[Federal Register Volume 63, Number 29 (Thursday, February 12, 1998)]
[Pages 7120-7121]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 98-3616]



Submission For OMB Review; Comment Request

    DOC has submitted 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: Bureau of the Census.
    Title: Census 2000 Dress Rehearsal Integrated Coverage Measurement 
(ICM) Person Interview and Outmover Tracing Activities.
    Form number(s): CAPI Person Interview, CAPI Person QA Interview, 
CATI Outmover Tracing Interview, and DX-1340.
    Agency approval number: None.
    Type of request: New collection.
    Burden: 11,175 hours.
    Number of respondents: 28,400.
    Avg hours per response: About 19 minutes.
    Needs and uses: The Bureau of the Census developed the Integrated 
Coverage Measurement (ICM) approach for measuring coverage of housing 
units and populations during the decennial census. In the Census 2000 
Dress Rehearsal, we are interested in conducting a rehearsal of our ICM 
approach to measuring the coverage of the census for housing units and 
    The first phase of ICM consists of developing an independent 
listing of all addresses within the Census 2000 Dress Rehearsal sites. 
The independent listing will be matched to the census list of 
addresses; the unmatched cases will be sent to the field for 
reconciliation during the Housing Unit Follow-up operation. The 
resultant address listing will be used in the ICM Person Interview 
phase. The materials for the independent listing have been approved by 
the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). The materials for the 
Housing Unit Follow-up operation are currently awaiting OMB approval.
    During the ICM Person Interview, the Bureau of the Census will 
interview target ICM sample cases. Intensive probing techniques will be 
used to

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reconstruct a roster of the residents of the housing unit on census 
day. When combined with our efforts to match responses to the results 
of the initial count, the interview data will identify persons missed 
or incorrectly included in the census as well as persons correctly 
    For census day residents that have moved (outmovers), we will 
attempt to locate and interview the census day residents at their new 
address. We will use proxy information gathered from current residents 
in cases where we cannot locate outmovers.
    For quality assurance, at maximum, a 20 percent random sample of 
respondents in the ICM sample will be reinterviewed.
    After the person interview, person matching for Dual System 
Estimation (DSE) will be conducted. Unresolved cases will be reconciled 
in the field during the ICM Person Follow-up interview. The materials 
to be used in the Person Follow-up interview will be submitted later 
this year.
    Affected public: Individuals or households.
    Frequency: One-time.
    Respondent's obligation: Mandatory.
    Legal authority: Title 13 USC, Sections 141, 193, and 221.
    OMB desk officer: Nancy Kirkendall, (202) 395-7313.
    Copies of the above information collection proposal can be obtained 
by calling or writing Linda Engelmeier, DOC Forms Clearance Officer, 
(202) 482-3272, Department of Commerce, room 5312, 14th and 
Constitution Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20230.
    Written comments and recommendations for the proposed information 
collection should be sent within 30 days of publication of this notice 
to Nancy Kirkendall, OMB Desk Officer, room 10201, New Executive Office 
Building, Washington, DC 20503.

    Dated: February 6, 1998.
Linda Engelmeier,
Departmental Forms Clearance Officer, Office of Management and 
[FR Doc. 98-3616 Filed 2-11-98; 8:45 am]