Records Schedules; Availability and Request for Comments, 9871-9872 [2018-04633]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 46 / Thursday, March 8, 2018 / Notices while improving the execution of NASA Education project activities. II. Method of Collection Electronic, paper, and focus group interviews. III. Data Title: Generic Clearance for the NASA Office of Education Performance Measurement and Evaluation (Testing). OMB Number: 2700–0159. Type of review: Extension of a currently approved collection. Affected Public: Individuals and Households. Estimated Number of Respondents: 10,756. Estimated Time per Response: Variable. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 4,487 hours. Estimated Total Annual Cost: $50,913.23. IV. Request for Comments Comments are invited on: (1) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of NASA, including whether the information collected has practical utility; (2) the accuracy of NASA’s estimate of the burden (including hours and cost) of the proposed collection of information; (3) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (4) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on respondents, including automated collection techniques or the use of other forms of information technology. Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized and included in the request for OMB approval of this information collection. They will also become a matter of public record. Lori Parker, NASA PRA Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 2018–04649 Filed 3–7–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7510–13–P NATIONAL ARCHIVES AND RECORDS ADMINISTRATION [NARA–2018–023] sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES 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) SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:51 Mar 07, 2018 Jkt 244001 publishes notice at least once monthly of certain Federal agency requests for records disposition authority (records 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 April 9, 2018. 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 PO 00000 Frm 00047 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 9871 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, Foreign Agricultural Service (DAA–0166–2018– E:\FR\FM\08MRN1.SGM 08MRN1 9872 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 46 / Thursday, March 8, 2018 / Notices 0036, 1 item, 1 temporary item). Records include domestic and international commodity price information, commodity worksheets, reports, price surveys, and related information that document subsidy payments to exporters. 2. Department of the Army, Agencywide (DAA–AU–2011–0001, 1 item, 1 temporary item). Master files of an electronic information system used to maintain the location of rolling stock assets. 3. Department of Commerce, Office of the Inspector General (DAA–0040– 2018–0001, 3 items, 2 temporary items). Master files of an electronic information system that contains investigative case data for minor cases of whistleblower reprisals, requests for assistance from other law enforcement agencies, internal complaint cases, as well as cases that are not investigated or are closed with no action. Proposed for permanent retention are significant cases that result in national media attention, Congressional hearings, or substantive changes in agency policy or procedures. 4. Department of Homeland Security, Transportation Security Administration (DAA–0560–2017–0019, 2 items, 2 temporary items). Agency-wide records related to financial management, to include state and local tax exemption, and trip reports. 5. Department of Housing and Urban Development, Housing and Home Finance Agency (DAA–0207–2017– 0003, 1 item, 1 temporary item). Plat plans of Oak Ridge, Tennessee, created for the sale of properties under the Atomic Energy Community Act of 1955. Duplicate set of plans maintained by National Archives at Atlanta within the Records of the Atomic Energy Commission, RG 326. 6. Department of the Treasury, Internal Revenue Service (DAA–0058– 2017–0002, 1 item, 1 temporary item). Master file of an electronic information system used to track, monitor, and resolve irregularities in excise tax filings. sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES Laurence Brewer, Chief Records Officer for the U.S. Government. [FR Doc. 2018–04633 Filed 3–7–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7515–01–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:51 Mar 07, 2018 Jkt 244001 NATIONAL ARCHIVES AND RECORDS ADMINISTRATION [NARA–2018–024] Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request National Archives and Records Administration (NARA). ACTION: Notice of a request for comments regarding a new information collection. AGENCY: We are proposing a new generic information collection request (generic ICR) entitled Generic Clearance for NARA Public and Education Program Registration. This notice announces that we have submitted this generic ICR plan to OMB for approval under the Paperwork Reduction Act and solicits comments on specific aspects of the collection plan. We will use this to collect information from individuals registering for an education or other programs at NARA. DATES: We must receive written comments on or before April 9, 2018. ADDRESSES: Written comments may be submitted to Mr. Nicholas A. Fraser, Desk Officer for NARA, Office of Management and Budget, New Executive Office Building, Washington, DC 20503; fax 202–395–5167; or electronically mailed to Nicholas_A._ Fraser@omb.eop.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: To request additional information, please contact Tamee Fechhelm by telephone at 301–837–1694 or fax at 301–837– 0319. SUMMARY: Pursuant to the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (Pub. L. 104–13), we invite comments on: (a) Whether collecting this information is necessary for proper performance of the agency’s functions, including whether the information will have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of our estimate of the information collection’s burden on respondents; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information we propose to collect; (d) ways to minimize the burden on respondents of collecting the information, including through the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology; and (e) estimates of capital or start-up costs and costs of operation, maintenance, and purchase of services to provide information. Burden means the total time, effort, or financial resources people need to provide the information, including time to review instructions, process and maintain the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: PO 00000 Frm 00048 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 information, search data sources, and respond. Explanation of Generic ICRs A generic ICR is a request for OMB to approve a plan for conducting more than one information collection using very similar methods when (1) we can evaluate the need for and the overall practical utility of the data in advance, as part of the review of the proposed plan, but (2) we cannot determine the details of the specific individual collections until a later time. Most generic clearances cover collections that are voluntary, low-burden (based on a consideration of total burden, total respondents, or burden per respondent), and uncontroversial. This notice, for example, describes a general plan to gather registration information from members of the public who wish to participate in programs at NARA, through a series of registration forms used for a variety of current and future education programs at different facilities. As part of this plan, we construct, distribute, and use the registration forms in a similar manner, but customize each one for the type and location of the program involved. Because we seek public comment on the plan, we do not need to seek public comment on each specific information collection that falls within the plan when we later develop the individual information collection. This saves the Government time and burden, and it streamlines our ability to gather registration information so we can provide more responsive programs. However, we still submit each specific information collection (e.g., each form) to OMB for review, in accordance with the terms of clearance set upon approval of the plan. OMB assesses the individual forms for PRA requirements, ensures that they fit within the scope of this generic ICR plan, and includes the specific forms in the PRA public docket prior to our use of them. The Agency received one comment in response to the 60-day notice published in the Federal Register of December 29, 2017 (82 FR 61798). Specifics on This Information Collection Title: Generic Clearance for NARA Public and Education Program Registration Description: This generic information collection request allows us to gather information from those members of the public who wish to register for public events, education programs, tours, and training sponsored by NARA. We will not use these forms for quantitative information collections designed to E:\FR\FM\08MRN1.SGM 08MRN1

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[Federal Register Volume 83, Number 46 (Thursday, March 8, 2018)]
[Notices]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
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NATIONAL ARCHIVES AND RECORDS ADMINISTRATION

[NARA-2018-023]


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 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 April 9, 
2018. 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: [email protected].
    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 [email protected].

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, Foreign Agricultural Service (DAA-
0166-2018-

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0036, 1 item, 1 temporary item). Records include domestic and 
international commodity price information, commodity worksheets, 
reports, price surveys, and related information that document subsidy 
payments to exporters.
    2. Department of the Army, Agency-wide (DAA-AU-2011-0001, 1 item, 1 
temporary item). Master files of an electronic information system used 
to maintain the location of rolling stock assets.
    3. Department of Commerce, Office of the Inspector General (DAA-
0040-2018-0001, 3 items, 2 temporary items). Master files of an 
electronic information system that contains investigative case data for 
minor cases of whistleblower reprisals, requests for assistance from 
other law enforcement agencies, internal complaint cases, as well as 
cases that are not investigated or are closed with no action. Proposed 
for permanent retention are significant cases that result in national 
media attention, Congressional hearings, or substantive changes in 
agency policy or procedures.
    4. Department of Homeland Security, Transportation Security 
Administration (DAA-0560-2017-0019, 2 items, 2 temporary items). 
Agency-wide records related to financial management, to include state 
and local tax exemption, and trip reports.
    5. Department of Housing and Urban Development, Housing and Home 
Finance Agency (DAA-0207-2017-0003, 1 item, 1 temporary item). Plat 
plans of Oak Ridge, Tennessee, created for the sale of properties under 
the Atomic Energy Community Act of 1955. Duplicate set of plans 
maintained by National Archives at Atlanta within the Records of the 
Atomic Energy Commission, RG 326.
    6. Department of the Treasury, Internal Revenue Service (DAA-0058-
2017-0002, 1 item, 1 temporary item). Master file of an electronic 
information system used to track, monitor, and resolve irregularities 
in excise tax filings.

Laurence Brewer,
Chief Records Officer for the U.S. Government.
[FR Doc. 2018-04633 Filed 3-7-18; 8:45 am]
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