Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request

 
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Federal Register, Volume 84 Issue 185 (Tuesday, September 24, 2019)
[Federal Register Volume 84, Number 185 (Tuesday, September 24, 2019)]
[Notices]
[Pages 49983-49984]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2019-20615]
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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE
Census Bureau
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
    The Department of Commerce will submit to the Office of Management
and Budget (OMB) for clearance the following proposal for collection of
information under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act.
    Agency: U.S. Census Bureau, Commerce.
    Title: 2020 Census Post-Enumeration Survey Initial and Final
Housing Unit Follow-up.
    OMB Control Number: 0607-XXXX.
    Form Number(s): D-1303, D-1303PR, D-1340, D-1340PR, D-1380, D-
1380PR, D-1325, D-1325PR, D-1303.Ref, D-1303.Ref(PR), D-1340.Ref, D-
1340.Ref(PR), D-26(E/S), D-26PR, D-31 (E/S), D-31PR, D-1028(PES), D-
1028(PES)(PR).
    Type of Request: Regular submission.
    Number of Respondents: 216,200. This includes 180,000 housing units
for Initial Housing Unit Follow-up, 8,000 housing units for Final
Housing Unit Follow-up, 27,000 housing units for Initial Housing Unit
Follow-up Quality Control, and 1,200 housing units for Final Housing
Unit Follow-up Quality Control.
    Average Hours per Response: 5 minutes.
    Burden Hours: 18,017 hours.
    Needs and Uses: The Post-Enumeration Survey for the 2020 Census
will be conducted to provide estimates of census net coverage error and
components of census coverage (such as correct enumerations, omissions,
and erroneous enumerations, including duplicates) for housing units and
people living in housing units to
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improve future censuses. The primary sampling unit is the Basic
Collection Unit, which is the smallest unit of collection geography for
2020 Census listing operations, usually a block. In addition, a Basic
Collection Unit is the building block for field area delineations and
other geographic delineations. As in the past, including the 2010
Census Coverage Measurement program, the Post-Enumeration Survey
operations and activities must be conducted separate from and
independent of the other 2020 Census operations.
    During the Independent Listing operation, field staff, referred to
as ``listers,'' will canvass in their assigned Basic Collection Units
every street, road, or other place where people might live and
construct a list of housing units from scratch. Once the listing for
each Basic Collection Unit is complete, the addresses are computer and
clerically matched to the 2020 Census addresses in the Initial Housing
Unit Matching operation. Addresses that remain unmatched or have
unresolved address status after matching will be sent to the Initial
Housing Unit Follow-up operation, during which listers collect
additional information that might allow a resolution of any differences
between the Independent Listing and the preliminary census address list
results. Matching to a preliminary census file of housing units allows
the Post-Enumeration Survey to conduct person interviews close to
census day (April 1, 2020), rather than waiting until the final census
list is available, after the delivery of apportionment data in December
2020. In the Final Housing Unit Matching operation, addresses collected
in the Independent Listing operation are matched to the final census
list of housing units. The Initial Housing Unit Follow-up field
operation seeks to answer questions needed to resolve the match or
enumeration status of addresses identified in the Initial Housing Unit
matching operation, while the Final Housing Unit Follow-up field
operation seeks to answer similar questions identified in the Final
Housing Unit matching operation.
    Addresses identified for both Initial and Final Housing Unit
Follow-ups will generally need additional information to determine
housing unit status (for example, to clarify if the addresses refer to
a housing unit or commercial building and to identify duplicate
addresses) or to resolve inconsistencies between the Post-Enumeration
Survey and census addresses. Using paper questionnaires tailored to
capture information needed to resolve each specific status question or
discrepancy, listers will contact a member of each housing unit and ask
questions to resolve housing unit status or to clarify discrepancies.
If the listers do not find anyone at home after several attempts, they
will try to collect the information from a proxy or by observation as a
last resort. Proxies are respondents who are not members of the
household.
    The Initial and Final Housing Unit Follow-up operations will also
have separate quality control operations. The first quality control
operation is the Initial Housing Unit Follow-up Quality Control, which
contains 15 percent of the Initial Housing Unit Follow-up workload. The
second quality control operation is the Final Housing Unit Follow-up
Quality Control, which contains 15 percent of the Final Housing Unit
Follow-up workload. These operations are implemented to ensure that the
work performed is of acceptable quality.
    Affected Public: Individuals or Households.
    Frequency: One Time.
    Respondent's Obligation: Mandatory.
    Legal Authority: Title 13, U.S. Code, Sections 141 and 193.
    This information collection request may be viewed at
www.reginfo.gov. Follow the instructions to view Department of Commerce
collections currently under review by OMB.
    Written comments and recommendations for the proposed information
collection should be sent within 30 days of publication of this notice
to [email protected] or fax to (202)395-5806.
Sheleen Dumas,
Departmental Lead PRA Officer, Office of the Chief Information Officer,
Commerce Department.
[FR Doc. 2019-20615 Filed 9-23-19; 8:45 am]
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