44 USC 3514: Responsiveness to Congress
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44 USC 3514: Responsiveness to Congress Text contains those laws in effect on June 16, 2024

§3514. Responsiveness to Congress

(a)(1) The Director shall-

(A) keep the Congress and congressional committees fully and currently informed of the major activities under this subchapter; and

(B) submit a report on such activities to the President of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representatives annually and at such other times as the Director determines necessary.

(2) The Director shall include in any such report a description of the extent to which agencies have-

(A) reduced information collection burdens on the public, including-

(i) a summary of accomplishments and planned initiatives to reduce collection of information burdens;

(ii) a list of all violations of this subchapter and of any rules, guidelines, policies, and procedures issued pursuant to this subchapter;

(iii) a list of any increase in the collection of information burden, including the authority for each such collection; and

(iv) a list of agencies that in the preceding year did not reduce information collection burdens in accordance with section 3505(a)(1), a list of the programs and statutory responsibilities of those agencies that precluded that reduction, and recommendations to assist those agencies to reduce information collection burdens in accordance with that section;

(B) improved the quality and utility of statistical information;

(C) improved public access to Government information; and

(D) improved program performance and the accomplishment of agency missions through information resources management.

(b) The preparation of any report required by this section shall be based on performance results reported by the agencies and shall not increase the collection of information burden on persons outside the Federal Government.

(Added Pub. L. 104–13, §2, May 22, 1995, 109 Stat. 181 ; amended Pub. L. 106–398, §1 [[div. A], title X, §1064(b)], Oct. 30, 2000, 114 Stat. 1654 , 1654A-275.)

Editorial Notes

Prior Provisions

A prior section 3514, added Pub. L. 96–511, §2(a), Dec. 11, 1980, 94 Stat. 2823 , and Pub. L. 99–500, §101(m) [title VIII, §819], Oct. 18, 1986, 100 Stat. 1783–308 , 1783-339, and Pub. L. 99–591, §101(m) [title VIII, §819], Oct. 30, 1986, 100 Stat. 3341–308 , 3341-339, related to requirement that Director keep Congress fully informed prior to the general amendment of this chapter by Pub. L. 104–13.


2000-Subsec. (a)(1)(A), (2)(A)(ii). Pub. L. 106–398 substituted "subchapter" for "chapter" wherever appearing.

Statutory Notes and Related Subsidiaries

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, Oct. 30, 2000, 114 Stat. 1654 , formerly set out as an Effective Date note under former section 3531 of this title.

Effective Date

Section effective Oct. 1, 1995, except as otherwise provided, see section 4(a) of Pub. L. 104–13, set out as a note under section 3501 of this title.

Termination of Reporting Requirements

For termination, effective May 15, 2000, of provisions of law requiring submittal to Congress of any annual, semiannual, or other regular periodic report listed in House Document No. 103–7 (in which the 8th item on page 41 identifies an annual reporting requirement which, as subsequently amended, is contained in subsec. (a) of this section), see section 3003 of Pub. L. 104–66, as amended, set out as a note under section 1113 of Title 31, Money and Finance.