Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Election Assistance Commission's Voting System Testing and Certification Program Manual, Version 1.0, 4879-4880 [2011-1809]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 18 / Thursday, January 27, 2011 / Notices 3. Reporting: (a) If you apply for a grant under this competition, you must ensure that you have in place the necessary processes and systems to comply with the reporting requirements in 2 CFR part 170 should you receive funding under the competition. This does not apply if you have an exception under 2 CFR 170.110(b). (b) At the end of your project period, you must submit a final performance report, including financial information, as directed by the Secretary. If you receive a multi-year award, you must submit an annual performance report that provides the most current performance and financial expenditure information as directed by the Secretary under 34 CFR 75.118. The Secretary may also require more frequent performance reports under 34 CFR 75.720(c). For specific requirements on reporting, please go to http:// www.ed.gov/fund/grant/apply/ appforms/appforms.html. 4. 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Eldridge, U.S. Department of Education, 400 Maryland Avenue, SW., room 3E246, Washington, DC 20202– 6200. Telephone: (202) 260–2514 or by e-mail: Peter.Eldridge@ed.gov; or David Miller, U.S. Department of Education, 400 Maryland Avenue, SW., room 3E242, Washington, DC 20202–6200. Telephone: (202) 453–5621 or by e-mail: David.Miller@ed.gov. If you use a TDD, call the Federal Relay Service (FRS), toll free, at 1–800– 877–8339. VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:51 Jan 26, 2011 Jkt 223001 4879 U.S. Election Assistance Commission (EAC). ACTION: Notice; comment request. (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 included in the request for approval of this information collection by the Office of Management and Budget; they also will become a matter of public record. This notice requests comments solely on the four criteria above. Note: This notice solicits comments on the currently-used Manual, Version 1.0 only. Due to lack of a quorum, EAC will postpone making changes to Version 1.0 of the Manual until such a time as a quorum is reestablished. See SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION, below. DATES: Written comments must be submitted on or before 11:59 p.m. EDT on March 28, 2011. ADDRESSES: Comments and recommendations on the proposed information collection must be submitted in writing through either: (1) electronically to votingsystemguidelines@eac.gov; via mail to Mr. Brian Hancock, Director of Voting System Testing and Certification, U.S. Election Assistance Commission, 1201 New York Avenue, NW., Suite 300, Washington, DC 20005; or via fax to (202) 566–1392. An electronic copy of the manual, version 1.0, may be found on EAC’s Web site at http:// www.eac.gov/open/comment.aspx. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: To request more information on this proposed information collection, please contact Mr. Brian Hancock, Director, Voting System Testing and Certification, Washington, DC, (202) 566–3100, Fax: (202) 566–1392. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: As part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the U.S. Election Assistance Commission (EAC) invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on EAC’s request to renew an existing information collection, EAC’s Voting System Testing and Certification Program Manual, Version 1.0. 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; Background In this notice, EAC seeks comments on the paperwork burdens contained in the current version of the Voting System Testing and Certification Program Manual, Version 1.0 OMB Control Number 3265–0004 only. Version 1.0 is the original version of the Manual without changes or updates. EAC is requesting an emergency extension for Version 1.0 and will abandon its Paperwork Reduction Act request for version 2.0 of the Manual at this time. When EAC drafted Version 1.0 of the Manual in 2006, the agency sought input from experts and stakeholders. Specifically, EAC conducted meetings VIII. Other Information Accessible Format: Individuals with disabilities can obtain this document and a copy of the application package in an accessible format (e.g., braille, large print, audiotape, or computer diskette) on request to the program contact persons listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT in section VII of this notice. Electronic Access to This Document: You can view this document, as well as all other documents of this Department published in the Federal Register, in 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. 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[FR Doc. 2011–1672 Filed 1–26–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4000–01–P ELECTION ASSISTANCE COMMISSION Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Election Assistance Commission’s Voting System Testing and Certification Program Manual, Version 1.0 AGENCY: SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00022 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\27JAN1.SGM 27JAN1 4880 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 18 / Thursday, January 27, 2011 / Notices with representatives from the voting system test laboratory and voting system manufacturing community. The Commission also held a public hearing in which it received testimony from State election officials, the National Institute of Standards and Technology, academics, electronic voting system experts, public interest groups, and the public at large. In a notice dated November 30, 2010, EAC previously requested comments on a proposed new version of the Manual, Version 2.0. After EAC published its request for comments on Version 2.0, the agency lost its quorum. As a result, EAC has chosen to postpone implementing Version 2.0 of the Manual until such time as the Commission has a quorum again. At that point, EAC will start the Paperwork Reduction Act process from the beginning on Version 2.0 of the Manual. Soliciting comments through an emergency extension will permit EAC to continue to use the Control Number assigned to Version 1.0. mstockstill on DSKH9S0YB1PROD with NOTICES Current Information Collection Request, Version 1.0 Title: Voting System Testing and Certification Program, Version 1.0. OMB Number: 3265–0004. Type of Review: Emergency Extension. Needs and Uses: Section 231(a) of the Help America Vote Act of 2002 (HAVA), 42 U.S.C. 15371(a), requires EAC to ‘‘provide for the testing, certification, decertification, and recertification of voting system hardware and software by accredited laboratories.’’ To fulfill this mandate, EAC has developed and implemented the Voting System Testing and Certification Program Manual, Version 1.0. This version is currently in use under OMB Control Number 3265– 0004. EAC had hoped to finalize a revised Manual prior to the expiration of the current manual’s control number. However, due to lack of a quorum, EAC will continue using the existing manual, version 1.0, necessitating this action. Although participation in the program in voluntary, adherence to the program’s procedural requirements is mandatory for participants. Affected Public: Voting system manufacturers. 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. 2011–1809 Filed 1–26–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6820–KF–P VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:51 Jan 26, 2011 Jkt 223001 ELECTION ASSISTANCE COMMISSION Privacy Act of 1974; Systems of Records U.S. Election Assistance Commission. ACTION: Notice of Privacy Act Systems of Records. AGENCY: Pursuant to the Privacy Act of 1974, 5 U.S.C. 552a(e)(4) and (11), Federal agencies are required to publish in the Federal Register a notice of the existence and character of systems of records agencies maintain on individuals. In this notice, EAC provides the required information for 5 such systems of records that are not otherwise covered by an existing Government-wide system of records notice. See GOVERNMENT-WIDE SYSTEMS OF RECORDS, below. DATES: Effective Date: The proposed systems of records and routine uses included in this notice will be effective without further notice on March 8, 2011 unless comments received require a contrary determination. ADDRESSES: Send written comments to Ms. Stacie Fabre, 1201 New York Avenue, NW., Suite 300, Washington, DC 20005. Comments may also be transmitted by facsimile to Ms. Fabre’s attention at (202) 566–5542; or via electronic mail at sfabre@eac.gov, with ‘‘Comments on Privacy Act Systems of Records Notice’’ in the subject line. All comments must be sent or postmarked no later than 11:59 p.m. EDT on March 8, 2011. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Stacie Fabre by telephone at (202) 566– 3105, or by electronic mail at sfabre@eac.gov. SUMMARY: The Privacy Act of 1974, at 5 U.S.C. 552a(e)(4) and (11), directs each federal agency to provided notice to the public of systems of records it maintains on individuals. Accordingly, notice is hereby given of 5 systems of records maintained by EAC as described below. This notice also describes proposed routine uses of each system and provides contact information for inquiries. Following is a preliminary statement and the complete text of the 5 EAC systems of records. Of note, EAC maintains Federal Advisory Committee Act records for three statutory boards: (1) Board of Advisors; (2) Standards Board; and (3) Technical Guidelines Development Committee. However, EAC has not established systems of records for these boards because personallyidentifiable information generated by EAC’s business with its boards is SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: PO 00000 Frm 00023 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 maintained either in a government-wide system of records or in one of the 5 EAC systems of records. Thomas R. Wilkey, Executive Director, U.S. Election Assistance Commission. NOTICE OF SYSTEMS OF RECORDS; PRELIMINARY STATEMENT GOVERNMENT-WIDE SYSTEMS OF RECORDS: In addition to the internal systems of records described below, the U.S. Election Assistance Commission (EAC) also maintains certain records covered by existing government-wide systems of records. Government-wide systems of records are established by federal agencies that are responsible for government-wide functions. Examples of agencies with government-wide functions are the Office of Personnel Management, the Office of Government Ethics, and the Department of Labor. Government-wide systems of records are described in notices published by the establishing agencies. While the establishing agency creates and administers the system, the actual records are physically maintained by agencies throughout the government. Requests for EAC records covered by a government-wide system of records should be directed to EAC pursuant to EAC’s Privacy Act regulations at 11 CFR part 9410. In accordance with Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Circular No. A–130, EAC is not creating or publishing notices for the government-wide functions described in the following systems of records notices: (1) DOL/GOVT–1: Office of Worker’s Compensation Programs, Federal Employees’ Compensation Act File, 67 FR 16815 (April 8, 2002); (2) DOT/ALL–8: Employee Transportation Facilitation, 65 FR 19475 (April 11, 2000); (3) EEOC/GOVT–1: Equal Employment Opportunity in the Federal Government Complaint and Appeal Records, 67 FR 49338 (July 30, 2002); (4) EPA–GOVT–2: Federal Docket Management System (FDMS), 70 FR 15086 (March 24, 2005); (5) GSA/GOVT–2: Employment Under Commercial Activities Contracts, 48 FR 6176 (February 10, 1983); (6) GSA/GOVT–3: Travel Charge Card Program, 69 FR 4517 (January 30, 2004); (7) GSA/GOVT–4: Contracted Travel Services Program, 71 FR 48764 (August 2, 2006); (8) GSA/GOVT–5: Access Certificates for Electronic Services, 64 FR 29032 (May 8, 1999); (9) GSA/GOVT–6: GSA SmartPay Purchase Charge Card Program, 71 FR 64707 (November 3, 2006); E:\FR\FM\27JAN1.SGM 27JAN1

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[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 18 (Thursday, January 27, 2011)]
[Notices]
[Pages 4879-4880]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
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ELECTION ASSISTANCE COMMISSION


Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; 
Comment Request; Election Assistance Commission's Voting System Testing 
and Certification Program Manual, Version 1.0

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

ACTION: Notice; comment request.

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SUMMARY: As part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and 
respondent burden in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 
1995, the U.S. Election Assistance Commission (EAC) invites the general 
public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment 
on EAC's request to renew an existing information collection, EAC's 
Voting System Testing and Certification Program Manual, Version 1.0. 
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 
included in the request for approval of this information collection by 
the Office of Management and Budget; they also will become a matter of 
public record. This notice requests comments solely on the four 
criteria above. Note: This notice solicits comments on the currently-
used Manual, Version 1.0 only. Due to lack of a quorum, EAC will 
postpone making changes to Version 1.0 of the Manual until such a time 
as a quorum is re-established. See SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION, below.

DATES: Written comments must be submitted on or before 11:59 p.m. EDT 
on March 28, 2011.

ADDRESSES: Comments and recommendations on the proposed information 
collection must be submitted in writing through either: (1) 
electronically to votingsystemguidelines@eac.gov; via mail to Mr. Brian 
Hancock, Director of Voting System Testing and Certification, U.S. 
Election Assistance Commission, 1201 New York Avenue, NW., Suite 300, 
Washington, DC 20005; or via fax to (202) 566-1392. An electronic copy 
of the manual, version 1.0, may be found on EAC's Web site at http://www.eac.gov/open/comment.aspx.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: To request more information on this 
proposed information collection, please contact Mr. Brian Hancock, 
Director, Voting System Testing and Certification, Washington, DC, 
(202) 566-3100, Fax: (202) 566-1392.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

Background

    In this notice, EAC seeks comments on the paperwork burdens 
contained in the current version of the Voting System Testing and 
Certification Program Manual, Version 1.0 OMB Control Number 3265-0004 
only. Version 1.0 is the original version of the Manual without changes 
or updates. EAC is requesting an emergency extension for Version 1.0 
and will abandon its Paperwork Reduction Act request for version 2.0 of 
the Manual at this time.
    When EAC drafted Version 1.0 of the Manual in 2006, the agency 
sought input from experts and stakeholders. Specifically, EAC conducted 
meetings

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with representatives from the voting system test laboratory and voting 
system manufacturing community. The Commission also held a public 
hearing in which it received testimony from State election officials, 
the National Institute of Standards and Technology, academics, 
electronic voting system experts, public interest groups, and the 
public at large.
    In a notice dated November 30, 2010, EAC previously requested 
comments on a proposed new version of the Manual, Version 2.0. After 
EAC published its request for comments on Version 2.0, the agency lost 
its quorum. As a result, EAC has chosen to postpone implementing 
Version 2.0 of the Manual until such time as the Commission has a 
quorum again. At that point, EAC will start the Paperwork Reduction Act 
process from the beginning on Version 2.0 of the Manual. Soliciting 
comments through an emergency extension will permit EAC to continue to 
use the Control Number assigned to Version 1.0.

Current Information Collection Request, Version 1.0

    Title: Voting System Testing and Certification Program, Version 
1.0.
    OMB Number: 3265-0004.
    Type of Review: Emergency Extension.
    Needs and Uses: Section 231(a) of the Help America Vote Act of 2002 
(HAVA), 42 U.S.C. 15371(a), requires EAC to ``provide for the testing, 
certification, decertification, and recertification of voting system 
hardware and software by accredited laboratories.'' To fulfill this 
mandate, EAC has developed and implemented the Voting System Testing 
and Certification Program Manual, Version 1.0. This version is 
currently in use under OMB Control Number 3265-0004. EAC had hoped to 
finalize a revised Manual prior to the expiration of the current 
manual's control number. However, due to lack of a quorum, EAC will 
continue using the existing manual, version 1.0, necessitating this 
action. Although participation in the program in voluntary, adherence 
to the program's procedural requirements is mandatory for participants.
    Affected Public: Voting system manufacturers.
    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. 2011-1809 Filed 1-26-11; 8:45 am]
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