Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Election Assistance Commission's Voting System Test Laboratory Program Manual, Version 1.0, 57723 [2011-23710]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 180 / Friday, September 16, 2011 / Notices ELECTION ASSISTANCE COMMISSION Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Election Assistance Commission’s Voting System Test Laboratory Program Manual, Version 1.0 Background In this notice, EAC seeks comments on the paperwork burdens contained in the current version of the Voting System Test Laboratory Manual, Version 1.0 OMB Control Number 3265–0004 only. Version 1.0 is the original version of the Manual without changes or updates. U.S. Election Assistance Commission (EAC). ACTION: Notice; comment request. AGENCY: 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 Test Laboratory 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. DATES: Written comments must be submitted on or before 11:59 p.m. E.D.T. on October 17, 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, mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:26 Sep 15, 2011 Jkt 223001 Washington, DC, (202) 566–3100, Fax: (202) 566–1392. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Current Information Collection Request, Version 1.0 Title: Voting System Test Laboratory Manual, Version 1.0. OMB Number: 3265–0013. Type of Review: Renewal. 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 Test Laboratory Program Manual, Version 1.0. This version is currently in use under OMB Control Number 3265–0013. 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. 2011–23710 Filed 9–15–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6820–KF–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Department of Energy. Notice of public comment. AGENCY: The Department of Energy (DOE) invites public comment on DOE’s intent to publish the Electricity Sector Cybersecurity Risk Management Process Guideline. The guideline describes a risk management process that is targeted to the specific needs of electricity sector organizations and adds to the body of resources that help refine the definition and application of effective cybersecurity for all organizations in the Electricity Sector. SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00012 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 9990 Comments must be received on or before Friday, October 28, 2011. DATES: Written comments may be submitted to Matthew Light, U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability, 1000 Independence Ave., SW., Washington, DC 20585.; Fax 202– 586–2623; E-mail: matthew.light@hq.doe.gov. ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Request for additional information should be directed to Matthew Light at matthew.light@hq.doe.gov, phone 202– 316–5115. DOE invites public comment on DOE’s intent to publish a guidance document entitled: Electricity Sector Cybersecurity Risk Management Process Guideline. The primary goal of this guideline is to describe a risk management process that is targeted to the specific needs of electricity sector organizations. This document is designed to add to the body of resources that help refine the definition and application of effective cybersecurity for all organizations in the Electricity Sector. The Electricity Sector Cybersecurity Risk Management Process Guideline was developed by the DOE, in collaboration with the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), the North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC), and representatives from both the public and private sector. The NIST Special Publication 800–39, Managing Information Security Risk provides the foundational methodology for this document. The Electricity Sector Cybersecurity Risk Management Process Guideline is available for review at https://public. commentworks.com/CW_DOE_AWF/. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Authority: 6 U.S.C. 101 note. Electricity Sector Cybersecurity Risk Management Process Guideline ACTION: 57723 Issued at Washington, DC, on September 8, 2011. Patricia A. 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ELECTION ASSISTANCE COMMISSION


Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; 
Comment Request; Election Assistance Commission's Voting System Test 
Laboratory 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 Test Laboratory 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.

DATES: Written comments must be submitted on or before 11:59 p.m. 
E.D.T. on October 17, 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 Test Laboratory 
Manual, Version 1.0 OMB Control Number 3265-0004 only. Version 1.0 is 
the original version of the Manual without changes or updates.

Current Information Collection Request, Version 1.0

    Title: Voting System Test Laboratory Manual, Version 1.0.
    OMB Number: 3265-0013.
    Type of Review: Renewal.
    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 Test 
Laboratory Program Manual, Version 1.0. This version is currently in 
use under OMB Control Number 3265-0013. 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. 2011-23710 Filed 9-15-11; 8:45 am]
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