Request for Substantive Comments; EAC's Voting System Test Laboratory Accreditation Program Manual, 6495 [08-452]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 23 / Monday, February 4, 2008 / Notices order to meet its statutory requirements under HAVA Section 15371(b), the EAC has developed the EAC’s Voting System Test Laboratory Accreditation Program. The procedural requirements of the program are established in the proposed information collection, the EAC Voting System Test Laboratory Accreditation Program Manual. Although participation in the program in voluntary, adherence to the program’s procedural requirements is mandatory for participants. The procedural requirements of this Manual will supersede any prior laboratory accreditation requirements issued by the EAC. This manual shall be read in conjunction with the EAC’s Voting System Testing and Certification Program Manual (OMB 3265–0004). Affected Public: Voting system test laboratories. Estimated Number of Respondents: 8. Total Annual Responses: 8. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 200 hours. Thomas R. Wilkey, Executive Director, U.S. Election Assistance Commission. [FR Doc. 08–453 Filed 2–1–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6820–KF–M ELECTION ASSISTANCE COMMISSION Request for Substantive Comments; EAC’s Voting System Test Laboratory Accreditation Program Manual United States Election Assistance Commission (EAC). ACTION: Notice; request for substantive comments. ebenthall on PRODPC61 with NOTICES AGENCY: SUMMARY: The EAC has drafted a procedural manual for its Voting System Test Laboratory Accreditation Program. This manual establishes the administrative procedures for obtaining an EAC accreditation for Voting System Test Laboratories (VSTL). Section 231(b) of the Help America Vote Act (HAVA) of 2002 (42 U.S.C. 15371(b)) requires that the EAC provide for the accreditation and revocation of accreditation of independent, nonfederal laboratories qualified to test voting systems to Federal standards. In order to meet its statutory requirements under HAVA 15371(b), the EAC has developed the EAC’s Voting System Test Laboratory Accreditation Program. Although participation in the program is voluntary, adherence to the program’s procedural requirements is mandatory for participants. The procedural requirements of this Manual will supersede any prior laboratory accreditation requirements issued by the VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:15 Feb 01, 2008 Jkt 214001 EAC. This manual shall be read in conjunction with the EAC’s Voting System Testing and Certification Program Manual (OMB 3265–0004). The purpose of this notice is to request public comment on the substantive aspects of the program. Substantive Comments: The EAC seeks substantive comments from the public on its proposed procedural manual. Please submit comments consistent with the information below. Comments should identify and cite the section of the manual at issue. Where a substantive issue is raised, please propose a recommended change or alternative policy. All comments submitted will be published at the end of the comment period on the EAC’s Web site http://www.eac.gov. This publication and request for comment is not required under the rulemaking, adjudicative, or licensing provisions of the Administrative Procedures Act (APA). It is a voluntary effort by the EAC to gather input from the public on the EAC’s administrative procedures for accrediting Voting System Test Laboratories. Furthermore, this request by the EAC for public comment is not intended to make any of the APA’s rulemaking provisions applicable to development of this or future EAC procedural programs. However, in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, a separate notice will be published on the Federal Register to request comments regarding the burden of responding to the information collection activities of the proposed manual; please refer to the EAC’s Web site, http://www.eac.gov, for further information about the submission of comments regarding burden. Submit written or electronic comments on this draft procedural manual on or before 5 p.m. EDT on April 4, 2008. DATES: Submit comments via email to testlaboratoryaccreditation@eac.gov; via mail to Brian Hancock, Director of Voting System Certification, U.S. Election Assistance Commission, 1225 New York Avenue, Suite 1100, Washington, DC 20005; or via fax to 202–566–1392. An electronic copy of the proposed guidance may be found on the EAC’s Web site http://www.eac.gov. 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(Chestnut Ridge) in Fayette County, Pennsylvania and Preston and Monongolia Counties, West Virginia. The EA will be used by the Commission in its decision-making process to determine whether the project is in the public convenience and necessity. This notice announces the opening of the scoping process the Commission will use to gather input from the public and interested agencies on the project. Your input will help determine which issues need to be evaluated in the EA. Please note that the scoping period will close on February 29, 2008. Details on how to submit comments are provided in the Public Participation section of this notice. This notice is being sent to affected landowners; federal, state, and local government agencies; elected officials; Native American tribes; other interested parties; and local libraries and newspapers. 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[Federal Register Volume 73, Number 23 (Monday, February 4, 2008)]
[Notices]
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ELECTION ASSISTANCE COMMISSION


Request for Substantive Comments; EAC's Voting System Test 
Laboratory Accreditation Program Manual

AGENCY: United States Election Assistance Commission (EAC).

ACTION: Notice; request for substantive comments.

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SUMMARY: The EAC has drafted a procedural manual for its Voting System 
Test Laboratory Accreditation Program. This manual establishes the 
administrative procedures for obtaining an EAC accreditation for Voting 
System Test Laboratories (VSTL). Section 231(b) of the Help America 
Vote Act (HAVA) of 2002 (42 U.S.C. 15371(b)) requires that the EAC 
provide for the accreditation and revocation of accreditation of 
independent, non-federal laboratories qualified to test voting systems 
to Federal standards. In order to meet its statutory requirements under 
HAVA 15371(b), the EAC has developed the EAC's Voting System Test 
Laboratory Accreditation Program. Although participation in the program 
is voluntary, adherence to the program's procedural requirements is 
mandatory for participants. The procedural requirements of this Manual 
will supersede any prior laboratory accreditation requirements issued 
by the EAC. This manual shall be read in conjunction with the EAC's 
Voting System Testing and Certification Program Manual (OMB 3265-0004). 
The purpose of this notice is to request public comment on the 
substantive aspects of the program.
    Substantive Comments: The EAC seeks substantive comments from the 
public on its proposed procedural manual. Please submit comments 
consistent with the information below. Comments should identify and 
cite the section of the manual at issue. Where a substantive issue is 
raised, please propose a recommended change or alternative policy. All 
comments submitted will be published at the end of the comment period 
on the EAC's Web site http://www.eac.gov. This publication and request 
for comment is not required under the rulemaking, adjudicative, or 
licensing provisions of the Administrative Procedures Act (APA). It is 
a voluntary effort by the EAC to gather input from the public on the 
EAC's administrative procedures for accrediting Voting System Test 
Laboratories. Furthermore, this request by the EAC for public comment 
is not intended to make any of the APA's rulemaking provisions 
applicable to development of this or future EAC procedural programs. 
However, in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, a 
separate notice will be published on the Federal Register to request 
comments regarding the burden of responding to the information 
collection activities of the proposed manual; please refer to the EAC's 
Web site, http://www.eac.gov, for further information about the 
submission of comments regarding burden.

DATES: Submit written or electronic comments on this draft procedural 
manual on or before 5 p.m. EDT on April 4, 2008.

ADDRESSES: Submit comments via e-mail to 
testlaboratoryaccreditation@eac.gov; via mail to Brian Hancock, 
Director of Voting System Certification, U.S. Election Assistance 
Commission, 1225 New York Avenue, Suite 1100, Washington, DC 20005; or 
via fax to 202-566-1392. An electronic copy of the proposed guidance 
may be found on the EAC's Web site http://www.eac.gov.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Matthew Masterson, Testing and 
Certification Program Associate, 1225 New York Avenue, Suite 1100, 
Washington, DC, (202) 566-3100, Fax: (202) 566-1392.

Thomas R. Wilkey,
Executive Director, U.S. Election Assistance Commission.
[FR Doc. 08-452 Filed 2-1-08; 8:45 am]
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