Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Election Assistance Commission's Voting System Test Laboratory Program Manual, Version 1.0, 10134 [2014-03831]

Download as PDF 10134 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 36 / Monday, February 24, 2014 / Notices For specific questions related to collection activities, please contact Carly Borgmeier, 202–502–7691. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: The Department of Education (ED), in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA) (44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)), provides the general public and Federal agencies with an opportunity to comment on proposed, revised, and continuing collections of information. This helps the Department assess the impact of its information collection requirements and minimize the public’s reporting burden. It also helps the public understand the Department’s information collection requirements and provide the requested data in the desired format. ED is soliciting comments on the proposed information collection request (ICR) that is described below. The Department of Education is especially interested in public comment addressing the following issues: (1) Is this collection necessary to the proper functions of the Department; (2) will this information be processed and used in a timely manner; (3) is the estimate of burden accurate; (4) how might the Department enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (5) how might the Department minimize the burden of this collection on the respondents, including through the use of information technology. Please note that written comments received in response to this notice will be considered public records. Title of Collection: Application for the Fulbright-Hays Group Projects Abroad Program. OMB Control Number: 1840–0792. Type of Review: A reinstatement of a previously approved information collection. Respondents/Affected Public: Private Sector. Total Estimated Number of Annual Responses: 100. Total Estimated Number of Annual Burden Hours: 11,000. Abstract: This is an application to participate in the Fulbright-Hays Group Project Abroad Program, which provides grants to overseas projects in training, research, and curriculum development in modern foreign languages and area studies for groups of teachers, students and faculty. mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:16 Feb 21, 2014 Jkt 232001 Dated: February 19, 2014. Kate Mullan, Acting Director, Information Collection Clearance Division, Privacy, Information and Records Management Services, Office of Management. [FR Doc. 2014–03820 Filed 2–21–14; 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 Test Laboratory Program Manual, Version 1.0 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. 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 April 25, 2014. ADDRESSES: Comments and recommendations on the proposed SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00050 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 9990 information collection must be submitted in writing: (1) Electronically to jmyers@eac.gov; via mail to Mr. Brian Hancock, Director of Voting System Testing and Certification, U.S. Election Assistance Commission, 1335 East West Highway, Suite 4300, Silver Spring, MD 20910; or via fax to (202) 566–1392. An electronic copy of the manual, version 1.0, can be found on EAC’s Web site at www.eac.gov/open/comment.aspx. 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. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: 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 is 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. Alice Miller, Acting Executive Director, U.S. Election Assistance Commission. [FR Doc. 2014–03831 Filed 2–21–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6820–KF–P E:\FR\FM\24FEN1.SGM 24FEN1

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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. 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 April 25, 2014.

ADDRESSES: Comments and recommendations on the proposed information 
collection must be submitted in writing: (1) Electronically to 
jmyers@eac.gov; via mail to Mr. Brian Hancock, Director of Voting 
System Testing and Certification, U.S. Election Assistance Commission, 
1335 East West Highway, Suite 4300, Silver Spring, MD 20910; or via fax 
to (202) 566-1392. An electronic copy of the manual, version 1.0, can 
be found on EAC's Web site at 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 is 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.

Alice Miller,
Acting Executive Director, U.S. Election Assistance Commission.
[FR Doc. 2014-03831 Filed 2-21-14; 8:45 am]
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