Procedural Manual for the Election Assistance Commission's Voting System Testing and Certification Program, Version 2.0, 19972 [2015-08534]

Download as PDF 19972 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 71 / Tuesday, April 14, 2015 / Notices 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 voting systems to Federal voting system standards. The Voting System Test Laboratory Program Manual, published below, will set the procedures for laboratories in this program. EAC is required to submit the Testing and Certification Manual for approval in accordance with Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 requirements. The Testing and Certification Division has updated sections of the manual to reflect proposed changes in certification procedures. Comments This notice is published in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, 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, www.eac.gov, for further information about the submission of comments regarding burden. Submit written or electronic comments on this draft procedural manual on or before 5:00 p.m. EDT on May 14, 2015. DATES: Submit comments via email to VotingSystemGuidelines@eac.gov; via mail to Jessica Myers, Certification Program Specialist, 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 proposed manual may be found on the EAC’s Web site http://www.eac.gov/open/ comment.aspx. ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: asabaliauskas on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Brian Hancock, Director, Voting System Certification, Washington, DC, (202) 566–3100, Fax: (202) 566–1392. Bryan Whitener, Director of Communications and Clearinghouse, U.S. Election Assistance Commission. [FR Doc. 2015–08567 Filed 4–13–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6820–KF–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:56 Apr 13, 2015 Jkt 235001 ELECTION ASSISTANCE COMMISSION Procedural Manual for the Election Assistance Commission’s Voting System Testing and Certification Program, Version 2.0 United States Election Assistance Commission (EAC). ACTION: Notice; publication of Voting System Testing and Certification Manual, Version 2.0, for 30 day public comment period on EAC Web site. AGENCY: The U.S. Election Assistance Commission (EAC) is publishing a procedural manual for its Voting System Testing and Certification Program. This manual sets the administrative procedures for obtaining an EAC Certification for voting systems. Participation in the program is strictly voluntary. The program is mandated by the Help America Vote Act (HAVA) at 42 U.S.C. 15371. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background. HAVA requires that the EAC certify and decertify voting systems. 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 voting systems to Federal voting system standards. The Voting System Testing and Certification Manual, published below, will set the procedures for this program. EAC is required to submit the Testing and Certification Manual for approval in accordance with Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 requirements. The Testing and Certification Division has updated sections of the manual to reflect proposed changes in certification procedures. Comments. This notice is published in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, 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, 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 5:00 p.m. EDT on May 14, 2015. ADDRESSES: Submit comments via email to VotingSystemGuidelines@eac.gov; via mail to Jessica Myers, Certification Program Specialist, U.S. Election Assistance Commission, 1335 East West Highway, Suite 4300, Silver Spring, MD, SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00018 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 20910; or via fax to 202–566–1392. An electronic copy of the proposed manual may be found on the EAC’s Web site http://www.eac.gov/open/ comment.aspx. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Brian Hancock, Director, Voting System Certification, Washington, DC, (202) 566–3100, Fax: (202) 566–1392. Bryan Whitener, Director of Communications and Clearinghouse, U.S. Election Assistance Commission. [FR Doc. 2015–08534 Filed 4–13–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6820–KF–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy [Docket No. EERE–2015–BT–BC–0002] DOE Participation in Development of the International Energy Conservation Code Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Department of Energy. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) participates in the public process administered by the International Code Council (ICC), which produces the International Energy Conservation Code (IECC). DOE develops and publishes code change proposals for the IECC, prior to submitting them to the ICC, to allow interested parties an opportunity to suggest revisions, enhancements and comments. This notice outlines the process by which DOE produces its code change proposals for the IECC, and otherwise participates in the ICC code development process. This process will be used when DOE participates in the development of the 2018 IECC and other codes developed by the ICC. DATES: DOE is requesting written comments on the proposed process by which DOE will develop code change proposals for submission to the ICC by May 14, 2015. ADDRESSES: Any comments submitted must identify the Notice for DOE Participation in Development of the International Energy Conservation Code, and provide docket number EERE– 2015–BT–BC–0002. Comments may be submitted by using either of the following methods: 1. Federal eRulemaking Portal: http:// www.regulations.gov/#!docketDetail; D=EERE-2015-BT-BC-0002. 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ELECTION ASSISTANCE COMMISSION


Procedural Manual for the Election Assistance Commission's Voting 
System Testing and Certification Program, Version 2.0

AGENCY: United States Election Assistance Commission (EAC).

ACTION: Notice; publication of Voting System Testing and Certification 
Manual, Version 2.0, for 30 day public comment period on EAC Web site.

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SUMMARY: The U.S. Election Assistance Commission (EAC) is publishing a 
procedural manual for its Voting System Testing and Certification 
Program. This manual sets the administrative procedures for obtaining 
an EAC Certification for voting systems. Participation in the program 
is strictly voluntary. The program is mandated by the Help America Vote 
Act (HAVA) at 42 U.S.C. 15371.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 
    Background. HAVA requires that the EAC certify and decertify voting 
systems. 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 voting systems to Federal 
voting system standards. The Voting System Testing and Certification 
Manual, published below, will set the procedures for this program.
    EAC is required to submit the Testing and Certification Manual for 
approval in accordance with Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 
requirements. The Testing and Certification Division has updated 
sections of the manual to reflect proposed changes in certification 
procedures.
    Comments. This notice is published in accordance with the Paperwork 
Reduction Act of 1995, 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, 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 5:00 p.m. EDT on May 14, 2015.

ADDRESSES: Submit comments via email to VotingSystemGuidelines@eac.gov; 
via mail to Jessica Myers, Certification Program Specialist, 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 proposed manual may be found on the EAC's Web site http://www.eac.gov/open/comment.aspx.

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

Bryan Whitener,
Director of Communications and Clearinghouse, U.S. Election Assistance 
Commission.
[FR Doc. 2015-08534 Filed 4-13-15; 8:45 am]
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