Records Schedules; Availability and Request for Comments, 56273-56275 [2017-25628]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 227 / Tuesday, November 28, 2017 / Notices ethrower on DSK3G9T082PROD with NOTICES ‘‘To maximize the comparability of data, time series continuity is maintained to the extent possible;’’ (2) the intention to retain the 2010 SOC Coding Guidelines; (3) the intention to retain the 2010 SOC Major Group structure; (4) proposals for the correction, change, or combination of 2010 SOC detailed occupations; and (5) proposals for new detailed occupations. The comment period for the May 22, 2014, Federal Register notice closed on July 21, 2014. Approximately 300 public comments were received in response to this May 22, 2014, notice. OMB published the SOCPC interim recommendations in the July 22, 2016, Federal Register (81 FR 48306) requesting public comment on: (1) The 2018 SOC Classification Principles and Coding Guidelines recommended by the SOCPC; (2) the proposed hierarchical structure of the 2018 SOC, including changes to the major, minor, broad, and detailed occupation groups; (3) the titles, placement, and codes of new occupations that the SOCPC recommended be added in the revised 2018 SOC; and (4) preliminary definitions for revised and proposed 2018 SOC occupations. In conjunction with the publication of the July 22, 2016, Federal Register notice, rationales for the recommended changes in response to specific comments from the May 22, 2014, Federal Register notice were made available on the SOC Web site at https://www.bls.gov/SOC/. More than 6,300 public comments were received in response to the July 22, 2016, Federal Register notice. The SOCPC’s final recommendations of additional changes to the SOC structures and definitions were shared with OMB in a report; this report will be available at https://www.bls.gov/ SOC/. Public Comments Each of the more than 6,300 individual public comments in response to the July 22, 2016, Federal Register notice received a unique docket number when received and similar dockets were reviewed simultaneously by the workgroups and the SOCPC. In total, approximately 223 unique issues were identified in commenters’ correspondence. The SOCPC’s full set of responses to the comments received in response to the July 22, 2016, Federal Register notice will be available at https://www.bls.gov/SOC/. In some cases, the SOCPC recommended changes to the 2018 SOC based on input from member agencies and workgroups, separate from the public comment process. Changes to titles and definitions that resulted do VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:51 Nov 27, 2017 Jkt 244001 not necessarily alter occupational coverage, but rather refine how occupations are described. For example, the SOCPC recommended accepting the internal suggestion for a different title, ‘‘Radiologic Technologists and Technicians’’ (29–2034) in place of the former 2010 SOC title, ‘‘Radiologic Technologists.’’ Many proposed new occupations were found to be already covered in the definition of an existing SOC occupation, resulting in no SOCPC recommended change or a SOCPC recommended change for clarification to the title or definition. 2018 Revision for the SOC—OMB Decision The SOCPC’s final recommendations for the 2018 revision to the SOC included a number of significant changes, including new occupations. Many recommended changes modified occupations’ titles and definitions to appropriately reflect technological advancements within the occupations. Significant recommended updates were recommended in the management, business, finance, information technology, engineering, social science, education, media, healthcare, personal care, extraction, and transportation occupations. Through this notice, OMB announces its final decisions regarding the 2018 revision to the SOC. OMB’s final decision is to adopt all of the SOCPC’s final recommendations with the exception of one. The SOCPC recommended no change to the title of the 2010 SOC occupation 43–5031 Police, Fire, and Ambulance Dispatchers for the 2018 revision. OMB has decided not to accept the SOCPC’s recommendation in this case and to change the title of the 2010 SOC occupation 43–5031 Police, Fire, and Ambulance Dispatchers to 43–5031 Public Safety Telecommunicators for the 2018 revision to the SOC. OMB made this decision to reflect better the full scope of occupations organized under this title. All other SOCPC recommendations are adopted as part of OMB’s final decision on the 2018 revision to the SOC and are outlined on the SOC Web site at https:// www.bls.gov/SOC/; the final 2018 SOC will be published in the online 2018 SOC Manual following publication of this notice. Compared to the 2010 SOC, the 2018 SOC realized a net gain of 27 detailed occupations and 1 minor group. The net number of broad occupations fell by 2 and the number of major groups remained unchanged. The 2018 SOC system contains 867 detailed PO 00000 Frm 00066 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 56273 occupations, aggregated into 459 broad occupations. In turn, the SOC combines these 459 broad occupations into 98 minor groups and 23 major groups. Of the 867 detailed occupations in the 2018 structure, 472 remained unchanged from 2010. Seventy detailed occupations are new to the 2018 SOC. Additional details describing the 2018 revisions are available on the SOC Web site at https://www.bls.gov/SOC/. Next Steps Implementation: Federal statistical agencies will implement the 2018 SOC as soon as is practical after its publication with the earliest implementations corresponding to collections with reference timeframes on or after January 1, 2018. Maintaining currency. The SOCPC will continue to meet periodically following publication of the 2018 SOC Manual, particularly to consider new and emerging occupations and additional titles for the Direct Match Title File. SOC users are reminded that the SOC coding system is designed to allow for delineation of occupations below the detailed occupation level for parties wishing to collect additional levels of detail, as stated in Coding Guideline 3, available at https://www.bls.gov/SOC/. OMB recommends that those needing extra detail consider using the structure of the Department of Labor’s Employment and Training Administration’s Occupational Information Network (O*NET), which adds a decimal point and additional digit (s) after the sixth digit of SOC codes. Richard P. Theroux, Acting Deputy Administrator, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs. [FR Doc. 2017–25622 Filed 11–27–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3110–01–P NATIONAL ARCHIVES AND RECORDS ADMINISTRATION [NARA–2018–006] Records Schedules; Availability and Request for Comments National Archives and Records Administration (NARA). ACTION: Notice of availability of proposed records schedules; request for comments. AGENCY: The National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) publishes notice at least once monthly of certain Federal agency requests for records disposition authority (records SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\28NON1.SGM 28NON1 ethrower on DSK3G9T082PROD with NOTICES 56274 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 227 / Tuesday, November 28, 2017 / Notices schedules). Once approved by NARA, records schedules provide mandatory instructions on what happens to records when agencies no longer need them for current Government business. The records schedules authorize agencies to preserve records of continuing value in the National Archives of the United States and to destroy, after a specified period, records lacking administrative, legal, research, or other value. NARA publishes notice in the Federal Register for records schedules in which agencies propose to destroy records they no longer need to conduct agency business. NARA invites public comments on such records schedules. DATES: NARA must receive requests for copies in writing by December 28, 2017. Once NARA finishes appraising the records, we will send you a copy of the schedule you requested. We usually prepare appraisal memoranda that contain additional information concerning the records covered by a proposed schedule. You may also request these. If you do, we will also provide them once we have completed the appraisal. You have 30 days after we send to you these requested documents in which to submit comments. ADDRESSES: You may request a copy of any records schedule identified in this notice by contacting Records Appraisal and Agency Assistance (ACRA) using one of the following means: Mail: NARA (ACRA); 8601 Adelphi Road; College Park, MD 20740–6001. Email: request.schedule@nara.gov. Fax: 301–837–3698. You must cite the control number, which appears in parentheses after the name of the agency that submitted the schedule, and a mailing address. If you would like an appraisal report, please include that in your request. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Margaret Hawkins, Director, by mail at Records Appraisal and Agency Assistance (ACRA); National Archives and Records Administration; 8601 Adelphi Road; College Park, MD 20740– 6001, by phone at 301–837–1799, or by email at request.schedule@nara.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: NARA publishes notice in the Federal Register for records schedules they no longer need to conduct agency business. NARA invites public comments on such records schedules, as required by 44 U.S.C. 3303a(a). Each year, Federal agencies create billions of records on paper, film, magnetic tape, and other media. To control this accumulation, agency records managers prepare schedules proposing records retention periods and submit these schedules for NARA’s VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:51 Nov 27, 2017 Jkt 244001 approval. These schedules provide for timely transfer into the National Archives of historically valuable records and authorize the agency to dispose of all other records after the agency no longer needs them to conduct its business. Some schedules are comprehensive and cover all the records of an agency or one of its major subdivisions. Most schedules, however, cover records of only one office or program or a few series of records. Many of these update previously approved schedules, and some include records proposed as permanent. The schedules listed in this notice are media neutral unless otherwise specified. An item in a schedule is media neutral when an agency may apply the disposition instructions to records regardless of the medium in which it creates or maintains the records. Items included in schedules submitted to NARA on or after December 17, 2007, are media neutral unless the item is expressly limited to a specific medium. (See 36 CFR 1225.12(e).) Agencies may not destroy Federal records without Archivist of the United States’ approval. The Archivist approves destruction only after thoroughly considering the records’ administrative use by the agency of origin, the rights of the Government and of private people directly affected by the Government’s activities, and whether or not the records have historical or other value. In addition to identifying the Federal agencies and any subdivisions requesting disposition authority, this notice lists the organizational unit(s) accumulating the records (or notes that the schedule has agency-wide applicability when schedules cover records that may be accumulated throughout an agency); provides the control number assigned to each schedule, the total number of schedule items, and the number of temporary items (the records proposed for destruction); and includes a brief description of the temporary records. The records schedule itself contains a full description of the records at the file unit level as well as their disposition. If NARA staff has prepared an appraisal memorandum for the schedule, it also includes information about the records. You may request additional information about the disposition process at the addresses above. Schedules Pending 1. Department of Agriculture, Rural Development (DAA–0572–2017–0005, 13 items, 13 temporary items). Records documenting the Water and Environmental Loan programs, PO 00000 Frm 00067 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 including routine correspondence at both the national and state level, and loan and borrower information. Also included is information on rural community loans used for wastewater management assistance. 2. Department of the Army, Agencywide (DAA–AU–2016–0053, 1 item, 1 temporary item). Master files of an electronic information system that contains records related to cases of absence without leave. 3. Department of the Army, Agencywide (DAA–AU–2016–0055, 1 item, 1 temporary item). Master files of an electronic information system that contains records related to soldier and family fitness. 4. Department of Energy, Office of Fossil Energy (DAA–0434–2017–0001, 1 item, 1 temporary item). Records regarding applications for approval to import or export natural gas. 5. Department of Justice, Criminal Division (DAA–0060–2017–0030, 3 items, 2 temporary items). Projectrelated administrative records and training materials of the International Criminal Investigative Training Assistance Program. Proposed for permanent retention are records related to training projects in various countries. 6. Department of Justice, Criminal Division (DAA–0060–2017–0033, 3 items, 2 temporary items). Projectrelated administrative records and training materials of the Office of Overseas Prosecutorial Development, Assistance and Training. Proposed for permanent retention are records related to training projects in various countries. 7. Department of the Treasury, Internal Revenue Service (DAA–0058– 2016–0019, 1 item, 1 temporary item). Information returns submitted by companies and businesses reporting on employees’ health insurance coverage and associated filing data. 8. Federal Communications Commission, Wireline Competition Bureau (DAA–0173–2017–0001, 8 items, 8 temporary items). Records related to the management and oversight of the Universal Service Program administered by the Universal Service Administration Company (USAC). Includes applications, forms, audits, correspondence, and appeals made directly to USAC by consumers and telecommunications carriers. 9. National Science Foundation, Office of the General Counsel (DAA– 0307–2017–0001, 10 items, 10 temporary items). Administrative records relating to routine litigation. Included are legal advice files, tracking logs, and copies of subpoenas served to an NSF office or facility. E:\FR\FM\28NON1.SGM 28NON1 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 227 / Tuesday, November 28, 2017 / Notices 10. Securities and Exchange Commission, Agency-wide (DAA–0266– 2018–0001, 2 items, 2 temporary items). Records documenting delegations of authority. Laurence Brewer, Chief Records Officer for the U.S. Government. [FR Doc. 2017–25628 Filed 11–27–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7515–01–P NATIONAL FOUNDATION FOR THE ARTS AND THE HUMANITIES Institute of Museum and Library Services Notice of Proposed Information Collection Requests: 2019–2021 IMLS Collections Assessment for Preservation Program Institute of Museum and Library Services, National Foundation for the Arts and the Humanities. ACTION: Notice, request for comments on this collection of information. AGENCY: The Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS), as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, conducts a preclearance consultation program to provide the general public and federal agencies with an opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing collections of information in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act. This pre-clearance consultation program helps to ensure that requested data can be provided in the desired format, reporting burden (time and financial resources) is minimized, collection instruments are clearly understood, and the impact of collection requirements on respondents can be properly assessed. By this notice, IMLS is soliciting comments concerning the Collections Assessment for Preservation (CAP) Program designed to support collections assessments for small and medium-sized museums throughout the nation. A copy of the proposed information collection request can be obtained by contacting the individual listed below in the ADDRESSES section of this notice. DATES: Written comments must be submitted to the office listed in the addressee section below on or before January 24, 2018. IMLS is particularly interested in comments that help the agency to: • Evaluate whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including ethrower on DSK3G9T082PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:51 Nov 27, 2017 Jkt 244001 whether the information will have practical utility; • Evaluate the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; • Enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and • 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, e.g., permitting electronic submissions of responses. ADDRESSES: Send comments to: Dr. Sandra Webb, Senior Advisor, Office of the Director, Institute of Museum and Library Services, 955 L’Enfant Plaza North SW., Suite 4000, Washington, DC 20024–2135. Dr. Webb can be reached by Telephone: 202–653–4718 Fax: 202– 653–4608, or by email at swebb@ imls.gov, or by teletype (TTY/TDD) for persons with hearing difficulty at 202– 653–4614. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 56275 Number of Respondents: 775. Estimated Average Burden per Response: 4 hours. Estimated Total Annual Burden: 392 hours. Total Annualized Capital/Startup Costs: n/a. Total Annual Costs: $10,732. Public Comments Invited: Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized and/or included in the request for OMB’s clearance of this information collection. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dr. Sandra Webb, Senior Advisor, Office of the Director, Institute of Museum and Library Services, 955 L’Enfant Plaza North SW., Suite 4000, Washington, DC 20024–2135. Dr. Webb can be reached by Telephone: 202–653–4718 Fax: 202– 653–4608, or by email at swebb@ imls.gov, or by teletype (TTY/TDD) for persons with hearing difficulty at 202– 653–4614. Dated: November 21, 2017. Kim Miller, Grants Management Specialist, Office of Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. 2017–25594 Filed 11–27–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7036–01–P I. Background The Institute of Museum and Library Services is the primary source of federal support for the nation’s approximately 120,000 libraries and 35,000 museums and related organizations. Our mission is to inspire libraries and museums to advance innovation, lifelong learning, and cultural and civic engagement. Our grant making, policy development, and research help libraries and museums deliver valuable services that make it possible for communities and individuals to thrive. To learn more, visit www.imls.gov. II. Current Actions The Collections Assessment for Preservation Program (CAP) is designed to support collections assessments for small and medium-sized museums throughout the nation. The collections assessment is a study of all of the institution’s collections, buildings and building systems, as well as its policies and procedures relating to collections care. Participants who complete the program receive an assessment report with prioritized recommendations to improve collections care. Agency: Institute of Museum and Library Services. Title: Collection Assessment for Preservation Program Forms. OMB Number: 3137–0103. Frequency: Once per application. Affected Public: Museum applicants. PO 00000 Frm 00068 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 NATIONAL FOUNDATION ON THE ARTS AND THE HUMANITIES Federal Council on the Arts and the Humanities; Arts and Artifacts Indemnity Panel Advisory Committee National Endowment for the Humanities. ACTION: Notice of Charter Renewal for Arts and Artifacts Indemnity Panel Advisory Committee. AGENCY: Pursuant to section 9(a)(2) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act and its implementing regulations, the Federal Council on the Arts and the Humanities (the Council) gives notice that the Charter for the Arts and Artifacts Indemnity Panel advisory committee will be renewed for an additional two-year period on November 24, 2017. The Council determined that renewing the advisory committee is necessary and in the public interest in connection with the duties imposed on the Council by the Arts and Artifacts Indemnity Act, as amended. SUMMARY: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Elizabeth Voyatzis, Committee Management Officer, 400 Seventh Street SW., Washington, DC 20506. Telephone: (202) 606–8322, facsimile (202) 606– 8600, or email at gencounsel@neh.gov. Hearing-impaired individuals are E:\FR\FM\28NON1.SGM 28NON1

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NATIONAL ARCHIVES AND RECORDS ADMINISTRATION

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Records Schedules; Availability and Request for Comments

AGENCY: National Archives and Records Administration (NARA).

ACTION: Notice of availability of proposed records schedules; request 
for comments.

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SUMMARY: The National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) 
publishes notice at least once monthly of certain Federal agency 
requests for records disposition authority (records

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schedules). Once approved by NARA, records schedules provide mandatory 
instructions on what happens to records when agencies no longer need 
them for current Government business. The records schedules authorize 
agencies to preserve records of continuing value in the National 
Archives of the United States and to destroy, after a specified period, 
records lacking administrative, legal, research, or other value. NARA 
publishes notice in the Federal Register for records schedules in which 
agencies propose to destroy records they no longer need to conduct 
agency business. NARA invites public comments on such records 
schedules.

DATES: NARA must receive requests for copies in writing by December 28, 
2017. Once NARA finishes appraising the records, we will send you a 
copy of the schedule you requested. We usually prepare appraisal 
memoranda that contain additional information concerning the records 
covered by a proposed schedule. You may also request these. If you do, 
we will also provide them once we have completed the appraisal. You 
have 30 days after we send to you these requested documents in which to 
submit comments.

ADDRESSES: You may request a copy of any records schedule identified in 
this notice by contacting Records Appraisal and Agency Assistance 
(ACRA) using one of the following means:
    Mail: NARA (ACRA); 8601 Adelphi Road; College Park, MD 20740-6001.
    Email: request.schedule@nara.gov.
    Fax: 301-837-3698.
    You must cite the control number, which appears in parentheses 
after the name of the agency that submitted the schedule, and a mailing 
address. If you would like an appraisal report, please include that in 
your request.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Margaret Hawkins, Director, by mail at 
Records Appraisal and Agency Assistance (ACRA); National Archives and 
Records Administration; 8601 Adelphi Road; College Park, MD 20740-6001, 
by phone at 301-837-1799, or by email at request.schedule@nara.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: NARA publishes notice in the Federal 
Register for records schedules they no longer need to conduct agency 
business. NARA invites public comments on such records schedules, as 
required by 44 U.S.C. 3303a(a).
    Each year, Federal agencies create billions of records on paper, 
film, magnetic tape, and other media. To control this accumulation, 
agency records managers prepare schedules proposing records retention 
periods and submit these schedules for NARA's approval. These schedules 
provide for timely transfer into the National Archives of historically 
valuable records and authorize the agency to dispose of all other 
records after the agency no longer needs them to conduct its business. 
Some schedules are comprehensive and cover all the records of an agency 
or one of its major subdivisions. Most schedules, however, cover 
records of only one office or program or a few series of records. Many 
of these update previously approved schedules, and some include records 
proposed as permanent.
    The schedules listed in this notice are media neutral unless 
otherwise specified. An item in a schedule is media neutral when an 
agency may apply the disposition instructions to records regardless of 
the medium in which it creates or maintains the records. Items included 
in schedules submitted to NARA on or after December 17, 2007, are media 
neutral unless the item is expressly limited to a specific medium. (See 
36 CFR 1225.12(e).)
    Agencies may not destroy Federal records without Archivist of the 
United States' approval. The Archivist approves destruction only after 
thoroughly considering the records' administrative use by the agency of 
origin, the rights of the Government and of private people directly 
affected by the Government's activities, and whether or not the records 
have historical or other value.
    In addition to identifying the Federal agencies and any 
subdivisions requesting disposition authority, this notice lists the 
organizational unit(s) accumulating the records (or notes that the 
schedule has agency-wide applicability when schedules cover records 
that may be accumulated throughout an agency); provides the control 
number assigned to each schedule, the total number of schedule items, 
and the number of temporary items (the records proposed for 
destruction); and includes a brief description of the temporary 
records. The records schedule itself contains a full description of the 
records at the file unit level as well as their disposition. If NARA 
staff has prepared an appraisal memorandum for the schedule, it also 
includes information about the records. You may request additional 
information about the disposition process at the addresses above.

Schedules Pending

    1. Department of Agriculture, Rural Development (DAA-0572-2017-
0005, 13 items, 13 temporary items). Records documenting the Water and 
Environmental Loan programs, including routine correspondence at both 
the national and state level, and loan and borrower information. Also 
included is information on rural community loans used for wastewater 
management assistance.
    2. Department of the Army, Agency-wide (DAA-AU-2016-0053, 1 item, 1 
temporary item). Master files of an electronic information system that 
contains records related to cases of absence without leave.
    3. Department of the Army, Agency-wide (DAA-AU-2016-0055, 1 item, 1 
temporary item). Master files of an electronic information system that 
contains records related to soldier and family fitness.
    4. Department of Energy, Office of Fossil Energy (DAA-0434-2017-
0001, 1 item, 1 temporary item). Records regarding applications for 
approval to import or export natural gas.
    5. Department of Justice, Criminal Division (DAA-0060-2017-0030, 3 
items, 2 temporary items). Project-related administrative records and 
training materials of the International Criminal Investigative Training 
Assistance Program. Proposed for permanent retention are records 
related to training projects in various countries.
    6. Department of Justice, Criminal Division (DAA-0060-2017-0033, 3 
items, 2 temporary items). Project-related administrative records and 
training materials of the Office of Overseas Prosecutorial Development, 
Assistance and Training. Proposed for permanent retention are records 
related to training projects in various countries.
    7. Department of the Treasury, Internal Revenue Service (DAA-0058-
2016-0019, 1 item, 1 temporary item). Information returns submitted by 
companies and businesses reporting on employees' health insurance 
coverage and associated filing data.
    8. Federal Communications Commission, Wireline Competition Bureau 
(DAA-0173-2017-0001, 8 items, 8 temporary items). Records related to 
the management and oversight of the Universal Service Program 
administered by the Universal Service Administration Company (USAC). 
Includes applications, forms, audits, correspondence, and appeals made 
directly to USAC by consumers and telecommunications carriers.
    9. National Science Foundation, Office of the General Counsel (DAA-
0307-2017-0001, 10 items, 10 temporary items). Administrative records 
relating to routine litigation. Included are legal advice files, 
tracking logs, and copies of subpoenas served to an NSF office or 
facility.

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    10. Securities and Exchange Commission, Agency-wide (DAA-0266-2018-
0001, 2 items, 2 temporary items). Records documenting delegations of 
authority.

Laurence Brewer,
Chief Records Officer for the U.S. Government.
[FR Doc. 2017-25628 Filed 11-27-17; 8:45 am]
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