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Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 15 / Wednesday, January 24, 2007 / Notices To use PDF you must have Adobe Acrobat Reader, which is available free at this site. If you have questions about using PDF, call the U.S. Government Printing Office (GPO), toll free, at 1– 888–293–6498; or in the Washington, DC, area at (202) 512–1530. Note: The official version of this document is the document published in the Federal Register. Free Internet access to the official edition of the Federal Register and the Code of Federal Regulations is available on GPO Access at: http://www.gpoaccess.gov/nara/ index.html. Dated: January 18, 2007. James F. Manning, Delegated the Authority of Assistant Secretary for Postsecondary Education. [FR Doc. E7–1019 Filed 1–23–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4000–01–P ELECTION ASSISTANCE COMMISSION Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request Election Assistance Commission (EAC). ACTION: Notice and request for comments. pwalker on PROD1PC71 with NOTICES AGENCY: SUMMARY: The EAC, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on a proposed information collection. 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 of the proposed information collection, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) ways to minimize the burden of the information collection on respondents. 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. DATES: Written comments must be submitted on or before March 24, 2007. ADDRESSES: Submit comments and recommendations on the proposed information collection in writing to the U.S. Election Assistance Commission, 1225 New York Avenue, NW., Suite VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:44 Jan 23, 2007 Jkt 211001 1100, Washington, DC 20005, ATTN: Brian Hancock, Director of Voting System Certification; or via fax to 202– 566–1392. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: To request more information on this proposed information collection or to obtain a copy of the EAC Voting System Testing and Certification Program Manual, please, write to the above address or call Brian Hancock, Director of Voting System Certification, 1225 New York Avenue, Suite 1100, Washington, DC, (202) 566–3100; Fax: (202) 566–1392. You may also view the proposed collection instrument by visiting the EAC Web site at http:// www.eac.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: EAC Voting System Testing and Certification Program Manual. OMB Number: 3265–0004. Type of Review: Extension with revisions of a currently approved collection. Needs and Uses: HAVA requires that the EAC certify and decertify voting systems (42 U.S.C. 15371). Section 231(a)(1) of HAVA specifically requires to EAC to ‘‘* * * provide for the certification, decertification and recertification of voting system hardware and software by accredited laboratories.’’ The EAC will perform this mandated function through the use of its Voting System Testing and Certification Program. Voting systems certified by the EAC will be used by citizens to cast votes in Federal Elections. Therefore, it is paramount that the program operates in a reliable and effective manner. In order to certify a voting system, it is necessary for the EAC to (1) Require voting system manufacturers to submit information about their organization and the voting systems they submit for testing and certification; (2) require voting system manufacturers to retain voting system technical and test records; and (3) to provide a mechanism for election officials to report events which may effect a voting system’s certification. Affected Public: Business or other forprofit institutions and state and local election officials. Estimated Number of Respondents: 94 annually. Total Annual Responses: 99 annually. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 119 hours. Thomas R. Wilkey, Executive Director, U.S. Election Assistance Commission. 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ELECTION ASSISTANCE COMMISSION


Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; 
Comment Request

AGENCY: Election Assistance Commission (EAC).

ACTION: Notice and request for comments.

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SUMMARY: The EAC, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork 
and respondent burden in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 
1995, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take 
this opportunity to comment on a proposed information collection. 
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 of the 
proposed information collection, including the validity of the 
methodology and assumptions used; (c) ways to enhance the quality, 
utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) ways 
to minimize the burden of the information collection on respondents. 
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.

DATES: Written comments must be submitted on or before March 24, 2007.

ADDRESSES: Submit comments and recommendations on the proposed 
information collection in writing to the U.S. Election Assistance 
Commission, 1225 New York Avenue, NW., Suite 1100, Washington, DC 
20005, ATTN: Brian Hancock, Director of Voting System Certification; or 
via fax to 202-566-1392.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: To request more information on this 
proposed information collection or to obtain a copy of the EAC Voting 
System Testing and Certification Program Manual, please, write to the 
above address or call Brian Hancock, Director of Voting System 
Certification, 1225 New York Avenue, Suite 1100, Washington, DC, (202) 
566-3100; Fax: (202) 566-1392. You may also view the proposed 
collection instrument by visiting the EAC Web site at http://
www.eac.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:
    Title: EAC Voting System Testing and Certification Program Manual.
    OMB Number: 3265-0004.
    Type of Review: Extension with revisions of a currently approved 
collection.
    Needs and Uses: HAVA requires that the EAC certify and decertify 
voting systems (42 U.S.C. 15371). Section 231(a)(1) of HAVA 
specifically requires to EAC to ``* * * provide for the certification, 
decertification and recertification of voting system hardware and 
software by accredited laboratories.'' The EAC will perform this 
mandated function through the use of its Voting System Testing and 
Certification Program. Voting systems certified by the EAC will be used 
by citizens to cast votes in Federal Elections. Therefore, it is 
paramount that the program operates in a reliable and effective manner. 
In order to certify a voting system, it is necessary for the EAC to (1) 
Require voting system manufacturers to submit information about their 
organization and the voting systems they submit for testing and 
certification; (2) require voting system manufacturers to retain voting 
system technical and test records; and (3) to provide a mechanism for 
election officials to report events which may effect a voting system's 
certification.
    Affected Public: Business or other for-profit institutions and 
state and local election officials.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 94 annually.
    Total Annual Responses: 99 annually.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 119 hours.

Thomas R. Wilkey,
Executive Director, U.S. Election Assistance Commission.
[FR Doc. 07-290 Filed 1-23-07; 8:45 am]
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