Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Election Assistance Commission's Voting System Test Laboratory Program Manual, Version 1.0, 25854-25855 [2014-10345]

Download as PDF 25854 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 87 / Tuesday, May 6, 2014 / Notices 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 FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: U.S. Election Assistance Commission (EAC). ACTION: Notice; comment request. sroberts on DSK5SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 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; (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 June 5, 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 VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:34 May 05, 2014 Jkt 232001 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. AGENCY: SUMMARY: 1.0, may be found on EAC’s Web site at www.eac.gov/open/comment.aspx. Background Current Information Collection Request, Version 1.0 Title: Voting System Testing and Certification Program, Version 1.0. OMB Number: 3265–0004. 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 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. Alice Miller, Acting Executive Director, U.S. Election Assistance Commission. [FR Doc. 2014–10344 Filed 5–5–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6820–KF–P Frm 00041 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 June 5, 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 SUMMARY: 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. PO 00000 ELECTION ASSISTANCE COMMISSION Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\06MYN1.SGM 06MYN1 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 87 / Tuesday, May 6, 2014 / Notices 1.0, may 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 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. Alice Miller, Acting Executive Director, U.S. Election Assistance Commission. [FR Doc. 2014–10345 Filed 5–5–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6820–KF–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY sroberts on DSK5SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES [OE Docket No. EA–357–A] Application to Export Electric Energy; Hunt Electric Power Marketing, L.L.C. Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability, DOE. ACTION: Notice of application. AGENCY: Hunt Electric Power Marketing, L.L.C. (HEPM) has applied to renew its authority to transmit electric SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:34 May 05, 2014 Jkt 232001 energy from the United States to Mexico pursuant to section 202(e) of the Federal Power Act. DATES: Comments, protests, or motions to intervene must be submitted on or before June 5, 2014. ADDRESSES: Comments, protests, motions to intervene, or requests for more information should be addressed to: Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability, Mail Code: OE–20, U.S. Department of Energy, 1000 Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20585–0350. Because of delays in handling conventional mail, it is recommended that documents be transmitted by overnight mail, by electronic mail to Electricity.Exports@ hq.doe.gov, or by facsimile to 202–586– 8008. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Exports of electricity from the United States to a foreign country are regulated by the Department of Energy (DOE) pursuant to sections 301(b) and 402(f) of the Department of Energy Organization Act (42 U.S.C. 7151(b), 7172(f)) and require authorization under section 202(e) of the Federal Power Act (16 U.S.C. 824a(e)). On August 31, 2009, DOE issued Order No. EA–357, which authorized HEPM to transmit electric energy from the United States to Mexico as a power marketer for a five-year term using existing international transmission facilities. That authority expires on August 31, 2014. On April 14, 2014, HEPM filed an application with DOE for renewal of the export authority contained in Order No. EA–357 for an additional five-year term. In its application, HEPM states that it does not own any electric generating or transmission facilities, and it does not have a franchised service area. The electric energy that HEPM proposes to export to Mexico would be surplus energy purchased from electric utilities, Federal power marketing agencies, and other entities within the United States. The existing international transmission facilities to be utilized by HEPM have previously been authorized by Presidential permits issued pursuant to Executive Order 10485, as amended, and are appropriate for open access transmission by third parties. Procedural Matters: Any person desiring to be heard in this proceeding should file a comment or protest to the application at the address provided above. Protests should be filed in accordance with Rule 211 of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s (FERC) Rules of Practice and Procedures (18 CFR 385.211). Any person desiring to become a party to these proceedings PO 00000 Frm 00042 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 25855 should file a motion to intervene at the above address in accordance with FERC Rule 214 (18 CFR 385.214). Five copies of such comments, protests, or motions to intervene should be sent to the address provided above on or before the date listed above. Comments on the HEPM application to export electric energy to Mexico should be clearly marked with OE Docket No. EA–357–A. An additional copy is to be provided directly to Geoffrey Street, Hunt Electric Power Marketing, L.L.C., 1900 North Akard Street, Dallas, TX 75201 and to James M. Bushee, Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP, One American Center, 600 Congress Avenue, Suite 2000, Austin, TX 78701. A final decision will be made on this application after the environmental impacts have been evaluated pursuant to DOE’s National Environmental Policy Act Implementing Procedures (10 CFR part 1021) and after a determination is made by DOE that the proposed action will not have an adverse impact on the sufficiency of supply or reliability of the U.S. electric power supply system. Copies of this application will be made available by request to the addresses provided above or by accessing the program Web site at http://energy.gov/node/11845. Issued in Washington, DC, on April 30, 2014. Brian Mills, Director, Permitting and Siting, Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability. [FR Doc. 2014–10346 Filed 5–5–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6450–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Energy Information Administration Agency Information Collection Extension U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA), U.S. Department of Energy. ACTION: Agency Information Collection Activities: Information Collection Extension; Notice and Request for Comments. AGENCY: EIA intends to revise and extend for three years, Form EIA–914 ‘‘Monthly Natural Gas Production Report,’’ with the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) pursuant to the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. The revisions include increasing the number of states for which natural gas production will be collected. Gas production has increased dramatically in a few of the states outside the current SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\06MYN1.SGM 06MYN1

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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 June 5, 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

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1.0, may 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 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.

Alice Miller,
Acting Executive Director, U.S. Election Assistance Commission.
[FR Doc. 2014-10345 Filed 5-5-14; 8:45 am]
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