Notice: Request for Substantive Comments on the EAC's Procedural Manual for the Election Assistance Commission's Pilot Voting System Testing and Certification Program Manual, 18189 [2010-8150]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 68 / Friday, April 9, 2010 / Notices text or Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF) on the Internet at the following site: http://www.ed.gov/news/ fedregister. To use PDF you must have Adobe Acrobat Reader, which is available free at this site. 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: April 6, 2010. Alexa Posny, Assistant Secretary for Special Education and Rehabilitative Services. [FR Doc. 2010–8166 Filed 4–8–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4000–01–P ELECTION ASSISTANCE COMMISSION Notice: Request for Substantive Comments on the EAC’s Procedural Manual for the Election Assistance Commission’s Pilot Voting System Testing and Certification Program Manual srobinson on DSKHWCL6B1PROD with NOTICES AGENCY: United States Election Assistance Commission (EAC). ACTION: Notice; Request for Substantive Comments. SUMMARY: The U.S. Election Assistance Commission (EAC) is publishing a procedural manual for its Pilot Voting System Testing and Certification Program Manual for a fifteen day public comment period. This program sets the administrative procedures for manufacturers seeking certification of pilot voting systems to be used in a federal election. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Brian Hancock, Director, Voting System Certification, Washington, DC (202) 566–3100, Fax: (202) 566–1392. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background. HAVA requires that the EAC certify and decertify voting systems through testing conducted by accredited laboratories. Section 231(a)(1) of HAVA (42 U.S.C. 15371) specifically requires the EAC to ‘‘* * * provide for the testing, certification, decertification and recertification of voting system hardware and software by accredited laboratories.’’ To meet this obligation, the EAC has created a voluntary program to test pilot voting systems to a set of voluntary pilot certification requirements. The Pilot Testing Certification Program manual sets the procedures for the pilot voting system manufacturers to follow in order to receive certification for their system to VerDate Nov<24>2008 17:07 Apr 08, 2010 Jkt 220001 be used in a pilot project for a state or local jurisdiction that require EAC certification. The Pilot Voting System Testing and Certification program manual contains program requirements and procedures for the following areas: 1. Voting system manufacturer registration. 2. When voting system intended for use in a pilot must be submitted for certification. 3. Certification Testing, Technical Review and Grant of Certification for Pilot Voting Systems. 4. Denial of Certification. 5. Pilot Program Monitoring and Reporting. 6. Requests for Interpretations. 7. Release of Certification Program Information. 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 at 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 certifying voting systems to be used in pilot projects. 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 26, 2010. ADDRESSES: Submit comments via email to votingsystemguidelines@eac.gov; via mail to Brian Hancock, Director of Voting System Certification, U.S. Election Assistance Commission, 1201 PO 00000 Frm 00046 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 18189 New York Avenue, Suite 300, 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 at http:// www.eac.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Matthew Masterson, Deputy Director, Testing and Certification Program 1201 New York Avenue, Suite 300, Washington, DC, (202) 566–3100, Fax: (202) 566–1392. Alice Miller, Chief Operating Officer, U.S. Election Assistance Commission. [FR Doc. 2010–8150 Filed 4–8–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6820–KF–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Project No. 13655–000] Riverbank Minnesota, LLC; Notice of Preliminary Permit Application Accepted for Filing and Soliciting Comments, Motions To Intervene, and Competing Applications April 2, 2010. On January 12, 2010, Riverbank Minnesota, LLC filed an application, pursuant to section 4(f) of the Federal Power Act, proposing to study the feasibility of the Granite Falls Pumped Storage Project No. 13655, to be located east of the City of Granite Falls and the Minnesota River in Chippewa County, Minnesota. The proposed pumped storage project would consist of: (1) A new approximately 135-acre, 30-foot-deep upper reservoir constructed of enclosed earth embankments; (2) a new lower reservoir excavated in granite bedrock at a depth of approximately 1,800 feet below the surface, consisting of six approximately 150-foot-high, 90-footwide underground galleries; (3) a new approximately 20 to 100-foot-diameter intake structure; (4) a new approximately 1,800-foot-long, 20-footdiameter penstock from the intake structure to an underground powerhouse; (5) a new approximately 380-foot-long, 83-foot-wide, and 400foot-high underground powerhouse; (6) four new reversible pump-turbines with a total combined capacity of 1,000 megawatts; (7) a new 330-foot-long, 55foot-wide, and 400-foot-high transformer gallery; (8) a new approximately 1.2-mile-long, 230kilovolt transmission line; and (9) appurtenant facilities. The project E:\FR\FM\09APN1.SGM 09APN1

Agencies

[Federal Register Volume 75, Number 68 (Friday, April 9, 2010)]
[Notices]
[Page 18189]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2010-8150]


=======================================================================
-----------------------------------------------------------------------

ELECTION ASSISTANCE COMMISSION


Notice: Request for Substantive Comments on the EAC's Procedural 
Manual for the Election Assistance Commission's Pilot Voting System 
Testing and Certification Program Manual

AGENCY: United States Election Assistance Commission (EAC).

ACTION: Notice; Request for Substantive Comments.

-----------------------------------------------------------------------

SUMMARY: The U.S. Election Assistance Commission (EAC) is publishing a 
procedural manual for its Pilot Voting System Testing and Certification 
Program Manual for a fifteen day public comment period. This program 
sets the administrative procedures for manufacturers seeking 
certification of pilot voting systems to be used in a federal election.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Brian Hancock, Director, Voting System 
Certification, Washington, DC (202) 566-3100, Fax: (202) 566-1392.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 
    Background. HAVA requires that the EAC certify and decertify voting 
systems through testing conducted by accredited laboratories. Section 
231(a)(1) of HAVA (42 U.S.C. 15371) specifically requires the EAC to 
``* * * provide for the testing, certification, decertification and 
recertification of voting system hardware and software by accredited 
laboratories.'' To meet this obligation, the EAC has created a 
voluntary program to test pilot voting systems to a set of voluntary 
pilot certification requirements. The Pilot Testing Certification 
Program manual sets the procedures for the pilot voting system 
manufacturers to follow in order to receive certification for their 
system to be used in a pilot project for a state or local jurisdiction 
that require EAC certification.
    The Pilot Voting System Testing and Certification program manual 
contains program requirements and procedures for the following areas:
    1. Voting system manufacturer registration.
    2. When voting system intended for use in a pilot must be submitted 
for certification.
    3. Certification Testing, Technical Review and Grant of 
Certification for Pilot Voting Systems.
    4. Denial of Certification.
    5. Pilot Program Monitoring and Reporting.
    6. Requests for Interpretations.
    7. Release of Certification Program Information.
    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 at 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 certifying voting systems to be 
used in pilot projects. 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 26, 2010.

ADDRESSES: Submit comments via e-mail to 
votingsystemguidelines@eac.gov; via mail to Brian Hancock, Director of 
Voting System Certification, U.S. Election Assistance Commission, 1201 
New York Avenue, Suite 300, 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 at http://www.eac.gov.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Matthew Masterson, Deputy Director, 
Testing and Certification Program 1201 New York Avenue, Suite 300, 
Washington, DC, (202) 566-3100, Fax: (202) 566-1392.

Alice Miller,
Chief Operating Officer, U.S. Election Assistance Commission.
[FR Doc. 2010-8150 Filed 4-8-10; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 6820-KF-P