Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Current Population Survey (CPS) Basic Demographic Items, 6294-6295 [2021-01235]

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DATES: Agenda jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES Wednesday, February 10, 2021 and March 10, 2021 From 12:00–1:00 p.m. (ET) I. Welcome and Roll Call II. Announcements and Updates III. Approval of Minutes IV. Draft Report Discussion V. Potential Topic Discussion, as time allows VI. Public Comment VII. Next Steps VIII. Adjournment VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:44 Jan 19, 2021 Jkt 253001 Dated: January 13, 2021. David Mussatt, Supervisory Chief, Regional Programs Unit. [FR Doc. 2021–01151 Filed 1–19–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE U.S. Census Bureau Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Current Population Survey (CPS) Basic Demographic Items Census Bureau, Commerce. Notice of information collection, request for comment. AGENCY: ACTION: The Department of Commerce, in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to comment on proposed, and continuing information collections, which helps us assess the impact of our information collection requirements and minimize the public’s reporting burden. The purpose of this notice is to allow for 60 days of public comment on the proposed reinstatement without change of the Current Population Survey Basic Demographics as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, prior to the submission of the information collection request (ICR) to OMB for approval. DATES: To ensure consideration, comments regarding this proposed information collection must be received on or before March 22, 2021. ADDRESSES: Interested persons are invited to submit written comments by email to Kyra Linse, Acting Survey Director, Current Population Surveys via the internet at dsd.cps@census.gov. Please reference Current Population Survey (CPS) Basic Demographic Itemsn in the subject line of your comments. You may also submit comments, identified by Docket Number USBC– 2020–0031, to the Federal e-Rulemaking Portal: https:// www.regulations.gov. All comments received are part of the public record. No comments will be posted to https:// 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 SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00006 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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 specific questions related to collection activities should be directed to Taylor Smith, Survey Statistician, 301–763– 7131, taylor.a.smith@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 basic demographic information on the Current Population Survey (CPS) beginning in November 2021. The current clearance expires October 31, 2021. The CPS has been the source of official government statistics on employment and unemployment for over 70 years. The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) and the Census Bureau jointly sponsor the basic monthly survey. The Census Bureau also prepares and conducts all the field work. At the OMB’s request, the Census Bureau and the BLS divide the clearance request in order to reflect the joint sponsorship and funding of the CPS program. BLS submits a separate clearance request for the portion of the CPS that collects labor force information for the civilian noninstitutional population. Some of the information within that portion includes employment status, number of hours worked, job search activities, earnings, duration of unemployment, and the industry and occupation classification of the job held the previous week. The justification that follows is in support of the demographic data. The demographic information collected in the CPS provides a unique set of data on selected characteristics for the civilian noninstitutional population. Some of the demographic information we collect are age, marital status, sex, Armed Forces status, education, race, origin, and family income. We use these data in conjunction with other data, particularly the monthly labor force data, as well as periodic supplement data. We also use these data independently for internal analytic research and for evaluation of other surveys. In addition, we use these data as a control to produce accurate estimates of other personal characteristics. II. Method of Collection The CPS basic demographic information is collected from individual E:\FR\FM\21JAN1.SGM 21JAN1 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 12 / Thursday, January 21, 2021 / Notices households by both personal visit and telephone interviews each month. All interviews are conducted using computer-assisted interviewing. Households in the CPS are in sample for four consecutive months, and for the same four months the following year. This is called a 4–8–4 rotation pattern; households are in sample for four months, in a resting period for eight months, and then in sample again for four months. jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES III. Data OMB Control Number: 0607–0049. Form Number(s): There are no forms. All interviews are conducted on computers. Type of Review: Regular submission, Request for an Extension, without Change of a Currently Approved Collection. Affected Public: Households. Estimated Number of Respondents: 59,000 per month. Estimated Time per Response: 1.5 minutes. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 17,700. Estimated Total Annual Cost to Public: There is no cost to the respondents other than their time (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 specifically by the collection.) Respondent’s Obligation: Voluntary. Legal Authority: Title 13 U.S.C. Sections 8(b), 141, and 182. IV. Request for Comments We are soliciting public comments to permit the Department/Bureau to: (a) Evaluate whether the proposed information collection is necessary for the proper functions of the Department, including whether the information will have practical utility; (b) Evaluate the accuracy of our estimate of the time and cost burden for this proposed collection, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; (c) Evaluate ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) Minimize the reporting burden on those who are to respond, including the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. Comments that you submit in response to this notice are a matter of public record. We will include, or summarize, each comment in our request to OMB to approve this ICR. Before including your address, phone VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:44 Jan 19, 2021 Jkt 253001 number, email address, or other personal identifying information in your comment, you should be aware that your entire comment—including your personal identifying information—may be made publicly available at any time. While you may ask us in your comment to withhold your personal identifying information from public review, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so. Sheleen Dumas, Department PRA Clearance Officer, Office of the Chief Information Officer, Commerce Department. [FR Doc. 2021–01235 Filed 1–19–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–07–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE U.S. Census Bureau Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Survey of Residential Building or Zoning Permit Systems (C–411) The Department of Commerce will submit the following information collection request to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and clearance in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, on or after the date of publication of this notice. We invite the general public and other Federal agencies to comment on proposed, and continuing information collections, which helps us assess the impact of our information collection requirements and minimize the public’s reporting burden. Public comments were previously requested via the Federal Register on November 9, 2020 during a 60-day comment period. This notice allows for an additional 30 days for public comments. Agency: U.S. Census Bureau. Title: Survey of Residential Building or Zoning Permit Systems (C–411). OMB Control Number: 0607–0350. Form Number(s): C–411(v), C–411(m), C–411(c). Type of Request: Regular submission, Request for an Extension, without Change, of a Currently Approved Collection. Number of Respondents: 820 annual average. Average Hours per Response: 15 minutes. Burden Hours: 205. Needs and Uses: The U.S. Census Bureau is requesting an extension of a currently approved collection for Form PO 00000 Frm 00007 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 6295 C–411, ‘‘Survey of Residential Building or Zoning Permit Systems.’’ The Census Bureau produces statistics used to monitor activity in the large and dynamic construction industry. These statistics help state and local governments and the federal government, as well as private industry, to analyze this important sector of the economy. The accuracy of the Census Bureau statistics regarding the amount of construction authorized depends on data supplied by building and zoning officials throughout the country. The Census Bureau uses Form C–411 to obtain information from state and local building permit officials needed for updating the universe of permit-issuing places which serves as the sampling frame for the Report of Privately-Owned Residential Building or Zoning Permits Issued (OMB number 0607–0094), also known as the Building Permits Survey (BPS), and the Survey of Housing Starts, Sales, and Completions (OMB number 0607–0110), also known as Survey of Construction (SOC). These two sample surveys provide widely used measures of construction activity, including the principal economic indicators, New Residential Construction and New Home Sales. Data from the BPS and SOC are also used by the Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) in the calculation of estimates of the Residential Fixed Investment portion of the Nation’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP). In addition, data from the BPS are used by the Census Bureau in the calculation of annual population estimates; these estimates are widely used by government agencies to allocate funding and other resources to local governments. The questions on Form C–411 pertain to the legal requirements for issuing building or zoning permits in the local jurisdictions. Information is obtained on such items as geographic coverage and types of construction for which permits are issued. The appropriate form is sent to a jurisdiction when the Census Bureau has reason to believe that a new permit system has been established or an existing one has changed. This is based on information from a variety of sources including survey respondents, regional councils and the Census Bureau’s Geography Division, which keeps abreast of changes in corporate status. We anticipate approximately a 50% response rate to the mailed C–411 forms, which is supplemented with existing known information from the C– 404 monthly and annual collection, individual follow-ups with jurisdictions by email or phone, and publicly available information to maintain E:\FR\FM\21JAN1.SGM 21JAN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

U.S. Census Bureau


Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the 
Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for Review and Approval; Comment 
Request; Current Population Survey (CPS) Basic Demographic Items

AGENCY: Census Bureau, Commerce.

ACTION: Notice of information collection, request for comment.

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SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce, in accordance with the Paperwork 
Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995, invites the general public and other 
Federal agencies to comment on proposed, and continuing information 
collections, which helps us assess the impact of our information 
collection requirements and minimize the public's reporting burden. The 
purpose of this notice is to allow for 60 days of public comment on the 
proposed reinstatement without change of the Current Population Survey 
Basic Demographics as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, 
prior to the submission of the information collection request (ICR) to 
OMB for approval.

DATES: To ensure consideration, comments regarding this proposed 
information collection must be received on or before March 22, 2021.

ADDRESSES: Interested persons are invited to submit written comments by 
email to Kyra Linse, Acting Survey Director, Current Population Surveys 
via the internet at [email protected]. Please reference Current 
Population Survey (CPS) Basic Demographic Itemsn in the subject line of 
your comments. You may also submit comments, identified by Docket 
Number USBC-2020-0031, to the Federal e-Rulemaking Portal: https://www.regulations.gov. All comments received are part of the public 
record. No comments will be posted to https://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 
specific questions related to collection activities should be directed 
to Taylor Smith, Survey Statistician, 301-763-7131, 
[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 basic demographic 
information on the Current Population Survey (CPS) beginning in 
November 2021. The current clearance expires October 31, 2021.
    The CPS has been the source of official government statistics on 
employment and unemployment for over 70 years. The Bureau of Labor 
Statistics (BLS) and the Census Bureau jointly sponsor the basic 
monthly survey. The Census Bureau also prepares and conducts all the 
field work. At the OMB's request, the Census Bureau and the BLS divide 
the clearance request in order to reflect the joint sponsorship and 
funding of the CPS program. BLS submits a separate clearance request 
for the portion of the CPS that collects labor force information for 
the civilian noninstitutional population. Some of the information 
within that portion includes employment status, number of hours worked, 
job search activities, earnings, duration of unemployment, and the 
industry and occupation classification of the job held the previous 
week. The justification that follows is in support of the demographic 
data.
    The demographic information collected in the CPS provides a unique 
set of data on selected characteristics for the civilian 
noninstitutional population. Some of the demographic information we 
collect are age, marital status, sex, Armed Forces status, education, 
race, origin, and family income. We use these data in conjunction with 
other data, particularly the monthly labor force data, as well as 
periodic supplement data. We also use these data independently for 
internal analytic research and for evaluation of other surveys. In 
addition, we use these data as a control to produce accurate estimates 
of other personal characteristics.

II. Method of Collection

    The CPS basic demographic information is collected from individual

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households by both personal visit and telephone interviews each month. 
All interviews are conducted using computer-assisted interviewing. 
Households in the CPS are in sample for four consecutive months, and 
for the same four months the following year. This is called a 4-8-4 
rotation pattern; households are in sample for four months, in a 
resting period for eight months, and then in sample again for four 
months.

III. Data

    OMB Control Number: 0607-0049.
    Form Number(s): There are no forms. All interviews are conducted on 
computers.
    Type of Review: Regular submission, Request for an Extension, 
without Change of a Currently Approved Collection.
    Affected Public: Households.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 59,000 per month.
    Estimated Time per Response: 1.5 minutes.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 17,700.
    Estimated Total Annual Cost to Public: There is no cost to the 
respondents other than their time (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 
specifically by the collection.)
    Respondent's Obligation: Voluntary.
    Legal Authority: Title 13 U.S.C. Sections 8(b), 141, and 182.

IV. Request for Comments

    We are soliciting public comments to permit the Department/Bureau 
to: (a) Evaluate whether the proposed information collection is 
necessary for the proper functions of the Department, including whether 
the information will have practical utility; (b) Evaluate the accuracy 
of our estimate of the time and cost burden for this proposed 
collection, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions 
used; (c) Evaluate ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of 
the information to be collected; and (d) Minimize the reporting burden 
on those who are to respond, including the use of automated collection 
techniques or other forms of information technology.
    Comments that you submit in response to this notice are a matter of 
public record. We will include, or summarize, each comment in our 
request to OMB to approve this ICR. Before including your address, 
phone number, email address, or other personal identifying information 
in your comment, you should be aware that your entire comment--
including your personal identifying information--may be made publicly 
available at any time. While you may ask us in your comment to withhold 
your personal identifying information from public review, we cannot 
guarantee that we will be able to do so.

Sheleen Dumas,
Department PRA Clearance Officer, Office of the Chief Information 
Officer, Commerce Department.
[FR Doc. 2021-01235 Filed 1-19-21; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 3510-07-P