Records Schedules; Availability and Request for Comments, 64111 [2019-25170]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 224 / Wednesday, November 20, 2019 / Notices NATIONAL ARCHIVES AND RECORDS ADMINISTRATION [NARA–19–0016; NARA–2020–008] 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 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 January 6, 2020. 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 VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:21 Nov 19, 2019 Jkt 250001 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 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. If you have a question, you can submit it as a comment, and can also submit any concerns or comments you would have to a possible response to the question. We will address these items in consolidated replies along with any other comments submitted on that schedule. 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 PO 00000 Frm 00074 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 64111 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 Justice, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives, National Integrated Ballistic Information Network System Records (DAA–0436–2018– 0004). 2. Administrative Office of the United States Courts, Judicial Services Office, Subject Files (DAA–0116–2019–0005). Laurence Brewer, Chief Records Officer for the U.S. Government. [FR Doc. 2019–25170 Filed 11–19–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7515–01–P NATIONAL CREDIT UNION ADMINISTRATION Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Registration of Mortgage Loan Originators National Credit Union Administration (NCUA). ACTION: Notice and request for comment. AGENCY: The National Credit Union Administration (NCUA), as part of a continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to comment on the following extension of a currently approved collection, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. DATES: Written comments should be received on or before January 21, 2020 to be assured consideration. 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NATIONAL ARCHIVES AND RECORDS ADMINISTRATION

[NARA-19-0016; NARA-2020-008]


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 January 6, 2020.

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 
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. If you have a question, you can 
submit it as a comment, and can also submit any concerns or comments 
you would have to a possible response to the question. We will address 
these items in consolidated replies along with any other comments 
submitted on that schedule.
    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 Justice, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, 
and Explosives, National Integrated Ballistic Information Network 
System Records (DAA-0436-2018-0004).
    2. Administrative Office of the United States Courts, Judicial 
Services Office, Subject Files (DAA-0116-2019-0005).

Laurence Brewer,
Chief Records Officer for the U.S. Government.
[FR Doc. 2019-25170 Filed 11-19-19; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 7515-01-P