Notice of Request for Extension and Revision of a Currently Approved Information Collection, 15131-15132 [07-1556]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 61 / Friday, March 30, 2007 / Notices impact of mandatory-random drug testing policies in high schools and to determine if mandatory-random drug testing policies result in less reported use of tobacco, alcohol, and illicit substances among a group of students in participating high schools compared to a comparable group of students in high schools that do not operate a mandatory-random drug testing program. ROUTINE USES OF RECORDS MAINTAINED IN THE SYSTEM, INCLUDING CATEGORIES OF USERS AND THE PURPOSES OF SUCH USES: The Department may disclose information contained in a record in this system of records under the routine uses listed in this system of records without the consent of the individual if the disclosure is compatible with the purposes for which the record was collected. These disclosures may be made on a case-by-case basis or, if the Department has complied with the computer matching requirements of the Privacy Act, under a computer matching agreement. Any disclosure of individually identifiable information from a record in this system must also comply with the requirements of section 183 of the ESRA (20 U.S.C. 9573) providing for confidentiality standards that apply to all collections, reporting, and publication of data by IES. Contract Disclosure. If the Department contracts with an entity for the purposes of performing any function that requires disclosure of records in this system to employees of the contractor, the Department may disclose the records to those employees. Before entering into such a contract, the Department shall require the contractor to maintain Privacy Act safeguards as required under 5 U.S.C. 552a(m) with respect to the records in the system. DISCLOSURE TO CONSUMER REPORTING AGENCIES: Not applicable to this system notice. POLICIES AND PRACTICES FOR STORING, RETRIEVING, ACCESSING, RETAINING, AND DISPOSING OF RECORDS IN THE SYSTEM: cprice-sewell on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES RETRIEVABILITY: Records in this system are indexed by a number assigned to each individual that is cross referenced by the individual’s name on a separate list. SAFEGUARDS: All physical access to the Department’s site and to the sites of the Jkt 211001 If you wish to determine whether a record exists regarding you in the system of records, contact the systems manager. Your request must meet the requirements of regulations at 34 CFR 5b.5, including proof of identity. RECORD ACCESS PROCEDURE: If you wish to gain access to your record in the system of records, contact the system manager. Your request must meet the requirements of regulations at 34 CFR 5b.5, including proof of identity. CONTESTING RECORD PROCEDURE: If you wish to contest the content of a record regarding you in the system of records, contact the system manager. Your request must meet the requirements of the regulations at 34 CFR 5b.7, including proof of identity. RECORD SOURCE CATEGORIES: The system will contain information about two cohorts of approximately 200 high school students each of (i) 26 high schools operating the mandatoryrandom drug testing program and (ii) 26 high schools that will not operate the program but that will serve as control high schools for this evaluation. The total number of high school students included in this system of records will be approximately 10,400 in each of school years 2006–07 and 2007–08. The 52 participating high schools will be from school districts that are recipients of the grants for School-Based Student Drug-Testing Programs that were announced in 2006 by OSDFS. The system of records will include information about the high school students participating in the evaluation including the students’ names; addresses; demographic information such as race/ethnicity, gender, age, and educational background; and attitudes and beliefs concerning substance use, and substance use itself. EXEMPTIONS CLAIMED FOR THE SYSTEM: None. RETENTION AND DISPOSAL: The Department maintains records on CD-ROM, and the contractor and subcontractor maintain data for this system on computers and in hard copy. 15:49 Mar 29, 2007 NOTIFICATION PROCEDURE: [FR Doc. E7–5933 Filed 3–29–07; 8:45 am] STORAGE: VerDate Aug<31>2005 Department’s contractor and subcontractor, where this system of records is maintained, is controlled and monitored by security personnel. The computer system employed by the Department offers a high degree of resistance to tampering and circumvention. This security system limits data access to Department and contract staff on a ‘‘need to know’’ basis, and controls individual users’ ability to access and alter records within the system. The contractor and subcontractor will establish similar sets of procedures at their sites to ensure confidentiality of data. Their systems are required to ensure that information identifying individuals is in files physically separated from other research data. The contractor and subcontractor will maintain security of the complete set of all master data files and documentation. Access to individually identifiable data will be strictly controlled. At each site all data will be kept in locked file cabinets during nonworking hours, and work on hardcopy data will take place in a single room, except for data entry. Physical security of electronic data will also be maintained. Security features that protect project data include: passwordprotected accounts that authorize users to use the contractor’s and subcontractor’s systems but to access only specific network directories and network software; user rights and directory and file attributes that limit those who can use particular directories and files and determine how they can use them; e-mail passwords that authorize the user to access mail services; and additional security features that the network administrators will establish for projects as needed. The contractor and subcontractor employees who ‘‘maintain’’ (collect, maintain, use, or disseminate) data in this system shall comply with the requirements of the confidentiality standards in section 183 of the ESRA (20 U.S.C. 9573). 15131 BILLING CODE 4000–01–P Records are maintained and disposed of in accordance with the Department’s Records Disposition Schedules (Section Ed/RDS, Part 3, Item 2b and Part 3, Item 5a). ELECTION ASSISTANCE COMMISSION SYSTEM MANAGER AND ADDRESS: Director, Evaluation Division, National Center for Education Evaluation and Regional Assistance, Institute of Education Sciences, U.S. Department of Education, 555 New Jersey Avenue, NW., room 502D, Washington, DC 20208. PO 00000 Frm 00037 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Notice of Request for Extension and Revision of a Currently Approved Information Collection U.S. Election Assistance Commission (EAC). ACTION: Notice and request for comments. AGENCY: SUMMARY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this E:\FR\FM\30MRN1.SGM 30MRN1 cprice-sewell on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES 15132 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 61 / Friday, March 30, 2007 / Notices notice announces the U.S. Election Assistance Commission’s (EAC) intention to request an extension and revision of a currently approved collection. The information collection was previously published in the Federal Register on January 24, 2007, at 72 FR 3127. The notice allowed for a 60-day public comment period. No comments were received on this information collection. The purpose of this notice is to allow an additional 30 days for public comments. Comments are encouraged and will be accepted until April 27, 2007. This process is conducted in accordance with 5 CFR 1320.10. 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; (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, including through the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. DATES: Written comments must be submitted on or before April 27, 2007. ADDRESSES: Written comments and recommendations on the proposed information collection should be sent to OMB Reviewer: Alexander T. Hunt, Office of Management and Budget, Room 10235, New Executive Office Building, Washington, DC 20503, (202) 395–7316. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: To request more information on this proposed information collection or to obtain a copy of the proposal and associated collection instruments, please write to the above address or call Mr. Brian Hancock at (202) 566–3100. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: EAC Voting System Testing and Certification Program Manual. OMB Number: 3265–0004. Type of Review: Extension with change 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 the 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 VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:49 Mar 29, 2007 Jkt 211001 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. Donetta L. Davidson, Chair, U.S. Election Assistance Commission. [FR Doc. 07–1556 Filed 3–29–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6820–KF–M ELECTION ASSISTANCE COMMISSION Sunshine Act Notice United States Election Assistance Commission. ACTION: Notice of Public Teleconference Meetings for the Working Subcommittees of the Technical Guidelines Development Committee. AGENCY: DATES AND TIMES: Tuesday, April 3, 2007 at 10:30 a.m. ET. Thursday, April 5 at 11 a.m. ET. Thursday, April 5 at 1 p.m. ET. Tuesday, April 10, 2007 at 10:30 a.m. ET. Thursday, April 12 at 11 a.m. ET. Friday, April 13 at 11 a.m. ET. Tuesday, April 17, 2007 at 10:30 a.m. ET. Thursday, April 19 at 11 a.m. ET. Friday, April 20 at 11 a.m. ET. Tuesday, April 24, 2007 at 10:30 a.m. ET. Thursday, April 26 at 11 a.m. ET. Thursday, April 26 at 1 p.m. ET. Tuesday, May 1, 2007 at 10:30 a.m. ET. Thursday, May 3 at 11 a.m. ET. Friday, May 4 at 11 a.m. ET. Tuesday, May 8, 2007 at 10:30 a.m. ET. Thursday, May 10 at 11 a.m. ET. Friday, May 11 at 11 a.m. ET. Tuesday, May 15, 2007 at 10:30 a.m. ET. Thursday, May 17 at 11 a.m. ET. Friday, May 18 at 11 a.m. ET. Tuesday, May 22, 2007 at 10:30 a.m. ET. Friday, May 25 at 11 a.m. ET. STATUS: Audio recordings of working subcommittee teleconferences are PO 00000 Frm 00038 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 available upon conclusion of each meeting at: http://vote.nist.gov/ subcomm_mtgs.htm. Agendas for each teleconference will be posted one week in advance of each meeting at the above Web site. SUMMARY: The Technical Guidelines Development Committee (the ‘‘Development Committee’’) was established to act in the public interest to assist the Executive Director of the U.S. Election Assistance Commission (EAC) in the development of voluntary voting system guidelines. The Committee held their first plenary meeting on July 9, 2004. At this meeting, the Development Committee agreed to a resolution forming three working groups: (1) Human Factors & Privacy; (2) Security & Transparency; and (3) Core Requirements & Testing to gather and analyze information on relevant issues. These working subcommittees propose resolutions to the TGDC on best practices, specifications and standards. Specifically, NIST staff and Committee members will meet via the above scheduled teleconferences to review and discuss progress on tasks defined in resolutions passed at Development Committee plenary meetings. The resolutions define technical work tasks for NIST that will assist the Committee in developing recommendations for voluntary voting system guidelines. The Committee met in its eighth plenary session on March 22–23, 2007. Documents and transcriptions of Committee proceedings are available at: http://vote.nist.gov/ PublicHearingsandMeeting.html. The Technical Guidelines Development Committee (the ‘‘Development Committee’’) was established pursuant to 42 U.S.C. 15361, to act in the public interest to assist the Executive Director of the Election Assistance Commission in the development of the voluntary voting system guidelines. The information gathered and analyzed by the working subcommittees during their teleconference meetings will be reviewed at future Development Committee plenary meetings. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Allan Eustis 301–975–5099. If a member of the public would like to submit written comments concerning the Committee’s affairs at any time before or after subcommittee teleconference meetings, written comments should be E:\FR\FM\30MRN1.SGM 30MRN1

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[Federal Register Volume 72, Number 61 (Friday, March 30, 2007)]
[Notices]
[Pages 15131-15132]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 07-1556]


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ELECTION ASSISTANCE COMMISSION


Notice of Request for Extension and Revision of a Currently 
Approved Information Collection

AGENCY: U.S. Election Assistance Commission (EAC).

ACTION: Notice and request for comments.

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SUMMARY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this

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notice announces the U.S. Election Assistance Commission's (EAC) 
intention to request an extension and revision of a currently approved 
collection. The information collection was previously published in the 
Federal Register on January 24, 2007, at 72 FR 3127. The notice allowed 
for a 60-day public comment period. No comments were received on this 
information collection. The purpose of this notice is to allow an 
additional 30 days for public comments. Comments are encouraged and 
will be accepted until April 27, 2007. This process is conducted in 
accordance with 5 CFR 1320.10. 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; 
(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, including through the use of 
automated collection techniques or other forms of information 
technology.

DATES: Written comments must be submitted on or before April 27, 2007.

ADDRESSES: Written comments and recommendations on the proposed 
information collection should be sent to OMB Reviewer: Alexander T. 
Hunt, Office of Management and Budget, Room 10235, New Executive Office 
Building, Washington, DC 20503, (202) 395-7316.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: To request more information on this 
proposed information collection or to obtain a copy of the proposal and 
associated collection instruments, please write to the above address or 
call Mr. Brian Hancock at (202) 566-3100.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:
    Title: EAC Voting System Testing and Certification Program Manual.
    OMB Number: 3265-0004.
    Type of Review: Extension with change 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 the 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.

Donetta L. Davidson,
Chair, U.S. Election Assistance Commission.
[FR Doc. 07-1556 Filed 3-29-07; 8:45 am]
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