Proposed Information Collection-2020 Election Administration and Voting Survey; Comment Request, 53709-53710 [2019-21908]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 195 / Tuesday, October 8, 2019 / Notices other publicly available Consumer Product Safety Information Databases, such as internet complaints, Hotline, and Medical Examiners and Coroners Alert Project (MECAP) reports, which are approved under OMB control number 3041–0146. This information collection request also excludes the burden associated with follow-up investigations conducted by other federal agencies. D. Request for Comments The CPSC solicits written comments from all interested persons about the proposed collection of information. The CPSC specifically solicits information relevant to the following topics: • Whether the collection of information described above is necessary for the proper performance of the CPSC’s functions, including whether the information would have practical utility; • Whether the estimated burden of the proposed collection of information is accurate; • Whether the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected could be enhanced; and • Whether the burden imposed by the collection of information could be minimized by use of automated, electronic or other technological collection techniques, or other forms of information technology. Alberta E. Mills, Secretary, Consumer Product Safety Commission. BILLING CODE 6355–01–P DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Department of the Air Force Withdrawal of the Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement for the Modification of the Condor 1 and Condor 2 Military Operations Areas Used By the 104th Fighter Wing of the Massachusetts Air National Guard Department of the Air Force, DoD. ACTION: Withdrawal of Notice of Intent. The Air National Guard (ANG) and Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) are notifying interested parties of the decision to withdraw the Notice of Intent to prepare an environmental impact statement for the Modification of the Condor Military Operation Areas used by the 104th Fighter Wing of the Massachusetts Air National Guard. jbell on DSK3GLQ082PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 21:50 Oct 07, 2019 Jkt 250001 Adriane S. Paris, Acting Air Force Federal Register Liaison Officer. [FR Doc. 2019–21873 Filed 10–7–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 5001–05–P ELECTION ASSISTANCE COMMISSION Proposed Information Collection— 2020 Election Administration and Voting Survey; Comment Request U.S. Election Assistance Commission (EAC). ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: In compliance the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the EAC announces an information collection and seeks public comment on the provisions thereof. The EAC intends to submit this proposed information collection (2020 Election Administration and Voting Survey, or EAVS) to the Director of the Office of Management and Budget for approval. The 2020 EAVS asks election officials questions concerning voting and election administration, including the following topics: Voter registration; overseas and military voting; voting by mail; early in-person voting; polling operations; provisional voting; voter participation; election technology; election policy; and other related issues. DATES: Written comments must be submitted on or before December 6, 2019. Comments: Public 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; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and SUMMARY: [FR Doc. 2019–21875 Filed 10–7–19; 8:45 am] AGENCY: For questions regarding this notice please contact: Mr Ramon Ortiz, NGB/A4AM, Program Manager-Technical Lead, Air National Guard Readiness Center, 3501 Fetchet Avenue, Andrews AFB, MD 20762–9157, telephone: (240) 612–7042; or email: usaf.jbanafw.ngb-a4.mbx.a4anepa-comments@mail.mil. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The original NOI was published on June 17, 2009 and corrected on June 25, 2009 (74 FR 30284), and followed an in-depth Environmental Assessment process initiated in 2008. The ANG decision to withdraw the NOI was based on the determination that due to mission evolution, the proposed action is no longer needed. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: PO 00000 Frm 00038 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 53709 clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) ways to minimize the burden of the information collection on respondents, including through the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. Comments on the proposed information collection should be submitted electronically via https:// www.regulations.gov (docket ID: EAC– 2019–0001). Written comments on the proposed information collection can also be sent to the U.S. Election Assistance Commission, 1335 East West Highway, Suite 4300, Silver Spring, MD 20910, Attn: EAVS. Obtaining a Copy of the Survey: To obtain a free copy of the draft survey instrument: (1) Download a copy at https://www.regulations.gov (docket ID: EAC–2019–0001); or (2) write to the EAC (including your address and phone number) at U.S. Election Assistance Commission, 1335 East West Highway, Suite 4300 Silver Spring, MD 20910, Attn: EAVS. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dr. Nichelle Williams at 301–563–3919, or email clearinghouse@eac.gov; U.S. Election Assistance Commission, 1335 East West Highway, Suite 4300, Silver Spring, MD 20910 SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title and OMB Number: 2020 Election Administration and Voting Survey; OMB Number Pending. Needs and Uses The EAC issues the EAVS to meet its obligations under the Help America Vote Act of 2002 (HAVA) to serve as national clearinghouse and resource for the compilation of information with respect to the administration of Federal elections; to fulfill both the EAC and the Department of Defense Federal Voting Assistance Program’s (FVAP) data collection requirements under the Uniformed and Overseas Citizens Absentee Voting Act (UOCAVA); and meet its National Voter Registration Act (NVRA) mandate to collect information from states concerning the impact of that statute on the administration of Federal elections. In addition, under the NVRA, the EAC is responsible for collecting information and reporting, biennially, to Congress on the impact of that statute. The information the states are required to submit to the EAC for purposes of the NVRA report are found under Title 11 of the Code of Federal Regulations. States that respond to questions in this survey concerning voter registration-related matters will meet their NVRA reporting requirements under 52 U.S.C. 20508 and EAC regulations. Finally, UOCAVA E:\FR\FM\08OCN1.SGM 08OCN1 53710 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 195 / Tuesday, October 8, 2019 / Notices jbell on DSK3GLQ082PROD with NOTICES mandates that FVAP work with the EAC and chief state election officials to develop standards for reporting UOCAVA voting information (52 U.S.C. 20302) and that FVAP will store the reported data and present the findings within the congressionally-mandated report to the President and Congress. Additionally, UOCAVA requires that ‘‘not later than 90 days after the date of each regularly scheduled general election for Federal office, each state and unit of local government which administered the election shall (through the state, in the case of a unit of local government) submit a report to the EAC on the combined number of absentee ballots transmitted to absent uniformed services voters and overseas voters for the election and the combined number of such ballots which were returned by such voters and cast in the election, and shall make such a report available to the general public.’ States that complete and timely submit the UOCAVA section of the survey to the EAC will fulfill their UOCAVA reporting requirement under 52 U.S.C. 20302. In order to fulfill the above requirements, the EAC is seeking information relating to the period from the Federal general election day 2018 +1 through the November 2020 Federal general election. The EAC will provide the data regarding UOCAVA voting to FVAP after data collection is completed. This data sharing reduces burden on local election offices because FVAP does not have to conduct its own data collection to meet its reporting requirements. Affected Public (Respondents): State or local governments, the District of Columbia, American Samoa, Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Affected Public: State or local government. Number of Respondents: 56. Responses per Respondent: 1. Estimated Burden per Response: 235 hours per collection, 117.5 hours annualized. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 13,160 hours per collection, 6,580 hours annualized. Frequency: Biennially. * * * * * Clifford D. Tatum, General Counsel, U.S. Election Assistance Commission. [FR Doc. 2019–21908 Filed 10–7–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6820–KF–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 21:50 Oct 07, 2019 Jkt 250001 DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY [Case Number 2019–006; EERE–2019–BT– WAV–0020] Energy Conservation Program: Petition for Waiver of Bradford White Corporation From the Department of Energy Consumer Water Heaters Test Procedure and Grant of Interim Waiver Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Department of Energy. ACTION: Notice of petition for waiver and grant of an interim waiver, and request for comments. AGENCY: This document announces receipt of and publishes a petition for waiver from Bradford White Corporation (‘‘BWC’’), which seeks a waiver for a specified consumer water heater basic model from the U.S. Department of Energy (‘‘DOE’’) test procedure used for determining the efficiency of consumer water heaters. BWC asserts that for that identified basic model, application of the calculation specified in the DOE test procedure to determine recovery efficiency yields an ‘‘artificially high’’ value that in turn results in a lower overall uniform energy factor value. Consequently, BWC seeks to use an alternate test procedure to address issues involved in testing the basic model identified in its petition. More specifically, BWC has requested that DOE waive the equation for calculating recovery efficiency of the consumer gasfired storage water heater basic model for which the first occurrence of the main burner cutting out (‘‘cut-out’’) occurs during a draw. Instead, BWC requests that the recovery efficiency for this water heater be calculated using a revised recovery efficiency equation that accounts for the first cut-out occurring during a draw. For the reasons discussed in this document, DOE grants BWC an interim waiver from the DOE’s consumer water heater test procedure for the basic model listed in the interim waiver, subject to use of the alternate test procedure as set forth in the Interim Waiver Order. DOE solicits comments, data, and information concerning BWC’s petition, its suggested alternate test procedure, and the alternate test procedure in the Interim Waiver Order so as to inform its final decision on BWC’s waiver request. DATES: Written comments and information will be accepted on or before November 7, 2019. ADDRESSES: Interested persons are encouraged to submit comments using the Federal eRulemaking Portal at SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00039 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 http://www.regulations.gov. Alternatively, interested persons may submit comments, identified by case number ‘‘2019–006’’ and Docket number ‘‘EERE–2019–BT–WAV–0020,’’ by any of the following methods: • Federal eRulemaking Portal: http:// www.regulations.gov. Follow the instructions for submitting comments. • Email: Bradford2019WAV0020@ ee.doe.gov. Include Case No. 2019–006 in the subject line of the message. • Postal Mail: Appliance and Equipment Standards Program, U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Building Technologies Office, Mailstop EE–5B, Petition for Waiver Case No. 2019–006, 1000 Independence Avenue SW, Washington, DC 20585–0121. If possible, please submit all items on a compact disc (‘‘CD’’), in which case it is not necessary to include printed copies. • Hand Delivery/Courier: Appliance and Equipment Standards Program, U.S. Department of Energy, Building Technologies Office, 950 L’Enfant Plaza SW, 6th Floor, Washington, DC 20024. Telephone: (202) 287–1445. If possible, please submit all items on a ‘‘CD’’, in which case it is not necessary to include printed copies. No telefacsimilies (faxes) will be accepted. For detailed instructions on submitting comments and additional information on this process, see section V of this document. Docket: The docket, which includes Federal Register notices, comments, and other supporting documents/ materials, is available for review at http://www.regulations.gov. All documents in the docket are listed in the http://www.regulations.gov index. However, some documents listed in the index, such as those containing information that is exempt from public disclosure, may not be publicly available. The docket web page can be found at https://www.regulations.gov/ docket?D=EERE-2019-BT-WAV-0020. The docket web page contains instruction on how to access all documents, including public comments, in the docket. See section V for information on how to submit comments through http:// www.regulations.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Lucy deButts, U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Building Technologies Office, Mailstop EE–5B, 1000 Independence Avenue SW, Washington, DC 20585–0121. Telephone: (202) 287–1604. Email: AS_ Waiver_Request@ee.doe.gov. E:\FR\FM\08OCN1.SGM 08OCN1

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[Federal Register Volume 84, Number 195 (Tuesday, October 8, 2019)]
[Notices]
[Pages 53709-53710]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
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ELECTION ASSISTANCE COMMISSION


Proposed Information Collection--2020 Election Administration and 
Voting Survey; Comment Request

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

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: In compliance the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the EAC 
announces an information collection and seeks public comment on the 
provisions thereof. The EAC intends to submit this proposed information 
collection (2020 Election Administration and Voting Survey, or EAVS) to 
the Director of the Office of Management and Budget for approval. The 
2020 EAVS asks election officials questions concerning voting and 
election administration, including the following topics: Voter 
registration; overseas and military voting; voting by mail; early in-
person voting; polling operations; provisional voting; voter 
participation; election technology; election policy; and other related 
issues.

DATES: Written comments must be submitted on or before December 6, 
2019.
    Comments: Public 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; (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, including through the use of automated collection 
techniques or other forms of information technology.
    Comments on the proposed information collection should be submitted 
electronically via https://www.regulations.gov (docket ID: EAC-2019-
0001). Written comments on the proposed information collection can also 
be sent to the U.S. Election Assistance Commission, 1335 East West 
Highway, Suite 4300, Silver Spring, MD 20910, Attn: EAVS.
    Obtaining a Copy of the Survey: To obtain a free copy of the draft 
survey instrument: (1) Download a copy at https://www.regulations.gov 
(docket ID: EAC-2019-0001); or (2) write to the EAC (including your 
address and phone number) at U.S. Election Assistance Commission, 1335 
East West Highway, Suite 4300 Silver Spring, MD 20910, Attn: EAVS.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dr. Nichelle Williams at 301-563-3919, 
or email [email protected]; U.S. Election Assistance Commission, 
1335 East West Highway, Suite 4300, Silver Spring, MD 20910

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 
    Title and OMB Number: 2020 Election Administration and Voting 
Survey; OMB Number Pending.

Needs and Uses

    The EAC issues the EAVS to meet its obligations under the Help 
America Vote Act of 2002 (HAVA) to serve as national clearinghouse and 
resource for the compilation of information with respect to the 
administration of Federal elections; to fulfill both the EAC and the 
Department of Defense Federal Voting Assistance Program's (FVAP) data 
collection requirements under the Uniformed and Overseas Citizens 
Absentee Voting Act (UOCAVA); and meet its National Voter Registration 
Act (NVRA) mandate to collect information from states concerning the 
impact of that statute on the administration of Federal elections. In 
addition, under the NVRA, the EAC is responsible for collecting 
information and reporting, biennially, to Congress on the impact of 
that statute. The information the states are required to submit to the 
EAC for purposes of the NVRA report are found under Title 11 of the 
Code of Federal Regulations. States that respond to questions in this 
survey concerning voter registration-related matters will meet their 
NVRA reporting requirements under 52 U.S.C. 20508 and EAC regulations. 
Finally, UOCAVA

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mandates that FVAP work with the EAC and chief state election officials 
to develop standards for reporting UOCAVA voting information (52 U.S.C. 
20302) and that FVAP will store the reported data and present the 
findings within the congressionally-mandated report to the President 
and Congress. Additionally, UOCAVA requires that ``not later than 90 
days after the date of each regularly scheduled general election for 
Federal office, each state and unit of local government which 
administered the election shall (through the state, in the case of a 
unit of local government) submit a report to the EAC on the combined 
number of absentee ballots transmitted to absent uniformed services 
voters and overseas voters for the election and the combined number of 
such ballots which were returned by such voters and cast in the 
election, and shall make such a report available to the general 
public.' States that complete and timely submit the UOCAVA section of 
the survey to the EAC will fulfill their UOCAVA reporting requirement 
under 52 U.S.C. 20302. In order to fulfill the above requirements, the 
EAC is seeking information relating to the period from the Federal 
general election day 2018 +1 through the November 2020 Federal general 
election. The EAC will provide the data regarding UOCAVA voting to FVAP 
after data collection is completed. This data sharing reduces burden on 
local election offices because FVAP does not have to conduct its own 
data collection to meet its reporting requirements.
    Affected Public (Respondents): State or local governments, the 
District of Columbia, American Samoa, Guam, the Northern Mariana 
Islands, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
    Affected Public: State or local government.
    Number of Respondents: 56.
    Responses per Respondent: 1.
    Estimated Burden per Response: 235 hours per collection, 117.5 
hours annualized.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 13,160 hours per collection, 
6,580 hours annualized.
    Frequency: Biennially.
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Clifford D. Tatum,
General Counsel, U.S. Election Assistance Commission.
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