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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 (44 U.S.C. chapter 35).

Agency: U.S. Census Bureau.

Title: Local Update of Census Addresses (LUCA) Program.

Form Number(s): D-1663 through D-1706.

OMB Control Number: 0607-0795.

Type of Request: Extension of a currently approved collection.

Burden Hours: 3,909,829.

Number of Respondents: 19,780.

Average Hours Per Response: 197 hours and 40 minutes.

Needs and Uses: The information to be collected in the Local Update of Census Addresses (LUCA) Program is essential to the mission of the Census Bureau and will directly contribute to the successful outcome of Census 2010. The Census Bureau requested and received emergency clearance from OMB so that the LUCA Program start-up was not delayed. That emergency clearance expires February, 2008.

The LUCA Program was developed by the U.S. Census Bureau to meet the requirements of the Census Address List Improvement Act of 1994, Public Law 103-430. Under the voluntary LUCA Program, participating governments may review the Census Bureau's confidential list of individual living quarters addresses and provide address additions, corrections, deletions, and/or the identification of corrected address counts for census blocks; street and street attribute updates; and legal boundary updates. Governments electing to participate in the LUCA program also provide program contact information; certification of their agreement to maintain the confidentiality of the Census Bureau address information; responses regarding their physical and information technology security capabilities; program option and product media preference information; shipment inventory information; certification of their return/destruction of materials containing confidential data; and, for participants not submitting address list changes, their reasons for not doing so. The program will be available to tribal, state, and local governments, and the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico (or their designated representatives) in areas for which the Census Bureau performs a precensus address canvassing operation (excluded are sparsely settled areas in the states of Alaska and Maine). The LUCA program includes federally-recognized American Indian tribes with reservations and/or off-reservation trust lands, states, and general-purpose local governments, such as cities and townships, for which the Census Bureau reports data. This information collection will occur between August 2007 and May 2008.

The Census Bureau will use the LUCA program to help develop the housing unit and group quarters (e.g., college dormitory, nursing home, correctional facility, etc.) address information that it will need to conduct the 2010 Decennial Census. Because tribal, state, and local governments have current knowledge of and data about where housing growth and change are occurring in their jurisdictions, their input into the overall Start Printed Page 4816development of the address list for the census makes a vital contribution. .

Affected Public: State, local or Tribal government.

Frequency: One-time.

Respondent's Obligation: Voluntary.

Legal Authority: Title 13 U.S.C., Section 16.

OMB Desk Officer: Brian Harris-Kojetin, (202) 395-7314.

Copies of the above information collection proposal can be obtained by calling or writing Diana Hynek, Departmental Paperwork Clearance Officer, (202) 482-0266, Department of Commerce, Room 6625, 14th and Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20230 (or via the Internet at dhynek@doc.gov).

Written comments and recommendations for the proposed information collection should be sent within 30 days of publication of this notice to Brian Harris-Kojetin, OMB Desk Officer either by fax (202-395-7245) or e-mail (bharrisk@omb.eop.gov).

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Dated: January 22, 2008.

Gwellnar Banks,

Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer.

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[FR Doc. E8-1410 Filed 1-25-08; 8:45 am]

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