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Commerce Department -- Resumption of the Population Estimates Challenge Program2013-Jan-032012-31598The Bureau of the Census (Census Bureau) is resuming the Population Estimates Challenge Program to provide eligible governmental units the opportunity to file requests for the review of population estimates for 2011 and subsequent years. The Census Bureau is amending its regulations to: Update references to the method by which population estimates are officially released; clarify when a challenge of a population estimate can be requested; specify who may file a request for a population estimate challenge; remove all references to the per capita income estimates program and the Office of General Revenue Sharing; change the regulation title of a current program from ``Procedure for Challenging Certain Population and Income Estimates'' to ``Procedure for Challenging Population Estimates'' to reflect the removal of the per capita income estimates program; revise the requirements of the challenge process; and remove all references to a formal challenge process. The changes to the procedure for the Population Estimates Challenge Program clarify and streamline the procedures for local units of general-purpose government. The Census Bureau is removing the references for the per capita income estimates changes because the Census Bureau no longer produces per capita income estimates. The program that used those estimates, the General Revenue Sharing program, was eliminated for the States in 1980 and was not reauthorized for local governments after fiscal year 2000.
Commerce Department -- Resumption of the Population Estimates Challenge Program and Proposed Changes to the Program2012-Aug-102012-19672The Bureau of the Census (Census Bureau) is proposing to resume the Population Estimates Challenge Program in 2012 to provide eligible entities the opportunity to file requests for the review of population estimates for 2011 and subsequent years. The Census Bureau is also proposing to amend its regulations to: (1) Update references to the method by which population estimates are officially released; (2) clarify when a challenge of a population estimate can be requested; (3) specify who may file a request for a population estimate challenge; (4) remove all references to the per capita income estimates program and the Office of General Revenue Sharing; (5) change the regulation title of a current program from ``Procedure for Challenging Certain Population and Income Estimates'' to ``Procedure for Challenging Population Estimates '' to reflect the removal of the per capita income estimates program; (6) revise the requirements of the challenge process; and (7) remove all references to a formal challenge process. The Census Bureau is proposing changes to the procedure for the Population Estimates Challenge Program that are intended to clarify and streamline the procedures for local units of general-purpose government. The Census Bureau is proposing to remove the references for the per capita income estimates changes because the Census Bureau no longer produces per capita income estimates. The program that used those estimates, the General Revenue Sharing program, was eliminated for the States in 1980 and was not reauthorized for local governments after fiscal year 2000.
Commerce Department -- Temporary Suspension of the Population Estimates and Income Estimates Challenge Programs2010-Jan-049-31171The Bureau of the Census (Census Bureau) publishes this final rule to announce to state and local governments and to federal agencies that, beginning on February 3, 2010, the Census Bureau will temporarily suspend the Population Estimates Challenge Program during both the decennial census year and the following year, and will indefinitely suspend the Per Capita Income Estimates Challenge Program (also known as Procedure for Challenging Certain Population and Income Estimates) to accommodate the taking of the 2010 Census. During this time, the Census Bureau will not provide the operations necessary to review the July 1, 2009, population or per capita income estimates for state, and other general-purpose governments, such as cities, towns, and villages. The Population Estimates Challenge Program will resume in 2012 as the program begins operations based upon the results of the 2010 Census. The Per Capita Income Estimates Challenge Program will be suspended until a rulemaking is initiated to remove those regulations from the Code of Federal Regulations. This rule also summarizes the comments received on the October 7, 2009 proposed rule requesting comments on the proposed temporary suspension of the Population Estimates and Income Estimates Challenge Programs.
Commerce Department -- Temporary Suspension of the Population Estimates and Income Estimates Challenge Programs2009-Oct-079-24164This document provides notice to state and local governments and to federal agencies that, beginning on January 1, 2010, the Bureau of the Census (Census Bureau) proposes to temporarily suspend the Population Estimates Challenge Program and to indefinitely suspend the Per Capita Income Estimates Challenge Program (also known as Procedure for Challenging Certain Population and Income Estimates) during the decennial census year and the year following it to accommodate the taking of the 2010 Census. During this time, the Census Bureau would not provide the operations necessary to review the July 1, 2009, population or per capita income estimates for state, and other general- purpose governments, such as cities, towns, and villages. The Population Estimates Challenge Program is expected to resume in 2012 as the program begins operations based upon the results of the 2010 Census. The Per Capita Income Estimates Challenge Program would be suspended until a rulemaking can be initiated to remove those regulations from the Code of Federal Regulations.
Commerce Department -- Cutoff Dates for Recognition of Boundary Changes for the 2010 Census2008-Aug-118-18305The Bureau of the Census (Census Bureau) is amending its regulations to establish cutoff dates for the recognition of boundary changes for the 2010 Census. This amendment is necessary, as the existing cutoff dates are out of date. Upon effectiveness of this rule, the Census Bureau will recognize only those boundaries legally in effect on January 1, 2010, that have been reported officially to the Census Bureau no later than March 1, 2010.
Health and Human Services Department -- Designation of Medically Underserved Populations and Health Professional Shortage Areas2008-Feb-298-3643This proposed rule would revise and consolidate the criteria and processes for designating medically underserved populations (MUPs) and health professional shortage areas (HPSAs), designations that are used in a wide variety of Federal government programs. These revisions are intended to improve the way underserved areas and populations are designated, by incorporating up-to-date measures of health status and access barriers, eliminating inconsistencies and duplication of effort between the two existing processes. These revisions are intended to reduce the effort and data burden on States and communities by simplifying and automating the designation process as much as possible while maximizing the use of technology. No changes are proposed at this time with respect to the criteria for designating dental and mental health HPSAs. Podiatric, vision care, pharmacy, and veterinary care HPSAs, which are no longer in use, would be abolished under the rules proposed below. Additional background information will be available for review on the web site of the Health Resources and Services Administration: http://bhpr.hrsa.gov/shortage. The methodology is also described in a journal article recently published in the Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved entitled ``Designating Places and Populations as Medically Underserved: A Proposal for a New Approach'' (Ricketts et al, 2007).
Commerce Department -- Amendment to the Age Search Fee Structure2004-Jul-3004-17359The Bureau of the Census (Census Bureau) is amending the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), to increase the fee for conducting an Age Search from $40.00 to $65.00. The Census Bureau also is adding an additional charge of $20.00 per case for expedited requests requiring search results within one day. These changes are being made to recover the increase in operating costs associated with processing an Age Search request.
Commerce Department -- Amendment to the Age Search Fee Structure2004-Apr-3004-9661The Bureau of the Census (Census Bureau) is proposing to amend Title 15, Sec. 50.5, of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) to increase the fee for conducting an Age Search from $40.00 to $65.00. The Census Bureau also is proposing to add an additional charge of $20.00 per case for expedited requests requiring search results within one day. These changes are being made to recover the increase in operating costs associated with processing an Age Search request.
Commerce Department -- Amendments to Age Search Procedures2003-Jul-1803-18264The Bureau of the Census (Census Bureau) is issuing this final rule to clarify and revise the general information requirements pertaining to its Age Search Program. The Census Bureau is making these clarifications to ensure that there are no misunderstandings about the program requirements as a result of ambiguous language. The intent of the Census Bureau in taking these actions is to clarify and revise processing requirements and legal restrictions.
Commerce Department -- Bureau of the Census Geographically Updated Population Certification Program2002-Dec-0402-30741Following the 1970 decennial census and every decennial census thereafter, the Bureau of the Census (Census Bureau) has provided the opportunity for county, local, and tribal governments to obtain certified population and housing unit counts for areas in which their boundaries have changed from those used to tabulate the results of the immediately preceding decennial census. These changes might occur either as the result of newly created governmental units (incorporations), additions to existing governmental units (annexations), the combination of two existing governmental units (merger), or other circumstances. These governmental units are established by law for the purpose of implementing specified general- or special-purpose governmental functions; the certification process is available to both. Most governmental units have legally established boundaries and names and have officials (usually elected) who have the power to carry out legally prescribed functions, provide services for residents, and raise revenues. These are commonly referred to as general-purpose governmental units and typically include counties, boroughs, cities, towns, villages, townships, and federally recognized American Indian reservations. Special-purpose governmental units typically are limited to one function, such as school districts. This update service was suspended on June 1, 1998, to accommodate the taking of the 2000 census. The Census Bureau developed this rule to reinstate the service through a centralized system for certifying population and housing counts and to establish a fee structure that accurately reflects the costs associated with this certification service. This service will be a permanent process, but one that will be temporarily suspended during future decennial censuses. Typically, the Census Bureau will suspend this service, and direct its resources to the decennial census, for a total of five years--the two years preceding the decennial census, the decennial census year, and the two years following it. The Census Bureau will issue notices in the Federal Register announcing when it suspends and, in turn, resumes, the service. The Census Bureau earlier issued a notice of proposed rulemaking and request for comments in the Federal Register on this subject (67 FR 62657; October 8, 2002).
Commerce Department -- Bureau of the Census Geographically Updated Population Certification Program2002-Oct-0802-25401Following the 1970 decennial census and every decennial census thereafter, the Bureau of the Census (Census Bureau) has provided the opportunity for county, local, and tribal governments to obtain certified population and housing unit counts for areas in which their boundaries have changed from those used to tabulate the results of the immediately preceding decennial census. These changes might occur either as the result of newly created governmental units (incorporations), additions to existing governmental units (annexations), the combination of two existing governmental units (merger), or other circumstances. These governmental units are established by law for the purpose of implementing specified general-or special-purpose governmental functions; the certification process is available to both. Most governmental units have legally established boundaries and names, and have officials (usually elected) who have the power to carry out legally prescribed functions, provide services for residents, and raise revenues. These are commonly referred to as general-purpose governmental units and typically include counties, boroughs, cities, towns, villages, townships, and federally recognized American Indian reservations. Special-purpose governmental units typically are limited to one function, such as school districts. This update service was suspended on June 1, 1998, to accommodate the taking of the 2000 census and will resume in the fall of 2002. The Census Bureau is proposing this rule to reinstate the process by creating a centralized system for certifying population and housing counts and to establish a fee structure that accurately reflects the costs associated with this certification process. This service will be a permanent process, but one that will be temporarily suspended during future decennial censuses. Typically, the Census Bureau will suspend this service, and direct its resources to the decennial census, for a total of five years--the two years preceding the decennial census, the decennial census year, and the two years following it. The Census Bureau will issue notices in the Federal Register announcing when it suspends and, in turn, resumes, the service.
Commerce Department -- Bureau of the Census Certification Process2002-Aug-2702-21709The Bureau of the Census (Census Bureau) is issuing this final rule to establish the process for requesting certification of Census Bureau documents (i.e., tables, maps, reports, etc.) and the pricing structure for that service. A certification confirms that a product is a true and accurate copy of a Census Bureau document. The Census Bureau is issuing this final rule to create a centralized system for certifying Census Bureau documents and to accurately reflect the true costs associated with certification.
Commerce Department -- Bureau of the Census Certification Process2002-Jun-0402-13603The Bureau of the Census (Census Bureau) proposes to establish the process for requesting certification of Census Bureau documents (i.e., tables, maps, reports, etc.) and the pricing structure for that service. A certification confirms that a product is a true and accurate copy of a Census Bureau document. The Census Bureau is proposing this rule to create a centralized system for certifying Census Bureau documents and to accurately reflect the true costs associated with certification.
Commerce Department -- Cutoff Dates for Recognition of Boundary Changes for Census 2000 and for the Intercensal Period2002-Jan-2502-1815The Bureau of the Census (Census Bureau) is establishing cutoff dates for recognition of boundary changes to geographic entities for which the Census Bureau reports data in various surveys, estimates, censuses, programs, compilations, and publications throughout the period between decennial censuses (years 2001 through 2009). These operations include, but are not limited to, the American Community Survey, the Population Estimates Program, and the 2002 and 2007 Economic Censuses. The Census Bureau establishes cutoff dates for including boundary changes to be used in tabulating data from these operations; such cutoff dates were last established for Census 2000. For the tabulation and dissemination of data from its intercensal operations, the Census Bureau will recognize only those boundaries legally in effect on January 1 of the survey, estimate, or census year that have been reported officially to the Census Bureau no later than April 1 of the same year.
Commerce Department -- Amendments to Age Search Procedures2001-Sep-1701-23164The Bureau of the Census (Census Bureau) proposes a rule that would clarify and revise the general information requirements pertaining to its Age Search program. The Census Bureau is proposing these clarifications to ensure that there are no misunderstandings about the program requirements as a result of ambiguous language. The intent of the Census Bureau in taking these actions is to clarify and revise processing requirements and legal restrictions.
Commerce Department -- Report of Tabulations of Population to States and Localities Pursuant to 13 U.S.C. 141(c) and Availability of Other Population Information; Revocation of Delegation of Authority2001-Feb-2301-4438The Secretary of Commerce is issuing a final rule to revoke a delegation of authority to the Director of the Census. By that delegation the Secretary authorized the Director of the Census to make a determination regarding the methodology to be used in calculating the tabulations of population to be reported to States and localities pursuant to 13 U.S.C. 141(c). This final rule will require that this determination be made by the Secretary, and establishes an open and fair decision-making process.
Commerce Department -- Report of Tabulations of Population to States and Localities Pursuant to 13 U.S.C. 141(c) and Availability of Other Population Information2000-Oct-0600-25501The Department of Commerce is issuing a final rule setting forth how the Bureau of the Census will carry out its responsibilities to report tabulations of population to States and localities pursuant to 13 U.S.C. 141(c) and in making available certain other population information.
Commerce Department -- Report of Tabulations of Population to States and Localities Pursuant to 13 U.S.C. 141(c) and Availability of Other Population Information2000-Jun-2000-15347The Department of Commerce is issuing a proposed rule setting forth how the Bureau of the Census will carry out its responsibilities to report tabulations of population to States and localities pursuant to 13 U.S.C. 141(c) and in making available certain other population information.
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