Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposals, Submissions, and Approvals; 2022 Election Administration and Voting Survey (EAVS)

CourtElection Assistance Commission
Citation86 FR 67694
Publication Date29 November 2021
Record Number2021-26004
67694
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Abstract of Patents and Patent
Application(s)
I. Articles comprising a resistor
comprising core shell liquid metal
encapsulates and methods of detecting
an impact on an article using a resistor
comprising core shell liquid metal
encapsulates are disclosed. Such core
shell liquid metal encapsulates enable
simple but robust impact sensors as
such encapsulates comprise a highly
electrically resistant metal oxide shell
that prevents such encapsulates from
coalescing. Yet when such shell is
ruptured, the highly conductive bulk
liquid metal is released. Such liquid
metal changes electrical properties of a
sensor comprising core shell liquid
metal encapsulates which in turn is
evidence of the aforementioned impact.
Intellectual property:
U.S. Patent No. 10,900,848 B2, that
issued on January 26, 2021, and
entitled ‘‘Articles comprising a
resistor comprising core shell liquid
metal encapsulates and method of
detecting an impact.’’.
II. The present invention relates to
core shell liquid metal encapsulates
comprising multi-functional ligands,
networks comprising such encapsulates
and processes of making and using such
encapsulates and networks. When
subjected to strain, such network’s
conductivity is enhanced, thus allowing
the network to serve as a healing agent
that restores at least a portion of the
conductivity in an adjacent conductor.
Intellectual property:
U.S. Patent No. 11,100,223 B2, that
issued on August 24, 2021, and U.S.
Patent Application Serial No. 17/
376,644, that was filed on July 15,
2021. Such patent and patent
application being entitled ‘‘Core shell
liquid metal encapsulates comprising
multi-functional ligands and networks
comprising same’’
III. The present invention relates to
articles comprising core shell liquid
metal encapsulate networks and
methods of using core shell liquid metal
encapsulate networks to control AC
signals and power. Such method
permits the skilled artisan to control the
radiation, transmission, reflection and
modulation of an AC signal and power.
As a result, AC system properties such
as operation frequency, polarization,
gain, directionality, insertion loss,
return loss, and impedance can be
controlled under strain.
Intellectual property:
U.S. Patent Application Serial No. 16/
580,652, that was filed on September
24, 2019, and entitled ‘‘Articles
comprising core shell liquid metal
encapsulate networks and method to
control alternating current signals and
power’’.
IV. The present invention relates to
substrates comprising a network
comprising core shell liquid metal
encapsulates comprising multi-
functional ligands and processes of
making and using such substrates. The
core shell liquid metal particles are
linked via ligands to form such network.
Such networks volumetric conductivity
increases under strain which maintains
a substrate’s resistance under strain. The
constant resistance results in consistent
thermal heating via resistive heating.
Thus allowing a substrate that
comprises such network to serve as an
effective heat provider.
Intellectual property:
U.S. Patent No. 11,102,883 B2, that
issued on August 24, 2021, and U.S.
Patent Application Serial No. 17/
386,807, that was filed on July 28,
2021. Such patent and patent
application being entitled ‘‘Substrates
comprising a network comprising core
shell liquid metal encapsulates
comprising multi-functional ligands’’
V. The present invention relates to
architected liquid metal networks and
processes of making and using same.
The predetermined template design
technology of such architected liquid
metal networks provides the desired
spatial control of electrical,
electromagnetic, and thermal properties
as a function of strain. Thus, resulting
in improved overall performance
including process ability.
Intellectual property:
U.S. Patent Application Serial No. 16/
671,750, that was filed on November
1, 2019, and entitled ‘‘Architected
liquid metal networks and processes
of making and using same’’.
Tommy W. Lee,
Air Force Federal Register Liaison Officer.
[FR Doc. 2021–25905 Filed 11–26–21; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 5001–10–P
ELECTION ASSISTANCE COMMISSION
Agency Information Collection
Activities; Proposals, Submissions,
and Approvals; 2022 Election
Administration and Voting Survey
(EAVS)
AGENCY
: U.S. Election Assistance
Commission (EAC).
ACTION
: Notice.
SUMMARY
: In compliance with 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 (2022 Election
Administration and Voting Survey, or
EAVS) to the Director of the Office of
Management and Budget for approval.
The 2022 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 January 28, 2022.
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–
2021–0002). Written comments on the
proposed information collection can
also be sent to the U.S. Election
Assistance Commission, 633 3rd Street
NW, Suite 200, Washington, DC 20001,
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–2021–0002); or (2) write to the
EAC (including your address and phone
number) at U.S. Election Assistance
Commission, 633 3rd Street NW, Suite
200, Washington, DC 20001, Attn:
EAVS.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT
: Dr.
Nichelle Williams at 301–563–3919, or
email research@eac.gov; U.S. Election
Assistance Commission, 633 3rd Street
NW, Suite 200, Washington, DC 20001.
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION
:
Title and OMB Number: 2022 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 a
national clearinghouse and resource for
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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
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 2020 +1
through the November 2022 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.
* * * * *
Nichelle Williams,
Director of Research, U.S. Election Assistance
Commission.
[FR Doc. 2021–26004 Filed 11–26–21; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 6820–KF–P
DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY
Notice of Request for Information (RFI)
on Energy Sector Supply Chain Review
AGENCY
: Undersecretary for Science and
Energy and Office of Policy (OP);
Department of Energy (DOE).
ACTION
: Request for information.
SUMMARY
: The U.S. Department of
Energy (DOE) Undersecretary for
Science and Energy and Office of Policy
(OP) request information on energy
sector supply chains. This request for
information (RFI) seeks input from all
stakeholders involved directly and
indirectly in the supply chains of
energy, energy systems and
technologies, and energy efficiency
technologies from raw materials,
processed materials, subcomponents,
final products, to end-of-life material
recovery and recycling—including but
not limited to U.S. industry, researchers,
academia, local governments, and civil
society. This stakeholder input will
inform the Department’s efforts in
building an energy sector industrial base
that is diverse, resilient, and
competitive while meeting economic,
national security, and climate
objectives.
DATES
: Responses will be reviewed and
considered on a rolling basis but are due
no later than 5 p.m. (ET) on January 15,
2022.
ADDRESSES
: Interested parties are to
submit comments online (Strongly
Preferred): Submit all electronic public
comments to www.regulations.gov/
docket/DOE-HQ-2021-0020. Click on the
‘‘Comment’’ icon, complete the required
fields, and enter or attach your
comments. If you are unable to submit
online, you may submit by email to
supplychain@hq.doe.gov and include
‘‘RFI: Supply Chain Review’’ in the
subject line of the email. Email
attachments can be provided as a
Microsoft Word (.docx) file or an Adobe
PDF (.pdf) file, prepared in accordance
with the detailed instructions in the
RFI. Documents submitted
electronically should clearly indicate
which topic areas and specific questions
are being addressed and should be
limited to no more than 25MB in size.
The complete RFI document is located
at www.energy.gov/policy. Please refer
to the Disclaimer and Important Note
section at the end of this RFI on how to
submit business sensitive and/or
confidential information.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT
:
Questions may be addressed to Tsisilile
Igogo at 202–586–0048. Please direct
media inquiries to Jennifer Mosley
through jennifer.mosley@hq.doe.gov.
Further instructions can be found in the
RFI document posted at
www.energy.gov/policy.
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION
:
Background
Executive Order 14017 ‘‘America’s
Supply Chains’’ directs the Secretary of
Energy to ‘‘submit a report on supply
chains for the energy sector industrial
base (as determined by the Secretary of
Energy)’’ within one year of the date of
the order 86 FR 11849 (February 24,
2021). This RFI seeks public input to
inform DOE on approaches and actions
needed to build resilient supply chains
for the energy sector. Resilient supply
chains as defined by the Executive
Order 14017 means ‘‘supply chains that
are secure and diverse—facilitating
greater domestic production, a range of
supply, built-in redundancies, adequate
stockpiles, safe and secure digital
networks, and a world-class American
manufacturing base and workforce.’’
DOE recognizes that meeting U.S.
jobs, economic, and emissions goals
(which include a 50–52% reduction in
emissions by 2030 from a 2005 baseline
and net zero greenhouse gas emissions
economy-wide by no later than 2050),
will require a significant number of
clean energy (and clean energy
enabling) technologies to be deployed at
a dramatically increasing scale at a time
when other countries are expanding
their clean energy sectors. DOE has
identified technologies and crosscutting
topics for analysis in the timeframe set
by the Executive Order. The list of the
selected technology sectors includes
solar photovoltaic (PV); wind; electric
grid, including transformers and high-
voltage direct current (HVDC); energy
storage; hydropower, including pumped
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