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: Current Population Survey, Annual Social and Economic Survey.
OMB Control Number: 0607-0354.
Form Number(s): There are no forms. We conduct all interviews on computers.
Type of Request: Emergency review.
Number of Respondents: 78,000.
Average Hours per Response: 0.41667.
Burden Hours: 32,500.
Needs and Uses: The income data from the ASEC are used by social planners, economists, government officials, and market researchers to gauge the economic well-being of the country as a whole, and selected population groups of interest. Government planners and researchers use these data to monitor and evaluate the effectiveness of various assistance programs. Market researchers use these data to identify and isolate potential customers. Social planners use these data to forecast economic conditions and to identify special groups that seem to be especially sensitive to economic fluctuations. Economists use ASEC data to determine the effects of various economic forces, such as inflation, recession, recovery, and so on, and their differential effects on various population groups.
Affected Public: Individuals or households.
Respondent's Obligation: Voluntary.
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 14 days of publication of this notice to OIRA_Submission@omb.eop.gov or fax to (202) 395-5806.
Dated: January 9, 2015.
Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer.
[FR Doc. 2015-00452 Filed 1-13-15; 8:45 am]
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