U.S. Code, Title 44, Public Printing and Documents

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Author: "U.S. Congress, Office of the Law Revision Counsel"

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§ 3505. Assignment of Tasks and Deadlines

     (a) In carrying out the functions under this subchapter, the Director shall—

     (1) in consultation with agency heads, set an annual Governmentwide goal for the reduction of information collection burdens by at least 10 percent during each of fiscal years 1996 and 1997 and 5 percent during each of fiscal years 1998, 1999, 2000, and 2001, and set annual agency goals to—

     (A) reduce information collection burdens imposed on the public that—

     (i) represent the maximum practicable opportunity in each agency; and

     (ii) are consistent with improving agency management of the process for the review of collections of information established under section 3506(c); and

     (B) improve information resources management in ways that increase the productivity, efficiency and effectiveness of Federal programs, including service delivery to the public;

     (2) with selected agencies and non-Federal entities on a voluntary basis, conduct pilot projects to test alternative policies, practices, regulations, and procedures to fulfill the purposes of this subchapter, particularly with regard to minimizing the Federal information collection burden; and

     (3) in consultation with the Administrator of General Services, the Director of the National Institute of Standards and Technology, the Archivist of the United States, and the Director of the Office of Personnel Management, develop and maintain a Governmentwide strategic plan for information resources management, that shall include—

     (A) a description of the objectives and the means by which the Federal Government shall apply information resources to improve agency and program performance;

     (B) plans for—

     (i) reducing information burdens on the public, including reducing such burdens through the elimination of duplication and meeting shared data needs with shared resources;

     (ii) enhancing public access to and dissemination of, information, using electronic and other formats; and

     (iii) meeting the information technology needs of the Federal Government in accordance with the purposes of this subchapter; and

     (C) a description of progress in applying information resources management to improve agency performance and the accomplishment of missions.

     (b) For purposes of any pilot project conducted under subsection (a)(2), the Director may, after consultation with the agency head, waive the application of any administrative directive issued by an agency with which the project is conducted, including any directive requiring a collection of information, after giving timely notice to the public and the Congress regarding the need for such waiver.

(Added Pub. L. 104–13, § 2, May 22, 1995, 109 Stat. 170; amended Pub. L. 106–398, § 1 [[div. A], title X, § 1064(b)], Oct. 30, 2000, 114 Stat. 1654, 1654A–275.)

Prior Provisions

     A prior section 3505, added Pub. L. 96–511, § 2(a), Dec. 11, 1980, 94 Stat. 2818; amended Pub. L. 99–500, § 101(m) [title VIII, § 815], Oct. 18, 1986, 100 Stat. 1783–308, 1783–337, and Pub. L. 99–591, § 101(m) [title VIII, § 815], Oct. 30, 1986, 100 Stat. 3341–308, 3341–337, related to assignment of tasks and deadlines prior to the general amendment of this chapter by Pub. L. 104–13.

     Another prior section 3505, Pub. L. 90–620, Oct. 22, 1968, 82 Stat. 1303, prohibited independent collection by an agency, prior to the general amendment of this chapter by Pub. L. 96–511. See section 3509 of this title.

Amendments

     2000—Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 106–398 substituted "subchapter" for "chapter" in introductory provisions and pars. (2) and (3)(B)(iii).

Effective Date of 2000 Amendment

     Amendment by Pub. L. 106–398 effective 30 days after Oct. 30, 2000, see section 1 [[div. A], title X, § 1065] of Pub. L. 106–398, set out as an Effective Date note under section 3531 of this title.

Section Referred to in Other Sections

     This section is referred to in section 3514 of this title.

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