Records Schedules; Availability and Request for Comments, 20098-20099 [2018-09629]

Download as PDF 20098 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 88 / Monday, May 7, 2018 / Notices daltland on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES quantitative results that can be generalized to the population of study. This feedback will provide insights into customer or stakeholder perceptions, experiences and expectations, provide an early warning of issues with service, or focus attention on areas where communication, training or changes in operations might improve delivery of products or services. These collections will allow for ongoing, collaborative and actionable communications between the Agency and its customers and stakeholders. It will also allow feedback to contribute directly to the improvement of program management. The solicitation of feedback will target areas such as: Timeliness, appropriateness, accuracy of information, courtesy, efficiency of service delivery, and resolution of issues with service delivery. Responses will be assessed to plan and inform efforts to improve or maintain the quality of service offered to the public. If this information is not collected, vital feedback from customers and stakeholders on the Agency’s services will be unavailable. II. Methods of Collection The Agency will only submit a collection for approval under this generic clearance if it meets the following conditions: The collections are voluntary; The collections are low-burden for respondents (based on considerations of total burden hours, total number of respondents, or burden-hours per respondent) and are low-cost for both the respondents and the Federal Government; The collections are non-controversial and do not raise issues of concern to other Federal agencies; Any collection is targeted to the solicitation of opinions from respondents who have experience with the program or may have experience with the program in the near future; Information gathered will be used only internally for general service improvement and program management purposes and is not intended for release outside of the agency; Information gathered will not be used for the purpose of substantially informing influential policy decisions; and Information gathered will yield qualitative information; the collections will not be designed or expected to yield statistically reliable results or used as though the results are generalizable to the population of study. Feedback collected under this generic clearance provides useful information, but it does not yield data that can be VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:38 May 04, 2018 Jkt 244001 generalized to the overall population. This type of generic clearance for qualitative information will not be used for quantitative information collections that are designed to yield reliably actionable results, such as monitoring trends over time or documenting program performance. Such data uses require more rigorous designs that address: The target population to which generalizations will be made, the sampling frame, the sample design (including stratification and clustering), the precision requirements or power calculations that justify the proposed sample size, the expected response rate, methods for assessing potential nonresponse bias, the protocols for data collection, and any testing procedures that were or will be undertaken prior to fielding the study. Depending on the degree of influence the results are likely to have, such collections may still be eligible for submission for other generic mechanisms that are designed to yield quantitative results. As a general matter, information collections will not result in any new system of records containing privacy information and will not ask questions of a sensitive nature, such as sexual behavior and attitudes, religious beliefs, and other matters that are commonly considered private. III. Data Title: Extension of the Generic Clearance for the Collection of Qualitative Feedback on Agency Service Delivery. OMB Number: 2700–0153. Type of Review: Extension of approval for a collection of information. Affected Public: Individuals and Households, Businesses and Organizations, State, Local, or Tribal Government. Average Expected Annual Number of Activities: 60. Average Number of Respondents per Activity: 300. Annual Responses: 18,000. Frequency of Responses: Once per request. Average Minutes per Response: 5. Burden Hours: 1,500. 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 PO 00000 Frm 00067 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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. 2018–09672 Filed 5–4–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7510–13–P NATIONAL ARCHIVES AND RECORDS ADMINISTRATION [NARA–2018–037] 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 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 June 6, 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 SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\07MYN1.SGM 07MYN1 daltland on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 88 / Monday, May 7, 2018 / Notices 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 VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:38 May 04, 2018 Jkt 244001 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– 0005, 2 items, 2 temporary items). ´ Agricultural Attaches records documenting visitors programs, agency sponsored public representation functions, staffing information, and administrative records pertaining to ´ established attache posts. 2. Department of Agriculture, Foreign Agricultural Service (DAA–0166–2018– 0015, 3 items, 3 temporary items). Budget records documenting budget formulation, estimates, and enactment. Information includes projections, allowances, preparation papers, justification statements, and supporting documentation. 3. Department of Agriculture, Foreign Agricultural Service (DAA–0166–2018– 0017, 2 items, 2 temporary items). Agricultural import records documenting sugar and dairy import assistance to developing countries. Information includes applications, agreements, and related background information for participants in the two programs. 4. Department of Homeland Security, United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (DAA–0566– 2018–0001, 2 items, 2 temporary items). Records of the Outstanding American by Choice initiative, which includes case files related to recognizing the PO 00000 Frm 00068 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 20099 contributions and achievements of individual naturalized U.S. citizens. Laurence Brewer, Chief Records Officer for the U.S. Government. [FR Doc. 2018–09629 Filed 5–4–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7515–01–P EXECUTIVE OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT Office of National Drug Control Policy Designation of Three High Intensity Drug Trafficking Areas Office of National Drug Control Policy, Executive Office of the President. ACTION: Notice of HIDTA designations. AGENCY: The Director of the Office of National Drug Control Policy designated three areas as High Intensity Drug Trafficking Areas (HIDTA) pursuant to 21 U.S.C. 1706. These areas are the First, Third, and Fourth Judicial Districts of Alaska. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Questions regarding this notice should be directed to Michael K. Gottlieb, National HIDTA Program Director, Office of National Drug Control Policy, Executive Office of the President, Washington, DC 20503; (202) 395–4868. SUMMARY: Dated: May 1, 2018. Michael J. Passante, Acting General Counsel. [FR Doc. 2018–09567 Filed 5–4–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3280–F5–P NATIONAL FOUNDATION ON THE ARTS AND THE HUMANITIES National Endowment for the Arts Arts Advisory Panel Meetings National Endowment for the Arts, National Foundation on the Arts and Humanities. ACTION: Notice of meetings. AGENCY: Pursuant to the Federal Advisory Committee Act, as amended, notice is hereby given that 16 meetings of the Arts Advisory Panel to the National Council on the Arts will be held by teleconference. DATES: See the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section for individual meeting times and dates. 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[Federal Register Volume 83, Number 88 (Monday, May 7, 2018)]
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NATIONAL ARCHIVES AND RECORDS ADMINISTRATION

[NARA-2018-037]


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 June 6, 
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

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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-
0166-2018-0005, 2 items, 2 temporary items). Agricultural 
Attach[eacute]s records documenting visitors programs, agency sponsored 
public representation functions, staffing information, and 
administrative records pertaining to established attach[eacute] posts.
    2. Department of Agriculture, Foreign Agricultural Service (DAA-
0166-2018-0015, 3 items, 3 temporary items). Budget records documenting 
budget formulation, estimates, and enactment. Information includes 
projections, allowances, preparation papers, justification statements, 
and supporting documentation.
    3. Department of Agriculture, Foreign Agricultural Service (DAA-
0166-2018-0017, 2 items, 2 temporary items). Agricultural import 
records documenting sugar and dairy import assistance to developing 
countries. Information includes applications, agreements, and related 
background information for participants in the two programs.
    4. Department of Homeland Security, United States Citizenship and 
Immigration Services (DAA-0566-2018-0001, 2 items, 2 temporary items). 
Records of the Outstanding American by Choice initiative, which 
includes case files related to recognizing the contributions and 
achievements of individual naturalized U.S. citizens.

Laurence Brewer,
Chief Records Officer for the U.S. Government.
[FR Doc. 2018-09629 Filed 5-4-18; 8:45 am]
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