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quired to pay a fee, supply certain maps, and meet certain time deadlines as follows:

(1) Fee: (i) Population size:

Fee per

area

$500 to several thousand dollars for data covering a 12-month period.

(c) Upon receipt of a request, information will be furnished as to whether the statistics are available and if so, the cost; or that a preliminary investigation must be conducted. When an investigation is completed, information will be furnished as to the cost of preparing the material, or as to the reason if the statistics cannot be compiled from our basic records. (15 U.S.C. 1526 and 13 U.S.C. 8) [28 FR 120, Jan. 4, 1963, as amended at 49 FR 3980, Feb. 1, 1984)

[blocks in formation]

850.40 Fee structure for statistics for

city blocks in the 1980 Census of Population and Housing. (a) As part of the regular program of the 1980 census, the Census Bureau will publish printed reports containing certain summary population and housing statistics for each city block, drawn from the subjects which are being covered on a 100-percent basis. For these subjects, a substantial amount of additional data by block will be available on computer tape.

(b) The 1980 block data under the regular program will be prepared for:

(1) Each urbanized area in the United States. An urbanized area is delineated by the Census Bureau in each standard metropolitan statistical area and generally consists of a city or group of contiguous cities with a 1970 population of 50,000 or more, together with adjacent densely populated land (i.e., land having a population density of at least 1,000 persons per square mile).

(2) And, outside urbanized areas, for each incorporated place (such as a city or village) that was reported as having 10,000 or more inhabitants in: (i) The 1970 census, or (ii) The 1973, 1975, or 1976 official population estimates published by the Bureau, or

(iii) A special census conducted by the Bureau on or before December 31, 1977.

(c) Outside the above-mentioned urbanized areas and places, State and local government authorities will be able to contract with the Bureau of the Census to produce block data for their areas. In undertaking this contract, the requesting authority will be re

(ii) The final fee will be based upon the 1980 census population counts. A refund or additional charge will be made if the contracting area is in a different population size group as a result of the census.

(iii) The cost for an area with a population of 10,000 or more will be determined on an individual basis.

(iv) Multiple area contracts may be negotiated at a savings.

(v) The fee is based on estimated 1980 costs. If the 1980 cost exceeds the estimated cost, an additional fee may be requested from the contracting area. If actual costs are less than the estimated cost, a refund may be made.

(vi) Any incorporated place which contracts for block statistics and which reaches a population of 10,000 or more in the 1980 census will have the fee completely refunded, as the place will then be considered to be part of the regular block statistics program.

(vii) If the area submits maps which are not adequate for the Bureau's purposes (see Maps, below) and therefore have to be redrafted by the Bureau, a surcharge of $300 per map sheet requiring revision will be applied to the fee for the particular area.

(2) Maps: (i) In order for the Bureau to provide data on a block-by-block basis, it must have a map which clearly delineates each block. The contracting government authority must supply such maps. A copy of the specifications for preparing the block maps will be provided upon request and, in any event, will accompany the copy of the contract which is sent to the government authority for signature.

(ii) The maps must be furnished to the Census Bureau within 30 calendar days after the government authority signs the contract.

(iii) The Bureau will review the maps and, if revision is necessary, return

PART 70-CUTOFF DATES FOR RECOGNITION OF BOUNDARY CHANGES FOR THE CENSUS 2000

Sec. 70.1 Cutoff dates and effect on enumeration

and data tabulation. 70.2 “Municipality” and “county subdivi

sion" defined for census purposes. 70.3 Effect of boundary changes occurring

or reported after the cutoff dates. AUTHORITY: 13 U.S.C. 4 and Department of Commerce Organization Order 35–2A (40 FR 42765).

SOURCE: 51 FR 24653, July 8, 1986, unless otherwise noted.

EDITORIAL NOTE: Nomenclature changes to part 70 appear at 63 FR 10303, Mar. 3, 1998.

them within 30 calendar days to the government authority.

(iv) Within 30 calendar days thereafter, the revised maps must be transmitted to the Bureau and, if they are still inadequate and must therefore be redrafted by the Bureau, the abovementioned surcharge of $300 per map sheet requiring revision will be imposed.

(3) Timing: (i) The contract must be signed, and a downpayment of $250 per area made, by April 1, 1978. A check or money order should be made payable to “Commerce Census."

(ii) If an area decides to withdraw after signing a contract and making a downpayment, the cost of work performed to date will be deducted from the refund.

(iii) The balance of the fee must be mailed to the Bureau by January 1, 1980.

(d) In consideration of the fees paid and maps supplied, the Bureau will:

(1) Identify the individual blocks in its records and tabulations.

(2) Make available the block data for the particular area in the same manner as for areas in the regular block statistics program (i.e., both in terms of printed reports and computer summary tapes). Two copies of the printed report (including the printed maps) which contain the block statistics for the particular area will be furnished to the contracting government authority.

(e) Requests for participation in the contract block statistics program or for further information should be addressed to the Director, Bureau of the Census, Washington, DC 20233.

870.1 Cutoff dates and effect on enu

meration and data tabulation. For the tabulation and publication of data from the Census 2000 of Population and Housing, the Bureau of the Census will recognize only those boundaries legally in effect on January 1, 2000 that have been reported officially to the Bureau of the Census no later than March 1, 2000. The Bureau of the Census enumerates respondents on the date of the decennial census as residing within the legal limits of municipalities, county subdivisions, counties, States, and equivalent areas as those limits exist on January 1, 2000.

[43 FR 3903, Jan. 30, 1978; 43 FR 59835, Dec. 22, 1978)

870.2. “Municipality, and "county sub

division" defined for census pur.

poses. For the purposes of this part, the Bureau of the Census defines "municipalities” and “county subdivisions” to include the areas identified as incorporated places (such as cities and villages) and minor civil divisions (such as townships and magisterial districts). A more complete description appears on pages A-6 and A-11 of 1990 Census of Population, Volume 1, General Population Characteristics, 1990 CP-1-1, Appendix A. (51 FR 24653, July 8, 1986, as amended at 63 FR 10303, Mar. 3, 1998]

PART 60—PUBLIC INFORMATION

AUTHORITY: 5 U.S.C. 301, 552, 553, Reorganization Plan No. 5 of 1950; 31 U.S.C. 3717.

860.1 Public information.

The rules and procedures regarding public access to the records of the Bureau of the Census are found at 15 CFR part 4.

870.3 Effect of boundary changes oc

curring or reported after the cutoff

dates. The Bureau of the Census will not recognize changes in boundaries that

(57 FR 40841, Sept. 8, 1992]

payment of the required fee as set forth in 15 CFR 50.5.

(d) The Bureau may require verification of the identity of the applicant requesting Census information and it may require the applicant to submit the following notarized statement:

become effective after January 1, 2000 in taking the 2000 Decennial Census; the Bureau of the Census will enumerate the residents of any area that are transferred to another jurisdiction after that date and report them for the Census 2000 as residents of the area in which they resided on January 1, 2000. The Bureau of the Census will not recognize in the data tabulations prepared for the 2000 census changes occurring on or before January 1, 2000, but not submitted officially to the Bureau of the Census until after March 1, 2000 except as necessary to conduct decennial census operations.

PART 80-FURNISHING PERSONAL CENSUS DATA FROM CENSUS OF POPULATION SCHEDULES

Sec. 80.1 General requirements. 80.2 Rules pertaining to records of the liv

ing. 80.3 Rules applicable to deceased persons

and estates. 80.4 Signature of persons unable to sign

their name. 80.5 Detrimental use of information. 80.6 False statements.

AUTHORITY: Sec. 1, Pub. L. 83–1158, 68 Stat. 1013 (13 U.S.C. 8).

I,

(Printed name), do hereby certify that I am the individual to whom the requested record pertains or that I am within the class of persons authorized to act on his behalf in accordance with 15 CFR, Part 80. (Signature)

(Date) In the County of State of On this day of

19 (Name of individual) who is personally known to me, did appear before me and sign the above certificate. (Signature)

(Date) (S) My commission expires

(e) Except as otherwise provided, Census information will be provided only to the individual to whom the record pertains. It will include the names of the subject and the head of the household, the relationship of the subject to the head of the household, and the subject's age and birthplace.

(f) Similar Census information pertaining to other members of a household will be furnished only upon written authorization of the individual whose record is requested, except as provided in $ 80.3.

(g) Census information may be provided to others only upon signed request by an individual entitled to receive the information which indicates the person and address to which the information is to be sent.

census

880.1 General requirements. (a) Data from records of decennial

of population questionnaires pertaining to an individual will be released only in accordance with these rules.

(b) Census information contains only the responses recorded by the Census enumerator; no changes of any of these entries have been or can be made.

(c) Requests for information from decennial census of population records (herein “Census information") should be made on Form BC-600, which is available from offices of the Bureau of the Census at Suitland, Maryland 20233 and Pittsburg, Kansas 66762, all county courthouses, Social Security field offices, and Immigration and Naturalization Service offices. A letter requestwithout Form BC-600—will be accepted only if it contains the information necessary to complete a Form BC-600. No application will be processed without

(Approved by the Office of Management and Budget under control number 0607–0117) [40 FR 53232, Nov. 17, 1975, as amended at 48 FR 56744, Dec. 23, 1983]

$ 80.2 Rules pertaining to records of

the living. (a) An individual who has attained age 18 may request his or her own Census information.

(b) A parent may request Census information for and in behalf of a child who has not reached age 18. The request must be signed by one of the parents.

(c) A legal guardian may obtain Census information relating to a ward by submitting a certified copy of the order of guardianship appointment. (Approved by the Office of Management and Budget under control number 0607–0117) [40 FR 53232, Nov. 17, 1975, as amended at 48 FR 56744, Dec. 23, 1983]

parent, brother sister, child or a spouse. (Approved by the Office of Management and Budget under control number 0607-0117) [40 FR 53232, Nov. 17, 1975, as amended at 48 FR 56744, Dec. 23, 1983]

8 80.5 Detrimental use of information.

Section 8 of Title 13, United States Code requires that, In no case shall information furnished under the authority of this section be used to the detriment of the persons to whom such information relates.

[40 FR 53232, Nov. 17, 1975)

8 80.6 False statements.

Any false statement or forgery on the application or supporting papers required to obtain Census information is punishable by a fine and/or imprisonment pursuant to section 1001 of Title 18 of the United States Code.

$ 80.3 Rules applicable to deceased

persons and estates. (a) Census information relating to a deceased person may be released only to a parent, child, grandchild, brother, sister, spouse, insurance beneficiary, or the executor or administrator of a deceased person's estate. The request must be signed by a person entitled to receive the information as provided herein, state the relationship of the applicant to the deceased, and include a certified copy of the death certificate or other adequate proof of death. The request of an executor or administrator must be accompanied by a certified copy of the court order of appointment.

(b) Except for a spouse, a person related to the deceased person through marriage, such as an in-law relationship, is not eligible to request Census information on the deceased, whether or not the applicant was a member of the household of the deceased.

(Approved by the Office of Management and Budget under control number 0607-0117) [40 FR 53232, Nov. 17, 1975, as amended at 48 FR 56744, Dec. 23, 1983]

PART 90-PROCEDURE FOR CHAL

LENGING CERTAIN POPULATION AND INCOME ESTIMATES

(Approved by the Office of Management and Budget under control number 0607–0117) (40 FR 53232, Nov. 17, 1975, as amended at 48 FR 56744, Dec. 23, 1983]

880.4 Signature of persons unable to

sign their name. A person requesting Census information who is unable to sign his or her name shall make an “X” mark where signature is required, and the mark must be witnessed by two persons who know the applicant. They must also sign the application certifying the applicant's identity. In the case of such persons who are unable to make an “X” mark, Census information can be released upon receipt of a physician's

statement verifying the disability and the written request of a

Sec. 90.1 Scope and applicability. 90.2 Policy of the Bureau of the Census. 90.3 Definitions. 90.4 General. 90.5 When an informal challenge may be

filed. 90.6 Where to file challenge. 90.7 Evidence required. 90.8 Review of challenge. 90.9 When formal procedure may be in

voked. 90.10 Form of formal challenge and time

limit for filing. 90.11 Appointment of hearing officer. 90.12 Qualifications of hearing officer. 90.13 Offer of hearing. 90.14 Hearing. 90.15 Decision by Director. 90.16 Notification of adjustment. 90.17 Timing for hearing and decision. 90.18 Representation.

AUTHORITY: 13 U.S.C. 4 and 181.

SOURCE: 44 FR 20647, Apr. 6, 1979, unless otherwise noted.

Sworn

890.1 Scope and applicability.

These rules prescribe the administrative procedure available to States and units of local government to challenge the current estimates of population or per capita income developed by the Bureau of the Census.

890.4 General.

This part provides a procedure for a State or unit of local government to challenge the population or per capita income estimates of the Bureau. The Bureau shall receive these challenges and attempt to resolve them informally with the locality. If the challenge is not resolved informally, the challenging State or unit of local government may then, at its option, proceed formally.

890.2 Policy of the Bureau of the Cen

sus.

It is the policy of the Bureau of the Census to provide the most accurate population and per capita income estimates possible given the constraints of time, money, and available statistical techniques. It is also the policy of the Bureau to provide States and units of local government the opportunity to challenge these estimates and to present probative evidence relating to the accuracy of the estimates.

890.5 When an informal challenge may

be filed. An informal challenge to the population or per capita income estimates may be filed any time up to 180 days after the release of the estimates by the Bureau of the Census. Publication by the Bureau of the Census and simultaneous publication of a release notification in the FEDERAL REGISTER shall constitute release. A challenge to any estimate may also be filed any time up to 180 days from the date the Census Bureau, on its own initiative, revises that estimate. If, however, a State or unit of local government has sufficiently meritorious reason for not filing in a timely manner, the Census Bureau has the discretion to accept the challenge. [50 FR 28768, July 16, 1985]

890.3 Definitions.

As used in this part (except where the context clearly indicates otherwise) the following definitions shall apply:

(a) Bureau means the Bureau of the Census, Department of Commerce.

(b) Challenge means, in accordance with this part, the process of objecting to or calling into question the Bureau's population or per capita income estimates of a State or unit of local government by that State or unit of local government. A demand for adjustment to the General Revenue Sharing Act, Pub. L. 92–512, section 102(b), as amended (31 U.S.C. 1222(b)) does not constitute a challenge within the meaning of this part.

(c) Director means Director of the Bureau of the Census, or an individual designated by the Director to perform under this part.

(d) Estimate means a statistically derived intercensal population or per capita income figure prepared to update earlier census figures.

(e) State includes the District of Columbia.

(f) Unit of local government means the government of a county, municipality, township, place, or other minor civil division, which is a unit of general government below the State.

890.6 Where to file challenge.

A challenge must be prepared in writing by the unit of government and is to be filed with the Chief, Population Division, Bureau of the Census, Room 2011, Federal Building 3, Washington, D.C. 20233.

8 90.7 Evidence required.

The challenging State or unit of local government shall provide whatever evidence it has relative to the challenge at the time the challenge is filed. The Bureau may request further evidence.

8 90.8 Review of challenge.

The Chief, Population Division, Bureau of the Census, or the Chief's designee shall review the challenge and the evidence supporting the challenge and shall attempt to resolve the challenge.

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