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Federal Register Notices

Periodically, the Census Bureau publishes documents, including all public notices, in the Federal Register, “The Daily Journal of the United States Government.”

To learn more about the Federal Register and how Federal agencies use it to share information, visit the User Information section at federalregister.gov. Documents are displayed in a web journal format using HTML, numerous hypertext links, and suggested searches. Each major agency, including the Census Bureau, has its own home page and postings.


Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request: 2020 Census
This notice announces and seeks comments on the remaining operations scoped for the 2020 Census data.


Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; 2020 Census Post-Enumeration Survey Independent Listing Operation
This notice announces and seeks comments on conducting the Post-Enumeration Survey (PES) for the 2020 Census.


Soliciting Feedback From Users on 2020 Census Data Products; Reopening of Comment Period
The Census Bureau is reopening the comment period provided in the notice entitled “Soliciting Feedback from Users on 2020 Census Data Products."


Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request: 2020 Census
This notice requests clearance from OMB for all data collection operations in the 2020 Census.


Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request: Redistricting Data Program
This notice announces and seeks clearance for collection of information using the 2020 Census Redistricting Data Program (RDP).


Soliciting Feedback From Users on 2020 Census Data Products
This notice announces and seeks feedback via this Federal Register notice to understand how the public uses decennial census data products.


Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; 2020 Census
This notice announces and seeks comments on conducting a decennial census in 2020 as mandated in Article 1, Section 2 of the United States Constitution.


Final Content Design for the Prototype 2020 Census Redistricting Data File
This notice provides notification of the final design for the Prototype 2020 Census Redistricting Data File to be produced from the 2018 End-to-End Census Test.


Final 2020 Census Residence Criteria and Residence Situations
This notice provides notification of the Final 2020 Census Residence Criteria and Residence Situations.


Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; 2018 End-to-End Census Test-Post-Enumeration Survey Independent Listing Operation
This notice seeks comments on conducting the 2018 End-to-End Census Test.


Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request: 2017 Census Test
This notice changes the 2017 Census Test as described in the 60-day Federal Register Notice (FRN) published August 8, 2016, 81 FR 52398.


Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request: 2017 Census Test
This notice changes the 2017 Census Test as described in the 60-day Federal Register Notice (FRN) published August 8, 2016, 81 FR 52398.


Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; 2018 End-to-End Census Test-Address Canvassing Operation
This notice announces and seeks comments on conducting a 2018 End-to-End Census and on an Address Canvassing operation as the first operation in the test.


Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; 2017 Census Test
This notice announces and seeks comments on conducting a 2017 Census Test on two American Indian or Alaska Native reservations and other areas.


2020 Census Tribal Consultation Meetings
Notice of 2020 Census tribal consultation meetings.


Proposed 2020 Census Residence Criteria and Residence Situations; Extension of Comment Period
This Federal Register notice extends the comment period for the Proposed 2020 Census Residence Criteria and Residence Situations, published on June 30, 2016.


Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; 2017 Puerto Rico Census Test
This notice announces and seeks comments on conducting a 2017 Puerto Rico Census Test.


Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request: Address Canvassing Testing
Comments requested on plans to test Address Canvassing during 2016 in the Address Canvassing Test, and in 2017 as part of the 2017 Puerto Rico Census Test.


Proposed 2020 Census Residence Criteria and Residence Situations
The Census Bureau) is providing notification and requesting comment on the proposed “2020 Census Residence Rule and Residence Situations.”


Generic Clearance for Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Collection of State Administrative Records Data
Comments requested on plans to request a clearance for acquiring State administrative records to improve efficiency and accuracy in our data collections.


Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Address Canvassing Test
This notice announces and seeks comments on the reengineering the 2020 Census Address Canvassing Operation.


Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request: Generic Clearance for 2020 Census Field Tests to Automate Field Data Collection Activities
Reinstatement, without change, of a previously approved collection for which approval has expired.


Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request: 2016 Census Test
The 2016 Census Test will allow the Census Bureau to build upon past tests, to refine our plans and methods associated with the reengineered field operations.


Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Generic Clearance for the 2020 Census Field Tests
Request for an extension of the current OMB approval to conduct tests to research and evaluate how automation can improve data collection activities.


Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; 2016 Census Test
The Census Bureau will conduct a 2016 Census Test, with components designed to test new approaches or validate existing approaches and systems integration.


2020 Census Tribal Consultation Meetings
The Census Bureau plans to conduct eight tribal consultation meetings and one national webinar with federally recognized tribes across the country.


2020 Census Redistricting Data Program Commencement of Phase 1: The Block Boundary Suggestion Project
This notice announces the commencement of Phase 1 of the 2020 Census Redistricting Data Program: The Block Boundary Suggestion Project.


Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request: 2015 National Content Test
The 2015 National Content Test (NCT) is part of the research and development cycle leading up to the 2020 Census.


2020 Decennial Census Residence Rule and Residence Situations
This notice presents the “2010 Census Residence Rule and Residence Situations” and asks the public to comment on any changes they recommend for the 2020 Census.


Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request: 2015 Census Test
The 2015 Census Test in Savannah, GA will allow the Census Bureau to study a variety of new methods and technologies under consideration for the 2020 Census.


Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request: 2013 National Census Contact Test
The 2013 National Census Contact Test (NCCT), formerly named the 2013 Alternative Contact Strategy Test, supports alternate contact research.


Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; 2013 Census Test
The 2013 Census Test will give the Census Bureau an opportunity to investigate strategies and methods aimed at increasing the use of self-response options.


Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; 2013 Alternative Contact Strategy Test
The Census Bureau will test alternate contact information through a self-response test.


Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request: Generic Clearance for 2020 Census Field Tests to Research the Use of Automation in Field Data Collection Activities
The Census Bureau plans to research and learn the use of new technologies to test their capabilities in performing data collection activities.


Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; 2013 Alternative Contact Strategy Test
The Census Bureau seeks to explore alternative modes of contact and collection in an effort to reduce costs and increase self-response.


Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request: 2012 National Census Test
The 2012 NCT seeks to build on previous Internet data collection research in order to set the stage for the Internet testing cycle for the 2020 Census.


Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Generic Clearance for the 2020 Census Field Tests
The Bureau invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing information collections.

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