EAC Federal Financial Report; Survey and Submission to OMB of Proposed Collection of Information

Published date16 March 2022
Citation87 FR 14845
Record Number2022-05573
CourtElection Assistance Commission
Federal Register, Volume 87 Issue 51 (Wednesday, March 16, 2022)
[Federal Register Volume 87, Number 51 (Wednesday, March 16, 2022)]
                [Pages 14845-14846]
                From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
                [FR Doc No: 2022-05573]
                EAC Federal Financial Report; Survey and Submission to OMB of
                Proposed Collection of Information
                AGENCY: Election Assistance Commission (EAC).
                ACTION: Notice; request for comment.
                SUMMARY: As part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork burdens,
                and as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), the U.S.
                Election Assistance Commission (EAC) gives notice that it is requesting
                from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval for the
                information collection EAC Federal Financial Report (EAC-FFR).
                DATES: Comments should be submitted by 5 p.m. EST on Friday, April 15,
                ADDRESSES: To view the proposed EAC-FFR format and instrument, see:
                https://www.eac.gov/payments-and-grants/reporting. For information on
                the EAC-FFR, contact Kinza Ghaznavi, Office of Grants, Election
                Assistance Commission, [email protected]. All
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                requests and submissions should be identified by the title of the
                information collection.
                 Written comments and recommendations for the proposed information
                collection should be sent to www.reginfo.gov/public/do/PRAMain. Find
                this particular information collection by selecting ``Currently under
                30-day Review--Open for Public Comments'' or by using the search
                Title and OMB Number: EAC Federal Financial Report; 87 FR 780 (Page
                780-781, Document Number 2021-27861)
                 This proposed information collection was previously published in
                the Federal Register on January 6, 2022 and allowed 60 days for public
                comment. In compliance with Section 3507(a)(1)(D) of the Paperwork
                Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995, EAC has submitted to the Office of
                Management and Budget (OMB) a request for review and approval of the
                information collection listed below. The purpose of this notice is to
                allow an additional 30 days for public comment from all interested
                individuals and organizations.
                 The EAC Office of Grants Management (EAC/OGM) is responsible for
                distributing, monitoring, and providing technical assistance to states
                and grantees on the use of federal funds. EAC/OGM also reports on how
                the funds are spent to Congress, negotiates indirect cost rates with
                grantees, and resolves audit findings on the use of HAVA funds.
                 The EAC-FFR is employed for all financial reports for grants issued
                under HAVA authority. This revised format builds upon that report for
                the various grant awards given by EAC. A ``For Comment'' version of the
                draft format for use in submission of the FFR is posted on the EAC
                website at: https://www.eac.gov/payments-and-grants/reporting. The FFR
                will directly benefit award recipients by making it easier for them to
                administer federal grant and cooperative agreement programs through
                standardization of the types of information required in financial
                reporting--thereby reducing their administrative effort and costs.
                Public Comments
                 We are soliciting public comments to permit the EAC to:
                 Evaluate whether the proposed information collection is
                necessary for the proper functions of the Office of Grants Management.
                 Evaluate the accuracy of our estimate of burden for this
                proposed collection, including the validity of the methodology and
                assumptions used.
                 Enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the
                information to be collected.
                 Minimize the reporting burden on those who are to respond,
                including the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of
                information technology.
                 Please note that comments submitted in response to this Notice are
                public record. Before including any detailed personal information, you
                should be aware that your comments as submitted, including your
                personal information, will be available for public review.
                 OMB approval is requested for 3 years.
                 Respondents: All EAC grantees.
                Annual Reporting Burden
                 Annual Burden Estimates
                 Total number Average
                 EAC grant Instrument Total number of responses burden hours Annual burden
                 of respondents per year per response hours
                251........................... EAC-FFR......... 35 2 .5 35
                101........................... EAC-FFR......... 20 2 .5 20
                Election Security............. EAC-FFR......... 56 2 .5 56
                 Total..................... ................ .............. .............. .............. 111
                 The estimated cost of the annualized cost of this burden is:
                $2,523.03, which is calculated by taking the annualized burden (111
                hours) and multiplying by an hourly rate of $22.73 (GS-8/Step 5 hourly
                basic rate).
                Amanda Joiner,
                Acting General Counsel, U.S. Election Assistance Commission.
                [FR Doc. 2022-05573 Filed 3-15-22; 8:45 am]
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