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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 http://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 http://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.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for Review and Approval; Comment Request; U.S. Census-Age Search
Document Number: 2021-28165
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-12-28
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 U.S. CensusAge Search, prior to the submission of the information collection request (ICR) to OMB for approval.
Proposed Information Collection; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for Review and Approval; Comment Request; 2023 New York City Housing and Vacancy Survey
Document Number: 2021-27082
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-12-15
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 currently approved collection of the 2023 New York City Housing and Vacancy Survey, prior to the submission of the information collection request (ICR) to OMB for approval.
Foreign Trade Regulations (FTR): New Filing Requirement and Clarifications to Current Requirements
Document Number: 2021-26874
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2021-12-15
Agency: Census Bureau, Department of Commerce
The Census Bureau is proposing to amend its regulations to reflect new export reporting requirements related to the country of origin. Specifically, the Census Bureau is proposing to add a conditional data element, country of origin, when Foreign origin is selected in the Foreign/Domestic Origin Indicator field in the Automated Export System (AES). In addition to the new export reporting requirement, the proposed rule would make remedial changes to the FTR to improve clarity and to correct errors.
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); Correction
Document Number: 2021-26946
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-12-14
Agency: Census Bureau, Department of Commerce
On December 8, 2021, the Department of Commerce, published a 30-day public comment period notice in the Federal Register with FR Document Number 2021-26557 (Page 69618) seeking public comments for an information collection entitled, ``Certification of Identity (Form BC- 300).'' This document referenced incorrect information in the ``Needs and Uses'' section, and Commerce hereby issues a correction notice as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.
Voting Rights Act Amendments of 2006, Determinations Under Section 203
Document Number: 2021-26547
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-12-08
Agency: Census Bureau, Department of Commerce
As required by Section 203 of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 (Act), as amended, this notice publishes the U.S. Census Bureau's Director's determinations as to which political subdivisions are subject to the minority language assistance provisions of the Act. As of this date, those jurisdictions that are listed in this Notice as covered by Section 203 have a legal obligation to provide the minority language assistance prescribed by the Act.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Ask U.S. Panel
Document Number: 2021-26515
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-12-07
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 information collection of the Ask U.S. Panel 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: 2021-24503
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-11-09
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.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Business Pulse Survey
Document Number: 2021-24502
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-11-09
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 Business Pulse Survey prior to the submission of the information collection request (ICR) to OMB for approval.
2020 Census Tribal Consultation; Virtual Public Meeting
Document Number: 2021-22725
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-10-19
Agency: Census Bureau, Department of Commerce
The Census Bureau will conduct a tribal consultation on the next set of 2020 Census Data Products on November 18, 2021, through a national webinar. The tribal consultation meeting reflects the Census Bureau's continuous commitment to strengthen government-to-government 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.
National Advisory Committee
Document Number: 2021-22061
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-10-08
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 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 http://www.census.gov/cac for the NAC 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; American Community Survey
Document Number: 2021-19805
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-09-14
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 extension of the American Community 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; Current Population Survey, Annual Social and Economic Supplement
Document Number: 2021-19126
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-09-03
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 Annual Social and Economic Supplement (ASEC) to the Current Population 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; Construction Progress Reporting Survey
Document Number: 2021-18531
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-08-27
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 Construction Progress Reporting 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; 2022 Economic Census
Document Number: 2021-18528
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-08-27
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 the Economic Census prior to the submission of the information collection request (ICR) to OMB for approval.