Progress Report; Standardized Format To Be Used for Both Interim and Final Progress Reporting

 
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Federal Register, Volume 85 Issue 166 (Wednesday, August 26, 2020)
[Federal Register Volume 85, Number 166 (Wednesday, August 26, 2020)]
[Notices]
[Page 52583]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2020-18622]
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ELECTION ASSISTANCE COMMISSION
Progress Report; Standardized Format To Be Used for Both Interim
and Final Progress Reporting
AGENCY: Election Assistance Commission.
ACTION: Notice of Request for public comment on standardized EAC
Progress Report (EAC-PR) format to be used for both interim and final
progress reporting for all EAC grants and submission to OMB of proposed
collection of information.
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DATES: Comments should be submitted by 5 p.m. on Wednesday, September
23rd, 2020.
ADDRESSES: 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 function.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: To view the proposed EAC-PR format and
instrument, see: https://www.eac.gov/payments-and-grants/reporting. For
information on the EAC-PR, contact Kinza Ghaznavi, Office of Grants,
Election Assistance Commission, 202-400-1086, [email protected]. All
requests and submissions should be identified by the title of the
information collection.
SUMMARY: This proposed information collection was previously published
in the Federal Register on June 17, 2020 and allowed 60 days for public
comment. In compliance with 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.
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 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.
 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 and state governments.
 Annual Burden Estimates
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 Total number Average
 EAC grant Instrument Total number of responses burden hours Annual burden
 of respondents per year per response hours
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251........................... EAC-PNR......... 43 2 1 86
101........................... EAC-PNR......... 29 2 1 58
Election Security............. EAC-PNR......... 56 2 1 112
CARES......................... EAC-PNR......... 56 * 3 1 168
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 Total..................... ................ .............. .............. .............. 424
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* The total max possible number of reports per respondent is six, however, many grantees will be able to meet
 the match before the 2-year period due to the activities being restricted to the 2020 elections.
Amanda Joiner,
Associate Counsel, U.S. Election Assistance Commission.
[FR Doc. 2020-18622 Filed 8-25-20; 8:45 am]
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