[Federal Register: May 30, 2007 (Volume 72, Number 103)]
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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE
Local Update of Census Addresses (LUCA) Program
ACTION: Proposed information collection; comment request.
SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce, as part of its continuing effort
to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public
and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on
proposed and/or continuing information collections, as required by the
Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 104-13 (44 U.S.C.
DATES: Written comments must be submitted on or before July 30, 2007.
ADDRESSES: Direct all written comments to Diana Hynek, Departmental
Paperwork Clearance Officer, Department of Commerce, Room 6625, 14th
and Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20230 (or via the Internet
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information or
copies of the information collection instrument(s) and instructions
should be directed to Robert A. LaMacchia, Chief, Geography Division,
U.S. Census Bureau, Washington, DC 20233-7400; telephone (301) 763-
2131; fax (301) 763-4710; or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Local Update of Census Addresses (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. 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. Under the voluntary LUCA Program, participating
governments may review the Census Bureau's confidential list of
individual living quarters addresses and provide to the Census Bureau
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, and certification of their return/
destruction of materials containing confidential data. 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 April 2008.
II. Method of Collection
The information on address additions, corrections, deletions, and/
or the identification of corrected address counts for census blocks is
collected, at the participating government's option, in the form of:
a. Handwritten annotations to printed address listings (for
governments with 6,000 or fewer addresses); or
b. Electronic data files formatted to Census Bureau specifications;
c. Electronic data files output by the MAF/TIGER Partnership
Software, a desktop computer application supplied free-of-charge to
LUCA Program participants that permits the review and update of Census
Bureau address and map information.
The information on street and street attribute updates as well as
legal boundary updates is collected, at the participating government's
option, in the form of:
a. Handwritten annotations on Census Bureau-supplied paper maps; or
b. Electronic updates to Census Bureau-supplied digital shape
c. Shape files output by the MAF/TIGER Partnership Software, a
desktop computer application supplied free-of-charge to LUCA Program
participants that permits the review and update of Census Bureau
address and map information.
The information on the program contacts, certification of agreement
to maintain the confidentiality of the Census Bureau address
information, physical and information technology security capabilities,
program option and product media preferences, shipment inventory, and
certification of the return/destruction of materials containing
confidential data is collected via the completion of printed paper
OMB Number: 0607-0795.
D-1669--Confidentiality Agreement Form--English
D-1669(PR)(S)--Confidentiality Agreement Form--Spanish
D-1670--Participation Option/Product Preference Form
D-1670(LTW)--Product Preference Form--Mailed to entities wholly
within a federally-recognized American Indian reservation and/or trust
D-1670(SG)--Participation Option/GIS Preference/County Selection
Form--mailed to governors only (state level form)
D-1670(PR)(S)--Participation Option/Product Preference Form--
D-1670(SG)(PR)(S)--Participation Option/GIS Preference/County
Selection Form--mailed to governors only (state level form)
D-1690(LG)--Address List--local government
D-1690(TG)--Address List--tribal government
D-1690(PR)(S)--Address List--Puerto Rico (Spanish)
D-1691(LG)--Address List Add Page--local government
D-1691(TG)--Address List Add Page--tribal government
D-1691(PR)(S)--Address List Add Page--Puerto Rico (Spanish)
D-1692(LG)--Address Count List--local government
D-1692(TG)--Address Count List--tribal government
D-1692(PR)(S)--Address Count List--Puerto Rico (Spanish)
Type of Review: Reinstatement, with change, of a previously
approved collection for which approval has expired.
Affected Public: Tribal, state, and local governments.
Estimated Number of Respondents: 19,780 governments.
Estimated Time Per Response: 196 hours on average; will vary by
population size of government.
Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 3,909,829.
Estimated Total Annual Cost: $0.
Respondent's Obligation: Voluntary.
Legal Authority: Title 13 U.S.C., Chapter 1, Subchapter 1, Section
IV. Request for Comments
Comments are invited on: (a) Whether the proposed collection of
information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of
the agency, including whether the information shall have practical
utility; (b) the accuracy of the agency's estimate of the burden
(including hours and cost) of the proposed collection of information;
(c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the
information to be collected; and (d) ways to minimize the burden of the
collection of information on respondents, including through the use of
automated collection techniques or other forms of information
Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized
and/or included in the request for OMB approval of this information
collection; they also will become a matter of public record.
Dated: May 24, 2007.
Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer.
[FR Doc. E7-10361 Filed 5-29-07; 8:45 am]
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