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                                          Notices                                                                                                       Federal Register
                                                                                                                                                        Vol. 72, No. 24

                                                                                                                                                        Tuesday, February 6, 2007



                                          This section of the FEDERAL REGISTER                    MAF and TIGER allows us to assign                     evaluations. The DAAL program is a
                                          contains documents other than rules or                  each address to the appropriate Census                cooperative effort across many divisions
                                          proposed rules that are applicable to the               Block, produce maps as needed and                     at the Census Bureau; it includes
                                          public. Notices of hearings and investigations,         publish results at the appropriate level              automated listing software, systems, and
                                          committee meetings, agency decisions and                of geographic detail.                                 procedures that will allow us to conduct
                                          rulings, delegations of authority, filing of              The generic clearance for the past
                                          petitions and applications and agency                                                                         listing operations in a dependent
                                          statements of organization and functions are
                                                                                                  three years has proved to be very                     manner based on information contained
                                          examples of documents appearing in this                 beneficial to the Census Bureau. The                  in the MAF.
                                          section.                                                generic clearance allowed us to focus
                                                                                                                                                           The DAAL operations will be
                                                                                                  our limited resources on actual
                                                                                                                                                        conducted on an ongoing basis in
                                                                                                  operational planning and development
                                                                                                  of procedures. This extension will be                 potentially any county across the
                                          DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE                                                                                        country. Field Representatives (FRs)
                                                                                                  especially beneficial over the upcoming
                                          Submission for OMB Review;                              three years by allowing us to focus on                will canvass selected Census tabulation
                                          Comment Request                                         the other work involved in improving                  blocks to improve the address list in
                                                                                                  new procedures for 2010, and keeping                  areas where substantial address changes
                                             The Department of Commerce will                      the MAF current.                                      have occurred that have not been added
                                          submit to the Office of Management and                    We will follow the protocol of past                 to the MAF through regular update
                                          Budget (OMB) for clearance the                          generic clearances: we will send a letter             operations, and/or in blocks in the area
                                          following proposal for collection of                    to OMB at least two weeks before the                  or group quarters frame sample for the
                                          information under the provisions of the                 planned start of each activity that gives             demographic surveys. FRs will update
                                          Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C.                      more exact details, examples of forms,                existing address information, and when
                                          chapter 35).                                            and final estimates of respondent                     necessary, contact individuals, to collect
                                             Agency: U.S. Census Bureau.                          burden. We also will file a year-end                  accurate location and mailing address
                                             Title: Generic Clearance for MAF &                   summary with OMB after the close of                   information. In general, contact will
                                          TIGER Updating Activities.                              each fiscal year giving results of each               occur only when the FR is adding to the
                                             Form Number(s): Will vary by                         activity conducted.                                   address list, and the individual’s
                                          activity.                                                 The following sections describe the                 address is not posted or visible to the
                                             Agency Approval Number: 0607–                        categories of activities to be included               FR. If the occupants of these households
                                          0809.                                                   under the clearance. The Census Bureau                are not at home, the FR may attempt to
                                             Type of Request: Revision of a                       has conducted these activities (or                    contact a neighbor to determine the best
                                          currently approved collection.                          similar ones) previously and the                      time to find the occupants at home and/
                                             Burden: 14,290 hours.                                respondent burden remains relatively                  or to obtain the correct address
                                             Number of Respondents: 849,750.                      unchanged from one time to another.                   information.
                                             Average Hours Per Response: 1
                                          minute.                                                 Demographic Area Address Listing                         DAAL is an ongoing operation. Listing
                                             Needs and Uses: The Census Bureau                    (DAAL)                                                assignments are distributed quarterly
                                          requests approval from the Office of                                                                          with the work conducted throughout the
                                                                                                     The Demographic Area Address                       time period. We expect that DAAL
                                          Management and Budget (OMB) for an                      Listing (DAAL) program encompasses
                                          extension of the generic clearance for a                                                                      listings will be conducted throughout
                                                                                                  the geographic area updates for the
                                          number of activities it plans to conduct                                                                      the entire time period of the extension.
                                                                                                  Community Address Updating System
                                          to update its Master Address File (MAF)                 (CAUS) and the area and group quarters                Dress Rehearsal Address Canvassing
                                          and maintain the linkage between the                    frame listings for many ongoing
                                          MAF and the Topologically Integrated                    demographic surveys (the Current                         An Address Canvassing operation will
                                          Geographic Encoding and Referencing                     Population Survey, the Consumer                       take place as part of the 2008 Census
                                          (TIGER) database of address ranges and                  Expenditures Survey, etc.). The CAUS                  Dress Rehearsal. The operation will take
                                          associated geographic information. The                  program was designed to address                       place between May 7, 2007 and June 26,
                                          Census Bureau plans to use the MAF for                  quality concerns relating to areas with               2007. The operation will be a standard
                                          post-Census 2000 evaluations, various                   high concentrations of noncity-style                  address canvassing operation where
                                          pre-2010 census tests, and as a sampling                addresses, and to provide a rural                     census listers will canvass specified
                                          frame for the American Community                        counterpart to the update of city-style               blocks and conduct brief interviews to
                                          Survey and our other demographic                        addresses the MAF will receive from the               verify or update address information
                                          current surveys. In the past, the Census                U.S. Postal Services’s Delivery Sequence              against address information on the
                                          Bureau has built a new address list for                 File. The ongoing demographic surveys,                Census Bureau’s address lists and maps.
                                          each decennial census. The MAF built                    as part of the 2000 Sample Redesign                   Listers will enter an address status for
                                          during Census 2000 is meant to be kept                  Program, plan to use the MAF as one of                every address based on what they found
                                          current thereafter, eliminating the need                several sources of addresses from which               out during the visit. Listers will also
                                          to build a completely new address list                  to select their samples. In addition to               visit addresses not listed on our address
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                                          for future censuses and surveys. The                    the area and group quarters frame                     lists and add them. They will record
                                          TIGER is a geographic system that maps                  listings, the demographic surveys will                address information and address
                                          the entire country in Census Blocks                     also list blocks via the DAAL program                 statuses on the address lists that reside
                                          with applicable address range of living                 for their Frame Assessment for Current                on the hand held computer (HHC). Sites
                                          quarter location information. Linking                   Household Surveys (FACHS)                             for the 2008 Census Dress Rehearsal will


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                                          be San Joaquin County, California and                   surrounding addresses to enter the                    use the DX–351 GQV Questionnaire to
                                          Fayetteville and Eastern North Carolina.                address information. Quality Control                  list address information and type codes
                                                                                                  (QC) for Update/Leave consists of an                  for each GQ in their workload. GQV
                                          Decennial Address Canvassing
                                                                                                  initial observation, a dependent quality              creates the universe for a follow-up
                                             An Address Canvassing operation will                 control check in the field and an office              operation known as Group Quarters
                                          take place as part of the 2010 Decennial                review of completed work.                             Enumeration (GQE), in which we count
                                          Census. The operation will take place                                                                         the residents of identified GQs.
                                          between April 13, 2009 and May 2009.                    Decennial Update/Leave
                                          The operation will be a standard                          The U.S. Census Bureau will conduct                 Decennial Group Quarters Validation
                                          address canvassing operation where                      the Update/Leave operation in the 2010                   The U.S. Census Bureau will conduct
                                          census listers will canvass specified                   Decennial Census. Update/Leave                        the Group Quarters Validation
                                          blocks and conduct brief interviews to                  requires Listers to update the Census                 Operation as part of the 2010 Decennial
                                          verify or update address information                    Bureau’s address list and maps, and to                Census. The operation will take place
                                          against address information on the                      leave a census questionnaire at each                  between Sept 11, 2009—October 22,
                                          Census Bureau’s address lists and maps.                 housing unit. Listers verify and update               2009. The GQV operation verifies and
                                          Listers will enter an address status for                the addresses on the address list and                 classifies addresses identified as other
                                          every address based on what they found                  their locations on census maps to ensure              living quarters during the Decennial
                                          out during the visit. Listers will also                 that they are as current, complete and                Address Canvassing operation. The
                                          visit addresses not listed on our address               accurate as possible. Listers will use                addresses will be classified as Group
                                          lists and add them. They will record                    Form DX–105A (U/L), Update/Leave                      Quarters (GQ), Housing Unit (HU), or
                                          address information and address                         Address Listing Pages to verify, and                  ‘‘not a living quarters’’. If the address is
                                          statuses on the address lists that reside               update addresses currently in the                     a GQ, the lister will label it with the
                                          on the hand held computer (HHC). Sites                  Census Bureau’s Update/Leave                          correct type code, (e.g. as a college
                                          for the 2010 Decennial Census will be                   universe. Listers will enter an action                residence hall or skilled nursing unit).
                                          nation wide.                                            code for every address based on what                  Listers will use the DX–351 GQV
                                                                                                  they found out. Listers will visit                    Questionnaire to list address
                                          Dress Rehearsal Update/Leave
                                                                                                  addresses not already listed and add                  information and type codes for each GQ
                                             The U.S. Census Bureau will conduct                  them to our address list. To add                      in their workload. GQV creates the
                                          the Update/Leave operation, March 3,                    addresses, Listers will use Form DX–                  universe for a follow-up operation
                                          2008 through April 7, 2008 in the 2008                  105B (U/L), Update/Leave Add Pages.                   known as Group Quarters Enumeration
                                          Census Dress Rehearsal sites of San                       If the occupants of these living                    (GQE), in which we count the residents
                                          Joaquin County, California and                          quarters are not at home the Listers will             of identified GQs.
                                          Fayetteville and Eastern North Carolina.                leave a questionnaire at the household                   The list above is not exhaustive of all
                                          Update/Leave is a field operation for the               in a plastic bag, then attempt to contact             activities, which may be performed
                                          2008 Census Dress Rehearsal. The                        neighbors in order to obtain the correct              under this generic clearance. We will
                                          results of this test will enable the                    address information. If the Lister is                 follow the approved procedure when
                                          Census Bureau to identify, refine, and                  unable to contact anyone about an                     submitting any additional activities not
                                          improve our address collection                          address, they will use their own                      specifically listed here.
                                          procedures for a more cost-effective and                judgment, and information from                           Affected Public: Individuals or
                                          accurate decennial census.                              surrounding addresses to enter the                    households.
                                             Update/Leave requires Listers to                     address information. Quality Control                     Frequency: One-time.
                                          update the Census Bureau’s address list                 (QC) for Update/Leave consist of an                      Respondent’s Obligation: Mandatory.
                                          and maps, and to leave a census                         initial observation, a dependent quality                 Legal Authority: Title 13 U.S.C.,
                                          questionnaire at each housing unit.                     control check in the field and an office              Sections 141 and 193.
                                          Listers verify and update the addresses                 review of completed work.                                OMB Desk Officer: Brian Harris-
                                          on the address list and their locations                                                                       Kojetin, (202) 395–7314.
                                          on census maps to ensure that they are                  Dress Rehearsal Group Quarters
                                                                                                  Validation (GQV)                                         Copies of the above information
                                          as current, complete and accurate as                                                                          collection proposal can be obtained by
                                          possible. Listers will use Form DX–                        The U.S. Census Bureau will conduct                calling or writing Diana Hynek,
                                          105A (U/L), Update/Leave Address                        the Group Quarters Validation                         Departmental Paperwork Clearance
                                          Listing Pages to verify, and update                     Operation from September 17—October                   Officer, (202) 482–0266, Department of
                                          addresses currently in the Census                       24, 2007 at the 2008 Census Dress                     Commerce, room 6625, 14th and
                                          Bureau’s Update/Leave universe. Listers                 Rehearsal sites of San Joaquin County,                Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington,
                                          will enter an action code for every                     California and Fayetteville and Eastern               DC 20230 (or via the Internet at
                                          address based on what they found out.                   North Carolina. The GQV operation,                    dhynek@doc.gov).
                                          Listers will visit addresses not already                which supports the Census Bureau’s                       Written comments and
                                          listed and add them to our address list.                strategic goal of developing                          recommendations for the proposed
                                          To add addresses, Listers will use Form                 methodologies for compiling a complete                information collection should be sent
                                          DX–105B (U/L), Update/Leave Add                         and accurate MAF for the 2010 Census,                 within 30 days of publication of this
                                          Pages.                                                  is designed to verify and classify                    notice to Brian Harris-Kojetin, OMB
                                             If the occupants of these living                     addresses identified as other living                  Desk Officer either by fax (202–395–
                                          quarters are not at home the Listers will               quarters during the 2006 Address                      7245) or e-mail (bharrisk@omb.eop.gov).
                                          leave a questionnaire at the household                  Canvassing operation. The addresses
                                          in a plastic bag, then attempt to contact               will be classified as Group Quarters                    Dated: January 31, 2007.
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                                          neighbors in order to obtain the correct                (GQ), Housing Unit (HU), or ‘‘not a                   Gwellnar Banks,
                                          address information. If the Lister is                   living quarters’’. If the address is a GQ,            Management Analyst, Office of the Chief
                                          unable to contact anyone about an                       the lister will label it with the correct             Information Officer.
                                          address, they will use their own                        type code, (e.g. as a college residence               [FR Doc. E7–1819 Filed 2–5–07; 8:45 am]
                                          judgment, and information from                          hall or skilled nursing unit). Listers will           BILLING CODE 3510–07–P




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