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2020 Census Tribal Consultation
Document Number: 2023-01083
Type: Notice
Date: 2023-01-20
Agency: Census Bureau, Department of Commerce
The Census Bureau will conduct a virtual tribal consultation on the Proof of Concept for the Detailed Demographic and Housing Characteristics File A (DHC-A) on February 23, 2023. Feedback on the Proof of Concept will help inform final decisions on the 2020 Census Detailed DHC-A. The tribal consultation reflects the Census Bureau's continuous commitment to strengthen nation-to-nation relationships with federally recognized tribes. The Census Bureau's procedures for outreach, notice, and consultation ensure involvement of tribes to the extent practicable and permitted by law before making decisions or implementing policies, rules, or programs that affect federally recognized tribal governments. These meetings are open to citizens of federally recognized tribes by invitation. The Census Bureau provided information on the feedback it is seeking in preparation for the tribal consultation focused on the Proof of Concept for the Detailed DHC-A. In that regard, the Census Bureau is asking tribal governments to review the Proof of Concept and accompanying materials. We would like to hear from tribal nations if they will be impacted positively, negatively, or not at all, if we release the Detailed DHC-A using the current specifications outlined in the Proof of Concept. Please provide the level of geography, description of the use case(s), and implications should the data be released as reflected in this Proof of Concept. The purpose of the tribal consultation is to hear tribes' recommendations.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Housing Vacancy Survey
Document Number: 2022-27273
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-12-16
Agency: Census Bureau, Department of Commerce
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 extension, without change, of the Housing Vacancy Survey, prior to the submission of the information collection request (ICR) to OMB for approval.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for Review and Approval; Comment Request; National Survey of Children's Health
Document Number: 2022-26701
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-12-08
Agency: Census Bureau, Department of Commerce
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 revision of the National Survey of Children's Health, prior to the submission of the information collection request (ICR) to OMB for approval.
Resumption of the Population Estimates Challenge Program and Proposed Changes to the Program
Document Number: 2022-25415
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2022-11-22
Agency: Census Bureau, Department of Commerce
The Bureau of the Census (Census Bureau) is proposing to amend the regulations for the Population Estimates Challenge Program which provides eligible general-purpose governmental entities (units) with the opportunity to file requests for the review of their population estimates for 2021 and subsequent years in forthcoming estimates series, beginning with the Vintage 2022 series that is scheduled to be published in 2023. Under this program, a governmental unit may file a challenge to its official population estimate by submitting additional data to the Census Bureau for evaluation, or by identifying a technical error in processing input data or producing the estimates. Specifically, the Census Bureau is proposing to amend its regulations to: update references to the input data used to produce the official population estimates and revise the evidence required to support a challenge.
Resumption of the Population Estimates Challenge Program
Document Number: 2022-25413
Type: Rule
Date: 2022-11-22
Agency: Census Bureau, Department of Commerce
The Bureau of the Census (Census Bureau) is resuming the Population Estimates Challenge Program to provide eligible governmental units the opportunity to file requests for the review of population estimates for 2021 and subsequent years in forthcoming estimates series, beginning with the Vintage 2022 series that is scheduled to be published in 2023. This document lifts the stay of the Population Estimates Challenge Program regulations. This document does not implement revisions to the program or its requirements. The Census Bureau has published a proposed rule elsewhere in this issue of the Federal Register announcing the program's current requirements and soliciting comments about how the program might be improved.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for Review and Approval; Comment Request; National Survey of Children's Health Longitudinal Cohort (NSCH-LC)
Document Number: 2022-25319
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-11-21
Agency: Census Bureau, Department of Commerce
The Department of Commerce, in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995, invites the 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 new information collection, of the National Survey of Children's Health Longitudinal Cohort, prior to the submission of the information collection request (ICR) to OMB for approval.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Automated Export System Program
Document Number: 2022-25316
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-11-21
Agency: Census Bureau, Department of Commerce
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 revision to the Automated Export System Program prior to the submission of the information collection request (ICR) to OMB for approval.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Annual Integrated Economic Survey
Document Number: 2022-25312
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-11-21
Agency: Census Bureau, Department of Commerce
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 new survey, the Annual Integrated Economic Survey (AIES), prior to the submission of the information collection request (ICR) to OMB for approval.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for Review and Approval; Comment Request
Document Number: 2022-24593
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-11-10
Agency: Census Bureau, Department of Commerce, Bureau of Economic Analysis
The U.S. Census Bureau and the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis within the U.S. Department of Commerce invite the general public and other Federal agencies to comment on a proposed information collection. The U.S. Census Bureau and the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis plan to collect information from the public to fulfill their data security requirements when providing access to restricted use microdata for the purpose of evidence building. The U.S. Census Bureau and U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis's data security agreements and other paperwork along with the corresponding security protocols allow the U.S. Census Bureau and the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis to maintain careful controls on confidentiality and privacy, as required by law. The purpose of this notice is to allow for 60 days of public comment on the proposed data security information collection, prior to submission of the information collection request (ICR) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB).
Annual Integrated Economic Survey
Document Number: 2022-24035
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-11-04
Agency: Census Bureau, Department of Commerce
Notice is hereby given that the Bureau of the Census (Census Bureau) is considering a proposal to conduct the Annual Integrated Economic Survey (AIES). The AIES is a new survey designed to integrate and replace seven existing annual business surveys into one survey and will provide the only comprehensive national and subnational data on business revenues, expenses, and assets on an annual basis. The AIES is designed to combine Census Bureau collections to reduce respondent burden, increase data quality, and allow the Census Bureau to operate more efficiently to reduce costs. These data are not publicly available from nongovernment or other governmental sources. Based on information and recommendations received by the Census Bureau, the data have significant application to the needs of other government agencies and the public.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Survey of State Government Research and Development
Document Number: 2022-23658
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-10-31
Agency: Census Bureau, Department of Commerce
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 extension of the Survey of State Government Research and Development, prior to the submission of the information collection request (ICR) to OMB for approval.
Foreign Trade Regulations (FTR): Cancellation of the Advanced Export Information (AEI) Pilot Program
Document Number: 2022-21748
Type: Rule
Date: 2022-10-14
Agency: Census Bureau, Department of Commerce
In a Solicitation of Pilot Program Participants in the Federal Register on January 31, 2014, the Census Bureau announced the implementation of the Advanced Export Information (AEI) pilot program to evaluate a new filing option in the Automated Export System and solicited AEI pilot program participants. The AEI pilot program filing option allowed participating exporters to submit a limited set of Electronic Export Information (EEI) in accordance with existing filing deadlines, followed by the full set of data elements submitted within five calendar days of the date of export. This notification announces that the Census Bureau, in cooperation with the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), has decided to cancel the AEI pilot program. This decision to eliminate the AEI pilot program as an AES filing option was made because the Census Bureau was unable to conduct sufficient analysis and evaluation of the pilot program due to a lack of adequate participation.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Survey of Construction: Questionnaire for Building Permit Official
Document Number: 2022-22190
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-10-13
Agency: Census Bureau, Department of Commerce
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 extension of the Survey of Construction: Questionnaire for Building Permit Official prior to the submission of the information collection request (ICR) to OMB for approval.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Monthly Wholesale Trade Survey
Document Number: 2022-21721
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-10-06
Agency: Census Bureau, Department of Commerce
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 extension of the Monthly Wholesale Trade Survey, prior to the submission of the information collection request (ICR) to OMB for approval.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Monthly Retail Surveys
Document Number: 2022-21720
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-10-06
Agency: Census Bureau, Department of Commerce
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 extension of the Monthly Retail Surveys, prior to the submission of the information collection request (ICR) to OMB for approval.
Request for Nominations of Members To Serve on the National Advisory Committee on Racial, Ethnic, and Other Populations
Document Number: 2022-21539
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-10-05
Agency: Census Bureau, Department of Commerce
The Director of the Census Bureau (Director) is seeking nominations for the National Advisory Committee on Racial, Ethnic and Other Populations (NAC). The purpose of the NAC is to provide advice to the Director on the full range of economic, housing, demographic, socioeconomic, linguistic, technological, methodological, geographic, behaviorial and operational variables affecting the cost, accuracy and implementation of Census Bureau programs and surveys, including the decennial census. The Director has determined that the work of the NAC is in the public interest and relevant to the duties of the Census Bureau. Therefore, the Director is seeking nominations to fill vacancies on the NAC. Additional information concerning the NAC can be found by visiting the NAC's website at: https://www.census.gov/about/ cac/sac.html.
National Advisory Committee
Document Number: 2022-21536
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-10-05
Agency: Census Bureau, Department of Commerce
The Census Bureau is giving notice of a virtual meeting of the National Advisory Committee on Racial, Ethnic and Other Populations (NAC). The Committee will address policy, research, and technical issues relating to a full range of Census Bureau programs and activities, including the decennial census, demographic and economic statistical programs, field operations, and information technology. Last minute changes to the schedule are possible, which could prevent giving advance public notice of schedule adjustments.
2020 Census Tribal Consultation
Document Number: 2022-21479
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-10-04
Agency: Census Bureau, Department of Commerce
The Census Bureau will conduct two tribal consultations on the Detailed Demographic and Housing Characteristics File A (DHC-A) and Detailed Demographic and Housing Characteristics File B (Detailed DHC- B) on October 18, 2022, in Anchorage, Alaska and October 31, 2022, in Sacramento, California. Feedback on these products will help to determine the final content and design for the 2020 Census Detailed DHC-A and Detailed DHC-B. The tribal consultation meetings reflect the Census Bureau's continuous commitment to strengthen nation-to-nation relationships with federally recognized tribes. The Census Bureau's procedures for outreach, notice, and consultation ensure involvement of tribes to the extent practicable and permitted by law before making decisions or implementing policies, rules, or programs that affect federally recognized tribal governments. These meetings are open to citizens of federally recognized tribes by invitation. The Census Bureau provided questions in preparation for the tribal consultations focused on the Detailed DHC-A and Detailed DHC-B. In that regard, the Census Bureau is asking tribal governments review the proposed tables, levels of geography, and product design. Helpful feedback would include tables and geographies that are needed, how design changes may impact your work, and ways the Census Bureau can continue to effectively communicate with tribal leaders about these products. The purpose of the tribal consultations is to hear tribes' recommendations.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for Review and Approval; Comment Request; American Community Survey and Puerto Rico Community Survey
Document Number: 2022-19705
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-09-13
Agency: Census Bureau, Department of Commerce
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 revision of the American Community Survey and Puerto Rico Community Survey, prior to the submission of the information collection request (ICR) to OMB for approval.
National Advisory Committee
Document Number: 2022-18943
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-09-01
Agency: Census Bureau, Department of Commerce
The Census Bureau is giving notice of a virtual meeting of the National Advisory Committee (NAC). This special session will provide an opportunity for the NAC to submit additional recommendations related to the 2020 Demographic and Housing Characteristics File (DHC) prior to the October 2022 Data Stewardship Executive Policy Committee (DSEP) meeting where the final privacy-loss budget and parameter settings will be determined for the 2020 DHC. Additionally, the Census Bureau SMEs will present metrics from the Round II 2010 Demonstration Data Product and summarize what they tell us about data accuracy and change from previous demonstration products. There will also be a presentation on the simulated re-identification attack on the Round II 2010 Demonstration Data Product. Last-minute changes to the schedule are possible, which could prevent giving advance public notice of schedule adjustments.
Request for Comment on Inflation Measures for Adjusting Historical Income
Document Number: 2022-18938
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-09-01
Agency: Census Bureau, Department of Commerce
The Census Bureau is seeking comments on the use of alternative price indices to adjust dollar-denominated income values to reflect changes in the price level over time (inflation adjustment). Currently, historical estimates of income and earnings are inflation- adjusted using the Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers Research Series (R-CPI-U-RS) produced by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The Census Bureau is considering adopting alternative chain-type price indices produced by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) and the Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) for the inflation adjustment in the future. Based on comments received, the Census Bureau will weigh the advantages and disadvantages of these alternative price indices in choosing the optimal index for inflation adjustment.
Census Scientific Advisory Committee
Document Number: 2022-18028
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-08-22
Agency: Census Bureau, Department of Commerce
The Census Bureau is giving notice of a virtual meeting of the Census Scientific Advisory Committee (CSAC). The Committee will address policy, research, and technical issues relating to a full range of Census Bureau programs and activities, including decennial, economic, field operations, information technology, and statistics. Last minute changes to the schedule are possible, which could prevent giving advance public notice of schedule adjustments.
2020 Census Tribal Consultation; Virtual Public Meeting
Document Number: 2022-17764
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-08-18
Agency: Census Bureau, Department of Commerce
The Census Bureau will conduct a tribal consultation on the second and final 2010 Demonstration Data Product for the Demographic and Housing Characteristics File (DHC) on September 19, 2022, via national webinar. Feedback on this demonstration data product will help to determine the final parameter and settings for the 2020 DHC. The tribal consultation meeting reflects the Census Bureau's continuous commitment to strengthen nation-to-nation relationships with federally recognized tribes. The Census Bureau's procedures for outreach, notice, and consultation ensure involvement of tribes to the extent practicable and permitted by law before making decisions or implementing policies, rules, or programs that affect federally recognized tribal governments. These meetings are open to citizens of federally recognized tribes by invitation. The Census Bureau conducted a tribal listening session on Thursday, August 18, 2022, to prepare tribes for the September virtual tribal consultation and sent materials to the tribes to help with their analysis of the demonstration data product. The Census Bureau provided questions in preparation for the virtual tribal consultation focused on the DHC. In that regard, the Census Bureau is asking tribal governments to identify potentially problematic results from the application of disclosure avoidance to the 2010 demonstration data. Helpful feedback would include identification of tables and geographies that are acceptable and unacceptable. The purpose of the virtual tribal consultation is to hear tribes' recommendations.
Soliciting Input or Suggestions on 2030 Census Preliminary Research
Document Number: 2022-17647
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-08-17
Agency: Census Bureau, Department of Commerce
Early planning for the 2030 Census program began in Fiscal Year 2019 with building the program foundation and preparing for the official program kick-off and start of the Design Selection Phase in October 2021. The primary goal of the Design Selection Phase is to conduct the research, testing, and operational planning and design work to inform the selection of the 2030 Census operational design. We are issuing this notice to engage with our stakeholders on the development and implementation strategies that improve the way people participate in the 2030 Census. This notice also includes specific topics of interest to help guide input from stakeholders and other members of the public.
Census Scientific Advisory Committee
Document Number: 2022-06690
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-03-30
Agency: Census Bureau, Department of Commerce
The Census Bureau is publishing this notice to announce the renewal of the Census Scientific Advisory Committee (Committee or CSAC). The purpose of the Committee is to provide advice to the Director of the Census Bureau on the full range of Census Bureau programs and activities including communications; decennial, demographic, and economic statistics; field operations; geography; and information technology. Additional information concerning the Committee can be found by visiting the Committee's website at: https:// www.census.gov/about/cac/sac.html.
Urban Area Criteria for the 2020 Census-Final Criteria
Document Number: 2022-06180
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-03-24
Agency: Census Bureau, Department of Commerce
This notice provides the Census Bureau's final criteria for defining urban areas based on the results of the 2020 Decennial Census. This notice also provides a summary of comments received in response to the proposed criteria published in the Federal Register on February 19, 2021, as well as the Census Bureau's responses to those comments. The Census Bureau delineates urban areas after each decennial census by applying specified criteria to decennial census and other data. Since the 1950 Census, the Census Bureau has reviewed and revised these criteria, as necessary, for each decennial census in order to improve the classification of urban areas by taking advantage of newly available data and advancements in geographic information processing technology.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Certification of Identity (Form BC-300)
Document Number: 2022-05795
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-03-18
Agency: Census Bureau, Department of Commerce
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 revision of the Certification of Identity (Form BC-300) as a Common Form, prior to the submission of the information collection request (ICR) to OMB for approval.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for Review and Approval; Comment Request; National Sample Survey of Registered Nurses
Document Number: 2022-05347
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-03-14
Agency: Census Bureau, Department of Commerce
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, with change, of National Sample Survey of Registered Nurses (NSSRN), prior to the submission of the information collection request (ICR) to OMB for approval.
2020 Census Tribal Consultation; Virtual Public Meeting
Document Number: 2022-04924
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-03-09
Agency: Census Bureau, Department of Commerce
The Census Bureau will conduct a tribal consultation on the next set of 2020 Census Data Products on March 24, 2022, via national webinar, and review the 2010 Demonstration Data ProductDemographic and Housing Characteristics File (DHC). The tribal consultation meeting reflects the Census Bureau's continuous commitment to strengthen nation-to-nation relationships with federally recognized tribes. The Census Bureau's procedures for outreach, notice, and consultation ensure involvement of tribes, to the extent practicable and permitted by law, before making decisions or implementing policies, rules, or programs that affect federally recognized tribal governments. These meetings are open to citizens of federally and state recognized tribes by invitation. In that regard, the Census Bureau is seeking comments on the 2010 Demonstration DataDHC, and asking tribal governments to identify the problematic table, level of geography, and a description of the use case, along with the likely implications should the data be released as-is. Tribes will have four weeks after consultation to analyze the 2010 Demonstration Data ProductDHC.
Census Scientific Advisory Committee
Document Number: 2022-03488
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-02-18
Agency: Census Bureau, Department of Commerce
The Census Bureau is giving notice of a virtual meeting of the Census Scientific Advisory Committee (CSAC). The Committee will address policy, research, and technical issues relating to a full range of Census Bureau programs and activities, including decennial, economic, field operations, information technology, and statistics. Last minute changes to the schedule are possible, which could prevent giving advance public notice of schedule adjustments. Please visit the Census Advisory Committees website at https://www.census.gov/cac for the CSAC meeting information, including the agenda, and how to join the meeting.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Current Population Survey, School Enrollment Supplement
Document Number: 2022-03588
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-02-18
Agency: Census Bureau, Department of Commerce
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 revision of the Current Population Survey, School Enrollment Supplement, prior to the submission of the information collection request (ICR) to OMB for approval.
National Advisory Committee
Document Number: 2022-03548
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-02-18
Agency: Census Bureau, Department of Commerce
The Census Bureau is giving notice of a virtual meeting of the National Advisory Committee (NAC). The Committee will address strategies for communicating the use of differential privacy for the 2020 Census data products. Additionally, the Committee will provide recommendations for messaging and communication strategies for information data users, of all skill levels, about what differential privacy is, the data protection it provides, the privacy/accuracy tradeoff, and the strengths and limitations of the 2020 Census data products. Last-minute changes to the schedule are possible, which could prevent giving advance public notice of schedule adjustments. Please visit the Census Advisory Committees website at https://www.census.gov/ cac for the NAC meeting information, including the agenda, and how to join the meeting.
Foreign Trade Regulations (FTR): Electronic Export Information (EEI) Filing Requirements for Shipments Between the United States and Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands (USVI)
Document Number: 2022-02341
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2022-02-04
Agency: Census Bureau, Department of Commerce
The Census Bureau published an Advance Notice of Proposed Rule Making (ANPRM) in the Federal Register on September 17, 2020 to request comments on the overall impact of the removal of the Electronic Export Information (EEI) filing requirements for shipments between the United States, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. The Census Bureau has decided to continue the current EEI filing requirement for Puerto Rico and the USVI and continue to publish the U.S. Trade with Puerto Rico and U.S. Possessions (FT-895) Publication Series. This decision was made after careful consideration based on the feedback received from the ANPRM and discussions between the Census Bureau and several stakeholders. The Census Bureau will continue to collect the EEI because there is no alternative data source that yields the same high- quality data for Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. The EEI data meets the Census Bureau's statistical objectives and the needs of its data users, including the Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA), who produces the Gross Domestic Product estimates for Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, which is a Principal Federal Economic Indicator. Both the Census Bureau and BEA are open to considering proposed alternative data sources which will be evaluated, tested, and verified to determine whether the data meet the statistical objectives of the current EEI.
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