Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request, 29925-29926 [2020-10657]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 97 / Tuesday, May 19, 2020 / Notices give the best design for both crosssectional and longitudinal estimates. We will continue to provide monthly and longitudinal weights where monthly weights will incorporate all the panels in the field at that time and longitudinal weights will depend on individual panels. We estimate that each household contains 2.1 people age 15 and above, yielding approximately 70,560 person-level interviews per calendar year. Completing the SIPP interview will take approximately 60 minutes per adult on average, consequently the total annual burden for 2021 SIPP interviews will be 70,560 hours. The 2021 SIPP will continue to use the same interviewing method as previous SIPP Panels, in which adults (age 15 years and older) who move from the prior wave household will be followed. Consequently, future waves will incorporate data collected from the prior wave interview brought forward to the current interview as a way to reduce respondent burden and improve data quality. The Census Bureau also plans to continue to use Computer AudioRecorded Interview (CARI) technology as part of the SIPP interviewing process. CARI is a tool used during data collection to capture audio along with response data. After an introduction that notifies respondents that the interview may be recorded for quality assurance, a portion of each interview is recorded unobtrusively and both the sound file and screen images are returned with the response data to Census Headquarters for evaluation. Census staff may review the recorded portions of the interview to improve questionnaire design and for quality assurance purposes. The SIPP questionnaire uses an Event History Calendar (EHC) that facilitates the collection of dates of events and spells of coverage. The EHC is a tool to assist the respondent’s ability to recall events accurately to the beginning of the reference period and provide increased data quality and inter-topic consistency for dates reported by respondents. The EHC is intended to help respondents recall information in a more natural ‘‘autobiographical’’ manner by using events from one topic as triggers to recall additional details and the timing in other topics. II. Method of Collection The SIPP uses Computer-Assisted Personal Interviewing (CAPI) method of data collection. The household interview collects one interview per person per year. Each interview will reference a period that begins with the beginning of the reference period and VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:57 May 18, 2020 Jkt 250001 extends to the interview month of the current year. A field representative will conduct the interview in person with all household members 15 years old or over, using regular proxy-respondent rules. Children under 15 years old have information collected by proxy interviews with the household respondent. In the instances where the residence is not accessible or the respondent makes a request, the field representative will conduct the interview by telephone. III. Data OMB Control Number: 0607–1000. Form Number: SIPP/CAPI Automated Instrument. Type of Review: Regular submission. Affected Public: Individuals or Households. Estimated Number of Respondents: 70,560. Estimated Time per Response: 63 minutes. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 74,088. Estimated Total Annual Cost to Public: $0. There are no costs to the respondents other than their time. Respondent’s Obligation: Voluntary. Legal Authority: Title 13, United States Code, Sections 141 and 182. 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. 2020–10655 Filed 5–18–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3511–07–P PO 00000 Frm 00007 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 29925 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: 2021 Government Units Survey. OMB Control Number: 0607–0930. Form Number(s): The GUS will utilize a secure, electronic collection instrument and have four paths based on the type of government. Type of Request: Reinstatement, with change. Number of Respondents: 43,454. Average Hours per Response: 15 minutes. Burden Hours: 10,864. Needs and Uses: This information request covers the 2021 Government Units Survey (GUS), which is the first component mailed for the 2022 Census of Governments. The Census Bureau will use information from the 2021 GUS to update its universe list of public sector entities prior to mailing the other Census of Governments components. Each of the estimated 43,454 local governments to be contacted, including independent school districts, will receive login information to complete the questionnaire online. Respondents are asked to verify or correct the name and mailing address of the government and answer up to seven questions to complete the survey. Respondents will skip questions depending on the type of government. The 2021 GUS will target townships in 14 states, special districts in 40 states, and all independent school districts and educational service authorities (ESA). The scope for 2021 GUS collection is scaled back in comparison to the 2016 GUS collection operation. For greater efficiency, the 2021 GUS seeks information only from government units for which it is difficult to collect this information via other methods, such as internet research. The 2021 GUS consists predominately of yes/no type questions designed to determine whether a government unit is in operation and verify contact information. Other questions collect information about the government unit’s function, legal organization, and other characteristics. This set of questions consists of checkbox and drop-down menu selections. The GUS serves multiple purposes. The GUS is a direct means to obtain E:\FR\FM\19MYN1.SGM 19MYN1 29926 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 97 / Tuesday, May 19, 2020 / Notices descriptive information on basic characteristics of governments; to identify and delete dissolved units on the Census Bureau universe frame; to identify duplicate units and changes to hierarchal structure; to update and verify government unit mailing addresses and contacts; and to update school unit information on the universe frame for other public sector surveys at the Census Bureau that reference this universe. In addition, the 2021 GUS provides critical information needed to maintain the frame from which all public sector surveys are drawn. The GUS is particularly beneficial for identifying smaller units that have not been selected in an annual survey conducted in non-census years. GUS is also beneficial in identifying changes to the universe of special district governments that experience substantial change in a five-year period. In addition, federal legislation relevant to the American workforce, the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and the Family Medical Leave Act, refer to the list of governments the Census Bureau maintains for purposes of administering provisions of these laws. The Bureau of Justice Statistics maintains an interest in the list of active governments and their activities for purposes of administering grant programs. The Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) uses products from the Census of Governments including the counts of state and local governments, and state and local government employment and payroll data. BEA also uses revenue, expenditures, debt, and financial assets data from the Census of Governments for principal inputs to the local government portion of their Gross Domestic Product publication. Users from academia, research organizations, governments, public interest groups, and various businesses provide evidence of their interest through requests for information and requests for assistance in accessing government universe information available on the Census Bureau’s internet website. Affected Public: State, local or Tribal governments. Frequency: One time. Respondent’s Obligation: Voluntary. Legal Authority: Title 13 U.S.C., Sections 161 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 should be submitted within 30 days of the publication of this notice on the VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:57 May 18, 2020 Jkt 250001 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 0607–0930. Sheleen Dumas, Department PRA Clearance Officer, Office of the Chief Information Officer, Commerce Department. [FR Doc. 2020–10657 Filed 5–18–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–07–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Bureau of Industry and Security Notice of Request for Public Comments on Section 232 National Security Investigation of Imports of Laminations for Stacked Cores for Incorporation into Transformers, Stacked Cores for Incorporation Into Transformers, Wound Cores for Incorporation Into Transformers, Electrical Transformers, and Transformer Regulators Bureau of Industry and Security, Office of Technology Evaluation, U.S. Department of Commerce. AGENCY: Notice of request for public comments. ACTION: On May 11, 2020, based on inquiries and requests from interested parties in the United States, including multiple Members of Congress, a GrainOriented Electrical Steel (GOES) manufacturer, and producers of Power and Distribution Transformers, the Secretary of Commerce (the ‘‘Secretary’’) initiated an investigation to determine the effect of imports of Laminations for Stacked Cores for Incorporation into Transformers, Stacked Cores for Incorporation into Transformers, Wound Cores for Incorporation into Transformers, Electrical Transformers, and Transformer Regulators on the national security. This investigation has been initiated under section 232 of the Trade Expansion Act of 1962, as amended. Interested parties are invited to submit written comments, data, analyses, or other information pertinent to the investigation to the Department of Commerce’s (the ‘‘Department’’) Bureau of Industry and Security by June 9, 2020. Rebuttal comments will be due by June 19, 2020. While the Department is interested in any information related to this investigation that the public can SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00008 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 provide, this notice identifies particular issues of significance. The due date for filing comments is June 9, 2020. The due date for rebuttal comments is June 19, 2020. Rebuttal comments may only address issues raised in comments filed on or before June 9, 2020. DATES: Submissions: All written comments on the notice must be addressed to Section 232 Electrical Steel Investigation and filed through the Federal eRulemaking Portal: http:// www.regulations.gov. To submit comments via http:// www.regulations.gov, enter docket number BIS–2020–0015 on the home page and click ‘‘search.’’ The site will provide a search results page listing all documents associated with this docket. Find a reference to this notice and click on the link entitled ‘‘Comment Now!’’ (For further information on using http:// www.regulations.gov, please consult the resources provided on the website by clicking on ‘‘How to Use This Site.’’) ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Industrial Studies Division, Bureau of Industry and Security, U.S. Department of Commerce (202) 482–4952, ESproducts232@bis.doc.gov. For more information about the section 232 program, including the regulations and the text of previous investigations, please see www.bis.doc.gov/232. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background On May 11, 2020, based on inquiries and requests from interested parties in the United States, including multiple Members of Congress, a domestic GOES manufacturer, and producers of Power and Distribution Transformers, the Secretary initiated an investigation under section 232 of the Trade Expansion Act of 1962, as amended (19 U.S.C. 1862). The investigation has been undertaken to determine the effect on the national security of imports of Laminations for Stacked Cores for Incorporation into Transformers, Stacked Cores for Incorporation into Transformers, Wound Cores for Incorporation into Transformers, Electrical Transformers, and Transformer Regulators (hereinafter ‘‘Products’’). If the Secretary finds that Products are being imported into the United States in such quantities or under such circumstances as to threaten to impair the national security, the Secretary shall so advise the President in his report on the findings of the investigation. E:\FR\FM\19MYN1.SGM 19MYN1

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[Federal Register Volume 85, Number 97 (Tuesday, May 19, 2020)]
[Notices]
[Pages 29925-29926]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2020-10657]


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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: 2021 Government Units Survey.
    OMB Control Number: 0607-0930.
    Form Number(s): The GUS will utilize a secure, electronic 
collection instrument and have four paths based on the type of 
government.
    Type of Request: Reinstatement, with change.
    Number of Respondents: 43,454.
    Average Hours per Response: 15 minutes.
    Burden Hours: 10,864.
    Needs and Uses: This information request covers the 2021 Government 
Units Survey (GUS), which is the first component mailed for the 2022 
Census of Governments. The Census Bureau will use information from the 
2021 GUS to update its universe list of public sector entities prior to 
mailing the other Census of Governments components. Each of the 
estimated 43,454 local governments to be contacted, including 
independent school districts, will receive login information to 
complete the questionnaire online. Respondents are asked to verify or 
correct the name and mailing address of the government and answer up to 
seven questions to complete the survey. Respondents will skip questions 
depending on the type of government.
    The 2021 GUS will target townships in 14 states, special districts 
in 40 states, and all independent school districts and educational 
service authorities (ESA). The scope for 2021 GUS collection is scaled 
back in comparison to the 2016 GUS collection operation. For greater 
efficiency, the 2021 GUS seeks information only from government units 
for which it is difficult to collect this information via other 
methods, such as internet research. The 2021 GUS consists predominately 
of yes/no type questions designed to determine whether a government 
unit is in operation and verify contact information. Other questions 
collect information about the government unit's function, legal 
organization, and other characteristics. This set of questions consists 
of checkbox and drop-down menu selections.
    The GUS serves multiple purposes. The GUS is a direct means to 
obtain

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descriptive information on basic characteristics of governments; to 
identify and delete dissolved units on the Census Bureau universe 
frame; to identify duplicate units and changes to hierarchal structure; 
to update and verify government unit mailing addresses and contacts; 
and to update school unit information on the universe frame for other 
public sector surveys at the Census Bureau that reference this 
universe. In addition, the 2021 GUS provides critical information 
needed to maintain the frame from which all public sector surveys are 
drawn. The GUS is particularly beneficial for identifying smaller units 
that have not been selected in an annual survey conducted in non-census 
years. GUS is also beneficial in identifying changes to the universe of 
special district governments that experience substantial change in a 
five-year period.
    In addition, federal legislation relevant to the American 
workforce, the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and the Family Medical 
Leave Act, refer to the list of governments the Census Bureau maintains 
for purposes of administering provisions of these laws. The Bureau of 
Justice Statistics maintains an interest in the list of active 
governments and their activities for purposes of administering grant 
programs. The Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) uses products from the 
Census of Governments including the counts of state and local 
governments, and state and local government employment and payroll 
data. BEA also uses revenue, expenditures, debt, and financial assets 
data from the Census of Governments for principal inputs to the local 
government portion of their Gross Domestic Product publication. Users 
from academia, research organizations, governments, public interest 
groups, and various businesses provide evidence of their interest 
through requests for information and requests for assistance in 
accessing government universe information available on the Census 
Bureau's internet website.
    Affected Public: State, local or Tribal governments.
    Frequency: One time.
    Respondent's Obligation: Voluntary.
    Legal Authority: Title 13 U.S.C., Sections 161 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 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 0607-0930.

Sheleen Dumas,
Department PRA Clearance Officer, Office of the Chief Information 
Officer, Commerce Department.
[FR Doc. 2020-10657 Filed 5-18-20; 8:45 am]
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