the small number (50) of 
respondents did not justify the cost of converting it to an electronic 
form. Below is a short description of the forms utilized for data 
collection. Each form is tailored to the unique characteristics of the 
type and size of government or government agency to be surveyed. The E 
series of forms are used in the Public Employment and Payroll 
collection and the F series of forms are used in the State and Local 
Government Finance collection:
    E-1 State Agencies--State agencies, excluding state colleges and 
universities.
    E-2 State Institutions of Higher Education--State institutions of 
higher education colleges and universities.
    E-3 Special Districts and Local Agencies--Dependent agencies of 
local governments and single function special district governments.
    E-4 Municipalities, Counties, Townships--County governments, 
municipalities, and township governments with a population of 1,000 or 
more.
    E-5 Municipalities and Townships--Shortened version of the E-4 form 
for municipalities and townships with a population of <1,000.
    E-6 School Systems--Local government operated institutions of 
education, elementary & secondary education and/or college & other 
postsecondary education.
    E-7 Major Special Districts and Agencies--Multifunction dependent 
agencies and fire protection agencies for local governments, and 
multifunction special district governments.
    E-8 Elementary and Secondary Education--Local government operated 
institutions of elementary and secondary education.
    E-9 Police Protection Agencies--State and local government police 
protection agencies.
    E-10 College and Other Postsecondary Education--Local government 
operated institutions of higher education.
    F-5 State governments provide detailed data on their tax 
collections using a spreadsheet that they receive via email and that 
includes the OMB approval number, authority and confidentiality 
statements, and burden estimate.
    F-11, F-12 State and local government pension systems provide data 
via electronic collection instrument on their receipts, payments, 
assets, membership, and beneficiaries.
    F-13 State agencies provide data not included in the audits, 
electronic files and other primary sources the Census Bureau uses to 
compile state government financial data via a fillable PDF that they 
receive via email that includes the OMB approval number, authority and 
confidentiality statements. Form F-13 is used to collect data from 
state insurance trust systems.
    F-28 Counties, cities, and townships provide data via electronic 
collection instrument on revenues, expenditures, debt, and assets.
    F-29 Multi-function special district governments provide data via 
electronic collection instrument on revenues, expenditures, debt, and 
assets.
    F-32 Single-function special district governments and dependent 
agencies of local governments provide data via electronic collection 
instrument on revenues, expenditures, debt and assets.
    In addition to the above collection methods, the Census Bureau also 
collects electronic data files through arrangements with state 
governments, central collection arrangements with local governments, 
and using customized electronic reporting instruments.
    The Census of Governments-Finance and its related Annual Surveys of 
State and Local Government Finances, provide data on state government 
finances and estimates of local government revenue, expenditure, debt, 
assets, and pension systems nationally and within state areas. The 
Census of Governments- Employment and Annual Survey of Public 
Employment and Payroll provide data on state and local government 
employment and payroll in the United States. Census Bureau staff apply 
a standard set of criteria while classifying government activity in 
order to provide a complete and uniform set of data on the finance and 
employment activities of governments in the United States.
    These data are widely used by Federal, state, and local 
legislators, policy makers, analysts, economists, and researchers to 
follow the changing characteristics of the government sector of the 
economy. The data are also widely used by the media and academia.
    Statistics compiled from data gathered using these forms are used 
in several important Federal government programs. Economists at the 
Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) use these statistics for developing 
the National Income and Product Accounts. According to the Chief 
Economist of BEA, BEA uses the information from these surveys to 
prepare the national income and product accounts (NIPA), regional 
accounts, and industry accounts. The data obtained from these forms are 
critical to BEA for maintaining reliable estimates. Specifically, BEA 
uses national, state, local, and type-of-government aggregate data by 
function for full-time and part-time employees, and payroll to prepare 
estimates of functional payrolls for the public sector of the gross 
domestic product (GDP) as well as to derive state-level estimates of 
the employment and wages and salaries of students and their spouses who 
are employed by public institutions of higher education in which the 
students are enrolled. There is no other national

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or state source for information on student workers at state 
institutions of higher education. The Federal Reserve Board use these 
finance data for constructing the Flow of Funds Accounts.
    Additionally, the state and local government finance data are also 
needed as inputs into the Criminal Justice Expenditure and Employment 
Extract Series (CJEE), produced by the Bureau of Justice Statistics, 
and the National Health Expenditure Accounts produced by the Centers 
for Medicare and Medicaid Services. The data are also published 
annually in the Digest of Education Statistics produced by National 
Center for Education Statistics, the Economic Report of the President 
produced by the Council of Economic Advisors, and the source data are 
used as input into the State and Local Governments Fiscal Outlook 
published by the Government Accountability Office. In addition, the 
data are used by the National Science Foundation as inputs into the 
State government R&D expenditures.
    Public interest groups of many types produce analyses of public 
sector activities using these data in addition to user organizations 
representing state and local government include the Council of State 
Governments, the National Conference of State Legislatures, Government 
Research Association, U.S. Conference of Mayors, National Association 
of Counties, National League of Cities, and the National Association of 
Towns and Townships. Other data users such as the National School 
Boards Association and the National Sheriffs Association also use these 
data for more specific analyses of government activities.
    State and local government financial information has continued to 
garner significant media attention and policy coverage as they provide 
insight into the complex nature and fiscal health of state and local 
government finances.
    Affected Public: State & local governments.
    Frequency: Annually.
    Respondent's Obligation: Voluntary.
    Legal Authority: Title 13, Section 161, of the United States Code 
requires the Secretary of Commerce to conduct a census of governments 
every fifth year. Section 182 allows the Secretary of Commerce to 
conduct annual surveys in other years.
    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 submitted within 30 days of the publication of 
this notice on the following website www.reginfo.gov/public/do/PRAMain. 
Find this particular information collection by selecting ``Currently 
under 30-day Review--Open for Public Comments'' or by using the search 
function and entering either the title of the collection or the OMB 
Control Number 0607-0585.

Sheleen Dumas,
Department PRA Clearance Officer, Office of the Chief Information 
Officer, Commerce Department.
[FR Doc. 2020-07590 Filed 4-9-20; 8:45 am]
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