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Paperwork Reduction Act of 1991

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A bill to further the goals of the Paperwork Reduction Act to have Federal agencies become more responsible and publicly accountable for reducing the burden of Federal paperwork on the public, and for other purposes.

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05/22/1991Introduced in Senate

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06/03/1991Star Print ordered on the bill.
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05/22/1991Read twice and referred to the Committee on Governmental Affairs.
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Senate Governmental Affairs05/22/1991 Referred to

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Introduced in Senate (05/22/1991)

Paperwork Reduction Act of 1991 - Title I: Authorization of Appropriations - Amends the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1980 to authorize appropriations to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs for 1992 through 1996.

Title II: Reducing the Burden of Federal Paperwork on the Public - Makes Federal agencies accountable for reducing the burden of Federal paperwork on the public.

Makes the Act applicable to all federally sponsored paperwork.

Requires a Government-wide paperwork reduction goal of at least five percent and individual agency goals that aggregate to the Government-wide goal.

Title III: Enhancing Federal Agency Responsibility and Accountability for Reducing the Burden of Federal Paperwork - Makes the senior official charged with carrying out the responsibilities of the agency under the Act the head of a separate office with qualified staff responsible for assuring agency compliance with requirements under the Act.

Requires each agency to prepare estimates of burden that will result from proposed collections of information.

Establishes a certification process for the review of each information collection request before it is submitted to the Director of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for approval.

Title IV: Enhancing Government Responsibility and Accountability for Reducing the Burden of Federal Paperwork - Makes the OMB Director responsible for ensuring that all information collection requests display an estimate of the paperwork burden for each response.

Requires OMB procedures in order for agencies to estimate the burden to comply with proposed collections of information.

Require coordination with the Office of Federal Procurement Policy to eliminate paperwork burdens associated with procurement and acquisition.

Requires OMB pilot projects to test approaches to improve information management practices and related activities.

Reduces the time afforded the OMB Director for approving a routine agency request to collect information.

Provides for greater participation by the public and Federal agencies in the review of proposed paperwork burdens generated by agency information requests. Requires the OMB Director to make publicly available any decision to disapprove a collection of information requirement contained in an agency rule, together with the reasons for such decision.

Provides protection for whistleblowers of unauthorized Federal paperwork burdens.

Provides for expedited OMB review of an agency information request with a reduced paperwork burden.

Title V: Additional Government Information Management Responsibility - Revises the statistical policy and coordination functions of the OMB Director. Requires the OMB Director to: (1) establish an interagency working group on statistical policy, consisting of the heads of the agencies with major statistical programs, to coordinate agency statistical activities; and (2) provide training in the statistical policy functions of the chief statistician to Federal employees.

Provides for Government-wide standards for sharing public information.

Requires the OMB Director to develop a plan for meeting the automatic data processing needs of the Federal Government in accordance with the Act and certain requirements of the Federal Property and Administrative Services Act of 1949.

Requires the OMB Director to make the Federal Information Locator System available on electronic media to Federal agencies and the public.

Requires the OMB Director's annual report to the Congress to list any increased Federal paperwork burdens and describe each agency's plans to implement the applicable policies, standards, and guidelines under the Act.

Title VI: Effective Dates - Sets forth the effective dates for this Act.