ADS Reference 156mac

Speeches Shim

Information Collection Requirements Related to Rulemaking

A Mandatory Reference for ADS Chapter 156

New Edition Date: 06/17/2020
Responsible Office: M/MPBP/POL
File Name: 156mac_061720


The Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA), 44 U.S.C. 3501-3520 provides the statutory framework for the Federal Government’s collection, use, and dissemination of information.  The PRA generally defines a “collection of information” as the obtaining or disclosure of facts or opinions by or for an agency from ten or more non-federal persons.  The Act requires an agency to justify to Office of Management and Budget (OMB) its proposed collection of information from the public by establishing the need and intended use of the information, estimating the burden that the collection will impose on respondents, and showing that the collection is the least burdensome way to gather the information.  In addition, the information collected should not be duplicative of other federal information collections.