Current Opportunities for Public Comment on Federal Data Collections and Other Statistical Issues

Bureau of Economic Analysis

08/09/2021 Services Surveys: EE-45, Quarterly Survey of Insurance Transactions by U.S. Insurance Companies With Foreign Persons

Requests for additional information or specific questions related to collection activities should be directed to Christopher Stein, Chief, Services Surveys Branch, Bureau of Economic Analysis; 301-278-9189; or via email at christopher.stein@bea.gov.

Bureau of Justice Statistics

08/23/2021 2021 Survey of Campus Law Enforcement Agencies (SCLEA)

Written comments and recommendations for the proposed information collection should be sent within 30 days of publication of this notice to www.reginfo.gov/​public/​do/​PRAMain. Find this particular information collection by selecting “Currently under 30-day Review—Open for Public Comments” or by using the search function.

08/27/2021 National Crime Victimization Survey (NCVS)

If you have additional comments especially on the estimated public burden or associated response time, suggestions, or need a copy of the proposed information collection instrument with instructions or additional information, please contact Erika Harrell, Statistician, Bureau of Justice Statistics, 810 Seventh Street NW, Washington, DC 20531 (email: Erika.Harrell@ojp.usdoj.gov; telephone: 202-307-0758).

08/31/2021 2022 School Crime Supplement (SCS) to the National Crime Victimization Survey (NCVS)

If you have comments especially on the estimated public burden or associated response time, suggestions, or need a copy of the proposed information collection instrument with instructions or additional information, please contact Rachel Morgan (email: Rachel.Morgan@usdoj.gov; telephone: 202-616-1707) or Alexandra Thompson (email: Alexandra.Thompson@usdoj.gov; telephone: 202-598-2032), Bureau of Justice Statistics, 810 Seventh Street NW, Washington, DC 20531.

Bureau of Labor Statistics

08/30/2021 American Time Use Survey (ATUS)

Send comments to Erin Good, BLS Clearance Officer, Division of Management Systems, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Room 4080, 2 Massachusetts Avenue NE, Washington, DC 20212. Written comments also may be transmitted by email to BLS_PRA_Public@bls.gov.

Census Bureau

08/23/2021 Quarterly Survey of Public Pensions

Interested persons are invited to submit written comments by email to Thomas.J.Smith@census.gov. Please reference Quarterly Survey of Public Pensions in the subject line of your comments. You may also submit comments, identified by Docket Number USBC-2021-0014, to the Federal e-Rulemaking Portal: http://www.regulations.gov. All comments received are part of the public record. No comments will be posted to http://www.regulations.gov for public viewing until after the comment period has closed. Comments will generally be posted without change. All Personally Identifiable Information (for example, name and address) voluntarily submitted by the commenter may be publicly accessible. Do not submit Confidential Business Information or otherwise sensitive or protected information. You may submit attachments to electronic comments in Microsoft Word, Excel, or Adobe PDF file formats.

08/26/2021 Form BC-170, U.S. Census Employment Application and Form BC-171, Additional Applicant Information

Written comments and recommendations for the proposed information collection should be submitted within 30 days of the publication of this notice on the following website www.reginfo.gov/​public/​do/​PRAMain. Find this particular information collection by selecting “Currently under 30-day Review—Open for Public Comments” or by using the search function and entering either the title of the collection or the OMB Control Number 0607-0139.

08/27/2021 2021 Business Enterprise Research and Development Survey

Interested persons are invited to submit written comments by email to Thomas.J.Smith@census.gov. Please reference 2021 Business Enterprise Research and Development Survey in the subject line of your comments. You may also submit comments, identified by Docket Number USBC-2021-0015, to the Federal e-Rulemaking Portal: http://www.regulations.gov. All comments received are part of the public record. No comments will be posted to http://www.regulations.gov for public viewing until after the comment period has closed. Comments will generally be posted without change. All Personally Identifiable Information (for example, name and address) voluntarily submitted by the commenter may be publicly accessible. Do not submit Confidential Business Information or otherwise sensitive or protected information. You may submit attachments to electronic comments in Microsoft Word, Excel, or Adobe PDF file formats.

08/27/2021 2021 Business Enterprise Research and Development Survey

Interested persons are invited to submit written comments by email to Thomas.J.Smith@census.gov. Please reference 2021 Business Enterprise Research and Development Survey in the subject line of your comments. You may also submit comments, identified by Docket Number USBC-2021-0015, to the Federal e-Rulemaking Portal: http://www.regulations.gov. All comments received are part of the public record. No comments will be posted to http://www.regulations.gov for public viewing until after the comment period has closed. Comments will generally be posted without change. All Personally Identifiable Information (for example, name and address) voluntarily submitted by the commenter may be publicly accessible. Do not submit Confidential Business Information or otherwise sensitive or protected information. You may submit attachments to electronic comments in Microsoft Word, Excel, or Adobe PDF file formats.

09/21/2021 Commodity Flow Survey (CFS)

Interested persons are invited to submit written comments by email to Thomas.J.Smith@census.gov. Please reference Commodity Flow Survey in the subject line of your comments. You may also submit comments, identified by Docket Number USBC-2021-0017, to the Federal e-Rulemaking Portal: http://www.regulations.gov. All comments received are part of the public record. No comments will be posted to http://www.regulations.gov for public viewing until after the comment period has closed. Comments will generally be posted without change. All Personally Identifiable Information (for example, name and address) voluntarily submitted by the commenter may be publicly accessible. Do not submit Confidential Business Information or otherwise sensitive or protected information. You may submit attachments to electronic comments in Microsoft Word, Excel, or Adobe PDF file formats.

09/30/2021 Request for Nominations of Members To Serve on the National Advisory Committee on Racial, Ethnic, and Other Populations

Please submit nominations via email to the address listed below, census.national.advisory.committee@census.gov (subject line 2021 NAC Nominations”).

09/30/2021 Request for Nominations of Members To Serve on the Census Scientific Advisory Committee

Please submit nominations to the Census Scientific Advisory Committee email address, census.scientific.advisory.committee@census.gov (subject line “2021 CSAC Nominations”).

Institute of Museum and Library Services

08/21/2021 Public Libraries Survey FY 2021-FY 2023

Send comments to: Connie Bodner, Ph.D., Director of Grants Policy and Management, Institute of Museum and Library Services, 955 L'Enfant Plaza North SW, Suite 4000, Washington, DC 20024-2135. Dr. Bodner can be reached by telephone at 202-653-4636, or by email at cbodner@imls.gov. Office hours are from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., E.T., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. Persons who are deaf or hard of hearing (TTY users) can contact IMLS at 202-207-7858 via 711 for TTY-Based Telecommunications Relay Service.

National Agricultural Statistics Service, USDA

08/02/2021 National Agroforestry Survey For further information: Kevin L. Barnes, Associate Administrator, National Agricultural Statistics Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, (202) 720-2707. Copies of this information collection and related instructions can be obtained without charge from David Hancock, NASS—OMB Clearance Officer, at (202) 690-2388 or at ombofficer@nass.usda.gov.
08/12/2021 2022 Census of Agriculture

Comments regarding these information collections are best assured of having their full effect if received by August 12, 2021. Written comments and recommendations for the proposed information collection should be submitted within 30 days of the publication of this notice on the following website www.reginfo.gov/​public/​do/​PRAMain. Find this particular information collection by selecting “Currently under 30-day Review—Open for Public Comments” or by using the search function.

08/16/2021 Hemp Acreage and Production Survey

Comments regarding these information collections are best assured of having their full effect if received by August 16, 2021. Written comments and recommendations for the proposed information collection should be submitted within 30 days of the publication of this notice on the following website www.reginfo.gov/​public/​do/​PRAMain. Find this particular information collection by selecting “Currently under 30-day Review—Open for Public Comments” or by using the search function.

09/20/2021 Egg, Chicken, and Turkey Surveys

You may submit comments, identified by docket number 0535-0004, by any of the following methods:

  • Email: ombofficer@nass.usda.gov. Include docket number above in the subject line of the message.
  • E-fax: (855) 838-6382.
  • Mail: Mail any paper, disk, or CD-ROM submissions to: David Hancock, NASS Clearance Officer, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Room 5336 South Building, 1400 Independence Avenue SW, Washington, DC 20250-2024.
  • Hand Delivery/Courier: Hand deliver to: David Hancock, NASS Clearance Officer, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Room 5336 South Building, 1400 Independence Avenue SW, Washington, DC 20250-2024.

National Center for Health Statistics

08/09/2021 The National Survey of Family Growth (NSFG)

To request more information on the proposed project or to obtain a copy of the information collection plan and instruments, contact Jeffrey M. Zirger, Information Collection Review Office, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1600 Clifton Road NE, MS-D74, Atlanta, Georgia 30329; phone: 404-639-7118; Email: omb@cdc.gov.

09/17/2021 National Hospital Care Survey (NHCS)

You may submit comments, identified by Docket No. CDC-2021-0069 by any of the following methods:

  • Federal eRulemaking Portal: Regulations.gov. Follow the instructions for submitting comments.
  • Mail: Jeffrey M. Zirger, Information Collection Review Office, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1600 Clifton Road NE, MS-D74, Atlanta, Georgia 30329.

Instructions: All submissions received must include the agency name and Docket Number. CDC will post, without change, all relevant comments to Regulations.gov.

Please note: Submit all comments through the Federal eRulemaking portal (regulations.gov) or by U.S. mail to the address listed above.

Office of Management and Budget

08/16/2021 North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) Updates for 2022; Update of Statistical Policy Directive No. 8, Standard Industrial Classification of Establishments; and Elimination of Statistical Policy Directive No. 9, Standard Industrial Classification of Enterprises

Submit comments through www.regulations.gov—a Federal E-Government website that allows the public to find, review, and submit comments on documents that agencies have published in the Federal Register and that are open for comment. Enter “USBC-2021-0004” (in quotes) in the search box and follow the instructions for submitting comments. Comments received by the date specified above will be included as part of the official record. Please include the Docket ID (USBC-2021-0004) and the phrase “North American Industry Classification System (NAICS)—Updates for 2022” at the beginning of your comments. Please also indicate which ECPC recommendation described in the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION of this notice is addressed in your comments.

08/16/2021 North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) Updates for 2022; Update of Statistical Policy Directive No. 8, Standard Industrial Classification of Establishments; and Elimination of Statistical Policy Directive No. 9, Standard Industrial Classification of Enterprises

Submit comments through www.regulations.gov—a Federal E-Government website that allows the public to find, review, and submit comments on documents that agencies have published in the Federal Register and that are open for comment. Enter “USBC-2021-0004” (in quotes) in the search box and follow the instructions for submitting comments. Comments received by the date specified above will be included as part of the official record. Please include the Docket ID (USBC-2021-0004) and the phrase “North American Industry Classification System (NAICS)—Updates for 2022” at the beginning of your comments. Please also indicate which ECPC recommendation described in the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION of this notice is addressed in your comments.

U.S. Geological Survey

09/07/2021 Industrial Minerals Surveys

Send your comments on this information collection request (ICR) by mail to U.S. Geological Survey, Information Collections Officer, 12201 Sunrise Valley Drive, MS 159, Reston, VA 20192; or by email to gs-info_collections@usgs.gov. Please reference OMB Control Number 1028-0062 in the subject line of your comments.