Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for Review and Approval; Comment Request; 2020 Post-Census Group Quarters Review

CourtCensus Bureau
Citation87 FR 16167
Record Number2022-06038
Published date22 March 2022
Federal Register, Volume 87 Issue 55 (Tuesday, March 22, 2022)
[Federal Register Volume 87, Number 55 (Tuesday, March 22, 2022)]
                [Notices]
                [Pages 16167-16168]
                From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
                [FR Doc No: 2022-06038]
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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; 2020 Post-Census Group Quarters Review
                 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 19, 2021, during a 60-day comment period.
                This notice allows for an additional 30 days for public comments.
                 Agency: U.S. Census Bureau.
                 Title: 2020 Post-Census Group Quarters Review.
                 OMB Control Number: 0607-XXXX.
                 Form Number(s): None.
                 Type of Request: Regular submission, New Information Collection.
                 Number of Respondents: 1,500.
                 Average Hours per Response: 5.2.
                 Burden Hours: 7,800.
                 Needs and Uses:
                Introduction
                 The 2020 Post-Census Group Quarters Review (PCGQR) provides a
                mechanism for governmental units (GUs) to request a review of their
                official 2020 Census results, specifically those for the population in
                group quarters (GQs). Please note, the population counts for a census
                block or other geographic units below the state level may seem
                inaccurate due to disclosure avoidance measures the Census Bureau
                applies to the published data. Population counts at the block level
                have the most ``noise'' of any geographic level due to disclosure
                avoidance to protect against data disclosure. Additional information on
                disclosure avoidance is available at the following URL: https://www.census.gov/programs-surveys/decennial-census/decade/2020/planning-management/process/disclosure-avoidance.html.
                 The Census Bureau will accept 2020 PCGQR cases from tribal, state,
                and local governmental units from June 2022 through June 30, 2023. The
                eligible governmental units and geographies are the same as for the
                2020 Census Count Question Resolution (CQR) Program https://www.census.gov/programs-surveys/decennial-census/decade/2020/planning-management/evaluate/cqr.html>. The Census Bureau will conduct the 2020
                PCGQR case research by examining the 2020 Census records for the 2020
                tabulation block(s) identified in the 2020 PCGQR case. All population
                counts are current as of April 1, 2020. Revised GQ population counts
                will be provided to the Census Bureau's Population Estimates Program
                where they will be included in the baseline data used to produce
                upcoming annual population estimates. Corresponding changes to
                demographic characteristics will be incorporated into subsequent rounds
                of estimates. The estimates developed from the updated population base
                will also be used by the American Community Survey (ACS) and the Puerto
                Rico Community Survey (PRCS). After the new annual estimates are
                available to the public on the regularly scheduled release dates,
                certified group quarters population counts can be provided by request
                to the highest elected official of the governmental unit. No new 2020
                Census information products will be created by the 2020 PCGQR. This
                includes no revisions to 2020 Census information products such as the
                counts delivered to the President for apportionment or the 2020 Census
                Public Law 94-171 Redistricting Data Files and Geographic Products.
                 Once a resolution is determined for each case, the Census Bureau
                will respond to the governmental unit in writing with an official
                determination letter, even if the case is determined to be out of scope
                or if no corrections are warranted. The Census Bureau will attempt to
                respond to each inquiry within 90 days of receipt and complete all case
                research and resolution by no later than September 30, 2023.
                Eligible Participants and Geographies
                 The Census Bureau will only accept cases from the eligible
                participants listed below or their designee. Details on how to
                designate someone else to submit on a government's behalf will be
                explained further in the guides that will be posted on the 2020 PCGQR
                website. The Census Bureau will not accept cases from any other type of
                statistical or legally defined areas, or any other
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                individual, group, or organization not included in this list.
                 1. Tribal areas, including federally recognized American Indian
                tribes with reservation and/or off-reservation trust lands, Alaska
                Native Regional Corporations, and Alaska Native villages.
                 2. States and equivalent entities (e.g., District of Columbia and
                Puerto Rico).
                 3. Counties and equivalent entities (e.g., parishes in Louisiana,
                boroughs in Alaska, municipios in Puerto Rico).
                 4. Minor civil divisions (e.g., townships).
                 5. Consolidated cities.
                 6. Incorporated places (e.g., villages, towns, cities).
                2020 Post-Census Group Quarters Review Case Type
                 Group Quarters Population cases--request a Census Bureau review of
                group quarters population counts by block to correct error(s) affecting
                their population during the 2020 Census for a valid group quarter
                (i.e., group quarters that existed and available for occupancy on April
                1, 2020). Submissions should be consistent with the 2020 Census
                Residence Criteria and Residence Situations and additional guidance
                provided by the Census Bureau due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
                2020 Post-Census Group Quarters Review Case Submission
                 To determine whether submitting a Post-Census Group Quarters Review
                case is necessary, governmental units need to review their group
                quarters population counts in the published Census Bureau data. The
                Census Bureau recommends a review of the Public Law 94-171 data tables
                to review their counts population of group quarters by type of group
                quarters (Table P5). These data are available on https://data.census.gov/cedsci.
                 To submit any Post-Census Group Quarters Review case, the
                governmental units must use the Secure Web Incoming Module (SWIM),
                available at respond.census.gov/swim.
                Post-Census Group Quarters Review Case Disposition
                 If the population count is corrected, the count will be sent to the
                Census Bureau's Population Estimates Program to be included in the
                baseline data used to produce upcoming annual population estimates.
                Updated data will be included in the next possible population base as
                the production schedule allows. Corresponding changes to demographic
                characteristics will be incorporated into subsequent rounds of
                estimates. The estimates developed from the updated population base
                will also be used by the American Community Survey and the Puerto Rico
                Community Survey. Data received as part of a 2020 PCGQR cases is not
                shared with anyone outside of the staff involved with 2020 PCGQR
                processing.
                 The Census Bureau will not modify the 2020 Census apportionment
                counts and will not incorporate 2020 PCGQR corrections into the 2020
                Census data summary files and tables or retabulate any of the other
                2020 Census data products.
                 Affected Public: Tribal, state, or local governmental units in the
                United States and Puerto Rico.
                 Frequency: One time.
                 Respondent's Obligation: Voluntary.
                 Legal Authority: Title 13 U.S.C. Section 6.
                 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 the title of the collection.
                Sheleen Dumas,
                Department PRA Clearance Officer, Office of the Chief Information
                Officer, Commerce Department.
                [FR Doc. 2022-06038 Filed 3-21-22; 8:45 am]
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