Proposed collection; comment request.
The Department of Commerce, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 104-13 (44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)).
Written comments must be submitted on or before September 5, 2003.
Direct all written comments to Diana Hynek, Departmental Paperwork Clearance Officer, Department of Commerce, Room 6625, 14th and Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20230 (or via the Internet at DHynek@doc.gov).Start Further Info
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
Requests for additional information or copies of the information collection instrument(s) and instructions should be directed to Dennis Clark, Census Bureau, FOB 3, Room 3340, Washington, DC 20233-8400, (301) 763-3806.End Further Info End Preamble Start Supplemental Information
The Census Bureau plans to request clearance for the collection of data via a Cell Phone Use Supplement to be conducted in conjunction with the February 2004 CPS. The Cell Phone Use Supplement is sponsored by the Census Bureau and the Bureau of Labor Statistics . This survey will provide a source of national and state level data on the demographic, social, and economic characteristics of cell phone users and nonusers. These data will help federal data collection agencies to determine if primary cell phone users constitute a new source of nonresponse in telephone surveys. The supplement data also will make it possible to study general nonresponse bias in telephone surveys.
II. Method of Collection
The cell phone use information will be collected by both personal visit and telephone interviews in conjunction with the regular February CPS interviewing. All interviews are conducted using computer-assisted interviewing.
OMB Number: Not available.
Form Number: There are no forms. We conduct all interviews on computers.
Type of Review: Regular.
Affected Public: Households.
Estimated Number of Respondents: 43,000.
Estimated Time Per Response: 1 minute.
Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 717.
Estimated Total Annual Cost: The only cost to respondents is that of their time.
Respondent's Obligation: Voluntary.
IV. Request for Comments
Comments are invited on: (a) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information shall have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the agency's estimate of the burden (including hours and cost) of the proposed collection of information; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on respondents, including through the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology.Start Printed Page 40240
Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized and/or included in the request for the Office of Management and Budget approval of this information collection; they also will become a matter of public record.Start Signature
Dated: July 1, 2003.
Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer.
[FR Doc. 03-17047 Filed 7-3-03; 8:45 am]
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