One Hundred Fourth Congress
United States of America
AT THE FIRST SESSION
Begun and held at the City of Washington on Wednesday, the fourth day of
January, one thousand nine hundred and ninetyfive
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 paperworkon the public, and for other purposes.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,
SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.
This Act may be cited as the "Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995";.
SEC. 2. COORDINATION OF FEDERAL INFORMATION POLICY.
Chapter 35 of title 44, United States Code, is amended to read as follows:
CHAPTER 35COORDINATION OFFEDERAL INFORMATION POLICY
3503. Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs.
3504. Authority and functions of Director.
3505. Assignment of tasks and deadlines.
3506. Federal agency responsibilities.
3507. Public information collection activities; submission to Director; approval and delegation.
3508. Determination of necessity for information;hearing.
3509. Designation of central collection agency.
3510. Cooperation of agencies in making information available.
3511. Establishment and operation of Government Information Locator Service.
3512. Public protection.
3513. Director review of agency activities; reporting; agency response.
3514. Responsiveness to Congress.
3515. Administrative powers.
3516. Rules and regulations.
3517.Consultation with other agencies and the public.
3518. Effect on existing laws and regulations.
3519. Access to information.
3520. Authorization of appropriations.
Sec. 3501. Purposes
The purposes of this chapter are to
(1) minimize the paperwork burden for individuals, small businesses, educational and nonprofit institutions, Federal contractors, State, local and tribal governments, and otherpersons resulting from the collection of information by or for the Federal Government;
(2) ensure the greatest possible public benefit from and maximize the utility of information created, collected, maintained, used, shared and disseminated by or for the Federal Government;
(3) coordinate, integrate, and to the extent practicable and appropriate, make uniform Federal information resourcesmanagement policies and practices as a means to improve the productivity, efficiency, and effectiveness of Government programs, including the reduction of information collection burdens on the public and the improvement of service delivery to the public;
(4) improve the quality and use of Federal information to strengthen decisionmaking, accountability, and openness in Government and society;
(5)minimize the cost to the Federal Government of the creation, collection, maintenance, use, dissemination, and disposition of information;
(6) strengthen the partnership between the Federal Government and State, local, and tribal governments by minimizing the burden and maximizing the utility of information created, collected, maintained, used, disseminated, and retained by or for the FederalGovernment;
(7) provide for the dissemination of public information on a timely basis, on equitable terms, and in a manner that promotes the utility of the information to the public and makes effective use of information technology;
(8) ensure that the creation, collection, maintenance, use, dissemination, and disposition of information by or for the Federal Government is consistent with applicablelaws, including laws relating to
(A) privacy and confidentiality, including section 552a of title 5;
(B) security of information, including the Computer Security Act of 1987 (Public Law 100235); and
(C) access to information, including section 552 of title 5;
(9) ensure the integrity, quality, and utility of the Federal statistical system;
(10) ensure that information technology is acquired,...