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Download as PDF 51642 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 189 / Monday, September 30, 2019 / Notices would be impracticable for the OFR to make case-by-case determinations as to whether certain documents are directly related to activities that qualify for an exemption under the Antideficiency Act, the OFR will place responsibility on agencies submitting documents to certify that their documents are authorized under the Act. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Amy Bunk, Director of Legal Affairs and Policy, or Miriam Vincent, Staff Attorney, Office of the Federal Register, National Archives and Records Administration, (202) 741–6030 or Fedreg.legal@nara.gov. Due to the possibility of a lapse in appropriations and in accordance with the provisions of the Antideficiency Act, as amended by Public Law 101–508, 104 Stat. 1388 (31 U.S.C. 1341), the OFR announces special procedures for agencies submitting documents for publication in the Federal Register. 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As this applies to the OFR, if an agency with current appropriations submits a document for publication and certifies that delaying publication until the end of the appropriations lapse would prevent or significantly damage the execution of funded functions at the agency, then publication in the Federal Register will be a function or service excepted under the Anti-Deficiency Act. At the onset of a funding hiatus, the OFR may suspend the regular three-day publication schedule to permit a limited number of exempt personnel to process emergency documents. Agency officials will be informed as to the schedule for filing and publishing individual documents. Authority: The authority for this action is 44 U.S.C. 1502 and 1 CFR 2.4 and 5.1. Oliver A. Potts, Director of the Federal Register. [FR Doc. 2019–21317 Filed 9–27–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 1301–00–P NATIONAL ARCHIVES AND RECORDS ADMINISTRATION [NARA–19–0013; NARA–2019–039] Records Schedules; Availability and Request for Comments National Archives and Records Administration (NARA). AGENCY: PO 00000 Frm 00135 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Notice of availability of proposed records schedules; request for comments. ACTION: The National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) publishes notice of certain Federal agency requests for records disposition authority (records schedules). We publish notice in the Federal Register and on regulations.gov for records schedules in which agencies propose to dispose of records they no longer need to conduct agency business. We invite public comments on such records schedules. SUMMARY: NARA must receive comments by November 14, 2019. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments by either of the following methods. You must cite the control number, which appears on the records schedule in parentheses after the name of the agency that submitted the schedule. • Federal eRulemaking Portal: http:// www.regulations.gov. • Mail: Records Appraisal and Agency Assistance (ACR); National Archives and Records Administration; 8601 Adelphi Road; College Park, MD 20740–6001. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Records Management Operations by email at request.schedule@nara.gov, by mail at the address above, or by phone at 301–837–1799. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: DATES: Public Comment Procedures We are publishing notice of records schedules in which agencies propose to dispose of records they no longer need to conduct agency business. We invite public comments on these records schedules, as required by 44 U.S.C. 3303a(a), and list the schedules at the end of this notice by agency and subdivision requesting disposition authority. In addition, this notice lists the organizational unit(s) accumulating the records or states that the schedule has agency-wide applicability. It also provides the control number assigned to each schedule, which you will need if you submit comments on that schedule. We have uploaded the records schedules and accompanying appraisal memoranda to the regulations.gov docket for this notice as ‘‘other’’ documents. Each records schedule contains a full description of the records at the file unit level as well as their proposed disposition. The appraisal memorandum for the schedule includes information about the records. We will post comments, including any personal information and E:\FR\FM\30SEN1.SGM 30SEN1 khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 189 / Monday, September 30, 2019 / Notices attachments, to the public docket unchanged. Because comments are public, you are responsible for ensuring that you do not include any confidential or other information that you or a third party may not wish to be publicly posted. If you want to submit a comment with confidential information or cannot otherwise use the regulations.gov portal, you may contact request.schedule@nara.gov for instructions on submitting your comment. We will consider all comments submitted by the posted deadline and consult as needed with the Federal agency seeking the disposition authority. After considering comments, we will post on regulations.gov a ‘‘Consolidated Reply’’ summarizing the comments, responding to them, and noting any changes we have made to the proposed records schedule. We will then send the schedule for final approval by the Archivist of the United States. You may elect at regulations.gov to receive updates on the docket, including an alert when we post the Consolidated Reply, whether or not you submit a comment. You may request additional information about the disposition process through the contact information listed above. We will post schedules on our website in the Records Control Schedule (RCS) Repository, at https:// www.archives.gov/records-mgmt/rcs, after the Archivist approves them. The RCS contains all schedules approved since 1973. Archivist of the United States. The Archivist grants this approval only after thorough consideration of 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. Public review and comment on these records schedules is part of the Archivist’s consideration process. Background Each year, Federal agencies create billions of records. To control this accumulation, agency records managers prepare schedules proposing retention periods for records and submit these schedules for NARA’s approval. Once approved by NARA, records schedules provide mandatory instructions on what happens to records when no longer needed for current Government business. The records schedules authorize agencies to preserve records of continuing value in the National Archives or to destroy, after a specified period, records lacking continuing administrative, legal, research, or other value. 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. Agencies may not destroy Federal records without the approval of the Laurence Brewer, Chief Records Officer for the U.S. Government. VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:16 Sep 27, 2019 Jkt 247001 Schedules Pending 1. Department of the Army, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Geotechnical Investigations (DAA–0077–2019–0001). 2. Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Center Weather Service Unit Files (DAA–0370–2019–0002). 3. Department of Defense, National Security Agency, Security Forensic Investigative Files (DAA–0457–2018– 0002). 4. Department of Defense, National Security Agency, Security Case Control Investigative Files (DAA–0457–2019– 0001). 5. Department of Homeland Security, Transportation Security Administration, First Observer Plus (DAA–0560–2019– 0006). 6. Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, Public Charge Bonds (DAA– 0566–2019–0024). 7. Securities and Exchange Commission, Division of Enforcement, Whistleblower Application Files (DAA– 0266–2019–0003). [FR Doc. 2019–21129 Filed 9–27–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7515–01–P NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION Notice of Availability of a Record of Decision Following a Final Comprehensive Environmental Evaluation (CEE) for Continuation and Modernization of McMurdo Station Area Activities in Antarctica National Science Foundation. Notice of availability. AGENCY: ACTION: The National Science Foundation (NSF) gives notice of the availability of a Record of Decision following a Final Comprehensive Environmental Evaluation (CEE) for Continuation and Modernization of McMurdo Station Area Activities, pursuant to the Antarctic Conservation Act, as amended, its implementing regulations, and in accordance with the SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00136 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 51643 Protocol on Environmental Protection to the Antarctic Treaty. The proposed activity would implement modernization projects at McMurdo Station while continuing United States Antarctic Program science and operations at McMurdo Station and locations supported by the Station. Copies of the Notice of Availability of the Record of Decision are available upon request from Dr. Polly A. Penhale, Senior Advisor, Environment, Office of Polar Programs, National Science Foundation, 2415 Eisenhower Avenue, Alexandria, Virginia 22314 or CEE.comments@ nsf.gov. ADDRESSES: For further information regarding the CEE process, please contact Dr. Polly A. Penhale, at the above address, 703–292– 8030, or CEE.comments@nsf.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Article 3 of Annex I to the Protocol on Environmental Protection to the Antarctic Treaty requires the preparation of a CEE for any proposed Antarctic activity likely to have more than a minor or transitory impact. The draft CEE was made available to Antarctic Treaty Parties and the Committee for Environmental Protection to the Antarctic Treaty for a 120-day period, as specified above. The draft CEE was published in the Federal Register (Vol. 84, No. 76/ Friday, April 19, 2019, Page 16547) for a 90-comment period, as specified in 45 CFR 641.18. Comments were received and considered as described in the Final CEE for Continuation and Modernization of McMurdo Station Area Activities in Antarctica. The Final CEE was published in the Federal Register (Vol 84, No. 159, Friday, August 16, 2019, Page 42021). The Final CEE may be viewed by interested parties at https:// www.acpt.nsf.gov/geo/opp/antarct/ treaty/cees/AIMS/Final%20CEE_ McMurdo%20Modernization_v8_ 05Aug2019.pdf. Additional information on the proposed actions and purpose and need was provided in the Notice of Intent to prepare a CEE published in the Federal Register (Vol. 81, No. 164/Wednesday, August 24, 2016, Pages 57940–57941). 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NATIONAL ARCHIVES AND RECORDS ADMINISTRATION

[NARA-19-0013; NARA-2019-039]


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 of certain Federal agency requests for records 
disposition authority (records schedules). We publish notice in the 
Federal Register and on regulations.gov for records schedules in which 
agencies propose to dispose of records they no longer need to conduct 
agency business. We invite public comments on such records schedules.

DATES: NARA must receive comments by November 14, 2019.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments by either of the following methods. 
You must cite the control number, which appears on the records schedule 
in parentheses after the name of the agency that submitted the 
schedule.
     Federal eRulemaking Portal: http://www.regulations.gov.
     Mail: Records Appraisal and Agency Assistance (ACR); 
National Archives and Records Administration; 8601 Adelphi Road; 
College Park, MD 20740-6001.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Records Management Operations by email 
at [email protected], by mail at the address above, or by phone 
at 301-837-1799.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

Public Comment Procedures

    We are publishing notice of records schedules in which agencies 
propose to dispose of records they no longer need to conduct agency 
business. We invite public comments on these records schedules, as 
required by 44 U.S.C. 3303a(a), and list the schedules at the end of 
this notice by agency and subdivision requesting disposition authority.
    In addition, this notice lists the organizational unit(s) 
accumulating the records or states that the schedule has agency-wide 
applicability. It also provides the control number assigned to each 
schedule, which you will need if you submit comments on that schedule.
    We have uploaded the records schedules and accompanying appraisal 
memoranda to the regulations.gov docket for this notice as ``other'' 
documents. Each records schedule contains a full description of the 
records at the file unit level as well as their proposed disposition. 
The appraisal memorandum for the schedule includes information about 
the records.
    We will post comments, including any personal information and

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attachments, to the public docket unchanged. Because comments are 
public, you are responsible for ensuring that you do not include any 
confidential or other information that you or a third party may not 
wish to be publicly posted. If you want to submit a comment with 
confidential information or cannot otherwise use the regulations.gov 
portal, you may contact [email protected] for instructions on 
submitting your comment.
    We will consider all comments submitted by the posted deadline and 
consult as needed with the Federal agency seeking the disposition 
authority. After considering comments, we will post on regulations.gov 
a ``Consolidated Reply'' summarizing the comments, responding to them, 
and noting any changes we have made to the proposed records schedule. 
We will then send the schedule for final approval by the Archivist of 
the United States. You may elect at regulations.gov to receive updates 
on the docket, including an alert when we post the Consolidated Reply, 
whether or not you submit a comment. You may request additional 
information about the disposition process through the contact 
information listed above.
    We will post schedules on our website in the Records Control 
Schedule (RCS) Repository, at https://www.archives.gov/records-mgmt/rcs, after the Archivist approves them. The RCS contains all schedules 
approved since 1973.

Background

    Each year, Federal agencies create billions of records. To control 
this accumulation, agency records managers prepare schedules proposing 
retention periods for records and submit these schedules for NARA's 
approval. Once approved by NARA, records schedules provide mandatory 
instructions on what happens to records when no longer needed for 
current Government business. The records schedules authorize agencies 
to preserve records of continuing value in the National Archives or to 
destroy, after a specified period, records lacking continuing 
administrative, legal, research, or other value. 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.
    Agencies may not destroy Federal records without the approval of 
the Archivist of the United States. The Archivist grants this approval 
only after thorough consideration of 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. Public review and 
comment on these records schedules is part of the Archivist's 
consideration process.

Schedules Pending

    1. Department of the Army, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, 
Geotechnical Investigations (DAA-0077-2019-0001).
    2. Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric 
Administration, Center Weather Service Unit Files (DAA-0370-2019-0002).
    3. Department of Defense, National Security Agency, Security 
Forensic Investigative Files (DAA-0457-2018-0002).
    4. Department of Defense, National Security Agency, Security Case 
Control Investigative Files (DAA-0457-2019-0001).
    5. Department of Homeland Security, Transportation Security 
Administration, First Observer Plus (DAA-0560-2019-0006).
    6. Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Citizenship and 
Immigration Services, Public Charge Bonds (DAA-0566-2019-0024).
    7. Securities and Exchange Commission, Division of Enforcement, 
Whistleblower Application Files (DAA-0266-2019-0003).

Laurence Brewer,
Chief Records Officer for the U.S. Government.
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