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, 61754-61755 [2021-24378]

Download as PDF 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 lotter on DSK11XQN23PROD with NOTICES1 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 213 / Monday, November 8, 2021 / Notices the number of different employers worked for during the year, the principal reasons for unemployment, and part-/full-time attachment to the labor force. We can make indirect measurements of discouraged workers and others with a casual attachment to the labor market. The ASEC data collection questions remain largely unchanged from its most recent collection in 2021, however, there are minor changes and additions requested. The changes are limited to questions on stimulus payments, free and reduced price school lunch, pandemic school meals, and advanced child tax credit payments. The income data from the ASEC are used by social planners, economists, government officials, and market researchers to gauge the economic wellbeing of the country as a whole, and selected population groups of interest. Government planners and researchers use these data to monitor and evaluate the effectiveness of various assistance programs. Market researchers use these data to identify and isolate potential customers. Social planners use these data to forecast economic conditions and to identify special groups that seem to be especially sensitive to economic fluctuations. Economists use ASEC data to determine the effects of various economic forces, such as inflation, recession, recovery, and so on, and their differential effects on various population groups. The ASEC is the official source of national poverty estimates calculated in accordance with the Office of Management and Budget’s Statistical Policy Directive 14. Two other important national estimates derived from the ASEC are real median household income and the number and percent of individuals without health insurance coverage. The ASEC also contains questions related to: (1) Medical expenditures; (2) presence and cost of a mortgage on property; (3) child support payments; and (4) amount of child care assistance received. These questions enable analysts and policymakers to obtain better estimates of family and household income, and more precisely gauge poverty status. Affected Public: Individuals or households. Frequency: Annually. Respondent’s Obligation: Voluntary. Legal Authority: Title 13, United States Code, Sections 141 and 182; and Title 29, United States Code, Sections 1–9. This information collection request may be viewed at www.reginfo.gov. Follow the instructions to view the VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:37 Nov 05, 2021 Jkt 256001 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 0607–0354. Sheleen Dumas, Department PRA Clearance Officer, Office of the Chief Information Officer, Commerce Department. [FR Doc. 2021–24378 Filed 11–5–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–07–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Bureau of Economic Analysis Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Services Surveys: BE–29, Annual Survey of Foreign Ocean Carriers’ Expenses in the United States 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 (PRA), 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 August 30, 2021, during a 60-day comment period. This notice allows for an additional 30 days for public comments. Agency: Bureau of Economic Analysis, Department of Commerce. Title: Annual Survey of Foreign Ocean Carriers’ Expenses in the United States. OMB Control Number: 0608–0012. Form Number(s): BE–29. Type of Request: Regular submission, extension of a current information collection. Number of Respondents: 80 annually (70 reporting mandatory data, and 10 that would file exemption claims or voluntary responses). PO 00000 Frm 00009 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 61755 Average Hours per Response: 3 hours is the average for those reporting data and one hour is the average for those filing an exemption claim. Hours may vary considerably among respondents because of differences in company size and complexity. Burden Hours: 220 hours annually. Needs and Uses: The data are needed to monitor U.S. trade in transport services, to analyze the impact of these cross-border services on the U.S. and foreign economies, to compile and improve the U.S. economic accounts, to support U.S. commercial policy on trade in services, to conduct trade promotion, and to improve the ability of U.S. businesses to identify and evaluate market opportunities. The data are used in estimating the trade in transport services component of the U.S. international transactions accounts (ITAs) and national income and product accounts (NIPAs). Affected Public: U.S. agents of foreign ocean carriers. Frequency: Annual. Respondent’s Obligation: Mandatory. Legal Authority: International Investment and Trade in Services Survey Act (Pub. L. 94–472, 22 U.S.C. 3101–3108, as amended). 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 0608–0012. Sheleen Dumas, Department PRA Clearance Officer, Office of the Chief Information Officer, Commerce Department. [FR Doc. 2021–24374 Filed 11–5–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–06–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Economic Development Administration Notice of Petitions by Firms for Determination of Eligibility To Apply for Trade Adjustment Assistance Economic Development Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce. AGENCY: E:\FR\FM\08NON1.SGM 08NON1

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[Federal Register Volume 86, Number 213 (Monday, November 8, 2021)]
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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; 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, 
employer-sponsored 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,

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the number of different employers worked for during the year, the 
principal reasons for unemployment, and part-/full-time attachment to 
the labor force. We can make indirect measurements of discouraged 
workers and others with a casual attachment to the labor market. The 
ASEC data collection questions remain largely unchanged from its most 
recent collection in 2021, however, there are minor changes and 
additions requested. The changes are limited to questions on stimulus 
payments, free and reduced price school lunch, pandemic school meals, 
and advanced child tax credit payments.
    The income data from the ASEC are used by social planners, 
economists, government officials, and market researchers to gauge the 
economic well-being of the country as a whole, and selected population 
groups of interest. Government planners and researchers use these data 
to monitor and evaluate the effectiveness of various assistance 
programs. Market researchers use these data to identify and isolate 
potential customers. Social planners use these data to forecast 
economic conditions and to identify special groups that seem to be 
especially sensitive to economic fluctuations. Economists use ASEC data 
to determine the effects of various economic forces, such as inflation, 
recession, recovery, and so on, and their differential effects on 
various population groups.
    The ASEC is the official source of national poverty estimates 
calculated in accordance with the Office of Management and Budget's 
Statistical Policy Directive 14. Two other important national estimates 
derived from the ASEC are real median household income and the number 
and percent of individuals without health insurance coverage.
    The ASEC also contains questions related to: (1) Medical 
expenditures; (2) presence and cost of a mortgage on property; (3) 
child support payments; and (4) amount of child care assistance 
received. These questions enable analysts and policymakers to obtain 
better estimates of family and household income, and more precisely 
gauge poverty status.
    Affected Public: Individuals or households.
    Frequency: Annually.
    Respondent's Obligation: Voluntary.
    Legal Authority: Title 13, United States Code, Sections 141 and 
182; and Title 29, United States Code, Sections 1-9.
    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 0607-0354.

Sheleen Dumas,
Department PRA Clearance Officer, Office of the Chief Information 
Officer, Commerce Department.
[FR Doc. 2021-24378 Filed 11-5-21; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 3510-07-P