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Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 249 / Thursday, December 28, 2006 / Notices according to the procedures described in the direct final rule published at 70 FR 46336. This notice of fee adjustment does not apply to the 30 CFR part 15 testing exception to the fee schedule described in section 5.30(a) of this Part. In addition, this notice does not apply to travel expenses incurred under this Part. When the nature of the product requires MSHA to test and evaluate the product at a location other than on MSHA premises, MSHA must be reimbursed for the travel, subsistence, and incidental expenses of its representative according to Federal government travel regulations. This reimbursement is in addition to the fees charged for evaluation and testing. A discussion of MSHA’s fee computation process for evaluation and testing follows in section II. II. Fee Computation MSHA computed the 2007 fees using FY 2006 costs for baseline data. MSHA calculated a weighted-average based on the direct and indirect cost to applicants for testing, evaluation, and approval services rendered during FY 2006. From this average, MSHA computed a single hourly rate, which applies uniformly to all applications for services under this Part. As a result of this process, MSHA has determined that as of January 1, 2007, the fee will be $80 per hour of services rendered. III. Applicable Fee • Applications postmarked before January 1, 2007: MSHA will process these applications under the 2006 hourly rate of $71, which was published on December 30, 2005, at 70 FR 77427. This information is also available on MSHA’s Web site at http:// www.msha.gov/REGS/FEDREG/ NOTICES/2005MISC/05–24691.asp. • Applications postmarked on or after January 1, 2007: MSHA will publish these applications under the 2007 hourly rate of $80. Dated: December 21, 2006. Richard E. Stickler, Assistant Secretary for Mine Safety and Health. [FR Doc. E6–22317 Filed 12–27–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–43–P sroberts on PROD1PC70 with NOTICES NATIONAL ARCHIVES AND RECORDS ADMINISTRATION Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request National Archives and Records Administration (NARA). AGENCY: VerDate Aug<31>2005 20:03 Dec 27, 2006 Jkt 211001 ACTION: Notice. SUMMARY: NARA is giving public notice that the agency proposes to request extension of two currently approved information collections. The first information collection is the Applicant Background Survey, NA Form 3035, which is used to obtain source of recruitment, ethnicity, race, and disability data on job applicants. The information is used to determine if the recruitment is effectively reaching all aspects of the relevant labor pool. The information is also used to determine if there are proportionate acceptance rates at various stages of the recruitment process. The second information collection is the Personal Identity Verification (PIV) Request, NA Form 6006, used by NARA employees, on-site contractors, volunteers, Foundation members, Interns, and others in order to obtain a Federal Identity Card (FIC). The public is invited to comment on the proposed information collection pursuant to the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. DATES: Written comments must be received on or before February 26, 2007 to be assured of consideration. ADDRESSES: Comments should be sent to: Paperwork Reduction Act Comments (NHP), Room 4400, National Archives and Records Administration, 8601 Adelphi Rd, College Park, MD 20740– 6001; or faxed to 301–713–7409; or electronically mailed to tamee.fechhelm@nara.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information or copies of the proposed information collection and supporting statement should be directed to Tamee Fechhelm at telephone number 301–837–1694, or fax number 301–713–7409. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Pursuant to the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (Public Law 104–13), NARA invites the general public and other Federal agencies to comment on proposed information collections. The comments and suggestions should address one or more of the following points: (a) Whether the proposed information collections are necessary for the proper performance of the functions of NARA; (b) the accuracy of NARA’s estimate of the burden of the proposed information collections; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; (d) ways, including the use of information technology, to minimize the burden of the collection of information on respondents; and (e) whether small businesses are affected by these collections. The comments that are PO 00000 Frm 00098 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 78225 submitted will be summarized and included in the NARA request for Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval. All comments will become a matter of public record. In this notice, NARA is soliciting comments concerning the following information collection: 1. Title: Applicant Background Survey. OMB number: 3095–0045. Agency form number: NA Form 3035. Type of review: Regular. Affected public: Individuals and households. Estimated number of respondents: 5,547. Estimated time per response: 5 minutes. Frequency of response: On occasion (when applicant wishes to apply for a job at NARA). Estimated total annual burden hours: 460 hours. Abstract: NARA is below parity with the relevant Civilian Labor Force representation for many of our mission critical occupations, and has developed a 10 year Strategic Plan to improve representation and be more responsive to the changing demographics of the country. The only way to determine if there are barriers in the recruitment and selection process is to track the groups that apply and the groups at each stage of the selection process. There is no other objective way to make these determinations and no source of this information other than directly from applicants. The information is not provided to selecting officials and plays no part in the selection of individuals. Instead, it is used in summary form to determine trends over many selections within a given occupation or organizational area. The information is treated in a very confidential manner. No information from this form is entered into the Personnel File of the individual selected, and the records of those not selected are destroyed after the conclusion of the selection process. The format of the questions on ethnicity and race are compliant with the OMB requirements and are identical to those used in the year 2000 census. This form is a simplification and update of a similar OPM applicant background survey used by NARA for many years. This form is used to obtain source of recruitment, ethnicity, race, and disability data on job applicants to determine if the recruitment is effectively reaching all aspects of the relevant labor pool and to determine if there are proportionate acceptance rates at various stages of the recruitment process. Response is optional. The E:\FR\FM\28DEN1.SGM 28DEN1 78226 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 249 / Thursday, December 28, 2006 / Notices information is used for evaluating recruitment only, and plays no part in the selection of who is hired. 2. Title: Personal Identity Verification (PIV) Request. OMB number: 3095–0057. Agency form number: NA Form 6006. Type of review: Regular. Affected public: Individuals or households, Business or other for-profit, Federal Government. Estimated number of respondents: 1,500. Estimated time per response: 3 minutes. Frequency of response: On occasion. Estimated total annual burden hours: 75 hours. Abstract: The collection of information is necessary as to comply with HSPD–12 requirements. Use of the form is authorized by 44 U.S.C 2104. At the NARA College Park facility, individuals receive a proximity card with the Federal Identity Card (FIC) that is electronically coded to permit access to secure zones ranging from a general nominal level to stricter access levels for classified records zones. The proximity card system is part of the security management system that meets the accreditation standards of the Government intelligence agencies for storage of classified information and serves to comply with E.O. 12958. Dated: December 20, 2006. Martha Morphy, Assistant Archivist for Information Services. [FR Doc. E6–22250 Filed 12–27–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7515–01–P custody of the National Archives twenty-five years after closure. No nontrial cases in records center storage have been destroyed. NARA must develop a methodology to review a representative portion of the non-trial case files in order to determine which files should be preserved. The meeting is designed to elicit advice from the public, and the legal, judicial, and historical communities on the review methodology. DATES: The meeting will be held on Thursday, January 25, 2007, from 9 am to 12 noon. Space is limited, and reservations are required. Please RSVP to the individual named in FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT by Friday, January 19, 2007. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held in the Mecham Conference Center at the Thurgood Marshall Federal Judiciary Building, One Columbus Circle, NE, Washington, DC. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Marvin H. Kabakoff, 781–663–0129, marvin.kabakoff@nara.gov. Dated: December 21, 2006. Thomas E. Mills, Assistant Archivist for Regional Records Services. [FR Doc. E6–22249 Filed 12–27–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7515–01–P NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION Notice of Intent To Seek Approval To Revise an Information Collection National Science Foundation. Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request Under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Pub. L. 104–13 (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.), and as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, the National Science Foundation (NSF) is inviting the general public and other Federal agencies to comment on this proposed continuing information collection. This is the second notice for public comment; the first was published in the Federal Register at 71 FR 38428 and one comment that had no significant suggestions for altering the data plans was received. Therefore, NSF is forwarding the proposed submission to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for clearance simultaneously with the publication of this second notice. AGENCY: NATIONAL ARCHIVES AND RECORDS ADMINISTRATION Public Meeting on Non-Trial Civil Court Case Files National Archives and Records Administration (NARA). ACTION: Notice of public meeting. sroberts on PROD1PC70 with NOTICES AGENCY: SUMMARY: The National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) is holding a public meeting to gather input to help NARA decide how to identify post-1970 non-trial civil cases with sufficient historical value to warrant permanent preservation. Pursuant to the U.S. District Court records schedule issued in 1983, the National Archives preserves all civil cases prior to 1970 and all cases filed after January 1, 1970 that went to trial. Cases filed after January 1, 1970 that did not reach the trial stage are eligible for disposal twenty years after they are transferred to inactive storage. Trial cases are routinely transferred to the legal VerDate Aug<31>2005 20:03 Dec 27, 2006 Jkt 211001 ACTION: Comments regarding these information collections are best assured of having their full effect if received by OMB within 30 days of publication in the Federal Register. DATES: PO 00000 Frm 00099 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Written comments regarding (a) whether the collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of NSF, including whether the information will have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of NSF’s estimate of burden including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility and clarity of the information to be collected; or (d) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, including through the use of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology should be addressed to: Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs of OMB, Attention: Desk Officer for National Science Foundation, 725—17th Street, NW., Room 10235, Washington, DC 20503, and to Suzanne H. Plimpton, Reports Clearance Officer, National Science Foundation, 4201 Wilson Boulevard, Suite 295, Arlington, Virginia 22230 or send email to splimpto@nsf.gov. Copies of the submission may be obtained by calling (703) 292–7556. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Suzanne H. Plimpton, NSF Reports Clearance Officer at (703) 292–7556 or send e-mail to splimpto@nsf.gov. An agency may not conduct or sponsor a collection of information unless the collection of information displays a currently valid OMB control number and the agency informs potential persons who are to respond to the collection of information that such persons are not required to respond to the collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title of Collection: Evaluation of the Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) Program in the NSF Directorate for Engineering (ENG). OMB Number: 3145–0121. Type of Request: Intent to seek approval to renew an information collection for three years. Proposed Project: NSF has supported the REU Program since 1987. The Program was evaluated after three and five years and as part of a larger study of all NSF undergraduate research opportunities (URO) in 2003. The proposed project will enable NSF’s Directorate for Engineering (ENG) to learn about the activities, outcomes, and impacts of the REU awards made by that Directorate, as well as lessons learned to improve the results of future REU awards. Two types of REU awards will be studied, REU sites and REU ADDRESSES: E:\FR\FM\28DEN1.SGM 28DEN1

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NATIONAL ARCHIVES AND RECORDS ADMINISTRATION


Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; 
Comment Request

AGENCY: National Archives and Records Administration (NARA).

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: NARA is giving public notice that the agency proposes to 
request extension of two currently approved information collections. 
The first information collection is the Applicant Background Survey, NA 
Form 3035, which is used to obtain source of recruitment, ethnicity, 
race, and disability data on job applicants. The information is used to 
determine if the recruitment is effectively reaching all aspects of the 
relevant labor pool. The information is also used to determine if there 
are proportionate acceptance rates at various stages of the recruitment 
process. The second information collection is the Personal Identity 
Verification (PIV) Request, NA Form 6006, used by NARA employees, on-
site contractors, volunteers, Foundation members, Interns, and others 
in order to obtain a Federal Identity Card (FIC). The public is invited 
to comment on the proposed information collection pursuant to the 
Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.

DATES: Written comments must be received on or before February 26, 2007 
to be assured of consideration.

ADDRESSES: Comments should be sent to: Paperwork Reduction Act Comments 
(NHP), Room 4400, National Archives and Records Administration, 8601 
Adelphi Rd, College Park, MD 20740-6001; or faxed to 301-713-7409; or 
electronically mailed to tamee.fechhelm@nara.gov.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information or 
copies of the proposed information collection and supporting statement 
should be directed to Tamee Fechhelm at telephone number 301-837-1694, 
or fax number 301-713-7409.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Pursuant to the Paperwork Reduction Act of 
1995 (Public Law 104-13), NARA invites the general public and other 
Federal agencies to comment on proposed information collections. The 
comments and suggestions should address one or more of the following 
points: (a) Whether the proposed information collections are necessary 
for the proper performance of the functions of NARA; (b) the accuracy 
of NARA's estimate of the burden of the proposed information 
collections; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of 
the information to be collected; (d) ways, including the use of 
information technology, to minimize the burden of the collection of 
information on respondents; and (e) whether small businesses are 
affected by these collections. The comments that are submitted will be 
summarized and included in the NARA request for Office of Management 
and Budget (OMB) approval. All comments will become a matter of public 
record. In this notice, NARA is soliciting comments concerning the 
following information collection:
    1. Title: Applicant Background Survey.
    OMB number: 3095-0045.
    Agency form number: NA Form 3035.
    Type of review: Regular.
    Affected public: Individuals and households.
    Estimated number of respondents: 5,547.
    Estimated time per response: 5 minutes.
    Frequency of response: On occasion (when applicant wishes to apply 
for a job at NARA).
    Estimated total annual burden hours: 460 hours.
    Abstract: NARA is below parity with the relevant Civilian Labor 
Force representation for many of our mission critical occupations, and 
has developed a 10 year Strategic Plan to improve representation and be 
more responsive to the changing demographics of the country. The only 
way to determine if there are barriers in the recruitment and selection 
process is to track the groups that apply and the groups at each stage 
of the selection process. There is no other objective way to make these 
determinations and no source of this information other than directly 
from applicants.
    The information is not provided to selecting officials and plays no 
part in the selection of individuals. Instead, it is used in summary 
form to determine trends over many selections within a given occupation 
or organizational area. The information is treated in a very 
confidential manner. No information from this form is entered into the 
Personnel File of the individual selected, and the records of those not 
selected are destroyed after the conclusion of the selection process.
    The format of the questions on ethnicity and race are compliant 
with the OMB requirements and are identical to those used in the year 
2000 census. This form is a simplification and update of a similar OPM 
applicant background survey used by NARA for many years.
    This form is used to obtain source of recruitment, ethnicity, race, 
and disability data on job applicants to determine if the recruitment 
is effectively reaching all aspects of the relevant labor pool and to 
determine if there are proportionate acceptance rates at various stages 
of the recruitment process. Response is optional. The

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information is used for evaluating recruitment only, and plays no part 
in the selection of who is hired.
    2. Title: Personal Identity Verification (PIV) Request.
    OMB number: 3095-0057.
    Agency form number: NA Form 6006.
    Type of review: Regular.
    Affected public: Individuals or households, Business or other for-
profit, Federal Government.
    Estimated number of respondents: 1,500.
    Estimated time per response: 3 minutes.
    Frequency of response: On occasion.
    Estimated total annual burden hours: 75 hours.
    Abstract: The collection of information is necessary as to comply 
with HSPD-12 requirements. Use of the form is authorized by 44 U.S.C 
2104. At the NARA College Park facility, individuals receive a 
proximity card with the Federal Identity Card (FIC) that is 
electronically coded to permit access to secure zones ranging from a 
general nominal level to stricter access levels for classified records 
zones. The proximity card system is part of the security management 
system that meets the accreditation standards of the Government 
intelligence agencies for storage of classified information and serves 
to comply with E.O. 12958.

    Dated: December 20, 2006.
Martha Morphy,
Assistant Archivist for Information Services.
[FR Doc. E6-22250 Filed 12-27-06; 8:45 am]
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