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

Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection

09/24/2020 Making Ends Meet Survey In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), the Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection (Bureau) is publishing this notice seeking comment on a Generic Information Collection titled, “Making Ends Meet Survey” under the Generic Information Collection Plan titled, “Generic Information Collection Plan for Surveys Using the Consumer Credit Panel” prior to requesting the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval of this collection.

Bureau of Justice Statistics

10/13/2020 2020 National Survey of Prosecutors 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 George Browne, Statistician, Prosecution and Judicial Statistics Unit, Bureau of Justice Statistics, 810 Seventh Street NW, Washington, DC 20531 (email: George.Browne@usdoj.gov; telephone: 202-307-1618).
10/23/2020 National Survey of Youth in Custody, 2017-2018 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 Jessica Stroop, Statistician, Bureau of Justice Statistics, 810 Seventh Street NW, Washington, DC 20531 (email: jessica.stroop@usdoj.gov; telephone: 202-598-7610).

Bureau of Labor Statistics

10/23/2020 A Proposed Revision of the “Annual Refiling Survey” The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) is soliciting comments concerning the proposed revision of the “Annual Refiling Survey.” A copy of the proposed information collection request can be obtained by contacting the individual listed below in the Addresses section of this notice.

Census Bureau

10/05/2020 2020 Census Count Question Resolution Operation Interested persons are invited to submit written comments by email to robin.a.pennington@census.gov. Please reference “2020 Census Count Question Resolution Operation” in the subject line of your comments. You may also submit comments, identified by Docket Number USBC-2020-0005, 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.
10/19/2020 Quarterly Services Survey Interested persons are invited to submit written comments by email to Thomas.J.Smith@census.gov. Please reference Quarterly Services Survey in the subject line of your comments. You may also submit comments, identified by Docket Number USBC-2020-0022, to the Federal e-Rulemaking Portal: http://www.regulations.gov. All comments received are part of the public record.
10/19/2020 Generic Clearance for Internet Panel Pretesting and Qualitative Survey Methods Testing The information collected in this program of developing and testing questionnaires will be used by staff from the Census Bureau and sponsoring agencies to evaluate and improve the quality of the data in the surveys and censuses that are ultimately conducted. Because the questionnaires being tested under this clearance are still in the process of development, the data that result from these collections are not considered official statistics of the Census Bureau or other Federal agencies. Data will be included in research reports prepared for sponsors inside and outside of the Census Bureau.
10/26/2020 Proposed Revision of the Annual Survey of School System Finances Interested persons are invited to submit written comments by email to Thomas.J.Smith@census.gov. Please reference Annual Survey of School System Finances in the subject line of your comments. You may also submit comments, identified by Docket Number USBC-2020-0019, to the Federal e-Rulemaking Portal: http://www.regulations.gov. All comments received are part of the public record.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

10/13/2020 Drug Overdose Response Investigation Data Collections This notice invites comment on a proposed information collection entitled “Drug Overdose Response Investigation (DORI) Data Collections.” CDC will use the information collected to respond to urgent requests from state and local health authorities to provide epidemiological information that allows for the selection of interventions to curb local epidemics of drug overdose.

Federal Reserve System Board of Governors

12/31/2020 Survey of Small Business and Farm Lending (December 31, 2020)

Federal Reserve Board Clearance Officer—Nuha Elmaghrabi—Office of the Chief Data Officer, Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, Washington, DC 20551, (202) 452-3829.

Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Desk Officer—Shagufta Ahmed—Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget, New Executive Office Building, Room 10235, 725 17th Street NW, Washington, DC 20503, or by fax to (202) 395-6974.

National Center for Health Statistics

10/19/2020 Research and Development Survey COVID-19 Data Collection - New This notice invites comment on a proposed information collection project titled NCHS Research and Development Survey (RANDS). RANDS will leverage commercially-created and maintained survey panels to supplement and expand NCHS' methodological research, allowing NCHS to quickly obtain and disseminate information about the ongoing coronavirus outbreak and provide documentation supporting the validity of outbreak-related survey questions.

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

09/24/2020 Economic Surveys of American Samoa, Guam, and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands Small Boat-based Fisheries The National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) collects information about fishing trip expenses in the American Samoa, Guam, and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI) small-boat-based reef fish, bottomfish, and pelagics fisheries with which to conduct analyses on economic performance of fisheries that will improve fishery management in those fisheries; satisfy NMFS' legal mandates under Executive Order 12866, the Magnuson-Steven Fishery Conservation and Management Act (U.S.C. 1801 et seq.), the Regulatory Flexibility Act, the Endangered Species Act, and the National Environmental Policy Act; and quantify achievement of the performances measures in the NMFS Strategic Operating Plans.

Office of Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, Department of Agriculture

10/31/2020 Race, Ethnicity and Gender Data Collection This data collection is necessary to implement Sections 14006 and 14007 of the Food, Conservation, and Energy Act of 2008, 7 U.S.C. 8701 (hereafter referred to as the 2008 Farm Bill). Section 14006 of the 2008 Farm Bill establishes a requirement for the Department of Agriculture (USDA) to annually compile application and participation rate data regarding socially disadvantaged farmers or ranchers.

Office of the Assistant Secretary for Policy Development and Research, HUD

10/06/2020 2021 American Housing Survey Anna P. Guido, Reports Management Officer, QDAM, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 7th Street SW, Washington, DC 20410; email Anna P. Guido at Anna.P.Guido@hud.gov or telephone 202-402-5535. This is not a toll-free number. Persons with hearing or speech impairments may access this number through TTY by calling the toll-free Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.