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Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 213 / Monday, November 8, 2021 / Notices • Working with State and local agencies to implement holistic technology solutions and process changes. This might include helping them prototype, test, and iterate on potential solutions; and evaluating existing products or developing new ones for adoption by agencies. The Center might assist State and local agencies in procuring or implementing these solutions and measuring their impact on enrollment and retention. Examples of solutions aimed at improving the applicant and participant experience may include: • Participant-facing technology tools such as online schedulers, document uploaders, and participant portals; • Data matching, interoperability, and/or cross-enrollment projects to reduce the documentation burden on participants; • Technology platforms, which allow applicants to choose video, phone, text, or other voice applications to connect with WIC clinics; • Content updates, such as content strategy or plain language updates to websites, forms, or notices; • Data analytics tools; and • Process improvements. In addition to providing direct support to State and local agencies, FNS expects the Center to identify, evaluate, develop, and disseminate effective solutions and technical standards across States, and help WIC State agencies leverage their data to improve the WIC customer experience. It will also facilitate collaboration between WIC State agencies to address common operational issues. FNS anticipates that the Center will support multiple WIC State agencies at once. The Center should have quick access to talent covering a spectrum of potential needs, and must be agile and capable of meeting shifting goals and objectives as they learn more about the problem space. lotter on DSK11XQN23PROD with NOTICES1 II. Responses FNS is seeking information from stakeholders on the following questions. Responses should be limited to 10 single-spaced pages that follow the formatting guidelines above. Respondents should not include proprietary information or concepts in their responses. FNS requests the following information: (1) What capabilities should the Center have to effectively support State and local WIC agencies in implementing new technology solutions and process changes? VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:37 Nov 05, 2021 Jkt 256001 (2) How should the Center evaluate WIC State agency needs and prioritize projects? (3) How should the Center work with State and local WIC agencies to help them modernize their WIC programs and improve the participant journey through WIC? (4) How should the Center share and promote the reuse of best practices, solutions, code, reference implementations, and other resources among WIC State agencies to help them address common operational issues that impact the customer experience? (5) How would you define and measure success for the Center? (6) What risks do you foresee in establishing a Center to support WIC State agencies? How would you mitigate those risks? (7) Do you have any other feedback or suggestions on this Center-based approach? Please describe in detail. Cynthia Long, Administrator, Food and Nutrition Service. [FR Doc. 2021–24293 Filed 11–5–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–30–P COMMISSION ON CIVIL RIGHTS Notice of Public Meeting of the Connecticut Advisory Committee U.S. Commission on Civil Rights. ACTION: Announcement of meeting. AGENCY: Notice is hereby given, pursuant to the provisions of the rules and regulations of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights (Commission), and the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA), that the Connecticut Advisory Committee to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights will hold a meeting via web conference or phone call on Monday, December 6, 2021, at 12:00 p.m. The purpose of the web conference is to hear from experts on zoning issues in Connecticut. SUMMARY: December 6, 2021, Monday, at 12:00 p.m. (ET): • To join by web conference, use WebEx link: https://bit.ly/3pY6ROg; password, if needed: USCCR–CT • To join by phone only, dial 1–800– 360–9505; Access Code: 2764 522 8107# DATES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Barbara Delaviez at ero@usccr.gov or by phone at 202–539–8246. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This meeting is available to the public through the WebEx link above. If joining only via phone, callers can expect to PO 00000 Frm 00007 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 61753 incur charges for calls they initiate over wireless lines, and the Commission will not refund any incurred charges. Individuals who are deaf, deafblind and hard of hearing. may also follow the proceedings by first calling the Federal Relay Service at 1–800–877–8339 and providing the Service with the call-in number found through registering at the web link provided for this meeting. Members of the public are entitled to make comments during the open period 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 emailed to Barbara de La Viez at ero@usccr.gov. Persons who desire additional information may contact the Regional Programs Unit at (202) 539–8246. Records and documents discussed during the meeting will be available for public viewing as they become available at www.facadatabase.gov. Persons interested in the work of this advisory committee are advised to go to the Commission’s website, www.usccr.gov, or to contact the Regional Programs Unit at the above phone number or email address. Agenda: Monday, December 6, 2021, at 12:00 p.m. (ET) I. Welcome and Roll Call II. Web Conference on Zoning III. Public Comment IV. Next Steps V. Adjournment Dated: November 3, 2021. David Mussatt, Supervisory Chief, Regional Programs Unit. [FR Doc. 2021–24387 Filed 11–5–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Census Bureau Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Survey of Income and Program Participation 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 E:\FR\FM\08NON1.SGM 08NON1 lotter on DSK11XQN23PROD with NOTICES1 61754 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 213 / Monday, November 8, 2021 / Notices 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 May 19, 2020 during a 60-day comment period. This notice allows for an additional 30 days for public comments. Agency: U.S. Census Bureau, Department of Commerce. Title: Survey of Income and Program Participation. OMB Control Number: 0607–1000. Form Number(s): None. Type of Request: Regular submission, Request for a Revision of a Currently Approved Collection. Number of Respondents: 70,560. Average Hours Per Response: 63 minutes. Burden Hours: 74,088. Needs and Uses: The SIPP collects information about a variety of topics including demographics, household composition, education, nativity and citizenship, health insurance coverage, Medicaid, Medicare, employment and earnings, unemployment insurance, assets, child support, disability, housing subsidies, migration, Old-Age Survivors and Disability Insurance (OASDI), poverty, and participation in various government programs like Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), Supplemental Security Income (SSI), and Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF). In the spring of 2021, as part of the American Rescue Plan, the child tax credit was expanded, and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) was instructed to pay out monthly benefits. The 2022 SIPP instrument will collect receipt of the child tax credit payments. The SIPP sample is nationally representative, with an oversample of low-income areas, in order to increase the ability to measure participation in government programs. The SIPP program provides critical information necessary to understand patterns and relationships in income and program participation. It will fulfill its objectives to keep respondent burden and costs low, maintain high data quality and timeliness, and use a refined and vetted instrument and processing system. The SIPP data collection instrument maintains the improved data collection experience for respondents and interviewers and focuses on improvements in data quality and better topic integration. Starting in 2019, the Census Bureau and the Social Security Administration (SSA) entered into a joint agreement where both agencies support the SIPP program by contributing resources to add, process, review, and maintain VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:37 Nov 05, 2021 Jkt 256001 additional content on marital history, parental mortality, retirement and pension, and disability. This joint agreement started in September 2019 and goes until September 30, 2023. The SIPP instrument is currently written in Blaise and C#. It incorporates an Event History Calendar (EHC) design to help ensure that the SIPP will collect intra-year dynamics of income, program participation, and other activities with at least the same data quality as earlier panels. The EHC is intended to help respondents recall information in a more natural ‘‘autobiographical’’ manner by using life events as triggers to recall other economic events. For example, a residence change may often occur contemporaneously with a change in employment. The entire process of compiling the calendar focuses, by its nature, on consistency and sequential order of events, and attempts to correct for otherwise missing data. Since the SIPP EHC collects information using this ‘‘autobiographical’’ manner for the prior year, due to the coronavirus pandemic, select questions were modified to include answer options related to the pandemic as well as adding new questions pertaining to the pandemic. For instance, we adjusted the question regarding being away from work parttime to include being possibly furloughed due to coronavirus pandemic business closures. We also added new questions to collect information on whether the respondent received any stimulus payments. Affected Public: Individual or households. Frequency: Annually. Respondent’s Obligation: Voluntary. Legal Authority: Title 13, United States Code, Sections 141, 182. This information collection request may be viewed at www.reginfo.gov. Follow the instructions to view the 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 PO 00000 Frm 00008 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 entering either the title of the collection or the OMB Control Number 0607–1000. Sheleen Dumas, Department PRA Clearance Officer, Office of the Chief Information Officer, Commerce Department. [FR Doc. 2021–24369 Filed 11–5–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–07–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Census Bureau Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Current Population Survey, Annual Social and Economic Supplement 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 April 1, 2021, and on September 3, 2021, during a 60-day comment period. This notice allows for an additional 30 days for public comments. Agency: U.S. Census Bureau, Department of Commerce. Title: Current Population Survey, Annual Social and Economic Supplement. OMB Control Number: 0607–0354. Form Number(s): None. Type of Request: Regular submission, Revision of a Currently Approved Collection. Number of Respondents: 78,000. Average Hours per Response: 0.41667. Burden Hours: 32,500. Needs and Uses: Information on work experience, personal income, noncash benefits, current and previous year health insurance coverage, employersponsored insurance take-up, and migration is collected through the ASEC. The work experience items in the ASEC provide a unique measure of the dynamic nature of the labor force as viewed over a one-year period. These items produce statistics that show movements in and out of the labor force by measuring the number of periods of unemployment experienced by people, E:\FR\FM\08NON1.SGM 08NON1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

Census Bureau


Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the 
Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for Review and Approval; Comment 
Request; Survey of Income and Program Participation

    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

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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 May 19, 2020 during a 60-day 
comment period. This notice allows for an additional 30 days for public 
comments.
    Agency: U.S. Census Bureau, Department of Commerce.
    Title: Survey of Income and Program Participation.
    OMB Control Number: 0607-1000.
    Form Number(s): None.
    Type of Request: Regular submission, Request for a Revision of a 
Currently Approved Collection.
    Number of Respondents: 70,560.
    Average Hours Per Response: 63 minutes.
    Burden Hours: 74,088.
    Needs and Uses: The SIPP collects information about a variety of 
topics including demographics, household composition, education, 
nativity and citizenship, health insurance coverage, Medicaid, 
Medicare, employment and earnings, unemployment insurance, assets, 
child support, disability, housing subsidies, migration, Old-Age 
Survivors and Disability Insurance (OASDI), poverty, and participation 
in various government programs like Supplemental Nutrition Assistance 
Program (SNAP), Supplemental Security Income (SSI), and Temporary 
Assistance for Needy Families (TANF). In the spring of 2021, as part of 
the American Rescue Plan, the child tax credit was expanded, and the 
Internal Revenue Service (IRS) was instructed to pay out monthly 
benefits. The 2022 SIPP instrument will collect receipt of the child 
tax credit payments.
    The SIPP sample is nationally representative, with an oversample of 
low-income areas, in order to increase the ability to measure 
participation in government programs.
    The SIPP program provides critical information necessary to 
understand patterns and relationships in income and program 
participation. It will fulfill its objectives to keep respondent burden 
and costs low, maintain high data quality and timeliness, and use a 
refined and vetted instrument and processing system. The SIPP data 
collection instrument maintains the improved data collection experience 
for respondents and interviewers and focuses on improvements in data 
quality and better topic integration.
    Starting in 2019, the Census Bureau and the Social Security 
Administration (SSA) entered into a joint agreement where both agencies 
support the SIPP program by contributing resources to add, process, 
review, and maintain additional content on marital history, parental 
mortality, retirement and pension, and disability. This joint agreement 
started in September 2019 and goes until September 30, 2023.
    The SIPP instrument is currently written in Blaise and C#. It 
incorporates an Event History Calendar (EHC) design to help ensure that 
the SIPP will collect intra-year dynamics of income, program 
participation, and other activities with at least the same data quality 
as earlier panels. The EHC is intended to help respondents recall 
information in a more natural ``autobiographical'' manner by using life 
events as triggers to recall other economic events. For example, a 
residence change may often occur contemporaneously with a change in 
employment. The entire process of compiling the calendar focuses, by 
its nature, on consistency and sequential order of events, and attempts 
to correct for otherwise missing data.
    Since the SIPP EHC collects information using this 
``autobiographical'' manner for the prior year, due to the coronavirus 
pandemic, select questions were modified to include answer options 
related to the pandemic as well as adding new questions pertaining to 
the pandemic. For instance, we adjusted the question regarding being 
away from work part-time to include being possibly furloughed due to 
coronavirus pandemic business closures. We also added new questions to 
collect information on whether the respondent received any stimulus 
payments.
    Affected Public: Individual or households.
    Frequency: Annually.
    Respondent's Obligation: Voluntary.
    Legal Authority: Title 13, United States Code, Sections 141, 182.
    This information collection request may be viewed at 
www.reginfo.gov. Follow the instructions to view the 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 0607-1000.

Sheleen Dumas,
Department PRA Clearance Officer, Office of the Chief Information 
Officer, Commerce Department.
[FR Doc. 2021-24369 Filed 11-5-21; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 3510-07-P